Sister post to "The BEAST" - Community Engagement Challenge housekeeping

17 days ago
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This post is for housekeeping purposes and to start a fresh page for our Community Engagement Challenge participants!

All liquid funds earned from this post is being used to boost our prize distribution!

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We are currently at 310 SBD and growing!

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All donations are greatly appreciated!


What is "THE BEAST"?

It's the genesis post that launched the Community Engagement Challenge. I had no idea it was going to get so big! This makes me very happy but it also keeps me very busy! So I'm scrambling to keep everything organized.

As promised here is the spreadsheet

This is what I've been using to help stay organized and hopefully not lose or misplace your posts! It's also my tracker to see who I need to message, boot in the butt, or crack a whip on.

This is where we might see people being dropped from the challenge.

I am affording every opportunity to help you succeed.

  • If your word count is too low, you can fix it.
  • If you need to make citations to your blog, you can fix it.
  • If you forgot to post a link, I will forgive within a 12-hour window.
  • If you are not seeing your posts in the Daily Diary, check your comments.

With 43 people, I simply don't have the time to actively seek out individual posts (unless I have made previous arrangements with you).

Remember, I want to see you all succeed!

It's up to you to stay the course.


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As mentioned in the Day 4 Diary,
this is where the rubber meets the road.

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BIG shout-out to our awesome donors

- - - 10 SBD - - -

@deanliu | @thecrazygm | @haphazard-hstead

@steempowerpics | @sgnsteems | @creatr

@denmarkguy | @nonameslefttouse | @tonyr

- - - 20 SBD - - -

@dreemit

- - - 30 SBD - - -

@jlufer

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  • Challenge participants: Your original header is now in the comments area. Please use your thread to share post links. :) [edited]*


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Thank you!


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  ·  17 days ago

@merej99, thanks for doing this follow-up-- makes for a MUCH easier reading list than the original "beast!" My laptop was starting to "protest" loading a comment stream quite so long... I was getting close to just creating a separate bookmarks folder for the participants.

An observation for everyone: As part of community engagement and a gift "pay it forward" economy, don't be shy about upvoting worthy comments on your posts! As we've all seen, these days there are a lot of people getting all wrapped up in "self-upvoting" and I'd love to see us be the "antidote" to that. I realize that if you have less than 500SP you may not be able to adjust your voting power... but for anyone who can even a 3% upvote is a nice "thank you" for an engaging comment, and it will not eat up your voting power.

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  ·  15 days ago

right now inability to setup a less that 100% vote power is major Steemit problem overall. without constant checking my voting power I fell to less than 10% my VP one week ago and I still try to recover it

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  ·  15 days ago

Just an opinion of mine, but as a minnow I would probably be down to 0%, upvoting everyone who caught my interest in order to grow my account and earn that slider. I'm not saying follow for follow (yuk!) but to engage people. Sure, at 0% vote strength your votes aren't going to be worth anything but your upvote/show of support could mean a lot to someone. Let's call them token gestures.

When I was a minnow my 100% upvotes were worth $0.001 <<<not a typo.

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  ·  14 days ago

I know, before I leased SP my upvote costed 0.01 for 100%. Now with a current Steem rate it would worth a half from 1 cent.

I try to upvote every post which I like with 1-6 % of SP

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  ·  14 days ago

Hey, @allfabeta - have you been posting your challenge links under a different post? I'd hate to bump you because we misplaced them! Let me know!

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  ·  17 days ago

^ THIS 100% ^

Yeah, okay, I voted it 50% but you know what I mean. @denmarkguy makes an excellent point. I have always considered Steemit a bridge to the "gift economy". For transparency, I give my post 100% upvotes but I never upvote my own comments. Those are reserved for everyone else.

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  ·  16 days ago

I can't wait for my slider bar. The 10 votes deal is killing my voting power. I want to be able to give more $ value to posts I like and I get spread thin way too fast.

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  ·  15 days ago

@steempowerpics according to @nba05 if you use esteem app you can use slider even though you don't see it yet on steemit. You might want to give it a try? :)

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  ·  15 days ago

Perfect! I didn't know that was up and running, been a while since I heard about esteem but no info on features at that time. Honestly forgot about it. Thank you for thinking to pass that info. New toys - yay! :-)

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  ·  15 days ago

You are welcome! I know the pc version is still being worked on, but the mobile app is available. I am still getting acquainted myself, but have used it a few times for scheduled posts. That is an awesome feature esteem app has. Yes more toys! LOL

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  ·  15 days ago

I gave it a try (android phone) gives me invalid value errors when I try to upvote. Looks nice though. Maybe needs more time to get the bugs worked out. I will try the PC version and see how that goes. Thanks again.

