Announcing May 30 Days Writing Challenge: Strengthening The Steemit Community

in steemit •  7 months ago

Starting tomorrow, May 1st, I will do another 30 days writing challenge. I didn't count how many I did since I joined Steemit, one and a half year ago, but I guess there are at least 4-5 of them.

If you didn't see any of these challenges, here's how it goes:

  • each day I'm posting one article related to the challenge (see below how I'll do it this time)
  • if you want to join the challenge write on the same day, about the same topic
  • after you wrote your article, leave a comment on the same day topic article, so I know you did it
  • tag your article with #challenge30days (this is kind of the "official" tag for these challenges)

For instance, if in the 5th day of the challenge I write an article about pink unicorns, called "Here, Let's Play With Pink Unicorns", then, if you want to join the challenge, you write on the same topic (pink unicorns) but with a different title, obviously, and leave a comment on my pink unicorn article, with the link of your post.

Each day I will pick 3 articles and upvote them with 100% power (around $4 worth at the moment of writing).

Goal And Challenge Mechanics

The goal of this challenge is to strengthen the Steemit community. It will consist of a series of 30 posts on specific topics, pre-selected, but shuffled (they will NOT appear in the order listed below). The topics are picked in such a way that they will foster conversation, will make you think about your reasons to be here and overall approach of this social media platform.

I wrote below the list of the 30 topics, but please be aware that this is not the final order in which they will appear, and that I may also change my mind about some of the topics and replace them. So please don't cheat by writing in advance, but please prepare by reading the topics and jot down some notes about them, so when the day comes, it will be easier for you to write the article.

Without further ado here's the list of the 30 topics:

  1. How did you get on Steemit?
  2. What is your main reason for staying on Steemit?
  3. What’s the best thing that happened to you because of Steemit?
  4. What’s the worst thing that happened to you because of Steemit?
  5. Name 3 people you follow on Steemit because they are entertaining
  6. Name 3 people you follow on Steemit because they are useful
  7. What are the most relevant 5 witnesses on Steemit? Why?
  8. How many posts per day do you write? Why?
  9. How many comments per day do you write? Why?
  10. If you will get 1000 STEEM tomorrow, what would you do with it?
  11. What are the top 5 crypto assets you’re investing in now?
  12. What’s your most consistent hobby for the last 5 years?
  13. What’s your favorite morning drink: coffee, tea, water, juice? Why?
  14. What other social media platforms do you still use? Why?
  15. Name the 3 most relevant things for the country you were born into
  16. What’s the best friend you made on Steemit?
  17. If there will be no money paid on Steemit, would you still be around?
  18. Name 3 things that must be done immediately to make Steem a better experience
  19. Name top 3 favorite movies from all time
  20. Name top 3 favorite cities that you want to live in
  21. What is, in your opinion, a worthy post on Steemit?
  22. What’s your favorite posting platform for Steemit? (busy, dTube, dMania, etc)
  23. Where do you see Steemit in 5 years?
  24. Where do you see yourself on Steemit in 5 years?
  25. What’s more important for Steemit right now: Smart Media Tokens or Hivemind?
  26. Who was the first user you followed on Steemit? Why?
  27. What’s your favorite tool / blockchain explorer for Steemit?
  28. What crypto asset will dominate the market in 5 years?
  29. What’s your favorite writing topic? Why?
  30. What was the most difficult day of this challenge? Why?

It will probably be the most interactive 30 days writing challenge I did here so far and I really look forward to it.

Steem on!


I'm a serial entrepreneur, blogger and ultrarunner. You can find me mainly on my blog at Dragos Roua where I write about productivity, business, relationships and running. Here on Steemit you may stay updated by following me @dragosroua.


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That's a great challenge. Luckily I saw the @alexvan post and so I found out. I'm sorry I did not know in a timely manner to try to attend every day. It's a great source of ideas for posts. Thank you!

@dragosroua

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It seems like you went back to using the previous signature.

Also, I'm excited. :) I think I'll take part in this challenge. Can I twist the topics and write fictional versions and still participate? :D

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yes, you can and thanks for the heads up!

This looks like a nice one! Have fun and enjoy your time! I hope I will have the time to participate in this!

Cool that you keep doing this! Minnows and newcomers, stick to this challenge, it will help you massively! Well, I write now daily, and will probably pick some of the topics as I like them!

Thank again for helping me with the jump start!

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My pleasure :)

I'm totally getting involved in this! Thanks man!

Ahhh this looks fun! I've seen your challenges before and wanted to participate but was always too late. I like prompts, I have plenty to say but it's always kind of within a few certain topics, this gives me a chance to write some stuff I wouldn't write about otherwise but which I still have something to say about. I'm going to catch up by tomorrow! :-D I want to try to do the whole thing if I can, we will see how busy I get.

Were you also the one who organized the commenting challenge that @denmarkguy took part in?

