Week 30 - Pay It Forward Curation Contest

in #payitforward3 years ago (edited)


The Pay It Forward Curation Contest is all about increasing exposure for high quality posts and increase the level of engagement on steemit. You can take part by entering the contest or just helping visit the entries and their featured posts. Everyone chooses their level of involvement and we appreciate the efforts of everyone who helps promote quality content on Steemit.

No changes of note so for the regulars go start curating and those of you who are here for the first time welcome and read below for the rules.

As always check back to this post often and scroll to the end to see a list of this week's curation entries!

How to Enter the Pay It Forward Curation Contest?

To enter the Curation Contest you will find 2 high quality blog posts written by reputation level 55 or lower steemians and then write a curation style blog post like this entry by @viking-ventures from week 16 which won a Judges Choice Award. The idea is to highlight both posts and why you thought they were high quality.

To be clear the Level 55 max is only for the bloggers who are featured, anyone may submit a curation entry.


  • Curation Style Post that highlights your 2 featured blog posts.
  • Link to the high quality blog posts in your curation post. Keep in mind that many will follow this link and upvote so pick a post that isn't close to payout!
  • Include a link to this contest in your entry post
  • The 2 bloggers you curate need to be rank 55 or below
  • You need to comment on this post with a link to your post, this is how we track everything!

👉👉Clarification for Quality Required for valid Entry👈👈
We are looking for Quality Original Content and that post spells out what that means. If you are new please read it.

No less then 200 words of original written content. So a single photo is fine as long as there is 200 words with it. 200 words is about 12 lines of content.

Posts from Parley and dmania are not acceptable.

Contest Date Range

This contest run from Now until Saturday 11/3/18 at 11:59pm CST (USA, Chicago).

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 11/7/18 at 12:01am

Prizes: Steem Basic Income

This week 14 winners are going to get a sponsorship for #steembasicincome!

There will be 2 SBI Sponsorship's purchased on a random basis. Anyone who wins a Judges Choice SBI is excluded from the Random SBI drawing.

There will be 4 Judges Choice Awards based the quality of the blog posts you feature in the eyes of our Judges, @lynncoyle1, @tryskele , @headchange, & @viking-ventures. Each Judges Choice will get 1 SBI share for winning from the Judge that picked them.

All 8 of the featured bloggers from the Judges Choice Winners posts will also get an SBI Share. These shares are purchase by the sponsors listed later in the post.

@steembasicincome is run by @josephsavage and is a great program designed to provide a lifetime income to members who have SBI Shares.

Prizes: Steem-Bounty

@steem-bounty of 2 Steem has been created. We will only upvote entries for the Author's 95% of the Bounty. No other comments will be upvoted as the goal is to reward those who enter the contest.

@steem-bounty is also a witness account and is run by @knircky. To set @steem-bounty as witness you can go to: https://steemit.com/~witnesses and enter the "steem-bounty" account into the text field and click vote.

Sponsors, Visit Them and Upvote Them!!

SponsorsType of Sponsorship
@thehoneys1 SBI Share
@bengy1 SBI Share
@andrewharland4 SBI Shares
@el-nailul2 SBI Shares
@stever821 SBI Share
@thedarkhorse1 SBI Share

Current Entries - Please Visit!!!

This is the real purpose of this contest, visit these posts and help upvote the bloggers featured. This list will be updated as new entries are added. Please check back during the week!!

CuratorEntry #
@aggamunEntry #1
@zorankEntry #2
@pehteemEntry #3
@cicisajaEntry #4
@mmunitedEntry #5
@stever82Entry #6
@marzukieEntry #7
@dipoabaschEntry #8
@trincowskiEntry #9
@brittandjosieEntry #10
@pardinusEntry #11
@bengyEntry #12
@celinavisaezEntry #13
@macooletteEntry #14
@viking-venturesEntry #15
@roleerobEntry #16
@coinsandchainsEntry #17
@matkodurkoEntry #18

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Entry #9

I'm here for this week! Wasn't totally sure if I'd make it.... but my brain is fried, as you can see by the mislabelling of the contest week....


Entry #12

Don't worry last night I thought I made a post, but never hit post...lol. Just posted in a couple minutes ago now after realizing what I did.

Nice trick! Hope you didn't have to rewrite the entire thing..

Luckily it held in the editor.

You should visit a witch. There might be a curse upon you. I almost ruined my lunch while I was listening to the Sinatra cover you featured. 😂😂😂

Ha ha, glad it was interesting to listen to! It's not a curse for me, just lack of brain....

Life "out there" has kept me far too busy over the last little while to contribute to our weekly contest. But, while late, I am getting an entry in for this week:

Entry for Week 30

I leave Saturday morning for a long business trip to Texas, so not sure when I will next be able to post an entry, but I will do what I can!

I appreciate the effort of our community to keep the effort going to find and encourage under-valued Steemians.

In checking out my selections, I think you will agree I found two more this week! 👍

Entry #16

Hope you have a good trip and find some time for fun even though it's a business trip. TX has a lot to see and do....well depending on where in TX.

Thank you @pifc

”Hope you have a good trip and find some time for fun …“

… definitely would benefit from some serious “down time."

I am going to my 2nd international conference of the association I first wrote about in my BBC 2017: Lifetime Memories from IIBA's Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida post. It truly was amazing content and from what I see of the agenda, I expect to have a similar experience this year.

