I don't know what got me into anime. It sort of just happened.
I love anime from a wide range of genres. Shoujo, shounen, harem, reverse harem, psychological, history, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, romance, comedy, slice of life, family, mecha (sometimes), sports, some slightly perverted stuff, iyashikei, and many others.
Anime is not my life but I do enjoy it in my spare time, just like reading, running, drawing, and spending time with family.
Honestly, I was hesitant in making a MyAnimeList because I had already started my own anime/manga list when I got into anime in 2009, but this site isn't to bad. I have never had close friends that shared the same interest in anime as I do so I think joining this community will be really good for me. I can finally talk about anime freely instead of being embarrassed about it at home.