The Blogger Recognition Award: Time to Celebrate

Another thing I didn’t expect this year, another award! Maybe there is something good after all. I’ve been so caught up lately and I forgot something, which is taking a breather.

Thank you to Mallow from Secluded Observation and I also like our random chats too. Really, if you need someone who’s willing to listen he’s a good guy. People like him are quite rare to find even in an interconnected world like today.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  • Do a post to show your award.
  • Give a summary of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
  • Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award. (Can’t reach 15 for this one)
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.

How the Blog Came to Be (Summarized)

2 years or so ago, this blog started while I was still in college. That was way before COVID-19. Used the time to build what I think of anime with its ups and downs as some subjects weren’t actually useful to me in the long run. I did hit a wall at one point, until some of you were able to reach out to me and here I am. In that span of time I met good people but a number of them may not be able to read this. They come and go and things became more quiet ever since. I was able to find my footing in a way and I want to keep going.

Advice for Newcomers

Interact and comment. Make mistakes. Write it down. At your own pace.

If that isn’t clear enough to you I don’t know what will be.

While I did make some waves with episode reviews way back I find commenting a great way to start things off. While you can start showing your presence by liking other people’s posts they may never know you if you didn’t comment. You can agree or disagree to a person’s view as long as it doesn’t cross the line in both sides. Be it long or short, whatever you want.

Next point, it’s okay to make mistakes. If a certain part of blogging doesn’t fit like how you want it you could always change it to your liking. It’s not us readers who will adjust, it’s you. Let’s say you’ve planned for one post for so long but it didn’t get the reception you wanted. From there, you can pinpoint what are the faults in it and write a better version. You could delete it if you need to but I’d like to let it stay there to show where the growth came from.

Don’t forget to write it down. I can’t stress this enough. There are a lot of ideas in your head that could be forgotten if it wasn’t jotted down. Whether on paper or typed on screen, it’s important to let it flow out. It will be more difficult if all you’d see is a blank slate. Believe me. Some things cannot come to fruition when nothing is made.

And lastly, do it at your own pace. In other words, don’t rush things. We all work differently in any given situation. It’s even okay to have a saved draft of a single post or a series then work on it on another day. Don’t use this chance to make things competitive for everyone. I don’t like it when there’s so much coming out but nothing good comes of it in return. Don’t be too impatient as well. And if you’re still wondering if people would read your works, they will come. Let your works be seen when you’re ready.


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