Presenting: Riyoga’s Ramblings 2.0Posted: April 25, 2011
That homework crunch was a nightmare. Portal 2 was still worth it, though.
Anyways, on to the point of this post, I’m making a few changes to the way I’m doing things. Actually, I wouldn’t really say “changes” so much as “additions.” Not to mention the biggest announcement doesn’t even really have to do with this blog itself, but whatever, I’m rolling with it.
WEEKLY NEWS IS CANCELLED
If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve stopped doing my Weekly News posts. That’s because they got practically no views, and the entire point of the posts was to bring news to people. Since nobody is reading them except for a few exceptions, it’s a waste of time for me to continue. After all, I’ve already read the news I post, and it’s not like typing them up was helping me think about them the same way Previews and Reviews and do.
Weekly News was also created was because I was worried that inbetween when Previews are done to when Reviews are done, I’d have nothing to write about. Last season proved me wrong. I didn’t have much of a problem thinking topics up.
However, this isn’t the last you’ll see of news-related stuff from me, but more on that later.
ANIME BLOGROLL WILL BE ADDED
If I can figure out how to add the bloody thing, that is. I’m still trying to memorize all of the neat stuff I can do with WordPress, despite being familiar with it for nearly two years now.
I used to be opposed to blogrolls, because I figured it was just a circlejerk of people going, “AWW YEAH YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME. BTW ADD ME TO UR BLOGROLL LOL.” That actually still is a correct summary in some occasions. And these kinds of comments would come from people who’ve never even been to your blog before. Basically just sucking up and lying to promote their own stuff. It annoyed me.
However, I’ve seen that there are many different ways to run blogrolls. For example, both Marina and Nadja both added me to their blogrolls, and yet I’ve never even mentioned the word “blogroll” to them.
I’m going to follow a similar mindset.
I’ll add a blogroll, but I’m only putting links for blogs that I read and like, or if I get to know you in the comments section here. I won’t say, “comment this many times = added,” because then people would just spam comments like crazy. It doesn’t work like that. This also means don’t ask me to add you to my blogroll. If you do that, I’ll be more inclined to not add you.
I also won’t accept link exchanges. I’ll never ask you to add me to your blogroll, so I expect the same. A place on the blogroll is something that should be earned. Besides, it’s not too hard to get on my blogroll, just add worthwhile comments, or talk to me on AIM or whatever. Friends will always make it on the blogroll.
Also, I have terrible memory and am slow, so if you’ve talked to me quite a bit and I still haven’t added you, I probably just forgot. Don’t worry, I’ll add you eventually.
AND THE BIG REVEAL…
RIYOGA GETS A TWITTER!
Alright, maybe it’s not that big of a deal, but since it’s a whole new thing for me to manage, I think it’s the biggest announcement.
I used to hate Twitter. But that was mainly because I saw it as a place where people just said/tweeted, “lol just took a dump, brb,” or, “lol eating a sandwich, it’s ham.”
My Twitter will be used entirely for anime micro-blogging purposes. Know how I hate doing episodic posts? This will allow me to put a short sentence or two for my opinion on an episode. And remember when I said that news posts weren’t entirely gone? Here’s where that comes in. I can always put in a link to a news post the second I read it and add a comment on it.
Twitter will be quite helpful for the little things.
I’m going to start following some anime bloggers that I know and/or like that I already know have a Twitter account. I have yet to comment on some of the blogs for the people I’m going to follow, so I hope they don’t get too creeped out.
https://twitter.com/#!/RiyogasRambling (Damnit Twitter, I ONLY NEEDED ONE MORE LETTER FOR MY ACCOUNT NAME. Jerks.)
Note: I’ve never used Twitter before, so forgive me for being a complete and utter noob for a few weeks.
I think that’s everything major I can think of. I won’t be changing the theme or anything, so I still don’t know why I decided to name this post as Riyoga’s Ramblings 2.0. I guess I’m excited about a few of these (mainly the Twitter), which is why I see it as a big change/addition.
Also, I’m catching up on anime and such right now, so before anything really happens with what I just wrote about, expect a preview or two in a few hours.