I have to thank Arthifis for this question and for making me realise the survey was displaying the wrong question – fixed now. Still this question definitely got me thinking and I would love to hear the responses from all the ani-bloggers out there.
I’d love to answer a question from you so fill in the survey or DM on twitter.
I would love to ask how are you able to push forward with Anime blogging for so many years without ever thinking in giving up? Or maybe it has crossed your mind from time to time. In that case, the question is how you are able to fight those thoughts xpArthifis
Honestly, I still feel like such a newbie when it come to blogging sometimes. I know I’ve been doing it since 2016, but it seems like every time I turn around there’s something new to learn or try or I realise that something I’ve been doing can be done in a much easier way. So basically it doesn’t feel like I’ve been doing something for a long time.
Though, I had written a blog before on a different topic many years ago. I think the difference is that back then I didn’t really find a community like I have when writing about anime. I had some readers but they kind of came and went and there was no real sense that I was getting to know any of them or making any kind of connection. And the content kind of became repetitive and I didn’t really feel the need to write for it. Ultimately I found it far too easy to walk away from that blog.
So why is 100 Word Anime different for me?
The content is something I am absolutely in love with. There’s always some anime somewhere for me to watch that I will want to talk about. If there’s ever a season that is so poor that I find nothing to watch (seems unlikely) there’s a million titles on my watch list that I could get back to and do some retro reviews of. I never feel like I’m reaching for ideas but more like I’m trying to stay on top of all the possible posts I could write.
Secondly, the interaction. Starting this blog has given me so many connections to other anime fans and I absolutely love that. When I finish watching an episode of anime now it isn’t just on to the next thing. Instead I can post a thought on Twitter and see what other people are saying, I can draft my thoughts for a review, and I can scroll through my reader to see who else is covering the episode and what they thought of it. It makes anime even more fun.
Finally, I really do want to see how far I can go with this. I want to know just what I can make of the blog in the future. I have so many ideas and things I’d like to try when I have the time that it feels like I’ll never get to a point where I don’t have anything I want to say or do. At least half the things I decided at the start of the year that I wanted to try this year haven’t really happened so there’s always something more to try to do or reach for.
Ultimately, I think every blogger is going to have to answer this one for themselves and think about what they enjoy about blogging. For me it is the fact that it makes my hobby that I already love more fun, that I’ve made great friends and have a community to share that love with, and that I keep setting goals for the future so I feel like I’m heading somewhere.