TPAB’s Top Ten: Things I Learned From Six Years of Blogging and Reviewing (Part 1 of 10)

Six years!!!!! Good gawd, celebrating my anniversary is starting to get depressing but I’ve reached this milestone nonetheless.

I kinda had a bad burnout the last time, hence no fifth year “I learned” post, and I just kinda took the direction of the blog on a different course for a bit. It’s a brief detour, I guess, and I did learn a bunch of things this year. I’ll spread these out into ten posts, just like last year’s, and I hope you guys enjoy. I’m writing this last minute as well, also like last year’s, but I have the list done already. I should remember my own anniversary.

1. The Diversity of the Anime Tag

I broke a lot of my personal rules this year after I realized that I should take a slow cruise in my 1000 journey. I promised myself that I’d comment on five blogs a day, since I have been living in a bubble for five years. I don’t really need to interact with others, since I’m really just blogging for myself, but I feel like five years being in this site is a good excuse to try anyways. So, I decided to do a scroll of anything under the “anime” tag in the wordpress reader. Doing so, I’ve discovered a lot of really cool blogs, but also some stupid ones. I also met a lot of people doing this, and I still interact with a handful of them.

The “anime” tag doesn’t necessarily feature anime blogs though, and this is where the fun happens. I once read a nostalgic post about a person reliving their childhood, and they turn out to be a hardcore feminist blogger. There’s this really good review I once read that came from a vore fanatic. There’s also blogs that have five-six sentences posts, and the author is using the blog as a diary of sorts. I’m currently following one from a girl that b*tches about her classmates and her lack of a love life.


I’ve also met suicidal people posting very negative posts, and it’s fascinating. There’s a middle aged mom who constantly posts about nothing, using her blog like twitter. I do like the very personal blogs, because you do get to understand the person writing them. Some do it for attention, some do it as an outlet for their emotions, and others just do it because they love writing. I don’t want to link any blogs here, but I am pretty happy that such a diverse bag of mixed nuts like anime in their own wonderful way. My open minded outlook on life also helped me really enjoy the diverse world of the anime tag. I should try other tags, you guys recommend any good ones?

On a positive note, I met a good friend after reading his depressing suicide-like post. I also met a huge fan of mine (his own words, not mine) when I commented on his post once. I got Leap to be active again. I even met a girl I encouraged to be active on twitter once I conveyed that I enjoy talking to them. The past year has been fun.

This is last year’s Top Ten if you are interested. It’s a list of personal advice on how to review anime from a guy that does a lot of them. TPAB’s Top Ten: Tips in Reviewing Anime (Part 1 of 10)

Full List

1. The Diversity of the Anime Tag
2. The Blogger Dilemma
3. Collabs are fun
4. Friendly yet Reclusive
5. MAL Synopsis
6. Episodic Review is a Hard yet Interesting Adjustment
7. Dramatical Murder and Yosuga no Sora
8. The Special Secret Relationship of the Fans of the Original Source and the Anime Staff
9. The Faithful Adaptation of a Bad Anime Paradox
10. Hurdles and Setbacks Makes Life More Interesting

38 thoughts on “TPAB’s Top Ten: Things I Learned From Six Years of Blogging and Reviewing (Part 1 of 10)

  1. Congrats on six years!! It really is amazing the sorts of blogs you can come across from checking out certain tags. I came across a fantastic blog that focuses on K-Dramas via the anime tag, and I don’t watch many K-Dramas at all. I’m pretty noob with it, but her enthusiasm for the medium is wonderful. 🙂 As Irina said, looking forward to the rest of these. You always have awesome insight to share.

    • oh yeah, Kpop posts are also pretty fun to read. especially the ones that just fangirls in their posts and claim their kpop band is the ultimate kpop band, lol.
      and I hope you like the rest of the list 🙂

  2. Awesome 🙂 These should be really fun to read.

    Oh! I also forgot to tell you that I was glad you followed me because I used to read your stuff before I got into the blogging game myself but then I couldn’t remember the name of the site >.< so now I follow you too! 😀

  3. Wow 6 years! Congratulations 😀 That’s so awesome 😀
    This was a really nice post 🙂 Good to hear you like blog diversity and have an opened mind 😀
    Wishing you many more good years of blogging 😀

  4. When I searched for top anime blogs yours popped up in a couple lists on other sites. You’ve been creating awesome content for six years, it’s no wonder!

    Art can be a fun tag to look at. There’s some really awesome stuff.

    • yeah, a lot of people share my posts and complain how long they are, lol.

      oh, I’ll try Art next. I used to try books but then I realized I don’t really like books, lol.

  5. Interesting journey there TP :). Nice to know you’re enjoying the blogging life still, 6 years is damn good. Lasted a lot longer than most bloggers. You worked hard and earned the success you have. Here’s more to the next 6 yrs.

    All I will says is, keep an eye out on my blog. You might find it interesting what the next post is about xDD.

    • I can’t leave blogging til I complete my 1000 goal and I never thought it’d be so hard to finish, lol
      But I am enjoying every minute of my blogging days!!!!

      I always visit your blog, so don’t worry. I’ll look forward to it. and I hope us old bloggers hang around for six more years as well 🙂

  6. I never really put much thought into browsing other blogs until you threw a comment my way, but it sounds like it can be pretty rewarding! Congrats on 6 years! Looking forward to reading your future posts!

    • yeah I drew that! I wanted to try my hands at drawing one random time. I’m glad you like it!

      and thank you for being a long time supporter!! I truly appreciate it.

  7. Congrats on 6 years! 😊🎉 You’re basically one of the gramps of this community huh? 😂
    Well, this was a fun post to read. It’s true, there’s some really cool surprises over on the anime tag that are interesting or just super fun to read! 🙂
    I look forward to reasing the rest of these. Should be fun! 😊

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  11. Ohhhh first of all a huge congratulations on six years of blogging! I’m late haha I know but still.
    Secondly cute drawing hehe.

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