What is your goal for anime blogging?

Now that I’ve been maintaining an anime blog for over five years now, I’ve been wondering if I’ve ever developed some kind of goal for my work all this time. After all, if you’re like me and are very dedicated to your anime blog, your goal for it might not be something simple…

By “goal” I don’t mean a superficial goal such as reaching a certain number of posts or acquiring a certain number of hits – rather, I wonder if there’s a personal goal to blogging for all of us, whether we had the goal from the beginning or whether it was created over time. What kind of fulfillment do we get from blogging? Do we mostly do it for own sake or for others’ opinions? Which is more valuable to us, a good following of readers or simply getting our thoughts out there?

I didn’t develop much of a structure for MAY until sometime in 2008, when I really became familiar with the anime blogsphere and started watching anime almost strictly seasonally. I couldn’t update much in 2008 due to college, but around that time is when I became a more competent writer and found that my posts of choice are editorials about general anime topics. After I graduated college in mid-2009, MAY fell into the kind of structure you see today – mostly editorial posts about general anime topics, some favorites lists here and there, and reviews of seasonal anime when they start airing and after they finish. But unlike episodic blogs where there’s always something new to write about and no need to come up with original topics, editorial blogs like MAY have the challenge of coming up with unique topics all the time, which can be just as hard as actually writing about them.

So, now that it’s been a few years since I found this blogging structure I’m comfortable with, I ask myself, what is it that makes me want to keep on writing? As much as some of us like to think we’re only writing to get our thoughts out there and don’t care whether someone reads our posts or not, I know all bloggers feel at least a tinge of pleasure when someone comments on their posts, especially if they agree with your opinions. In my early years of blogging when I hardly got any comments, it was a great joy to get even one. Now that it’s been a few years since I’ve had a post with no comments, comments have become as much a part of my posts as the posts themselves. Replying to comments has also become a standard, as it gives back to the readers, letting them know that I in turn acknowledge what they said. It almost doesn’t seem like blogging anymore without that reader interaction. So I will definitely admit that one of my goals for blogging is for people to read what I write and acknowledge it through comments. After all, when you have a blog about anime, something the majority of English-speaking people know little to nothing about, your fellow fans online become the only people you can continually share it with. Your voice may get lost in crowded places like forums, but when you’re the voice behind your own blog, you get much more acknowledgement.

Of course, getting acknowledgement from others isn’t the only reason I blog. I would say I write for my own personal expression as much as I write for readers. There are three things I do to maintain my readership: 1) blog steadily, at least once or twice a week, 2) come up with original topics as much as I can, and 3) reply to comments. Other than that, I focus on writing in a way that gives me the most pleasure. Even if my posts end up being longer than usual or I want to write about something I don’t think my readers care about, I’ll do it if that’s what I feel like. Cyril Connolly once said that “It’s better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Of course, the ideal situation is writing for yourself and having a public XD And honestly, I think that’s what my personal goal for anime blogging comes down to: finding a good balance of writing so that it gives me pleasure, while also writing in a way that keeps my readers coming back. I never disregard either side; I won’t write strictly for myself, never replying to comments, blogging inconsistently, and not blogging for extended periods of time with no explanation. But I also won’t blog solely to please readers, only talking about anime in a way I think people will like or trying to be the first to review something. Ultimately, the goal I’ve developed in five years of writing on MAY is to write so that I enjoy it, but also establishing a structure so that my readers enjoy it too, which then gives back more enjoyment to me even if I have to work a little harder to maintain those readers. It’s a give and take relationship, and that’s what I strive for in blogging ^_^

And lastly, for my fellow bloggers reading this, I’d like to know what goal you have that keeps you blogging. Self expression? Interaction with readers? Simply polishing your writing skills? Or do you not even have a goal in mind at all?

54 Comments… read them or add your own.

  1. Valence says:

    I like self-expression, but the readership and comments are an added bonus. I like to interact with my readers a lot. The commentators who posted the most – now they also write on the blog. It’s a really nice process.

