Weekly overview of the Blog category - Week 52, 2018

in #utopian-io4 years ago

We're knee deep in what is, for much of the world, the holiday season. Things have been a bit sleepy in the Blog category, which was to be expected. Still, a decent amount of activity. Can't complain. Let's get into it.

The Scores

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We've had a tiny dip, which can be directly attributed to the Blog category having a relevant post that scored 0. This is a rarity. Usually, our 0s are irrelevants.

Top Contribution

The absolutely massive #steemgigs update by @surpassinggoogle topped our list this week. This was the story of #steemgigs, which has definitely been one of Steem's banner projects, covering history, current conditions, and future plans. If the writing had not had small, troublesome issues, this one may have scored 100. As it is, it got a very respectable and impressive 92.5.

Contributors and Contributions


The dip in volume was actually smaller than I had anticipated, considering Christmas. The #iamutopian posts are very stable, with most of them being regular weekly features, but I thought things would be quieter on the Blog front. Which, relative to most weeks, they were. Just not as much as I'd expected.


We will never be truly free of the irrelevants. This is a source of frustration, of course. But I want to be positive and point out that people who erroneously use our tags may learn from the comment they get, and become future quality contributors.



I'll be discussing thoughts about the year and goals for the new year at the end of the post, which will pertain to the issue of our contributors. I'll say that I remain happy with their consistency.



Last week's incredible balance in workload did not carry on to this week, as @tykee once again shouldered the lion's share of the work, with @lordneroo adding a nice chunk and myself doing just a bit.


My bit did include reviewing our 0 scored post. When you only review 3 posts, and one of them is scored 0, your scoring average is gonna drop.

Days and Hours


You will not be surprised to learn that Christmas day did not see much work being done. Nor should it have!


Sleep is very important to health. It looks like this week, for the first time since I've been tracking this datum, our moderators actually got some sleep during the night!

Tip of the Week: Make it editorial

Last week, I talked about making your post personal. This week, let's talk about the other way to make your post your own: Making it editorial. What that means is this: We want your opinions. We want to know what you think about the projects you're writing about. We want your point of view. We want the post only you could write about that project. Which could be all about your experiences, as I wrote last week. Or it could be all about your thoughts and opinions. It could also be both. Both is good.

Final Thoughts

2018 was Utopian's first full year. It was also my first year on Steem, as I'll talk about in an upcoming post. It was, obviously, also the Blog category's first full year. And in a way, its last. When Utopian V2 comes - and possibly before - the Blog category will become the General category, encompassing any article that doesn't fit neatly into the other categories. It won't change drastically. We're still going to want your best writing, your experiences and point of view.

One thing I hope to see is an influx of new contributors. We've got a very nice roster of contributors now, folks putting in the time and effort to level their writing skills up. We hope to retain as many of them as possible. But we're going to open things up with the new guidelines and with V2. With the expected influx, we expect to raise our standards. Rewards are never guaranteed in Utopian. And in the future we envision, there will be more competition. So, to our contributors, who we love, I say this: Keep stepping up your game. The competition is going to get tougher.

Happy new year!

Previous posts


Hello @didic,

I didn't plan to review this Blog category weekly overview, because I am featured in it. However, due to the unavailability of other Community managers, I had to review it because the post has remained on the sheet for 4days. Besides, I can't watch it stay anymore longer on the sheet.
The overview is comprehensive, and the tip you provided is really useful.
Thank you and happy new year!

Please note that while you haven't changed the footer, I am not scoring #iamutopian posts based on the questionnaire. They have their 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, @tykee! Keep up the good work!

Very special bro. I am grateful.

I am not sure my memory is right in this case; i am thinking that once or twice in the past, i have seen you ask how ulogs.org is different from busy.
I am writing a 50-page paper to explain that but due to health reasons, i have been so slow about completing this paper. Also, i have wanted the ulogs.org UI to reach a certain stage of development, so that the paper can do a better job at explaining ulogs but development as well has been very slow.

However, if you have some time, kindly read the posts below. It will give you some insight into the difference.

Kindly read this post too: https://ulogs.org/utopian-io/@surpassinggoogle/task-request-add-core-features-and-communities-to-ulogs-org-880-steem-bounty-and-more

You can also read my latest post: https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@surpassinggoogle/task-request-kindly-help-us-create-a-page-portal-called-grow-on-ulogs-org-etc-additional-bounty-of-70-steem

The UI is gradually shaping up too. It is already beginning to look different from busy.org

Keep up the great job with utopian. It is inspiring.

My issue was never with "what is the difference between ulogs and Busy". My issue has always been that the posts I was reviewing didn't make the difference clear. The only real difference was in the branding of "everyone is a celebrity." I expect blog posts on Utopian to go deeper than that.

Yes bro. The concept is entirely understood yet but it will be in the near future especially when the UI starts to show the vision.

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