The Community Engagement Challenge - Day 9 Diary

2 months ago

We are so close to the end that we can practically taste victory! Yes, my friends, the very first Community Engagement Challenge is nearing the end...but it's not over yet! We still have people who are working their way to the winners' circle!

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CONGRATULATIONS

Early bird finishers:

@karenmckersie | @progressivechef | @steempowerpics | @jlufer


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and zooming past the checkered flag

@aboutyourbiz | @enazwahsdarb | @jaymorebeet

@lexikon082 | @positivesteem | @sgnsteems

You have conquered your doubts and fears and taken down "THE BEAST" by gifting us with quality posts, excellent community outreach and engagement. YOU MADE IT!

The strict guidelines included 10 days to finish a minimum of 7 posts and 500 quality comments.

THE ALMOST THERES!

@rawpride

Has over 500 comments and only needs one more post to be listed in the winner's circle!

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@steemfluencer | @pathforger | @mathworksheets | @luzcypher | @kiwideb | @fungusmonk | @dreemit | @denmarkguy | @cryptologyx | @creatr | @arrliinn

New on the list

@thesimplelife | @kylek717 | @greenacrehome | @dean-mno

These 15 challengers have written a minimum of 7 quality posts within the guidelines of this challenge but they need to finish with at least 500 comments to be guaranteed an equal share of the prize pool and their chance of being selected as the keeper of 5,000 SP for one week.

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The Daily Diary consists of quality-checked, curated posts which must have at least one cited photo/illustration and 300 words or more. Our participants range from brand new minnows to Steemit veterans.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Participants' posts in no particular order:

Parents Beware!- Children Accounts NOT allowed


Announcing The Winners Of The 'Learn To Draw With Friends' Contest!! Plus Theme For Week Four!! 55 SBD IN PRIZES TO BE WON!! :)


SHASHLIKI at home: EASY TO DO


My Takeaway From @merej99's July 2017 Community Engagement Challenge


Beard Training: Don't Ever Let Anyone Tell You That You Can't Accomplish Your Dreams:-)

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Is online dating a joke?


Where Did You Park Your Shoes Yesterday If You Had A Chance To Take Them Off?


STEEMIT CULINARY CHALLENGE # 34: MintyBerry mingles with a GreenCoconut


That's SO Unfair! Scammers Often Become Whiny Complainers When You Turn the Tables on Them...


Feeding a Curious Brain.

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GRAPHIC PAINTING AND DIFFERENT SKETCHES OF THE HUMAN FIGURE III


Steemit Open Mic 42 - Record Your Performance On Your Phone, Enter And Win Steem - Sponsored By @pfunk And @luzcypher


What my 23 year-old millionaire mentor taught me!


Outdoor Kitchen Build - Part 7 - Pallet Counter Tops


The Allies of Old; Book Two Renewal: Chapter Twenty-Four "The Bet"

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Elder Flowers - How To Identify Wild Elderberry Shrubs - with tips on harvesting and storing their flowers


Challenged @ merej99 day 9 Warning: if you are overweight you can not miss this post


I have your password, now what?


Simplified Series: Introduction To Industry 4.0


FexFund Legit or Scam?


An Old-Fashioned Summer

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Our prize pool is up to 360 SBD!

The prize pool started off at 150 SBD from my own account! With the generous donations we have more than doubled the pot and still taking donations. 100% will be equally distributed among our successful contestants.

30 SBD donor:

@jlufer

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20 SBD donors:

@alicemarie
@dreemit

10 SBD donors:

@deanliu | @thecrazygm | @haphazard-hstead | @steempowerpics | @sgnsteems | @creatr | @denmarkguy | @nonameslefttouse | @tonyr

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Curious about our progress?

Click to view the spreadsheet

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ALL PARTICIPANTS
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To answer @cryptologyx's question about who needs help in the comments area...

I've been writing them down manually at night because it's just easier to scratch it than open yet another tab to update that ever-changing number. (Being the night owl that I am, I've been going to bed about 6 and signing back on the computer between 10 and noon).

That being said, I don't do a morning sweep of the numbers. But here's what I have from last night/this morning:

username# comments needed
@arrliinn113
@creatr95
@cryptologyx272
@denmarkguy107
@dean-mno361
@dreemit37
@fungusmonk193
@greenacrehome375
@luzcypher111
@kiwideb255
@kylek71746
@mathworksheets257
@pathforger189
@steemfluencer344
@thesimplelife146

These 3 need ONE post# of comments needed
@haphazard-hstead13
@kubbyelizabeth117
@rawpride0

These 3 need TWO posts# of comments needed
@allfabeta220
@ana-maria351
@tonyr104

And these numbers are NOT impossible. Maybe I'm on the crazy end of things but I've got 1,247 comments under my belt...and I'm still trying to keep up with @karenmckersie's pace.

