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Freedom Challenge #1: What Does Freedom Mean to You? (SBD Payout to Winner)

in freedomchallenge •  8 months ago

Hey friends! I am opening up a new contest themed around freedom. I have been thinking about this for a little while now.

Since I joined steemit, as well as crypto-land in general, I am enjoying seeing a lot of discussions around liberty and freedom. Some are political and revolutionary while others are personal or spiritual.

Freedom is an important topic to me and more so as I age. My own definition of freedom is always evolving and there are many ways to think about it. I thought it would be fun to start a challenge to spur a discussion of freedom so that we can inspire and learn from each other.

So I am thinking if this gets a positive response I'll keep the challenge going regularly, maybe weekly or bimonthly. I will change the prompt with each challenge, while keeping freedom as the overall theme. Any feedback is welcome, especially considering this the first contest I am hosting!

Challenge Prompt

What does freedom mean to you?

Challenge Rules

  • You have one week, until Friday January 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST (UTC -8) to enter this contest.
  • Tag your post with #freedomchallenge so that we can see all the entries in one place
  • Include a link to this post in your contest entry

Winner

I will select and announce one winner for this challenge after the deadline has passed.

Reward

The winner of the contest will receive the full SBD payout this post receives!

Please consider resteeming and upvoting this post so that we can generate more payout for the winner!

With that said I look forward to read/hear/see your thoughts on freedom!

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I'm sure we are going to come up with some great and diverse views. Great idea to bring it all together with a contest. Looking forward to seeing what everyone thinks.
I have actually been writing a piece about how we practice ecoanarchy/freedom so I'll format it to your question and post it soon.
Up,re&followed

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Hi @cardoprimo, I am very much looking forward to your ecoanarchy twist on freedom! Actually it's the first time I heard the word ecoanarchy but I think I fall into that category as well without knowing it :)

I guess I had time right there and then to write! Here it is:

https://steemit.com/freedom/@senorcoconut/what-is-freedom

It took a lot out of me to not go on a really long rant! So I hope the meaning comes through!

Thanks for the opportunity

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I really enjoyed reading your entry. Thanks for joining this challenge @senorcoconut!

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Thak you @sagescrub and you're welcome! Looks like people are really liking the challenge. Good job!

This is something that had also been running around my head of late. I've been procrastinating about writing something, but not known where to start, so thanks for spurring me on. Here's my tuppence worth on it: https://steemit.com/philosophy/@minismallholding/is-freedom-what-we-think-it-is

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Hey @sagescrub ... <3 here's our 1st response .. in the #freedomchallenge. <3

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Alright! You rock @mountainjewel!

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This is awesome! Beautiful words you shared @minismallholding and thanks for joining the #freedomchallenge!

Yey, finally! I am done posting MY ENTRY to this challenge. I really enjoyed making it. To freedom! ^^,

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Woohoo! Thank you @yadah04! Thanks for entering #freedomchallenge!

Awesome dude... Ah, so many contests I want to enter this week. I might have to cencle a couple things to make time for this one for sure @sagescrub.

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Wow I hope you do write about freedom, I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject @senorcoconut!

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Ok... So I finally got some time and your contest is next on my list!

Re-steemed, some of my few followers woild be happy to share their ideas of Freedom!

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Thanks for the support and contribution!!

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You're welcome!

Nice idea for a contest. Let me cogitate on this topic for a while, then I'll do a post.

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Cogitate is one of my favorite words :) I'm looking forward to seeing your entry @cecicastor!

Awesome idea. It will be interesting to hear different interpretations of freedom....resteemed to share and I will be entering for sure!!

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I totally agree! Thank you for the resteem :) I am looking forward to your post & entry @karenfoster :)

Ohh I might join this one - sounds like a prompt that will inspire a wide variety of answers!