Interesting idea. Do I need to write for 30 days with you to participate, or just jump in with a post if I've got something to say?

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..also keen, but yeah time is a factor(keen to try a couple at least :))

Great im in this with you, this is an awesome initiative thank you

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Wonderful challenge. I will not fail to participate in if not all but atleast some of it. Great job

I am so gonna participate in this challenge. Not gonna miss out on this. Expect my entry.

Nice. I am so joining the challenge. That’s one post less to worry.
Thank you

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But what will be the maximum number of words for the posts we are going to make so we know how long the posts should be atleast.

Nice effort.
Keep your good work continue.

Wonderful! Interesting!! challenging!!!

I'm in for this challenge for my very first time entering into any competition on steemit.

I am more exited to participate because those topics are very relevant and really challenging.

Thanks @dragosroua for running this valuable challenge.

I'm looking forward to this challenge as well. I always run out of idea for posting daily, this will be a good thing for me.

Strengthening the community and our social network is one of the best ways to grow.
How about if I leave a lengthy comment on each of your posts instead of writing my own post? I think there is already a lot of information out there that falls between the cracks and goes unnoticed whereas if I comment on your original post you will see it and perhaps spark more engagement on your page. Just an idea though

Can I participate midway into this ?

Thanks a lot @dragosroua, this is a great opportunity for all of us. I read the questions and they are very related to steemit and life.
This can help us enjoy our time on steemit as well as it will help us learn and improve our writing skills.
You have really shown concern to this and I appreciate it.
I hope all people who follow you will participate and will make it beautiful contest.

Well I will write mine now haha.
Thanks a lot for giving us this opportunity.

That sound like a great challenge

long live the writing challenge !!

I will join the challenge :) When is Day 1 ? today ?

I'll be looking forward to participating! I did a 1 week challenge and barely made it out alive, but with the topics at hand, i bet i can do it without major issues!

I'm slightly disappointed that there's no unicorn topic, why would you tease us like that?

A great initiative to reward the writers. I am sure you will get a lot of participants! Good luck!

I would love to take part in it!

Would look forward to your challenge tomorrow, i love challenges, especially writing challenges. I wish there are more like this

Fantastic! I look forward to following along and participating. Hoping to get a post out each day. I once published a unique article each day for 6 months on LinkedIn, but I eventually burned out, and the benefit wasn't quite worth what I had to invest. I like your topic choices. Let's do this!

The topics appear to be really interesting and writable. I'd like to participate.
Am sure there will be daily time of submission, right? To avoid late of submission of participants' entries...

Once I join...is it compulsory to write for the remaining days?
e.g. if someone joins at 5th post...will he/she have to write remaining 25 posts???

Hmm, May is more relaxed a month for me than January was, I might hop back in for this challenge.

Not surprised,from a savvy mind..Its game on..Your depth will surely increase after this..Get ready to stretch!!!

Hehe. Ok, I'm in. I'd love to see how you sneak the pink unicorns into that list.

I wish i could participate in all 30 days. Due to busy schedule i might be able to do so. Still i will try one or two. These are very interesting topics to talk on.

I like the idea and I'm going to see how well I can keep up with you, since it will give me topics to work with on days I might not have something else planned or thought out yet.

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wish you all the best,i know you doing good writer.
thank you @dragosroua

This looks great. I think I am going to fo this challenge too when I get back from my travels and I have 30 days back home. Good luck @dragosroua

Hola listo, comence a concursar. Felicitacionessssssssssssss

Been a while since I posted. Thanks for hosting this contest, its helping to get me active again.

https://steemit.com/challenge30days/@potplucker/may-30-days-writing-challenge-day-one-how-did-you-get-on-steemit

I only just saw this announcement, so I’m not going to make it for day 1 (Time to get some sleep in my part of the world). I’ll join the challenge tomorrow. If I can find the time, I’ll also write on the topic of the first day. Out of ‘competition’, of course, but I think it’s an interesting starting point, and something I really want to share. :0)

Would look forward to your challenge tomorrow, i love challenges, especially writing challenges. I wish there are more like this
I am so gonna participate in this challenge. Not gonna miss out on this. Expect my entry.Great topic selection... Your selecting topics are so conceptual and logical... Those are help all steemians specially new steemian... @dragosroua

hola amigo, me llama poderosamente la atención este desafío, pero lo ví hoy. Soy de venezuela, solo hablo español. Puedo participar hoy con el artículo de ayer y el de hoy?

Great topic selection... Your selecting topics are so conceptual and logical... Those are help all steemians specially new steemian... @dragosroua

Let the challenge begins, I’m totally in for this

Hello! I just found out about this challenge.This is a great opportunity for everyone. I really believe that everyone has something to say and challenges like this could help encourage them to write. Thank you @dragosroua!

Well, saw it just today! It seems that I've missed this! It is too late to get in?