Read these other blogs.

I did not expect to find inspiration for my blog from a tutoring appointment I had to cover today.  The tutee, a native Korean speaker, wanted me to check her blog posts to see whether they sounded like idiomatic English.  I fell in love with her blog, banquet365.blog.com.  Despite its title, My Continual Feast, it’s not exactly a food blog, though she does occasionally include some pretty delectable-looking descriptions and pictures of her culinary creations.  In general, “feast” here should be understood in a metaphorical sense.  It’s a feast consisting of notes from friends, watercolor Christmas cards, Central Virginia foliage, good dreams, and a beloved cat.  It’s a feast, in short, of all God’s blessings.  Looking at her blog made me a bit embarrassed of my long, sometimes pretentious posts.  When I showed her my blog, I wished I had included more pictures, more recipes (told in narrative style), fewer words.  (She did say she would use my blog as “homework” to practice her English reading comprehension…not exactly what I envisioned when I started it, but at least somebody is getting some use out of it.)

This is another blog that inspires me: allisonscoles.wordpress.com.  The author of this one is a native English speaker, a very articulate one, but she manages to keep her posts simple and lovely, and people actually want to read them the whole way through.  I want my blog to be more like these two that I’ve mentioned.  Maybe that will really happen; maybe it won’t–after all, I’m me, not them.  But you can probably expect a few changes over the next few weeks.  Meanwhile, you should start following these other beautiful blogs.

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3 thoughts on “Read these other blogs.

  1. JoY says:

    Oh, shocks!!
    The Continual Feast may be mine! kkkk
    I feel honored a lot!!! (‘*▽'”)
    Thank you so much for your teaching, comments, and introduction!
    Although I recall my sowing of much broken English expressions again on my blog, I’m so happy for sharing my simple pieces with you and others!
    Have a good dream! See you in school! 🙂

  2. Yes, that blog “may be” yours, Changsook. 😉 When I find something that makes me happy, I like to share it with others. I noticed that your blog has some new posts, so I’ll check those out soon. I’m glad you liked my snow pictures, by the way. Oh, did you read the story I posted?

  3. Allison says:

    My goodness! I am so behind on my bloggish things, that I didn’t even realize you’d mentioned me. Thank you, I am honored!

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