Well I haven’t written one of these in awhile! It’s our second month with our website and boy is it a challenge to keep up with the content! I fell behind for a bit there and I am sorry for that. I’m all caught up now and I’m going to work on staying on schedule!
Attack on Titan is over now so it’s going to have it’s Sunday Review slot replaced with something else. I have been debating on doing fan art once a week. I would do a black and white version and have the colored version available on our MyPatreon. I will even take on requests for specific anime characters. I struggle drawing American comics, but anime and manga, I’m your girl.
We didn’t get as many visitors this month so far, haven’t hit 200 yet. It’s a little disappointing but it’s only month two so I’m trying not to dwell on it. This type of business is slow to start. I am happy we’ve gained a couple followers this month though so that makes me happy!
I’m trying to come up with new content ideas for next month to try and get us more followers and traffic. I’m hoping my art will be a good start. I know Attack on Titan Reviews were on Sundays, so you’d think Fan Art would replace it on that day, but I’m going to move it to Fridays. Fan Art Fridays just sounds good. Haha. I’m thankful for those of you who participate and leave comments! I love discussing anime and manga, so I encourage more of you to comment! Also, if you have any suggestions for anime I should watch, let me know! I’m actually checking out Food Wars. I’ll be sure to give my first impressions of that one on Monday! I haven’t done any first impressions in a couple weeks and that’s mostly because I hadn’t discovered a new anime I felt worth watching or blogging about. Food Wars though, will get a fairly decent blog post. I have a lot to say about that one. LOL
Thankfully, the month aint over yet! We got “Castlevania” coming to Netflix which I can’t wait to check out that original anime! I’ve heard of the game so I’m fairly familiar with it. Cameron will be reviewing that one since he actually played the game as a kid so he can give a decent critique. I’ll probably review it too, though. Cam will be able to review as a gamer and I’ll review it as an anime fan. Our perspectives should be different so that should be some good content!
Well, thought I’d do a little update. Not a whole lot is going on, mostly playing the waiting game for Cam to get surgery and back to work. Once he’s back to work, I’ll have more time to dedicate to this blog and have even more content. Thanks to all of you who have stuck with us so far! Be sure to watch for the first of the month blog which will review the previous month and let you know what we have in store for July!
-The Wife Shawna
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This week we won’t be having a throw back thursday because it is changing into Manga Explained. I’m also going to be making some further changes to the formatting to try and not make them too long.
The Husband, Cameron
We’ve officially had our blog site up a month now and it has already been a challenge to keep it active but I love the challenge. We’ve had 384 views, 219 visitors, 113 likes, 23 comments, and 22 followers for the month of May. It may not seem like a lot, but it is to me and I’m happy with the start of our blog so far. Our goal is to reach even more people and hopefully get some patrons to help support us to get you guys more content!
Continue reading “The Monthly Blog: We Made It Through the First Month!”
Thought I’d provide a little update on the progress we’re having so far with our blog! We’re up to 19 followers and we’re consistently getting traffic to our site every day. Each week we have more visitors so far. I’m aiming for us to have even more followers and visits in our third week! Cameron is working on a new series about older manga that will start on Thursdays so be sure to watch for that if you’re a manga fan. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr now.
Cameron is working on getting our first video vlog set up on our Youtube Channel which I’m excited for since it will be our first vlog! We’re limited on equipment but that’s why we set up our MyPatreon so if you’re interested in seeing more content be sure to become a Patron! We want to bring you all the best content since we do work for you!
My goal for the month of May is for us to reach 50 followers. If we do, in celebration I’ll draw a new art piece! I’ll even post a poll to see what you wall would like to see me draw. If you haven’t seen my work, be sure to check out our Art Gallery where you can find some of my fan art. Once business picks up, I look forward to getting a digital art pad to bring more art for you all to enjoy! I’ll have art available to purchase eventually too.
So, help us out and share us on social media and tell your friends about our blog! Thank you to all who follow us. We appreciate you!
-The Wife Shawna
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What I am hoping to provide is entertainment and the chance to learn about things alongside us. Whether it’s on our blog, future videos or any other ways we present our content those are the foundations I want to build off of.
