An attempt to find out about blogs by blogging

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Glad to say I've manaaged, by re-doing, to get the URLs I quote to land where they should and not with Microsoft. Learning by making mistakes? Interskills - c.f. interlanguage?
Very disappointing. I marked two links. When I copy the URLS and paste into Opera, they both go straight to the intended pages. From within BLOGNOST, though, one is unavailable - although it is a Blogger address, and other ends up in the Microsoft Word update page!!
There is a lot of basic stuff I need to learn. I've tried, for example, to get rid of pages, but they always come back!

If anyone stumbles across BLOGNOST, be assured it will be tidied up, getting rid of some repetitiveness and deleting one entry that never belonged to BLOGNOST in the first place.

I'll get better next year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I'm still trying to find out what I can about TEFL and blogs - boning up on blogging.
There is the first TEFL blog I ever came across - ages ago - written by Jeffrey Hill:

This has been discontinued, but the archives are there, and there is a follow-on site.

There is a useful, short article at:

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


BLOG from WEBLOG is obvious.

I used to have an email address containing DENOS ( - Dennis of Osnabrueck, the town in Germany where I live. This was to distinguish me from another Dennis. (The two of us were running the list CETEFL-L - Central and Eastern European English as a Foreign Language List).

So far: BLOG(de)NOS.

The 'T' was added to remind one of the Russian word GLASNOST.



Monday, December 13, 2004

I've just changed the title of this blog to BLOGNOST.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

I have decided to dedicate my blog - Blognos - to notes on TEFL. Specifically I want to gather together reviews of and notes on TEFL books concentrating largely on grammar and SLA theory.