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Confessions of a Blogger

December 17th, 2013 by Cat

I saw this over at Georgie’s blog, so I decided to grab it and do it too :)

When did you first start blogging and why?
A blog was actually one of the last “types” of sites I made. It came about after I realized I was using the updates section of one of my other sites like a blog so… I finally created an actual blog. I think it was around 2001 when I opened my first blog with a friend.

Have you had any past online presence?
Like mentioned, a blog was one of the last types I tried out. I’ve owned several sites throughout the years, about 30 or so. (Not all of them are up and active, of course.) There are 3 that I would consider my most popular.

The first is Fake Wings, my past graphics site, back in the day when the Anime webdesign community was thriving. Some people still remember me as the “Cat from Fake Wings”. The second is Hachi Roku, which is still up but is now an archived site. It was one of the very few Initial D sites back then.

The last is one of my early sites, Rain of Blood. It only covered one of the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs, yet the hits on it soared after the RK series was brought to US television. 11 other RK site owners and I then started up a very popular RK forum/community.

When did you become serious about your blog?
I’ve owned a few blogs in the past, but this is the first blog I took seriously enough to start paying attention to what I post. Sure, comments shouldn’t be the reason I blog (and it’s not), but when I began getting more comments, I started to spend more time on this site than others I own.

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Going on 5 years

February 18th, 2013 by Cat

It’s Silent White’s birthday! I rarely mention my sites’ birthdays because… after making so many, I just lose track of when I started each one. Liza wrote about her site’s birthday earlier this month, which reminded me that this blog also started in February – Feb. 18 2008 to be exact. This means, it’s now 5 years old. I decided to do the same thing as Liza and list out a few facts about this blog :)

1. Though this blog started in Feb. 2008, this domain was actually bought in Nov. 2003, making it over 9 years old. It started as an art domain with a gallery of my works and a sketch blog before I changed it over to what you see now.

2. The name Silent White comes from a Japanese song with the same name: Silent White by move. It’s the only site I have that’s named after a song.

While I’m at it, here’s how I named my other domains.

  • Shattered-Wings was from my fascination with wings and flight. A lot of my sites back then were named in similar ways: Fake Wings, Broken Wings, Fly High, etc.
  • Hachi-Roku translates to eight-six in Japanese. It’s a nickname for the AE86, which is the car that the main character in Initial D drives.
  • Twilight-Realm is from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which has a twilight realm in the game.

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New year, new layout

January 13th, 2013 by Cat

Tada! New layout! The previous one was up for about a year and a half, so I finally got off my lazy butt and made a new one. Well, ok, I have to admit I cheated a little. I actually made this layout a year ago but for a different site. Here’s what it originally looked like:

Original layout

Long story short: that site isn’t going up anymore. I didn’t want the layout to go to waste, so I edited and coded it to what you see now. It’s supposed to resemble a wallpapered wall with a picture frame on it. The photo in the frame is randomly chosen from 8 of my own photos, and if you click it, you can view a larger version of it.

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