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I'm down to 68 now!

How many comments does @karenmckersie have??

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Karen is a machine. LOL
Wait... WUT! The woman must have fallen asleep because she's got 826! hahahaaaa

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Bwahahahhaa !! I am a machine !! But have been relaxing and taking it easy since I finished early my friend !! Ahhhhh ! This is the life !!! And as you say I still got up to 826 / 827 Now !! LOL! 😂😂😂

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Lol...cute kittens there @karenmerckersie.
Congrats on slam'n the contest so well!

~smiles fer miles~

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Haha thanks ! Time to relax now !! Lol! Im entering a lot of contests right now , more fun less stress ! Haha , hope I win at least one of them ! 👍👍👍

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I somehow find your claim of stress level for this particular challenge to be just a toke over the line toward exaggeration @karenmeckenzie.

Did or did you not finish before all participants? I don't tend to worry about the competition and certainly this was no exception. I do my best with as little, or as much stress required to get the job done. I must admit my stress level was high the last few days until I became aware of these "fun post pages" provided by Meeidith.

Mind you, we all have our own tolerance levels for stress...and I'm sure you must've had to change some aspect of your routine to get this well behind you. I wish you much luck in the mixer draw and I'm almost certain you would be an excellent delegate for Meredith's 5000 SP.

I hope I'll have a worthy post for you that you'll feel compelled to curate. Where are you more comfortable in directing your content. Perhaps I should focus within your own wheelhouse in order to better garner your attention. I am fairly eclectic in my range when I need to be.

LOl...I do babble on. All just part of the madness to my method. ;)

Hopefully the wall has once more stepped aside to let me proceed once again.

Again, well done!

~smiles fer miles~

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Thank you so much for your awesome comment ! I just happen to be fortunate , in a way I guess , that I have been laid off since February and I have alot of time to spend on steemit as its my full time job 24\7 ! LOL! I used to work the night shift so im still on the graveyard shift mode haha ! So I blog on steemit till like 6 am sleep till 3 or 4 pm , then start all ove again !! Many don't have the time that I have to do these challenges , so for me it was easier then most because I have the time ! Like Meridith . But heh , I like a nice message as much as anyone else !! Lol! Steem on , and good luck !!👍👍👍

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I love these gifs! Awesome, I wish I had a cat like that.

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Hahaha ! Don't we all !?!?!? 😂😂😂

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That's way more than I could dream of doing. Falling asleep on my patio while the kids are napping...good thing I have my trusty Diet Coke.

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You do realize you went from 68 comments to over 500 in a week? That is really awesome for a new account and you are doing a FANTASTIC job.

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Well...gee...thanks...

I owe it to your challenge!

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lol...she upvoted you here @merej99 ...think that's a white flag waving?

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You are cracking me UP with these gifs!
The world of comments will never be the same.

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You should have never introduced them to me, Yoda.

And that is truly the only Star Wars reference I know. And hopefully I used it correctly!

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I have not watched any of the Star Wars movies. I have no reference at all. Is this where that Doge coin speak sprung from?

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LOL! Too funny !😂😂😂

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I'm hoping to be the cat in that picture by tomorrow. Seven left!

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Haha ! You will be for sure if you only have 7 comments left ! Good luck !!👍👍👍👌😂

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Hello Meredith, how's it go'n eh? ~smiles~
Just got back from the gif wars/21 question post
It's broken beyond usefulness...
no idea how you're tallying that one up. {:-0 >

I'm uncertain where I'm at but prepared to take it to the wire!
And seeing as I have no action on my posts...I'm gonna hafta tear up this one :p
Thanks for this...brilliant thinking and many have managed to cross the line...I'm sure!

So I got my header here(updated and fresh)...and I know how much you dislike math...but if you can just reply to this post where I'm needing to reach...which I'm guesstimating to be over 1200 total posts before I'm done. Which will make this post my own personal crazy train wreck...'n I don't think anyone wants to see that LOL.

So if you have a notion that you want to set another "fun post" dedicated to any stragglers...I'm fine with that.
In the mean time, until I hear different, I'm going to continue this journey on this post. Here's my header dear.
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If three is a charm...then I'm golden. ~smiles~
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eh? What's this?

