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”.
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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!
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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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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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.
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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A Brief History of my Journey From Book Reviewer to Aniblogger
I’ve only been an aniblogger for 2 years now, but I’ve been blogging on and off since I was a teenager. When I started university, I became a book review blogger for a few years. It was a very exciting time. I loved being in direct contact with published authors, agents and publishers. I used a different name back then, so you won’t find a trace of my past as a book reviewer under the name Arria Cross. Back then I showed my face on the Internet as a book reviewer because I thought it would be more professional that way. Long story short, it wasn’t the wisest thing to do. I attracted creeps who forced me to delete almost all my online accounts and start anew—PRIVATELY. That’s why I refuse to show my face now to the web without good reason.
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