Blogging BusinessJune 12, 2008 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Site | 6 Comments
Ugh…I just took my college placement exam. I failed to get the score for the math class I want (I missed by 60 points…wow). But I owned the English test! 117/120 baby! Not bad at all for a girl who missed an entire year of school. That’s why I’m going to be a writer!
Indeed it is…
Now then, bragging and blurry Serious Business Utau aside…I actually do have a few things to talk about that qualify as “serious business” and are just about my blog. That being said, I’m assuming most of you have now lost interest and may pursue focusing on other things. Like maybe that post on Komaki, right? That might be fun to check out (or not, self-pimping has been known to fail before).
So, with my fourth installment of my Top Ten Anime girls yesterday (c’mon, check it out now), I realized…Ah! This blog is now one-month old! Really, it’s past a month old since I started it on a Monday, not a Wednesday, but whatever. I have 21 posts now (OMG no wai!) and since I suddenly broke my previous record of 433 views (from the epic Saturday that featured episode 33) this past Saturday by getting 539 (and then further breaking that record with 663 on Sunday, are people just reloading the page or what?). I was getting an average of about 300 views a day before then so I’m very happy about this.
But my bragging aside (aww…I’m just so proud), I feel like it’s time to stop being a lazy piece of crap and start being a part of the blogosphere (no wai…again!).
I’ve added my blog to some aggregators (Anime Nano and Anime Blogger.net Antenna). I also added my blogroll to the sidebar, giving proper respect to the blogs I visit regularly (and now intend to comment more on since I’m not as busy). It’s kind of small…yeah…sometimes I barely have enough time to hang out on my own blog so visiting others can become problematic. I’ve only joined the blogging community this month though. I think it’s understandable.
I also updated my About page, since things were looking kinda messy there.
I thought about changing my banner to go along with all my new changes and attitude but…I think the ShinKuro gang gets to stick around until I’m done fangirling over them (BTW, for the next two weeks you can expect the posts on…Tuesdays I think).
Oh yeah, and from now on I’m enabling icons for the commentors. People from WordPress.com will have an image they selected automatically (if they’ve uploaded one of course) but since I’m already very aware that most of my commentors don’t use icons (I get to see what comes up even if you don’t), let me tell you very simply how to get an icon.
WordPress uses Gravatar for comment icons. Very simply, you can crop a picture and assign it to your e-mail address on that website. And everywhere that you comment and use your e-mail address, your gravatar will follow. Neat, isn’t it?
And just to assure anyone who doesn’t use their e-mail address and doesn’t really want to, I completely understand why, but you don’t have to worry. No one sees the e-mail address but me (and I’ll probably never contact you through e-mail anyway, I just comment back). But if you still don’t want to, that’s fine too. You just don’t get an image.
Also, if you use an e-mail address, you only have to wait for your comment to get approved once. Otherwise comments have to be approved by me so no one can post something excessively stupid (but if I get flamed, everyone gets to see it because I think flames are funny). Mainly it’s just to stop anything I consider especially disgusting and ignorant (and I laugh at plenty of things considered disgusting and ignorant btw). I never want the sort of crap I’m thinking of to see the light of day. Luckily nothing’s happened yet, but everyone gets one eventually.
Ah, thanks to those who read through the whole thing. As usual, here’s a reward:
It’s in honor of my team (The Celtics) kicking ass in the NBA finals. So happy to find Nagisa with a basketball~! I was just looking for a cute anime girl with a basketball (found dozens of Kyou btw) and I found Nagisa. So happy~!
Okay…now to get to all those lovely comments I’ve been neglecting. It’s been a busy couple of days.
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