Become a Blog Sponsor – Help Support 100 Word Anime This Spring Season

Blog Sponsor - Spring 2022

If you’ve been visiting 100 Word Anime for awhile you would have noted that some posts are sponsored by the amazing people below: they are my previous blog sponsors.

If you want to get right to business, click here.

The September 2021 Blog Sponsors

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The April 2021 Blog Sponsors

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These supporters are amazing and I’d love to be able to give them all a hug as they’ve helped me keep my WordPress Plan and domain name as well as access to anime. This year I’ve also been working on improving my understanding of SEO and trying to make my blog visuals and social media presence a little more planned rather than just whatever happens using Canva to try to coordinate things.

I also remove google ads from sponsored posts (may have missed one or two) and am hopeful that eventually I can turn off advertising altogether.

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2022 Spring Season – Blog Sponsor Drive

Now I am trying something different this season. Rather than sponsoring an anime and then having to contact me to discuss which show leading to back and forth emails or direct messages on twitter only to find the anime you wanted was already sponsored and so on, this time you select the anime you want to prior to sponsoring.

Hopefully this will simplify the process. You can still choose to simply donate without sponsoring a given series.

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We’re aiming for $100 during the Spring 2022 season with the next drive to occur in June.

Current total = $25

Please ensure I can contact you via the email address used for payment so that I can confirm what you want on your sponsor’s badge which will be displayed on the about page as well as on any posts you have sponsored. However, if you contact me before you sponsor we can discuss and organise all details before any is made payment.

Blog Sponsor Option 1 – Donation to the Blog

To make a general donation you can use this link and select the amount.

You will receive a blog sponsor badge on the about page (if you want one). Please ensure I can contact you to get details for your badge (including the image and link you would like as well as a brief description of what you do – see examples above).

Blog Sponsor Option 2 – Pick One of the Spring Anime Shows To Sponsor

By sponsoring an anime your sponsor badge will appear on:

  • A maximum of 12 episode posts (min 600 words per post) during the Spring 2022 anime season.
  • 1 review of the season + 1 article discussing an aspect of the anime.

Should your chosen anime be unavailable to me for any reason once the season begins a replacement series will be negotiated or a refund provided.

Use this link to access the spreadsheet for the Spring 2022 season. Please add the name you want for your badge and the link you would like beside the anime you are sponsoring and then make payment to ensure that two people do not try to sponsor the same series.

Anime sponsorship is AU$20 per series. The options for the Spring Season are below. If there is a different series you really want to sponsor instead, contact me to discuss.

Please ensure I can contact you to get details for your badge if you are a new sponsor (including the image and link you would like as well as a brief description of what you do – see examples above).

Blog Sponsor Option 3 – Custom Post

If you would like to choose a post topic contact me to discuss first.

If we agree on a topic, this option will cost $10 which can be paid to my PayPal.

The post will be a minimum of 1000 words in length and appear on the blog during the Spring Anime season (April – June 2022).

You will receive a blog sponsor badge on the about page (if you want one) as well as on the post written on the topic provided. Please ensure I can contact you to get details for your badge (including the image and link you would like as well as a brief description of what you do – see examples above).


Your ongoing support is appreciated as it helps keep the blog going.

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Karandi James

A Huge Thank-You To 100 Word Anime Blog Sponsors

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The September blog sponsors drive has come to a close and I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who contributed. While I didn’t quite hit the target for September the contributions made will certainly help off-set the costs of the blog.

The amazing people who supported the blog in September and April are listed below and all of them are fantastic members of the ani-blogging community and I’m very thankful for them. Also a huge thanks to those who helped share the word on Twitter during September. I understand not everyone is in a position where they can contribute financially so I appreciate your help in getting the word out.

September 2021 Blog Sponsors

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April 2021 Blog Sponsors

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This Fall season I will have four anime that have been sponsored for review. Winter will have one anime of sponsored content.

If you would still like to sponsor or support 100 Word Anime (or would like to sponsor reviews of a winter anime) please contact me and we can discuss.


As always I want to thank you, my readers. The content on the blog exists for you and I love hearing your voices in the comments.

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A Huge Thank-You To April’s Blog Sponsors

Blog sponsorship and donation

For those who missed the April blog sponsor drive, largely this was an idea that cam about because I didn’t really want to continue with Patreon’s model of ongoing payments but I also needed to find a way to help keep the blog going and hopefully in the future growing.

