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We Turned 1-Year-Old Yesterday!

Hello everyone and welcome to our place!!

So it seems that yesterday, one year ago, I started my account with the idea of doing this little place. I had no knowledge of the awesome Anime community whatsoever, no followers and no friendships. The only thing I had was the desire to write about the things I loved the most and get some experience with digital marketing so I could get a job under that area.

Well… One year has passed and things couldn’t be more different. Friendships… That’s the first thing that comes to mind. The friendships I created and the bonds that appeared because of blogging. It completely blows my mind to have friends from all over the place. People who started reading my stuff (and I started reading theirs) and by commenting friendships were built.

Look at us!

It completely blows my mind that if I tweet about something bad happening to me, or if I go away for a long time, people end up sending messages to check up on me. On the other hand, I do the same and feel honestly worried by the awesome people I met through WordPress and try to nurture those relationships the maximum I can.

It’s funny, right? When you think about it? When you remember the day you started your very first post? I don’t know, I just feel nostalgic right now lolol

Me feeling nostalgic cool as F!ย 

But all of this rambling is just to say: Thank you so, so much for making part of this adventure and for being there! It’s been a crazy year and I couldn’t be happier to achieve the milestone of being with you all for 1 year. I’m sure that many years will come after this one ๐Ÿ™‚

– Stats –

This is a usual thing to write about in blog anniversaries, right? Looking back to your stats and see how it went? I mean, the stats do not count the friendships, the smiles, the blushing, the conversations, etc… But, well… We will work with what we have!

When it comes to followers you already know, I reached the 500 followers milestone 2 weeks ago and I’m now sitting with520 wonderful people ๐Ÿ˜€ The house is getting huge you guys!

From what you can see from the image above, I’m not really that steady when it comes to views LOLOL Contrary to most of the blogs I’ve seen sharing their stats you don’t have a line going up from beginning to end, no… You have ups and downs and it’s more like a mountain with different peaks xD

We’ll climb the mountain together!

I do not have that many explanations to say what happened in the lower months… Probably I just wrote less interesting posts, or maybe most people were not around for reasons I don’t have information about ๐Ÿ˜›

Regarding comments, I have a total of 3 145 comments. Being the main commentator, of course, the great and awesome Raistlin xD And, right behind him, it had to be fabulous Karandi! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I think those two are probably in the top of the commenting on most of your blogs too, so no surprise.

– The Most Read Posts –

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Well, when it comes the most read posts, I think everyone knows which one is the number 1 xD

  1. Why, as a gay guy, I donโ€™t like Shounen-ai animes! with 473 views at the moment ๐Ÿ˜›
  2. Blogging is hard with 240 views
  3. My Love Story | 5th Anniversary with 204 views
  4. Arthifisโ€™ Classroom: Getting More Google Hits! โ€“ First Class with 172 views
  5. Raistlin Classroom: The Art of Commenting with 142 views

Are those my favorite posts? Well… I can’t say that they are not around the top! Blogging is Hard is one of my most personal post which I loved to write and to read your feedback. Of course, My Love Story also has to be one of my favorites since it had a hidden message for my boyfriend where it started a game of clues so he could find his present. Last, but not the least, I loved to do the collab with Raist. However, to be honest, I loved to do all the collabs!

I don’t think I can actually pick a favorite… At least at the moment where I’m feeling so nostalgic ahah, so let’s go and jump to some of my favorites posts, the collabs!

– Collabs –

With friendship comes the urge of wanting to create something together with someone and I just went to a bunch of people and bluntly asked to do collabs with me! For my happiness, all of them said yes ahah The collabs I had the honor to do were:

  • First, it was the long-running collab with the awesome and with a great eye for hotties Mel with the name of Mel&Arthis Appreciating the Fine Men From the Anime World! This was a really fun collab to do and I can say it made me know way more anime male hotties to search in Pinterest xD
  • Then, I had the pleasure to talk about one of my favorite Animes of all time, Steins;Gate with one my favorite Anime Bloggers, Irina. In this case, we tried to come up with some sense with what was happening in Steins;Gate 0… But, it ended up just usย misinterpreting the show xD It was such a great conversation that it had to be cut in 4 parts lolol
  • When I was doing the collab with Mel, Lina and Aria ended up also doing the challenge in their own blogs. We already had the idea to the pairing collab so it was a no-brainer that we had to invite these two awesome girls to come aboard. That’s how the Cupid L.A.M.A came to be and, for one month, we all had the opportunity to get some awesome (and other strange) BL pairings for us to let our imagination go wild! By the way, this Friday will come out the results of the polls, so stay tuned for that ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • During this, I’ve also done a collab with the awesome Raistlin which had a great feedback from you guys. Here I decided to go to one of the most amazing commentators I know and make him tell us how the hell is able to do such a feat. To be honest, I think it’s a must for everyone who wants to start commenting more.
  • Although considered a tag created by Karandi and Raistlin, I just have to also talk about theย Blog Evolution Tag With the Awesome Biblionyan. It was incredibly fun and Biblio just melted my heart with all the sweet words she wrote! ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Last, but never the least, Karandi and I just started a new collab for the Fall Season. I never followed much seasonal Anime and wanted to change that, so I approached Karandi with the idea of us discussing in a conversation form about two Animes, a pick of mine and one hers. I’m really excited to do this!
It’s always exciting to have conversations with friends ๐Ÿ˜€

