Two Years Already!?

On December 2nd of this, the year of our Lord 2010, I was in my Biology Lab, scratching the words, “EYE SEDSO” in very small letters onto the stage plate of a dissecting microscope. This way, you can see it when you look through the lens, but if you try and read it with the naked eye, it’s tough to make out the letters. A very cunning bit of self advertisment I might add. It was then when I suddenly realized, “Holy fucking shit! Eye Sedso is going to be 2 years old in FOUR DAYS!!!”

This was actually a birthday wish for my ACTUAL birthday as sent by Kluxorious via facebook. Clearly the best birthday greeting via facebook ever, seeing as Zarashi Warashi is one of my all time favorite female anime characters.

Well, here we are, on December 6th, and my beautiful ISSS, Eye Sedso, is another year older. It was on this date in 2009 that I sat in my room, unable to sleep as usual, and looking for something to do during the late hours of the night when no one else was up. It was at that time when I decided to create the world’s first, and best, ISSS: Eye Sedso. The rest, as they say, is mashed potatoes.

So what should I do for this post. Firstly, I think I’ll let you all know that after a month of slumping in watching anime, I’ve been catching up at a rather steady pace. I’ve been watching Kuragehime, Motto To LOVE-ru, some Berserk, and some Gintama, amongst other shows. I’ve purchased some more manga (only because I had a gift card and they didn’t have the Lloyd Banks album, Sword of a Stranger, any good movies, etc….manga was not high on my list to be honest….I should [or maybe shouldn't] mention that in the process of purchasing them, the dude ringing me up was hitting on me, telling me how nice my shirt looked and flirting with me. I’m not gay myself, but the whole thing was kind of amusing. I guess I’d make a good gay dude.). So in essence, this birthday almost serves as a rebirth of Eye Sedso.

Now is the time for me to compare my hits with the hits that I had when I first started this ISSS, even though hits don’t mean shit, and comments are all that matters, of which I get a frugal amount.

Back in the day, I remember struggling to get 100 hits. Then, one day, I got it. I was so happy that I did absolutely nothing. Then I got notified of Anime Nano, forced them to accept my ISSS at gunpoint, and saw my hit count soar through the roof. Suddenly, I was getting OVER 100 hits a day REGULARLY!!!

Wow was I stupid. Now, I’m getting around 800 hits a day regularly, and it’s still not enough. I need MORE!!!

Notice my Top Search item! (Laughs and nods. Adds thumbs up)

Honestly, you’d think with this fairly decent amount of hits I really don’t have anything to compare it too to be honest), people would comment more, but in fact, there’s been less commenting. The only explanation is that I’ve made a SHIT load of posts, so people get here by random occurrence, simply due to my large output of topics bullshit. Whatever, it’s not a big deal, now I can still make fun of myself, which is unsurprisingly easy to do (see, I just did it right there).

It’s strange to think that when I first created this site, I thought it would last merely a week or two, and then I’d get bored of it, but I’ve honestly grown into it pretty heavily, and now I like writing posts almost as much as watching anime. And you thought that YOU were fucked up, huh?

This seems like a perfect segway to ask the question that I was going to write a post around, but I’ll instead throw it in here.

“How long does one need to be writing posts about anime to be considered a veteran anime blogger (or ISSSer, as would be in my case)?”

Tis a question I have been pondering deeply of late, while I sit by the fire and smoke my evening pipe. I wonder if anyone has  ever asked this question? In my opinion (and yours too probably) I’m no a veteran. I’m only two years old. But then, how old do most blogs (or in my case, ISSS) last? Scamp says two years (I can’t find the link and I’m not looking through those tags).  I’d say to be considered a vet of the aniblogosphere, a person would need 5 years at least, but that’s just me.

