It seems very appropriate that this my 200th post should be today, the day Daesung of Big Bang enters the military. Daesung was the subject of my first post
back in April 2016 and he’s also the reason I found Kpop. While I’m sad he has to go, I’m hoping that he’ll come back more successful and happier than ever. So my first thanks go to him.
Secondly my daughter Elizabeth who helped me set up the website/blog, and without whom I wouldn’t have so many cool photographs. My companion on all three trips to Korea, and occasionally to concerts and cons. (When I press gang her into it.) She bought me the original jacket, helped me shop for the second jacket on our second trip to Korea, and has listened to me talk constantly about things she has little interest in. Thank you.
The next few thank yous are jumbled together as each is equally important in it’s own way. A great big thank you to all the concert line buddies and new friends that I’ve met along the way. You guys are awesome and make the wait in line go much faster. The fans everywhere have been incredible, no matter which group is their bias. Thank you for making me feel welcome. The people who have allowed me to share their ride, or who have shared my hotel room to help defray expenses, a big thanks goes to you too.
The readers from all over the world who follow my blog are varied and wonderfully diverse, but are united in an interest in Korea. Some prefer my posts about food, others the history, travel sites, or Kdramas, or of course Kpop. Whatever their reason, I want to thank you all for sticking with me along this journey. (I’ve listed all my followers down at the end of my post to show my appreciation and to allow others to perhaps discover your blogs.)
Thank you to the the general readers too, the ones who stop by once in a while to check out something that interests them. You guys make up the majority of my ‘views’ and it always interests me to see which posts are your favorites. Right now my most popular posts are Korean Variety Show Games, part 2
with 4,095 views, and Alkkagi
with just over 2,000 views. Whilst my least popular are the one about Chunghyeon Museum
which actually was a really cool little museum, and my first post
which only has 5 views.
My top 10 countries for readers are the USA, Philippines, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, S.Korea, Indonesia, Australia, UK, and India, then the bottom few include Curacao, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire. In total I’ve had views from people in over 150 countries which I think is quite amazing, and shows the interest of Kpop around the world.