Week 11 - Pay It Forward Curation Contest

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Curators it's time to go out and find 2 high quality blog posts from steemians who's reputation score is level 50 or below and the bonus slot this week is 1 comes from an idea that was suggested by @lynncoyle1:

"Perhaps the next themed entry for your contest should revolve around someone who is positive or helps others "

This bonus feature will allow you to be creative and feature anyone that you feel is positive or helps others.

This contest runs until June 16th at Midnight is open to All Reputation Score Steemians to Enter!

New Account!

@pifc account has been created. Everyone should start following @pifc now and if possible please help power up the account. This account will be used to support the contest entries and featured bloggers. More voting power it can grow the more power it will have to help you grow in the future. Please lend a hand when @pifc posts it's Power Up posts over the next few weeks. Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Week 11 Entry Post Format (No Changes)

For week 11 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.

  • 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 (New Theme)

New Theme for the Optional Featured Blogger! This week besides your 2 Mandatory Featured Bloggers the bonus Feature spot will be one that should revolve around someone who is positive or helps others.

My example for this will be @terminallyill who I happened to write about in this week's Pay It Forward Spotlight.

👉👉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.

Prizes: Steem Basic Income

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, @tryskele , @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.

Prizes: Steem-Bounty

@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 10's Winners Post will be on Wednesday June 13th 12:01am CST US.
Week 11's Winners Post will be on Wednesday June 20th 12:01am CST US.
Week 12's Contest will start with a post on Tuesday June 19th 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
@permieemmyEntry #1
@freedomshiftEntry #2
@illusions16Entry #3
@angelroEntry #4
@viking-venturesEntry #5
@dipoabaschEntry #6
@bengyEntry #7
@trincowskiEntry #8
@imagendevozEntry #9
@wanderlassEntry 10
@cicisajaEntry #11

Featured Blogger SBI Share Bonus

The featured bloggers of the Judges Choice winners will all get an SBI share! A total of 8 SBI shares will be awarded to these minnows! Below are the sponsors of this Bonus!

Week 11's SponsorsType of SponsorRecent Post or Discord Room
@dynamicgreentk1 SBI ShareDynamic Steemians Discord
@thehoneys1 SBI ShareTravel with the Honey's: Minneapolis
@bengy1 SBI Share@classical-radio Discord
@andrewharland4 SBI SharesBe a Super Hero Contest
@el-nailul1 SBI ShareWhere I would be within the next 5 years on steemit
@kaliju4 SBD for Upvotes from @zenbotJUST STEEM IT! Podcast with @kaliju and @roundbeargames #1 - HELLO!



It's absolutely wonderful to see all the excitement and enthusiasm that has been generated by the contest. When you first approached me with this a few months ago, I knew it would work out, but I had no idea how well. So much support from so many great people. Glad I am a part of it all. Here's to Week 11. :)

It has grown nicely and the quality of the entries seems to get better each week. Think you can directly see the path of a few of those who enter in the quality of their posts over the last weeks. As people search for quality to feature the quality they produce seems to increase over time.

Thanks for your continued support of the project. I have checked out all of your entries and upvoted them.

Thank you so much :)

hey, don't know if you might be offended if I told you about first time bonus 2.0?

Why would I be offended? I'm new here so any info is so helpful! Thanks @freedomshift

With permission to speak freely ...

hey, if your entry included the #ccc tag (with editing), I'll send you a bonus equal to the first time bonus as a second serving.

This is like first time bonus 2.0 or an invitation to get the first time bonusone more time.

And as with the "first time bonus", discussions should be on the "first time bonus" site.

That's done :)

You are eligible for a share of the first time bonus for this week, week #11:

blogger for the first timeReputation (45 or less) ✓Age (90 days or less) ✓exception grantedeligible for the first time bonus a second-time.
@permieemmy41.4 ✓21 ✓--yes, for using #ccc

@permieemmy - thanks for the upvote, but ...
Please do click on #ccc and read the creed - especially the references and learn about SP, vote value, when to vote and when not to vote. I hope it helps.
All the best!

Entry #4

Thank you for including!

