**CLOSED No New Entries** Week 8 - Pay It Forward Curation Contest

in #payitforward4 years ago (edited)

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The first 7 weeks has led to some amazing talent being featured on the PIF Contest. You willingness to take your personal time to curate others and help them earn more rewards is amazing!

Returning curators make sure to read below for the changes made to the rules this week!! After looking over the ideas that people came up with in my Help post I realized that my idea of making themed weeks wasn't going to work as I envisioned it. So here is what we came up with.

Week 8 Entry Post Format

For week 8 and future weeks you will need a curation style entry that includes 2 High Quality Original Content Blog Posts from Level 50 or Below Bloggers. This part hasn't changed except that you only need 2 of them.

  • Curation Style Post of 2 Bloggers who are posting Quality Original Content
  • Link to 1 recent blog post per featured blogger. 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 Must Be Rank 50 or Lower!
  • You need to comment on this post with a link to your post, this is how I track everything!

Optional: Themed 3rd Featured Blogger

Starting this week there will be a 3rd optional blogger slot for you to feature. This is not required for an official entry and is purely optional if you want to add them.

This week the theme will allow you to Feature:
The Person Who Introduced You to Steemit or Who First Helped You Once on Steemit

This blogger can be Any Reputation Level! So it's just the opportunity for you to showcase someone who has made a difference to your steemit journey. A great way to say thank you to them and write a few nice words.

👉👉Clarification for Quality Required for valid Entry👈👈
We are looking for Quality Original Content. We want to see no less then 200 words of original written content. So a single photo is fine as long as there is 200 words with it.

To make it easy to estimate 200 words figure there needs to be 12 lines of content.

Posts from Parley and dmania are not acceptable.


This week at least 6 winners are going to get a sponsorship for @steembasicincome!
There will be 1 SBI Sponsorship per 8 entries into the contest on a random basis (minimum of 2).
There will be 4 Judges Choice SBI Sponsorships awarded based the quality of the bloggers you feature in the eyes of our Judges, @erodedthoughts, @lynncoyle1, @energyaddict22, & @wolfhart.

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


@steem-bounty of 3 SBD has been created. I will only upvote entries for the Author's 80% of the Bounty. No other comments will be upvoted as the goal is to reward those who enter the contest.

@steem-bounty is run by @knircky and I'd like to ask that you set steem-bounty as a witness. In order to do so you can go to: https://steemit.com/~witnesses and enter the "steem-bounty" account into the text field and click vote.

Contest Date Range

To make sure that there is time for all entries to be viewed and the featured bloggers all get the exposure which this contest is designed to provide we will be only taking entries from Tuesday- Saturday 11:59pm CDT (CDT is Central Daylight Time). Need this time to revolve around my time so I can make changes to the posts at a set time for me, midnight.

If your unsure how CDT converts this link should show you your local time for 11:59pm.

Week 7's Winners Post will be on Wednesday May 23rd 12:01am CST US.
Week 8's Winners Post will be on Wednesday May 30th 12:01am CST US.
Week 9's Contest will start with a post on Tuesday May 29th 12:01am CST US.

** Fair warning I will flag you if you are trying to boost your comment to get more of the bounty. This includes use of paid votes to increase your portion of the community side of the bounty.

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!!

BloggerCuration Entry Post
@imagendevozEntry #1
@reonlouwEntry #2
@revisesociologyEntry #3
@freedomshiftEntry #4
@wholeself-inEntry #5
@honeysimEntry #6
@tryskeleEntry #7
@viking-venturesEntry #8
@angelroEntry #9
@trincowskiEntry #10
@bengyEntry #11
@leeartEntry #12
@backpackingchefEntry #13
@fiberartistsEntry #14
@victorsilabEntry #15

Thanks again for putting this all together. It is one of the most enjoyable things I do on Steemit every week. Good luck to the participants. I'm looking forward to reading some great posts.

Thank you for once again investing your time, votes, and money into helping grow this contest and help the newer members of steemit!

Entry #9

Thanks a lot... and it really made me happy..

Entry #5

Entry #7

Entry #1

@thedarkhorse the link for entry one needs to be fixed it takes you back to this page and not to @imagendevoz's post.

Hi - my entry for this week, get in quick,


May the best non-bots win.

Entry #3

Entry #8

Entry #6

Here I am again with a new entry to this awesome contest: My entry to the "Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 8"

Here we go! Took me quite a long time to find the two. But I had the one optional one in mind for a while!


Hey guys, hope I'm not too late with my entry. I'm glad I can be a part of this. Hopefully my entry is up to scratch :)

Thanks @thedarkhorse and everyone else involved in this great contest!


Entry #13

This is my first entry in your contest. I'm a manual curator so I hope I qualify. This latest post features 5 Steemians under rank of 50. Good luck everyone!