While now we might only be offering blog posts we do hope to expand to video. In fact, I plan on doing some testing with my smart phone to see if the quality is decent enough for at least basic sit and talk vlogs. We plan to get to traveling hopefully in 2018. We want to visit many places, both domestically for us, showing small towns on the Oregon coast or a trip to the Redwood Forest, and internationally like our dream trip to Japan.
We want to include you, everyone reading or watching our videos in the future you tricky blog reading time travelers, in it to. We want to interact with you doing Q&A’s, live streams of cool places we visit, and most importantly we want to know what content you enjoy or don’t enjoy and what else you’d like to see us cover or do.
In the end its you who we work for, after all. So, we want to make sure that our growing community is happy and engaged because, honestly, why bother doing something like this otherwise?
In fact, I have ideas I’m looking into for additional content. Researching the legality and ways to do watch along of Anime with you fine folks as one teasing example of community events I’d like to include.
So, thank you for checking out our blog or however you found us and we hope that you enjoy what we have to offer.
Signed, The Husband Cameron
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Yesterday, Cameron created the “intro” to be placed at the beginning of all of our videos once we start vlogging! Apparently he found where we can get music that isn’t copyrighted which was very helpful. It’s a cute little intro, upbeat and bubbly! Goes with the mood of our videos since we’re totally a cutesy couple. Haha.
It’s really exciting to see our business come together one step at a time. We’ve been talking about creating a channel and blogging for a couple years now. We love exploring places, food, and entertainment so why not blog and vlog about it, right? Do we want to become part of the Youtuber community and make money that way? Yes that is our goal. We know it will take a couple years or longer for that even to happen but we are determined. We follow a lot of youtubers who do similiar things to get ideas and tips of what makes people want to watch a youtuber who reviews things like this. I’m happy with our blog is going so far, we’ve gotten some decent traffic since we started on May 2nd. Almost 150 views so far! Sure, that’s very small but its exciting for me anyway!
It’s just really thrilling to see an idea start to become real. When Cameron showed me the intro he made I got giddy and excited. It’s happening. It’s really happening. We’re doing this and our future is exciting to think about. Cameron and I both already have experience with travel. Growing up, my parents took my brother and I on vacation every summer. I had been to 33 states before the age of 16. I’ve seen the Grand Canyon, Disney World, and New York City. I’m from Los Angeles originally, so I’ve been to a lot of tourist spots down there. Before Cam lost his job (for medical reasons we’re still dealing with currently) we traveled to the Oregon Coast every August for our anniversary and to see my parents. Cameron was a navy brat so he’s been to some interesting places across the United States. Sadly, traveling out of the country is not something him and I have had the pleasure of doing. We hope in a few years we’ll be able to take pictures from the Tokyo Skytree, walk along the London Bridge, and see the highlands of Scotland. We want to see the world and share our experiences with everyone.
Another part of our business will also be our art and crafts. I do have a gallery set up on our site, so if you haven’t seen my work yet, be sure to check it out here. I drew our logo! The anime cat girl is going to be our mascot. Hehe. Cameron is creative too so expect a gallery of his own work also. Some of the items we give away in contests will be created by us, so you’ll get something totally unique! We also will be selling our work once we’ve created a enough merchandise!
Those of you who follow us, we can use all the support we can get! Be sure to share our blog on social media! Also, send us any recommendations for stuff you’d like us to check out and review! We really love feedback so any tips on how we can improve and draw in more readers would definitely be appreciated!
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My husband and I are very receptive of feedback regarding our blogs and the look of our page. Don’t be shy to leave a comment and speak up! We want to make this our business checking out the latest in travel, food, and entertainment so we can share it with all of you! We are starting out where we live, so our first travel blogs and food blogs will be about locations in Washington state. If you live near us, let us know of a local hot spot or awesome destination that you think more people should see and know about. This is the same for anime, manga, and games. Want us to try out an anime or read a manga we havent checked out yet? Tell us about it and we’ll check em out and give our first impressions! We do have a patreon set up to start getting donations to help fund our business but we aren’t popular enough yet to really want to share that yet. We still have to get the facebook and instagram set up. We are on Twitter as @thetwosills, however, so be sure to follow for quick updates! Be sure to tell your friends about our blog! We would love all the support we can get! Thank you!
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