Anniversary Special Post – Interaction with Mei


A big thank-you to Mei for deciding to take part in the anniversary this year. Mei writes over on The Treasure Box where you will find, well, treasure. Or rather, a treasure trove of thoughts about anime, manga, drama and whatever else Mei’s thoughts turn to. For their contribution, Mei has taken on the idea of interaction which is something that is pretty crucial for a blogger. Thanks so much Mei for being a part of this anniversary and for sharing your experiences with the community.

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In probably more than 100 Words:


Honestly, when I started my blog on WordPress, I was not expecting to interact with a lot of people. I initially planned for my blog to exist as a record of the thoughts and feels I had for series that I watched and read and to practice expressing my thoughts more in written form.

But I don’t have problem leaving comments on the posts I read and have something to say about. As much as possible, I leave comments because I think bloggers deserve to know that their effort of putting up a post is very much appreciated. It’s also because I feel like it’s an assurance for them that I read their posts and not just “liked” it. There are times I fail leaving comments, though, because I don’t know how to respond or to give a sensible comment.

On the other hand, I am not confident with the content of my posts, so I’m continuously surprised that there are people reading and even commenting on some of my posts. These few comments are what encouraged me to leave some few questions or statements with intention of interacting with other people by the end of some of my recent posts. I still feel a bit shy about them, but I believe courage and diligence are needed to establish a good relationship with others. I found the community we have here is wonderful and it’d be a waste not to be involved just because of my timidity.

Mei makes the excellent point that the community we have here is wonderful. Almost all the ani-bloggers I have met welcome comments and discussion and for the most part bloggers want people to leave comments. It makes us feel as though we aren’t just casting our words out into a void and that someone has actually heard us. So leaving a comment for someone else is kind of important.

If you want more from Mei, be sure to check out The Treasure Box and here is a post to start you off.

That’s it for now but check back tomorrow when we have Rossiroad discussing scheduling and Irina sharing her thoughts on passion.

Thanks for reading.

Karandi James


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15 thoughts on “Anniversary Special Post – Interaction with Mei

  1. I don’t know if my creeping insecurities are leading me to see more posts about this or if this is just a popular topic lately, but I’m seeing a lot of posts about this. 😊

    No one can say Karandi hasn’t put in the work on this front though. When I started blogging and was looking for sites to follow, I remember seeing her comments on nearly every post I visited. 2 years later it’s still true

  2. Yes, comments are important and the community doesn’t do enough of them!

    And dangit, when you were soliciting ideas I had none – and now I’ve several of them.

    1. Feel free to share in the comments or write your own post. I think the community really value finding out other people’s experiences with these things.

  3. This is something that I can definitely agree with. I kind of started my blog on a whim when I was hospitalized for some medical issues and had nothing better to do… I never expected to grow as much as I have, let alone develop so many relations and friendships with so many different, awesome people. It’s been pretty awesome, honestly.

  4. This post mirrors myexperienc and feelings so perfectly it’s almost eerie. Thank you for writing it Mei and for inspiring it Karandi

    1. I think a lot of us have been there when we were afraid to comment on someone else or get involved. It is scary when you don’t know how the other person will respond.

  5. I went through this phase as well and everything was made so much more fun when I started interacting and leaving comments more. Great advice! I’ve also got to check out the contributors blogs I don’t know, I feel like I’m often missing a lot of good stuff, I just need to find it. (Slowly been getting better at that recently)

    1. It is really fun meeting new bloggers and getting different perspectives on things. Certainly more fun writing and sharing with others and reading their work than simply writing, publishing and repeating without any kind of interaction.

  6. Thank you for letting me be part of your anniversary celebration, Karandi! The anibloggers here are all so lovely and deserve all the love they can get~

    1. I’m glad you decided to be involved. I love your blog though I was having trouble describing it because you cover such a range of content. Thanks so much for your contribution to the anniversary and hopefully you can be involved again next year.

      1. Then that means I have to make an effort to decide what kind of ‘branding’ I want for my blog. lol but my thoughts are usually a mess so I guess it really mirrors the kind of person I am. /shot
        It’d be an honor! Looking forward to what you’ll share with us this year! 🙂

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