    • Yumeka says:

      That’s cool that you got some of your best commentators to be writers on your blog ^_^ I never wanted to do a multi-user blog, but if I did, that’s probably how I’d select writers too =)

  2. BeldenOtaku says:

    Though I’ve only been at this for about 6 months now, I feel like I’ve also stumbled across this thought as well, what I am doing and why?
    I imagine it’ll probably change many times over as my feelings, experiences, and skill in writing changes, but so far, I can say my goals in keeping NewAnimeThursday have shifted from simple episodic journaling to more of an analytic study to help me develop my own skill, because I feel lead to be an animator.
    NAT’s original goal may have been to review anime and provide a place to put my thoughts and screenshots, but I think it (and many other blogs) serve the purpose of helping their writers discover more about themselves, if the writers will let them.
    Through NAT, I’ve finally come to terms with what I want to do in life, and that it’s not important to me how much I make, it’s just the we call “anime” that gives me excitement and drive. And through NAT I’ve asked myself questions and driven deeper to finally come to a conclusion. Since then, I’ve dropped a serious major and started working to become an animator, I’ve also started seriously challenging myself to draw better and develop my skills as an artist.
    While there are things I still want to improve on, (I still can’t seem to come to a place with editorials that I’m comfortable posting with) I know I can improve and reach my potential if I just try and follow my heart.

    • Yumeka says:

      Awesome, I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors =D My love of anime, and running my web site/blog of course, have also helped me in terms of personal development and finding what I want to do in life. The future is still very uncertain for me because of this bad economy and my own circumstances, but doing what I do in terms of anime and blogging has definitely made me a better writer and a better thinker =)

  3. draggle says:

    Goals are for people who don’t know what they’re doing. :)

    I personally do it because I like talking with people about anime. It’s all worth it when I get that thoughtful comment and have an interesting conversation.

    • Yumeka says:

      Well, I’d say goals are good as a way to start something off, but they shouldn’t be written in stone and should be able to change as you change along the way. If you don’t know what you’re doing and feel that you need direction, sure, come up with a goal. But if it doesn’t matter to you and you’ll just play it by ear, then yeah, you don’t need to keep a goal in mind ;)

  4. du5k says:

    I don’t have a goal yet. I suppose that’s a little whimsical? For now I’m just writing for the enjoyment of writing, exploring new ideas, and connection with other bloggers. I don’t even have a schedule… I suppose that’s pretty important.

    Comments are a nice bonus, I agree. I’m still trying to earn them though.

    • Yumeka says:

      That’s how I was when I first started blogging – I didn’t even think of a goal and just had fun with new ideas and other bloggers. But as time went by, I discovered the facets of blogging that I wanted to strive for. You might find that too or you might not. Doesn’t matter though as long as you’re enjoying yourself ^_^

      I know how hard it is for a new blog to get comments. Even when I made my blog as an extension of my then four year old website, I was still lucky to get even one comment on a post. Some tips to reel in readers are to write with a consistent schedule (once a week perhaps), reply to comments, get on blog listings like Anime Nano, and comment on a lot of other blogs so your URL gets out there. Doing something that makes your blog unique helps too.

  5. kluxorious says:

    Besides self-satisfaction – as blogging the platform to express myself, I never thought of what other goals I want to achieve. In the end I guess, it is more or less like what you wrote up there.

  6. Edward says:

    Starting a blog can be very tough if you think it is easy to gain an audience, because it is not. I am still trying to set aside some time to actually write, so my posts are not as long and detailed as I want them to be and my posting schedule has been erratic, if you can call it a “schedule” at all. And my content, while I am still trying to put a more specific theme in place, is greatly varied and may not attract a specific audience. On the other hand, I do not feel like I should restrict myself to a particular topic or interest (such as anime, though it is a plentiful topic) and just write about whatever I want. What is important is that you put your thoughts out there and people will interact. Page views are nice, but I believe comments are much more important.

