Thursday, 31 January 2008

A blogiday?

Thank you all for your kind comments.
I will be away next week. I am going to a really beautiful mountain, which means that I will have something to write about when I come back. I will try to take some nice photos and put them into my blog.
I don't think I will have a chance to blog while I am there, though. So, see you when I come back.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Thank you, Carla

Carla, I believe you saved my blog from an untimely death. I was lost and disoriented, I was going to give up.
When we blog, it is like shouting out to the world: Here I am, listen to me. We want to leave a mark, any mark. We want to share our thoughts with others. There are thousands of people on the Internet right now. Blogging means that you never need to be alone again.
When I was a little girl, I had this dream. I wanted to be a writer. I am a blogger now. So you should never give up on you childhood dreams.
To publish a book, you need to be really talented. Then you need to find a publisher who is willing to read what you have written. The publisher then needs to decide whether you are talented enough for your book to get published. Once your book is published, it needs to sell, which means that the audience has to like it enough to spend money on it.
Blogging is as simple as pressing the Post button. Everybody can blog. Maybe it is good, maybe it is bad. But it is addictive.
I don't know how this is going to help my students. After all, I started an educational blog. It doesn't really look like an educational blog right now.
I think I'll just keep blogging and see what happens.

Blogging is scary

I click on the Post button. A blank page opens. I sit in front of it and a feeling of panic overwhelms me. So, I open the folder containing my poetry (yes, I am afraid I write poetry) , I choose one of my poems and I copy-paste it onto the empty page. Mission accomplished. I have posted something, plus I have "published" a poem.
Blogging is scary because it makes me reveal things about myself.
Blogging is scary because I never know what I will write about. And I end up writing about something completely different from what I intended to say.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Instructions for an apprentice painter

Put your hands onto the canvas,

draw the first line,

the rest will follow.

Who is speaking through you now,

an angel or a demon?

Who is using your hand as a brush,

who is painting through you?

An angel or a demon,

what does it matter?

Any help is welcome

as long as the canvas

doesn’t remain white.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

My online seminars

I am currently attending two online seminars - blogging for educators and becoming a webhead. I am a total beginner in both groups. The whole experience is a little scary, but I feel I really belong here. The amount of information is overwhelming and if you are, like myself, one of those people who can't focus and get easily sidetracked, you will end up in front of your computer at three o'clock in the morning.
I love every moment of it, though. In all those years of silently surfing the Internet, I never for once felt like contributing to it myself. Although I am still scared by this whole blogging affair, now that I have made it so far, I am here to stay. This is my birthday resolution.

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My Birthday

Hello. I have decided to start blogging today of all days, because it is my birthday.
My name is Natasa.
I live in Belgrade, which is in Serbia.
I am married and I have got a seven year old son.
I am a teacher of English.
I am a dreamer.
See you around.

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