Join My First Steem Challenge/Contest: Your 2017 Top 5 (And Win SBDs)

in my2017top5 •  9 months ago

Post about your 5 favorite posts you made from 2017 and enter this contest to win some SBDs.

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You can treat this as both a challenge and a contest. The challenge part is just to look back on your posts of 2017 on the steem blockchain and select your personal top 5. It doesn't have to be your most successful posts or the ones with the highest payouts, number of votes or comments. I want to see the 5 posts you are most happy with and the ones that you want other people to check out.

In an ecosystem where content is relevant for 7 days tops, it's a way to look back and reflect on your own achievements from last year and hopefully get some rewards from people that are happy to go back and read some high quality content from you that they wouldn't have read otherwise.

All you have to do to participate in the challenge is make a post about it, use the tag #my2017top5 and nominate 5 other steemians to participate - people that you know have high quality content the people would be happy to revisit.

The Contest (and how to win some SBDs)

To give this challenge a push and a higher chance to spread, I decided to make a little contest for people to participate in. The reward pool for the contest will be 60% of the SBDs made by this post and will be split evenly between 1, 2 or 3 participants, depending on the turnout. I'm going to be the judge of who has made the best #my2017top5 post, deserving of a reward. I'm might favor high quality posts that did not receive too much recognition when they were originally posted.

Here's what you need to do to enter:

  1. Make a #my2017top5 post with your 5 best posts of 2017.
  2. Upvote this post.
  3. Resteem this post.
  4. Make a comment here with a link to your post.
  5. Your post must include 5 nominations.

Besides the rewards for the winner(s) that are going to be paid out after this posts receives its payout, I'll try to resteem good entires while the contest is active.


You don't have to participate in the contest to participate in the challenge and you can participate in the challenge after the contest has finished. The contest is meant to be a bonus and an initial push for the challenge.


My Personal 2017 Top 5

I discovered the steem blockchain and steemit in May 2017, so like many people out there, I haven't yet celebrated my first anniversary on the platform. Still, I think I have selected 5 posts from my first six months on the platform that I'm relatively happy with and I hope people would enjoy reading or rereading.

1. Are Colors Universal? How Colors Differ in Different Languages

Our brains differentiate between the colors we are used to automatically and with ease. Most of the time color seems like a clearly defined quality of the objects we are looking at. But it turns out that the distinctions between colors are very often quite arbitrary and dependent on culture.

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2. The Pinocchio Paradox and Possibility, Objectivity and Truth

If Pinocchio would utter the statement "My nose is going to grow now", it is going to cause a paradox. That's a pretty straight-forward paradox that you have probably heard of. If the statement is true, his nose shouldn't grow, but if his nose wouldn't grow than the statement would be false. If the statement is false, his nose should grow, but if his nose would grow, the statement would be true. But what does this really tell us?

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3. What did dinosaurs sound like?

We've all heard dinosaurs roar in all kinds of movies, TV shows and cartoons, but the question is if that has anything to do with reality?

And the short answer is most probably not.

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4. The two simple questions that made me a vegetarian (neither about health)

Years ago, I used to be an avid meat-eater and I was relatively unapologetic about it even when vegetarians and vegans presented cogent arguments on why it's wrong to eat meat. I had cynically accepted the suffering and death animals go through as a fact of life.

Luckily, I ended up asking myself two very simple questions.

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5. What makes spicy food spicy? And why is it spicy on the way out too?

As I am a self-proclaimed spicy food enthusiast, I've somehow learned to really love the sensation of scorching heat inside my mouth while I'm eating. Of course, I'm not that big a fan of the heat of it on the way out.

But why is hot food actually hot? Is it really changing the temperature of the inside of my mouth and of my you-know-what?
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A Little Markdown Help If You Need It

The way I've styled my posts with markdown and a hint of html above might not be anything special and I'm sure there are a lot of people on here who can do much better. But I also know there are people still struggling with this type of things, so I'm going to share the simple codes I used, so you don't have to worry about a template.

## NUMBER. POST TITLE
<div class="pull-left"><img src="IMAGE_LINK" /></div>

A PARAGRAPH OR TWO FROM THE POST 

[[Read Full Post]](POST_LINK)
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And if you think this challenge is a good idea, please include a few words about it at the end and don't forget to nominate five steemians who you'd like to participate.


I nominate @mattclarke, @dragosroua, @mobbs, @kus-knee and @deirdyweirdy - I hope you guys like the idea and decide to make a post with your best posts from 2017, I have no doubt you have great ones to share!


Fell free to use the gif below for your post using this code:

<center>https://steemitimages.com/DQmbPdgX6Z42NqefbjPyKdkn8ZnbHbAB4XNhFuNrqk7WkAE/my2017top5.gif</center>


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https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@madwallace/my2017top5

So all the 5 steps are done!! make me rich or die tryin :P have a happy 2018!! Wish you the best!

