Steemit: The Curation Leagues - SBD and Delegation Prizes! Sponsored by @carlgnash and @paulag!

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Hi all!

Another week has passed, and I now have a list 233 accounts entering the Curation Leagues. Thank you for your support with this!

Generally, the post takes a few hours to organise each week, even with a fair amount of text and the data gathering queries already in place. And, in recent weeks the prizes have been higher than the SBD earned, so i'm basically doing this one for the love of it!

However, as the title of the post suggests, It would be rather excellent to get a sponsor for the post - An upvote to cover some of the prize fund would be excellent!

Worry not though, it is usually (although I've had a good comments numbers on other content this week) my most engaging post of the week, and I'd be a fool to quit now!

To enter the leagues until you say otherwise, drop a comment below!

On your marks, get set, curate!


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Introduction

My general views on maximizing curation rewards (to score highly in League 1) are:

  • Voting in the first minute will earn you a curation reward of almost 0.000

  • Voting between 1 and 29 minutes will earn an increasing % of the curation rewards split, this value peaking at 30 minutes and remaining the same from this point onwards

  • The goal is to get in prior to the big hitters, but not too early!

  • It is commonly suggested that 20-25 minutes is the 'best' time to vote (especially on known 'power author' posts because they are likely to have more auto-votes coming in at these times - and you want to be ahead of these votes)

  • A vote of equal weight and equal Steem Power at 30 minutes will give more reward than a vote at, for example 1 hour - first come first served, but don't arrive to early :)

  • Voting on good dtube content and utopian-io approved contributions (prior to the vote by @dtube / @utopian-io ) can earn some very good curation rewards

  • Voting on @ocd posts is likely to gain good curation rewards as founder @acidyo, and @anomadsoul support these posts after giving time for other accounts to vote - you will be in front of a couple of large votes here!

As you can see, a combination of many variables such as Steem Power, voting strength, voting weight, time of vote, (and more) all play a part in the amount of rewards received.

My general opinion on maximizing engagement (to score highly in League 2) is:

  • Spread your vote and write lots of engaging comments!

The data for league 1

The raw data has been collected from SteemSQL - @arcange's MS SQL Server copy of the Steem Blockchain.

SteemSQL is now a monthly subscription service and so your support in this post is greatly appreciated!

The key formula used for 'quality of financial curation skill' is:

Curation Rewards DIVIDED BY Steem Power MULTIPLIED BY 1000

This will return the amount of Curation rewards gained per 1000 Steem Power held


The rules (which will cause auto-filtering of your account if not met so just enter anyway and see what happens!) to appear in this league:

  • Must have voted at least once on a piece of content in the past 7 days

  • Must not have leased or delegated Steem Power in the last 14 days

  • Must not have Started a Power Down (withdrawal of Steem Power) in the last 15 days

The 2nd and 3rd points above are required to reduce distortion of the figures.

And, as curation rewards for the past week are actually taken from votes made up to 14 days ago, we need a 15 day window as mentioned above.

Don't let this put you off entering though - you will be automatically be excluded/appear depending on the criteria above.

Curating for maximizing returns - League 1

The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.


This weeks' winners!

Congratulations @mys! A new entry this past week, straight in at number 1! I must admit to not knowing much about your strategy, or if indeed this is a trail or programmed approach - some words on this would be appreciated, thank you and nice one!

Well done to @crypto-econom1st, @steemitri, @miniature-tiger, @pataty69, and the @thedarkhorse for finishing with an SP/reward total above 2 SP per 1000 SP owned.

Prizes for all of the above!

(@credo, @qsounds, @newbieresteemday are at the head of 'trails' and ineligible for prizes but present as a guide to the owners of these accounts)


Community Curation Excellence - League 2

This the newer league which is not based around rewards and relates to engagement.

Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - delegation dealings or not.

I've used some metrics (which is the fancy way of saying that made up some numbers) relating to:

  • Posts (P)
  • Comments - number of (C)
  • Comments - outside of your own blogs (C E)
  • Comments - length in characters (C L)
  • Witness votes (W)
  • Upvotes to others (V)
  • Upvotes to different authors (U V)
  • Self-votes - a minus score for this one sorry! (S V)


Firstly, if you are placed in the table above then you are doing great!

There are currently 233 names registered and so a top 20 finish puts you in the top 10%.

Well done to @themanwithnoname who tops the league of engagement and excellence this week, just pipping the recent champion @davemccoy!

Both of these chaps are delegates of mine (and a few more in the top 10) and so it's great to see them battling it out!

It is very close at the top with @bashadow (comment count limited to 100000 from 288000 in an attempt to make it fairer on others, as I know you use a templated reply at time, which is fine to do but... I think you understand, hopefully!), and @gillianpearce not far behind in 3rd and 4th. Nice one!

Well done again @lynncoyle1, 2nd week in the top 10, welcome back super @goldendawne, bravo new entries @naditinkoff, @beeyou, and @aussieninja, and well done again @wwf for your fine engagement again this week!

I am sending 1 SBD to the top 10 in the league (excluding myself so well done lucky 11th place!)

Do you want to be a part of the leagues? Let me know below!

Calculations may vary from week to week but always with a goal to find top community engagers.


Prizes sent!

Curation League 1

Curation League 2

And new delegations to:

@gillianpearce - 75 SP
@naditinkoff - 50 SP
@beeyou - 50 SP

A great job guys!

And well done ALL, carry on being awesome!


