Switching to English. One month later.

Four weeks ago I decided to try one month of blogging in English. It started out as an experiment and ended as the normality. I’ve to say, I really enjoyed it.
I know that my English is far from being perfect, but even after one month of writing and therefore thinking in English, I noticed that I got better.

Writing in English opened up so many more opportunities. I did an interview with Rinzi Ruiz and there will be an interview with Harry Roberts very very soon. Both were possible because of me switching to English. Because of the interview with Rinzi I got backlinks from outside of Germany and I saw tweets from English speaking people. It’s really nice to finally be able to reach a broader audience. Most of my visitors are still from Germany, but I got a foretaste how it could change in the future.
I think it’s really cool to know that everybody whom I write about and link to can read what I’ve to say and can respond to it. I hope this will happen more often in the future.

So you probably already got it: I will continue writing in English. I enjoy it and I’m very curious what can and will happen.

On thing left: I ask myself how important the domain is and if I should change it to martinwolf.org or something like visual-thoughts.com. (All the visualthought.* are already gone, I think.) But I will figure that out in the next few weeks or months.

So I hope you will continue to read what I have to say. And if not, just look at my photos.

Switching to English

Yesterday with the publication of the „The Next Web“ article about QUOTE.fm I had two realisations. First of all, time differences suck and second, different languages are bullshit. They lead to unnecessary barriers. If everybody would speak one language things would be a whole lot easier.

I thought about switching to english a lot the last few weeks or maybe months. I link a lot to english writing blogs and post recommendations with english comments on QUOTE.fm. Not once anyone complained. The analytics numbers also didn’t drop, so I guess my readers are cool with that.
The majority of articles I read are written in english, I listen to english speaking podcasts and often my thinking happens in english phrases, which is kind of crazy. So it seems pretty clear which way to go.

From today on going forward I will switch to english for one month[1. There will be one interview in german, which I’m currently putting together.]. Let’s see how it goes. Maybe it sucks, maybe not. I hope my english skills will get better over time. Thinking about it will definitely not help anyone. So I’ll just give it a try and after the month I’ll decide if I want to stay with english or switch back to german.