You guys know I like to pretend I know things. And among those things, I particularly like to feign expertise on blogging itself. I’ve gone on and on about how to blog. Or more precisely how not to blog since that’s really what I have the most experience with. However, there are all those other important questions of journalism. Namely Who, What, When Where and Why! And I’m going to tackle those. Or rather, I hope we get to tackle those together!
So let’s get our timetables sorted!
As you may have noticed, last season I intercut my character studies with episode reviews. I really don’t know why I have such difficulty with character studies but they are consistently the posts I have the most trouble with. One a week is just not viable for me. I’ll end up just doing boring bios. No one wants that. So for the time being, every other Monday will be dedicated to this new post series. I sure hope you enjoy it.
Here’s the plan:
Who: I will try to answer the question who exactly do we blog for?
What: A comparison between popular post structures and themes in professional anime journalism, general amateur blogs and specific anime blogs. I want to see if there is something that defines us in what we post aside from the fact that it’s loosely about anime.
When: i need help with this myself. I’ve noticed a lot of self censoring and holding back in our bloggers. So is there a rule of thumb for when to hit publish on that juicy post, and when to keep it for ourselves?
Where: for this I’m going practical. I do like WordPress and I certainly love the community but there are some annoying aspects of the platform. To tell you the truth, I’ve never really looked into any of the alternatives. I’ll be glad to let you guys know what I found out.
Why: the deep core existential question in everything we do. We each have our individual reasons for blogging of course, but is there a greater drive that links us all?
So what do you guys think? Does it sound like something you would like to read about? Please say yes! I’m kidding, I haven’t written them yet so if it seems like a boring idea, I’d really love to know now!
As always, thank you all for reading. Have a great Monday, or as great as a Monday can possibly be. See you soon.