10 Reasons Why I’m NOT Reading Your Blog Posts

The blogging landscape has changed dramatically compared to when I first started blogging as an angsty teen in several now-defunct blogging platforms.  Just having a blog makes you already cool during that time.   Compare that to the present where everyone seems to have a blog from your great-grandma to your pet cockatoo.   Now everyone’s vying for attention.  A survival method that many bloggers have adapted today is to prioritize the building of relationships with fellow bloggers.  This isn’t how it was when I started blogging.

I always emphasize the importance of actively interacting with other bloggers in many of my previous Blogging Tips posts.  I’m not an expert—far from it—and Fujinsei is not popular, but people do come to me seeking for advice on how to get their new blogs noticed.  The number one advice I give them is to read other bloggers’ posts and comment to start discussions.  Perhaps it’s pride, but unfortunately a lot of them don’t like this advice.  They tell me:

“I created a blog for people to read MY posts and make ME popular, not to read OTHER’s posts and make THEM popular.”

hiro gloating and getting hit with a book

Whoa!  Ooo-kaaaay?  After that, I channeled my inner phantom and poofed myself out of their ways.  Didn’t want to be associated with this kind of people, I’m not sorry to say.  My point is that this kind of ME as the centre of the universe mentality won’t work in today’s blogging landscape.  How about ride a time machine and go back 10 years before?  Perhaps your way of thinking might still work.  Who knows?

From ME to WE

I don’t think that Fujinsei would be as fun and as fulfilling as it is now, if it weren’t for the wonderful blog buddies I’ve made.  You know who you are, Friends of Fujinsei!  Most anibloggers here at WordPress know each other, and I’m super proud to be part of this awesome community.  Most of us aren’t pro bloggers, but that doesn’t stop us from aspiring to become better bloggers compared to how we were when we first started.  We successfully built this amazing community not because we focused on ME but because we fostered a WE mentality that unites us all.

We are stronger together than we are alone.

anime-friends

Saying all of these, I always make it a priority to read my blog buddies’ posts first before everyone else’s.  After them, I go out of my way to look for oh-my-freaking-gosh-this-is-super-awesome kind of posts.  Believe me, I really do enjoy reading other people’s posts, especially when their posts are oh-my-freaking-gosh-AWESOME.  Unfortunately, however nice I aim to be, I can’t always read everyone’s posts.  That’s just not possible.  There are many reasons why I may not read your posts.  Here are some of them:

10 Reasons Why I’m NOT Reading Your Blog Posts

1. You’re a rude, misogynistic, racist, narrow-minded a-hole.
Need I say more?

anime girl - middle finger

2. Your post is boring.
Boring post title, boring content.  Whenever I see a generic post title that I’ve seen used in thousands of other posts, I don’t even bother reading the rest.

bored araragi - nisemonogatari

Examples of boring, generic titles:
•”<insert anime title> Review”
•”<insert anime title> Episode <#> Review”

VS.

Examples of Intriguing titles:
•”How I Lost Weight Watching Anime and How You Can Do It, Too”
•”10 Evidences that the Anime Industry Will Collapse in 10 Years”
. . .or something along these lines.

Pique my curiosity with an intriguing headline.  Interest me.  Fascinate me.  Tempt me.  Annoy me.  Infuriate me.  I love reading facts equally as I love reading rants, especially conspiracy theories.  Make me laugh.  Make me cry.  And most importantly, make me THINK.

3. You’re just reposting exactly what I already read elsewhere.
Please, please, PLEASE don’t COPY-PASTE content.  That’s stealing, which I personally had an infuriating experience before.  Of course, you can always cite posts from other websites as long as you give proper credits.  But frankly, I’d rather read an original reaction, impression, rant, or opinion than waste my time reading an exact reproduction of an article that I’ve already read from a more reputable source than your blog.

4. Your post is hard to read.
Big blocks of text. Fonts too distracting. Lots of spelling and grammar errors.  Ah, my eyes!  How about toning things down a bit?  What I care about is the content of your post, not the blinking lights nor the neon colours of your fonts.

My eyes are burning - spongebob

5. Your blog is not mobile-friendly.
A fact about me:  For the majority of blog posts, I read using my smartphone or tablet.  Very convenient.  So if you receive a comment from me and it’s filled with typos, blame my phone and not my grammar skills, okay?  There are so many responsive blog themes available right now.  I still don’t know why some aren’t updating theirs to become mobile-friendly.  Just try reading a blog post that isn’t mobile-friendly and I guarantee that you’ll exhaust your eyes and fingers zooming in and out, scrolling up and down and left and right, trying to read a single sentence.  What a hassle.

