I just had to add a little post about how exciting it is to be blogging again. I understand there’s a strong possibility that no one will ever find this blog and I’m the only one that uses it. That’s ok! My main goal is to motivate myself to keep going.
But I gotta say, I’m really enjoying keeping a blog again. I have had a popular blog before, it still gets comments! Although it’s been about six years since I actively posted every week, it still remains a good resource for people who are interested in that particular subject. Looking at the visitors in the old blog stats right now, in the past few hours I have had visitors from Idaho, New York, Michigan, Australia, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Hidalgo, Michoacan de Ocampo (wherever that is). It would be exciting to get people to visit from all around the world on this new Language Learning blog as well, but we shall see.
Not only does it inspire me to keep up the daily language lessons, but it also got me to delve into my old, technical skills. I’ve manipulated data from the WaniKani API to dynamically show what I’m learning, edited some CSS to customize the look of this blog and worked in Photoshop again. I’ve figured out how to use Hiragana and Katakana inside Photoshop.
And I probably would’ve gotten around to this sooner or later, even without the blog, but I’ve learned how to type in Japanese using my normal keyboard!
こんにちわ！日本 is awesome!
Well, to be honest, I have no idea if that is really the Kanji of Koi fish, but I do like how the Kanji pops up when I type in the Hiragana for koi. Well, I type in the Romaji, which converts to Hiragana after each syllable, and THEN it let’s me choose the Kanji.
I’m sure most of you if you are learning Japanese know how to type in Japanese by now, but I’ll add a tutorial to the site anyway this month.
Do you enjoy typing in Japanese? Type a comment to me in Kanji!