Blogger Recognition Award: Boy, Oh Boy

Yes, he is a boy and he’s mean at doing push-ups. If you don’t believe me then immediately pop into his place and check out this post. He is of course Arthifis and he has given little, old me an award. Thank you Arthifis, so very much!

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There are rules to these sort of things so I’m just gonna put them first before I go down to business.

  1. Say thanks to who nominated you and leave a link back to that persons blog.
  2. Give the story or history of your blog.
  3. give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  4. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
  5. Comment on the nominated blogs and let them know they’ve been nominated and leave a link to the post.

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(I just nominated a bunch of peeps the other day so today this goes out to the whole world. Please tell me in the comments below, or write it on your own blog if you will, what you answer to no. 2 and 3)

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Okey, boys and girls, the story of my life, sorry, blog then. This particular blog is just shy of a couple of months. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I started to talk I have made up histories and made my mom write them down while I drew pictures of them. My first book is about a little brown dog. I think I was five when I made that one. My love for writing started a long time ago. In my teens the phenomenon of internet suddenly became a thing. Rather, it became every mans right. In the beginning there was only about 10 sites (I know kids, it was a very limited time back then but it is also very true. The biggest search engine was Alta Vista. Yup, believe it or not.) you could surf unless you wanted to surf porn. So, what to do then? Start blogging of course. Not that there was any blogging sites like wordpress back then. No, you had to make your own little personal space on the big, deep, huge, ehm… yeah you get the idea. I wrote, loads, nothing is left anymore. Because that’s what happened back then. Servers crashed and homepages disappeared. (From one day to the other I lost my mail adress for example. That was fun.) So the joy when actual blog sites were created was enorm.

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I didn’t start my blogging career on a blog site though because I started, after that homepage wreck, on a type of forum/community where you had your own space where you could hold a diary. It was a good place but as with everything they closed down and by then I had moved on to blogspot. I don’t think blogspot exists anymore either. I also have some blogger blogs. And I have and have had some tumblrs (but to be honest, how the fuck does tumblr even work? I don’t get it.) 12 years ago I registered my WP account and my first blog here. A blog about me and my life. After that I have had a few other blogs about pretty much everything. (I tried just how many blogs I have and tbh, I don’t think I want to mention just how many that is…. *whisper* I came up to 18 before I stopped the count. I have different blogs for different things. There is one extremely dark blog floating around on the internet. To keep a very long story short; I’ve been to hell and back and if you have watched Aoi Bungaku’s first four episodes you might have an inkling of what I am talking about.

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This one I started because I got this urge to start to write again. I lost the love for blogging for a while and started to write other stuff, fanfiction among other things, but suddenly I woke up one day and said to myself that now, now was the time to start again. Since anime and manga is a huge part of my life it felt like a good idea to make it be about that. Also, I am tired of talking about me.

My husband smiled at me when I told him about this new blog and what it was about, and how nice this community is and then he said: Lina, constantly in search for a place to belong. Well, maybe he is right. And maybe I have found that place now.

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Advices to new bloggers. Boy, oh boy. Well, I have made every possible wrong in this business I should think but I don’t know if I know anything anyway. I’m gonna try though.

1.

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… and party on, dudes.

They say it better than anyone. If we all can get along, despite our different opinions, then this community will thrive and grow. There will always be a safe place for us if we don’t allow trolls and toxic shit to get to us.Β  Let’s just this party we have started, get going and continue all through the night.

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Show yourself in your writing. Stop trying to write how you think others want you to write. I have read one to many reviews during these months that try to be proper, analytic, generic reviews. It’s not fun to read. Personality. That’s a keyword. Be personal. Not in the way where you share your whole life (unless you want to of course, then you should because hey, it’s your blog and you write what you want.) but write the posts your way. Don’t imitate others. (and at least I like it when the paragraphs aren’t too long and there are some pics or gifs in between them. It makes it way easier to read.)

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3. It is simple though. Write the posts you want to write. Never hesitate and think that the post you want to write might get less views because of the subject. If you want to write it then write it. You want to read a post about whatever it is, right? Then the possibility is quite high that someone else wants to too.

Okey, that would be all from me, the old girl of the bunch. You can call me mama. Also, it’s okey to completely ignore everything I write above. I have no idea what I am talking about most of the times but this is what I live after. I wish I had done it a lot earlier, it had saved me a lot of grief a long the way. (yup, I am of the type that easily got into arguments in my youth about nothing really. It’s not always worth being adamant. Sometimes it’s just better to let it go, even if you know the other person is wrong.)

