The Blog Games Season 1: Week 5

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The Blog Games Season 1: Week 5!

Week of May 4th - May 10th, 2021

Please read our introduction blog for information if you are new to this event. The deadline for blogs is 12 AM EST/5 AM BST/9 PM PST on Tuesdays (Monday for PST). There were a ton of great blogs this week!

Blog Rank 5! - Afghabwe: Blog About Random Country #3 Hungary

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting - The formatting was really nice, and the images we nice as well. The divider colors worked very well with each other, and I liked that there wasn't a lot of contrast included into the blog.

8/10: Grammar - This topic is probably the hardest to grade, but I did see a few small errors in the grammar for the blog.

8/10: Appeal - The appeal is pretty fine, just as there are starting to become a lot more of these blogs surrounding a country, it can get quite boring pretty quickly.

9/10: Content/Information - There is a lot of information and content included in this blog, which I like, and all of the things included are very well organized.

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - As these blogs are a bit new, and is the first one of this series for this week, I'll give it a decent score.

Overall, this is a very well-written and organized blog, but the facts in the blog could use a little more creativity, as they are a little bit bland to me, and are pretty basic facts. Apart from that, I liked the blog, but please don't spam a blog every single day to try to gain fame, it doesn't work. ;)

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting

8/10: Grammar

8/10: Appeal

8/10: Content/Information - Nice information as always

8/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Blog Rank 4! - YakosaysB0T5WANA: JetPunger Games #1

JetPunger Games #1

YakosaysB0T5WANA

Overall Score: 85/100

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

7/10: Formatting - The formatting could use a little work, it very repetitive once you get more into the blog.

8/10: Grammar - The grammar is fine, but it would be nice if you could not copy the exact words from the game so it doesn't feel like you are cheating the grammar. I know that wasn't intentionally done, but I would just like to have made a suggestion.

9/10: Appeal - Since it is a very creative blog, the appeal would be pretty high, although it was a bit confusing at first when I thought he spelled JetPunk wrong. ;)

8/10: Content/Information - The game is nice, but the more people you put, the more information there is, so it feels like the blog is just a copy of the randomized generation from the game, but as said in the Grammar section, I know it wasn't your intention.

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - This is very creative, and I enjoyed it very much, even though I could generate a scenario myself as well.

Overall it is a very good score, and I'm sure many other people enjoyed reading the scenarios and rooting for themselves to win.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting - Nice use of split view

8/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal

8/10: Content/Information

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - Very creative

Blog Rank 3! - Quizmaster: The 10 Most Powerful People in the World

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting

9/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal

10/10: Content/Information

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Should I make comments? I don't want to get banned lol

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting - Simplistic, could use some dividers

9/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal - Excited to see Xi Jinping first

9/10: Content/Information - The explanations and pictures are very nice

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Blog Rank 3! Again?- Beckette: The Real America

The Real America

Beckette

Overall Score: 90/100

Yes, just for this week, we are going to count all ties in the blogs, just because there were so many good blogs introduced in this week's RUB.

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting - The formatting is nice to me, especially when the divider colors work well with the rest of the blog, even though the text is a little wonky.

9/10: Grammar - The grammar is nice, and a lot of information from my country, education system, and much more I never knew about.

8/10: Appeal - The title is very unique, and it is a good idea.

10/10: Content/Information - There is TONS of information about my home country in this blog, and so much in fact that I actually enjoyed my country for once.

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - It is pretty creative and the facts and very creative as well.

Overall I enjoyed this blog and deserves a high score for impressing me about my disgusting and unappealing country.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting - Purple dividers look nice

9/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal

10/10: Content/Information - Nice information

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Blog Rank 2! - FacterLiger0804: Planet Earth - Rainforest: Scene 1

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting - The diversity of the formatting was very nice for my eyes, and I liked it very much.

9/10: Grammar - The grammar when I read through the story was very unique, but worked and communicated very well with the plot of the story.

9/10: Appeal - The build up of the release of the story appealed me very much, and made me enjoy the story even more.

10/10: Content/Information - There is a lot of content and precise detail for a single small part of the story, and helped me visualize what the story felt and looked like.

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - This was very creative, and it is very nice to hear about the people that live in very remote places, and learn about wildlife. The only problem is that you had to sign up for it, like some other blogs have done in the past, but I liked how it let people choose their name in the story.

