Senpai Influencer But I’m Just A Fan Like You

 

In every community/fandom we all have someone we admire, respect for either their personality, content. Every reason is individual. There is no greater boost from those “senpai influencers” getting to talk with them, commenting on your content, recommending, making suggestions to you. This constant positive of connections is great but even holding the highest regard makes an obvious point forgotten.

 

I’m Not Extra Special

 

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This discussion is directed to anime content scene but applies to all who create content about different fandoms. I’ve never addressed fact before that with this wonderful anime blogging there are dear friends and fellow bloggers, who see me as a ray of sunshine. Irina making known to me I’m her senpai, THE PRESSURE *head explodes*. Beyond flattering to receive high regard others hold me in and showering with positive praise. Making anyone day from a comment someone leaves on our blogs, youtube channel or praiseful remark made during a conversation. If we didn’t do any of this, no community would have a heart I think?

The grateful love and praise of others either runs to your ego or being forever humble. Majority most are humble option which is good. Humble is best response letting validation wash over you. There is not a single person on this platform that doesn’t seek to feel validated but it’s weird to say, the odd side affect of: validation over pour.

Makes me happiest to know after 5 years blogging, people read my stuff, connections I’ve made and follow my rambles. Going down a notch here as great all of that is, I’ve faced the feeling of expectation from personal growth. People begin to expect certain things from you how little or big that is unless followers, friends tell you that. Expectation and over pour validation of others leaves lost in the equation an obvious fact.

I’m a fan. I’m a fan of this fandom like you. I’m a novice. 

 

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mecha, shoujo, boys love, power rangers trash fan can. the list goes on.

 

No matter how much you admire you’re “senpai influencer” for their content or personality, whatever the reason: Remember they are a fan too. I started this blog for my own intentions and throwing out my sporadic thoughts. Who knew so many would be swayed by my words to watch an anime or read a manga. The role of an influencer is important those who see such a person as, how would hype and excitement get around? I’m glad my words and content are held in high regard, having influence over others. But doesn’t make me feel extra special. No-one likes an exploded ego. 

My word is not law like others take from their senpai influencers unless they know their stuff. Even then all the knowledge in the world can’t dampen fact, whoever senpai is a fan like rest of us. My own approach towards anime and social media is constant excitement, brings me joy to get fist pumps going and positive. People may perceive you as they wish from your content but among all the glow. Don’t let others forget your’e a fan much as next.

Probably sounds stupid to be writing about such a thing but from what I’ve seen on twitter and instagram individuals following their influencers. People idolise so much to the point of their expectations not being met and people reappraise what they are doing, which is suppose to be a hobby for them. It’s ridiculous getting to such a degree. It’s appealing to include followers in what post or video they want to come out first from you, you’ve slaved away on. Doing that all the time, Where do your own wants go? 

It’s a tricky divide to find balance between your own satisfaction and your followers but always put yourself first. I’m happy to be of influence those who see me that way but remember I am a crazy anime fan girl who spouts random crap, that is entertaining apparently.

 



Don’t take everything I say here seriously. Continue paving the path of positive with those senpai influencers you adore but seeing within anime community. People seem to forget their senpai’s fans much as them. 

Do you see what I see on this issue myself? if you do leave a comment 

Lita Confession: If I influence you to watch an unknown anime, I get a massive pleasing kick out of it. you know I’m about those unknown guys.

I’ll see you all in the next post!

LitaKino

13 thoughts on “Senpai Influencer But I’m Just A Fan Like You

  1. I feel you on the pressure and how being a content creator sometimes make people forget that one is a fan, as you mentioned. I’ve also noticed that there is the pressure of being more analytical and less fan-like when one is a content creator, which can be overwhelming.

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    1. I use to feel some pressure but not anymore that’s purely because I like the standing of my blog. I know where it’s going and just watching how analytical others are around me puts me strangely at ease more with what I’m doing.

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      1. That’s pretty cool. I’m working on finding my way away from the pressure so I can just casually enjoy things a lot more again. I did this past week and it was super cathartic, in an odd way lol.

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  2. Ehhh I wanna be called a senpai too. It’s just that I wanna experience this kind of thing. In my school there’s literally no respect for seniors, I got a friend to call me ‘senpai’ but he just took matters into his own hands. It would be nice if I could experience these kinds of things since I’m new to these kind of things.Even if I’m not called a senpai I will always be a fan.

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    1. Sunshine, senpai, I have been dubbed many names. I’m a blogger senpai because I’ve been in this game so long 😂 I have fellow blogger friend who I call my senpai too it’s a never ending chain.

      Anyone is a influencer, your comedy list I read other day influenced me to watch some off that list. Nichijou ive only seen one episode that right there is old school funny to me which is what I love.

      What my post was directed towards how all the praise one receives. However fact wonderful ones influence . how others idolise their influence, people they look up to etc goes into the extreme and people take on board expectation to another level then, pleasing the masses instead of themselves and satisfaction in there own content.

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  3. Hmm Irina-Senpai being my influencer I guess that makes you Lita-Obaasama then. Though you feel more like a Oneechan to me.

    In a way I still feel you are like one of the “faces” of the aniblogging community. Something like Lita-Taichou but a bit more PR-ish! I don’t really feel like Anime is really something we can claim expertise in.. I mean I haven’t seen a lot but I know what I like and I also like things anime experts do say suck. Like I disagree with the Anime-Man a lot and even sometimes with Irina-Senpai or Lita-Taichou. What I look up to is not the anime you have watched or your opinion on something.. but how You, both of you are. I really like both your blogging personalities a lot and I respect that a lot!

    So in that way you ARE Special, there is only one Lita-Taichou and I’d be more inclined to follow major directional changes you make rather than a few other bloggers out there, like if Lita would go to blogging war with some of the other major veterans out there I’d probably be in camp Lita.

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    1. This post about made me blush girl oh my goodness. Taichou – captain Lita ooo of course I like the sound of that ahaha lol Camp Kino for novices.

      I could whip you into a mean blogging machine. You can be you’re own senpai in your own right!! Thankyou for the warming comment Pinkie !!

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  4. You’re the only one I know (besides myself) who can also get down with mecha anime as hard as you do a show like Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club! So to me, you’ve always been someone to look up to, but also an incredibly friendly and humble anime fan. I’ll never forget that about you Lita! 🙂

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    1. People took this post differently than I thought they would LOL I don’t mind being called senpai but purely this was to vent from seeing others unhappiness who people regard as senpai’s forgetting their own happiness in the mix of pleasing others.

      But I know how you feel about Lita san !! bless you takuto !!

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