Lauren Orsini
This week was all about blogging on Otaku Journalist:
How to brainstorm 20 blog posts you can write right now
How to boost traffic to your anime blog
Otaku Journalist’s best blogging resources
Give it a look if you’re thinking of starting/reviving a blog!
Photo by kodomut. 

This week was all about blogging on Otaku Journalist:

How to brainstorm 20 blog posts you can write right now

How to boost traffic to your anime blog

Otaku Journalist’s best blogging resources

Give it a look if you’re thinking of starting/reviving a blog!

Photo by kodomut

Yesterday I went to Crunchyroll’s office in San Francisco, took a tour, and learned some incredible news about the future of the company.
I promised not to reveal that news until noon (3 PM Eastern), so this is actually the first of two blog posts today. 

Yesterday I went to Crunchyroll’s office in San Francisco, took a tour, and learned some incredible news about the future of the company.

I promised not to reveal that news until noon (3 PM Eastern), so this is actually the first of two blog posts today. 

I reviewed a manga debut but what REALLY interested me was the business plan behind it.

Why Gundam Build Fighters means now is a great time to get into Gunpla | Otaku Journalist
Basically, the bar for success has been lowered.

Why Gundam Build Fighters means now is a great time to get into Gunpla 
| Otaku Journalist

Basically, the bar for success has been lowered.

Otaku Links: The Internet never forgets | Otaku Journalist
The truth about Boys’ Love and rape culture | Otaku Journalist
My weekly link collection definitely includes some talk about the amazingness that is Gundam Build Fighters. Also—is it REALLY a good idea to support Crunchyroll?

My weekly link collection definitely includes some talk about the amazingness that is Gundam Build Fighters. Also—is it REALLY a good idea to support Crunchyroll?

Critique vs. mean comments

I’ve spent the last twenty minutes on Twitter defending an article I wrote about Bitcoin, where I argue a link between the currency and illegal activity. It’s a hot topic and a lot of people are commenting/tweeting me with their own arguments. 

I recently wrote on my blog about “what to do about mean comments,” and I want to emphasize that critical comments aren’t the same as “mean” ones.

Mean comments would be unrelated observations that add nothing to the discussion, stuff like, “This article is terrible, like everything you write.”

Critical comments, on the other hand, add to the discussion by attempting to poke holes in your arguments. They aren’t as fun to respond to as comments that agree with you, but they’re still part of the conversation. And it’s important to respond to them to let your readers know you’re listening and that their input is valuable. 

Too many times I’ve seen bloggers brush off the slightest criticism with a shrug and a “haters gonna hate.” But just because people don’t agree with you doesn’t mean they are haters! 

Check out my article and its comment history to see what I mean. If you want to be a good reporter, you don’t brush aside observations like these as “mean.”