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Something that has been bothering me is the way that I have been running my site here, mainly in the way that I am handling articles and the way I prioritize what is going to be posted and when.  Allow me to elaborate.

You see, sometimes I get a lot of content that is flooded from a singular topic, either it will be gaming, anime, or manga.  I become worrisome that my site is going to drift too much into one direction so that when I ask for review materials or someone comes to view my it, they will think that it is not balanced and some interest might be lost.  This is a bad way of thinking.  

This announcement is going to detail how I handle content for RoKtheReaper.com in the upcoming future.


  Selecting Content  

One of the major contributors to my stress when it comes to maintaining this site is selecting which content I should post.  Being a gamer and an otaku, I cannot help but feel more inclined to games that focus around anime-like appearances; such as Japanese Role-Playing Games (Like Battle Princess of Arcadias ), Fighting Games of Japanese origin (Like Ultra Street Fighter IV), or even Puzzle/Rhythm Games (Like Magical Beat).  However, I do still have a fondness for other games that come from elsewhere outside of Japan, however those games suit my particular taste only and I even tried to expand upon popular things (Such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare).  So, I have made a decision based on all of this.

Coming up into the future, I am only going to select content that I like.  This site is dedicated to my loves and my ambitions and I need to make sure that it stays relevant to my interests.  In a way, not doing something that I feel suits my personal tastes and doing it only for "Views" or "Opportunities" makes me feel like a sellout, and I hate that.  So, coming into the future, I am only going to post content that I enjoy posting, and anyone who does not like that does have a variety of other media readily able to deliver content to them.




  Posted Content  

The most important thing I am going to remember when posting content in the future, is that I need not to worry whether-or-not I post too much of one particular subject within a given time frame.  The problem was that I normally got an influx of manga, anime, gaming, whatever it may be, and I got entirely too concerned about content being released that was not "balanced".  By not having a balance, I was afraid that readers, potential advertisers, whatever it may be could deem my site unsuitable for their needs and turn elsewhere.  Then again, I also forget that I do have tabs on this site to separate content within particular categories, that is always something I need to keep in mind.

Something else I need to be aware of is that I do not need to be held back by my thinking of, "I do not want to overload my readers by giving too much content".  Basically, I have had friends say that I, "Go in a little bit too much for them", at times, I am often expressed that my articles are entirely too lengthy.  Honestly, I cannot help it, I get very passionate when I am writing and I often forget that others are just looking for a condensed read, thus I end up scaling back what I am writing and trying to make it more compact.  Sure, I think this has improved me describing things because I have be more direct, but there is nothing wrong with me going to great lengths to prove a point, thus I will continue detailing things I want and writing in a way that gives me absolute freedom.

Upcoming into the future I am going to make sure I release content as I get it and do not worry about if I am overloading a particular category, if I happen to get more news or more content regarding a particular topic, I will release it if it is relevant to my site.  Again, those categories happen to include anything that is related to gaming, anime, and manga.  




  Archives  

Coming up into the future I want to produce an archive for my articles in order to allow people to easily see what I have posted over the pasts months.  This is mainly because I have not yet found a way for numbered page navigation and it will be significantly easier to provide a way to look back on all of the articles I have did within a given month than having to flip back through the "Older Posts" and "Newer Posts" section.  I still have not finalized on how I want to do this, but I got several ideas which i will do my best to implement over the next couple of months.  I think everyone will appreciate this feature once it launches.

Another thing about archives is that I am going to have other sections for Gaming and Anime/Manga Reviews specifically.  Basically, if you do not want to look through the site archive to find a particular Gaming, Anime, or Manga Review or use the search function to see if I ever reviewed it at all, I will make a section to accommodate that.  

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