Finally

A few points:

  • If you have spotted any glaring errors in my post, please let me know so I can fix them

  • If you would like to be added or removed from my personal curation league, let me know

  • If you have any other comments or suggestions, please enter them into the box below


Thank you for your support, have a great day!

Asher @abh12345


Asher is a Steemfest 2 attendee who lives off the crypto he earns on the STEEM Blockchain.
He owns 1 pair of jeans and a bicycle and values engagement and community building here on Steemit above all else.
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Calling @carlgnash!

Please drop a comment as a reply to the post so I can boost it to the top and put this in as a reply:

Then we can discuss what you'd like to appear in the title as official sponsor for the whole of March!

This was not expected at all but is truly appreciated, thank you!

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lolol you can't vote me to the top if I vote you there first!!! Take that :) I am super duper happy to be sponsoring the Community Creation League of Excellence and I hope this initiative continues to grow. To be clear, I plan to sponsor indefinitely; I just paid in advance for month of March, but sponsorship will not end then! My son (@thingtwo) came back from the future the other day and told me the Curation League is still going strong 30 years from now!

Much love - Carl

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with its own SMT :)

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haha :D steady on there!

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well done @carignash we know @abh12345 deserve it. This great idea of Curation Leagues makes me see curation as first goal in my steemit life, I work harder and still in top on the lasts weeks, looking for get in 1st place. Im a curator of portuguese posts most part but trying to find good content everywere.

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It's great to have someone curating non-english posts here, glad to here that and good luck again for next week!

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haha!

Damn you and your generosity!

Well a lucrative long term sponsorship deal sounds great, It will all be going back to the the participants of course. I think it's a great thing to be rewarding engagement, as the tag line says

'your voice is worth something'

This is very kind of you Carl. Both myself and the future prize winners are very grateful!

... 30 years... might be a few more than 233 entrants by then!

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omgosh... in 30 years maybe 233 million! You might need some help by then! ;)

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Wow that's awesome and generous. You go @carlgnash! Love how steemians work together.

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That is great news @abh12345!!! I'm so happy for you...you deserve it!

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Oh man the alien cyclops is being so generous! Thank you Carl for this!

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Awesome Asher, congrats... I'm very happy to see you get some help considering all the great value you provide!!! and thank you @carlgnash... This is a terrific thing you are doing the whole community.

Congratulations to @manwithnoname and the favorite guy @davemccoy along with other top 10 members like @bashadow, @lynncoyle1, @goldendawne, @wwf, @beeyou along with others including @abh12345 himself being in top 10 and others including members from team SOG and team #newbieresteemday.

I have to miss out this week because of some personal emergency, but happy that I still figure in top 40. I will still be out of action for some more days, but hope to be back in top 20 by next week.

Congratulations everyone for fighting it out to be in the league.

Good day to all.

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I hope all is well!!!
Will be happy to see you back in the trenches this coming week!

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Thank you @goldendawne.

I am trying to get myself engaged on Steemit again and yes, hopefully I will be back among you all.

Good day my friend :)

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Hi @coolguy123

I had been wondering where you had been, and this sounds like you have prrorties away from Steemit which I hope are resolved with everyone around you being healthy.

Good to see you here, the league will be waiting for you when you can return.

Best wishes.

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Thank you @abh12345 for your concern and the wishes.
Yes, I am gradually increasing my time on Steemit and hopefully will be back among the greats in curation leagues.
Have a great day my friend :)

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My thoughts and prayers go out to you my friend. May your 'emergency' be resolved and everyone remain safe and healthy. I look forward to your return!

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Oh, so nice of you to notice this and provide some relief with those kind words sir @wwf. Thank you.

In-fact the problem is that, my brother and his family met with an accident and my sister-in-law has to undergo an operation for a fracture she sustained. Luckily my brother and his daughter haven't got injured much. So, most of my time since last week is being spent in hospital now.

Thanks for all the encouragement you provide, I am always grateful to you for that. Have a nice day.

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<3 May Creator heal their physical bodies, but also take the time to heal their mind, feelings and spirit as well. The trauma impacts all aspects and the physical healing is what people 'see' the most, but please don't disregard the other types of healing as well. I'm sure all three of them have trauma that is unseen that needs healing too! <3

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That's right and thank you again for the well wishes.
All 3 of them have undergone scanning and are being treated based on the types of wounds sustained.
I don't know why, your words always makes me feel better and gives lots of energy.
Thank you again, I really appreciate whatever you said.

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Thanks @coolguy123. I’m happy to see you back for now. I hope everything is okay and we will see you soon. Take care!

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Thank you @beeyou, yes getting back to normal and I am trying my best to catch up for the last 6 or 7 days of work lost.

Thanks for everything and your work on #newbieresteemday.

Well.... thrilled to be back about the top contributors in the Curation League!

WELL DONE @themanwithnoname , @wwf, @davemccoy, @lynncoye1 and so many others to mention.

@bashadow and @gillianpearce how awesome for both of you!!! Congratulations!

Again, such an honor to be here with all of you and so WONDERFUL to see so many new names as well as the oldies but goodies!!!

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And I'm very happy to see you back near the top of the league too! :D

As you can see the numbers have grown a fair bit recently, but I didn't doubt it wouldn't be long before I saw your name again!

Welcome back to the top of engagement land :D

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lol- Yeah... I kind of had some things to get organized that took some of my focus for a short time.
Feels good to be back to my regular form of interacting.

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Well done everyone! Bravo!!!

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Congratulations to you as well @wwf! It's great to see more new people every week on these lists, isn't it? :)

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I'm giddy with excitement seeing so many new people. Bring it on! Thank you Lynn!

