Curation Contest - Week 15 of Paying it Forward

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Really enjoyed the submissions from last week. With the reputation score cap raised it allowed us to be exposed to many new bloggers who hadn't been featured before and a few who had been featured but had grown past level 50. Was a lot of fun for the judges and showed that there are still a lot of steemians over level 50 who can use the added push on their posts.

With that said this week we will test out using level 55 as the max reputation score. I think this will open up the options for who is featured and still keep it at a point that we are helping those who need a boost.

Now with this increased level I will ask that you all try and target posts which aren't earning the rewards they deserve. Not trying to be mean to those who earn $20+ a post, but they aren't who we are trying to help. Now if a post happens to get picked up by Curie or something that is different, but if each time someone posts they are earning a good amount skip them please.

Contest Date Range

This contest run from Tuesday 07/10/18 until 07/14/18 at 11:59pm CST (USA, Chicago). The winners will be announced on Wednesday 07/18/18 at 12:01am

Week 15 Rules (One Week Rule Change)

This week you may feature anyone with a reputation score of 55 or below.

For week 15 you will need a curation style entry that includes 2 High Quality Original Content Blog Posts from steemians with a reputation score of 55 or under.

  • Curation Style Post of 2 Bloggers who are posting Quality Original Content
  • Link to 1 recent blog post per featured blogger. Keep in mind that many will follow this link and upvote so pick a post that isn't close to payout!
  • Include a link to this contest in your entry post
  • The 2 bloggers you curate need to be rank 55 or below
  • You need to comment on this post with a link to your post, this is how I track everything!

👉👉Clarification for Quality Required for valid Entry👈👈
We are looking for Quality Original Content. We want to see no less then 200 words of original written content. So a single photo is fine as long as there is 200 words with it.

200 words is about 12 lines of content.

Posts from Parley and dmania are not acceptable.

New Account!

@pifc account has been created. Everyone should start following @pifc now and if possible please help power up the account. This account will be used to support the contest entries and featured bloggers. More voting power it can grow the more power it will have to help you grow in the future. Please lend a hand when @pifc posts it's Power Up posts over the next few weeks. Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Prizes: Steem Basic Income

This week at least 6 winners are going to get a sponsorship for #steembasicincome!
There will be 1 SBI Sponsorship per 8 entries into the contest on a random basis (minimum of 2).
There will be 4 Judges Choice SBI Sponsorships awarded based the quality of the bloggers you feature in the eyes of our Judges, @tryskele , @lynncoyle1, @energyaddict22, & @wolfhart.

@steembasicincome is run by @josephsavage and is a great program designed to provide a lifetime income to members who have SBI Shares.

Prizes: Steem-Bounty

@steem-bounty of 3 SBD has been created. I will only upvote entries for the Author's 80% of the Bounty. No other comments will be upvoted as the goal is to reward those who enter the contest.
@steem-bounty is run by @knircky and I'd like to ask that you set @steem-bounty as a witness. In order to do so you can go to: and enter the "steem-bounty" account into the text field and click vote.

Featured Blogger SBI Share Bonus

Will update the status of this bonus as I am able to confirm with the sponsors.

Week 15's SponsorsType of SponsorRecent Post or Discord Room
@trincowski1 SBI ShareYouth One strikes in Porto (Portugal)
@thehoneys1 SBI ShareHanging out with fellow Steemians
@bengy1 SBI Share@classical-radio
@andrewharland4 SBI SharesFamily day
@el-nailul1 SBI ShareFun cooking: Fried Chicken in Green Chili Sauce
@kaliju3 SBD Steem-BountyAlways Rappin' Never Scrappin' - Peaceful Warrior Lyricism :D
@erodedthoughts1 Steem Monster Card Per Entry!Calling On All ARTists

Current Entries - Please Visit!!!

This is the real purpose of this contest, visit these posts and help upvote the bloggers featured. This list will be updated as new entries are added. Please check back during the week!!

BloggerCuration Entry Post
@dipoabaschEntry #1 *Donate to @pifc
@cicisajaEntry #2 *Donate to @pifc
@thehoneysEntry #3
@freedomshiftEntry #4 *Donate to @pifc
@honeysimEntry #5
@trincowskiEntry #6
@viking-venturesEntry #7
@angelacsEntry #8
@bengyEntry #9
@botefarmEntry #10
@buckarooEntry #11
Entry #

New Sponsor and New Prize!

