Continuing on from the stats post. On this post, as the title states. I’ll be going over what you might be seeing on the blog. This will be more general, as I don’t want to makes promises, otherwise I’ll end up not doing it or fulfilling it. So here is a potential road map for the blog.
A vague direction for the future & “specialising”
When I first restarted, I wanted to strengthen what I already know; anime and videogames. With more emphasis on videogames this time round. However, my blog “lacks a specialisation”. As it covers a more general view on both anime and videogames. I do want to change this or try to at least. So, I’ve been looking at what I can specialise in, no matter how much I want to say guild wars 2, deep down I know there isn’t an audience for it. When I tried this on my other blog – there wasn’t any engagement or interest for it. This validated by the metrics on these posts. However.
With a fresh start, I could boot it up again. I could try other MMOS but the problem is; I’m pretty much a single MMO player. Unless I do a GW2 and Monster hunter world. Again though, I’m only a low ranked hunter. The other thing I can do is cover GW2 and do Xbox games. I do play them quite often enough. So I could cover xbox game along aside guild wars 2. So, I guess I might focus or cover games on XB & GW2??. Sounds interesting enough, I suppose.
Potential up coming blog content and shift of focus
With my vague direction I want to take my blog, it’s pretty needles to say. I’m focusing on videogames. With the fore mentioned above being covered. However, they won’t be the only focus. I would like to try counter arguing some video game articles. As it does appeals to me, however this is very dependant on me also playing the game or having a good understanding on it. On to anime.
Now, I’m not ditching anime. However there is a big announcement, I will not be covering any more episode reviews – I will be continuing yagate kimi ni naru to the end. I wanted it to be the bread and butter, along side video game first impressions. That will no longer be the case. Time constraints is the key issue. With various other blog posts in mind or in the works, I just don’t have the time to spend watching and re-watching to get a good feel for the episode. So, anime first and final impressions will be taking over for the anime department.
Retro videogames, hopefully should be rebooted up and continued on. I’m just deciding on the format and approach on it. Same with videogame impressions. With those type of posts, videos from youtube or screen caps from games I’m playing can be used.
I’m hoping to make the “did you know” in to a series. Where I give some info on just some things that many might not know. This really depends on research and interest.
Blogging engagement vs twitter engagement
Now, the real meat and possibly the most controversial aspect. Or the most whiniest part of the blog.
For a few years, I’ve always helped out smaller blogs, in my own way. Engagement for a blog is key. It helps to create a network, bring in traffic and have engagement or comments on your blog. It is key for the success of any blog, as its what most bloggers strive for. Now, it sounds all good, however.
This has caused me some major frustrations. Back on my old blog, I did everything right, left comments, likes in hopes of building up a network. And it worked…for a short time. The people I helped out either, just left a like on blog – which doesn’t mean much engagement. Left very little comments on my blog, in contrast to me leaving them quite a few comments. Or worse, not even engage with my posts, whilst I engage with theirs. Even when I restarted, it was the same rig morale. Having learnt from my past.
I will no longer be engaging with others on their blogs. If they can’t be bothered with mine, why should I?. Entitled, you say?. Yeah I’m entitled to something, since I’m giving something and would like something back in return. It’s funny, how others are quick enough to do that with each other. But feel no need to do so with me. I helped them up, and they thank me by ignoring, pushing me aside, once they’re done with me. I’m done helping others out on their blogs.
With twitter however, I’ll be lenient. There will be some engagement, via retweets and likes. I might even leave some tweets on what I thought of the post. From here on, out though. I will not be engaging with others on their blogs. And, if I’m ignored or pushed aside on twitter. Well I can do the same as well.
I do apologise if this comes cross to you as whiny, I’m just sick and tired of seeing others benefit from my help whilst pushing me aside. And leaving me to rot, whilst I make a ton of effort, while they make little effort with me.
So, that comes to an end of my blog updates.