Blogger Recognition Award

The Fullmetal Narcissist nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award!

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  1. Write a post explaining why you started blogging along with a few tips.
  2. Nominate some of your fellow bloggers.
  3. Comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

Why I Started Blogging

Well, basically, when you have well over 2,000 manga in your possession, you start thinking, “Maybe I should do something with all of them…”

I know there’s a lot of review blogs and sites, so I wanted to do something a little different and review groups of volumes. I have a bit of manga OCD, so it’s not like I’m going to skip volumes in a series because they’re not as good. Likewise, how do you grade some single volumes or episodes of a series? If it’s a setup, should you rate it low because not much happened? I don’t know. For me, I’d rather know if I should invest my time in the series rather than squabbling over whether I should purchase volume seven or watch episode three.

In addition, is a rating of five out of ten average or terrible? Nobody can agree. So that’s why I decided to avoid quantitative ratings and stick to qualitative ones.

The deals portion comes from me being a cheapskate thrifty. Why spend $9.99 on one volume when you can get two for $11.98, or sometimes even less? It amazes me how often people overpay, so I want to help my fellow fans save money. The more we buy, the more we support the industry.


  • Keep a backup/emergency post or two for when you get really busy but don’t want your blog to languish without any updates.
  • If you’re not enjoying what you’re writing, then don’t force yourself. Work on it a bit at time.
  • Have a search box, and make it easy to find on your page.
  • Remember that your blog will have growth spurts. Just keep enjoying blogging, and you’d be surprised what post will suddenly attract a lot of attention.


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  1. bobaandgames

    Aww thanks for the nomination :D. Over 2,000 manga in your possession? I need to see a picture of that bookcase xD.

    1. krystallina

      Try closet, bookcase, cupboard, and now floor because I just ran out of space…

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  3. Takuto's Anime Cafe

    I don’t collect manga often, merely picking up novels of where anime series that I enjoy end, but I do have an addiction to buying anime. Neat tips, and congrats on the award! You need the recognition for being such a neat blogger 🙂

    1. krystallina

      Awww, thank you!
      But I’m so behind on my anime watching…I’m too in love with manga!

  4. Rocco B

    Thanks for the nomination Krystal!! : D. The last point I think is essential. Having fun whilst blogging is what makes a blog a success. Treating it as a chore, can indeed be relayed through your words, and the readers can pick up on that, which can be off putting for them. As for tips, xDD – have way too many.

    1. Rocco B

      Edit: Second and last actually xDD.

  5. Matthew

    Congratulstions on the award 🙂
    You are doing an excellenet job on kerping us informed.

    1. krystallina

      Thank you!

      1. Matthew

        You’re welcome 🙂

  6. The Otaku Judge

    Wise tips. You own two thousand manga? Wow. I don’t know where you find the space to store them all.

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