Hello everyone! :’)
First of all I want to apologize for disappearing for SO long. Ever since Westlife announced their break-up I’ve been trying to decide what would happen with Westlife.GR. Having a fansite for the lads has been a dream of mine ever since I was at school and I was visiting other fansites myself such as “Westlife – a Site For Sore Eyes” which was my inspiration to start creating this site once I finished school. I have received SO much love for this site that I couldn’t believe it myself, I still can’t and I want to say a HUGE thank you to each and everyone of you for that. All you visitors have been so amazing, it was so great to see you loved the site and all those messages of support have been so touching – I still get teary eyed realising all the love I have received thanks to this site. I also couldn’t believe it when I heard Mark Feehily mentioning this site. It still feels surreal that they know about it. It felt like I was dreaming when he mentioned it on Westlife’s Webchat back in 2011 and then when the lads surprised me on my Birthday in Manchester last year during the concert. I feel so honored and like the goal of making this site a place fans would love visiting to share their love for Westlife and know about them was in a way achieved. This site is very important to me and this is why it’s so hard to make a final decision.
The thing is, what happens now? Since the lads’ split on 23 June 2012 I’ve been trying to test how this could work out. The ideal solution would be to have 4 separate sites for each Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane – which unfortunately is something I can’t do because of work commitments as I have a full-time job that takes most of my time. Thankfully as some of you probably already know I co-own Mark-Feehily.Net with Nat which we update on a daily basis and it feels so good to be able and have that place to be supporting Marky.
I decided to keep Westlife.GR open but it will not keep being updated as much as it used to – with all the up-to-date pictures additions, videos, magazines, interviews and so on. Running one site for four different careers would basically be like running four different sites which unfortunately is not something I have the time to be doing anymore. :’( The decision I’ve made for the time being is that I will only be adding the most important news about Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane’s careers here. Sadly that means there will not be daily updates or all the new pictures and videos of the lads. Closing the site though wouldn’t feel right to me. It means too much to just close it but at the same time it makes me sad that it will not be what it used to be anymore. I hope you all understand my decision, I wish I didn’t have to work and then I could have all the time in the world to have 4 different sites for each of the lads and would be updating them with all the love I have for them but life is not easy and I’m one of the lucky people in Greece – with all the crisis situation – to actually have a job. The best would be to be able to make what I love – aka updating my sites – my job too heh, but that’s not possible obviously so I will have to settle with this decision that doesn’t make me happy but it’s the best out of the options I had.
Thank you all for every message, every email, every sweet word, every visit and all the love for this site, and of course thank you to Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan for all the extremely exciting and happy moments they have given me and all the fans. <3
I know this decision might disappoint some of you - I'm disappointed myself so I totally understand how you feel - I hope you will sometimes be remembering the good old Westlife.GR with all the updates. You never know, if Westlife ever come back it might become the way it used to be again.