Just like anything else in life, da world - and people - are forevah changing and evolving. Wassup Wit Dat! is no different.
Wen I was an actual employee of The Honolulu Advertiser about a decade ago, blogging - forums in general - was just taking off. WWD! had a niche and it was all about a local boy being 'allowed' to blog local style - pidgin and all. Naturally I wouldn't be able to have da entire blog in pidgin although those who've met me would disagree by da way I talk but you end up getting da essence of it through all da Engrish.
As da 'voice' of WWD!, those who've stuck by WWD! since da beginning - or in its infancy stage - dis nearly decade long journey know dat no punches are held in all kine's of topics. Basically it's things dat I noticed, or more realistically, happen to me personally and as readers, most can relate or just need a laugh or someone to point da fingah to, shake their head and say babooze to.
In dis day and age wea EVERY article, forum and social media has a "comment section", it's evolution dat people will become more bold and some have their true colors come about albeit in cyberspace.
It's pretty cool dat WWD! is still able to have faithful Kwonics (those who read and post frequently), Lanceformers (those who read when they can post once in awhile) and of course all of our favorites, da Lurkahs (those who just read but no like share).
FYI - those nicknames were actually bestowed upon WWD! by our very own readers (nominated and voted) within a few months of da blog starting and it's stuck evah since which is very cool.
For those who have ventured into dis arena, I sincerely apologize in not 'officially' welcoming you as I have done since, well, forevah but E Komo Mai to WWD! to all those who have braved coming out of Lurkahville and becoming a Lanceformer.
Dis is actually to all our newbie Lurkah's out there as a heads up as to wat WWD! is all about. You'll come to realize dat my mo'olelo's dat I share is not my own, it's yours as well. We've all probably experienced it but luck will have it dat it seems to happen to me more often than most and I'm just willing to share 'publicly'.
Wen I get da time WWD! also has Shakanack reviews (which I haven't done in CHOOOOKE long time) and even lost da Pidgin/Hawaiian Word of Da Day. But I'll work hard on bringing those back for surah.
For those who've weathered da changes and stuck with WWD!, much mahalos for your loyalty. It really does mean a lot to me even though I may or may not know it.
Bottom line, WWD! is hea for you to share and enjoy too. For da most part, no 'regulating' is necessary as we are all mature enough to keep dat kine of crap out of WWD!. Surah we get da kine boneheaded responses from time to time but it's neat to see Da WWD! Hui come to da rescue.
I hope to see more and more people post as it is always fun and interesting to interact. As mentioned countless times, while I may not be able to respond to every comment as I used to before, I still do read each and every single one.... and so do oddahs.
While gone are da days of da twenty, thirty, forty+ comments - I'll continue to post until there's no more aloha and I do hope you enjoy WWD! enough to stick around.
P.S. - I still have NOT forgotten those who I owe custom t-shirts to. I have your emails and I will reach out once I'm ready to get those out to you.
Mahalo again and E Komo Mai to all new and 'old'. lol