2016 in Review

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I’ve seen similar/type of posts like this, and I really felt like doing it too. I feel like I’ve learnt and changed a lot, as a blogger and person, over this past year!

I’m not going to be going in about minute details, for those you can check my Seasonals Plans  and Reviews, and also my Monthly Updates!

This was a big year for me, I wrote a lot of reviews, far more than I thought, and I got back to studying Japanese, and even played my very first otome game in Japanese. I also settled on a schedule for the blog, wrote really a lot and scheduled them, which really helped with me staying motivated because I knew I had things under control.

Who knew a schedule could enhance your output when you’re the type that frets/gets anxious? Well, now I know! My previous feelings of “even posting daily wouldn’t be enough” have been vanquished, and I quite enjoy how I’ve done the schedule for it and think it isn’t overbearing, and it’s just the right doses of content.

I also started a bunch of segments like Let’s Talk About, which covers the other side of media like voice actors/mangaka/authors; Spotlights, covering manga/anime/shows/comics; Let’s Rant, on things that made me salty and shook; Impressions, for first impressions of games/anime; Get to Know Me, in an effort to share more of myself and also of getting to know each other; Monthly Update, to update every month with what I was able to do in the gaming world; Seasons Plans and in Review, to cover what I hope to achieve and is the actual result;  ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

Thanks to those segments, I wrote about a lot of series I wanted to talk about since forever that I never knew how. I still think my posts haven’t done any justice to any of my subjects, but I’m trying okay? I tried ;_;

The biggest accomplishment wasn’t that I returned to studying Japanese, finished a game in Japanese or how many reviews I clocked. It was that I returned to blogging, writing again, after giving it up 2 years ago. It was also returning to gaming, after not having it done for something like a year too. Those were my biggest accomplishments, and I’m glad I returned and was able to finish games again. I also returned to watching anime, since I hadn’t for a couple of years.

This year was the return year, return to what I like, and I couldn’t be happier by how much love and kindness I’ve been shown and showered with by you all that stopped by this little forgotten corner of the internet to strike conversations with. Every like, view and comment are so appreciated by me, and I was honestly astounded by how much growth my blog got compared to when I first started. I couldn’t be more humbled whenever someone says they loved what I wrote, or agreed with my opinion, you’ve all made me a better person.

Excuse me as I try to reign in the waterworks, because I get misty eyed with how many people I got to know and be touched by thanks to returning. You’re all so supportive, I love you, and the WordPress community is the best ever. I’ve never felt as welcomed and loved as I did here, and I am so happy I got to go through this year with you all by my side.

It might not have been an easy year, is there even easy years?, but we kept strength and going and I siphoned strength from all the kindness and love I received.

So thank you, and I hope 2017 is just as good ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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22 thoughts on “2016 in Review

  1. /hugs
    You found the strength to keep going on so I’m sure you’ll do even greater in the coming years. Happy New Year to you! (hope you’re feeling a lot better now :O)

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    • Thanks, sweetie! /tight hugs
      Happy new year to you too! 🎆🎇🎉🎊
      I’m a bit better but not 100%, time and effort will get me there (^v^)

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  2. So glad that you returned to active blogging because if not, then we wouldn’t have so much fun fangirling over almost everything. Anyway, I’m looking forward to your posts this coming year. I hope you feel better soon, bb! Happy New Year!

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    • Aw, thanks! It wasn’t all that hard of a game in terms of language, slice of life is the best for entering the immersion hehe
      Oh man, me neither, doubt i ever will even tho I’ve been learning it since I’m 9-10 😹😹

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  3. I’m so glad you came back to writing. I had no idea you’d given it up, you’ve really come back swinging. You’re so much fun to blog with, and it makes me happy every time I see a comment from you on our posts. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved this year. Just keep it up and you’ll make for yourself the 2017 you deserve.

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    • Awwwww, thanks Elisabeth! /hugs
      Yeah, I’ve tried this blogging this a couple times but always had trouble sticking to it. Scheduling helped me really a lot hoho!
      Awwww, I’m super happy you like my comments and seeing me in your feed, I love seeing both of your posts pop up on mine too! <333
      It always makes me giddy when I see you replied or commented, i love all the work both of you do on the blog ( ˘ ³˘)❤( ˘ ³˘)❤
      For you too, both of you did amazing with LA blog!
      Thanks bb, I'll definitely strive to make 2017 just as good or even better than 2016 was ❤
      And may your 2017 be everything you wish it to be! 🙏🙏🙏

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      • Me too, I’ve found that making blogging a part of my everyday routine keeps me in check. If I hadn’t pushed myself to stick to that, I would probably have given up long ago.

        Awwwwww yay! 🤗 I’m always so glad when we can brighten up people’s days with our blog, so it means a lot to hear that from you, one of our most precious readers who motivate us every day. Here’s to the next year, and lots more of the same!

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        • Ooh, you blog everyday? :000!! That’s awesome, while I don’t write every day, I do come here and comment and read the feed, or try to haha. Actually since starting my Youtube channel I got more motivated and inspired for blogging, don’t ask me how it works, I don’t understand it either xDDD;;
          AAAAAAWWW, it feels my heart up when you say I brighten both of your hearts aaaah ;wwww;
          /clinks cup
          YES

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          • Yeah, I like to do some news at least every weekday, just gets me set up for the day’s writing and keeps the blog ticking over. Aww, it’s no problem, just saying it like it is 😉

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            • That’s pretty amazing, I can never finish one blog post a day, even when I start like 4-5 in the same day, they don’t get all finished xD;;;
              Ooh, so it opens the gates for more writing, ohohoho, like a warmup!
              /chokes softly at the wink

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              • Hahaha, I’d say starting 4-5 is at least equal to finishing one post. Yeah exactly, gets the creative juices flowing. And don’t be so modest, just take the compliment you 😝

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                • /Chokes
                  I feel the best compliment is made when I give it back tenfold, cause I look up to you, and the rest .👀✨
                  So I guess I should be saying: you’re awesomeeeee, keep on doooing iiit 👀✨

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