By my count, dear new friend, you are only 176 comments away from the finish line and you've got 24 more hours to go (give or take a few hours...or when I eventually pass out). I will accept no resignations until it's time. "Stick that in yer pipe and smoke it", as my dear pop used to say.

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Hey...that's my dad yell'n his bloody face off...'n yeah he often used that very same expression...and now that you mention it...tis but 30 minutes to the witching hour here...time to take that pipe recline...and another cuppajoe.

So by my estimation of a posted comment every 3 minutes...give or take 30 seconds I have less than 165 to go. Did I already say I have to go to see a lawyer tomorrow? Kinda on auto pilot here...and youve gotta be on sky pilot mode by now...coming in on slow glide for the finish. <3

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I estimate having about 48 hours left because I need to do a final round up, a thank you post, divvy out some Steemit moolah, and draw a name for the SP!
I've got some Jim Beam in the freezer calling my name. Mr. Beam will have to wait for that celebratory drink ;)

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Checked...bottoms up ETA 0300 7/20/17 ...cheers captain j99

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Hi @merej99! Just clariying- we just need to add 500 to the initial post count right? That would mean our posts/articles- in my case 8 are also included right? would that mean 508 for me? Thanks! 😉

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Let me double check your numbers. :) gimme a sec.

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Wow, you are as busy as I am on this crazy Steemit challenge. I'm impressed with all you have done to bring the community together.

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Okay, I just checked... You only need 32...31...30...
Keep up this pace and you'll be done before dinner!

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YAY! Now you only need 18 by my last count!!!
I left a message on "feeding a curious brain" for you.

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Whew! So near yet so far. I am always hitting the bandwidth limit. 😢
Wait for me. I'm coming. Hehe

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15 comments. That's all there is! :)

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Did I make it just yet? :D

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LOL - The spreadsheet is already update! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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15 comments, coming right up! 😆😅

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I am always hitting the bandwidth limit.

That has happened to me a few times along the way... haven't ever stopped to learn about precisely where that limit kicks in.

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@denmarkguy... oh tell me about this. I've been hitting this error from yesterday!

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I'm back after the amazing weekend of attending weddings and enjoying the beautiful seaside. Seems like I'm in the same boat as @greenacrehome, @dean-mno, @mathworksheets, @kiwideb and @cryptologyx - guys, seems like a touch challenge for us, but let's prove @merej99 we deserve a badge of a winner.

Thanks for the nice badges @merej99. Right now. Obviously I can't afford thinking about new posts, however that badge will serve me well after the end of the challenge.

edit: Or maybe a new post could boost a nice conversation and help me solve issue with the number of comments.

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Hey @steemfluencer, if I can do 1200 in a week, you can do 300 in two days. We'll help you out where we can :) Keep going!

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It's more like 300 for 24 hours, thanks @merej99!

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How you making out over there grey beard. That's a pretty steep hill to climb. I sure hope you're not troubled too too much by that pesky bandwidth wall.

As to your edit you could always start a staccato conversation here. It would have to be sort, sharp and doesn't have to be sweet...as long as it's not too tart either. I'm game if you are. Will keep an eye out for you in my reply update for your response.

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It's totally doable @steemfluencer... I used to think I was pretty "prolific" till I joined this challenge; this has just ramped everything up a notch or two.

Part of what makes this harder... is that I have never "cut short" when a long and detailed discussion seemed like the appropriate thing to add to a post.

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Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

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Expecting I'll be crossing the "comment finish line" by sometime early tomorrow... better late than never, I guess! Mind you, I did start the challenge almost 48 hours after it began.

What have I learned? That my comments do tend to be "real" and fairly lengthy... for grins, I have been saving all my comments made during this challenge to a separate MS Word file. And my average comment left on a post is over 70 words long. The longest so far? 608 words (in some hands, that would be 304 comments!). For a comment. I must be nuts! Or maybe I'm just a writer.

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You've got mad organizational skills if you're keeping tabs of your comments like that! WOW. Yes, when the comments get that lengthy, I'd say the common denominator is it's by a writer. I know I've left comments longer than most posts and after I hit the button go, "Dang, I should have put that on my blog!" Ah well.

And, the last time I looked, which was over an hour ago, you only had 39 comments to reach the winner's circle. How 'bout them apples?

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@merej99, I think I have managed to drag my bleary-eyed self across the finish line somewhere in the last 20 minutes... so I'm going to drag myself off to bed and check back in tomorrow.

