Blogging tips for new ELT writers

I recently shared a tip on LinkedIn for materials writers who blog:

Here are a few more suggestions for using your blog to good effect as a newbie materials writer. 

Note: these tips are mostly about finding work, interacting with publishers, and adding value to ‘your brand’. I’ve chosen to focus on these things because lots of us teachers aren’t good at self-promo, don’t feel comfortable doing it, and don’t feel comfortable even talking about it sometimes! There are also a few tips on how to help other writers, which I think is really important.

So… using your blog as a writer, part 1.1

Highlight your RECENT/CURRENT classroom practice

While there are benefits to being a full-time writer, those materials developers that still spend a considerable amount of time in the classroom have something more to offer. Being able to view your work through the eyes of a practitioner planning 20+ hours of lessons per week, and working closely with other teachers as peers, is undoubtedly useful. 

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