It seems like yesterday since the last blogging anniversary has come. Today, this blog finally turns 7 years old and I’m quite surprised how I managed to made it this far. With that, it’s time to reflect on the 7th year of blogging.
Compared to last year, it seems that things remained the same since the traffic did not change and remained consistent for the most part. Aside from that, I was content with how things went last year even though my free time decreased a bit in the second half of 2015 when I moved and started my new job.
As for social networking aspect, I feel that the Anime Blogosphere is not what it used to be. While I still feel upset over losing a sizable chunk of followers on Twitter last year after reaching a record of 240 or so followers, I do feel that it has become somewhat cliquish and given that not everyone follows each other makes it feels that the blogosphere has become fragmented. Not a surprise since blogging is not as big compared to 10 years ago and some of the blogs that I read in the past are not active anymore.
Aside from that, I think my 8th year of blogging will be a good one. Sure, I won’t be able to go to an Anime convention this year since I do not make the money to do and I plan on going somewhere with my parents during the summer, once I complete my first year, I will finally get a promotion and I’m certain that I will pass my first year. I think this year will be big given that I am preparing for possibly taking the JLPT N3 at the end of this year. With that, I hope that I can clear some games from my backlog, which I am using for practice.
Lastly, I plan on revamping the forums to gear it for whole fandom aside from the blogosphere. I feel that social networks are a poor platform when it comes to engaging discussion, especially with the changes Twitter is making to the timeline and such. Given that I only cover only like 3-5 shows in a given season, this should give others an opportunity to discuss other shows that I haven’t watch along with other things like video games and such. I will announce it once I finish remodeling the style and such, but feel free to join right now since I am not restarting it from scratch.
In short, I will keep on blogging that the same rate I usually do. With that, I would like to thank all my subscribers, followers and visitors who read and enjoy my posts, both old and new. I hope you will continue to support me into the future.
Overall Statistics for the 7th year: 1757 posts, 4582 comments, about 96 completed series. ¶