What about the actual content? Any old (or usually young) shithead can write a blog, it’s fucking free for  Christ’s sake. So does the quality get attributed to the veteranness of a writer? Personally, I think that as long as the passion is there, it doesn’t matter how good the content is, and I say this simply because Eye Sedso’s content is so fucking bad that it’s unbelievable I get any views at all. Here’s a picture:

What else can I possibly talk about? Let’s go through more boring stats I guess…

Take into account that These are all stats from December 2nd. Look at all of those posts. Before you say something really dumb like, “Oh wow that’s amazing good job! Congrats!” Let me direct you to the comment section, of which about 1 third are mine. That equates to about 8 comments per post, 3 of which, would be mine, so 5 comments by people not named glothelegend. That’s pretty pathetic really. I really only have a handful of readers really. Maybe I’ll list them later. Maybe I won’t. Maybe go fuck yourself.

A small bright spot in an otherwise dim ISSS. Notice my amount of views from 2008 and 2009. The add up to 86021. Now double it. 172042. You see that amount? That’s essentially the amount of total views I had in my first year. It’s a little bit more in fact.

In my second year, that number has doubled. Not too shabby. I only recently achieved 200,000 hits, and it took about 1 year and 7 months to acquire that many. As of now, I have 253318 hits (numbers are slightly skewed if you do the math, because I took one number from a different window that was opened a different amount of time), which means I only need 50,000 more to get 300K.

Of course, NONE OF THAT FUCKING MATTERS WHEN YOU DON’T GET COMMENTS.

However, I don’t get zero comments, and commenters have come and gone over time. Some people who used to comment a lot no longer visit, and some people have just popped up from no where and started stalking the shit out of Eye Sedso, which is very appreciated. To these people, I would thank first my most consistent top 5 commenters (based on time and amount of estimated comments. If you would like to see their sites then simply click on their names):

Kluxorious

Who has the most comments on this site? Duh, it’s Kluxorious, who probably doubles the combined comments left here by everyone else. Like it’s not even close. But hey, my wife should fucking support me with awesome pictures of Zashiki Warashi for my real birthday. Without doubt my best friend on the blogosphere, and the only person I know who actually likes My Chemical Romance almost as much as me.

Baka-Raptor

This dinosaur, who has arguably the best blog on the internet, had the first comment on Eye Sedso, which shows you that he’s been around this site for a while, although I don’t know why. Maybe he has some sort of sick obsession with crappy writing… Whatever the reason, he’s commented here and there with consistency, Barking out orders like a loony at which anime I’m supposed to watch. They’re usually good suggestions, but I don’t think I’ll ever finish Aria. It’s just so boring, and I’m only just finishing up the first season. We’ll see.

Yi

Yi will usually show up and post in bunches, which I do to a lot of people too. She’s also been here for the long haul, and she has a great enthusiasm for yuri, which is always a big plus. She also has one of my favorite blogs out there, and she’s only getting better and more popular (while I remain stagnant)

Adaywithoutme

Here’s another one who kind of comes and goes in the same way that I come and go on her site, which is fucking awesome, even if it has a shit load of BL posts that I never read. I still fucking go there. The much anticipated podcast that we did kicked serious ass. Too much ass, in fact, since it contained too much awesome to be contained in any type of computer file, yet the legend lives on and keeps going just like the Energizer Bunny. As I think I said last time I had a birthday post, day kicks some serious ass.

Canne

First of all, Canne, like the rest, has been here with much longevity and has been throwing up comments here and there rather consitantly. I’m still not sure how the name is pronounced, (Cain? Can-nee? Can-ay?), but the avatar is one of the best I’ve seeing, seeing as Kill Bill is my favorite movie of all time, and Chiaki Kuriyama was one of my favorite characters (Gogo) as depicted in said avatar. I even watched some other movie just because she was in it….well, actually, there were two movies, and she was in the sequel. I watched the first one, but it was pretty shitty, so I never saw the second one. Something about assassins in feudal Japan. It actually had some really good parts, but I can’t remember what they were. I wish I remembered the movie because now I want to watch the second one. Girl Assassin? Grraahh!!! I heard about it somewhere, Could have been Japan Cinema (someone who also posts here from time to time.

