So, despite having a workload that’s slowly eating away at my will to live, I’ve decided to take part in the 12 days of Christmas project, beloved by anibloggers worldwide- partly because I like to be included in this sort of thing, and partly because I write too many negative posts, and this will give me a chance to talk about some of the more pleasant anime-related shenanigans I’ve been up to this year! I’ll be posting in a chronological order, starting off with the events that happened to the start of the year, concluding with those that happened just recently, because I’m just totally OCD like that!
And what better way to start off this project than this: the debut of Watashi wa bucho!!
After much cajoling from a few friends, one of which being Anime Viking’s, Marow, and deliberation on what to call it (much of which took place in the shower, the best place to deliberate), I decided to throw caution to the wind and start up my blog. There have been numerous highs and lows since then. The highs: feeling it’s a blogger’s job to be more analytical, I’ve noticed things in some of my favourite shows I would not have otherwise noticed, I’ve made friends, and have had fun talking about one of my favourite hobbies. The lows: posts I’ve poured my heart into getting little views, and battling against ‘the haters’. I’ve also learnt a lot too: to talk to others on their blogs, to write an assortment of different types of posts to cater to different readers’ needs, and to REPLY TO ALL THE COMMENTS! Lessons I still need to put into practise more effectively, I’m afraid…
As for what’s next for WWB, I plan to take a short break from writing after Christmas to recharge my batteries, plan out some awesomesauce new posts, and give the site a bit of a revamp, aiming to make my glorious return by February 2nd, my blog’s birthday. As for some of the things I would like to aim for next year: I would like to be able to start blogging two shows at a time, publishing an editorial or review every two weeks or so- one show at a time simply doesn’t feel enough- but that really depends on time, I’d also like to be able to make WWB more interactive, letting you readers have somewhat of a say in what you’d like me to blog, and finally, I hope to interact more with some of my fellow bloggers- I really feel as though I haven’t done enough to connect with some of you awesome guys this year, partly due to time constraints, and partly due to my shy nature (I know, shocking, right? The authoress of “I AM BOSS!” suffers from extreme shyness)! It’d be super-cool to take part in some more projects, and write up some collaboration posts, so if any of you bloggers are interested, give me a shout! Don’t be shy- I’m much more scared of you than you are of me, I assure you!