Blog Azeroth

A forum for World of Warcraft Bloggers
It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:10 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
Hi Everyone!

Foreword: I know Gameldar has already posted an idea for Noblegarden, and I don't want to step on his toes, but I had this idea this morning and wrote this post before I checked Twitter and saw that he was cooking up a storm :| I thought I'd post it anyway since I think it's possible to do both, and who doesn't like some extra fun around festival times ;)

Noblegarden runs from April 4 to 10, and involves players hunting for Coloured Eggs through Azerothian cities and surrounding areas.

I thought maybe we could hold a Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt :)

Here's my idea for how it might work:

1. Submit your name and blog be included in the list.

2. Somewhere on your site, on or before Sunday, April 4, hide an egg. It could be in an image, a link to an in-game egg, some reference to an egg... basically be creative so it's not too easy for people to just google "egg" and find it, but obvious enough so that people looking for an egg will recognise it! There will be a lot of eggy posts around at that time as people post guides for Noblegarden achievements, so we'll have to try to not confuse it with those posts... any ideas welcome :)

3. On Sunday April 4, I'll post a list of the participants.

4. The first person to email me a list of all the exact locations of the eggs, wins... something (if anyone wants to donate an art commission or something else, let me know).

5. If no-one gets all of them by a cut-off date, the person with the most correct wins!

What do bloggers get out of it? People discovering your site, and reading your content.

What does the community get out of it? People who aren't bloggers can participate, discovering new blogs to read and making the blogosphere more connected. Also those who might not have the time or the ideas for the easter egg pop culture version, might prefer just to hunt for eggs.

Please reply and let me know what you think, or if you'd be interested in taking part!

If enough people show interest, I'll post about it on my blog in a couple of weeks' time and linky back here :)

<3

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:04 am
Posts: 32
Location: Perth, Australia
Server: US Saurfang
Angelya wrote:
Foreword: I know Gameldar has already posted an idea for Noblegarden, and I don't want to step on his toes, but I had this idea this morning and wrote this post before I checked Twitter and saw that he was cooking up a storm :| I thought I'd post it anyway since I think it's possible to do both, and who doesn't like some extra fun around festival times ;)


If you have to step on my toes - please avoid my right foot - the little toe is already broken at present (for all future parents - Hop and Bobs are evil for bare feet!). That said you're not stepping on them - and I'll be in.

Angelya wrote:
2. Somewhere on your site, on or before Sunday, April 4, hide an egg. It could be in an image, a link to an in-game egg, some reference to an egg... basically be creative so it's not too easy for people to just google "egg" and find it, but obvious enough so that people looking for an egg will recognise it! There will be a lot of eggy posts around at that time as people post guides for Noblegarden achievements, so we'll have to try to not confuse it with those posts... any ideas welcome :)


Maybe we can make the eggs link to something to say you've found an egg - so that they can at least confirm it? I assume Google won't really pick it up from that.

_________________
Image
http://wowinanhour.gameldar.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:26 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:06 am
Posts: 183
Location: Bourke, Australia
Server: Cenarius/Nagrand
Oooh, sounds interesting

_________________
Warlocks: More DoTs than a Twister Mat!
Destructive Reach
Tree of Doom
Snarks and Ladders


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:26 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:45 am
Posts: 44
Location: Virginia, USA
Server: Elune
Oooooh! :D

/throws hat into the ring.

_________________
Just because my name is blue,
doesn't mean it's BA's view.

(Unless specified.)

Blog @ Fel Concentration | Twitter @ slowpoker


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:40 pm
Posts: 34
Location: MA, USA
Server: Thrall
Count me in for this.

_________________
WoW Philosophized: The lengthy ramblings of a World of Warcraft player who happens to be into philosophy.
My avatar is Philosoraptor, one of my favorite internet memes, and an appropriate avatar, considering the nature of my blog.


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:03 am
Posts: 47
Location: United Kingdom
Server: Earthen Ring (EU)
I'd be happy to take part in this if you'll let me :)

_________________
Blog: Mana Obscura | Podcast: The Obscurecast | Forum: DamageBin | Twitter: Gazimoff


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:06 pm
Posts: 62
Server: Shadow Council
I will do it.

_________________
I shall shed a tear and lament should my healing falter.
Image


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:36 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:20 am
Posts: 643
Location: Texas
Server: Moonrunner-US
Count me in!

_________________
Jaded Alt


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
Cool, sounds like a few people at least will be in :mrgreen:

Watch this space... I'll post about it a bit closer to the time.

Gameldar, I think the link to a "You found one!" page would be perfect.

<3

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:55 pm
Posts: 24
Server: Ravencrest (EU)
I would have been tempted to join in but...

... well look at my header :)

Image

_________________
Strayegg - the home for stray Moonkin
Image


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:59 pm
Posts: 11
Server: Borean Tundra
Sounds like great fun... count me in.

