Introducing CycleFeed: Curation Project For Cyclists By Cyclists

in introduceyourself •  10 months ago

Welcome to the @CycleFeed introduction! - Oil your chain, adjust your saddle and hop on board. This is a project to support our fellow cyclists across the Steemit platform.

We are a project supported by @TravelFeed and spearheaded by @mrprofessor, @twowheeledmonkey and @robmolecule, with the special collaboration of @amikphoto (art and logos), the cycling community and friends.


Logo art by @amikphoto.

Being traveling cyclists, @mrprofessor, @twowheeledmonkey and @robmolecule have started discussing the importance of supporting the cycling community. It all started after having observed the amazing work done by @TravelFeed, who have done something similar for the travel community on Steemit. This opened a healthy discussion with the cyclists to address what could be done.

THE PROBLEM

The daily growth of the cycling community on this platform opened our eyes to the important role the bicycle has in the lives of people all around the world - it's a clean method of transportation, great exercise and can bring awesome people together. On top of that, we want to spread the benefits of cycling and strengthen the community. We figured that the best way to do so, is by supporting each other.

But How? Over time, Steemit has had amazing projects supporting the cycling community such as @thankyoubicycle. They were doing extensive curation work highlighting the Bicycle world. Unfortunately, the project slowly faded away over time.

We also have the cyclist @robmolecule, who is bravely curating cyclists across Steemit. But he's alone on the task and we'd love to incorporate him into the project, in order to help him reach a wider audience. (Thank you for your amazing effort Rob!)

Without having a project backing our niche, many cyclists seem lost in the sea of posts; some use the #cycling, #cycling4steemit, #bicycle or even the #travel and #adventure tags. Some of us, who explore the traveling side of the bicycle, are able to use the tag #travelfeed, but that is limited for travelers, excluding those who are professional competitors, commuters, people who like to share their daily trainings and so on.

This sheer amount of tags is not only separating us into small groups, but makes it hard to find good cycling content,  adding confusion and frustration to new users who might be already overwhelmed by Steemit.

SUPPORTING THE CYCLING BLOGGERS

In order to address the problems, we want to unite all the cyclists on Steemit and build a project to help curate cycling content. This will support new and existing users on Steemit to get recognition for their talent and hard work. 

INTRODUCING CYCLEFEED

Now @CycleFeed is born - a creation of @mrprofessor, @twowheeledmonkey and @robmolecule with full advice and support from @TravelFeed’s team.

We plan to support all posts related to cycling in general. We propose the use of the tag #cyclefeed. It will now be easier to find your cycling text, blogs, videos, photos; increasing your chance to be seen on the busy Steemit platform.

THE CURATION INITIATIVE

Under the name @CycleFeed, we'll resteem and upvote the best content each day, starting with one for now, increasing the amount in accordance with our available Voting Power.

To achieve that, it'll be of great importance to build a solid curation trail. Even the smallest supporter will have huge impact on this project. We also plan to expand our curation contribution over time by featuring selected posts in different categories (still under development) and with challenges that will be presented weekly on @CycleFeed.

All our daily resteems and Weekly Round-up posts will be fully backed by @TravelFeed, conferring a considerable reward for those who produce original and interesting content.

THE FUTURE

We aim to build a solid curation project with credibility and influence, to attract people interested in delegating power to the cause. This way we’ll be able to spread the Bicycle word to a greater audience, which will benefit those who are willing to take Steemit seriously and encourage others to give it a try.

For our mission, we want the project to be a community work and not a centralized project; all the earnings from @CycleFeed for now will be converted into Steem Power and the earnings distributed to those creating amazing content.

PARTICIPATE ON @CycleFeed

  1. Follow and upvote @CycleFeed
  2. Follow our curation trail on Steemauto or delegate Steem Power: Check out our tutorial!
  3. Use the tag #cyclefeed in your posts: Check out the requirements!

Join our sub-group on the Steemit Travellers on Discord!

With over 500 members already on the Steemit Travellers Discord, it is an excellent place to meet other travelers and chat about traveling! Now you are also presented with the Cycling sub-group, that has been created just for you, the Cyclist. The server is also the place where you can ask all your questions about CycleFeed.

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Thank you @steemsociety, those are indeed important steps and we'll follow them to the letter.

Very excited to be a part of this! I'll get to have my next post tagged with #cyclefeed!

