Blogger(s) in the Spotlight, Volume 3 (Special Edition)

Hello everyone! As you know I am pretty much back from my hiatus and am slowly resuming my regular blogging activities. For those of you that have been following me for a while you might recall that this year I have started a new feature on my blog called Bloggers in the Spotlight. But as it has been a while since I last did a post like this, and there are also quite a number of new bloggers that have joined my cult blog since then, let me explain again what this feature is about. Bloggers in the spotlight is my attempt to shed some light on blogs that are seriously cool, and you might not have found about (yet). As I have a multitopic blog (yes that is definitely a mouthful I agree), I also follow quite a number of different blogs. Usually I point out around 3-5 blogs to you on this feature so you can check them out for yourself and of course follow them (that is kind of the point of this: duh). This is the first time though that I am going to feature only one blog. Huh? What? Are you freaking kidding me here?!? Nope…I am not. I’m only going to feature this one blogger here because A: I wanted to achieve the maximum effect with this post and B: this guy deserves this post. So without further ado let me introduce you to:

What do you mean only one blogger? What about the rest of us?!?!

Weekend Otaku

imageSo, why put the spotlight on this single blogger ? Well, honestly the trigger for this came when I read another excellent post from Irina (see how I shamelessly put another link to Irina’s blog in this post?). There was a comment left by Weekend on that post, that really got to me, and quite frankly it is something that has always baffled me in the first place. Why on Earth does this guy not have more followers than he currently has? If you have never read a post by him before let me just explain why they are so awesome. The reviews he writes are almost like small works of art. They are often very expansive (though he lately also writes shorter ones, which are equally cool), offering multiple insights in a particular anime. It points out the strengths and weaknesses of a show, but in a way that really is very convincing, with multiple explanations on the subject. Another thing that I really enjoyed is his watch-a- long for the animeseries Your Lie in April. (And from what I understand during my hiatus this was done a second time). It introduced me to one of the most beautiful animeseries that I have ever seen, but it also felt as if I was sitting in the living room with him discussing this show. Every comment left on his site, always gets an answer, and not a short one either.

I still don’t see the point of featuring only one blogger….

Lately though, especially after reading his comment on Irina’s post, it seems Weekend is getting a little bit discouraged by the lack of new followers/views on his blog. I guess there are times when we all feel like that. A post you wrote, which you think was pretty awesome hardly gets any views/likes, and you begin to wonder if you should continue. So before this happens to Weekend Otaku I decided to take some action and bring his blog into the spotlight. Not only because the blog deserves it, but because he is just a great guy, who always offers support to others and has been a very active part of the anime community in some form or other. So, in other words: head on over to his blog, read some of his posts, and you will soon see what I am talking about. And if you are not following him yet, go ahead and do so right now!

Just tell me already, or I will put you to the sword: You are getting paid by this guy to do this! Am I right??

As for Weekend Otaku, my friend, I hope this post will encourage to get back in the saddle and start writing some of those awesome posts again. I for one can’t wait to read them 😊 Bloggers in the spotlight will return…next time though with more than one blogger featured. Thanks for reading, see you next time 😀


42 thoughts on “Blogger(s) in the Spotlight, Volume 3 (Special Edition)”

    1. Ooh…good luck with the dentist, but as far as wating goes: that book will definitely take the edge of a bit. I have been meaning to give it a re-read myself somewhere this year (or should I say re-re-re-re-re-re-read 😂😂). Enjoy 😊 (erm..the book..not the dentist of course 😊).