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You are most welcome! My goal for today is creating a blog linking it with @abh12345's League in the hopes of adding more people...I guess I'll be spreading the 'giddiness' ;) Cheers! (And I love seeing how excited all of this makes you!)

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Thanks, congratulations to you as well! I know you spend a lot of time helping newer people get their bearings, so it's well-deserved.

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Thanks @goldendawne. It's very exciting to find myself 4th in the contributors league and even more so to get a delegation. I made a vlog about it which I haven't posted yet but I was literally speechless with excitement. 😊

Congrats to you too although you say it's good to be back. I didn't realise you'd been away! I see so many of your contributions all over the place! I'm always impressed with how much you do in you life both on Steemit and at home. 😍

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Great to see you back Engagement goddesss! And it is true with a lot of great people joining the league you really got to put your A-game!

It's a healthy kind of competition as we give out more votes and comments that the community gets better and more inspired!

On to next week!

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Hey @goldendawne! Congrats to you too! I am always happy to see you on this list and know you will be. The work you have done (and continue to do) has been a strong influence on everyone at #newbieresteemday! You are our first ever "mentor" and we appreciate so much you continuing to make the next group just as strong!

ps... we have a nice surprise coming soon that should accelerate the growth of the newbie gathering process and help them to find the places where they get help! (like Dear Dawne) ;)

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Thank you and congratulations to you as well @goldendawne! Nice job! Besides the fact that I love commenting on other's work, this post of Asher's really puts me in competitive mode haha Which actually is surprising for me, because normally in my real life, I'm not very competitive at all! Cheers!

First, congratulations to the man that's name escapes me aka @themanwithnoname, it doesn't surprise me one bit that you overtook me. You are a quality act and even if nobody named you, you have made a name for yourself here my friend! Awesome job!!!

ps.. get ready to be pushed this week ;)

Next, congrats to all the amazing people on this list at have majorly stepped up their games @bashadow @gillianpearce @lynncoyle1 @goldendawne and @beeyou, we are well represented in the top 10 for sure!

And Asher @abh12345, once again I want to thank you for the 1 sbd prize (which will be donated to @friendsofgondor in your name to help @fulltimegeek and the #stewardsofgondor). I know you lose money on this while helping the whole community out, so I want you to know (again) that your efforts are not unnoticed. We really appreciate what you are doing and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

And finally I also want to thank you for the generous delegations to @gillianpearce @naditinkoff @beeyou (congrats and welcome to the Asher delegees club!). I know how special that is to the recipient and its a honor to them to be chose by the "King of Engagement"! ;)

I love that you are looking for a sponsor, it would be a great thing for those more endowed steemians to do for the community! One day I hope to be in a position to support in that way too, but until them I will just use my big mouth to help get you noticed!!! ;)

ps...Onwards to 500... We are almost half way there!!! Since my new friend @spiritualmax named me "The Rallier" in his game, then I guess its only appropriate that I call on the troops to make it happen!

Come on troops, tell your friends to join with not only resteems, but write posts and explain in comments on other posts how awesome the League really is!

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Oh wow somebody overthrew the king of Engagement! @manwithnoname solid Engagement! I would have not thought it was possible but it has happened hahha!

@davemccoy and the rest of the ladies and gents of the newbieresteemday initiative has become the go to people in terms of spreading that love and engagement to a lot of folks.

This week I have been able to join their Discord server and talked to some of them and I feel that indeed they are so awesome and believe what they are trying to do with the community.

I tip my virtual hat to everyone as a sign of my respect.

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Thank you, @maverickinvictus! That means a lot. Dave, the rest of the crew, and I all decided that we could get further by helping others than just helping ourselves. It's nice to get a little recognition, but it's not why we do it.

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I know and that is why I love the initiative!

I'm glad to have found your community and would like to help in anyway that I can!

We can do this!

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We can do this Mav!!! Its just getting started ;)

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Hey there @maverickinvictus! I'm a member of @newbieresteem and love to see comments like yours! I'm very proud to be a part of a group whose sole purpose is selflessly welcoming, educating, mentoring and supporting new folks here.

It's wonderful that you noticed! Thank you :)

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I have been doing that especially with my @promo-mentors group that helps new Steemians get the much needed support and mentoring.

I'll be scouting a few of your members and hopefully get them in the crosshairs of curie and ocd :)

It is going to be epic building communities with all of you.

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wow.. that is awesome for even of thinking of that Mav... If you want to tell them what things you are looking for, then I'm sure they will up their game too ;)

Thanks!

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pretty hard not to notice when all of you are doing exceptional engagement!! I will be more than happy to help out anyway that I can.

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That's awesome @maverickinvictus! I'll have to check out your @promo-mentors group as well; it will be epic-community-building!! Love it :)

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wow... what a very nice compliment to the group!!! I think I will see this clipped in @beeyou's "bi-weekly buzz" at some point! Thank you on behalf of all of them :)

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Ohh, now you tag me.

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Ahhaha so many tag your it moments here! I love the energy and vibrancy of Dave's vision.

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Thank you Mav!!! There are some nights things just get going and I think this is one of them... lol :)

btw, just so you know that even if you don't tag @beeyou on something, she still will find it. We call her the "allseeingbee"

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You are bringing the same energy and vibrancy here Mave! What makes us great is that we all care about each other. We joke and tease relentless, kinda like siblings lol, but we have each other’s back. We make a good team and happy you will be joining. 🙂

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hahaha... I was letting you recharge, but if you're ready then just say the word... I am :D

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Noo! Need days and days of recharging.

