My goodness, I have so many award posts to write right now that it’s ridiculous. I have eleven to write, more or less, at the moment, so I’ll refrain from accepting rewards for a while, unless I’ve never received then before, because new award are cool.
This time I was nominated for the blogger recognition award by two people, Irina and TheSpookyRedhead Both of them are awesome and so very sweet. If you haven’t followed them yet then hop over to their blogs!
This is the first and now second time I’ve been recognized for this award and it makes me feel all bubbly!
- Say thanks to who nominated you and leave a link back to that persons blog.
- Give the story or history of your blog.
- give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers.
- Comment on the nominated blogs and let them know they’ve been nominated and leave a link to the post.
Ok, so you want to know the story of my blog? I’m not like most of you anime bloggers our there. I wasn’t looking for a community to talk to about anime with, because I didn’t know anyone in real life (but I don’t have anyone and I’m really glad for this community because of that now), nor like any other reasons I have heard.
I have always known that I wanted to blog. I also, after much experimentation, knew I had to have a specific topic to tie me down our I wouldn’t know what to talk about. I never knew what niche to blog about though. I thought about book blogging, but I never felt like it was for me. I thought about blogging about comic books, but I would have wanted to keep up with all the new happenings at marvel and dc and I am too cheap to buy the comics at $3.99 each and every month.
Anime was not something I pictured myself blogging about, because I never watched it. Ok, I saw three anime before last year, but I didn’t finish them and they didn’t light the spark that now is lit inside me. (Speed racer, school rumble, and Shugo Chara) The one exception was Full Moon Wo Sagashite, but I watched it casually over three years.
Last spring I was watching the Star Trek fan series “Star Trek Continues” and me and my family really enjoyed it. The series stars the huge star trek fan Vic Mignonia, aka the voice of Tamaki Suoh (Ouran) and Edward Elric. I didn’t know he did anime, but when i saw he was going to be at a local comic con, my family knew we wanted to meet him.
After hearing Vic talk about his anime career at his panel, I decided to check out Ouran High School Host Club and I very quickly watched the entire series via YouTube. I then watched a few other things and I thought to myself, “hey, I could write a blog about how I’m an anime newbie!” So I did! I started this because it was a singular hobby I could blog about and nor spend a ton of money on. Now I love it!
Two pieces of advice for new bloggers
1. Don’t worry about how long or short your posts are. While some people will find your length tedious or wish your posts were longer, they don’t really matter. It’s what you want to write that matters. Eventually you will find your audience and they will appreciate your style. I like that lengths varie, because I read a good fifty plus blogs now and some are long and some are short.
2. Make the most of the community that is here. Go out and find other blogs. Leave comments where you have something to say. There are awards, shout outs, collabs, and so many other ways to interact with other bloggers.
The people here are amazing and getting to know them is so fun. I think it’s the best part of blogging and it isn’t something I ever thought about before I experienced it. This is the nicest community I have ever been a part of, everyone is so nice and respectful so don’t be the person to change that.
So, I’m not going to nominate anyone today. My nominees in the coming award posts will be sporadic at best. I always have a hard time choosing, because I don’t always know who has already done the award recently and I don’t want to choose someone who has decided they won’t take any more. Rest assured, you are all awesome and deserve this, so yay for you!!!!