A Year In….


The other day I received a notice from WordPress that it was my 1 year anniversary blogging. One year in…It’s been an interesting experience and I’ve learned a few things.

I originally started  this blog for a couple of reasons. I was looking for a place to share my thoughts on anime as it related to myself: a 40 something dad of two anime fans. I was also looking for some community. My blogging came at a time of losing a few things. I was realizing that I was heading for a divorce and the martial arts school that had been a big part of my life for the past 8 years was closing. I needed a new space or outlet for myself.

I have learned a few things in this past year:

1) I am not a natural writer. I do okay, but being mildly disorganized and strapped for time doesn’t help. When I plan things out I do a better blog post.

2) It is hard for me to find time to blog. I have my boys on the weekend when I’m off of work. My older son tends to take over my computer on the weekend, so I have to be sure to make the time.

3) There are many good writers out there in the blogging community. I have read some very good, insightful, well written blog posts and that makes me want to do better.

4) There is a really nice, supportive blogging community out there and I consider myself better to have made their/ your acquaintance.

I would like to thank the following people:

 Denny Sinnoh : Denny was the first to welcome me to the blogging community.

 Miharusshi : An early supporter and someone who shares my love of Nagi Yanagi.

The Otaku Judge : Another blogger I can count on for a comment. Thank you for the support.

Arria Cross : Another supportive blogger.

Renxkyoko : A recent supportive blogger. I appreciate the feedback.

Thank you all for the support! Also thanks to all other readers, commenters and supporters. I thank you all!

7 thoughts on “A Year In….

  1. renxkyoko November 3, 2015 / 1:03 am

    You’re welcome. and Cheers ! Keep on watching animes ! ! By the way, if you can find Hell Girl, I recommend that. No gore, no violence, no sexy stuff but creepy as heck.

    Liked by 1 person

    • madreceiver November 3, 2015 / 1:13 am

      Thank you! I’ll keep an eye out for it. I am currently watching through a favorite of both of my boys: Kimi Ni Todoke. So good! Maybe after that…


  2. The Otaku Judge November 3, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Happy WordPress anniversary. Hope your life is much happier than back in the day when you started blogging.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Matthew November 7, 2015 / 6:36 am

    Happy 1 year anniversary! Nice choice of using the Clannad After Story opening theme. I hope you continue blogging 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • madreceiver November 9, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you! I plan to keep blogging when I find the time.
      I love After Story’s OP.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Matthew November 9, 2015 / 3:32 pm

        Alright, I hope you continue ^^
        The song is beautiful.

        Liked by 1 person

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