3 Million Hits + the new Team!

Double Update: Another Milestone achieved & we got a new crowd to introduce! ^^

Domo Minnasan~ I bring some site updates and an introduction of the new team conducted for adding fresh blood to Metanorn.

Site Update:

We crossed that 3 MILLION HITS MILESTONE!!! We are currently at 3.14M and increasing daily of course. We hit 1 Million in October 2009 so it’s amazing that we doubled that before even a year was past (in exactly 9 months). So, thank you constant readers, lurkers, commentors for keeping up with our content.

Weekly Traffic since early Jan this year. Our traffic peaks occurred in January and Jun-July. Hopefully, we’ll keep up with the increasing trend. The bridge of shame happened in March and April when very less updates were done. We won’t let that happen again, promise… ^^;

For the new team, I never realized that the announcement put up for around 10 days would get such a humongous response at such a short span of time, but that is what really happened. Interestingly, the Evangelion picture I posted in the Team Up! portrayed three girls and two guys and that is exactly what we ended up selecting for the new blood. Coincidence, eh?! ^^

Judging Process:

The deadline for submission was 31st July, 2010 and we still got around 4 on the last day, which I let slide in because of different time zones. At first I might have done this individually but due to an overwhelming response I brought in three friends from Sekijitsu to make the process more seamless. So, every applicant should be reassured that every fact they mentioned in their application along with the review(s) submitted was evaluated and marked on the basis of English, grammar, thoughts put in, innovativeness, overall interest in the fandom and relevance to Metanorn content.

The selection process was grueling yet a very thorough one as we wanted to be sure of each and every requirement mentioned in the application procedure to be fulfilled. From the 20+ applications received, we decided to select 5 so that we can cover a blend of shows. Though, all thanks go out to the applicants for taking out the time to apply and showing interest in our site.

Shout Outs:

First one booked for the constant readers/lurkers/commentors: DOMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU~

Secondly, for helping me with the difficult judging, the awesome peeps of Sekijitsu, who not only assisted in making all of this possible within a week’s time but literally spent hours on discussing minute details of the screened applicants and their every attribute. Special mention of Flags, who I’ve leased off SJ and whose brain I usually pick (sorry, dude, for any hair loss I caused… xD); he has not only become a part of our team but has been helping me at the backend (like, this Type-moon pic was edited out of so many characters to fit the active authors =.=;;).

Thirdly, Bakuhasu from The DDD Cast, who advertised for authors wanted in their podcast. Check them out, they are part of our Blogroll and they talk about some awesomeoferric fandom fun.

New Authors: You would say, an odd time to hire authors. I agree with you. I should have thought about this when summer season was just dawning on us. But oh, well, RL can come around any time and it’s better to have new blood to keep things alive and that is how I came upon the new Metanorn sacri- I mean, slav-, oh seriously, TEAM! For your benefit, virtual selves of all active authors on the main pic, from left to right: Kyokai, Flags, Hoshi, Overcooled, Masu, Ryuuko and Hato-kun.

I hope you would extend your support to all of the new team members in becoming better and blogging exactly the shows you would like to follow. This is just a preparation for fall. ^^

Flags – The Know-it-all

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Hato-kun – The Overzealous Gamer

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Overcooled – The Karate Protégé

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Hoshi – The Manga Connoisseur

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Ryuuko – The Otaku Extraordinaire

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Masu – The Procrastinator

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End Note: We won’t ever be tired of thanking our readers, who make this place worthwhile for us to go bonkers with our fandom obsession. Thank you for all the support! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu~ ^^

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110 Responses to “3 Million Hits + the new Team!”

  1. Mint says:

    Congrats on 3 million hits! That’s quite a monumental accomplishment. Loving the new slaves writers so far, and can’t wait to read more of everyone’s posts~

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you, Mint-chan! <3 Also for keeping awake during that loooong chat for judging the applicants. xD

    • Ryuuko says:

      It’s Mint!! Thanks for welcoming us new… writers ;p Hope our (my) posts don’t disappoint!

  2. Amutofan123 says:

    Congratulations on the 3 million hits! Congratulations to the new authors also! I look forward to seeing your posts.

    • Kyokai says:

      Arigatou~ for being our regular reader.
      Hopefully, the new team will not disappoint. ^^

    • Ryuuko says:

      I’m starting to feel a bit of pressure with people actually looking forward to our posts lol. But let’s call that good pressure. Motivation!!! Muaha… I nearly let out an evil laugh there. But I restrained myself.

