Hello readers of Moar Powah! This past month I’ve had to do a little self-assessment of sorts. Basically, I asked myself if blogging was worth it. In the summer, my posting drastically reduced due to my job. Thankfully, that’s about the same time I started bringing on moar writers to help keep the site going. Then in the fall, I started up again, only to lull in and out of posting due to personal and health reasons. Now it’s the beginning of February, and looking back at the past month, my posting has been a bit paltry. I have come to the conclusion that I simply find writing a chore. It’s not like I have a shortage of ideas nor have I lost interest in the subject matter. But right now, I just don’t feel like writing (moar in-depth explanation in a bit). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not disappearing; a lot of discussion happened last week when 2DT announced his farewell. Fellow blogger Charles of Beneath the Tangles wrote a nice tribute post to 2DT. Akira of Moe Fundamentalism did as well. And AceRailgun touched on the reasons why a blog dies.
I’m lucky to have a staff of competent, supportive, and enthusiastic writers; without them as mentioned earlier, this blog probably wouldn’t be around. Now Ace did mention that it can be harder to connect with a website if it has multiple authors; I agree to an extent, but with a little effort, you can find a connection. He and I did (I think). After reading the rest of the comments, I pretty much agree with other people’s opinions. The one that stuck out to me the most however, was the last one by du5k. Part of the reason I started blogging was not only because of general interest in the subject matter, but because of the fact that I wanted my voice to be heard. The number one reason I feel writing is a chore now is because I feel my voice is not worth sharing with others. This leads me to another point. Competition vs. cooperation. Thanks again to Ace for bringing up these interesting topics. Some others have expanded on this as well. I am a very competitive person; that’s part of the reason I love sports so much. It’s all about competition. Healthy competition can push a person to do better. I am always looking at fellow bloggers to see what I can do better. However, one thing I (and my fellow writers) wouldn’t mind seeing moar are comments. This is actually a relatively small complaint for me as I usually carry around a “don’t care what you think of me” attitude. Not that stubborn “I’m not going to take into consideration what you say” thing but a “I’m confident in my beliefs” thing. I’m always willing to discuss and possibly expand my perspective. But that’s the thing; there needs to be discussion for this to actually happen. I don’t expect to be getting hundreds of comments like feal of Empty Blue, but a few wouldn’t hurt. Perhaps it’s the very nature of Moar Powah! itself. MP is not a typical blog; we cater to ALL interests. How often do you see sports and anime articles on the front page on other blogs? This I think moar than anything else, alienates some readers. We’re not specific. We even have food articles as well!
Yet this doesn’t really bother me. I created this site to have a platform to share all my interests, not just one. What I need to do now is to just re-focus. I need to force myself to put out content again on a regular basis. In essence, I need to rekindle the desire to share my opinion again. Like I said, the interest in my subject matter hasn’t waned, just the interest to share it. If people want to comment, they’ll comment. One thing that can help rekindle the flame is cooperation. I didn’t mention cooperation much did I? Well I have a great staff here. That’s another great thing about having a staff: easy cooperation. Or so it seems. It can be hard even with a staff to coordinate since everyone has his or her own things to take care of. There are a few instances of our uber cooperation with Gundam Week being our most recent example. We have done some vlogs which I like to do moar of. We also have an upcoming column that will definitely involve cooperation (think Phoenix Wright!). I would also like to cooperate moar with the blogging community. Right now, most of the blogging community I know of is anime focused. Kidd’s ACAA was a a great way to get involved. I also recently participated in a post about music on Kuro’s blog. Anyways that’s enough ranting for now. Until next time people!
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