The English Blog will be celebrating its tenth anniversary soon, so I thought I would lead up to the big day by reposting one article from each of the past ten years, starting with the very first one on 5th November 2004.
If you don't know what a blog is, here's a short description. A blog (or weblog) is a sort of online journal in which the new posts always appear at the top. Visitors can comment on what they have read. Older posts are stored in an archive. It's very easy to create a blog and post to it. This one was created using Typepad. You can find blogs dealing with virtually any subject you can think of. During the recent American election, political blogs attracted a lot of attention. More and more companies are using blogs to interact with their customers. Many bloggers (people who write blogs) just talk about their daily lives. This blog is for learners and teachers of English. I hope you'll come back often and add your own comments and suggestions.
The fact that the domain name englishblog.com was available is a sign that blogging hadn't really caught on among English teachers yet, which is why I felt the need to begin by explaining what one was! And, of course, nobody says 'weblog' anymore!