It’s already been a month since I got suspended from Twitter, which also marks a month since I started blogging and to be honest..
I never expected myself to like this so much because I don’t even like writing! I always sucked at English and I would do anything I can to get away from writing papers. Yet here I am, very invested into blogging to the point where I’ll be thinking of content I could write about when I’m idled. I’ve never really had this feeling before for writing so I am very enthusiastic.
And throughout this journey, I’ve learned so much.
I learned about myself:
Before blogging, I never really analyzed anime in depth.. Or well, I did but I never bothered to go into detail. Not until I started up a blog.
Expressing your feelings and seeing them come to life is a work of art in itself. You start with a blank canvas and next thing you know, you’re 1,000 words in. Furthermore, knowing your thoughts are out in the open for the world to see is exciting. That feeling of anticipation from people interacting with what you wrote adds on to it as well.
And that’s the power of writing. I feel like I have a voice and people are listening. It’s different from a tweet or a Facebook post. On blogs, it’s pleasant to know that people read your whole posts that you put so much effort in.
I learned about the community:
Blogging has shown me how supportive and welcoming the aniblogging community is. Coming from the anime community on twitter, it was very refreshing from all the trolls and the hot takes on the timeline. Everyone is very friendly to the point where some have even promoted me to their own blogs. It might be a small gesture, but I was touched by it.
Their posts are also all high quality that inspires me to improve on my writing. There are many thought provoking posts that makes me want to expand on it with a post of my own. Studying their style of blogging has also contributed to my own style of blogging!
I also want to thank my friend Nick for not only showing me the ropes of blogging, but also for introducing me to this lovable community.
I learned about how blogging can be addictive:
Seriously. I’m on a call with my friends on Discord every night, and we usually get on to play video games.. But all I could think of most of the time recently is my blog. I started losing interest in Fortnite and started putting more time in to writing posts on my blog. It’s a therapeutic hobby. Listening to my friends talk with a chill music playlist playing in the background while writing gives me peace of mind.
What does worry me though, is that that one day will come when I run out of writing prompts.. At the same time if I keep watching anime, I should be fine, right? Even just thinking about past anime I’ve watched gives me ideas of what I could be writing about so maybe these are just some passing thoughts.
The Future of My Blog:
From finding out about the aniblogging community to things I didn’t know I was capable of doing, I’ve learned so much that contributed to coming up with my own personal blogging style. At this moment, I feel like my posts are still very static, stiff, and trying too hard to be too professional but my goal is to write blogs that have that hint of “Jerem” to it. So expect more blog posts from me!
Finally, I want to thank you all.
I hope you stay and read more of my blogs and maybe even tell your friends about it! I want to keep growing this blog as I do like the feeling that people read what I work hard on (who doesn’t, right?).
I might stumble here and there.. but I will continue try to improve the quality of my posts for you all to enjoy.
As always, thank you for reading~!