Well here we are, exactly 4 years after I decided to start blogging and opened an account on WordPress. For something that was supposed to be a way for me to pass time until the end of Summer, this blog has vastly out-lived its planned life expectancy.
Since my last anniversary post, I have now fully recovered from the devastating Google Panda update and traffic has since peaked in April to 152% of pre-Panda levels. Since then, however, things have been slowing down and the blog is now sitting at 124% of pre-Panda levels. Part of the reason is because these past 4 months have been the busiest in my life and it’s going to continue on until December. My time management skills have been put to the test and I’m hoping that no cracks show in my other work until the end of the year.
I won’t bore you guys with the dozen or so things that are happening in my life right now, but one thing you might be interested in is Animethon. One of the oldest anime conventions in North America, Animethon is held every year here in Edmonton, Canada. It was also one of the top 10 anime conventions on the continent for a while, but now sits at 3rd or 4th largest in Canada. I want to see it returned to its former glory and have put in a lot of time in event preparation this year. Animethon begins this Friday, August 10 and runs until August 12. If any of you are in or around the Edmonton area, do check it out.
In other news, I’ve noticed that my blog has slowly shifted to a more anime-centric blog. When I started, I kept an equal number of magazine/artbook posts, figure posts, and anime posts. Artbook posts have largely disappeared because it is VERY DIFFICULT to hold open a book and take a picture at the same time and I’m not willing to cut them up and scan them. Figure posts have decreased because it seems to take me forever to take pictures. On the other hand, anime posts have skyrocketed because they’re quick and easy, and people seem to like them more. I may change things up in the future, but for now you can expect mostly anime posts on my blog.
I would like to thank everyone that has supported me over the years, whether it be by leaving comments or just reading my posts. You guys are what keep me going and I look forward to another good year with all of you.
If any of you are still wondering, the title comes from Martian Successor Nadesico: The Blank of 3 Years.