There is another collab work in progress for some months now, but I won’t reveal it just yet ๐Ÿ˜› Ah! And another one for the end of October, but it’s still a secret, so don’t tell anyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course, this will not be the end of it. Moreover, if you ever want to do a collab with me you know where to reach me! I would be honored ๐Ÿ˜€

– Amazon Affiliate Links –

I think it’s also important to talk about this. Not because they are too important, but probably you want to know more about ways to make money through blogging.

It’s been more or less 3 months since I started with affiliate links. I tried different things, but I think I finally grasped what works best for me. Every month I will change the manga and Anime of the month at the sidebar while, when it makes sense, I will add some affiliate links at the end of the post.

Until now I had:

  • USA – 74 clicks, 0 revenue
  • Canada – 24 clicks, 0 revenue
  • Uk (Europe) – 77 clicks, 0 revenue

So, basically, no revenue yet ahah

– The Future –

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I know, I know, the post is already terribly long… But, I need to talk about the future, right? It can’t be only about the past.

So, the first thing you will find a change is that I’ll be, probably, talking more about seasonal Anime this Fall season. For once, I decided to go and try to follow different Anime shows. In the future, I’ll give you the list. Not doing now because the post is already too long. But, long story short, expect me to comment more about seasonal Animes. Don’t expect episodic reviews though… At least, for now, I won’t be doing that.

I’ll try to post more often. I’ve been posting 3 days a week and I want to change that for 5 days a week… Let’s see if I’m able to xD

Well, at least I’m excited to try it out!

Expect to get some news about my book, of course. As also, having some longer posts with no images… which means I’m releasing one of the chapters ahah

Contrary to Anime, I’m not able to play so many games in time to comment every single week. So, it’s probably that the increased number of posts will be more Anime related and not gaming related. Nevertheless, I will try to go for older games I’ve played, continuing the PS Plus Free Games series and maybe I’ll start a trophy hunting kind of series… We’ll see.

– Conclusion –

It’s been a heck of a year and I couldn’t be happier! Yes, views are nice, followers are great… But, what I take the most from this year on blogging are the friendships I created! It has been awesome to pass this year with you guys โค Thank you for entering my place and stayed for more! It means a lot! Love you all!

Ah, by the way! Don’t forget to submit your question for my 500 follower Q&A! โค

See You Soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

39 thoughts on “We Turned 1-Year-Old Yesterday!”

  1. We started about the same time! I remember when we were both newbies running around and I’m so happy to see that your blog is doing amazing! Keep it up and I’m excited to see what the next year will bring!

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    1. Ahahah so true!!! The noobies in Anime town eheh ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks a lot! I’m even more happy to see that a fellow blogger who started around the same time as me is also doing amazing! That’s the best thing eheh

      Thank you! I’m also pretty excited xD

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  2. Woah. I never expected your blog to be just a year old! I cannot even reach that amount of followers since Iโ€™ve got college and other things irl. Balancing all of those things isnโ€™t easy. I only started blogging because Iโ€™ve been feeling empty after studying 1 year of college. Itโ€™s been 6 months since I started blogging and here I am.

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    1. Really? XD How old did you though it was? To be honest I still feel like a fresh, noob blogger 99% of the time ahah xD

      Yeah, balancing everything is the hardest thing to do I think xD Hmmm… We need to work on that then ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m thinking on starting a inviting bloggers to guest blog so their blogs can grow… Maybe you will be the very first one invited to do it XD

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  3. 500 followers and 1 year in pretty quick succession, huh? Didn’t expect that, since it’s been almost the same duration of time for the Spellbook as well (it’ll get to 1 year near the end of next month).

    Normally, seasonal shows really show what a person likes and what they don’t like, so it’ll be interesting to find out what’s on your list, aside from Goblin Slayer and DakaIchi.

    All the best for you and your blog in the future!

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    1. Yeah, I got to 500 followers 1 week before the one year birthday thingy xD

      Really! That’s awesome! We are almost twins!

