It was July 2009 and there was exactly one comment on the Londolozi Blog. We had just published our first ever post and for the most part it disappeared into the ether of the internet. It was however, that single comment which demonstrated to us that there are people around the world united by their love and respect of the natural world. To that end, it important to tell our stories from Londolozi Game Reserve.
Today there are many ways to interact with our daily blog simply by becoming a Londolozi Live member. Once you’ve created a profile, you’re all set to go. Comment on posts, save your favourite pictures and earn points as you go along – maybe you’ll even share your very own Londolozi story with us.
Points are awarded for most of your interactions with the Londolozi Blog, and for earning new badges and titles.
All members of the tribe get points (although our in-house contributors get a lot fewer to keep things fair). Note that no points are awarded for anything to do with Facebook. Points are just for fun for now and there are two kinds:
Want to have your story or photo journal published on the blog and become a guest contributor? Let us know
When you first join Londolozi Live you start out with the title of Member. By earning points through the above processes through interacting and engaging with us you can earn a promotion. There are currently 6 different titles (we’ve got plenty more in the works):
- 100 Points: MEMBER
- Awarded for joining Londolozi Live
- 200 Points: EXPLORER
- Awarded for posting a comment on a story
- 350 Points: DIGITAL RANGER
- Awarded for sharing a story, image or gallery via Twitter or email
- 10 000 Points: SENIOR DIGITAL RANGER
- Awarded for reaching 10 000 points
- 25 000 Points: DIGITAL TRACKER
- Awarded for reaching 25 000 points
- 50 000 Points: MASTER TRACKER
- Awarded for reaching 50 000 points
View the leaderboards here.
Badges are awarded for achieving various things and come with a bunch of points in tow:
Londolozi Guest: Awarded for visiting Londolozi and awarded 1000 prowess points
Londolozi Lifer: Awarded for visiting Londolozi three times and awarded 2000 points
Leopard Spotter: Awarded for spotting one Leopard of Londolozi and awarded 200 prowess points. Let us know which leopards you’ve spotted.
Leopard Specialist: Awarded for spotting five Leopards of Londolozi and awarded 800 prowess points. Let us know which leopards you’ve spotted.
Lion Enthusiast: Awarded for commenting 20 times on lion stories on the blog and awarded 600 prowess points
Lion Fanatic: Awarded for commenting 50 times on lion stories and awarded 900 prowess points
Photographer: Awarded for submitting a photo story to the blog and awarded 700 prowess points
Master Photographer: Awarded for submitting five photo stories to the blog and awarded 2800 prowess points
Storyteller: Awarded for submitting a story to the blog and awarded 600 prowess points
Raconteur: Awarded for submitting 5 stories to the blog and awarded 2400 prowess points
Collector: Awarded for purchasing images from the Fine Art site and awarded 500 points
Art Specialist: Awarded for purchasing 10 items from the Fine Art site and awarded 2000 prowess points
GWF Patron: Awarded for donating to The Good Work Foundation and awarded 500 prowess points
GWF Protector: Awarded for donating to The Good Work Foundation 5 times and awarded 2000 prowess points
Curator: Awarded for curating your own Favourites Gallery of 15 photographs by ‘hearting’ images and awarded with 400 prowess points
Featured Curator: Awarded for having your Favourites Gallery featured on the Fine Art site and awarded 1600 prowess points