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Restart? Nope, a revamped is more appropriate. Hi, I’m Mitchii and this Rainy Ink Studio!

Restart? Nope, a revamped is more appropriate. Hi, I’m Mitchii and this Rainy Ink Studio!

Two weeks ago, I wrote this post confessing to y’all that I was ready for some changes. An opportunity presented itself when I was prompted to renew my domain. I was “is skycircus still the name that will embody the change I wanted around here?” The answer came easily to me, it wasn’t. So I decided to get a new name. I was in sort of dilemma picking which one; choosing from 20+ names I came up with. And thanks to my sister, she chose this new name for me. So here it is, my new not essentially new blog: RAINYINK.NET!

So why rainyink, I think everything that I’m passionate right now is associated with ink: books, manga…calligraphy? And, I’ve always been naming my sites with nature. Just in case you’re curious, this domain is my fourth one: lilstar, ash-snow, then skycircus. I’m happy with the name, it sounds cute. I’m satisfied.

So what will happen now that I have this new place? I’m not gonna talk solely about books anymore (not that I haven’t done so in its former phase). And if you haven’t noticed it yet all my posts from my other blog, kyaa, were transferred over here. So yes, I’ll be talking about anime & manga here. Also, some other stuff. I’m not sure what it is but I’m removing the shackles that constraint me. I also integrated a “like system” so if you like my post & nothing to say, giving me your heartfelt likes will boost my good mood! Actually, commenting & liking withstanding, just the thought of you reading my content mean a lot already.

But honestly speaking, I could’ve done all of that in Aeropapers but the name as well as the place was little restricting to me. It represented my love for books—for books alone. I did sprinkle some otaku posts here & there but I was hesitant because what if that’s not what my readers signed up for? But I dismissed that worries. I should be free to post what I like & not tied by something I’m not content with. Be it bookish or otherwise, it should be something I’m happy to share with. This blog is by me. This blog should also for me. This blog is something I’ll enjoy maintaining. This blog is where I can fangirl freely.

I made the theme as fast I can (while juggling other designing responsibilities). Like Tsukasa (from Shokugeki no Soma, which I’m so obsessed right now!) I broke out in cold sweat while glaring at my time table LOL, but thanks to spotify and tons of sweet for keeping my sanity intact (you know how much I struggle with coding; also still tweaking few things cos my inner, slumbering perfectionist is kicking me for some misaligned elements). I’m dusting some links but it should be working a-ok, now!

To end this I’m giving you five random things about me & blogging (internet history)! Ready? OK! Here we go!

  • ➳ I’ve been blogging for almost ten years. My very first and only personal blog still exists! (I checked this some weeks ago and realized that I wrote embarrassing posts, mind you I was still a teen then so, yeah… angst was apparent!) I obviously don’t update it anymore but I air it out few times a year; because of nostalgia I still keep it.
  • ➳ My very first blog post (May 03, 2006) was about my hugest OTP back then. Ah, time didn’t change me (I think I matured a bit—or not). 😳
  • ➳ My online name Mitchii is my second alias that I’ve been using for more than a decade already. I won’t tell you the first one because it was generic & not cool enough! It starts with C (and no, not my real name which also starts with C)
  • ➳ The original spelling of my alias was Mychii (Chii came from Chobits btw) but they spelled it wrong, so I changed it and it just stuck! I love it ‘til now!
  • Aeropapers wasn’t Aeropapers because it wasn’t supposed to be a book blog. It was personal blog called Skye Station; then it became a book blog so I changed it to Aeropapers.

Hey, if you stick around then thank you! 975747yav37kkmkmI really appreciate it. Now, you can stand under my umbrella, ella ella eh eh eh~ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ if you managed to guess where the title came from, congrats!

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20 Responses to Hey, Rain girl is back with little Ms. Sunshine~

  1. Medli says:

    Welcome back! I know each time I go back to my blog, I keep trying to think what I want to do with it: book blog, personal blog, or one where I could make some money. Our blogs shouldn’t be about that. We should write what we want to write. I love reading blogs like that, and I glad you are back to doing the same. Again, welcome back. Love the name and layout!!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      “We should write what we want to write.” < This! I feel unsatisfied with what I was currently doing. I have ideas what to post but was held back because it felt that it didn’t belong on my blog. But I removed those shackles. Now, I’m free to post my ideas from now on. And thank you so much. I’m glad you liked it.

  2. Angel says:

    Welcome back! I love the new name and design, they’re sooooo pretty! 🙂

  3. Adelena says:

    Congrats, Mitchii! It’s awesome that you’ve combined your anime and book blogs (cause which otaku+booknerd wouldn’t love that? Haha!). I get how you felt about the possibility that readers wouldn’t take merging all your fandoms well cause I thought of that before I started blogging about my other fandoms alongside bookish ones too! But I guess lots of book bloggers tend to grow out of the box that makes us only blog about books, cause our others likes seem to want some online attention as well. Looking forward to both your future anime & bookish posts!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I was worried that people (which are already few) will get sick of it. But I’m unhappy of restricting myself on what I want do with my blog. Yes, I think some book bloggers branch out from just talking about books; some also do web design talk, TV & movies & others. I think giving your readers a breather/variety is important too.
      Oh, thank you. I’m excited for this restart!

