Sunday, 15 July 2018

Personal Thoughts: Graduating Okay! Musume Time? (Not yet, but maybe)

I keep wondering when I last did a post, and looking back now, it was at the end of June. Thinking even further, I haven't continued my Haachin series despite saying I would, and actually I have a clear idea of where to go with them, but right now I don't have the time, and my interest has waned a little with this space. I don't know why, it just has.

Thinking back to my hiatus, I had times where I thought about completely leaving Okay! Musume Time and never looking back, and those feelings are only intensifying now despite how much I wanted to return. It was actually during my weekend at HYPER JAPAN that I wondered more about graduating Okay! Musume Time or going on another hiatus, because despite how much I love this blog and how much it has shaped me as a person and a writer, it's also holding me back a little (or so I believe), and I'm not as into the articles I want to write as I could be.

There is a lot I want to do on here, but I want to do similar content on Selective Hearing. I also want to showcase a better, more professional side to myself, but I don't think I could ever get Okay! Musume Time to that standard, but also I want to keep this personal, bubbly side to myself on here. I've also acknowledged that I want to write more for Selective Hearing and to better my article count there. It's quite low in my mind, and during my hiatus I did well with writing, but since trying to get back into writing on O!MT I have fallen back into the habit of writing nothing for either site. It's aggravating, worrying, and it only stresses me out more.

Of course there are a lot of good things about Okay! Musume Time that make me want to write here for a long time. Firstly, it will be 8 years old come November. Second, I finally hit the 1000 post count during a Haachin-based post. Third, I have been able to talk to so many people through this and made friends thanks to blogging. I've grown and learnt so many things since starting up my blog and I can't be happier that it brought me so many things. It's thanks to Okay! Musume Time that I am where I am today in my love for idols and writing, but I know that there will be a time when I need to stop and do something a little different, or the same thing on another platform.

I will give myself until Okay! Musume Time's 8th Anniversary to decide whether or not I graduate this space. By then I should know where I want to be and what I want to do.

Apologies for the sudden post everyone, but I wanted my feelings about this situation out in the open. Thank you for reading, and please take care.

Chiima.

6 comments:

  1. Whatever you decide, I'll support you. I know my blog time's been a tad wonky as of late, though I attribute it to the fact I've pretty much made a lot of work for myself (which was primarily designed to accommodate those news/release droughts that were common in H!P in 2017. Turns out they were just planning for 2018...).

    Blogging, be it as a hobby or a profession, is no easy task if you want to do it justice.

    Whatever happens, I'll support you and your decision.

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    1. Thank you.

      As you said yourself, blogging is no easy task when you want to do it justice, and for me I want to do the best that I can for this blog and space that I love. But there are times where I think I can't do it that well.

      You are really understanding, and I'm sad your own blogging has become a little wonky due to work. Sad to say, that is life. I hope everything balances itself out in the long-run.

      Thank you once again <3

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  2. As someone who also writes about idols everyday (Even it´s only new profiles on my wikia) I can say that you can only do it if it´s fun and not a burden.
    I had a german Hello! Pro Newsblog in the past and it was fun for 2 or 3 years. But after that my interests changed. News is something you have to search for everyday which could be very troublesome. Everytime you go on hiatus you will lose readers. I love your blog but I can understand if you graduate. But maybe someday you want to write again.

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    1. It's true that this is something we need to do for fun. It begins to feel like work then it becomes an issue.
      I have done news as well on here, but I do agree that it's very troublesome to search through articles every day / week, especially when busy. Thank you for your understanding in everything, I'm still unsure about what to do... we will see once November hits.

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