Have you ever felt bemused / puzzled / left out / like you weren’t one of the cool kids / all of the above when you see other people blithely embed videos and photos in the comments sections of various posts on the blog?
Do you also get the same expression on your face that Gong Yoo’s wearing in the pic above, furrowing your brow & squinting your eyes, when you try your darndest to embed stuff in the comments, but somehow, it just doesn’t work?
So I’ve been watching kdrama for 6 years now, and blogging for (approximately) 6 weeks. I know, it feels like so much longer, right?
Anyway. I have to say, these last 6 weeks have been a huge eye-opener for me, in so many ways. I’ve realized things that I’d never even thought of in my previous 6 years as a non-blogging kdrama watcher.
Let me rephrase that.
Some of these things are new revelations, and some are things that I’d sort of known in my head, but now, having stepped out of the lurking closet, these things have been magnified to a degree that they sort of blow my mind a little, and give me pause.
Celebrate with me! This is a double first for me: my first Year-In-Review, AND, my first guest post too! 😀
This guest post is especially close to my heart because how it came about is actually the origin story of this blog.
THE ORIGIN STORY
Up to about 2 months ago, I had been a persistent lurker in the kdrama-verse.
For most of my six kdrama-watching years, I visited lots of blogs regularly and kept up with the k-entertainment news and lapped up other people’s views and reviews, but I almost never commented on anything.
Once in a long while, I would leave a comment somewhere, but mostly only if I had something that I was just burning to say.
I’m an introvert at heart, though most people who know me in real life wouldn’t guess it, and this was my inner introvert acting out.
It’s been such a back-and-forth thing, getting this blog up.
Firstly, I never actually thought I’d blog. I used to just journal all my thoughts after watching a kdrama. But then, recently I decided to poke around to just, y’know, give it a try. See what it feels like to come out of the fangirling closet.
After trying out 2 different templates in blogger, I decided to try out wordpress. And wordpress lets me put Gong Yoo’s gorgeous face as my banner. SOLD.
True, I had a more polished look on the blogger template I left behind. But seriously, how does a blogger template compete with the gorgeousness of Gong Yoo’s face, smiling back at me every time I come to my blog?
A fangirl knows what’s important. Who needs a more polished template when you can have Gong Yoo?
So. Today I brought all my blogger posts over, and that explains why all my reviews were posted on the same day.
Don’t think I’m weird. I’m just a fangirl doing what she needs to do 😉