Your favorite anime blogPosted: January 16, 2010
Answer me this (via comments, blog post, twitter, whatever):
What is your favorite anime blog, and why?
and/or What is your most-hated anime blog, and why? (I’d advise you go easy on this one, though. It may have repercussions – unless, of course, you talk about Mikotoism. That blog sucks balls.)
@anime bloggers, please don’t say your own blog.
This is by no means a “self-improvement” post or whatever. In my quest to discover why “popular” blogs are popular and why “semi-popular” blogs are still really popular, I’ve decided to go straight to the source: readers and bloggers. I’m not just talking about DannyChoo (I’ve given up on trying to understand why people love to know what Danny Choo has for lunch and how much he loves his dolls) and SanCom (sensationalized news always attracts people). I’m referring more to blogs like RandomC – blogs that aren’t extraordinary, yet receive an extraordinary amount of attention.
I also want to know which kind of blog is most interesting: episodic, editorial, or meta. Most blogs feature a combination of the three, but they usually lean towards one side. (For example, I’d say Mikotoism is primarily a… shit. Uh… Metatorisodic? I have no idea. If you think you know, tell me, because I honestly don’t.)
I also want to know if frequent posters are more well received than infrequent posting. Though this has no relation to Mikotoism (sporadic posting is coolsauce), I want to know.
Also, I think that the aniblogosphere needs something like this. The OEG is trying to clean the term “otaku,” not rate blogs, yet so many people complain when a popular blog is eliminated. The blog itself isn’t bad – it’s its usage of “otaku” that fails the test. The only thing is, not many people are interested in that. By nature, we (bloggers) are all list and rating-crazy, reflected in the ratings we give shows, episodes, first impressions, etc. and lists like “Best ___ anime of the decade.” We are attracted to the OEG (some support the OEG’s efforts with blind gusto) not for the OEG, but for its ratings.
HAW HAW, THAT MEIMI FAILEEEDDDDD
Yeah, but that’s ’cause her blog just happened to fail both the OEG’s standards and blogger/blog standards (I don’t think it’s even possible to argue in defense of a Dannychoo groupie blog like that).
Thus I want to find out which blogs “pass” according to our (readers + bloggers) standards. It would be nice if this spread to other blogs, but it’s more for my own curiosity anyway.
P.S.: @OEG guys, if you are reading this: Sorry for my post on you, if you were offended (though according to that blurb on Mikotoism, that’s unlikely). I was more angry at the stupid reactions to your crusade. I could care less if you passed or failed me (though in all honesty, I don’t really refer to myself as “otaku” anyway – I’m just your average asian kid who watches anime too much and needs a life), but I get angry when I see so many bloggers supporting you guys when I know that many of them are just supporting the pass/fail system and not your goals.
P.P.S.: @OEG guys: I will still make jabs at you. Because I’m a troll and there’s nothing else in the ‘sphere to jab at except for Danny Choo and Artefact (everybody hates them anyway).
P.P.P.S.: [What I could use another post to type up, but conserving space is fine too] Winter season is really good. The second episodes of Sora no Woto (covered in previous post), Dance in the Vampire Bund, Durarara!!, and Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu have all reached the bars that their first episodes set. This season is, so far, one of the greatest in the past few years. It’s like Fall 2008 without all the shit. Quality over quantity for the win.
P.P.P.P.S: This may turn out to be a good idea or a really bad idea, depending on how many and who manages to see this post/comment here. Hmmn.
P.P.P.P.P.S: Sorry about the huge, block-of-text post. You can use this as proof when you say how bad Mikotoism is.