I’ve got a nearly four week long Duolingo streak going, and it’s hard not to get caught up on the leaderboards and on all of the end of week rankings. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that I started with it to learn a new language, and not for the gamification aspects of the app.

Some streaks of note: 14 straight days of learning a new language, and with this self-referential update, 44 straight days of updates on this site.

So far, so good. I’m sticking with it.