Question For My Readers and/or Followers

Welcome, readers! What would you like first? Dinner? A bath? Or perhaps… me?

Kidding! What I mean to ask is, well, what would you like to see from this blog? That’s the main reason for this post. But before that, let me state that I appreciate you, readers and followers, more than I can find the words to describe. I’m not giving lip service or anything. I have depression and anxiety, but this blog gives me something to stick to, and something that lets me think about the future with hope. My blog wouldn’t serve those purposes for me unless supportive people like you followed me and read my posts, like you have. So, thank you. Thank you immensely!

Building a bigger following is important to me, but equally– if not more– important is writing content that my followers to date appreciate. As for what I’m doing with the blog right now, you can see a schedule/list of what I post on my About page. You probably noticed that I’m writing more episode reviews. Is that a good move? Is it something that most of you like to see? Would you prefer more posts like my weekly specials? (Things like discussions about older anime, posts containing lists, and anime series reviews.) Or would you like something else altogether? These are some questions to consider.

Is it alright to stick to shorter episode reviews? (~300 words rather than ~800 words?)

Do you have a favorite post or type of post that I’ve written?

Is it too much to be writing episode reviews for 11 current anime?

Do you like my Random Rants and Thoughtful Thursdays more than episode reviews?

Is it just me, or do these questions sound like the titles of light novels? xD

Do the appearance and style of this blog create any reading difficulties for you?

Would you like me to mention some of your posts in my future posts? (I haven’t done so yet because I have a smaller audience than most of you right now, lol!)

Do you have any suggestions? They can be general or very specific.

(Have a cute gif!)

I’d love if you could answer a couple of those questions, but there is no pressure. All feedback is appreciated, and if I don’t get a lot of it, I’ll just plan on sticking to what I’m doing. Oh, and fyi, I’m not saying I’ll change everything according to what others want, because I need to make sure I’m still reaping some personal enjoyment. But to a certain extent, I do wish to write in a way that makes followers happy/interested. That’s about it, so thank you again for reading and/or following. Please take care and have a restful day!

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11 thoughts on “Question For My Readers and/or Followers

  1. Oh my 🙂 Haha.

    If you are continuing to aim for posting everyday, then finding a word count that is quick and sustainable with your normal life activities. If posting 300 words per post is what allows you do that, then I would aim for that, but that’s up to you.

    In general though, I enjoy a lot of your content. Especially Random Rants and Thoughtful Thursdays and your blog color still makes it easy to read everything.

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    1. Yay feedback! Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy what I write! I do want to post every day. I think ~300 words for single episode reviews will probably be feasible. Thoughtful Thursdays and Random Rants will have to be longer though.

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      1. I think that would be fine 😁

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  2. Like Scott said, word count needs to be manageable for you. I also find that with posts that are too long, I end up skimming the content, which makes me try to keep mine down (I don’t always manage, but that’s the goal.)

    Episode reviews are fun because you still get to talk a lot about a series, it’s just broken up over several weeks which makes it easier for everyone. You can always throw in a little variety with a post about a specific character or something that caught your attention.

    Make sure to factor in some down time too. We wouldn’t want you to burn out. Celebrate the little achievements and try not to worry about things too much. If you miss a day or post something out of schedule it won’t be as bad as you think.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts! I think I’ll work on making shorter posts. I think I’ll have to, to be honest, haha. And yes, I’m just now starting to realize that yeah, episode reviews can be a lot of fun.

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  3. You really need to do what you want to do. I don’t mind short posts that have a clear point, but I also enjoy reading longer posts. Really depends on what you feel like writing. Same with how many shows you cover. I usually cover 12 – 16 shows a season, depending on the season, but some people only cover 2 – 5 shows a season. Again, depends what you want to do.

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    1. Ok, I really appreciate hearing some feedback! 🙂 I covered about 5 series last season, so the step up to 11 feels huuuge to me. I can always drop one if I need to, though. Hopefully I can keep a mix of shorter and longer posts.

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  4. I think stick to a word count that suits you best. If a shorter word count is easier for you to manage, then by all means write shorter reviews. I do quiye enjoy reading episode reviews. As far as how many, again that depends on how many you think you can manage. I know I can only manage two or three max but some can do a lot more. As long as you feel happy writing them and it doesn’t burn you out, it’s all good. 🙂

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    1. That seems like good advice. Thanks for your thoughts! 😀 I will have to be careful of burnout this season. I think the way to go is short episode reviews that just say whatever I was thinking while watching.

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  5. “What I mean to ask is, well, what would you like to see from this blog?”

    My honest answer?

    What do you want to write?

    I read your work because I like your voice and perspective. Write what it is in you to write.

    And if you occasionally use GIFs of Mirai Kuriyama? So much the better!

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    1. Haha, Mirai is so cute isn’t she? Thanks for your feedback. 🙂

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