For those of you who would prefer to get updates about new posts here via Facebook, you’re now in luck. I’ve gone ahead and set up a Facebook page for Language Geek, which can be found right here. To get updates about the site (and the occasional status update from me directly), just Like the page, and you’re all set. You can do that on the Facebook page itself, or just click the LIke button over there in the sidebar.
It’s already that time of the year again: Lexiophiles is running their annual competition, the Top 100 Language Lovers 2011 contest. Nominations are already over, and Language Geek is in the running again. If you like my blog, I’d certainly appreciate your vote; you can cast it here. Best of luck to everyone who has been nominated; I’m honestly rather honored to be in the midst of so many fine language bloggers.
I just wanted to write a quick post and let all of you know that languagegeek.net hasn’t been abandoned, by any means. I just finished up with the end of a semester at university, and was understandably swamped with things to do. I now have some breathing room, and will be back to posting here regularly.
A few things in the works:
- Some free lessons at edufire.com for Language Geek readers. I have 3 coupon codes worth $30 to give out. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it; I’ve considered a contest, but I’m not sure what kind of contest. Ideas certainly welcome; if you have any, throw them in the comments, please.
- A post about global understanding vs. understanding of individual words. Dr. Arguelles’ video on shadowing brought this idea to my attention, and I’ve been ruminating on it.
I’ve also been suffering from wanderlust, and am considering throwing Dutch onto the heap of languages I’m learning. Quick, someone convince me to not do this.
I just wanted to post a quick note and let my remaining readers (have I any?) that I’ve not dropped off the planet. I’ve been fairly busy with school, and I’ve wanted to spend my language time learning languages rather than blogging about it. I have, however, been keeping a new language learning log at the How To Learn Any Language forums. If you’re interested, you can check it out here.
The blog here isn’t going to stop, however; I need to get back to it, as I enjoy doing it. I’ve got a post about my current language learning brewing, as well as a few other ideas floating around. If you’re subscribed, I ask that you stay that way; it’s not hurting your feedreader any just sitting there, and I promise to get back it.
It was brought to my attention today, via a comment, that my blog came in at #10 on a list of the top 100 language blogs at Lexiophiles.com. I’m honored. I never really expected my little language blog here to amount to much; that others find it useful makes me quite happy. Do check out the list; I’ve found some great stuff.
… but luckily for me, I’m not a cat.
In my stats, I see that someone – I assume a professor – linked to my blog here for one of his or her classes, via an installation of Blackboard. The installation of Blackboard in question is on the Brigham Young University – Idaho website. I can’t see what was linked to, and the curiosity is really getting to me. If someone who clicks over to my site from Brigham Young University, drop me a comment and tell me what it is that’s linked to in your Blackboard area, please.