After almost 2 years of kicking around the idea of starting an anime blog I decided four years ago today to see if I could write an anime blog and keep up with it. I guess the answer was – yes I could. (With the caveat that my writing style never developed into something that I liked and I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like to 🙂 .)
Looking over my previous anniversary posts I noticed that they get shorter each year and this trend will probably continue this year though I might start showing my age by reminiscing about the good old days …
… Thinking back, it was a strange decision to make about starting a blog. I was always more math/science attuned and find organizing my thoughts into something coherent on paper a very difficult task. For example, that comment I left in the previous post took me almost two hours to write. Also, during the anime season that I started blogging, Winter 2008, I was feeling burned out over anime and was only watching one series. Why this was a good time to start blogging about anime is beyond me now. …
Sorry about that; reaching four years isn’t even that old compared to many blogs out there. 🙂
Before I lose anymore eyeballs to my meandering thoughts, I want to wholeheartedly thank the people who continue to read and comment on my little blog.
I don’t want to promise that I’ll write more in the upcoming year since that hasn’t worked in the previous years but I don’t foresee myself stopping anytime soon. I love anime as much as I did when I started and I still want to see more people watching anime and more people deepening their own love of anime by trying out new genres of anime.
And because someone might actually care, some stats:
- 438 total posts
- 1,096,351 total views
- 1986 total comments and
- 84,471 spam comments
|Top 10 Posts of Last Year|
|Film Review – Pixar’s UP||8,782|
|FLCL Series Review||7,794|
|The Top Eight Anime of the Spring 2011 Season, #8 to #5||7,097|
|Soul Eater Wallpaper 3||5,206|
|Haruhi vs Gurren Lagann||4,397|
|Summer 2011 Anime Preview and Watch List||4,364|
|Clannad Wallpapers 3||4,225|
|The 5 Personal Most Influential (non-anime) Animation Shows||4,123|
If I had funny search terms that brought people here I’d include them but looking them over I really don’t have anything that funny 😦 .