Friday, April 12, 2013

My First Guest Post Experience!

This is great news for me, considering I was shy and didn't have a lot of confidence.

I'm still new to the Twitter, but I'm finding so many inspiring people on there already. The other day I found a tweet that said they are looking for volunteers to write about experiences of raising a bilingual child. It was from Language Insight whose tweets I had been following for 2 or 3 days. I don't know where the courage came from, but I asked if there is any qualification needed. They said no.

I realized after I said I would write it that many of the readers of Language Insight blog might be professional translators and writers; I felt very nervous writing my story. but I knew this was important for me to tell this story, so others who might feel the same way about writing in their second language or felt their kids are not progressing in learning languages would be encouraged. I hope many others will post real stories like mine because I would love to read them all!

I want to thank Hayley at Language Insight for helping me feel great about what I wrote. When I first send in the post, I felt it wasn't good enough for their blog. Surprisingly, she edited very little; she said so won't lose my voice. She said she was really looking forward to sharing with their readers also. It was very encouraging!

I hope others find my story interesting. If you are here the first time after reading the story on Language Insight blog, thank you so much for visiting! I hope to improve my writing and contents on my blog as I continue to write regularly. Hayley at Language Insight offered me to write a guest blog for this blog, too! I'm  so excited what I can learn from her.

If you haven't read my story on Language Insight site, please read it here. And if you were raised as bilingual or raising children as bilingual, I encourage you to share your story!

(added later) I also wanted to mention that I was first inspired by this post on Language Insight site. It was experience told by Paula about raising her daughter in a bilingual household. I read it shortly after I posted this post about Multilingualism. Since then, I have been learning more and more about questions that I had while I was writing that post. So, thank you, Paula!

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