Achilleas Kostoulas

Applied Linguistics & Language Teacher Education

Tag: blogging

  • 10 Years of Blogging

    10 Years of Blogging

    According to a notification I just received, today is my 10-year anniversary on WordPress. Originally, this was little more than a webpage introducing me as an aspiring PhD candidate. At the time it was generally believed that having an online presence was a good thing, and I thought it might impress the admissions boards at…

  • 2015 in Review

    2015 in Review

    It’s that time of the year again, when one takes stock of the previous 12 months. This year’s post is less introspective than the previous one, but here goes anyway… As always, WordPress has helpfully provided an annual traffic report, according to which this blog was visited 110,000 times in the past twelve months. This is a…

  • Your search terms, revealed

    Your search terms, revealed

    There was a time, not too long ago, when Google would share the search terms (or ‘keywords’) that led readers to this blog. Google now encrypts this data, which means that I can no longer know what brought most of you here, but I can still get some clues from the search terms shared by other…

  • Recently Read: Language wars, critical friends, and websites quoting me

    Recently Read: Language wars, critical friends, and websites quoting me

    This week’s collection of noteworthy items looks into what happens to the language of post-colonial polities; reports on the inevitable clash of cultures when authoritarian regimes and the last bastions of free speech share office space; reminds readers of the value of critical friends; and looks into the advantages of blogging. English in Ghana The first story…

  • Thoughts on academic blogging, again

    Thoughts on academic blogging, again

    About this post: After publishing my last post on academic blogging, I was asked for permission to have it republished in the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog. I was happy and honoured by the request, but I felt that the content and layout of the post could be improved upon, before being made available to a…

  • Thoughts on academic blogging

    Thoughts on academic blogging

    This post has been prompted by a small personal landmark. Earlier today, this blog passed the 30,000 views mark, after about 30 months of operation. Of course, the views are not evenly distributed: for more than a year after it was created, this webspace operated mostly as an online CV/academic homepage, and the blog section…

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