    Now if only I can actually get some comments on my recent posts . . .

    • Yumeka says:

      You’ve brought up a very good point – should you limit yourself to a certain theme on your blog (like anime) so you can develop a steady readership, or should you blog about any topic you feel like even if doing so isn’t ideal for bringing in consistent readers? In the end, it comes down to what’s more important to you: the pleasure you get from writing about the topics you want, or the pleasure you get from a good flow of comments (as long as that may take).

      I offered some tips for getting comments to du5k above if you want to take a look. You might want to look into The Cart Driver’s Aniblog Tourney too. Being in that tournament in 2010 helped me get a lot of readers.

      • Edward says:

        1) “write with a consistent schedule”
        It seems that passion is a key factor to keep blogging for long periods of time. I really need to start committing time to my site again . . .

        2) “get on blog listings like Anime Nano”
        I agree that we should post whatever we want, but with a mixed bag of topics in my posts so far, my exposure may be already limited in that sense. I would write more anime posts, but this again brings up the conflict between sacrificing content or views.

        3) “comment on a lot of other blogs so your URL gets out there”
        Check. ;)

        4) “Doing something that makes your blog unique”
        Hmm, it helps to keep that in mind if I am trying to get views, but that’s not my goal right now and I feel like I’m already unique in terms of the content I’m putting out right now.

        And a tourney between anibloggers? Sounds like an interesting idea; maybe I’ll tryout later (assuming I post more anime, that is), though are there any other tourneys not limited to a single theme?

        • Yumeka says:

          I think your blog has enough anime/Japan related content to be listed on Anime Nano. I heard the guy who runs Nano is pretty lenient on accepting blogs. You might even be able to get into the Aniblog Tourney though you’d have to ask Scamp about that (author of The Cart Driver).

          I agree that you have unique posts and you’re commenting on other blogs. So it really just takes time to build a readership. Your blog hasn’t even been around for a year so no need to worry. Marow listed some more tips below if you want to take a look. I see you recently made a Twitter, which is always helpful ^_^

          Since you added me on your “Recommended Sites,” would you like me to add you to my blogroll? Can’t say my blogroll is great for getting readers, but it could help.

  7. Reed says:

    The only point for me is to express my opinion. I wouldn’t have started a blog if my opinions lined up with everyone else’s, and insofar as they do I don’t blog about them. Comments are nice too.

    • Yumeka says:

      I certainly respect bloggers like you who only want to express themselves and don’t care about getting attention. Yeah, comments are nice of course, but it’s also nice that you’re satisfied with just self-expression ^_^

  8. chikorita157 says:

    When I started blogging back in February 2009, I originally intended to practice my writing skills with my renewed interest in Anime after I stopped watching Pokemon in my senior year of high school. Of course as time went on, the Anime Blogging experience grew into something different. I started to meet other anime bloggers and people in the fandom (most namely from commenting on other blogs, Anime Suki, SCCSAV, etc) which enriched my blogging experience. Not only that, I’m discovering new shows, listening to more Japanese music artists, and of course eventually starting to self-study Japanese. In turn, this motivated me to blog mores I can share my experiences and passion for what I do. Not only that, designing the blog’s theme (making a banner, playing around with web fonts and CSS) is pretty fun, although it gets tedious as I build it myself rather using an existing theme.

    While blogging for almost three years is a rewarding experience, it requires a lot of dedication, time and to a certain extent, money (if you decide to get paid hosting and a domain name or any of the premium features on WordPress.com). The reason why most Anime blogs die is because either because someone’s schedule suddenly got busy, nothing to write about or a lack of motivation to continue. The problem is, the number of dead anime blogs compared to alive blogs is disturbingly high as Feal89 compiled on his blog (and it doesn’t take account of all the blogs that are not on indexing sites as Anime Nano or Anime Blogger Antenna). I don’t want to dive much deeper in this topic, but if one is blogging just to get hits and high subscriber count, they are doing it wrong. Blogging to me requires passion, creativity, motivation and other qualities for one to become successful. Otherwise, blogging fatigue will eventually happen.

