1,000 Duo Days & Exactly 10,000 Lingots!
Today marks my longest streak, 1,000 Duo Days! I also have exactly 10,000 Lingots in the Bank of Duo!
(Although I purchased a streak freeze, luckily I did not use it. I have spent lots of Lingots on tests, bonus skills, owl outfits, and donations. As the 1,000th Day grew closer, I feared my iOS app would update and exchange the Lingots for gems. Thankfully, I made my goal before the update.)
I love language learning and I love DuoLingo!
Sometime in my mid-800s I set a goal to have 10,000 lingots by the time I hit 1,000 days and I pretty much had it set by 920 that if I maintained my streak, I would pull it off. I mentioned something about a goal of 10,000 lingots by that date and my then-current total of around 9450 and some kind soul lingot bombed me for 550 lingots. So today, I am only on day 1011 but have 11,432 lingots.
My iOS app did update sometime back and it did convert to the gems but I am in a phase right now where I use the website more, probably because Romanian was not available on the app until yesterday and that is one of my currently active trees. The gem system is very different and I don't like it but happily it does not affect my lingot total on the website side of things. The health ring silliness did not really bother me until today. It seemed like a legitimate tool in the language learning process until I got an offer to watch an add to refill one health bar.
Either way, well done.
Thank you and Congratulations on your streak, too, Deodwyn! It's interesting to learn that I am not the only one who had a goal of 10,000 Lingots by day 1,000! I do so dread the switch to health and gems. I use the iOS app on my tablet to complete lessons, but keep logged in on the website via a browser app. I check the website for my score totals and, of course, the forum. I started getting ads on the app last week, however, they disappeared this week! I know they'll be back with a vengeance, but for now I'm enjoying peaceful study without their interruptions. :)
Thank you, BookRabbit! I agree, symmetry is satisfying! I worked hard to get to that round number. On day 999, a truck damaged my cable line causing the internet to be down (for the first time in well more than 1,000 days) for over 12 hours! I was quite concerned if the numbers would all work out. I ended up working with an odd number of Lingots. Once I reached 10,005. I purchased a 10 day wager for 5 Lingots, thus making the goal of exactly 10,000.
Congratulations Grandmumm.Yet,your outlook shows a young woman not a grandmumm ! Would you mind to tell me how did you approach your goals? time spent for study,percentage of efforts needed,how did you make a balance between your job,your family needs and your studies.You are a pioneer,and we have to listen carefully to you.
Thank you so much, Polly! I routinely study each night before I go to sleep. The amount of time I spend studying varies. On average, I probably work on DuoLingo 30-45 minutes. My focus languages are German and Spanish. I started with Spanish because I had studied it at university. After I finished the Spanish and the German trees, I worked to keep them gold until I reached Level 25. The other languages I study more casually just to gain a familiarity. I usually study those languages until I earn the Duo owl. I find each new language easier and easier to understand, especially those within the same linguistic family. Studying at night really makes balancing family and work easy for me. It is free and quiet time that someone else might choose to watch television or read. For me, I choose to learn languages. :)
You are most welcome:) A 1000 day streak is admirable! When I first started I lost my first four month streak. Came back to DL 38 days ago and this time around I am equipped with streak freeze. Would you mind sharing a bit of your strategy? Do you first give maintenance to the trees you've finish to keep them golden, and then continue advancing on the rest of your languages?
My focus languages are German and Spanish. I started with Spanish because I had studied it at university. After I finished each of those trees, I worked to keep them gold until Level 25. The other languages I study more casually just to gain a familiarity. I usually work each one until I earn the Duo owl. After I complete of couple of those tress, I like to return to my focus languages and make those trees gold again. I see you've been learning several languages, too. What is your technique?
Thanks for sharing Grandmumm. I admire your dedication and consistency. I discovered DL in May 2016. My journey began with Italian. Shortly after with Spanish and subsequently with German and French. My focus language is Italian. Was away from DL for several months and it took extra effort to turn my Italian tree golden again and continue where I left off with the other languages. DL has been a great vehicle for brushing up on some dusty Spanish skills. I used to be fluent in Spanish. I work on keeping the Spanish tree golden when time allows it. I took German for a brief period while at University and thought it would be fitting to give it another try this time around. This is my first time with French. When I decided to go for it, I said to myself: Why not explore it and open new brain paths along the way?. At the moment my objective is to give more focus to Italian while allocating basic daily attention to the other languages. I'll also be revisiting my "inverted" Italian tree. This DL experience has been fun and rewarding. Happy learning!