What's going on with @ecoinstant? Small Fish Games a complete success!

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I have switched up a bit how I am doing things, and I don't want anyone to worry about me. I will be continuing to use this account to post, especially tackling my backlog of posts and talking about what I am working on in my computer science studies. I will however be lowering substantially my engagement outside of my own posts as announced in the small fish games post. That is why I chose to delegate a substantial amount of my SP to some amazing engagers for the near future.

But wait, I have a large delegation (500 SP) coming in around the time of this post's payout! Think you deserve some or more of my SP delegated to you? Read on to find out how to convince me ;p

32 SP?!?! That's right, I am officially delegated

The WINNERS!

Let's get to some of the winners in the small fish games and the explanations of why they were chosen. Truthfully, I would like to reward everyone, but the finite limits of SP require that I choose only some to reward.

Impact Winner @viking-ventures

In her interview with me, between talking about all of her great strategies for succeeding on the platform, Viking Ventures informed me that 100 SP delegation would put her over the edge for a slider. This is exactly the kind of impact I had wanted to create when I started the small fish contest, and so I delegated to her the 100 SP. Little did I know that she also won another delegation that put her over first, but I believe that one is more short lived, so I can still feel good that my delegation is allowing this prolific curator to vote wider and freer.

Engaged Redfish Minnow Winner @phoenixwren

Phoenix Wren is different. I don't know any other way to say it except 'you steem good'. She hosts contests every week (check these out people!) and once sent me a beautiful orangutan card that is currently smiling at me when I sit at my desk. Even though Phoenix has already earned minnow status, I have been reliably informed that my 100SP will be 'leaving extra pennies' around steemit. Alright!

Headfirst Diving Winner @coinsandchains

One of the most interesting new users I have found, Coins and Chains is the type of person we want on steem. Winning different engagement leagues, hosting a gratitude contest, making friends all around the platform, He has quickly upped his game to 100 SP all by himself! It is my absolute pleasure to pull his full vote up out of the dust threshhold....just don't drive your VP down too far okay Matt?

Turning Point Winner @maxijgcomm

As I have gotten to know Max over the last month, I can tell you that he is an incredible artist. Currently using steem to save up for a new phone, he is having fun in the engagement leagues and was recently curie'd for his impressive artistic stylings! He told me in his interview that receiving some delegated SP would be a turning point for him, and that he would actually use steem more. Let's keep an eye on Max because I have delegated to him 350SP.

You break the system Winner @cecicastor

Ceci is a very special user, so great in fact that we are trying to get her and her family to move down and be our neighbors. She is an incredibly engaged steemian, I know that she has trouble getting posts out frequently, but comments and votes on so many posts, its fantastic! I have enrolled Ceci Castor in 5 shares of SBI after confirming that on the next update they will be voting on comments for those members that don't maintain an active post each week.

I did not delegate to Ceci because, as I was looking for impact, I didn't see that any amount of SP that I could delegate would change how awesome Ceci is. Also you need to recharge your VP! Tsk tsk c;

New Challenger Approaching!

I have also increased my delegation to my autovoter account, @ecoinstats. I have registered most of the most common misspellings of my username, and this one I liked so much that I put it to work as an autovoter! I have also sent to enroll it in some SBI shares, because my plan is to use it as a steepshot account. I haven't yet gotten the steepshot app to do anything but crash, but if you might want to see photography that I take, go ahead and follow that account. All these winners have been added to the autovoter.

What will I be doing with my main account?

Well, I will continue to post, I have to work off my back log (including that orangutan smiling at me!) and I will be posting about what I am (hopefully) studying, and building and analyzing. I will also continue to use my main account for dlive videos, streams and other adventures. We still have many big projects coming up, including the Bird Land World Tour, that I haven't even told you all about, so don't worry I'm not going anywhere!

Here I will also give a shout out to @ecoinstante - she is working to become a consistent blogger on steem, we have finally mastered the two column post format (what a bear, how to post coming eventually) and so I would be very grateful if anyone interested would support her by reading what she writes, checking out her stunning photography, and leaving nice comments.

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Oh yes that's right! c;

I am interested in engaging in a bit of a self test to see how quickly I can go from a very low amount of SP back to 500, so when an expiring delegation of 500 SP comes back to me I will be looking to delegate it!

