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!
There are rules to these sort of things so I’m just gonna put them first before I go down to business.
- 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.
(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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Let’s just this party we have started, get going and continue all through the night.
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.)
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.)