What Blogging Can Do For Someone

A few weeks back, I helped my friend and co-worker bring his blog over to WP. I was hoping that his form of ranting would find a more willing to engage audience than he had on the other platform.  I also hoped that the features here on WP would appeal to him.

Since that time, he has thanked me on a couple of occasions and we have spent a few minutes talking about blogging. Since, at times,  I find blogging more interesting than my job, these have been wonderful distractions.  It’s nice to talk about things you have a passion for and not how to teach the present perfect or modals of obligation.

During today’s conversation, he mentioned his plan to use the blog to promote his upcoming e-book and some of his other ventures and ideas. That he was able to temper these ideas with a healthy dose of realistic expectations was no small feat in itself.

Some of you might be wondering where I am going to weave Today’s Perfect Moment from this. Still, some of you who know me well can probably guess where I am going wit this road I am making you follow.  There might even be a few of you out there who knew much earlier than the rest.  You all deserve a pat on the shoulder.

Today’s Perfect Moment comes from all of it. It was great to be of help to someone.  We all try to help people, but most often are efforts don’t result in anything.  My suggestions don’t always lead to other people taking action.  More often than not people tend to see my suggestions as hindrances or annoyances rather than genuine help.

It was also great to see someone expressing an ambition that they had never shown before. The effect on others listening, and even on the speaker himself, was interesting to watch and listen to.  I was caught up in it too.

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to What Blogging Can Do For Someone

  1. retrodee says:

    That’s great, Anthony. Congrats to your friend on starting a blog also. 🙂

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