Welcome to Punday Monday!
Hope you don’t mind a little self-promotion at the top, here. @steemfiction has published my work, along with the work of @stinawog, @janenightshade, @felt.buzz, @jeezzle, @manoldonchev, @giantbear, and @blueeyes8960
Do you know what’s fun? Having an author page: Brendan Weinhold, Author Extraordinaire
New To Punday?
Pull up a stool, order a spiked PUNch, and get to know some of the regulars. I'm your PUNtender, @improv.
How To Make a Pun
This contest is open to everyone. Here's a handy dandy guide on how to make a pun: Learn to Pun
Rules for the PUN-test:
- If you hope to win a prize, your pun must be your original work
- Puns must be relevant to the topic of the week to win a prize, but they can be very loosely related.
Last Week's Punday Monday:
Here is last week's Punday Monday, and all the puns that were eligible to win this week are in the comments!
Hang on to your PUNderwear. The Winners of This Week's PUNday Monday Are...
(GIF by @littlescribe)
Rookie of the Week:
Pocket Choice Awards:
Whoa! Cray Cray. I had to make a spreadsheet. There was nearly a tie (there were also a lot of typos, so check your work next time, folks, but I knew what you meant and counted them. If anyone ever creates those accounts, they’ll find that they start with some #POCKET).
Zooming in at the last second, @getyourself stole the win from themself and made it so @richatvns came out on top!
You can see all the action here: https://steemit.com/pocket/@improv/5atdvb-pocket-friday
POCKET Choice Winner's Circle Season One:
@aloha-creations, @professorbromide, @tcpolymath, @miniature-tiger, @lilygolightly, @chrisroberts, @stinawog, @f3nix, @doctorcrypto, @heroic15397, @littlescribe, @diebitch, @acolucky, @ablaze, and @paul.atreides.
POCKET Choice Winners' Circle Season Two:
Grand Prize (which isn’t bigger than the other prizes, just grander):
Best Pun of the Entire Week
Best Overall Pun
@paul.atreides! One after another after another amazing hits. I think X-PLANE was my favorite, though. Plus the bada-bing always helps, ;).
And What Prizes Do They Win, You Ask?
Full Strength, 100% Upvote!
Why, as usual, all the punsters got full strength upvotes on their submissions from @improv. This week they also got votes from @freewritehouse! They will next week, too! Together, these upvotes could total in excess of five whole cents!
Which are little bitty upvotes on all your content forever. See @steembasicincome for details. I’ll send one to all of our qualified entrants this week!
Our entrants were:
@richatvns, @coinsandchains, @acolucky, @paul.atreides, @getyourstuff, @cali914, @wpkwolfe, @cyrus33
Our winners get bonus prize SBI for winning!
Our category winners will each get to choose a post (of their own or someone else's) and I will give that post a fully powered upvote and a @tipu tip!
This Week's Pun Topic Is:
St. Patrick’s Day!
It just passed, so...
Why were the geologists so upset to learn that the Blarney Stone was actually not a stone at all, but a plant?
They couldn’t believe they’d been fooled by a sham rock!
I'm So Good at Puns
If you've never punned before, it might seem like magic! You can do it, too! Learn how in My Free How-To Guide on Punning!
@comedyopenmic seems to be on hiatus, so we’ll take a pause.
Sponsors, related content, prizes, and money
I mean, am I a sponsor of my own contest? Yes? I guess? Also, because I’m involved in @freewritehouse and they’ve/we’ve hosted Punday Monday events over on that page, I’d like to suggest that they (we) are also a sponsor! Regardless, check out the @freewritehouse community! Furthermore, they/we’re using their SP to upvote your puns!
We are one of Curie’s chosen communities! Prizes have doubled in season 2, thanks to @curie’s sponsorship! Curie curators do tremendous work making sure unrecognized authors of quality content get recognized and rewarded! They do great work sifting through the heaps of posts to find the undiscovered gems.
- Punday Monday Year One-Day contest results HERE
- @freewritehouse offers writing and word-smithing contests every week
- @steembasicincome has a contest round-up (that includes us) where you can find more opportunities to win SBI.
- @contestkings features our contest and MORE!
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