Curator Cat's Steemit 1st Anniversary Celebration and SBI Giveaway! WIN Free Shares!

in steembasicincome •  3 months ago 

Well, here it is:

"Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me....!"

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Total clickbait! One of my favorite kitten photos!

One Year on Steemit!

According to the immutable records of the Steem Blockchain, Curator Cat was "born" on March 9th, 2018 at 13:25 US Pacific Time... so today marks my first anniversary as a Steemian!

It has been a fun first year here. I wasn't quite sure how a "Cat Blog" would go across in this community which — at least in the beginning — struck me as quite serious and all about cryptocurrency, developing apps and blockchain technology. Would "pictures of cats" just be too fluffy, here?

Thankfully, that did not turn out to be the case, and it even seems like my presence here has inspired others to create cat related content! Usage of the #catsofsteemit tag has grown to over 50 regular and sometime posters in less than three months of regular promotion. So that's pretty cool! Hoping to build it to more than 100 before year end!

I had hoped to become a "Minnow" (500+ SP) by the end of my first year, but for various reasons — not limited to the slumping crypto markets — I fell a little short.

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Having a nap with Daisy, the dog...

A Few Words of Thanks!

I realize this is not an Oscar thank you speech, but there are a few people I'd like to give a shoutout to, because they were instrumental in helping me get going and keep going here:

To @acidyo and @fukako who helped me out with generous gift delegations, early on when I was struggling to get going... they made me a "virtual minnow" for a while. Today, a special thanks goes our to @nikv who's currently supporting me with a gift delegation, as I move forward towards minnowhood, in my own right.

To @simplymike who helped and encouraged me a lot when I was a freshly minted Steemian, along with @davemccoy, were super active in helping newbies get established here.

To @abh12345 who runs the weekly Curation and Engagement Leagues... which is a marvelous initiative to keep people interested and active, even when the crypto markets seem to be going nowhere but down. You should really check out the leagues, if you haven't already! Similarly, to @paulag who runs the weekly Redfish Power Up League and Wall of Fame which is another great way to keep people with modest sized accounts enthusiastic about building their Steem footprints! Between them, they run the @steemcommunity witness — well worth a vote if you have one free! — which is now behind a new initiative to create 250 more Minnows by the end of March! Good stuff!

Last but not least, some slightly "random" shoutouts to @manorvillemike and @tyramisoux for "most cats in the house;" to @phoenixwren for "best cat contest judges;" and to @kona who created the @dpet community which now has 100's of regular users through the #dailypetphotography tag... another great way for people to stay active and involved in the world of Steem.

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I always help the Hoomans fold laundry!

And Now a CONTEST — the SBI Anniversary Giveaway Part!

Although I am a big fan of @steevc's "10,000 Minnows" project, part of the reason I am not a perfect candidate, is that I like to have contests and give away stuff.

Which, in turn, means I need liquidity, which means I can't do "100% powered up posts" all the time... because I have to be able to buy prizes and such!

Anyway, @steembasicincome is one of my favorite Steem initiatives (I currently have 48 shares in the program!), so it seemed like the most appropriate "prize" to give away for this Anniversary Event!

FIVE randomly chosen people (or cats!) who leave a comment including the words "Please add my name to the SBI drawing!" will each receive ONE gift share of SteemBasicIncome!

Upvoting and re-steeming is not required, although I will add more SBI shares to the prize fund if the liquid rewards from this post exceed 2.50 SBD! So, the more votes, the more winners!

So please upvote and re-steem, if the mood grabs you!

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Sometimes I nap in the turkey roasting pan...

Finally, Some "Numbers Stuff"

Since the blockchain offers a sort of "permanent record," I wanted to sign off by listing some basic facts about "where I am," at the end of a Year on Steemit:

Number of top level posts: 191
Number of comments left: 3,410
Number of comments received: 3,140
Number of upvotes given: 3,756
Reputation score: 56.882
Current SteemPower: 336.048
Number of followers: 681

And there you have it! I hope you are all having a marvelous continuation of your Caturday!

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Happy Birthday! I'm very glad you have made it to this point! That means you will be around here forever. ;)

I think its great that you nap in the roasting pan, I tried to do that once and I didn't fit too well... Ohh well, I guess you cats have all the cool places to hang out and chill! :D

Thanks for tagging me here, I'm happy to say Happy Birthday for sure!!!

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Thanks @davemccoy! I remember you ran some very active newbie contests when I was getting started, and it really helped me LOT in getting from "subplankton" status to being able to "mingle freely" and make a bit of difference.

