Can you guess our mystery blogger?
Who is It?
With GTB – S2 l will select at random a blog and then present to the readership three to four image clues and from these your role will be to ‘guess the blogger’.
Your answers need to include Blog Name and Link and Name or Avatar Name of the Blogger themselves and explain how you came to know who the blogger is/was.
Our lastGuess The Blogger – Series 2 which was actually Tanvir of Beauty Lies Within Yourself that was successfully guessed by Dominique of 3C Style
Did you see it?
The Game starts with between 3 – 6 image clues, as it progresses, l will award clues in the post under ‘Additional Clues’ equally as much as in response to the comments by other bloggers, so make sure to watch out for all of those things to help with your guess.
Always look at each clue provided and think about all the words associated with the image as well as variations of the words, perhaps representations of the word, don’t always think too literally. Some words you will have to think hard on and try and establish where my mind is at to award you the image l have done. Some clues will be cryptic. In most cases, it will be one clue for one word, however at times it may be several images to represent one word.
So, who do you think this is?
Clue Set 1
Clue Set 2
Can YOU guess our Mystery Blogger?
The reasons l create games like this are for a little bit of what l like to call as MBF – Mind Boggling Fun. The games are there to challenge the readership and for those interested in trying to ‘guess’ the answers with a small mystery that is awaiting to be cracked.
Guess The Blogger – Series 1 as a game was designed to display 20 facts provided by the bloggers themselves about their blogs. This game ran for roughly 20 episodes, and then l drew it to a close when more bloggers wanted me to provide the facts about their blogs rather than themselves and this became somewhat time consuming, and in some ways defeatist. Sure l could take time out and dig the facts from their posts, but those facts would not be the same as those provided by the owner, because they were seen by my eyes who likes to twist clues and therefore could make things very difficult.
So l decided a new game was in order for the series and so was born into the mix, the second game Guess The Blogger – Series 2, known as GTB-S2, where upon l would pick out a random blog from my followers and present to the readership a series of image clues that would and could lead the detectives to the actual blogger themselves, and then provide additional clues that would assist them further.
Now this game upped the bar a bit, and as the game progressed and as such evolved l cranked the notch. For the first week we had ‘Easy Week’, a few games to set the pace with, to wet the tongue and then the game commenced, now as of this morning GTB-S2 has 9 episodes to the series, but this will be the last game of Series 2 and GTB-S3 will begin later on this week with a new and improved set of rules and game play.
With games such as these you are able to assess how a blogger reviews clues, reviews the game, what they like and what they don’t like, how long they like to see a game run for and what will keep them motivated to continue to play. Both Series 1 and 2 have provided me with valuable clues for all of these questions.
Above all else, the games are meant for some light hearted fun, a fill the empty time of the day moment – they are not intended to keep people awake all night, or to cause them head banging frustration, they are for fun, but equally they ARE about challenge.
I originally had in mind four distinct game types for the Guess The Blogger series, and we are now 50% the way through that design. In all l figured maybe 40 odd episodes before l introduced a completely different series, and so far we are on track.
However to today’s Revealing of the Mystery Blogger ……….
Sometime last night when l was offline Mel of Crushed Caramel threw into the pot a lucky guess … Mel all day yesterday had been throwing at me 2 worded blog titles in the hopes that she might strike it lucky, and she did. However, l was going to call a close to this particular episode last night at 9pm and display it as an Unguessed Mystery Blogger this morning, and Mel asked me to not do that, and l promised her an extra 12 hours in case she should crack it.
So in essence by pure luck Mel managed to grasp a win, and with that l will call the game a Draw. One of the rulings was to explain how you came to the conclusion of your guess, and whilst l also acknowledge there is an element of luck involved at times, that is chance alone.
Our Mystery Blogger
Original Clue Set 1
A Scrabble board displaying the words Carpe Diem – a prime clue
Scrambled letters, words, latin phrase, latin writing, to write = answers sought Sribble, Scribe or “Scrib”
A Cupcake with a Squiggle Icing pattern – a seconday clue
Squiggle writing is a form that allows early writers to develop their writing, those learning to write ‘cursive’ as an example mostly ‘squiggle’.
Lovers dancing the Tango – a nuance
A throw off clue leaning towards ‘latin dancing’ and to lean the reader further to think more of early writing.
Lake Bled – a prime clue
It was Bled that l was after, as that when combined with scribe, scribble or just scrib make one word – Scrib/Bled = Scribbled.
Original Clue Set 2
A Bell – a secondar clue
Runes – a seconday clue
Sheet of Music – a prime clue
These three images combined or even seperate, irrelevant to primary or secondary was to make the reader hopefully detect ‘Verse’ as they are all connected with that word in one way or another.
Bell = jingles can be used to describe ‘verse’
Runes – an early form of verse in some ways due to the strange scratchings on the bone, when cast they would spell out to the caster a verse of truth or prediction.
Sheet of music – musical verses.
However l will award huge credits to both Mel of Crushed Caramel and Dominique of 3C Style for their dogged determination and fantastic humour and banter in the path to cracking our Mystery Blogger, and my thanks also extend to my brother Afzal for his excellent humour during this particular episode of GTB S2