This blog finally turned 5 a few days ago. I planned on writing a long post but as usual I never found the energy to do it.
So what’s happened?
When I started out in 2006 I was full of energy, watching a lot of shows both old and new. I watched more shows in the 5-year span I was blogging than when I was still in school. ^_^;
I was able to celebrate my 1st and 2nd year in blogging. I managed to avoid the burn-out that afflicted many other bloggers, by posting less (though I can’t say the quality was inversely proportional), and dropping shows I don’t feel like watching. However, I failed to anticipate the signs of the worst thing that happened to me so far: I got burned out at work.
How is that related to blogging, you ask? Well, my growing dissatisfaction at work was affecting me. I don’t remember celebrating my 3rd and 4th year of blogging. Not only did I have to deal with issues outside of work, I had to deal with the stress of long working hours and a demanding superior that took a lot out of me. What made things worse was that I was dilly-dallying on finding less stressful work. I had trouble moving on.
Finally I couldn’t take it anymore; I resigned. I took some months off to recover. Now I’m working again but I still can’t say that I’m fully recovered.
I still managed to blog something every now and then during those ‘dark’ days. I did finish Legend of Galactic Heroes during my time as a NEET. I got a copy that originated from usagijen (circa 2009, I think), but I never found the time to watch it before I tendered my resignation. 😀
As for the long-term direction of this blog, I’m not really sure. I had thought about starting over again with a new blog, but, what for? I had also made a side blog that I’ve forgotten after a while. Starting over again is just another hassle. I’ve also thought about recruiting another writer but I’m not too keen on spending energy trying to find somebody who shares my tastes. 😛
I think that’s all the significant things that I can remember. (Though Japan-wise 2011 is the year of the tragic earthquake that struck.)
Anyway, I’m still having the itch to write, there are still new shows that are good to watch, so I may be blogging for another year. Hoping for a good second half in 2011!