6. Your post is either TOO SHORT or TOO LONG.
Too short:  Why don’t you tweet it instead?
Another fact about me:  I love reading LONG posts, but please don’t make yours novel-length.  Don’t get me wrong.  I won’t just read every long post I encounter.  I want long posts that have substance.  Long posts that make me think.  Long posts that teach me new things.

7. Your post has no pictures.
Anime and manga are such visual media.  If you’re an aniblogger like me, use images for goodness’ sake!  Yet another fact about me:  The first thing I notice is your post title and its featured image (if available).  But don’t get me wrong.  I also read picture-less posts, but only if you’ve already established yourself as a controversial blogger or a writer of substance.  If not, well, too bad.

young imaizumi

8. I don’t subscribe to your blog.
If I don’t follow your blog, how do I even read your posts?  You can always introduce yourself to me, of course, but ultimately it all depends on whether I like the content of your blog or not.  Focus on providing quality content that are either informative or entertaining or both.

9. Your post got lost in the traffic of my reader.
I think I’m not the only one experiencing this:  not all posts by the blogs I follow appear on my WordPress Reader.  I suggest that you post regularly; once a week, if you can.  If I see your name regularly in my reader, trust me, I’ll remember you.

anime - lost and confused

10. Your post isn’t relevant to ME!
If your blog is about sports fishing or the quantum dynamics of atomic optics (I absolutely have no idea what the heck this means), don’t expect me to read your posts.  (shudders) It still shocks me to receive e-mails from random new bloggers asking me to go visit and comment on their blogs when they blog about topics that I wouldn’t even be interested in.  They don’t even take the time to check what type of blogger I am.  How rude, insensitive, and disrespectful.  Ugh.  Know your audience first and research the people who blog about the same topics as you, then contact those bloggers.  Don’t bother other bloggers that have nothing to do with your field.  You’re not only wasting their time but yours, as well.

one piece-shocked


Thank you very much for reading this LONG post until the end.  I really appreciate it.  I hope that you found this post helpful, or at the very least entertaining.  How about you?  What are the most common reasons you have for not reading others’ posts?

That’s all for today, folks.  Have an awesome day.  Cheers!

-Arria


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154 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why I’m NOT Reading Your Blog Posts”

  1. I’m just starting out with blogging and still trying to find my own style so this has been very helpful in giving me insight into what kinds of content other people like to read. It’s nice to see a bit of a community here on WordPress. Thanks! 🙂

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    1. Just have fun and connect with other bloggers. Most of the bloggers in this community are super awesome and nice. And they’re helpful as well. Good luck on your blogging journey. Cheers!

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  2. A lot to think about here. Generally common sense prevails, right? Be nice, be inclusive, and be active with other bloggers.

    One thing that I’ll try to improve on are my post titles. Because my current feature is reviews, I make boring titles like “Review: [insert anime name] (but I make pretty logos!). Maybe I can get creative and catch a few more eyes with better titles.

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    1. Indeed, most of the things I included here are common sense but you’ll be surprised how many of our fellow bloggers still don’t know about these. Or perhaps they’re just not comfortable or feeling shy. I think we all need that first step and discover that there are still a lot of nice people that we connect with on the web. Yes! It’s a good experiment. Try spicing up your titles a bit and observe if they work. And keep up working on those cool logos. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

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  3. You’re offending me by telling me exactly where I’m flawed, how dare you! T_T
    Nah, but for real now, as usual you make super valid points, and I’ll try to osmosis from your teachings, Arria-senpai! ❤
    Witty/interesting titles are hard to write, but I’ll try to do it because I do agree with you. Thanks for giving me inspiration and tough love, as usual, you’re always so helpful, I have no idea what’d we do without you! <333

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    1. At your service, ma’am. Ahahaha! Osmosis, eh? Last time I heard that was during my Science lecture years ago. Well, as for the type of your posts, the images of the yummy bishies you always include are enough to catch my attention, so in my opinion, you don’t even need an interesting title to catch MY attention. 😉

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      1. Osmosis is always a skill in RPG’s for draining MP, so I love use the term hehe 😛
        AWWW ARRIA, YOU’RE MAKING ME BLUSH /shrieks in delight
        Still, I wanna hook you deeper! (≧∀≦)

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      2. Ooooooh. I see. Sorry, can’t relate. I don’t play.
        Ehehehe. I don’t think I believe that you blush. But shrieking in delight? I can imagine it quite vividly. 😂
        Ahahaha! You’re evil.

