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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby LinguaPony » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks. Hope all is good now.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Ser » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:12 am

I have made a pull request adding Iversen's Guide to Learning Languages. Let me know if I need to do anything else to get it accepted.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Ser » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:46 am

Hi. It has been three months since I made the pull-request to add Iversen's Guide to the blog part of the website, and it hasn't been incorporated yet. Is there anything I could do to facilitate the update?
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby rdearman » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:14 am

Ser wrote:Hi. It has been three months since I made the pull-request to add Iversen's Guide to the blog part of the website, and it hasn't been incorporated yet. Is there anything I could do to facilitate the update?

I will see what I can do when I get back from Bratislava.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Cavesa » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:03 pm

Are there any rules to keep on mind? Like the preferred length of the blog post, the proper way to submit it, etc?

I'm considering a few topics, in which I may have something to say:
-Studying medicine in more than one language, with advice applicable to other fields
-A subjective review of today's popular digital learning tools
-Using the classroom aimed courses in self-study
-Learning by procrastination from something else
-The long process of the reconstruction of your personality in a new language

What do you think? Anything you think might be interesting for the readers and worthy of a blog post?
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Ser » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Cavesa wrote:Are there any rules to keep on mind? Like the preferred length of the blog post, the proper way to submit it, etc?

Don't worry about the submission process. Just use Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, the forum itself (making a post) or whatever and one of us (likely me) will convert it to the proper format (Markdown). I don't know what rdearman will say about length, but I imagine something rather similar to currently existing posts.

-Studying medicine in more than one language, with advice applicable to other fields
-A subjective review of today's popular digital learning tools
-Using the classroom aimed courses in self-study
-Learning by procrastination from something else
-The long process of the reconstruction of your personality in a new language

What do you think? Anything you think might be interesting for the readers and worthy of a blog post?

I'd highly suggest starting with the one about medicine studies, because the topic is much less discussed than the others. I'd rank the post about structured procrastination last.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby iguanamon » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 pm

Cavesa wrote:...I'm considering a few topics, in which I may have something to say:
-Studying medicine in more than one language, with advice applicable to other fields
-A subjective review of today's popular digital learning tools
-Using the classroom aimed courses in self-study
-Learning by procrastination from something else
-The long process of the reconstruction of your personality in a new language
What do you think? Anything you think might be interesting for the readers and worthy of a blog post?

As one who has written a couple of posts and as one of your fans here on the forum, I'd love to see some long-form posts from you. You are the top vote recipient on the forum for a reason!

I'd also suggest that you expand your possible topics to suggests to include a discussion of your process of learning French and English to C2 level. All of the above topics you've listed are intriguing and I'm sure would be interesting to the community as a whole.

My best advice is to wait to post your entry a few days after you've written it. It can be difficult to proofread one's own work. If I've given it a day or two and then go back and read it again, all kinds of errors and omissions will jump out at me. I didn't do this, and I cringe at the permanent mistakes in my two entries that I cannot edit now.

Looking forward to read what you have to say, Cavesa.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Ser » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:23 am

Hi again... I don't want to be much of a bother, but it's been eight months since I made the pull request to put Iversen's guide up on the blog...

If the problem is that the update pipe and its one-button solution don't work, maybe it'd be best to separate the components back to needing multiple steps? Professional one-button solutions are good when there's a DevOps watching over the pipe, since changes to any component (the PHP version, the Ruby version, any C library involved, the way the Amazon configures the Nginx server or accepts updates...) can break it.

If the problem is that you aren't sure I wrote changes in the pull request correctly, we could get talking about testing it locally in your computer. I got the blog to work with a local Apache before when I tested it myself, I can figure it out again. :P
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