Best Posts Round-Up of the 1st Ever Fujinsei Blog Carnival

Hello, my dear folks.  I hereby declare the 1st ever Fujinsei Blog Carnival officially OVER!!!  Yay yay!

victory dance - anime school girl

There were a total of 45 submissions.  Ohohohoho~ Wow.  Not bad for something I started on  a whim.  To be honest, I only expected about 20 entries or so.  For this blog carnival to exceed my initial expectations, it motivates me to work harder in facilitating connections between us otaku bloggers.  Thank you very much to all the participants and especially the non-participants who still actively visited the submitted posts.  This carnival would never have been possible without your active participation.

My Thoughts & Observations on this Blog Carnival

thinking anime girl

  1.  Starting next month, I’ll only host the blog carnival for 1 week instead of two.  I noticed that the excitement and participation levels significantly waned after the first week.  I don’t mind receiving less entries, if it means more focus on the connections made.  As the host of this blog carnival, the connections made are more important to me than mere numbers.
  2. The earliest participants have more advantage of having their links visited because later participants have no choice but to visit links submitted before them.
  3. Based on my stats record, participants who included clear titles and brief but informative  summaries of their blog posts have higher rates of clicks than those who didn’t.  I already stated this on the carnival’s “Rules of Participation” but it seems that not everyone read through it.
  4. know that there are some who just left their links and didn’t even try connecting with other participants.  If you’re one of these bloggers, don’t be baffled if your post didn’t get any interaction at all.  Why should other bloggers be the one to connect with you first?  If you only take the initiative, then the rest will follow.  Here’s your cue to feel guilty.  If you’re not comfortable taking the first step to say hi to another blogger, then this carnival is not for you.
  5. Yes, I read ALL of the entries.  Honestly.  For those participants who received minimal to no connections from their entries, you can take comfort in the fact that at least I alone read your post.  I promise to read all entries of the blog carnivals that I’ll host, but please don’t expect me to comment on every single one.  I also share all the entries on the Fujinsei Facebook page and on my Twitter.

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So now we come to the most enjoyable part of this post.  Out of the 45 entries, I’ve chosen 10 of my most favourite posts among them.

Arria’s Top 10 Best Posts Round-Up
(arranged alphabetically)

“Anime Victims Of Love” by LitaKino (LitaKino Anime Corner)

“Brevity is Power: Why Another Cour Won’t Make it Better” by JekoJeko (Unnecessary Exclamation Mark!)

“Death Parade: Moral Ambiguity and the Judgment Analogy” by shiroyuni (The Limitless Imagination)

“Forcing Myself To Watch Bad Anime” by Me (KyoMato)

“Manga Review – Please Save My Earth” by krystallina (Daiyamanga)

“The Curious Case of Anime Fans” by librarian25 (Manime Conquest!)

“The Women of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” by lynlynsays (Just Something About LynLyn)

“Which is Better Sub or Dub” by josefcd904 (The Reviewer’s Corner)

“Why Yaoi?” by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

“Yuri Kuma Arashi and the Consequences of Social Labels” by CheesyJ (CoffeeHipster)

I encourage you to go read the awesome entries above and praise the bloggers for writing such thought-provoking posts, if you haven’t yet.

Please note that the above list contains my own personal favourites, and may not necessarily mean that they are better than the other entries.  Your post may be the best of the best, but it still won’t be included in this list because I’m just not familiar with what you’ve written, if you know what I mean.  But understand that participating in my blog carnivals doesn’t mean that you need to please me.  The main purpose of this blog carnival is to make connections with other bloggers and make this community stronger and more enjoyable for us otaku bloggers.

Once again I thank all of the participants for making the 1ST EVER FUJINSEI BLOG CARNIVAL a success.  Thank you very much!  Please look forward to next month’s blog carnival which I’ll host again on May 2.  In the meantime, prepare the most awesome post that you can write or hunt one of your bests ones from your archives to submit next month.  Looking forward to them.  See you again on next month’s Fujinsei Blog Carnival.  Cheers!


