Year 6 and counting… (✿◠‿◠)
Another year gone. I still remember those wide-eyed days when I happened across Metanorn and was fascinated with its content. After few years down the line, this aniblog has come a long way with many more years to go. I can say this even more safely because I’ve recently renewed the Metanorn domains for good. In aniblog life, we are crossing the tender age of a teen but as we have a varied cast of authors; hopefully, we won’t get too loud for our audience!
I will give the credit to two big parties for our Sixth Year Anniversary: Metanorn Team (Overcooled, Foshizzel, Karakuri, Jrow, Ness, Will, Anaaga, Hoshi, lvlln, Highway, Sumairii, Skylion and our alumni, who are all STAAARS), and the amazing Commentors. Yes, our lurkers get a shoutout here too but hey, we would like to see most of you delurk and participate in our community because it’s more fun! Before I get sentimental, let’s hear it from the Team:
From Metan♥rn Team, with L♥ve
You know, when I joined Metanorn at the start of 2012, it was already a pretty well established and long-running blog. Hard to believe that almost 2.5 years has passed, and we’re now entering year lucky number 7 of its existence. I have to hand it to Kyo for keeping the site going through the years, cycling in new writers as needed while also keeping a core group intact for the long haul. It’s that tradition of strong personnel management that has kept us alive and kicking for so long, and I’m proud to have been a part of it for such a significant chunk of its life. Here’s to another 6.
These are quite impressive figures and I have to thank the Metanorn community in making it all possible and keeping us on our toes throughout the year. Thank you for hanging out with us everyone! Before the good things, I have to apologize on two counts: for being unable to continue Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013 because of lack of time; as well, for missing Highway’s birthday (this one just missed our organizers’ radar completely) (|||❛︵❛.)… A big GOMEN and on a positive note for our 7th year: we plan towards simplicity and getting things done! Now on to more good things!
Year 6 Highlights
- Kept our best claim intact of churning out posts every single day since 25th July, 2010.
- Reached another milestone of 10 million visits.
- Team kept on covering diverse anime genres #likeaboss.
- We went to even more Anime Conventions, and landed exclusive interviews with Danny Choo, VOFAN, Livetune, Redjuice and PPY at Comic Fiesta 2013.
- Experimented with Retroblogging.
- Successfully launched audio aniblogging under the title of Mini-talk.
- Played around video reviews.
- Kyoukai no Kanata became the first anime title to be shared between team members.
- Participated quite vigorously in the Secret Santa project.
- Kept up with our detailed Seasonal Previews (Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring) and First Impressions as usual.
- E3 coverage took a backseat but our gaming reviews kept their pace. Be it Otome, BL or even demo.
- Moseyed around Valentine’s day.
- Kyokai tried to lure in even more people to check out Kara no Kyoukai.
- Durarara!! got another season, while Type-Moon fans screamed in elation for Fate/stay night anime by ufotable.
- Partied year-round with more birthdays.
- Wrote some more Editorials!
- MetaFap became a shared cult force.
Again, thank you everyone for sharing in our amazing community! We shall keep you entertained like always~
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