Hi Nukemarine, thanks for the guide.
I have been following the koohii forums for a couple of years now (maybe 5-6 years??) and have seen your posts around but have never tried to follow your guide, until a couple of days ago.
My japanese journey has been rough - and once I get to the end of a beginners textbook I always seem to give up. I tell myself that learning Japanese won't better my life - and that I shouldn't make it a priority, especially since all my time goes to college. (I'm in computer science but struggle heavily with math so it takes me 3x as long as a regular student.)
(I'm trying to learn math (catching up in calculus), programming (all the sub topics of this damn field), and work out regularly leave me with little time. Not to mention summer classes - hur.) (And yes, I have now moved closer to my school, but my previous commute was over 2hrs every day and left me only time to do my homework.)
However, I always end up coming back. It's like there is a itch that I need to scratch - and this time I'm going to stick with it (hopefully). If I keep coming back, that obviously means I enjoy it, so why should I quit it? Yeah I won't be one of those kids who can study 2+ hrs every day, but I can take my time (slowly) and learn little by little every week. Eventually it'll add up and hopefully a couple of years from now, I'll be further in progress than I ever was.
One problem I noticed with my past attempts is that I focused too much on grammar and did not have a large knowledge of vocabulary. I appreciate that this guide focuses on learning kanji/vocabulary before starting grammar. Too many times have I read a chapter in a book, or online, focused on the grammar and did nothing with the vocabulary.
Rambling aside, thanks for the guide! I really appreciate it and memrise seems to be really engaging unlike anki.