Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 3 - CLOSED See Week 4

in payitforward •  last year
Here a Minnow, there a minnow, everywhere a minnow! We all started as minnows and it takes hard work and a little help from others who curated our works to help us grow. Now it's time to Pay It Forward!


Week 2 was a great success! Number of entries increased and everyone has been great about supporting the contest with upvotes, resteems, and even promoting the post in their discord groups! You are all amazing and thank you very much for making this contest a success.

Winners will be announced tomorrow! Watch for the post.



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This curation contest is open to everyone and runs for 1 week ending at post payout! The main focus is to help smaller members gain extra visibility and rewards for their efforts.

This contest is evolving and because of the great feedback everyone has provided in your comments, on discord, and even in your posts we are making a couple changes to help make this contest easier for smaller members to participate. We are also adding a little skill into the reward mix with MORE winners awarded!

Week 3 Overview & Rules - CHANGES MADE!

This contest is truly here to help gain exposure for posts that deserve more of the reward pool then they are currently getting. Curate bloggers who clearly put effort into their posts and deserve to get more attention and votes.

Your Entry will be a single Curation Post that highlights 3 other bloggers and link to 1 of their posts. This is your opportunity to share why we should visit these bloggers and what drew your attention to them.

You will be writing 1 post in which you talk about the 3 bloggers and one of their most recent posts. Below is what is required to be in the post.

  • A review of the blogger and 1 of their most recent posts, link to the post
  • Explain why this blogger was chosen and a summary of their post
  • Make sure to upvote and commented on the post you link to for each of these bloggers
  • Your post should also link to this post showing you are part of this weeks contest.

Big Change #1 this week!

This week we are going to try something a little different. Want to change things up a little each week to hopefully keep the contest fresh and entertaining.

The 3 bloggers you curate Must Be Rank 50 or Lower! Your reputation score doesn't matter, everyone has the same rules this week.

Requirements

Only 2 things are required for a valid entry:

  • Use the tag #payitforward on your entry post
  • Comment below with a link to your entry you are entered.

Optional, but we could use your Help!

Please help us spread the word and help keep this contest growing!! ways you can help; upvote to this post, resteem this post, and let others know about the contest. Also Consider tagging some other members in your entry to help draw attention to the contest.

Prizes (Big Change #2, 1 Prize Pool & More Prizes!)

Each week at least 4 winners are going to get a sponsorship for @steembasicincome which means a lifetime of votes on future posts from @steembasicincome.
  • There will be 1 SBI Sponsorship per 8 entries into the contest on a random basis (minimum of 2).
  • NEW There will be 2 Judges Choice SBI Sponsorships awarded based the quality of the bloggers you feature in the eyes of our Judges, @lynncoyle1 & @energyaddict22.

There are no longer 2 different prize pools

Judges

@lynncoyle1, @energyaddict22, and @thedarkhorse. If you have questions feel free to ask below or reach out to me on discord and my # is 6765.

Bonus - Steem-Bounty

@steem-bounty of 3 SBD has been created. Each entry will get part of the Bounty! See my Review of Steem-Bounty to learn more about the program.

** Fair warning spammers I have no problem flagging you if you are trying to boost your comment to get more of the bounty.



Next week I will post the winners of this week's contest on Wednesday April 25th CST US.

Next Week's Contest will start with a post on Tuesday April 24th CST US around the same time as this post.



If anything isn't clear please ask for clarification. This will help me make the rules a little more clear for next week. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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
@viking-venturesEntry #1
@psionic-tremorsEntry #2
@ridoykhan22Entry #3
@leeartEntry #4
@bengyEntry #5
@freedomshiftEntry #6
@udywriterEntry #7
@elsiekjayEntry #8
@iexploreEntry #9
@fitinfunEntry #10
@djoiEntry #11
@wolfhartEntry #12
@bashadowEntry #13
@josephlacsamanaEntry #14
@tryskeleEntry #15
@digitalmindEntry #16
@reonlouwEntry #17
@mtnmeadowmommaEntry #18
@vipnataEntry #19
@bananamemosEntry #20
@victorsilabEntry #21
@magicalmoonlightEntry #22
@trincowskiEntry #23
@ecidEntry #24
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Thanks again for doing this contest. It is one of the best things that I participate in on Steemit now and purely my pleasure to be a judge and contribute to it. Just a reminder to those that participate - I will upvote your contest post and every one of your featured authors so let's see even more participants this week!