Last week @erodedthoughts gave all entries a free @steemmonster card as a bonus just for entering the contest and he has confirmed that he will do the same this week! So each entry can expect to get a random #steemmonster card. Make sure to take a look at his recent post Calling On All ARTists on the @eye4art account he runs.

Also wanted to point out that @trincowski has joined those who are helping sponsor this contest. He will be sponsoring the last Featured Blogger SBI share this week!


Delegated 250sp more to match @energyaddict22 delegation. now at 450sp delegated.

will match 50sp if anyone else delegated to @pifc without payment!

That is awesome @bjgeese!!!

Hey amigos....happy to see things have been is my entry for this week:

Entry #5

Welcome! My full strength upvote is reserved for newbies and this is an exception to welcome you.

Awwwww!!! Thank you so much, @freedomshift. I'm honored.

You are the reason I'm here. You started and continued to encourage me to enter from the very first time we met here on Steemit.

Hi @thedarkhorse, you may be interested in the new MAP Trail, with a focus on supporting curators, and especially this post. Thanks!

I just wrote my response not realizing you run the trail and that post was written by me. Sorry about that, just did more looking around and realized it. But no time to rewrite.

If you are looking for a few great curators I'd love to chat with you on discord. We have some people here who week after week take the time to create great curation posts. Maybe there is a way we can work together with our missions of rewarding curators. Some of these people here not only help with this contest, but also ASAPers and/or the Greeter Guild along with others that just aren't popping in my head right now.

Anyways discord I'm thedarkhorse #6765 and if you prefer another platform to chat just let me know. Need my coffee now and to figure out how to get rid of the smell of got sprayed and then I made the mistake of bringing him inside right away to wash him. Naturally that happened at 2am as I let him out right before going to bed.

Hello There @thedarkhorse, though this is gonna be a tough week for you, but I hope that you can do your best as always, and here is my entry for this week.
Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 15 : A Chance to exposure

I hope that our judges @energyaddict22, @lynncoyle1, @tryskele and @wolfhart will enjoy to read the post and if I win again this week, I would like to present my SBI to @pifc as my support for the account to power up. Thank you to all participants and our sponsors @andrewharland, @thehoneys, @bengy @steem-bounty, @el-nailul and @kaliju with @steemfleamarket. Have a great week everyone!

Entry #1

@dipoabasch won and here is my matching SBI:

50874589 Freedomshift
freedomshift transfer 1 STEEM to steembasicincome @pifc

Thank you sir! Forgot all about that. Been noticing your CCC tag on a number of posts, seems like it's going well for you.

Thank you.. Noted😊

if I win again this week, I would like to present my SBI to @pifc as my support for the account to power up

I'll match you if you won.

awww @freedomshift, that's awesome :)

nothing at all - I offered to do the same for @cicisaja and if I won.

Way to go @dipoabasch! I love your generosity and look forward to your entry :)

That's all I can to support this contest and everyone who's involves... You know that I'm only plankton😁

That's more than enough @dipoabasch!!! Thank you 😅

This is awesome guys !! You all rock.

I think you rock too @tryskele, but I have a feeling this comment was meant for @dipoabasch and not me lol

Both.. your starting comment and @dipoabasch's afterwards . So much generosity this week. It's mind blowing.

It is mind blowing @tryskele! This is becoming a really special little community ❤️

Entry #3

My entry:

I doubt that I'll win this week, but IF I did win, it goes to #pifc.

Why do you doubt it @freeedomshift? :) That's very generous of you to do!

I doubt it because the subject matters of the posts are not easily appreciated nor pretty to look at.

ahh I see, @freedomshift. I took a couple of days off steemit and am trying to catch up on all of my comments, but now I am very curious to have a look!

Entry #4

Well looks like I flubbed up again. For some reason got all messed up on the dates. I was thinking this was still a few days off. I may still come squealing in with a lat min entry. More likely will put something together for next week. Give me more time to focus on making some visits anyway.

which is it? 😏 😏 Source:

gerund or present participle: squealing
1. make a long, high-pitched cry or noise.
"the girls squealed with delight"
synonyms: screech, scream, shriek, squawk
"a dog squealed"
2. informal
inform on someone to the police or a person in authority.
"she feared they would victimize her for squealing on their pals"
synonyms: inform on, tell tales on;

Guess I should know better than to type out a bantering reply with you lurking about. You never miss a single detail. yet you entirely overlooked the missing e in late?
Anyway the apparently misplaced humor refers to coming to a quick stop. As in putting on the breaks when passing through too quickly.
The e was a far more noteworthy offence.

