The meteoric rise of brilliant blogger and radio buddy Ben has led to this: the Blography Challenge. Two friends, pitted against each other in a battle for world domination. Who will control South America? Is there any point trying to secure Asia, even though it gives you 7 extra troops each turn?
OK, no, we’re not playing Risk. We were both amazed at the diversity of countries accessing our blogs. After a lively discussion, we decided to make it into a game: who can take over the world in April?
It’s pretty simple. We both have a stat counter set to zero at the start of the month. It tracks where our hits come from. The objectives are as follows:
1) A hit from all the states in the US
2) A country for every letter of the alphabet (except X!)
3) The first to complete each continent:
Europe; Africa; Asia; Australasia; North America; South America; Antarctica
4) Achieving a hit from 50, 100 then 150 countries (out 0f 196)
I’m not sure which is going to be the hardest, to be honest! Completing Africa and Australasia will be nightmarish: many of the countries have small populations and minimal internet access. Antarctica’s a bit of a pipe dream too.
The prize will be pints. The results will be tallied and the difference will be owed, in beverage of choice, to the winner. So far since I reset my stat counter I’ve managed 20 countries spread across every continent except Antarctica; come on, you southern allies!
May the most universally accessible man win!