For the girls, it has evidently been a wonderful year; their popularity and appearance have been stronger than ever. But how about the legions of fans and the blogs that stay up day and night working coal mine to coal mine pushing out all that is soshi? 2010 has currently been the greatest year for Snsdkorean as we creep towards our third anniversary, so let’s look at our accomplishments that make us worthy of that second spot on google search.
2010 saw an explosion of new staff being hired, taking the load off of our senior staffers who were trying to bear the brunt by themselves. Today, the original number of staffers have more than tripled, which is also due to the influx of news and popularity that we strive to bring.
We changed the layout of the blog, and through countless tries and experiments, we went with something that was familiar but brighter.
We added a twitter account (and recently a facebook account too) and watched as the numbers slowly grew as time passed. It was a definite plus to our blog, and currently the followers are over 9000!!!
We started more community stuff, like birthday posts for the staff (that we can hopefully continue) to allow more recognition and awareness for staff, because if they weren’t here, the blog wouldn’t be the same.
We got rid of wordpress on our domain, so a simple snsdkorean.com takes you straight to us. So much more efficient and it looks a great deal better.
We started a project of posts that span multiple entries leading up to a Soshi member’s birthday, which the staff members have taken with gusto. As well as the annual Soshi anniversary too.
We got an exclusive interview with Taeyeon’s MUM!!!! That is alone a giant notch on the SK Entertainment belt. We love MAEniac for being able to make this happen. Now she can slack off and we will all still love her.
We began the Soshicast (previously the snsdkorean podcast) and though it slowed down a tad, we are continuing this project and are also planning other side projects to bring to the front that include community input.
In December of 2009, the view numbers were at 400,000. This December, with 1/3 of the month left, we have already surpassed 1 million views; our highest count in one day has been 94,498- a staple that we can all be proud of as a team.
We had a few staff members meet up in SMTOWN LA, something that was fun to do and to have them come back spazzing about it was a treat.
Currently the blog has 3600+ posts and more than 46,000 comments.
Ranked #43 in top WordPress English blogs. #54 internationally. (Might change each day, current timestamp is 21st December 2010)
We have a logo to call our own. Now for a lot of you guys, that might not mean much, but for the team it gives us our own branding and gives us a placeholder to identify ourselves.
Our affiliation process has been revamped accepting only those that we feel contribute as much as we do for our respective idols. Simple copy/paste blogs really don’t cut it; this shows that we uphold some standard with our work along with who we walk hand in hand with.
We have added tabs on our homepage. The Team Page will be updated with info on the team itself, while the Auditions Tab is open for any qualified applicant to join our team (something that proves to us that we are growing). We have a Featured Posts Tab, which are posts that cover original content from the writers and are not necessarily news. This is to assure that our original content do not disappear under the bundle of news.
And finally, the one greatest achievement of 2010….is you guys- yes you- reading this very post! Because everything that’s being done is being done for your enjoyment, your info absorption, and for your feedback. We strive to keep this up for each other and for you. We hope that 2011 brings not only more of the same, but more good surprises and better results than the year before it.
From the team at Snsdkorean and myself- we all humbly thank you for sticking with us, and hopefully we can grow together as Soshi grows as well.
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Omg fany so cute and pretty in this pics, and thank u very much so much so nyuh shin dae fan site ❤
This is me being a Grammar Nazi: Second sentence needs to start with a capital letter.
Congratulations to the staff at snsdkorean! It’s been what, 2 years? Almost as long as Soshified has been around. And a google search for SNSD has this blog at the #3 spot (for my country, anyway). Personally, I really love all the original content written by staffers. The original, VERY random, witty and occasional cheesy write-ups, the anniversary posts, birthday posts, all give us the sense that you guys aren’t just news reporters, and all feel very human. It’s this human touch to all your posts that make me follow all updates. Also, you guys have been very, very reliable sources, up to the point where I don’t trust rumors on the girls unless it’s been on this blog or soshified itself.