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      3. Arria…Arria…SMH, do I need to drag you into games hell too?
        Heeey! I get embarassed and shy too T_T I do shriek in delight yes, because that’s how this boat floats~
        Not as evil as you, bringing down everyone into anime and manga hells (・ωー)~☆

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      4. Ahahaha! Well, that’s a good point. What?! No way. I bring everyone to anime & manga paradise. 😂
        You’re the one who baits people with half-naked bishies.

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      5. I’m gonna draaaag you! /becomes like a horror spawn from the Ring and drags you to game hell
        JOIN US, THERE’S BISHIES, NAKED TORSOS, NIPPLES AND SEXY HAIR, ALL FOR THE PRICE OF 0$
        You also bring everyone to anime and manga hells, indeed 😛
        HEY, I DO NOT
        JUST…
        SOMETIMES
        MAYBE
        SHHH

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      6. Okay, okay. Geesh. I’ll shush up. . .for now. Ehehehe. Well, since I’m benefitting from your uncensored commentaries and photos of naked bishies, I won’t push you to exposure. 😉
        Aaaaw. Not “hell”. I bring everyone to anime and manga “paradise”. Big difference. -____-

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      7. Ahahaha! Hmmmmm. That’s true, I guess.
        Nooooo! I don’t “live” for your naked photos & uncensored commentaries. Ehehehe. That’s too extreme a description.

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      8. Always, my friend. Always. I don’t need to admit it. It’s so obvious for all the world to see. Ahahaha! Give me more naked photos and uncensored commentaries about hot bishies! 😉

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  4. I loved reading your blogging tips! It’s true, blogging has changed over the years and I’ve only been on for about 3-4 years. Great content and I especially love the hilarious pictures 😀

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  5. As an aspiring anime blogger myself. I must say that these tips were helpful. Not in the sense that I looking for help to gain followers, but more in the sense that it is a reassurance of how I am following all the right rules.

    One of the first things I ever did was search for other bloggers and I stumbled upon LitaKino’s blog. I did some digging and decided to message her for some advice on blogging. Then I ended up becoming friends with her on twitter and then became close friends with Lyn and Crimson and Shiroyuki and a few other people as well.

    I know that I still have so much to say and so much to grow as a writer. But I noticed that you fujinsei ended up following my own blog a few days ago and was wondering if there is anything specific that I can improve on or what is something that you enjoy about me to warrant a follow.

    It would be great to talk sometime. And it would be cool if you if you could contact me regarding these things i mentioned a paragraph ago, by the means of either commenting right here of by the means of pm over twitter or something.

    Either way i’m glad to meet you and am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future. And hopefully vice versa.

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    1. Hello! I’m so sorry. I must’ve missed your comment on my notifications bar. Anyway, thank you for dropping by. And we’re already friends on Twitter and we’ve already talked a few times there and during the blog carnival as well.

      Most of us know each other here, and our connections with a blogger can lead to other connections. That’s why I decided to host the blog carnival, which you participated. I hope that you participate on the next one again next week.

      I don’t consider my Blogging Tips posts as rules. They’re just tips and tricks I learned from my experience as a personal blogger. Fujinsei is by no means popular, but I do enjoy meeting plenty of otaku bloggers who inspire and motivate me to better myself as a blogger. I’m delighted to hear that you find this post helpful. That’s what I’m hoping for.

      Lita, Shiro, Lyn & Crimson are some of my favourite people here in this community. Great to hear that they’re some of the first bloggers you connected with. They’re awesome and very nice.

      Anyway, feel free to message me if you have any questions or just want to discuss something. I’ll do the same. Take care. I hope that you’re having fun blogging. Cheers!

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  6. Ahahaha nice one! I especially love your no.4 “Ah, my eyes!” and imagining you or me doing it ( ̄▽ ̄). Thanks for liking my very first post Fujinsei! Never thought that somebody would be like it on my first shot. Kore kara yoroshiku onegaishimasu! And nice to meet you 😀

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed writing it and I’m glad that you seem to enjoy reading it, too. No problem. I’m always on the look-out for interesting fellow anibloggers. Hopefully we get to connect more in the future and discuss more anime series. Yoroshiku!

