It has been a while, has it not? It has been roughly one month since I last posted here on Anime Viking and I apologize for that. I will talk more about this after the jump.
To share a little more happy news, I can gladly tell that Anime Viking has reached over 100,000 blog views as of 27th May 2013! This feels like a small, but nice, milestone and shows how long this blog has ventured since it first started. Time sure flies, does it not?
But now over to why I have not blogged for a month. The reason for this has been simple: a lack of inspiration and motivation. My will to write disappeared and when I tried sitting down to write it was really hard to churn out words, let alone sentences, that made any sense. This has been the case this last month and is thus the reason there has not been any sort of update. You could call it a slump. And I apologize for that.
However, this brings me to another problem I realized when having this slump: why should I feel sorry? Do not misunderstand me, I am not saying I should just do whatever I want, because that would be irresponsible and not very “me”. What I am trying to say is that writing is merely my hobby. It is a fun thing to do in-between my other hobbies, such as playing video games or watching anime, and not a thing I actually work with. Blogging has been a way to share my thoughts regarding anime and seeing what other people feel about certain topics, which is something I personally love.
If I feel forced to actually write, rather than having fun, then why should I continue? And somewhere around here I started to realize I was starting to become the type of blogger I had told myself not to become when I first started. Namely, I was starting to build a facade. Instead of only writing what I felt regarding a topic, I was also trying to squeeze out something more thoughtful and analytic. I was forcing myself to meet a certain quota of words to make the post feel worth something.
So in a way, you could say I feel thankful for this writing slump. It made me realize I was about to head in the wrong direction. I apologize for this. And I also apologize for not having properly written a post for a whole month. Normally I am the structured and dutiful person, so it hurts a bit. But that is simply a silly personality trait of mine and not something necessarily related to blogging.
Is Anime Viking back in action? Hopefully in a few days. And perhaps in a little more relaxed, but more enjoyable, fashion.
Be sure to let me know what you think!