first anniversary of wieselhead.de

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On May 13th 2010 this blog went on air, I still can’t believe that I got things to work ^^
In fact I had no real clue about blogging, getting a domain and stuff like that.

At the beginning I was like “As long as one person reads it, it’s all right” ^o^
I didn’t expect that things would turn out like that in terms of comments and attention.
Well, haha at first I haven’t even felt the urge to meter or see my stats, but I came to the conclusion that it would be interesting to know them,Β  so I only installed this plugin a the beginnng of the year 2011 so maybe I missed a few more hits.

This blog is mainly dedicated to figure reviews, at the beginning I just wanted to show my pictures, but after my first figure related post I’ve decided that I already wanted to tell more about the figure, instead of just showing the pictures. I want to write reviews that are helpful
to other people, who might be interested in getting the figure or just want to see how a certain figure has turned out. At the beginning I did a sloppy job in writing, but after some writing experience my english (it’s not my native language) lost it’s first layer of rust and I felt more comfortable in my writing. I also tried myself at writing non figure review related post on this blog.

In this year I wrote nearly 33 figure reviews of my older and newer figures, most likely it will be less than 33 reviews in the next year, but I will think about some other things I could post about here as well in the future, maybe some weekly post rubric where I talk about this and that.^^

Of course I like most of my reviews, but my personal Top 5 reviews are

Hattori Hanzo
Maaryan
Momohime
Endoh Ifrina

Chris

Thank you thank you Thank you …

Now to the most important part of this post, which is directed torwards you, my higly valued readers. Your comments are always very welcome and are my motivation to keep on blogging.
I highly appreciate that you give me credits for my posts, the pictures and the stuff Im doing.
At this point I would especially like to thank the ones who have visited and commented at a regularly manner, I think theres no need to give out names, I guess you know who you are ^^.

Im also thankful for constructive critism, but don’t be too harsh I can be sensitive sometimes XD
Furthermore I’d like to send a big thank you to my silent readers and visitors, you don’t have to, but don’t be shy when you would like to say something ^^.

I should also give a warm thank you to my friend Michaela, she isn’t interested in the figure hobby at all, but she sometimes comes around to assist me in my shootings, like buildung up the props or doing other stuff. Well, most of the time she’s just teasing me until I want to kick her out XD anyway thx for your support ^_^

Also thx a lot to my cheap and very reliable hoster for causing me no trouble this whole year.

Because of runnig this blog I had a lot of fun this year, I hope we will see and hear from each other a few more years. Other positive things I’ve experienced because of blogging were that I’ve met many interesting and nice people with the same interests like me. I commented on blogs before, but it’s still something different when you have your own blog.

my rusty english skills improved a lot, when looking back at some of my older posts I just can shake my head. Well I’ve already edited a few of these older post, but a few have to be edited yet. It’s still a bit away from perfect, but I will work on it until I am able to write in a more free way, like I would like to.

Plans for the future

My highest prority would be finding a better looking wordpress theme, something more flashy.
Improving my lame html and cms skills at least a little bit, argh I became so lazy with this.
Editing all of the remaning older review posts, decrease the file size of the picture, improve the writing style and editing the layout. Maybe improving the popularity, but Im ok with things how they are at the moment.

Anyway thx for reading – the next review is in preperation.

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  1. tabetaiii
    tabetaiii

    Congratulations on your first year anniversary!

    33 reviews in a year? wow, that’s quite a lot. Nearly around 2+ figures a month^^”

    I really enjoy your reviews, especially since it is so detailed. I am really looking forward to your future works!

    I’m glad I managed to stumble upon your blog! I think it was through Fabrice’s blog. (short term memory lost!) And also, it was great being able to meet another Figure reviewer, sharing the same interests and what not!

    Your English is really good and I didn’t realise it was your 2nd language until you told me! (English is also my 2nd language^^”)

    Anyways hoping for you and the success of this blog! and hope to see you in the near future too^^

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Ah thank you so much =)
      Well that was just because I started blogging pretty late, later than collecting figures, which started in 2008. so I had a lot material from my older figures, even though I reviewed not all of them yet.
      I am glad that I met you and your blog as well, I guess it was your “Happy belated Moon Festival Day!” post where I first commented. our twitter chats are always fun ^^
      Ah I see πŸ˜‰ was is your first language actually?
      thx I’ll try my best

      • tabetaiii
        tabetaiii

        no problem;)

        Ah I see, no wonder. I still got a lot of nendos/figures in my boxes and still need to review them^^”

        haha thanks and me too! Ah really? glad I made that post then XD Surprised you remember which post you first posted on!