_________________
Image


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
Aeiedil wrote:
I would have been tempted to join in but...

... well look at my header :)


Lol! I'm sure you could hide an egg in an ingenious place ;) Besides, I think Gameldar is onto something here with the link to a special "you found one" page.

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:07 am 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:10 pm
Posts: 317
Server: Ner'zhul
Send me a nudge just before the signup date and I'll write something up for Twisted Nether like I did for the Admirer project. (If you don't remind me, I'll forget like I forgot for the Elder Event.)

_________________
Say what you want, *I* know the best weapon will always be the Giant Spoon.


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:59 pm
Posts: 10
Server: Emerald Dream EU
We're in

_________________
My Blog http://emeralddreamers.co.uk
My Guild http://fightingmongooses.co.uk


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
Just an update, I am planning on doing this still, I'm just waiting until closer to the time. It's still over two weeks until Noblegarden after all.

At the moment I am looking for an artist who'd be willing to donate a commission as a prize... I'm no artist myself, and I'm a bit wary of offering to send material items (loot cards, etc) as prizes around the world. There are some hazy rules around that and arty commissions work a bit better. Plus, free publicity for your work :)

It doesn't have to be anything massive... the prize for the secret admirer event was an RSS icon for example.

If you're interested, drop me a pm or email.

<3

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:38 pm
Posts: 91
Location: Moonglade
Server: Moon Guard
Oooh I know of several places I could stash an egg on my blog. Count me in!

_________________
Image
I have a druid main...and alts! -- http://druidmain.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
Okay everyone, it's begun :)

Please go to the post and comment or email/twitter me to register your participation rather than post here, I don't want to miss anyone!

http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-blog-noblegarden-egg-hunt.html

All the people who already posted here, I'll add you with a question mark - please ping me to let me know whether you still want to be in :)

<3

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:04 am
Posts: 32
Location: Perth, Australia
Server: US Saurfang
If you want to have an amazingly fantastic 'You've found an egg' page... well I have it for you - ok it's not that amazingly fantastic - but it could be.

If you set your link for the egg to http://gameldar.fdns.net/egg.php then it'll go to that page and display a 'you've found an egg from: yourhostname'. If you want to see it in action you can go to http://gameldar.fdns.net/eggtest.html.

I'll probably pretty this up (or someone with some html/artistic skills wants to - please go ahead) and it might be good if the full list of blogs was on it as well - but at least it'll point back to the appropriate Revive & Rejuvenate post, but feel free to use it!

_________________
Image
http://wowinanhour.gameldar.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
You star!

Thanks Gameldar!! It looks great! :D

I'll include this in the next post I make about the event.. probably tomorrow..

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Brisbane, AU
Server: Nagrand
It's all over...

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make it happen!

If you want to see who won and where the eggs were hidden, it's all here: http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-blog-noblegarden-egg-hunt-is.html

<3

_________________
~Angelya
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:42 pm
Posts: 11
Server: Eitrigg
I'm sad I missed this! :( Maybe next time I will pay more attention to what is happening in the blogger community. Real life gets in the way too much :P

/kiss

_________________
~Kai~


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:22 pm
Posts: 37
Server: Lightninghoof
This was such a great idea last year that I thought it would be fun to do it again this year. Of course Angelya is busy with her adorable Sproutling, so I've talked to her and I'll be organizing The Great Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt, Round Two, for this year!

Noblegarden itself doesn't start until April 24th this year, so expect to see some formal blog announcements about the GBNEH2 in a week or two after we've gotten some more of the details together. In general, it'll work about the same as last year, with participating bloggers hiding Easter Eggs somewhere on their sites, in posts no earlier than April 17th if not elsewhere on the site -- and bloggers who participated last year will need to hide another egg in a new place.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:12 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:10 pm
Posts: 317
Server: Ner'zhul
Yay! I'm glad to hear we'll be having another Egg Hunt this year! Thanks for putting it together.

When the time comes, I suggest you make a separate thread for this year's event so people don't get confused with last years.

_________________
Say what you want, *I* know the best weapon will always be the Giant Spoon.


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:53 pm
Posts: 15
Server: Mug'thol
I'll participate, though I agree with a seperate post. Thanks for setting this up

_________________
Rax - 85 Holy Priest
Blog: Raid Trauma - thoughts on raiding, healing and guild management


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Great Blogger Noblegarden Egg Hunt
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:27 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:20 am
Posts: 195
Server: Nagrand - Oceanic
I am so down with this and look forward to hiding easter eggs in my blog :3 Please let me know if you need any help organizing!

_________________
Image
Resto-flavored achievement chasing: red cow rise


Top
 WWW Profile Send private message  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
mergenine: WoW Alliance BB3
World of Warcraft ® ©2004-2007 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.