ONE poll that brought THOUSANDS to LIFE!! - Hats off to @theycallmedan

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Before I even get stuck into this post, I am going to apologise in advance for any typos and/or grammatical errors I make along the way. I have slept less than 24 hours in the last six days so blunder I may – and I trust that you will forgive such.

I would like to explore the journey of passion and persistence which myself, my #powerhousecreatives (@steemitbloggers) family and so MANY others have travelled this past week in the @theycallmedan dpoll challenge.

Through circumstance, upbringing and environmental factor - I have learnt that you succeed, achieve and receive your greatest passions and desires because you ALWAYS give EVERYTHING your BEST - you do not give up and because you are open to receive no matter which way the pendulum swings... Irrespective of what it is, you see it through, even if it is a bitter end – either way you win – as ultimately, you grow from it. I have learnt this through my parents, my siblings as well as my own life experience and so called “failings” - which as @nathanmars and I briefly touched on earlier today… are not failings at all.

I do not operate like a lot of people. I never have and you know what – I never will. Throughout the 17 years that I worked as a designer and was asked for a “portfolio” – I never had one. I never created one, and never offered one. I always said “let me do it for you and if you are unhappy you can leave”. I think the duration of my time as a designer mentioned above illustrates whether that was a successful method or not.

From the inception of what was the @steemitbloggers and is now the #PowerHouseCreatives - I adopted a similar mindset. When you strive to do things with “your best” first time around, then there is no need to prove yourself – because your work speaks for itself. So the journey of attracting likeminded people began. It was not a flawless process in getting to where we are now and it will forever be a work in progress, but being specific about my intentions – sifting out the “coat-tail-riders” and the rest of the rif-raf has left us with the most magnificent collection of golden nuggets. I am confronted with resistance, challenge and slander every single day about how I chose to build our community but I have stuck to my guns on it for over a year now and to be frank – the fact that a community consisting of less than 100 people has managed to win stage one and tackle round two of such a monumental challenge and persist in an often daunting challenge against communities consisting of thousands - is a statement about the @steemitbloggers community all on its own!


We are approaching the last leg of this race and yes, we are all exhausted. Still pushing – but exhausted nonetheless! It has been one of the most enlightening and inspiring journeys to be honest – because what was becoming a platform filled with despair, bitterness, disregard and hopelessness for many, suddenly came to life again! When people lack purpose they become stagnant and in the big sea of Steemit, it is very EASY to start feeling unknown, unappreciated and well – pointless – especially with all the “foundation drama” from the powers that be and the magnificent market this last year. And despite all of that - what I am most proud of is that throughout all the general “doom and gloom” floating around the platform – our community had each other to cultivate motivation… so when this challenge landed, we were ready for it – and so we JUMPED! This is what the power of collective inspiration does! When you KNOW you have a TEAM that will TRULY see you through anything, then suddenly doubt is no longer your master.

I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together as a team, and whether we get this delegation or not – I know that there is not a single one of us that will view it as a loss. We have connected with so many communities and individuals throughout this who have shown appreciation for our efforts and recognized the fact that the members of our community are true assets to the Steemit platform! With the love and humility across the board we are ALL stronger as a WHOLE!

This challenge has been like something out of 300 Spartans or Braveheart lol – and it has been an amazing experience!!!! I know for certain that not only us, but so many others now hold a renewed faith and passion for this space and to be quite frank about it – it was cultivated from the creative idea of one man - @theycallmedan and a few cap feathers are warranted in that respect. It is not always easy game to shift the mindset of a predominantly despaired group of people and whilst I do not know Dan very well – or at all actually haha – I believe that he did this with the intent for the EXACT result which it has generated – RENEWED LIFE on Steemit! – So whether I am right or wrong in that perception – I say thank you.

I might be dead on my feet right now, but I really have had the most amazing week with this poll and I would like to extend a HUGE thanks to everyone that has played a part in where we stand now! We have received support from so many angles and it has been REALLY AMAZING cultivating that kind of energy – so I genuinely hope we will all make an effort to sustain it and continue our collective endeavours to uplift and inspire the people that are already here and all those that are still to arrive!

