Zero To Hero – Day 30: Pat Yourselves on the Back!

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Today’s assignment: visit and congratulate five other Blogging 101 bloggers, and set a goal for the next 30 days.

I have written congratulations to the following five people *waves vigorously*:

MicroGalactic

HostessAtHeart

Looking Glass Mama

Remind Your Mind

Because I can…

Congratulations to all ‘graduates’ of Blogging 101 – Zero To Hero!

 

 

Zero to Hero – Day 29: Plan the Next Thirty

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Today’s assignment: sketch out an editorial calendar to cover your next 30 days of blogging.

I am actually liking the idea of ‘planning’! It will give me a possible reason to buy this:

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It is from HappyOrganizedLife at her Etsy Store. Erin is one of many people I have fallen in love with; her work to say – I have fallen for her work! Erin has also created a Travel Set which I REALLY want need to buy!

I have already created; well drafted what I want to write about for the next few days. I am just waiting for the results of the poll I created in my previous post. I am thinking about making some resources; which I know I will use!

One of these posts is going to be a Q&A post; as angiemdelamere has offered to a buddy with me *waves hi* which I think is a fantastic idea!

Zero To Hero – Day 28: Create a New Feature

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Today’s assignment: develop a regular feature for your blog.

Why do this? Why create a regular feature on ‘My TEFL Adventures’? I know that doing this regular feature will make readers have something specific to wait for at regular intervals — in other words, my blog has a hook. Just like Ailsa and her Travel Themes and it is always a good idea to work on healthy blogging habits and regular features help me stay on track.

But what can I do? Some of the examples that have been given on the Daily Post are:

 

  • A weekly photo post (or even better: a weekly photo gallery post) – that could be an idea; but I feel that this is not suitable for this blog at this particular moment in time
  • A monthly Q & A with one of your blogging buddies – I think this is a good idea; but I do not know where I would start from though?!
  • A Music Monday, featuring the song that rocked your weekend – this could be a possiblity, but currently I am not listening to much music 😦
  • A Flavor Friday dedicated to the recipe you experimented with over the previous week – to be honest I do not really cook at home and my food is the same most weeks!

I have thought of about doing a ‘Throwback Thursday’ post where I write about something that has happened in the past or a ‘List Friday’; where I write list of things. However; similar to what Papered Thoughts (Rin) does at her blog and on her Instagram. As ‘My TEFL Adventures’ is a blog is about my TEFLing adventures I think that my regular feature must be something linked to TEFLing or English.

I could do a “Idiom of the Week” or a “Metaphor of the Week” – what do you all think? I have created a poll and I hope that you will all help me decide. As I do appreciate all my readers and followers; as you are the people (in theory) I am writing for, other than ‘venting’ my experiences.

Which feature should I do?
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Zero To Hero – Day 24: Publish a Roundup

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Today’s challenge: publish a roundup post that links to posts on at least three other blogs, and tell us why we should read your recommendations.

A roundup? What is a roundup? I don’t actually know; as I have never done one! However; WordPress state that “Roundup posts are collections of links to things you love — shouldn’t be the basis of your blogging, but they can be great add-ons. They’re less stressful and time intensive than generating an original post. They open new avenues of conversation. They attract new readers, and are highly share-able.”

This is going to be a hard and lengthy post as there are so many blogs I am currently loving and need you all to read and follow them. Most the blog below are ‘Travel’ or ‘Teaching’ themed; I do apologise for that. As after all this blog is all about my TEFL adventures…

Firstly, I have selected:

Cornish Kylie – Teaching adventures in Thailand

Kylie’s blog was one of the first few blogs based on TEFLing that I started following. Kylie is currently in Thailand; which is one of the places I have been interested in Teaching in. One of the posts that Kylie has written that has stuck in my mind was published on September, 28 2013 – Five for Friday; myths about TEFL teaching. This post has made me think about TEFL teaching more. It was one of the many reasons why I have done the extra modules via i-to-t TEFL.

 Nerd in the Brain

 I have only recently started following Nerd in the Brain; it is a wonderful insight into home schooling. Fab resources and clever ideas for children. I know that I am going to use some of them when I am travelling – especially this idea about NEDs – wonderful for the students’ responsibilities.

 

Where’s My Backpack

This is another blog I have only recently started following; I love the weekly themes that Ailsa creates…it is good to see what is around the world with the themes! An excellent blog for Photographers to build their portfolio.

Zero To Hero – Day 23: Make Some Social Calls

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Today’s task: visit five other participants in the blogging event you chose yesterday. Leave at least two comments.

During the week, I use my breaks to blog; however it does not allow me to access some of the blogs…Ailsa’s blog – Where’s My Backpack is one of them (I have contacted the ICT department and asked them to “open” access to the blog…)

As you can all see; today’s assignment for Zero To Hero is to visit five participants and I have left two comment. these comments were on:

I find that Ailsa and her blogging themes inspiring…I cannot wait to do more!

Zero To Hero – Day 22: Try (Another) Blog Event/Travel Theme: Close Up

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Today is day 22…I cannot believe I have been doing the Zero to Hero programme for 22 days.

Today’s challenge: pick a blogging event from the Blog Event Listings to try for some instant community.

I have seen on Kylie’s blog – Cornish Kylie some posts from Where’s My Backpack; which Ailsa creates weekly travel themed prompts.

I have decided to do close up images of items I use everyday…

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Not many photos I know; but I will be doing the next one…

Zero To Hero – Day 21: Calming Classroom

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Today’s assignment: publish a follow-up post inspired by your post from Day Nineteen. If applicable, publicize it on a social network.

Today’s assignment is to post something similar to Day 19; however I would love to be able to post a Audio File…I decided to find it on YouTube and post that. I have already posted many posts with Videos in.

 

 

I have always wanted to try playing music in the background of a class; when I was a child in Primary School one of my teachers had music playing and once a week we had a form of meditation. I felt wonderful afterwards; but then I was about ten or eleven?!

Has anyone else experienced having music played in the background of their classroom or have tried it? I have many CDs of ‘relaxation’ and ‘meditation’ music (as I meditate myself daily) and I would love to know what you all thought?