Believe it or not, I have been so busy between the move, adjusting to my new place and new job that I forgot that my blog turned 11 years old (started February 17, 2009). This makes me wonder how long I have been doing this for. By now, a good amount of people who were blogging about anime back when I started in 2009 have pretty much moved on. With that, I would like to reflect on the last year of blogging and focus on the future.
My 11th year of blogging is definitely interesting. Sure, there is some demotivating things such as comments and the the job search. I view 2019 as a turning point in my life as I finally had a good number of job interviews. Eventually, I landed in a job after nearly three years of searching.
Now, I am focused on advancing my career and learning from my mistakes from my first job, this meant that my blog in the latter half of the year took the backseat. After all, I had to pack my stuff from my old house, sell it, buy a new house and move in.
Besides the whole fiasco over having internet installed at the new place, I realized that I don’t have much free time during Monday thru Thursday. While I can do some things during the commute home such as catch up with the latest episodes of anime on my iPhone among other things, I only have about 4 hours and 40 minutes before I have to sleep and wake up early in the morning to catch the train.
Commuting and working in a big city is definitely a big life change. During my first job, I drove to work and I only had to wake up at 6:00 AM, eat breakfast, drive to work and I will be at my cubicle. Now things are different, but there are benefits. While the walk to the office building from the train station was difficult at first since I am slightly overweight. Eventually I got used to the walk and I noticed that I have lost weight and getting a bit more fit little by little. Yes, the walk to work thing does wonders as it’s count for my daily exercise. Also, I feel a lot better compared to the three years of staying at home all day working on my apps. This is while going through the daily search for another job.
So, why am I sharing my recent experiences with the move and the new job? While my life has gotten busier, this doesn’t mean I will give up on creating new content. After all, watching anime and sharing my passion for it is still one of those past times I still enjoy. It’s just like reading manga, playing around with technology, or playing video games. It keeps my mind off my full-time job. With that in mind, there are still a lot of exciting content I plan to do in the future. This is in addition to the blog mascot that I plan to have done in the near future. With that, I thank all my readers, followers, and those who commented on my post throughout the year. Now, let’s make it to the 12th year.
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Congrats on turning 11. Same time period as myself. Although I really have to give you kudos, for sticking with the one blog. I’ve bounced around with 4th my current one. Hoping for more years!!
Yes, it takes dedication, but besides having some close calls like in 2018 and 2010 of losing some work, I had pretty good backups for now that this is never a problem. I see bloggers losing their data and having to start over, and there are those who left and come back with a new blog.
Congrats! Good luck with reaching 12, I might be able to hit 9 or maybe even 10 but it’s tough with me constantly struggling with content, inactivity and waning passion :\ But perhaps it’s not exactly an uncommon issue for people blogging as long as us
The hard part is finding more content to write about besides episodic reviews. But definitely don’t force yourself.Eventually the ideas will eventually will come through.