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      1. Dentist just made me angry. Back there in a few weeks.
        One of my gaming group re read it and didn’t like it. I am enjoying it… again.
        Have seen other works of Hickman’s around recently

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      2. Ugh…I don’t think anyone’s dentist makes somebody happy. Hopefully the return trip won’t be too serious.
        Too bad the person who reread it didn’t like the novel. It’s a book that I have reread many times and still love: it also helped me get through some pretty dark times for which I will always be grateful 😊

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    1. He really has such an amazing skill at writing posts. Totally amazing.
      And really, thank you so much for these kind words: it really means a lot to me. I am very glad to be back myself too. It’s amazing how wonderful everyone is here, yourself included 😊

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  1. I really enjoyed the YLIA series done this year, even though I played catch-up wayyy after they were posted, we still had a nice discussion on the themes. 😀
    Execute “Notice This Senpai” Operation!!!!
    WeekendOtaku deserves this spotlight, thanks Raistlin! 🙂

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    1. I really enjoyed it the first time as well. It was like jumping on an emotional bandwagon and a ride that would never stop. It was really wonderful to experience such a beautiful show in such a way and discuss every episode after I watched it 😊
      Haha…I like that “Notice This Senpai” operation, should have given the post that title lol 😂😂 But he definitely does. I hope it will help him out 😊😊

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    1. Sigh…this is about the 10th time that I have to warn somebody today: I just placed a comment on your latest post, but it disappeared which means it’s now in your spamfilter. I can only let people know about this by giving a response on my own blog, which is what I did here. This is getting really annoying, but well..I loved the post you wrote, which is why I wanted to let you know I left a comment 😊

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  2. This was a really unexpected but greatly appreciated gesture. Even if I thanked you on Twitter I just have to leave a note here as well. Thank you so much!

    This was very nice of you to do and I really feel kind of embarrassed making a fuss about my readership. I haven’t done enough on my end to help my problems so I really don’t think I have a right to complain but I’m humbled that you took the time to do this anyway. A few people have already gone over and followed me, but more than increasing my follower count I’m happy to have friends like you who go the extra mile when things get difficult. It really means a lot to me for you to do this, no matter what the outcome is.

    In hopes of not letting you down I’ll try to make some more time for the latest review I’ve been working on and try to get some more posts pushed out. I can’t let such kindness go to waste!

    For everyone who commented here saying they would check out my blog: a huge thank you to you as well. I value the time you spend reading my posts and hope you find them worthwhile. Please feel free to chat me up about any of them – as Michel stated I will always answer.

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    1. Really no need to thank me: that’s what friends are for 😊🤜 And please, don’t feel embarrassed: we all sometimes get like this, and it’s totally understandable too.
      I really think you are an amazing blogger with a lot of talent, and it would really be a shame if that would go away. That…and I just think you are a truly amazing friend, so I would hate to see you disappear.
      That said: take all the time in the world to write. No matter how long it takes: we will all wait patiently for a new post 😊

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  3. Weekend Otaku creates some great posts. I especially enjoyed his Your Lie in April posts. They were so much fun 🙂
    The only thing is his posts don’t always show up in “Reader”, for some reason or another. So you can easily miss them, if you don’t check his blog directly. 🙂
    (Yet another victim of WordPress’s automatic sorting thinger-mabobby -job. They really should replace it with a properly functioning one) 🙂

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    1. Yeah, he is really awesome. The watch a long for Your Lie in April is one of the most fun times I have had since I started blogging, and that isn’t a lie. I really hope he gets back to it soon. (But having seen his comment ont his post, I have high hopes that he will 😊).
      It seems the WordPress issues are really getting worse every day. As much as I love being here….it really is annoying that there are quite number of bugs right now.
      Lol…liked the thinger-mabobby-job 😂😂


  4. Of course, hiatus or no hiatus, your kindness doesn’t disappear, my friend. Really nice gesture you’ve done here and definitely one that will surely be greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing and making the world a happier place for everyone! Oh, and another mention of Irina? I smell L-O-V-E!! 🤣🤣

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    1. I know someone else whose kindness never seems to stop 😊 Your comments always make me smile, thank you so much.
      Well Weekend really deserved this post: he is just an amazing blogger and I would hate to see him disappear. Haha: as for Irina: LOL 😂😂

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    1. It really is an amazing blogger. I am always finding it sad when someone has such an amazing blog, and people haven’t yet discovered it. So hopefully this post helped him out a bit 😊😊 Thank you 😀


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