Recently, I left a site I was writing for. I’ve only written for it for six months, and with very few pieces to my name, I decided early on that despite enjoying writing as a hobby, it didn’t look like much of a career prospect. I stuck with the site for a few more months until everything became so busy for me that I eventually had to take my leave. While it was ultimately for the best, I do sort of miss the professionalism the site had.
But writing and leaving gave me a few important things to take away from it all. First and most simply, it helped with my future, not only giving me some experience in a professional environment, working with a team, following guidelines/taking instructions, and using super duper official email accounts and stuff, it helped me get a better grip on what to do with my future. Maybe I’m good at writing (stroking my ego, sorry), but that doesn’t mean it’s what I want to do. Maybe it’s ultimately better for me to get good at what I like, not force myself to like what I’m good at.
Most importantly, however, I learned that I’m not really a writer – at least not a professional one. Reviewing anime, while it could be fun, wasn’t ultimately something I wanted to stick with for too long. The reviews had a lot of guidelines and rules to follow to ensure quality and consistency, and while that’s a good thing on the site’s part, it isn’t really me. I’m more of a free-form, type-whatever-I-fucking-want kind of guy I guess. And while sites do exist that will take free-form type-whatever-they-fucking-want kind of guys, I don’t want to go out of my way to find one, apply, and settle. Writing casually is more me. So I’m going to stick with blogging.
Okay, with that out of the way, I want to talk a little about my blog. Clearly, I’m struggling to post frequently (sorry!), but I promise I have something cooking that I can post soon enough.
Also, I revamped KyoMato! Well, at least the way it looks. I wanted to go with a layout that emphasized my posts more, and had a bit more of a “home-y” feel when you were on the homepage, and while I did sort of get that, I got it at the expense of having all of my posts out in the open on the front page. Now there’s a lot more scrolling and less accessibility. Whether this is a good change or not is more up to you I suppose, so I’d appreciate any feedback.
On another note, I’ve previously mentioned that I like music a lot. I’ve been wanting to do a music blog for a while, but I don’t know if it’s worth it to either create a fresh new blog or make this a joint anime/music blog. I’m leaning more toward creating a brand new one, but I’d like some feedback on that too.
Anyway, I’m not really sure where this post is going from here, but if you cared enough to read this far, thanks! You could have read something better, but you read my words. Bless you, friend. I’ll try to come back with more content!