And there's my last comment of the day... another 97 words. I just can't help myself.

Not so mad skills, really... just copy/paste every comment to a word file before posting... something I got in the habit of doing a few weeks back when there were some sitewide issues with comments briefly posting... and then vanishing again. I just don't have the patience to lose a long comment I really put some effort into... better safe than sorry.

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I never thought to do that with comments - only with posts. But with lengthy comments like this, I can see why you might have a Hulk moment if it disappeared. LOL
Congratulations! You have, in fact crossed the finish line a day early!

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That's so sweet, gentlebot loves you big time @merej99...just not like us humans. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I covered all my comments as far as not climbing all over myself...that would just be weird. Not so sure what you mean about fun posts that you're counting comments on.

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@cryptologyx - are you telling me you haven't seen
GIF WARS and 20 Questions yet? oh my gosh, I was howling with laughter yesterday!

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That was hilarious! OMG those were awesome @merej99!

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yeah...it was pretty funny...wish I hadda known :)

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you can still participate @cryptologyx! :)

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lol...I know...sav'n that for back up
in case I find myself running over myself on this one
could happen...hahahaha...least I'll see me coming ;p

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I went there about two hours ago gone by now @sgnsteems. It's a slog...not only the comments were slow to take each character typed...that damnable wall was right there to slap my posts down too. At least things are so much quicker to load here.

Congrats on your victorious finish...and thank you for the suggestion.

Am I repeating myself yet? hahaha

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Lol thank you! Trying to get those comment counts 😊

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lol...up 'n at'm I noticed I finally got my steem from selling my SBDs I'd earned and went to power up and got slammed by the the full bandwidth block...rejected...and fell asleep after another 20 minutes of waiting...just woke the hell back up...where amI...oh 20 Qs, I've played that lotsa times...seems to be a mainstay for getting to know you threads...and gif wars? Hmmm starting to think I can't spare the bandwidth for that...these days...I'd be terrible at it anyway.

So yeah I'm pretty sure I stumbled in on that after the fact yesterday...felt kinda dirty being there so I left a bit more of a mess thinking nobody noticed...so I'll go back there for the last run up the hill and trash it real good...show alla you a real house wreck'n party. ;p

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lol...full circle...deja-vu all over again

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Can we double check my post count. I've posted every day and only 1 wasn't long enough. I should be good there. Please!

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I'll check in just a minute. You do know you have all of tomorrow to finish too, right? You're not in danger! :)

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My schedule tomorrow is insane and I doubt I'll be online at all. However. Why wait/save for tomorrow what we can conquer today?!

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and.... you're only 34 comments away from finishing. I'll spot check your other post to see if it's over 300 words. But if you've got a post written today that finishes you up! It's up to you if you want to keep sending links to be included in the Daily Diary. There will only be 2 more editions :)

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Do you mean 33 more comments?! See what I did there :). I've written every day of the challenge so if there's only two days left and it's a total of 10 days and only one of my post didn't qualify I should be done. However I will be posting today nonetheless,hopefully!

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From the looks of it, there was one poem and one post that was just short of the word count. I'll do a final sweep tonight for the daily update but I think you're going to make it.

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The one post I have updated with extra greatness to meet the word count :) I couldn't add to the poem it just was complete:D

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"extra greatness...is that like...
extra Kubbiness...or extra hot sauce ;)

oh oh...I see myself again...need to step back
and take a long view of this post...find another
short cut...

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Yes exactly that, extra Greatness of Kubbiness with a splash of hot sauce. I think I made that work, right?

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You're actually doing a word by word tally? No slide rule? No rule of thumb?

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Your post count is the only thing I'm worried about. That number in the center must be at 1,216 and you've made it.

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I'm going to take you at your word from here on out...just put me on iggy and get yourself sorted. Now I know that I have more options than previously thought I'm just gonna bear down and get this long late grind behind me.

Thanks for your patience with me, it's paying you dividends in time starting now. ;)

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K...where am I at now @merej99?
this wall is still in my way...but that's ok...
I'm a Capricorn...lol...just like Janis
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Woops, almost deleted this one...and after it took almost a full minute to load that gif just 3 hours ago.
And now I'm beginning to stomp all over myself again...need to find a fresh thread to gnaw on. :)

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I'm a Capricorn too! We do well under pressure. Um, you realize that we have until tomorrow...'til about the same bat time, same Steemit bat cave.

