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You Can Save The PMC Blog Section (Now even more legible)!

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Level 36 : Artisan Cake
MGB here, and I have something to tell you. The PMC Blogging Scene is dying. Less and less members are taking the time to write good quality content, and the amount of spammers and EXP grabbers is steadily on the rise. But, I'm sure you're asking yourself, what can I do to help? (If you're not, why are you reading this is the first place?)

Well, here are 3 things you can do to help!


Simple enough. More people posting quality content equals two things. More good things to read equals less people posting spam! More quality and less spam is exactly what the blogging section needs, as the quality content is quickly buried in the not-so-great posts. Now, you may be asking yourself what exaclty quality content is! The main thing you should pay attention to is the rules. The rules are very important (obviously). Beyond that, it depends on what you're writing about! If you're doing an interview, which seems to be quite popular these days, ask interesting, meaningful questions. Writing an article? Do research to be informed on the topics! Reviewing? There are two great articles by Jetra! Ranting? Go away please. <3 However, you may need to realize that you may not be a good writer. If you aren't a good writer, there's always the skin section! (Kidding, it's just as bad as the blog section <_<)
But seriously, if you're not the best writer, there's plenty of Bloggers around who I'm sure would love to help. Shoot me a PM and I can hook you up. :)


Before I even talk about reporting , I highly recommend you read an article by Charlizard about reporting correctly. Knowing how to report correctly is a very important part of reporting, after all.
Reporting is another way to help the blogging section. Reporting blogs that break the rules clears out the unwanted garbage that clogs up the blogging scene and helps to uncover the hidden gems. Think of yourself as a garbage man, who moonlights as a treasure hunter. Or something like that. You can also find out more about reporting in another blog I wrote, Grabbin' Flags.


I cannot stress this enough. Speaking from personal experience, being a blogger can be quiet discouraging. Working on a piece of writing, editing it, and going through the whole processes can take a lot of time and energy. All that work for maybe 5 diamonds, 50 views, and a comment or two can bring a guy (or girl) down. I'd encourage you to diamond, favorite, and comment on a blog you enjoy. Comments especially matter most to bloggers. They let us know what you did and didn't like about our writing, and it shows us what we can fix, and improve. Even if it's not constructive criticism, a simple "Hey, I loved this!" can go a long way. But please, don't misunderstand this. I am not in any way saying you should diamond willy nilly, in fact, I'm saying the opposite. We should have to earn your diamonds. Only diamond something you enjoy and even then, you don't have to. Just... think about doing it :P

Well, there you have it guys! 3 things you can do to help improve the quality of the blogging section. Posting quality content, reporting junk, and supporting good bloggers. Go forth, and save it's dying life!

Anyway, diamond if you liked it, fave if you loved it, and comment to tell me your exact thoughts!


CreditSnowy. :3

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Update #1 : 09/28/2014 5:45:31 pmSep 28th, 2014


  • Fixed all the little "o"s everywhere
  • Added stuff to every section!
  • Fixed grammar, spelling, and nonsensical statements
  • Fixed the weird issues that I somehow missed in the original edit (as in, this was originally going to be a vlog. and was a script. that i eventually just changed to this. So there was some odd statements in there that would have only made sense in a video format. Edited though out. :P)
  • Fancy new MGB OUT (thanks Snowy <3)

  • Stared at the screen for a long time.
  • Cat attempted to help with the edit.
  • Removed cat's contribution, would have gotten blog removed for spam.

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+1 for ending gif
  • Apprentice
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Network
  • March 17, 2015, 7:04 pm
Very nice well written blog. Love how you explain how and what to do with links to help others out in their experience.
  • Ashfur4ever
  • Level 26
  • Expert Artist
  • September 30, 2014, 12:14 pm
Ahaha, true! I know as a bloger there were many times when i was discuraged because i only got 1-2 diamonds on my work, but just keep pluging away and keep striving to improve and you'll get to a bettter place. Also AEq was so helpful as a supporter :3
Very Informational! I really did appreciate this blog! Thanks for making this, I believe this should help out a lot of bloggers in our community!
Quality blogs? Too much effort man. Just right a really crappy blog about butter and watch the diamonds roll in.
  • Dinodaw
  • Level 42
  • Master Turtle
  • September 28, 2014, 7:35 pm
:O Diamonded because of sips. (and because of the well written blog) but mostly Sips.
  • delusi0nal
  • Level 25
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • October 3, 2014, 5:20 pm
Always Sips.
  • Jesuitical
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Button Pusher
  • September 28, 2014, 2:04 pm
  • LoZFTW
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • September 28, 2014, 2:07 pm
y nu
Yes! Thank you... I've been writing a story in the blog section for quite some time. The few readers I have acquired have really liked it, but I have not gotten many because all of the poorly-written crap that clogs the blog section in PMC. If everyone put more then ten minutes and half a brain cell's worth of thought process into their blogs and stories, everyone would be happier! All bloggers would get more XP, as the blog section would actually be something worth looking at.
  • Seivelath
  • Level 22
  • Expert Network
  • September 15, 2013, 2:29 am
As time passes, more people of the noob variety come and destroy what little integrity the blogs section has left. As these noobs fill the ranks of blogging within PMC, Social structure of blogs breaks down, letting loose anarchy. As time passes, the people who blog for the best of reasons come together. As they create a plan, more time runs out. The mods, becoming restless, are begging to prepare for the removal of the blogs section! As our bloggers search the deepest depths of blogs, finding the spam, an eliminating it, things become brighter. The mods slowly back away, and our bloggers got back to what they wanted to do. Blog. So If you see a spammer who spams his blogs for XP, or just for Lulz, remember, make sure that you report, so we can keep the integrity, and the existence of blogs together.

