5 Year Blogaversary
I can’t believe it’s been officially five years blogging as of today. I had all these big ideas about how I wanted to celebrate such a special milestone…that didn’t happen. I will be doing something special, but at this time, I just can’t put much into celebrating on the actual anniversary itself, but do expect that in the coming months I will be doing something to celebrate with all of you.
Here’s a fact that I’m rather proud of, although at times it really seems not enough, but as of this fifth year anniversary, a grand total of 40 dramas have been completely recapped and 13 movies. Plus, there have been about 33 dramas reviewed and 8 movies reviewed. And I can’t even tell you how many music posts have been done. There have even been several anime reviews/recaps thanks to nichan and Chani-chan. The latter even contributed some game reviews/recaps of the Zelda series.
So…five years. That’s a golden anniversary in the likes of Hollywood marriages and it’s a pretty hefty anniversary in the blogging world. Let’s face it, Asian drama blogs are a dime a dozen. Tons are started, and some of my favorites have gone by the wayside after only a year or more (or less). Real life always has a way of kibbutzing motivation or maybe your romance with the genre has faded over the years. I’m proud that AAA has made it five years. It’s survived me working two jobs, two database crashes, and moving hosts twice.
This site has gone from getting zero hits and zero comments to getting an average of 1,000-2,000 hits a day. Comments…well, it doesn’t get a whole lot of those at times, but I’ve made some great drama and blogging buddies along the way. This site is my baby, my monster, something that brings happiness and a lot of regret. I always regret that I haven’t done more than I’ve done and that I’m horrible at starting anything and seeing it to the finish. You only need to look at the recap page to understand what I mean by that. Of course my drama-watching habits themselves are not good.
I ended 2014 having experienced the greatest loss of my life and you can see that this site is very much neglected. My family life and drama life do not go hand in hand. My family doesn’t like what I like and I’ve decided after losing my most important person that I need to be spending more quality time with my family at this time. I am not letting this blog go in any way, but I probably won’t post on as regular of a basis as I was doing before. Who would have thought that this hobby would make me feel guilty in other ways.
I said on AAA’s Facebook page that I am doing what I want right now and recharging. Things will be difficult for quite some time. I will finish up LIAR GAME, Smile, Donghae, Ruby Ring, and Sound of the Desert. It will take some time but these things will be finished. When I tie up these loose ends, only then will I try to move onto new dramas and blogging about them. You may be finding more reviews than recaps coming from at this time. I don’t plan on giving up recapping altogether, but it feels of late it’s just too much work. Even more so than writing a review, recaps can take tons of hours and dedication. Watching, re-watching. Writing. Re-watching. Screencapping. Sometimes it feels like all of this effort and no one reads them. LOL. Seems impossible with the stats I have, right? It’s just that feeling that I think some bloggers feel. Doing all of this work and for what purpose? Oh, I know the purpose. I love a drama and want to share. I went from giving impressions and thoughts to doing play-by-plays. Are they really all that necessary? I don’t know.
Here is hoping that AAA will see even more years. More dramas, more music. And whatever else might be dreamed up.