Confessions of an Anime Blogger

*Disclaimer: The following post is intended for entertainment purposes only. The confessions in this post may or may not apply to Arria Cross personally. You may ask her directly, of course. But be warned that she can be extremely charming, making you unsure whether what she says is true or not. This post contains foul language that are not appropriate for younger and “immature” readers. Discretion is advised.

Being an aniblogger can be one of the most fulfilling yet frustrating endeavours a fan can experience. Here are some dirty little confessions I’m sure anibloggers could relate to.

Me immediately after creating an aniblog: I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into.
Me now: I still have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into.

→What is sleep?

→Keep your hands off of my computer or I’ll kill you.

→I don’t know what to write. Damn you, writer’s block!

→This is a disaster. I don’t have any desire to watch anime right now. Damn you, anime burn-out!

→Damn, (Blogger A)! He beat me in writing a post about this anime topic. I should have written it before him! Hmph. Whatever. I’ll just write something better and show everyone that mine is more informative and interesting. First, let’s look at all his post’s weaknesses and make sure to address all those in mine. Mwahahaha!!!

EVIL~

Hot Guy A on the street: Hey. (a few minutes later) So what do you do?
Me: I’m an anime blogger.
Hot Guy A: Anime? Like cartoons? You blog about cartoons?! Whoa, really?
Me:
Hot Guy A: Cartoons, eh. I used to watch Tom and Jerry
Me: I lied. I’m actually an ex-convict with a tendency of violent behaviour when annoyed.
Hot Guy A: Ahaha! That’s a funny one.
Me: (straight face) I’m feeling just a tad bit annoyed now. I wonder why.
Hot Guy A: …I see. Okay, then. Bye! (runs away)

Hot Guy B on the street: Hey. (a few minutes later) So what do you do?
Me: I’m an anime blogger.
Hot Guy B: Really? Cool. Give me your blog address. (a few seconds later) Really? You’re the blogger of this site? Wow. I often use your anime recommendations to find something good to watch.
Me: (inner goddess dancing while mentally singing) Don’t stop us now…the moment of truth…We were born to make HISTORY!
Hot Guy B: Wanna go somewhere and eat?
Me: Of course! I know just the place. Let’s go to J-Town!

→WTF?!! How can this aniblogger have more likes, comments, and followers than me?!! He writes crap! Nothing but CRAP!!!

Yuri!!! on ICE is crap, she says? Who the fuck does this bitch think she is?!! Let me share her link to my fellow Icers and let’s see if she’s not roasted alive after this.

→Ugh. Why do humans need sleep, anyway?

→She’s totally copying how I write my posts.  She totally does. The nerve! On second thought…maybe I should be flattered? Hmmm. (fired up) I should work harder so she wouldn’t overshadow me. I’m gonna prove that I’m the original and she’s nothing but a second-rate, trying hard, copycat!

→How dare you steal my post, you son of a bitch!!! Don’t think you can get away with this!

→What a prick. His opinion is totally ridiculous. How dare he say I’m mistaken?! Just because he’s so polite doesn’t mean that I’ll be agreeable. Just you see. I’m gonna give him a piece of my mind.

Reply to comment: Thank you very much. I appreciate such an insightful comment. I always welcome alternative points of view in this blog. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Translation: Your comment is the most idiotic thing I have ever read about this topic. Go shove this crap of a comment up your stinky ass, dickhead! Like hell I’m gonna agree with a dunderhead like you. Piss me off again and I’ll write your ridiculous username on my Death Note. Jerk.

→Does she think I’m stupid that I don’t know she’s been sending me and my blogger friends that exact same e-mail? Personalize mine or I’ll ignore, and tell the others to do the same. Such insolence.

→What’s up with this shameless bastard? Asking me to do things for him for free? Am I his personal free labour? No offer to do something for me in return? No thank you…fine, I’ll decline nicely and say that I’m busy at the moment.

→Be nice or the fact that you’re an asshole will spread like wildfire to my fellow anibloggers before you can even say hello to any of them.

→Don’t underestimate anibloggers. We have resources and contacts you wouldn’t even imagine.

→Don’t overestimate anibloggers. Most of us are just regular people doing regular people stuff living our regular people lives.

→I can’t do this anymore. I’m  so exhausted. I haven’t slept in, like, forever! I’m so burned out. Fuck anime blogging. I quit!

(a few days later)

I LOVE ANIME BLOGGING!!!


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74 thoughts on “Confessions of an Anime Blogger”

  1. This might be the first time I’m really thankful for being a smallfry lol. Totally get the lack of sleep though. Somehow writing about anime does tend to happen most when I should be sleeping. Of course I still can’t believe how fast some anibloggers turn stuff out, so I’ve been trying to watch a lot more recently.

    May have more to do with wanting to write about more than just anime, but I guess I don’t know what kind of audience I want to build yet. I’d like to write about anything that interests me, but I doubt anyone would want to read over every little thing like that. I guess I also don’t want everyone IRL to only think of me as “that anime guy”. I know some of them probably already do, but I’m not 2D dammit!

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  2. How is Anime blogging a new concept to me?!!! I make my way through whichever ones look appealing to me at the time. My husman likes anime, but he is pickier, and dislikes some anime that I love, thus I cannot trust his judgement.

    As a review junkie for just about everything else, I don’t know why this news to me.

    But the “cartoon” comment…yes. A comment I hear often, to which I smile much too wide and then walk away. I am a very gentle and non-confrontational person, but I’ve even resorted to a passive aggressive comment or two. Kudos to you for binging & sharing!

