Anime Blog TournamentMay 13, 2010
Over the course of the next three-ish months anime blogs from across the internet will compete for the top spot, decided by the readers of these blogs themselves.
- Two blogs are pitched against each other and the winner is decided by a popular vote.
- The criteria on which you should decide the winner is which would you prefer to read. If you could only read one or the other, which would it be.
- The main reason is for fun. Another reason is to draw attention to less known anime blogs.
Source: Welcome to the Aniblog Tourney
Preference vs Quality
The criterion suggested by the organizers is “which blog would you prefer to read.” However, it seems that some people are confusing preference with quality, just like it happens with anime. A blog might be of high quality, whatever your definition is, but if I am not interested in content, I am not going to read it.
One of the indirect outcomes of the tournament is feedback on blog content and design of the participating blogs. Suggestions for improvement are good, but one of the potential pitfalls of this is lack of proper filtering. Few vocal people may create an impression that a problem exists, while most of the population don’t see it as such. Always accept constructive criticism, but carefully consider what to implement.
Although one of the purposes of this tournament mentioned by the organizers is fun, inevitably, people will try to descry patters and explain the voting dynamics. Such a speculation can be interesting, but without adequate assessment it is naive to draw any conclusions.
Further Reading: 問題無い
Please vote for this blog, Kitsune’s Thoughts. Thank you
I’ll use this opportunity to highlight some of my posts. This is by no means the best posts out of over 1500 I’ve created – just some that are salient to me now.
Dan Gilbert: What Will Make You Happy? (TED Talk)
Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions? (TED Talk)