The Great Blog Crawl 2020: drinks menu

Update at 10:10 BST on Monday, 22 June 2020:

The Great Blog Crawl 2020 is back! From Friday, 26 June 2020, we’ll be visiting the questions for anyone who didn’t catch them the first time around before heading to the virtual pub from 19:00 BST on Saturday, 18 July 2020. Check out this post over on Ace Asunder for more information.

Update at 15:45 BST on Wednesday, 03 June 2020:

It’s with heavy hearts that we’ve taken the decision to postpone The Great Blog Crawl 2020 virtual pub today. For further details, please see this tweet.

Original post at 06:00 BST on Saturday, 30 May 2020:

Attention, future patrons of The Great Blog Crawl’s virtual pub! We’re pleased to announce the hiring of our official bartender for the evening: the awesome Quietschisto from RNG. He’s just as good at making drinks as he is at writing blog posts.

He’ll be presenting a crash-course in cocktail-making during the event from 19:00 BST on Saturday, 06 June 2020. If you’ve ever wanted to turn your kitchen into a bar and create some radiant refreshments (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), here’s your chance. Check out his shopping list and join us at our virtual pub on Twitch where we’ll be playing games, sharing Quietschisto’s tutorial videos for anyone who’d like to mix along with him, and revealing the winners of The Great Blog Crawl 2020 quiz.

The Great Blog Crawl, logo, title, writing, beer

There’s still time to join in if you’re not already taking part. Simply download your answer sheet, follow @GreatBlogCrawl on Twitter or Facebook for the questions and visit the 50 blogs mentioned to find the information you need to solve them. Please don’t share your answers though as this will spoil the fun for everybody! Further details and deadlines can be found in this post, check out Solarayo’s article over on Ace Asunder too, and you can always get in touch with us if there’s anything else you need.

An important note: this event has been designed to bring the community together during the lockdown period and celebrate the amazing blogs around us. It’s in no way intended to put pressure on anyone to drink and if alcohol isn’t your thing, then we fully respect and support you. Quietschisto will even be including two non-alcoholic beverages in his tutorials so we’ve got you covered. Absolutely everyone is welcome to participate in The Great Blog Crawl quiz and we hope you have a fabulous time.

Good luck to all our contestants! We’ll be waiting for you at the bar next weekend.

Like The Great Blog Crawl artwork? Check out Heather Agoncillo on Instagram.

The Great Blog Crawl 2020

Update at 10:10 BST on Monday, 22 June 2020:

The Great Blog Crawl 2020 is back! From Friday, 26 June 2020, we’ll be visiting the questions for anyone who didn’t catch them the first time around before heading to the virtual pub from 19:00 BST on Saturday, 18 July 2020. Check out this post over on Ace Asunder for more information.

Update at 15:45 BST on Wednesday, 03 June 2020:

It’s with heavy hearts that we’ve taken the decision to postpone The Great Blog Crawl 2020 virtual pub today. For further details, please see this tweet.

Original post at 06:00 BST on Monday, 18 May 2020:

What have you missed most during the lockdown period? Many bloggers I’ve spoken to have mentioned one thing and I’m in agreement with them: I’ve missed going to the pub. There’s nothing like popping into my local for a drink on a Saturday evening to enjoy the company and conversation of friends.

So what if we could recreate that experience online? And while we’re at it, what if we could use it to promote some of the awesome bloggers here on WordPress? The lovely Solarayo from Ace Asunder and I have been working on a little something recently, and it’s with great pleasure that we can announce…

The Great Blog Crawl, logo, title, writing, beer

From 06:00 BST today onwards:

No pub is complete without a quiz, so we’re kicking off the event with a competition that will get you ‘crawling’ through 50 of the best sites in the blogosphere. Here’s what to do if you’d like to take part:

  • Let us know about your participation in the comments below
  • Alternatively, use the comments over on Solarayo’s post
  • Download your answer sheet here
  • Follow @GreatBlogCrawl on Twitter or Facebook
  • Keep your eyes peeled for regular tweets and posts revealing the questions
  • Visit the blogs mentioned to find the information you need
  • Jot the answers down on your answer sheet and keep them secret
  • The final question will be revealed at 22:00 BST on Wednesday, 03 June 2020
  • 23:59 BST on Thursday, 04 June 2020:

    Once you’ve answered as many questions as possible, send your completed answer sheet to us at events@laterlevels.com by this date. We’ll get on to marking it right away and you’ll be awarded with a point for every correct answer.

    19:00 BST on Saturday, 06 June 2020:

    Get yourself some snacks, pour a drink (alcoholic or otherwise), pick up your controller and head over to the Later Levels’ Twitch channel for The Great Blog Crawl virtual pub. We’ll be announcing the quiz winners here and awarding them with their badges over a pint or two.

    We’re looking for suggestions of games to play throughout the night so if you have any ideas, please do get in touch. Cooperative titles that allow for online multiplayer or for viewers to participate in other ways would be perfect.

    Got a party-trick you’d like to share with the community? Whether it’s a joke, an impression, a song or something else that’s going to impress us, send your videos and images to events@laterlevels.com so we can share them at our virtual pub.

    A note:

    The 50 blogs chosen to be promoted throughout The Great Blog Crawl were selected at random from those Solarayo and I follow. Please don’t be disheartened if you don’t see your site – it doesn’t mean that it isn’t awesome, just that it didn’t make it through our random-number-generator! We’re coming up with a plan for next year to allow more blogs to be represented, so watch this space.

    Much love to Solarayo for all her support and help with this event, and for a very kind Blogger Recognition Award last month too. Head over to Ace Asunder if you haven’t already met her: if you like video games, cats, sarcasm and punching things, you’re bound to love her as much as I do.

    And good luck to everyone who’d like to take part! We hope you have fun discovering some of the amazing blogs around you – there’ll be a drink waiting for you at the bar once you’re done.

    Like The Great Blog Crawl artwork? Check out Heather Agoncillo on Instagram.