Update at 10:10 BST on Monday, 22 June 2020:
The Great Blog Crawl 2020 is back! From Friday, 26 June 2020, we’ll be visiting the questions for anyone who didn’t catch them the first time around before heading to the virtual pub from 19:00 BST on Saturday, 18 July 2020. Check out this post over on Ace Asunder for more information.
Update at 15:45 BST on Wednesday, 03 June 2020:
Original post at 06:00 BST on Monday, 18 May 2020:
What have you missed most during the lockdown period? Many bloggers I’ve spoken to have mentioned one thing and I’m in agreement with them: I’ve missed going to the pub. There’s nothing like popping into my local for a drink on a Saturday evening to enjoy the company and conversation of friends.
So what if we could recreate that experience online? And while we’re at it, what if we could use it to promote some of the awesome bloggers here on WordPress? The lovely Solarayo from Ace Asunder and I have been working on a little something recently, and it’s with great pleasure that we can announce…
From 06:00 BST today onwards:
|No pub is complete without a quiz, so we’re kicking off the event with a competition that will get you ‘crawling’ through 50 of the best sites in the blogosphere. Here’s what to do if you’d like to take part:
23:59 BST on Thursday, 04 June 2020:
|Once you’ve answered as many questions as possible, send your completed answer sheet to us at email@example.com by this date. We’ll get on to marking it right away and you’ll be awarded with a point for every correct answer.|
19:00 BST on Saturday, 06 June 2020:
|Get yourself some snacks, pour a drink (alcoholic or otherwise), pick up your controller and head over to the Later Levels’ Twitch channel for The Great Blog Crawl virtual pub. We’ll be announcing the quiz winners here and awarding them with their badges over a pint or two.
We’re looking for suggestions of games to play throughout the night so if you have any ideas, please do get in touch. Cooperative titles that allow for online multiplayer or for viewers to participate in other ways would be perfect.
Got a party-trick you’d like to share with the community? Whether it’s a joke, an impression, a song or something else that’s going to impress us, send your videos and images to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them at our virtual pub.
|The 50 blogs chosen to be promoted throughout The Great Blog Crawl were selected at random from those Solarayo and I follow. Please don’t be disheartened if you don’t see your site – it doesn’t mean that it isn’t awesome, just that it didn’t make it through our random-number-generator! We’re coming up with a plan for next year to allow more blogs to be represented, so watch this space.|
Much love to Solarayo for all her support and help with this event, and for a very kind Blogger Recognition Award last month too. Head over to Ace Asunder if you haven’t already met her: if you like video games, cats, sarcasm and punching things, you’re bound to love her as much as I do.
And good luck to everyone who’d like to take part! We hope you have fun discovering some of the amazing blogs around you – there’ll be a drink waiting for you at the bar once you’re done.
Like The Great Blog Crawl artwork? Check out Heather Agoncillo on Instagram.
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.