Maiden voyage

The idea of starting my own translation blog came at the beginning of the year, while the workload was still light. I have been a freelancer long enough to know these low tides are normal and I tend to take advantage of the free time to recharge, focus on administrative work, advertising, etc. However, this January was different because I began researching social media as a means to interact with other colleagues.

I took a webinar presented by Fabio M. Said, author of the wonderful blog Fidus Interpres, and I was definitely sold on the idea of starting a translation blog to share my own experiences as a freelance translator and as a way to exchange ideas with other colleagues and like-minded individuals.

For those of us who don’t share a workplace, having the ability to communicate with others through social media is almost the equivalent of the office coffee break or the water cooler chat. It also keeps you connected and promotes a sense of community with other translators.

I believe technology has allowed us to share our own uniqueness and become a part of a global community like never before. Through this blog I would like to offer meaningful insights about the profession of translation and I hope my readers enjoy reading the posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

Weigh anchor!

2 thoughts on “Maiden voyage

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging, Daniela! I hope you enjoy the ride — it’s a lot of fun. Great to hear that Fabio inspired you. He’s great. I will add your blog to our blogroll, and I just realized I don’t see an RSS feed button on your site. I’d like to sign up via RSS (not e-mail; trying to decrease the amount of e-mails I get). Happy writing.

  2. Thank you for your good wishes, Judy! I am still learning, but I have enjoyed every minute of it, so far. I think blogging changes your perspective as I am constantly looking for (hopefully) interesting contents to blog about. Thank you for adding The Language of Translation to your blogroll, and for pointing out the lack of RSS feed button. It is now fixed! Thank you and all my readers/subscribers for embarking with me in this journey!

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