Note: If you do not like what I say about you blog, comment, and I will take it down asap. Any rude comments flaming or making fun of other blogs will be deleted, and that person will find their IEP address blocked. Also, these predictions do not necessarily match who I’m going to vote for. Bias will be present, as I know some blogs better then others.We all understand? Good.
Predicted Winner: Just As Planned
Looking at Just As Planned, there’s a lot that catches my eye right off the bat. Detroit Metal City, Sora no Woto, a review of 4kids Yu-gi-oh of all things and so far blogging of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou. Taking the time to peruse some of Keikakudoori’s writing, she comes off as interesting and intelligent as well as kinda funny, leading to an overall good experience. Looking at the About Me page (I’m looking at all of these to find gender.), he/she explains “This is a place of commendatory on anime and Japanese shows, fandom, and industry related topics. It also covers some games which I’m fond of. This is not an episodic blog.” (lifted directly from the page). While what I see so far about Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou and Giant Killing doesn’t reflect the unepisodic nature of the blog, I take their word for it. Otherwise, I found the ‘About Me’ section a little bit off-putting. The author came as defensive and I felt as if I wasn’t wanted there. Although I can’t say I’m a wanted visitor, I am going around and expressing my opinion about other blogs, but I wish for the illusion of being wanted. Also, the comments of what they wanted/didn’t want to see in other blogs was out of place, and these statements didn’t make sense when the blogger admitted they didn’t read that many blogs. I’m overly sensitive, but all in all, it left a bad taste in my mouth.
After that, Moe Checks felt more inviting. There’s a lot of cute and fluff, hence to be expected by the name, but the amount of pictures aren’t overwhelming. Oddly enough, this blog also had a Sora no Woto post, as it aired last season. Otherwise, Moe Check seems to blog anime, older and newer, as well as video games. They seem to be reviews, ‘pointless rants’, interesting little tibits and a little episodic blogging. Pretty good writer as well. However, his interests seem to narrow in the area of anime, not really going beyond cute.
I predict Just As Planned, as despite the bad taste, there were more posts that caught my interest then on Moe Check. Moe Check is a great blog, but I think Just As Planned appeals to more people.
Predicted Winner: Janaiblog
First about Rainbowsphere. The little icon on the tab is animated! It’s so cute and creepy! I loved the layout. It was simple, but looked really good. I still haven’t seen Summer Wars (Yes. I fail at life. Go ahead and say it.) and don’t play Tohou, but man, I can’t help but love and respect any blog that has a post that says, “I’m Not Ashamed of My Porn!” More so when the author acknowledges female sexuality in their post. The bad side though? It hasn’t updated since March 8, 2010. It’s only a month, but in blog time…that’s bad.
Janaiblog really didn’t appeal to me. I don’t why. I don’t like the background for one, but it’s not too distracting. The blog has podcasts, talkings about cons, and reviews for anime and videogames. Like most other blogs, it also has random other topics. Unfortunately, I don’t care for podcats, nor do I care for anime cons, so a majority of this blog doesn’t appeal to me. However. It actually updates. That is probably the most important thing in a blog is just updating it.