I've completed my 30 day challenge! (See here.) Have you? I missed about 4 days. I do it at night and several nights I was out and once I just forgot.
I now have 96 words of Italian - that's about 90 more than I had on day one. I have reached level 5, earned 22 lingots (whatever they are), kept up my strength levels on Basics 1 and 2, phrases and food, am 15% fluent....and can be polite and order coffee.
I think I'll keep going..
I gave up on Busuu as they kept trying to sell me stuff - emailing and blocking the free part of the course, and stuck with Duolingo and BBC Languages Italian (archived but still useful).
Have you tried learning a language online?
Or anything else?
And for my next 30 day challenge...
Actually I can't decide. I had thought of working for half an hour a day on the things on my To-Do list that I never get around to. Doesn't sound much fun, but the sense of achievement at the end of 30 days would be HUGE.
I'll sleep on it....