Neregate Turns Two Years Old !
I won’t be able to do anything fancy this year since I’m not at home right now but still, I’ll try to write a few things down. This sucks a bit, especially since the blog has been dormant for a little while now.
Hopefully, I’ll be back home in a couple days with several things you’ve been waiting for : Fall chart, Imageboard, etc.
Yosh, let’s write down some things now.
• Some numbers first
On the 13th July of last year, I made another birthday post, explaining a few things about the creation of the blog, about me, about statistics, etc (yeah, I can write long posts sometimes). Feel free to read it if you’re curious about Neregate’s history.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the blog’s growth between this year at the last.
Because numbers are easy to understand, here are few of them :
• 1,056 Posts (548 last year)
• 4,345 Comments (1,801 last year)
• 1,286,461 Views since July 13, 2010 (one year ago, views were at ~200,000)
• ~5000 Views per day (~1500 last year)
• ~1,3TB Bandwidth per month (~230GB/month last year)
Most visitors come from the United States (large lead), followed by Germany, Indonesia, Russian Federation, Poland, Canada, Australia, Finland, Brazil, Philippines, Great Britain, Mexico, France, Malaysia and Italy (etc).
Neregate now appears on g00gle’s suggested search results with just 4 letters, which is a big milestone that I thought I’d never reach. I don’t think that reaching 3 letters will ever be possible though.
For Neregate, who’s just another website in this vast world that we call the anime blogosphere, this went far beyond my expectations. Two years that I’ve been polluting the place with Japanese Artists, Anime Charts, Artworks and, of course, my lolis and my rants.
I have no plans of stopping here, as I even want to bring a lot more things to you in the coming months. This, is all because of your presence and support (regulars, as well as newcomers and lurkers alike) : Thank you! Uncle is really grateful to have people coming to this little place of his.
• Stuff coming next
Speaking about new things (already mentioned most of them in this post) :
- The Fall 2012 Anime Chart will be released next week, with a whole new design. There also is a nice addition that’ll be coming with this chart shortly after ! Because of the project’s size, I’ll probably just release the main part first, followed by the next ones within the next few months (I hope).
Note : I will probably need a helping hand once it gets released. I’ll write some more details when the actual thing is out.
I’ve had several translation requests in my mailbox regarding the Anime Charts, but most of them are on standby. I know that Photofiltre Studio (the software I use to create the charts) isn’t well known among the community, so I’ll be switching back to Photoshop (sob) to make it easier for you to translate the chart to your native language.
If you are interested in translating the upcoming Fall chart to your language, feel free to drop me an email, before or after the release.
You’ll have to agree to a couple rules before you actually work on the translation (these are common sense rules, but I still want people to be fully aware of them beforehand), but the biggest obstacle will always be your motivation. In my charts, I also put summaries for all the OVA section, which is a lot of work for a translator !
- The Image Board is coming back in a few days too. I know I should’ve put a proper maintenance page on this subdomain of mine, but I thought the “On maintenance, sorry!” htaccess message would be explicit enough :/
..That’s about it, I guess. The post isn’t that long, but it’s because I’ve explained most things in the two hyperlinks above. Nevertheless, today mark’s Neregate’s second birthday : O-tanjoubi omedetou !
Thank you for being here with me, and yoroshiku onepleaseshimasu for the mirai !
Your Uncle Zana