When I started this blog some months ago I’ve been providing some content in English, too. To be honest, nearly no one read these posts. It seemd that my German readers didn’t appreciate that – plus I haven’t been connected to an international community. So I stopped writing English posts. Some months later I started to use Twitter – in English and in order to communicate with an international community. I works quite well (luckily my readers excuse my stutter). But now, two persons have been motivating me to give English posts another try.
During Euroblog conference several talks during coffee breaks lead to the insight that many discussions concerning Public Relations in different countries are limited because of language. So Neville Hobson suggested to some academic bloggers to contribute something like a monthly update in English. I like this idea (even though it’s more painful for me to write and for my visitors to read). But my Portuguese collegue Bruno Amaral has been exemplary and just started blogging in English some days ago and he provides an English feed, too. So it’s up to me now to follow his good example.
While Bruno is using Yahoo Pipes I discovered an even more simple way for my WordPress.com blog to create an extra feed for a category: You just have to get the URL of the category and then you add /feed/. So it looks like:
If you like to, just grab this feed please – and hopefully everything will work. (I do not provide an „only German“ feed since I think German subscribers would cope with some English posts.)
Since I’m not concerned very much in feed statistics and since I’m not using Feedburner this kind of feed is fine for me. And I’m quite enthused to subscribe to any category of a WordPress.com blog in that simple way since there are several blogs with one or two categories I’m especially interested in.
Concerning „Das Textdepot“ I’m not sure yet if I should provide mainly wrap-ups on discussions on Public Relations in Germany in English or to join conversations taking place in English. So far, I preferred to bring some international discussions into the German PR blogosphere. A typical situation to ask the readers: What would you like to read in English in this blog?