Well, that’s five, if you were left out, then post more comments and get mentioned next year.

Seeing as it’s been 2 years, and also seeing as my computer recently crashed, I’ve decided to re-do my avatar, which you may have noticed (it turned back to it’s original green logo for a while some reason). I have re-done my image so that hopefully the eyes stay white from now on (on most sites they change to the color of the background) EDIT: It worked. Staying on subject, before I mention my next person, I would like to point out to you all how awesome all of these avatars are. If I could make  a team of the most awesome avatars, then this would literally be my team. Now then, onto my next, and most favorite award: Stalker of the Year. This award goes out to the person who has most notably raped the shit out of Eye Sedso with a sudden, massive outpour of comments, and this year, after a late entry, and with a velocity of posts that might even put klux to shame, I award the Stalker of the Year Award to the lord who beat out Dez691….

LordMarcus

Despite having a boring avatar that I used to have before I discovered Gravatar (mine was green too if I recall correctly, which I probably don’t), Lord Marcus has commented, usually multiple times, on every post I’ve written recently. Pretty fuckin badass if I do say so myself. Who won this award last year? Oh shit! I didn’t do those awards last year? When did I do them? End of the year?

Ahhhh here it is. I thanked commenters in the 100K post. In that one notouchi was rated the best stalker, but she doesn’t comment, and I can’t tell if she’s stalking me anymore. If she comments right now on this post then I award her with the Stalker of the Year award instead. Wow there’s a lot of similar names. I’m not including oballer or refuse to come wack this year though, simply because I’m too lazy.

Well, I have nothing more to say. The Red Sox acquired Adrian Gonzalez, and now they’re the best team in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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66 thoughts on “Two Years Already!?

  1. I had no idea that you love comments so much~ I guess I’ll leave one ^^ (my comments are pretty useless anyways). I really enjoy reading all your post and visit more often than compared to the other blogs I follow, I’m sure most of your readers are like that too so don’t stress yourself over it :)

    Congrats on the 2 years :D Keep it up! you have half as much daily hits than me! your making me jealous >_>

    • bananaMuffin!!! That was one of the blogs I was subscribed to! I lost my computer to what I believe to be a virus, and now I have to look for all of my subscriptions again, which is less that fun. You’ve been a reader here for a while.

      I stress over nothing. I just like to make fun of myself.

      As for the hits, lately I’ve been getting around 1300 per day for some reason. Go figure.

  2. Congrendulates!!

    I’d actually be pretty depressed to be called a stalker anywhere else, but since this is your ISSS and stalkers here are not considered creepy, but cool, I’m actually pretty happy. I guess the whole “too lazy to set up gravatar” thing really hurts my credibility as a regular human being of the internet.

    • You should never be ashamed about who you are.

      Unless you’re an ACTUAL stalker who won’t leave girls and young children alone. If that were the case than you’d have problems. But here on Eye Sedso, it’s a big accomplishment.

      • I think that Dez is a guy, based on the way of speech. If not, then clearly Dez is a tom boy, which, coupled with the stalker attribute, could make me very horny (a tom-boy can be quite nice at times). However, if Dez is, as I presume, a guy, I will not be turned on whatsoever, which means, as of right now, I am not turned on whatsoever…

        Some bloggers refuse to reveal their genders, and this generally pisses me off.

      • Glo is right, I’m a guy. And now I think I fixed everything, so I shall no longer be known as a stalker, just as a regular person who comments a lot.

  3. Congratulations!! Two years huh? I consider that veteran status even if you think it needs 5 years. Look around? How many blogs/ ISSS survive two years? It’s really quite a feat. I’m impressed with your readership after two years. 800 hits daily is huge!

