How to Watch the Olympics Like a Blogger

by - 5:36 PM

I've been busy lately. First I went on vacation, then I started my job babysitting cats and then, finally, the Plympic Games started in Rio de Janeiro.
I can barely describe how much I've been looking forward to these Olympics. I missed the 2012 Olympics in London because I was in Australia. I missed the 2008 Olympics in Beijing because I was in Costa Rica. Twice in a row I was literally on the other side of the world when the Olympics were on. I do remember that I was home for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, but I was eight at the time and didn't really understand the awesomeness of the Olympic Games.
So Rio is going to be my Games, I decided. But as soon as the opening ceremony started, I noticed I looked at the Olympics in a way my friends didn't look at them. I looked at them from a blogger's perspective. In case you're wondering what that's like, here's a step-by-step guide to watching the Olympics like a blogger!

Step 1: Pick your teams
Usually this is easy: you support your own country. Done. For a blogger, things might be a little different. Of course I want to see Team NL do amazing at all events they're competing in. After all I'm as Dutch as it gets. But I have some blog buddies from other countries and it would be wrong not to cheer for the countries of my favorite people. So these Olympics I cheer for the Netherlands, Pakistan, India, Slovenia, Great Britain and Australia. Because their people are awesome.
My team's logo is better than yours! :P

Step 2: Tweet until your fingers fall off
Now I'm usually not much of a tweeter. But the olympics have hashtags with awesome emojis and come on, your country's first gold has to be celebrated! An amazing race should be shared! Dramatic falls have to be tweeted if the emotions can't be contained!
Step 3: Blog about the Olympics or do a tag
You're already tweeting, why not blog about it too? No 140 character limit, more space for enthusiasm and excitement! Besides, Olympic tags are popping up, why not do one, like Vivian's?

Step 4: Watch an event with your blog buddies
When does it happen that you and your blog buddy from the other side of the world can watch the same thing on tv at the same time? During the Olympics! So grab that remote or live stream and text with your blog buddy all through the game. I tried it last week with my friend from India, when his team was playing hockey against Germany, and it was awesome. It'll only get better today when my Team NL will play against India.

Step 5: Enjoy as much as possible
Admit it, us bloggers are already glued to screens most of the time anyway, we might as well open an extra tab on our laptop to see the world's best athletes compete. After all, we have to wait another four years for the next Olympics. Better make the best of it now and enjoy as much as possible. Who knows, you might even discover your new favorite sport!

Okay, I could go on and write a cool last paragraph, but I think we all now I have some Olympic events to get back to. Which ones are you looking forward too?

Stay Awesome!

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16 Fellow Ramblers

  1. Awesome post! This is so true and funny and helpful! :) Haha.

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    1. Thank you! Glad it was helpful XD

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  2. I definitely agree! Sadly, I've been out of the house a lot and I've had to do catching up with online streaming, but I'd say my favorite sport to watch is gymnastics, not only because I used to do it when I was younger but because the gymnasts this year are so incredibly talented and there's never a dull moment.
    strictlystephanie.blogspot.com

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    1. I've barely seen gymnastics, mostly because I was focused on this scandal we had had with one of our gymnasts getting drunk. I paid more attention to that then the actual events :P But if I remember correctly, gymnastics has some finals tomorrow, doesn't it? I'll try to watch it :)

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  3. Haha, this is such a cute and entertaining post (and a great start to my day too!). I live in Singapore and I'm in school most of the day so yeah, the time difference and my tiredness keeps getting in the way of enjoying some good Olympics action. I love to watch gymnastics, table tennis, and synchronized swimming. Oh, and I'm really curious about how equestrian (I think this is the word...) works, I mean, it looks cool!!

    ~Ash
    apieceofmysky.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Congrats on that gold in swimming by the way ;) The time difference must be killing for you. It's so annoying, especially because my country is into Daylight Savings Time, so the difference is much bigger than it could have been.
      I've actually never seen table tennis and synchronized swimming! Equatrian makes me nervous. Usually it looks cool, but today I saw a Dutchman beat his horse after it failed to jump. I was ashamed to be Dutch at that moment...

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  4. Hi Envy!
    I really enjoyed reading this post! This is the first year I've actually paid any sort of attention to the Olympics. I haven't been focusing on which country gets the most metals (Although I do know its the US) because I don't think its really fair to the smaller countries. I do enjoy watching the individual games though, especially boxing!

    -Crystal
    You're Just Right

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    1. It's so good to hear you enjoyed reading my post!
      I usually don't pay attention to which country gets the most medals, because the US and a few other countries have such a huge population that it's impossible for countries like mine to do as well. I just like to see my country win :D I watched a few boxing matches this time but I can't handle it because I can almost feel the pain when a boxer gets hit in the face XD

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  5. You are so right. I need a blogger buddy of mine to text throughout the games. I still need to watch some more of the Olympics if you know what I mean. NO TIME when I am being a busy bee because its summer.

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    1. Just start texting a blog buddy right away :D I'm actually not doing anything because it's summer, so I have all the time in the world to watch the Olympics :)

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  6. I LOOOOVE the Olympics! I'm leaving for Italy tonight, but I'm pretty sure I'll be following from there because I just can't help it!

    onmywayacqua.blogspot.com | Acqua xx

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    1. Yay, finally someone who's as excited for the Olympics as I am! Have fun in Italy!

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  7. The olympics are so fun to watch!! This is a great post. <3 <3

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. Thank you! Hope you continue having fun watching it :D

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  8. Thank you for supporting Slovenia! I'm pretty sure that's why we've got three medals already. :D

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    1. No problem, a blogger's gotta do what a blogger's gotta do ;) I hope you can add more to the tally :D

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