    • Yumeka says:

      I also didn’t get the full blogging experience until I started watching anime seasonally and became able to follow fellow fans’ opinions on those shows through their blogs, as well as simply becoming acquainted with the anime blogging community and other manner of Web 2.0. It really was quite a leap from the days of my old-school, objectively written fan site to a subjective blog. Time is really what it takes for many things, whether it’s developing a good reader following or discovering what goal you want for blogging.

      It’s too bad that most blogs die young – seems like only the passionate survive ;)

  9. Artemis says:

    For me it’s a mix of things, but right now the biggest thing about blogging is being able to interact with others and feel like I’m part of a larger community. New Zealand is a small place, and there aren’t a lot of anime fans around in comparison to countries with larger populations. So as well as being able to write about what I’m passionate about, I’m also able to connect with other anime fans who I would probably never have the opportunity to meet otherwise.

    • Yumeka says:

      I think passionate anime fans – fans who like the medium enough to want to write about it -at least are hard to find in real life anywhere. Even though the Los Angeles area where I’m from has a lot of anime conventions and I’ve met a lot of fans at school and such, you don’t usually get to interact with them in your daily life. So I think in a way, most of us are like you in that our online presences becomes the best way we can talk about our hobby with a variety of fellow fans. Maybe there are some who know more people in real life to talk about anime with than online, but they’re probably the minority.

  10. Myna says:

    Hm. I enjoy putting my thoughts into words, and am trying to improve at that. And I enjoy talking about anime and manga with people. Not really looking to be the biggest thing on LJ, but each person that friends me always makes me happy and gives me encouragement that I’m doing something right. :)

    (PS. Thanks for sharing that adorable Penguindrum pic~)

    • Yumeka says:

      Your way of blogging definitely sounds like a good way for you to enjoy writing and interacting, but not so into it that it ends up eating up a ton of your time and you stress about it (like what happens with me sometimes XD)

      Penguindrum doesn’t have a lot of text-free promo art available, at least not yet. That pic was the best I could find for now ;)

  11. Frootytooty says:

    I don’t do anime blogging, but I used to want to do an episodic-type blog. Then I realized that I would have to commit to it long-term if I wanted to make it something worthwhile, and that I didn’t really have the time or energy needed after all. So, I commend you for sticking to it for so long! And as long as you’re enjoying yourself, you don’t really need a goal, IMO.

    • Yumeka says:

      Yes, enjoyment is the key, though I am willing to sacrifice a small percentage of my enjoyment if it means bringing in more readers and keeping the ones I have. Hence, my strict blogging schedule and taking the time to reply to comments. But I certainly won’t let my enjoyment run too low. On the other hand, some bloggers don’t care to sacrifice anything for the sake of readers and blog strictly for themselves. Still others sacrifice a lot because getting those hits and comments is important to them. It all depends on the blogger.

  12. f0calizer says:

    As someone who started a blog and then took it down when it wasn’t productive, I can safely say that you need to watch a *lot* of anime — and often the most current ones — to be an active blogger and member of the aniblogosphere. For those of us who don’t have time and energy to do so, blogging becomes a chore, and reading blogs becomes dull since we don’t know what most people are talking about in the current season. I’ve since discovered that regular and cosplay photography is much more soothing and stimulating. Besides, you actually get to meet people in real life, even if it is for a few fleeting seconds while you snap their picture.

    • Edward says:

      Same here. I still follow some of the aniblogs to at least expose myself to new anime that I could potentially watch, but it seems like a lost cause. Any future anime posts will have that “better late than never” mentality, but I just can’t keep up. It seems that maintaining a blog has the time commitment of a part-time job (not including replying to comments and the time to actually watch anime). I prefer taking my time to make my posts as detailed and thought-provoking as possible instead of rushing many quick posts before the next series comes out.