    Anyways, I feel so honored to be on that list. ^ ^ Keep the passion going!

    p.s. I may not comment all the time but I do read all your posts via subscription. ^ ^

    • Either way, I’m going at least 6 years I think. That’s my goal. Unless I feel like quitting, then I will. I’ve always got nothing better to do, and I really enjoy typing up crappy posts, so I doubt that I’ll ever really quit.

      I’m actually pretty impressed with my hits too, I remember when I used to just want to get up to 500 a day, and now I’ve been surpassing this on a very consistent basis, it’s pretty exciting. Lately I’ve been getting over 1000 a day, so who knows.

  4. Congratulations, you’re now an oldfag!

    ..nah just kidding. But keep the work up though. Like what Yi said, 800 hits a day is huge, so you shouldn’t just stop here.

    Keep the ISSS alive :D

    • Very few people respect the ISSSness of this ISSS. Glad to see that you, Valence, do.

      Complete oldfag no kidding. I wonder what the average age of a blogger is out there? Probably 14 or something. That being said, I’m in my twenties.

      I’m probably 14 at heart though, which, when I think about it, is really just weird and creepy.

  5. Nononono, you’re a veteran when you reach 3 years. Here’s the post you were looking for. The period between 18 months and 30 months is when an awful lot of top quality blogs die. Basically, the two year spot is when you’re smack bang in the middle of total burnout period. When established blogs are most likely to die. It’s when you reach the three year mark that you’ve passed the period for death and can officially call yourself a veteran.

    So I’m not gonna congratulate you on your ISSS’s 2 year birthday. Come back in one years time an only then will I celebrate your entry into veteranhood

    • Thank you for clearing that up, and retrieving that link. I am a chronic sufferer of LPS, so I literally couldn’t look for that link for medical reasons. I’ll see you in a year….if YOU’RE still around.

      LPS = (Lazy Person Syndrome)

    • Laugh? None of it’s supposed to be funny, this is a serious ISSS! I guess my writing is so bad that it’s laughable now huh?

      That was a completely sarcastic comment, obviously.

  6. Damn, lots of blogs hitting the two-year mark. What’s next, lots of bloggers dying out?

    I kid. Happy two years, you crafty bastard. Keep those ideas of yours flowing.

  7. Congrats on reaching the two year mark. Personally I coulden’t believe it when I hit the two year mark back in September of this year, but with loyal followers like you out there AFC is still going strong.

    And on a side note, I am finally up to over 200 views a day!!!!! Granted 800 is impresive, but I don’t know how long it will take me to get to that point. Congrats again and have another great year with EYE SEDSO!!!!!

    • How old is AFC? I always assumed that it was older than Eye Sedso. In fact, I assume that about pretty much every site ever, aside from one or two that came after me, which now don’t exist.

  8. My blog will be 6 years in two months. That’s your target right? Well, good luck. Even after all these years, I absolutely has no confidence about me being a veteran. But it rather feels good tbh knowing that I am still doing this stuff while other has withered and die.

    Nonetheless, 2 years is quite an achievement and I’ll keep supporting you, husbando. Gimme more!

  9. I love comments more than you!

    And CSW GOT MOAR HITS AND STUFF!

    Nah i kid i kid. Congrats for the 2 year milestone, dude, it’s an honor reading your blogs and learning new stuff.

    That said, I’m thinking of ceasing my Episodic posting (can’t say the same for the rest of the crew.) So i can try different things or different kinds of posts.

    Haha, you’re a master at that, and i commend ya for it.

    • CSW should have more hits and stuff, it has more people.

      I’m glad that you’re honored to read my site, as most people are, although it’s not a blog, it’s an ISSS.

      I’ve never liked episodic posting. I don’t like doing them and I don’t like reading them. CSW is one of the few sites that has funny and enjoyable posts about episodes, another site being UNMEI KAIHEN.

      Alas, I’m so far being on every show, and almost never watch shows week to week, that episodic posts are usually pointless to me anyway.