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This is a very worthwhile contest to be involved in; I agree! Glad to be partnered with such an awesome judge too ;)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.127 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.061 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.067 SBD from the community!

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Entry #10

If you could make sure to put a direct link to one of the blog posts for each blogger next week that would be great. Idea being to really help one post & increases likelihood of people actually visiting IMO.

Leaving my mistake, but lining it out.

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I have one link for each! Let me know if I'm not doing it right.

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Yup, I need some sleep. Sorry about that. You do have links and I just missed them.

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My mom just woke me up to see this post lol. Now she will help me get mine done. I have my people picked out!

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.137 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.091 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.046 SBD from the community!

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This is so cool! Thank you very much :)

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Hooray!! You did it :) I'm so glad you are participating and I'm looking forward to reading your post :)

Hello. Here my post to the contest . Thank for let me participate. Please, let me know if i committed a mistake. Bye

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Entry #21

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Great to see your post in Pay It Forward, @victorsilab! :-) I visited the 3 blogs and gave them an upvote (and your post too).

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Thank :)

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Thank you for your entry @victorsilab! I'm looking forward to reading it:)

Pay it forward entry #3

https://steemit.com/payitforward/@wolfhart/my-entry-for-week-3-pay-it-forward-curation-contest

my entries are all sailors and sailing Blogs . A little change . being more specific to a catagory

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Entry #12.

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That IS a good idea, wolfhart. I accidentally ended up with 2 bloggers from South Africa, and wondered if I was on a roll with that, when an Aussie popped in.

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It amazes me on how many people from all over and different interest come together here .

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Yes, I agree. One of the beauties of the Steemit platform.

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Congratulations for entering @wolfhart and what a cool idea to choose based on a sailing theme! Looking forward to reading your post :)

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It has a really big following on youtube . here not so much . I did not realize how small it was . So it's an area that has huge upswing potential for the platform .

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Oh that's awesome. I'm playing "catch-up" today, so I'll have a look at it tomorrow :)

Good thinking buddy!

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Thanks for the entry @reonlouw!

@thedarkhorse thank you for initiated this contest.
I like to thank @elsiekjay and @wolfhart to this contest as they have encouraged me to do so

The link below is my entry
https://steemit.com/payitforward/@digitalmind/my-pay-it-forward-curation-contest-entry-for-week-3

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Entry #16 - Thank you for your entry.

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Very Pleased to see you taking part in this amazing opportunity.
I hope it was an eye opener for you as it was for me. Commented,Upvoted on your submissions.
Best of luck!

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Way to go @digitalmind! Looking forward to reading it :)

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yes... I need to be more active in contest though
thanks for your support
Cheers

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.098 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.073 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.025 SBD from the community!

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Entry #20

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Thanks for the entry @bananamemos! Nice work :)

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Thanks! :-)

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Entry #19

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Looking forward to reading your entry @vipnata :)

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thank you very much @lynncoyle1

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Entry #18

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Thank you for the entry @mtnmeadowmomma!

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You're welcome! Thank you all for the hard work to make this both fun and a success!

thanks a lot for arrange this great contest. waiting for see the winners..:)

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Entry #15

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Thank you for entering @tryskele :)

This contest pushes me to make a research and to do an effort and that's what I love about this contest! Hahaha!

Pay it Forward Contest Week 3 Entry by josephlacsamana

permission to use your Logo Mr. @thedarkhorse

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Entry #14

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I'm so glad you entered this contest @josephlacsamana :)

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Thank you so much. Sorry for late reply. I'm waiting for your review on my latest payitforward :D

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Gosh did I miss yours?? I'm so sorry if I did!

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No problem :) I understand :))

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Thank you! Contrary to popular belief, I am human after all haha

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No problem haha. Anyway I want you to know that we already have this -> STEEMED PHISH is an anti-phishing a chrome extension that will WARN you If you are being LURED into a FAKE STEEMIT website.

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Good to know..thanks!!

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.093 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.073 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.020 SBD from the community!

Okay I have selected my three to do a quick little profile on. Here is the link to my entry.

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Entry #13, lucky number ;)

I will have to go back to your entry post and visit everyone later tonight but wanted to get you listed at the bottom of the post with the other entries. We are starting to see people visiting each others posts and giving some upvotes!!! If you have time please do the same and lets really make this contest help everyone involved.

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13 is a somewhat lucky number, and it is one of my favorite numbers. And I most likely will run through a lot of the post, and catch the ones I have not voted on already., along with a few votes to the posters.

