I created this blog almost exactly three months ago, mere days before the anime summer season began, as it turned out, and so my development as an anime blogger took place in parallel with the shows that debuted at that time and have since ended.
So what lessons have I learned in this short timespan of chronicling the animated goodies bestowed upon us from the Far East?
- Balancing post quantity and post quality is a tightrope act. I could spew a daily dose of meaningless drivel. Or I could take three weeks to craft a witty, insightful gem of a post that analyzes a show so deeply Freud and Jung would hold each other weeping. Yet, in either case, I’d be doing both myself and the reader a disservice: the reader would be buried under an avalanche of blandness or left starving for more while I, the author, would suffer under my own moral imperative to birth a new post every goddamn day or become so obsessed with writing a marvel of a post that I’d never work up the courage to hit the “Publish” button.
- Blogging trainwrecks can be fun! Re: Koihime Musou and Sekirei, for example. Blogging nothing but trainwrecks might get old quickly however. Fortunately, fall season is thus far beating summer season and making itself a necklace with summer season’s broken teeth, so I’m not too worried at the moment about this particular issue rearing its head. To file under this header: Rosario To Vampire CAPU2.
- I should leave some for the rest of the anime blogosphere. There’s no need for me to work myself to death watching and writing about every goddamn piece of anime crap that sees the light of day. I reckon the world will not explode if I pass on Sky Galaxy Magical Schoolgirl X38 . And my blood pressure might even improve! But the start of an anime season being what it is, I can hardly pass up the chance to sample the surge of fresh shows, all eager to impress me.
But my most cherished lesson is that this is not a job. I have a tiiiiiiiny perfectionist streak and I spent way too many hours obsessing over whether I was writing decent posts or not. Or whether I was writing regularly enough. Or whether my prose was at anywhere near the level of the other 12,067,438 other anime bloggers’s.
Just like fall… this season, I’m gonna chill. And I hope we’ll hang out together, dear reader.