Get your motor runnin'

This is my last and final comment to finish the Community Engagement Challenge. I wanted to end by thanking all of you for pushing me to get there and for your support during a tough time. I also wanted to sum up what I've gained by participating. I've written seven posts over the last nine days, gained 29 followers, and increased the total number of posts by 500. While none of my work garners more than a couple of dollars and at times feels unnoticed in this vast see of quality content, I've definitely learned the value in finding other great work and supporting it. Thank you @merej99 for your mentoring and pushing (and maybe nagging? Lol!) It's greatly appreciated!

(Had to go with the Steelers...that's my team!) and it's off to sleep for me!

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@thesimplelife - it was a pleasure to connect with you and your family through your stories. I'm not going anywhere though I might keep a more sane schedule without being mama bear to a bunch of Ninjas.

You are a warrior. Don't forget it! Now get some sleep and we'll catch you on the flip side :)

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I'm not upvoting this. GO PATS

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Rude! I'm Not upvotinng your comment! Go Steelers!

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NFL GIF wars contest next?

It's been a great experience, met some truly exceptional talent and some wonderful down to earth people during this challenge.

Most importantly I learned something invaluable from @thesimplelife's post
Running a Race Without a Finish Line So I'm going stop running now and just enjoy the finish and be here to just cheer on those who still need a little help getting over the finish line.

If you need comments, and would like some help just let me know here (just comment how many you ALREADY HAVE and then comment when you CROSS the FINISH LINE) and I'll do everything in my power to help get you over the 500 line. I encourage others to do the same

YOU CAN DO IT !...I know you can. I'm talking to you MR/MRS/MISS I'VE GOT 300 or more comments. LET'S JUST DO THIS !

EDIT: I hope you don't mind this Meredith, just don't know any other way to help. <3

2nd EDIT : You can post the link in the comment section or I can just check the spread sheet to find out which of your posts are in the challenge. IT'S UP TO YOU! I'm not a mind reader ya know. ;) Just comment to let me know you'd like help. As you can see...I have no trouble giving comments. ;p

                         ~smiles fer miles~
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Wow, I'm honored it touched you that deeply! Thanks for the continued encouragement. Enjoy your walk to the finish :). If I don't make it, I'm not too fussed...I've exceeded other goals by participating.

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It was very helpful @thesimplelife! :)
and yes...I'm enjoying the stroll live now!

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sure @kubbyelizabeth happy to help...how close are you to the finish line if you don't mind me asking

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I posted # of counts needed for people still in it. :) You guys are doing great.

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I wouldn't know...I fell asleep and no time to stop and check my pulse!

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Ok @kubbyelizabeth I've commented on several. My observations are that you're leaving a lot on the table there as far as getting to the finish line.

There are lots...and lots of comments you've left that could be responded to. Try engaging just a little more and you'll be there before the end of today...or certainly by the end of the challenge. If you don't understand...because I'm so cryptic lol...then just ask.

You can do this Kubby...go #gogirlpower ~smiles~

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I just doubled checked them again, which is challenging because i am at work and my attention is required else where. However, any 5 minute break I get i am diving in and replying to replies and engaging with those engaged. Did you see what i did there?!

:D GirlPOWER!

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L O frig'n L hahaha I see what you did there. Smart girl <3

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He said, L o frig'n L, That is some creative spelling

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see? I'm not cryptic at all...really ;)

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You've got all day and all tomorrow to get your comments count up. Between the two fun posts plus normal interacting, I'm confident that you'll cross that finish line. We'll help you along the way. Just stick with it and see where you land. ;)

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what two fun posts?
I'm like 300 comments behind?
Or am I? lol...just when I think I'm out...

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Did you find them? I had to shut down for a little bit because thunderstorms took out my power. 233 with the rest of today and allll day tomorrow until I post the final diary...which isn't usually until about 4 am on Wednesday. Just pace yourself. Don't stress. We'll get you there. :)

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ok where am I at now coach...try to lead me will you
never know when I'll hit that dread'd bandwidth wall again
still I must be getting close to half way by now.

pacing...

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you again...I think I'm in the hall of mirrors here
twilight zone?

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again?
I gotta get off of this treadmill
green guy's getting too familiar with me!