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So glad you entered @bashadow :)

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I enjoyed it, right up my alley, help a few new users. Help a few older users at the same time, win win.

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Exactly! You can't go wrong with something like this :)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.093 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.073 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.021 SBD from the community!

Thank you @thedarkhorse for this amazing opportunity. It is probably one of the best contests I have seen around and my first at best.
I love the message and concept behind it and it would be an honor to be surrounded by such noble minds as yourself and your team.
It is motivating to see people who are supportive of the platform and people who are willing to make a positive impact. Indeed they were right when they say be the change you want to see in the world.
Here's My Entry for the Pay it Forward Curation Contest-Week 3

Lookimg forward to reading everyone's entry tomorrow.

Here's to many more. Cheers
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Entry #8

Thank you very much for that. It's always nice to hear that others appreciate the efforts you are making. Hope that we can grow this contest and help more steemians each week.

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My pleasure really. Nothing is impossible, just keep doimg what you are doing.

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What a beautiful comment @elsiekjay! I can see how @sherbanu is so affected by you :)

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Thank you so much honey. I try to write from my heart and give my most honest opinion even though it has landed me in abit of trouble afew times, I just feel lifes to short to say and do things that you don't truly mean.

As for @Sherbanu, she's just an amazing person. It's people like her who are determined to conqur all odds that make the life we live worth while, on my low days I just need to hop on her blog and feel challenged & re-charged😅

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You are hard to forget. I will never forget you @lynncoyle1, your story left a really huge mark in me.

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Awww thank you @elsiekjay! If you are in a position to love, then do so with your whole being...that's the kind of "mark" I want to leave on you and everyone else here for that matter. Thank you again for saying such a kind thing!

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.109 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.091 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.018 SBD from the community!

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Entry #23

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So glad you entered this contest @trincowski :)

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Entry #11 - All featured bloggers have been upvoted.

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Congratulations on your entry @djoi! I look forward to reading your post :)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.092 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.073 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.019 SBD from the community!

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Entry #3

Note there was a little confusion with this entry, but I'm considering it valid for this week.

Everyone make sure your entries are of Level 50 and below reputation score steemians who a producing quality content. Goal is to highlight smaller/newer members that deserve a little boost to their great works.

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thank you very much @thedarkhorse . next time my entry must be correct .. thanks again

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We all make mistakes and they should just be treated as an opportunity to learn. This one doesn't hurt anything and you did a great job on featuring 3 steemians...even if they are big names...lol.

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then i am ready for week 3 contest

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would the little fish stand a chance against the enormous whales? hmmm ...

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Congratulations for entering such a great contest @ridoykhan22 :) I look forward to reading your entry!

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thank you very much dear friend

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Entry #4

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Congratulations for entering such a fine contest @leeart!

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Thank you for this opportunity of helping others. I tried mentioning steemians in my previous posts but this has a far bigger reach for more visibility.

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I agree, and I think it will continue to get bigger...and you get to be a part of that!! :)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.107 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.091 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.016 SBD from the community!

My entry for Week 3. ART, HEALTH, FOOD

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Entry #9

All featured bloggers have been upvoted. Thanks for your entry!

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Thank you for supporting these Steemians! :)

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So glad that you entered again this week @iexplore :) Can't wait to read who you chose!

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Hey @lynncoyle1! There have been some good ones featured this week!! :)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.112 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.097 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.015 SBD from the community!

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Entry #22

All featured bloggers were upvoted.

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Thanks for entering @magicalmoonlight :)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.084 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.073 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.011 SBD from the community!

This is my entry for this week, all of them I have come across during my time building the Classical music community!

https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-3-entry

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Entry #5

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Way to jump in again this week @bengy and I'm curious to see your choices :)

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This is great way for me to search around a bit more and then make a note of good bloggers that have popped up during the week!

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It sure is, but not many take the selfless time like you do to find them :) Congratulations for that!

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.105 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.091 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.015 SBD from the community!

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Entry #6

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@thedarkhorse - I have just seen the comment by @leeart that we have featured the same steemian in our entries and since his entry is #4 and mine #6, I am willing to replace her if that is required or decided. Please let me know.

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It's not needed to change anything IMO. You curated who you like and so did they. You are each reaching a different audience with your followers and except for a few of us that visit all the entries I doubt that many people will notice this.