A short story for all readers
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 15, 2013, 5:55 am
*slow clap*
*faster clap*
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • September 15, 2013, 1:40 pm
*midi-core clap* I didn't want to increase the speed of anything
  • Clue
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dragon
  • September 15, 2013, 2:15 pm
*Slow waning clap that dies down in an awkward silence as the speaker looks around, filled with embarrassment, and then shuffles off-stage silently, as an angered crowd leers at him*
  • Seivelath
  • Level 22
  • Expert Network
  • September 15, 2013, 9:25 pm
Thanks for all the clapping!
  • LeePieGuy
  • Level 23
  • Expert Ninja
  • September 18, 2013, 5:42 pm
I'm not finished clapping yet -_- it's only been 3 days
  • Ultra_Gaming
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Taco
  • November 23, 2014, 2:38 pm
Still clapping.
  • Jetfrog28
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
  • September 14, 2013, 9:23 am
"NU! Dis blag be suks! Go stahp blogging! Now if ull exuse meh, I go write a blog about butter is bad now!" - some noob.

Nice blog! I really agree, some great bloggers have left recently, and it's just being covered up. I see blogs on homepage that spam to meet the character limit, and it kills me. It makes me just want to kill somthing. Preferably a pillow, since I don't go to jail for that. But then I don't have a pillow to sleep on. Moral of the story:
Don't post bad blogs, or I have a sore neck.
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 14, 2013, 10:23 am
Sore necks are no good! And thanks.
  • Jetfrog28
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
  • September 14, 2013, 11:11 am
XD No problem!
  • -Rusty-
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Network
  • September 14, 2013, 9:12 am
Oh my goodness great blog ;-;

Your right, must be saved! The reason blogging gets less XP is because not many people view the blogs section cause its filled with spam and random posts...

Save us ;-;
  • Jetra
  • Level 23
  • Expert Archer
  • September 14, 2013, 11:23 am
Partly why I quit.
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 14, 2013, 10:23 am
Thanks! :3
Yeah, the blogging section could be so much better....
  • TheBoss0260
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Ninja
  • September 14, 2013, 1:52 pm
yes it could... yes it could...
*Fly's away in the moonlight*

Haha nice blog! I totally agree with you.
  • MayuriYandere
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Prince
  • September 14, 2013, 9:00 am
the pmc blog section can't be saved like ever. the rest of pmc has lost hope. good blog though,
I don't mean to be like debbie downer, but the blog section is really dead... It was dead when I join over a year ago, and it still is. But, good blog :D
  • HellOnBlocks
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • September 14, 2013, 1:15 am
I like this. I agree with this. But as you can see from some moderator comments below it looks as if there is a pretty serious lack of care, empathy, and responsibility on PMC's behalf.
I've reported a couple of blogs, they don't get taken down, I dont know why. You be the judge, I've reported the following:



This was the text I used:

i PMC,

This blog does not meet the rules for submission.

This blog breaks the following rules:

The blog section is not a message board, a chat room or a Facebook/Twitter wall. A blog is a real piece of written content. Blog topics might include tutorials, reviews, articles, Minecraft related artwork, etc.

Do not Upload:
Content that is not related to Minecraft or Planet Minecraft. General discussion belongs on the forums.
Stuff that should be in the forums (and not blogs): Contests, requests, shops, questions, giveaways, subscriber celebrations, discussion, recruitment, etc

Tell me why those things deserve to be there, they are not PMC or MineCraft related.
I will try to explain you why they are still staying at there. Friendship is also part of minecraft and planetminecraft. Making blog about that how do your home look like or anything which is 100% from real life would count as rule breaking submission.
  • HellOnBlocks
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • September 14, 2013, 7:08 am
But isn't that just a bit tooSix Degrees of Kevin Bacon? That is like saying, since a candle is in MineCraft, I could totally write up a blog on making candles in real life...

You shouldn't just be allowed to generalize a concept to that degree.
  • hobo joe
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • September 13, 2013, 9:41 pm
This. This is good. Now, I don't want to completely disagree with the mod below because I respect Exurbia, but honestly Ive seen the blogging section grow in the last couple of months. Thanks to great people like yourself :)
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 14, 2013, 7:07 am
Thanks! You're a big part of it! :3
  • Exurbia
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 13, 2013, 8:04 pm
The blog section has been terrible for over a year (I've been here for 2 years) there's not coming back buddy. It's been lost forever.
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 14, 2013, 5:06 am
I totally agree with you. We'll never have the blog section of 2011- early 2012 back. However, I think it's possible for it to BECOME better.
Also, I think part of the problem is that when the section started to go downhill, there was nobody left to care. Everybody took this attitude, or ignore it, and it got worse.
Just my... 3? cents.
I do respect your opinion though, sorry about last night.
  • HellOnBlocks
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • September 14, 2013, 1:13 am
It is very uplifting to see moderators comment like this...
  • Exurbia
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 14, 2013, 1:50 am
but it's the truth.
  • Lax_People
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Pokemon
  • September 14, 2013, 4:29 am
But we can try.
Good post, diamonded. I'm starting to try blogging. I've only got one blog so far!
I don't think enough people realize what is going on and why these things happen, so its good for somebody to write about this to get the awareness of it out there. Great work, diamond and subscribed. ;D
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 13, 2013, 6:57 pm
  • Doggle
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 45
  • Master Lad
  • September 13, 2013, 5:22 pm
Look! A good blog! It is always good to see a blogger that can write really well, although I suggest aiming for longer blogs. You deserve to be a bigger blogger and reach the reel often as your blogs are amazing and such. I would like to see much more from you in the near future.
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • September 13, 2013, 6:57 pm
Thanks! :D

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