Hey guys, today is August 17, 2019, and it is an overwhelming special day for us as this marks the 4th Year Anniversary of our blog – Yu Alexius Anime Portal which I started last August 2015 in pursuit of worthwhile things to do after I quit my previous job. It had been a fun, exciting, and struggling experience to run this blog but I am so thankful that I didn’t give up especially during those days where I felt like our effort doesn’t count at all. Nonetheless, we are so thankful for all our readers who had helped us reach the point where we are right now though we’re still far from our goal but we wish to achieve those goals that we set on a step by step basis and with you as part of our experience.
· 2015: Our beginning
· 2016: I Almost Give Up!
· 2017: Comeback and Struggles
· 2018: Shift of Forte and Blogging Style
· 2019: Diligently Working on Sustainability
· Future Plans
2015: OUR BEGINNING
2016: STRUGGLES AND NEALY GIVING UP
2017: CONTINUOUS LEARNING, STRUGGLES, EFFORTS, & MOTIVATION
I think among the turning point for the blog is when I received some emails asking if we could write something about certain anime-related videos or projects, and even some upcoming independent anime shows. I remember writing about D’Art Shtajio’s original anime project Indigo Ignited few weeks before its release and I felt like it is really fulfilling. Our other featured articles that I am happy to share with you guys are as follows:
2018: SHIFTING TO CHINESE ANIMATION
I guess I have The King’s Avatar to blame for this as I’ve been fascinated by it the moment it aired the previous year. I’ve been on a rampant Chinese anime marathon since then and I officially added Chinese anime stuff in 2018 starting with reviews as well as recommending it to my viewers such as the following posts:
This time, I actually lessened on writhing anime news and focus on sharing recommendations and list posts. Actually, among our most popular contents where list post such as the one we had written about the strongest characters from Overlord novel as well as the most powerful characters from The Seven Deadly Sins. I also shared several reviews about anime movies and series which I am more confident to share with anime viewers now compared to my previous works in the earlier days.
We also got Zhihua as our latest team member in 2018 and she did an amazing job with sharing great content about one of my favorite donghua – the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi). And here are some of her works that I bet you must want to check if you’re a fan of the donghua:
She also wrote a review about My Hero Academia: Two Heroes movie which she watched in its world premiere in the United States.
2019: AIMING FOR GREATER GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
This year, I am more focus to build the brand of Yu Alexius and make the SEO stable while providing quality content. I have actually diminished the quantity of the blogpost and instead lengthen it to provide a more detailed way of sharing my thoughts about many anime topics.
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STRUGGLES AND FUTURE PLANS
Though among our struggles is for the blog to be sustainable as financially, the blog isn’t really earning a decent dime from the advertisement but still, it is enough for us to pay for the domain renewal and also allocate it for online marketing on our social media accounts.
As a Filipino, I also want to promote anime projects done by Filipino animators. I think it’ll be amazing to show to the world that Filipino animators could also make pretty decent anime. Every once in awhile, I guess I have to add a new section in the blog where I have to share some animated projects from Filipino artists.
We are also open for any fellow anime fans who are willing to contribute their thoughts and opinions about different topics about anime, even live-action or manga. If you’re interested, please drop me an email at jzeuldeick [at] gmail.com so we could discuss it. If you have some fanarts or projects that you would like to be featured, we will share it here for free as long as our team agreed about it.