If we do win this delegation – we are all VERY excited to begin changing the experience here for SO MANY people… because the reach of our tiny little collective is a LOT broader than many people may be aware ;) Our arms reach far and wide through the generosity and enthusiasm of our members - and as we grow, so does that reach!

If you have not voted yet and would like to support us you can do so below.

How to vote?

1 Click the below link.
2 Login to steemconnect
3 Select 'steemitbloggers'
4 And youre done!!


Firstly, Thank you to my partner @zord189 - you are a one in a million gem! And to my #powerhousecreatives AMAZING TEAM!!!!! You guys are PROVEN TROOPERS!!!!

Secondly I would like to make a special mention of the communities that have backed us in this poll – despite some of them being contenders themselves – because without you, we would not be where we are! You have honestly ALL gone above and beyond!!!!

@scrooger, founder of @qurator
@mariannewest, founder of @freewritehouse
@paradise-found, founder of @gratefulvibes
@voronoi & @hansikhouse, founder of @sndbox
@danieldoughty, founder of @steemxp
@alaikaabdullah, member of #indonesia

And then to ALL the people who supported us from literally EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! I do apologise for the massive tag list, but this really means a LOT to us and it is important to me that EVERYONE who supported us along the way, knows how much their vote, upvote or resteems mean to us!







Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx

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I like the Spartans reference, brings back memories of the pic I've used in my first SB post after I joined:


Wondering whether our bossy designer approves my creation :D

Alignment is out - ;) KIDDING!!!!!!!!!

Awesome! Thumbs up! High Five!

Great work @jaynie and the whole @PowerHouseCreatives family! A truly incredible group of people ❤️

Edit: Ohhh andthat video!!

I know right!!!! THATTTT VIDEO!!! whos that sexy chick in the preview hey? hehehehe

Hahaha who is that?! 😂

Some sexy chick..... lol

My niece is really big into hide and seek right now (though she hasn't quite gotten the idea that you shouldn't tell everyone where you are hiding). She makes sure you look EVERYWHERE for her before you can finally "find" her. In your case you literally are EVERYWHERE. I hope Jude the Dude has been giving you plenty of hugs to refuel your tank because I know you have got to be running on complete fumes after this week! 💓💓💓

OMG, why you make me cryyyyy???!!!! lol

He sure has love, he sure has!!!!!!! I am SO SO SO BLESSED to have him!!!! he still wanted to make another two cheering videos for us, beautiful child!!!!


Well I can turn it around with a laugh if you'd like... 😉

When I was playing with my niece today she called me sweetie. "Sweetie can you run in front of me?" 🤣

I think she picked it up from some of her teachers at daycare. Here in the Southern US everyone is sweetie or honey, haha. I'm glad you've got a good one in him, though with you as a mama I wouldn't have expected otherwise. Now go get some rest!

hahaha that is too cute sweetie.... :P

hahahah ok, I am too tired to make jokes that are actually funny lol - and to behonest, I think pretty much everything is going to make me cry right now... its been one long arse week and I am considering doing everything for the "last leg" tomorrow... in BED!!!!! hahahaha

and your story... reminds me of the "Linda" video.... LOL

Oh my gosh I forgot about this kid! So funny. Yep, I can definitely see her doing this, too.

You're an amazing woman and I know you will continue being an influence here and in the real world. Thanks for the meantion. Resteeming.

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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes, "strong" people need hugs too lol ;) so thank you!

You have no idea how well I identify with that comment LOL. Have a wonderful weekend and you're welcome.

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and you too!!!! Thank you for all your support along the way xxxx

Thanks lovely!! It's my pleasure. Hit me up anytime you need something.

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Nice big long post of people glad to be a part of it :D

hahaha yea, a VERY long list and thank you SO MUCH for helping us with this!!!

