Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A new woodworking blog in Danish

I have once in a while tried to search for Danish woodworking blogs, but the few ones that I have found all seem to have gone dead very quickly.

Woodworking doesn't seem to be big as a hobby in Denmark, but who knows, perhaps there are someone out there who would like to read about it in Danish instead of English.

So for once I did something highly unusual for my part. Instead of just bitching about it and getting annoyed, I actually took action myself!

I have started a Danish woodworking blog.

The name is bloksav, which is the meaning of mulesaw.

The address is bloksav.blogspot.dk

Quite often it will be duplicate posts from this blog, but I have actually posted about making a cutting board on the Danish blog that is not featured here.

I can see from my stat's that I do have some readers from Denmark, so maybe someone will read the new blog.

So far I am up to an impressive 33 visitors, so it is heading the right way.


8 comments:

  1. It's like being a kid again, just looking at the pictures. Forgot how fun that can be.

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    1. Hi Jeff

      Thanks for the nice comment.
      Technically Norwegians and Swedes ought to be able to understand it reasonably easy, but I am afraid that those are about the only languages that are very close to Danish.
      I have a link for a Japanese blog on my blogroll, and that is just like you say, looking at the pictures and not understanding a single word of the text :-)

      My hopes are as mentioned before that someone who might not be super skilled in reading English will have the opportunity to read a woodworking blog still.

      I actually find that it is harder for me to write in Danish, since most of the woodworking related terms I know better in English.

      Brgds
      Jonas

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  2. Hi Jonas,
    that's a cool idea. Congrats.
    I'm struggling since a longer while if I should do something similar with my blog, just in German.
    At least I'm encouraged by your commitment.

    Cheers,
    Stefan

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    1. Hi Stefan
      Thank you for the nice comment.
      I have sen a couple of German woodworking blogs, so I think that there is an interest in them.
      In Denmark it seems as most DIY blogs are sewing, knitting or house decoration, and all of them seems to be aimed at women.

      I have tried once or twice to make a double post on this blog, with the text in English and German, but I have come to the conclusion that it would work better for me to have two separate blogs.

      Brgds
      Jonas

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  3. IF you add 46% of the Finn and 75% of the Icelandic people to DK + SWE+ NO, you have approximately 24 million people who could understand your Danish blog without translation.
    Of course not everybody is interested in woodworking.
    I used to go to international meetings where the representatives of those 5 Countries were generally sitting together.
    Sylvain

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    1. Hi Sylvain

      Now that is an interesting thought.
      I guess that the Scandinavian countries are generally viewed upon as being fairly equal to one another, and the languages are very similar save for Finnish. BUt like you say, a large part of Finland are able to speak Swedish.
      Normally I have the most Scandinavian visitors from Norway.
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      Jonas

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  4. Hum, I dont know what is happening in Denmark, but all of a sudden I had a great increase in readership of my blog from Denmark, over 6 thousanbds this month alone, and it is not showing much signs of slowing down!!?
    No idea why, but heh, happy reading :-)

    Bob, who sometimes wonder how my blog looks like after Google translate :-)

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    1. Hi Bob

      I have no idea what's happening, I had the same experience on this blog.
      I could see that most of the visits came from a Facebook page, but I find it very weird, as I normally have maybe 100 Danish views per month. So I guess it is some sort of "spam" for a lack of better word.

      Then all of a sudden it stopped, and I am back to normal levels.

      The Danish blog is not going to break any records soon, but if I could just get a few Danes to read it, it will all be worth it.

      Brgds
      Jonas

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