Happy 10th anniversary to Hoshiru! Actually, someone please punch in me the face because that happened almost 2 months ago. It was Hoshiru’s 10th anniversary on March 26th. I had a long pre-written post for it.. well.. several versions of them. I also planned a huge celebration but by the time it hit the 26th, I trashed everything. Instead, I’ve been thinking of taking a different approach with Hoshiru. So that’s what I want to talk about today. ( ´ ▽ ` )b
I used to kinda hate the “hey look I’m a blogger” type of blogs where everything is so structured and some what commercialized. Reason for that is because I grew up in the Anime Graphics community where most of us would have our main graphics site and our blog on the side for more personal things. I used to love reading those because 1) you learn a lot about who’s behind those graphics and 2) it’s a great way to make friends. Even though many of us just skim through the blog posts and leave a comment because we want them to comment back on our website, *I’m guilty of that too lol*, sometimes you’ll find blogs that are so captivating, you sincerely want to become friends with that person. Unfortunately, that community is pretty much dead now. You still have websites like Celestial-Star.net that’s up and running, but Melfina obviously has not updated the site in a long time. As for me, TrueMagic has been on Hiatus since 2011. I never finished the remodeling project and it’s been stuck like that ever since. (screw you cutenews). Though I miss it, I have no intentions of bringing TrueMagic back to life. Not at this point at least… I actually might just make it as my icon dump.
On to Hoshiru, I’m thinking of making Hoshiru more structured. It will still be about me but I’m going to section the blog into 2 main categories, General Life and Entertainment. Pretty much IRL versus internet stuff. Within General Life you’ll find the daily blog stuff like work, rants, food, travel, etc. Meanwhile the entertainment section will be me blogging about games, anime, and just any random thoughts about my online recreational activities. It’ll still be written in bloggy informal writing style but I’ll be writing each entry with a specific theme in mind. For example, I won’t be mixing posts about Osu with my life struggles. Overall, let’s just say that I decided that Hoshiru will be my Otaku Lifestyle Blog, because let’s face it: I’m otaku to the core.
So things to expect:
- More refined blog posts (I think I’ll edit my blogposts before publishing them now)
- More images
- Shorter and more concise
- Maybe new layout
TLDR; Nothing major will be changing about Hoshiru, just the mindset when I write entries.
PS. I’m trying out this Bloglovin’ thing. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
That’s it for now. Signing off.
Mood: Good 😀
Listening to: –
Craving: ice cream
Watching: Ero Manga Sensei