  3. Raph says:

    I’ve been reading Metanorn for about a year now but haven’t commented much (if at all; damn my laziness! xD) yet, so I figured this was good place to start. Big congratulations to all you new writers, and to all of you for achieving such an amazing milestone! I look forward to getting to know you guys and reading your posts. ^^

    • Ryuuko says:

      Cheers to everyone welcoming us in xD! I for one am super stoked to have my ani-blog start here and I look forward to getting to know the other readers and writers as well! >:)

    • Masu says:

      to be honest, i had never written a single comment on this site, but i would read it often. and look now, i’m being forced to comment because now its my job. HURR HURR.

      heres to hoping we dont dissappoint! (*゜ロ゜)ノcビル

    • Kyokai says:

      @Raph, Aww shucks. Thank you for coming out of the lurker mode. Always glad for the support. ^^

      @Masu, Hoho… ^^;

  4. foshizzel says:

    Welcome new people! -wave- looking forward to seeing what you all choose to review 😉 and congrats on 3million yay!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks, Fosh! Always glad of the support. ^^

  5. Xiao says:

    Before I say anything, tell kanzie that I miss her. <3

    And woot! 3 million hits?! Damn. I must thank you, Kyo-chan, for keeping Metanorn alive since I've been following it for almost more than a year, too. Thank you always for posting. ^^

    And congrats and warm welcome to the new team! Nice to see we got a good variety of authors and I will be looking forward to your posts. Hope you enjoy your time here! 😀

    • Kyokai says:

      Xiao-chan~ <333 I miss kanzie too. T_T I’ve tweeted and emailed her but I guess she’s very busy in RL.

      I think a special award should be given to you because you’ve been one of our top commentors and always so supportive! Thank you for always being there for the site. Much love~ :4:

    • Ryuuko says:

      On behalf of the newbies, I’d also like to thank you for your continuing support 😀 The welcome from everyone’s been awesome so far. Don’t worry I don’t feel spoiled at all haha just really excited and hoping to do you guys proud.

  6. bakuhasu says:

    AHA! SOooo that’s the new TEAM!!!! As the others *above* I am going to go with the cliche route of things by SAYING, congrats on reaching 3 MIL! (That’s Over 9000!!!).

    Much thanks to the shoutout! Really means alot in managing a podcast that is starting out and finding it’s own listeners.

    Again much love! I will support Metanorn in any way I can

    Till then TRIP D’s OUT!

    • Overcooled says:

      Thank you, thank you! 3 million is such a big number that is, indeed, OVER 9000!!!! lol.

      You deserve a shoutout for advertising for us! All the thanks goes to YOU for that one, no need to thank us. =D

    • Ryuuko says:

      Over 9k?!!!!!!??! Sorry, I had to start my reply like that. Vegeta is like, my all time favourite male anime character! Thanks much for helping out in the process that got us ‘hired’ lol. I hope we can be buddies now too ;D

      • Kyokai says:

        Ryuu, you should check out Baku and gang in DDD podcast. They are insane! ^^

      • bakuhasu says:

        haha no problem…

        BTW listen DDD at your own risk…. Especially episode 8.

        On the topic of EP 8, gave all of you guys a shoutout because I feel like it!!

        Keep on keeping on!!

        Trip D’s OUT!

        • Kyokai says:

          Yeah, Flags just told me and I was like so sweet of you to shout out to the new team. ^^
          I think I’m going to enjoy epi8 because its all about DtB and is one of my favourites.
          Also, that reminds me of “Don’t make me give up on giving up!” So, keep rockin’! xD

  7. vang665 says:

    hope the new blood continues to put out the excellent posts that have kept me coming back

    • Hato-kun says:

      We’re all hoping we live up to that! We promise we’ll be awesome :sparkle

    • Ryuuko says:

      Seconded! We’ll all be working hard as a team for you guys!! 😀

  8. Jo says:

    Congratulations on the 3 million hits and the new Team.

    • Kyokai says:

      And thank you for being a regular commentor~! <3

  9. Wildfire says:

    Masu! represent Hawaii!!!

    • Masu says:

      HUH! Good to see a fellow 808er. 😀 will do, hopefully, if i dont bum around too much. :33333333

      • Ryuuko says:

        He’s bumming around too much! ;p He’s lucky he’s cool so we’ll call him chillaxed lol (o.o)y

  10. oplover says:

    Good luck.

    Also kyokai, you must be very happy now…

    • Kyokai says:

      LOL, definitely, got some support. Finally, I can be a bit lazy… :tea

      • Flags says:

        OVER MY DEAD BODY!
        THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED TO BE LAZY AROUND HERE IS ME!

        • Kyokai says:

          You troller, I don’t want to be this >>> :depressed but this >>> :hotbath

    • Ryuuko says:

      We’re trying to keep her stress level down but I think we might be adding to it instead! Ty Kyo for babysitting us 😛 I promise to grow up well!

