Celebrated anime blog Random Curiosity is shutting down. Citing personal reasons, Omni declared that the current season would be his last.
I’d also be lying if I said I weren’t a little bit burnt out from having run Random Curiosity for five straight years with few breaks in between. In that time, there have been a lot of great shows that I’ve enjoyed following, I’ve met a lot of great people, and the site has reached some significant milestones (over 3800 posts, 50 million visitors). However, blogging takes up much of my free time, and there’s a lot of things I’ve been putting off that I intend to do while I’m still fairly young.
Omni had run the disclaimer that he didn’t like to talk about himself, and it was true: rather than the reams of commentary that most anime blogs featured, RC posts usually consisted of screenshots and plot summaries, with only a couple sentences of analysis or judgment.
It was a curious example of reverse psychology in action: by downplaying the importance of his own impressions, Omni gained vast numbers of followers and consequently large influence.
Like mafia dons at the funeral of one of their own, bloggers are already speculating as to how to divide Random Curiosity’s “action.”
7thwraith With RC going bye bye, there’s going to be a shitload of undirected traffic…for those who care anyway.
totali No Garten, no Omni. Left with….Aroduc? I am depressed.