So, one year on I can honestly say that I don’t mind that I missed the trip to Venice.Without it, I’m not sure if I would’ve started the blog since there were a few things in that single week that contributed to this.
In some ways it’s been quite a turbulent year for anime blogging in general. There’ll always be new bloggers with PASSION and a BURNING WILL to express their opinions, but I’m not sure if they (or I) can replace the older ones who seem to be disappearing and/or fading away right and left. Some of the culprits include coburn (not “old” exactly, but he did stop writing…), Totali, Korasoff (Edit: He’s alive!) and a whole bunch of the staff at Random Curiosity (especially Natrone. He was so awesome). Oh, and biankita (where did you go ;_;?)
Then we have the few that seem to be fading away ever so slowly, like THAT and Epic Win (altough I think, think that the 5th time’s the charm and they really are back. Maybe.) And let’s not forget the slowbloggers, bateszi, IKnight and Owen. All I can say is write more than once a month please!
Of course, I can’t forget Yukan! Blog or OiHayaku! either. blissmo’s the person who inspired me to start blogging in the first place (one of those “things” I mentioned in the first paragraph). I think we all miss her bunny suicide comics. As for OH!, we were all set to destroy the world of anime blogging and rebuild it anew, becoming the Grand Emperors… but then we didn’t. It seems that there’s a strange trend that any team blog I join dies not long after. Damn. In any case, I thank both blissmo and Riex for giving me the chance to expand my anime and blogging knowledge and exposing me more to the community.
But even as the old fade out, there are still new (and excellent) bloggers to take up the reins and keep the discourse going: ghostlightning, Kiriska, moritheil (at Anime Diet and TMR) and animekritik to name a few. Sooner or later, we will fully revitalize the blogosphere!
Of course, what’s an anniversary post without thanks to all the other bloggers I’ve come into contact with and have supported this site by reading, commenting and linking: TheBigN, kanzeon, Omo, nazarielle, JPHinanoCombo, FuyuMaiden, Gargron, glothelegend, Baka-Raptor, digiboy, Michael of Low On Hit Points, fangzhao, lolikitsune, Rabbit Poets, The Soujourner, zzeroparticle, lelangir, Shin, Kairu, adaywithoutme, Sakura, 53RG10, usagijen, Ryan A, Eternal, Extrange, animewriter (who “gave” me the header for this post), Sorrow-kun and many others.
As well as any other people I’ve met through the TWITTERPOCALYPSE or the GOOGLEREADERPOCALYPSE.
Rather than reminisce fondly, I’ll just point you tto what I consider some of my landmark posts that, as Owen says, you will probably not click on or re-read:
Thanks to all and hopefully I don’t become a slow blogger or completely run out of ideas. To another year!