Summer hiatus and announcements

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After 5 straight years of consistent blogging, rarely going more than a week without a new post, I finally have to put MAY on hiatus for an extended period of time. As for why that is and when you can expect to see a new post again, read on…

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What blog posts do you most regret writing?

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It’s natural for our opinions to change over time as we acquire new knowledge and experiences, for us to realize we may have been hasty with our ideas, or that we just plain made a mistake. So it is with blogging as it is with other aspects of life; for those of us who have been blogging a long time, I’m sure we can all cite past posts where we wrote things we later regretted. Perhaps we wrote a post criticizing a particular anime only to find out after a second viewing some time later that it isn’t as bad as we first thought. Or maybe we wrote a post about a certain aspect of anime fandom that, as time went on and we became a more mature, well-versed fan, we realized we should have expressed our feelings differently. Today I thought I’d do some self-reflecting in that area and pick out posts that I’ve written over the years that I regret in some way now, and I would also like to invite my fellow anime bloggers to do the same…

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Anime blogging and evolving as a writer

Having been dedicated to writing about anime online for over a decade now, it’s no surprise that my style as a writer has evolved over the course of those years. Kai on deluscar wrote a post last month about how he’s also evolved as a writer thanks to a passion for writing about anime, which inspired me to share my experiences in writing and how my anime hobby has helped shaped me as a writer…

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Six years of anime blogging

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A little over a month ago, Mainichi Anime Yume turned six years old. Unfortunately I was too busy in early October with getting settled in my new job to remember, so all I managed to do was a quick tweet about it last week. But I did eventually want to write something about being one of the long-lasting anime bloggers, and since I don’t want to repeat what I wrote about when the blog turned five years old last year, I thought I’d do something a little different and take a brief look at how I got started with blogging in the first place…

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10 years of AnimeYume

This past June 30th marked the 10-year anniversary of my domain name, AnimeYume.com. I would have mentioned it sooner, but as usual around that time of year, I was busy with Anime Expo and writing my reviews of completed seasonal anime. I decided that today would be a good day to post about it since, while Mainichi Anime Yume is only 6 years old, this is the blog’s 600th post…

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Mainichi Anime Yume in the 2nd Aniblog Tourney (Final 32)

Just wanted to make an announcement that Mainichi Anime Yume’s next match is up in the 2nd Aniblog Tourney. Once again, for those of you visiting the blog for the first time, you can take a look at my tourney introductory post here to get a quick overview of what kind of blog this is.

When you’re ready to vote, you can do so through the tourney site here (my match is the first one listed). Thanks again for visiting and for your support ^_^

Mainichi Anime Yume in the 2nd Aniblog Tourney

Two years after the first Aniblog Tourney in 2010, Mainichi Anime Yume is again participating in the second Aniblog Tourney that started up back in April. For those of you visiting the blog for the first time, welcome…

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What kind of blog commenter are you?

I’m getting close to six years of blogging now and during this time I’ve picked up on the variety of ways people comment on blogs, whether they own a blog themselves or just read them. Naturally the diversity of blog comments and the authors behind them can’t all be categorized nicely, but I have noticed some interesting blog commenter trends…

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What is your goal for anime blogging?

Now that I’ve been maintaining an anime blog for over five years now, I’ve been wondering if I’ve ever developed some kind of goal for my work all this time. After all, if you’re like me and are very dedicated to your anime blog, your goal for it might not be something simple…

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Mainichi Anime Yume is now 5 years old

I published my first post on Mainichi Anime Yume on October 1st, 2006 (a long and rather rant-filled review of a Pokemon spin-off game of all things), and officially made the blog public on October 7th, 2006. It’s certainly been a worthwhile experience running an anime blog for so long. I’d say this past year of blogging has been one of the best…

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