OK, HERE WE GO.
Starting a personal blog was one of my new year’s resolutions of 2013. More than a year later, here I am struggling to write my very first post. Sigh..
I hold it off for so long, because I have all the reasons not to have a blog. I am not a good writer, mediocre at best. I don’t like to talk about myself in fear of boring others. I prefer listening over talking. I’d be the least likely person to start a blog. Few friends I told of my intension of starting a blog were very puzzled and unsure. Only one person gave me a proud smile, but only because she knew how hard and scary this must be for me.
But I am braving it, because something tells me that I need this place. So in my mediocre writing, let me answer your questions.
Who are you?
I’m Jin Angdoo. Roughly put, I lived the first decade of my life in Korea, the second in Los Angeles, the third in Europe (Treviso to Amsterdam to Paris). I work as a director, making TV commercials, online films, occasional music videos and personal films. When I’m not directing, I practice to be an artist by making art pieces and a graffiti writer by painting on walls.
Why are you starting this blog?
My interests and projects span across many disciplines. I often get mixed up in different things I do and in my thoughts, because I don’t talk about them. I want this place to be where I can freely share and document my doings and my likings without the fear of boring anyone. I hope this place becomes the common ground which ties everything I do as one. And possibly and hopefully, I’d very much like to connect with those like-minded people who find this place interesting.
It sounds like you need a therapy more than a blog.
Yes, I agree. I’ve seen many bloggers who started their blogs as a way to find themselves. Maybe I’m doing that too. At least blogging is cheaper than going to a therapy.
Blogging is a thing of the past, you should Instagram.
I also Instagram sometimes. But I want to create a place with contents with my voice, not just a photo diary.
Are you going to blog about food?
No, probably not. I am a good eater but not a good cook.
About fashion and latest trends?
Nope, definitely not. My lack of knowledge in fashion brand is almost embarrassing.
Then what is your blog about?
To be completely honest, I am not sure yet. A wise man, who also happens to be my boyfriend, tells me, “you need to know what your blog is going to be about before you start one.” Very true. But for now, I know I’ll write about my projects and their processes, my interests and my thoughts, and my dreams and my hopes. And I’m sure it’ll grow into something.
So welcome and nice to meet you. I’m very glad you are here. I hope I haven’t bore you yet, and I hope you’ll visit me soon again. Ok, here we go : )