You are eligible for a share of the first time bonus for this week, week #11:

blogger for the first timeReputation (45 or less) ✓Age (90 days or less) ✓exception grantedeligible for the first time bonus a second-time.
@angelro49.6 ✓260--yes, for using #ccc

Its a kind of good news coming in this hour. Thanks a lot.

Have a nice day and stay blessed.

I checked out your submission. I was only able to upvote one of the submissions as the last one is within the 12 hour window and rejects upvotes now. Thank you for your participation in the contest.

Thats Ok, I can understand..and I am really happy that few are interested to go to go to the page and upvote...

Thank you

Great anticipation for the contest, I think. I have to join this contest this week, about the third blogger, shall I post about them before just the way you did, or I just have to find one with that kind of good action?
Thank you

Here is my Entry for this week


Thanks for keep on running this contest @thedarkhorse, I've followed @pifc

Entry #6

Can I suggest you edit your first comment here and put the link there. I almost missed this one.

All right, I will

Just include it as the 3rd blogger in your entry post. I just happened to have written a post that worked highlighting who I would have considered featuring, not expecting people to write that much to feature someone.

Look forward to seeing your entry.

I am upvoting the first level comment, not this comment, because of the distribution of the bounty.

Yes thank you, don't worry about it, Dusty will do it for me😁 if she find my comments were worth to be voted too. I appreciate your attention 👍

haha don't you just love Dusty? :)

I love her so much now, and I am ready to reload my account

Don't let your girl hear you talking like that haha

hey, if you do and also use #ccc, I'll send you a bonus equal to the first time bonus. All the best!

This is like first time bonus 2.0 or an invitation to get the first time bonusone more time.

And as with the "first time bonus", discussions should be on the "first time bonus" site.

Hahahaha... Stop it, Bro. Let's talk about it somewhere else

the first time bonus worked for a while, but since it is a one time bonus, I tried the "hat trick" reward to encourage participation to continue and grow - but it was too complicated, so I stopped it.
I am just trying out creative ways to reward participation in the contest with new ideas for rewards.
Everyone can help promote this contest! many have - by sponsoring SBI. I am just doing my thing to help keep pifc moving and growing (as in my entry - growing the tree) ...

Yes, I appreciate your kindness and support too

You are eligible for a share of the first time bonus for this week, week #11:

blogger for the first timeReputation (45 or less) ✓Age (90 days or less) ✓exception grantedeligible for the first time bonus a second-time.
@dipoabasch42.7 ✓91--yes, for using #ccc

Excellent choices, @dipoabasch! I've voted on your two main candidates! And I'll be following @creslyn from now on!

Thanks for your attention @trincowski, I will do the same to your featured bloggers later, I need more internet quota first 😁. Greetings from Indonesia 👋

Here is my Entry for this week


Look at the list of the supporters, I hope The entry list will be longer than that, now.

Entry #11

Noted 🙂, thank you

You are eligible for a share of the first time bonus for this week, week #11:

blogger for the first timeReputation (45 or less) ✓Age (90 days or less) ✓exception grantedeligible for the first time bonus a second-time.
@cicisaja43 ✓142--yes, for using #ccc

Aahh my stubborn geek friend 🤗

Thank you for your entry

You are most welcome, thanks for your attention 🙂

I will sponsor one more winner @thedarkhorse, please accept my willingness to help this community. Tell me who I have to sponsor when you announce the winner. Thank you

Thank you for your generous support! You will sponsor one of the featured bloggers from the Judges choice awards.

@el-nailul just wanted to thank you for your sponsorship . It means a lot

You are welcome @wolfhart, I am happy to support this community as I could

You are welcome @pifc, I will check the winner when it is announced for sure

Thank you for that @el-nailul! So thoughtful of you :)

No need to thank me, I know you work harder to be a judge @lynncoyle1, together we can grow stronger!

Here's my entry for Pay It Forward Contest Week 11 :-


Thank you @thedarkhorse for this wonderful contest.

Entry #3

I would like to share my happiness with you all for nominating me as one of the blogger by @illusions16, Thank you my friend,

I am absolutely feel honored...