I already have some ideas, but I will be taking suggestions in the comments. Ideally it would go to several people and cause huge ripples in the entire platform! I am looking for IMPACT! If it is for you, tell me how it would change your behavior. If it is for someone else, tell me how a few more steems would affect the way they do what they do.

I will continue to buy shares in SBI for those who best engage with me, and since there is 500 SP to delegate, I suppose the #smallfishgames LIVE ON!

Steem on, towards LOVE and light.

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I'm not sure if we are the MOST impactful! hehehehe

But... what we do will hopefully eventually be ONE of the most impactful - as we try to choose newbies that will make a difference to the platform! We hand select newbies :) We manually train them, we basically love them for as long as they'll let us hehehehe Our intent is to keep those amazing Steemians HERE. We have seen too many people come and go - because they just didn't know how to navigate these Steemy waters! They got frustrated and left before the Steemiverse was blessed by their gifts.

What we hope to do - is make them feel supported, connected, and give them the direction they need to make the community that they love!

So far - we have had absolutely amazing results. You'll see a lot of our graduates making some ripples already! We hope that as we continue to select recruits each week - months later - our grads will be affecting the Steemiverse exponentially.

That's how little changes affect the world, right? :)

Here is a detailed post about what we do -when @shadowspub called us The Most Underrated Success Story on Steemit

I'd be happy to answer any direct questions you have <3

Hi @ecoinstant!

Wow! well done... giving back is important to all of us.
Not sure if you know of us, over at Welcome Wagon... we @welcomewagon
have one mission and one goal...

We search out and find Newbies, some times one, sometimes two, sometimes many more, per week, on the platform and spend or time, giving them an intense week long training one on 4... one newbie and up to four Welcome Wagon Peers.

We teach them everything from copyright and formatting to witnesses, to using discord and finding communities, to finding their way on Steemit.
After their training week, we pull them into our Welcome Wagon family, and nurture, and work hard to ensure that they are long term members of the Steemit Community. We are big on community. Big on connections, and commenting. Big on retention on steemit.

Founded by @dreemsteem

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Wow! @ecoinstant! Thank you so much for your wonderful words and vote of amazing confidence in me! 🤗😹 You have made me a very happy camper on a rainy Monday morning! P.S. I am working on the VP!

love your newbie spotlights, eco~

and give the 500SP to @tcpolymath :D he's doing a lot of good work supporting smaller steemians with his mesopotamians project :D

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Thank you, Spider.

@ecoinstant, I think a delegation to @themesopotamians would support your goals better than one to my own account. That account helps support 68 users/initiatives who I've selected as current and future Steem leaders - including two of the people you mentioned here, @viking-ventures and @coinsandchains.

I just published a new overview there for the Curie sponsorship, which will hopefully make a complicated system a little easier to understand.

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Thank you I will check that out!

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Thanks for jumping in here spider, I had heard of the mesopotamians, but not much since history class c;

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He has been helping me out, with a voting trail that does give my posts a good boost, and he is very selfless about it as well.

Aw, thank you so much!! You are too kind! 😊 Good luck with your studies, man! Hmmm, I need a new contest this week ...ideas brewing

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Fermenting Ideas!

Keep up that march to 60 rep!

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59.3, baby! LOL

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So glad to see you on this list. Well deserved.

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Aw, thanks! :)

congratulations everyone..
@viking-ventures you really deserved it

Hi @ecoinstant!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.167 which ranks you at #2823 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 2 places in the last three days (old rank 2825).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 266 contributions, your post is ranked at #99.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • You have already convinced some users to vote for your post, keep trying!
  • You have already shown user engagement, try to improve it further.

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

Yes, thank you for the information

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Dear @ecostant, I cant thank you enough. I was so overwhelmed with what I saw. Never even knew it was a game or contest! All the same, am so happy you believed in me and rewarded me. I will do my best to give my best to the community. Hopefully, my goals will also be achieved.

  • This is the turning point...
    Much love.
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Congrats my friend, I guess I have not seen you around before, but I find that's really normal on steemit. It seems to be one of the things that I do, meet new people every week.