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  3. Hi Arria! This post is absolutely hilarious. Thanks for writing it xD

    I am just confused about one part about saying YOI is crap… Because I have seen you talk about it constantly, so I am guessing you like it? I am confused .-.

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  4. Great post! I’m still new to anime blogging so I still didn’t experience any of this, but one of the things i’m most scared is to reach a point where i don’t have new content and I am in those phases where I’m not in the mood to watch anime…

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    1. Thank you very much! Welcome to the aniblogging community here. I hope that you’re enjoying yourself. We’re all nice here (most of the time) and we don’t bite (only sometimes). XD Anyway, I think that most of us anibloggers experience those burn-outs. They sound scary, but based on my experience, they’re just phases and you’ll definitely return to your usual anime loving/blogging self. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I appreciate it. Cheers!

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      1. Here’s the thing, I’m new the the blogosphere and I didn’t know people blogged about anime!!! This is exciting, I love anime. So I followed you because it looks like you exclusively post about anime. I’m in!

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  5. Funny post I think what you wrote is crazily true I’m not personally an aniblogger but if I see an anime that I absolutely love I’ll give it a review as I am a total otaku (the Western meaning) Right now I’m stuck in an anime rut after finishing the Fairy Tail Manga I have no life now.

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    1. Thank you very much! I’m glad to hear that. Ahaha. I know what you mean. I also experience that “rut” whenever I finish an anime that I enjoyed very much. I hope that you get back from that rut and start watching other great anime shows again. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Cheers!

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  6. haha, can definitely relate to a lot of this. Especially the part about others views and comments. Your response to terrible comments is definitely the correct one. I made the mistake of harshly responding so some triggered SJW and never saw him on my blog again.

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    1. Ahahaha! Please treat this post as fiction. I’m just the author who wrote this post thinking about the general aniblogger. (wink wink)

      Sigh. Indeed. I had quite a lot of experiences like that. But it’s just that sometimes if people are really being just plain a-holes, you can’t help but take offense. Most of the people in this community are very nice and helpful, but we can’t avoid the a-holes here and there.

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  7. The usual response I get when I tell people my hobby is running an anime blog is that they stare at me blankly before politely saying something along the lines of… “Anyway, about that whatever” and change the topic entirely.

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  8. Okay, this puts everything you have ever written in a very different light…..just kidding ofcourse 😂 I seriously had to laugh while reading this. My favorites were the two about the hot guy on the street…that really cracked me up. Great post….and yes I mean it…not lying here lol 😂😂

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  9. I think we’ve all done that comment once or twice before with an evil
    |ハ`∀´ノ Muhahaha
    face. “They’ll never know!!”

    But I’m totally just commenting to see if I get a polite response or a “polite” response.

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  10. Hahahahh! Lol at this wondrous list!

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    blockquote>→I can’t do this anymore. I’m so exhausted. I haven’t slept in, like, forever! I’m so burned out. Fuck anime blogging. I quit!

    (a few days later)

    I LOVE ANIME BLOGGING!!!

    <

    blockquote>

    Pff- for a moment I thought I was wathing myself. Then again, most of the things listed have been probably experienced by everyone hahah.

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    1. I know, right? Ahahaha. Non-anibloggers or newbie anibloggers mostly have the impression that aniblogging is all fun, but as we can attest, it’s a huge investment in time and energy. There are times that we want to quit because things are becoming too much, but then something will remind us why we love it and we just keep on going.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Cheers!

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      1. I kind of disagree with this. Aniblogging (never knew that term before) isn’t a huge time and energy investment if you are not trying to grow and become more popular (or create a custom website). Probably the reason why I enjoy this so much is that I just write and don’t bother with any of the other extra stuff. By “just write” I mean keeping to a schedule which I find easy. Of course daily posts are a huge time investment but I don’t quite feel like doing that just yet and of course I don’t possibly see a way I (or nearly everyone) could make a living from blogging and if that’s what your talking about then I completely understand why it’s not always fun.

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      2. Makes sense. Each person has different goals. But for many of us, blogging is not just about writing. In fact, I would say that connecting with other bloggers/readers take up more time than creating content. At least, in my own experience. It’s not just about growing your own blog per se, it’s the excitement that comes with regularly interacting with your blogger friends and reading their posts as well. But sometimes, you also encounter a lot of criticism and backlash to something your wrote or commented on. That drains a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Anyway, most of my blogger friends are hobbyists. We don’t consider blogging as our main source of income. Some of us don’t profit, although some of us do. We do it for the sheer fun and experience. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers!

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      3. I admire and respect that. I started blogging to become a better writer however I can totally understand your perspective. Sorry if I implied that other people were just doing blogging for the money, I never meant that. It’s clear that other people have a passion going far beyond money.

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  11. Damn, (Blogger A)! He beat me in writing a post about this anime topic. I should have written it before him! Hmph. Whatever. I’ll just write something better and show everyone that mine is more informative and interesting. First, let’s look at all his post’s weaknesses and make sure to address all those in mine. Mwahahaha!!!

    I sometimes get beaten on that aspect since I’m slow on things in which I should be fast but I guess that is a painful lesson I need to learn. What I do is make another review to avoid making it look like I copied theirs. However, in the even that I really want to post a review so badly, then I guess it all comes to who can have a thicker face that can withstand the most wicked blow.

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    1. Ahahaha! I know, right? Especially for people who like to follow their own pace (like me), writing and posting timely posts aren’t always realistic. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. 😉

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