Translation Achievements

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This is just a personal post for me to come back to from time to time ~

The gamer in me is trying to motivate future me to continue this project. It’ll also be diary-esque where I can keep track of where I am at certain milestones 🙂

If you happen to stumble upon this page, feel free to leave any suggestions for achievements in the comments!

Shiny Goal: Improve my Chinese so I can get from the murky waters of ‘intermediate’ to the much-coveted ‘advanced’ level * _ *

Achieved

  • Translate one chapter
  • Gain a follower
  • Gain 5 followers
  • Gain 20 followers
  • Gain 30 followers (Thank you > o <!!) 
  • Have someone like my post
  • Have someone follow me by email
  • Learn 5 new words
  • Learn 10 new words
  • Learn 20 new words
  • (Maybe) get a compliment on my translation <3
  • Translate two chapters
  • Translate three chapters
  • Translate five chapters
  • Get advice from a translator senpai
  • Release 2 chapters in a month
  • Review chengyu flashcards 
  • Add 10 chengyu to the vocab list
  • Translate a story arc
  • Release 4 chapters a month

Incomplete:

  1. Research the story behind a chengyu
  2. Add 25 chengyu to the vocab list
  3. Add 50 chengyu to the vocab list
  4. Add 75 chengyu to the vocab list
  5. Add 100 chengyu to the vocab list
  6. Add all chengyu flashcards to the vocab list {Temporary}
  7. Get some constructive feedback and reflect on it!
  8. Translate a chapter bundle i.e. {TitleA 1, TitleA 2, TitleA 3}
  9. Translate 10 chapters
  10. Translate 20 chapters
  11. Translate half the chapters in a project
  12. Translate a chapter in 1 day
  13. Translate 2 chapters in a day
  14. Release 3 chapters a month
  15. Release 2 chapters a month consistently for 3 months
  16. Release 3 chapters a month consistently for 3 months
  17. Release 4 chapters a month consistently for 3 months
  18. Gain 50 followers
  19. Gain 100 followers
  20. Finish a project!

 

Reflection Questions

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
    • 2019-12-14: I want to share my translations with the NU community so others can enjoy them as much as I do.
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
    • 2019-12-14: Translating Chinese web novels
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
    • 2019-12-14: Other people who love Asian translated web novels 😀
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
    • 2019-12-14: I hope to become more proficient at reading Chinese characters without needing a dictionary. Next year, I want to be able to read 80% of characters! Along the way, I hope this blog brings joy to other readers 🙂
  • What have you learned from blogging?

 

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  • Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks for the encouragement!

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