Canne’s anime review blog has just advanced to the second round of the Aniblog Tourney! As many of you might have already noticed, my match against Colony Drop was quite interesting and exciting (at least to me). In fact, it was almost exceptional. In this post, I’ll talk about the noteworthy facts and try to understand what really happened back then.
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So before I dive into several interesting details of the post, I would like to thank everyone for your kind support and, of course, your votes which carried me and this blog to the second round despite the extremely tough competitor. Thank you!
The voters’ reactions
The honest criticism from the readers and visitors can be both scary and encouraging. So far, the reactions had been generally (and surprisingly) positive. Several of the good responses came from closed friends and fellow bloggers like Yi, foshizze, Glo, Velore, zzeroparticle, Aorii, aquabluesweater, Kitsune, Mefloraine, Janette and many others. A good number of people, myself included, thought that my blog was decent. I think it’s a good sign that so far I have not received any extremely negative criticism…or maybe I didn’t look hard enough.
The interesting facts
- There are almost 500 total votes for my match which is three times larger than other matches’ total votes so far. (Other matches usually have the total votes around 200)
- New votes kept adding up and hardly slowed down for the entire race. Where did those people come from?
- It was only in the last two days of the race that my blog started to take the lead.
The speculations on what really happened
Based on the said interesting facts, I have been giving them some thoughts and came up with a few speculations that might explain what exactly happened.
- Colony Drop’s popularity drew large number of people into this particular match (Scamp had similar thought on this matter). But due to its radical style of writing, not everyone ended up voting for it and some even intentionally voted against it. But then again, such popular entities like Fuzakenna and 2D teleidoscope didn’t generate similar effects.
- Under the assumption that most of fellow bloggers and regular aniblog readers had already given their votes in the first few days of the match, I suspected that my blog got several votes from outside visitors and non-bloggers. This might explain the late rapid growth of votes for my blog.
- Or is it possible that my blog is so popular and has tons of secret admirers hidden all over the blogsphere…I was just kidding!
Ultimately, I think several factors contributed to the result of this match and surely, many people voted for me because I did something right. Despite all the doubts and questions, I was really happy and I did gain a lot of new friends and visitors during the course of the race.
I am facing Wakaranai in the second round. I hope that I will continue to have your supports and for my new readers, if you like what I am doing, please vote for me!