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  7. WOW I loved reading this! You gave really good advice. I’ve only started blogging for a month so I’m a bit new in the community, and this post is really helpful, funny as well.

    I would like some advice to post titles. I do follow the generic route and title my reviews with just the anime title. I think it looks organized, but I wouldn’t mind an alternative. How else could I title it?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello! Thank you. I’m glad that you enjoyed this post and found it helpful as well. Makes me happy. And welcome to the aniblogging community here on WordPress. All of us are crazy here but we promise we’re all very nice (most of the time) and don’t bite (sometimes). Anyway, as for titling your blog posts, I think you can take your most important opinion/observation from your review and use that as a title. For example, I read your post about “Sakasama no Patema”. Perhaps you can use something like “Blow Your Mind with Patema Inverted” or “See The World Differently with Patema Inverted”. Something along these lines. Not only are they more interesting, but I think that they give an idea of what your post is mainly going to be about. I hope this helps. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. I hope that you enjoy blogging here. Cheers!

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      1. Haha thank you for the welcome. I’m excited to be part of it!
        I really appreciate that you’ve taken your time to read my post and give me advice. Giving me an example definitely makes it all clear and I will for sure implement what you’ve pointed out in my future posts! Your response has been very useful! I’m really glad I found your blog. Thank you!!

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      2. Thank you! I need no encouragement when it comes to watching animes haha, but I’ll take it for blogging. I’m glad everyone I’ve talked to so far in the aniblogging community has been so encouraging and nice, it’s definitely keeping me motivated!
        On the side note, I ended up binge watching Hakuouki and I’m on the second season of it now after reading your post about it haha.

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      3. That’s great to hear. Ahaha. So you’ve only met the nice ones. Just prepare yourself to meet all kinds of bloggers and don’t get discouraged. We’re all a one big, mostly happy, albeit a little dysfunctional family here on WordPress. Enjoy!

        Oh! How do you find “Hakuouki” so far? It’s one of the most depressing reverse harem series I’ve ever watched so far, but I like it. What do you think?

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      4. I’m definitely bracing myself. I can’t expect to be on the internet without any negativity floating around. I’m glad to know that it will mostly positive though to be part of the family.
        So far, I found the first season pretty interesting, lacking on the romance department though, because I mean probably one of the main reason I’m still watching it is to see some love development. You’re right on the mark with it being depressing, thank goodness it has a couple of comical relief here and there, and the beautiful boys to brighten up the screen. I don’t know how I feel about Chizuru liking the vice-captain (totally forgot his name aha..Toshi?). I think she better chemistry with Hanada or the guy with tuberculosis (if you haven’t noticed, I’m horrible with names haha).

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      5. Good luck. But if you’re finding yourself discouraged or lacking in motivation, just stick to the nice bloggers and you’ll be fine.

        I get what you mean. Hijikata only showed real romantic interest on her on the latter part of the story. As for me, I would prefer is she got herself kidnapped and became the wife of the head of the oni, Chikage. Chikage’s hot, but he’s considered the villain of the story, so darn. But I’m glad that you’re enduring the depressing parts so you can get to the romance part. Although I don’t think you’ll be satisfied in the end because I wasn’t. Still a good series, though.

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      6. There’s definitely more screentime with Hijikata and Chizuru in the episode I’m on right now (ep. 14). I’m loving everyone’s new look! I prefer it over the first season’s haha. I was thinking that it would have been an interesting twist if there was some romantic development between Chikage and Chizuru. I’ve only been seeing confrontations so far though, and knowing that he’s the antagonist, well, I’ve accepted the obvious reality. But I agree, Chikage is on a hotter level than Hijikata.

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      7. Oh! You’re almost finished. As for me, I prefer season 1’s look because I like the traditional Japanese look, although I like Chizuru’s look more in season 2 because she looked so plain in 1. I heard that in the games, there’s a really good route for Chikage. I don’t play otome games so I don’t know the story to that.

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      8. I did finish it and I can’t believe what just happened to everyone. Like I kind of expected it, but at the same time like WHY? I’m going to hunt for a light anime to lift my mood.
        I’ve been curious about otome games. All the characters look so good. I mean why can’t they make all otome games into animes haha.

