Yes, I know I leave too long between being nominated and responding to these things.
I want to thank all of the following for nominating me:
I may have missed someone so apologies. I really am thankful for the nomination and I am happy that my blog is being read and enjoyed.
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
Select up to 15 other blogs you want to give the award to (Sorry, but I’m passing on this for the time being)
How I Started
Pretty sure I covered this in a previous post but essentially I was looking to talk to people about anime and wasn’t really finding the discussion boards or groups on Crunchyroll particularly inviting. A friend of mine suggested I write a blog because they knew I hadn’t been writing much recently and they thought it would get me typing again. Two birds, one stone, and 100 Word Anime was born. The word limit was imposed to encourage me to write. I knew I could write 100 words on any anime episode so there would no excuse not to write. Now of course the problem is keeping episode posts short because I usually go way over. Mostly though the blog wouldn’t still be here now if it wasn’t for the people I met through blogging. I love reading the posts of others, people following the same shows, people following different shows, and I love reading all the different opinions and talking with people about anime. That’s pretty much why this blog still exists.
Two Pieces of Advice
Don’t listen to me for advice?
Um, everybody already stole the advice about interact and be part of the community. This is hard.
Okay. Number 1 – Express an opinion. The posts I most enjoy reading on other blogs are ones that express and support a point of view. It’s all well and good to recap the events but how did you feel about it or what are you thinking? That’s what makes the post interesting and uniquely yours.
Number 2 – Have fun. For me, blogging is not my job it is something I do to wind down from my job and to further my hobby of watching anime. Therefore if I’m not having fun I have to wonder why I would still be doing it. I love that my first thought after watching an episode or a series is instantly how am I going to write about this. I love that my next thought is I wonder what everyone else thought. I think having fun with your blog and with your hobby is really important.
Right, so I passed on passing the award on, not to be a pain but just because I’ve done a few of these recently and while I can think of 15 bloggers I’d love to recognise they’ve either been recognised or I gave them a different award recently. Thanks again to everyone who nominated me and I hope you all keep reading my blog.