My first feature
First published: Tuesday May 18th, 2021
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On 2020, April 9 I released the Quiz Modern Day Countries of the Japanese Empire on a Map. It became an instant hit getting a lot of takes, comments and nominations. It was like I hit the jackpot and yes I did as my life changed after that, not just in Jetpunk but my real life too but that is for another day.
Before making that simple ordinary Map Quiz, I had already made some big Map Quizzes like the NYC Subway Stations Map Quiz but I never got such an awesome response from any Quiz ever before. It was more surprising because I could never expect such an ordinary and simple quiz to get so popular.
Almost 1 year ago Modern Day Countries of the Japanese Empire on a Map got featured thanks to all the Jetpunkers who nominated it.
That day was very special to me. Since I knew it will get featured, I was waiting since the previous day constantly checking my Jetpunk Page. I could not sleep the previous night with ease as I woke up early morning to check the page again. The Day passed and night arrived but it was still on the nominations board still getting more nomination.
After having my supper, I was going back and forth from the Nominations Board and my WhatsApp. Then all of a sudden I noticed, it is not there but instead found it on the Nominated Winners Page. Within seconds I got the special Email from Quizmaster informing me my Quiz just got featured. I fell down on my bed and started crying (Not a big deal for me considering how often I end up crying). I was so happy because it mattered to me. It was not just a featured Quiz for me but the beginning of a new journey as now I started having confidence about my competence.
A featured Quiz on a Website which I wish was popular where I reside probably should not mean a lot for me. For an average guy like me who could never meet anyone's expectations but never failed to make everyone expect a lot either, I could never reach my true potential since I have always thought it was limit. I never had the confidence to do something new or big and occasionally disappointed my guardians and teachers among others. But this feature was my first step towards feeling confident as now I know what I am capable of doing. Even if no one I know in my real life knows what is Jetpunk, it still holds a lot of value for letting me reach the milestone I failed in my real life and feel satisfied and so accomplished by just doing anything.
I am extremely grateful for what I have achieved on this platform certainly lacking enough words to explain what it truly means to me. Thank You so much Quizmaster for creating this Website and making my life so much more meaningful than ever before and of course for featuring my Quizzes. Thanks to all the Jetpunkers who nominated it and also those who tried it and rated it making it the 15 most Upvoted Quiz of 2020.
But apart from all these, thanks to the Jetpunk Discord Server without which it would have been impossible and where it all began.
The most helpful person I have met would certainly be Stewart. I can probably never repay him back for how much he has done for me. He taught me how to create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) and introduced me to Inkscape. He has always assisted me whenever I needed at times not even related to Jetpunk at all. Previously I could not believe there are people like him as I am used to being told that people help others expecting some favour from them in return but I guess selfless people do really exists.
Around April 2020, I was in a Modern-Day Countries of the XYZ Empire on a Map Quiz making spree (along with others) as, if users have noticed I made the Mughal Empire and Mauryan Empire on a Map quiz just before going International. Especially thanks to UG332 for motivating me to contribute to the Empire series otherwise I would have probably never bothered about it.
Around the same time, Nilles was making similar Empire Quizzes as well and somehow coincidentally we ended up in Imperial Japan at the same. I am super grateful to him for allowing me to make the Quiz which he planned to make as well.
But not just them, a lot of Jetpunkers in the Discord server helped me in different ways indirectly related to the Quiz and getting it featured. The Jetpunk Discord Server has had a great impact on my life and I learnt a lot from them but all that for another day as well.
This was my story of my First Featured Quiz. Thanks a lot for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Please do comment and let me know what do you think about it.
I apologize if I missed any spelling or grammatical errors to correct. I would be more than happy to learn. Cheers ( ^^)／▽ ✩ ▽＼(^^ )
Anyways, about QM's comment, I thought the same about my quiz.
Additionally, you were lucky. I had to learn by myself :(
Maybe that's the science of making of good SVG's, like how you do it.
Yup, I was very very lucky being the first person in the server to learn about SVG(s) from Stewart along with IAB kun. Though you make a lot better Maps and SVG(s) now. All I can do is design Transit Maps. Your work has a lot more variety and effort
Thanks a lot for your support and love (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
Your position is mantained in top 200. That's good.
You can be more proud of yourself learning about SVGs and stuff
And thanks a lot (≧▽≦)
I remember that day I was anticipating my nom feature , I was constantly refreshing the nom lb, my quizzes and my email. i was super excited to see that little orange star pop up.
Since then, nearly 2 months have passed, and I earned another feature from nominations. Can't wait for more in the future >:D
Congratulations on your first features too. You are progressing a lot and that is just incredible.
Thanks a lot though (｡•̀ᴗ-)✧
I don't know if you feel enough the same way, but since my feature, I feel more willing to explore with my quizzes. Like, before I felt bound by this desire to just get something on the front page, but now that I've gotten it, I care more about making quizzes that are high quality but fun. For example, I've started to explore SVGs recently. I thought it would be intimidating but it's actually waaay more fun than just normal text quizzes. Also, I feel like I've had a gajillion ideas in the past 2 weeks, which has never happened before (maybe bc it's easy to make original map quizzes).
Anyways, I don't want to make this all about me, but reading this blog makes me happy. Looking forward to seeing what quizzes you make in the future!
Jetpunk is definitely one of the best trivia website out there but trivia website out there but it is just not popular here. Also because we are yet to reach higher level of educational standards and literacy rate. Having access to internet is no less than an Aladdin's Lamp where can do so many things. An average person from Indian Subcontinent would find watching a Salman Khan Movie or Lip Syncing in MX TakaTak much more easier and self satisfying because they would even understand the basics of Geography or Computer.
And moreover I am always translating some notable quizzes in Bengali and Hindi with a very changrin response but I will still continue to translate and even write some blogs in Bengali is I ever get so much time.
Indian languages being highly complicated discourages people to use it. That's why most children study in English nowadays and people pursue higher education in English. Because a lot of scientific terms either doesn't have any real Hindi/Bengali translation or is more difficult than the actual word. That's why even translating a quiz in Hindi/Bengali is tough, so tough that even if the Indian subcontinent provides the highest numbers of Jetpunkers, we won't get a Bengali or a Hindi version of this website because translating this whole website would be too difficult and inconvenient. Especially since most of the users would be already very much comfortable with English.
Sorry this became a bit too large. I always wanted to talk about this and you just gave me the opportunity so I just talked my heart out (^～^;)ゞ
But I am just in love designing maps because I can say it's mine (≧▽≦) and I feel proud about it. Congratulations for your recent feature as well