Thank you, for providing us with the latest updates, media, and randoms to serve our Soshi addiction. And yes, I stole that off the bottom of your page. 😛
P.S. Psst. Soshified has a new editorial team. I think it was influenced by what you guys have been doing. Also heard you guys declined to work for them. 😮
hey thou i am relatively new to being a regular at snsdkorean but i realli do like tis blog as it is veri user friendly, super up to date and has veri entertaining write ups (exclusives such as the taeyeon’s mum interview…still quite amazed by tat…WELL DONE!)…i always come here for my daily dose of snsd…*CLAP CLAP CLAP*…haha btw i realli like the part “Here to serve your Soshi addiction”…it was due to tis line tat i first clicked on tis blog!!…haha…n u do deliver on wat u promised!…haha…=)
haha oh ya love the FANY pic…i paused like 5 sec at her super adorable pic…before i scrolled down to comment…haha…
oh yah~ it was a year full of surprises XD, you guys made a great job by providing the freshest news about SNSD.
I want to congratulate you with the achievements of the past year, and the coming year to bring best news about our 9 angels, new members and new viewers.
HAPPY NEW YEAR SNSD KOREAN!~~ CHUKKAEEEE~
We all used to say “2009 will be SNSD’s year!” and it was.
And then we started proclaiming “2010 will be SNSD’s year!” And yet again, it was.
I’m happy to see snsdkorean grow in tandem with the nine girls that we can relate to.
&&& I hope to see bigger milestones in this humble blog, especially with -secret- 😀
In the words of Tiffany on KBS Gayo Daejun “Happy New Year~” >: D
I’m was angry before but see snsd at youtube make me much better now. I hope 2011 make snsd more success and shine…! I hope 2011 is year for snsd also…another year!
i love you so much snsdkorean! Dunno what i’ll do without you.. i visit this site every single day and gosh you guys are awesome! SNSDKOREAN FIGHTING!
stephen zizi said:
Thank you so much snsdkorean staff for the information thru. out the whole year.. for SONE that cannot read or understand Korean language like me, we really appreciate this site so so so much.. for the past 2 years, this is the place that im heading straight away once im opening my computer..every single day. seriously.. im so so thankful with ur effort and update. wish u guys have a great 2011.. and still continue what u r doing…coz we really NEED you! THANK YOU AGAIN. KAMSAHAMNIDA!
Today, I’m angry and sad. That make me thinking about my mom that past almost 10 year. That make more sad and I can’t stop…cry. I’m sorry… I just want my feel free.., so I just can write here. I just feel lonely… I miss my mom. I’m sorry…really sorry…
“Now she can slack off and we will all still love her.”
–You mean I wasn’t allowed to before??? DAMMMMMMMN. Dread’s reflection posts are jjangg! ❤
Me too ! Me too ! SNSDkorean is on my favourites tab and toolbar options 😀 😀 !!! I visit the site at least twice a day (if not more) for the latest on the “9” and, to date, I have NOT BEEN DISAPPOINTED 😉 !!! WELL DONE, to the entire team <333 🙂 !!! Like your tagline says: "To serve your soshi addiction" and addiction it is 😀 😀 😀 ! In fact, that tagline actually got me to click onto your site in the first place 😉 while I was googling for soshi news. So, yeah, may 2011 be a year of EXPONENTIAL GROWTH in popularity for both the girls and this site !!!! Cheers !
Oh, BTW, that photo of Tiffany at the end of the post makes me want to go out now and buy her stuff from “Tiffanys” jewellery store 😀 😀 😀 !!! She looks so ADORABLE here <33333333333 !!!!
Dead Archetype said:
I have a question: what does the counter that says “My Best Friend” with a current number of 15,640,304 signify? o.O
Oh and congrats SNSD Korean, the best SoShi fansite after Soshified!!! =D
That’s the amount of site visitors since the start of the blog :D. We’re like McDonald’s –over 15 million served and still counting.