      Regarding follows, yeah it’s a good number ๐Ÿ™‚ Although, most of the followers are not from Anime and Gaming people xD But, there is way too much work to do! I think the one who grew more in one year was Irina. She got to the 1000 follower mark just a few days before the 1 year celebration ๐Ÿ˜€

      Nice! happy to see that you are interested in seeing it eheh! I won’t be doing episodical reviews but expect some first/mid and end impressions on it ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you, for you too eheh

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  4. I already mentioned this on Twitter, but I still canโ€™t believe that youโ€™ve only been with us for a year! Youโ€™ve made so many contributions to this little community, and it definitely wouldnโ€™t be the same without your positive spirit. Congrats on all the huge successes this year (500 followers, wowza) and hereโ€™s to the awesome things youโ€™ll do in the next!

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    1. Again, thank you so much! I’m blushing now ahahah I just can’t thank you enough. Thank you so much for the kind comment!!!

      Cheers to the awesome things you will do next 2 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. I honestly have to admit…that I really canโ€™t believe itโ€™s only been a year so far either..! It almost feel like you have always been here with us! Well…I could go all mental again, and make you all embarassed and say how awesome you are, how big a role you play in this community, all the things you have done for all of us….but….geezz….I guess I just did…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope you will continue for many more years: and here’s too many more years of continued friendship, and many more collabs! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Damn you Raist and your blushing attacks ahah Honestly though, thank you so, so much! Especially for always being there in your side commenting and making everyone’s motivation going up. The WordPress Community wouldn’t be the same without you! โค

      I'm sure I'll be kicking aroud for some more eheh And, yes!!! To many more collabs! Those are the funniest to do eheh

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  6. Congratulations on 1 year. I’m going to echo everyone else when I say it feels like you’ve been a part of the community so much longer and I know I’ve learned lots from you and you made me more curious about what else I could do with my blog (I suddenly have a desire to actually learn about all those codes that sit underneath it and that terrifies me).
    Really glad we’re working together this season as it is going to be so much fun writing with you and I’m wishing you the best for your second year.

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    1. Oooh thank you so much Karandi you are too kind! And I’m actually surprised that I was able to teach a senpai so much eheh It really makes me happy (and proud, but don’t tell anyone).

      And you don’t need to be terrified! When you start to understand how things work and how “easy” you can do anything you want, you will be excited and happy eheh

      To be honest, there was no better way to start a new year on blogging versus doing a collab with someone I look up to so much โค

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    1. Well, and I will say thank you again! ๐Ÿ˜€ It means a lot to me eheh โค

      Ahahah well, I did try to make the most I could for the blog and the community! ๐Ÿ˜€ But, I'm pretty sure you know what I'm talking about since you also work really hard eheh

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    1. Thank you Irina! โค That means a lot eheh

      I will never forget that you were the first taking a shot on my blog/ideas and spreading the word! I did much, but if I was able to come so far, much is because of your awesome shot-out that kick-started everything!

      Well, and I can't wait for reading more wonderful stuff from you in the forward year!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Congratulations on hitting your first blog birthday!!! Thatโ€™s seriously incredible and we started around the same time as mine is coming up soon ๐Ÿ˜† you have come so incredibly far in a year and you should be very proud of yourself! You are a wonderful part of this lovely community and you have created some amazing content this year! Youโ€™re a wonderful blogger friend and Iโ€™m excited to see how much more your blog grows! Congratulations once again!! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Thank you ver much!!! โค

      ahahah that's awesome ๐Ÿ˜› It's always fun to know fellow bloggers who started at similar timings xD

      Oooh thank you so much, you are too kind! Although I still feel there is a lot of work to be done and I feel like a noob most of the time ahah

      And I say back to you! ๐Ÿ˜› You are also a wonderful blogger friend and more excited than to start this new year in blog, I'm even more excited to see how your blog grows and what you will be writing eheh

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      1. Of course! ๐Ÿ’œ

        Yeah it is! Itโ€™s nice to think we have been growing together over the year! ๐Ÿ˜„

        Aww youโ€™re welcome! I know what you mean but trust me you are no noob! Youโ€™re awesome at what you do on here!

        And thank you! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ Thatโ€™s sweet of you to say! Yes itโ€™s a very exciting time for your blog and aww thanks! Iโ€™m excited to see how we both grow over the coming year! ๐Ÿ˜„

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  8. Damn only a year? Who would have thought! I have been longer on wordpress and I have always thought you were here way before me! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    It is such a job well done that you reached 500 before the 1 year anniversary! Heck I am only on 60 followers ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ll never get there unless I go back to blogging on a regular basis and as long as my content is as awesome as yours ๐ŸŒน
    Congrats on the one year Arthifis! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Ahahah! You are too kind Flow! But no, I was not xD

      Ahahah followers is just a number! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I think you just need to create more content because the awesomeness on your posts are always there! ^^

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Congratulations on one whole year of blogging :3. You’ve made so much progress and even though I wasn’t here to witness all of it. It was really nice to see how you grew both as a blogger and a person :D. Here’s to another year of awesome blogging!

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