Thursday, April 01, 2004

1st Bloghunt

Right then, this is it, the start of Bloghunt Month. Before we begin, I'll just go over the rules and stuff once more.

Every working day this month (i.e. Mon- Fri not including Good Friday or Easter Monday) I will post a word, phrase or theme (the Target). Your task is to go exploring blogland in search of recent posts that contain or are about the Target. Alternatively, you can search for a blog that is connected to the Target in its entirety, somehow. I don't care how you conduct the search, just find your post and put a link to it in the comments.

The rules are:

Only 1 entry per person per day.
Your entry must be from a blog you do not contribute to (i.e. write posts for).
Points will be awarded only for the first example of any post left in the comments
Hunt details will be posted between 12 and 1p.m. (BST) and you have until midday the following day to put your entry in.
Entries must be put in the comments box attached to the post with the relevant hunt details in.

Points will be awarded based on how recent the post is:

1 day old (i.e. the day before the hunt is set) - 10 points
Within the last week - 7 points
Within the last fortnight - 4 points
Within the last month - 2 points

Finding a blog connected to the day's Target will earn up to 7 points, depending on how tenuous the connection is. There will also be bonus points on offer during the month for specific tasks so watch out for those.

The person with the most points at the end of the month will be crowned Bloghunting Champion. I will endeavour to give regular updates on the scores.

And so, with no further ado, let the hunting commence. Today's Target, in keeping with the date, is "April Fool".

Good luck and happy hunting!

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