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I set a target of $200 for April with the intention of running a second blog sponsor drive in September and was incredibly thankful when I actually hit that target with a huge thanks to the following blog sponsors (as well as those who ultimately chose not to have a badge).

April 2021 Blog Sponsors

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The money raised in April went toward offsetting some of the cost of renewing my WordPress Plan mid-year and was a hugely appreciated help in keeping the blog running along. I’ll also say that for those who chose a series for me to review, it has been interesting given I’m committing to review something that might turn out amazing or not but either way I’m not walking away from it.

It actually made me feel like I was taking reviewing seriously rather than just watching whatever caught my fancy. More than that, I found myself actively looking for different aspects of the shows to write about each week and I think the last six months has seen my episode review writing get better. Less a reaction and more focused on trying to review or analyse particular parts of the shows.

This wasn’t an intended outcome of this process but I think I really liked it. None of my blog sponsors put any pressure on me but I found myself wanting to write a slightly longer episode review or have a closer look at a different part of the anime because I wanted to do better. And that can only be better for the blog in the long run.

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That said, the April blog sponsor drive was only a first step and the September blog sponsor drive will open soon looking for sponsors for existing posts as well as for series coming out in the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 seasons.


As always I want to thank you, my readers. The content on the blog exists for you and I love hearing your voices in the comments.

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Karandi James

April Sponsorship Drive Wrap-Up and Thanks

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2021 April – Post Sponsor Drive

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Target Achieved!

$205 raised toward the blog in April.

There’s going to be a lot of thanks expressed in this post because I am really thankful to my readers and to those who have offered support for the blog going forward.

I am so excited that this idea I had has kind of worked out. I was a little worried it seemed a bit odd but it felt a little fairer than my previous patron efforts. That said, this was the first attempt at doing this and I will be running another drive in September so for all my readers I’d love some feedback.

If you did sponsor a post, a series or made a donation:

  • Are you happy with the current structure using paypal?
  • Are you happy with the cost of post sponsorship and series sponsorship?
  • Is there more I can do to acknowledge you wonderful people in the future?

If you didn’t sponsor this time around for whatever reason I’d still like your feedback on whether you think this is a reasonable structure going forward and whether there are other options I should offer in future.

But who are the sponsors that I am so thankful for?

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There are also a number of people who made a donation who either declined a badge or did not (yet) reply when I emailed them asking if they wished to have one made. That door is still open for those who donated as I would absolutely love to acknowledge your support (though I also respect those who wish to prefer anonymous).

If you don’t follow the amazing people above, I would absolutely recommend visiting their blogs – click on their badge. These guys are all active participants in our ani-blogging community and just great people to get to know.

A final huge thank-you to everyone who has chosen to support the blog this year.

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What do we owe our readers?


How about our Blog?

Do we owe them anything at all???

I should mention I’m not talking about people who have patrons. That’s a different relationship and if you have patrons, you probably owe them whatever you promised on your Patreon page.

But I have often talked about the general “bloggers guilt” many people experience. After numerous conversations with my fellow bloggers, I have come to realize that a lot of us have a slight sense of unease when it comes to our blog. We feel like we’re not doing “enough” or that we should do “better”, in a sort of loosely defined way. Maybe we don’t post often enough. We don’t watch enough anime or don’t keep up with the news….

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It’s a sentiment echoed by a lot of bloggers and although it can bring on some stress, it’s also not entirely a bad thing. We feel this way because we care, and we are doing something that matters to us on some level. And usually, when we do manage to feel like we’ve lived up to our expectations, we feel proud. The flip side of the guilt is the sense of accomplishment we get from our blogs. I think the secret to not letting yourself get bogged down and demotivated is figuring out exactly what we owe our blog and/or readers. Not that I have an actual answer.

For bloggers such as myself that have no monetization at all, the easy answer would be that I don’t owe anything. I mean it’s free! That makes sense. And I fully support bloggers that feel that way. I have grown up with video games. I wired my brain to collect gold stars and pass check points. It’s silly but if I don’t set up some expectations for myself I tend to lose interest. This has been a bit of a challenge though.

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Generally I like to think of readers as guests. Like when I invite people over for an evening. I don’t actually owe them anything and I would be very off-put if they demanded better food or something (make no mistake, my friends definitely would…) But at the same time, I really want them to have a good time. I clean my place, carefully pick out a menu, plan out entertainment and refill the bar. Sometimes I run out of time so we order a pizza. Sometimes I’m super tired so the entertainment isn’t as great as it could be. But I try! And it’s the same idea with my blog.