Lol Mae, great analogy haha.
It’s true. We give the occasional heart attack to our reader and won’t serve breakfast after 11.
“The occasional heart attack 😉 ” ?!! I would imagine most SONEs would also suffer from frequent “spazz-modic” attacks from the AWESOME Soshi news posted here 😀 😀 😀 !!!! Thank goodness there’s easy availability of “resuscitative” “drugs” here on-site to make sure the affected SONE “survives” the experience 😉 😀 !!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE STAFF OF SNSDkorean!!
You guys don’t know just how much I appreciate your hardwork… honestly I love your work quality and fast updates so I won’t be so soshi-deprived 😉
Awesome retrospective DT! SKE really has had an amazing year 🙂
I started following the blog in February and was hooked immediately. Haven’t missed a single post since. The work that you guys put in is incredible and I hope that as a new addition to the team, I can uphold the level of dedication that you have for us SONEs and also for the continued support of the girls of course. 😀
I completely ditto every word you just said mike, even the date you started following the blog =.= creepy much? hahaha xD
Thank you SNSDkorean too for giving me soshi news for the last 3months, really appreciate it ^_^ …being a late SONE is sad T.T , but will be a forever one!!!
SNSD DAEBAK~~feed me more for my soshi addiction!!!
yeaaaah snsdkorean daebak ^^
you deserve it 😀
keep posting, keep giving news. and i’ll keep reading it 😉
You peps are doing a great job!
This the first SNSD blog i have found and been to and i think i dont need to look for others.
Might i suggest a video download section where staff or members can contribute instead of us going thru the internet universe to find em?
keep up the good work guys.
honestly, this is one of the easiest and most efficient site for international SONEs like me to get info/news about them angels..
It’s has always been a habit when I open my Google Chrome,
First, check Facebook then SNSDKorean.com.
As you may not know, I’m actually a blogger myself, but I’d focus on my personal lifestyle
so more or less reading this interesting site has influenced the way I express in a more fun and friendly way.
Thanks again and I hope you guys would continue to do what you do best which is..
“To Serve OUR SoShi Addiction”.. ^^v
Happy New Year errone! More power to the blog! I think that aside from the constant updates from the girls, it’s the bond that the staff and readers that makes this blog even more adorable. More power and keep on getting better 🙂
I think that aside from the constant updates *about the girls, it’s the bond that the staff and readers that makes this blog even more adorable.
There’s something wrong about that last sentence too. Haha. But yeah, you get the picture right? :3
congrats SNSD Korean
let’s make wish 2011 more successful for us and our Soshi girls.
Good job you guys! Really, its great that I found this blog, it’s always written well, funny, constantly updated and most importantly, with as much english translation possible for people like me!!
Thankyou for serving MY soshi addiction!! haha 🙂
Thank you for providing excellence in posting everything regarding snsd. This site is one of the key reasons that keeps my day wonderful. Being a fan takes me to unchartered territories and it wouldn’t be possible without this neat blogsite. SONE’s Daebak!!
A great year for SNSD and for you guys( gals ) too!!
Many thanks to all of you for giving us Sones valuable info and updates of SNSD.
Well written blogs are everywhere, but you guys take it up a notch.
Keep up the good work and Happy New Year to everyone here!!
congratulations guys…from just a blog to a site,your team really show your full commitment to provide almost everything to serve our soshi addiction (just copy from your trademark) kekeke 🙂
greetings snsdkorean staff…jus like to say congrats on ur blog..a great deal it has help me and pretty sure lots of others. grateful we are…for bringing us news of snsd. most of us open this blog first thing in the morning. it used to bowe emails first, then fb and then other stuff. now its like this site first and before i sleep, jus in case i miss something. keep up the good work…now as you know soo young says its better to give than to receive so…kek3..so ur present is a quote from star wars…’ strong is the force in snsdkorean and all the writers here’ you are all jedi’s in my book.
