So it’s been about a week since I launched Anime Nano, and I figured I’d give an update on the status of Anime Nano, including stats and other useful information.
User feedback has been very important to me, as many bugs were found by unsuspecting members. I won’t go through agonizing detail, but let’s just say there were quite a few bugs. Feedback has not only been helpful in assisting me find errors, but in figuring out how to improve Anime Nano as well.
On suggestions from users, I’ve added Forum RSS, a remember me option when logging in, number of blogs subscribed to, and other features. There’s still some that I haven’t gotten to yet, though. Generally speaking, ask and you’ll recieve.
Speaking of the forums, I’ve spruced up the Anime Nano Forums quite a bit since the launch date. They’re still not quite perfect (no edit buttons yet), but they’re getting there. Please check them out if you haven’t already.
In about one week, 41 other anime blogs (besides Basugasubakuhatsu) have joined. 0 were rejected. So if you’re scared to apply because you think you’ll be rejected, don’t be. Then again, if you do get rejected, you have permission to call me an ass… Here’s the list of anime blogs we’re indexing as of right now:
- Anime Almanac
- Anime Bento
- Anime Pilgrimage
- Basugasubakuhatsu Anime Blog!
- Brain Food Lunch
- Die, Fanboys!
- Gnostic Lone Wolf Poetry
- Hige Vs. Otaku
- hontou ni sou omou
- Hontou ni Taihen desu
- Hop Step Jump!
- Hopeless Sensei
- Itsumo Anime Blog
- Kimagure Anime blog
- Kono Sono~This That
- Kurogane’s Anime Blog
- Makenai desuwayo!
- Mangaminx’s Lair
- Matthew’s Anime Blog
- More Shadows: TL-chan’s Anime Blog
- notdotq, seriously
- Paradox – Spectrum
- Riuva: Research Institute for Unicultural Visual Arts
- Sea Slugs! Anime Blog
- shtuff: anime blogage
- Star Crossed Anime Blog
- Strangely Common Anime Blog
- Suguru’s Dame-Dame Anime Blog
- Tainted Blog
- The Hack Project/anime
- The Soapbox at the End of the World
- YSP: Duh!
- Yuri to boushi to hon no Tabibito
- zero thoughts
There’s still quite a few anime blogs that I’d like to see on this list. I believe there’s a few who are on vacation right now. If there’s one that you’d like to see indexed on Anime Nano, you could ask the owner nicely to see if they’d join. I’d do it myself, but it would feel kinda weird, since it’s my own site. But I’m sure they’ll listen to their faithful readers!
There was an issue that I just found out about where no one could register for like, two days! I wish someone had told me about it! If you tried registering, and got an error, please try again. It should work this time.
As far as the future of Anime Nano, I plan on improving the forums even more (so people use them for more than reporting bugs), maybe adding a messaging function, displaying the correct time zone for each individual user, and much more. As always, if you have suggestions or comments, please direct them to the Anime Nano Issues and Requests Forum.
Thanks for all of the support! I’m really happy to be making something that people enjoy and enjoy using!