Time keeps rushing by and I even can’t keep up with it.
The actual two year mark was reached the 26th of January, but nonetheless I wanted to make a dedicated post for it. To make this two year blogging review, I had to run down what I published to get a grips on what has been going on.
As mentioned, I must admit I have trouble recollecting what happened in 2014 when it comes down to my blog. I’m glad that I’ve passed the 180 followers, which means a lot to me. I know it’s not the numbers that you see around with Instagram accounts passing 600k followers or Youtubers with 3 million subscribers. Nonetheless, over 180 people can fill a decent sized sports hall if you try visualize it.
In my personal life I had to get accustomed to a totally different lifestyle in which I had to make choices in which contacts to maintain, which hobbies to drop and how to organize it all. A full time job can take its toll and life has its ups and downs along the way.
Concerning my posts, I tried to remain true to my formula with seasonal posts, previews, reviews and so on. I also take an anime every now and again and link a real life experience to it, since some anime offer a window into reality of some sorts. I occasionally do some special series or posts in which I want to highlight tips to maintain or improve a blog.
I’m also very grateful for those who’ve participated in my Blogspotlight series. I wanted to do something different and engage bloggers to interact on another level with the community. I like to give my followers the opportunity to read about other bloggers and maybe interest them to move around in the anime blogging community, discovering blogs that were unknown to them.
I’ve noticed that in my WordPress-feed, some players started to lessen their blog activity. Me being one of them around the end of the year. But it’s like a trend and I think that when you reach a certain age you find yourself making a choice to abandon the activities you started when time was more forgiving. The thought of quitting has of course crossed my mind during these two years and especially at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015. Yet I enjoyed writing a lot and not being able to share my thoughts on anime with fellow enthusiasts felt like I was missing out on something.
From a career perspective(no, I am not a professional writer), WordPress taught me a lot about maintaining a community and running a sort of website. Creating content is a skill on its own and maintaining is even a greater challenge.
I cannot predict the future of course. All things come to an end one day, just like people and companies don’t last forever and blogging is also one of them. I enjoy writing, but I cannot say if I’m able to maintain the same frequency as when I started this blog. I started this blog while in university and moved from school to working life which is perhaps one of the big transits you make in life.