Hi all, I have some bad news.
I’ve decided to end visual ioner’s daily activities.
I started blogging about visual kei/jrock/japan 9 years ago and it has been a lot of fun, but also quite time consuming and stressful time to time. It’s hard to juggle a fulltime job with this kind of hobby, alongside with other hobbies and social life.
My idea was to endure this year through, but due to sudden circumstances – an injury – I simply have to do it now. Very sudden, I wish it could have been different. 😦
In parallell with daily blogging, I have been refactoring old band profiles and created a quite big list with artists and their basic stats, which has helped me investigate new band members’ possible old activities. I’m thinking it might be of help for anyone else as nerdy as me, so even though I stop daily activities, I will keep working with this when time allows. When it’s finished, I will publish that list.
I might still be posting from time to time, like experiences from jrock concerts and travels in Japan, but it’s mostly a way for me to keep memories. I don’t know if it’s of interest for anyone else. Irrespective, the blog will still be online for anyone who can have any use of it. I’ve been wondering if I could lend over my job to someone else, but since my blog is personal, it doesn’t feel right.
I’m very sorry about this. It feels like I’m breaking up with an old friend. At the same time, I can’t wait to get that extra hour of sleep in the morning, and those 2-3 extra hours of free time after work. I don’t remember what it feels like to have a day off complete free from obligations.
My passion for jrock/visual kei is the same and I hope we keep supporting the artists. I plan to go back to Japan in September and pray to the goddess that I’m healed at that time. If so, I hope I can share some moments with you here.
It has been a lovely journey. Via my blog I’ve met some of my very best friends, I’ve got the opportunity to work with a booking agency and meet various artists. I’m also very grateful for all of you who has been visiting my blog and also shared you knowledge with me. Thank you guys, you are amazing. Keep up your good work!
Stay visual kei. 🙂
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