One Year Anniversary
This is just a short post which announces that this blog has existed for a year.
When I made this blog on a whim I had no idea how long I would stick with it or even what content I wanted to write. Admittedly I did go six months without writing a single post at one point so it doesn’t really feel like a year of blogging.
When it comes to actually writing posts, it can be very difficult for me to get motivated some of the time. It depends on my mood, but in general its a thing which I like doing, but I’d literally rather do almost anything else. My thought process goes something like this: ‘why would I want to sit down to write something for a few hours when I can watch an entire 1-cour anime series in the same amount of time?’
You may then ask me why I still continue to blog if I place more value in spending the time doing something else. It comes back to part of the reason I made the blog in the first place, I need to improve my writing. There’s also the fact that I do enjoy talking about my favourite Japanese media, so the blog serves as a good place for me to vent.
I originally intended the blog to be primarily an anime blog, but somewhere along the line it had developed into a visual novel blog without me noticing. This may be partly because finding pictures for a post can sometimes be quite difficult, but its easy for visual novels since all you have to do is look up a cg gallery and pick the most relevant pictures (as opposed to skipping through episode after episode to find something).
The main reason though is that I really got into visual novels this year. To put it into perspective, I had only 12 completed entries on vndb before I made the blog… now I have 72.
That doesn’t mean I’ll only write about visual novels. I still want to write about anime too, just that it will happen less often. At some point I also plan to do light novel and manga spotlights for titles that really click for me, but I never seem to find time for LNs/manga so it might take a while.
On an unrelated note, go check out http://openings.moe/ if you haven’t already. It plays random anime openings and endings and I’ve had it set to cycle though them on my second monitor the whole time I’ve been writing this.
Anyway, that’s all for this post, thanks for reading. I don’t know how long I will continue to blog, but I should still be here for a while.