Happy New Years! A Look Back and More

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous and safe NYE celebration! I’ve been a bit MIA due to family events and the last few days have been spent exactly like: vash-sliding.gifI can always rely on Vash to encapsulate how I feel. My last two days I was ill with food poisoning. I could barely look at food or eat anything. Way to end the year right?

Looking back at what I’ve accomplished with this blog in 2016 has been quite a feat considering how old the blog actually is (a bit over 3 years?). I’ve pretty much found my niche for blogging due to the reignited love I have for anime. I’ve managed to hit 100 followers in the last few MONTHS of the blog- something I clearly could not gather over the previous 2.5 year leading up to it. I’ve also managed to connect with a bunch of people in the anime wordpress community via comments and the resurrection of my twitter account allowing me to meet an amazing group of friends from everywhere that continually inspire me to keep doing what I’m doing(shout outs below). And while I struggle to find the balance to write about both architecture and anime – the few posts I’ve gotten through have given me positive feedback in my ongoing series: ANI-Reality. 

Before I post anything related for 2017, I still have my last 2016 post which is an awards post discussing what I found to be the best of 2016 – that should be up some time this week. Hope you look foward to it!

As for my 2017 plans for this blog. I’m going to be continuing the blog series I’ve already started: op/ed of the week, and ani-reality. However, I will finally be adding Fantasy Friday (or Fantastical – I haven’t quite decided yet) which will be architecturally related but still tied to anime. I’ll also be adding Man Crush Monday and Women Crush Wednesday. These posts were inspiried by fellow blogger melinanimeland‘s 25 Day Male Challenge. Since I struggle to do a daily posting (i.e. my 30 day challenge), I decided that it was probably a better idea to make it weekly. I’m including women because why not, it’d be nice to feature some strong independent female characters to contrast the possible fangirling of my monday inspirations. I’m probably am drawing this from my 30 day challenge and also well because.. Erza.). I’ll also be adding more architecturally charged posts throughout but won’t be tied to a specific series as well as more anime reviews and probably including more manga and otome on here as well.

Its going to be an ambitious year, but I hope to continue doing this blog as I’ve found the last few months to be incredibly fun to write and discuss with my peers. Thank you all to my followers and my newfound friends!

Special shotouts to:

Thank you guys for the inspiration and the great discussions and open minds. Here’s to another year of blogging and further discussions! Cheers! Looking foward to what 2017 has in store for all of us!vash-the-stampede.gif

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Happy New Years! A Look Back and More

  1. pokeninja90 says:

    Happy New Year!! 🎉🎊🎉

    Woah, you’ve been through a lot so far and I am glad you are feeling better!!😊

    I am so glad I was able to meet such a wonderful blogger as you! I love all of your posts and I especially can’t wait to see your new post series!

    Thanks for the shout out and here’s to more twitter chats about bishies and anime lol😆

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    • heyitszel says:

      Aw thanks!! And yay! I will definitely try my hardest to get new content out! Will be organizing my thoughts throughout the day. I just need to tell myself when to call a post done and post it asap instead of letting it sit

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    Aww…that really is not a good way to way to end the year 😢 Glad you are feeling better now though. Really looking forward to the coming year, and all the great posts that will be heading our way. I have always enjoyed reading them the past few months, and I just know you will be at 200 plus followers at the end of this year. Keep up the great work that you are going, and thank you so very much for the shout out: you are too kind 😊

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    • heyitszel says:

      lol I think you might be the one that’s too kind! Those are some very flattering compliments! Also, seems like you and many others have more faith in my work than I do! I will have to work on that confidence this year for sure! 🙂 thanks again!

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  3. Cat says:

    Woa, i was food poisoned on Christmas time, and been low health after it, so wow. We suffer Zel t.t
    Aww,thanks bb for the shoutout! ( ˘ ³˘)❤
    And yay for male and female fangirls, love theeem 👌👌👌

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      • Cat says:

        Yeah, we did! It’s why i had to quit twitter, my energy levels have tanked like crazy and can’t keep up with some much in my feed x.x i wanna get back on Twitter again, but only when i get better :’D
        Thanks bb, for you too! ( ˘ ³˘)❤
        I’m still affected tbh, but I’m sure I’ll be better soon,or so i hope! 🙏

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          • Cat says:

            I spent 2 weeks k.o. without being anywhere social because of the food poisoning, so i feel you! :””D
            Plus twitter is so fast moving, it wasn’t made for people when sick at all xD;;;;
            Hope you recover from your cold soon, keep warm, eat soup if your throat isn’t attacked, of it is cold things work better! Wishing you a speedy recovery bb 🙏( ˘ ³˘)❤

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          • Cat says:

            Not as sweet as you! ( ˘ ³˘)❤
            If you throat us scratchy or hurts, popsicles/ice cream really helps with the pains and healing. That’s what doctors here told us~
            Indeed, let us both heal fast 🙏

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