With this first post of 2011, I salute you, dear English learners and blog visitors, and wish you a very happy New Year, filled with the motivation and inspiration that you need to keep moving forward in learning, growing, loving and enjoying LIFE!
Today, January 17 (European time), the sun shines nostalgically upon the glamorous LA Golden Globes ceremony, as well as upon another important event, the 4-day NAMM show. For more details on this year’s Golden Globes winners and their speeches, follow this link.
The big winner, The Social Network movie, won four awards, including the best motion picture drama.
What you are about to find out is that the same movie, or its source, Facebook, prospectively, indirectly and additionally won the gratifying attention of this blogs’ visitors in 2010. As you can see in the English Learners’ Blog stats summary tidbit below, the post which attracted most comments from you in 2010 was the one on Mark’s Zuckerberg’s Open Letter to the Washington Post concerning Facebook and its growing affluence in today’s societies.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.
In 2010, you wrote 49 new posts, not bad for the first year! You uploaded 70 pictures, taking up a total of 41mb. That’s about 1 picture per week.
Your busiest day of the year was June 8th with 420 views. The most popular post that day was Open Letter to the Washington Post.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were poczta.o2.pl, facebook.com, poczta.onet.pl, poczta.interia.pl, and zalacznik.wp.pl.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for hyena, red fox, beluga, fox cubs, and redfox.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts and pages in your Site Stats.1. Open Letter to the Washington Post – May 2010
76 comments2. Strong Marks & Tough Characters in the Wild – May 2010
47 comments3. On-line Profile: What do my students have to say about me?
43 comments4. Yummy, Yummier, Yummiest – April 2010
79 comments5. More on TRAVELLING (2) – March 2010
To many more posts and comments in 2011, I say, and, before waving you a graceful goodbye, I would like to invite you to read my latest article on blogging, enclosing and summarising – this time in an objectified, yet personal rendition – my blogging experience with the English Learners’ Blog throughout 2010, in the December issue of The Teacher magazine. The magazine is still available in Empik stores throughout Poland. I’ll do my best to provide you with online copies of this and other published articles in due time.
My thanks for successful blogging and learning in 2010 go to my students, without whom this blog would not have taken off so smoothly, to my peers and mentors for their support and passion that I did not fail to notice throughout my teaching and learning years in Romania, England and Poland, to Ms Malgorzata Swiatek, director of the Jagiellonian Language Centre, for allowing me to cross new borders and manifest my creativity in teaching Jagiellonian University students since 2006, to Ms Ela Kwiatkowska, editor-in-chief of The Teacher magazine, for her trust and support of my metaphor-bound vision in teaching, to all the great teachers and musicians I met during my stay in India at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music between October and December 2010, and, most reverently, to Atma Anur for his unique insights into learning, living and loving the world.
May we all enjoy an inspirational New Year, 2011 times happier!