I owe you guys something. Not because you demand it but because I want to be a good host. Now the secret is what that something is. We all have a limited amount of hours in a day, we’re not going to be able to do *everything*. A perfect, meaningful, impeccably researched and typo free post on a topic that actually interests everyone and that comes out on a regular schedule every time is impossible. Heck most of those things are beyond my reach and if I tortured myself by trying to stick to such expectations I would burn out in no time. And probably make myself miserable in the process.


On the other hand I am not going to get much satisfaction out of just throwing whatever on a page because I need to post something. It’s about figuring out what I want to prioritize and why.

My first priority was my schedule. Not because I actually think schedules are that important to blogs but it’s because it’s important to me. First I simply work better on a schedule. Doing something regularly is the best way for me to stick to it and improve. Secondly, I have some ocd tendencies and as such I find rituals calming and comforting. I adapt very well to new and unpredictable situations and work great with pressure as long as there is something in my life that’s routine and predictable. That something is blogging. It’s why I created the blog in the first place, as therapy. I found my previous little rituals weren’t challenging or satisfying enough so I tried something completely out of my comfort zone and it has worked really well. However, I lose that if I don’t stick to a schedule. And therefore, I figured that would be my first deliverable. I owe you guys regular posts, and when I manage to stick to my publishing schedule I get a little thrill!


The second thing I arbitrarily decided to owe you was candour and open mindedness. I’m not saying I always succeed but I really want to try to offer those things. Because of my lifestyle and schedule, I write on the bus. By pure practicality, this makes stream of consciousness the easiest form of writing for me. And the best part of such a structure is the feeling that you get to glimpse inside the author’s mind. I don’t mean to insinuate that there’s anything great inside there but I’m working on it.

Without candour, the best part of stream of consciousness go down the drain. I’m not yet good enough a writer to get you on pure style or the beauty of the written word so some level of sincerity is all we got to go by. And with that, are going to come differences of opinion. Unless I keep all my writing very neutral and never let my full feelings about things out, eventually someone is going to disagree. Potentially passionately. I need to be able to take things with a grain of salt. I’m still working on that one. I’m a bit of a rebel it seems. The things you learn about yourself when you start a blog…

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I know I am not the best writer. Some readers have pointed out typos and faulty sentence structure. And I have corrected published posts often enough to scold myself about more diligent proofreading. It’s not my forte. So instead I’ll do my best to share what I truly think even when it’s not that interesting or popular an opinion and listen to what you have to say, if you’re kind enough to say it.

For now, those are the owables I’ve chosen to concentrate on. Sure I would love to publish perfect posts. I want to pick out the best images, point out the most intriguing details. If I can I will. However, as long as I can write an sincere post on time and take in whatever comes after with good humour, I consider it a small victory. I’m probably going to add in proper post layout to the list soon. I’ll keep adding and taking out things until I get to a place where I’m proud of the posts I publish but not burned out by the effort. That’s the ultimate dream.

Do you have anything you feel you owe your blog or readers? Are there elements you prioritize?

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Have You Found ‘The Free Spirit Anime’?

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We all know there are some amazingly talented people in the community and it is always great finding a new blog to read or view that has something interesting about it. The Free Spirit Anime with Rami is fairly new but already has a nice show-case of some very cool anime inspired drawings.

Now I know from looking at the likes and comments over there that a number of my followers have already come across this blog (and Raistlin featured Rami in his latest blogger in the spotlight), but if you haven’t, it might be worth taking a few moments to check out and maybe even to suggest a character you would like to see drawn.

The drawings are absolutely gorgeous and well worth checking out. There’s a few below but head on over to their site and spend some time checking out the work they’ve put on display in just a few weeks. Here’s an introduction from Rami:

My name is Rami Alhaj Hussein I am 31 years old drawing since I was child it’s a hobby I enjoy spending time sketching something around me using pencil or pen sometimes charcoal stick , sometimes using Photoshop for drawing, editing or Clip studio paint ( anime PC app ) sometimes people ask me a common questions like how can I become artists well the answer is easy pick a pencil and start with sketching anything around you, or start with drawing a circle, triangle and square first then start with simple drawings, I always love to see the smile on people faces after I show them my work so I decided to make my first blog to make everyone smile.

