Sunday, May 27, 2012

Badger Blogging Blitz: Days 6 and 7

A few weeks ago I saw on a LinkedIn group that some UW-Madison alumni would be blogging every day for a week about their lives as English teachers in South Korea.  It was called "Badger Blogging Blitz."  This week I'm doing the same, but blogging about my days as an auxiliar de conversación in Madrid. 

Today is the last day of Badger Blogging Blitz.  As you know, I'm currently out of town, playing at an ultimate frisbee beach tournament in Calafell, Spain.  I'll blog about the tournament after I return to Madrid on Monday. (Though I'm taking a night bus on Sunday and arriving in Madrid at 5:50 Monday morning.  I could be tired on Monday.  Just saying.)

Question - Days 6 and 7

How has blogging about Madrid changed the way you've experienced it?
Blogging about Madrid has made me experience more of the city.  Sometimes if I'm in the mood to stay home when something's going on, the fact that it'll be something to blog about is enough of a nudge to get me going (if Hannah hasn't already animated me to get moving!)

Blogging has also helped me feel more helpful and useful, which I haven't always felt at my job this year.  I have experienced coming to a foreign country and not knowing how anything works, from things as simple as mailing letters at the post office to finding an apartment.  Thus, this year I've tried to write more of two types of posts: how-to's and Madrid events.  (Okay, so I realize now that I only wrote three "how to" posts in the fall, but I've got Madrid advice sprinkled all over this blog, it's just not tagged!) I'm hoping the former will aid other foreigners coming to Madrid for the first time, and that the latter will help expats living in Madrid to learn about and experience all that the city has to offer.

And thus ends my week of Badger Blogging Blitz.  What did you think?  Do you still have questions I haven't answered?

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