Love your Language Lovers

As a bit of a change from the usual translation talk that my blog entails, I thought I would dedicate today’s post to sharing the love. It’s that time of the year when the Top 100 Language Lovers competition starts to elicit a degree of fevered excitement among the online language community and this provides the perfect opportunity for us all to focus on what great, language-based riches we have at our disposal. It’s brilliant to see so many hard-working language lovers rewarded for their efforts.

Hosted by bab.la language portal and the Lexiophiles language blog, the competition is in its seventh edition and always receives a great response. The nominations have been completed and we’re now at the all-important voting stage, which runs until 9th June before the final results are announced on 12th June.

For those of you unfamiliar with the competition process this year, the voting stage is split up into five different categories that cover all of the major resources available to language lovers worldwide – language learning blogs, language professionals blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels – and the top-rated picks from each category go on to form the Top 100 Language Lovers (more detailed explanation of the processes involved can be found here).

Vote the Top 100 Language Professional Blogs 2014Β 

I’m delighted to announce that JALTranslation has been included in the language professionals blogs category of the competition among so many other amazing entrants. Given that the voting process allows you to select as many blogs, pages, or channels as you want, if you’ve enjoyed my posts then a vote would be very much appreciated (a handy link to the voting page is available above if you’re feeling generous). However, I’m happy just to be included in the list and there is a more important reason for this blog post.

Quite simply, the list of nominees provides one of the best sources of online goodness that any language lover could ever hope to find! I’ve written about online translation resources in the past and the opportunity to share such a rich database of information was too good to turn down.

Of course, be sure to vote for all of your favourites (I had a fair few to get through!) but, more importantly, use the list to discover new blogs and accounts to follow in your areas of interest. It’s an absolute gold mine that is worth exploring. Go on, click your way through the lists of nominees and see what goodies are on offer.

I’ll be back soon with some more translation-y tidbits but, until then, go and check out what other great blogs are waiting for you. Ciao.

10 thoughts on “Love your Language Lovers

  1. Alina Cincan says:

    Now, seriously, Joseph, are you a mind reader? πŸ™‚ I was just thinking about the same thing, i.e. what a great list of blogs and twitterers. My post on the competition is still in progress (a slightly different approach though).

    Have I mentioned I like the new looks of your blog and site?

    Also, congratulations on being nominated, your blog is certainly among my favourite ones (no news here, I guess) and will definitely get a vote.

    • jaltranslation says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚ I was sure to give you a click in both categories you were nominated for (get you :D), I’m expecting you to do very well.
      I was surprised that there weren’t more blog posts popping up on the subject so thought I’d quickly squeeze one in. I look forward to reading your take on the subject!
      I’m glad you like the site’s new look too, WordPress can be a bit limiting when it comes to design but I really like having my blog tools and other site bits all in the same place. It gets the job done at least πŸ™‚
      Hope you have a nice weekend!

      • Alina Cincan says:

        Thanks for the votes. It was a really nice surprise to have been nominated in the first place (I was secretly hoping though πŸ™‚ ). But, like you said, the greatest value this competition brings is that one can discover new blogs and interesting people.

        You are right, not that many posts on the topic (yet).

        As for WordPress, it is indeed a really nice tool in terms of functionality and ease of use.

        Have a lovely weekend too!

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