Rami Alhaj Hussein

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Anniversary Special – Looking Back at The Third Year


Earlier in the week I celebrated my third anniversary for 100 Word Anime. For me, that was really exciting because each year I kind of feel like I’m learning more and figuring things out and I also feel like my posts are written a little better than they used to be. Okay, there’s still typos and the like, but I feel like my posts are a little clearer and more focused than they used to be (for the most part, there’s still the occasional ramble that gets through).


Today though I want to look at how the third year went on the blog and then set a few goals for the new year. If this is anything like previous years, other than the goal of ‘have a great time blogging’ I will probably fall short of most of these, but I’m still going to set them anyway. I love having something to work towards. Besides, I think as long as I keep kicking the goal of having fun I’m still coming out ahead.

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2018 ended up being a very solid year for my blog. I wrote over 1000 posts and the number of comments and likes increased in general. of course, the length of my posts just keeps getting longer though I think I’ve kind of found the right length for my episode reviews so they don’t go on too long but also give enough information. Occasionally an episode needs more words and sometimes there just isn’t that much to say so I think it all kind of works out in the end.

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April of 2019 is quite literally the only month since starting the blog that a post didn’t come out everyday. Even July last year where I took a mini-break still had one post a day scheduled for the week. And in terms of views, it is very clear that I wasn’t posting in April as it is one of the worst months I’ve had in the last two years. However, I’m really proud of the fact that I’ve managed to maintain daily posting for all but one month out of the last three years and I’m really happy with the growth my blog has had.

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Yes, April was a disaster.

Still, over the last 12 months I’ve had 4 months where I hit the target, or exceeded it, of 10,000 views in the month, so that goal was well and truly smashed and I can not express how excited that made me. I know it is just a number but it just kind of made me feel like I really can build this blog into something more sustainable long term.


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But now we need to set some goals.

Number One: Continue to have fun with the blog and anime.

This goal is pretty self-explanatory and is pretty much the same as every other year.


Number Two: I’m going to tentatively set a goal of 20,000 views in a month. It will probably be a couple of years before I hit that, but it still seems like a nice target.

While I get views aren’t everything, realistically, the more people who visit or follow my site, the more chance there is of generating revenue through either ads, affiliate links, donations, or people choosing to become patrons and supporting the site. I’m very grateful to those who have financially supported the blog over the last year and this financial year at least the blog is on track to have earned enough to cover all blog related expenses.

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Number Three: Learn more about social media.

Over the last six months I’ve been reading a whole range of websites and guides about how to effectively use social media and while I just don’t have the time to put a lot of the advice into practice, I’ve been working on Twitter at least to build up the number of people who actually follow links back to my blog and that has worked fairly well (let’s not talk about April though). I’d like to continue to explore ways to use various social media sites to bring visitors to my blog and just learn more about what I could be doing.


Number Four: This one is a very tentative goal, but I think I’m at the point where I need to expand beyond being a solo-blogger and need to look at bringing in some other writers to the site.

Over the last six months I’ve really been thinking about what I can do to improve and increase content and broaden the range of content on offer to readers but the reality is I’m doing as much as I can already. In order to do any more I am going to need to look at having other contributors in one form or another. This one is tricky because clearly the blog isn’t earning enough to pay anyone decently for their contribution, yet, and also because I do not want to lose what makes my site what it is so I have no intention of just opening the doors or rushing to expand at the expense of what I love about my blog.

Still, the first baby steps toward this goal are already in motion so keep your eyes open.


And that’s it. That’s the current state of the blog after three years with some vague plans for the fourth year. I’d also like to throw in there that I’d also love to collaborate with other bloggers when I have the time for it as it is great fun reviewing a show with someone else and I also want to find more anime related blogs to read as I always enjoying finding more content. Hopefully everyone enjoys the next twelve months and as always, if you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to use the contact to send me a message or DM me on Twitter.

Reminder also there’s a couple of days left to enter the raffle for the giveaway if you haven’t already. Really looking forward to seeing who wins. The winner will be contacted shortly after the raffle closes and I’ll hopefully get the prizes in the mail soon after I get the mailing addresses.

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Happy Anniversary – 100 Word Anime Turns 3

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It’s May 1 which makes this the official third anniversary of 100 Word Anime. Which just means this blog has lasted three years longer than expected and for that I have the community to thank. Writing about anime has been so much fun, but a lot of the enjoyment comes from the people I’ve met and the conversations I’ve had since starting the blog.

