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My Blog has been reincarnated:)

It was nearly a month ago. I was so happy to have finished my post “Magic Calls Thee – Let’s meet this weekend!” Like all bloggers, I wanted to share my recent post on my Facebook wall and clicked on the “Share” button. I was feeling like a kid who was ready to show his / her homework to the teacher after a long study. As you can guess, I was impatient to see my dear PLN liking and sharing my post:)

But what was that? A message box appeared on my screen. My eyes ould see it, but my brain was rejecting to receive it! Although I tried again and again, it kept appearing. Apparently, Facebook wasn’t allowing me to share anything from my blog. After a quick search, I learnt that Facebook could have put my blog into its spam list or someone (Most probably more than 1 person) could have reported my blog. Both reasons seemed to be helpless.

I sent countless messages and completed millions of forms. Everybody around tried to help me by filling in forms and sending messages to Facebook, but nothing changed.

At last, I decided to move my blog to a new domain and here I am. My blog is all new and fresh, ready to be shared:)

The only problem was about the gadget ClustrMaps. Because it was a new blog, it only showed one visitor at first. I was so sorry to be losing the number of my visitors on my previous blog.


I sent a Tweet to @clustrmaps and received an immediate reply. I was amazed. They took care of me by sending what I had to do and then they moved all the visitors to my new blog. They just managed this in a few days. I am so grateful  to the team of ClustrMaps for all the help and support they have given. You should definitely add this gadget and follow it on Twitter.

Finally, I am able to share my posts on Facebook safely. My blog came back to life with a new name and it will be counting the  visitors from where I left:) That really looks like a kind of “reincarnation into a higher level”:) Below is what happened during this spiritual journey of my blog:)

What my blog learnt:

Without a Facebook share, a blog post is all alone. It can even turn into a pathetic figure:S

How my blog felt:

It felt like a celebrity whose website was attacked by a group of “freaky jealous people”:)

Who my blog thanks to:

Thanks to my friends, my colleagues, my students, my mum, and even my neighbours:) for all the support they have given and for cheering me up.

No matter what happens, I will keep writing and sharing:)

Stay tuned and follow my reincarnated blog!


“Magic Calls Thee!” Let’s meet this weekend:)
storysharingwebconf BC

No matter where you live (on Earth:) we can all meet and share our stories this weekend! I’m inviting you to a story sharing conference hosted by British Council Turkey.

I can imagine what you are thinking right now:) Don’t worry! You don’t have to leave your house or change your clothes. You can enjoy the event in your pyjamas because the conference is online and all for free.

The only thing you should do is to provide speakers or headphones. You also need to upload Adobe Connect (if you don’t have). You can test the system and the connection. Right after that you will be ready for the conference.

The sessions take place in different Adobe rooms and each room has a different link. In the conference programme you can find all the details about that.

Story Sharing Web – Conference ‘Saturday 9th – Sunday10th February 2013′ from British Council Turkey on Vimeo.

There are great pleanary speakers and I’m sure you will not miss this chance. You will even have a chance to speak out (by typing of course:)) or ask questions on the chat box during the talks. Here are the great speakers:

9th February – SATURDAY – Plenary Speakers

Reading for Pleasure: Why it Matters, How it helps, and Ways to Encourage it. Alec Williams, UK

Classroom Storytelling: Wonder, Wit & Wisdom in World Stories. David Heathfield, United Kingdom

Using Story Picturebooks with Primary Children. Gail Ellis, France

10th February – SUNDAY – Plenary Speakers

Yaratıcı Okuma / Creative Reading. Sevim Ak, Turkey

Using Graphic Novels and Comics with Teens. Samantha Lewis, Spain

Sharing Stories: Powerful Lessons in Language Learning. Shelly S Terrell, USA

There are also concurrent sessions with very interesting titles and I’m proud to announce that I am one of the presenters. My session is on the 10th February. It’ll be great to meet you at a Sunday breakfast:)

It’s at 08:00-8:30 (GMT) and 10:00-10:30 (TURKEY TIME) and my room is TOLKIEN which is a perfect match for my abstract:)

My title is MAGIC CALLS THEE and I’ll be sharing some hands-on activities you can use in your classroom. Here is my abstract:

I summon thee, the lovers of the “Educaland”!

Rise; magic calls thee.Get ready to be inspired to find out thy magic tools.

Thou shalt take thy little ones to a miraculous journey and

Ne’er forget these enchanted moments.

Worry not, there are so many untold stories and

Once thou enter this magic passage, there wilt always be a magic formula!


Check below to see the other concurrent sessions / presenters.


Hashtag for Twitter: #sswebcon

Facebook Page of the conference

Watch the conference live

View the plenary speakers

View the conference programme

Other posts you might like to read:

Story Sharing Web Conference – Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th February 2013 by britishcouncil_elt

British Council Story Sharing Web Conference by Ozge Karaoglu Ergen

I’ll be glad to share the links if you also have a post about the conference. Please do not hesitate to contact me:)