Blogathon 2012 Begins!

Blogathon 2012 Begins!

Hello, dear readers!

As you may have read a couple of weeks ago, May is Blogathon month and I’ve signed up to participate again.

For those of you who are still sitting on the fence, I believe you have until 11pm PST tonight to make up your mind and register. I really do encourage you to give it a try if growing your blog is at all important to you. There’s nothing like the community atmosphere of this challenge: not only will your readership grow but you’ll learn a ton from an international array of writers, translators and bloggers.

I actually find that posting every day can be overwhelming for subscribers, but hope that I won’t saturate you too much since this is only for thirty-one days. Also, to be quite honest, we’ve just moved into a new-to-us house that’s undergoing some serious renovations so I may have to miss a day here or there.

For those of you who are new to Intralingo, you can expect to see posts on the profession and art of literary translation. I’ll also be participating in the Blogathon theme days and offering my usual Wednesday guest posts or Readers Ask submissions.

For those of you who come here often, if there is a particular topic you would like me to address during this month, do let me know in a comment or by email.

Now, let’s get blogging…

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Let the Blogathon begin! Regarding topic suggestions for the coming month, I was recently contacted by a reader in India who requested that I translate my ebooks into Hindi. As an indie author, I don’t have much of a budget for foreign translation right now, but this did get me to thinking about the not-so-distant future . . . So what about a post on foreign language translation for indie authors/publishers? Where to start, what to look for in a translator or translation experience, what to expect, etc.

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    • Jen — Great topic, one I’ve been wanting to address for a while now. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas on this topic, and recently shared some with a writer colleague who was approached about having her non-fiction book translated into German. It’s a situation a lot of authors are going to face as self-publishing grows around the world and translators start knocking on their doors. Thanks so much for spurring me on to write about this during Blogathon. ;-)

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  2. So glad you are back!! Also, congrats on your award nomination (from your “front page”)… how exciting.

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    • Tia — Thanks, on both counts! It’s good to have joined Blogathon again, even if it is more of a challenge this year because of just having moved. As for the nomination, it was incredibly exciting. Sorry to say we didn’t make the shortlist, announced mid-April, but I’m still enormously proud of being longlisted.

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    • Yes, Lisa, congratulations! Even though I’m not a translator, I love reading your perspective on your work.

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  3. Good luck and all the best! Not so much overwhelming for subscribers as for yourself I would imagine (that’s why I didn’t sign up to participate!).

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    • Catharine — Yes, Blogathon is a little overwhelming for me, too. ;-) But often in a good way. I just have to remember that every post (this month) doesn’t have to be long and in-depth, but I can vary them with shorter bits and bites.

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  4. So great to be back this year. I was on the fence about whether to do this until Monday evening, but something in me said “You have to do it again!” And so I did. And I am so happy to see so many of last year’s participants, and newbies as well. Can’t wait to see what this month brings. :)

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  5. YAY! Blogathon! I believe that’s how I met you the first time….has it been a year already?

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  6. I agree with Ann – has it been a year already? Good luck with the Blogathon and your renovations. You are brave trying to complete the Blogathon and trying to renovate at the same time. You should get an automatic 5 posts credit for that!

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    • Alana — Oh how I’d love the 5 post credit this month. I’ve already missed two days of blogging… ;-) But regardless, I’m going to be here as much as I can because of all the people, like you, that I met last year.

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