Im still a noob blogger, Well a noob anime fan in general since I’ve only been watching anime for abit over a year. When I started anime blogging, I didn’t know what I was doing, and what challenges awaited me. As of now, I’ve apparently inspired 2 people to start their own anime blogs, (Here’s one of their blogs, You should check it out! Its really cool since they have a team of 5 people writing) I find it crazy that I inspire people, mainly because Im not experienced in the least… and So I thought a Top 5 list about what know before you start an anime blog (coming from a noob blogger) would be a good idea since some people are smarter than me and research what to do before starting a blog.
#1 Success doesn’t happen overnight
Me being the noob I am, I thought that id get views overnight and my blog would blow up immediately. Haha. that didn’t happen. Blogging takes effort, and results happen over time. Think of it as losing weight, Losing weight is hard work, and results happen slowly. That’s kind of how blogging works. When you start a blog, Be prepared to put hard work into it, and consistently.. Wait that’s for number 2.
#2 Consistency Is Key
I don’t have a consistent posting schedule, and you don’t have to either. But having a set time for writing at least once a week, and posting at least once a week can help your blog excel. When I was starting my blog.. those were the prime days of my writing, mainly the first 2 months. Then from there my writing kind of went downhill due to writer’s block. But I’ve recently been doing more to improve my writing. Writing is work if you make it work, Do your best to enjoy what you do and don’t force (AKA don’t be 2months ago-me).
Be consistent in writing, but take breaks. You dont want to burn your creativity out. Im sure that the amazing person you are (Well whoever’s reading this) writes amazingly! Oh and writers block happens. Ideas run out, and its ok, you can take a break, we are still here waiting for you.
#3 Quality over Quantity?
I feel like I’m now just naming every mistake I’ve made while blogging to warn newer bloggers not to make them. But for real, If you focus on quantity over quality in your blog (For example writing or followers) and I mean this in the nicest way possible, you won’t get anywhere. Your writing doesn’t have to be perfect, but put some time into it, Do what you do, But make sure that you’re just doing it to get something out there. I went through this phase, and wonderful senpai bloggers showed me the way. If you want their advice, read the comments of this post.
#4 Followers and Likes dont prove your worth.
They dont. At times we may feel like it does, but honestly it doesnt. There are amazing, brilliant writers out there with HUGE fanbases, and then there are also amazing, brilliant writers with small fanbases. What makes them continue writing is well.. their writing. If im going to be honest here, When I started this blog, I wanted millions of followers (Thats an exageration. I think..) But Im actually happy with a small amount of people who read my work. Comments, Likes and Followers will always make you happy, and they should, but dont have them prove your worth.
#5 Watching Anime may… Well Most Likely Feel Like A Job. And A Hard One At That
You think you’ve watched a lot of anime right? Well unless it’s above 500 or 1000 or something, then you haven’t. I thought I watched a lot of anime when I started my blog.. Boy was I wrong. I slowly, no quickly began to run out of animes to review and made it my mission to watch more anime, and when your watching anime solely for reviewing and not for enjoyment… It gets hard. If its a good anime, then obviously you’ll enjoy it, but it’ll feel harder than it normally would when you watch it for fun.
Im not saying that you should stop watching anime, But just warning you that when you start a blog and have a consistent writing schedule, you’ll run out of anime to talk about. And watching anime in a short period of time is hard.