    • Yumeka says:

      I’m glad you at least gave blogging a try before finding out it’s not for you. As long as you found a way of relating to your hobby that brings you the most pleasure, whether it’s blogging or cosplay photography, that’s what counts ^_^

      There are plenty of blogs out there that don’t require you to watch current anime in order to understand their posts (the majority of my posts are like that XD) Most of the episodic blogs are seasonal but there are some humble editorial focused blogs that talk about general anime topics. They are harder to find though.

  13. Marow says:

    I don’t have a goal yet, I’m just doing it because I wanted to try it out. It sounds a bit dumb to be honest, but do you really have to have a reason? Just for the sake of fun :) (I know this might sound a bit disrespectful to my readers (?), but you’re what makes blogging the most rewarding and fun, so don’t worry!)

    My blog is far from organized I would say, which might be because of Christmas and school attacking me at the same time. It will surely find some sort of structure in the future and I’ll see whether I prefer editorials or episodics. I’m learning towards the former.

    I see that a few commentators mention how hard it is to get comments on their blogs. Since I’m still new in the game, but have a handful of regular commentators, I thought I could give my view on it.

    1. I read a lot of blogs myself and occassionally commented. But before I started to blog, I decided to comment slightly more than usual (if I had anything to add, that is). I wasn’t too unknown, I think (but still far from “big”, if you get me). If you want to, tell your favorite blogs that you are starting your own!

    2. I started a Twitter-account. Follow people, get followers. Tweet about your posts, get readers. Easy pie.

    3. Start the blog (AND MAKE A GOOD DESIGN, THIS IS IMPORTANT), make a post, announce on Twitter etc. Congratulations, people have most likely acknowledged your blog now.

    5. Share blogrolls!

    4. Write some regular post, so people know your style.

    5. Don’t worry about posting once per week, it’s fine. It’s better to take it slow than to rush it, if you want to make it in the long run.

    6. Continue as you usually do, whatever that means. Comment on your favorite blogs, write posts and so on.

    7. Get added into Anime Nano once you have ten posts. Anime Antenna isn’t for everyone, is it?

    8. Participate in fun activities, such as the current “12 Days of Christmas”.

    9. Pingbacks, do your own post on a matter another blogger has discussed and so on.

    10. Continue as usual, have fun, plan!

    Wow, I might come off as some boring and evil guy now. I’m just a planner, haha. I didn’t think of all this, it merely happened :)

  14. Toonleap says:

    Nice post!
    My goals for anime blogging are:
    1-let people know about my blog where many can discuss about anime, manga and other japan related stories.
    2- Once people know about my blog, I can launch some special projects like my own manga for example.
    3- Just share my opinion with fellow bloggers and other readers. I love to read comments. Bad thing that few comment on my blog…(hope you can share some tips on a future post)
    4- Post news that are entertaining.

    Well, everything else is just pure fun.

    • Yumeka says:

      Sounds like good goals. I shared some tips for getting comments to du5k above, and Marow shared some in the comment right above yours if you want to take a look. I look at your blog from time to time and I think the reason you don’t get many comments is because you focus on news rather than episodics or editorials. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The news you post is unique, but I think people might be interested in reading your opinions about things. So maybe a break from news once in a while for editorials or something might help =)

  15. lostty says:

    Before I started blogging, I wrote some reviews (only positive ones) for a site and I had hopes that maybe I could convince someone to watch something I really liked. Although I don’t do as many reviews as I did before, I still hope my own taste and recommendations can help someone watch something they’d like.

    At this point in my blogging career, I’ve come to the point where I just need to blog. Writing out posts (I write my posts by hand before typing them out) in notebooks now filled with words is something that has become so natural and rewarding. I can’t imagine myself just stopping writing about anime. Also, getting to talk to people on the internet whether on others people’s blogs, my own, or over twitter has really been so much fun. Lately I’ve been a bit annoyed by a lot of people in my life (sorry for the angst), but that separate world of the aniblogosphere where I get to talk to people who share the same interests as me, is a great way for me to not always have to deal with the troubles of real life.

