Saturday, February 3, 2007

Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Dear girls,
It’s been only a few days since this blog was born and we already have lots of friends who have given us support and encouragement, sharing resources and helping us to get started.

How is this possible?

This tool we are using, called blog or weblog , is a kind of user-generated website, consisting of individual posts or entries displayed in reverse chronological order, which allows interaction with readers through a comments section in each post. This particular blog host, Blogger, has special social networking features, i.e. ways of interacting with other Blogger users. If you look at the comments section you’ll see that each person’s username (in blue) is linked to that person’s profile where his or her blogs are displayed, making it easier to contact people with similar interests.

So, let’s say that once in the Blogger “neighborhood”, you can easily learn a bit more about your “neighbors” and “visit” their “blogspots”.

That’s exactly how I came across Berta’s blog, My Spot in Cyberspace , where she writes about the different tools she tries and displays her own “experiments”. One of her posts particularly called my attention: I Didn't Know You Could Do That with Free Web Tools, where she shares information she found on possible educational applications of some well-known photo tools. I liked it so much that I immediately wanted to give it a try!

So, in order to make yourselves at home, you can start surfing the blogosphere and meeting other ELT bloggers in the “neighborhood”.

Although most of you won’t see this post until Tuesday, our “back to school day”, I wish you a blogorific (=fantastic) weekend. ;)



Elida said...

I'm trying to get acquainted with all this blogger stuff and though I've been here for quite a long while I'm still a bit too much scared about it.

Carla Raguseo said...

Dear Elida,

Congratulations! You've made it to the blog! Don't worry about anything. This is our sandbox, a cozy place to play and learn together.
One little step at a time...