Maybe im too lazy lol...
I heard somewhere about toki pona, lets see where was it? Ah yeah, I had decided that Mandarin was bit much for me seeing as I cannot pronounce the words properly, I havent really delved back into it for awhile. I was looking around for other languages, impressed by polyglots on youtube, freely switching between multiple languages as they have a conversation. I started to read some blogs about language learning. I became more interested in latin.
Then I came across a blog which described something that resonated with me. It described the issue about monoglots biggest hurdle being the second language, and went on to recommend Esperanto, for reasons such as ease of learning. The idea being that if you can become atleast semi confident in a second language faster, the confidence and brain-rewiring, pays dividends in learning another language. Going from there, and believing that idea, I found toki pona!
So I worked stepwise in learning toki pona;
1. The real basics - learn the words -- I used memrise.
2. How to use the words -- I used lope and pije online lessons.
3. Extended thoughts pertaining to these things -- I read Kipos blog.
4. Is there anything next ? I thought not, but then the official book arrived !
5. Revision/correction of what ive learnt so far, extraction of advanced toki pona from the book.
The problem is that at point 5. there are no online resources to help learners at that level. The book offers this information, but additional help is always nice
Follower of the official dialect of toki pona as presented in the official book; Toki Pona, The Language of Good by Sonja Lang.