Now you must be wondering, why the sudden negativity?
Or perhaps not so sudden considering my recent posts…
Anyways, that aside, I (not so) recently stumbled upon an article on how to increase the number of people who read my blog. It mentioned something about writing for your readers instead of for yourself.
It got me thinking, is me writing my random thoughts and clumsily putting together my thoughts on anime and occasionally Japanese music really something people would pay me for?
I didn’t even need to think twice or try to get a second opinion to come to the conclusion that the answer is a definitive no.
Unlike major anime bloggers and YouTubers, I lack the flair to coherently piece together an article about what I enjoy or edit a stunning video with a good mix of humour and actual content. Aside from simply lacking the skill, I also don’t have a specific nor large “reader base”. (recently talk about copyright and stuff is slightly worrying since I started using anime screenshots)
As someone who simply started off his blog with the intention of simply sharing my relatively deep or perhaps not so deep thoughts, I gained a small but relatively dedicated following. However, I threw that all away when I went and disappeared for a whole 6 months before coming back as an anime blog. Those that followed me from before must be pretty disappointed…
Honestly, my blog is a real mess if I’ve ever seen one. Undecided as to who I want to write for, I end up selfishly deciding to just write about what I want to write.
Now, I phrased it rather harshly but is just writing about what you want to write about really so wrong?
Frankly speaking, no.
However, while I’m writing entirely with only what I want in mind, I shouldn’t really be expecting any monetary support from you guys, my readers. When it comes down to it, you all, my readers, are simply here to listen to the ramblings and objectively insignificant thoughts of just another person hiding behind his own anonymity online. I should be grateful enough that you all have come here to read about my trivial thoughts.
With regards to the ko-fi link I’ve put to my previous posts together with the paypal button in hopes that people would support an unemployed person like me, don’t you think that’s pretty dodgy?
Who knows where the money you throw to support me will go? Will it go to something stupid like a Honkai Impact 3 in-game purchase or perhaps some milk tea? Or will it actually go to maintaining my website or paying for ProWriting Aid because my English just really sucks?
Whatever the case is, I can’t expect to get any financial support for doing something that doesn’t provide my readers with valuable content or opinions of value. In other words, it can’t just be whatever I think of, it has to be both something that I want write about as well as something that you guys want to read. Thus, I’m going to ask you guys to share in the comments below what type of content you guys want!
Of course, being someone who can’t bring himself to do anything he doesn’t want to do, I will only write about things you’ve commented that I, myself find interesting. Considering those people who follow me, I doubt that there will be much that I’m not interested in though.
Just to be clear, I will continue pumping out my own content but I just felt that getting some opinions from my readers on what sort of content they want would be refreshing and perhaps spark something in me.
After all, ever since I came back, comments have been at an all time low… Most likely because I just up and switched to primarily anime related posts.
And so! I think it would be great if there was some things you guys want me to write about and we can talk about it in the comments when I write about it!
Am I being too selfish? Tell me in the comments below if I’m just being a too materialistic or unrealistic by trying to get money from a pass-time like writing just because I don’t want to work.
I feel like recently with practically zero comments on most posts I end up feeling like I’m just talking to myself so I end up doing what I always do when I’m alone… trash talk about myself while doing absolutely nothing about it… I should probably change that since there are actually people reading my posts even if they don’t say anything… At this rate people are just gonna get put off by my attitude and thought processes… Especially since my latest post before this was kind… err… heh