And here comes 2022!

Happy New Year!

Wow.

2021 was wild. I thought the 365 months of 2020 was something, but how did I manage to get 5 major and a severely sore throat which may have caused lasting damage all in one year? I spent more or less 6 months recovering! SIX! MONTHS!

So, let’s just recap the year a bit.

What exactly happened in 2021?! Continue reading “And here comes 2022!”

Partial Hiatus Notice

Partial. Note the partial! I’m not disappearing again, no.

Okay. So it’s like this.

On Monday, I manage to badly injure my right foot and left knee. We were a bit suspicious it might be fractured. It doesn’t seem so now, a few days later, as I can, for a while every day, support my weight on it, it doesn’t look bruised, there’s no swelling, I can move my toes just fine and all that. I still need to spend most of my time in bed though. It’s not fully ruled out either, because last time I fractured a bone in my foot there was no swelling and just a teeny tiny bruise. It could be the same injury, just the other foot. Continue reading “Partial Hiatus Notice”

Release Schedule

The plan was to post a review today, but going off a medication has been messing with me, so I didn’t have one ready. Don’t you just hate that? But I’m much happier off it, so that’s definitely a bonus!

But I’m not coming empty-handed! Under the cut, you’ll find the FULL webnovel release schedule for the year. It also includes special dates and holidays. All coloured are my holidays from the blog and most are national holiday too. I won’t post anything on those days, because I’m taking better care of myself and actually try to relax on national holidays (even if I don’t celebrate them).

Continue reading “Release Schedule”

Happy New Year!

…and 2020 is FINALLY over.

You can’t blame me for being relieved, even on my blog’s 7th Annyversary since the relaunch. It’s really been a long year. Too long. It’s been 366 months. This year has really been one of a kind. Yeah. I don’t want 2021 to be like that, but I’m not having high hopes.

No, we’re not.

So what’s been going on this year, aside from the obvious? Well, I’ve been sicker, but I also began sharing posts about writing. I expanded to audio dramas and books about fiction. I reviewed my first live-action show. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

Writing Update #4

I haven’t written any of these in a while. So I thought I’d give you a general update.

First, about my health: It’s still terrible. I’m holding on, and will be seeing a doctor next week. I hope to be back fully in 2021.

That said, I still work on Beyond the Horizon. I recently finished editing episode 11 and am almost done with the first extra episode. I was planning on being finished a month ago, but my health being as it is, there’s not much I can do about that. Continue reading “Writing Update #4”

Hiatus for unknown amount of time

I hate it every time, but here’s another hiatus notice.

I mentioned issues in December that were seemingly resolved. Well, they weren’t. Since the end of January I’ve been struggling and I’m back to a place where I just can’t keep up with the blogging, because on top of my health I need to focus on getting some income due to sudden expenses I have to make.

This doesn’t just involve blogging though; I’ll put Beyond the Horizon on hiatus as well. I will continue with editing BtH book 1, but I can’t continue to post book 2 and later until my health issue is resolved. It just adds stress to an already stressful situation. Continue reading “Hiatus for unknown amount of time”

Happy New Year and Annyversary

Well, look at that! As soon as I started getting treatment it got better. Lucky! That means I can make this annual post after all!

So Happy New Year everyone! And happy new decade as well! I’m turning 30 this year, meaning I’ve been blogging for 14 years in about half a year. Wild. When I turn 32, I’ve been blogging for half of my life. That’s even wilder.

Let’s start by looking back at the previous year. How did I do with my goals?

Reading Goal: 50 books
This didn’t go very well, but partially that’s because I spent about 4 months writing fiction instead of consuming it, and there’s also the issue with my health. I just couldn’t balance thing as I wanted because I didn’t have the structure I needed. I hate to say it, but even excluding my health, it was also a lot in the hands of someone else. I ended up at 52 unique books, including comics, on Goodreads. This isn’t entirely true because I read some children’s books I never added into it.

  • I ended up forgetting about the alphabetical books.
  • I registered 5/20 children’s books, but it should have been 7-10. So I didn’t do great.
  • I did read 50+ books though, even though it wasn’t the right ones.

Post more batches
In 2018 I post three batches, in 2019 five. Improvement! I would have liked to do better when I wrote my first five batches in 2014 though. I did keep them out of the regular schedule, so that was great! I’d say I cleared this one.

