I hope no one minds if I do a little jig. Not only does The Null Set turn 2 years old today, I reach such an absurdly high milestone on the same day.
Just a little jig because it still feels like I have a long way to go before becoming a master blogger and too much celebration feels out-of-place. Instead, I feel deeply indebted to everyone that’s visited, read my posts, left comments, and continue to come back. I hesitate to thank any person in particular since I’ll invariably forget someone I should thank and, of course, there’s many people who read this blog anonymously that I’d thank if I knew their names. However, I don’t want to miss this chance to thank people like Kitsune, Janette, RP, Suguru, Zzeroparticle, Panther, FuyuMaiden, Canne and Steven Den Beste for frequently leaving comments and running interesting anime blogs themselves. And other commenter’s like dodo, ray, JayyG and all the people who have commented (for some reason) on my single post about Aang the Avatar.
As of this post, I have had 341 total posts, 500,236 views, 1131 comments, and 6828 spam comments.
My top day was 1,644 views on June 26,2009 and my top week was Dec 21-27 with 8,971 views.
My top ten posts are:
Winter 2008 – 2009 Anime Preview and Watchlist … 31,444 views
Soul Eater Wallpaper … 18,769 views
Soul Eater Wallpaper 2 … 17,954 views
Haruhi vs Gurren Lagann … 16,686 views
Toradora Wallpapers … 14,277 views
Gurren Lagann Wallpaper … 13,085 views
Spring 2009 Anime Preview and Watchlist … 8,787 views
The 5 Personal Most Influential (non-anime) Animation Shows … 8,739 views
FLCL Series Review … 7,406 views
Fall 2009 Anime Preview and Watchlist … 7,360 views
Reflections and resolutions
This year saw a redesign of The Null Set and a sprucing up my About page – which I’m pleased with the outcomes of both. And I don’t foresee changing the theme/layout in the coming year nor making many big changes.
In some ways I thought The Null Set took a step back this year because I didn’t post as often and I allowed my weekly anime post series to lapse and I didn’t offer as many wallpapers created by me this year and I let my completed anime in need of a series review pile to grow to large proportions. And I’ve let this depress me over the last couple months which has squelched a lot of the enthusiasm I have had towards blogging anime. However, over the last few days as I’ve watched the anniversary approach for The Null Set I realized that for all my perceived problems I’ve still gotten almost 400,000 hits during my second year and there’s people that keep coming back to read what I write. That’s something to be happy about and I feel re-energized.
Therefore, I pledge to try my level best to make the third year of The Null Set the best yet.