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懐かしい〜〜 Time has really passed since the day I set up my first ever (and the only one..) Korean blog! ><;; I still remember it was sometime in Feb 2009, around 1 year from the start of my Korean learning journey. I haven’t wrote in there for months.. >< Feel so ashamed of myself. D: Makes me wonder how I manage to keep up this blog up till now. And some of you might know that I have a new Japanese blog. Was writing in it just now and all the memories of starting a Korean blog came back to me. I’ll talk about my Japanese blog next time!

(I was wondering what made me stop writing in it, and now that I’m browsing through it, I realized why. SO PISSED THAT NAVER KEEP LOGGING ME OUT EVERY FEW MIN)

And now I’m stumped. Either I have not improved in 3 years still or I’m blind or there isn’t a list of all the posts I’ve written in the admin section. I see 덧글 관리 but no 글 관리. mmm okay…

I still remembered being really really really excited when I first created my Naver account. This is an old post I wrote about creating the blog! I couldn’t really navigate Korean sites then and if you guys have been to Naver, you will know that its a whole clutter of links. But it was so fun trying to figure out how to decorate my blog, how to change the banner, how to add a post. I still remember how I took like an hour or so just to write up the first ever post!!! Which is shown below heehee.

so many memories!

And the day I received my first ever comment from a Korean! omg. I think I was like super super happy. I actually got to know some of my Korean friends through the blog and in fact, I met up with a few of them and I do have friends that I still keep in contact up till now!! (: I think I really should be active in it again. Yes, the more I think about it, the more I wondered why I gave up on it. ^^;;

So many Koreans left messages for me, corrected my sentences, left me comments and encouragement. >< So touched. Everytime I received a comment I was like SUPER HAPPY. I think the blog even got up to a few hundred views a day at one time. The sense of satisfaction that Koreans actually read what I wrote 😀 😀

why did i give up on it? o.o

Seriously, sometimes it’s really through such random self reflection that I realized how important some things are. I could really see my progress with the Naver blog. At the beginning, I was like seriously taking hours just to write a few sentences. Word by word, typing on the keyboard meticulously. I was slow, but each sentence I completed made me sooo happy. And slowly the post length grew and I grew more comfortable in my writing.

I could only write about my daily life and other simple topics at first, but nowadays (the most recent posts) I wrote about almost anything I want. 😀 When I first started, I had to simplify a lot of the things that I wanted to express because I don’t know the expressions and leave out a lot of things. But slowly, writing in Korean got more natural and my typing speed improved too! I can almost type as fast in Korean as I do in English. ^^

When I was blogging in Japanese the other day, I was super slow. It took me 40 min to clobber out the top new post and it was like.. just a few sentences ^^; But it’s immensely satisfying to be typing our your thoughts (however mundane) in a foreign language. Like Korean, I can read and listen much better in Japanese than I can speak or write. Hopefully I’ll get better at it soon.

Do you guys have Japanese / Korean blogs too? Share the links 😀 😀

My Japanese Blog |My Korean Blog 

I can’t share much about Japanese yet, but if you are interested in having a Korean blog, get it hosted on a Korean blogging platform instead of on wordpress/blogger.

Naver –> you have to create a general Naver account first ^^

Tistory 

 

 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    gillian
    18 September, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    /applause/ ONE DAY… One day I will be able to blog in Japanese too! Hahaha. I actually have a few Korean blogs (Cyworld check, Naver check, Daum check) and reading back on my old posts is super funny! My Korean used to be SO awkward and terrible and… Funny. Hehehe. But they all died 🙁 Maybe I should start again! On another platform? Tistory this time? Hah.

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      hangukdrama
      18 September, 2012 at 10:56 PM

      hahahaha how come u got so many blogs!! is daum blog easy to use? hehehe go update your blogspot first !!

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    Vanessa
    18 September, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    우와 must be so cool when the native-speakers of your blog comment on your posts!
    Thanks for bringing up this subject, now I feel motivated to create my own blog, even if I don’t have much to talk about ㅋㅋㅋ

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      hangukdrama
      19 September, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      yes!!! I was like OMG OMG OMG OMG when I received my first comment from a Korean xD hahaha even up till now, I get really really happy when they leave me a comment. Go create one! 😀 It might make you more motivated to study Korean too

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        Vanessa
        30 September, 2012 at 11:12 AM

        안녕하세요, Shanna ㅋㅋ
        전 새로운 블로그에 포스트를 해서 공유하고 싶었어요 ^^
        http://blog.daum.net/nessuka
        ㅋㅋ You asked us to share the links, so here I am sharing mine 😀

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          hangukdrama
          30 September, 2012 at 11:24 AM

          😀 😀 definitely checking it out!

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    ZX
    19 September, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    OMG you have a blog in each language?? You must really really like blogging, haha~ gonna stalk all your blogs from now on ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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      hangukdrama
      19 September, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      hahahahaha I should start blogging in Chinese… ^^;; hehe cannot la. I will take like super long to type in the hanyu pinyin xD hehe 😀 Will try to update the Korean one more often. My Japanese not good enough, I’ll end up repeating the same thing every entry ><

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    jayne
    19 September, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    which is more popular cyworld blogging or naver blogging.. I have the feeling that people in Korea use cyworld more

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      hangukdrama
      19 September, 2012 at 9:58 AM

      Naver blogging is a little different since it’s a full blog while cyworld is more microblogging / short diaries.

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    PT
    20 September, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    I am a total newbie who’s just learning Korean and would like to eventually start a blog. Could you put up a post on blog platforms used in Korea and/or Asia in general? Cyworld, Naver, Daum and now Tistory? I was just going to use Blogger or tumblr. Is there a difference or advantage? I’m so confused.

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    alodia
    4 November, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I have a Korean blog that have died and was revived, died and was revived and now it has died again and yet again I’m planning to revive it. But I think I must first find out why it keeps dying, unlike my wordpress blog. Maybe I find it tiring since I still can’t write comfortably in Korean and would usually take me loads of time. I also don’t know what to blog about and don’t want it to be a translated version of my wordpress blog. But I do post a lot in Kim Sun Ah’s fancafe. There’s a section for 하루 이야기 and if there’s something I wish to share with my ‘family’ there, I write Korean diligently.

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      hangukdrama
      5 November, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      ㅋㅋ i have no idea why my ability to blog almost everyday here can’t be transferred to my korean blog. i blame the lack of time 😛

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    sourav das
    21 March, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Thank you for your interesting blog.Which motivated me to learn foreign language.Hope you will be keep on posting.

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