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  ·  15 days ago

When I was new I couldn't wait for it either. Once I got it, I hated it because I gave everyone 100% upvotes anyway so what's the point of it? Then comes HF19 and screws up my 100% happy place. GRUMP. GRUMP.

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  ·  15 days ago

Honestly from what I have been reading from the witness folk, all the upvoting on everything, every post, every comment, etc -regardless of if it is truly "good content" is a big factor in the reward pool drain, then being compounded by the drop in crypto prices. It's the facebook/instagram "like" mentality from how I understand it. I'm still trying to dig deeper into the minds of the witnesses to figure it out.

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  ·  14 days ago

When you've got it figured out please share because I haven't a clue. :o/

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  ·  14 days ago

Will do. Side note @aggroed made it to a top 50 witness today. One of the 3 witness accounts I have voted for so far.

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  ·  14 days ago

Congratulations to @aggroed
I've been meaning to re-evaluate my witness list but also need to hammer out time to research them again. I think I may have one or two votes left. I'd love to hear your thoughts on your witness selections...maybe that might be a future post for you? It would definitely benefit the community to know the WHYS.

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  ·  14 days ago

It's tough, but yes a bigger discussion for later. I'm trying to learn as I go and find those would are not just in it for fame and fortune, but for the long-term greater good of the community. If I plan to be in Steemit for the long-haul, I need to know the witness plans to keep it stable.

** so once we vote for 30, that's it forever? no unvoting later?

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  ·  14 days ago

interesting...now I can't give my pennies away, like they were...pennies?

lol...not like I was bribing people...seems they like to see that upvote to me.

need to rethink the surfing plan...well I think most people prefer to see someone take the time to comment...than not. I think this challenge proves it. To me anyway.

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  ·  14 days ago

I LOVE MAKING MONEY. I would be lying if I said I didn't like to watch the earnings grow on my posts but what gets me excited is seeing someone stop by with a comment. I've always pushed for at least a 4:1 upvote to comment ratio as a testament to engagement within the community. When I see 100+ upvotes and like 2 comments then I have to wonder exactly how many bots is following that person and what is their version of value? Everyone has their reason for creating content on Steemit. It's up to them to figure out WHY they stay. Hell, if I was here solely for making money, I sure as hell wouldn't be donating 150+ SBD for a challenge!

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  ·  14 days ago

So true, nothing wrong with wanting to make money...just don't get those trail things. I have joined PAL and registered 'n all. Just haven't used it for upvotes...yet., and certainly not during this challenge.

Don't get me wrong...the MSP does much more than upvoting for members...and that I support. Just not my tribe so...not flying their banner.//know what I mean Jean? ;)

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  ·  14 days ago

When Streemian came on line I was very happy to find a way to earn curation without actually curating. Hell, I didn't know what that meant at the time. But I've been a pretty active curator and soon realized that my SP was GONE.

So I quit all trails, started my own for the heck of it, and started using SteemVoter with strict guidelines on who gets an auto vote, but after HF19, I've shut that down too.

I might just turn it on when I do a #payitforward initiative, which would direct my 100% votes to that person or cause. I don't know. I haven't wrapped my head around how I'm going to bounce with this HF.

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  ·  16 days ago

Great observation @denmarkguy! It's true...votes have become rare! I like to upvote even at small percentages to show you read the comment and it's a good comment. Thank you for bringing that up!

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  ·  17 days ago

Thanks @merej99 for your encouragement and organization and for being our Fearless Leader! Just to be clear, do you want us to post our links from the previous days too, or just moving forward from here on out?

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Just from here on out. Thank you for asking!
If you look at the spreadsheet and I'm missing one of your posts, include the missing one here as well.

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  ·  16 days ago

Here's my post #5, not yet on the spreadsheet, but I'm late - but hopefully within the 12 hour grace period (I also posted the link below my header down below) https://steemit.com/food/@jaymorebeet/leftover-oatmeal-got-you-down-for-the-last-time

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  ·  16 days ago

Gotcha for the next diary entry. If you could scroll down in comments, you'll find your header too. That will be easier for me to keep track of posts moving forward. Thanks :)

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  ·  15 days ago

Gotcha! Thanks!

