Weekly overview of the Blog category - Week 2, 2019

in #iamutopian4 years ago (edited)

We're back to normal, and have got the contributions to show for it. A dramatic increase and influx of new and new-ish contributors have combined to bring the volume of contributions to a height we've not seen since mid-November. And, happily, this rise did not bring with it any significant drop in quality! Let's dig into the numbers, shall we?

The Scores

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While this week hasn't reached the scoring heights of last week, I'm quite pleased to say that it maintained the level of quality I've grown accustomed to, even displaying a slight increase in the Blog category scores when discounting irrelevant posts (well, one irrelevant, and one by a banned poster). #iamutopian remains the very image of stability.

Top Contribution

Most weeks, the Blog category staff pick and the highest scored post are the same. This week, I took option B, and selected a highly scored post by solid veteran contributor @curtwriter, as you can see in Top of Utopian. What's great about that is that it allows me to highlight two separate posts, as the highest scored post deserves its own spotlight. For the second time in three weeks, the highest scored post was a contribution by @surpassinggoogle about Steemgigs. This time, it was the post Steemgigs.org (The Freelancing & Dream-Building Marketplace On Steem - Latest Development Update. This is another giant post, full of information. I really like the way it gives shine to developer @tobias-g for picking up and performing many of the project's task requests.

Contributors and Contributions

While not unexpected, it is certainly great to see the number of contributions rebound after the holiday doldrums. Amazingly, not only did the quality remain high, we also didn't have a big batch of irrelevants.

While @igormuba has been on Steem for over two years, they've taken the Utopian Blog category by storm this week with FIVE posts. While post quality has varied (60 to 84 scores, with an average of 69.2), it's been quite solid overall. Highest score averages on the #iamutopian category belonged to perennial stalwarts @favcau and @rosatravels at 86 each, whereas @surpassinggoogle has the highest average in the Blog category with 84.


Our moderators, @tykee and @lordneroo have put in WORK this week. @knowledges stepped in to review my own contributions to #iamutopian, and I only found the time to review one - rather lackluster - post.

Days and Hours

Eagle-eyed readers will note that I've changed the Reviews Per Day graph to more accurately reflect the Utopian week. Thursday is the true start of our week. Last week was certainly a busy one for our reviewers.

Tip of the Week: Work on your grammar

Writing is like any other skill: You learn by doing. The more you write, the better you get. Especially if you take feedback in, and try to implement it. However, like any other skill, you can improve significantly by studying. Specifically when it comes to grammar and sentence structure. This week, I am going to recommend the British Council's LearnEnglish site. Specifically, the Clause, phrase and sentence portion of their grammar section. If you go through all of the sections, and do the exercises, I can pretty much guarantee you will see some improvement in your writing.

Final Thoughts

It's great to see the category back to normal. While I've still been busy with various things related to my role as Utopian CCO, everyone else has stepped up. It's a thing of beauty to behold.

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Hello, @didic. You have provided a detailed overview of the blog section. It is surprising to see that the category received quite a good number of contribution this week considering the fact that most people are still on new year vacation or holiday.

On the tip section, I got a weird error message when I clicked on the embed link. Could not find the reason behind that but I would suggest that you confirm that the URL works for you correctly (Doesn't work for me.)

Please note that this post is not scored based on the questionnaire. #iamutopian post have there own metric, and that will be the case until we go live with the new guidelines and new questionnaire, which will be comprehensive enough to reflect these types of posts.

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Thank you for your review, @knowledges! Keep up the good work!

My score on blog was low because I started on this category very recently, the reviewers have helped me a lot on improving and this is why my latest score have been better.

I still have a lot to improve, but the reviewers are kind and I sincerely appreciate their effort and tips, without them I wouldn't be able to improve my texts.

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