On May 13th 2010 this humble blog went on air, so yeah it’s already have been two years since I started writing figure reviews. In this 2nd year I’ve written 56 post, 23 were figure reviews, the rest were about anime, preorder posts about my figure purchases and there was quite a number of Super Sonico related posts, like the Sonicomi Game, music and artbook.
Sorry that I haven’t planned anything fancy for this anniversary post, no new theme, no changes in design, I just hadn’t the time, not the mood and no good idea. Or was I just lazy?
In comparison with one year earlier the stats made an remarkable jump I can’t really say why, maybe the increased number of sexy figure reviews was one of the reasons. I found quite a liking to these kind of figures, but I still like the innocent ones that are showing less skin as well.
Additional to the very good blogs and interesting bloggers I already found in the first year, I could find a few more interesting and blogs and bloggers like Seviesphere, Figyura, World of Yamaguchi Hoshiko and Emptyblue. Don’t be aggrieved in case I missed somebody I might have mixed the first and the second year. To everyone thank you for your interesting, inspiring, and funny posts, you make the figure collecting hobby and anime culture a lot more interesting.
A few months ago my 500mb webspace was full with pictures, so I was forced to upgrade my rate at speicheranbieter.de since the price was fair. They caused no downtimes in these two years.
The only downtimes occured when I tried to upgrade to a higher Wordpess version, it happened around three times this year, if I remember right it happened everytime I wanted to update. 😛
I wasn’t sure if I should include some whining in this post, but I decided to do it. Aside from the many nice experiences in this year I’ve also experienced a few not so nice things; like loosing regular readers, friends who stopped blogging and link exchanges that missed their purpose.
I might be little too sensitive about some disillusion, I should try to accept these downsides.
In the second year I got many nice “models” to shoot as well, it was a lot of of fun to come up with different ideas for the setups of these photogenic figures, even though the outcome sometimes differed from the actual idea. Aside from just combining the props I already had in my possession I also used some self made things I just built for a certain figure shooting.
My plans for the second year worked halfways, there were some improvements in certain aspects, like photography and at my writing style, but I still haven’t found a better theme for this blog.
I also wasn’t able to improve my html or css skills, I think its even worse than before XD[ ] finding a better looking wordpress theme
[ ] Improving my html and css skills
[x] improving the writing style
[x] improving the popularity
[x] improving my photography skills
You see, there is still much to improve, lets see what I can do until the next anniversary.
Before I’ll end this post, I want to thank all of my blogging comrades, readers, also the less regular and silent ones. Thx for all your support, I really appreciate your comments and clicks.