Inquiring Minds Want to Know 2019 #1

The ‘Inquiring Minds’ series of posts returns in 2019 and I am really happy to say I’ve got a few questions to keep me busy but as always if you have something to ask you can send the question my way by filling in the simple survey at the end of the post or you can use this link to the inquiring minds survey.

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Question: What will keep you blogging in 2019?

From Irina

This one is a pretty timely question so I’m really happy to make this my first question of the new year. 

Now, the obvious answer, and also a correct answer, is the people I have met since blogging. I started the blog to talk with people about anime and I have met some amazing people through my blog and had some great conversations. That alone will keep me blogging for a very long time. But, it isn’t the only thing.

Honestly, I’m pretty sure at this point I have so much I want to do with my blog I’m still going to be working at it when I’m taking up residence in the retirement village because no matter how much I watch, or write about, there’s a million other things I’d love to do.

However, I do have a few things planned for 2019 that I am particularly looking forward to and I’ll probably come up with more than a few things I want to do (like a Natsume rewatch with whoever is up for it at some point after May).

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January: Release of the second ebook compilation from 100 Word Anime and a surprise update to the blog.

February: I’m thinking of finally starting the A – Z anime challenge that Yomu has been working on during 2018. I might get this kicked off in February (or may start it in January), but I’m also wanting to do some Valentine’s themed posts (I know, what an original idea, but I feel like being sappy). After February I’ve got a bit going on with work and travel so while there will be a special announcement in the next couple of months, there isn’t going to be anything outside of normal posting happening with the blog.

June: Alright, this is where I’m going to start getting ambitious again. I am going to be trying to organise a collaboration week similar to the Natsume week a few of us participated in during 2018 (thanks Scott for organising that amazing week). I’ll get more information out about this one closer to June. On a non-blog related note, I’m going to try to start putting together a short story collection – maybe – as I finally feel like I’m in a good head space to try fiction writing again (whether time permits is another story).

July: I’ve been thinking for awhile that I want to explore some classic anime and maybe go on a hunt for the ‘classic’ anime. I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing in July but that’s kind of the plan. Certainly room for anyone who wants to join in or collaborate.

September: September is Spring in Australia so I’m going to do some posts about new beginnings and growth (mix of Top 5’s and Features). If anyone is interested in maybe doing a guest post or collaboration here I’d love to have you on board.

November: Having tried and failed to find time to do NaNoWriMo for the last two years, I’ve decided to not even try this year. But rather than giving up I am going to focus my features in November on the craft of writing stories (with some links to anime both great and terrible).

December: Back to counting down the top 5 of the year and prepping for the release of the third ebook compilation.

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So, lots to do and while a lot of it is tentative at best at the moment, I’m hoping that I do actually achieve at least half of this and I’d really love to know if anyone else is interested in getting involved in some of these ideas. 2019 is going to be a great year for the blog and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the community are up to.

Thanks Irina for the excellent question. Now though, I’m turning it over to my readers: What will keep you blogging in 2019?

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16 thoughts on “Inquiring Minds Want to Know 2019 #1

  1. I always enjoyed these, so I am glad they are continuing. I do hope though that you end up making that post in regards to the conversation starter I had! *wink wink*

  2. Great post! This seems like an interesting prompt; I might think about writing my own answer to it if I get the time.

    Looking forward to what you have in store for 2019!

  3. Looking forward to reading your posts for 2019! Looks like you have a lot of ideas planned out. If you get to the A to Z challenge I’ll enjoy seeing your choices!

    1. I’m already trying to pick my ‘A’ anime because I’m going to try to watch over January. Looking forward to the challenge though it may take me awhile to finish.

      1. Some letters I had trouble finding something that looked interesting enough to me, and had to force myself to just pick something.
        Lucky for me that’s how I ended up watching Jormungand, because at first glance it wouldn’t have been my choice for J.

  4. You’re welcome! Thank you taking part in Natsume Week. I can’t wait to see what you have planned for something that is similar in June

    1. That week was a lot of fun and I think there are plenty of older shows that could be used as a focus and would be fun to write about. I’m tentatively thinking maybe something like Soul Eater or Evangelion but it would depend on who is interested in participating.

        1. Yes, with Evangelion finally getting streamed, this year does seem like the year for me to finally write a review of it (I’ve been promising one since I started blogging), but having a week focused on it would be just as fun. Might pencil that in for the topic for now and see how the year goes.

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