Congratulations and a lot of thanks and love to SNSD Korean…This blog has been very helpful in quenching my thirst as an SNSD newbie fan. Without you and your wonderful, ever hardworking staff I will not be able to know our soshis better and love them forever. Thanks guys and more power!. You always make my day complete with all those SNSD updates. Ill try my best to give an update when Soshis come to Manila. Hope to meet them soon..^_^
congrats to snsdkorean for making it this far! whooo!!! you guys will definitely expand even more in 2011 until this blog becomes #1, just like our girls. ^_^
You know what I can’t believe? It’s already 2011, I’ve been following this blog since April of 2010; From the ‘Run Devil Run’ promotions, to the Japanese debut, to the Hoot performances, to the moment SNSD claimed the most coveted award at the 2010 Golden Disk Awards, to the year end performances at the Gayo Daejuns, everything including the birthday posts and other random news about SNSD, all from this one blog and Soshified.
I can’t say that I’m not moved at all. Indeed I am.
With a myriad of individuals that have their own innate abilities that distinguish one another (Inclusive of the random-ness), never does a writer of this blog fail to appeal to anyone whenever we read more about what’s happening with SNSD and it makes me happy to read more about the group and rarely enough, feel as though the love, work, emotions and dedication of whoever wrote the article, no matter how small it is, is felt by us commenters to be worthy of more acknowledgement. I could go on, but I’ll keep it short for concise matters.
SNSD caught my attention and curiosity, with this blog to keep us updated on what is happening concurrently with the group, they never fail to deliver. I don’t consider myself that much of a ‘SONE’, but I’m open for ideas and all for it.
2010 was full of fluctuations for me, which is why I probably sound nonchalent, let’s hope that 2011 will be more of a walk in the park than an electric slide in a break-dance.
Nearly forgot, congratulations on making it thus far, now go on into infinity and beyond, SKE, SNSD and more!
yayyy DT for making this post!
didn’t realize SKE achieve so much in 2010.
congrats to SKE. let’s hope there will be more accomplishments in 2011 😀
Boss Lady said:
it’s been such a long journey and honestly i didnt realize a good number of those “achievements” dread mentioned in the post so thanks buddy!
its crazy how far we’ve gotten and how far we’ll continue to go..i can’t even give enough thanks and appreciation to the people that work, have worked, will work for this blog and of course..the readers. the percentage of viewers always increase each year and we’re all so thankful for that. how can something that was started on a whim turn out to be so great? 🙂 please continue supoorting us, leaving comments and all. it makes a writer happy 😀 i think what makes snsdkorean so special..and so fun is the kind of bond the staffers share with each other and with readers. although we’re from different places, different backgrounds, the second someone reads and comments our posts, it’s like a connection is established. cheesy i know but thats what i feel.
snsdk familia, you da besttt! from veteran staffers to new staffers to past staffers, we wouldnt be where we are today without all of you. i think we share our own soshibond…i mean please we ship our own staffers 🙂
lastly, snsdkorean’s third anniversary is in about a month and some weeks away..please look forward to that. we’re working to bring some REALLY excting things to you guys (; if you guys have ANY suggestions bout what we should do for that special day, leave a comment in the questions/comments section.
you all are amajjing.
Lets go soshi! Lets go! CLAp Clap Lets go soshi! Lets go! CLAp Clap !!! 😀
SNSD Fighting!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
Haha. Thanks you all for working so hard and keeping snsdkorean alive. Neomu neomu kamsahamnida 🙂
Truthfully this is the first place i always visit when i open up my browser… It works the same way on my iphone and notebook.
