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Hey! I'm just a normal guy who has an interest in learning Japanese (unless that statement alone makes me not normal :O)!

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Reply Seth Coonrod
2:01 PM on January 8, 2013 
Listening to Japanese music is definitely fun. You can learn a lot from looking up song lyrics and then researching the grammar and words that appear. For grammar, my site is perhaps one of the most extensive on the web. With that said, asking questions is very important. Writing on lang-8 is a great way to discover what's acceptable and what's not, what's grammatically correct but not natural, etc. In some of the older lessons that have not yet certain elements phased in, there are exercises where you have to make sentences with the grammar point. You should do that anyway, but I would love to see how they are corrected.

As far as Kanji is concerned, it looks like you're doing a lot of things that would cause you to have a lot of exposure. That's definitely a good thing. If you continue to research 2~4 a day but also learn individual words, it can help your Kanji regiment become easier.
Reply Seth Coonrod
10:04 PM on January 6, 2013 
If you send me more info about what you've been doing so far, I might be able to think of possible strategies that you could try to use. Never hesitate to ask for help because I do wait to help people.
Reply Seth Coonrod
7:41 PM on January 6, 2013 
It depends on the individual and their sense of an overload. I think it's smart to study at least two to three kanji a day. When you study one, you need to learn its stroke order and the readings. However, you should try to find at least one word with the reading used. That way makes Kanji time vocab time as well. Some readings actually have specific meanings. So, it's all intertwined. In the future I will provide worksheets and exercise pages for Kanji. That's something to look forward to.
Reply Seth Coonrod
5:41 PM on January 6, 2013 
Well, I do definitely appreciate it. I think the same too. If only people knew about it. If really hasn't been around for very long, and much of the most important work has only been done within the last year, so it won't bother me if it takes a lot longer for things to get more busy here. At least when the big waves of people do come the site will be even better by then. :)
Reply Seth Coonrod
5:00 PM on January 6, 2013 
I just really love Japanese and I intend on being a Japanese teacher. It also greatly helps my own studies. Even today I've done considerable work on the site. It's my passion, and I don't intend to be selfish. This could all very well be just in microsoft documents or in some journals, but I want to make a difference and give people what they really need.
Reply Seth Coonrod
2:07 PM on January 6, 2013 
いいえ、とんでもありません。Actually, there are some lessons that I'm really struggling with to format right. There is still a lot that has to be done before I'm even near satisfied. But, I'm always trying to make this place better every day.
Reply Seth Coonrod
2:43 PM on January 3, 2013 
Welcome to the site! Please feel free to ask any questions. I hope that my site will really help you with Japanese. がんばってください。