Many of you will already know of Lexiophiles’ annual Language Lovers competition. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, chances are you will have been hearing a lot about it over the past few weeks. For readers who are not so active on the social media, the competition maybe new to you.
Basically, the idea behind the Language Lovers competition is to identify the best social media content covering language-related topics. There are four categories: Language Learning Blogs, Language Professional Blogs, Language Facebook Pages, and Language Twitter Accounts. The top 25 in each category are recognized in an annual ranking, and an overall list of the Top 100 Language Lovers is published as well. If you want to know the details of how the competition works and why it was started, you can check out the page where it’s all explained.
The news I’d like to share with you today is that the Interpreter Diaries has been nominated in the category of Top Language Professional Blog (thanks!). My Facebook page is also in the running for the Best Language Facebook Page (thanks again!). Also, one of the Twitter feeds that I contribute to has been nominated in the Twitter category (@aiiconline, which I help run for my professional association – it appears as @AIIC Interpreters on the competition shortlist).
I have to say that I see a number of great language blogs, Facebook pages and Twitterers up on the lists of nominees, so I’ll be surprised if my pages make anything but a token showing in the final ranking. After all, interpreting is a pretty small niche within the language-lovin’ world, conference interpreting is an even smaller niche with the interpreting world, and conference interpreter training is … well, you get the idea. But still, if you do want to show your support for the Interpreter Diaries, please feel free! You’ll have to hurry, though, because the voting closes at the end of this week.
Vote for your favorite Language Professional Blog HERE.
Vote for your favorite Language Facebook Page HERE.
Vote for your favorite Language Twitter Account HERE.
Vote for your favorite Language Learning Blog HERE.