        Ah teo chew is my first language, one of those smaller languages of Chinese^^” Although I can listen to most other languages like Cambodian, cantonese, vietnamese. However I cannot speak ^^”

        no problem, good luck!

  2. Zai
    Zai

    Yay, congratulations!! I only recently found out your blog was so young, I thought it had been around for a long time!

    I remember finding out about it when you posted a comment on my little blog (it was my very first comment – ever!) and have been hooked since then.. your gorgeous photography stands out especially. πŸ˜€

    Hope you continue to enjoy figures and blogging about them for a long time yet. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the future! ^^

    All the best and btw, I like your picture of Saya lol

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Oh thank you very much, yeah we both started blogging in may 2010 it seems ^^

      I first saw your Mikuru picture on mfc and followed the link because I liked it a lot πŸ˜‰
      I like your style of reviewing, I also find the idea of a figure blog run by a couple very cute ^-^.
      Oh thats good to hear, since I’m always putting some effort into it, sometimes too much =)

      thx that was very kind of you, I wish the same you;)

      Oh she’s called Saya I didn’t know that, I just chose it because it was fitting to my mood as I wrote this post XD

  3. luth
    luth

    Congrats on your first anniversary!
    I remember the Hanzo post was the first post I commented on, didn’t know till now that it was your second post ever, wow! Even back then your photography was amazing and I’ll have to admit, that’s my favorite thing about your blog.
    So keep up the good work and looking forward to many more posts to come!

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Oh a warm thank you very much to you as well πŸ˜‰
      Hanzo shooting was a lot of fun, I used my external flash for the first time then, unfortunately
      after that my skills with the flash dropped a lot and I barely use it nowadays, well maybe I forgot the right setting for it XD.
      Ah thx, its my favorite thing of my blog as well ;D
      Yessir, I hope you’ll keep up the good work too

      • luth
        luth

        Whoah, someday i hope to get an external flash. Or two. Or three. So I guess it’ll be awhile before I get them, lol.
        Anyways, I had nearly forgotten to mention this. If you’re not already using it, there’s a really sweet wordpress plugin called ‘WP Smush.It’ that really reduces file sizes without affecting the quality. I won’t go into the details of how its magic works but after installing it, it automatically smushes images when you upload through wordpress. It usually shaves around 15 – 40% of the file size off my images

  4. Miette-chan
    Miette-chan

    I wish I started reading your blog earlier, you started leaving comments on my blog for the longest time before I followed through to yours. I’m glad I finally decided to check it out some day.

    Still, I find it surprising, I feel like I read your blog and several others for a long time but most are not more than a year or two old. Heck you only started a few months after I did.

    Congratz, I hope to see you around for the next year too.

    Still, you say that Saya picture fits your mood?

    ~coughcougheatingpoeoplecoughcough~ XD

    Such a cool game.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      thx Miette =)
      Ah no problem don’t mention it, sometimes there are topics that aren’t interesting for everybody, or following the core audience blogs already keeps you busy enough, but thx for visiting me more often now =)

      Oh you also just started, I also thought your blog was older ;D

      hehe I really don’t know anything about Saya I have just a few pics of her on my pc πŸ˜‰
      She looks so nice on this pic ^_^

      • Ashlotte
        Ashlotte

        Oh boy…Well I highly suggest you never play the game then Fab if you want to keep thinking of her as a cute little girl haha… >_>

        • wieselhead
          wieselhead

          Oh wow, I didn’t expect that XD
          Is she more a slut or an evil monster, now Im curious …

  5. Ashlotte
    Ashlotte

    Ah grats on your milestone!

    I can’t honestly remember how it was I made it to here (Back tracked a comment on the blog perhaps?) but Im glad I found it! :p

    You do some really interesting setups that rarely fail to inspire!

    Keep it up with the crazy props eh Fab!

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Hehe thank you very much
      I guess it was a few months ago, this year I visited your blog more often than I did last year.
      thx ^_^ Yes I’ll try my best

  6. Tier
    Tier

    Congrats on a year of figure reviewing! I always enjoy seeing your pictures, as the setups are always a pleasure to see. Your English is also fine, too, and I’m continually amazed and humbled by how well people outside the usual English-speaking countries speak and write it as a second language. Me, I lived outside the US for ten years and couldn’t pick up more than maybe eight phrases of Korean.

    Best wishes on your second year!

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      hi and thank you very much.
      Oh hearing that from you means a lot to me, since your pictures are always stunning πŸ˜‰

      Oh thank you, my grades in school were more a up and down than good XD
      Well in our society english has a high significance, nowadays kids start learning english even in Kindergarten ^^
      I guess korean is very difficult to learn.

