Nice Job Badges! | Week of June 1

It’s time to hand out this week’s highly caffeinated set of Nice Job badges! Every blogger deserves recognition for the time and effort they put into their craft. These bloggers just deserve it a little more, that’s all.

Each Friday I’ll pick out five new blog posts posted within the span of that week! Here’s some things:


  • If someone makes an amazing post one week, then makes another the next, I will feature them two times in a row.
  • However, I will not (typically) feature the same blogger twice on one list, unless I’m really blown away. If so, I may give six badges that week.
  • The posts will all be from the current seven day period, though posts made on Thursdays or Fridays may overlap with the next week.
  • They must be on WordPress or Jetpack-enabled platforms. I’m sorry Blogger bloggers.
  • It’s perfectly fine to put the badge on your recognized piece with a pingback to this post!
  • Now featuring a weird assortment of colors!
  • They are in no particular order because they’re all great.

Best to Worst: Every Legend of Zelda Ranked | By Home Button

Nice job, you’ve obtained this week’s GOLD badge!

Nice Job Gold2

First of all, I absolutely, passionately, must disagree with you on your assertion that Majora’s Mask is fourth worst Zelda game ever made. How could you possibly??

However, opinions are opinions, and Daniel at Home Button continues to impress with his intensive, detailed list of best to worst Zelda games. This post looks like it took a lot of work, and it totally deserves the gold.


Narrative, Plot and Story | By It’s More than Just Gaming

Nice job, you’ve earned this week’s Coffee badge!

coffeeI’m definitely violating the week-long guidelines I set for myself, but I realized I never recognized John from It’s More than Just Gaming for his post on writing philosophy.  He was inspired by my post on the schism writers often experience between the concepts in their head and what get’s produced on paper. He runs with this, discussing the differences and effective use of narrative, plot, and story in both writing and game design. It’s well worth the read!


Super Specific Award Response | By Later Levels

Nice job, you’ve earned this week’s Café au lait badge!

Café au lait

Oh, hello again Later Levels. This time you decided to tackle my Super Specific Sunshine Award questions, and that alone is worth a badge! Also, I was bemused by your friends’ reactions to your dispersal of the potato emoji. Perhaps it was I who was subconsciously telling you to subconsciously tell your friends to put potatoes in the stew. Then again, perhaps not.


A Year Ago… | By Sheikah Plate

Nice job, you’ve earned this week’s Café Noir badge!

Café noir

I think you are now ready to hear what happened one year ago…

Congratulations on your one-year blogging anniversary Teri Mae! Oh, I see you’ve already made yourself a cake, erm, crepe to celebrate! I’ve get excited every time I see you pop up in my reader to see what kind of Breath of the Wild inspired deliciousness you come up with. Your Hylian Wildberry Crepes should prove to be no exception.


Breaking Out of the Box (of Politeness) | By A Geeky Gal via Normal Happenings

Nice job, you’ve earned this week’s Roasted Hazelnut badge!

Roasted Hazelnut

Well, things are about to get awkward. I’m about to reward a post right here on Normal Happenings a Nice Job badge. Wait, wait, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Megan from A Geeky Gal wrote an amazing guest post for me about escaping the trap of being polite to everyone. It’s so important to understand what she’s discussing for the sake of your own mental health, therefore I wanted to feature it here.


Did I miss any links you think deserve recognition? Do a Nice Job by sharing them with us in the comments!

  1. Thanks so much Matthew! I did indeed prominently display my badge on that article, and also promptly bragged to all my friends. My grandma said “What is a blog, Zelda, and a Nice Job Badge?”, but I think she is proud anyway.

    As for Majora’s Mask, the great thing about my list is 4th worst Zelda still makes it one of the best games out there!

    Thanks again for recognizing my work, and keep up the fantastic writing you are producing. I think it is really positive that you do this badge post, hats off to you.


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