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Great! Thank you for your entry! :)

OOOHH I really like your #4 =). Did you make the switch to being vegan yet?

Thank you for doing this challenge, I think it's a great idea! Here's my contribution:
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@evecab/my-top-5-2017-posts-challenge

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Thank you for participating! I'm ashamed to say I'm not yet vegan, still eating some cheese and eggs.

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Cheese? Oh no no no......what happened to the nooch? Horrible?

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Cheese is horrible indeed from a moral standpoint. The nooch is great, a bit hard to get, but I like it a lot. I was honest with the "ashamed" wording. I know what's right, but still allow habit and ease to take the better of me...

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cheese is the hardest to give up for me too...i wish we had some good vegan cheese here but unfortunately we don't. I'm trying to do without, but also eat it every once in a blue moon when it''s served on pizza for example. I always feel horrible afterwards. Eggs are OK I think, as long as the chickens live in good conditions

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You might want to look into what @deirdyweirdy has suggested here, it's what she's talking about here and it's great!

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ok will check it out =) Thanks!

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I wouldn't feel ashamed. Really. Ditching meat is a huge step and I have nothing but admiration for anyone sacrificing their own comforts for the sake of another, be it human or animal. Good on ya I say!...

Glad you like the nooch. Shame it's so hard to get. Dublin used to be a real backwater where you could get nothing but we're oh so cosmopolitan now we have nooch dealers on every corner!

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I do feel ashamed about it as kicking meat was actually easier than I expected and I did it a long time ago now. It's high time for the next step in my evolution, but I've been putting it off for selfish reasons and that's why I feel a bit bad about it.

I'm sure I'll eventually find an online shop here that sells it at a reasonable price and doesn't take ages to deliver. For now, Bulgaria is by no means vegan-friendly most of the time, but you could see some progress even here. ;)

Thank you @rocking-dave's#my2017top5 for thia contest,it would help to give more projections to the posts. Heres my link to my entry
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@elizabethscarlet/my-2017-top5-posts-challenge-contest

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Thank you for your participation! :)

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Thank you,i hope my posts are interesting

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Thank you for your entry. You are the first one so far to use my template :)

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Your template looked way cooler. At least I learned something new from this contest. How to format some of my posts

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Well, that's our first official entry that not only completes the challenge, but also qualifies for the competition! Thank you! :)

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also I never heard this and it made me think how cool an idea someone super smart thought of "If Pinocchio would utter the statement "My nose is going to grow now", it is going to cause a paradox. If the statement is true, his nose shouldn't grow, but if his nose wouldn't grow than the statement would be false. If the statement is false, his nose should grow, but if his nose would grow, the statement would be true."

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If I remember correctly, the Pinocchio Paradox was though up by a 11-your-old girl! :) But it's a version of the liar paradox that has been around for ages. Still, very interesting to think about. I remember having a lot of fun writing this post back in my early steem days :P

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Oh yea I think you used the link from the article above that the one about colors on that one check it when you click it.

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Thanks. The links are correct, it's just that the link is under the paragraph from the article.

I have joined the contest and i have norminated 5 people. Below is the link to my contest

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@utomobong/my-best-posts-for-2017

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Thank you for your entry! :)

Hi @rocking-dave. What a great challenge/competition, thanks for setting this up! Here is my entry of the 5 best bits of 2017 from my Scuba Scribe blog:

https://steemit.com/blog/@raj808/2017-a-year-in-review-mermaids-mountains-and-carrion-crows

Thanks 🙂

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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  • I've just re-steemed this post just in the nick of time. lol don't know why I forgot before but it's done now :-)
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To be honest, I hadn't actually noticed and had already counted your entry as valid. I'm sure it was an honest mistake on both our ends so no worries ;)

An honor to be able to follow this contest with you, please come to my post:

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@musarhan/my-2017-top-5-from-bireuen-to-the-world

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Thank you for your participation! :)

Cool idea

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Thanks! I hope you are considering participating. I see you have a lot of sciency posts to choose from ;)

THIS IS MY ENTRY TO THIS AMAZING CONTEST

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@sistem/my-2017-top-5-posts

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Thank you for your entry! :)

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@enajo/my-best-posts-for-2017

All the steps are done.
Thanks for this great opportunity.

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Thank you for your entry! :)

I already know exactly what posts im gonna do and who I'm gonna nominate

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That's awesome! Thank you so much for accepting the nomination! Can't wait for your post!

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Thank you for getting in on the action! ;)

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I'm happy you decided to participate! :)

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yeah thanks...

This is a great idea for a challenge. There are certainly many posts deserving of another crack of the whip, and although mine are not amongst them, I'll happily give it a whirl.

hello @rocking-dave
I really admire and commend you for a wonderful initiative you brought up. It is no doubt a good move in the right direction that is aimed at providing us a moment of reflection on our past works. This will surely encourage many to step up their game in the new year 2018. Salute!