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Thanks for clearing it up :)

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So glad you entered this week again @freedomshift and for the record, I think it's awesome that you and @leeart chose the same person in your entries! It just makes me all the more curious to go have a look and find out why :)

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I wanted to do so the previous night, last Tuesday, but thought I was not able to do so because of my lower reputation score.
Then, I tried to reach out on the discord chat:
https://discordapp.com/channels/430403593590407178/430403593590407180

freedomshift - Last Wednesday at 9:58 AM
can someone reach out to and perhaps feature this one for the contest (I have lower reputation score):
https://steemit.com/writing/@julimattos/the-real-reason-why-i-joined-steemit-monthversary-on-steemit
@julimattos is exceptional and accomplished so much in such a short time

freedomshift - Last Wednesday at 10:02 AM
nm - the rule is changed :nerd:

I was just glad that the rules have been changed to allow her to be featured in my entry.

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If you leave a message in Discord, you need to "tag" us in it; I went and had a look and saw your question, but you only said "thedarkhorse" and not "@thedarkhorse". If you tag someone, then @ginabot notifies us (or steemworld.org does the same), so we can then come there and respond.

If you don't know what either of those are, please ask me, because they are both very necessary tools to have at your disposal, in my humble opinion ;)

Anyway, I'm glad it got sorted out in the end!!

It's funny because I curate for @asapers and saw that exact same post of hers too :)

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I was in a hurry ...
and, I am still relatively new ...
;-)

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Oh please don't take what I said as criticism, I was trying to help you. @ginabot is amazing, if you don't have her yet. She notifies you whenever your name is mentioned on Discord or steemit. Actually @energyaddict22 did a post on it about 10 days ago; check it out, you won't regret it :)

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Gina works for Discord too??? No way! I gotta check that out. BTW I found this comment because you said @ginabot and I got a notification based on my preferences :)

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Yes, whenever your name is mentioned, it's highlighted in brown!

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Thanks for this - @ginabot and https://steemworld.org/:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@energyaddict22/steemit-essentials-the-sexiest-bot-on-the-internet

I am putting the url here to make it easy to find it again.

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Perfect! Thank you for doing that @freedomshift :)

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She deserves the attention. She posts interesting photos and blogs. I want to enter again but I am slacking in hunting new ones :D

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Ah sometimes we all need a little break! There's always next week too :)

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Congratulations! Your submission earned you 0.105 SBD from this bounty. You have received 0.091 SBD from the creator of the bounty and 0.014 SBD from the community!

Hi @lynncoyle1, @energyaddict22 and @thedarkhorse.

Thank you for including me with Entry #21

Participate in this contest is a huge Lifeguard for all new users like me (participants and 3 bloggers), because provides to all newbies the oportunity to show the way we see the life. But, there is another important thing, the fact that not only focuses on give us some visibility, the contest promote the creation of quality content. Is a win win.

Maybe i am wrong, but is significant to a new user, view a comment in your newbie post with a postulation to a contest of quiality content. More when you have a lot of replies in your post, and the 80% is about promos and "follow me and I follow you".

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Glad to hear that you enjoyed doing the contest and hope that you keep it up each week. With the growth of this contest and the positive feedback we are getting my plan is to keep it going for some time.

Feel like we can build a strong little community of like minded #payitforward thinking steemians that will all be able to help each other grow. We can learn from each other and support each other.

More when you have a lot of replies in your post, and the 80% is about promos and "follow me and I follow you".

The spammers and scammers...they never seem to die off. A major game of whack a mole. Anyone that says follow me and I'll follow you is someone you shouldn't bother following. Only follow those that create good content that is of interest to you. To many of those that use the follow me approach are building up a massive account to try and profit from selling resteems.

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I am so glad that you find this contest helpful and also worthwhile! It is wonderful to help and support people here and watch them flourish and grow. That's why I love this contest so much and am honored that @thedarkhorse asked me to be a part of it. It is based on generosity and a pay it forward attitude; two lives that I live my real life like as well!

Thank you for your kind comment here; it is much appreciated!

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Thank you for the entry @udywriter; I'm interested in reading who you chose to feature!

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Entry #2 - All those you featured have been upvoted as has your entry post! Great Job finding 3 Intro Posts to feature!!!

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Hooray! You entered again @psionic-tremors:) I look forward to reading your choices!

Here is my entry for this week - featuring this awesome artist - and two photographers!

https://steemit.com/payitforward/@viking-ventures/my-entry-for-the-pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-3

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Entry #1

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BTW, I love the rule changes for this week!

(And it seems I'm the first entry... lol - this is such a fun contest that I saw no point in putting it off!)