Two weeks ago, I have created a Reader’s Survey to take look to give the direction of what I need to improve on and get some demographic information. Today the survey has finally closed and I have the results. Therefore, I want to take a look at the fascinating results with some of the questions. (Image Source)
1. Are you Female or Male?
2. What do you like about my blog?
These answers to this question were predictable considering that the aniblogosphere is crowded with too many episodic blogs. An overwhelming majority of the people prefers editorials (39%) and reviews (23%) opposed to episodic posts (19%). Design is not as an important factor since it’s more of a popularity thing.
3. Suggestions to Improve
“Your writing style is too bland. It feels like a school essay. You need more character and liveliness. You need a style of writing distinct to you. Don’t be afraid to be harsh or judgmental. Show off your personality more. I would also advise towards shorter blogs, you don’t need to recount every single thing in the episode. I’d prefer if you wrote the points that left the strongest impression.”
I have noticed this with some of my writing since its still a work in progress. I’m willing to improve my writing more since it’s one of my weaker skills. Considering when I started to blog, my writing was pretty bad until I steered away from hefty summary to mostly thoughts. In my recent episodic posts, I try to just analyze only few of the points in the episode that caught my interest. Since college is getting busier, I may write more editorials/impressions posts and reserve the episodic posts for interesting shows like Madoka Magica.
“Perhaps have a bit of a design change to make it stand out a little.”
While design is not an important factor, I might change the color scheme and tweak the theme to make it look better.
“I’d say just run a quick grammar check. Some of the errors are a bit jarring.”
Since reading the post two times may not be enough to catch all the errors, someone had suggested me to read over the post out loud. Seeing that doing this for episodics may be tedious, it will be the best option to solve majority of the grammar errors and I will try it out someday.
This is going to be short since there are many different responses in favorite jpop artists and anime… so they will be available in PDF format.
What Genre of Anime do you prefer?
Majority of the people in this survey prefer Slice of Life, Action and Comedy Anime. Harem/Fanservice is the least favorite genre in this sample size of 14 people. This preference may be bigger if there was a bigger sample size.
Dubs vs Subs
Majority of the people prefer subs to dubs with some who preferred both or don’t care about them. The preference to subs may have to do with the voice actors, honorifics, and/or the translation/script that the dub lacks.