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Run Merve Run:)

I’ve put on my marathon t-shirt (number 120) again and started running at the blog marathon. Feeling very excited and full of energy, I’m trying to reach the finish line.

The Blogathon has been a lot to me so far. As one of the silver award winners of last year I opened the doors of a new world after the race. Being inspired by the race, I started my own teaching blog and I believe this has been the biggest award I have ever received.

Teachers of English from different countries have been running at this year’s Blogathon started by the British Council Turkey. The race takes place on TeachingEnglish site of the British Council. The blogging teachers are supported by the motivating comments of Karin Tirasin, last year’s gold award winner, and the 1st runner up, Eva Buyuksimkesyan.

Teachers send great posts about their experiences, share their ideas, discuss issues and comment on each other’s posts. The race started on 16 January and it will end on 12 February. The gold award, a ticket to IATEFL Conference 2012, has been really motivating for most of the blogging teachers. More teachers are about to enter the magic world of blogging planning to start their own blogs. The British Council Blogathon team is doing a great big job by giving an opportunity to the teachers of English by helping them update themselves, opening a free space to blog and of course motivating them with awards.

If you want leave a comment and support blogging teachers, you should become a member of TeachingEnglish site and it will only take a minute. It is free and fun guaranteed:)

If you want to read my posts at the Blogathon, just click on the titles below.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life

My precious blogathon t-shirt

My Blogathon resolution: Losing weight by writing

The personality you carry with you

Using movies in class

Sorting sticks of a teacher

One minute

Teachers of Crystal Teacher

Are you in danger of …?

Have you been to Barcelona?

A poem dedicated to Blogathon

Today’s Menu

The biggest snowball ever

Other post about the Blogathon:

The race is on in the ELT Blogathon by Adam Simpson

Marks, set,  go! ELT blgoathon 2011 by Dave Dodgson

I’ve entered a competition by Naomi Epstein

Taking part in the TeachingEnglish Blogathon 2012 by Sanja

  1. Thank you for the mention!
    Best of luck – blogging and competitiveness are not natural partners. Blogging lead to cooperation!

    1. Dear Naomi,
      That’s so nice to see you here:) Thanks for the comment. Hope to maintain the cooperation.
      Good luck my dear fellow blogger:)

  2. Hi Merve

    Have just discovered your blog thanks to Nihal’s post. Really great, and well done for starting a discussion over at Teaching English.

    Good luck with the blogathon

    1. Hi Richard,

      One of the best points of blogging is connecting and cooperating. I’m glad to meet you, too.
      Thank you for the nice comment and your wishes.


  3. Loved the post – and definitely the process of blogging is a great focus and a great incentive to write..and as the man said..writing is merely thinking through my fingers..or something like that. best of luck with the blogathon..

    1. And I loved that expression: “writing is thinking through my fingers”:) It is great to feel the the flow of ideas and to share this with others.
      Thank you for the support and your sincere wish about the race:)

  4. Thank you for including my post. I love your blog!

    Looking forward to reading your posts and learning from and with you,


    1. Dear Sanja,

      I’m so glad to know you and your blog, too. I’m looking forward to sharing and cooperating as well.
      Keep in touch.


  5. Good luck, Merve. Your posts have been great so far!

    1. Thank you for being so kind and supportive. I enjoy following your posts as well.

  6. Hi Merve,

    “Blog running” is a magnificent sport, and one of the greatest parts about it is how much we learn while running with others. Just discovered your blog and excited to see what you’ll share here.

    Best of luck in the competition. Cheers, Brad

    1. Dear Brad,

      I’m also a new follower of your blog. Once you start blogging, especially at a blogathon, your PLN gets bigger and bigger and I think that’s the best part of being a blogger.
      Thank you very much for your visit and support.

      Hope to keep in touch.