Its like the url is special and is attracting me like a giant magnet :p
I’ll be looking forward to more everytime i open up snsdkorean on a browser~
I don’t know what I’d do without this blog. You guys are so dedicated, efficient, fast and fun. Congratulations on all your achievements. I’ve been a daily reader for about a year now 🙂
That picture of Tiff is still my iphone background lol… Great job this year SK!
its not so long since i became the reader of snsdkorean.com, perhaps 2 months++
but i just want to thank all the SKentertainment’s staffs 🙂
perhaps without u all i’ll never know SNSD 😦 i wont know what SONE is, n i wont become 1 of them 🙂
i really love this fansite, this is the most fast-updating fansite for SNSD, hehe 🙂
if u pay attention at twitter, i also mentioned @snsdkorean with my #2010SNSDmemories, at that hashtag i told all the stories bout how i got to know SNSD from this fansite.
once again thank you all SK staffs ! ^_^
anw even its already late for 4 days, i just want to wish all staffs Happy New Year 2011 !
wish u all have a great 2011 & let us make this year a Girls’ Generation again ! 🙂
lastly, its really a cute Fany pic, kekeke~ 😀
I know this is out op topic
BUT THIS IS THE TRUIE DEFINTIOIN OF EPICNESS
I still love SNSD
The greatest achievement is the global impact. You guys are read ALL over the world.
Oh! Great achievment!! Congrats!!
Today there is a broadcast about the hallyu on the french public television and our Girls are in !
Soshi is going to conquer my country hehehe^^
this is a wonderful site dedicated for SNSD…i’m always checking this site for current SoShi news :). the new writers have done an amazing job so far…keep it up!
how can I register to this fansite?
Great blog with snsd news!!
N u guys updated it so quickly…
I will continue read it
Keep up the work!
Keep up the good work, you guys are awesome 🙂 love all the entries I’ve read till now. I will make my 2011 a snsdkorean.com reading year as well as the last year was ^^
You guys are awesome!
I’m really thankfull for all youre hardwork that fills all our soshi needs 🙂
Keep up the awesome work.
“Now she can slack off and we will all still love her.” LMAOOOO fo shoo!
SKE ftw~! You guys do put a lot of effort/work into this site to bring the news in the best way. It makes reading the news fun ^^
I rarely comment here now, but rest assured i’m still a daily reader. It’s definitely been quite amazing watching this site grow when I was just reading posts from cindy, then this crazy girl maria dropped by to add her own shizz ^^, and now to the amazing/insane growth in the past few months. Keep going strong guys, and hope 2011 will be just as good to y’all =)
Boss Lady said:
HII! 🙂 i just wanted to say greetings since i havent heard from u in so long.
hi right back at ya! =) definitely been a long time! I would also ask how you are doing and such, but i don’t think comment threads are a productive way to converse XD
just want to say thanks for all of your work….
and keep up the good work.
hopefully you guys will be bigger this year…. 😀
I’m a little late to the game with a comment. But better late than never. When I started reading SNSDKorean over a year ago, I instantly felt at home with the simple layout and the effective and timely reporting of all SNSD related happenings. 2010 was as great a year for SNSDKorean as it was for the very girls this blog has enshrined, and truly lived up to the tagline “Here to Serve Your Soshi Addiction”. When you read this blog you really get the feeling of genuine enthusiasm and dedication from every writer and all the commentors, and that’s what keeps us coming back for more. In 2010, SK has definitely play a significant role in spreading Soshism and the Power of Nine. Congratulations on the numerous statistical and intangible achievements, hopefully 2011 will be even greater for both SNSD and SNSDKorean.com.
Thank you guys for all your hard work 😀
I always come here to receive Soshi news. Your posts are all amazing and I enjoy reading them.
Also congratulations on all the amazing achievements for this site.
haha my favourite place for soshi updates ^^
you really have improved a lot!
thanks for all your hard work! ^^
What does the 2nd line of the soshi picture say? I know the first one says Girls Generation but I dont know what the 2nd line says.
the 2nd line is Shoujo Jidai, the Japanese name of SNSD
oh. appreciate it!!
Actually 少女時代 is their name in Korean also, it’s just 소녀시대 written in Korean Hanja form (Chinese characters). In fact, 少女時代 is universal in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, it’s written the same way and means the same thing.
cathy j. said:
tiffany is so cute she really looks amazing