I woke up today to a nomination for The Blogger Award and if that ain’t a pleasant start to the day, I don’t know what is. My thanks to Raistlin0903 for the nomination. He runs a multi-faceted blog with content that includes anime, books, movies, games etc. I’d recommend that you check it out.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
- Select up to 15 other blogs you want to give the award to
How it all began
On a whim.
I’m a pretty impulsive person so nearly everything I do is because an idea takes hold of me and doesn’t let go. That said, I did put a lot of thought into what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it before I
signed the deal with the devil made a wordpress account. As for my inspiration, ever since I got back into anime, I’d been checking out anime blogs. For quite some time, I was content to just read other people’s posts but eventually, my fondness for writing about things I love morphed into the idea of a blog of my own. Maybe if I’d waited to do it, i wouldn’t have but I didn’t wait so here I am. I don’t regret it one bit.
Blogging has been so much more fun that I anticipated and most of that is owed to fellow bloggers who make the experience so interactive and engaging. Thanks, guys.
Advice that’s not really advice
I’m extremely new to this and am in no way qualified to give any kind of advice. What I do have are a couple of suggestions based on my own (limited) experience in the blogosphere.
Talk to people:
I had a blog in the past – nothing related to anime – but then, it was a lot like I was writing for myself, without a care for mingling with other bloggers. I got views and followers but it was all a silent affair and it got tedious after a while. But like I said above, this time around it’s been a blast and 90% of that is owed to other bloggers whom I talk to on a semi-regular basis via comments either on their posts or mine.
Do your own thing:
It’s easy to get caught up in hype and in the ‘right way’ to do things. Try not to be. Watch what you want and write what you honestly feel.
Okay, none of that is the most original stuff out there but hey, I tried.
Prepare for the usual names and some new ones. Sorry if you’ve already been nominated and/or done this already.
It’s not 15 but it’s late and I’m ridiculously tired. Good night.