September 10 -- Steemit Ramble #119 -- Curating Great Posts for You
If nighttime temperatures get much cooler, I may have to close some windows here at night. Last night it dropped to about 47F, just a tad chilly in here this morning but I’m not putting heat on yet. The cats are finding blankets to sleep under, the wimps.
There have been a few people drop by the Steemit Ramble discord to nominate posts. I’ll be reviewing them and deciding if the post gets included in the Ramble. I appreciate those who nominate other posts they think are quality.
If I don’t include the post, it could still be a quality post to some, just didn’t catch my attention enough to make the Ramble.
Onward to today’s rambling
Support those working to expose abuse, and save the rewards pool!! (Part2) Featuring: @sherlockholmes and @paulag
Excellent interview @inquiringtimes did with @sherlockholmes who focuses on investigating abuse situations here on Steemit. No matter what system is used, someone will find a way to try to exploit it to gain and easy buck or two or three.
People like @sherlockholmes and @paulag (previously interviewed) are working to expose the abusers. In @sherlockholmes case, he presents the facts and lets others do the downvoting, as it does take a village to keep a community functioning. I’ve seen his name mentioned more than once as someone working for the good of Steemit, so he has developed a strong reputation.
If you aren’t using discord, you may want to start soon. There is a growing number of Steem related servers over there and some of them are doing some really interesting things for the STEEM community.
I have been on the Whaleshares server for a while haven’t quite got my head around all that it does. Some of them do take some exploring. This morning I popped in there and happened to see this post. That account will be resteeming contests being sponsored by whaleshares.
I don’t participate in many contests but I know a lot of you do, so there is a way of keeping track of what is running from the whaleshares group.
@paulag is a member who enjoys crunching numbers and looking at stats and has been applying those skills to Steemit. This post takes a look at posting, rewards and commenting stats for the month of August. Interesting reading that will give you a bit of an idea where you fall on the spectrum.
One Of The Most Respected Steemians @lauralemons Is No More - Please think of voiceshares to share your agony before taking an extreme step - Think of us once!!! Let's fight this together!!
@voiceshares follows up on the loss to the platform of @lauralemons by suicide. @voiceshares is letting us know they are there for support and as a place for you to reach out if you’re struggling and finding the darkness moving in.
Still on the topic of suicide, I wrote a post last night about some of my experiences with suicide in my life. If you haven’t seen it, I hope you find something informative from the post.
I’ve often seen the question asked, when is the optimal time to post for voting purposes. @dbdecoy has also crunched some numbers and is sharing them to provide a bit of a guide for good times to post. Interesting reading.
@littlenewthings was invited to witness the unmentionables first raffle drawing. So, since I promoted the raffle in a previous Ramble, here is the result.
This post was nominated by @ajdohmen. Thank you for the nomination.
@fabulousfungi has done a great post here, a nice photo of the subject and a great writeup about morels. Well written.
As I have mentioned before, there are several Steem related discord servers which have formed. Some are doing some great projects. I could almost spend the day jumping between servers but I keep my time a bit more productive at times.
They are a great way to get to know fellow Steemians and even better find some great profiles to follow. This morning I came across a link to one called “thealliance”. I clicked it of course, who doesn’t want a rabbit hole to follow :)
I explored around, but no one seemed to be around until later when @enginewitty asked me to read the new update and comment. Well, my questions were answered and now I’m sharing with you.
This post was also nominated by @ajdohmen. Thank you for the nomination.
WARNING: If you don’t get satire, do not look at this piece.
I don’t get all satire but this one I got and liked. One of the things I like about satire it is ability to afflict the comfortable. That phrase being drawn from a chaplain I respect oft made comment “I have been comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.”
@suicidalviral does an excellent analysis of the perennial children’s favourite “Alice in Wonderland” and why it still is one of the most widely read children’s books 100 years after it was written. Well done.
@jasonshick follows the general pattern of a newbie to Steemit and how they go from the high of being able to make money to post content to the low of giving up. He talks about how you can get past that and stick around on the system. A lot of it is the mindset we approach the platform with.
I haven’t done much moving from place to place during my life. I’m not the restless sort who finds the need to try living some where else nor have I had to move for work.
I can see how it can be difficult to adjust to and fit into a new country. Hell, the few times I did move, I wasn’t crazy on the newness of a new community.@crazybgadventure writes about how to make that transition easier so you actually do feel at home in this new place.
Wrap-up on Day 119
Well, it has been an interesting day roaming around Steemit and the related discords. I visited some different channels to find posts today and was glad I did. Nothing like doing things a wee bit different.
Still Pending Posts
I hope you enjoyed reading my post. Below are the posts still pending payout as of the time of the writing. I invite you to visit the posts and upvote them if you like them:
September 4 -- Steemit Ramble #112 -- Curating Great Posts for You
September 5 -- Steemit Ramble #117 -- Curating Great Posts for You
I Promise I'm Not A Crazy Cat Lady -- Crazy Maybe :)
September 7 -- Steemit Ramble #118 -- Curating Great Posts for You
Suicide is a Truly Dark Dark Place
Supporting and Upvoting
Let’s not forget folks. I’m sharing these posts not only because I like them. I’d really like to see them get support and upvoting.
Nominate Your Favourite Post
With all the chaff that I end up trying to sift through each time I sit down to do the Steemit Ramble, I think it is time to give you dear reader an opportunity to nominate your favourite reads.
As much as you may love your own post, I am really looking for someone else to say, “Hey, I like this post, have a look”. When I post a Steemit Ramble, that is what I’m telling my readers.
Once you’ve shared someone else’s post, you’ll be given access to a channel where you can share your own posts for me to consider them. It’s only fair for you to have the chance.
Please Join the Curation Trail
If you’d like to support the posts I find and upvote while searching for the Ramble shares, please join my Curation Trail on Streemian