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Congratulations to you too.

Yeah that's one of the beauty of steemit - meeting interesting people almost every day.

And I just realized you've been organizing some fantastic contest. I will take a look at it.

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So glad you entered the contest, I've been having a lot of fun with it. Doing the winners this week was really time-consuming pulling all the names and getting it all formatted.
Have a great morning.

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Seriously it would be time consuming. I understand. But so far as you have the passion to do it and love it as well, you wont fell the stress much.

#PASSION

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do my best to give my best

That's the spirit! I want to help you reach your goals!

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Nice of you friend. Bless you.

Good on you, E!

well, well, the busy-b from C :p ... good luck to the winners, i'd nominate @ubasti for myself so she can diss out more per vote but im very sure someone else will benefit a lot more from it , dont be a stranger now tu.png

well yes me, rc , ofcourse but you know who i am i suppose :p ... good to see you dont let it go to waste when you're on downtime, excellent idea ! ! ! !

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Tell me ubasti how would mpre SP change your behavior?

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Oh man RC it took me a but to figure out who yoy were, you have a number of different accounts, I want a tutorial on how to manage the multi account! I have 14 or so but most just sit around and do nothing.

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That was so generous of your to always looking out for small red fishes like us.. The world has not lost its humanity.. there are still a few left behind ready to extend help to those who are in need..

i am quite interested in your offer.. what do i have to do?? or is a previous post similar to your question valid here??

i dont do any contests though.. but i make it a point to get out of my comfort zone and engage a lot in the best way that i can. In so doing, I kept depeleting my voting power because I upvote too much. I just dont want to leave comments here and there, but I want to leave behin some upvote loves. I cant seem to maintain the 80% mark of voting power. Someone told me to stop wasting votes especially those who have no dustsweeper. But its really hard, not to give something out no matter how small my power is worth.

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I know the feeling! I like to vote even just to say, 'I read you and I appreciate you'.

what do you have to do? maybe nothing, but I am looking to delegate some SP that will change behavior, create an impact. I like delegating tohe individuals that I can study, not necesarily pools of SP that 'do good things'.

So you could tell me, what you would do differently if you had a little more SP?

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hmmmmm... one thing i could do with the litte extra SP is that I can create awareness and gather little fishes like me to engage more. I would probaby set an example that HOPE for us is not lots at all. WIth constant dedication and perseverence we can get to our goals sooner than expected.It is not everyday that we find big fishes who help out little ones.

If given the chance, I might come up with a challenge every week with the subject on Motherhood or Parenting. It seems that the platform users are more into making more money than reaching out to the community. With the extra boost, people will begin to trust me and join hands in creating a difference. In making a momma voice become bigger. It is not much of a bigger solution, but atleast I tried to give back to the community.

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Interesting! Tell me more about your current delegation, also, what communities have you found success in here on steem?

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Im currently on lease of 200 sp at minnowbooster but it will expire in two days.. then I delegated a few of my 25sp to steem-ua even though I dont have much SP at hand, i think they are doing something good in finding posts with great content. It will help a lot of small fishes who are struggling to get noticed..

So far that I have been here, I have found several communities where I fit in. One is the WelcomeWagon, where they have a 1 week training course for newbies, which a very great initiative to reaching out. And even if i had already graduated, they still continued their support on us. They have become my family and part of my everyday here. Second is the photography communities such as photofriend and monochromes. They basically support fellow steemians who has passions on photography regardless if you are an amateur or a pro. Then there is alsi the steemitmamas who basically is a group of mothers connectes globally in promoting wonders of motherhood and parenting. Fourth, the BuddyUp, its a group where they fuel up your steemit journey through giving you a boost on your writing skills in providing quality contents which are motivated through creating posts on a particular topics every week. They help you find focus on what you are capable of. Lastly, the steemgigs or what we call the team uloggers which is basically initiated by Surpassinggoogle where one is encouraged to write posts about writing real life stories all about you.

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Some wonderful choices in some very generous Steemians. The only one I can think of to add to what's already been mentioned is @thedarkhorse's @pifc, which is all about hunting out those redfish and bringing them into the light.

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Yes I have heard a lot about this Pay if Forward Contest, I hope to find some time to make some nominations before too long :)

Do you participate in the PIFC?

