And by an era, I mean, like, four years.
Hello, guys, and thanks so much for being loyal enough to be here today to read this very minor-ish announcement. Before anything, I’d like to extend an apology for halting reviews on McRoth’s Residence so abruptly. The thing is, the irregularity in posting reviews comes at a time when my dedication to McRoth’s Residence has dropped by a significant semitone. To put it very simply:
Come the end of the year I’ll be retiring McRoth’s Residence. I know. I’ve been at this for a while, and though I’ve announced such departures before, I am at a place where, because I can’t prioritize running a K-Pop site into my everyday life, I’m very comfortable letting go. It’s a responsibility I’m finding difficult to file and keep up with, though I try. Which means that by the end of December, McRoth’s Residence will henceforth be inactive and remain so permanently.
I thank you guys for all of the love you’ve shown this blog, and most importantly, for reading. If it weren’t for the exposure of McRoth’s Residence, I don’t think I would be where I am today in the K-Pop stratosphere, and not nearly as interconnected with the people I’ve come to meet and adore. You’ve given so much to me as readers and I firmly believe that I’ve given enough as a K-Pop writer to bow out with pride and excitement for the things to come.
I had planed to announce this publicly on the blog’s October anniversary, but thanks to my big-fat mouth and lack of self-control, I went ahead and spoke of this blog’s retirement a few weeks in advance. I guess there’s no proper time to bid farewell, right?
I will work my hardest to wrap up this arc with — you guessed it — my end-of year best of lists, which will be this blog’s final hurrah. Yay! And I will continue to set a standard in K-Pop reviews as I take with me what I’ve learned, because at the end of the day that’s been the goal of McRoth’s Residence all along.
So while I prepare my next review, remember that you can always keep up with me on the regular through Twitter @rothsresidence, Facebook, and Tumblr. I’m not leaving completely (more on this in a later post), so stay close, updated and awesome.
Here’s a super cute Jaejin GIF for your amusement.