Yesterday I wrote a long text about why people are not commenting as much on blogs as the blog owners would like to, and it occurred to me that I completely left out a small, but important part of my readership, namely all of you English speaking people (hello again David, if you are still following my blog!). I’ve been wanting for a long while (from the beginning of this blog actually) to also write in English, but then life sort of takes over, or more accurately, my feeling of inferiority when I write something that isn’t perfect English, which means that it takes that much more time to write the blog posts in English than in Swedish. And when I am short of time I just stick to Swedish. I feel so silly for having these kinds of feelings and thoughts, because it shouldn’t matter to me if I write badly sometimes! The whole point of my blog is to make life easier and more fun and to dare to do stuff, to push your limits and try out new things, and this not writing perfect English-thing just doesn’t sit right with that philosophy.
So now I thought that maybe I would start up again with writing posts also in English, but bad English this time – the kind that doesn’t take so much proofreading, but might be littered with odd wordings and spellings maybe, and then I will just have to be humble and accept that it is okay to get corrections on your writing. You don’t have to be perfect at everything, and you just might learn something when you just put your text out there and see what happens. So please feel free to correct any of my English! It is part of my ”letting go of being a perfectionist”-process, so you are really just helping me!
…might just be that I try to write some Finnish sometimes too! I am totally lousy at Finnish, so I might just give a few people a smile on their faces to start their day on! (along with my semi-bad Danish, I might add. Oddly enough I don’t have qualms about writing in Danish in spite of not being able to write it properly)