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@maverickinvictus aka Mav, it is an awesome thing that you have noticed and recognized the people at #newbieresteemday. You are one of the leaders and to earn your respect means a lot to everyone! I look forward to working with you to continue building an awesome community where we are all connected in positive ways! :)

and ps... I think @themanwithnoname cheated. Rumor is he's really the famous Arch Stanton so he has a name but doesn't use it! ;)

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I know and that is why I love the initiative!

I'm glad to have found your community and would like to help in anyway that I can!

We can do this!

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awesome Mav!!!! That's exactly the thing I love to hear! You can ask @coolguy123 ;) ...

I agree with you "we" can do this... the emphasis on we because no one can do it alone! So you are nowofficially part of the #newbieresteemday initiative and you are free to help in any way you see fit! We don't have many rules, we just have a lot of people that care about helping others and working together!

I'm glad to see someone of your stature join us and I know as you get to know everyone you will make some very good friends!

Welcome aboard!

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I am quite surprised you didn't tag me on this one. You usually do when there is a new member onboard. :D

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I thought I did... hahaha... I definitely meant to... Yes please add him to the list @beeyou and he is very cool like @coolguy123. You will like Mav very much, so introduce yourself!

And thanks for being so good that you can allow me to mess up and you still find a way to "fix it" for me! You aren't just a good partner you are truly the allseeingbee ;)

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Hahaha I am hardly high profile I just bring enthusiasm, engagement and a lot of time to be commenting haha.

Haven't even reached 1000 votes yet

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atta girl @beeyou, keeping @davemccoy in line! And we're already putting on quite a show for @maverickinvictus haha

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I hadn’t realized we were in the limelight, lol. Dave and I joke around all the time. Our whole team does which makes all so fun! I think I finally lived down delib contest mishap. 🙄

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Thanks @davemccoy for mentioning me and congratulations to you for being in top 3 for yet another week and welcome to team #newbieresteemday @maverickinvictus.

I am sure @maverickinvictus will bring some of his followers as well to the team.

Good to see the team is growing and getting some high profile guys like Mav.

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Heh, I love how involved you get in my storyline, @davemmccoy. And that was perfect timing on the clip.
Dave: "His name is Arch Stanton."
Tuco: "Are you sure?"

Ha ha. Keep following that track. I'm sure the name Arch will get you where you need to go. Muah ha ha.

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:) ... yes of course... I'm on to you! Btw, we need to get @jorlauski in this league... he's missing all the fun!

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pretty hard not to notice when all of you are doing exceptional engagement!! I will be more than happy to help out anyway that I can.

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Thanks, @davemccoy! I'm looking forward to the overreaction from you. I fully expect to have 200 more newbies initiated and your score to be 3x mine next week. As a direct result, STEEM price will also double. :)

Congrats on getting featured in the card game. That's exciting!

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ohhh blondie, you have really made me put my thinking cap on for this week ahead! I knew you were a formidable force, but now you're going to really be geared up. I will have to up my game!

ps... thanks for the congrats on the card game, I'm not sure if it is in a card game but it was pretty cool for @spiritualmax to do! (you can see it in @simplymikes's response below). And I have no doubt you will get your own at some point! The man without a name sure knows how to make a name for himself!

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That's a cool-looking card! Good for you. I might get one. We'll see what I become known for. Yeah, I'll have to up my game as well if I want to keep the crown. At least I get to keep the star. That's the really important thing. Looking forward to seeing next week's numbers!

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haha... yes you can keep that star!!! :)

Its on my friend!!!

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Did @davemccoy make it to the 1st edition card game? How cool is that?!!

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I thought about nominating him, but I was a little scared he would become a little cocky getting all that attention :0P

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I think he did. I looked for his card, but didn't see it yet. Dave mentioned that he was included though. It's a huge honor!

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I know. I found out about the card game yesterday and I’ve taken a look at who’s included. He’s in good company ;0)

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hahaha... Thanks for keeping my feet on the ground @simplymike!!! But being around so many amazing people every day, I don't have to worry about getting a big head because I am in awe of the graciousness and kindness I see constantly!

And I got a card from @spiritualmax but I don't know if that is in the first edition card game or not!!! :P I just thought it was cool of him to do and I love the card!

Dave's rallier card.png

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Awesome!!!!

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I LOVE this card @davemccoy!! That was so awesome of @spiritualmax to make you one :)

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Congratulations to you @davemccoy! You do awesome work here every day and deserve all the recognition you get. And your comment to @themanwithnoname is funny; I just told him to watch out for you next week haha

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Always a pleasure Dave, thanks for the many new recruits you've rallied these past few weeks.

I could see the man who's name escapes me closing in on you in the week, and it was very close at the end. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens this next weekend!

I got not 1, but 2 sponsors, which is totally awesome! :D So the prize fund is sorted for a month at least!

good luck next time, got to get the crown back!

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that's fun isn't is??? coming up with a new way each time to talk about that dude who had amnesia and now can't remember his name! Its a challenge!!!

That is fantastic about the sponsorship, I've been hoping for that for you and its a good step forward! Now we have to focus on making them feel it was worth it, so yes you bet I'm going to be challenging for that crown this week!!! ;)

Congrats again, you deserve it! (back at 'ya) ;)

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Wow awesome start for me! This is my first week in Curation League and already granted first place :)
My strategy is 90% utopian curation. Especially at most paid development category. I have some favourite bloggers also. They are heavily undervalued most of the time.
Hope to see myself at 1st place again next week ;) I have ideas to optimize my utopian curation by a nice factor. Let's see what will turn out.

