The Community Engagement Challenge - Day 9 Diary

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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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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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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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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
last comment or two back

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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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this is good news...you got to sleep and you're just...finishing the line dive I bet

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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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The sooner you guys finish the sooner I can...

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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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That's pretty cool - not the part about being rude to service people but that your wife's aunt did her hair once. I wonder if it was part comedy, partly being jaded, and part red head? (LOL - stereotyping much?)

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Are you a redhead? :D

I don't know what it was... And to be fair, who knows? She may have been having a really terrible, horribly bad day... :O

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BTW, I think I may be "there" in comment count? Or, really, really close? ;)

At least, my fingers that are falling off are telling me so... ;)

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I have miles and smiles still before may I rest
so many more comments have yet I to make
some mere truth but all the more are in jest
and this wall I will slam dunk and make break
then will we all of us share naught but the best
and this well won thirst together we shall slake.

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Why yes, I'll drink to that!

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Have you fall for any of the libations offered up here @merej99? Haven't heard a peep from you in a while. Of course we do travel in different circles...well usually I like to meander...but it's a pretty tight course in here.

Time to go check you feed m'dear...perhaps you've posted the final leg. This pace seems to be working or the fact I've maybe hit a sweet spot when one half of the world is working and the other half is sleeping...less strain on the chain...donno...but I think I should push up the pace again and test that theory...yes/no?

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I'm still twitching! Actually escaped the challenge to comment on a few friends posts which have been severely neglected.
Back to task now! I need to put up that post and go to bed!

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Sweet dreams buttercup baby...you have most definitely not let anyone down. Nothing like the song at all.

I too must confess that I have strayed from my task on the challenge a few times...for good cause. A couple heads up from participants who may have given or just were unaware where things stood. I think I helped a couple over the finish line...and that is a big part of this challenge. I see that more clearly now.

I also checked out and commented/resteemed Neo's link you provided. I think I did well in painting a mind picture in the comment I left there. Practicing quality comments can only bring more benefit moving forward from this challenge. You were so right about that part...finish or no finish. :D

You might have a look at it with your morning coffee. Unless of course you still have Mute Hysteria on tab. Lol...I won't hold you to that no holds barred critique I'm hoping from you till after you return fresh and reinvigorated from you hiatus.

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The sooner you start up another and max it out at 15 people so you don't your hair out :)

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I don't think I could exclude anyone. Even in this challenge, we have a wide range of new and veteran people. It's excellent! I wouldn't change a thing...except... make it harder??? :: pointing to @dreemit :: LOL

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@dreemit, are you making the rest of look bad with your amazingness? I accept the challenge of you challenging it and making it harder! This is awesome accountability

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HAHA! I think @aboutyourbiz may have silenced our friend with a dirty look. LOL

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Bahahah, where can I find this dirty look?

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That's my plan for finishing after the kids are in bed!

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yusssss!

I need that.

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Hahaha...now there's an unlikely description of our teacher and coach.

Have you crossed the great divide yet @creatr?

~smiles~ and I have appreciated you as well.

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Thanks! :)

Well I meant to put my final comment here...but I overshot, ha! Is it time for a happy dance now? I might fall on the floor from exhaustion :)

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cut'n in here pal...good job!
lemme help you find a seat
need water? sorry gotta go ;)

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Haha! Still racing? Aw, I will cheer you on from the cozy sidelines :)

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good to know @dreemit
I'll let you know when I kin hear you ;)
but it does a heart good <3

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You are officially over the finish line! Woohoo!

And you still have all of tomorrow to go above and beyond if you so wish ;)

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Now I know this is not directed at me @merej99...but I'm beggining to believe I'm going under and coming up short. It's getting so I can almost sense the wall coming by how long it takes the comments to load...I try to keep the right pace...which means more typing to do so.

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No panicking. You really have until this time tomorrow to get about 150 comments done. They don't all have to be long. Sometimes a reaction GIF is all it takes to respond to someone. And you don't have to stick to my posts either. Do you follow @meesterboom? He's got great material and a hoot to read.

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Lol...but you're most prominent in my reply feed atm.

Wait...what? I can go to another participant's post and engage there and those comments I make will be counted toward the total? That's what it sounded like you just said.

I must pay more attention to the rules. I didn't pick up on that until you just mentioned it here. I thought we were restricted to just our own posts...and then the two "fun posts"

Had I known this I would have finished 3 days ago. No complaints here though but I will wait for you confirmation on this point as I may be misreading what you've said. Still on auto pilot here...just shoot'n the breeze at a slow enough pace to not have the wall to contend with.

And yes...I agree, I must throttle this Babelonian within. Some how...some way. I'm thinking perhaps putting arsenic in my coffee. Small amounts at first until the taste buds become dulled to the flavor. Mybe have him/her/fitb under control by the 1st of 2018. It'a plan better left for review a week or so after this challenge.

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Quick update: took your advice on this boomer fella. Spend a good part of an hour laugh'n my arse off...managed a couple replies and yes...definitely more worth a follow than 80 percent I'm following now...must prune that mess asap. Maybe just kick it all down to a dozen or so...but to zero sounds so much more efficient. What in the hell was I think'n...ahhh lust...young or old it makes fools of the best of us. ;)

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I think you've earned the happy dance! Congrats and see you here in just a little bit!

