As usual on February 23, today we celebrate the anniversary of this website – Tentacle Armada is six years old today. It’s sort of an anticlimactic anniversary, as I have been far from diligent in keeping this website updated. Oh well. On the other hand, just the fact that this site has been around that long is a decent feat, I think.
Usually I try to include some sort of thematic photo up at the top of this post but I couldn’t really think of any auspicious way to denote a six year anniversary, so instead there’s an unrelated picture of Inori wrapped up in tentacles.
At any rate, the update schedule really was far from ideal in this past year, mostly due to a shift in circumstances in my day job. I’m not going to apologize for that, being that I think the extended break has been helpful in recalibrating some of the priorities in my life. I’ll simply say that I’d like to get back to doing a review around once a week or so, and while I’ve said in the past that I had thought about doing less ambitious reviews in the interest of rolling them out faster, I do kinda miss building sets, which I haven’t done in quite some time.
In this past year, this site received 446,326 visits from 241,496 visitors, resulting in 2,093,494 pageviews. That’s not actually all that much lower than the previous year, despite the dearth of updates. The site also passed 10,000,000 total pageviews sometime this past year, which is pretty cool.
One thing I do regret is not putting out more tutorial-type posts. I’ve heard from a few people who would like more shot breakdowns; I usually save those for the more elaborate shoots but I’m thinking of doing a few for the less technically-sophisticated sessions; those might be more helpful since they don’t rely on some fancy backdrop to impress (and thereby divert attention from everything else). And I still really want to do the “My Photos Suck and I Don’t Know Why” post that I’ve been thinking about for years now. (And I also really, really need to review gangsta lean Saber this year. So many things to do, so … well, okay, there’s quite a bit of time, it’s just the will is weak.)
Thanks to everyone for visiting, and hopefully this next year is more of everything that this site is about; more reviews, more tentacle stand pictures, and more pictures of a certain executive doll (I’ve said in the post that I’ve been overusing that particular thing, but 2016 is coming up really, really fast.)