Friday, February 1, 2019

Anointed Geek Update!! (2/1/2019)

It's been awhile since I wrote one of these, but today seems like a good day for an update.

When I first started blogging, it was for a class where I was assigned to create and manage a blog for the semester. The original purpose of the blog, then called "Green Lantern's Light", was to recommend and review Green Lantern storylines and miniseries. "Green Lantern's Light" was a fun project but as I wrote more posts, I started to get bored with writing posts ever week.

I wanted to write content that was more diverse so that I could reach a wider audience. After that semester of blogging, "Green Lantern's Light" became "The Anointed Geek" and I decided that I would recommend and review comic book series that weren't just limited to Green Lantern titles.

That was a good decision because it gave me a chance to write about different topics that I could alternate between whenever I got bored of one. The I made another decision to not just limit myself to comic books. Since I called myself the Anointed Geek, it seemed appropriate that I write about other geeky topics like anime, movies, and more comic books.

This was probably not the best idea because I didn't have a clear understanding on what I wanted to do with the blog. I was trying to appeal to so many different communities that it was difficult to attract regular readers and gain a following. Just because someone is fond of Alan Moore's Watchmen, it doesn't mean that they'll be interested in Kentaro Miura's Berserk. Just because someone is a fan of the Star Wars franchise, it doesn't mean they'll be a fan of the Fate series.

I had to narrow my focus so that I could attract more readers with specific interests. I decided to focus on anime because while I love comic books, I was not up to date on the latest comic book series and events. When it comes to anime, I'm watching a lot of the current shows and I know a little more on what's relevant in the community.

Now I regularly write anime recommendations and I think that I'm starting to grow in the anime community among other AniBloggers. Participating in the 12 Days of Anime really gave me more exposure and helped me find other AniBloggers with great content. I don't think that my posts and content are anywhere near the level of those AniBloggers, but I hope that I can learn from them and improve in the future.

I really enjoying writing about anime now more than ever, and I'm proud to call myself an AniBlogger. While I still enjoy writing anime recommendations, and plan to write more in the future, I am also interested in writing more analytical content and maybe some more absurd or parody posts. 

While that's not an exciting update, the main point of this post is just to reflect on my experience as a blogger. I've been blogging for two years and in that time, I've learned more about what I want to write and what I want to accomplish as an AniBlogger. Even if there are moments where I feel bored with blogger, I don't think I'll ever give up this passion.

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