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      9. I know, right? So depressing. I have quite a lot of blog buddies who play otome games. I get quite envious when they start talking about these games and I can’t relate at all.
        -___-
        They’ve been constantly tempting me to go over the dark side and finally play otoge. Ahahaha! I’ve been resisting because I know that once I started, I might get obsessed and with life and everything, I can’t do that at the moment. XD

        What kind of light anime are you thinking of watching. There are still quite a few reverse harem series out there that you can watch.

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      10. They’re lucky! Aren’t the games expensive though? I’d love to play too but like you, I tend to get obsessed quickly too. My existence in real life might disappear. And I don’t know if I can invest my food money in them haha.
        I ended up settling for Saiunkoku Monogatari. Haha, I know so much for light, but I’m liking how funny the King is. It’s quite comical compared to Hakuouki.

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      11. I don’t know. I think of you ship them directly from Japan, they’ll obviously be expensive because you have to pay for shipping. I don’t have experience with these games so I can’t really give you clear advice. -_-

        “Saiunkoku Monogatari” is one of my favr reverse harem. Enjoy!

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      12. I would think so too. Plus I doubt there’s english versions of the good ones too.
        Definitely am watching it because you recommended it on your post haha. So far, I’m enjoying it. Thanks!

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  8. These are some great points! I am a very controversial presence in the aniblogging community, trying to mash Christianity with anime, and I try to make content that can be relatable to everyone. I appreciate that you have given my blog a look, and I can’t wait to read more of your content!

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  9. This is such an interesting post to read! I just stumbled upon your blog and noticed this post for its title. I have to agree with you on a lot of these points-especially with #10 personally. Before I follow a blog I want to make sure 95% of their content is relevant to me. I’ve made a lot of friends through blogging but I admit that I follow very few people. Because of the relevance factor and the fact that I dislike having my reader an endless abyss, haha. Anyway, I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing it with us, Arria Cross! ^.^

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    1. You’re very welcome and thank you. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoy reading this post. Indeed, I’m dismayed with some bloggers who expect me to follow them back when their blog doesn’t even interest me or they’re blogging about completely different topics from me. So I know what you mean. Anyway, keep on blogging and thanks for dropping by here. Cheers!

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  10. Thank you for the tips. I’m so glad I’ve discovered this blog. Seems I have a lot of homework to do in regards to reading and commenting. Not sure how I can fit this into my schedule of watching/reading my growing list of anime/manga you’ve discussed on your blog! <— not complaining 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome and thank you very much. Ahaha. Don’t take my advice tips too seriously, after all they’re just my personal opinions. I think it’s more important to discover your own blogging style and habits first and then maybe that’s when you can start experimenting and finding what works to further expand your blog’s potential. Best of luck!

      Aw. I know, right? That’s one of the most common problems we anime fans experience. Too many anime that we want to watch, but too little time. The struggle is real. Anyway, don’t force yourself too much. Cheers!

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  11. Waah! People even email you to ask you to read their articles?! Blinks That’s something for sure. (The only place where this kind of thing happened to me is on Wattpad. But eh, that’s a whole different matter!)
    Anyway, I’m really glad I stumbled upon this blog. It’s got Anime! Woohoo! And more importantly, it also has some info for blogging newbies! So cool!
    I’m really glad to have discovered this section on blogging tips! Way to go! Now, all I gotta do is apply them and start blogging (since I didn’t really post much last year). But first, let’s finish with the exams. Uguu.

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    1. Yes. Of course I’m delighted to read e-mails from people who stumble across my blog, although I’m not that ignorant that I won’t recognize a message FOR me or a message as an advertisement for their own purposes, you know? I don’t mind if they’re nice, but if they sound like I should feel honoured to visit their blogs, forget it. I’m not THAT nice. 😉

      Aw, thanks. So you like anime, too? Cool! And as for blogging, are you going to blog with the one connected to your profile here? If not, take this as an invitation to send me a link to your blog that you’re planning to write regularly from now on. Hope you keep on blogging! (When you find the time with exams and all) Cheers!

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      1. Yeah, I get you. Same goes with me, as far as reading emails/messages is concerned. I love hearing from the people reading my works and discussing with them, but when they simply send me links and stuff (even though I even said I do not do reading requests and such), then sorry. I’m not as nice either, haha.

        Yessssss. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite have time to watch anything lately… The last thing I watched was episode I-forgot-which from Akatsuki no Yona. (I forgot where I left off with the manga too. Ugh.)

        Yeah, this is the only one I have, hehe. ouo

        Thank youuu! (I can’t wait to get rid of these exams. ><)

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      2. Ooooooooh. “Akatsuki no Yona”, one of my favourite reverse harem series at the moment. I wish they announce for season 2. That series deserves it. I hope that you get to finish season 1.