And yes, I plan to be part of this place for a long time!
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:) ... awesome! And yes I liked those days too... Can't wait til they come around again and I will be right there welcoming newbies again ;)

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I'm hopeful that the general uptrend in the price of Steem, and now the sudden jump of SBD to $1.10+ will encourage more activity, and more people to join the community. I also know there are some really active campaigns on twitter, to spread awareness.

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cool... let's hope they learned from past mistakes and focus on the community building so we can keep all the humans (and cats) here! :D

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We definitely need to do something, and I keep coming back to the basic reality that in a decentralized venue like this, we can't put our faith in a "they" to come along and save the day... we have to be our own "they" to bring about the changes we are hoping for... even if that seems like it might be an endless uphill battle.

So, I do my part by interacting as much as possible and encouraging newcomers, and encouraging those — like the current 10K minnows initiative — who are still sticking to it, here.

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YOU are good... Keep it up and thank you for your efforts :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURATOR CAT!!!

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In a couple more weeks I'll be celebrating my birthday too. Mine is almost here!

Oscar says,

Please add my name to the SBI drawing!
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#blackkittensmatter!

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Hi there @hippie-witha-gun! Thanks for stopping by and participating, I have added you and Oscar to the entry list!

Happy Caturday!
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Happy Birthday to the kitty! Resteemed for you.
Someday I will figure out how to add a photo to my comments.
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Thank you.

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Thanks @ericburgoyne! I appreciate the support!

Not sure how Partiko works, but when you post comments from other front ends, there's usually just a link where you can "select" the photos you want to add.

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Happy Birthday Caturday, CC! :D Please add my name to the SBI drawing! Will Shadow and BeBe be judging the winners?
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Judge the hoomans, it's fun! -Yuan

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Please add my name to the SBI drawing!

Thanks for the good wishes @phoenixwren! I have added your name to the SBI drawing list... Shadow is a bit too ambivalent about snacks to be a reliable judge; BeBe might be able to do it if we add a little dollop of butter to each tag.... she'll basically whore herself out for butter!

Happy Caturday!
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LOL! Maggie is the can-take-it-or-leave-it one with treats one most of the time, usually with her I have to use catnip. They do eat butter, but not as enthusiastically as BeBe, apparently! :D

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We discovered BeBe's fondness for butter when it seemed like every time we opened a new stick of butter, the empty wrapper would be on the floor next to the kitchen garbage can within the hour!

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HA, that's awesome. I found out when I was desperately searching for hairball remedies after I found out Yuan had protein allergies and so his usual hairball treats had allergens in them.
He's always been okay with dairy products (thank goodness), so now the hairball treatment of choice is butter.
Maggie pretty much never has hairballs, but she likes eating it too. :)

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Wow those eyes are soo puurty!

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He's my green-eyed man. <3

Us cats have to stick together @curatorcat. A big thanks to you for your cat view kitty posts.

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Consider it done @manorvillemike! And yes, we cats have to stick together!

Happy Caturday!
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Has it been a year already? It feels like yesterday when you started as a little kitten here. Congratulations on the milestone!

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Thanks @simplymike; yes it has been a year already — hard to believe, sometimes. But here we are! How are the "senior citizen" cats around your place doing, these days?

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How awesome that you remember. The three ones that are left are doing fine, although you can see they are getting old. But I think I suffer more than they do. Still trying to cope with the fact that I lost two during the last year :0(

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It's very sad when we lose our furry friends... they become such integral part of our lives. I'm sorry you had to part ways with two of them.

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Thanks. me too.
People keep trying to comfort me by saying 'at least you had them with you for 20 years', but 20 years is about half of my life.... That's just what makes it so hard... :'0(

Congratulations Curatorcat! Happy to have helped you on your way and nice to getting to know you.

P.S.
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Thank you @crypticat! You are one of my favorite stops when I do the Caturday rounds, and I appreciate your consistent support! I have added your name to the drawing... and good luck!

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YOU @curatorcat Are the 1st stop we made on Steem. Our Luv 4 the Darker (black) Furr Kits is Real I am pretty sure Your Hooman is as Great of a keeper as mine....?

@Denmarkguy has been an insperation and guiding light for my posting styles

How Furrr Riggin AWESOME is that @simplymike anyways huh....????

@nikv is one of my Faves too.

@janton has some of the greatest posts in my Opp. They are the "Flavor" of subject matter Me The KrazzyTee and the Travelin side show Cats like.

@manorvillemike is THEE CAT MAN. What a great bunch of Furr Ballz He looks after.

I am getting to know and following a few others you have mentioned. As well as a few you have not. I hope to find more time to follow a few more.

