This is sooo 2020

Hello everyone,

not a real post but I have some site news.
Hooray!

My newsletter

This year, there have been many instances of some of you not getting any newsletters for weeks even though you’re subscribed.
And last week, after procrastinating this for literally a couple of years and running into tech issues, I have switched to a new upgraded version of the software I’m using.
I think everything worked fine with the upgrade but this post is pretty much the test-run.

So if the newsletter looked weird or a link wasn’t working or something…. please leave a comment here!
Don’t send me an email please, my inbox is a MESS.

EDIT: I’ve actually already run into some unexpected issues, since starting to send, but overall it’s okay, I think.

Now you’re probably like “Wait, a new software is a good thing. So what’s up with the sad puppies?”

Well, that’s because of the other news… a confession actually…

The Advent Calendar is Cancelled

If you’ve been following this site for more than a year, then you probably know what I mean. For the last five years, I have always done a German learning Advent Calendar. So in December I would post a little post each day, with quizzes, cool little words, some culture stuff, puzzles and recommendations.
It was really cool and it was always really great to see how you enjoy it and to interact with you in the comments.

But it was also always an UNBELIEVABLE stress fest. I always tried to prepare it and I never managed it and always ended up being behind and really stressed.
So when the thought came up this year, and I started collecting ideas, I also felt stress and anxiety rise up. I tried but I always felt stressed even thinking about it and when I realized that I wouldn’t be able to properly prepare it again, I decided that I’m gonna skip this year. It’s sad  – as I said, I liked the interaction portion of it.
But yeah… I just can’t do it this year. Tut mir leid :/.
So instead of a fun, exciting, hilarious, informative little article each day, we’ll have business as usual in December… one post per week, about a word and its family or whatever… oh man… it’s really a pity.

Anyway, let me know if there were any issues with the newsletter and otherwise I’ll see you in a few days with something normal.

 

 

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Kim
Kim
1 year ago

Mental health is more important than most people think… Running into this myself. I’m always surprised by peoples’ positivity in the end, for the most part, though. Hope you’re doing well

Maurice
Maurice
1 year ago

Take good care of yourself. You run one of the absolute BEST German language learning sites on the entire internet, and we appreciate each and every post. I don’t always get to read them when theyre brand new, but I always learn something new and useful!

Love your work and I’m a huge fan.

Robin
Robin
1 year ago

I have an idea… why not just do one special post for Christmas ( rather than all of advent)? It could be the advent of the 24th ( Christmas in Deutschland). Or maybe you can do 24th- Jan 6 (12 days of Christmas) and really scale it back/ down? Anyway, we ❤️ anything you do— even if it’s just the regular posts.

Lamb
Lamb
1 year ago

Thanks for another great year of learning the nuances of German Language. Just rejoined.

Daphne
Daphne
1 year ago

It’s good to hear from you again. I thought you must be taking a break and I kept forgetting to see if I was still subscribed!

Francesca
Francesca
1 year ago

Alles in Ordnung bei mir!

Leslie r. Crockett
Leslie r. Crockett
1 year ago

No problem, for me, Emmanuel. I’m more than happy, with what you do, already.

Burak Tilev
Burak Tilev
1 year ago

OK MY FRİEND DON’T WORRY go ahead

cinimod66
cinimod66
1 year ago

Newsletter reviewed OK. Thanks.

Marian
Marian
1 year ago

Love the Advent Calendar and yet so understand how much work that must be. Being good to yourself is a beautiful thing Frohe Weihnachten!

Margie
Margie
1 year ago

Yes, this came through beautifully. And definitely take the time for yourself. No one needs that kind of stress, especially now. I’m glad you are caring for yourself!
Vielen Dank!
Margie

Kayla-P
Kayla-P
1 year ago

Did you send a newsletter with this post? If so, I didn’t get it. Though I normally do get your newsletters with no problem.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Hi Emmanuel, thank you very much for this post, I hope everything is ok. Greetings from Uruguay!

Larry
Larry
1 year ago

Gut gemacht, Emanuel!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

We love you all the same! Don’t feel bad xoxo

Colleen
Colleen
1 year ago

Take care of yourself!
You must do what sustains you, not drains you.

Kirsty Smith
Kirsty Smith
1 year ago

Got the newsletter. The button for mark as read is not available to click on but good apart from that. Thanks for all your work

Difficile
Difficile
1 year ago

I did not receive the newsletter, not even in the spamm folder. Sad. Bad software.

Anyhow. Thanks for everything you do for us. Take care. :)

yargila
yargila
1 year ago

You could happily repost the calendar from 3 or 4 years ago, I would imagine your site membership turns over steadily. Take care and stay well.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I paid with Master Card xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-0041 invoice #50E064FB09November 2, 2020. However, the system does not recognize my e-mail, user name and password that I have been using for the last year.