        So you’re planning on blogging at “Scribbles of a Country Girl”?

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      3. I’ll definitely finish it. Actually, imma start all over, haha. Since I wanna make sure I remember everything. xDD

        Yup. Though, I have no idea when I’ll actually start. Maybe next week or after the 11th? Sigh Too many things to do, so little time. ><

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  12. Your standards are a bit high, like an editor that is so hard to impress from a reputable outfit. I think blogging for me, should just be for fun, but must be good as well. I really cannot impress or make everyone happy with the stuff I write, but I’ll keep a mental note of what you just said here. It may increase readership and subscribers on my blog site if I spice things up. Hmm… what should I make to tickle your fancy?

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    1. Ahahaha. I’m not forcing my standards on other people. I’m just suggesting. After all, I’m just a blogger like you. Well, it’s exactly the same for me. Enjoyment and fun are the priority when it comes to blogging for me. I stop completely and take a break if I start to feel blogging as a chore. And please don’t feel like you have to impress ME or make everyone happy because that’s just not possible. Blog about what you like and the rest will follow, I like to think.

      As for your last question, I like intriguing posts. Posts that make me laugh, make me angry, and most especially make me THINK. But ultimately, each blogger has their own style and it’s best to find your own and make it worth. Best of luck. Cheers!

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  13. This was quite informative, but I kind of already knew all that. However I find it funny that some bloggers came to you to look at their blogs which had nothin to do with anime.
    I totally agree with your point that bloggers should be communicating and interacting with each other, and for me personally I couldn’t find a better reason to actually read other blogs other than interacting with the bloggers and readers of other blogs on subjects I’m interested in.
    When I was reading some anime reviews I noticed Bkuyer use a lot of images that tied in with the narrative of the post and I realised that that was a good way to write an anime review post.
    So my question then is do I just take these images from Google images?

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    1. Sigh. I found them funny at first too but they eventually started to irritate me to the point that I began to feel disrespected. Fortunately, I don’t receive them as much now since modifying some of my comment settings and contact methods.

      Exactly! I think that the social interaction with other bloggers is one of the most valuable experiences we have as bloggers. I really enjoy being part of the community here and I’ve met many bloggers who eventually become friends.

      Yes. You can do that. I’m an anime blogger and that’s what I do. I write review or write opinion pieces or recommendations regarding the anime that I watch, so I use images I get from Google images and I assume that I’m able to use them under Fair Use. Don’t claim the images as your own and just to be on the safe side, add a disclaimer somewhere on your site saying that you claim no ownership of the images used.

      Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Happy blogging. Cheers!

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      1. Yeah thanks for the advice. I saw that Otaku Gamer Zone or Kausus just put a disclaimer in the about page so that’s what I did, and then I just copyright infringe galore!

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  14. I’m a friend of Fujinsei . . . oh my gosh . . . I think my life is complete now . . . XDD
    Moreover, someone actually said that to YOU? Why, I would’ve stood right up, pointed to the door and been like, “It’s not gonna open itself, you know. GTFO!” Haha, these are some insightful tips I think we can all relate to, though. Especially the one about changing a post’s title to something more original . . . I’ve been trying that more often, as well as making my content sound like it’s coming from ME.

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    1. Aaaaaw. Shucks, Takuto. You’re gonna make me cry. 😉

      Sigh. Yes. Unfortunately, not all people I’ve encountered are as nice as you. Perhaps it gives them courage to be a-holes because it’s on the web. As for my reaction, it depends on my mood. I try to be calm and just ignore them, let them drown in their own negativity and resentment I daresay. But there are also times that I channel my inner Amazon warrior and declare war against them. Ahahah!

      Anyway, I’m glad that you like this post and found it even just a bit helpful. I always enjoy talking to you regarding anime. Here’s to another awesome blogging year, buddy. Cheers!

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    1. Good for you. Well, it should be obvious to visitors of your blog since it’s called “Anime Commentary”. 😉

      Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Keep on watching anime and blogging. Cheers!

