Free Spirit Award!

Fujoshika of Fujoshitep has nominated me for a Free Spirit award! Thank you very much for the nomination, and this really looks like a cool award to tackle. I don’t see any rules listed, but I assume from Fujoshika’s post that I’m meant to answer their prompt, “The things that help you stay motivated to blog,” with five answers, nominate a handful of other people and give them a different prompt of my making. With that said, let’s get started.

1 – Love of Writing/Rambling/Ranting

I love anime, manga and animation as a whole. I also love expressing my thoughts on these topics through writing. Even if I don’t plan on actually posting something online, I find it fun to write out my thoughts on it. I can even return to these posts/papers later to see if my views have changed or if I was being unfair about the whole thing. I do love ranting, but it can certainly get you into trouble if you don’t properly understand what you’re ranting about. I tend to write way more than I really should, and I have been called out on this by some of my friends several times, especially when I used to write fanfics, but I really do just love to write, ramble and rant. Blogging gives me a great opportunity (and excuse, hehe) to really explore…anything in a thorough manner and share my opinions with others.

2 – Learning New Facts/Hearing Other Opinions

While I am usually somewhat stubborn about my opinions, I do change my opinions or views if new information or ways of looking at the situation are brought to my attention. Ever since I started blogging, I’ve been getting interesting and fun feedback from friends and strangers alike. They can strengthen my opinion, help me change it or at least give me a better understanding of the other half. I love learning about certain aspects of shows, movies, manga etc. that I never heard of before, and blogging gives me a great opportunity to do so.

3 – Entertainment of Others

I love all comments, non-spam of course, but I especially love when someone finds a review or an analysis particularly funny or fun to read. I adore making people laugh, I love when I can actually come up with views or analysis that makes people reconsider something or learn something new, and I love when people just enjoy reading what I write. That’s part of what makes writing as a whole so enjoyable for me, and it’s one of the ways I get motivated to keep cranking out posts.

4 – Organization

As weird as it is, blogging helps keep me organized on what I have reviewed and watched/read, what I need to re-analyze, what I should watch in the future and more. It also helps motivate me to seek out sequels and prequels to stuff I’ve watched/read.

5 – Fun

In the end, I just find blogging to be fun. Does it sometimes take a toll? Yes. Even the most fun activities would get old or trying after a while of doing it constantly. There’s never any harm in taking a break, but it really is a lot of fun. Hell, I have fun tweaking the various aspects of the site like widgets, sections and layout. I did not mean for that to sound so nerdy, but there ya go.

My prompt for the nominees: “Little things in life that never cease to put a smile on your face.”


Fantasy and Anime

Our Inked Obsession

The Huge Ani Fan

The Gentleman Otaku

Reverse Thieves

Have fun, guys, and visit their blogs because fun and wonder await you there. OooOOOooo!