I want to give a big thank-you to animegoodreads and Yon Nyan for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Check out their awesome blogs, Anime Good Reads and Biblio Nyan. First let’s go over the rules.
Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
Share the reason why you started your blog.
Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!
The Reason I Started My Blog
Well, originally, I made a blog so I could post a bunch of Madoka Magica and Shin Sekai Yori content that I had written in my spare time. Then I started to get connected to the anime blogosphere, and I realized there was a potential audience for my continued writing. I felt at home among other friendly anime bloggers. Plus, most of the time, it’s just fun to write! As I kept blogging in the early few months, I gradually decided that I wanted to focus on more thoughtful and insightful topics. So that’s what I try to do at Anime Rants. 🙂
Two Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers
Know your own writing style, habits, and quirks. It’s important to be genuine and true to yourself when blogging, but to also challenge the quality of your writing sometimes. Knowing about your style in advance helps with this. It’s easy to start criticizing yourself too harshly for not being proper or something, but fight past that and find what is comfortable. Your blog and your interest in keeping it up will last longer if your “voice” is natural and easy. If you’re new to writing and don’t really know yet, then use this chance to explore what you’re good at, what you enjoy, test different styles, and ask for feedback on your writing. I hope that made sense.
Remember to blog for your enjoyment. People blog for a variety of reasons. Personally, I want to try to find and build a bigger audience. I often try to think of content that’s similar to or related to what I see has the most hits on my blog. However, I also write for my own enjoyment. Sometimes, I start to feel bogged down by blog posts that don’t seem to hold my interest very well. That’s when I stop and think. Usually, it’s then that I remember I need to focus a bit more on what I enjoy. It will show in my writing if I’m getting bored or overwhelmed. So it’s better to write what you love and what you know, even if you sometimes have to give up on a post that might have appealed to your audience more. That’s my experience, anyway.
So I picked like ten blogs from my followed sites to nominate. I like your blogs and I want to apologize for not being better at keeping up with your work. I’ll get better about that. 🙂
Eggheadluna at Eggheadluna’s Blog
QueerOtaku at LGBT Otaku Blog
Mari at Starting Life From Zero
The Yaoi Mistress at Yaoi playground
Misaka at 9 Tailed Kitsune
Aria at The Animanga Spellbook
Y0uC4n7Kn0w at We Be Bloggin’
Ospreyshire at Iridium Eye Reviews
Ethan07 at Anime As A Cup of Tea
And that’s about all I got, folks. Thanks again for the award and thanks for reading! 😀