Club Penguin Island blogging is fragile. There’s only a fraction of bloggers compared to Club Penguin in its prime. Now I know many bloggers, from dedicated ones who post everything to slightly less-viewed bloggers who focus on a specific element of CP Island. I’ve attempted to form partnerships with many of them. Here’s a scary statistic about the future of blogging. Every single Club Penguin Island blogger I know has either quit or has considered quitting. That is the undeniable reality and something’s wrong.
Having been featured in basically the game’s marketing, I do feel kind of guilty about this decision, however I have taken the decision to stop blogging about Club Penguin Island. I know, many people have requested me not to and this is an unpopular decision. But there’s four reasons why I no longer enjoy blogging about this game.
For me to blog about a game, I need to really enjoy it. You’re dedicating hours and hours of time into it, so there’s no good doing it for something you don’t like. I am beginning to dislike Club Penguin Island more. Maybe the game just isn’t meant for me but most bloggers are of a slightly older demographic.
I don’t want to go into the reasons for this as I have an entire post on it! Although the main section relevant to this post is the one about the lack of activities, you can read the full article here.
Daily Challenges for a month, blog post, Island Insider, blog post, update post, update post, update post, Daily Challenges.
That bit is slightly exaggerated, agreed, but when it comes to news, there’s not much to post about, forcing others to create their own content, which is fine, but for myself at least, I’d rather do that for something I enjoy like private servers. The news that is out there is quickly well-known and since challenges aren’t that difficult/complicated, guides aren’t viewed highly either.
3. Listen to us
I cannot support a game by blogging about it whose team is too ignorant to listen to the feedback from the thing that made their game successful in the first place (the community) even though it could save their game, which at the moment is just another mobile game that will die out in a few years, if we’re lucky.
That’s the utter reality, which is horrible as it is to type because I know the team do care about the game and about us. I’m hoping not to get a response but rather to see changes.
4. Not all the team’s fault, they’re trying but it is their game!
We either let THEIR game and community sink or swim
Look, I’ll admit, I’m familiar with classic Club Penguin and that’s the game I enjoy the most. Club Penguin Rewritten has such an active and incredible which when combined with an incredible game (regardless of the fact it’s unoriginal) forms a truly amazing world, which I love more than CPI, a game which is probably targeted at people different to me. That’s fine, but none of us can deny that this “evolution” hasn’t exactly been as perfect as many of us first expected it to be.
Some random, unplanned fun going on whilst I’m writing this
I’ve decided to stop blogging about Club Penguin Island from when I begin my summer holiday (yay!) on Friday, you’ll start to see gradual changes as I remove many pages. Now, this is a decision that I can restore in less than 10 clicks, but until I see changes, not hear about changes, on CP Island, I’m done. I just can’t force myself to blog about it when I (and many of you) enjoy something way more.
The new CP Mountains logo, with a fairly modern text yet a classic emote
In the future, I may start blogging about Pengur (another private server) when that releases, but for now, I’ll be focusing on my Club Penguin Rewritten content. However, I do want to say this:
Please continue to play Club Penguin Island, the game, team and community needs you. The future of the franchise depends on it so I hope that this post won’t influence whether or not you continue to play. I will also log on every now and then to check out the new updates, and for now at least, I’ll continue to support the team by paying for a membership each month!
To those who will be reading for the last time after me posting this, thank you for supporting me this far and I hope you enjoy Club Penguin Island!
To those who are going to continue reading, exciting times lie ahead and I cannot wait to blog about a new game, a new adventure! I have some cool stuff planned, so thank you so much for continuing to read this blog! 🙂