A ♥ for Language Blogs: Thank You!

Last month, we encouraged fellow bloggers to share lists of their favorite blogs and asked them to title the blog post "A ♥ for Language Blogs." The idea was to discover new blogs to add to all our RSS feeds. On Twitter, this is called Follow Friday, but on the blogging side, we don't really have a similar tool. Hence our little initiative.We were overwhelmed by the response. Our techie guru made a graphic showing you who participated and how we are all connected (click on the image to enlarge it). We'd like to thank everyone who participated. We discovered a lot of fantastic new blogs; we have some reading to catch up on!
As promised, we've randomly chosen two winners who will receive a copy of our book. We tried to get Judy's dog, Luna, to point to a blog on a print-out of the image, but her paws are too big, so Judy rolled the dice (it's Vegas, baby!) and the dice landed on: Catherine Translates (Catherine Jan) and Linguist Blog (Alexandra Milcic Radovanovic). Congratulations, Catherine and Alexandra! We will be contacting you to get your mailing addresses. 


5 comments:

Jenny on July 28, 2011 at 4:31 AM said...

This was such a great idea and the graphic is fantastic. Thanks! I'm now enjoying reading through all of the blogs I had never heard of before!

bonnjill on July 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM said...

Actually a lot of blogs have a 'Pay it Forward' day on Fridays where they feature a blog they enjoy reading.

Lisa Carter on July 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM said...

This was an excellent idea and so much fun to participate in! The only problem is my Google Reader is now full to bursting with all of the language blogs out there. ;-)

Love the graphic, too!

Aleksandra on July 28, 2011 at 2:19 PM said...

Dear Judy and Dagmar,

After this A ♥ for Language Blogs chain of posts there are no doubts that your idea was magnificent. When I look at this graphic I can say for sure that you've helped in creation of new linguist/translator powerful network. I found new useful blogs and now I also have some catching up to do with reading some of them.

Your creativity brought us all together in blogging and exchanging useful links. Belated thanks for that!

Suzana Volquarts on August 2, 2011 at 6:05 AM said...

My colleague, Gabi and I, manage the blog for the Delaware Valley Translators Association (DVTA). We were happy to participate in the exercise and we were THRILLED with the results. It's wonderful to be part of something so big! Thank you, Judy and Dagmar!

Join the conversation! Commenting is a great way to become part of the translation and interpretation community. Your comments don’t have to be overly academic to get published. We usually publish all comments that aren't spam, self-promotional or offensive to others. Agreeing or not agreeing with the issue at hand and stating why is a good way to start. Social media is all about interaction, so don’t limit yourself to reading and start commenting! We very much look forward to your comments and insight. Let's learn from each other and continue these important conversations.

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