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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One Last Post for Club Penguin

Hello, everyone!

Club Penguin ends at 12:00am PST, on March 29th. At the time I am writing this post, we are several hours away from the server shutdown and a lot of emotions have been tossed around. In the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to truly express my thoughts on this situation and now I am able to dedicate some time to think about Club Penguin and what it has done for me.

On September 12th, 2008, I began my Club Penguin journey. Club Penguin was a decent trend at my junior school or a while, but the main reason I joined was because I was in search for an online virtual world to play on. My sister recommended Club Penguin to me as she heard it was fun to play from one of her closest friends. Dare I say, I had no idea what Club Penguin was back then, but I was very willing to give it a shot. 8 (and a bit) years later, it’s scary to think how life-changing that moment became and I was never aware of it until today.

A friend asked me recently what I would imagine life like without Club Penguin. So, I thought back to the very first day and imagined I continued and found another virtual world (like Moshi Monsters). Honestly, it is very difficult for me to think what my life would be right now because Club Penguin has actually been significantly impacted the way I have lived life since I was 7 years old. But I managed to come up with this…

“A life without Club Penguin (for me) would be like a half-baked cake. It’s obviously possible to live without this game, but no one likes a half-baked cake.”

I’m not a man of poetry, but I felt that this summed up my initial thoughts when I was asked this question. I cannot say that Club Penguin has kept me living because there are always alternatives in life. However, I do feel very relieved that I decided to stay with Club Penguin for a lot of my childhood. I know that my life has changed in a positive way and that is what matters.

I would like to dedicate this post to the Club Penguin team – every single person who has contributed to the game (former staff or current). If any of you are reading this, I would like to thank you individually. Club Penguin is not just something that comes from one person. It may have been created by 3 incredible people, but every baby needs to be nurtured and supported. The amount of success that has been generated from this game was born through teamwork, dedication, effort and hard work. Club Penguin has changed millions of lives and has brought fortune to the less fortunate. Club Penguin has been a wise teacher of many lessons as well. It has taught us to be respectful in society and that has had a positive impact on the way we live our lives.

Club Penguin isn’t just a game either, nor a team or a community. Club Penguin is something indescribable. I am just forever grateful that Club Penguin has existed for over 11 years. Therefore, I am quite devastated that it ends in several more hours. However, only the game dies tonight. This sad event is only necessary as it helps Club Penguin to live on through other mediums. I totally understand and respect this decision. Hopefully, Club Penguin Island will receive the support it deserves. Continue reading

Is this the “Best Blog”?

Hello everyone!

I have some exciting news to share with you all. So last night, I was surprisingly greeted by TKCP Cheats. They announced that I was an official nominee for the ‘Best Blog’ category in their fifth annual ‘Penguin Talent Awards’. Firstly, this is my first time – ever – for being nominated for an award so I am so happy and excited. Secondly, I am shocked and surprised. When I looked at all the other nominees in that category, I found some of the top blogging legends out there in the community such as: Trainman1405, Riyita and Saraapril. And then there was me.

As well as feeling honoured, I felt overwhelmed by these amazing people and I thought “do I really deserve a spot?”. It has been two years since I started this blog and it has been an amazing journey. Though I have strived for different things unlike other bloggers in this category who always post updates, when they can, and that is why they succeed. I, on the other hand, would love to do that but I just cannot race with time; there is always so much going on in my life that I am always unsure when I can blog. That is why I am never a frequent blogger but when I do get the chance, I love it and I hope that every post I do is of high quality. So I feel so honoured to have even been nominated in this category even though my blog is sometimes at rest.

Very recently, I have tried to post as much as I could in the holiday but the next several weeks consists of exams and revision so you may not see a lot of me until late July.

So what I would like to say is that I would appreciate any of your votes. I dare to be forceful because I know that a lot of the other nominees in this category are so talented. Tech70, for example, produces very interesting posts once or twice a month and that is someone who I can relate to. Then there are the BIG bloggers who I cannot imagine competing against. I also know a lot of other people in the other categories who I think deserve awards but there is so many of you that I know. So I support you all! I wish you luck to everyone who has been nominated for an award.

If you like reading what I create, if you like the videos I make, if you like any of the content I produce then I would really appreciate your vote. You can vote for ‘The Blue Blog’ right here!

I have also created a banner that you can use to support The Blue Blog!

Best Blog PTA

If you have twitter, you can also use the hashtag: #PTA2016 to tune in to the latest news and feed on the awards.

Thank you very much for all of your support over these last two years. I am so surprised and it is all because of you. I had never been nominated for these kind of events – ever – so you certainly cheered me up and you made me feel special. You are all the best! 😉

Waddle On!

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-Blue21102

 

Good Luck Polo Field!

Hello everyone.

It has just been announced, very recently, that Polo Field (Chris) is leaving the Club Penguin Offices in Kelowna. It is very shocking news and a lot of people are devastated! This may link with the rumour that Disney are laying off Club Penguin staff however I do not understand why Chris would be one of these people. It is such as shame.

However people move on in this world. Change keeps the world spinning and new starts are good for us! It is just unfortunate that Chris has left a wide gap in the community of Club Penguin. I hope his leave was his decision and I hope whatever has happened is best for him. Chris deserves a bright future after how he has amazingly handled the Club Penguin Community. I am sure he will be missed at the Kelowna Offices…

Megg posted his message on the Blog and it read:

Hello Penguins!
Hope everyone loves the Maze puzzle. The team have so many more amazing surprises planned for you this year.
Just wanted to let you know that after 8 incredible years at Club Penguin, I’m going to be moving on. 
I’ve been so lucky to be a part of the Club Penguin Team, serving you guys every day. Thank you for being the most amazing, positive, and friendly community. Thanks for all the beautiful artwork, and encouraging words you’ve sent over all the years. 
Don’t forget YOU make Club Penguin the special place it is! Keep working together to make CP even better.
Until then… Waddle on!
-Chris (aka Polo Field)

No, thank you Chris for making Club Penguin what it is today! We appreciate your gratitude however you deserve a bigger thank you after working at the offices for 8 years! Club Penguin has achieved so much within that period and this is something for you to be proud of!

I would personally like to thank you for inspiring me to blog to the Club Penguin Community. Your comments and feedback has really motivated me and I will always remember how awesome you have been in the community and in your job. Thank you so much for your hard-work and I wish you a very positive future with even better opportunities for you to grab on to. You have been a great community manager and I wish you the best of luck!

Waddle On!

-Blue