Thank you again and stay blessed

hey, you might want to check with @angelro regarding #ccc ...

All the best!

Here we go again :) I'm glad you made the @pifc too! Are you going to start hosting the contest through that account or keep it on yours? I never thought to ask that on Discord :)

I notice as the weeks go on, the entries get better. Last week was a difficult choice for me; there were so many great posts that I got to see. I'm hoping that more and more people drop their entry link here, but also take the time to visit the others as well. That is what this is all about, isn't it?!

The idea will be to move the contests over to this account. By doing this I can give the posting key to someone else if I need a week break for a vacation or something...might have to lean on the longest standing judge at that point.

But I don't want to do this until there is enough SP in the account to make votes that matter. Figure if we keep all SBD earned from comments and power up posts over a few week period of time we can then lease some delegations.

Also @bjgeese has offered to match 100% of non paid delegations given to this account up to 500sp at no cost. Think of a 100% matching donation basically. His only rule was the delegations can't come from the judges or myself. It needs to be other supporters. This alone would really help boost the account.

I am looking forward to another week with great featured post and supporting their efforts . By supporting them we support the platform and it well being

Here is my entry:

The featured post is old and there is a new post for voting: Handmade Paua Shell Jewellery if you have not been able to vote on the old, and originally featured post: Annapurna Base Camp

Entry #2

@thedarkhorse u forgot something

Thanks for pointing that out

Yep, I hate it when people forget to put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher...

Yep, I hate it when people forget to put their dirty dishes [upvote] in the dishwasher [my comment] ...

😜 😝 😏 😎

I know, it wasn't too subtle... but I couldn't resist deliberately missing the point!

Thank you. I have went and looked at all of your entries. Some really interesting finds. The post by @el-nailul really caught my attention due to the old grave having Baha'i markings on them. I studied their faith some years ago out of curiosity due to some I knew.

Hello there! Here's my entry for this week: My entry to the "Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 11"

Hope you enjoy my chosen candidates. 😊

Hi @trincowski! Thanks again for another entry; I love The Girl with the Pearl Earring and am interested in checking that post out :)

Thanks a lot, Lynn! 😄

Here is my entry for this week:


Now to go and do some SteemCleaner hunting.... mixing up the good (curation) with the bad (plagarisers)...

Entry #7

Entry #5

All good for another share, new account is also followed!

Thank you. Do you use discord much? If so I'm going to message you there with the name for week 10.

Yes, Discord is good for me. You'll find me easily in the group server!

Is it possible to also put a plug for the #classical-music community next to my sponsorship?

@classical-radio and Discord (https://discord.gg/ppVmmgt)

Thanks for the support @bengy :)

Count me in

Thank you for your continued support!


Hello :) This is my entry https://steemit.com/payitforward/@wanderlass/minnow-fridays-10-and-pay-it-forward-week-11-presenting-aiyumi-delishtreats-and-bashadow

This is my 2nd time joining, my first one was week 3 if I recall correctly. But this time I have incorporated it in my Minnow Fridays post :)

Thank you for this contest!

@wanderlass - welcome!

Thank you for the mention! I generally only upvote newbies submitting an entry to #pifc as well as giving the first time bonus based on:

  • rep 45 or lower and
  • age 90 days or less

... but, I am known to make exceptions, and you certainly deserve one.

Entry #10

Thank you so much. I appreciate your time and support on them :)

You are eligible for a share of the first time bonus for this week, week #11:

blogger for the first timeReputation (45 or less) ✓Age (90 days or less) ✓exception grantedeligible for the first time bonus a second-time.

This looks awesome! Thank you again :)

Nice project you got going on here! Will sit down in the eventing and give it a try I guess!

Keep up the good work!

Woow @pifc was needed, you thought beyond @thedarkhorse. I thank the ideas of @lynncoyle1 everyone has that positive person with a will to help on steemit. I can't wait to make my entry!
Thank you #Payitforward

YEAH!! So fun!! I'm so excited for this one because of the 'find someone positive'! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!! YEAH!!!

