Archive for January, 2010

Banana Muffin and Nano

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Back in November, Ruby wrote:

I don’t get it, why won’t anime nano accept me? I been rejected three times already. […]

Oh god.. whats the problem? there is completely nothing wrong with this site, well I personally don’t see anything wrong with this site. What makes other people’s blog so much better then mine? Am I missing something? Does my banners suck? does my page suck? or is it something wrong with my writing? is it because I don’t include summaries in my entries?

And now:

FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO SAY!!! I GOT ON ANIME NANO!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! This Is THE greatest day of my life omg I feel like I been accepted in University ^_^!!!!!

I have to say, such power over people for most incidential reasons scares me. Hopefuly nobody slit their wrists because I quoted from a post of theirs that was eminently mockable.

Hung weilds his power wisely, but he faces a difficulty: an aggregator cannot grow without end. Already reading Nano is like drinking from a firehose, and I stopped trying to keep up a year ago. If he continues to accept new entries, he has to start dropping less popular or less interesting blogs ruthlessly. That is bound to create bad feelings.

UPDATE: JP twitters: “the key to using anime nano is to favorite the feeds you like, and then subscribe to your personal feed rather than the whole one”. But if you do that, the discovery function is lost completely! I already have a whitelist of blogs in the form of Liferea’s feedlist. What Nano used to provide was a way to find high quality blogs which were not on my list yet.

Momotato is the greatest troll ever

Friday, January 1st, 2010

He drives a spike in traffic to his blog without posting anything for over a year. He is that awesome.

Choux on Haibane Renmei

Friday, January 1st, 2010

I’m envious because she can express her thoughts with a picture.

BTW, she started watching it back in October (via). Hurray for persistence.