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  ·  11 days ago

This is officially my 500th Comment!!

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hahaha! I'M HONORED!

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  ·  15 days ago

@merej99 I had a question. For the 500 comments is that the total in 10 days and we distribute as we wish or do we need to have 50 comments per day? Thanks again!

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The only numbers I'm going to be looking at are your post count, rep score and number of followers. I thought it would be interesting to see if there was growth in rep score and followers at the end of this. If you bust out 7 posts and then go wild and crazy on comments for the remaining days, that's up to you :)

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Great thanks for the reply dear! Halfway there! :)

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I may start a fun post where y'all are encouraged to respond with pictures or gifs. That'll boost the post count. :) hmm... the brain is churning...

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LOL that brain is churning! I have no experience with gifs though! :)

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  ·  15 days ago

Bookmark http://giphy.com
When you have a reaction or a short phrase that comes to mind, type it in their search and see if anything matches what you're trying "to say."

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  ·  15 days ago

Did it work?...do you need to cite these?

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  ·  15 days ago

PERFECT! hahahaaaa

I love George Clooney. OMG. I'm dyyyyyyying!!!
Naw, don't worry about citing these. If you got them from giphy you should be okay. Came out of the gate strong, didn't'cha? Show off. LOLOL

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This was easy to find. Thanks a lot Meredith for the sister post to "The Beast". Below is my day 6 post
https://steemit.com/sikhism/@mathworksheets/sikhism-mool-mantra-meaning-of-nir-bhhow-nir-vair

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  ·  12 days ago

Hello Meredith, please find the link to my entry to day 9 of the contest;
https://steemit.com/math/@mathworksheets/why-math-is-considered-very-hard-by-many

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  ·  11 days ago

haha! Going above and beyond??? :D
@mathworksheets, we've got to boost your comments count! Let's do this!

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  ·  11 days ago

Comments are hard to earn but not for you Meredith, I see your posts where my 12GB memory computer denying to go to the very last comment of your post. I am trying my best but don't want comments just to stay in the contest (as I just made Mandeep, Pav, Binwant, Sukh, Gugly, Cookgraphy and Gautam aware of my entry into contest but never force them to comment, Just Sukh made some comments and none of others did any comment but which is usual as they never did before the contest either). I am preparing my last entry for the contest and leaving it to the community for the commenting part.

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  ·  15 days ago

Hi Meredith, below is the link to my entry for day 7 of the contest
https://steemit.com/science/@mathworksheets/supernova-explosion-end-of-a-high-mass-star

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  ·  15 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS @mathworksheets!

You have reached the minimum post requirements for the challenge! With about 350 comments to go and about 5 solid days I'm certain you can reach the finish line! Woohooo!!!

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  ·  15 days ago

Thanks a lot for the encouragement and update, Meredith. I will do all my 10 posts and will try to engage as many steemians as I could and try my best to match or exceed the requirements of the challenge.

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  ·  15 days ago

I know you will @mathworksheets - you are an amazing example of what community looks like.

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  ·  13 days ago

Hello Meredith. Below is link to my day 8 post for the contest entry;

https://steemit.com/life/@mathworksheets/why-do-you-need-a-household-budget

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  ·  17 days ago

Chanting: I believe that I will win, I believe that I will win! Thanks for staying on top of us, in any way you can. You are pretty awesome for trying to manage over 40 people. Virtual high five for you!

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  ·  15 days ago

@kubbyelizabeth, just a reminder to use CTRL+F to find your thread within this post and drop your links there :) You can do this! I have faith :)

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  ·  14 days ago

It is on my to do list! thank you!

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Yoohooo! @kubbyelizabeth - I need that revised poem and today's post, love!

Tick, tock! <3

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So much to do!!! YEs ma'am!!

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You're doing great. There is still plenty of time in the challenge to get across the finish line :)

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( : x2

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Those are some mighty fine boots.

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I forgot, these do show up in my Comments stream. So maybe forgotten, or I'm looking in the wrong place on the spreadsheet. Not biggie, but thought I'd ask...

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  ·  15 days ago

I've updated the spreadsheet. 4 down, 3 to go with 4 solid days to get it done. (5 if you count the rest of today).