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yer right again teach...this one's more fun than the last one
from what I remember it was abandoned by the time I got there

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hey buddy shove over...nice hat...see you at the finish line <3

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lol...ever see Speedy Gonzalez?
I'm Speedy GonzEnt

hahaha LOR reference

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welp...hit that wall again
wasn't so bad this time
managed to get half my plants watered
in the last 15 minutes
damn there it is again...testing 1...2...3...
ok...that last test was on 2 minutes after the GonezEnt episode
time to go water some more plants
ok 15 minutes gone by now...should be good to go 1...2...

nope...next time I'refrain from typing and see if it works...more pants to water
they's just love'n this bandwidth block...I neglected them good the last week
junk yard garden...by the brutish gardener...not for hire...I'm busy Steem'n :D

ATTENTION @MEREJ99 !

For most I think the hardest part of the challenge is not knowing where others were positioned regarding the 500 comment portion of the race.

I know you're doing as much as you can @merej99 and you've done exceptional since realizing you may have bitten off more than you could chew. So many runners...lol careful what you wish for eh? ~smiles~

But you didn't quit...oh no...not you! You're an inspiration to all. I applaud your effort...and your talent!

Can I impose on you to maybe squeeze just a little more out here so close to the finish? I know you're on track with where others are on the 500 comment count. Could you possibly post those numbers...somewhere?

Or would that be contrary to a rule I'm unaware of?

EDIT for an IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
I know some of you have been running up against the bandwidth limitation I just got this in my feed. You might want to check this out. We don't have time for time outs in this challenge.
https://steemit.com/steemit/@rycharde/why-are-so-many-users-hitting-their-bandwidth-limit-solved-it-what-you-can-do

2nd EDIT for another IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
If you're a minnow with less than 10 SP (steem power) and experiencing the bandwidth issue you should go to this link to see how someone is willing to help. I understand the only remedy for us is to simply wait for 10 minutes to as much as an hour for some. I've been having great difficulty with this for the past 2 days...even now I don't know if this will go through...but I'm here trying.

Don't give up...you can still cross that 500 comment finish line and I will do my best (under the circumstances to help those who ask.

Here's the link https://steemit.com/delegation/@neoxian/standing-offer-if-you-are-a-newbie-and-you-are-getting-bandwidth-limit-exceeded-i-will-fix-you

Enjoy your day! ~smiles~

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@cryptologyx - those numbers you are seeking are posted :)

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really? where? sorry I'm not that clued in here
k...see it...thanks so much ~smiles~

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@cryptologyx, did you finally saw your numbers mate? I've never heard that there's a bandwidth limitations.

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I've still got to read that post @cryptologyx shared from neoxian. I don't know what's up with the bandwidth yet so I cannot speak intelligently about it.

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At this point I can't really speak of anything other than what's directly in front of me...like driving through a blizzard here. ;p

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No friend...I'm pretty certain I'm under 200 by now. How goes your battle sir?

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oic...my 10 hours has gone by already? hmmm doing math again...nope I don't have time...must carry on carrying on. Remember those shows...that gang?

I am happy to be part of this challenge and happy to cross the finishing line as well. I will remember and treasure this for a long time.

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I glad to be finished 😜

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So jelly, I could use a few more of your comments if you'd like to stop bye !

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my goal today is to read and upvote the posts I've missed and hopefully help you cross the finish line @kubbyelizabeth. You're doing great.

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wOOHOO, I WILL TAKE ALL the help i can get. Thank you!

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This post is too cumbersome for my phone I can't keep up otherwise I'd be on more

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Just take a hop and skip over to my page and comment you heart away. You've done this before so well. I yearn for more of your comments!

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I will be on in about an hour...I've got 30 some comments to go so we can help each other out!

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YES we can, Lets help each other as much as we can!

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All right I am here! I may have to put the phone down to carry the boy back to bed several million times but let's do this! I have 35 comments left. Where are you at?

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My phone has 11% battery left. Keep it up, girl! Only a few comments left! (Pep talk to my phone)

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go girl

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Congrats on your hard earned victory!

Thanks for this challenge @merej99! It really took some dedication to finish, but I am glad I did it. It made me focus even more on the quality of my posts each and every day. I truly think I came out better on the other side for participating!

You're doing lots of work on this one yourself and deserve a round of applause too!

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She said she's done over 1200 comments! I can't even imagine! Thanks for your hard work!

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I don't have paperwork that says I'm "certifiable" but I don't have paperwork that says I'm sane either. LOL

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You could create a badge for your blog footers...

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LOL - that's why I use the green guy. "Don't Panic" (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

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Good lord, ain't this the truth.

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HAHA! I know you know what I'm talkin' about. lol

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Lol, and you know what's insane. She did 7 quality posts too!

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You did an amazing job, Frank! I want to thank YOU for jumping in. We've got more work to do, gotta get the @hamburger-saint project a boost!