Overall, the build up and structure of the story was very nice, and I loved the story. I can't wait for scene 2!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting

9/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal

10/10: Content/Information - Quite a meaty scene

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Blog Rank 2! - cuotak: Ciao by RubberBand

Ciao by RubberBand

cuotak

Overall Score: 91/100

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting - The formatting works well with how the blog is structured, and is very nicely organized.

8/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal - The appeal is very nice, especially since many people like music as well. I've never heard of Cantopop as well, so it is nice to learn about a new genre of music.

10/10: Content/Information - There is not only the song, but a lot of background and history about it, which is very nice, and I liked it.

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - Not many people make blogs about music related topics, so it is nice to learn about these things.

Overall, the history and song was good, and I enjoyed the blog a lot. If possible, I would definitely like to learn about another genre of music or another song.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting

8/10: Grammar

8/10: Appeal - Cantonese music isn't that good in my opinion

10/10: Content/Information - However, this blog was

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - Very unique

Blog Rank 2! - Stewart: The Depths of JetPunk - Badges

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting

9/10: Grammar

8/10: Appeal

10/10: Content/Information

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Should I still be worried about getting banned?

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting

10/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal

10/10: Content/Information - Really explains badges in-depth, charts and graphs help a ton

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Honorable Mentions

Before we get into the number one blog this week, I would like to introduce the 3 honorable mentions for this week! Also, I did forget to say that the Honorable Mentions will NOT actually be based on the criteria, just my opinion on the blog. But I will be rating them on the criteria. For the first honorable mention, I would like to present...

FacterLiger0804 - A Merged Blog (Cinco de Mayo + Dose of Fun Facts #2)

A very nice explanation of the history of Cinco de Mayo. Facts were also interesting. This blog got 86/100. It would've been in the Top 5 but Planet Earth was already there. For the next Honorable Mention...

ooftownroad - Facts of Cameroon

Nice facts, missed a horizontal line at the end. 76/100. Last but not least I present...

JackQuizzer - The Basics of Each State #6 Florida

As above, facts are nice, but the spacings between sections is a bit weird. This blog also got 76/100.

Now onto the best blogs this week!

Blog Rank 1! - michaelngwa: May "Madness"

May "Madness"

michaelngwa

Overall Score: 92/100

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting - The formatting was really nice, and I really liked the Vegas thingamajiggy thing.

9/10: Grammar - The grammar was pretty good, better than some other blogs, (no offense).

9/10: Appeal - THe appeal was kind of intriguing, especially when it is something humorous.

9/10: Content/Information - There is a lot of content in this blog, and was very humorous.

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - The creativity was good even though it was most likely inspired by March Madness.

Overall this was one of the most humorous blogs I have read in a long time, and one of my favorites.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting

10/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal - I'm not a fan of basketball but this was funny

10/10: Content/Information - Very funny, lots of content

10/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - Super creative

Blog Rank 1! - BigGeographyGuy: 3 Facts About Every Country in Europe (Part 2)

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

8/10: Formatting - The formatting was sort of repetitive, but the pictures were really nice.

9/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal - The appeal for this blog was pretty good, since the last part of the series was also amazing.

10/10: Content/Information - There was a lot of content about the European countries in this blog, and I liked it.

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness - It is pretty creative, even though some people are starting to take inspiration from this blog.

This was a very nice blog, a lot better than the last part of the series.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

9/10: Formatting - Dividers work really well with the text

10/10: Grammar

9/10: Appeal

10/10: Content/Information - Excellent, as always. Pictures and facts were very nice

9/10: Creativity/Uniqueness

Awards

Here are the winners of the 5 weekly awards!

Best Story - FacterLiger0804Planet Earth - Rainforest: Scene 1

Best Informational - StewartThe Depths of JetPunk - Badges

Funniest - michaelngwaMay "Madness"

Best Title - BecketteThe Real America

Favorite of Judges - cuotakCiao by RubberBand

Welcome New Bloggers!

HighPriest57 - A Treatise on the World #1

This is a very nice and thoughtful first blog. Grammar and content are both very good. 76/100

Any blogs that are labeled as "Milestone Blogs" won't be graded on the criteria as it doesn't seem correct to grade a blog just celebrating a milestone and saying a simple thank you. But, I still feel the need to welcome them to the blogging community!

