I can't believe it, it seems like yesterday; so many stories, so much fun, so many amazing friends made.
And I'm going to get mushy now, and really, you shouldn't be subjected to that without the chance to skip it.
[But in short, this is a Thank You.]
When I started the rec archive two years ago, all I wanted was to share the stories I enjoyed, and do so in a way that was easy to find other stories, older recs, some specific tropes/genres, because I've followed archives in the past that are no longer updated and I remember how much I loved them, how many stories I discovered through them. I hoped that someone, one day, would find the rec archive useful, would find it easy to navigate and most of all would find stories to love.
I never thought it would come true. I mean, I hoped, I hoped people would find it useful and enjoy it. That's the only purpose of a rec, to share a story with someone else.
And wow, my_drarry_recs is two years old. (can't quite wrap my mind around that one.)
Maintaining the archive takes some time, takes a bit of organisation and dedication. Once in a while I get a message or an email from someone telling me how much they enjoy the archive. People has been incredibly kind to me in telling me good things about it and I'm floored, because even though it was something like a dream of mine that it would happen, I guess I never thought it would, you know? I thought people would enjoy the recs, but I never imagined they would embrace me and made me feel part of something. And I'm incredibly grateful and humbled that you have. Every single comment and message I get, it goes straight to my heart and stays there forever.
And it all happened because of you, because you writers keep sharing these amazing stories with us, you give your time, your effort, your talent to share something with us, and today, as every day, I thank you for that.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for keeping the magic alive. <3