Happy New Year 2019: Blogging Resolutions

Kohaku runs an experiment with Yuito and Hitomi

So, it's a new year, and I wanted to try something different (as always). Since this is a time of resolutions, I figured I'd set some blogging-related resolutions for myself. I think it's a good opportunity to talk about what I'm thinking (since I tend to keep to myself), and get some feedback about the direction I'm considering for the blog. And since this post will act as a record, I can refer back to it at the end of the year to see how I did. You know, for research purposes...

As always, let me know what you think. And if you're feeling brave, feel free to share your own goals.

Yuu is upset

Write more full series reviews

I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record with this, but I'm planning to put more effort into writing reviews about entire series rather than just episodic reviews. Hopefully, the reviews I did on Zombieland Saga and Yuru Camp are steps in that direction. I think it will add more variety to my posts and help change the way I look at shows, since I tend to think more about specific events rather than overarching concepts.

I've gotten myself stuck into a bit of a mental spiral when it comes to full series reviews, and I'm trying to get past it. What inevitably happens is that a season ends, and I stop myself from writing reviews about the shows I covered, thinking that I'll just be repeating what I wrote in episode posts. Then, I'll feel bad about writing about series I didn't cover, since I tend to have less to say about them.

I hope someone will listen

Dive into collaborations

I've been seeing more collaboration posts going around, and I've enjoyed reading many of them. I've always tended to avoid them because of an unspoken rule I have on the site to keep myself from copying concepts or content from other bloggers (and because my ideas tend to be rubbish). But collaboration is different and interesting, and I want to contribute if I can. Hopefully, I haven't blocked myself off too much from others, so we'll see what I can get done.

Juliet is surrounded

Write fewer posts

I don't really have high hopes for this one, since I basically say this every year. Daily blog posts have always been a bit of a self-imposed goal for me, but I've always wanted to give myself more of a break if I could. I don't know what form this will take, since I've been thinking on it for multiple years at this point. Maybe I can make myself skip the odd day every now and then.


Try to write longer posts

I've been taking a look at yearly stats for my blog, and I noticed that my average words per post in 2013 was 137 words per post. Since then, the average word count has gradually increased each year, reaching 353 words per posts in 2018. I'm a concise person by nature, but I also think that it helps to put more effort into explaining myself and how I reach my opinions. So, my goal is to keep the trend going, with the hope that I become easier to understand with it.

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