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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blogging, Twitter and Distractions

Having realised that I haven't posted on this blog for well over a month, I thought it was about time I made a comeback! I hope I haven't lost many of my faithful readers during the dry spell that was July.

A bit of a dry spell... by jczart on Flickr

My excuses? A week meeting my new niece in sunny Stoke, another week spring (that should be summer) cleaning and sorting out the tip that our flat had become, a week being very lazy (after all that work) and a final week getting back down to the grindstone to my project Five Six Seven (which you will hear about very soon!)

I have opened Tweetdeck for the first time in weeks and found no messages or mentions, so I don't think I have been missed too much! That is, of course, the very nature of Twitter. The same people at the same time every day have random conversations, which I must say are great fun, but when the same people disappear off the face of the Twearth nobody really notices. For many teachers like myself, the summer break is a chance to disconnect from teaching and get our real lives back for a bit, spending more time with friends and family and less time stuck in front of a Twitterstream. Having said that, I am getting a smartphone, so I will surely become a Twaddict again sometime soon.

In any case, I haven't completely disowned ELT for the summer. I have been working on Five Six Seven and its website. Sometimes, one needs to choose one thing to focus on and ignore all other distractions.

If I have been away for too long and neglected my own blog, it doesn't mean that I have been ignoring yours - I may not have commented but I have been reading...I promise! I'm just no longer spending hours every day reading and commenting and tweeting.

I will be away in the last week of August, but as soon as I am back I will be launching the Five Six Seven website, ready for Back to School in September. Then it's all go!
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