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Expector's adventures in blogging on MyEC

I've spent most of my leisure time here on MyEC since I joined this fantastic community two years ago. I've written dozens of blogs and most of them were featured here.


I still remember how excited when my blog was featured for the first time. The blog Native English Speakers' Blogs was a success and actually became a discussion about native speakers' roles (especially those of native English teachers) in helping learners learn English on MyEC. The blog got 92 comments and was at the top of the blog list for several months. Some of the English teachers here joined in the discussion too, and Josef (the founder of EC) and Tara (the administrator of MyEC) even added comments on it many times. That's why the blog was so successful.

As a volunteer moderator here, I often read and comment on blogs by other members as well as write my own. Members usually expect comments on their blogs. Actually, I even wrote a blog about comments: Are you expecting any comments on your blog? Thankfully, most of the comments have been inspiring and encouraging. A member even coped all the exciting comments and made them a new blog post. Tara, as an English teaher, often adds such comments on learners' blogs. Most of the learners like to read her blogs and comments. She will give some advice or suggestions or make some corretions for learners to improve. You bet members appreciate it so much. More and more members have started to write blogs. 

I'm a doctor and now studying in Canada as an academic visitor. Tara even offered to write a letter of reference for me before I came here. So many members encouraged me to face the challenge I might meet when living in an English-speaking country far from mine. Their support helped me to survive the hard first few weeks here and I shared my experience with them by writing blogs. I've tried to send messages to the chief of the department and the secretaries, and they found my writing was good. They may have been curious about where I learned all the writing skills. I bet you know the answer.



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Comment by Expector Smith on September 27, 2014 at 23:54


Yes, I'm sure you got it. Thanks!

Comment by Rajesh on September 27, 2014 at 11:51

I know the answer. :)

Comment by Expector Smith on May 14, 2011 at 16:05
Thanks Addel! You really made my day! I'll try to be here with you all, though I'm busy at the hospital. I love English and this club!
Comment by Addel on May 14, 2011 at 15:23

i think u r the fantastic blogger...:-D a great person....:)) through passing by and reading your blogs i learned a lot.... inspirational for not only for new comers but for everyone... i glad that u r being with us here in EC.... 

My best wishes and lots of prayers for u n ur family... :-)))

thanks n regards,


Comment by Expector Smith on April 11, 2011 at 5:38

Hi mayumi,

Thanks for the nice comment. I'm glad you took the time to comment on this blog. I know you used to be an active member here and I hope to see more blogs from you. Please let me know when you publish a new blog post.  Have a nice day!

Comment by Mayumi on April 10, 2011 at 15:44

Dearest Expector,

How are you Expector? It's good to know how you came to love MyEC so much. Your adventure here is very exciting...And your blogs have been always a great post that they really deserved to be a 'feautured' blogs.


Wish you a more fantastic adventures coming into your life, our fave Doc.:)


Comment by Expector Smith on April 9, 2011 at 22:28
So welcome back, M.Adaway! I'll go and check out your new blog!

Comment by Expector Smith on April 9, 2011 at 13:04


So good to see your comment - you bet I was waiting for you to comment on it. I know you are very busy at the weekend with the kids. Thanks for quoting me - I promised you to write something about blogging for you to share at the upcoming meeting. May I wish you a very nice trip to England! I know you'll share your adventure there when you come back - I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. Oh, yes, I like the nickname 'Doc'.



Thanks for commenting! Everything has been going well for me and I'm kind of used to the new life here. I'm glad you found this blog useful.



Terrific to see you here! How are you, my friend? Long time no see. Welcome back! I hope everything in Egypt is going well for you. I hope to see more blogs from you. Yes, let's wish Tara a nice trip to  England! Thanks again for the nice comment. By the way, are you thinking about coming back to the moderator team?

Comment by victorfang on April 9, 2011 at 7:37

 how have you been doing in canada,smith?

i think i have got something useful from this post.thanks for sharing your experience in how to improve englihs writing skills 

Comment by Tara Benwell on April 9, 2011 at 4:25
I was so excited by your blog post that I went into my presentation to quote you and forgot to come back and say "great post"! I'm so glad I remembered to stop by again tonight. I hope you don't mind if I share your blogging adventure next week when I'm on my own adventure. Wish me luck! Thanks again for everything you do Expector. I think it's fun that Anele has nicknamed you Doc. Do any of the other members have nicknames here? I sometimes sign my name "T" with friends and family. It's quick and easy. :)

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