10 Years Ago Today…

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary for the blog. Ten years… it’s hard to believe that much time has already passed.

10 years ago, this blog was simply a manga blog called Lesley’s Musings… on Manga. At the time, I was writing about anime for a site called BellaOnline.com, and I launched this blog as a way to be able to write about manga. However, in late 2012, I began to incorporate some anime content by tweaking some of my BellaOnline posts and posting them here. In short order, the blog became known as Lesley’s Musings… on Manga and Anime.

In the summer of 2013, I left BellaOnline.com to focus exclusively on my blog. I spent a lot of time tweaking most of the content I had written for BellaOnline and posting that material here, as well as continuing to write new posts for the blog. As the anime content began to outnumber the manga content, the blog’s name was changed to reflect this and became Lesley’s Musings… on Anime and Manga.

Within a couple of years, though, the blog hit a temporary slump because I was getting worn out from blogging. I let the domain name I had purchased for the blog go, and I did still make posts… but just not as much as I had been previously. But around 2017, I found myself wanting to dedicate myself to my blog again. I came up with the name the blog has now to rebrand it and bought a new domain name to go along with the new name.

The blog has had its ups and downs over this past decade, but I think it’s come so far over that time. And yet, I still have a hard time believing that a decade has passed by already.

Here’s to the future… and I hope to be able to post in 10 years that two decades have gone by since this blog started. 🙂


  1. Irina · June 1

    OMG, 10 years! That’s amazing! Congratulations. I can’t wait for the ten next ones

  2. alsmangablog · June 2

    That’s amazing! Congrats on ten years of blogging!

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