And Another Thing…Posted: August 25, 2011 | |
The Short Version
OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN
I PLAYED WITH YOUR BLOGROLL
GOT LOST IN THE ‘SPHERE
The Medium Version
I originally wrote up around a thousand words on this topic (which you can read in all their glory in “the long version” below), but then I read Scamp’s post. What he said about me struck a chord:
No, because I don’t want to step on people’s toes simply for the sake of stepping on people’s toes. Mikoto/Fangzhao/Flomu can get away with that because that’s his shtick. His internet persona is built up so that he can ‘get away’ with doing that (for a given value of ‘get away with’) and I’m glad people like him exist. Someone needs to give various parts of the blogosphere a kick up the hole every now and then. It’s just I don’t want to be that person. I’m too much of a pussy to do that so directly.
You see, my internet persona may have developed into a metablogging prince of drama, but I never intended it to turn out like this! Although I find anime interesting (and Nichijou orgasm-inducing), I like talking about blogging more. What goes on in a blogger’s head when they write their posts? Why can they write something like this and I can’t?
In a way, this has helped me understand what I like and dislike about blogging in general. I don’t like “academic” blogs. Blogs thrive on comments. Posts should have voice. A blog should be organized. Episodics need not give a summary. Things like this.
But if I continue down this path, I can see myself becoming a more outspoken form of Author. A less oldfag version of lolikitsune. A less popular and more personal form of the two. When I started anime blogging, I took a look at those two blogs and wondered why anybody would make a blog about anime blogs. It just seemed so stupid – and it still does! So this isn’t a road I want to walk down.
But what else can you do?
Yeah, okay, so maybe the only thing I’m half-decent at is metablogging. I originally wanted to write many different blogs under different pseudonyms using different styles talking about different things (episodics, editorials, etc.)… but then I realized I would burn out halfway through. I ain’t got the dedication for that.
Instead, I’ve landed on the “ultimate ‘white base’ blog” http://flomu.wordpress.com, where I’ll be exploring different ways of aniblogging. I hope you’ll join me on this journey. And I hope I can last long enough for it to be worthwhile for you.
(aka the second draft of this post)
P.S.: I’ll be at flomu.wordpress.com for the foreseeable future, so it’s safe to blogroll me away!
P.P.S.: I set flomu.wordpress.com as my main blog earlier this week and imported misakithursday.wordpress.com, so sorry for all the trackbacks you people have been receiving. I’ve been having a hell of a time importing back and forth because some comments on one blog aren’t on the other, and vice versa. I’ll do one last blog synchronization in a couple of days, but after that whatever you say on one blog won’t be transferred to the other.