Edufire is a website that I found out about only yesterday when a representative from the site made a comment on the About page of this blog. Edufire is a kind of a nexus where language tutors and language learners from all over the world can come together to teach and learn thirty five languages over the internet. They also have a lot of other free services like language games and forums where you can meet people from all parts of the globe. The tutors set up their rates themselves and then pay a percentage to Edufire, who did the advertising for them in the first place. The tutors are ranked by their students so that potential students can read these ratings before they pick and choose who they want to hire.
Guess Who Is On the List?
Edufire just made a list of what they feel are the best language blogs on the internet. Read here to find out just which blogs made the list. I was happily surprised to find out that The Linguist Blogger was included! I started this blog in December of 2007 and was going to erase it the following April because I didn’t think that anyone was reading. I installed a function to track how many times my blog was viewed and where the readers were coming from and I found that there were dozens of them. From then on I got delved into writing my posts and have had a lot of fun doing it.
Thanks to Readers and Commenters
Now this blog is viewed over a hundred times a day. You wonderful readers are from six continents and dozens of countries; I am humbled by the idea that you would take time out of your day to read anything that I write. Thank you for reading, for the insightful comments that you leave at the end of each post and for all of your encouragement.
Edufire is looking to attract new learners and is going to be offering free tutoring sessions. Anyone who is interested can email Jon Bischke at email@example.com. Let me go on record by saying that I will not get any money for referring you but perhaps you might be more likely to get some free service by mentioning that you were referred by Ryan at The Linguist Blogger.
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