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"Yeeg dd, get to work".
Glad I didn't just send my posts off to etherville, as I am known to comment all over the planet in a non-useful locational manner. I don't know how you keep up, but you are doing an amazing job. Thanks again for all the effort and the great project. Keep smiling and make a nice sandwich for lunch.

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Whoa, you totally read my mind. I was just heading to the fridge to make a very nice sandwich. LOL

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  ·  11 days ago

I had this in today's diary :) Keep on keeping on! You're doing great :)

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This is my entry for day six. I think the different time zone is ruining my submissions @merej99..

This is my entry for day six https://steemit.com/art/@dean-mno/drawing-of-yin-and-yang...

Mad organizational skills as always...

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  ·  15 days ago

Naw, you're good. I'm still up and it's 4 am here. I do give consideration for the different time zones. Just do me a favor and double check the spreadsheet. Make sure I'm not missing any of your posts. :)

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Will do that... I think I am one post behind though...

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Hanging in there @dean-mno, thanks.
I thought you might be busy with school stuff so I wasn't going to bug you too much. :) ONE MORE POST to hit minimums and then we can concentrate on boosting your comments. How are YOU doing :D

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Am doing good, thanks. Hectic as usual... Funny enough, the hectic school stuffs are what I use as posts @merej99 . Yeah..... One more to go

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Official post for today, July 12th: A bit of a commentary on my life that sometimes feels like nothing but one huge interruption: "Impatience and Bad Planning: Working With Endless Interruptions and Distractions:"

https://steemit.com/work/@denmarkguy/impatience-and-bad-planning-working-with-endless-interruptions-and-distractions

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  ·  12 days ago

Yikes-- this is getting a bit chaotic @merej99, but here's today's official post for today, July 16th: This gets me down at "bug's eye level" with the bees visiting our purple lavender... so it's also a "color chanllenge" photo post:

https://steemit.com/colorchallenge/@denmarkguy/colorchallenge-sunday-purple-lavender-and-bees-photography

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  ·  11 days ago

"A bit chaotic" might be an understatement! LOL Thank goodness this beast is almost done :)
A few people trying to get their comments in, one or two still have one day to get another post in. Otherwise, WOW! It's almost in the books. :)

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Here we go again @merej99-- today's official post for July 13th:

Musing a bit on just HOW much I write online... and this was also my 250th original blog post on Steemit... while dealing with my excuses for why I "never have time" to write a book:

https://steemit.com/writing/@denmarkguy/all-those-thousands-of-words-a-morning-reflection

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  ·  16 days ago

I love this writing reality check. You know what this means??? You've got no excuses now. Go write that book! :D

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  ·  15 days ago

I'm going to end up doing what my editor friend suggested... forget about writing "a book" and just pick my 25-30 best/most popular pieces (psychology/self-development) and publish them in book format as "a collection of essays."

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I thought about doing that for my flash fiction! I still may :)

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@merej99-- Official post for today, July 14th: In which I do far more reading and commenting than writing... and discover that I really don't like "vlogs" all that much. Not as "serious" as my usual fare.

https://steemit.com/content/@denmarkguy/surfing-around-steemit-considering-articles-photos-and-videos

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  ·  14 days ago

You are ONE post and 241 comments away from reaching the challenge minimums...and you've got 4 solid days to accomplish this! I hope you're feeling confident! You're doing a great job :)

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@merej99 Official post for today, Saturday July 15th... in which I go on a bit of a rant about how I am really ill suited to customer service... even though that is what I have been doing for most of my life:

https://steemit.com/psychology/@denmarkguy/saturday-musings-i-suck-at-customer-service

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oh boy! LOL I've been in customer service all my life too. This is gonna be a fun read.

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Nice, here's today's :) I've been waiting for my vp to charge up a bit to do some voting tonight, but I will be back :)

https://steemit.com/story/@dreemit/the-return-of-the-playground-series-reality-in-fiction-featuring-episode-one-seeking-truth

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I think I may have missed this series early on. I'm loving the instant connect I have with these two characters.

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That's great to hear because I am continuing on with it, hopefully it will become a fairly regular weekly event :)

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@dreemit
oh dreeeeeeeemittttt - where are ya, love? Just sending a friendly poke. You still twitchin' over there?

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Oh crap, I forgot to put my chapter in yesterday! I did do a post--can I put it in now? Sheesh, my head's on backwards!

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And I already have my one up for today too, lol!