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I only recently started submitting entries, but ive already had feedback from one guy that it helped him out.

Totally awesome to delegate while you are busy on other things you rock @ecoinstant

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Thank you for popping by tecnosgirl! I love the power of the community here, so hopefully I am using it as a multiplicative force!

Wow, I don't exactly know what to say. I appreciate it very much, I do my best to use it effectively and wisely. lol, I do have a habit of upvoting my VP down to almost nothing.
Now don't completely disappear on us, we all really enjoy engaging with you and your neverending wit. Not to mention you are always full of helpful idea.
Thank you again it truly is an honor to be trusted and blessed with this.

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Keep doing great work, voting power becomes more important the more SP you have. I thought I was going no slider for a while but I just got a 777 sp delegation last night, so very little time for me to experience no slider XD

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Now how did you manage that? 777SP hmmmm.
You don't have to tell me, but I have ways to figure things out. lol.

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You have your ways! This is intriguing to me, I should say,

'Show me your MOVES!'

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lol, it looked like you should do the Thank You Economy for @nathanmars, He seems to be helping the community with loads of delegations, I love the 777 theme he added too it.
It makes me sound cool and mysterious, lol, but it's one good thing about most blockchains everything's public.

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Indeed! I will nominate him for sure in a future entry!

Right, I usually use steem world for delegations, but you could do an sql call ;p

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lol, I would probably do a Squeel call if I ended up with a 777 delegation out of the blue.... That was pretty awesome and he has a ton of them out there.

Crap I had this all typed out lol! Redo but yes, if you want to do the most impactful delegation, my suggestion is @welcomewagon. Their retention efforts for noobs has been awesome. Other good community efforts are @poetsunited, @freewritehouse, @steemitramble, and if you want to help out some Latino communities, DM me. Also, if you want a return amd also help out @welcomewagon, @youarehope, @tarc and @poetsunited, you can delegate to my bot - @alliedforces. Small bot but do what I can with it.😎

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Finally, I can thank you a bit more publicly! I really do appreciate the delegation even though I ended up with a PIFC-related one about the same time. (That one is only while I'm guest-judging, so won't be with me very long.) I am glad that the slider will stay around long enough (hopefully) for me to have it on my own (especially with another curie to hit my account this week!) It really does help me to pay-it-forward a lot more!

Glad to see another on this list that I've got to know recently - and sounds like time to meet a few more bloggers as well.

Thanks again - keep up your awesome work as well!

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Congratulations to you @viking-ventures. So glad to see you among the winners.

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Congrats to you, my friend. It sounds like you have a great future planned with steemit. It will be totally awesome when you get the whole book finished and published and get paid on it again.

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Thank you. Congrats to you as well.

Just have to finish re-editing Friendship on Fire, then that collection is ready to be put together the rest of the way and epublished. I doubt I'll ever mess with bricks-and-mortar type publishers, honestly. I cross too many genres, lol. Plus, apparently, once you start doing the whole self-publishing route, they don't like to touch you anyway. :-p
Oh well, that's okay. Hopefully, I'll get a few fans here and there. If nothing else, the blockchain has been okay thus far. :-)

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Sorry for the late reply, It's been a busy week already.
I don't know about all of that. I've seen self published things out sell brick and mortar as well. You just don't hit the NYT list... I have a semi-aquantance/friend who has been on the NYT, both of his books on the NYT lost money getting there. You or the publisher have to buy your way onto the list. He self-published his last two and does pretty well...
You also have to buy placement in the bookstores too.... which is nuts!
I could see your style going well with the TOR label.

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Yuck re the buying way to NYT and bookstore placements. Unsurprisingly, unfortunately.

Anyway, I figure if I find a publisher, great! Until then, I'll just keep plugging away.

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They also have it rigged to where the Amazon purchases, count as one purchase..... but a bookstore buys 50 it counts as 50....
It really is a mess....
And definitely keep plugging away. I have a feeling it will happen some day.

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That's crazy.
I can't even list most of mine with Amazon because it's available somewhere for free (Steemit...) - that's okay, none of the other epublishers care.

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Do good things! I think you'll have a slider by your own rights before you know it c;