I did not miss it - I don't pick on everything or I'll be too tired - hehehe ...

Well you should rest up. I got plenty more where that came from. :D

You are right and so am I - because there are different classes of encoding and mine is "Decimal HTML Entity" and yours might be "Apple/iOS Picture" or "Google Android Picture" of the same.


Actually, you might not be wrong (if you were driving a car with a brake problem):

Aug 14, 2012 - So it's going to squeal when you are just driving down the road and when you brake ... A third really common noise you get in brakes is just a squeaking when you stop. ... to lubricate when you are putting in calipers and rotors and so on and so forth. ... Take your car in as soon as you hear any strange noise.


See now we can rest easy. My racing reference has the Google seal of approval.

Yep, I'm back with two another great artists... here's My entry to the "Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 15"


PS: This week I'm willing to sponsor 1 SBI share for the contest.

Entry #6 and listed as a sponsor! Thank you for this.

You're welcome. We don't need no whales. Let's all keep growing together. 😋

nice work, have resteemed - wish I could enter but you will have to raise the rep a little more for me :-)

thanks also to the judges for putting in the time and effort @tryskele , @lynncoyle1, @energyaddict22, & @wolfhart

LOL the rep only applies to the featured post not the one making the entry.
Lord knows you have a lot on your plate and the redfish league is doing great. Man that list has to make one proud.

Thanks for the resteem! The extra exposure always helps.

As already mentioned the rep score is purely about who gets featured, not who enters the contest. Guess I need to reword this as you aren't the first person to get confused by it.

Hey there @paulag :) You can make an entry for sure, but because of your rep, you just can't be featured in someone else's entry :) Now, you'll just have to find another excuse haha Just kidding, you have plenty on your plate, I know!! Your own Leagues are growing like crazy I see!!

Thanks @paulag ... I think you should do an entry, it would help us find some 'fresh meat' LOL Love everyone that joins in each week and puts in that effort. It would be great if we could expand it more. I know you're crazy busy too. The resteem should help out a lot :) .

Because I will be busy with so many contest this week.. LOL (it's only 2 but I need more time to be focus) so I'd like to submit my entry earlier this week, and I hope that @thedarkhorse will make some time to take a look the featured bloggers before you get more busy this week. I hope that our judges will not too busy to choose the winner this week too, have a good time @energyaddict22, @lynncoyle1, @tryskele and @wolfhart. here is my entry Pay It Forward Curation Contest-Week 15 : A Busy Contestant

thanks to the sponsors too... and I'd like to follow @dipoabasch, if It happened that my entry win this week, please use the SBI for @pifc and hope that we will soon have the new host for this contest.

Entry #2

Noted and thank you

I'd like to follow @dipoabasch, if It happened that my entry win this week, please use the SBI for @pifc

I'll match you, if you won.

Again @freedomshift?!!! Hooray :)

You're so kind @freedomshift... I appreciate that. Hope that @pifc will win this week😊

my match is to support and amplify your kindness and generosity and is the least that I can do.

Your generosity is great @cicisaja! I love you two :) I'm getting to the entries first thing tomorrow!

It's nothing @lynncoyle1 if I compare what I'm doing with you and other supporters. I believe that judges will make the best decision and I just wanna help @pifc to power up soon☺

Sounds perfect @cicisaja, just like you from what I see 😅

Happy to see so much financial support for this project after 4 months. The enthusiasm for "paying it forward" in regards to the platform and not only the featured authors is encouraging. Thanks to everyone that continues to #payitforward. Special thanks to @bjgeese for matching my 250 SP delegation. Awesome gesture.

Entry #7

Exciting to see the growth! This is my latest entry after being away for a few weeks

Entry #11

I kept wondering why you weren't posting this week's contest and then ginabot notified me of a mention in a comment here :) I found out she was down for a bit, so hopefully I haven't missed anymore!

