I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the member blog area using the latest major TF2maps contest and the aid of elite TF2maps members who feel like contributing blog posts as they develop their "Art Pass" maps. Whilst the mapping area is good for direct feedback and gamedays i find that the latest contest seems to make the threads slightly redundant or out of place. Blogs are good places to discuss concept ideas, reference material, inspiration and musing thoughts; of which are all areas that are more prominant in this contest than other site related projects have allowed. It also highlights certain entries from the mass of applicants in the contest entry sub forum, something donators/veterans should allow themselves to take advantage of. The idea is, if you would like to document your development and discuss the contest/other contest entries in your blog, paste/send me your blog url and i can list them in this OP. People can then check back every now and then to see insightful reports by popular TF2maps level designers on a more personal note than what might be experienced in the standard map threads. I'll update individual blog posts on this page when i become aware of them (i might need updating personally with a PM, for more efficient blog updates). If the concept gets enough attention it might be nice to have this temporarily stickied for reference purposes. Blogs: Aly 24th July 13:40 - I Detail, Therefore I am. Acumen 23rd July 13:30 - Artpass Contest starts \o/ absurdistof 18th July 07:00 - The Eve of Battle Dawns To A Most Untimely Contest FubarFX 1st August 18:50 - figured I'd make a blog too 9th September 03:20 - You are a pirate! grazr 18th July 15:20 - Major Contest #5 Blogs Go Live 18th July 20:50 - Choosing A Theme 25th July 18:40 - Progression: Part 1 4th August 14:10 - "Ah-ha!" 21st August 22:10 - Progression: Part 2 Grim Tuesday 18th July 18:40 - Thoughts On Contest #5 Hanz 29th July 20:30 - hanz4official, Art Pass, start Jack Jiguel 26th July 02:10 - Oh God Caves! Screaming Gerbil 20th July 07:10 - Insecurity vs Motivation 3rd August 17:10 - Why can't I stick to one idea like a normal human being? TMP 17th July 18:40 - Operation Painter: Day 0 18th July 02:30 - Operation Painter: Day 1-2 19th July 14:40 - Operation Painter: Day 3 21st July 05:40 - Operation Painter: Day 4-5 List will be alphabetical. Times are GMT 0. P.S. Let me know what you think of this endeavour. Also, this will not directly replace the map threads, you can obviously update these seperately/together.