  10. Hey fuck you bitch.

    YEAH CONGRATS THE PUNK WAY LIKE PANTY&STOCKING (w/o Garterbelt who you are probably gay for anyway).

    And I just hit 3 years. Gag me with a spoon.

    AN-NAR-KIIIIIIIIIII EVERYONE WANTS TO BE *CENSORED*

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  12. It’s an honor to be one of the five people mentioned here! (though you spent most of that paragraph talking about chiaki’s movies). Oh, and my avatar apparently has the best resolution, how come? Klux’s avatar is all blurry. :P

    Congratulations on the two-years mark. It’s a big accomplishment and the numbers are really really impressive.

    ps.My name is pronounced like ‘can’ which sounds strange, isn’t it?
    ps2. I think the average age for bloggers are 17-18 but only few of those lasted very long.

    • I think it’s because your picture must be a .png image, and hers might be a .jpeg. Mine used to be blurry but I changed it to a .png, and the quality was perfect. Yours was actually the only one that wasn’t blurry.

      Can? Gah! I always called you “Cain”. I’m going to have to correct myself now until I get used to Can.

      I always assumed that all bloggers were 14 for some reason, and thus hated a lot of them.

  13. Congratulations on hitting two years! I hope to get to that point–in two years, haha. I just started my anime review blog like, last month.

    But anyway, I’m following you as of today, and I have a habit of commenting on things I follow. So prepare to see a lot of me :D

    • I remember starting Eye Sedso for the first time (well, only time). I remember my first post, “I Hate Anime” which paved the way as an influence to other posts around the globe.

      Likewise, my follow-up, “Blogs Suck” allowed me to be able to continue to hate blogs without becoming a hypocrite and introduce the ISSS to the world.

      I also hated on everything from World of Warcraft to Cosplay. I was quite the little asshole back then. Sadly, I’ve become less of an asshole over the years. Maybe I’ll write a post making fun of someone soon.

  14. hmm congratulations i just found this while searching an image of a female neet and i have to say this is a decent blog , i read a couple of your posts including the top ten anime list and some others and i did not see you mentioning The tatami galaxy and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
    both are very good animes and im not saying they should be in your top list or anything (as i said you might have already mentioned them) but if you havent watched them i would strongly reccomend it anyway good luck better regards

    • Check a little closer, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is on my Top Ten page. It’s not in the top ten, but it’s close.

      As for Tatami Galaxy, I’ve never seen it, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. Considering that you put it in the same sentence as SZS, I’d say it must be good, bo I’ll check it out maybe in a few weeks. I’m kind of busy now with finals (not really, I’ve been skipping all of my classes).

    • You really didn’t miss it. It’s only been up a day or two. I especially love how you called Eye Sedso a blog, than corrected yourself and called it an ISSS, only to call it a blog in the next sentence. I’m drunk right now with a missing “D” key on my keyboard and I still picked this up.

      Thanks though, you were of the first blogs that I followed, and you’re better than me at art.

  15. congrats on your 2 years! by the amount of views you get i had thougth the blog was much older. Its a good think you actually care about comments, i dont know if its the case for other bloggers, but the only other blog i follow is http://www.muylinux.com wich its prety big and have several post a day, so theres no way they could pay atention to each comment (most interaction occurs in flame wars betwen the readers).

    one of the things i like about your blog, is the use of language here. your not afraid of harsh language, and sexual content up here. in fact the post of setokai yakuindomo was so funny, that i watched the anime and as it was good, i gave your blog a try and keep reading. So keep the cool, keep the fun.

    nice award. in fact they have called me that in the past coz of a good for nothing dam girl that now i hate the most. my experience on girls indicates than they are good for one thing only: sex. havent found one cappable of love as i do; wich is crappy, as they are supposed to be more prone to fellings than us men.

    PS: so theres an easy way of changing the default avatar up here? even if i have no blog or other register? i dint spot an easy way of changing avatar up here in the blog. And so i was lazy to look up. i even have a cool custom ego avatar in a file.

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