When I think about it, I cant believe its been almost two years since I started Kathy's Bench. As I always say, time really flies when you are having fun.
But reaching 3 million views after all this time was an even greater milestone for me so thank you so much Kbenchers for trusting me so much in feeding your Kim Hyun Joong cravings everyday.
As I always say on my previous posts(or even at daily posts where I just become emo,LOL), the blog really changed my life. I remember, when blogging started to become popular, I see stories on how blogging changed some bloggers life. I use to cringe, as I started doing MYSPACE before, but it never really changed anything.
But, I dont know if its pure curiosity or just plain "going with the flow" thing, I just started opening a blogger account, just because I had a GMAIL account. LOL.
When I started signing up for blogger, I really didnt know how what to write or what to post. The mere idea of sharing my thoughts on the blog was just not me, so there was a time I regretted opening one. First, I thought, what's the reason? Im a nobody anyways. Who would want to read my thoughts? And second, Im still a nursing student then, so I really didnt have any time. Nevertheless, I still posted from time to time, just for practice. And I remember posting only SS501 photos that I love. And that's it.
However, after studying and waiting for my board exam results(which took two months of waiting by the way), I got bored just by reading stuff online. And I even got super bored that time because there weren't really that much news of SS501, or more so, of Kim Hyun Joong at those times, since well,as we all know, after Hyun Joong left DSP at that time.
Then Kim Hyun Joong appeared suddenly on DATV via JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. Then suddenly, his curly KEYEAST photo came out, and I got overly excited. I just cant remember what got into me. But I just remembered having a blogger account, so I decided to make use of it, somehow. And presto. I started posting Kim Hyun Joong photos and articles one by one. Before I knew it, I was posting articles every day!
So how did KATHY's BENCH, the name, came about?
I use to get this question a lot of times before, and yes, until now, from the people who meet me. Honestly, when I answer them, I get disappointed. The reason for the name is really pretty lame, because Im also lame as I may say. LOL.
Seriously... I decided to put KATHY, my name, on the title, because I wanted it to be personal, or should I say I was really frustrated to use KATHY as my nickname since no one really called me that, until now? LOL. But KATHY's BENCH wasnt really the first name of this blog. It was KATHY's HAVEN. But, as time went by, I felt like it was too mushy.Just like a light, it came into me that I should change it to BENCH,for a very simple reason; because people come together and sit on BENCHES to talk.
I warned you. It was lame right? LOL. Are you disappointed? Sadly, its the reason.
But who would have thought that the BENCH would take me this far? Well, I tell this to my friends, but I owe this success to PLAYFUL KISS. My blog just came in the right time when PK started airing. That's what makes me love PLAYFUL KISS more than any KHJ blogger you'll know. Its because I believe I owe my success to the show so much.
I Playful kiss my first ever FITTING banner the blog's name, Kathy's Bench, which, earned me a lot of good words on how my banner was perfectly fitted on my blog's name, and I didnt even have to photo shop it!
|This is exactly the very first Kathy's bench I used. I didnt even dare remove the watermark and the people behind. It took even one of my kbencher friends to edit it for me! ^^|
When I first started posting, I never really thought Id do it for the long run. But then, when I got so much love and recognition as time passed by, I knew I was in it, until I can.
Now, what makes KATHY's BENCH, KATHY's BENCH stay is not merely by its name anymore but more so, because of Kim Hyun Joong. After all, its tagline, is "ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, ABOUT SS501'S MAGNETIC LEADER, KIM HYUN JOONG.