First of all, Happy New Year to everyone (though for some people I am late and others this is early). While 2017 in the real world had its fair share of ups and downs for me it was a great year as a blogger. This post is just a quick look at the stats from last year. I did do the screen captures a day early so am missing data from the last day of the year.
One thing I was very happy with was I managed to stick to my post schedule which means most days saw three posts go out with some days having an extra post (or two) squeezed in. I’ll admit, it is fairly easy for me to get most of these posts out given my episode reviews are pretty short but I was definitely struggling some weeks when my work schedule got a little out of control and I was falling behind with viewing. The other struggle I am going to face in 2018 is the list of previously viewed anime that I haven’t written reviews for is shrinking (it is still quite long but I’m going to have to rewatch a lot of stuff left on the list to write reviews). Depending on how work goes next year I may need to drop from two series reviews a week to one or else I am going to run my list down. We’ll see how that goes.
My follower count also continued to grow. What I find interesting about this is that for all the new followers, a large number of them will click the follow button and then I’ll never see or hear from them again. Still, 2017 has introduced me to some great bloggers. Some are new to blogging this year and some are just new to me and I’m really glad that I’ve had the chance to meet these people. I’m also glad for the people who have been following for awhile and have continued to support and engage with my blog.
Most of the year has been pretty stable in terms of number of views. I had a bit of a spike in April and May in the lead up to and then the anniversary. However, it seems the end of the year has gone well and hopefully I can continue to grow in 2018.
Lastly, how has the blog done overall?
Well, my best ever views are still from the 1st anniversary (May 1) but I’m closing in on 2000 posts so that’s probably my next milestone, though my 200th anime series review will be out on Wednesday with the Noragami Aragoto.
However, numbers are numbers. What really keeps this blog going is how much fun it is and how great the community are. Hopefully you will all continue on this anime journey with me through 2018.
The next couple of days will be a little bit light with posts but I’ll have the best and worst of the season results out and will be starting the poll for best anime of the year. So once again, I hope everyone will have a great New Year.
Thanks for reading.
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