Badges are a way of showing our contributors' progress as they explore each of our finely tuned categories. Our badge system makes our blog uniquely competitive, and helps us reward those contributors we value the most. Once you've had an article published in a particular category, you will receive the badge for that category. The badges are color-coordinated by difficulty; bronze being the easiest, silver is of medium difficulty, and gold is most difficult.
How to earn each badge:
Publish an article about the individual intangibles to earn them one by one. Once you've published an article about each intangible, you will earn the "MVC (Most Valuable Contributor)" badge for completing the set.
"Heart of Gold" - Publish an article to the "Bigger Than Sports" category.
"Ghostbuster" - Publish an article to the "Chasing the Ghost" category.
"Getting Involved" - Publish an article to the "Community Sports" category.
"Words of Wisdom" - Publish an article to the "Fantasy Faction" category.
"Spreading the Word" - Publish an article to the "Sports Platform" category.
"Virtual Reporter" - 1) Publish a preview article AND recap article to the "Storyline Events" category, OR 2) publish an article containing an interview format.
"Highlight Reel" - Publish an article to "The Outsiders" category.
For more information, and to see if our current blog categories fit a topic you'd like to write about, see our category descriptions.