Episodic Reviews.. to do or not to do -that is the question?

– Melody – Realize

web_surfing_by_transplantedyouthOkay inspiration for this entry was because of reading this entry. I have been reading enough blogs every semester to actually know the dedication that many animebloggers has, and this was one of my original reasons for starting this blog, but because of certain reasons I stopped.

One was because of some odd reasons – episodic blogging and the scope of it, messed up my Categories. Mostly it was my fault, I got too obsessed with trying to figure out order.. and that backfired on me. There’s still an open forum thread asking for support… which wasn’t resolved as I wanted. It got too much of a headache to try and figure out the answer.

Two  was because the blogging of each episode got too much of a chore, as I did those screen caps and impressions.I fell behind, and that was depressing. Blogging wasn’t fun then. Oh it can be like this, but then wouldn’t that block a lot of potential animes? Since it’s been a while, I have been going back to the older animes I never got the chance to see, and then rewatching them. Case in point -marathoning Kamichu at the moment for me.  However because I watch so many old anime on a marathon basics, keeping track, and trying to list them in MAL is one of the harder things for me to do. I look at that list occasionally and wonder hope people can keep up with updating that list.

Three was because it became too much to try and figure out what exactly is good enough to blog? Everyone is going to say oh you’re blogging the same anime series that everyone else is doing, so why bother? My solution for that now, was to go to various blogs and then comment there. It creates community that way. But I always wonder, when there was that one exact epsiode, would it help to blog about it? So reading this blog entry made me think of some more things.

It’ll probably end sooner or later, the Spring 2009 season, but I saw this and this and think of a possibility.

I am contemplate on starting again… should I or not? I do observe enough blogs and their ideas on categorizing the entries, to think about beginning it again. Otherwise there final impressions, but the bad thing now is that I will probably parrot a lot of people… so this idea is still out for the count. Will be contemplating on the matter some more.

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  • http://celestialkitsune.wordpress.com/ Kitsune

    One of the possibilities is to convert your old categories into tags. That is what I did with my GW categories (I used to have about 10 or more). I converted them into tags and assigned them all into one category. It was a long time ago though, so I don’t recall how to do it now :(

    I used to have a very neat and long list of anime I watched in Excel, but I stopped maintaining it – does not worth the time in my opinion. Rather than doing that, I just keep a page with anime I rate above 90% (I have to update that list :P ).

    You already have anime category and one piece subcategory. Should you decide to blog about some anime, you could just add another subcategories under the anime category :)

    It does not matter at all how many people cover an anime, what matters is what you think about an episode or a series :)

  • http://animemiz.wordpress.com/ miz

    @ Kitsune Well the converter of categories to tag, and vice versa.. don’t exactly work for me.. so I kinda gave up on that. I have been lumping all the un-salvageable entries into the one huge category of Anime. I use to be able to list them into different series pages, ie Bleach, Nodame, Death Note, but I kinda f*&ked up in trying to keep order. I figure if I want to blog about any new anime episodically, then I’ll start a new category for it.. till then..

    But for posterity sakes, it kinda seems better to be a voice…. I actually like episodic blogs sometimes, because for me it serves as a preview to the episode, and makes me want to watch the episode perse.. because of real life though, it seems to be an issue.