It’s been one year since the start of wakesidevision.com

I started wakesidevision.com one year ago today. While the site took a little time to get situated and everything working in order and getting everything somewhat planned to become a site of reviews and editorial. While the reviews happened decently regularly up until the start of the Summer, I’ve been a little more busy and finding the time to write reviews and more specifically editorials has become a little difficult.

But I thought I would share some analytics of the site, not for boasting, but to show that there is a genuine interest in Korean and Japanese music worldwide.

August 30, 2009 to August 30, 2010 6:40 PST
8,069 visits
18,570 pageviews

United States – 2,837 visits
South Korea – 765 visits
Japan – 242 visits

While these aren’t huge stats compared to other sites, I don’t spend much time using social tools to push my content. I should, but it’s a very time consuming thing to do that would otherwise take away from actual writing.

Google – 3,296 visits
Indiefulrok.blogspot.com – 1,122 visits

I have to thank Anna over at Iindiefulrok for finding my stuff and linking my Korean specific reviews. Even though her site focuses on Korean indie and mine is pretty much every genre, knowing that people enjoying reading my thoughts of music is a great feeling.

And with one year past, I want to expand the readership of wakesidevision.com. I recently started my own video game site at game.wakesidevision.com after spending a couple years under another company. And even though video games take up a lot of time, I don’t plan on ignoring my music.

But at the same time, I want to open the site to others. So I’m looking for writers who want to talk about their enjoyment of Korean and Japanese music. I don’t really care if you’ve never written a review, editorial, or show review before; you just have to enjoy the music of these two countries.

If you are interested, please email me at cpark[at]wakesidevision.com.

I’ll say upfront that this whole operation is run out of my own pocket and most people can see that there aren’t really ads on the site. I don’t plan on adding more ads on the site, but I do want to have more opinions and thoughts.

So in closing, I have to thank some people.

Anna at Indiefulrok.blogspot.com
Kyono from GMC Records
Shawn Despres
Hideki Suzuki of Edge of Spirit
Kinzli Coffman of Kinzli & the kiloWatts

From the start until now, these people opened the doors to genres I knew, but bands I didn’t.

And for everyone who has read one page of the site, I thank you.
And for everyone that read a page and left a comment, I thank you even more.

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