Blog_Happy First Anniversary


I can’t believe that this time last year I posted my first ever blog post on this site! Where has the time gone? And what a year it has been.

When I decided to start this blog I never thought that a year down the line I would have:

  • written 96 posts
  • gained 1,441 subscribers (plus 122 on Networked Blog)
  • well over 600,000 views on my blog (with one post alone achieving over 41,000 views and over 10,000 shares on Facebook!)
  • been chosen as runner up for the Macmillan Love English Award for Best Blog about the English Language
  • enjoyed (and loved) blogging as much as I do.

Through this blog, I’ve met some wonderful people who have been generous enough to read and comment on my blog posts. I have met some lovely new clients who I consider friends. I have been introduced to some amazing fellow teachers who have taught and inspired me and continue to do so.

Through this blog, I’ve discovered a creative side to me that I didn’t realise I had. I found out how much I love writing and sharing my love of the English Language and English literature. The discipline of writing has made me appreciate far more the language and allowed me to analyse more deeply the way I teach and to make adjustments where necessary.

I am having the time of my life and it’s all thanks to your encouragement, your readership and enthusiasm for my posts. I love the comments I receive from you. Please keep them coming. Thank you all so much for sharing my posts and spreading the word. This blog wouldn’t be the success it is without YOU.

And if you’d like me to address any particular aspects of the English Language and literature or anything else associated with the English Language culture, you only have to drop me a line and I will see what I can do.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support and I am looking forward to continuing this journey with you for many more years to come.

Cheers, everyone.