Happy Anniversary – 100 Word Anime Turns 3

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It’s May 1 which makes this the official third anniversary of 100 Word Anime. Which just means this blog has lasted three years longer than expected and for that I have the community to thank. Writing about anime has been so much fun, but a lot of the enjoyment comes from the people I’ve met and the conversations I’ve had since starting the blog.

So, I’d really like to take the opportunity to thank all my followers, particularly those who take the time out of their day to leave me a comment or to discuss anime with me. It really means the world to me and I’d love to thank you all individually but know that you have my sincerest gratitude.

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And an extra special thank-you to those who have been supporting me on Patron or through Ko-Fi. I really appreciate it and you are helping me slowly get to my goal of making the blog my full-time gig.

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While April of 2019 was the first month since the blog began that I did not post everyday, 100 Word Anime is still going very strong with the 4th year looking to be another fantastic year. However, to celebrate the year that was, I am going to start us off with the first give-away I’ve ever run on the blog.


For your chance to win either a Cardcaptor Sakura figure or a Haruhi Suzumiya figure (no box – 2nd hand purchase and Haruhi doesn’t come with her guitar, still looks awesome though – one day I’ll be able to offer a more substantial prize), just click the link below and enter.

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This weekend I’ll do a quick review of the year that was stat-wise and set some goals for the next year for those who are interested but here are some of the highlights of the third year blogging:

  • At the start of 2019 I launched my new avatar as I finally commissioned an avatar just for the blog and connected social media.
  • I reached the goal of 10000 views in a single month, actually managing to hit 11000 views in January. That was super exciting.
  • I published the second e-book compilation with my review content from 2018.
  • The blog got hit with a number of DMCA removal notices that with the help of some advice from other bloggers (thank you) in a similar position were successfully overturned. Fun, copyright laws.
  • I watched and reviewed a lot of anime and collaborated with a number of other bloggers to discuss some very fun shows.
  • I continued to have a lot of fun with the blog and with the community.

I really am looking forward to another year of blogging and another year in the ani-blogging community. Check out the post over the weekend as I set some new goals and targets for the fourth year but for now, I am sending another huge thank-you out to the community for all the support you’ve shown me over the past three years.

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Thank-you for reading 100 Word Anime.
Join the discussion in the comments.
Karandi James

78 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary – 100 Word Anime Turns 3

  1. Wow, this is awesome. I recently started an anime blog myself, and your success with it is definitely something I’d take as a source of inspiration.

    I do have one question though regarding this entry: The blog got hit with a number of DMCA removal notices that with the help of some advice from other bloggers (thank you) in a similar position were successfully overturned. Fun, copyright laws.

    Anything I should be looking out for specifically to avoid issues?

    Anyway, congratulations! 🙂

    1. I’m honestly not qualified in the slightest to give advice other than to read up on what Fair Use means. There’s plenty of posts out there around this issue that give information around the laws and what you can and can’t do and it is worth spending a few hours doing some google searches and reading.
      Even then, there seem to be adjustments to these laws all the time and the laws aren’t consistent from one country to the next so do the best you can, acknowledge what you use, and ultimately just consider how much you are using of a given material.

      1. Got it. Thank you for your reply. Would it be okay to ask an example of an issue you faced?

  2. Happy 3 years of writing! I remember a while back you did publish your ebook. I think it’s cool you can write an ebook and talk about the anime reviews. Keep up with the awesome work!

    1. I was hoping later this year to maybe find some time to write some fiction or something in addition to blog content, though given how the year has started that is looking less and less likely. Still, I am loving writing for the blog and really enjoy writing about anime.

      1. If you do get some time, you should definitely plan it out and think about starting some fiction writing. Don’t put it off too long or it may never come true. It’s always fun to write about anime.

  3. Congratulations on making it to 3 years Karandi!

    Such an incredible achievement, that is even more so because of how you frequently and regularly you release content. It’s always inspiring to see you continue to keep up such an amazing schedule, with the content itself always being an enjoyable read.

    Your hard work is appreciated and I always enjoy your posts whenever I get the chance to read them.

    Here’s to another awesome year!

    1. Thank you so much Leth. I’m glad you continue to enjoy the content and I’m really looking forward to another year of blogging and the blogging community.

  4. Happy blog anniversary!! Looking forward to more content from you. You’re an amazing blogger and really inspired me to take the plunge into anime reviews and content. 🙂 Wishing you much more success and joy always.

  5. Congratulations! It’s always worth reading and you add a lot to my enjoyment of anime.

    1. I’m certainly amazed with just how much fun I’m still having and how no matter how much time I spend on the blog I always want to do more.

  6. Congratulations!!! I’m so excited to see what the future holds for you and your blog! You are such an amazing and dedicated blogger and I have always truly admired you and your hard work! Here is to many more years of awesome blogging content!😄🥳

  7. You really are an incredible writer, Karandi! I’ve loved reading your content ever since I started following 100 Word Anime, and I always look forward to the next post. Keep up the fantastic work, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

  8. Congratulations for sticking with blogging for 4 years! I admire how you are able to bring in the quality content every single day!

  9. Im just gonna say wowwee! I hope you continue to be an inspiration and motivation to us all. I would also like to borrow the time machine once you finish it up.

    I like how you keep denying the existence of your army of clones. I’ll pretend I didn’t figure it out.

    1. I think the last month proved beyond a doubt that the clone army either does not exist or they all travelled to Japan because that was a terrible month for the blog. Maybe they all travelled to Japan. If they are my clones they probably all took the mindset of ‘you aren’t going to Japan without me’.

        1. And anime just keeps coming out and my to be watched list just keeps getting longer. Yeah, I don’t think I’ll run out of things I want to talk about any time soon.

    1. What I really need is a time machine to give myself an extra five or six hours in a day. Still, we’ll keep working away at the blog and trying to grow the content.

  10. Congratulations. I just had my first 1,000 view month so am completely in awe of 11,000. Keep up the good work and you’ll be at 100,000 in no time…

    1. I don’t think I’ll be seeing 100,000 views in a month any time soon but I’ll keep it in my mind for a future goal.
      Hopefully your views keep growing on your blog as well.

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