It’s always around exam period where endless thoughts start swirling around in my head and these days, I’m thankful. Last Saturday was the U-KISS Collage Tour Concert in Singapore and Dinoseoul was lucky enough to be invited as media to cover both the press conference and concert. But this isn’t a post to gush about how down-to-earth and adorable the boys were, or how Soohyun and Kiseop couldn’t keep their hands off each other throughout the press con, or how Kevin basically called Eli “fat”, or how my life is complete after hearing ‘Without You’ live… no, this is a post to thank my wonderful Dinoseoul team and to look back at how far we’ve come.
Okay, we haven’t quite hit it big or anything and we’re still super grateful for every single follower on Twitter, every single new like on our Facebook page, but just looking back at how it all began… it’s wonderful. I revisted my past Whatsapp conversations with Rachel and managed to pinpoint the exact day the seeds of Dinoseoul were planted.
Look at Rachel being all cynical… So this conversation happened when I was in Seoul last May and Rachel was going on about how she wanted to submit her writing sample to Seoulbeats/Kourier, and it just made sense to start up our own. I mean, we had nothing to lose, right?
Fast forward a year and while we’re by no means a known name yet, nor can we compete with the likes of sgkwave, KAvenyou, etc. with their thousands of followers, I’m still immensely proud to call myself a co-founder of the site and proud of ourselves for actually going through with it, despite our initial uncertainty. I know I don’t contribute as much as I’d like to because of school, so I’m grateful for a great team and a great partner who are able to hold the forte.
And soon, we’ll make the leap, perhaps permanently, to a self-hosted website, and it’s an investment I’m willing to make. Here’s to many more years! And because we’re always appreciative of any and all support, please show us some love on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
Thank you and love you all! xx