Ever wanted to know about Ani-TAY and what it is? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In response to preliminary feedback on the survey, here is your destination for learning the specifics of the Reader-Run community Ani-TAY and how you can get involved in the community.
I’ll cover a few topics in this article, which will all be sectioned accordingly. You can skip past sections if you don’t think they’ll apply to you.
Welcome to Ani-TAY, What is It?
Glad you asked. The blog you’re currently on is the Ani-TAY Blog, which is a spin-off of the Kotaku community Talk Amongst Yourselves (TAY). The Ani-TAY blog is entirely reader-run. No one is paid to write here.
The blog itself an extension of the Ani-TAY tag, which was used on TAY well before the Ani-TAY blog entered operation.
Ani-TAY, as a community, primarily concerns itself with anime, manga, visual novels, and merchandise from Japan, but we’ll also do other things like video games in general. Things are always kept loose and, barring anything completely off-topic, everything can go.
Just a bit of history to give you some context. Ani-TAY was established as a Kinja tag (a way for Kinja posts to be categorized) on TAY in early 2013. By early 2014, Ani-TAY had become a significant (if not overwhelming) portion of TAY articles.
Eventually this resulted in the creation of the Ani-TAY blog, which managed to find its footing over the next few months. The Ani-TAY blog was envisioned and guided as a sort of curated blog that could push for standards in writing and still keep the community engagement that brought most of the current frequent writers on board.
Since mid-2014, Ani-TAY has increased in popularity with new faces, more views, and more comments than ever before, and we’re not stopping yet.
Who are the admins?
There are three admins on the Ani-TAY blog: Dexomega, Morie, and Protonstorm. We operate as very high-level drivers of content and moderation.
Sounds Cool, How Can I Get Involved?
First off, you should get acquainted with some of our rules. There aren’t many, but we stand by them.
Ani-TAY has always prided itself on community engagement, because the majority of the people you’ll see writing articles were once new as well. Most of the fun in being a writer on Ani-TAY isn’t getting posted to Kotaku or something arbitrary, it’s from the people that talk to us in the comments.
We’re all about initiative here. If you want to write, write! If you’re making reviews it might be a good idea to coordinate with others so we don’t have five identical reviews dropping for a show this season!
That’s about everything I can think of for now. I may expand this article as time goes on with more content or to alter existing pieces.
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Last Updated August 12, 2019.