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.