Here is my entry post to your challenge with I gladly accept.
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@kingsolo/my-2017-top-five-posts-a-reflection-of-the-journey-so-far

i hope you enjoy reading it. Cheers.

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Thank you for the kind words and for your entry! :)

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@aristokratos/my-2017-top-five-posts

Thank you @rocking-dave for this opportunity to share our works, I'm grateful.

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Thank you for deciding to participate! :)

Hi,bro. Happy new year. You did not nominate your long time friend, but I will join anyway. Nice one,bro.

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Great to hear! I can't and shouldn't nominate everybody, but everybody is certainly more than welcome to join in on the fun! :) Looking forward to you 2017 top 5 post! :)

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Thank you for your entry! :)

Am glad I was nominated for this challenge. Thanks for the opportunity....... Here's my entry
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@funshel/my-2017-top-5

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Thank you for your entry! :)

nice bookmarked. i will drop my links later

Thank you for such opportunity to win and also to share my work on steemit

Really grateful, @rocking-dave, for the chance to revisit older work and share these reflections on Immigration, Inspiration, Fiction, Sex & Birds: https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@yahialababidi/my-2017-top-5-posts-immigration-inspiration-fiction-sex-and-birds I do hope that you enjoy the read, Yahia

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Thank you for your entry! :)

Thank you very much sir @rocking-dave for this great opportunity. Here is my entry, hope you love it
https://busy.org/my2017top5/@nexrules/my-best-posts-of-2017-b0aaa271b3e9c

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Thank you for participating! :)

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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Thank you. 😊

Nice contest but not for we new steemit. Hope next time i will participate.

Thanks for making this possible,, a few sbd can go a long way so its great to see you giving back to the community

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Thanks, it's a pleasure to do so! It's actually the people that are upvoting this post that are donating the prize for the competition.

This is a great challenge.

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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Thanks :D I hope you like it

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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kudos to you for coming up with this post @rocking-dave! here is the link to my entry by the way:

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@andywong31/my-participation-to-rocking-dave-challenge

thank you and more power! :)

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Thank you for your entry! :) I'm glad you liked the idea! :)

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yeah i really like the idea! normally i dont join contest often here, this is actually my second contest to join ever since i got here! kudos to you bro for coming up with this idea! :)

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I'm glad you think so and thank you for the support! I appreciate it! :)

I love this contest, and I didn't hesitate in adding my entry.

HERE ARE MY TOP 5 POSTS IN 2017

FEEL FREE TO CHECK IT OUT

@greatness97 shared this link.
I just started, but I love this one.
Hope to participate in your next contest that would involve me.

Upvoted and resteemed

Your challenge was added to Steemit Contest Compilation (08.01-14.01): Win free SBD and STEEM for current week.

Thank you @rocking-dave for giving Steemians (especially minnows) a chance to get free SBD.

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Thanks! Useful post! :)

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Thank you for your entry! :) Just don't forget to fix the tag ;)

Just saw this was started by you. I will edit my post later to credit you and everything I am our atm :D

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Do not worry about that one bit ;)

here is my entry for the best 5 posts In 2017...
thanks for the opportunity to share this
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@ungest/my-personal-5-best-posts-for-2017

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Thank you for joining in! :)

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thanks for the opportunity

Damn...just realized I wasn't following you. Oops! I am now.

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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It is a pleasure for me to join!

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Please note that you have not completed steps 2 and 3 so for now your entry does not qualify for the contest. Still, thank you for completing the challenge! :)

thanks for sharing

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Thank you for your entry! :)

Done, done, done and done! :D
Amazing idea for a challenge/contest, @rocking-dave! :D
Long time no see, though. I'm very happy I stumbled upon one of your posts again :D

Here's my favorite 5 posts of 2017;
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@svashta/2017-recap-my-5-favorite-posts

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Long time, no see for real! I'm very happy to get your entry. We do have some unfinished projects that I dropped the ball on last year. My apologies! Let me finish with this time consuming contest and I'll talk to you on the chat!

I'm very happy to see an entry from you, mate!

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Sounds awesome! :D I'll be happy just hearing from you again :P

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Same here! :) I've been meaning to get in touch again, but this week started of stronger than expected. I was sure I was going to get about 10 to 12 entries tops :P

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Expect the unexpected, friend. haha :p
I mean, you did write down "nominate 5 people"... WHAT DID YOU EXPECT would happen hahha :D

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I was not really sure if I wanted to really include that part but decided to do it.

Oh, I expected most of the people nominated to brush it off and not do it ;) Also I got a lot of organic participation from people that were not nominated - way more than I expected. But that's great of course. There are also a lot of nice entries.

