This cross-blogging game was a blast year, so it is back again!
Here: Just in case someone does not know what traditional Secret Santa is.
The idea of this project is for everyone who participates to be reviewing a show that they might not normally watch or might have overlooked. Everyone will get someone else in the project to review a series of their choice and in return review something picked by one of their fellow bloggers. The goal is threefold for everyone involved:
- Mixing up what you watch and review on your blog.
- Getting other people to watch things you feel deserve more attention.
- A way to interact with other bloggers thus creating possibilities for cross blog readership, also it fosters an environment to try other cross blog experiments.
Here is how this little experiment will work: If you want to participate send us your Name, Blog, and My Anime List (or some other equivalent listing) page via e-mail (reversethieves [at] gmail.com) subject: Secret Santa Participant. Due by Wednesday, October 13th. Make sure that your MAL is updated as much as possible before you submit it. Also, if you are uncomfortable with watching certain types of shows or will not watch fan-subs mention that in the e-mail, too.
We will then make a circular list of everyone involved in the project that only we will know the order of. The order of the list will be made completely at random. Everyone will then receive the name, blog, and My Anime List of the person they are the Secret Santa for. You will then suggested three shows for the person all of which must be 26 episodes or less (yes, you can suggest movies, too). The shows must be subtitled in some fashion. Remember that you are picking shows that you hope the other person will like and give an honest chance. Look over their My Anime List and their restrictions then try to pick out something good but unexpected.
Once we get everyone’s lists we will then pass on the shows to the recipients. No one except us will know the names of the person who gave you your choices. You then pick the show your are going to watch. Everyone is responsible for getting their own material for the review. If for some reason you absolutely cannot abide any of the shows you are given, we will allow 1 and only 1 mulligan.
You then have until late December to watch the show you were assigned and write a review. On the week of Christmas everyone will post their reviews for the Secret Santa Project. We would prefer you post your review on Christmas Eve but you can alter it as to the schedule of your blog. On the Christmas Day we will reveal the name of who had who as a Secret Santa along with a small post about the project.
Again: If you want to participate send us your Name, Blog, and My Anime List (or some other equivalent listing) page via e-mail (reversethieves [at] gmail.com) subject: Secret Santa Participant. Due by Wednesday, October 13th.
23 thoughts on “Calling bloggers for Secret Santa!”
On my blog I have two other people on it. Can we each have to review a different anime or do we all review the same one?
You can each do one, but each of your will need to send a separate email.
Yay! Been waiting for this all year! ;-)
Sent. Totally missed out on this last year, not happening again1
How about people without MAL, like me? Can I even participate?
All you have to do is give some comprehensive list of shows you have watched.
It is mostly to prevent the person who is your Secret Santa from suggesting you watch 10 titles before they finally get to 1 you have not seen. Also it gives them an idea of what you like so they can pick something you may enjoy.
I already sent mine in, it gives me something new to write about anyway.
I’m just…gonna apologize again for last year and me overestimating my ability to finish things in a timely manner orz. I still plan on doing the review of Le Chevalier even though it’s insanely late at this point.
Aww… this sounds like a lot of fun, but I haven’t blogged in a while and I can be pretty slow…
Is there a due date for when we have to be done the show?
Sent mine in, and there should be someone else on DMAB doing it as well, I believe.
I HAVE ALREADY EMAILED.
Can manga count too?
No, sorry, this is for anime only.
okay. Thanks anyways.
Submitted mine at the last minute.