I heard a really great story today at a family party. I'm actually still at the party right now, but I wanted to make sure I posted up this story before I forgot all the details. I didn't expect any discussion of anime at the party today, but my cousin hit me with a big surprise as soon as I showed up at the party. She's actually following along with the anime blog.
Why is this such a big surprise? To my knowledge, my cousin hasn't seen any anime before. She may have come across an episode of Pokemon or something like that, but she doesn't really know about all the anime types that are out there. For whatever reason, she learned about the anime blog that I was running. Ever since she found out, she's been reading every post.
I think the best part of the story has to do with her opinion of anime now. While she is yet to watch any anime, she really sees my passion for the topic coming through. I don't know what articles in particular really spoke to her, but she said she's honestly thinking about checking out some anime now. This is the perfect situation for me to come in and suggest some things she might like!
I can only hope that you guys are enjoying this blog at least a fraction of what she is. I really do want to bring anime fans together, and work to make new anime fans. I've already seen evidence that this is happening, even if it's on a small scale. I can't thank you guys enough for the support, the Tweets, the emails and facebook posts. I'm really happy to see all you guys showing your love of anime and spreading the word!