Hello, everyone. I Just have a few quick things I wanted to go over—some plans I have for the future, as well as some things that have already taken place.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m very new to this whole blogging thing. I’m like a newborn blogger, baby. I’ve only been doing it for a few months, and I had no idea what I was doing prior to starting, aside from the bit of research I did.
To give you an idea of just have much of a newborn I am, I didn’t even read blogs or get involved in anything like that before I started. I was basically the guy who decided to open up a restaurant after spending a month in the kitchen. Still, I thought about getting in that kitchen for a while, if that analogy makes any sense. It did to me, at least, and that’s all that matters. I can validate myself, thank you!
This all means that I’m learning very much as I go, so sometimes I need to make a few changes to things. This will outline and talk about those a little bit.
I don’t know if any of you will actually notice this since my readers, I imagine, come from the RSS Feed, something I probably would have thought was a type of scientifically enhanced barn animal fodder a few months ago.
I originally had a schedule of every post I was going to make throughout the month. In theory, I liked this idea, and it sounded good when I first started. But I’ve realized that it does more harm than good.
I liked it because it would give me a commitment that I needed to follow. A way to stop me from slacking, more or less. It was also helpful for letting people know what to expect.
Firstly, I don’t have a problem with slacking at this point. I think about and work on the blog every day of my life, and I’m incredibly passionate about it, more so than any hobby I’ve ever done in my life, to be frank. An arbitrary schedule won’t change that.
I also think that leaving the content unknown is better. For one, it means it’s a surprise to people, which I think is fun. Also, I’m allowed to change things on the spot when there are no expectations. This is a lot more freeing to me, and I think I’ll actually end up writing more without being shackled by that. It’s going to be better, I think.
Take for instance the post I have coming out on the 19th. An idea sparked in my brain suddenly, and I wrote up the whole thing throughout the day I had the idea. If I was still strictly following the schedule, I may have waited to write it since I couldn’t put it out until the other stuff came out. What this means is I likely wouldn’t have made it at all. That’s no longer a problem.
I still follow somewhat of a schedule, so things still go out when I want, but not having that be public knowledge means if I want to save something for later or write up a quick post I have an idea for, I can without it seeming out of place.
Another thing I had early on was “rules.” These were basically obvious things that any self-respecting person would follow. Having them was completely pointless, and I’ve seen that for quite a while, and I finally decided to axe it. There was no point, as there usually isn’t for pointless things.
Many of these things I did were because of how inexperienced I was (and am) about this stuff, and I just tried to imitate creators that I respected all monkey see monkey do style, even if that wouldn’t translate well into what I’m trying to do in particular. So basically, these things were born from my own inexperience, and like the ruthless tyrant I clearly am, I got rid of them as I do all who oppose me.
I’m also just messing with the type of content I want to make, and I’m still trying to find my “niche,” but I do believe I’m a lot closer to getting there. I’m still inexperienced, so expect more things to change from time to time, but I feel that I am learning fast, and I’ll continue to figure things out, one step at a time.
I do have quite a few plans for the future, some bigger than others, but I won’t reveal them now. I want to wait a bit longer for various reasons. What I will reveal is a new series I want to do that I think is a great idea. It will be very infrequent, though, because of how long it will take to make.
It would be called What’s in a Studio or something along those lines. The concept is that I will watch every single anime that a studio has produced and give my opinions on various things. How consistent they are in art, their quality. The various genres they create. The diversity in their works. Stuff like that. I’ll also look into the studios themselves and give some history on them. It’s basically a big post dedicated purely to one studio.
I think this idea is fascinating, and I really want to do it. The big reason is that I’ve wanted to learn more about the studios behind anime for a while, and this will give me an excuse to do that, but also because I just want to watch more anime. It’s not like I don’t watch it. I do, but not nearly as much as I could or would like to. This will help with that.
Because of the nature of this, I won’t be talking about big studios often, if at all. We’ll mainly be focusing on smaller studios, which I think is neat in and of itself. Would I like to do KyoAni? Yeah. Do I want to watch like 100+ series? No. So that’s the idea.
I plan to have the first one out sometime next month, but if not, it will be soon after. It will be focused on CloverWorks. This (Clover)works for me because they haven’t produced too much, and many of their series I’ve either seen already or have wanted to. It should be fun.
And this kind of goes without saying, but I will anyway. If a series is particularly bad, or I don’t like it at all, I’m not required to watch the whole thing. Just until I get the gist of it.
I’m also working on finding a series I can produce quicker. Eventually, I would like to get to posting something every three to four days or so, but I never want to sacrifice quality to meet that, so I’ll figure something out in time.
That’s basically it. For those who don’t know, the anime I’ve been using arbitrary pictures of to spice things up is called Amagi Brilliant Park. It’s wonderful and isn’t made by CloverWorks. I just really liked the anime. Expect me to talk about it at some point. It’s a serious contender for my favorite anime. Also, the main character was named after Kayne West, so that’s a thing.
Thank you very much for reading
I’d love to hear your thoughts on anything I mentioned ~