Good day readers. As you may know, I’ve recently had the honour of serving as a judge in the blogging community’s foremost annual event – Blogger Blitz. After yesterday’s thrilling conclusion, I wanted to write a post to say a huge thank you to the event’s organiser – the awesome Ian from Adventure Rules.
If Blogger Blitz is new to you, firstly, where have you been (?!) and secondly, get yourself over to Adventure Rules to learn about this year’s iteration of the competition Blogger Blitz: Black Sheep.
Now that you understand what it is you can probably see why this event is such a big deal. It gives everyone in the community a chance to get involved – whether as a writer, a judge, an event suggester or voter, there is something for everyone. For the competitors, it provides a chance to flex your creative writing muscles and engage you imagination.
Having missed out on last year’s event, I was always going to put my name forward to take part this year and it has been an absolute pleasure serving as a judge. As someone who was notoriously bad at English literature at school, I was a bit nervous about judging a writing competition, but Ian was excellent at providing a format for the judging process. The event both tested and improved my ability to read critically and make judgements based on defined parameters.
From designing the incredible artwork to putting together the results posts, not to mention getting everyone involved via social media, Blogger Blitz seems like it would be a full-time job, and not only does Ian manage to do these things in style, but he also somehow manages to stick to his regular blog schedule!
The Adventure Rules blog is one of the best gaming blogs out there. It covers such a diversity of the subjects; from first impressions of new demos, to a thoughtful and entertaining series on tabletop gaming which includes this piece on how on earth you run a tabletop RPG for 14 people (seriously, if you are planning to do this you need to read this article!). The blog even covers EVERYTHING at E3!
Apart from Blogger Blitz, Ian also hosts other community events including the soon to return Charming and Open series and the thoroughly wonderful Bloggers Secret Valentine event. Through these awesome events Ian gives other bloggers the opportunity to try new things, connect with other bloggers and even to learn new writing skills.
So, what I’m really trying to tell you readers, is: GO CHECK OUT ADVENTURE RULES!
To close, I just want to say:
Thank you Ian, you’re awesome. You give so much to this community and I am truly grateful to be involved with the events you run. Whatever Adventure Rules does next I know it will be exciting and unique! Thank you!
…and thanks to everyone else for reading!