Snowman13 - My First Blog

Welcome to all new bloggers, and I hope you can make more great blogs in the future!

Blog News!

Sadly, Pandora49 most likely will be taking a break from JetPunk for a reason all three of us cannot explain here, and also makes us unable to allow us to explain why we can't explain that Pandora will be taking a break. He will be back though during the summer. We have also made a few new rules. If a person posts twice in one week, both blogs will be eligible for grading IF they are not part of the same series. If there are multiple in one series, then only the first one posted will count. Also, if several blogs tie in criteria, they will all be part of the same rank. Finally, Beckette and FacterLiger0804 will be on cooldown for Week 6.

Conclusion

I thank you for reading this week's Blog Games! Hopefully next week the blogs can be better than ever. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please state in the comments. We hope you enjoyed! Bye! P.S. sorry if this blog is a bit sloppy, we didn't have a lot of time to put it together as Pandora cancelled and there were more blogs than usual this week.

The Blog Games

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Level 65
May 11, 2021
Felicits to all winners! Also, what are the rules for collabs?
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Level 66
May 11, 2021
None, the same as all other blogs. Both users will get full points.
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Level 65
May 11, 2021
ok!
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Level 43
May 11, 2021
Me: We'll miss you Pandora...

Calendar: Winter (Southern Hemisphere) on May 21st

Me: ;-;

Anyways, congrats bloggers! BNP MAYBE come out tomorrow or thursday (GMT-3) :)

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Level 56
May 11, 2021
Thanks for the joint number 1, and congrats to anyone else that placed or got an HM!
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Level 54
May 11, 2021
Congrats to all winners!
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Level 63
May 11, 2021
Thanks so much for putting mine as one of the first place blogs! I really appreciate it! Also congrats to the other winners!
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Level 54
May 11, 2021
Congrats to all winners, also thanks to pandorachenboo for these blogs cuz it increases quality of RUB.
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Level 39
May 11, 2021
Oh my god, thank you very much for including my blog! And also thank you for your feedbacks! I am very happy. Thank you again!
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Level 38
May 11, 2021
:(
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Level 42
May 11, 2021
I'm going to try and get finished an Olympic Games blog
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Level 43
May 11, 2021
What is about? I was programming last month to start a blog about the Olympic Games 15 days before the start ;-;
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Level 42
May 12, 2021
An evolution of the Olympic Games 1896- 2020. I might include a two in one
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Level 51
May 12, 2021
Pandora49 commented on a quiz of mine...
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Level 59
May 12, 2021
I guess JetPunk is too tempting ;)
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Level 43
May 18, 2021
Why aren’t you sure until now lol
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Level 40
May 12, 2021
Thanks for second place, the honorable mention, and the award! It's sad that the score of the merged blog was high enough to be on the ranks, but I'd rather have other winners :)
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Level 75
May 12, 2021
When you're rewarded fifth place and actually get ninth
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Level 43
May 18, 2021
Some minutes for week 6! How my BNP5 will be rated?
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Level 59
May 18, 2021
BG is delayed until tomorrow or Thursday
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Level 43
May 18, 2021
NOOOOOOOOOO
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Level 42
May 18, 2021
Why not?
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Level 42
May 18, 2021
We won't have enough time for our blogs to be made
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Level 59
May 18, 2021
the deadline was still Monday by midnight, but we haven't had enough time this week yet to finish everything for the BG currently :( I'm sad too
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Level 43
May 19, 2021
Don't worry. So... today or tomorrow? ;-;
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Level 43
May 19, 2021
And this means that a blog posted after the midnight of monday won't enter at this week, but can enter in the next one?
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Level 59
May 19, 2021
coming out today at noon EST
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
Maybe not Ethaboo is still procrastinating on some parts
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
Yep he totally forgot to unlock it for me to finish it and we're supposed to release in 2 minutes
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
We will release on Thursday.
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Level 43
May 19, 2021
Ok
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Level 43
May 20, 2021
Same time of the others?
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Level 59
May 20, 2021
yup, today
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Level 43
May 20, 2021
But at 2PM (GMT-3)?
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Level 43
May 20, 2021
This means 12PM of EST time
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Level 65
May 12, 2022
One of my blogs made it ;-;