It’s Something Special – My Blog Turns 1

A Relief Teacher’s Journey was established a year ago today.

It grew out of a desire to share my experiences and learning as a new teacher. I wasn’t sure if blogging was for me, but 66 posts, and nearly 4 800 hits (from 108 countries) later, I’ve found my voice … and an audience.

It’s time to celebrate a very special blogging birthday.


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A Relief Teacher’s Journey is a reflection of my skills, interests and growing expertise as a new teacher. It has become an empowering medium for me to reflect on, and share my personal and professional journey with my colleagues and new friends around the world.

I’m not an expert teacher, but I’m proud to say that I’m an teacher blogger. I no longer feel alone as I start out in my chosen profession, for this blog has opened up a whole new world of opportunities, learning, and global friendships.

Blogging has made me a better writer and a better teacher. It has given me a voice … on a global stage.

So now, as I look forward to another blogging year, I wonder where it will take me?

11 responses

  1. Many thanks Deb and Kathryn. One thing I've really enjoyed about my blogging year was meeting wonderful people like you, and having the opportunity to collaborate with people around the world. I look forward to doing that and more in my blogging year to come 🙂

  2. Many Happy Returns, Michael! I'm glad that you're getting such support from your on-line network – it's tough without it. It's been great to follow your journey and I look forward to hearing how it continues! Clive

  3. Happy Anniversary Michael! I have enjoyed following you and reading your blog. None of us are experts and each day brings new ways in which to learn. Your blog is a great example of the reflection we all need in our lives. Looking forward to seeing where your journey takes you.

  4. Many thanks for your kind feedback & happy returns! It is reassuring to know that I'm not alone on my 'little journey', and that I have the support of such a fantastic PLN.If you have a few moments, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my Reader’s Survey. Many thanks.

  5. Happy 1st blogiversary. Thanks very much for sharing all of your ideas through your blog. It provides inspiration and connections for those who read it.

  6. As a new teacher, this blog has become an avenue for sharing my experiences and learning on a global stage, and it is wonderful to know that it is succeeding in its long-ago stated aims. Thankyou so much for the feedback and kind thoughts. They are greatly appreciated.

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