23 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award: Boy, Oh Boy

  1. Congrats! I think a lot of us created a blog to find a place to belong. Now that I think about it, that was a reason for my blog’s creation that I always kind of overlooked.
    There really is a wonderful community here 😊 Congrats again, you deserve the recognition~

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    1. Yeah, it is. But sometimes I think that it is for the best too. I wrote a lot of stuff that is hard to look back on and I don’t think I am mentally fit to read it now. At the same time, it’s kind of interesting to see the fluctuations in my mood over time. There is a clear pattern for when I am depressed and when I am manic. I can clearly see now what triggers those episodes now. So in a way it’s good even though it is tough to read.

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      1. I write on an impulse most of the time so I can’t really compare whether or not I have improved that much over time. I think, if I had been an English native speaker it had been a difference. I have my fiction for comparing because there it is so important to be correct. I don’t think it is too important to be correct with grammar and choice of words or spelling when you blog. At least not the way I write. Sure, if you do reviews and want to make it in a professional manner.

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  2. I just love this award so much, it gives us so much intel about the blogger itself and its story! Not in a million years I thought you would had so many blogs and basically saw the blogging system to rise and grow into what is today!
    Congrats in the award, you really deserve it! ^.^

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    1. Thank you! And also, thank you. 😎 Well, I am almost a little ashamed for admitting that I have/have had that many blogs. I could have just kept to one (or perhaps two) but I tend to start new ones when the subject shifts. Which in itself is kind of… sad. πŸ€” Ah well, yeah it is fun to have seen such a movement born and grow to what it is today. It is nothing what it once was. Today you can even earn money on it, that was nothing anyone believed back then. It’s fascinating.

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  3. Haha…like Shokamoka said: congratulations mama: you deserve this! It was very interesting to read you blogging history in full now though. Wow! I honestly can say that with WordPress abd the current friends and community…I’m very happy ! I have met some really cool people and made some very awesome friends. Definitely count you as one of them πŸ˜‰…..and…..58 followers now….woooooooooohooooooooo πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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    1. Thank you! 😊 I would have sent this one to you but hey, it would end up in that bottomless pit of yours and after all, I think you know I appreciate and recognize your blog plenty anyway. 😎 I hope. πŸ€”

      I know, 58 yeah. I am slowing moving forward. It’s nice. Even a snail gets to it’s goal at one point. 🐌 Unless some grumpy gardener who hates snails sees it and stomps it to death with his clog clad foot. Or drown it in beer. ☠️

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      1. Haha…that bottomless pit of mine πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Yes I have a great dark well lying around here at home in which I have gathered all of these awards. Soon this pit will burst and the will come creeping out lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But of course I know, and thank you so much for that 😊 Well…I think you pretty much know how I feel about you and your blog too. I hope πŸ€”
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        Drowning it in beer might actually make it go faster. The stomp it to death bit not so much though. But hey…trust me…you will get there. Things will go faster and faster. I once started out on 0 as well.😊 Besides….you know that your content is awesome! πŸ˜€

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      2. Depending on the kind of snail, the death stomp might be completely useless. Murder snails (also know as the slimy spanish snails) are better to just use your scissors and cut in a few pieces, or drown. You can also salt them to death or use nematodes on them.) The ones with houses are excellent to just stomp. They smooshes like a cherry under your foot. Extremely gross to walk on if you are barefoot. 🀒 And now I am happy I moved away from my snail infested garden to an apartment on the second floor. 😎

        I have a tiny clue yes, of how much you like my little place here on the internet. ☺️

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      3. Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m guessing you have some real experience in terminating these poor little creatures. I hear that some people like to eat them at well…though honestly I get completely grossed out by the idea of eating even one of them. Ughhhhhh 😱😱😱
        But I appreciate the ” terminating snails for dummies lesson”. There were things I had expected to learn today. But this takes things to a new and obviously much higher level. So thank you 😊😊
        Haha…good 😊😊

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      4. There is nothing poor about those salad eating, flower and kale destroying creatures. 😑 Oh yeah, I have been in war with them for summers. The last summer I didn’t even bother to try and grow any vegetables. And no, I don’t understand people who eats snails. It’s just disgusting.

        I’m glad I could teach you something! 😊 Next time you get the questions about snails you are all ready to tell them in detail how to exterminate them. Perfect!

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      5. I know…it’s very important. In fact when I woke up this morning I started looking in fear under my bed if there weren’t any snails there. I am trying to be prepared and vigilant as much as I can. The world depends on it πŸ˜ŠπŸ™„πŸ€”

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