Hey Hon :) Hope you are well!! I was just wondering if you have voted in the latest dpoll yet? and if not -would you be open to supporting our @steemitbloggers community again? The poll closes in less than 24 hours. eeeek!!!! :) If you are keen you can do so HERE

And IF you do.... A VERY BIIIIIG THANK YOU again!!! xoxoxo

I already voted to steemitblogger 😎

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Thank you!! Your support is VERY MUCH appreciated!!!

Your welcome ☺

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Thank you.

I feel we are like the PowerHouseCreatives are the David’s
Yes size matters ... and in here it was the size of the fight
And the Steemians especially the leaders who have acquiesced because they see the bigger picture is so commendable, I am proud to say I am on the SteemVerse
Let’s sprint
Put on your favourite boots so you can crosst the finish line in style ❤️

And the Steemians especially the leaders who have acquiesced because they see the bigger picture

THAT right THERE!!!!!!! Thank you!!! @zord189 and I both NEEDED to see that right now! THANK YOU!!!!

and YES, I got some spare boots laying around for the last leg tomorrow hahahaha thank you hon!

I am glad I can help in my small way to a community that seems whole hearted and well liked across the globe, good luck!

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EVER grateful for your support @vision20twenty Thank you so very much!

Thank you for your support! :-D

Thanks so much for supporting our @steemitbloggers (Power House Creatives) community last time, @vision20twenty! I'm not sure if you've heard, but Dan is running another delegation contest, and the poll closes in less than 12 hours! If you were able to vote for us again (so hopefully we cross the finish line in first place this time) it would be greatly appreciated.

Here's the link -

And thank you again! 😊

Okay @jaynie, I couldn't help myself. As soon as I saw your title about @theycallmedan's poll, all I could think of was this... 😊


You guy’s have earned my respect and admiration. The energy and dedication is impressive. Re-steeming.

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Your efforts this week have been phenomenal and it has showed with the fact this small group can contend with thousands, the progress you have made and your vision.

It's really inspiring and I hope those who haven't yet voted or undecided can give their vote to the @steemitbloggers / #powerhousecreatives

It certainly will not be a wasted vote

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Together, we can get the 10,000 - by earning it :) I have hope and I have plans....

and I have persistence!!! - but not tomorrow ok?! PLEASE not tomorrow hahahahha!!!! Thank you so much for playing such a HUGE part in where we are in this poll right now! xxxxxxxxx

hahaha - tomorrow, you can sleep LOL

It has been an amazing week. And it's raining! Nothing to add except thank you to you xxx

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I am so proud of you xxx

There's no other devotion like jaynievotion :)

We have definitely punched about our weight! Hopefully people have noticed that there is a dedicated and passionate team here, even in the dark times!

A monumental effort by by our whole family lead by the tireless @jaynie and @zord189

Just look at the amount of prominent steemians, established communities and high numbers of individuals that are talking about, supporting, voting for the @steemitbloggers / @powerhousecreatives
If nothing else we have put a bigger pin in the map. There is no fail at the end of this process, regardless of the result.

If anyone has yet to vote, please, please, please vote for the @steemitbloggers


A proud member of the @steemitbloggers aka @powerhousecreatives

I am not part of PowerHouseCreatives, but I voted because @qurator and @freewritehouse made a call. You guyss deserve even more.

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Thank you SO much for the support! We really appreciate it!

Nice to have a pole then if it brings thousands to life

Good luck to some amazing bloggers!!

and thank you for ALLLLLLL your support - sorry, I cant be bothered to log out and log in again as "me" haha - too many things going on here.... BLOWING TWITTER UP haha! come join in :)

I voted, I tweeted, we succeeded...? When do we find out who won?
Hope it wasn't too late when I resteemed this - 19 hours after you posted - eep! I was caught up in Iowa Cold Cases all morning. Killers walk free among us, hiding in plain sight, but never mind them. We can join forces at Steemit and do good in this world!

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