- Say thanks to who nominated you and leave a link back to that person’s blog.
- Give the story or history of your blog.
- give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers.
- Comment on the nominated blogs and let them know they’ve been nominated and leave a link to the post.
History of My Blog:
My blog is now 3 years-old. It’s pretty old. If you want a more detailed history of my blog, you can check it out here.
A blogger crafts an internet identity for himself or herself. However, that identity at times may get misconstrued once more people know you and thus, you might lose the internet identity you created. It’s important to never lose sight of yourself and to not let other people write your narrative/story because if that happens, blogging won’t be as fun anymore.
As a blogger, you will encounter moments when your principles and values are questioned by your readers or read posts from other writers that have a difference of opinion. These are the moments where you would want to express or defend your beliefs, which is great but you may also cross some lines when doing so. Thus, a question like “how controversial could/should you be?” comes to mind. There is no right or wrong answer to this but you should be aware of your audience and how comfortable you are in crossing that line. It really does depend on your boundaries and limits. Some people will love you for it and others will hate you for it but you should do what makes you happy and comfortable. It’s your blog, you can do whatever you want with it.
Personally, I try to stay neutral as possible in my writing but there are moments where I feel like I need to state my values to people if it’s necessary to do so and I stick by those thoughts no matter what. One great way of expressing those values positively is in the OWLS Bloggers group because we talk about issues that make a positive impact in the anime community. And so, I have my little moment of social activism which you don’t often see in my posts (and if you do, it’s subtle).
Once again, thank you, Keiko, for the nomination. I really appreciate it!