This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with a update about what has been going on here since the Flipnote Hatena service closed.
Hatena released the English version of Hatena Blog at the end of May, and since then over 640 members have joined the Flipnote Hatena Group. We enjoy checking out all your blogs, and would like to thank everyone who has joined!
Recently, we made some improvements to Hatena Blog including translating the entire Hatena Blog Help section into English as well as the Community Guidelines. We hope these additions can help answer some of the questions you might have about using the service.
Small update to the Flipnote Hatena website
Last week we added the ability to confirm your Flipnote Studio ID/password for use with Flipnote Studio 3D for Nintendo 3DS on the Flipnote Hatena website. Previously this could only be done from Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.
Flipnote Studio 3D and the online services for it are being developed by Nintendo. Please visit the Nintendo website in your region for any questions you may have about Flipnote Studio 3D for Nintendo 3DS.
Future of the Weekly Topic
Several people have contacted us requesting to continue the weekly topics that we used to do on Flipnote Hatena. I personally think this is a great idea, and I am considering to create a weekly topic here on Hatena Blog.
Please let me know if you would be interested in taking part in a weekly blog topic, and feel free to share any ideas that you might want to write blogs about. You can write your feedack in the comments section of this blog entry.
Every week the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog included a "frog sighting" which was an original photo or illustration of a frog. There is a keyword on Hatena Haiku where you can post your own frog sightings at this link: Hatena Haiku Frog Sightings keyword
I thought that continuing the frog sightings section might make a nice addition to the Flipnote Hatena Group, so here is the first one.
Thanks for posting your frog sighting, Imboo! If you have any frog sightings of your own that you would like to share, post them on Hatena Haiku at the link above, or write a blog entry here on Hatena Blog.
Hatena Blog is a completely different service from Flipnote Hatena and is still a new community. We are happy to have the opportunity build this new blogging commmunity together with all of you, and are looking forward to reading your blogs.
Thanks from all of us at Hatena!