Power Up Half Burn Half 30 Day Challenge - Another Approach to Debt Reduction - #FeelTheBurn

in feeltheburn •  last year


Very few ideas are original. They are usually a "remix" on what has been previously thought about. This is why I first want to let everybody know about 2 very original ideas to solve the debt problem Steemit is facing.

Project #1 - @pipes

Here is the introduction post of @pipes's initiative and how it works

Please consider going to (steemvoter.com) and adding them to your roster of auto-vote.

Project #2 - @richman

Few hours ago, @richman proposed a 30 day powerup challenge. Read more about it here

Please consider participating in the #powerupchallenge tag and to upvote those posts too.

FeelTheBurn Challenge


Now, powering up is great and doesn't add to the load of SBD on the network but it doesn't get rid of the debt issue. We must all lock arm with in order to get the extra SBD in circulation and burn them.

In @timcliff post called SBD Debt Reduction - A Fiscally Conservative View there were discussion to improve the value proposition of promoted content.

But we can't wait for those improvement to roll out. We need a group effort to increase the burn rate of SBD.


Here is the idea, anyone who want to participate simply:

  1. Leave the rewards to Default (50% Steem / 50% SteemPower)
  2. When payout comes in, buy SBD
  3. When you write your next article, you add #FeelTheBurn to the tag
  4. Use the SBD from the previous payout to promote your own post


  1. I've just received the payout of my post about marketing

  2. I bought SBD with the STEEM I've receive from this post => 291.729 STEEM to $59.091 SBD

  3. Once I publish this post, I will promote it with that $59.091

My pledge

I will be tracking people who post under #FeelTheBurn and upvote them manually. My vote when it's at 100% almost give out a $1 currently. That's not much but I hope other people will jump in with me to improve the situation.

Please add at the end something like this:

This post is burning $X of SBD...Feel The Burn!

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Hy @cryptocopus! I don't want you to be mad at me because I will link a post here in my comment. It's from a post I made 3 days ago:
I just want to know that I like your idea and also @richman's idea. Wait, me and he​ have the same idea! :D

Good initiative - I've been doing something similar myself.

I normally convert my liquid rewards to SBD and slowly use them to promote my posts.

I've only ever had to convert to bitcoin a couple of times when I was short on cash (e.g. to pay for hosting Steemithelp or my stock photo bill).

Other than that I also occasionally use them to power up using the internal conversion which I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) also reduces the SBD debt.

The more people we can get using promotion to burn SBD the better.


I like it and now that I understand why is good to promote your content, I will do it too, how many times I can.


Conversion does reduce the debt :)

Your reward for being in Promoted is an upvote and 0.036 SBD extra promotion.
Good job, keep your contents promoted! :)

Also, thanks for the mention. I RS your idea and hope it will be used by others, too. However, even your own contributions are huge helps for burning debt.



I always heard the burn SBD idea but never really got a hang of it till now.

Great initiative.

Awesome job! This will be a huge help!!

Amazing job dear,Great idea to boost and recirculate the system.

nice tag #FeelTheBurn

Great I #FeelTheBurn already...what a great idea. Thanks.

Upvoted! Sorry, I can't do it 50% Steem / 50% SteemPower at the moment, because it would be unfair.... I must power up, from now on for at least a month...
All the best and thanks for all your efforts! Cheers :D
BTW, it's from @thedegensloth originally

Good Job!

Consider chek my Positive chalenge . Sadly i see your post to late but will add this in the next one . I will promote my positive chalenge and burn some SBD also .

When I see "SBD" I think of Starbucks Dollars :d :d :d

I'm new and I don't get it. But I will come back to this when I get my head straight.

New to Steem but definitely want to try out #FeelTheBurn. Already exchanged some BTC to steem from poloniex

Can community initiatives such as this reach the significant number of Steemers to make a dent? That is what I was wondering.


Yes, as long as the network isnt printing new SBD it will :-)

Does need to be the first tag?

I've tried this as well!! sweetness!
I'm feeling the burn, and it's lovely!!

Another good initiative... glad to see all this community involvement!

I guess it also counts as "burning" if we just promote occasional posts (and underappreciated writers), as long as the end result is that Steem Dollars end up in the @null account?

Thanks for sharing,
I like it.

I'm new to this too but basically your saying convert your steem to steem dollars and use your steem dollars to promote your next post?

hi im already in powerupchallenge!!! thank you!!


can i reestem this post;;

i like it

Nice initiative! The only problem with my posts is that my previous post didnot even make 0.01$.

Man, should have kept that SBD, huh. :D

I'd rather convert my SBD to Steem. I can't compete with your power to get my posts promoted enough to earn much back.

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I prepare an article on Metal Scrap recuperation, i' ll follow your advice seems a good advice

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Interesting idea. I am currently half way through my 30 day powerup challenge, once thats done I'm jumping aboard this train!

I will also try this. I admit, I'm in a bad financial shape but for the sake of steemit, I will get involve. Hope I can cope it up. Resteem your post so I wont forget the codes.