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)
Back when I started this blog, I never knew that it was going to last this long. While I created a few fansites back in the day, it never lasted beyond 1-2 years at most since I had no capacity to get real hosting back then. While I relied on free hosting for the first 2 years of blogging from 2009 and most of 2010, I was able to get a domain and hosting of my own for the first time in November 2010, although it was not without problems. Eventually, I moved to a virtual private server since they gotten cheaper. While I switched servers three times, I don’t intend to move away from the current hosting provider anytime soon (if you are wondering, I’m currently using BuyVM and they have been reliable thus far).
The main reason I started blogging about Anime is not just to improve my writing skills, but also share my renewed passion from Anime. During my last year of high school, I lost interest in watching the Pokémon Anime, but I didn’t realize that there are other shows that I would also enjoy. After watching the first season of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Kanon and Clannad, everything was history. While I didn’t watch many shows in 2009, my tastes started to expand in 2010 as I started to watch other airing shows. During that time, I got to meet other anime bloggers and even made a few friends a long the way.
So, what will the future hold for this blog? I still think that there are plenty of shows and topics regarding the fandom/themes in Anime that I haven’t touched upon yet. Not only that, my Japanese-self study has allowed me to talk about Japanese video games, thus diversifying my content on my blog. Even so, with another semester remaining until I finish my graduate degree, I wonder how I will fit my blogging while holding a full-time job moving forward. I will decide when the time comes.
With that, I would like to thank all of my subscribers, followers and visitors who read and enjoy my posts old and new and comment on them. I hope you will continue to support me into the future.
For those who are new and want to learn more about me, feel free to read my ABC Awards post.
応援してくれてありがとうございました。(Thank you for supporting me.)
Overall Statistics for the 5th year: 1361 posts, 3288 comments, 69 completed series. ¶