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All good. They'll be in the Day 7 Diary :)
Hoowee! Almost to the end.

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  ·  14 days ago

I feel like I took nodoz, horrible, terrible caffeine pills, haha, I can only imagine what you must feel like running this gaggle!

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It's exhausting but I'm having the time of my life. :)

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pssst! Guess what? You've finished the minimum post requirements for this challenge! Woot!

It's entirely up to you if you wish to add more posts to the daily diary but the pressure is off and you can concentrate on your comments now...and you've got less than 200 to go! :D

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I'm sure I will have another post or two up ;) Though I am going to have to seriously dig into these comments because hubby wants to camp overnight in an area where there will be no reception, of course, figures the first two days we can string together without rain are at the end of this thing!!

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ehh, you'll be fine. A night under the stars, no rain... sounds divine!

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I agree, it does sound divine, just wish it were a few days later. Actually, might just go again, if we can find another couple days without rain it's been the worst summer for that! Reminding me of Florida, downpours out of nowhere, thunder in a cloudless sky.

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@surfermarly suggested in the comments that maybe you would know the answer to my question in this post, haha!

https://steemit.com/steemit/@dreemit/a-question-over-coffee-what-is-the-ratio-of-men-to-women-on-steemit

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This is published in the Day 9 Diary :)
Congratulations on making it into the Winner's Circle! :)

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I have this scheduled to be in Day 10 Diary :)
Woohoo! Going above and beyond

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Awesome stuff :) Will update here later today!

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Cool! Two of your posts were listed in the Day 6 Diary. You're so close to finishing this thing! Chop Chop! :)

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DAY 8 - A bit delayed, had a rough day yesterday, but back on track :)

SEVENTH POST HERE

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Hi! Did you miss a day? I didn't see a link for yesterday.

Congratulations! You've surpassed 500 comments! All that's left is one more post and we can put you in the winner's circle! Woot!

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Yeah I missed yesterday unfortunately :( Had a rough day so didn't get the chance to post. But hey, we just keep moving forward :)

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uh... If there's at least a 12 hour difference between the times you've posted them, I will accept that post. Go ahead and drop the link in. :)

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My bad.. I named this one the 8th post instead of the 7th.. I fixed it :)

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TENTH POST - Could be a catch-up post since I skipped one of the earlier days :) And it is 14 hours after my previous one :)

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Hey @fungusmonk - I've been meaning to swing around with a little unsolicited advice for the formatting of your posts. The main "issue" I'm seeing is the use of white spaces. I probably read hundreds of thousands of words a day and when I see a wall of text my eyes become strained and I'm easily distracted. You don't want people shying away from your content because they're afraid of a block of text.

Here's a post I wrote about the importance of headers and white spaces

Another thing to potentially include in your Harmonic Series posts are sound clips or videos to give your readers an experience, properly cited of course, though YouTube and Vimeo are kind of in a gray area when it comes to sharing. hmm.... Anway... Food for thought. :)

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Thanks for the tips. I'm definitely open to ideas for improving the formatting of the posts, I'm just not sure what kinds of things would make sense with the content. Divider images perhaps?

As far as clips, I do always link to an official free stream of the music on Bandcamp (or the next best thing) at the end of the article. I'd like to be able to put songs in between paragraphs were that an option, but Steemit doesn't seem to support Bandcamp embeds as far as I've seen, and yeah, YouTube videos in the context of a review seem unprofessional or disingenuous to me somehow. I do include those when I do alternate format articles, although I've only made those a couple times, like yesterday's post.

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"YouTube videos in the context of a review seem unprofessional or disingenuous to me somehow"

I know exactly how you feel about that and would agree 100% if this was print media; but it's not. Remember that you are competing for our attention against thousands of other people.

As for splitting up the text a little, you can use a combination of well-place pictures, dividers and different sized headers. Look at how I present the daily diary. I'm using the Headers in very inappropriate ways if this was strictly for print but I'm also trying to keep your eyes interested. Steemit is like the bastard child of blogging and social media. Take advantage of all the tools you can.

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Post 6 - How To Identify Elderberry Shrubs - With Tips on Harvesting and Storing Their Flowers -- in response to questions from my previous post on Elder Flower Pancakes.

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That's quite an unexpected ingredient for a traditional dish!

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There's a lot of unexpected ingredients on my Steemit page, lol. ; )

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I know! I'm learning so much from the foraging folks. I do love switching up my food choices. Unfortunately no one else in the household is very adventurous when it comes to food.

