Blogger Recognition Award! (02-13-21)
Hey Anime Gang!
Wow, I guess it’s been about 5 years since I started this blog…though I’ve been writing anime reviews (not very good ones LOL) a few years before this and posting them wherever I could. It’s been a very rewarding journey that taught me a lot of things like how to express my feelings and thoughts through my own words. I honestly had no idea I would be getting this type of support from fellow anime fans nor did I think that my writing would actually benefit someone else. So before I get into this tag…I wanted to tell you, the person reading this post right now, thank you for reading!
Now before I get too sentimental…I wanted to give a big shout out to Ethan_07 from Anime as a Cup of Tea! As the title of the blog implies, all of Ethan_07’s writings are like a refreshing cup of tea (So if you haven’t check them out already…what are you doing?!)
Alright let’s get into the tag post!
- Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
- Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
- Share the reason why you started your blog.
- Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
- Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
- Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!
Share the reason why you started your blog.
To explain the reason how KiritoNarukami came to be, we need a quick flashback segment about my anime journey haha.
I’ve been quite the avid anime fan though the passion didn’t really develop until early high school where I made friends that also enjoyed anime. From there we would recommend shows to each other, attend conventions, and plan watch parties different houses. The more I watched anime the harder it become to finish watching a series. You’re probably asking why, it’s because I was procrastinating/delaying the end. There is this empty feeling that envelops you when you finish a series that you found enjoyable. Thoughts like “now what do I do with my life?” start to circulate as you lay on your bedroom floor watching the finals credits roll across the black screen. I hated this feeling, but it was something that came with experiencing something that I absolutely loved! After expressing these feelings with some of my friends, we began to talk about how we felt about the shows that we finished and that empty began to subside. Eventually my friends and I would drift apart, I would continue to watch a large amount of anime while they watched less and less. With no one to express my thoughts and feelings about a particular show, the empty feeling began to settle in again. And so in an attempt to “get things off my chest” I start posting on tumblr, shouting into the void about my favorite shows. I quickly realized how inconvenient it was to post on tumblr and organizing posts/archives was a pain so I figured maybe having my own website or blog to archive all of my ramblings would make things a bit easier! Little did I know that other people would actually start reading my blog! Since then I’ve been reworking the way I write reviews and first impressions to help others discover anime that they haven’t seen before or are interested in about but unsure if it’s worth the time! So I hope you found my blog helpful in some way or maybe you found your favorite anime through here! I would love to know!
Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
I feel like I’m still learning as a blogger so I’m not sure how helpful my advice would be but I’ll do my best!
#1 Write about things you like/love!
This is a lesson that I learned quite recently. There were times where I was posting a lot of content to populate the blog and trying to fit in all the trending movies, shows, topics etc. But those posts wore me down very quickly, because at some point it started feeling like another job/chore that I had to get through. After taking a break from the blog for a bit I realized that it was better to write about things that you want to talk about, and that makes writing posts much easier AND ENJOYABLE. Sure, some times it’s fun to engage in trending topics but do so when you feel like it because when you write about things that you enjoy, the writing comes out much more genuine and unique! If you’re finding yourself thinking thoughts like “I have to do this…” instead of “I want to do this…” then I suggest taking a step back and give yourself some breathing room!
#2 Don’t focus on perfection.
This was a big one for me too, which prevented me from creating….anything! We as humans are so obsessed with the idea of perfection and that means everything needs to be flawless. But that’s not the case because sooner or later we make mistakes and we fall but THAT’S OKAY, because that’s what it means to be HUMAN. Upload that song you’ve been working on, that post that you’ve been writing, that drawing that you’ve been sketching! If there’s a flaw, learn from what you did and move on to the next project! I like to think that it’s a process that all artist go through. Believe in the hard work you’ve put in and learn from your mistakes!
Gonna pull up the nomination list that I had for the Kore Wa Watashi Award (+ Annie from evening tea musings) tag post! I may not have a lot of time to read other blogs with my ridiculous schedule but these blogs always have something interesting going on! And are definitely worth your time if you like to read up everything about anime. From reviews to anime list or even about Japanese culture! They’ve been almost like rivals, seeing their posts fires me up to start working on mine!
Well this post was a little more emotional than I thought it would be. Blogging has been such a relaxing hobby where I can express my thoughts on something that genuinely makes me happy so I’m glad I took the dive to start this blog. AND THANK YOU to all of you who’ve followed me throughout my time here, I hope you’re ready because the ride is just beginning!!
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Ah there we go! Thanks for reading!