I have been working on a Steemit project for a while and even though its not finished or polished I feel its time to introduce it to the Community for feedback and support.
Introducing Steem Challenges
This site will promote challenges that people are running on Steemit and be a place where you can easily browse to see what challenges are active and what is popular.
When I first came across a challenge I wanted to enter I couldn't find the announcement post. After much searching I found it and made my post but even then I found it quite frustrating that I had no way of knowing if I had entered correctly or not (did I use the right tags?, did I use the right title?....)
SteemChallenges will be a place where you can come and ask for help, see what other people are doing and it will also (in time) be a place where you can see previous winning entries and prizes.
My main motivation for this site was attempting to pick winners each month for the Culture Vulture challenge. Using tags on Steemit was not enough as posts under tags more than 7 days old are not shown. It occured to me that this also means that if you are browsing a challenge on the main steemit site you only see some of the posts. You might have a poor impression of the challenge just because there has been a lul in entries for the last 7 days. Some of these challenges have been running for months!
The development plan for this site is as follows
- More challenges
This resource needs to be comprehensive to be useful.
- Automate the backend server
- Automatic stats and analysis
- Integrate posts from Steemit into the website
The goal is that you don't have to leave the website to vote or comment
- Enhanced browsing functionality such as filtering by author, reputation, ....
- Confirm Entries
I would also like to work with challenges to build in logic to this site to verify if an entry has been submitted correctly. It may be as simple as using the correct tag but some challenges require specific titles and other details such as resteems etc.
Let have a short tour of the site
The lander page has a list of challenges that we have included, lots more to come
Here you will be able to see how long they have been running, how many entries they get, how many votes, what type of payouts.
Have you ever wanted to know a bit more about the people running the challenges?
I will begin an interview series shortly covering the featured challenges
For each challenge there will be a list of recent posts in reverse chronological order. You can browse and see the entries. If you click on any link it will take you to the post on the steemit website where you can vote or comment.
Blogger Central @steemitbc
Blogger Central is the home for the culturevulture tag but I also hang out there. I welcome feedback on SteemChallenges so if you would like to get involved in this project please drop over to Blogger Central on Discord and say hi or message me on steemit chat @eroche
Special thanks to @ishtar for the design of the Steem Challenges site
Thank you for reading this. I write on Steemit about Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Travel and lots of random topics.