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    1. Well, sometimes my curiosity gets the better of me. Even with generic titles, I can’t help myself from checking a post out if it’s about a favourite anime of mine or an anime that I haven’t watched yet but want to watch. But anyway, thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

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  15. I think I should start changing the way I write my blog titles. With that being said, thanks for still reading and liking one of my blog posts despite its generic title. Yours is an interesting list of blogging advice. I will bookmark it for future reference. 🙂

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    1. Ahahaha! No problem. This list doesn’t necessarily mean that I don’t read blog posts with generic titles. Sometimes I get curious, especially when it comes to my favourite anime or anime that I haven’t watched. But anyway, I’m glad that you found this post helpful even for a little bit. Keep on blogging. Cheers!

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    1. Ahahaha. You don’t have to follow all of them to the letter. Only the ones that you feel are relevant to you as a blogger because each of us have different styles. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Keep on blogging. Cheers!

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    1. Good point. But for me only good poetry or poetry that entertains me. And if it’s a picture, a really good picture, I don’t mind that it’s a short post. Anyway, thanks for dropping by!

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  16. I might be guilty of having too many generic titles because I concentrate more on first impressions and reviews…but even those don’t necessarily need to sound generic and you’re right…You made a good point. I’ll try to rectify that! o.o I didn’t know I was into your Fujinsei friends -list! haha I feel so honored !

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    1. It’s worth the try. It’s just that although I like reading other people’s posts and I do enjoy discovering other blogs, I just can’t help myself but feel uninterested with posts that have generic titles I have seen used in thousands of others. Anyway, I’m glad that you’re willing to try using different titles.

      Well, I haven’t really informed anyone when I put them on the list. Hope you don’t mind. It makes it easier for me to access my favourite blogger’s blog in one place. 😉

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    2. With titles be creative with it, however at the same time make sure it is relevant to the anime as well. For example; an SAO full review title I’d put; Where art thou sword?. It plays with the title also put an image header from SAO to make people understand that the review is about SAO. Make titles catchy.

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  17. If only I devoted more time reading more instead of writing too dang long content…
    Anyway, this was a nice read. This got me super psyched to start 2016 with a bang! Of course, with everything taken to mind.
    Cheers to us all! XD

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    1. Go for it! Let’s rock 2016! 😉
      Well, you don’t necessarily have to devote a lot of time reading other people’s post. I guess I find it easier because I actually like reading posts written by others. But if you’re willing to do it, why not? Connecting with nice bloggers is great. Good luck!

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  18. This was a very interesting read Arria 🙂 This pretty much sums it up for most bloggers. Currently I am not reading anyone’s winter 2016 posts as I don’t want to be spoiled about the anime’s I will eventually binge watch. I do have to admit though i read through a lot of peoples posts and try to read as many as possible because I want to make an extra effort to connect with everyone, every night I block out time to do this if I’m in the mood to read people’s posts. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lita! Ahaha! So you’re one of those people who avoid spoilers. I personally love them! Yes, same here. We have a (mostly) wonderful community here on WordPress and most of us know each other which I value very much. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

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  19. Great post; soooo many true facts! Great reminder that community is a huge factor in blogging today–it’s certainly one of the things I find most valuable personally. 🙂 Although I have a sinking feeling that I’m probably guilty of all of the above, or at least most of them. Sorry!

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    1. Exactly. That’s why I’m ignoring those who are tempting me to move to the self-hosted WordPress version because I just can’t leave the wonderful community we have here. Ahahah! I don’t think so! You’re not a rude, misogynistic, racist, narrow-minded a-hole. 😉

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      1. I take that back, then. Haha. Maybe #2, 6, 9 and 10? Hohoho. But thank you Aria. I am really new to blogging so I actually need you (and this) XD

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      2. No problem, Rose. Everyone’s new to blogging at some point. All you really have to do is to do the best that you can and gain experience. I’m glad that this post helped you even just a bit. And I also want to emphasize that you enjoy blogging because it really translates through your writing. Anyway, best of luck. Cheers!

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  20. You pretty much summed up my reasons xD my top reasons are too much text/no or little visuals, poor grammar, and the post is about something I don’t know/haven’t watched. The only reason I’d read something that I haven’t watched is if I’ve been debating watching it (or reading) and I need a push

    I also tend to bulk read so I read stuff late, with the exceptions of certain bloggers (aka my stalkees) xD

    Great post!

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      1. what its true, yous guys are my stalkees, i see a post that says Lyn or Arria or Takuto (etc) and I’m like, Ooooo lets see whats going on ~ (or I’ll see it on Twitter, like I did for this post :P)

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      2. Victims? (chokes)
        Ahahaha!!! Well, I wouldn’t go as far as to call you my “victims”, although I do admit that I’m similar to you that when I see your names on my reader, it gets me curious and end up clicking your posts.

