For the past 2 years or so I have been blogging. I have been using blogger and at one point WordPress. In fact I have plans to return to using WordPress again at the beginning of the New Year.
In that time it has been interesting to see the number of different countries that my blogs have been read in over the years. Some posts have been read by one or two people some by more than a hundred.
Why do we blog? In my case to keep my interests. We are flooded by so much information today. Some relevant, some interesting and some in the category of "where did that come from?".
The digital community has great benefits to understanding of others and communication instantly of new ideas and opinions. It would be interesting for me if some of you that read my blogs to join me on a Google+ circle. Google + is starting to grow on me as a subtly different process to to Facebook and Twitter. Twitter has become almost a ticker-tape of views with very rarely any feedback. It is starting to become a little congested unless you run something like Tweetdeck you have a fleeting chance of picking up relevant tweets!
The other blog that I am currently working away at is:
At the moment I am experimenting with learning spoken Mandarin Chinese and Greek. Spanish is another world language I am also going to try and master. A few Google+ hangouts with native speakers would be interesting to participate in. I will use Google Translate a few times just to see the response to the tool. We make a sweeping assumption in England that is somebody can't speak English why should we bother to learn their language. Wrong! For many reasons not least from a point of view of excluding some people.
In terms of exclusion Dyslexia affects between 5 and 10% of the population in the UK. At the top of each blog I am adding a link to OpenDyslexic fonts to redress the access issues!