Nice Job Badges for September 21

No long-winded preambles today! As we discovered on Wednesday, the average word count per post is running a bit on the high side of 1,000. So let’s jump right into Nice Job Badges! These are five blog links from this week that deserve a high-five and a “nice job!”

THINGS:

  • If someone makes an amazing post one week, then makes another the next, I will feature them two weeks in a row.
  • I will not typically feature the same blogger twice on one list, unless I’m really blown away.
  • The posts will all loosely be from the current seven day period.
  • They are in no particular order because they’re all great.
  • Hey, you should totally put the badge on your recognized piece with a pingback to this post!


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Field Trip: Disneyland Resort | A Geek Girl’s Guide

I have returned from my adventures in Disneyland, although I already want to go back for one more ride on Haunted Mansion Holiday. I’d thought I’d share how my trip went, what I rode, what I ate, and what I bought. This was a sibling trip to Disney cause my brother and I don’t take vacations ever, so we planned this trip back in May to force us to take one. And there were no regrets.

You can tell that Michelle put a lot of work into this post, enjoying not only her trip to Disneyland, but also her post-adventure write-up. Filled witch pictures and descriptions, you very much feel like you’re there on the trip with them. We also discovered she’s quite the trip planner — she should consider becoming a travel agent!


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The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D ⚡Review | Livid Lightning

Oh those glorious Nintendo 64 days are the highlight of my entire childhood! So much greatness and two freaking amazing Zelda games in one generation… what more could I ask for? I will come out and say Ocarina of Time is my favourite Zelda title (and all-time favourite video game ever) but Majora’s Mask has a very special place in my gamer heart too!

LightningEllen has put together a fantastic review of Majora’s Mask 3D — my favorite game review of the week! The two Nintendo 64 Zelda games also hold a special place in my heart, so it was fun reading her wrestling with the same questions that I often do. Which game is better for me, Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask? Depends on the day.


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Answering Big Questions #011: Is Game Quality Improving? | AmbiGaming

From retro-game aficionados, I often hear that games were much better way back in yesteryear. There wasn’t as much shovel-ware. Games were made for gamers to have fun, not for a company to make money. You could just pick up a controller and play, without having a tutorial shoved down your throat. And the games were amazing and stand the test of time.

It really is a big-question: is game quality as an aggregate improving over the years. But amazing blogger AmbiGaming navigates the choppy waters expertly. I won’t spoil the conclusion for you, but it is a great read. Also, you should support them on Patreon. Just saying.


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One Year On… | The London Geek

I’ll be honest, the concept of The London Geek has drastically shifted as time has passed. You see, when I started this blog I had several goals in mind. Firstly, I wished to build up my writing portfolio in general. At the time I was entering a job in PR, but I wanted to keep up and nurture a skill that I saw as incredibly valuable. As it turned out, this was a wise choice to make.

I’ve only just started following The London Geek, as it’s not a WordPress blog. But there’s a real art to this blog that I found impressive. It’s a combination of word-crafting and photography that seems to focus on aspects of everyday life. Combined with a beautiful design, I’m more than happy to wish this new discovery a happy blogiversary!


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Leaf Finder General | Smidgens

She rakes leaves as if she’s in a battle with fall
With those pranksters of maple, oak, alder, and all
Who best be off elsewhere, staying clear from her home
Or sticking fast by autumn’s mist to the garden gnome

Nikki got a “like” from a fascinating blog on her post this week. “Smidgens” was its name, and its a very interesting take on a nature blog. It’s like fictional poetry rooted in real life vignettes, or… something like that. Regardless, it is expertly crafted, and I’m excited for new smidgens to be popping up in my reader.


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

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Matthew Estes. STL-based Blogger. Graphic Designer. Happily Married. One day I'll actually complete a book I'm happy with. I love pizza, video games, and using way too many ellipses...

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