I will be in San Antonio. Years ago (in my “old life”) I traveled in and out of there regularly and always enjoyed the impressive feat of rebuilding the interior of the city along what they call The River Walk. An amazing feat of restoration ...

Very much looking forward to seeing it again, as one evening of networking activity will be held in that part of the city.

It's amazing how many cities revive or at least try to revive around their river walks. It's really a perfect place to center the focus of a rehabilitation effort.

Never been to San Antonio, but it's a place I'd like to visit one day. Make sure to take enough photos to do a post about the river walk.

Yes @pifc ...

"Make sure to take enough photos to do a post about the river walk."

... I'll see if I can manage to do just that. In addition to what ever story and photos I can put together from this trip, I have some fond memories to through into the mix - like watching my first Imax theater movie with my firstborn son there ...

I’ve arrived tonight at my destination – Marriott’s San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Quite a place! The International Institute for Business Analysis puts on their annual international conference in style. Likely to be the last outing like this of my career …

I’ll be less engaged on Steem, as a result, but will do what I can.

Hello there @pifc.. I'm here to help @pehteem, he is running out the rc and he asked me to submit his entry through my comment.

Here it is >> Pehteem's entry post

And.. This is my Entry >> Entry to The Pay it Forward Curation Contest : Week 30

Thanks for the support

Thank you 😊 and Noted

Thank you @pifc, Thank you @cicisaja, at least I learned about what I should do with my limited RC though.. heey, I'm going to have my 1 SBD soon and will do as you said to power up.

There is no need to wait, you can power up even small amounts. You will need to go to market and convert to Steem first...do not use blocktrades as they take a fee for what you can do for free.

Two entries for the price of one. Looks like the sales season has arrived! 😂

Worth it I think 😂😂😂 I'll let him sneakin into my kitchen anytime though and free training fee for newbie on steemit 😂 he messed up his own rc no matter what I say. And that's what neighbour is for 😂

Damn this RC situation. Or should I call it shituation?
I have only tried to make fried bananas once, and the result was horrible. They stuck to the pan and most of it went to the garbage can. Maybe I'll give it another try.

use the traditional way... slice it then dip in a batter and deep fried, you can add any jam as topping, choco milk, chocolate paste, any jam but better with pineapple and strawberry, orange marmalade if you like, cheese. make sure you don't use the full ripe banana. heey... better roast the half ripe plantain well.. if you have charcoal is the better. punch it when it still in its peels and add the cheese or ice cream vanilla... it's fun!!

"dip in a batter"

What an amateur I am. I skipped that step completely. Doh!

here is my entry for this week Entry to the Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 30

so glad that I have good friend on steemit, so I will never get bored to run out my rc on commenting too, Thank you @pifc

Loved your first choice: @taifavre! I'll be following her. Thanks for your entry!

Entry #8

¡Hola a todos!
Mi entrada, espero estar a tiempo, ya son 4 dias sin internet.

Lovely choices!

Entry #13

Entry #6

What a couple of interesting choices. A PIFC entry ... with the Halloween Theme all over it. Well done!

This is my entry: https://steemit.com/payitforward/@mmunited/my-entry-for-pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-30-b73aa6316f757est

This week I make a post earlier. I like my bloggers very much.

Entry #10

Finally visited your entry. Now, time for another break. 😉

Entry #11

Nice post, well done. 😃

Entry #17, glad to have you back

Hey theree! So here's my this weeks entry!


It features a travel post with only 4 cents as a rewards! And also our member @cicisaja 's post ;)

Entry #18

That's a very good choice. 😉

Week 30 WOW!! and some new faces lately I LOVE IT. Not that I don't love everyone else too. You guys have been doing a great job. When we have to hold discussions, it's always a good thing. Keep up the great work and don't forget ....spread the word!!

I'd like to see you enter - with some Celtic bloggers... Maybe next week?

I'd have to ask permission. I'm thinking because you're challenging me @thedarkhorse might not have an issue LOL. I have been on the lookout though. I have come across 1 and she's no longer around :( You have 'special' privileges LOL

Maybe because I have entered every PIFC contest to date. :-)
I didn't want to give up my perfect record.

I would count a Breton or a Basque as well..., you know... If I find a Celt, I'll feature them - just for you, okay? :-p

So nice to see some new people here this week!

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Will make up for missing last week with the best unnoticed posts! :D

are you busy @matkodurko? Now I see who's missing on last week

Hah, well I'd lie if I'd say I was busy and didn't have time to post pifc submission. I wanted to do it yesterday but realized my late September vlog has to be uploaded already since the winter is here and I dont want to upload sunny days in December haha :D sooo posted that one....and I don't post twice a day since it's too much time...soo yeah, skipped last week, will be back this week tho! :D

No worries on skipping a week. When I was participating, I had to to do the same thing for another group so it made it easier. I did like @bengy does, I kept a list of people to visit and 'check out' and back in those olden days....we has 3 entries LOL sorry for being silly :P but when we first stated it was up to 45 and 3 features. I'm very happy we've changed the rules

The only thing minimal in here is your comment. 😂

LOL...are you trolling the troll??

Eheheh. Yes, I was. Just having a little fun. No harm done. 😉

I love it. I admit I do it sometimes too. I've trolled @cheetah. I know I shouldn't do that one, but it has the flaw that it doesn't see it's the same person.