German Bloggers talking in clear Business Denglisch!
I just read on „ezropinion“ the article Blogging isn’t the only thing European can’t do – and would like to introduce to any real paneuropean my realistic view of a european blogosphäre prospective. Before just read my first abstract – Wirtschaftsblogs: Europäer können bloggen, aber nicht englisch and a second one, also in nice good old german language, was given yesterday by wirtschaftswurm: Die Schwierigkeiten in Europa zu bloggen.
Here my response to Ezropinion’s blog post from today: That we europeans have to learn a lot (esp: entrepreneur spirit) is such an overwhelming argument than the one, the American have to learn too…. especially how to save more money than to spend.
Partially I follow your arguments, but life is not just about a vision, ist is much more about daily practice. Most bloggers blog for passion not for money, but the passion is somehow limited, not more not less, come on – leave your buzzwords off the ground.
Be pragmatic and realistic: Just a few bloggers with a widespread crowd and international reputation are able to blog in english (I am therefore following wirtschaftswurm), for the rest it is a lot of additional work. Passion is so far a limited ressource as a translation machine can’t do it automatically.
Finally, I want to underline my thesis: Some think tanks are supporting a new kind of intellectual language imperialism, which is quite nice for them, but not for the rest of the culturally widespread, but literally decentralised european „blogging crowd“. Or do you want Bruegel & Co. to be the one – like the pope – who selects, which bloggers are allowed to be on a „European blogging platform“ and others not.
That’s by the way a typical european discussion, psychologically just reflecting the underestimation of the own diverse cultural heritage. Hollywood should not be everywhere: Why always adore somebody who lives far away?
Lothar Lochmaier – Social Banking 2.0 – http://www.die-bank-sind-wir.de