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Congrats @mys! I hope to learn more from you about your curation strategies!!! :)

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Bit of a lazy reply here but same response as I've just given Lynn below. I think you arrived at a good time on my 'big boys' post today, so check the reward for your curation in 7 days - i'll try to remind you when it pays out!

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Cool... I will try to remember too (between us we got to have enough brain cells to remember) ;)

And thanks!

ps... lazy answers are perfectly fine!!!

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That was my lazy one :)

I'll get the payout appear and hopefully the brain will connect this to having a look in your wallet for the curation reward which will show up at the same date/time as my payout.

Lets see what your vote was worth...

Good timing, the post was worth 7/8$

So in 6.5 days, we'll see how this reward compares to others...

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Congratulations @mys! I'd love to hear how you do it! I've been making the second list, which I'm very proud of, but neglect to work towards the first one :)

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Hey :)

He's using the strategy in the post, but being quite selective with the #utopian-io posts he picks.

I've just submitted one but it's already had a nice vote prior to the utopian one which will come in a day or two - you just have to beat the @utopian-io vote. #sndbox posts might be more your cup of tea :)

However, if this is not your bag then I would focus on league 2!

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Thanks @abh12345; the fact that I half-understand your response tells me League 2 is more my cup of tea haha

I'm going to take your word for it though and check out #sndbox :)

Thanks!

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hahaha .... That's an instant classic

"the fact that I half-understand your response tells me League 2 is more my cup of tea haha"

Hilarious reply Lynn!!! lol

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hahaha I'm glad you can laugh at my ineptness :)

...because I can too!

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no I don't understand it either... its the way you answered it... like "thanks Asher (I will try to do that)" but instead you said thanks asher but "too damn complicated" lol

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Bingo!! You read between the lines perfectly ;)

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I have tried to explain a little more in this thread. Maybe I need a post to really lay it out :)

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Haha!

https://steemit.com/hot/utopian-io

These posts are likely to be approved (you can even check inside for the 'your submission has been approved' message), and will at some point in the next day or 2 be voted on by @utopian-io - The main account for the application.

The vote size will vary depending on the type of submission - Translation, Analysis, Development etc.

At present, it's something like $60 for an Analysis contribution. The key to curating for rewards is to be ahead of the big votes, and this is an easy one to beat :)

Cheers!

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Thank you so much for explaining...perhaps now I can enjoy two cups of tea ;)

One more thing though...and I'm so sorry to be so dense here, but what exactly does "you can even check inside..."; Check inside what? or where? ;) Because right now I'd like to check inside your brain myself! :)

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hahaha... you topped yourself!!! OMGosh!!! funny funny! :D

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hahaha I thought I might see you here again :)

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Awesome Asher!!! I have a better understanding... Thanks for the heads up on it!!!

ps... I love her reply to you :)

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Still laughing about that one, hey Dave?? :)

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now a new one...

"One more thing though...and I'm so sorry to be so dense here, but what exactly does "you can even check inside..."; Check inside what? or where? ;) Because right now I'd like to check inside your brain myself! :)"

@beeyou is going to get this one for later use one day! :D

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Lol @lynncoyle1! Dave and I were just having a chat about epic funny moments. First bashadows 1% comment, then amariespeaks worship to our founders, and you dear, have made it onto the list!!

Almost like my 'drop the link' moment with delib, but you guys far outdo me!!! Have to love you guys.

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haha @beeyou and @davemccoy! I'm glad I made it on yet another list

and @beeyou, I still chuckle to myself whenever I see a contest that says, "just drop the link here..." hahaha

BUT PLEASE, I'M SERIOUS NOW...WHAT DOES "CHECK INSIDE" MEAN?? ;)

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Great stuff!

Thanks for letting me know - I'm glad that is listed in the post as a good option for curation!

#sndbox, and #ocd are options too - #ocd receiving good late votes from @acidyo.

Well done, a nice score!

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Hey @mys! 6.39 is a crazy result in these days! Congrats man! And you r doing great this week too! (yes, I was checking a little bit your account and your strategy... I need to improve and learn from the new nr. 1)
Have a great day!
Plastic hug
Steemitri The Mannequin

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This week I am testing something different. During tests my Voting Power dropped by a lot. But in few days should return. Just need few optimization tweaks :)

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I'm not doing well this week... but it's ok... I lost some VP cause I had some good interactions and I gave lot of upvotes on comments on my last Lamboghini post, haha
"See you" on sunday ;-)

Hey Asher,

I'd be interested in joining up to this too. I seem to spend my whole life curating :D

Cheers

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Hi Mark, thanks very much for your interest here, I will get you on the list!

I produce the post each sunday, and the tables are calculated based on the past 7 days rewards/engagement.

Thanks again, and well done for actually spending the time curating - something lacking so much that i'm paying the best to do so!

Cheers!

OMG @abh12345. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!

I was so happy to see that I had moved up the table but then I saw the delegation. Thank you soooooo much. It couldn't have come at a better time.

I had been considering buying Steem so I could upvote myself. I wanted to see where I was in your League first, just out of interest. But I'm not really ready to invest the amount In Steem I would have to, in order for it to make a really big difference.

So, even before I saw your post, I had decided to go back to what I was enjoying in the early days, engaging and commenting. I'm still doing that obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be in your league but I've also been posting 4 times a day in order to earn as much as possible.

I spend time on all my posts so it takes a lot of energy and sometimes it's not as enjoyable as it could be because I'm pushing myself to do it.

