I’ve made another blog for my daily language learning activities. I’ve kept language learning logs in the past in a variety of formats: plain old notebooks, at the HTLAL forums (my internet home away from home), and in a Google Docs file. I’ve generally found them to be worthwhile, simply because if I don’t keep track of what I’m doing, I quickly find myself not really doing anything; whole days will pass where I’ve accomplished very little in any of my languages. Keeping track of it in a log helps me stay on course, or at least get back on course when I’ve strayed.
When I first made Language Geek, it was supposed to be part language learning journal, part language learning tips. But the journal part never really materialized, partially because I wasn’t sure if people had any great desire to read about my daily “stuff” – a lot of it is fairly mundane. I love reading about others’ language learning exploits, even if it’s about them learning a dozen new words, but perhaps I’m a little strange. 🙂
To avoid driving off what readers I have here, I made Language Diary (because Language Journal was, alas, taken at wordpress.com). It will, barring any catastrophes, keep the same format it has right now: one post per day, outlining what I did, along with some remarks about things that I found of particular interest.
What do you all think of merging the two? Totally against it? Think it would be fine? If they were merged, I would be able to provide separate feeds (i.e., a feed with and without the daily diary thing). I’ve made a poll here, but feel free to leave comments about the idea as well.