    Point is, a goal I have? I don’t know……I’d like to be able to get more of a readership where every post gets as many comments and is as successful as all your posts on this blog because I want to have more people to talk to. I’ve been improving over the years, which is at least a comforting thing to see. I also want to have more followers on twitter to talk to. Basically things like that. I want to continue to attract viewers to my blog so I can find more people to talk about anime to.

    • Kidd says:

      My goal is pretty much similar to yours. I just want to talk to people about anime. I also like reading interesting articles on anime, people have a lot of different interpretations of themes and such and if I have a chance to put mine out there I will.

      • Yumeka says:

        I like reading different people’s interpretations too, especially for anime I really like or for anime with ambiguous themes. And you never know when you could find inspiration to write your own post on the subject ;)

    • Yumeka says:

      Great thoughts. I especially like the fact that you write posts by hand ^_^ That’s certainly unique. I tend to get writer’s cramp when I write by hand for a long time so I couldn’t do that. Plus I type about 50WPM, so typing is faster for me XD

      I also feel that the blogsphere is a great way for me to share my hobby with fellow fans, especially when the real world gets me down (which it often does). I too enjoy finding people to talk to and inspiring people’s interest in certain anime that they may have never had otherwise =)

  16. Adziu says:

    Mine is really a record of my thoughts. I’ve half-forgotten something I’ve watched after 8 years, but been able to go back and have a read of what I wrote and been able to remind myself about it.

    Until recently I purely blogged for myself and a close circle of friends. I’ve just started writing in hopes of reaching new people to chat with, but I have to say I don’t make a whole lot of effort in that direction. Still, the connections I have made show that it can also be a lot of fun to comment on others’ writings as well as make your own! Mostly, though, I just enjoy writing up my thoughts and making connections between different series.

    • Yumeka says:

      Now that you mention it, I also enjoy looking back on my writings from several years ago – whether on the blog or on my old fan site (which I started in 2002) – and seeing how I’ve changed over time in terms of my writing skills, personal development, and my thoughts about certain anime. It really is a great method of self-reflection and nostalgia =D I actually don’t think many people reread their old posts, at least not for that reason, but I enjoy it ^_^

  17. Naru says:

    Haha, guess I’m late to the party? :D
    My own little blog is around seven or eight months old and I’m still wondering what to write on it weekly. I have goals though, one is to show others (fans of anime or not) elements about the Japanese Culture that are more or less evident, and the other is to keep my English since I grew up in America but returned to my home country.

    The great thing about anime blogging though is that you get to communicate with many people that share the same interests as you — and this is honestly the only thing that keeps me motivated to write.

  18. Justin says:

    There are many goals for anime blogging. But I don’t think I had one when I first started. The first thing I knew was I wanted to start one then go from there^^

    Now however, my most important goal is continuing to highlight everything within the anime/manga community. The more exposure, the better. I think!

  19. Kuro says:

    I actually started aniblogging because I just want to improve my writing because I was such a sucky writer.

    • Yumeka says:

      Improving your writing is great XD My writing has improved so much since I started blogging five years ago (but I think college was at least half the reason too =P)

  20. Aero says:

    Goals? I Blog a little (not about anime though), but I’ve never really considered goals. I guess a goal would be to get as many people into the community as possible?

