First off, you need to...
Create a Topic
Then, onto the Internet to...
Time to collect the...
There are a few who explicitly said that "Wow, those pics look damn amazing!" and "The pictures just made the whole post much better" directly to me and it feels weird to say that most pictures on Vingle (other than my own) don't really look as sharp as my own. So let me show you how I collect and proceed with the pictures. Let's say that we need to find a great picture from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: - Then simply type "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" on your search-engine (which is Google, because Google is best), and start searching. - Once you've found the picture, click on it to reveal more in-depth options on the picture itself and relatable search-results. - Hit the numbers displaying the pictures resolution (e.g. 1920 x 1080) - You'll then be transported to a new page with the same kind of pictures but with different resolutions. There, you can choose your preferred resolution (I personally take the best one with a ratio of 16:9) and save and download it and store it for later use
EDIT: Adding Gifs!
And of course, pictures are nice and all to add some flare to the overall content. But if you really want to stand out, add gifs! It's basically the same process as with the pictures, only that you make Vingle use the gif directly and so on :) - First, use a search term and add "gif" at the end of it. This narrows down your search results into mostly gifs. - However, not every search result turns out to be a gif. So, pick one and click on "View Image". If you get taken to the pictures webpage and the gif is moving, then you are green to go! - Next, copy the URL - When it's time to show the world (or at least Vingle) the gif you've either found or made, simply go to the image board, go to the icon that looks like a chain, paste the URL there and click "Find". Then, it should have found it for you and click on the gif itself to add onto your Card - Enjoy XD
UPDATE: My Setup
It's really nothing special... Just a crappy school-computer and whole bunch of accessories loaded with cables: - Dunno the computer... - Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma - Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 - Mousemat: SteelSeries Qck+ (with NiP-logo) - Headset: Audio-Technica ATH-m50x (Primary), Logitech g633 Artemis (Gaming) - External Storage: WD My Passport (1TB) - Photo taken through my custom OnePlus One
How I organize stuff
On my computer, I have a specific folder just for you guys. My potential topics and on-going projects are all stored there and it is there where I dump all of the pictures I've gathered into the folders where each topic is individually categorised. It is here that I also put my text.
The Text Itself
Once in a topic-folder, I create a simple "Notes"-file and name it "Script". Not a word file, just the one that displays text (.txt) XD It is here that I write everything down and correct and so on. Even this text was written on one. But yeah, now it's time to work and work through with the frustration that this post might be as good as expected...I'll fast-forward to the point after I've written the damn text XD
Once done, I try to proof-read it as much as I can. But, my brain would work way too fast and start uploading the entire article before I can fully proof-read it (I proof-read every post as much as I can and edit once I see a mistake). It's really quite easy, as I just copy-paste each section into its respective card. Then, I upload the images and make sure that the title are "titled" and the fattened text is fattened. And as soon as I hit the "upload" button, I'll just refresh the damn page until some views pop up and scream a shout of success, finally allowing me to watch some more anime...!
That's really it, actually. Nothing special, nothing grand but you guys seem to enjoy it so...I'm happy with that :)
It may not have answered your questions on how I can make these info-articles as good as they seem to be and a joy to read. But, at least I gave you an insight over how I work and how easy (or hard) it can be to make a post just like this one and the others on "Why anime?" collection :)
Now, this Card is a part of my own series where I put up more anime-related posts such as discussing, analyzing and showing you parts of Anime that makes an Anime an Anime! Every topic from the technical aspects, core elements and even entire shows are collected there so make sure you check out and follow "Why anime?" collection for more posts about and around anime! :D Please feel free to comment your thoughts on the topic or suggest one! :D And if you want to leave a direct feedback, you're more than welcome to message me :) 'til next time! //VoidX