Finish 1 game
Definitely cleared this one! I reviewed three games and a demo.

Widen my view
I wanted to review a few new things since my blog has very much been dominated by anime and some comics and games. I had some subgoals and I cleared:

  • 1+ drama CD, 1+ music CD: I count the Marginal #4 CD as both drama and music, since it was a single with a mini-drama.
  • 2-3+ streaming and/or reading services: I reviewed Crunchyroll Manga and Toomics.
  • 1+ game: I reviewed four, including the demo

I didn’t clear

  • More western material: I don’t think I did.
  • 2+ visual novels: It was just one.
  • 1+ anime from each ongoing season: Haha, nope.
  • Post more extra material on Patreon for my patrons: Didn’t happen too often.
  • Post more on Instagram: Yeah, no…
  • Livetweet regularly: This wasn’t regularly but I think I did better?

It wasn’t a great year, but I did pretty decently!

So what will my goals be this year then?

Just post.
Because my life is as it is, with my web novel and a varying amount of fatigue I’ve decided to just keep up posting.

And I’ll try to share how things are going relating to my web novel. Which you can find here, if you’re interested! I post it every other Wednesday with the first chapter of the year in a few days (January 8th)!

I’m also working on a side story, which can be found password protected on my personal blog. All posts on my personal blog are pw protected actually, but I give the password out to friends and people following my private Twitter account. Your best bet to get the passwords is to follow my account.


So… For now, I’m focusing on getting a few months ahead so instead of schedule January and forward, I’m scheduling posts March, April, May, February, January, and then June forward. Hopefully, I’ll have my posts ready before the last Sunday this month, but we can only see if I make it. I will post batch posts and some “unscheduled” (set to Friday and/or Sunday) posts outside the regular schedule. Batch posts are as always posts with 4-6 titles within a category or theme, and other posts might be recently released titles. Games will still be older releases, but books, comics and anime should be things I can fairly easily access to post more frequently.

Thank you for supporting me through 2019, and I hope you will support me for another year, or even another decade.

Anny HQ Update [Patreon]

This is a post copy-pasted from my Patreon. I thought I’d share it here, because it’s posted there for all to read. These posts are supposed to be posted once every month where I share a bit about what happens “behind the scenes”. The support from Patreon helps pay for the costs for domain name, lack of ads (from WordPress – I still add affiliate links), services to review, and the stuff to review. Take a moment to look into it. My patreon is set up to draw once a month, as I post monthly, and the minimum is 1 USD, but you can support any amount above that too! To read more posts like this in the future, go there!

I need to get better at writing these. But before that I might actually need to remember what I did during the month

During April I spent a lot of the time very depressed though, I’ll be that honest. The reason was a new medication. Or was that March? I no longer remember. Continue reading “Anny HQ Update [Patreon]”

Happy New Year

Here we are, 5 years after the relaunch of The Anny Blog after a turbulent 2013 when it just seemed to crash and burn. The Annyversary is on Saturday, but I won’t do anything special for it.

Let’s go over the past year though. 2017 I got a child and I spent the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 focusing on that, to return to The Anny Blog in May again. At the time my child was 7 months old.

I think that was a fairly fast bounce back… maybe? Especially for someone as frail as me.

After that I posted almost every month. I feel like not posting was the biggest mistake in my life, but if I see it from a reader’s perspective, I wouldn’t have blamed any of the bloggers I occasionally read blogs of if they missed a couple of months when they had a child within approximately a year. So I’d say all is good. Continue reading “Happy New Year”

Giveaway Winner!

It’s a little late, due to various reason I can’t really blame on, but…

HAPPY 12TH BLOGOVERSARY!

…or was that what you were supposed to tell me?


Anyhow, I had more people join in than I expected! I was a little sad I couldn’t choose more winners, to be honest. There had to be just one and that was…

oliviacv!

The winner was chosen randomly, so no hard feelings, okay? I will hold another giveaway when I have 20 patrons. You can become a patron if you’re willing to give up a single dollar a month. It helps The Anny Blog to continue having content. Actually, it helps paying the bill for the domain name and keeping it add free as well. And you get some really nice bonuses!