We mentioned this a few times in the comment section so this should not come out as such a surprise anymore. The increasing number of posts during the last few weeks was also an indication of our decision… Today, we have the sad, but important responsibility to announce that we are ending blogging on Cdramadevotee as of September 6th, 2016.
Why We Are Leaving
Archidisign: School is starting soon. I took a REALLY busy schedule and the past week was already hard to get through. It will be a crazy semester and I sadly do not see how blogging will can find time in it. Furthermore, I believe that in the last one year and a half, we have already covered most subjects we wanted to cover. I think I have mentioned at least once each of the dramas I wanted to highlight on the blog which makes me extremely happy and satisfied.
Intellectualkitten: When September hits, I will be taking up new challenges and new experiences. I would be putting more of my time on school, on my studies, and also on different other opportunities along the way. Just for the time being, I hope to distance myself from cdramas and cmovies and concentrate on other things.
The Efforts Needed to Maintain a Blog
Blogging is personal so everyone’s commitment will vary as well. Realistically speaking, it would be impossible for us to continue maintaining this blog. If you are familiar with our work, you know we post a LOT. Because checking sina and weibo on a daily basis is not something you can take moderately: it requires constant commitment. And that commitment can range from one to two hours a day just to track all the news.
Grateful for Your Love
Intellectualkitten: It is sad to leave like this because Cdramadevotee has created a small community of people who love dramas. People that I love. There was a lot of things that could have gone wrong but this blog always kept its positive synergy. I learnt a lot by talking to everyone in the comment section, so really… it is a great experience 😀
Archidisign: I totally loved the whole blogging experience and it is all thanks to the interaction I had with everyone. I think that for any website, it is the feedback and the feeling of accomplishing something for the community that makes the desire to keep going. I want to thank everyone for participating so actively on our blog, even if we may sound silly and full of mistakes (obviously typos!) from time to time.
Here, I want to thanks the people who came on the blog since our first one (aiyusoxin, visonofjm, CapriquariusMei, Jo, dramarian, Kate, Ann) as well as my very special The Mystic Nine recapping team (Lizzie, maoh, Pooh, Jo, Sharon, dwi, Hannah, etc). There are also Ezr, Creidesca, xingfenzhen, etc who brought on valuable and new information that we missed out. I feel like naming even more people and it just feels amazing we had the chance to interact with so many people!! Everyone is so amazing and supportive. ❤ :’)
Archidisign: I will keep reading/commenting blog posts and entertainment news on the Internet. I will also keep watching dramas and stay addicted to the beautiful Zhao Liying. But instead of creating new content, I will be a watcher from now on. I may pop on the blog again for random posts worth writing about, but I will definitely not be active as I am right now. However, don’t worry, I will definitely finish the recapping of all the episodes of The Mystic Nine. I may not be as fast as I am now, but it will be done properly ^^
Intellectualkitten: I am considering opening a personal blog in the future, not affiliated to this account nor related to Chinese entertainment. Blogging is fun and I still have so much to say! I will keep watching Chinese movies and follow all my favourites (Liu Yifei, Deng Chao, Bai Baihe, Liu Shishi, etc) as they come up with new projects. And I promise, I will come back if I bump into a really good project to share with everyone! Thank you all for telling me to watch Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, etc… you guys made my summer so much more awesome.
Navigate through our blog
Cdramadevotee is also a platform for us to share all kind of information and through its existence, we made some articles worth keeping. Please go check our Site Index here for all the links of these topics. Especially, maybe these posts can keep being great references? ^^
- Introduction to the Cdrama world
- List of Reviews and Recaps
- List of Chinese drama reviews
- List of Chinese movie reviews
- Famous Broadcasting Channels in China
- Famous Production Teams and Directors
- Famous Chinese Online Novelists
- List of Chinese Celebrities’ Instagram
- List of Madame Tussaud Wax Figures
- List of Famous Celebrity Couple
- Most viewed dramas: Past – 2015
- Recap of 2015
- List of Shoujo recommendations
- List of Shounen recommendations
Other resources online
We prepared a page of our favorite resources and blogs for Chinese entertainment news. Go check them out! You can also create your own blog to make the cdrama online community even stronger!
If you are somehow literate in Mandarin, I suggest creating a weibo account to follow Chinese entertainment. A good start would be to follow Sina Entertainment, Sina Movie, and Sina TV.
[Edit by Ikitten] So many warm messages! I will save some to reply tomorrow or I will cry out for real ><… You guys are all wishing us luck for the future and I am sincerely grateful for it. I also want to wish you guys a bright future. I consider you all as my friends and I always wish the best to people I care about. Good night!
[Edit by Archidisign] OMG you girls are so sweeet!!! ❤ ❤ Thanks for being so understanding and supportive. All these amazing messages here are blowing my mind. :’D There is no way I can answer all the comments in one seating, but I will do so little by little. You girls (do we have even one guy? xD) mean so much for me and I feel like we are a big family! Hope the best for everyone!!