This is My Christmas Wish to All 'Gardeners' and loyal supporters of this blog. You may have noticed that I have stopped posting either snippets or episodes summaries in the last 4 days. It was because of the strident protests and conflicting signals I was getting from many of our telenovela fans. I needed a break to comprehend your real purpose and my pursuit.
At the end of the full story (Snippets) of La hija del Jardinero (The Gardener's Daughter- TGD), last weekend. I told you that, I was going to start with Esmeralda (ESM) and Amor sin Condiciones (Love Without Conditions- LWC). I also promised to resume the posting of the daily Episode summaries of TGD.
My experience however, in the last 8 days has not been a palatable one. Why?
1. Many complaints came from our Ghanaian friends. The were bored and angry with us for posting the snippets of Esmeralda. They told us that they have watched it, and that I should resume posting La hija del Jardinero.
2. On the other hand, another group of fans were full of praise and prayers for the daily Esmeralda snippets.
3. While a third group were completely confused about how to navigate through the different strands of stories without breaking the flow.
Coupled with all this conflicting signals, was the good news that our blog here was rated and ranked by the lovable giant Google as No. 1, for the key phrase La hija del Jardinero, out of 153,000 search results! What that meant for us was that a fresh surge of new telenovela fans found our site, for the first time, and traffic increased to this blog immeasurably during this period. It also meant that we are being considered as N0.1 Site with the best available information on this telenovela.
Resolution 1. If we should stop the snippets of Esmeralda, we would have inadvertently hurt the entertainment opportunities of other fans who have never watched or heard about Esmeralda. So, I choose to quickly finish the story, since it was just some 60 episodes which I could round up in a week, or thereabout.
Resolution 2. In order to keep our 'telenovela family' together, we need a unifying factor that could spur on, and thrill our common entertainment interests. Some 35 fans have unsubscribed in the last 4 days. While over 125 new subscribers have joined us within the same period, to take us to the 1,007 mark, signaling for me a good omen for the coming year 2007! (We may not have noticed it, because the loss was swallowed by the influx of new members).
So, I am bringing on board, the latest telenovela La Heredera (The Heiress) (2005), of Sergio Basanez and Sylvia Navarro ('Diego' and 'Paloma' of Cuando Seas Mia- When You Are Mine Fame).
Every one of us love this marvelous couple. It would be great to read and watch them in their latest novela, La Heredera, (The Heiress), produced last year, and which may not get to our watching opportunity, as usual, until 3 years later, i.e 2008 at the earliest. This would bring all of us together again in the new year 2007.
Resolution 3. This blog succeeded because of that sweet angel called Mariana Ochoa, the gardener's daughter. We all fell in love with her talent on screen. I have, and would begin to post snippets of her latest work launched earlier this year and called Amor sin Condiciones, Love Without Conditions- LWC. That also would unify our entertainment interests as we celebrate this yuletide and cross-over into a more prosperous year 2007, for all of us.
Resolution 4. Principally because of all our new fans that just found this site and were unable to navigate around this blog, due to the many stories that would be crisscrossing our blog here on a daily basis, I have placed the CATEGORIES link above by the sideboard on the right side. If you must enjoy the flow of any story, that should be your first point of call. From there, you would make your choice of what you want to read, whether, The Gardener's Daughter TGD or Esmeralda ESM or Love Without Conditions LWC or La Heredera or any other label you want to read. That is the best way to navigate, otherwise you may be going round in circles, God forbid.
Resolution 5. given my new enlarged responsibilities, I cannot assure you of posting daily summaries of TGD which I have done and completed with the TGD Snippets. While not exactly a 100% repetition, it would amount to 65 -70% of what we already have in the snippets. My goal is to maximize our entertainment value from the novelas, not to bore us with partial repetitions.
With this FIVE Xmas resolutions of mine, I plead for your tolerance and understanding. I confess that I need you, that was why the Ghanaians' condemnation of my Esmeralda snippets hurt me so much. Once again, I beg you not to break me with the rod of condemnations. I know you love me much as I have loved and would continue to love you all.
Let met express my deepest gratitude to all of you that have sent Xmas greetings, either by commentaries or to my mailbox. Even to those who have not done so yet, I appreciate you too. All of you have propelled me to a significant level of web relevance that I never dreamt of achieving in 2 years to come. Thank you all.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007 & IN ADVANCE!!!