How time fly??!! Is that for real that today is the first Anniversary for the blog??!!
I am getting emotional writing this specially that I was really surprised seeing that message from WordPress notifying me about it and I didn’t even get to prepare anything in advance to make this post anything special but I had to write to celebrate this with all of you.
If you ask me just before that year if I could ever have a blog like this, I would answer immediately “Of Course NOT, how could that happen? My English is not that good, I am a bad writer and over that being persistent is not one of my qualities”
Now looking back to that year and the blog with all the posts, comments and the blog hits which exceeded half a million already !!! I ask myself “How I ended up being here anyway?“.
I remember when I became an avid fan of Lee Da-hae back in 2008, I started following her news everyday in Soompi thread, reading blog posts about her and that was when I started watching Kdramas live for the first time and of course started suffering from the wait each week till the next episodes but I was happy that I finally was able to find company in all fans there as I don’t have anyone to share this addiction with in my real life.
But I remained a silent reader for about 2 years till the day I really felt I need to stop lurking and join the discussions there and that was in 2010 in Chuno/The Slave Hunters thread (yes that was the one who got me out my lurking mode forever 🙂 ) and then in Da-hae thread. Being welcomed by fans there and being able to express my thoughts about something I like was such a great feeling and since then it became my happiest time when I get to spend time to go there.
Through the years and with Da-hae ups and downs specially last year, I felt sad that our girl don’t have an English site that is dedicated to her and her news and I admit I got jealous of many blogs about other stars where the fans were able to easily find their news and history. So, that feeling was the reason behind my decision to give it a try and open this blog which I never see it coming before.
So here I summarize in few points some thoughts about this year of blogging:
- The thing I most appreciate about this year of blogging experience is that I gained so many wonderful bloggers and online friends who I look up to ❤
- I started learning some graphics staff to be able to make Headers and some Gifs. Although the result still not near being called good but I am still happy to take that step.
- Although of course posting and updating here is so time consuming and sometimes made me skip some sleeping hours but I can’t describe how much happiness I feel while doing so or reading comments here.
- Although I admit I sometimes felt sad or even that I was talking to myself when my posts don’t get much reactions or comments from readers after spending much effort or time on it (which I guess is a normal feeling) but I have learned how to keep going and I really wish to be better hoping that more people will enjoy coming here.
In the end, I really need to thank all fans, my lovely friends in Soompi, Twitter, Weibo, all the commenters here who have been encouraging me with their kind words, took the time to share their thoughts and of course helped and contributed a lot in many ways in the content and posts in the blog and of course for all the readers who checked here.
I am sorry that I don’t have something special to give away here but still to celebrate this occasion I am opening this post for discussion and also for who have any suggestions, requests or questions. Hope you can share with me what your thoughts about our girl past, projects and future or whatever you like to discuss and if you want me to post about something specific related to our girl or ask me if you have a question in mind. I will try my best to answer it all and fulfill any requests.
LOVE YOU ALL ❤
Credit: As Tagged, LDH Twitter and Naver