Whether or not you are a fan of anime, Hopeless Sensei’s “Anime Blogging – What to do and what to avoid” is a delightful list of things bloggers should do and not do when blogging. While aimed at the anime market and industry, it should apply to all bloggers. Here are a few examples.
Do read the posts of others on a subject before you write about said subject. The knowledge of another blogger on an issue can complement yours.
Do not copy and paste another post and then write it in your own words. Make sure the opinion on an anime that you reveal to the world equates to how you feel about the series.
Do have the courage to stand up for your opinions, no matter how far they deviate from those of others.
Do not flame something for the sake of provoking a reaction, because you could be shot down faster than a generic GINN faced with Kira Yamato.
Do comment on other blogs often. Build a blogging community of friends and comrades rather than one of rivalry, and contribute to the writing of others along with your own.
Do not try to burn those who disagree with you. Subtly hinting at them in a future post, though, is slightly more acceptable.
I’ve had problems lately with the “burning those who disagree with you”, but I’m getting help now and hopefully working on improving my aim. ;-)
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