There is an achievement in this year’s Blaugust you can earn for joining the dedicated Discord server that Bel set up for Blaugust. Several of the other achievements are wrapped up in participating on the server.
Even with this list, I admit I was hesitant to join. I have a LOT of Discord servers already between the online games I play, people I have grouped with and tabletop RPGs. I’m pretty selective when it comes to adding more. I’m very glad I decided to join the server and I highly recommend that you sign up for it if you are participating this year.
A Community of Bloggers
One of the most important ways to become and stay active as a blogger is to surround yourself with a great community. It takes a little more of your time to be a good community member, but it enriches the experience in so many ways. The Discord channel is helping me get to know my fellow bloggers a lot better. There has been great advice shared, pet pics, music interests, and it is an easy place to find links to each other’s posts so I can read and comment (this weekend when I get some extra time, I promise!). While I already follow several of the Blaugust participants on Twitter, the Discord server will be a big help in finding more people to follow and finding more blogs to read. Come be a friend of Wumpus (and ask Bel what that means!).