    • Kyokai says:

      Lol! Looking forward to it~! :fufufuu

  11. Iso says:

    Congratulations on the 3 million! =D

    • Ryuuko says:

      I wonder how many we can add to that number ;D

      • Iso says:

        One hundred million would be good ^^

        • Kyokai says:

          *faints* That would take time but hey, what’s so bad in being optimistic, ne~? Thanks for the wishes, Iso-chan! ^^

  12. Gantoris says:

    GO AWESOME NEW MEMBERS! lol :runs:
    Glad to see more anime info posted here then before. Looks like its gonna be some real awesome blogging posts going on from now on! Looking fwd for the legendary new typers and homemade jokes! Although i think thats…..1..2..3..4..5..6..+ kyokai… kinda alot >. :dead

    • Gantoris says:

      omg i got cut short -.- anyway, FIGHT ON! :cheer:
      don’t become this guy -> :dead

      • Kyokai says:

        LOL! Gantoris, you always make me laugh! Thanks for all the support. ^^

        Hopefully, we’ll be getting more content out and not be that dead guy! xD

  13. Ryuuko says:

    We’ll definitely try to keep up the pace and quality so thanks again for everyone rooting for us! ;D I especially <3 the cheering mascot! Very nice 😛

    • Gantoris says:

      btw rly glad that ryuuko is on the team, at last someone is serious on about the comedy genre (:

      • Ryuuko says:

        Lol cheers for that Gan! I’m happy I get to do the silly comedies >:) Looks like there’s no need to fight for them since everyone else has their own genres to fangirl/boy over haha.

  14. oplover says:

    Ah yeah, forgot something.
    New members means yo must have new banners too, isn’t it?

    • Kyokai says:

      Have already done many backend updates and subscription additions. Hopefully, more coming soon~

  15. TJ says:

    Big congrats on 3 million. Even more impressive considering kanzeon and tsuiteru weren’t around for so long.

    • Kyokai says:

      I would have to say that both of them were the ones who made this site whatever it is today. The following started from them and we got it easier. Hopefully, we would live up to the expectations and continue with the continuous growth. ^^

  16. Kami-sama says:

    Oh look… someone else that refers to themselves as Kami-sama….
    -waves at newcomers and returns to lurking-
    8)

    • Kyokai says:

      Hehee, Masu would be delighted. I hope to see more of your comments. ^^

    • Ryuuko says:

      Ty for coming out of your lurking corner to say hi! This must be a rare occasion ;D I will bring you out again Kami-sama oh yes. Yes I will >;) Also… I will wave back 😛

    • Masu says:

      while im not actually the one who calls myself kami-sama its good to know that we have something in common. and now that i know of your existence, i expect to see more of you! HURR HURR.

  17. Stereo Love says:

    Welcome to the new authors – I look forward to seeing all those fun posts :runs:

    and hopefully they won’t be too fun where I turn around and go :Haaa? when my neighbor pops by :shock

    Congrats on the 3 million milestone ~ :cheer:

    • Ryuuko says:

      Replies like this totally crack me up ;p I don’t know if you’re watching Seitokai but I’ll try to keep most of the H-rated jokes merely referred to haha

      • Kyokai says:

        We’ll add in a NSFW notification, don’t worry. Hurray for some Yaoi/Yuri, if someone wants to cover it! ^^

        • Ryuuko says:

          I’ll do Yuri =O Which one do you want guys want me to do? ;D I didn’t think anyone else watched/read it but me lol

  18. ichigopocky says:

    Wow three million that is a big number way to go :oha:
    and congrats on the new blood

  19. Hanazuka says:

    Kyaaa wow feels kind of exciting?
    Haha I’m gonna try to be a regular reader from now on!!
    😉 Congrats on 3 million!! Like, woah that’s a seriously huge number~

    • Ryuuko says:

      Oh yeah I’m totally excited lol. Gonna have to keep an eye out and learn the regular posters! ;D

  20. BlackLagoon187 says:

    Heyyyy congratzzz on getting 3 million hits Metanorn!

    A couple of my favorites atm, from just reading their “about me”‘s, are Flags and Ryuuko.

    Why?

    Flags = hailing from the same country atm :-]

    Ryuuko = a mention of Railgun makes me VERY biased >__<

    But I of course didn't forget about the others! I look forward to reading and commenting on your posts!!

    • Ryuuko says:

      Thank you for the mention! Extra awesome that it was because of Railgun since I really am a total fangirl lol. If you do end up reading my posts I’m sure that fact will be confirmed 😛

      • BlackLagoon187 says:

        hehe seems like we will get along fine in the fangirling/fanboying department. Since you mentioned Ga-rei as one of your favourites, does that mean we might see you cover Tokyo ESP in the future? :-]

        • Ryuuko says:

          I love Ga-rei just… so much lol. I’d like to cover Tokyo ESP but seems like only one chap is out atm :( I liked it though so yeah definitely a possibility!

    • Masu says:

      maybe i should have mentioned that i like both dem seryz. =3=

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