I thought I’d end this year with a slightly more personal post. I figured that this would be the perfect time to look back on where I’ve been with this blog and where I’d like to take it in the next year. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank all the readers who continue to stop by, and I love that you take the time to leave comments.

As I mentioned in the About Me section of this blog, I’ve never been a particularly “fannish” person. Growing up, I never had posters of rock stars, didn’t crush on Hollywood actors or scream at concerts. I certainly didn’t have any “aspbergeresque” hobbies (and no offense to people who actually do have Aspberger’s syndrom, I even know a couple) of the miniature train or stamp collecting variety. If there had been a vote on who would be the “most likely to start a blog devoted to a superhero” when I went to high school, my name would be nowhere near the top of the list.

My life outside of this blog (which is quite busy despite the frequent updates), would never give this away either. I’m a biotech engineer turned translator and political advisor, and the only thing my work has in common with being a Daredevil blogger is writing. It’s a good thing I love to write, because in the same day I might go from drafting a political statement on the situation in Gaza to commenting on some forty-year-old Stan Lee/Gene Colan panel. Then again, variety is the spice of life, and my interestes have always been very diverse.

My primary reason for starting this blog and keeping it chugging along at this pace is simply that I enjoy it. My second reason is to connect with other Daredevil fans. But, I also want to reach out to new fans. I found comics again as an adult, not really knowing that my old childhood interest in superheroes could still be satisfied. I believe that Daredevil, particularly right now, is the perfect cross-over book for people who might think that superhero comics aren’t for them. I love this character, and I’m really impressed with the current creative team. I want more people to buy Daredevil, and I want more people to get to know the character.

In one year, though this blog only really started building in volume in March, I’ve posted almost 180 entries. Some have been short, just giving people the link to something funny or thought-provoking I stumbled across, and some have entailed literally hours of work. I’ve tried to let this blog be a reflection of me, that is a mix of the deadly serious and the goofy and irreverent. Daredevil history certainly offers a great deal of both. I hope I’ve struck the right kind of balance.

My resolution for the coming year is to keep doing what I’ve been doing and aim for at least ten posts a month. There are many themes I need to revisit, areas I haven’t even covered yet, and a monthly stream of new content to enjoy and comment on. I will see you again in 2009 and best wishes to all of you!

Happy New Year!

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.

4 comments

  1. Happy New Year to you, too! And many good seasons of Daredevil in the future.

  2. Hepy new year! I hope that in this new year you’ll make your DD-love shine on all us readers 🙂

  3. Asperger Syndrome? Mmmmh… I swear I don’t know him at all!

    Happy Easter and all the best for this new year 1984 from the Alzheimer club!

  4. Yes, I will make my DD love shine on the Easter of 1984. Or something… 🙂

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