The Last Year of My Blog
Hello everyone. Long time no post! I’m not sure how many of my readers and drama blogging friends are still out there. For those who are still around, I’m writing this post to share about the future of my blog.
Let’s go down memory lane, shall we? I started blogging in 2011 and since then my blog has remained until now, 2019. Looking back, I can’t believe how much I did for dramas. I devoted the majority of my free time to my drama hobby. Whether it be blogging, volunteering on Viki, or discussing dramas on social media, I was involved with dramas (almost) on a daily basis for many years. I looked forward to logging into my blog everyday and discussing dramas with my readers. It felt like the dramasphere was part of my world, and my persona as “heisui” was a big part of me. When I moved my blog to self-hosting, it was a big accomplishment. My blog felt like 100% my own.
Fast forward to now. My drama blog has come to a halt. I no longer feel that I am “heisui” and I am very removed from my blog. There are many things that I wrote 5 years ago that I would not write now. The thoughts that used to be mine are no longer my own. In short, my blog is no longer a full representation of myself in relation to dramas. It feels outdated.
Every year, I renew (aka pay for) my blog on a self-hosted platform. But each time, I question whether I should continue paying when I am not even active on it anymore. I keep renewing it (including this year) because I have poured so much time, effort, and care into my blog that it feels like such a waste to not keep it up. But…I think I’ve reached the point where I can decide to not renew my blog next year.
I haven’t decided what to do after discontinuing my blog’s renewal. There are a couple of paths to take:
- delete my blog and all its posts
- preserve some of my favorite posts and transfer them to a new free blog
I just want to say thank you again to all of my readers and supporters. There were times when I got hater comments or plagiarizers but the support from my regular readers kept me going.
Thank you so much. Take care.