Yep, another year has passed and it feels like yesterday since I started my blog back in mid February 2009. Now, it’s time to take a look back on my 6th year of blogging while I share my thoughts about the future.
Since everyone have finished celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday during December, the end of the year is coming and it’s time to reflect back on Anime blogging for the year of 2014 as a whole along with any goals and changes I have in store for the new year.
It seems like yesterday since I turned 24 years old. Like last year, it has been a calm year thus far except for the couple big snowstorms. Not to mention, I have been focusing primarily on learning new vocabulary and Kanji from playing video games and memorizing them through flash cards. I am still planning to tackle grammar needed for JPLT (will focus on N3 next year) with the references I have since there are apparently not many good advanced level textbooks unless you want to learn from one that is only in Japanese.
As I turn 25 years old, I have a feeling that 1/4th of my life has already passed by me although I look younger than my actual age. During those years, I have been focusing mostly on education. After the fall semester, I will finally complete my master’s degree and find my first job. I have high hopes that I will get a good paying job, but it won’t be easy. Once I get a one, I don’t expect things to be drastically different depending on the workload. In fact, I will be able to cover more types of content and be able to attend Anime conventions. Not sure which one I will go to, but Otakon is a good possibility since it’s only about a 3-hour drive from where I live. I’ll figure it out once I get there.
It seems like yesterday since I started my Anime blog back in February in 2009. Today, this blog reaches yet another important milestone of turning 5 years old. While the 5th year had some ups and downs, I still enjoy writing about Anime and even Japanese language video games. (Image Source)
Yep, it’s that time again! It’s time to focus on another community activity post thanks to a fellow Anime blogger named Moonliasteria.
As seen on other posts, here are the official rules:
- Download the award logo and add it to your acceptance post.
- Nominate a few fellow bloggers and share the award.
- Since the award is ABC, take each letter of the alphabet and use it to tell something about yourself.
With that, let’s start, shall we?
For those who celebrate, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. If you haven’t already, check out my 12 Days of Anime posts for this year.
On the other hand I plan to do things differently for this yearly Christmas post. Here, I will volunteer myself to answer a set of questions written by Silvachief, who writes a blog called The Geek Clinic, which focuses on visual novels, Anime, music and video games. If you still want to see more answers for questions asked by other bloggers, check out the ones I answered for Yumeka and AceRailgun. (Image Source)
Believe it or not, my 3rd year of blogging was a pretty good year. While I didn’t win the 2nd Aniblog Tournament, at least my match came a bit closer compared to the first one that happened in 2010. In addition, I explored other means of content besides writing episodic and editorial posts. Aside from that, there were some real life events such as Hurricane Sandy, which prevented me from blogging for a few days. Despite the difficulties I face while more Anime blogs died in the past year, I pushed on and now have reach the fourth year of blogging.
Since I reached my fourth year of blogging, where do I go from here since I don’t show any sign of dying anytime soon? Well, I’m pretty much doing more of the same since I’m satisfied by how things are going now. On the other hand, with Grad School is on the horizon, I might have to adjust what I blog and probably stick to weekly editorials and stuff. When the time comes, I will figure it, but it all comes down to proper time management.
With that, I thank all my friends, followers and readers who supported me for all these years. Let’s make the fifth year a strong one!
Raw Statistics: 1140 posts, 2655 Comments, 54 Completed Series (No visitors/page views statistics as Piwik sort of broke on me). (Image Source)
It’s that time of year again and since the AniBlog Tourney is coming up, I want to get some feedback from the readers. Compared to the survey from last year, I’m doing it a bit differently since it’s more open-ended. Therefore, it would be helpful if you specify what are my strengths and things I should improve on in terms of content through constructive criticism. In addition, I’m open to posting other content besides the usual posts (editorials/reviews/episodics) as long it related to Anime, Manga and Visual Novels (Anime of Games are also fine). So, be aware of that question since it might be interesting to see how will it turn out. I might implement them depending on the feasibility and my capabilities.
So, further ado… take the Reader Survey and be honest with your answers. It will close on March 20th (two weeks from now) and I will share the results afterwards with some analysis.
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