11 In Korean learning journey (:

Am I good enough?

Time for some reflection. ^^ I’ve been writing quite a bit of ‘informative’ posts these days and neglecting my personal learning journey which was the main aim of this blog. I haven’t been doing that much to prepare for TOPIK or really to push myself to the next level.

I kind of feel that I’m at the ‘stay in comfort zone’ stage again, where I read articles that is of my standard, watch dramas / sitcoms without subs and simply just learn vocabulary. A little stagnant.

And I start to wonder why am I acting as if I’m good enough to dole out advice like a ‘master’ in Korean? O.o There are definitely a lot of people out there who are better than me. Not trying to sound depressed or whatsoever, just trying to tell myself that I need to improve.

I want to reach the standard whereby I can confidently say that I’m good and then share my experiences and also the mistakes I’ve made along the way. (:

But I’m really really happy that readership for this blog is growing. This used to be just a personal blog with less than 100 views a day and a place where I can rant and talk nonsense like thisssssss. ㅋㅋㅋ

Now I’m more conscious of what I write and I try to frame it in such a way that readers can understand me easily. And I’m more careful of what I write too 😛

Learning to be a better blogger in 2012! ^^

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    23 February, 2012 at 8:45 PM


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    23 February, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    “I want to reach the standard whereby I can confidently say that I’m good and then share my experiences and also the mistakes I’ve made along the way. (:”

    Shanna, isn’t that what you’re doing now? ㅋㅋㅋ you’ve been really active these days and I love your updates! You know that I read all of them even though I don’t leave a comment.

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      24 February, 2012 at 11:25 AM

      hahaha. i dunno why im such an active blogger these days O.o i miss reading your blog though! hurry come back to the blogosphere

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        25 February, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        이거도 내 말이에요. When are you blogging again Jeannie??? ^^

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      25 February, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      내 말이에요. ^^

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    24 February, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    Shanna, you have to give yourself more credit. You are proficient in Korean. And as long as you are still learning, be it grammar or vocabulary, I don’t think it can be considered as stagnation. Keep up the good work!!

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      24 February, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      thanks J! I need to constantly remind myself and push myself harder. If not I’ll get too accustomed to being in my comfort zone (:

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    25 February, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Well, how do you define ‘good’ in the first place? XD

    So what if there are people better than you out there? We don’t care. They are not sharing their experiences like you. Thus they are not of much ‘help’ to anyone but themselves. And don’t you know that many learners are inspired and motivated because of you, me included? For us you are more than good enough.

    I also hope you wouldn’t be too much conscious of what you post too. Of course I like informative and helpful posts, but random rants in learning Korean also helps me know that even Shanna have challenges thus making me feel perfectly normal and not alone in my own Korean learning journey. And that is as important as all of your informative posts.

    If what you are doing, both in your Korean study and this blog, is not good enough, then I don’t know what is. ^_^

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      26 February, 2012 at 9:28 AM

      aww thanks for the nice words! ^^ Will definitely keep a balance between the different types of posts!

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    26 February, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    darling shanna,
    your good. look, what you doing now inspire tons of people to work hard for this . so never stop what you doing 😀 cuz if u ain’t good, no one will view ur blog from the first place :p


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