Category Archives: Blogging Tips

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.

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The Correct Way to Write Anime/Manga Reviews?

I’m not exactly sure why, but I often receive e-mails asking for advice on how to write anime/manga reviews “correctly”.  Not that I’m complaining on being asked. It’s just that I don’t consider myself a reviewer unlike many anibloggers. I’m more of an entertainer, unintentional commedienne, occasional translator, and—my favourite—fandom promoter. A mouthful, I know, so simply call me “otaku blogger”.

little witch academia broom performance - gif

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Important New Blog Policies & Changes for Fujinsei (Please Read)

Hello, dear folks!  How are you all doing?  It’s October and it’s getting quite chilly here in Canada.  You know what that means. . .it’s now autumn, my favourite season of the year!  Woot woot!

happy girl jumping in joy

Like I announced on Twitter, I was busy making some important changes to Fujinsei this past couple of weeks.  Said changes involve content rather than appearance, although I removed some irrelevant materials from the site to make it less cluttered and re-organized all the posts under more appropriate categories.  You don’t have to care about these, however.  What I would like you to know is the addition of 5 new important pages, namely:

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10 Symptoms Showing That You Might be a Helicopter Blogger

I’m sure you already heard of “helicopter parents”.  It’s a term for obsessively overprotective parents who “hover” around their children; thus the term “helicopter”.

As bloggers, especially personal bloggers like me, we all aim to carve our place in this vast blogosphere.  We want our blogs to succeed.  We need to spend time and effort in order to have successful blogs, even though the definition of “successful” differs for each blogger.  That’s why despite our busy personal lives, we still make sure to take some time to write posts and interact with other bloggers.  Some do it a little everyday.  Some once or twice a week.  Some even do it once a month or less.  All common, but what is too much blogging?

There is a fine line between blogging for success and blogging because you’re completely obsessed and addicted.

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How to Maintain & Increase Your Blogging Motivation

I’ve been an aniblogger here in Fujinsei for 2 years now.  It might not seem that long to you but trust me when I say this, the majority of new blogs are deleted by their owners within 3 months.  Only 3 months!  I think that one of the most important issues facing bloggers is lost of motivation/interest.  Sure, we’re all so pumped and so excited when we create our first blogs, harbouring all of these dreams of hitting it big.  And then we experience first-hand the harsh reality of the extremely competitive blogging world.  Our dreams are dashed, our self-confidence beaten to a pulp.  And the next thing we know, we’re clicking “Delete Blog”.  The end.

anime girl waiting in front of laptop

It doesn’t have to be this way.  If you learn how to manage your motivation and work hard in keeping it alive, theoretically you’ll be able to blog for a long time.  So here are some tips on how to do just that.

How to Maintain & Increase Your Blogging Motivation:

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