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Hello there, and welcome to the challenge.
I hope that if you're looking at this, you know what it is. If not though, that is awesome and you should go check it out right now. Also be sure to check out the home thread for this, to give me feedback and suggestions on the series.
That being said this thread is the thread where you can sign up for three things,
The first thing (and the real reason I made this a seperate thread) is that you can post here to have someone read your blog and help you identify and work on some of your issues. That way you can go back to edit your blog and learn how to fix your mistakes. Alternatively you can also post that you'd like that blog reviewed right in the end of your blog and one of the reviewers will see it and help in any way they can.
The second thing this is here for is to have people sign up to read over the the blogs of people that sign up to get reviewed. I'm going to leave this open, but I would like anyone that signs up to follow a few basic rules
1) Only constructive criticism. I shouldn't have to say this, but I will. Everyone that is participating is trying to get better, and there are people at different levels of skill when it comes to writing. Not everyone is a Camus right off the bat. For some it takes a lot of work and a lot of practice. Please keep this in mind while looking over blogs.
2) Only sign up if you have the time. Another no brainer, but still an important thing to remember. Now I'm not saying you need to have time to read through 6 blogs and review all of them, but if you do sign up and say you're going to help someone, make sure you have the time to do a thorough job. After all, the people that are doing this challenge are putting in a lot of effort to their blogs, so please be courteous and do the same.
3) Focus on more than just spelling and grammar. Instead I want you to look at things like flow, style, and the actual wordings of things. If you spot an awkward phrase, or you notice that the person starts every sentence with I ____ then those are the things that should be looked at first. The biggest issues are the ones that take away from the reader's experience, and that is what should be tackled first.
If you are willing to follow those three rules then I would love the help. I will be trying to do this for as many blogs as I can, but I'm not a machine (at least I'm pretty sure I'm not). I will need help, and the more people helping with this, the better.
Lastly, I am also looking for people that can serve as last-minute backups for interviews. I want people to go out and try to challenge themselves to get an interview whenever that challenge comes up, but just in case they can not I don't want them left out in the cold. Please again, only sign up if you have the time and are willing to put the effort in.
Anyways that is why this is here, and I hope that everyone that signs up remembers that this series is still about enjoying the writing more than anything else. So please take that for what it is.
BlackHeartedWolfRhymenocerous3D TitanUndertaker Adrian
BlackHeartedWolfElisha MuirShawn Gordonblaze6106
Thank you to all those that sign up.
Well, my lack of Experience pushes me away from this, even though I'd love too...what do the interviewees do? I didn't catch that
lol, it's just as the name implies. I'm going to (eventually) have interview weeks where the writers are to get out and try to get an interview with someone. The interviewees would be backups for those people who maybe can't get the interview, or miss the opportunity to get a full one with someone from the industry.
Well I wouldn't mind joining up, so I will. Definitely could use some help in the grammatical sense. If only writing was like Calculus, then I'd be a master.
Oh, right. I totally missed the first challenge, but I'll try to keep up with 'em.
Well, I can't write a blog to save my life, so that doesn't help. Can I be a reviewer?
I'm the Mother Flippin'....
I'd love to help with reviewing, but I don't know if I'm good enough myself to help.
I'd like to become a reviewer. Learning from only our own mistakes means just one lifetime worth of learning. I have a job but hours are chaotic at best, I should have time.
"Always make them laugh, try to make them cry. Always take the stage like it's the last night of your life." Frank Turner.
I would love to but I need some help with it till I can understand it better.
To mean that
nothing ... Where they would say something, and he would finish it, like he
@ Cody lol, no worries on the gramatical sense, but I didn't quite understand. Did you mean you would like to be a reviewer, or would you like to have your blog reviewed? Sorry just trying to clarify before I add you to a list.
@ Elisha no problem, I hope you do get a chance to participate. I'd love to see what you come up with.
@ Rhymenocerous I would like to see you write a bit, but if you're willing to put in the effort I won't say no.
@ 3D Titan you're fine, it's just about reading the person's blog and taking a look at anything that makes it awkward or difficult to read. I'm adding you to the list
@ Undertaker Adrian I'm glad to hear you're interested. Hopefully you have enough time, but it shouldn't be too intensive. Not even a half hour once or twice a week I imagine.
@ Altair For better understanding check out the home thread and all the links posted in that. Those should give you an idea of what this is all about.
Oh ***.. I never posted the comment that I had....
@ Cody - Not sure if you mean that you would like to review blogs, or if you would like yours reviewed, so I'm holding off adding you to a list.
@ Elisha - No worries, I hope you do participate though. It would be awesome to read some blogs by you for the challenges.
@ Rhymenocerous - I would like it if you were a blogger here, but an extra set of eyes can't ever hurt. I added you to the list.
@ 3D Titan - You are most certainly good enough, and I've already added you so :-p
@ Adrian - Sounds good, shouldn't be too bad (like a half hour or so every week) so hopefully you can help.
@ Altair - lol, just follow the links and check out the WGWC home thread here in the forum. That'll explain everything.
I've got that time. Also would like my blog reviewed, I did a review on MLP, oddly enough.
So do we go through an interview process?
Nope, no interview required.
I'll take a look at it tomorrow after I get done the first draft of my week 3 blog.
Also as a note, if you would like for this week you can have someone else look at your blog and then make changes according to their feedback. Just a thought.
Will someone please review my blog?
Will someone please review my blog?
I like it. The first paragraph, a hilarious portrayal of your childhood memories, really drew me in to read the rest. The careful dissection and analysis of each advertisement was a blog in itself, and the added commentary was like dessert. My favorite was probably the Skyrim advertisement, and your comment on how the player conveys emotion through the character. That really rang in my ears. (Or flashed in my eyes, or some junk like that.)
Overall, this blog is a thorough look into advertisements and their overall purpose. Insert applause here.
If I did ratings, this would be a 10/10, or five stars, or rubbish of that sort.