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Thank You! (The Ranting SBox’s 1 Year Anniversary)

Greetings peeps!

I just got back from my vacation to Disney World. I’m a bit exhausted, and I don’t have a proper post for you all yet. But I couldn’t finish the day off without writing something in acknowledgement of this day. It wouldn’t be right. Even if it’s short and sweet I have to get this out.

Today is July 12, 2015. My first post was made exactly one year go today. That’s right, The Ranting SBox blog is officially one year old!

I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you for your support of this blog and me. I started this blog as a hobby, acting as an outlet for my random diatribes and thoughts. I had no clue I’d get this far in 365 days. If it wasn’t for this blog and the people who happen to read and enjoy it, I’d still be doing this stuff on forums with character limits and moderation. Blogging has proven to be a much more fun experience. I’ve been able to say exactly what I want to say and do things the way I want to do things. So I thank you for giving me that privilege.

Since July 12, 2014, I’ve garnered an impressive amount of stats. As of this post, The Ranting SBox and its 137 posts have been viewed 2,309 times, been liked 192 times and been followed by 49 people; all of which come from nearly 50 countries around the world. They may not be impressive numbers to some, but it’s a lot to me. The fact that anyone is reading anything I write is amazing!

As far as celebration, I have a couple ideas to commemorate this properly. I’m not certain which one(s) I’ll go for, but I’ll try my best to get them posted within the week. I have an old draft I’ve been saving for a while that tells you guys more about myself. Another idea is to make follow-up post to my most viewed article ever (the Power Ranger movie analysis). I could also do a similar thing for my first real post ever (Smash Bros Newcomer Probability). These are just things I’m throwing out there.

In any event, stay tuned for the proper anniversary post. Again, I thank every single person who has given this blog the time of day. Whether you’ve liked a post, reblogged something, followed, commented, or just viewed it in passing, you helped me out and gave me joy. To close this out, I’d like to thank the following people in particular:

Here’s to another year, peeps!

I’m SBox180. (From the bottom of my heart) Thanks for reading!

Saying Goodbye to an Opinionated Man

This will be a quick post and it’s of no relevance to anything I usually do on this blog. Honestly this post could’ve served just as well as a comment on this person’s blog. However, if this is truly goodbye and if he is to see whatever I would say, I figure it would be more fitting to go about it in this fashion. So bear with me.

To Mr. Crushman,

(I really hope you read this.)
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Update (8/4/14): Gratitude, Reviews, and Whatnot (Intro to SBox Recommends)

Greetings peeps!

I have an update for you all on this fine Monday. I am thinking of making one of these updates every week including the time after August 17. The way I see it these updates don’t take very long to make and can fill in some gaps in my posting schedule. Not sure, but who knows from here. If I do there will be a less boring name for these types of posts. Maybe I can even let you all know little things here and there about myself within these updates. Just an idea, but I’ll let you know.

First order of business involves a dozen thank yous to all of those who have read any of my blog posts. Today marks 4 weeks since this blog has launched and I have already reached impressive milestones. Middle of last week I reached 50 views and today I reached 75. I thought it would take an eternity for me to reach such numbers and such attention. It’s amazing to think some site made by some nerd could get this much attention. Thank you all for your support. Please, if there is ever anything you would like me to do on this blog, let me know and I will do my best to provide that for you. I owe you all for what you do.

Speaking of which, I have noticed a pattern among those views. It occurs to me that the majority of my views don’t even come from WordPress users. A good bunch of them do come from WordPress users and I owe a bevy of thanks to people like Harsh Reality and What’s Your Tag Blog for bringing in readers out of the kindness of their hearts. I bring this up because WordPress users have the option to follow my blog and receive my posts in their subscriptions page. There currently is no function on my site to accommodate outside readers.

So this part goes out to those kind of readers. I am working on an e-mail list or something for viewers who wish to receive my content but don’t have an account with WordPress. Please stayed tuned, because this is my new priority.

Next order of business involves content. Yep, you read the title right. It’s time for me to start posting reviews. For those of you who read my about page or one of my other updates where I mentioned it, this website also serves as a source for written reviews. This is actually where some of my best work is. I’ve been writing reviews on several sites for years under the title SBox Recommends, and believe I am ready to begin again.

SBox Recommends is my review segment that I have used since 2012. It’s been on many sites over time, but the idea has always been the same. I make written reviews covering just about anything and everything, regardless of relevancy, timeliness or obscurity. While these reviews are my most prided work, they tend to be my least frequent content. That’s because I take a while writing it. I don’t claim to be a professional, but I do promise you my honest opinion with reasonable explanations. Hopefully you will all enjoy my reviews as they come to this blog.

I will confess that this was supposed to make its WordPress debut this weekend with a review of Guardians of the Galaxy. We were set to see the film but had complications involving Fandango, so we are now looking to see the movie this upcoming weekend. Once I see it, I will get straight to work on a review. I must warn you again that I tend to spend a long while on reviews, so don’t expect it too soon.

Onto some more content. I feel bad that I didn’t cover a lot of Comic-Con as promised. I do have just a couple more posts that have something to do with what was announced at Comic Con coming in the future. I particularly want to touch on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover¬†and maybe even Skull Island. There was also some interesting Big Bang Theory news I may want to cover and a Supernatural post I’ve been waiting to cover. I was hoping for more Smash Bros news to be at Comic Con, but rest assured I have some more thoughts before the game releases.

One thing I can probably promise you is that I will be watching tomorrow night’s Nintendo Direct of Hyrule Warriors¬†(11 p.m. EST). I’m hoping to get a post going for that.

One last reminder goes for my schedule change that is closely approaching. For those unaware, I have set to make at least 3 posts per week up until August 17. From August 18 onward, I will only be making 1 to 2 posts per week in the interest of schooling. Thank you for your understanding.

So that’s all I have for now. As always, I am open to any requests, complaints, and criticism. Leave a comment here or in any of my blog posts at any time if you ever wish to discuss something with me.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!