My Entry for the Pay-it-Forward Curation Contest - Week 49

in pifc •  2 months ago 

I love finding new under-valued Steemians and this contest is a great excuse to find fabulous bloggers whose post aren't getting the attention they deserve. In case you aren't aware, the Pay It Forward Curation Contest is a weekly challenge from @pifc to find bloggers to promote.

If you want to know some of the things I look for when curating for Pay-it-Forward, please check out this article on How to Get Curated.

Here are this week's selections - reputation 55 or under.

Selection #1 - @aloha-creations (rep 54)

DIY. Polymer clay stitch earrings
I've been following this blogger for ages, so I was really surprised when I realized I haven't featured her before! She does such awesome jewelry and this is one example.

Not only does she show us her great creations, but she shows us how she makes them, step-by-step. I'm going to try to get my kids to follow her example...

At the time of posting, this post had an expected value of 0.47 STU.

Selection #2 - @dvotravels (rep 37)

David who?! Thats right! I am David, traveler from Switzerland
Here's a great intro post from a traveler who is taking a trip from Argentina to San Francisco and plans to share his amazing photography along the way.
So far, from the pictures already on his blog, I think we're in for a real treat!

At the time of posting, this post was valued at 0.67 STU.

Flash-Back of the Week

This has proven fun - and is not meant to be part of the contest, just a fun extra. This week, I look back at:

Week 8 - @zanoni (now rep 60)

B&W 7pushups77days Friday Weekend coming soon, keep on with your pushups for our ...

Tom was one of the first people I met on Steem and was very friendly from the outset. He took a break from Steem for awhile, but I'm pleased that he's back and blogging daily. This time, he's shared with us one of his fitness challenge videos.

These are my selections for this week. Please visit them and give them some love - even if you don't have voting power to spare, a kind word can make all the difference!

Note: All images remain property of the original poster. I've only used their locations.

Previous weeks

(Please consider entering this contest! If you no longer want to be tagged, let me know and I'll take the @ sign off it. People in bold have been active within the past month.* Designates someone involved with PIFC within the past month.)

1@neilur, @changingworld & @trincowski*2@jandroh, @jabre & @potato-potato
3@gmlgang, @mikefromtheuk & @efim-off4@steemminder, @liquidpoopcorn & @tomlabe
5@unknovvn, @akash789 & @artofchi6@cosmodeluzgd, @frank-cris & @zorank*
7@chuchoafonso, @marcocarrasquel & @nightcreature8@juanfb, @saffana & @zanoni
9@francismoure, @miguelbarreto & @lynncoyle1*10@kurodevs & @fearless97
11@roger5120, @ana0918 & @lymepoet12@tdas0 & @matthewthonyit
13@zaimrofiqi, @pejugold & @marleyn14@edouard & @moderndayhippie
15@elmicta & @anyisol16@rahulk200013 & @kweenbrand
17@napeng & @buddin218@dollarsandsense & @maxijgcomm
19@deltasteem & @badriadi8320@k9world & @luisdraw
21@norwegianbikeman, @iwansunarya & @rierie.marie22@kimbygrr & @elelobos
23@shaheerbari & @avizor24@wilnonis & @zyzymena
25@vishalsingh4997 & @abduljalil.mbo26@zlata777 & @alexisdauliac
27@jasmink & @tatdt28@cendrinemedia & @jbreheny
29@drahries & @sjarvie530@lightcaptured & @bankiezn
31@anyaehrim & @nowargraffitis32@inu-jim & @wandairawan
33@bettyd & @alesstorrb34@tomatom & @mdf-365
35@beforeyoupack & @ilsaione36@sabrip & @joshman
37@nayita238 & @joshuaslane38@ciudadanoglobal & @littlemix
39@virtualvictual & @amethystmidnight40@iiegon & @silenteyes
41@jamerussell & @medro-martin42@superchaoman & @carloscaat
43@ewefirst & @fionasfavourites44@harmonyval & @juliocesardraw
45@aliciasteyn & @ajorundon46@goat-girlz & @lphnfotografia
47@bo-sirithip & @gertu48@becks723 & @aaronkroeblinger

Running totals: 58 out of 102 featured bloggers are still active = 56% (updated through week 45)

My personal observations - if you want to stay in the game...

  1. Don't restrict yourself to a particular niche - contrary to standard blog advice.
  2. Get involved in at least one community on Discord. Below are three of the communities I'm involved in right now.
  3. Support others, engage, meet people.

Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
now also on: Whaleshares and WeKu

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Thank you very much for mention me, yes I'm back since some weeks and stronger than before 😂🤣😜
Have a wonderful weekend

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Dear viking visionair Lori, love you picked Our very own pifc @aloha-creations, the creativity coming from here blog I love, your Second account is great upvoted two blog and welcomed him to Our platform.
Congrats on 56 % so I upvoted you aswell and want to Thank you for your strong performance and Being part of this wonderful group!
Have a great weekend


Thank you! I saw this article posted somewhere earlier and figured, oh, I'll feature her again, then realized I hadn't featured her before - yet, I've been following her for most of a year, I would guess!
Thanks for upvoting them - and my bonus blogger as well.


You are very welcome

Thank you for your featured entries. Nice picks

I also upvoted your bonus account @zanoni

Cool features
Supported both bloggers


Thank you for your entry. Both of your bloggers have been upvoted and your entry for Curation Contest:Week 49 is confirmed.

Yay I'm done before Monday LOL. Features supported.


You beat me this week then. :-)
I have a good excuse, but I'm done now. Thankfully, I spend my VP upvoting them earlier in the week.

Great picks as always :) I supported them both!

Very interesting picks for this week, @viking-ventures! Thanks for sharing!