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Thanks for the mention Sammi's Dad.

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Anytime Mr Cat Man Dude...!!

Keep on Purrin..... We will keep on KrazzyTrukkin.....

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Consider it done @krazzytrukker and SammiJo and JessiTux! You guys are one of my favorite cat blog stops!

Happy Caturday!
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Congratulations on your years anniversary @curatorcat and thanks for the giveaway.

Please add my name to the SBI drawing! 💙

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Hi there @gillianpearce, and thanks for the good wishes! I have added your name to the drawing list — thanks for participating!

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I didn’t know about the tag, but now that I know I’m going to be using it; I’ve just been using “cats” and “cat” when posting about my cats.

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I have added your name to the list @andrewgenaille, and thanks for participating!

I didn't actually create #catsofsteemit, but when I first came across it in late 2018, there was only a handful of (unconnected) people using it. I'm hoping we can get enough "traction" to have maybe 100+ regular users (LOTS of people have cats!) and use it as a common point for building a community and support network.

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Please add my name to the SBI drawing! Here's a pic of a very large cat.

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Wow... a large cat with hooves! Just when I thought I'd seen it all... Anyway, I have added your name to the drawing list @improv; thanks for participating!

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Happy cake day! I think that there are many cat lovers in Steem community.

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Thank you @yasu24! I think there's a growing cat lovers community here... in a broad sense, I am seeing a lot more "general" content these days, compared to the heavier dominance of crypto and blockchain posts that were here, even just a year ago.

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Congratulations on the one year.

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Thanks @bashadow! Doesn't feel like a year, but I guess that's a positive sign that I am enjoying myself here!

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That is always a good, the enjoying oneself. I am sort of surprised that I am still here, I never could get into FB, or YT, so for 15 years I was absent of social media, so yep a positive sign.

Happy birthday fluffy 🎈🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂🎂.
Please add my name to the SBI drawing!Hope you will become a whale someday.

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Thank you @triple-paradox! It would be very cool if I could even make it to "Dolphin," someday.

I have added your name to the drawing, and thanks for participating!

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Happy cakeday! :)

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Thank you! I have really appreciated your support over the past year.

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Happy cake day 🎂 🐈
It sounds weird for a cat to want to become a fish 😅 surreal even

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Thanks @fukako! Your support helped me get here, so thank you.

Yes, it does sound a little surreal. As a cat, the whole aquatic life thing in the world of Steem is both a creepy and at the same time mildly delicious, if served on a nice plate!

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Congratulations to you and Anniversary! That's a cute cat btw. THanks for hosting this

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Thanks for the good wishes @sgbonus! I have added your name to the drawing list!

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Cheers and happy anniversary.
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Thanks for the good wishes @lionsuit! I have added your name to the drawing list; thanks for playing!

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Yeah!

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Congratulations!

I have liked this cat blog since the start and I really hope you will be up and past Red Fish status by the end of the year - hopefully sooner!

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Thank you!

I may not be one of the 250 "New Minnows" added by the end of March, but I'm feeling inspired to try and get there by the end of June!

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If you are running contests then you are helping the community. I hope you can power up some Steem and get to minnow and beyond anyway. Then you can give bigger votes too. All power to you!

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Hi @steevc and thanks for stopping by!

Yes, I figure contests are pretty good for the community — they helped me quite a lot when I was starting out, and helped me get a fairly fast start... relatively speaking.

I'm certain I'll make it to Minnow fairly soon — hopefully no later than the end of June.

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Please add my name to the SBI drawing! And also Miss Shasti she lives for SBI and playing the frog. Congrats on one year, and hopefully you'll get to minnowhood this next year I'm sure with cats u can't lose..

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Thanks for the good wishes @skramatters! I have added your name to the drawing list. Miss Shasti is adorable; good luck winning some SBI!

Happy Caturday!
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Congratulation 🥂🍾🎉

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High five from Matteus! 🖐

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Thanks for the good wishes @norwegiansteem; Matteus looks very relaxed there... I have added your name to the SBI drawing! Thanks for participating!

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Happy Steemiversary! It has been a pleasure to follow you and I enjoy your posts!
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Thanks @jamethiel! I have added your name to the drawing!

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Have a purrfectly wonderful Steemiversary!

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Thank you @mildredcat! I have added your name to the drawing... and Happy Caturday!

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Hey congrats on your years anniversary @curatorcat more to come power to you.
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Thanks for the good wishes @simonjay and Samuel! I have added you to the SBI drawing! The prize fund has been upped to 15 SBI shares, so there's a pretty high chance of winning!

