I actually wasn’t planning to make a big deal out of this anniversary since I’m not big on celebrating anniversaries in general and really haven’t had much in the way of meta posts here anyway. I haven’t accomplished as much as some other bloggers have in that year, and “142 posts” might be misleading since a lot of those posts were just to announce the completion of another review. :P But hey, I still like writing, and this blog is the most successful one I’ve ever run, so here’s to another year?
But oh, hey, I’m on WordPress now! And at the very least, I guess this move from Blogger to WordPress is significant enough to mention. (Update your RSS feeds, guys! Unless you were on my Feedburner feed, in which case, I’ve already updated it for you!)
It was a pain in the ass importing and retagging and categorizing everything, but I think it’ll be worth it. It’s also kind of sad that all comments have lost their identities beyond a plaintext name, but it’s better than nothing. I spent a couple of hours yesterday going through all my old posts and trying to fix metalinks so they link back to this new domain rather than the old Blogger one, but I’m sure I missed a bunch… can’t decide how obsessive I want to be about that. (If you spot any, though, please let me know?) A lot of the older posts also hotlink pictures from all over the place (my bad), so there are probably some broken images I should fix too…
I’m also going to be mirroring all my reviews from MAL on this site because I’m still annoyed about the lack of BBCode and want my italics back, dammit. For some reason, I’ve decided not to port over all my numerical ratings for reviews though? I never used numbers in my blog-only reviews, such as those for live action movies and music, so I guess it’s to keep some sort of consistency… then again, since my MAL reviews were off-site, I think I’m going to keep my reviews for anime and manga as pages rather than posts. I’ll still make a post about it every time I finish one, but the text of the review will be on a separate page. Unlike my reviews for everything else, which is usually in the body of the post. …My OCD makes no sense. :( But yeah, in the process of mirroring the MAL reviews — pardon my dust in the meantime.
I guess that’s really all there is to mention. I still have a ton of reviews backlogged, but I have something more special to post this week, so look for that first!
PS — Happy Father’s Day.