There’s a certain magnetic pull some Anime Critics and Anime YouTubers have which makes them become popular.

Sometimes it’s natural from day one.

Sometimes it’s created over years of hard work.

But why not you? There’s no reason that you can’t forge a similar kind of pull.

While apart of the same community, each anime blog and channel is different and when I examine the majority of them, I consistently return to four aspects that keep pulling me back for more:





It’s All In The Connection

To name a critic who exemplify all of those things look no further than Emily Rand.

We often check out recommended anime critics and their blogs or channels, but where we visit isn’t always somewhere we will return to.

So, assuming their content interests you, if you’re drawn in and become a subscriber to any anime content creator, ask yourself why.

It is within your answer where you will discover what each of their personal touch of magnetic pull is for you.

I believe you’ll find that each content creator you become a regular viewer of creates a special kind of connection with you.

It’s All In How You Say It

Most anime blogs and channels  share information we may already know or have read/seen somewhere else before. It’s a spin or alternate view that makes us pause.

What makes the real difference is how they tell their stories. You can count on them telling their stories in their own personal way, each and every time.

It’s in their voice where the wand is waved, the connection is made and where the content truly comes to life.

The pull is in their voice. The pull is their voice. They provoke us to think “it’s about you.”

And as you should know, “you” is a very powerful word when it comes to anime content creation.

Each of us has a voice. And that’s where the magnetic pull lives and breathes.

However, utilizing one’s voice is also where most of us struggle.

Two reasons we struggle are we focused too much on the technical aspects of our writing or the information we are providing, and not focused enough on how we’re saying it.

It’s vitally important to say what you want to say how you want to say it.

Think of a time when you were most relaxed, perhaps having coffee with a friend and the conversation between the two of you simply flowed with ease.

See what I mean?

That’s why after we’ve read a good blog post or watched a solid video for that matter, we feel like we just had a delicious cup of coffee with a good friend.

It’s All In The Focus

Popularity isn’t the true focus. You know that.

If it was, we would all be rolling out clickbaity Top Lists that deliver minimal value.

However, everything is measurable and in the critic’s world a clear indicator you’ve tapped into your magnetic pull is your readership is growing.

If your readership is not growing and you are confident the content you are providing is beneficial, then consider your voice.

Sometimes we could use a little help in discovering, honing and using our voice. This is absolutely normal.

To do so, try to write as naturally as possible. Personally  I consider first drafts ridiculously valuable, because most of us don’t expect to actually use it and this helps us write without over thinking our presentation.

Keep in mind that it’s well worth it.

Because whenever content is pretty much the same between multiple blogs, it’s the magnetic pull of the writer’s voice that makes the difference.

Let Seasonal Prattle Know What You Think!

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16 thoughts to “Some Anime Critics Become Ridiculously Popular, But Why Not You?

  • Karandi

    Good advice. You certainly have a way of expressing your thoughts that I find both informative and entertaining. Looking forward to your future posts.

    • Prattle

      Thank you Karandi 🙂

  • Remy Fool

    Well, I guess I should start considering first drafts.

    Thanks for sharing as usual, Professor Prattle.

    It appears to me, however, that a lot of popular bloggers don’t really make use of the power of YOU and just like to talk about what they think. Maybe it’s something else that’s drawing people in for such instances.

    • Prattle

      They may not explicitly use the word “you” but they can still frame their work in a way the challenges your perspectives and provokes your thoughts for a similar effect.

      I’m happy to be Remy’s professor!

      • Remy Fool

        Ahh makes sense.

        Do I get extra credit if l give you a lap dance?

        • Prattle


          I mean ummm as a professor I have to keep this appropriate and lewd free so no!

          • Remy Fool

            Hmmm I’ll find a way to make you say yes. Or no. Depends if you’re into resistance play.

  • Rocco B

    Good post. I used to follow Emily’s blog. The only one that really caught me on her blog is: Captivation. The rest were just lost. She writes beautifully, to put it in a simple way and this might be the whole point of your post. Connecting with the blogger / blog, I can’t connect with hers.

    • Prattle

      Thank you and fair enough. She is a beautiful writer

      • Rocco B

        Yeah no faulting that. Keep up the posts as well!! :D.

  • Elisabeth O'Neill

    This is valuable advice, and all for things I’m continuously pushing to better myself in as a blogger. But other than that, I love how clearly and succinctly you set out your points. I’m sure that took plenty of practice in itself!

    • Prattle

      I’m happy that it was useful to you 😀

  • D

    Great advice again, Prattle. Thank you.

    ..first drafts…yeah those things I really should start making…

    • Prattle


  • ajthefourth


    I don’t consider myself popular so being linked in this was a welcome surprise, hehe.

    Just one random thing about the blog I write at now (and will continue until I quit blogging), one thing I have the luxury of doing — and most bloggers have the luxury of doing unless they’re specifically episodic only — is only writing when I want about things that pique my interest. If anything I feel like this has actually hurt my popularity generally since I don’t speak in a broad sense, nor do I take a position of authority. However, to your point, anime blogging for me is not something I do for recognition or popularity. Taking a narrower focus has allowed me to connect with people who do drop by a bit better. I blog because I want to improve my writing, to connect with other fans who are into the same anime that affects me, and because it’s an artistic outlet.

    Also drafting is something that everyone should do. ^ ^

    • Prattle

      Hey :),

      I actually didn’t link you particularity because you were popular (although you do fall into that category from my perspective so it works from that angle too). I was more focused on the four aspects that you bring to the table listed in this blog. You’re a wonderful critic, writer and content creator who embodied what I considered to be key aspects of a critic that can pull an audience.

      Nonetheless, it’s nice to hear your own take on things and your reasoning behind blogging in the first place. I hope more inspiring critics and writers in the anime community discover you moving forward as you deserve to be thoroughly known. 😀


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