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I've really enjoyed finding so many good foragers here on Steemit. The posts are more detailed than on Facebook or many discussion forums, and people are better at photography. Having the SteemTrail @foraging-trail has been good for connecting some of the foragers. I hope we get a foraging community when the Steemit communities roll out later this year!

Just put bacon and chocolate on everything! I learned that from an expert foodie here on Steemit! ; )

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I can't wait to see what those communities will look like. I have no idea where I'll fall in when it comes around. I don't like being pigeon-holed.

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That's the other side of the communities concept. Maybe we will need a Catch-all community.

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mmm.... looks delicious. I had a question about one ingredient though. :)

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I saw that, lol! Just buy more beer! ; )

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My last one -- Post 7 -- Deep-Fried Black Locust Flowers - A Real Treat!. I've only got a few comments left, too. I think I will just barely make it!

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This recipe looks so unbelievably delicious! I want to break out my blender and try it!

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Here's today's post (#9 is it?) https://steemit.com/food/@jaymorebeet/worth-the-wait-kombucha-is-ready-no-scoby-no-problem Don't want this challenge to end :)

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I saw this recipe and I cannot wait to try it! I'll have to find the proper yeast as I only have Fleischmann's for making bread and pizza dough. I haven't had Kombucha in YEARS. I'm practically salivating.

And honestly, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself without this challenge. LOL

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YAY! I got it! Another delicious looking smoothie.
It's going to be in the last diary :)
Can you believe it??? We made it! XOXOX

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here was my post from yesterday (my 5th post): https://steemit.com/food/@jaymorebeet/leftover-oatmeal-got-you-down-for-the-last-time Hope i'm not too late!!

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I missed this for today's diary (obviously) but I've got both posts scheduled for tonight's edition :)
BTW - I love this recipe! I cannot wait to try it.

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Yeah!!! Thanks for all of this managing! What a project. When you're done and can come up for air, try the recipe ;)

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When I'm done with this I'll be in full prep for a crazy road trip from FL to NY to SC, to Disney with my new Marine before I come home. Apparently I like to torture myself. LOL

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What?!? You're nuts! FL-->NY--> SC ----doesn't seem to be a straight line.... haha nuts!

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Yup. Crazy. But hubby's work schedule didn't allow for the weekend AFTER graduation so we're headed up to NY for a much anticipated visit with family. It's a bullet run for sure!

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Well i hope you have some good tunes or podcasts geared up!

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The Olde Fogie's Farm is HEAVEN!
And do you realize really realize that you've got 6 posts done with 5 solid days left of this challenge? Can you see the finish line? :) Sooooo proud of you <3

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I'm starting to see the possibility of this actually happening and it feels great! But not as great as all of the communications and community I'm gaining from this ;) thank you thank you!

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AMAZING WORK!

You have completed the minimum post requirements and at the time of this message you've got 308 comments DONE. Woohoo!

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Oooh when is the deadline on the 18th? About 200 to go between now and that time....just keep swimming just keep swimming..

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Yes! The 18th at midnight EST
200 ain't nuthin' when you already got 300+ under your belt :D

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You have no clue how actually encouraging your posts cheering me on are!

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Hey @jaymorebeet - if you are still posting and they fit within the challenge guidelines, you are more than welcome to keep posting your links here until the end of the challenge. The daily diary is going to publish every day until the end :)

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@jlufer - I hope that you are seeing this!
You are doing an AMAZING job on your posts for this challenge. really amazing!
But I have one recommendation for you with these posts. I write about the use of headers and white spaces. It is very difficult for readers to see a whole wall of text. Here is an example using your last post:


We all carry another I in our interior, can be a good person or bad depending on how you live your first few years of life, even if it seems a lie the first years of our lives marks us forever, is what you are going to have to Deal with your whole life.

My childhood was not easy

My life as a child has not been easy, I had to live many things together in a short time, which makes me live with another self with different personalities depending on the occasion, very few people really know me, even My own children can be surprised at some of my reactions at certain times...


Just by putting in a header, it gives our eyes a break. Like taking a breath before speaking. :) I hope this helps. :)

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Appreciation of heart these recommendations dear friend, I will put them into practice, thank you very much
I wish you a beautiful day.

