Updates and 20.000th

Hello everyone,

some of you might have noticed that the last post is already over a week old, and also that I’m kind of lagging with the comments. But behind the scenes, I’ve actually been twerking a lot.
My boooootay is in great shape.
And I’ve also been working quite a lot behind the scenes.
So what did I do?

Well, first of all, I met up with Cari from Easy German (in my opinion by FAR the best smelling Youtube Chanel™ for learning German). Here’s proof. I’m the one in the middle ;).

(that’s my Facebook page, by the way. I’m not doing much there, but you can like it anyway. ) 

The videos were for a cool new language learning App by Jeremy (more soonish). But Cari and I, we’ll also do videos together for Youtube soon, so watch out.

But that’s not the main thing I did this past week. That was some work on the website. Coding work.
I finally, at long last sat down and made it so the site doesn’t suck anymore on your phones.
Like… if you’ve used it with your phone, then you’ll know what I mean.
You had to zoom around like crazy and now it’s smooth.
Here’s a screenshot

 

And yes, the menu folds in :).

Now, you might have noticed that green check mark in the screen shot. That is the other big thing I added. When you’re logged in, you can now mark articles as “done” so you can keep track of what you’ve read already. I mean… there are over 400 articles here by now, so it was about time :).
The green check mark next to the title means you’ve read this. And that’s not all. In the category-menus, you can also see it. Here’s a screenshot:

 

And that’s still not all there is. Because you can also see how much of the site you’ve read already. Like here:

 

(This only shows up if you’re logged in. )
It probably shows 0%, simply because you’ve not marked anything as read. But yeah, I’m gonna add this to your profile page, which I’m also currently redesigning.
I did a few other layout tweaks and I’m gonna do more in the coming weeks, so if you have any wishes, please, please let me know in the comments… now’s the perfect time. I make no promises but I’m kind of “in the zone”.

But now let’s get to the other big thing for today…

20.000.000

Twenty million. That is the number of comments we’re about to hit times 100.
Uh… yeah… we’re about to hit 20.000 comments.

!!!20.000 COMMENTS!!!!

That’s soooo many! And it’s not THAT long ago that we had 10.000. Holy crap and thank you everyone. Seriously!! Seeing the comments on a new article is always really really motivating for me because I can really feel that you’re invested and active and that make me invested and active. And I also learn quite a bit there. And it’s sooo civilized :). So… thanks to all of you. It really means a lot to me.
And of course we need to properly celebrate it with a little giveaway.
Four of you can win a little game to practice your German with. Or if you don’t want the game because you’re “too serious” you can also have the book from the author of the game.
Here are the Amazon-links:

“Halt mal kurz” – fun little party game

Die Känguruh-Chroniken
(this is B1 reading. If you’re a beginner we can find something else)

Oh, if you’re living in Berlin, I’ll alternatively pay you one year of library membership, because that gets you like all the books ever. And DVDs. And Blue Rays. And games. And Mangas. And the most high tech check out machines you have ever seen. And the …
“Shut up, Emanuel… tell us what we have to do to win!”
All right, all right. So remember how I said the comments were so civilzed?
Well, that’ll change today because in order to win, you have to

#roastme

That’s right. I want you to roast me or my blog, and roast me good. If you don’t know what that means, it means that you have to insult me or the blog in a clever way. You can do it in German or English, I  don’t care (but not in French!!!).
The four comments that offend me the most will win.
So go right ahead lay some hate in the comments and see if you can roast more than a little sausage.
Oh and don’t forget to let me know if you have any ideas or wishes for the design. You can put the in the same comment as your pathetic roast attempt ;)
Seriously, looking forward to reading from you all and see you next week.

for members :)

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Marian

Die Handy Erfahrung ist definitiv besser!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Emanuel ist sehr ähnlich DONALD TRUMP!