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Yes, there is a lot of work to do over there. I am going to try to make it over there every day and at least upvote veteran's articles. And you are very welcome.

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What is that project about?

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It's a project designed in the manner of the Pay It Forward Movie. It's to keep the memory alive of a dear friend who lost his life in Iraq on July 7th, 2004. Essentially if you receive a gift you agree to retell the story of Michael Barkey and ask if two people would like to receive a gift. The people receiving the gift agree to the same thing you did...retell the story of Michael Barkey and send out two gifts to people who agree to what you did....

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Oh, that's such a wonderful thing you guys are doing! What a great way to honor a dear friend.

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Hey Thanks a bunch

I didn't realize another one of my post are under 300 and therefore I'm not in the final leg. Standby line make corrections because I'm still in it to win it.

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I'm still in it to win it.

I love your winning spirit!

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Aww, thank you so much. If you would like to help me I could use some extra comments. I understand if you don't want to up vote, however I could use a couple of comments good bad ugly or indifferent I'm open to it all

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See what I just did here...there...well anyway. I made another post and all are counted to the 500, your's, their's and even the spammers count. It's the comment ticker on the header of your post that is counted.

Now I don't know what @merej99 is looking at as quality posts...I'm sure she would have mentioned it to you by now if she had issues with yours...but it's really not that hard.

Just say what's on yer mind from reading a comment. That makes it relevant. You'll be surprised how often someone replies back. After all it's just good manners right?

Best of luck...i's all set up there on your posts...yer across the finish line already...just pick up the prize by tending to the comment section of all your posts.

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exactly. with the adjustments to her posts to bring them up to par, it's the comments in her own feed that can really get her to the end...which is one of the parameters. Of course, you don't have to engage with the spammers but it is technically a comment if you do.

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I haven't thought about that until you mentioned it. A comment is a comment, and I can make some pretty nice comments. :)

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hahaha...that's right...and this makes this a comment too...because it makes sense to what I'm responding to...gonna shaadaaap now :)

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And this is a comment to your comment, which happens to be a comment which doesn't make sense...or maybe it does?

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Your going to, shaadaaap? What's that? How do you come up with these words?

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I will cross the finish line singing my victory, thanks for the help and advise. She loves my post they are short, sometimes too short, and sweet.

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~sweet~

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I was without bandwidth and felt slightly concerned, but as you can see I am back and running :)

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lol...ok I see now. Well I'll take bad out of those choices. I'm too bad to be good...'n I sure ain't ugly...'n although I can be indifferent...I'm try'n to cut down thanks.

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Thanks for asking, at least now it is clear for those that had the same questions and instead of bad it is all good :)

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I just saw your message, I will head over now.

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Come over to my page and lend a helping hand. I am so very close :)

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Did you ever make it? I was doing yard work but I am done now.

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I made it and took the day for rest! 10 long days of straight hard work

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took the day for rest

Lol, I did the same thing! I saw today that you made it and it made me very happy!

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They're just barely under. You do short, sweet posts and I LOVE YOU FOR THAT! LOL
But consider including a decent intro paragraph and closing paragraph with the meat of your content in between.
Remember the first 100 characters of your post are very important.

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@merej99, you are so right. I love short and sweet writings and this challenge is pushing my limits into greatness and for that I LOVE YOU! I have checked and they should all be at the mark, expect for the poem. I however, wrote another one to make up for that. I need to finish this challenge win or loss, just DON'T LET ME BE DISQUALIFIED!!!

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Gif game is so strong, I cannot even reply properly.

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lol...three rubber maids in a row...what more could a man ask for?

'N I didn't even have to ask! ;p

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Did Kubby get her 7th post in yet? I'm as yet unaware that she has...I just saw it in the update earlier.
Have I told you how great a teacher you are today teach? ~smiles~

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This is true Kubby...I can and will attest to that. She's avoided my posts like the plague since after the first.
Got over 50 comments in the first day and I thought the actual posts were going to be hard. Then she got real busy and see be all like...

I really like this challenge dear friend @ mercij99, thank you very much for allowing me to be part of it, I congratulate you for the hard work you did to keep everything orderly, I really appreciate the recommendations you have made about my work.
Congratulations to all the people who took on this challenge.
I wish you all a good start to the week.

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Congratulations to you, as well! Have a great week!

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you too dear...have you finished yet?
you're so close if not...you got it in the bag
tri-athelon is is good training for this
decided to start running again when I finally saw the fun part <3

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Not yet...very close! Hoping to wrap it up tonight as I will be pretty busy tomorrow.

