So, like many people I didn’t quite expect Roy to post such a downer post. Talking about leaving the Tavern and maybe closing shop. And now I feel a bit guilty about writing what I’m about to write, but . . . I will be taking a shortish break from writing here at the Tavern.
A month at least (after the USA tour), maybe two (until the March friendly). I haven’t completely decided yet. I probably won’t stop posting completely, knowing myself. Some big transfer will (hopefully) come in, or something will happen in a match, and I may just need to put in my two cents. But certainly my posts will be few and far between.
The reason? As the title says, to catch my breath. Looking at the post count, I’ve contributed half of the posts (180-355) here since the Tavern opened (and I wasn’t even here then). Looking at the dates, I’ve been almost posting once a day since the beginning of October. Granted some of those pieces were listings or puff/filler pieces, but still, they take time to do. I’m going back to the US next week to see family and friends, some of which I haven’t seen in well over a year. I’m also planning on really trying to restart (and maintain) my Busan IPark blog for the 2014 season. Finally, I will of course continue to brush up on my Korean skill (아직도 한국말을 잘 못해요 ㅠㅠ).
I too am very thankful for being able to write here and talk about something I love, Korean football, in English. I am thankful to Roy for giving me the chance to piggyback off his efforts to create a community for English-speaking Korean footy fans. I am thankful to Jinseok for helping me learn about players and areas of Korean football I previously had not known about. And of course, I am thankful to all of y’all who have taken the time to read and comment on my posts. As most of y’all know we don’t get paid here, so my paycheck consists of your pageviews (sorry that was cheesy). Anyway, this is getting a little too weepy. I’ll be back in a while, refreshed and better than ever. Here’s to a great 2014 for Korean football!
One more thing
Oh yes, usually I cover/write about national team matches. I will not (or at least am not planning on) write anything for the USA tour matches. I don’t know if Roy or Jinseok were planning on writing something, I suspect one will do something, but both will be heading back to school I suspect around that time. So, I will open it y’all. We have some very knowledgeable readers here, and it seems like a good time to let others get involved. If you would like to contribute anything to the Tavern about the US tour, please do! This can be:
- Match previews
- Match reports
- Personal stories
If interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know what you want to write about, and I’ll let you know the details.