Been blogging for more than 5 years now, I am still confused whether I should keep on blogging in Indonesian language, or in English.
Being born, raised and educated in Indonesia, with the old school education system, English language don’t come as easy as the younger generation who had better exposure to the English language. Thus blogging in English is a struggle for me.
However, the reason I decided to blog in English is mainly because, along the way, within that last 5 years, I got married (finally!) to an English bloke, who speaks limited Indonesian (Bahasa), and as an expat in the Middle East, very view of my work colleagues are Indonesian (as if they read my blog!). The other reason I keep on blogging in English is also forces me not only able to speak better English – instead of pigeon English; but also think in English and hopefully one day I will be able to count and dream in English.
On the other hand, I think I should have kept blogging in Indonesian, it’s easier and I can blog my heart out. But that made me lazy in practicing my written English.
Thus I design this blog in two languages,
As I mentioned, I’ve been blogging for 5 years, with different platform, addresses and names, as well as different focus of my blog. At first, decided to have several blog address at a time, then move to a self hosted address, and then change the name of the blog, then even change the focus of the blog. But I realize now by keep on changing everything, along the way, I am losing my reader and I think Google also confuse where to track me.
Anyway here I am now, blogging about anything that interest me, but mainly about cultural difference and lifestyle, expatriate, travel and photography. An external link to my other blog: Nin’s Nest, only in Indonesian language, dedicated especially mixed marriage that might help Indonesian who might having the same situation like I have.
As most personal blogs do, I also welcome your comments as that could inspire me….