Time and time again I had been continuously nominated by Eggsandwich04 for challenges and awards and this is the third time he has nominated me for yet another interesting award. As a token of appreciation I thought that maybe I should do something from my side as well. So here it is, these are the three blog posts from Eggsandwich04 that I liked the most, and let me provide the links to those blogs. These posts are definitely worth reading and I would suggest every blogger to read it because it is just not specifically related to animes only, so anyone would be comfortable to read them. After all the award is all about “blogger recognition”, so why not recognize and appreciate someone’s efforts?
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Okay, so let us move forward with the rules of this particular post.
- Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
- Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
- Share the reason why you started your blog.
- Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
- Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
- Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!
Share the reason why you started your blog
It is quite a simple and straightforward answer for this, and the answer is that I love to theorize and write about animes and other things that I find interesting and things that I feel that I can explain and stretch out long in a form of an article or blog post. Especially ever since I started watching animes I was amazed by how beautifully the story and the message can be crafted and delivered in the form of media. It is quite a fact that the more interesting and beautiful a thing is, the more you are capable of pondering and thinking over it at the same time, thereby arriving to crazy theories and things worth sharing and making others experience that as well.
It is quite a common thing found in most of the blogger’s motivation behind starting a blog, and that is that they don’t have any fixed goal or destination in sight. Just like that, I too started with a very minimalistic inspiration. I had always thought blogging as a way to improve my writing style and something that improves the way I deliver my thoughts in front of an audience. Blogging about animes has helped me relive the respect I have for the hard work and efforts behind creating a successful anime. I never ever thought that blogging is something that makes someone special, rich or superior. In life, you got to be doing something that gives you a sense of satisfaction along with a way to channelize your thoughts into actions, both of which I achieved through blogging.
One of the reason behind why I started blogging, talking from the subconscious perspective, is because of the current scenario which we are facing nowadays. We all are bound by these walls because of a single virus that has caused disruption and havoc in the human society. But at such time, don’t you think we should try to be more productive and useful in other ways? This was definitely a bad year in some ways, but it gave me a chance to try out something beautiful like blogging, about which I am very proud of myself.
Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers
(Strictly talking with respect to WordPress only because I have not tried any other platform besides this).
- Your Mind Palace
Blogging is something which requires a bit of creativity and dedication. And that creativity arises from your thoughts and actions only. Majorly, it also depends upon how you react to a particular situation and how better outputs you can yield. This formula sums it all up.
E stands for Event, R stands for Response and O stands for Output. I might sound like a maths teacher, but this formula was specifically taught to us by our School Principal during one of those boring sessions on self-development during my school days. At that time, I used to think how boring these things are, but to my surprise this has definitely taken a U-turn and now I am seeing myself actually passing on this to others with my posts. Responsiveness is the first step towards creating something, and it is actually a sign of biological life as well. Responsiveness defines whether a creature is living or non-living, and every living thing responds to some kind of external force or event that happens in its day-to-day lives. This idea is so much primitive and simple and that is why it can be applied to things like blogging or any form of expression. While writing a blog, you are actually responding to a certain event that you have experienced, understood, derived or hypothetically created by yourself.
The output or the final extract of everything that I have mentioned above becomes your Mind Palace (which is the O in the formula). Everyone has a different type of Mind Palace, some of them have creepy dark palace, some of them have traditional palace, some may have cartoonish type of palace, while some may have luxurious and modern palace, while others have royal and rich palace too. Regardless of how your mind palace looks, it was derived from the decisions and the responses that you showed with respect to something that happened in your life. The true skill, however is how you portray or display it in front of others. Blogging is all about showing your mind palaces each other so that you can explore each other’s palaces and find out some new and interesting things that your palace doesn’t have. Also it is important to believe that simple ideas can be explained in cool ways
2. Stay Connected
Even if you start alone, you will eventually find tons of travellers along the way and it might take a few weeks for that to happen. Find the ones who are interested in the same topics as you are. Actively commenting on others blog posts and replying to comments on your own posts actually creates a bond between the different writers of the wordpress family. You can definitely react to other blog posts, and mention things that you liked the most in their blogs. However in order to do these things properly, you definitely need to take some time to read the blog posts of some of your followers and the ones you have followed, and analyse their blogs nicely from top to bottom.
It is also possible to take ideas from other bloggers or ask for some advice from them to improve your blogging experience. Staying connected aids in celebrations as well. You can always motivate other bloggers when they achieve a certain milestone. The whole idea is understanding that everybody on this platform is somewhat trying their best to write better content.
Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers
LitaKino from LitaKinoAnimeCorner
ashleycapes from The Review Heap
YonNyan from BiblioNyan
neverarguewithafish from Never Argue with a Fish
Arjun Vijayaraghavan from Anime reviews
Keni from The Anime Basement
TheAwersome from At a Glance Anime
7mononoke from Anime Rants
eggheadluna from EggheadLuna
thequotorium from thequotorium
And I guess that’s it.