Norwegian or English – or both?


Dear reader!

This blog started many years ago as a news and comment channel for Norwegian readers – in Norwegian. But some time ago I wanted to reach a broader community across borders. So I changed to English.

But I often feel the need to take up special themes and stories that are only interesting for Norwegian readers – news that relates the Norwegian and the Nordic market.

So, I need YOUR advice:

1) Should I change back to Norwegian language for the whole blog?
2) Should I make special pages/sections in Norwegian?
3) Should I mix between English and Norwegian on the same pages?
4) Should I start a new blog paralell to this one?

Which alternative do YOU prefer? Or do YOU have other ideas on how to solve this?

Please advice by commenting!

Thanks for help!



Categories: Editor's Comments

14 replies

  1. I vote for option 2: special pages for Norwegian readers ….. and Norwegian matters only.

    It’s my opinion.

    Thanks ¡

    Regards

  2. Arne I would go for option 2 – Nordic and/or Norwegian matters in Norwegian.

    regards,
    Ekkehard

  3. Go for # 3 its just make more sense. Have one site for both. minimum afford to maintain.

  4. I think that you should do item 2, special pages for Norwegian.

  5. Do the same as Volker Weber (http://vowe.net/). He blogs in English if it’s for a wider audience, but uses German when he feels that particular post is for the German market only. It works just fine – so option 3 would be my recommendation. I see no point in hiding your Norwegian entries away from view!

  6. My LotusNotus blog is bilingual, Turkish and English. At start, I was writing the same post in both languages. But in time, I realized 3 problems:

    1. It’s so difficult,
    2. It was demotivating me about blogging,
    3. Some stuff are not targeting some folks (e.g. my observations about Turkish market are not interesting for US readers, or a comment on an ongoing discussion on PL is not interesting for Turkish users).

    Therefore my suggestion is doing 4. It works better to have two different blogs.

  7. Use option 3 🙂 It’s easy enough to skip the parts that are in Norwegian, and it’s no problem mixing the two…

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