Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tizzalicious.nl Launch!

It was a lot of hard work, but I got it done eventually: Translating the Tizzalicious shop into Dutch! So I am now happy to present Tizzalicious.nl!



There are little flags on every page, to switch from English to Dutch and the other way around, and I will start a new newsletter in Dutch too.

Some of you might know that I studied to become a translator for a while, so you would think that translating my site was easy as pie for me. Unfortunately, it turned out that translating was not my thing. I failed the first exam 4 times!

It looks like even though my English is fine, and Dutch is my mothertongue, I just can't combine the 2 languages. When I am speaking, reading or writing English, my Dutch completely dissapears. Strangely enough, I am better at translating from Dutch to English, so it would have been better for me if I made the site in Dutch first ;)

I kept studying translating for quite a while, it was a home study, and my parents paid a lot for it, so I didn't want to give up. I also wanted to make sure I had something to fall back on if my shop wouldn't be a succes. Translating would be a job I could do from home, so the migraines be less of a problem than a regular job.

After failing 4 times everyone seemed convinced that I just wasn't any good at though, so together with my parents I decided to give up, and concentrate on the shop instead. I am still happy I made that decision! Ironic how it's the shop that made me have to translate again though!

8 comments:

  1. Wow! Congrats on the final result! All your hard work paid off! :)

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  2. I have a suprise for you on my blog!

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  3. Hehe, it's really ironic:) I would like to translate too (just to stay at homeXD), but I like sewing more:)

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  4. Congrats to your new site, good job!!!
    Funny that you wrote that, I had my website in english first just like you and then I translated it in german (it's my mother tongue). So I had exactly the same problem...

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  5. wow good on you! that must have been a hard task I have yet to even make a website, but i do have my domain name directing people to my blog now :D good on ya!

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  6. Nou , hier is het ook erg leuk om rond te kijken !
    Goed weekeinde , groetjes Ingrid.

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