I'm currently a 21yo military personnel. I've started anime as a hobby in 2006 with Elfen Lied after the site I frequented, Anime-Source, had a pretty hot discussion on it. I used to prefer manga over anime (had a whole bookshelf of manga) but seeing Elfen Lied had "opened my eyes" to how differently a story can be told... and from then on, I pretty much became a full-fledged otaku. Shortly after that I've become part of the staff on Anime-Source on 2007 (I think) to provide help with my photoshop skills, but I set up this site because I wanted write about anime with my own direction.
If your definition of mainstream anime isn't Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Inuyasha, D.Gray man, Hitman Reborn, Kenichi, etc then yes, I'm pretty mainstream in terms of my anime choices. I'm always hunting for a good cheesy rom-com, which would deliver what Shuffle! did but I thought that Shuffle! still have a lot of room for improvement. I still watch almost all genres though; except for a few, say, thriller (waste of time), netorare (I guess I simply can't take it), yaoi (just because), kiddy (like Pokemon and Yugioh) and tradegy (cuz fuck bittersweet, it doesn't exists). I'm also only interested in the general art direction of anime after year 2000... I'm no fan of art like that of Saber Marionette.
About the blog
I've been reading anime blogs for years, starting with just two of them: Hontou ni Taihen desu and Subculture Anime blog although they both died (Stripey died in Hontou Ni). I read them mainly to check out older shows, as I don't watch anime series as they air on TV back then. It was only a couple of years ago that I started reading Kurogane's and Random Curiosity frequently, and began to see how I could manage a blog myself. I've been working for Anime-Source.com for years. The site has a blog, but it's tucked into a corner on the site and despite my many requests, it was never moved to a place where it could garner more attention. So when the site's servers started failing, my desire to create a site of my own rose and this blog came to be.
The intended content of this site is easy-to-digest, short and sweet posts about anime and sometimes manga. "One minute" refers to the size of the content per post I'm trying to keep to. Why? Well, for starters, I get lost in my train of thoughts rather easily. Keeping to that size also helps me manage my time spent on the site and prevent burnout, which is something a lot of people seemed to warn me on. I also hate tl;dr post, as I believe that the best content are the ones that efficiently deliver the message across, not ones that elaborate endlessly on stuff that is fundamentally irrelevant to the point of the post.
How long will I keep blogging? I don't know, but I hope it won't be due to burnout, although my interest in any particular stuff always seems to die out quickly. Anime is the only interest of mine that last as long as it did (5 years now) and I don't think it's going to die anytime soon.