Entry #14.

Hi, my entry this week

Entry #15

Counting the entry as it was in well before the deadline, but I wasn't around to catch the issue with the link.

Thanks. Done. I had some issues in my post

@victorsilab check your links to your featured post

I was a little distracted, I already edited it. thanks you for notice

Thanks for entering and promoting good content post . It means alot to them and makes a difference

Another successful week behind us and I'm sure another one ahead of us :) Looking forward to the entries and thanks @thedarkhorse, as always, for keeping this going. I like the changes we made this week too by the way!

Lovely contesy

@thedarkhorse Thanks so much for featuring @backpackingchef's entry and therefore my blog; it's so great to have support from such an inspiring community so early on in my journey. Thank you and I hope to bring you all some great permaculture insights as my way to #payitforward

Just upvoted all of your posts to help get you started here on steemit. Thank you for stopping by and showing your gratitude. If you join and find some bloggers to feature you will be eligible for the first time entry bonus.

Thank you so much. By joining, you mean if I write a curation post and submit it to your competitions? Sorry I'm new here!

Exactly. We have had some great entries from newer members. You gain exposure to those in the contest & the judges. Plus you are helping other gain exposure. Will be posted the rules for week 9 in about 10 hours from now.

I wish all the participants the best of luck...

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@thedarkhorse not sure if you are aware but the link in entry 1 takes you back to this exact post I am commenting on at the moment

Fixed. Sorry about that.

No need to apologise. Thanks for fixing it.

Firm believer in creating Good Karma. Good Things come to those who First do Good Things for Others. This is copied from your profile and what an excellent and inspiring wordings to ponder about. Kudos @thedarkhorse. Your name shall be not dark horse must be changed to light horse which spreads light to many of your followers.

I wish I could join in this league but yet not sure how to proceed as i feel myself as tiny fish and really feels afraid by seeing you such whales playing freely in this big ocean. The way this contest is formatted also motivates one to bring changes or colors to other steemiens.

I am eight weeks late here with this contest but I strongly believe Better Late Than Never. I wish if I had some power for my voting so that I could do upvote, but there is nil value, so there is no upvote. Sorry

Thanks for providing this wonderful opportunity and Stay Blessed.

Your vote still has value when it's added to a post or comment that will be above the "dust vote" level. Really as a newer member with a small vote it's best used on posts as a few small votes like yours will equal a penny.

As for entering the contest, there are plenty of others that are your level that have entered. Don't ever let your lack of experience stop you from trying something. Worst case you fail and have to try again, but this is how you grow and learn. You can't get better at something without actually doing it. This contest doesn't judge based on your reputation score or voting power, purely on the quality of the blog posts you feature as part of your entry.

Thanks for your information regarding the voting. It is nice to know that ultimately somewhere the non value votes have some credibilty..hehe..

The second part inspiring me a lot. You are true..I should start some where as there is no replacement of experience. Only those who try will learn things. Thank You and will see you in your comment section.

Adding to what @thedarkhorse said @angelro, it dosent matter whether youre a tiny fish like me or a whale like them, what matters is the sincerity at which you put in your writing. Like i said, am a tiny fish like yourself maybe even smaller but that didnt discourage me... I actually thought of it as an opportunity i wouldnt want to miss and so i went to the comments on my posts since i only knew one person with the requirement because i was still fresh. I searched my for genuine and sincere comment and i found my people. After reading their post myself, i was beyond convinced that they were the one for me and i sincerely wrote about them from my heart and their works. I was a nervous wreck untill week 7 winners announcement was posted and i went through it... I was beyond happy to see that i featured as one of the winners. So you see, its not really about been big or small, its about been devoted, consistent,openhearthed and sincere. You should really add your entry to that list...who knows, you might catch the judges fancy.

Thank you dear @cuppcake...It really moved me.I agree cent percent with you and moreover I may know too about what exactly you said and the lightning @thedarkhorse has said in his reply. The essence is if we wouldnt try we wont reach anywhere.

Like that stage fear know...That butterfly moment from the stomach while trying to do something for the first time. may be that is holding me...

but i will and I can...So lets wait and watch...

Thanks a lot and Stay blessed..

I'm still a fairly small fish, nowhere near a whale. Not even a dolphin yet....lol.

Otherwise everything you have written is dead on.

this link to my entry:
please support me. thanks @thedarkhorse, and all stemians.
regards @longberry.


This is not how you enter the contest. You need to read the post which outlines what you are supposed to do. This is a curation contest. Look at any of the other entries and see how they structure their posts. This is about featuring others, not yourself.

Very nice, I'm taking a look at the witnesses' posts right now :D

@knircky is behind the project and well worth giving the vote too!

