Here we are once again celebrating a milestone. While technically the birth of Reverse Thieves is July 15th, we generally just celebrate sometime in July, and heck it is July 4th for the 4th anniversary so how much more fitting can you get? As always we use anniversary as a time to look at what we have improved about the site, what we plan to do in the upcoming year, and give out some nifty prizes as a reverse birthday gift.
In the last year, we’ve reinstated the Manga of the Month; began the No Case Too Small and Otaku NYC series; our new Sunday links series All Points Bulletin premiered yesterday; we made our first attempt at episode blogging with Gosick; we started participating in Bonus Rounds on Anime3000; and we even started having guests on the Speakeasy.
Perhaps the biggest change in the last year was the upping of the monthly post count average thanks to the implementation of shorter solo posts in between our main stays on Mondays and Fridays. Since August we haven’t fallen below 18 posts a month, most hitting 20 or more! Also since then, and probably because of it, we’ve been averaging 10,000 hits a month for a consistent year.
In the upcoming year we also have some big plans. We are still trying to find a way to but together a Manga Secret Santa project that does not cause too many headaches for everyone involved. When we find a viable method we will let you know. We’re also going to start our next big project as was chosen by the readers: A look at woman in fandom. This project will probably be several smaller questionnaires that will each focus on a different aspect as opposed to mammoth survey that accompanied the Otaku Diaries. This will let women participate on in the sections that are applicable to them. All of this is just the tip of the ice burg. We can’t wait to see what surprises lie in wait in the future.
So of course we are giving away a great big box of goodies to celebrate this anniversary! Just leave a comment telling us what your favorite Reverse Thieves article has been this year.
Entries are due by Sunday, July 17th. The winner will be notified by Friday, July 22th.
*U.S. residents only please. Sorry our abroad buddies we just can’t afford it.