我輩はブリートである。

The chronicles of Burrito's bizarre adventure into Japanese.

New beginnings

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here, for you’ve stumbled upon my new and improved place of bitching and moaning intellectual discussion pertaining to language and the study thereof. This blog will more or less serve as both a continuation and “reboot”, if you will, of my original language blog/soapbox, which can be found rusting away slowly in the dank, murky wastes that is the Blogger platform. This move has been quite a long time coming, and if all goes well, I’ll never have to deal again with the untold horrors resulting from such simple actions as trying to upload – and display in the correct area, mind you – a small image. WordPress, don’t let me down, brah.

Blogger troubles aside, I recently realized how much of a mess that blog had become, and perhaps had been for most of its year-and-a-half existence. Its original purpose was more or less a way to track my progress, log various learning methods I was using and so forth; to that extent, I think it served its purpose well enough. At the very least, it was an excellent tool in motivating myself to keep at RTK, and 神々 knows how much I experimented with various methods. However, somewhere along the lines – quite likely after I stopped giving a ファック about logging progress – the entire thing sort of derailed and ended up a twisted, smoldering mess. Add to that the several monkey wrenches thrown into the 日本語 works over summer leading to a collapse in progress and motivation, my recent re-do of RTK and some fundamental changes in my study philosophy and methodology, and I’m pretty sure you can understand my reasoning for starting anew in this cozy little hovel. Sometimes, it’s just a better idea to blow it sky high with dynamite rather than try and salvage it. After all, I’m the kind of guy who reformats Windows at the very first sign of trouble, with hardly an afterthought – I have it down to a fine art. Plus, Blogger’s formatting hell can suck a tailpipe.

That’s not to say that I’m going a particularly radical direction here, though. I’ll likely be covering topics similar to what I’ve discussed in the past – learning methods, resources, various native entertainment, the odd progress report if I feel like it – but hopefully in a far more cohesive, coherent and consistent manner. (Yeah, right.)

So then, let’s get started, shall we? 発信準備!

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Written by ritobito

January 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm

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  1. I definitely like WordPress better than Blogger. I wish I could edit my template without having to pay though. I’ll add you to my blogroll!

    kanjiwarrior

    February 1, 2010 at 11:28 pm


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