The Viking’s New Clothes – Theme Switch and More!

Did you notice that something seems different about Anime Viking? Well, that is because it is different! There has been a theme switch and now everything is fresh and sparkly. But that is not all. There will also be some other, smaller, changes. Hit the jump to find out what! Continue reading

A Simple Break Will Have to Do

It should not be surprise by now, but as you may have noticed, I have not really been an active blogger for about a month now. There are a number of reasons for this, some of them being silly moments of questioning my blogging capabilities, but the main reason is that I simply do not find it fun to write anymore. This, coupled with the fact I also received the very sweet bonus of suddenly finding it hard to write, has really worked against the existence of my blog. When it is neither fun, nor easy, resulting in a lack of motivation, there really is no reason to even force myself (I have tried), as everything that comes out will be half-hearted.

With this in mind, I humbly announce Anime Viking’s first hiatus. Continue reading

Six Months Later

Here I am, having been in the blogosphere as a blogger for a while. And it feels like I am only getting started.

Started?

Yes, started.

But even though I am still wet behind my ears, I feel like an old geezer when it comes to blogging. Now this might sound like a contradiction to what I said in the opening paragraph, but hear me out. It will not take long. Continue reading

Those First Steps

Here I am, finally taking my first steps into the blogosphere as a blogger myself. And I am already starting to tremble.

Already?

Yes, already.

It is always the beginning that is the hard part when writing, as you feel lost and have no clue about what to write. You also feel tense and try to be near perfect in every way possible. Furthermore, it does not help that introducing myself has never been my strong side. So let us skip the formalities and talk about the blog itself first.

Since anime is one of my main interests together with writing, it is no surprise that I have decided to try out anime blogging myself after having read some great anime blogs out there. The name Anime Viking originates from the fact that many outsiders tend to think of Vikings when they hear about Sweden, where I live, with it being a part of our history. A rather lazy fitting choice, is it not?

One thing you should know, is that this blog is a part of a school project I am currently doing about blogs. This will not affect you readers in any way, as I will only analyze the activity and other statistics. This project will end around April next year (2012), but that does not necessarily mean the end of this blog. Perhaps there will be changes, a co-blogger would be great fun, but, as previously mentioned, it will not be any “end of the world”-scenario. The Mayas are in charge of that.

Anime Viking will feature editorial and episodic posts as many other anime blogs, so it will not be anything out of the ordinary, at least not for now. I always welcome discussions and if you have ever wanted to try out writing a guest post, feel free to ask about it! One thing I would personally love in the future, is some kind of group discussion about a certain topic or episode, featuring other persons! I am open to all kind of ideas, so ask away!

My history with anime is still quite young, despite having watched it my whole life, as my first “true” encounter with anime was during the fall season last year (2010), which was when I started to follow news, different seasons and such. Before this year I had watched less than 100 series, including both shorts and movies, and currently my amount of completed ones are around 171! Such a nerd…

But before ending this post, I have to tell you at least something about myself. So, in short, an 18 year old from Sweden who loves anime and cats. The silent and observing type of person.

And so, it is finally time to start blogging. Who knows how it will go.