#RoundTwo for me, be back with my entry for week 8 soon!

Glad you will be back! Liked your entry from last week.

Thanks for the kind words! Looking forward to this week's entries, can't wait to see them.

I think coming down to two is good as it stops overlap and just makes it easier for everyone, also as this thing expands....!

On the overlap thing, I did a quick trawl through my 35-49 rep followers (given the new sorting feature and) - it's amazing/ depressing/ a coincidence how many of those who post anything of substance feature in these leagues.

I'll stick with amazing that we are finding that high of a percentage of the good ones! Also I'm guessing you added a couple from seeing them in these types of contests so that would skew things a little.

I'm ok if someone gets featured again if they have written a great post and still fall under level 50 so don't be excluding purely because someone else featured them at some point.

I would like to participate if I could get internet connection in this week, because sometimes it hard to do so.

Week 7 was wonderful and I am grateful of everyone's efforts. Let's go with week 8 and expose those talented steemians

This is a lovely contest,and i think this will motivate more people to post quality contents on steemit...keep up the good work

its now its more intersting. and i think now i feel more enjoy to write a blog for #payitforward contest.

Happy to hear that you like the changes!

Thanks for this contest. It's a really great initiative to make sure new members won't leave SteemIt as quickly as they joined.

Crypto is a difficult world. Just over the last weeks, two projects I had invested in... collapsed. I might as well had put it all on Steem. Stupid me. 😣

I keep debating moving more of my money into steem from other coins. Each time I debate it Steem seems to jump in price and I decide not to then I wait to long after it comes down as I always think it might go a little lower...lol.

Sorry you dealt with that. Hurts when that happens, but at least you are still here and positive about steem!

Yes, this Crypto world is still a mess. One of the projects collapsed because the team was hacked and someone stole all their ETH and coins of the project. Damn criminals... :-/

These kind of things make me think the Ethereum Network is not that as safe as some preach it. Whenever there's a hack, it seems that an Ethereum token is always the victim.

Now I'm starting to focus on other projects, which aren't Ethereum tokens and have their own blockchains. Aside from STEEM, my favourites are ARK, KMD, AION, ICON, WAN, IOC & SYS.

I'm also focusing on a few currencies, like Dash, Decred and Monero.

As for Ethereum tokens, I'll start thinking a lot more before I invest in them again.

Nice changes...actually wanted to send shoutout to the person who introduced me to steemit seperately in the last contest. Nervous about tomorrow's result tho. Keep up the good work @thedarkhorse, youre really doing good with this contests.

Thanks again for another overview of great posts you guys discovered during week 8.

This is an amazing contest, hope it inspires a lot of steemians and promotes more quality post.
@thedarkhorse thanks for putting all this together, it's been great 👍 .Good luck to all the participants!

Sorry, but you were to late as the cut off was Midnight on Saturday Chicago Time. I'm going to go over and upvote and visit the featured blog posts anyways.

Might suggest using the same 2 people on in about 25 hours when I post Week 9.

oho than i am waiting for week 9

I've just updated my entries with their latest posts. Please check them out through the link below and give them some Steemit community love :)


argghh... I am too late! I have some issue with my browser... just finish it now, but it's okay.. I will wait for the next week contest ;)

Only 1 more day to wait.

I will wait patiently 😂

Ohhhh you were right @thedarkhorse...I love the change....the cut makes it a little bit easier and there is room just in case a blogger captures me at the last moment....nice way to incorporate the theme....thanks man. Way to go.....my week 8 entry is coming soon to a screen near you...hehe

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Thank you so much!!!

Thanks again for putting all this in order. It's one of the nicest things I do in Steemit every week. Good luck to the participants. I am looking forward to reading some good publications.

Is it so hard for you to write something original? You think a spinner hides what you did? You did this hours ago on one of my posts, ironically about givers and takers. You proved your comprehension of the site is not good as on mine the comment you copy pasted was done on a post past payout. You are not worth my downvote as I already don't have enough upvotes for those deserving. But I do wish your karma to find you as you continue shitting on other peoples work and kind gestures.

@energyaddict22, this person copied and spinned your comment here, in the very same thread. Couldn't even up their game to bother stealing it from another thread. If there is anything worse than a thief, it is a stupid one who insults the intelligence of those they prey on.

@rayprado, watch now as I give my friend you stole this comment from an upvote for their original input, before looking through more of the entries to give them their well deserved upvotes.

I just flagged every post and comment he has made since he joined. He's also a plagiarizer. It cost me about $2.00 STU, but it felt good. His Rep is back to 25 from 31.

I had a feeling you might take this route. 😁

I kicked him down to a level 19. Really sick of these asshats using content spinners.

You guys are awesome. If I hadn't already used today's upvote allotment, I would vote all three of ya.

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