So, it’s been a month. I’d love to say how quick it’s gone, how wonderful it’s been etcetera, etcetera, ‘cept it feels like an age since I first started and I’ve been far too busy writing up posts to moon over how well everything’s going. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to share all that I’ve learnt this past month, what I hope to achieve in the future and listen to any, (hopefully) constructive criticism you guys may have!
As I’ve mentioned above, I’ve been far too busy writing posts to sit back, relax and thoroughly examine all that I’ve done so far. I’ve come to the conclusion that two posts a week is a satisfactory amount- enough to keep you guys interested but, not so much I’m running myself ragged, tearing my hair out trying to juggle college, exam-prep, homework, work-work, my blog and the occasional couple of hours here and there spent socialising. What do you guys think about the length of the posts themselves? I like to think they’re short but, sweet. Then again, I’m wildly immodest when it comes to my work, so feel free to pull me down a couple o’ notches here!
From the number and length of my posts, to their content itself. I’ve been relying heavily on my blog stats, (a blogger’s best friend) this last month to see which posts are popular and which are, for the want of a better word, crap. They’ve brought to my attention the fact that my rants are, by far, the most popular type of post, (convenient, as they’re also the most fun to write!) but, I can hardly afford to be so unreservedly expressive and opinionated all the time so, I must continue to write a variety of different posts: discussions, reviews and lists as well as rants, so as to not upset too many people! I do care what my readers think, believe it or not! I’m hoping, with practise, I’ll improve in those areas I’m a bit crap in, *cough* reviews *cough*, so that all my different types of post will be to the same fabulously high standard but, only time will tell!
As for the future, I hope to explore not just patterns within anime, as I’ve been doing up until now but, aspects of the industry itself. However, I’m saving that for when I believe I’ve acquired enough confidence to do so, forgive me but, I’d like to wallow in my comfort zone for just a little longer! I also plan to traverse the scary territory that is episodic posts very soon. Whilst I have no doubt they’ll be gloriously rubbish at first, the only way I’ll improve is if I give them a shot!
So, with that said, please do comment letting me know whether you’ve enjoyed reading what I have to say or not, how you think I could improve, what you’d like to see from me in the future, etc. I implore you lurkers, (for I know I have a few) to comment, I appreciate some of you that are newer to anime may not have had the confidence to comment on some of my other posts, being unfamiliar with shows mentioned but, this is your chance to step up to the mark, shed your passive reader status and contribute something truly worthwhile!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all you lovely readers for reading up ‘til now, (an even bigger thanks to those that have taken the time to comment) as much as I enjoy writing, there’d be no point to it if nobody bothered to read what I had to say! To summarise my own feelings on my blog: I’ve been forced into writing so many essays analysing great literary genius’ works over the years, I’d started to despise the very thing I prided myself on the most, my writing, so it’s been wonderful to spend time writing about topics I really care about. I hope you continue to read in the many months to come.