Having congratulated José 'Así se hace' Picardo on the 1st birthday of Box of Tricks yesterday, it dawned on me that it must be ¡Vámonos!'s birthday soon - and then I realised I'd missed it in all the fun and excitement of the IoW conference!
So belatedly, Happy Birthday to my lovely pink blingy blog ;o)
As I explained in my first post on 23rd October last year, I procrastinated and vacilated for a long time before finally taking the plunge and starting a blog. Having said that, I have loved blogging - it suits the chatty, enthusiastic, got to share the news part of me, and also satisfies the part of me that is frustrated by day to day stuff. And it means that I can write which appeals to the part of me that hasn't seen much action since my Uni of Sheffield days.
Of course, I don't just blog for my own satisfaction - I hope people find my blog interesting and useful - but I really think I'd carry on even if I didn't get read. At times this year, I have hidden from reality by blogging and it has kept me going through the hardest and saddest time of my life.
And it has also restored my feeling that I do have something to say that's worth hearing - sometimes it's hard when everyone at school tells you that you're so good but you know that they actually don't really know if you are or not as they have no idea of how Primary languages or new technologies work. So it's important to me that my peers - like Jo and Joe and José (and others whose names don't start with Jo!)- tell me what's what.
Added to which, without this blog I probably wouldn't have met and made friends with so many people across the country and world who have enriched my life so much with their advice, thoughts and funny comments.
So to all those who have read ¡Vámonos! over the last year, keep reading and .... xxx
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