Just a few things that have changed: Aniblog title and blog theme. I’m an indecisive person, you see. When I actually started reading anime blogs, I realized that the previous name of this site was too weeaboo, and that I didn’t really think hard to come up with it. Plus, I was also dissatisfied with the previous looks of my blog.
Anime Raifu (raifu = life) is no more, but its spirit and essence still remain in the new name. I’ve finally renamed my blog. Hurrah!
It should actually be Anime βίος (read as Anime Vee -yos), but this is hard to read. That’s why I went with the romanized spelling, Anime Vios, where Vios is more accurately written as Víos–‘i’ has an acute accent above it. I literally translated ‘Life‘ in Google Translate to different languages, such as Italian, Greek, and German. The sound of the Greek word is pretty nice, so I chose it.
It’s funny that I actually went over the most played anime songs in my music player, planning to use a song title for the new blog name. Imagine my effort–I listed the possible names to choose from, only to resort to Google Translate.
How many times has it been that I have changed the overall look of this blog?
Long story short, it went like this: Reddle (I don’t remember how my blog looked like back then–I didn’t publish anything at this point) > Pachyderm (too pink and girly for me) > zBench (gray was initially cool, but got dull to look at in the long run) > Adaption (the two side bars are confusing) > Plane
That’s quite a lot of changes, huh?
So I finally settled with the Plane theme, which looks rather new for an anime blog, since I haven’t seen another aniblog that uses this theme. It looks a lot cleaner than the previous theme. Even the site banner and social media buttons were modified to fit this theme’s color scheme. If there’s something I’m not happy with it, it’s that my own comments cannot be distinguished from the readers’ comments. The other themes, zBench and Adaption, are better in this aspect. One interesting point is that this is the first time I have used a theme that utilizes a serif typeface for the post content. Now my blog looks sort of professional, though there’s no such thing as professional output here. Overall, I am contented with this look.
That’s all, I guess.