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Same here! The sad part is that I can't go cycling because I'm still weak from being sick crying

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Haha, I haven't been feeling well after my trip and have to take it easy as well. I still have 2 days from the ride to post about.

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Thank you a lot @robmolecule, without you and @twowheeledmonkey we wouldn't be able to build this. It'll be hard work, but it'll be worth it.

Thank you for building this platform @cyclefeed! (Cheers, @robmolecule and @twowheeledmonkey, and also to @mrprofessor, though we haven't had any interaction.)
You're followed, upvoted (these couple of posts, that is), and I've got your banner and links saved into the list of supported communities I put at the end of each of my posts. Incidentally, I've also got somewhere around 102.046 SP lying around to delegate to a community just like yours! I'll be happy to tag my bike-related posts with #cyclefeed, and posts those links in the discord channel. Unfortunately I won't be doing much reading at the moment (other than the occasional catch-up), but once I'm back in the usual online routine, I'll be active.
Thanks again!

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That's absolutely lovely @stortebeker!

Your support not only means a lot to our project, but it also shows how incredible people can be and how much we can achieve together, as a community.

We've read your journeys on a bike and we'll keep an eye open for upcoming adventures, let's spread the bike word across Steemit. Wohoo!

In the name of the team, I @mrprofessor, wish you a great weekend. Waiting until you get back to the usual online routine so we can chat on Discord.

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Thanks, @mrprofessor! I'm honored to contribute. The usual online routine may have to wait till the end of the year, but before that I'll have my great bike trip down the US West coast (Port Angeles to Los Angeles), which I will be excited to post about.

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That's amazing @stortebeker, we at @cyclefeed are all bike travellers too!

@twowheeledmonkey is away from the project at the moment because he's travelling by bike across the Himalayans and @robmolecule is usually travelling too, he lives in the US.

We are super curious to see your planning and bike trip.

Great initiative! I think @holm will be interested in that :)

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Thank you @phortun, we are glad and excited with the project. We need to spread the bike word to the Steemit and get people into riding bicycles. Your support is much appreaciated!

wow finally! I have been waiting for something like that, love you!

Thank you & have a nice sunday :)

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Hello there @biketube, thank you a lot for the support!

We're happy to help our fellow cyclists, just make sure you follow the requirements for the tag and we'll be there for you.

Wish you a happy sunday and don't forget to keep the pedals spinning.

Nice

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Thank you @tochukwutokeys

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Awesome effort guys... wish you EVERY success. Xxx Resteemed for you.

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ty on the Resteemed. :) am following up whit a resteem to.

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Amazing support @riverflows, thank you for the warming welcome. Now it's our duty to get you on a bicycle Haha

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Thank you @partiko.

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Thanks for the welcome @tuanis!

Hi @cyclefeed, welcome to the world of curation! You may be interested in the new MAP Trail, with a focus on supporting curators, and especially this post. Thanks! Look forward to seeing your posts, and shall add you to the MAP Trail once I feature one of them.

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Hello @rycharde, thank you for the comment and advice!

We're still fine tuning the details and working a lot on the project, but we'll for sure check the MAP trail.

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That's great, just follow my @accelerator posts. When you're ready, I shall add you to our MAP Trail for free upvotes. Then look out for a weekly contest to distribute some delegated SP (from my limited supply!)


This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.
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Thank you a lot for the vote of support @c-squared, it means a lot for us!

Thank you for mentioning our little project, which is unfortunately halted at the moment. We hope that one day we will be back.

In meantime, best we can do is to help this fine project you started, and we will do our best. For the start, Thank You Bicycle will follow your curation trail with 100% vote. We hope it will make more cyclist share their amazing stories.

All the best and see you around :)

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Thank you so much for the support @thankyoubicycle! Your words means a lot for us.

I'd like to tell you that, since we've started with the idea, we always wished that the Thank You Bicycle project would come back, the job you were doing was great. Let's hope that we'll be able to work together one day - all for the same cause.

Your project is halted, but don't forget do keep the pedals spinning!

very nice..like my name say am in the the cycling, not so much here on steemit but in real life. am going to do my best to help this. thumbs up

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Hello there @norwegianbikeman, thanks a lot for the warming welcome! Guess now you have a good excuse to post your bicycle stories/trainings, we are curious to read.