12 Days of Deluscar – Day 1: My Blogging Chronicle – Prior to Blogging
Before I even thought about starting up my own blog, I was actively participating in anime discussions in anime forums and whatnot. In fact, I first met one of my fellow aniblogging friends in one of the many anime forums I visited; long before either of us even started blogging. Outside of forums, I also checked anime blogs from time to time though I still wasn’t particularly big on them at the time.
My very first blogging experience was actually when one of the anime forum I frequently visited decided to open up a blog as a side project, and I became one of their writers… which wasn’t much of an experience I’m afraid. The only things I contributed to the team was writing anime episodics which were pretty much 99% synopsis, and I found out the hard way — I’m just not a good writer, and was terrible at formulating my own thoughts.
So time passed and eventually the blog got shut down, and this was also at a time when I have been slowly stepping out of anime forums. Reading blog posts have started to become more fascinating to me, as I began to stumble upon unique posts which weren’t the usual episodics or reviews. In fact, I will just name names — Listless lnk was the first main blog I actively visited, so it definitely played a pivotal role in me becoming a blogger myself. Also thanks to the myriad commenters Yi had who are bloggers themselves, I also found blogs after blogs with various unique content.
You might think this is where I got inspired to start my own blog and yes, while they did play a major role, what sealed the deal… was something entirely different.
Prior to the creation of my blog, I began my hobby of collecting figures and decided I wanted a personal platform to share them. At the time, I was still not too much into the social media scene, so I have no idea how I would go about my task of sharing my figures… other than, yes, starting up a blog.
So off I go, firing up the wordpress link in my browser, setting up my blog and typing in this (dumb) ingenious name “Deluscar”. And so began the journey of my blogging life, a journey brimming with adventure and excitement… or maybe not. The current me has learned that while blogging is fun, it can also be fucking tedious at times. Though little ol’ me certainly didn’t think so at the time — with determination in his eyes, and fire in his heart, he fearlessly sailed the unknown seas of aniblogging with a passion unmatched… compared to the old man I have become now.