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Thanks for stopping by @nureza, your name has been added to the entries!

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Congrats!! What funny numbers 3410 and 3140 kitty play cat lottery? This is great and yes please add Sir Obie1Kanobie to the SBI drawing
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I want to personally say thank you for your engagement with my posts! I love seeing comments left by you very fuzzy and kind.... and your pics of sweeties are amazing!

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Consider it done @kimmysomelove42, and thanks for stopping by and participating!

I do believe the future of Steemit lies in engagement and interaction... for a while, it seemed like everyone had a love affair with bots and automation, but it feels like that tide is turning and more and more people realize that "social" is far more interesting.

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Steemit has given me a great amount of quality world community, these are the bonds you make for lifetimes and change the world ... love this platform, look forward any minute I can to read many blog pages.... and chatin on @discord! We are fortunate to engage and affirm the love we have for humanity and all living things and inspire that in each other. Even in heated discussions/debates through different perspectives we grow, learn, share and take back the power on planet awesome!!!

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One of the things I really like about our community here is precisely that people can have differences of opinion, but the discussions still tend to be very respectful.

Very different from the eternal trolling and mudslinging that tends to dominate the landscape on sites like Facebook and Reddit.

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Happy Birthday @curatorcat! Wish you all the best and more Birthday's on Steemit!

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Thanks for the good wishes @salimbur! I have added your name to the drawing!

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I love black cats... although I have to take what shows up at my door... lol... somewhere there is a ankle high sign saying, "cat lady this way.. she can't say no"... I will enjoy following you and your precious black kitty...
BTW... if this is still valid... "Please add my name to the SBI drawing!" If not, I'm still following you!!

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"Please add my name to the SBI drawing!"

Absolutely still valid @mamasez, although we are coming down to the wire; the cutoff time is about 1:30pm US Pacific, on Saturday. Anyway, I have added your name to the drawing list, and thanks for participating!

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thanks so much... just started following you so I wasn't sure of the cutoff date... "phew" glad I made it....

Happy birthday to you; kitty cat curator...Sorry for being so late seeing this post.

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Thanks for the good wishes @averageoutsider! Better late than not at all... it's he sentiment that counts!

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I'm with you on that thought, but my (now deceased) staunch, New England raised grandmother always scoffed at a late birthday wish. We would stress over whether she'd get the birthday card we sent on time.

Happy steemit anniversary sweet @curatorcat.
Apology for being late, somehow I missed your post earlier.

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Thanks for the good wishes @nelinoeva, I have added your name to the drawing!

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Happiest birthday kitty kitty! May you have longer than 9 lives to enjoy a lifetime.. 🐱🐱🐱

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Do include me too in your sbi drawing. Thanks!

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Do include me too in your sbi drawing. Thanks!

Thanks for the good wishes @maquemali! Got your name included on the list at the very end; last qualifying participant... thanks for taking part!

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Happy cakeday! @curatorcat :)

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Thank you @steeimran! That's a pretty picture!

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Congrats and happy birthday (on steemit)

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I have added your name to the drawing list @amr008, and thanks for stopping by and participating!

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Howdy there curatorcat! Congratulations on the one year milestone! Lots of people don't make it this long and I think you're beating the odds and I'm sure minnowhood is coming soon! This post has great pictures, by the way! lol.

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Hello there @janton, world champion of the Steemit comment! I guess if I have to be honest, there were a few moments when I pondered not trying as hard to keep going here... but this really is a much nicer community than Facebook and the like.

Thanks for the good wishes!
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howdy tonight curatorcat! well we have all gone through those thoughts so that's totally understandable. Yes there are so many wonderful people here.
Oh by the way, I'm taking some time off from the League so I can work on projects around our house and property so if you don't see me there, that's why. But I'll still be doing alot of engaging.

Awesome, congrats on making it one year :)

To the moon !

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Thank you! It has actually been a lot of fun... so I plan to continue keepin' on!

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Congratulations @curatorcat! You received a personal award!

Happy Birthday! - You are on the Steem blockchain for 1 year!

Click here to view your Board

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness and get one more award and increased upvotes!
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Thank you! So there's even a "birthday award." That's pretty cool.

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Happy Steem Birthday @curatorcat
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Thanks @arcange, appreciate it! And thanks for kicking life back into some of the old account statistics/raking pages from the SteemWhales site!

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Congratulations @curatorcat!
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Thanks! That's pretty cool, and definitely my first "semi-viral" post in at least 6-7 months!

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So cute

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Thanks! I'll check it out, when I have a little more time on my hands paws!

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