Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Welcome to Summer Blues.

Hello and thanks for stopping by. My name is Natasa Bozic Grojic and I am a teacher of English as a foreign language from Belgrade, Serbia. If you are an EFL teacher like me, you might want to visit my other blog. There I write about TEFL and technology.

In my free time I am a bit of a poet. Even as a little girl I had an obsessive need to tell and retell stories. Back then, I used to make up fairy tales with my father. I don't know how old I was when I started writing poetry. I wrote poetry, on and off, for most of my life. I burned most of it because I was never happy with my poems. Those which passed my initial censorship ended up in a drawer. Then the drawer was upgraded to a computer file. Apart from the members of my close family and a couple of chosen friends, no one ever saw my poems.

When I got interested in digital storytelling, I started publishing my poems in my TEFL blog from time to time. I experimented with different digital tools - Prezi, Animoto, Glogster... At first shyly, I started sharing what used to sit hidden in my computer files for years. And people liked it. Quite a few encouraged me to continue publishing them.

Writing is my hobby. It is more than that - it is a passion. This is the day of the amateur. You don't have to be Mozart or Shakespeare to get heard these days. That's why I have decided to start this blog. If you like poetry, have a look. If you like what you see, come and visit again. From time to time I will be experimenting with different digital storytelling tools and ways they can be used to present poetry. I don't promise to post regularly (I have never been a regular blogger), but I'll get here as often as I can.

You might be wondering why I named my blog Summer Blues. Well, the name somehow sounded right.

Your comments are always welcome.

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  1. Dear Natasa

    Congratulations on your lovely new blog! Summer Blues is a great title for your blog - I like it!!

    You are always so very creative and energetic, full of fantastic projects and inspiring words!! I love your refreshing honesty about describing what you think.

    Please don't burn any more poems! Share them here from now on. I am sure your many fans will be happy to read them all!!

    Have a lovely relaxing holiday at the spa :-)



  2. Dear Janet,
    Thank you for discovering my new blog. You are the first person to leave a comment here:)
    My poem-burning days are over. What I have promised to do here (tell my poems by experimenting with different digital storytelling tools) is very time-consuming, which is why I have managed to post only three times.
    I have just come back from the spa. I had a lovely time, they pampered and spoiled me and my batteries are fully charged.