6 Years Combined Blog Mars

This year’s blog anniversary actually snuck up on me by surprise. Every year before this I had the sense to notice that November was coming up and November means time to celebrate, but this time around was different.

For a long time I’ve been considering changing the banner up top, but I keep hesitating on it. I made it on the fly when I first started, and it was outdated from Day 1, but something about it has me feeling that it maintains the blog’s identity. Simple, to the point, Ogiue. Will it finally change this year? Who knows, but I do have an idea or two.

On the anime front, I never thought we’d get to see another Genshiken anime. This blog actually began in the middle of the Genshiken 2 run back in 2007 (not to be confused with Genshiken Second Season which aired this year), so in some ways it’s come full circle. I think the fact that it sort of coincided with the lifespan of Ogiue Maniax so far makes me realize just how much time has passed and indeed how much otaku culture has changed in its own ways.

Moving forward, though I do always want to keep blogging I get the feeling that the next year may bring some changes to the blog. Perhaps it’ll be just a once-a-week post schedule, maybe it’ll be fewer prepared essay-style posts and more near-stream of consciousness posts (like this one!), or maybe it’ll just be more sporadic posting. I can’t predict the future unfortunately. As someone who has tried his hardest to maintain the blog as both a place where I could relax and challenge myself at the same time, keeping at it week after week has been important to me, and if I can help it I’ll continue to do so.

I still have plenty of things to say, and to ask.

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6 thoughts on “6 Years Combined Blog Mars

  1. Congrats on 6 years~! I don’t visit very often (I’m not familiar with Genshiken) but I do enjoy reading your editorial posts from time to time. Keep up the great work =)

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  2. Congratulations! I’ve been reading Ogiue Maniax for at least five of those years… how much more I can’t specifically say. Anyway, of the anime blogs I follow (and a busy life keeps things sporadic on that front), yours is at the top of my list.

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  3. Congratulations and thanks for your insightful and well-written articles. I thoroughly enjoy reading your Genshiken chapter reviews as well as your long-form essays, and I would love to see more stream-of-thought pieces as well.

    On a final note, you should keep the banner, it’s wonderful.

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