Today, it was revealed that Listless Ink beaten Random Curiosity with a very small lead. However, there was some backlash from some commenters. RandomC had been the controversy throughout the competition. In the second round, the editorial blog, Behind The Nihon Review gets beaten and everyone points fingers at Random Curiosity for being “elitist.” In the third round in the tournament as you know before, Listless Ink beats RandomC with everyone cheering except a few others that are questioning the results and saying the tournament lost credibility.
Since when the Aniblog Tourney was serious business? This is supposed to be fun and now there are some people blowing it up just because their precious and the so called “elitist” Random Curiosity lost?
There is a reason I did not vote for Random Curiosity in both rounds. While I commend them on their dedicated effort to share the latest episodic posts on Anime, they are a bad influence on new bloggers. It leads to redundant episodic blogs that copy their style because its successful and not make their own. Long summary and less on thoughts is a bad sign of a poorly kept episodic blog that gives reader nothing new to read (e.g.: Author’s thoughts, analysis, etc). Blogs need originality and creativity other than slapping a long summary and a few lines of thoughts. This is why I don’t write summaries and keep them at a minimum because most of the people are already going to watch that episode already. There is no need to have it that long…Also, Anime Blogs should be fun to write. If you just doing it for the fame or become elitist, I think you pretty much miss the point. Like with any type of blog, they are meant to share ideas we want to share. Passion towards a hobby or interest is what attracts readers… not dull writing.
Listless Ink won because it has passion and the author seems to enjoy what they are doing. RandomC is like what ANN and news organizations like CNN. They simply don’t have the passion and just doing a service for the people, nothing else.
My suggestion to prevent this drama is that they need to use something like wp-polls plugin and not Poll Daddy and ban all proxies.
So yeah, I will let the dust settle and I will go formal about this issue in my Round 3 followup when all the polls are closed.