So, I’d really like to take the opportunity to thank all my followers, particularly those who take the time out of their day to leave me a comment or to discuss anime with me. It really means the world to me and I’d love to thank you all individually but know that you have my sincerest gratitude.

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And an extra special thank-you to those who have been supporting me on Patron or through Ko-Fi. I really appreciate it and you are helping me slowly get to my goal of making the blog my full-time gig.

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While April of 2019 was the first month since the blog began that I did not post everyday, 100 Word Anime is still going very strong with the 4th year looking to be another fantastic year. However, to celebrate the year that was, I am going to start us off with the first give-away I’ve ever run on the blog.


For your chance to win either a Cardcaptor Sakura figure or a Haruhi Suzumiya figure (no box – 2nd hand purchase and Haruhi doesn’t come with her guitar, still looks awesome though – one day I’ll be able to offer a more substantial prize), just click the link below and enter.

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This weekend I’ll do a quick review of the year that was stat-wise and set some goals for the next year for those who are interested but here are some of the highlights of the third year blogging:

  • At the start of 2019 I launched my new avatar as I finally commissioned an avatar just for the blog and connected social media.
  • I reached the goal of 10000 views in a single month, actually managing to hit 11000 views in January. That was super exciting.
  • I published the second e-book compilation with my review content from 2018.
  • The blog got hit with a number of DMCA removal notices that with the help of some advice from other bloggers (thank you) in a similar position were successfully overturned. Fun, copyright laws.
  • I watched and reviewed a lot of anime and collaborated with a number of other bloggers to discuss some very fun shows.
  • I continued to have a lot of fun with the blog and with the community.

I really am looking forward to another year of blogging and another year in the ani-blogging community. Check out the post over the weekend as I set some new goals and targets for the fourth year but for now, I am sending another huge thank-you out to the community for all the support you’ve shown me over the past three years.

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know 2019 #3

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Well, today we have a question that I’ve certainly been asked more than once by people in real life. 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.

How much time do you dedicate to your blog on a daily basis?


The facetious answer to this one would be ‘too much’. Certainly quite a few people would agree with that answer. The less dismissive answer but still non-specific one would be, ‘as much as I can’. I love my blog. I love talking with people online about anime. I would absolutely love to have this be my full time gig and I certainly am working toward that goal (though it is a long way off).

However, let’s give this on a serious answer.

Working on an average week day when I’m at work, I would say about three hours specifically on my blog. There might be additional time spent watching anime or just stuffing around on twitter, but actual time spent watching a specific part of an anime again, checking screen caps, drafting or editing posts, reading other blogs, checking the scheduled posts, etc… about three hours. Some days more some less.


Breaking that down I usually spend between 4:30am and 6:30am online and entirely focused on reading other blogs and commenting, drafting stuff, replying to comments, catching up on Twitter, and if I finish all that, maybe watching an episode of anime if there is time. Sometimes I wake up earlier, sometimes I get a little more sleep (though that is a rare event). My alarm goes off at 6:30 because that’s when I need to actually get ready for work. If I get ready quickly I sometimes get another fifteen to twenty minutes to do one final read of posts that come out (and a whole bunch usually come out at 7am so I try and do a quick read before I head out).

Work for me is very much a varying thing with very few days actually just being an eight hour day, ten hours is my average, and eleven and twelve hour days happening more often than I’d like (no one functions well after twelve hours of work so keeping us there does not lead to productive outcomes). I also do not connect to any of my accounts at all while I am at work. So however long I am at work Karandi is off-line – though through the miracle of scheduling that isn’t the biggest issue.


Whenever I finally get home I usually spend some time watching and drafting posts before dealing with dinner (unless I got home super late in which case I eat first). And sometime after dinner I’ll usually spend another block of time finishing up any watching, drafting, editing – maybe reading of other blogs and commenting. Some days I get more than three hours total, other days I am too tired to even consider writing something in the evening and end up just watching anime on the couch, or I have to go out because of some sort of social activity in town and don’t have time.

Weekends I try to do a lot of drafting of posts for later in the week so I have a bit of a buffer if things get super busy, but I also work over a lot of weekends. I do have a number of breaks where I’m off work and I tend to do a lot more hours online at that time.

However, no matter how much time I have for anime and blogging, I want more. I love it. Every minute of it (even when fighting with the editor over post layout). So I don’t feel like I’ve wasted even a second that I’ve spent working on my blog.


So now I’m curious. How long do my readers spend on their blogs on a daily basis?

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know 2019 #1

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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).

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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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