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The 10 reasons I started blogging

Posted on | Kasım 28, 2012 | 3 Comments



Approximately four years ago, my e-learning adventure took its start. It was great because it was different from search engine. Before professional e-learning, I could find whatever I wished, but that was not enough . There were lots of knowledge to check and then to find the suitable.

Then I discovered an online TESOL Certificate Program from the USA and I started. Before enrolling, I used to have some biases about e-learning but I decided to try and I did, fortunately.

This is the introduction part of my blogging story. I have taken some more e-training courses and of course I have discovered blogs. Blogs are great tools and there are inspiring Bloggers. They share unbelievably beneficial stuff, they inspire you , they broaden  your vision and they heat the passions of learning & sharing.

For a long time I read and read and read so learn, of course. And I thought that it was my turn. So dincerdemir.com is on .

I have started blogging and shared few entries. So far so good. But I can honestly state that it is “easier said than ‘written ‘ “ I have shared 8 entries ( excluding this one ) up to now.  And It is high time to stop and clarify my way on blogging , so Here Comes A Question.



Why Do I blog?

  • To stay up-to-date

I am sure that writing blog requires staying up-to-date and refreshing myself regularly.

  • To share new ideas about learning and teaching a foreign/second language

I am interested in teaching ESL/EFL so I always try to find or discover or produce something. So, here I want to share those things with the people who are interested in them, too.





  • To Get in Touch with the People with the same interest

I believe that I can make new friends with the same interest, so we can collaborate and learn more from each other.

  • To Express my ideas and thoughts

I like thinking of education, teaching and learning. Here is a good platform to present my thoughts. By this way , I can learn my mistakes thanks to readers’ support and improve my ideas.

  • To learn web tools by doing and experiencing for my teaching career

This field ( using web tools) is the future’s reality. So as a teacher , I must stay active and updated.

  • To be able to help colleagues

Knowledge increases as long as we share it. I strongly support this.

  • To hear “ aha, that’s it” sound

On the Internet, there is lots of stuff about our field. I want to present concrete and different ideas which are easy to implement in teaching.

  • To encourage people to write

For this I want to share only this: “The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. Lee Iacocca

  • To provide some opportunities

I come across some good opportunities while searching. I want to let the readers be aware of these opportunities


  • To get the feeling of “I did it!”

It is incredible feeling to know that somebody will benefit from your shares. Even just that one is enough to write.





Last but not least is that “would you please share  WHY you started blogging or What makes you stop from blogging?


( Thanks Tony Gurr for your support)


Dinçer Demir










3 Responses to “The 10 reasons I started blogging”

  1. Tony Gurr
    Kasım 29th, 2012 @ 02:41

    Dinçer Hocam,

    This is a great post! It is it really important to know why we are doing things – to be clear on our purpose(s). I love the fact that you have started blogging for both YOURSELF and OTHERs – very honest (and a lot of your reasons are very similar to those I had when I started) 😉

    I might add one more – to “make a difference” in some small way. As teachers, we can do this nearly every day with our students – as bloggers, we can also do it with other teachers, too. Besides, its fun!

    Keep up the good work 😉


  2. Ana Cristina Pratas
    Kasım 29th, 2012 @ 04:53

    Hi Dincer,

    I really enjoyed this post – both the questions you pose and your reflections. As well as all of the above points that you highlighted, I began blogging to set an example for my students at the time. Slowly, my blog changed and I suppose now it’s more for teachers and learners or anyone who happens to pass by.

    Blogging has helped me to reflect, connect with others and definitely participate in a community of exceptional individuals. And yes – easier said that done :-) But I am sure that you will be successful in your blogging journey.

    Best wishes!

  3. Dhaif Alzahrani
    Aralık 1st, 2012 @ 09:34

    That is really great. All the reasons are convincing and in the field. You have really encouraged us to experience blogging and start sharing and I wil try to start but always the first step is the most difficult one.

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