Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Learning Italian

Buongiorno, Parli Italiano? Sto imparando, perché voglio viaggiare in Italia.

Good morning, do you speak Italian?

I am learning because I want to visit Italy. Yes, it is simplistic but I’ve only been studying for four weeks. And I am teaching myself! I hope I am not butchering the beautiful Italian language. I took French in high school because I was required to take a language to graduate and today I can pick out a handful of words and say a few as well. I wish I retained what I learned from the three years I took. Part of the reason is I never used it and I wasn’t taught anything useful like how to have and understand a conversation with everyday people. There’s no guarantee that learning from the CD’s I have will work either, but I am going to try!

I’m also teaching myself how to build my own WordPress theme/template. In the past, I fiddled with code and enjoyed doing so. So why am I learning WP? Well, I’m thinking of using it to redesign my personal website as well as my blog. My web host has it already installed or ready to install on my control panel so why not use it. Instead of updating, a few places why not put it all in one place. I want to make blogging my thoughts and photos easy and the fewer steps I need to take the better. Not sure how long it’ll take me to get my new blog and website up and running but I am going to give myself a deadline. By November 1, I hope to have a revamped and easily navigated website!

I need to be finished by or before November 1 because I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo for the eighth consecutive year.

Until next time,

Live well now!

1 comment:

  1. I took Italian my last year at uni. I had enough credits to graduate, but figured to take a class for fun. I loved it. I wish I had started it earlier. Good luck with it. I be you'll find that the people will be happy you're trying.