Looking at the table I see that the 3 people above me have posted less so I'm going to go back to posting when I feel inspired to and not because I'm concerned I won't meet my 4 post target. Phew! What a relief! 😊

Now I am free to buy Steem or not without feeling the pressure to do so because I feel I'm falling behind.

I'm really looking forward to how this weeks goes.

Thanks again, so much, for your support!

Let the games begin . . . again! 💙

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Hi!

Well done for placing and winning a prize, it sounds like it was needed! :)

I had been considering buying Steem so I could upvote myself.

Please don't do this, even if you vote yourself and only yourself you are unlikely to see a profit.

Thank you for taking part, and good luck next time!

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I was never intending to upvote only myself @ash12345. It's not really a rational thing, more an emotional one. I used a bot for a couple of weeks, just 1 SBD, but it made my earnings look better even though, I discovered, in reality they weren't!

I don't really understand the earnings part so i was taking things at face value and ignoring the 75% bit. Even so, it's not about the money for me. It's more about being competitive and wanting things to be fair.

Part of my journey here is exploring those parts of myself. Some times I feel a sense of panic about getting left behind. Sometimes I'm just happily posting away. It is what it is and I don't want to pretend that I'm anyone other than who I am, warts and all.

And, as you say, this prize was perfectly timed.

Let's see what next week brings. 😍

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Yes this sounds like a good approach to me - definitely don't force the posts out, time is generally much better spend in the comments for the first few months - it could well be longer than that with the increased numbers we have now.

Good luck!

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I have now noted that it could be longer with the increased numbers @abh12345. Three months seemed to be a magic figure that is banded around a lot. It will be three months for me next week although I am not exactly sure what I expect to happen at this magic time anyway!

But, if whatever it is does not happen, I will now know why! 😁 😁 😁

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@gillianpierce, congrats!
In my experience, forcing yourself to write 4 times a day is not the way to go. I tried it myself, and it spoiled all the fun I had, plus it didn’t have a good effect on the quality of my articles. I took a step back and now I only write when I’m inspired and feel like writing. That feels so much better. :0)

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Thanks @simplymike. I agree.

I made a vlog this morning which I have just posted where I said i was only going to post when I felt inspired from now on.

To be honest, the vast majority of the posts I made last week, I enjoyed doing, so it will interesting to see just how much there will be this week. I just want to move away from this panic of being left behind! 😊

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I can relate to that feeling. Every once in a while I’ve got it too.
Bit then I realize that I shouldn’t ‘force’ myself to try to keep up. If I do, i think my passion for this platform and its people will eventually fade. I keep reminding myself that this is my game,and I should play it at my own pace to keep it fun.. :0)

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Agreed. I don't think forcing ourselves to do anything is ever a good idea.

If we can't play the game in our own way and have fun whilst doing it, what's the point? Easy to forget at times though an get sidetracked by the figures or what other people are doing. 😊

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Congrats! You mentioned that people had posted less than you, so I checked. I was actually a little embarrassed at how little I've been posting. You're motivating me to step up my game. Although, I have been working on posts offline in draft form, they haven't made it to the masses. Also, real life has been a distraction, but I need to be more focused. Good for you for your discipline.

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Hmmmm. I'm not sure that was the point I was making @themanwithnoname. 😁

In fact, seeing that people had made fewer posts than I have encouraged me to make fewer, so really the opposite of what you're feeling.

Seems to me like you're doing brilliantly doing what you're doing!

Different strokes for different folks I suppose! 💙

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Yeah, I took something else from what you were saying, but at least it inspired me! :)

I spend a lot of time talking with people. I should probably work on my articles first, so when they're out of the way, I don't have to worry about spending too much time commenting. At least it appears to be paying off. :)

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Who says you should work on your articles first? 😍

You're obviously making a fantastic contribution by commenting. Maybe you're a natural networker, encourager and supporter first and a writer second.

Perhaps you've got it exactly right!

It's so easy to limit ourselves with arbitrary rules we simply make up.

Just a thought! 😁

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A post or 3 a week is good, but as you can see, not essential to place high in the league.

I see the post as a call for engagement, but nothing has happened as far as interaction is concerned until the first comment arrives. You are likely to pick up more points in league 2, commenting but definitely try to get some material out there for all the contacts you've made engaging to come and take a look at :)

Cheers!

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Congratulations @gillianpearce you did really well!!! Its is very good to see how awesome you are doing ... Keep it up and I love that you got a nice delegation from Asher!!! You will use it wisely I'm sure :)

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Thank you very much @davemccoy. I'm not really sure how to use the delegation other than being more generous with my upvotes. I hope that's a good use. I'm thinking I'll be able to upvote more people and some with bigger votes without depleting my CP so much which means I'll have more to upvote people with. 😍

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I was fortunate enough last week because @abh12345 delegated some to me as well. I've learned to use the manual voting slider on https://steemworld.org, so between that and the delegated sbd, it has made a huge difference in the amount of upvotes I can give :)

I'd be happy to walk you thru learning it if you need me to!

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Thanks @lynncoyle1. I'm using the slider on busy.org which has been a huge help in giving more upvotes and managing the amount.

What I'm not sure about however, is how to get the maximum amount out our delegations. Should we be keeping VP above 80% Should we be down to that when we finish for the day? Do you have any insight into that or do you just upvote as much as you can?

Thanks for you help! 💙

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For a long time I tried to keep it at 80 or higher, then I switched to 70 or higher, then I let it get way to low and I'm still working on it coming up. My understanding is that it shouldn't get below 80 for maximum effect.

