Now is the time to step up our effort to help @cefralelo. Her surgery was scheduled for September 7th and got delayed to the 14th! Inflation is real in the country. Please, keep upvoting her posts as much as you can and keep some Steem handy in case she needs some more last minute funds...
I am going to post a fundraising post every day. I know the payout will not be in time, but I have advanced 130 Steem from my own funds already. I will replenish my wallet with the future payouts and am keeping Steem ready in case she needs more. We have come a long way and I want to make sure that this will happen.
A Huge Thank You to All of You That Already Have Taken Action!!!
It really is restoring my faith in humanity to see you all stepping up and helping those in need.
If you are not familiar with our effort, here is the first fundraising post. expired - do not vote on it.
While I was traveling, I found that scheduling the posts in advance really makes my life easier. But I also noticed that the contests at the Freewrite House have gotten a lot quieter since I wasn't announcing and linking them. Ideas? What will make you go and win some SBI at the Freewrite House?
Check out the Freewrite house for new contests.
Recommend Your Favorite Freewrite Poem - still open for a bit.
The Freewrite Poetry Digest will be published today.
What are you waiting for? Rush on over to the Freewrite House!
Watch this space for Freewrite House News!!!!
Prompt: whipping cream
- Set your timer for 5 minutes
- Start writing
- Use the hashtag #freewrite and #freewritepoetry if it turns out to be poetry
- Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)
Copy and paste your URL into the comment section of the prompt post.
If your freewrite turns into a poem, please use in addition to #freewrite also either #freewritepoetry or #freewritepoetrydigest so we can find you!
- Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.
If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.
And @improv's input:
Two things I do a little differently. I just type "timer" into google and it pops up a 5-minute timer. I also type directly into steemit. I also rarely use a photo, don't I? So that's three things.
Please read, comment and vote (if you have voting power) on each others freewrites as much as you can. Especially if you are new to the platform, you will be surprised how many friendships are formed by reading and commenting on each other's work!
Let's Do Community!!!
As many of you know, we have a Spanish speaking Freewrite effort going on. The fearless leader is @latino.romano who is putting a lot of effort into building the Spanish language community. Thank you!!
But that is not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about Venezuela.
If you listen to the news at all, you know that the country is having a lot of difficulties right now - and many are suffering.
I know that we can't change the country or help all that are suffering right now. But we can help our Freewrite Community members - at least a little bit.
Please, upvote the following people as often as you possibly can!
And try to sponsor them into SBI.
We are thinking of doing a collaboration workshop on how to get a manuscript ready for publishing. Let me know if you are interested - both, to either share your expertise and/or to learn...
If you have a business on Steem you want to share, let me know. I will start a dedicated section in the resource portion of the prompt posts.
A Contest I found You Might Want to Enter.
- An easy contest to win SBI. Just leave a comment. It is called: Steem Basic Income 72h Raffle and repeats on a regular basis. Visit @elleok and find the latest raffle.
Contests by our Fellow Freewriters
If you are running a contest let me know, I will list it here 😄
@felt.buzz is hosting an ongoing writing contest on zappl!! If you don't know what that is, here is your chance to learn another application to the blockchain. Please check his profile for the latest contest post.
The Constrained Writing Contest by our fellow freewriter @svashta is on! Check his blog for the latest contest.
Ongoing Contests by supporters of the Freewriters
@deemarshall Artstorm contests
Here is an excellent article explaining how to maximize your vote by @taskmaster4450. It helps you to grow to vote wisely!! And a more recent one
And here is a counter opinion on voting by our freewriter @improv
I know that many of you are very new to the platform and your wallets are pretty empty. Believe me, we all started there!! Here is an excellent article which explains what bandwidth is and why you might have a hard time logging in some days - or posting. Thank you @jrswab for this explanation
There are many contests on Steemit. From art to music to writing and everything in between. Enter as many as you can!! And take advantage of the free money people give away I listed in the money section below.
Spanish Freewrite Initiative
The Daily Prompt is now also being published in Spanish and a Spanish language community is forming.
@latino.romano is the leader of the community and I am sure, he would love for you to stop by and say hello - in any language. If you are bilingual, please feel free to publish you freewrite in both languages and drop the link at both Daily Prompt posts.
Está publicada la versión en español de hoy @latino.romano
A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link
Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.
A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link
@ntowl has started a new business here on Steemit you might be interested in. She is offering editing and formatting services for your posts at a very reasonable price.
If you want your posts to shine, @ntowl can help.
Check out her post here
Our discord channel Isle of Write has workshop rooms for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry where some of the experienced writers might be able to give some tips. Join with this link https://discord.gg/zfXNRnK
If you are ready to get serious about improving your understanding of the English language check out @majes.tytyty blog. He has lots of useful information to understand words and their roots better. If you have questions or need help, leave a comment on his blog.
If you know of other helpful tools or people, please share with us!
There are several people who offer SBD for free on this platform! How great is that!!
Here are a few
- @scrooger has a great "help the minnows" project. It is so easy!! Visit his profile for details.
- @fisheggs - follow this account and you get upvotes at random times.
- @sydesjokes - he rewards his followers with SBD for any kind of interaction with him- comment, vote, resteem.
- @danielsaori - he does a comment contest. A new challenge every week.
- @rexusmo - I think a few of you have started to leave links to your post. Every day, he has a cheering up post. You leave a link to a post you are proud off and you might get a reward. Keep trying!!
- #newbiegames takes you to all kinds of games and competitions @newbiegames
These options cost you a little bit, but your return is manyfold and I highly recommend that you consider them.
@qurator is an initiative to support steemians who post good content. There is an initial sign up fee of 4 Steem. Your account will be checked and if approved, you will make that 4 steem back in the first month through qurator upvotes. Check their account and discord for more details.
@thundercurator is a human resteem and upvote service. Your upvote will always be more than the amount you send to them. Right now, the transfer required is 0.150 and you get at least a 200% upvote. check out their posts for more details.
This is the most comprehensive list of applications on this blockchain I have seen. I highly recommend that you bookmark it!! I also will include it in the growing resource section in the future. Steemit Tools
Remember, we have our own room in the Isle of Write Discord! Join us now!!!
art and flair courtesy of @PegasusPhysics
If you like this and want more people to come out and play - resteem!
Also, I would love it if you all check out each others #freewrite and spread some love :)
Join us for the daily 5 - Minute Freewrite. Check my profile for a new prompt every day.
All images are my own unless otherwise cited.
#SoCalSteemit is building and supporting the Steemit community of Southern California. If you are from SoCal and are into creating quality content here on Steemit, we'd love for you to follow us @SoCalSteemit and join our group on Discord!
Join us at the Freewrite House for fun and games!!! Weekly drawing for SBI memberships and so much more!!
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