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Yeah! I am excited to see what comes out of this. I have to say thank you @kiaraantonoviche because I have learned a lot about hosting contests from your #homesteadingchallenge! I must say your challenges are very well thought out, organised and well presented :)

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Wow thanks! That means a lot to me :)

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You're welcome and thank you!!

also, i want to agree with her ^^ very nic!

exciting @sagescrub... we'll participate for sure!! it's a great question and worth ruminating on to create a well formed opinion. it also gets more important to me as i age, create things on the earth (that people want to tax, etc), and continue to "be bigger than myself" in the world.. it's easy to play it small, but we gotta start thinking beyond ourselves!! resteemed.

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yay! thanks for the resteem :) That's a good point, about thinking beyond ourselves. It can be difficult but admirable, generous and worthy to think beyond our own selves. I look forward to see your entry!

Good work, brother. Man, you've got some great ideas, and this one is stellar. I'm thinking your invitation will get us in the attitude of gratitude, recognizing the broad spectrum of "freedoms" that really exist, and hopefully each of us will see that we are truly free. I'm upping and resteeming.

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@cabelindsay, I am so honored by your kind words. Thank you for the reminder of gratitude and that we are all already free if only we choose to be.

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Aho. I'm with you. Proud of you. Well-said:

We are all already free if only we choose to be.

this is another exciting to see all the entries. and your have a heart of gold givkng away all the sbd to the winner. God Bless

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I wouldn't say heart of gold, but its nice to share :) I am also excited to see some entries!

Nice concept and very controversial topic. Freedom is the goal we all drive to attain - financially, politically, socially and otherwise. Thanks @sagescrup for this great initiative.

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Thank you @kevaton! I agree, we all want freedom, yet we all have our own definition of what that means. Rather than tell people what I think freedom is, I thought its better to ask anyone that's interested so that I can expand my understanding :)

This sounds quite lovely. I am not much into the political battles that go on, but I am all about personal freedom through self-empowerment. Thanks for this. x

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Right on! We all deserve freedom and self empowerment.

Oh.. this is a good one. SO many avenues and ideas can be used.
Definitely going to think on this one...

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I was thinking the same thing about so many possibilities ... :)

Freedom's just another word forrr nothin left to lose🎵 Great idea I'm in!

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Woohoo! Thanks for joining in the fun @bthebest7!

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My entry, did you want them posted here? Sorry I'm new still trying to figure all this out, thanks!

https://steemit.com/freedomchallenge/@bthebest7/what-freedom-means-to-meee

Great contest! I am going to participate ❤❤❤
thinking cap going on 🌺🌱👼

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Yay!! Thanks for joining us in this contest @yogajill! Looking forward to seeing your entry :)

This is such a great idea!! I've been thinking a lot about freedom lately, because I finally found my freedom in my life. I can't wait to share it with you all :)

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Congratulations and good for you!! I am so looking forward to hear about your new found freedom!

I haven't tried many contests yet, but this may be one I will give a try. I have many thoughts on freedom. :) Thanks for stepping up and hosting an event!

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Hi @warpedweaver! I do hope you share some of those thoughts on freedom, I would love to hear about them :)

@sagescrub Who won? When are you going to announce the winner? :)

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Here ya go @thehoneys! I wasn't able to make the announcement right away, family is in town! https://steemit.com/freedomchallenge/@sagescrub/freedom-challenge-1-wrap-up-winner-announced

Okay! My husband and I had a couple day discussion about freedom before finally putting it onto steemit! Thanks for helping us define what it means to us!

https://steemit.com/freedomchallenge/@thehoneys/freedom-challenge-what-does-freedom-mean-to-myself-and-my-husband

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I did just get through enjoying reading your post. I'm glad this spurred a discussion between you two! :) Thanks for contributing and sharing!

It's really great idea for a challenge! I wish I had seen this earlier so I could have time to think about my post. I would love to participate it, but I cant I guess considering it's 6 am in my time right now and I'm really sleepy! More sbd would also be great for the encouragement of others, but the topic is great, so I'm sure good number of people must have joined :) I would love to join in the second one! Good luck to you as a jury
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You still have twelve hours to go! But no worries :) Thanks for your comment and yes I would love to hear your thoughts on freedom in the upcoming contests... there will definitely be more.. keep an eye out for #2 soon!