Ever wanted an inside look into the
hows, whys, and wherefores of aniblogging? Well, Lauren Orsini of Otaku
Journalist has just released a brand-spanking new book, Build
Your Anime Blog, which explores
the process from creation to maintenance to (hopefully) Interweb
sensation. It also includes interviews with eleven hardworking,
long-time anibloggers and one tenderfoot upstart.
yes, the upstart is me.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s the Otaku Journalist herself to give you the skinny:
a friendly welcome into anime fandom, Josei
is your guide to this Japanimation thing
all your friends are talking about.
than a year old, Dee’s blog is certainly the youngest featured in
this book, but it’s already made a splash. It was one of the most
popular suggestions when I polled my readers on which blogs to
include in my book. Perhaps it’s Dee’s accessible style of
writing. The opposite of elite, she takes readers by the hand and
even offers an
and I chatted about making room for blogging, balancing your blog
schedule with your life, and some of the ways we can all make the
anime community more accessible to everyone.
Your Anime Blog: How to Get Started, Stand Out, and Make Money
Writing About What You Love,
my interview with Dee is one of twelve interviews with successful
anime bloggers about launching a blog, keeping it up, and everything
in between. It’s a book designed to give you both the tools and
motivation to start an anime blog of your own.
Your Anime Blog is
available in the Kindle store today for $5.99. That doesn’t mean
you need a Kindle to read it, just the Kindle
your tablet or phone. If you like Josei Next Door and you’re
wondering how it—and a dozen other anime blogs—run day to day,
this is your opportunity for a look behind the curtain.
All kidding aside, I am beyond excited to be a part of
this project, and incredibly humbled and grateful to those who voted
to make me a part of this awesome
interview list. It’s been an exciting and challenging
almost-year of blogging for me, and the support I’ve received has
been a huge help in keeping me motivated. So thanks, gang!
And of course major
thanks to Lauren for deciding to make me a part of this, and for
putting this massive project together in the first place. We chatted! She’s cool! You should totally be reading her stuff if you aren’t
already! Hey, why not start with this new book she’s got out? I
hear there are some other pretty cool people in it, too.