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Blogger Blitz 2018: a thank you

And with the final result published on Adventure Rules yesterday, that’s the second Blogger Blitz event done. The past few months have been a rollercoaster of excitement, nervousness and anticipation for everyone involved in the competition and we’ve managed to survive a total of seven rounds consisting of amazing entries. It’s sad it’s all over for now but at least we can finally take some time out to catch our breath!

Before I do so however, I’d like to wish a huge congratulations to Michael from Git Gud at Life for being this year’s winner. I had my doubts when he decided to enter the event with a character like Frank Fontaine from BioShock; after all, he has no special weapons or powers as such and could potentially be seen as underpowered when compared to some of the other challengers. But he proved us all wrong with some excellent post formats and plot-twists and deserves a massive round of applause.

Teri Mae from Sheikah Plate and her sidekick Ganondorf were worthy competitors and didn’t make it easy for Fontaine however. It’s been lovely to see this blogger’s writing style develop in confidence of the course of Blogger Blitz and knowing how modest she is, I’m sure she doesn’t realise just how good her fiction is! She may not have come out on top but making it to the championship match two years in a row shouldn’t be underestimated: hopefully one day we’ll get to find out how her villain’s story ends.

I’d also like to say a big thank you and send plenty of hugs to everyone who took part, along with my fellow judges. Having the opportunity to participate in the event and enjoy reading all the entries, as well as working with these excellent people and getting to know them better, has been an absolute honour. I’d highly recommend signing up as either a competitor or judge if Blogger Blitz comes back for third year in 2019 (and let’s all hope it does); it requires effort but you honestly won’t regret it.

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There’s someone else who deserves a mention too and it just so happens that he’s one of my favourite people on the internet. In the time since Later Levels started, Ian has been one of the most encouraging and supportive bloggers I’ve had the chance to meet; always there with a friendly comment, a cheery outlook and a word of advice when it’s needed. He’s had a lot going on recently and it hasn’t always been easy but he should be extremely proud of what he’s achieved with Adventure Rules.

New and old writers alike can learn a thing or two from this man. I love how he’s bringing the community together through Blogger Blitz, giving everyone the opportunity to meet new bloggers, inspiring a bit of friendly competition while celebrating our hobbies. It’s this kind of event that puts the positivity here on display and show just how welcoming our group is. I’m really glad I’ve been able to be involved once again – and even gladder I’m able to call Ian a friend.

In fact, Chris from OverThinker Y and I have become partners-in-crime in honour of this year’s Black Sheep twist and we have a little something up our sleeves to say thank you to Ian. We wanted to show him our appreciated for all the hard work he puts into his events and we think we may have come up with the perfect way to do that. We’re still in the planning stages at the moment however, so stay turned and keep your eyes peeled for more details coming over the next month or so…

And with that, we say goodbye to Blogger Blitz 2018. What a wonderful time it has been.

6 thoughts on “Blogger Blitz 2018: a thank you Leave a comment

  1. Wow, such kind words! I’m all sheepish now, haha. Thank you so much for the post, and for being a part of what made Blogger Blitz great for both competitions. I particularly enjoyed having your perspective as a judge this year – you always put together a very good write up that gave me plenty of quotes for the results post. I’m certainly curious to see what you and Chris are cooking up, too – you both have impressive records for events so I imagine we’re all in for quite a treat!

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    • Thank you so much for putting on another Blogger Blitz event this year! We’re all aware how much effort and coordination it takes to create an event like this, and how much hard work you put into making sure it runs smoothly. Everyone involved just wanted to show their appreciation for everything you do. 😉

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  2. You are always far too kind to me! I’m grateful I was able to make it as far as I did and it really was nice to write real fiction this year. I don’t think enough praise can be said to Ian. If you are the glue that holds this community together, he’s the light. The positive, uplifting soul who is always there to help people through. I’m so glad I’ve been able to get to know you both and continue to get to know you better every day!

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    • Teri Mae, you should seriously consider continuing with the fiction writing; you’re so good at it! Ganondorf had such a wonderful presence in your words and I loved the way you gave voice to a more ‘vulnerable’ side to this personality (if he can be said to have a vulnerable side ha ha). We need to know how his story ends! 🙂

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      • Thanks! I’ve just never had the confidence to actually write something. And I’m not sure I have the creativity for it. I’m great at ideas, but terrible at knowing how to finish it. Maybe short stories would be more appropriate, in that case! Don’t have to have as many plot elements!

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        • Maybe you’ve found your thing! All the judges agreed you should keep up the writing so maybe it’s something to seriously think about…

          I think that’s one of the best things about Blogger Blitz: it gives participants who think they’re not creative the opportunity to be creative in a supportive space.

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