Important Announcement

Hello, everyone!

Today, I have an important announcement to share with you all.

On May 17th, The Blue Blog reached its third year anniversary! I must admit that this last year has gone way too quick. Normally, I would make a post (or a video) to celebrate this milestone in my blogging career, however I have found it very difficult to do so. If you want to know why, I am in the middle of my GCSE exams (which have been going really well so far) and it takes a lot of time to prepare something – alongside vital revision! Also, Club Penguin has been gone for almost 2 months now; obviously I cannot create any party or record any videos using Club Penguin. I am still finding it very hard to realise that it is gone forever.

Anyway, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog for 1, 2 or even 3 years, now! Ever since I entered the Club Penguin Twitter community in 2014, I have been able to meet so many lovely people and it has been an honour to make posts for you all, even though I make hardly any! Blogging has been tremendously fun, tiring – and sometimes even frustrating, but that is what makes it rewarding.

Now, I have decided that The Blue Blog has reached its third – and final year.

In the past year, I have always hinted that I am constantly unsure about the future of this blog. I was mainly worried about the closure of Club Penguin and how it would affect The Blue Blog. While that has been an issue, I have come to other conclusions. First of all, The Blue Blog was designed to be a unique reading experience for Club Penguin fans. A lot of the old community has departed with the game, so I think it is fair to say that there is no point in continuing any Club Penguin posts. You may be thinking “But, wait! There’s Club Penguin Island!”. I have decided that I am not going to be blogging about Club Penguin Island on The Blue Blog. Not only is it difficult for me to grasp onto the new ways of sharing mobile apps, but the end of the Club Penguin era makes sense for The Blue Blog to sunset. A new beginning would be kind of lack lustre, considering I don’t see much posts in the long run and I would want it to be something special – not pointless.

Also, things are changing in my life and I am still at that stage where I am on the verge of moving on from Club Penguin – completely. Just to think that I have college a couple of months down the line indicates that it’s time for me to embark on new adventures. However, what only matters now is the reality that The Blue Blog will not be continuing its journey as of today. Technically, the journey ended a while ago, when I stopped making posts, however this is my last post…

The amount of memories I have made through this blog. Blogtober. So Long CP. Island Discussions. Everything.

The Blue Blog was not only a blog where I discussed things related to a game about penguins. It has been a mental journey that has had its ups and downs. I hate to think of it ending on a down, so I want to try and shed some light on this depressing announcement.

The journey of Blue21102 (Mister Blue Sky) has not ended. I still have time left to make even more memories! The Blue Blog has been a way of communicating my journey, but there are new things on the horizon – and I am excited! There is no way I am deleting this blog – ever! I will always keep it up and running since it has been run, entirely, on a free plan; yeah, kind of sad!

If any of you are aware of Penguin Chat: a podcast hosted by Daisydoo14 and I, make sure you stay tuned for the Season 1 finale podcast, which will be a livestream towards the end of May/beginning of June. It was meant to happen a lot earlier, however time has been a difficult competition. During the podcast, we will talk about Club Penguin (Island), The Blue Blog and we will talk to all of you who will watch it through a Q & A! I am hoping it will be a lot of fun and it will be the last Penguin Chat episode for a while.

Thank you to everyone who has read my posts, shared my posts, liked my posts and been a part of my posts. The Blue Blog has improved me, as a person and I am thankful for its existence. This is goodbye from The Blue Blog.

Waddle On!

-Blue21102

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The Chairlift? Or The Stairs?

Hello everyone!

Here is a scenario for you to consider.

You have just finished a good game of sled racing with your friends. You won that game and you feel ecstatic! But you are also tired. Your friends congratulate you and talk about how good you are at sled racing. You thank them.

After some talk and laughter, you and your friends waddle over to the edge of Ski Hill. The view looks great! Except, you notice a storm rolling in from the mountains in the distance. You quickly consult your friends and they suggest that everyone goes for a gentle evening inside the Ski Lodge; the toasty, warm fireplace pops into your mind. You decide to join them!

To get to the lodge, you and your friends either take the chairlift or the stairs. The chairlift has always been known to be the most efficient way of getting to the bottom of Ski Hill. The stairs, on the other hand, are a bit wonky and slightly wobbly. They trek a long way down the hill through some of the roughest terrain you have ever seen. Before you make your choice, you suddenly see your friends eager to hop on to the chair lift. They signal you over to join them quickly; the storm is getting closer. You glance in their direction for a moment and then you swiftly look back at the stairs. You then think for a bit.