I like that you made the cutoff of 55 reputation and that you're only upvoting entries regarding steem-bounty (that might not be new; I may have missed it before :)

I loved last weeks' entries and looking forward to this. 15 weeks and holding!!

GINA was sleeping on the job...can't even count on a bot to work 24/7 these days.

Think 55 is a good number to help open things up a little and increase the quality we see. And I've been doing that for the Bounty for a while now, but I actually also upvote the judges and sponsors comments. They deserve a little something too.

That's why I said that about the bounty because I'd noticed that you did upvote. Thank you for that 😂 I think 55 is good. There were a lot of good entries that came out of last weeks and I'm assuming the reputation change was a big part of it. We'll just have to wait and see what this week brings now.

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You create a bounty by sending any amount of sbd/steem to @steem-bounty together with a post-url in the memo.

How can I earn a bounty Users are then competing for the bounty by writing their answers to the post in comments that will achieve upvotes from the community and especially the bounty creator. The money of the bounty gets distributed to all top level comments of the post at the same time when the post is paid out (7 Days after it was written). How much everyone gets depends on the votes the comments received. The sender of the bounties votes are weighted higher so that she decideds where 80% of the bounty money goes and all other votes determine the rest.

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I like the change. So many fresh newbies are coming in starting at 41 already in less than 2 weeks (CRAZY). I think upping the Rep cap will definitely broaden the field a bit more for everyone. Really excited to see what's in store for us this week.

The first few levels are very easy to fly past. One single post getting a few votes from higher rep people can boost you fast. Once you get around level 45 it starts to slow and then at around 55 it becomes a crawl.

I've noticed LOL. I finally hit 48 at 206 days. I earned it though and that makes me feel good. I knew this was not going to be easy. I enjoy what I do and I think that is what matters most.

I think it is an exponential measure and not linear.

Logarithmic... I'm an idiot, similar but different..

I agree. I had to change my thinking a bit and look at growth differently. It's kind of like losing weight. If you lose inches it's still success :D

yes, it is not linear for sure.

10x per score level is what I've read many places.

That's not very good news. I just hit 45. @tryskele I agree raising the rep cap was a great idea. I am just beginning to go through some of the entries. I never realized so many are reaching the 50+ rep and still not hitting a full 1.00 in votes. Some how I had in in my head that the 50+ folks had it all figured out. I hope @pifc can help bring more attention their way. You just don't get that high without being here and already putting in the time, paying some dues.

I got to rep 50 yesterday on my day 150 and I am just having a clue about how to earn more for each post organically - not using bid-bots. However, it is necessary to use other means such as SBI or @minnowbooster to help increase the earning per post.

My initiative (although not referenced here as to not create any problems with anyone) is certainly a start for newbies to start earning something organically. Y'All are invited to look or join.

Put in the time and pay the dues - here at "pay it forward" - what is that?

yup! - "put in the time and pay the dues" - exactly!

I just mean someone who has been on the platform for a while. They have obviously put in some time to gain a great rep. Just sharing an opinion that it is nice to be able to reward that with a feature.

You got a 27.50% upvote from @ocdb courtesy of @thedarkhorse!

In the point form rules, you still have "any rank" rather than Max 55!

Thanks, fixed.

Yes, I am confirming!!! :).

Amy Honey

I think the reputation lift will definitely be a positive thing. Let's keep this party going! 😃

Odds are we will stick with the change to make finding quality posts easier for everyone.

Quality 👏 content 👏

Everyone has been sent their card for their entries this week. Thank you for supporting this great contest.

Hi, how can I apply for SBI shares contests?
Can someone help? Tried to look for the rules here, but didn't find them. I would apreciate if you could give me a tip or tow. ty comunity

Week 17 just ended, but the next one will launch in about 30 hours.

It will be run on the @pifc account next week so look for it there.

The entire concept is to create a curation post that features 2 steemians who are level 55 or below. You pick a great post and then link to it from your entry post. You then leave a comment on the current weeks contest post linking to your entry. Everyone will be visited by at least myself and 2 other judges, plus there are multiple other people who visit the entries each week and vote on them. It's a great way to meet new people which is critical to long term success on steemit.

While you will earn some from the entry just look at it as giving to some people who aren't earning what they deserve for great posts. More you give the more that tends to come back to you.