As usual, I am constantly pulling contents from MAL – latest anime, manga and more (thanks jikan). Although I may pay 3rd party services to do that for me for other types of series. It is a hassle – I could just put my energy on writing new features rather than writing selectors for scrapy / BeautifulSoup.
Search is further dumb down to improve performance. I don’t have much content anyways, there is no need to have an advance (inefficient) search. Instead, I implement a sitemap for search engines like Google to do it for me.
I’ve also explored the possibility of having a forum. Mind you, it may not be necessary because I have zero audiences, but I always like the idea of having a community. And there is no better community than a forum – it’s old school, but it helps the site gain user-generated content.