My Entry for the Pay-it-Forward Curation Contest - Week 52

in payitforward •  2 months ago  (edited)

First of all: this contest by @pifc is available for anyone to join until midnight Saturday: https://steemit.com/payitforward/@pifc/1-year-anniversary-week-52-pay-it-forward-curation-contest. The rules this week are to feature someone you have featured before ... since I just got on board last week, allow me to present you with MORE great content from .... (drumroll, please) ...

Selection 1: @grandiosae
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@grandiosae/gather-enough-make-this-gold-a-5-minutes-freewrite

This poem was DEEP, so deep I had to read it a few times, and the more I read it, the deeper it got. At first I thought it was a poem JUST about how we put so much focus on gathering material things and neglect the true wealth in life -- health, family, and spiritual connections. I was given this impression by the very first stanza, a poetic summary of the parable of the rich fool of the Bible, who delighted in all he had laid up, only to be told by God that he would have to give an account for his bankrupt SOUL that very night because he would die and leave all the material goods to others! That's where this poem STARTS! There is a massive plot twist in it too -- I NEVER would have guessed where this poem ends up, although I overlooked an equally massive visual clue because I was so drawn into the first stanza of the poem! 'Nuff said! Check it out for yourself!

And, a new blogger to feature (since the one I featured before doesn't have 200 words this time... waaaaaaah!):

Selection 2: @conscmovement
https://steemit.com/health/@conscmovement/4hjndf-my-6-biggest-fears-as-a-first-time-backpacker

I love journey stories -- both what the journey is and the journey behind the journey! Thus, this backpacker's honest exposition about his deepest fears about backpacking really intrigued me. There are some things you would expect -- the challenges of traveling to foreign countries and entrusting one's life to strangers, for example. There are bunch of things you wouldn't expect, like the effect this kind of journey has on those you care about and want to have care about you back at home. This honest account will resonate with anyone that is on a significant journey in their lives ... backpack optional!

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What a nice review you made for both posts. It really makes me want to go and read them :) (and I will ;) )

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Thank you ... I am working hard to get the hang of this whole thing, and so I pick articles that I like and can write about enthusiastically! You're going to enjoy both articles, I'm sure!

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Yes, I did indeed! :D
I have the same strategy in picking posts like yours :)

Thank you for entering our (PIFC’s) 🎂 one year anniversary 🎂 contest @deeanndmathews! While I don’t know if I will have time to comment on them, I did want you to know I visited and supported your selections.

All the best to you and yours, for an even better tomorrow, as we head into our 2nd year! 👍

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Thank you -- I appreciate that and I'm sure they do too!

Thank you for your entry. I especially love the backpacker. I've supported both of your bloggers.

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You're welcome and thank you -- I learned how to write good reviews by using your posts as a model!

Yes, the backpacker story was a cut above. His honesty about the total impact of his journey resonates in a lot of ways.

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I am pleased you found my posts useful in that way. I have added a new feature to mine in also including the current (at time of posting) value of the post. This is in case they get picked up by Curie or some other good curation group. :-)

Also, the code for making your links look nice and tidy...
[ title of link ]( url of link )
I had to add spaces to make this display, so just take those out and it should work for you. :-)

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Thank you -- I am still trying to get the hang of Markdown, so that little piece pulled out about links is very helpful!

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I'm so glad you found that useful as well. :)


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Thank you for your entry. Both of your bloggers have been upvoted and your entry for Curation Contest:Week 52 is confirmed.

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Thank you!