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hmmm happy dance? LOL...I don't think I even have the energy to watch one right now...try me would you?

When you're well rested.

Hugs for you and the little ones. ~smiles~

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still can't hear you yet @dreemit...and it's real quiet in here at this time...you asleep?

Ya lucky ba...so 'n so ya. ;)

This has been a wonderful challenge! I have loved participating. It was stressful especially the comments, but I think it makes us more willing to engage and interact. I hope you do this challenge in the future, allthough you will probably need rest come wednesday! Lol

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My plate is definitely full. After Wed. I start prepping for the crazy trip to see my son graduate boot camp! And then I wait 3 weeks before my other son graduates from the same boot camp! And then... NaNoWriMo??? Steemfest2? I dunno!

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lol...rest what's that...I never notice because I'm sleeping
comments are easy for me...it's writing quality content that rips my soul out
Wednesday? Really...I though it ended Tuesaday...hmmm
200 comments devided by 48 hrs...heh...why am I rushing now?
I have lot's of material to work with now that @merej99 has these fun posts
such a wise teacher ~smiles~ had me fooled

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it ends midnight on Tuesday...which is why I said she could rest on Wednesday lol!

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midnight GNT or her (merej99's) time which is EST?

Almost there...I feel like I just ran a cross country race...actually I think I should make my final comment here, so I'LL BE BACK!

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I would be very surprised if you haven't made 37 comments by now, @dreemit
In fact, I thought you were gonna have it done last night! I kept on hitting the refresh button! LOL
AND... I've got 2 more diary entries for this monster.

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I actually went to bed early because I had to be up early today and I didn't get back to the house to finish my commenting until around five thiry, haha, cut it really close on this one :) Nah, I'm sure I'll be far over the mark by midnight ;)

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Am I on the wrong day because according to my schedule, everyone has until the end of July 18th to finish. LOL Seriously... It's Monday, isn't it?

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Ohhh, cool, then I'm a day ahead, thought I was cutting it down to the wire :)

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maybe...nawww you got plenty on your plate right now @merej99
I think you'll let me know when to speed up and slow down
remember though...no I'll remember...my life...not your responsibility
I kin do this and walk in the real world tomorrow <3

Ack!! I'm trying to comment on others posts, but keep getting this error message:
"jannell bandwidth limit exeeded. Please wait to transact or power up STEEM."
What the heck?? . . . anyone know what this means?

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I got this during the ONLY time in the next two days I had to finish, and I freaked out! I was locked out for a little bit. It wouldn't even let me power up anything I had so I could get back on! So frustrating. I don't know what it means, I just know that it let me back in after 45 minutes. Then I quickly powered stuff up!

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No freaking out! Just keep swimming. LOL
You've got two WHOLE DAYS to finish less than 150 comments. Ain't no thang!

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Well I'm back on and I'm calmed down now. Whew!

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Tomorrow's a busy day so my goal is to finish TODAY!

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54 comments to go!

pfffft - you can do that before dinner!

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Well only if I sprinkle magical sleeping fairy dust into both kids' rooms. I'm on it though! Trying to find new and interesting content to hook me!

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That's the ticket! I've been neglecting my own feed but my goal is to make sure I leave comments on the posts that have been submitted. I know I missed a few.

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I wish I had 54, but hey my name is @steemfluencer and I shouldn't complain even if I had 3,000 comments left.

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You've had a very busy weekend @steemfluencer. I wouldn't trade that for the world. :)

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Thanks for the update@thesimplelife. 45 mins. isn't a big issue at all.

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Happened to me again this evening at the finish line of this challenge! Hope you are sneaking through without any more bandwidth struggles!

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Still haven't experienced the limitation. Enjoy a great night and talk later :)

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check the public announcement links I put up here in this post...no they aren't my posts...I'm just not that smart ;)

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I need to check out that post by @neoxian, see what he's up to. :) He's a good guy...and pretty damned smart too.

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Could the crazy pace of this challenge be breaking Steemit? LOL

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The internet be like

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Are you serious? I still couldn't believe that such types of bandwidth exist. Have you fixed your issue already?

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I was able to finish some comments today, but the problem presented itself again a few hours ago :(
Saw this post that @sneakgeekz resteemed: https://steemit.com/witness-category/@someguy123/dear-witnesses-please-increase-your-block-size
I'm not the only one having this problem

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Thank you for sharing this @jannell - I've been neglecting my feed to keep focused on these guys. This is much appreciated :) :: buries head back into spreadsheet ::

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I've had it happen multiple times to me today too. Not today, bandwidth! I will finish this challenge tonight...

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Apparently a lot of people are having issues and it sounds like it might be a witness issue. I've noticed a lot of nodes down for maintenance messages in Steemd...I'm thinking it might be a couple of them with missed blocks or downed hardware. Again, I don't know that side of things so I'm only guessing.

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This made zero sense to me...

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Okay, It's like 2:30 in the morning and this made me bark, which scared the dog awake. hahaha...

So... When your brain recovers from this challenge, read the Guide to Steemit Witnesses. I believe it touches on what their responsibilities are and bandwidth is one of them.

Congratulations @merej99!
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Thanks so much for creating such a great challenge