A couple of months ago, I picture-spammed the CNBLUE thread as usual and joked that I felt like going for hibernation for I feared that people would be tired of my posts. I didn’t mean what I said. I just felt kinda embarrassed editing and posting all day, like I didn’t have a life other than posting CNBLUE stuff there.
I feel so ancient as a member of that forum. My registration date was EARLIER than the date shown in my profile. That date was the BIG CRASH date. Old members will know what I’m talking about. Long story but not important anymore. Anyways, I’d been on a long hiatus before the YAB and associated CNBLUE fandom. My getting crazy over Yonghwa and then CNBLUE had me posting like a total nut all over again. In my experiences with K-drama and K-pop fandoms before, I had the feelings that fans didn’t just share goodies in the forum but PROMOTED the show/star they liked to people wandering around. That’s why there were rules about no ‘bumping of threads’ by just convoing or writing not-that-informative posts. (These rules still exist.) It was a good feeling that the thread you were active in remained on the first couple of pages of the sub-forum every day. It meant your favorite artist/show was POPULAR.
Maybe I had been away for too long and the world has changed. Fans now share stuff in various (and more efficient) ways… Why do I still care if pics and videos or fan accounts are posted in the thread? Everybody’s seen them already. (Just me not knowing, coz I don’t follow enough people on twitter?)
I’m very PUZZLED if I should care when the thread seems ridiculously quiet when they are BUSY touring or doing all sorts of exciting things, and the posts aren’t very ‘balanced’ at times because of whatever reasons (You figure that out; I don’t want to be too explicit). I even lurk to other music groups’ threads to solve my puzzle. Maybe I just shouldn’t compare. Groups and associated fans are DIFFERENT people and different people have different behavior.
So please tell me that the English-speaking boices around are very informed about what’s going on with CNBLUE and I can forget about the condition in that thread. And please tweet me info about the boys. I’m sorry if I ain’t that social on twitter; I don’t even know who to follow. I thought I was sharing stuff but maybe everybody had those already.
Please don’t misunderstand that I particularly love that forum and want to SELL it to you. I don’t have any emotional attachment to it at all besides I knew dear chiara from there. I just thought it’s a big melting-spot for English-speaking fans around. I’m wrong?
What’s my point here? I don’t know myself. Sorry for talking crap.