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  1. Thankyou for starting another amazing change of communication, I only managed to get around to checking out a couple of people’s post and after I had no spare time but now I have time to read others.
    Awww I am glad you enjoyed my post dear and was so surprised to see others did 😀

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    1. No problem, Lita. The pleasure’s mine. It’s been really enjoyable reading your posts and of other bloggers, too. I enjoyed yours, and I hope that you participate at the next carnival with another awesome post. Looking forward to it. Cheers!

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  2. This was such a great event! I was able to follow new and interesting blogs. I’ll definitely feature a more interesting post next month. Kudos to you for reading all of them! That takes some serious determination.

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    1. Thank you. I’m looking forward to your post at the next blog carnival next week. I’m glad that you enjoyed participating in the last one. Ahaha. Thanks. I do enjoy reading other bloggers’ posts, though. If I read a really good one, I find myself inspired and motivated to write more interesting blog posts. Anyway, see you at the next carnival. Cheers!

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    1. Yay! I’m delighted to hear that. You’re welcome and thank you very much for participating. It’s been a pleasure discussing things with you. And I hope that I get to read another awesome post from you at the next carnival. Hope to see you there. Take care. Cheers!


  3. I really do like this concept of the Blog Carnival. I originally assumed it would be every few months not every month. Still nice to see that the first one went beyond your expectations.

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    1. Thank you very much. I our aniblogging community here to be funner. Thank you very much for your participation. Hope I get to see you again with another awesome post on the next one. Looking forward to it. Take care. Cheers!

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      1. No worries. Lots of time. Take your time during your hiatus and rest up, so we can see you blogging again full with energy. Hopefully, I get to read something from you again at the carnival. Take care!

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    1. Awww. No worries. The next blog carnival will be on May 2 and it’ll last for a week. I suggest that you prepare a post now or look for a post in your archives in advance if you’re planning to participate next month. Looking forward to it. Hope to see you! Cheers!

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  4. It was cool I even cam back two times just to see if there were new comments to visit after my own.
    Thank you for giving us a change to gather and enjoy the stories shared.
    Cheers. And no not a new or even old one. The story is still ongoing.

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    1. You’re very welcome. And thank you very much for participating. I hope to see you again in the next carnival I’ll host next month. If you have the time, of course. See you! Cheers!


  5. I had a lot of fun. I discovered quite a few new blogs! Can’t wait for the next one and meet more new bloggers! Thanks for hosting!

    And I’m so touched you included my post in your faves. The power of Please Save My Earth! o(≧▽≦)o

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    1. Yay! Thanks a lot, Pres. Me too. I discovered a few new blogs. Some of them I just met when I hosted the carnival.

      And awww, no problem. You already discovered that I’m a big PSME fan like yours. It’s only natural that I’ll include your post here. Thanks for participating and I hope to see you again on the next blog carnival. Take care. Cheers!

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  6. Thanks for being such a great host throughout, Arria! And thank you for featuring my post in your Top Ten, its really an honour :’) I agree with you on your other choices as well (from what I have read thus far anyway) xD I’d definitely check out the rest of the posts if I have time! 🙂

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    1. Yay, Shiro! You’re welcome and thanks very much for participating. I really liked your post. It’s thought-provoking. Yes, I know, right? I tried to choose the posts that have the most meaningful messages, but at the same time still entertaining to read. Anyway, thanks again for participating and I hope that you’ll do again next month, if you have the time. Take care. Cheers!

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  7. Thanks for hosting this, it was a lot of fun! Didn’t have much free time to follow many links this month, so apologies to everyone, but I’ll go check them out as soon as I can!
    Looking forward to the next time!

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    1. You’re welcome. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed participating in this blog carnival. I hope that you get to meet other amazing bloggers that interests you. See you next month! Looking forward to what you’re going to submit, if you’re going to. Cheers!


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