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A few years ago, I traveled to England from Canada to do a special presentation about MyEC. I talked to hundreds of teachers about how I blog with English learners on EnglishClub. It was a fantastic experience, and many teachers vowed to get their students blogging when they returned to their own countries.

One thing that teachers were really excited about was a concept that we introduced long ago on MyEC: 

No Blog Left Behind

I explained that we (admin, mods, bloggers) do our very best to make sure that there is at least one comment on every MyEC blog post. It takes guts to write (and publish) in a language that is not your native language. I want English bloggers to feel comfortable and supported here on MyEC. Comments (with at least some positive feedback) can really help!

One of the perks of blogging on MyEC rather than other platforms is that you have an instant target audience. MyEC is made up of English language learners and teachers who are all here for a similar reason: to learn, practise, or teach English. Blogging together is a great way to get to know each other. It also allows us to practise learning AND teaching English in an informal way. 

Today, I noticed quite a few blog posts with No Comments. Because of this, I would like to ask our long-term members to recommit to our "No Blog Left Behind" policy. I'm also asking newer members to help us keep bloggers engaged!

If you're ever browsing through the Blog Feed, and you see a post that says "No Comments", please take a moment to read the blog post and write a quick response.

Also, if you see the tag "corrections" (meaning a blogger wants to be corrected), and you spot an English error (spelling/usage/formatting), please take a moment to provide an English tip.

Thank you, and keep blogging. I love watching your English improve one blog post at time. 


PS - Please do not leave comments for spammers, and do not respond to plagiarized posts. Please report these blogs, so that we can remove them from our feed. Thank you!

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Comment by Stephen on April 3, 2014 at 12:28

Totally agree!!!!

Comment by Mishaikh on March 4, 2014 at 18:05

Thanks for the advice Tara, I'll follow it.

Comment by Tara Benwell on March 4, 2014 at 18:01

@Mishaikh It's best to look for the tag #corrections. If you don't see it, you could ask the blogger in private. Not all bloggers want to be corrected.

Comment by Mishaikh on March 3, 2014 at 16:15

I am very keen to make corrections to the blogs, because this is my medium of learning/practicing, but I fear that the blogger would not mind it, that's I sometimes stay back.

I want to ask, "Am I permitted to make corrections without prior permission from the bloggers, because promptness in making correction would prove to be beneficial for the other readers?

Comment by Sono on February 28, 2014 at 14:39

superb blog! Well, organized blog presented by you. English club managements and others members have a common goal  to increase members engagement in English club everywhere, blog dept as well. Sounds like a simple task, yet it is becoming increasingly bit difficult to attract new members convince them to engage. But I try myself in short period of time, to write comments on every blog or at least likes, to encourage bloggers.

So glad to see your another awesome blog. keep it up! :)

Comment by Tara Benwell on February 28, 2014 at 14:32

@Ehab Nassif and @almira

Thank you for your messages. You never have to feel guilty for taking a MyEC break! We are open 24/7, and you can come back any time.

Comment by almira on February 28, 2014 at 2:45

I am proud to be a member of this site teacher Tara.I always promoted this site to my children, niece and nephews and even my co-teachers..This is very useful to me..But sometimes when there is so much work in school I cant open and visit it..Its been a while already since I post my last blog. But I see to it to make comments whenever I logged in..GOD BLESS AND MORE POWER TO THE ADMINS AND MYEC..

Comment by Ehab Nassif on February 27, 2014 at 18:29

Hello teacher Tara 

I'm proud of you for being here in English Club . you are a good teacher with your fantastic blogs 

thanks for your good work . 

Comment by Tara Benwell on February 27, 2014 at 17:09

@Mansoureh  Yes, I hope we can help make the newcomers feel at home. Thanks for helping! 

Comment by Tara Benwell on February 27, 2014 at 17:08

@Mitran Yes, that is the beauty of having friends on MyEC. You can always count on receiving many comments. It's the "newbies" who need the extra support, until they have a regular following. Thanks for your help! 

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