1,000 Follows!

I’m not normally one to celebrate blog anniversaries, or to delve too deeply into my blog’s stats or analytics. I’m also well aware that such stats can be fairly misleading – as anyone else with a blog on any topic could tell you, a Follow doesn’t necessarily amount to reader engagement, especially after a certain amount of years when a lot of people have moved on in all but nominal subscription.

Regardless, I’d like to give a shout-out who’s ever liked or commented, followed or subscribed, or otherwise supported Otaku Lounge since its founding in 2013. I’ve learned a lot, tried to create interesting and well-written posts, and done my best to engage in turn with everyone who’s been a part of the journey. I hope to continue to do so for many years to come.

So to consistent commenters and low-profile lurkers alike, subscribers both old and new, and everyone who’s ever been involved in any way with Otaku Lounge, either big or small:

Thank you!

Creative Blogger Award

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I’ve been nominated for the Creative Blogger Award by FiddleTwix from The Anime Madhouse – thank you so much!

The award rules are as follows:

– Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
– Share 5 facts about yourself.
– Nominate 15-20 other bloggers and add their links.
– Notify the bloggers you nominated.
– Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

At first I was going to go for something along more obvious lines, but then I realised I’d actually rather not write about anything at all to do anime, Japan, or blogging for change. Continue reading “Creative Blogger Award”

Looking Outwards: Anime, Blogging, and Belonging

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This post is a lot more on the personal side than I’m normally comfortable with on Otaku Lounge, and usually there’d also be the customary question to the readers at the end. However, having being inspired for the first time to write directly about this topic, I thought I’d forgo the question this time and instead invite people to make a post of their own on what blogging, or more specifically blogging about anime, means to them. Continue reading “Looking Outwards: Anime, Blogging, and Belonging”

Liebster Awards

I actually had no idea that this was existed until just now, because I’m not really In The Know about these sorts of things. However, the fabulous Brittany who runs the equally fabulous San’in Monogatari nominated me for this award, and I’m only too happy to participate. For those readers also unfamiliar, here’s the idea:

The Liebster award is intended to give some exposure to small blogs with less than 200 followers. The rules are as follows:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination
5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer. Continue reading “Liebster Awards”