The quickest way to get down Ski Hill is to travel by the chairlift. The chairlift provides relatively comfortable seats that will support you all the way down. It takes about a couple of minutes for you to chill a bit before you continue your journey away from the bottom of the hill. If you go onto the chairlift, you are bound to see a lot of people who you can talk with so no trip on the chairlift is a lonely one. Your mates will be there to make you happy all the way!

Then there is the stairs. Obviously, the slower option. The option that provides the most exercise and awareness just in case you find yourself (just about) tripping down the hill. Every time a step gains weight from a penguin, it fluctuates and creaks; it makes a lot of penguins feel very uneasy. But what do you know? Hardly anyone even goes by the stairs so you are not too sure what it is like. You either stick with what you know – where you will have all of your friends – or you decide to be a little bit ambitious. But you are becoming more tired and achy by the second.

Your friends begin to command you to follow them and are wondering why you are anxiously looking down at the stairs. Your heart is begging you to go to them but your mind (for some reason) is telling you to go down the stairs. Very suddenly, lighting shatters the island and now everything is getting noisy. Before you know it, your friends are being cast away in a sea of penguins floating towards the chair lift. Then there is you right beside the stairs. When you gaze down the stairs, you feel a chill down your spine and you start to feel lonely. Awkwardly, you shuffle in the snow whilst more penguins rush by your side.

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“Nothing Lasts Forever” – My Thoughts

Hello everyone!

Today I just wanted to explore some different kinds of topics on this Blog. Some in which I have not blogged about in my career even though I would like to. Sometimes I can be a very opinionated Penguin. The only form of posts I have expressed my opinions in are my party reviews however I thought it would be nice to step outside of the island for a bit and think about Club Penguin as a massive virtual world for kids.

Okay, I admit; I am not at all good with facts and figures on when Disney had bought Club Penguin and how much incline and decline there has been in traffic over the past years. I am not at all bothered to research it too because I know a lot of posts out there who provide details so copying will not do much good. My intentions with this post are to explore the journey Club Penguin has taken on ever since 2005. It has been a long one and it has been very interesting.

Back when Club Penguin was developing into something much bigger (The Big Update) it was surprisingly successful. Reasons for this were because Club Penguin took on a unique form of chat rooms and the visuals of the chat rooms helped to extend a world of imagination for kids. With Experimental Penguins (pre-Club Penguin) Lance Priebe did a good job with creating a world about Penguins even though the concepts were quite bland and the software was not as advanced as the current one Club Penguins runs on now. However back then, kids would have thought of Experimental Penguins as something big which was as a result of a new virtual world! Back then, the traffic was not as good as it is today, yet the whole point of this post is to illustrate how Club Penguin became something which appealed to more and more people until recent years.

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The Blue Blog: Turning One (Video Recap)

Hello everyone!

I have finally put together a montage of my One Year Of Blogging party! Some great memories were made and a lot of fun and games were shared together. Don’t worry if you were unable to turn up because the timing was a bit awkward for you lot in the USA!

Thank you to everyone who turned up to this party and I have awarded two of the attendants – at random – A one month membership and a magazine code. Here are the winners:

Magazine Code Winner – Valbusa1

One Month Membership Winner – Bordymann66

Please congratulate these two awesome people! I think everyone deserved a prize for coming but unfortunately that is not the case. I would also love to thank: Ranbirsgirl, Cony47, LX54321, Sensai Blast, ToasterCP and Somsubhra1 for coming and making the party much more fun than I expected it to be! I really, really enjoyed it!

Last of all, a big thank you to all of you in the Club Penguin Community for reading my posts and supporting me on my journey. A year may have just been accomplished, but the journey has only just started. I hope you will stay tuned to The Blue Blog for another special year ahead.

Cheers!

 

Waddle On!

-Blue

The Blue Blog: One Year Of Blogging

Hey everyone!

I thought that it was about time that I share my journey with you. It has almost been a year since I started blogging for the first time ever so I thought that giving you a little bit of some history on how The Blue Blog turned into what it is would recap the amazing experience I have had over the last year.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone one of you in the community who knows me and believed in me when I first started out. Honestly, I have never known a better community who is so helpful and welcoming. It was the support from you guys who kept me going and I really appreciate that. I am so glad that I became a blogger since it has really cheered me up since I love writing! I remember when I was younger and I used to write stories all the time! It is something I can be proud of and hopefully something recognised for.

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