Anime Blogging – Does it encourage your hobby?
I am new to the world of anime blogging. I have watched anime for 10 years as a hobby. Late last year I decided to start blogging about what I watched and what I felt about it. This was mainly due to not having any friends that are interested in anime so they are not interested in me talking about the shows. I wanted a place that I didn’t feel restricted and my thoughts could freely flow. But I wonder about the pressure of being an anime blogger? Do you feel like you have to post within a certain time limit to keep people interested in your blog? I didn’t start blogging expecting to have a large amount of readers. I will admit that my blogging attempt was selfish in nature; it was for me. I have since realized that it isn’t just about me, there are people who read the blog and I do want them to have a positive experience.
I know that I will not be able to blog daily; my real life constraints don’t really allow for it. I watch a lot of anime but I definitely don’t watch it on the scale that I did while I was in college and had a lot of free time. Every now and then I may post more than once a week. These occasions most likely happened or will happen because I have watched or thought about something that really caught my interest. Sometimes I wonder if other anime bloggers after a while get a sense of anxiety or feel like they have to post something. I’ve read blog posts where people are apologizing for being busy or not posting their review for rundown of the currently running show they are watching. So it crossed my mind that it could be possible that those who watch anime and started blogging can start feeling a bit discouraged. I have found that it has not done so for me at this juncture because I have been able to read extremely well-written blogs focusing on anime. It is helping my writing skills and it has me looking at anime I wasn’t aware of and probably wouldn’t have been if I had not started blogging myself. I’m also meeting new people, albeit from behind a computer screen, but it’s nice so far.
What does anime blogging do for you?