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I'M DONE! Thanks to you and that spectacularly fun 20 questions post

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I'm so glad you had fun with it! Some of these blog posts are incredibly long anymore! I may have to come up with a better solution for the next one. :P

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you've done a fabulous job and it has been a pleasure getting to comment with you, haha.

should you do it again, I wonder if maybe there could be some kind of criteria for upvoting. don't know what that looks like, but the reason I mention it is I feel I should have done a lot more upvoting. Part of my problem was having to be on my phone so much, it would crash almost every time I upvoted, which made me wait to do it to get my comment made, which made me often forget to upvote.

I've gone back and upvoted all the challenge posts because I missed a lot of them in the process. It's hard to go back to some places though so no upvote. I wonder if others also found they maybe should/could have upvoted more.

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I know I've missed commenting on a few posts but I've tried to get to them all with a comment and upvote before they reach post payout. I am loving the daily diaries for exactly that reason!

With HF19, it's hard to encourage anyone to upvote a bunch of content especially if you don't have a vote slider yet. That being said, I am so glad that you participated!

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I think I see your point. It's probably different for people who've been around and new people too. You have some, let's say habits, that we're still figuring out.

I went from using the upvote as a like button acknowledging a comment to hardly using it partially to break myself of it.

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I just added this to the spreadsheet for the next daily diary! Thanks.
I'll probably do a final sweep of the Beast before I put that one in my rear view mirror. LOL
Phew! :)

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Just keep swimming, just keep swimming ;)

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This is a great bit of advice! Never give up! Keep chipping away at those dreams.

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And keep chipping away at the challenge ;)

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pssst! Hey @aboutyourbiz
You're ONE POST away from finishing minimum requirements for this part of the challenge. Give it to me! LOL

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hahaha I will. I was planning to do a what I learned post this weekend and get caught up on a bunch of comments. Now my parents will be visiting tomorrow, so I may not get caught up on sleep. I suppose at least I was planning...

Thanks for the heads up! :)

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I wanted to add this 8th post as your awesome challenge is included in it because I never made on this yet ! Hope you like it ! My fingers are back bleeding again ! LOL! Thanks @merej99 !! Haha !!
https://steemit.com/steemit/@karenmckersie/4-firsts-for-me-this-week-on-steemit-after-steeming-for-one-year-inspirational-post

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YAY! I'm so glad that you included a link because the amount of posts for tomorrow's daily list was kind of small! LOL Seems as people are reaching the post goal they have turned to commenting. :P

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OK that's awesome ! Glad to see most are finishing up , its been quite exciting actually watching people finish ! Hope they can reach 500 its not easy !! 👍👍👍

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No, it's not easy but it's not impossible either. LOL If we didn't push those boundaries and comfort zones we'd never grow!

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Sooooo true ! It uplifted my blogging experience , making it a bit more fun to do !! And life is all about growing ! 👍👍👍💙💙💙

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OK cool ! Heres my 6 th post I think for Thursday !? LOL ! Im losing track , and my mind haha ! I have spent all day and night on this post for my one year anniversary ! My fingers are bleeding ! LOL kidding ! 😂😂😂
https://steemit.com/steemit/@karenmckersie/my-one-year-on-steemit-celebration-post

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Haha ! Heres my 7th post for Friday ! I had to do it as I hit 1500 followers as well today so I had to do a post on it ! wow what week !! I think im going to have to just do some meme entries and color challenge posts for a few days and take a break ! Haha ! I get more comments then up votes and it takes so long replying to them all , I don't have time ever to even check my feed ! Whew , What I really need is a beer , to hell with the coffee ! Haha ! Cheers ! 😂🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻

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And for a brief moment I actually thought you were taking the night off! LOL
Silly me!
Congratulations, woman! You have reached the minimum 7 posts for this challenge and you are free to comment (and post) to your heart's content until you get to the finish line. :) Woot!

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Hahaha Silly you !!! 😂 So do I do 10 posts !? I thought it was 7 !? 😜😣😬

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Minimum is 7 posts within 10 days.
It's up to you if you want to keep submitting posts for the Daily Diary ;)

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OK ! So if others post more then 7 I could lose as well ! LOL! I will probably post more its only going on Friday now , im just tired tonight ! Thanks for the clarification !👍👍👍

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There's no losing :) You've got your 7 posts in. Now you need those 500 comments and you're golden! AND by my count you've already got 537 comments so if you did NOTHING ELSE this week, you're still in the prize pool! Congratulations!