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  21. For me “boring titles” are a functional choice. I want a browsing reader to know exactly what each post is by just looking at a list of titles. This system also helps separate the reviews from my other original content (posts which DO receive creative names), and it generates an easily-referenced list of what I’ve reviewed. It could change over time as I learn to game to WordPress system, but for now I prefer streamlined titles for my more straightforward content.

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    1. That’s a good point. Ultimately it depends on what kind of reader you are. Seems like you’re the straightforward kind. As for me, intriguing titles really gets me going and makes me more likely to click on the post instead of generic ones that I unfortunately often encounter.

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  22. We both have the same reasoning when it comes to reading people’s blogs. When it comes to long posts though, it all depends on the topic at hand and if the visuals and title make it worth reading.

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    1. Well, you’re one of my blog buddies so your blog is one of the first blogs I visit whenever I do some posts readings. So your blog is actually one of the first sites I get my news from if I haven’t already read them from Twitter or from the actual anime websites. And it’s not like you claim the news to be your own, anyway.

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      1. Yeah I suppose you are. I didn’t know I was the first sites for news haha. I get the news from ANN, Crunchyroll, and Viz but I try to avoid copying word to word. I also try to keep things short and sweet to the point.

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      2. Well, that’s because I don’t always have the time to personally visit each of these news sites to get my anime news. I like reading my news in one place and that’s usually on Twitter or here on WordPress. Besides it’s not like ALL of your posts are news. You also post those funny memes and stuff.

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  23. I’m trying to make my posts shorter because I’ve gotten feedback that mine are long and most don’t like long (I personally don’t mind reading people’s long posts).
    A boring sounding topic that I’m interested in is people’s daily life. As long as it’s written well, it’s interesting to see how different their life is.

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    1. I think it’s okay to tailor your posts based on other’s feedback, but ultimately it’s your blog, you know, and not ours or theirs. Go with your gut instinct when it comes to the length of your posts. As long as you’re enjoying what you’re writing, that’s what’s important, in my opinion. I also enjoy reading long posts, but only those that are written well like you said and those that interest me.

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  24. Sometimes, I do wonder whether my own posts are ‘too long’, but the thing is, I have no idea how to figure this out because nobody actually mentions such things. I require your opinion Arria xD

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    1. Well, as I like reading and writing long posts, my advice would be not to worry about the length of the post too much. Remember that this post contain my opinions as a blogger. Besides it’s your blog, so you get to decide what your content and format of your posts will be. Go with your gut instinct. And you’re already a Friend of Fujinsei, so I don’t personally have any problems with your posts. If nobody’s complaining about your posts, there’s no reason to be worried. As long as it’s not as novel-length and the content makes sense, you’re good. 😉

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  25. I have a nagging feeling this post is born from a gazillion amount of e-mails asking you to comment on their blogs xD Do you receive a lot of e-mails like that? It’s actually extremely rare for me but it did occur once recently, though the guy is actually pretty polite and he isn’t as blatant.

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    1. They’re not “gazillion” but I did receive a lot of e-mails like that, especially when I used a simpler theme that made it a bit harder to identify me as an aniblogger. I also tweaked my comment settings so that anyone sending me more than one link will automatically be labelled as spam. Very helpful. Besides I only need one link which is the link to your blog, not 50 links to separate posts within your blog. Ahaha. Oh well. At least the guy who e-mailed you was polite. Was he an aniblogger? Unfortunately, some of the e-mails I receive were ridiculous. It’s like they’re saying that I should feel honoured to be contacted by them. -___-

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      1. Yeah he’s a blogger, and to be honest, he didn’t even outright told me to comment on his blog. He e-mailed me telling me he hasn’t been blogging for a long while, but looking at mine got him more inspired to be more active in his. Got me “awww” and stuffs, lol. The cynical side of me is telling me that he’s indirectly telling me he wants comments, but eh, take them all :p (unfortunately, I’m not too knowledgeable in the contents he’s dealing with, lol)

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      2. He mostly blogs about Touhou music but (very) occasionally, he may blogs about visual novels, which is how he found my blog in the first place, because I sometime talk visual novels on mine too :p

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      3. I see. At least the topic of his blog can somehow be connected with the theme of yours. Unfortunately that’s not always the case with the bloggers who contact me. Oh well. So what did you do with that blogger?

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