Seven years of Kirai: A Geek in Japan

Today, 7 years ago, I started blogging; and last December it was 4 years since I started blogging in the English version of Kirai: A Geek in Japan. When I started my Spanish blog I was 23 years old and I was finishing university back in Spain; now I am almost 30 years old. During these years many things have happened and many things have changed in the world, on the Internet, in this blog and in my life.

Thanks to you all for walking with me in this journey to have a better understanding of Japanese culture and continue learning together. During these 7 years, you have visited my blog 45 million times (almost 1 million times the English version), I have written 2635 posts in Spanish and 978 posts in English, and you have made 118,000 comments in Spanish and 4,900 comments in English. I uploaded 13,000 pictures to my Flickr, I started a new photography blog (in Spanish) and I twitted 6,290 times. I also wrote two books Un Geek en Japón (available in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German) and Momentos (which includes texts in both Spanish and English) based on the contents published in this blog. More than 20,000 units of the books have been sold all around the world. I say thanks 20,000 times to you all!

At the moment I am finishing up a new book in English published by Tuttle Publishing, that includes rewritten contents of my first book in Spanish as well as brand new chapters. It is already available for pre-order at Amazon!

A Geek in Japan
Pre-order A Geek in Japan

I will keep writing in my blog for many years to come!

If you are a new reader of Kirai: A Geek in Japan, these are some of the articles I wrote that I particularly like that will give you a good grasp of the blog:

12 Comments
  • GantzGod

    February 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    First time comments on your site long time reader. So happy to see that you have a book coming. Will be picking it up. Keep up the great work!

  • Morten

    February 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Looking forward to more years of interesting posts:) Keep at it!

  • J

    February 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    congratulation!!
    Ome de tou!!

  • Renato Murakami

    February 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Yay! Party hard!

  • Shirokij

    February 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Congratulations! And thanks for your blog! Was one of my first and best readings about Japan – still is!

  • Roy

    February 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations Hector! Good Job!

  • Grant

    February 7, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Happy blogiversary.

  • derek

    February 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    same here, long time reader, first comment. Congratulations on your success, I will be grabbing that book some time
    cheers

  • Joe

    February 13, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Any chance this will be a kindle book?

  • kirainet

    February 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

    One of the main features of the book are the pictures so it will be difficult right now. But we will think about it in the future. Sorry! I also love Kindle, use it everyday 🙂

  • Andrew

    February 19, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Would love to get a hardback version. Seems like it would make an excellent “coffee table book”.

    Props on bringing out your own book, very cool.

  • kirin

    February 20, 2011 at 5:52 am

    well done congratulations