Five years ago today, I made my first post on this blog. And you know what that means! That means... well, I've been writing this blog for five years.
I'm not one for reminiscing overmuch, but I did scan through my earliest posts to remind myself of where I was, as a point of comparison. When I started, I hadn't really read manga at all and had only looked at a couple of webcomics. My purchasing habits mostly consisted of Marvel titles. My book was still something of a pipe dream.
One of the more interesting (certainly in hindsight) pieces I wrote was my second post in which I traced the history of cover prices from the early 1960s through 2006. The interesting part was my prediction that cover prices would largely remain under $3.00 through 2010. I wasn't entirely spot-on with the prediction, but I wasn't that far off either. Especially considering that was based on the historical analysis of a single title.
OK, for my next five-year-out prediction, I think AOL will purchase my blog for $300,000,000.