I practically never get any feedback on my work for fuwanvovel’s blog. There’s bound to be things to improve upon that I don’t really see or care about enough to change myself. Anyway, here’s a very abstract take on my current approach, which is not really what I asked for in the previous sentence. Litigate yours truly.
My personal philosophy when it comes to posts on the fuwanovel gazette (Tay wanted to switch from anything with aer, so here we are…) is to post slow, but comprehensive. There are a decent few reasons for this:
1. We’re unlikely to get press releases sent to us before any official announcements, meaning we’re at a speed disadvantage even without accounting for having lives and/or procrastination. Admittedly this doesn’t apply to fan patch news since the big outlets don’t touch that, but nevertheless.
2. We have specialist knowledge on the topic. $writer at siliconera or whatever is unlikely to get VNs at the enthusist level, and as editor-in-chief my obsessive information gathering will generally yield pertinent info (say, some post on the sekai project boards for example) that can be added to posts as well.
3. Related, but anyway – while some readers will probably fail to properly take in certain clarifying points (say, on the Grisaia all-ages only Kickstarter brouhaha’s specifics) no matter what, we can hopefully still dispel some of the general confusion present by gathering this specialist knowledge. That might be a bit optimistic.
Alright, that’s part of the philosophy. Lemme just continue this all…
*As much as possible, avoid just parroting press release information. Ties into point 2 above. It’s more work, but it’s also #integrity or whatever.
…I can’t think of anything else.
Some other stuff I’m currently running with that I’m more doubtful of:
*One post per day maximum. Keeps the content flow more steady. However, this has the disadvantage of pushing some news back way long until it’s… well, old news. It also keeps my workload distributed for glorious procrastination time (I will also very literally spend two hours going through an already decent post to make minor improvements and w/e).
*No posting on nukige for the most part, I have nothing against nukige, but I’m not really interested in them that much. That said, the real reason here is that we kinda want to get away from the VNs = porn idea to spread VN awareness well (I admit nukige also attracts people though so I guess this isn’t entirely one-sided). Fuwa doesn’t host torrents for nukige bar Sonohana (which I do report on because yuri bias, also they do have actual plotlines or w/e).
*I usually don’t use title case. Part of this is due to Aaeru not doing so in the past. No idea what the general e-paper standard is.
Any thoughts on this all appreciated, I guess.