People who teach English writing have learned that it is important for writers to have an audience. In other words, if you just write an essay and give it to your teacher, it’s not too interesting for you. You’re probably going to have more fun and learn more if you know several people will read what you have written. By writing a letter to somebody, publishing a blog, or having an e-mail penpal, your writing becomes real communication. It’s not just pointless homework anymore.
Well, this kind of motivation works on me, too! I want to write here on Readable Blog regularly, but I don’t know if anyone is reading it. I can see that my pages have been viewed, of course, but that doesn’t tell me if you think this blog is useful or interesting. If you do think this blog is useful, especially if you are an English learner, I would really appreciate your feedback!
Comments on entries are very motivating for me. I really love to hear from you, even if you just say “Oh, that’s interesting!” or “I think I’ll try it.” I especially love it if you try something I have posted about and then tell me what you think. (For example, if you read a book that I recommended, come back and tell everyone in a comment. Tell me even if you didn’t like it … then I can do better in the future.)
One other thing you can do for me is to fill out this survey. The questions are for English-language-learners only! If you are studying English, please fill out the poll. It should only take a few minutes. If you have any questions about it, please leave a comment on this post. I’d really appreciate it!
P. S. If you read this blog by e-mail, through RSS, etc., you may need to come to readableblog.com in order to fill out the survey.