Tuesday, December 05, 2006

1st Birthday of wtmblog




Hi fellow bloggers

Today is the anniversary of wtmblog. I started this blog exactly last year today. There are more than 16,000 click in the past year so it's about 50 per day. It's not a very good number but I think it's not a bad number as well as 1/144 is not a very popular topic in the U.S. (or in Europe). I think there are more viewers in Asia but since there was no such blog in English when I started so I decided to create one in English to serve my fellow 1/144 collectors (as most news are coming from Asia).

English is my second language so hopefully everyone can understand what I'm talking about and like what I share with you regarding the 1/144 world. Unfortunately, it seems Japan's market has switched the focus from the 1/144 world to something else such as 1/48 in the past year. For example, only one release of WTM and one relase of Cando this year proved that. And there are a lot coverages regarding 1/48 in most Japan magazines but most 1/144 coverages are gone. Forward looking, I think the 1/144 airplanes still look good and the release of WTM in the US can stir things up a bit (not so optimistic in my opinion from what they offer and the pricing). But if they start releasing something new not been released in Japan before, I'll be a happy guy.

Anyway, I'm happy with my blog so far and will try to keep posting as frequent as possible. Unless I expand the scope of this blog to something else, it's tough to have a new post everyday since the 1/144 activities are very few today. I think the direction of this blog is what I need to think about in the near future.

At the end, I would like to thank everyone who visits my blog and wish you all have a happy wonderful December ( Stugs, Stugs, Stugs. 8-)..... mouth watering ).

7 comments:

robert k said...

Congratulations... 50 hits for day? well I did 3 or 4 for day....

Anonymous said...

regarding wtm blog as one of my source of information to 1/144 world, this blog always provide me latest information of 1/144 release, thx very much =)
fyi, i'm from indonesia, in my country, it is possible to open the blind box, and not buying it if u already have the content of the box =)

wtmblogger said...

Wow. We always need to pay a premium if you want to buy something opened. You're a lucky guy.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Sorry I missed to post in time, but some of the 50 clicks per day are mine. I want to thank you for this blog and your homepage - a great source for news and informations about a wonderful hobby. Happy anniversary, even if it is a bit late!

bluedonkey99 said...

yep, well done with the site - caused me to laucnch mine, if there is room for one, there is room for another!
also different people have different sources and networks so this way it benefits everyone as one way or another a broader, wider spread of items get mentioned.
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although it has been a slower year in the second half, luckily pro0hobby and metal troops keep us ticking over plus many aircraft too!.
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well keep up the good work, i too check here most days, although i missed this post!
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anyway on the subject of diversity, I know you like you 1/150 houses like me too! Aoshima have got a new re-release of mini series in of "showa district" houses bu NAGONO, prob not as good as takara/tomy but you can buy singles and unlike greenmax you dont have to piant them! (unless you want to!)
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BD99

bluedonkey99 said...

sorry, its "NAGANO"

wtmblogger said...

Thank you all. I just know I may need to move to back to Asia for a year. I may have more updated info but I may also leave all my stuffs behind. You don't wamt to ship your 1/144 stuffs around the world and then ship them back in a year. Anyway, I'm happy with this site and I'll try to keep it updated even I'm in another country. Nice to talk to you all.