The end of the year is near, I’m on a studying break for a bit and will only go into work for two more days this year. That is also an explanation for my recent absence — exam season and a retail job before Christmas. (For fellow students: I just finished 100 Days of Productivity, a tumblr challenge, where you study every day for 100 days.)
Anyway, Lauren over at her blog, Otaku Journalist, wrote up some questions to help bloggers with their yearly review. I won’t answer all of them (publicly), but I did want to touch upon the first one specifically.
What made up your body of work this year? Which parts are you most proud of?
If you’ve been around for a year (or longer), you might have noticed there have been two different blogging periods this year.
期間一 [きかんいち, kikan ichi, Period #1] was Backlogs. This period lasted from January until mid-September. The posts gave short, packed reviews of whichever shows I finished that week. In all, there were 20 weekly backlog posts. I’m too lazy to count how many series I finished.
Then I ran out of movies and nearly finished series and slipped into 期間二 [きかんに, kikan ni, Period #2], which is basically “research post on Wednesday, review on Sunday”. And this petered out as soon as I upped my hours at work.
That would be the facts. My feelings? Regarding 期間一, I feel accomplished having done this project — I have been meaning to do it for some years and it forced me to finish quite a number of anime, although I just barely put a dent in my list. I’m also proud that I managed to keep this series up for 20 weeks.
Regarding 期間二, that’s a schedule I’d like to publish by in the future. Although my blog is one of the lesser priorities when going gets rough (like when I have exams and 25-hour-work-weeks at the same time) and it will get rough, this is currently my ideal.
In all I’m proud of myself for posting at least semi-consistently
and hope for an even better 2018.
Still, I’m open to suggestions and feedback, so feel free to voice your opinion.