I have started following @pifc and will be happy to support the account as much as possible.

Thank you! Any and all support is much appreciated.

when you write a small blog we can upvote that too will that not make you grow quicker?

I bought @pifc 10 SBI shares and was waiting until that processed. They are running a little behind as Joe is about to have a baby and been trying to get things ready. It's not a ton, but that extra vote seemed worth waiting for in my mind. Figure that I will do a few posts per week until we get the account powered up.

Buen día amigo, quiero decirte que cuentas conmigo.

@thedarkhorse has set 3.000 SBD bounty on this post! logo_for-light-bg_1000.png
What is a bounty exactly?

A bounty is money sent to a post to be distributed to the users commenting on it. It provides a way to reward users directly and works in addition to the steem/sbd they receive from the blockchain. It works independently of SteemPower.

You create a bounty by sending any amount of sbd/steem to @steem-bounty together with a post-url in the memo.

How can I earn a bounty Users are then competing for the bounty by writing their answers to the post in comments that will achieve upvotes from the community and especially the bounty creator. The money of the bounty gets distributed to all top level comments of the post at the same time when the post is paid out (7 Days after it was written). How much everyone gets depends on the votes the comments received. The sender of the bounties votes are weighted higher so that she decideds where 80% of the bounty money goes and all other votes determine the rest.

@steem-bounty does all of this for you automatically. You can use this service to automatically pay out a challenge, ask a hard question or simply to reward the people that interact with you.

Read more about how it works, even in different languages here.

Excelente, he notado mucho que las entradas son mejores. que feliz me siento por todo esto @thedarkhorse
Feliz tarde...

Great thank again to @freedomshift for choosing me for his entry. I am getting the internet again

Hope I would be able to come up with my entries on time...Time is running fast and as I already done three contests and frankly speaking I have to go back to check how those people are?

Thank you...

Part of why I want to power up the @pifc account (that is it needs upvotes!) is so down the road we can start adopting the newbies who are featured and also the curators and get people up to preset SP amounts.

Goal is to actually create a few accounts for this effort. Those who submit entries will get adopted based on the quality of those they featured as that shows the level of effort put into the contest. They will get upvotes on every post for one week until the following entry. This is assuming they use all earnings to power up.

What we really need are a few delegations from some whales or steemit inc to make this effort happen in a big way. But for right now we will keep self funding with the goal of reaching a point where we are able to achieve the goals.

Might be time for a roadmap type post so people can see the bigger picture.

They will get upvotes on every post for one week until the following entry.

That is a great benefit except for those who do not blog often ...

Can only do so much, can't write their posts for them. To earn on steemit you really do need to be blogging. If not the earning potential goes way down.

Even if they blog 1 or 2 times during the week it will be an extra vote they wouldn't have gotten otherwise. This will be down the road and nothing is finalized so once we get closer to being able to release this we will have some open discussions to allow people to give ideas.

hey, if you do and also use #ccc, I'll send you a bonus equal to the first time bonus. All the best!

This is like first time bonus 2.0 or an invitation to get the first time bonusone more time.

And as with the "first time bonus", discussions should be on the "first time bonus" site.

awesome sharing of share. Great contest

@soumon If it's a "great contest" why not support it with an upvote instead of only voting on your own comment? Do you realized your self vote is doesn't even payout? Steemit erases small votes and makes them a zero payout, they are called Dust Votes.

So to make your vote actually count and to be a much better steemian use your votes to reward others on their posts (not comments) as the payout is cumulative and small votes count on posts if they break the dust threshold.

thanks @thedarkhorse for your advice.
Upvote completed.
You also should do as you say.

Oh I say very clearly in the post that I am only upvoting the entries to the contest as the bounty is here to reward them, donors, and judges. So I am doing exactly as I say. I didn't visit your post, comment, and only upvote myself. That is not considered good behavior and a great way to get yourself flagged on bounty posts.

ok sorry for that.

I was not hanging around waiting for this post to upvote it. I was lucky. I should have my entry in by this afternoon or early tomorrow morning. Have followed the new account as well.

This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.


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