34 days ago

It has been

Oh and one more thing: from now on I’ll be blogging in dutch again. Switching to English was a bad choice because most of the time it just puts an extra barrier. Occasionally I might write a particular blog post in English if I want to reach a broader audience – consider those articles as exceptions.

Or as Johan puts it:

Dat heeft alles te maken met vlotheid, schrijfstijl, en snel kunnen publiceren wat je denkt. Een vreemde taal zet een extra barrière voor zowel schrijver als lezer.

Finito

I won’t stop blogging that’s for sure – but starting from today, all the articles on this blog will be written in English. The last 2 years I’ve mainly been writing in Dutch; that’s about 376 blog posts – or almost 1 post every two days.

This decision doesn’t come suddenly, I’ve been playing with the idea quite a long time…

Three reasons why I will be blogging in English:

  1. Some of my readers know I recently switched jobs, whenever I’m blogging on our company blog I feel myself more comfortable writing in English. It gives me the ability to put more depth and feeling in some of my articles. Besides that, I will be crossposting some articles every now and then.
  2. 99% of the blogs I follow and articles I read are written in English – that’s not a bad thing, but since I do like to quote and share insights based upon other people’s articles: why not do it in English instead of dutch?
  3. One of the most important reasons: I’d really like to reach new (and more!) people with this blog – share my experiences, insights, my approaches & solutions – to me it’s like making friends in a new town.

Yes – there will be spelling mistakes & grammatically incorrect sentences, I consider this a good exercise and feedback is always welcome.

PS: For now, the dutch articles will remain available.

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