  21. Eck, late to the party. Holidays and family time can do that to me. ^_^

    When I first started blogging, it was with the intention of getting out my thoughts and reaching out to the community. However over time, I’ve come to genuinely like the whole process of writing, and now I write for the sake of writing and the community. It’s far easier to express myself through writing compared to speaking or signing, and I’ve truly enjoyed blogging thus far. It’s also great for self-reflection as well, and I do enjoy seeing my posts improve over time as well. ^_^

    • Yumeka says:

      I also find it easier to express myself in writing than speaking (I actually prefer e-mail or even talking to people in person than talking on the phone). Blogging has actually led me discover that fact, and to improve my writing as well. And yes, self-reflection is a big part of it for me, too =)

  22. Cely_belly says:

    I like your goal. Why can’t we have a balance!? :) That’s the philosophy I abide by, anyway. I also started my own blog to become a better writer, as you say, polish my writing skills. I really, really suck. The creativity is there, but my better writing would perfect the ideas I try to get across. It is also a way for me to explore and learn more about anime and ani-blogging. If I didn’t start fallowing other blogs, I wouldn’t have gained so much knowledge about anime and the Japanese culture. So I think it’s safe to say that by the time I reach my fifth year with ani-blogging, I’d like to have a wide range of knowledge about anime, plus, better writing skills in order to attract more readers. Having affiliates doesn’t hurt either XD And yes I blog for myself as well. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t kill so much time on my nonsense.

    • Yumeka says:

      Sounds good. Gaining knowledge about anime, Japanese culture, and the community of anime bloggers is another goal I think many of us acquire but don’t really think about. Knowledge as far as becoming a better writer is great, but knowledge beyond yourself that expands into the whole world of blogging, is great too ^^

  23. For me, the main reason why I blog is the comments and dialogue with visitors and fellow bloggers. Like you said, it’s always pretty awesome to get feedbacks and comments from anyone! That along with the fact that my view count is not zero keeps me interested to continue blogging. I also like to be able to share my findings and debate about it and get some suggestions for further researches and analyses.

    My other goal is to provide a blog that I can refer to my friends and family if they ever need suggestions of which anime they should pick up. I still believe that the wisdom of the masses (calibrated properly) is the most objective way of giving a recommendation.

    At the very beginning, I started collecting data for the top anime of the decade back in Jan 2010 just for my own curiosity and when I showed the analysis to a friend of mine, he suggested that I should just blog about it. Having written for a while, I feel that I want to keep on doing it. In this sense, blogging also keeps me occupied with this type of statistical analysis. Without it, I might not continue doing it as much as I have done!

  24. Neo says:

    Anime is awesome and i would love to make games and shows to share with people across the world.

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  26. sapphiresky says:

    That is really cool to read, I totally know what you mean by it took some time before you found the structure. At first, we tend to just try out different things and then, whatever we really enjoy doing is what we stick with.
    I totally agree that it’s a huge challenge coming up with unique topics. Sometimes, it feels impossible and that you’ve talked about every single topic you have been. Other days, I don’t know if it happens to you, ideas just flow in.
    Have you ever wondered what you would be like in maybe 10 yrs time? Like, how your writing would have changed or stayed the same? I always find it interesting to think about, though 10 yrs do sound like a long time.
    I think blogging is really fun for us because we’re the creative type who wants to share things with others. Although most people tend to be silent readers, I’ve always liked to share contents. It’s true that you get acknowledged when it’s your blog and not on forums. I always get afraid to talk on forums because I don’t know how people are.
    For me, I’m doing my best to find a distinct style to write, my main goal is to be able to write in a humorous way, and also keeping good insight.
    I was inspired by this tumblr blog I found where someone retold long myth stories in a humorous way, because I usually find it hard to read long stories like that, and when they’re funny and easy to understand, it becomes much easier. So, one of my biggest goals that I’ve recently thought of, is to try and write like that as much as I can.

  27. Desheerts says:

    My goals is to have n interaction with other anime fans. I’m like a traveler wandering site by site. So, to have a place of my own, I think having a blog is the right choice. I also want to improve my writing skills. I’m having a difficult time correcting my grammars. I’m also having a hard time sharing my opinion so this would like a training to me. Money, I heard that you can earn money through blogging. Although I’m still far from registering in Adsense.

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