Late last night, as I was sleeping, the Bias List officially racked up its millionth view.
In the grand scheme of things, I know that I’m a relatively small fish in a big pond. Hell, many of the k-pop acts I write about routinely manage over a million views in under an hour! But I’m still proud of the readership this blog has built up.
Prior to creating the Bias List, I was a reader and fan of many other blogs, websites and podcasts. But even among the more constructive and thoughtful sources of k-pop criticism, few voices seemed to match my specific taste. The point of the Bias List has never been to convince or persuade readers, even though that’s somewhat unavoidable when writing reviews and best-of lists. The blog is really an outlet for me to process the prolific work of this industry I love so much, and for that it’s continued to be a joy to write.
As we draw closer to the new year, I want to thank each and every reader who has followed the Bias List over the past two years. I hope that I have helped to introduce new artists, songs, producers… or maybe just a new take on your favorite k-pop songs. Please continue to comment and engage. In a climate too focused on negativity, fan wars and unnecessary competition, I’m proud to have built a forum for respectful criticism and (occasional) adoration. Let’s keep that going.
Here’s to two million!