Franzi
Franzi

Treffer! Yikes, that’s gotta hurt…..

aoind
aoind

Emanuel versteckt sich in Muttis Keller und frisst büschelweise Gummibären während er Heino anhört.

rkachowski

yourdailygerman.com… it’s not mine, it’s never daily and it’s mostly English.

a suggestion would be to remove the “** Get this post as a (not so well formatted) pdf **” links, because they never work!

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Oh, my God! That was the BEST! Right on the head! Love that roast! Keep deleting mine and starting over – just can’t get them to sound good – why bother now when rkachowski composed the perfect roast!

Steapenhyll
Steapenhyll

“German Is Easy”…. more like, “his blog makes me queasy”

parisbongi
parisbongi

You certainly ain’t no Einstein (more like a one stone), 20.000 times 1.000 is 20.000.000!

Monika
Monika

If the way you explain the German is a little easier, then it could be understand by linguist master.

Alexander
Alexander

Emanuel, ich danke Ihnen für das “Einhorn Hackbraten” rezept. Sehr lecker!
(Keine Sorge. Ich werde über das niemand berichten.)

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Oh my GOD! (Mein Gott!) He’s not only intelligent, charming and funny, but the man is attractive, as well! Easy German is also a great site – recently became a Patreon – Cari and Janusz’s (spelling?) videos are great – however I think Patroen’s app and site leave a lot to be desired. They do help creators get paid, so I’ll put up with the somewhat dated function. So happy to see 2 of my favorites doing a collabo! Lemme know if y’all are in Hamburg anytime soon – I travel there often. Hugs! Amerikanerin.

Steve
Steve

Wenn Genie eine Generation überspringt, werden Ihre Kinder brillant sein.

Ethem
Ethem

Es gibt ein Problem mit dein Facebook link. Man kann nicht sehen

Sid
Sid

Maybe you shouldn’t recommended roasting your kleine Bratwurst… ;)

charlie joe
charlie joe

You sick SOB!

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Charlie Joe – a girl’s gotta call a spade a spade and that guy in the middle “be mighty good lookin’!” But don’t worry, I’m old enough to be his mother (teenage pregnancy required in which case, but still…) and I’m only out after his intellect, but can’t a girl appreciate the sights anyway? Does this discussion count as Emanual’s #meetoo moment?

Jake
Jake

Kannst du endlich mit den bescheuerten Witzen aufhören? Es gibt hier Leute, die eigentlich ihr Deutsch verbessern möchten. Müssen wir auch die ganze Zeit damit verbringen, blöde denglishe Sprüche durchzublicken? Vielleicht hättest du mehr Mitglieder, wenn du ein bisschen mehr Mühe stecken würdest in, oh I don’t know, basic punctuation and spelling!

Yeah, and about your excessive text formatting. You’re like a kid who just got a new toy. Except you actually got that Transformer action figure ten years ago. Now you’re in high school, carrying it around all the time, playing with it between classes, oblivious to the fact that you’re killing your chances with that girl. It’s time to let it go.

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

My waste paper basket is full of discarded attempts to roast Emanual. After reading “rkachowski’s” roast, there is no point in trying – that one nailed it on an Olympic scale. Game Over.

Claudia Cartier
Claudia Cartier

Du bist so uncool, deine Mutter weigert dich, dich anzuerkennen!!!!!

(confession: had to use Google translate for help)

AESloth
AESloth

Hello people, new member here. Thanks to all the people who support us that can’t pay. I’m happy to be a member of this community and hope to be the one supporting new learners in the near future! Congrats on the 20 000 comments as well. Have a nice day!

Mau24ef
Mau24ef

Never saw your face before.

I just learned I not only improve my German by following the blog, but also contribute to raise awareness by supporting someone in a minority group, i.e. child-like beardless middle-aged German men

I’m such a good person *drops mic * *walks away *

(habe ich etwas gewonnen? lol)

crittermonster
crittermonster

Ich… kann…es nicht posten:-( !
Ich hatte etwas sehr, sehr roastvoll geschriebt aber dann… nein, ich liebe diese Blog zu viel und du bist zu nett. Agh. Und ich habe das gedacht, dass ich edgy und creative war. (Sniff sniff)