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Filed Under (AnimeBlogger.net, Site News & Info) by Maestro on 27-10-2006

When I first set up my blog my original intentions were to review older anime series.  I quickly found out that I didn’t have 1. the time, and 2. the desire to do proper reviews and so my blog has been rather disused.  In fact I think most of my traffic of late is from spambots trying to post comment spam.  After thinking about this for a while I’ve decided on a new direction for the blog.  Since AnimeBlogger.net has grown so much since I started it back in February 2005, I think it’s important for there to be a way for me to communicate with the anime/manga/gaming blogging community in an “official” capacity as the founder/owner of AnimeBlogger.net.  While official announcements about the site will be made to the site announcements mailing list and the forums (and eventually to the main site), here I’ll be able to provide further insight into the reasoning behind them.  This doesn’t mean I’ll completely stop reviews, there may be the occasional one that I do, especially if there are cases where I’m requested to review something.  It just means that my main focus now is not on doing reviews but on communication.  That and doing more regular posts (every 6 to 12 months isn’t working too well. ;) )

Just a cute image, nothing to do with the post.  I have no idea what it says on it either.

By now most people are at least aware that AnimeBlogger.net exists and know that we provide hosting to many bloggers.  (Currently we have 67 blogs listed on the main page as well as others that haven’t officially launched yet.  We also host blogs in three different languages — English, French and Spanish.)  We also have other offerings that will be of use to the anime/manga blogging community, including:

  • An anime blog aggregator known as the Antenna that currently indexes 219 blogs.
  • Forums where you can discuss everything from what you’ve bought recently (by far the most popular thread on the entire forum) to specific anime/manga to what J-Pop groups you like best.
  • An IRC Channel where you can hang out and talk to other bloggers about whatever you’d like.  There is also a Java IRC Client available that will let you join the channel from your web browser.

Going forward we have plans to offer other services that we hope the community will find useful and also have plans to improve out existing offerings as well.

I’ll leave it at that for now, please feel free to give me feedback on the site, the new direction of my blog, or anything else you’d like. :)

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Maestro Blogging Again? at AnimeLife on 30 October, 2006 at 5:18 pm #

[...] It seems that the king (founder) of the Animeblogger.net community has decided to restart his blog again. He seems to be changing the focus of his blog. It will be more of the behind-the-scenes type of blog. I guess he will be talking about happenings around the whole Animeblogger.net world and the reasoning behind official announcements. Anyways, I can’t wait to read more. Maybe he is just making it an official Animeblogger.net blog. [...]


Shuffled Thoughts! on 30 October, 2006 at 9:37 pm #

Our Overlord Maestro has come back from his slumber…

Well, take this as a overreaction mostly :3! I’m still new in AB but after seeing the post date difference I just had to over react, so Maestro is back once again blogging about AB in general. Our highness is residing in IRC actively for anyone w…


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