  4. Forgive my french, but HOLY SHIT. THIS DESIGN.

    Literally wow. *O* And I love the name change, too! I love that you’re not letting your obsessions restrict you, even if it means rebranding yourself. It’s a seriously brave move, imo, and I love it. Hahaha, I find it so cute that you’ve been blogging since 2006! Dude, that’s like nine years ago! You’re a certified pro now, for sure. 😉 And ooh, I didn’t know Mitchii was your second alias. I think I know your real name, unless the name you gave me when I sent you your Christmas present last year was another alias, too. Lol.

    Now I’m just waiting for Just Peach’s revamp! Excited to see all your new ideas and posts, girl! <3

    • Mitchii G. says:

      >/////< Thank you Meg~!!! I love categories, precision & that’s what the whole fiasco of separating my blogs rooted from. But the reality is, it is so hard to maintain multiple blogs. I can still be organized without running 2-3 blogs (that is what categories is for, right?). My personal blog is full of emo posts and angst, haha. It so embarrassing when I read some of them. I’m glad I locked all my posts because I wouldn’t like people to know how childish I was—or still am? LOL There’s probably more people who have been blogging for a long time. I don’t see myself as a pro. The one I gave to you is my real name. My first alias was sort of lame, haha. Ugh, I don’t know what to do with Just Peach. I scrapped 5 designs already. *pulls hair*

  5. Emily says:

    STUNNING. JUST GORGEOUS. I’m about to go and cry myself a river right now because of this stunning beauty of a blog T_T
    I’m so glad you’re back! When I heard you were up to some sneaky shenanigans I was about to dance around and be merry! I think it’s wonderful that you are combining your passions into this blog; books and manga and anime! It’s your space, and bringing in different elements will definitely make things around here super lively! 😀
    And like Meg says, you’re the resident pro blogger around the block! ;D I think your alias is cute, but I’m in on the little secret that is your name 😉
    I’m totally waiting for Just Peach’s revamp! I’ve been waiting for that one for foreverrrr!
    So glad you’re back Mitchii! <3 I love the new concept and design!!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Haha, your blog is more pretty-ful~ ;D

      I’m sneaky like that, LOL. I’m bit busy right now but I have ideas! Hope to post them soon. ;D No, no, I’m not a pro, my old blog is so immature and whiny, haha so, so embarrassing. >///< Hehehe, that's my real name alright! xD I don't like it, it's pretty common here. *pouts* Aaaah, I don't know what to do with JP, honestly. T^T

  6. YEZ I’m so happy you’re back! I love the new design, as always and I love the blog name even more! I think this is my favorite out of all the blog names you had 😀 I’m really excited to read your new posts Mitchii!

  7. Shannelle says:

    Somebody else jumped on the mint bandwagon! 😀 I love your design, as always. I don’t think I could be active for your manga posts, but I’m here for the books and Mitchii! 🙂 Now I’m off to read the post you made before switching domains.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      No problem, I think you’re gonna be busy with university starting, yes? I’m happy with my decision to change it to mint & yellow. I was getting sick of using pink. Time for a change! <3

  8. Amelia says:

    I recently revamped my book blog to include personal posts too. I got bored with only posting books and I loved the idea of adding my own personal touch to my blog. Aeropapers was one of my favourite book blogs but I love the change, can’t wait to see more manga posts! 🙂

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Yeah, personal touch makes a lot of difference. Wow, that makes me so incredibly happy. I don’t think my blog was that good but to know still makes my heart swell. *glomps* Thanks Amelia! 😀

  9. Aentee says:

    I was stalking your old site for a while there, but your new one is even more beautiful! Congrats on your new start. Looking forward to more blog posts from you!!

    I used to have a livejournal back in the days too- I was obsessed with making LJ icons and entering animanga graphics contest haha.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Thank you, Aentee. You had an lj, too? Amazing! I too was also obsessed with lj icons but was never brave enough to join contest. I don’t think my skills were not enough for those. <3

  10. Kezia says:

    I could only see it now but dang you’re a design goddess!! I love all your designs and I love how the mint color makes your blog looks fresher! <33 Definitely looking forward to your posts and it's much easier to catch up since they're now posted on the same blog ^^I think your real name is so pretty though I understand if you'd like to keep it private hahaha.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I think it is also easier to manage, one blog means one duty, right? HAHA Oh wow, thank you! I’m so happy with my last minute changed of colors. Everyone seemed to like the colors I chose. And absolutely agree the mint gives vibrant, fresh feel.

      Eeeeep~ you do? My name is pretty common. On time in an office I used to work there were already 3 people who have the same name as mine (even my cousin). T^T So yeah, *pouts*

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