I know, I know, I’ve been super quiet lately and you probably think I’ve given up on Haikugirl’s Japan, but I’m still here! I’m a strong believer in not writing for the sake of it, and that’s why this year I made the conscious decision to only post when I actually had something to say.
So today, here I am, saying… “Let’s celebrate”! Haikugirl’s Japan has been running for 10 years now, and that’s quite an achievement. From my first post in May 2007 until now, there have been more than 1,300 posts, and despite changing content and frequency of posting, my readership continues to grow.
Over the years, I’ve written about wanting to live in Japan and the build up to my move, living in Japan for three years, what it’s like to return, Japan in London and Bristol, and all sorts of other aspects of Japanese culture, history and language. I’ve attempted numerous Japanese recipes, tried to explain the intricacies of a language I still don’t fully understand, and I’ve shared my travels and adventures with you. My last trip to Japan was at the end of 2015, and I’m hoping my next trip will be sometime in 2018 – watch this space!
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who reads Haikugirl’s Japan, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or have only come along recently. Please do stick around – I’ll be back when I have something to say.