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I'm sure you'll make it...yer a champ!

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Are ya done yet?
~smiles~
you looked pretty thirst
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but gonna finish backward ;p

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I think the next challenge might break the internet. LOL But first we all might need a well-deserved break. :)
@jlufer, have you noticed a difference with your challenge posts on traffic, upvotes, and overall feedback? I am curious to know.

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Even before I cross the finish line, I should say that this challenge has contributed a lot in terms of building a healthy routine of writing everyday. Indeed, I had to take a small brake for a while, but I'm still in the mood of creating and adding value here.

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This is really good to hear @steemfluencer. My hope is that everyone who participated, even if they were proud in the crowd and just following along, found value in these exercises. There is purpose behind each task :)

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"proud in the crowd" I like that...bumperstickersshouldbeissued
which is a cool one on it's own...imo

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That was the biggest reward so far indeed.

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I'm not sure I would say my writing style's health has improved @steemluencer
but at least I'm writing something again...and that is a start
nice bump'n into you here...see you around...big ocean :)

                ~peace out...in~
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that reminds me @merej99 I must be over 1000 posts by now
yay me!

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The challenge brought me many new guys who did not visit me, as far as payment can not be evaluated, because it coincided with a bad moment, when they are not paying for the work.
Thank you very much for taking this challenge.
I wish you a beautiful week dear friend @ merej99

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hey @jlufer ...you're right...you did like this challenge ;)
and this is the fun part...I must be half way there by now
don't mind me..just pass'n through
~smiles~

Finish line... here I come... :D

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I think you can finish by tonight and maybe even rest tomorrow!

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That's the goal.😅😉😊

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I've personally been holding off on beer consumption! I'm tell you, you're all ninjas in disguise. Lesser humans would have run away. LOL

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Yes. Ninjas are we! And you are one great sensei.

This challenge has been a lot of work to everyone but exciting as well. 😉

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I'm just going to say right here...I can't improve on that statement...'cept the part about be'n a Ninja...'cause I ain't one. ;)

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what no gas merej99? How can you get where yer go'n on no gas?

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Lots and lots of it!

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Is that not chocolate? :)

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Definitely coffee. LOL
I had chocolate ice cream for dinner last night.

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Uhhh, @merej99.... you did not burn your throat did you?! lol

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mudd womp'n ...that's our teach :)

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you there yet @arrliinn? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Hello @cryptologyx!
Timecheck: 3:21 am (GMT+4) July 18, 2017.

@arrliinn is still typing away the last 30 comments. lol

My eyelids just would kept falling last night I could not help but give in.. hehe

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Yes. Until I hit the bandwidth problem again so had to take a break. Now coming down to the last 10 I believe..

😂😅😂😅

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Been almost 20 minutes now @arrliin
hope this isn't premature :)

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awww. had to prepare for work so I wasn't able to complete earlier...

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Ps: how about you? End of the tunnel in sight? 😊

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yup...there it is now...hmmm reminds me of the kettle valley railroad trestles in Beaverdell BC...no rails on the tracks...still head'n into the tunnel...see you on the other side

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Cool! See you there. What a journey we've been having eh?!

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Have you mad wit yet? 6 more for me to go!

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L O frig'n L ! that's some mad wit right there
stick a fok in ya @thesimplelife yer done

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had to prepare for work so i had to stop the "madness" for some time.

I am almost there................... :D

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teehee frig'n eh...eh?

~smiles fer miles~

Thank you, Mere, you heartless, merciless taskmaster...

The end may almost be in sight!

😄😇😄

@creatr

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I was thinking that we could drink a beer or why just not a hot cappuccino in Lisbon (in case we are able to bring ourselves there, because I should also pass through few challenges to make it). It's almost over.. :)

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I'm hoping to get to Lisbon this year. It might help if I stopped giving away the SBD in prize pools and #payitforward initiatives but I can't seem to help myself!

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Maybe we should do something about you @merej99. And #payitforward should stay #payitforward. This is one of the most important steemit initiatives and as #steembassadors should keep promoting that. Let's think about something you aren't able to do yourself and this will be our gift to you (but please participate in generating the ideas. We need your experience.) I'd add @denamrkguy to the conversation as well.

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Hahahahahahaha!

I used to love Lucy... I still enjoy the comedy episodes, but I've heard that she was not very civil to service people... My wife's aunt was a hairdresser who did Lucy's hair at least once...

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