As August fades into our collective rear-view mirror, so too does Blaugust, Belghast’s event to drive away the typical August malaise.
Fifty blogs set out to post at least once a day for the duration of the month. Thirty made it to that goal.
Like many of the other bloggers, there were bits that pushed me to post more. If you look at my archives, you will see that 31 posts in a month is generally no big deal. I meet or exceed that number most months. But I usually do not post on Saturday or Sunday. It just isn’t part of my normal routine. I will often start posts, take and edit screen shots, and actually play the games I write about, but getting together an actual post and pressing the “publish” button just doesn’t happen all that often.
A number of us jumped on a couple of common post themes to help us along through the month. There were the ten questions about WoW, the gamer quiz, the question about how you ended up with your blog’s name. I didn’t run with that last one as I already had too many posts and, honestly, there isn’t a good story behind the name. It just seemed amusing at the time.
In the end, I made it. I posted every day in August. I put up a total of 39 posts, 37 of which met the basic criteria for the event. (I could have made those other two fit… I think one would have met the ten sentences mark by merely cutting a couple of my awkwardly phrased ones into a few simple declarative sentences.) And I linked those 37 in the Anook community that Belghast set up for the event, my 37 mixing in with the more than 700 posts so linked.
A number of bloggers took some time… often using their last post in August/Blaugust… to sum up how things went and what they learned. Here are a few that I saw.
- Beyond Tannhauser Gate
- Contains Moderate Peril
- Echoes from the Abyss
- Hello Cynical Badger
- House of Witches
- I Have Touched the Sky
- JVT Workshop
- Life of a Pleasant Gamer
- Lock & Bolt
- Missy’s Mojo
- The Mystical Mesmer
- Simcha’s Many Lives
- Star and Shadow
There are still some prizes and badges to be awarded to those who participated and to those who completed the challenge of Blaugust. When there is an overall summery, I will link it. Wait, here it is.
I definitely found some new blogs to read as part of the whole event. It was fun.
Meanwhile, I figured that I would link to all the blogs that threw their hats in the ring and at least accepted the Blaugust challenge. You will find them after the cut.