Back Again

 

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Hello everyone!

I’m so happy to announce that I’m finally back again. Starting from next week I should be able to post regularly. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. You can’t imagine how much I missed blogging and interacting with you all. During the time that I wasn’t able to post frequently due to my working schedule, I realized how important blogging has become to me. It isn’t just a hobby anymore but a real passion of mine.

Recently I asked my Italian and German speaking followers and readers if it would be a problem for them to read all of my blog posts in English. Special thanks to Federica, Alessia, Mara, Antonella and Tiziana for your kind feedback. Alessia I know you’re still waiting for my tutorial on the Born Pretty nail stamps and I promise you it’s coming soon.

I’m totally aware that not everyone speaks and understands English but on the other hand, I had to make this tough decision. It was necessary to allow me to have more time to bring new things to you. Writing 4 blog posts every week and translating them into Italian and German (= 12 blog posts per week) takes some time even for me that I’m bilingual. I’ve seen here on WordPress some people that are blogging in 2 languages and I absolutely admire and respect them. I know how much work it goes into doing this especially if you’ve a full or part-time job.

I’m very sorry if some of you’re now disappointed with my decision but I can assure you it wasn’t something I came up with overnight. I spent some weeks searching for a way to have more time to write longer and more in-depth reviews. The first thing was, of course, to see if I could do my writings and translations in a more efficient way but no matter which program I’ll use (Grammarly or whatever) I still have to write my posts in 3 languages. I simply can’t just rely on a translation program. It would be just too easy don’t you think? Don’t get me wrong; those programs are great if you use them for single words or short sentences but not for 1000 words.

I really hope that you – Italian and German followers and readers – will still continue to support and follow me. Grazie / Danke for your understanding. Every single one of you is very important to me. Without all of you out there – and here I’m including my English speaking followers/readers too – I would never have reached nearly 300 followers.

I think I rambled enough for today and therefore I’m ending my blog post here.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post.

Sonja

 

5 thoughts on “Back Again

  1. Dear Sonja, as you know I write each one of my posts in English and French and I’m a mother who works full time. I do understand the reasons that lead you to take your decision. You have been blogging not in 2 but in 3 languages! It is a full time job. Just so you know I’m not a super woman and I don’t have everything under control. BTW I’m planning to announce soon a similar decision. Because blogging is fun but if we don’t take care of ourself we won’t be able to fully fonction. Take care dear friend.

    1. Hi Dominique, thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad to read that. I asked myself hundred times what would be the reaction because it wasn’t an easy decision. I’m sure if someone speaks only Italian or German she or he won’t be over the moon now because you can look at pictures but if you don’t understand English it’s not funny. As you wrote first of all we need to take care of ourselves. I totally agree with you. That’s life and you can’t please everyone every time.

      1. Definitely agree with you Sonja. As a dear friend recently told me, we have to think of it like those air traveling safety announcements – It’s important that we pull the oxygen mask ever our own face first before we should help others. I like that metaphor for how we should treat ourselves generally. Take care my friend.

  2. Hai ragione riguardo ai traduttori, funzionano per qualche parola, al limite una frase ma assolutamente non per un intero articolo. Il mio inglese è molto “basic” ma sono riuscita a capire tutto quello che hai scritto. Hai fatto la scelta giusta ❤️

    1. Non è stata una scelta facile ma di sicuro non potevo continuare a scrivere 4 articoli in 3 lingue a settimana. Sono contenta che riesci a capire il mio inglese e anche la mia decisione. Grazie mille.

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