Sakura: Please excuse the hastily scribbled thank you at the top of the picture, its hard to get hirigana to look right when you’re using a mouse 🙂
Anyway, Choux noticed that we’d gotten over half a million hits and we both thought that we owed you all a massive thank you for helping us reach such a momentous milestone.
The post is a little bit late in coming, but thank you everybody!
The site has certainly seen many changes since it first hit the blogosphere. We’ve had many awesome layouts and banners thanks to the hard work of Choux, we started off as part of a group of blogs only to become our own thing and we’ve lost a lot of our authors.
Choux and I are the only ones who post with regularity and real life and ill health have kept me from posting too frequently of late.
But we are still here, still blogging away and you are still visiting so we must be doing something right ne?
As much as the blog has evolved I think we’ve also evolved as bloggers. In the beginning I was all gung ho on episodic blogging and I quickly realized, that unless you’re into a show heart and soul its really hard to find the energy to write about it week in week out.
So nowadays I’m a lot more laid back (maybe a little too laid back considering my post count of late) but when I do post, its because I really feel passionate about the subject matter instead of feeling obligated to put something out there because I really should just put something up. So the post count may have gone down but the passion remains the same.
We’d like to continue to get evolve and get better and better, it would be nice to reach a million hits after all 🙂
So feel free to contact us and let us know what you would like to see more of, or just what it is exactly you enjoy about the site. Feedback can only help us improve, so don’t hold back everyone.
Thank you again and see you at a million!
ばんざーい！ヽ(▽￣ )乂( ￣▽)ﾉ ばんざｰい!
I’ll hand you over to Choux now, since I know she’d also like to say a few words.
Choux: Ah, this has been a long journey, hasn’t it? I look back at the stuff I used to do and am absolutely shocked (especially at how much stuff I used to do on anime, which I REALLY should focus more). Like sakura, I’m just not good with regular blogging, so I guess it’s good that we’re on the same wavelength?
Well, Sakura has basically said all there is to say, so let me just give you guys some stats:
Our most popular post is the Fall Season 2008 Preview, followed by MECHA SERIES REVIEW, InuYasha Chapter 558, naruto 422 – Kakashi vs Pein, Naruto Chapter 413 – Sasuke gets owned!, fullmetal alchemist 2 : brotherhood, and Air gear: the required training arc.Which is to be expected, since they’re about shounen series (which is kinda ironic considering we’re all girls, isn’t it?)
Out top referrer is animenano(with around 10,000 hits), followed by the the animeblogger antenna (a little over 6000 hits) and google reader. Though of course, other blogs have introduced quite a bit of traffic, with oihayaku leading the way, followed by simplicity, celestialkitsune, akibahiroi, and hunting the elusive.
Our top 3 most clicked links are to 2 gundam wallpapers and a pandora hearts wallpaper (I’m sorry to all the wonderful bloggers out there, but we’re just not good at getting people to click links…)
The top 5 search terms are Skip beat (girl power!), hachibi (which is just odd), Umineko (I’m actually installing chiru right this second), toradora (aww…), and junjou romantica (which is odd because we never really wrote about that series). I really wanted to get a list of the oddest searches that linked to us, but wordpress is being stingy about the lists and won’t let me see them…
So thanks to everyone who has visited this site~ Keep on coming, and remember, I’m sending you all cake telepathically (I’m still not that good at it though, so it might take a while, and it might not work, but CAKE IS COMING!) ~\(≧▽≦)/~