Retrospective Lookback on the Tourney
Through the AniBlog Tourney, we have managed to gleam huge amounts of new ideas. The criticisms offered forth also gave us ideas on various methods to improve the blog as well as areas that could use significant improvements. It was a very educational journey and although we’re certainly out of it, we shall return next year, hopefully stronger than now!
The first big change is in the name of the blog. I think it’s pretty clear that this is no longer Interests of a Psychopath but Otaku Panorama. It was a name we thought of, meaning us presenting our views on the Otaku media culture. Posh stuff. However, the old blog name I’ve preserved for so long will not disappear! It has been saved for another of our “grand” changes.
One of the newer things was the introduction of splitting the blog. Not literally but dividing it into 4 seperate sections for each of the 4 writers, each with it’s own unique name and distinct writing styles. Although it does absolutely nothing besides some cosmetic work, it does neaten stuff out for us. (And that’s where the blog’s old name now is. It’s my section! Whoots)
We’re also hoping to delve into new formats of presenting our content. One of the better ideas put forth was actually a podcast. It’s currently in consideration but I’m hoping it’ll turn out well. But don’t fret, the blog won’t just be about podcasts just because we’re too lazy to type. It’ll be a infrequent thing and it’s actually part of a goal for my own ambitions in life.
Another fresh new occasion that you can look forward to is the possibility of a fifth writer. He’s a closer friend of Sleepy and both LessThanFree and I also know him rather well. I’m only disclose that he’s a little shota in RL but nothing more. We have great expectations for our new blood.
That’s all for now. The blog is undergoing a major overhaul in terms of looks so these few days would be very messy with all sorts of crap being done to it. In the future, we hope to present more quality content as we slowly mature (really really slowly) and gain more insights into such aspects. We had thought out content was rather satisfactory but we were proved wrong and it was described as mediocre at most. So we’ll like to make them eat their words in the next AniBlog tournament (*evil laughter*). That or we arrange for our nay-sayers to meet with rather unfortunate accidents, mostly involving fire and salami slicers.