Friends, I have big news!
Nearly eight years have passed since I founded the Bilingual Monkeys blog. I somehow managed to build the site myself, and keep it running longer than I expected, but over these years the technology behind it has grown old and it doesn’t perform very well these days.
So I’ve finally come to a crossroads: either I renew the site—and that means redesigning it completely, which, considering its size now, is a pretty massive task—or I let it slowly wither away.
To be honest, I struggled with this choice. Since I don’t have the desire or expertise to redevelop the site myself, I knew I would need to bring in a web designer to do the technical work for me while I guide every detail, large and small, toward a clear vision for this renewal. In fact, the prospect of investing considerable time and treasure in order to modernize the site kept me dithering about it for the past several years.
But I finally made the choice…to let it wither away.
Just kidding! I’ve decided to renew it! And actually, I’ve already found a good web designer and we’re now moving forward with this project! I’m not sure how long it will take, but hopefully I can unveil the sparkling new site in March or April.
And toward this end, please let me ask a special favor.
For the new site, I’d like to share some comments from parents, describing the impact my work has had on their family’s bilingual or multilingual journey. If my work has had a positive impact on your journey in some way, I’d be so grateful for your support!
Here’s how to help…
1. Write as much as you like, long or short, in response to this:
Describe the impact, or value, my work (any of these: my blog, forum, books, newsletter, YouTube channel, coaching, etc.) has had on your bilingual or multilingual journey with your children.
2. Add your first name and the country where you live. If you’re willing to attach a photo of your smiling face, too, I’d love to include that with your comment, but a photo isn’t required.
3. Email everything to adam[at]bilingualmonkeys.com. I will respond to every email, with my personal thanks, within 48 hours. If you don’t get my response, it likely means that your message to me somehow got lost along the way. In that case, please try resending it to adambeck.jp[at]gmail.com.
If at all possible, please send your comment to me by Sunday, March 1. (I’ll be happy to accept comments after this date, too, but your timely response will be very helpful for this renewal project.)
Thank you! I’m really looking forward to reading your comments! (Again, please email them to me at the address above; don’t add them below this post.) While I do hear positive feedback from parents from time to time—and it always lifts my spirit—this is my first open appeal to everyone for your comments on my work. After nearly eight years of Bilingual Monkeys and the rest of my efforts to support bilingual and multilingual families around the world, I’d be thrilled to know what you think.