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well to be fair, you did offer SBD for posts they (we) have already written :P How does one turn down such an offer? :p

But yeah, it's always awesome to be surprised in a positive way :D Though it does mean more work for you, e-he-he :p

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Shoot should have read the comments before I put you down for nomination :)

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Thank you for your participation, but the link to your post doesn't work, the links in your post do not work and you haven't nominated anybody.

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How to get links to my posts running
Do I have to nominate someone?

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You have to copy the links properly and to check that they are correct. If you haven't made enough friends here yet, I don't think you should nominate strangers despite the fact that nominations are a requirement for participation in the contest.

If you want your entry to be good, you should add a lot more to it than just fixing the links, but I don't think it will be worth your time so long after you have made the original post.

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Thanks for information
I'll definitely do it

@rocking-dave i had fun putting my post together, thanks for the opportunity. Here's my entry https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@vheobong/my-2017-top-5posts-challenge-contest

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I'm glad you enjoyed the process of participation! :)

Saya meyukai postingan ini

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Thank you for participating in the challenge. You haven't yet completed all the steps to be eligible to participate in the contest.

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Yap. I missed something. Done editing it. Thanks :)

Very cool thing you did here @rocking-dave!!! Looks like it's going well so far too! Thank you for that. I love it!!!!

Here's my entry
Click Here Please

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Thank you for joining in the fun! :)

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Welcome welcome... thanks for making the fun

Awesome contest! :D
My entry: https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@kristyglas/my-top-5-posts-from-2017
Your dinosaur post is fascinating, I have never even considered the possibility that they might have not roared :D
Looking forward to more unusual posts like that one xD

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Thank you for your entry! I'm glad you enjoyed the Dinosaur post as it went completely unnoticed when I first posted it. I'm sure everybody has good content from the past that they can breathe new life into and that's why I decided to create this challenge.

Oh, this is so much fun! Thank you for hosting this, I had a great time looking through this. This is my post entry!

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@freedompoint/my-personal-2017-top-5-posts-contest-and-challenge

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Thank you for joining in the fun then! I'm glad you are enjoying it! :)

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@hethur240/rockingdave-s-my2017top5-contest-and-challenge

This is a pretty fun contest! I liked going back through this last year of posts and seeing where I began. We have all come so far! I started out with only one or two photos with only one or two words. No information. No real theme or personality to my posts. Now I'm more comfortable just talking on here and have found the homesteading community of SteemIt to be most warm and welcoming. In short, SteemIt has changed my life and this contest was perfect for reminding me of that. Thank you.

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Thank you for your entry! It's always interesting to look back on what we were long ago. And now when we are posting on the blockchain, all of that is here to stay for a very long time to come. ;)

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@adejoke16/my-2017-top-5-posts

Here is mine. Thank you for organizing this. You are amazing.

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Please note that you have not completed all the steps to qualify for the contest!

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Oh really, thank you for notifying me.

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Thank you for your entry. I don't know what the gif has to do with it but it surely looks cool. Did you make it?

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Thanks. No I did not make it :) I just liked it :D

Thanks for hosting this contest/challenge! Here is my entry.

That bit of code for the text wrap around the photo was a big help. I tried doing it before but something went wrong with my post.

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Oh, I'm really glad you feel you learned something from your participation! That is even better. This type of code can work for both left and right, you just switch out the word in the div tag.

Thank you for your entry! :)

Thanks for initiating this contest. It makes us look back on what we have accomplished this past year!
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@cecicastor/my-personal-2017-top-5-posts-contest-and-challenge-hosted-by-rocking-dave

What an awesome idea - love it! Here's my entry:
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@honeydue/my-2017-top-5-posts

I think it's a great idea. I have trouble navigating any of these steemit instructions. Some of you are so good at this, you assume we understand things that we don't. But we will keep trying. @rogerdeaton top 5 2017

hey! we were nominated by @senorcoconut ... we haven't followed you before @rocking-dave, but we are now!
Thanks for holding this contest. It's good to get some old posts some love!!

Here's ours! Thanks <3

Talking about the 7day ecosystem:
I cannot upvote this post anymore T_T
But anyways, great challenge @rocking-dave! Resteemed!
And here is my entry:
https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@w0olf/my-top-5-posts-from-2017

Have a wonderful day and a great year 2018! :D

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Thank you and same to you! Yes, the post is too old to be voted on now which means the contest is closed now.

Still, thank you for completing the challenge! :)

Hey, this is such a wonderful idea and a great challenge. It's a shame that I came across it only about 2 hours back. Anyways, I just finished writing about my 5 post from 2017 and here it is :

https://steemit.com/my2017top5/@hungry-nomad/throwback-time-5-posts-from-2017

Hope fellow steemians will find time to read it. Once again, @rocking-dave kudos on coming up with this contest :)