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Someone who's doing really well in the leagues said they keep their slider to above 90% now to get maximum effect but they are doing best in curation so maybe it matters more there.

I've tried all sorts of tactics @lynnecoyle1 and have ended up at 25% VP a few times. Now I am able to keep it higher because of using the Busy.org slider and getting the delegation from @abh12345

It feels so good to be able to upvote as and when I want to and not see my VP plummet. Yesterday I gave @drakernoise a 100% upvote for being the first to spot the mistake in my video. It was only 0.05 but it was really fun to do!

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haha I know the feeling...it's great!!!

And it would be simply impossible for me to keep my voting power there...I like to use it too much;)

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I just post when I need to, mostly for IFC, or Photo contest, or a new user ask a question, and it needs a post to answer. I have gone 5 days or more without posting, but that's me. Post, comment, engage, and vote, it all makes steemit fun.

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Sounds like a great strategy. It's all about finding what works for us an individuals isn't it? So we can be here,contribute and have fun!

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          IFC stand for "Information Finding Championship. It is a contest that @apolymask started not to long a go. It is open to all players, lots of rounds still to go, we are on Round 13, and it is the biggest payout round to date, along with the post payout prize, there is an addition 25SBD payout. It is a fun game, we (the players) are just having a blast. @apolymask puts out what he is looking for or would like to see, round 13 is shilling, round 12 was water, and one round was the moon. Right now first place is a tie with 3 wins each.
          The contest is going to run through July, so still plenty of time for new players. It is really beginning to take off, the contest that is. As you can see with round 13 we are getting a few more sponsors so the round prizes are increasing in payout, hard to tell if that trend will continue or not, but the end prize is 150 I forget if it is steem or sbd, but it's a lot. But and this is the most important thing we are having a blast with it. Sparkly butts, and dancing shoes and celery entries, a heck of a lot of fun. You should visit his page and look if you like fun games.

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Thanks for the information @bashadow. I think I remember coming across that when it was first starting. I don't think I've seen anything about it since though. Glad you're haing fun with it! 😊

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I’ve been seeing IFC around, and I really like to join, but I keep struggling with the topics.
I should dig in a little deeper and start reading the submitted posts, I guess

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He throws out the want, and we throw back what we think he needs our way. Picture, art, story, or celery dancing on the tip of our noses.

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Well, well, well! Look at you here @gillianpearce! I guess in life, all things eventually work themselves out, don't they? ;) I'm so glad you entered your name here to track your efforts. I'm hoping all of your self-doubts are completely gone and you can go back to having fun!!! Congratulations on your placement here and getting @abh12345's delegation!! Awesome ;)

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You are such an inspiration @lynncoyle1! I'm not sure I agree that all things eventually work themselves out although I suppose they do in one way or another. Just not the way we'd prefer all the time maybe.

I think congratulations are more due to you rather than me, considering that you had 2 days out from Steemit. I know how much time it takes me to keep up with commenting and replying so seeing you stay in the top 10 is truly remarkable. You're a star! 😍

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Aww thanks so much @gillianpearce! And yes, that's what I meant about things working out...whether we agree with the future or not, it's coming our way. I take the Buddhist approach to life; the big rock in the middle of the river allowing the water around it, instead of trying to fight the current. So thank you for your congratulations...I do spend most evenings on here, but it's because I enjoy it:)

This post is always like the highlight of the week for me. Even this week, when I was out for a couple of days, undergoing surgery and the first days of recovery. I knew I wouldn’t be in the top 20, still, I was curious to find out who did. How surprised I was to still see my name in the 27th spot!! More than enough to get me super-motivated to start another week :0)
Thanks @abh12345, for all the effort you put in every week again!

Congrats, @themanwithnoname! You managed to take the throne from comment-superhero @davemccoy! Great job! (But watch your back, ‘cos I’m aiming for that spot too ;0P )

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Looking forward to the competition. You've been getting a lot more active around here and I think you'll be jumping into the top 10 shortly. Keep at it.

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That's really nice of you to say, even though the post isn't a magical photo, or an epic read, I'm glad you think it adds something to the community :)

Sorry to hear that you were out of action, to score in the top 40 with a few days off is impressive and I look forward to seeing next Sundays scores already!

Thank you!

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Congratulations @simplymike! I totally look forward to this post coming out as well :)

It finally happened I got pushed out of the league 2! I have been making several changes in the way that I have been doing things to make it more efficient but alas it backfired hahha.

On to more tweaking. A good thing that happened though was newbieresteemday created an embassy in the crypto empire community of @spiritualmax and so I finally got a foot in and invited myself there.

I have spent some time chatting with a lot of them and has even met @amariespeaks and @beeyou and they are awesome people and we'll deserves being here.

@beeyou congratulations on the SP delegation which means more votes and Engagement that you can do Booster Cheerleader!!!

I will be back!!! With @moneyinfant for sure!

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Ah well, sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Sounds like a good think is going in with regards to joining forces, I think more can be accomplished this way.

good luck with @moneyinfant! :D

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Onward and upward...or should that be outward? It'll be epic either way!

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oh no not outward for me please! :D

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I might be pushed out of league 2 myself @maverickinvictus. I am happy and thankful for the prize and delegation, but engaging is exhausting!. I want to continue being the booster cheerleader but this one is feeling quite zapped really. I need some boosting myself, haha.

Thanks for the congrats. I'm glad we connected as part of the Empire realm. It was fun chatting with you. I am sure our paths will cross again on here engaging.