      Thx a lot see you ^-^

  7. BioToxic
    BioToxic

    Congrats on 1 year of blogging / figure reviews. I enjoy seeing what figures you’ve picked up and the reviews you do. Your photos are always really vibrant and wonderful to look at. I also enjoy your summaries of each anime season; what you watched and thought of it.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Hi thank you for your kind words and the praise ^_^. Im glad that you like my side topics as well.

  8. GREW
  9. Nopy
    Nopy

    Congrats on your first year of blogging!

    I started blogging on wordpress.com so it automatically kept stats for my blog, but when I moved to my own domain, I didn’t bother with numbers either. It wasn’t until several months later that I decided it would be nice to know how many people were visiting.

    I look forward to more of your figure reviews, they always have interesting settings and props.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      thank you very much =)
      Ah I see Its interesting to look how the stats develop. my stats look more like the rocky mounatains, well but not that high XD

      thx I’ll try my best.

  10. Chag
    Chag

    Congratulations, dude! I don’t know if this is true for you, but nothing beats looking through the review archive after every post — it’s like surveying my own little kingdom. 33 reviews in a single is definitely impressive, and you should be proud of your self for such an accomplishment! =D

    I haven’t been following you for very long, but I am looking forward to more of your reviews. Long live Wiselhead.de!

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Yeah that’s the case, but its more like “it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want *evillaughter* ” ^^
      It was fun I can say, but I could have saved a few for the second year.

      np I haven’t visited you for long either , but your 2 person blog is very cool ^_^
      anyway thx for visiting me more often now

  11. Fabrice
    Fabrice

    Congratulations!
    Time flys hey? anyway im glad i came across your blog, shame not earlier than i did.

    33 reviews! meaning you bought more than 33 figures haha. But the reviews are great, i mean it =) your lucky you have a nice cheap host. mine sucks, had so many problems, i even lost all post from 2009 right through oct 2010 >.< *curses*

    I wish you all the best for another year, and im sure it will be a fun one :3

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      thank you
      np I was a bit late at your blog as well I visited it more often after your greek vacation post ^^

      Yeah I started collecting figures in 2007/2008 and so I already had a few when starting to blog.
      Thank you very much I’m wishing you the same πŸ˜‰

  12. Aya
    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      thx a lot Aya ;D
      thx for your visits and comments so far

  13. softwerkz
    softwerkz

    Hey Fabienne,

    Although I’m late, I still want to wish you
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

    It felt like years already. I can’t believe that your blog is only 1 year old. πŸ™‚ Well, keep up the good work buddy. Continue to take beautiful photos! I love them!

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Oh thank you a lot softz, thats nice of you since you was one of my first commenters ^_^
      Yes I will thx for your motivation
      still busy as always, eh ^^?

  14. softwerkz
    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      haha sorry Akismet sent your post into the spam folder, I’ll give him a good talk later ^-^

  15. softz
    softz

    Hey Fabienne,

    I don’t know what went wrong. It seems like my first comment didn’t get in. Probably you can help me delete my previous one too. Okay, I’ll do a re-type, it may not be the same but I just wanted to say a big…

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

    It felt like your blog has been around for ages πŸ™‚ Anyway, do keep up the good work buddy. Show me more beautiful photos. I love them!

  16. Sloth
    Sloth

    Hey mate!

    A belated congrats to you! It’s so great that you started and stuck with it for all this time!

    I’ve always enjoyed how you give figures your own look and allow them to shine. Before I realised, I was visiting for the great photos and creative ways you take them rather than just seeing review of a figure. The dedication and thought you put in to the shooting location, props and light is what makes me keep coming back for more πŸ™‚

    Keep up the good work! I look forward to your future photos.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Hey Sloth, thx a lot ^^

      Ah thank you very much Im glad you like my photos and the way Im presenting my figures.
      It’s cool that you noticed my intentions ;D

  17. duqs
    duqs

    Congrats on your blog’s anniversary. I saw your blog through Miette’s or Fabrice’s blog i think.

    Hope to see more of those reviews complete with awesomesauce backgrounds/setups from you. =D

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Hi duqs thank you very, hehe I guess it was the same with me ^^

      I will do my best see you πŸ˜‰

  18. samejima
    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      hi thx for stopping by.
      thanks a lot samejima, oh really well you are blogging for some years now, I guess;)

  19. Yi
    Yi

    I’m super late, but oh wow. Huge huge congratulations! Seems like only yesterday I started following this blog. Anyway, keep those beautiful photography and figure reviews coming. ^ ^

    Cheers!

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Thanks a lot Yi πŸ˜‰ also thx for following my humble blog, I was quite honored as you asked for a link exchange ^^
      I will…

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