Contest: Tell us more about your hometown / Total Prize Pool of: ???
THE CONTEST IS OVER!!!
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WHAT MAKES YOUR HOMETOWN / VILLAGE / CITY UNIQUE?
You know how they say: there is no place like home. Most travelers, including myself, often forget that. We constantly praise the magnificence of far-away lands, go to the other side of the globe in search of ancient wisdom and meaning of life. We look for the plains if we were born in the mountains and look for the mountains if we grew up in the plains. The truth is that every single settlement on planet Earth has stories untold and secret places that are known only by the locals. The time has come to show some respect to your hometown. To finally tell the world about it.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
- Write an article about your hometown, village or the city you were born or the one you live in now.
Keep it simple but informative. You can write about the best places to visit, secret gems known only by the locals, interesting facts about its history, culture, accent specific to that region only, funny stories, your personal recollections, etc. Tell the world what makes your hometown unique. Actually, you can write whatever you want. Improvise. If you decide to boost your article by adding some info or pictures from external sources, don't forget to do proper sourcing! A Youtube video might be a great addition too.
- Share your post on Twitter using hashtag #[your hometown] plus your personal comment and tag @travelfeedio.
- Post the link of your http://travelfeed.io article and the link of your tweet in the comment section under this announcement. Both the article and the comment must be posted using Travelfeed.io.
- [Optional] Consider following travelfeedio and invisusmundi on Twitter.
The article must be posted using http://travelfeed.io!
Both the article and the comment must be posted using travelfeed.io!
At least 450 words in English;
No copyright violations;
Proper sourcing if you are using any media that is not your own;
The featured image must be of your own!
Recommended title format: "What makes [location] unique: [your text here]"
Add the link to this announcement at the end of your post.
Only 1 article may participate in the contest. This time TOP authors will get a huge boost in rewards! Quality is everything!
SO WHAT'S IN THE PRIZE POOL?
The Total Prize Pool for this contest will be 500 HIVE or! 500 STEEM! On the last day of the contest, the cryptocurrency of a higher USD value will be chosen. After receiving their rewards contest participants will be free to choose what to do with their winnings.
The prize pool will be divided among all authors on the 13th of May. How much they get will depend on the quality of their articles. Keep in mind that best pieces Travelfeed.io will be also upvoted by the @travelfeed curation team and pushed to the Trending page.
If I see you put all your heart and soul I may also reward your work by some spontaneous crypto transfers. It will be a bonus to the main prize pool. Things to consider: telling an interesting story rather than describing photos, image quality, simple nice-looking formatting without unnecessary modifications.
WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS CONTEST
The success of the previous contest was incredible. We have never had so many participants before. The hard part was splitting the 500 STEEM prize pool. It is important to mention that a few articles got instant 5 STEEM rewards, but were not eligible for the main prize. Mostly because their entries did not meet all the rules. 500 STEEM pool was distributed between 30 authors. Some of them wrote multiple articles.
I chose the most simple reward distribution method possible. Every article that met all the criteria got from 6 to 10 points. To support quality over quantity 3 best authors were given +20 points each. The total number of points happened to be 338. It means that 1 point = 1.479 STEEM. For example, if the author got 8 points, he/she received 8*1.479=11.834 STEEM. Congratulations to TOP3 authors: @julianhorack (57.70 STEEM), @gabrielatravels (44.38 STEEM), and @conradt (44.38 STEEM).
@koenau (42.89 STEEM) and @irisworld (34,02 STEEM) got more than 10 points for writing multiple articles. This time only 1 article per author may participate in the contest. Make sure you do your best! Other participants who received rewards from the main prize pool were @junebride, @elsiekjay, @seadbeady, @brittandjosie, @yahialababidi, @gooze, @chekohler, @claudio83, @tjasa, @karinxxl, @sanjeevm, @rokhani, @erikah, @travelfury, @mustavi, @alfredmusic, @olivia08, @oivas, @cherylsonty, @jerome256, @hafizullah, @jager567, @sampraise, @dexpartacus.
QUALITY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
Value-adding is the main thing to consider when writing a post for your travel blog. Imagine you are a reader who found your article on the search engine. Is it informative? Is it interesting to read? However, all these things won't matter if the first impression is bad and the reader leaves your page after 3 seconds. I will share 3 great tools to enhance your blog post!
Grammarly - this tool will correct most of your grammar mistakes. They offer a free to download Desktop app but for Travelfeed.io authors, I highly recommend downloading their Chrome/Brave extension. You may also want to watch the Beginner guide.
Hemingway Editor - another powerful tool to enhance your writing. I'm not a native English speaker myself. My sentences are usually long and hard to read. If you use passive voice too often or your text has too many adverbs, Hemingway Editor will help you to fix this. Hemingway Editor app review.
Canva.com - online tool for picture editing. Imagine you took a picture of a beautiful castle and later noticed that the dirty rubbish bin on the corner of the photo ruins the overall picture. In this case please consider trimming it with Canva. Also, if you take pictures with different cameras and their height to width ratios are different, this case Canva may be useful too.
Please remember, that adding 3 good quality pictures to your article is x9 times better than adding 15 average ones. Don't use fancy fonts as they may look nice, but they also make your text super difficult to read. Always consider adding one or two links to other Travelfeed.io posts of the same topic. Youtube videos may be a good addition too. Especially if they are yours.
May the Games Begin!
P. S. If you have questions or need some advice, text me on Twitter.