This is very good, I have been seeking ways to improve my curation although I have been reading, but haven't really been putting it all into practice. I think this is the chance to actually curate and compare against other steemians.

but I guess I will have to wait for the next round to join the league 1 but hey, lets see how I will perform in league 2 for now.

I opt in

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Great, good luck!

Hello @abh12345, great work again. I must say you have real stamina to handle this with the growing number of entries each week. Great work.

But there's a factor I have been looking at for a while which might cause distortion in the analysis. The sp reward per 1000sp is calculated base on the current Sp and not the sp value with which the reward was earned. I think this will cause some discrepancies especially for account that do often power up. I am suggesting if there's a way this can be calculated base on the sp the account had 7days back which is the true sp when the last vote for each week was casted. I hope you get my point.

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Powering up will distort the numbers slightly, there is not much I can do about that.

However it is unlikely that people will be powering up a lot, in comparision to the amount of SP they already own. I power up about 50 STEEM a week, and hold 9,000 in total. This is about 4%? And so not much of a change to the numbers.

In any case, that person will 'fall' in the table and not rise, which at least means they don't fix the results in their favor.

Thanks for pointing this out, and thanks for the kind comments too!

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Thank you for the explanation. See you around next week. I hope to return to the league again.

comment count limited to 100000

          I don't mind at all, I kind of like the nice round number. I am trying to get my "Upvotes to different authors (U V)" increased, while still trying to maintain my personal commenting and outreach commenting.
          Congratulations to all the winners, it is so cool to see so many team members, I even see @mudcat36 and @kismet2018 made it onto league 1 list and a few others, that is so cool. Thanks for making this list, and for the SP, One maybe 2 more weeks, and I will be at the magic number under my own power, so thanks for the boost to help me get there.

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That's cool, thanks.

I had to do something or else people may have started asking questions! :)

Glad to see you are looking at where to improve on the stats, each column adds to the total score in it's own way, U V, is a nice bonus on top of V.

No worries on the boost, I delegate to people who deserve it!

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Congratulations for making the list and receiving the delegation! So awesome, and you totally deserve it @bashadow :)

Thanks Asher!!! Next week I will try a new strategy :-)
Will send you 2 SBD back ;-)

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haha, thank you @steemitri! :D

I blame @osm0sis who was trolling me on discord at the time!

Good luck for next week :D

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HEY! Don't bring me into this!
Not my fault you can't see your screen and keyboard properly 😜
Key word: SLEEP

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Haha... Salut Sylvia ;-)

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Salut Steemitri :)

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You were talking about slowmeme's, or amnesia, or something?! BEEP BEEP BEEP!

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ha, she said Semi :D

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semi semi semi
(oh and it took me at least a minute or 2 to find this comment... sheesh, enough comments there?!)

Hi @abh12345 - I must admit that I was not very scientific in my approach to steemit so far. I should really put more attention to this. So far I used Steemit really as a dialogue diary.

Probably that's not actually the most clever way to approach it - But it's simply fun! :-)

Glad I discovered your blog!

Best wishes
@elenahornfilm

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As long as you are enjoying yourself, who cares about curation rewards! :D

Glad to hear this is the case, and thank you for your comments!

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Thank you! I'll certainly keep reading your precious advices! 🍍🍍🍍

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Would you like to be on the list? nothing to lose, maybe some SBDs and knowledge to gain :D

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Yes, I would love to, Professor @abh12345 💃🏼

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Sweet, added! :D

Congratulations @abh12345!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

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Ace, another! :D :D

Thank you again for hosting the Curation Leagues @abh12345! I find myself totally looking forward to Sundays just to see it :) And thank you again for the 1 sbd; like last week, I'm paying your generosity forward and transferring it to @friendsofgondor to help out @fulltimegeek's very worthy cause.

I have decided to write a blog about the importance of genuine commenting and link your post to it. The more people we can get involved with this the better. I know even for myself, the idea of dropping in your list is really not an acceptable idea, so it encourages me to continue, even on those days I might not feel like it ;)

Congratulations to those I think of as my friends which of course includes you @abh12345, @themanwithnoname, @davemccoy, @bashadow, @gillianpearce, @beeyou, @wwf, @goldendawne, and to hopefully, new acquaintances @naditinkoff and @aussieninja! It's humbling to be in such fine company!

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Way to go on making it up there @lynncoyle1! Congrats on another top spot in league 2. Way to go Newbie Resteem team. Our members make up 5 of the top 10! That is quite an achievement.

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That's exactly what I was thinking too @beeyou :)

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How lovely to be considered a friend of yours @lyncoyle1. Thank you very much!

You are a very inspiring person to follow! 😍

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Thank you @gillianpearce! and I do consider you that :)

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My pleasure Lynn!

I'm glad the league encourages you to make your way around the place :D We need more people doing this for sure!

Thank you!

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I notice more people writing about it, @thedarkhorse for example. It can only go up from here ;)

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To the moon showing STEEM the way! :D

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haha that's awesome :)

Hey asher I was curious, was there anything I did that disqualified myself here? I hadn't taken on any steempower delegations, and was curious how far I missed in pool 2, now just out of wonderment now. I spent like 50 hours on the platform, but far the most I had in any one week, and I think I commented more than I had in a very long time. Again, I am wondering what I am doing here that is lowering that score. If you had the numbers that would be amazing, or if you pass on the formula I could do it myself. I just noticed that the curation was listed as per 100 for the week instead of your usually having it at 1000sp per week as well. Thanks again for all that you do steemit's sabermatrician!