Why Is It So Hard To Give Away Money? | Pushing People To 500 SP!

in steemit •  3 months ago


The Time Has Come...

While the idea of "Pushing People To 500 Steem Power" has been on my mind literally 24/7 since I announced this the first time, it hasn't been such a pleasant journey I thought it would be... I thought this would be incredible and easy in every single aspect. And truth to be told, due to the immense support and all the great comments so far, we figured that we would have hours of work going through all potential candidates for our next push...

  • That was not the case.

We've Spent Hours...

We, as in me, @erodedthoughts and @simplymike have spent hours on this... But not the way we imagined to spend that time. All of us have published articles individually, on our personal accounts, in an attempt to collect candidates to push. Neither of us where as successful as we figured we'd be, even though we had some success.

Our goal is to create something that could resemblance the first middle-class on Steemit, by pushing people straight into the minnow category by community support. We have pledged 3 Steem each per week, so our "community support pool" is up to 9 Steem right now...

But we never imagined that it could be so hard to give away money for free.

In my previous post, 3 Out Of 3 Minnows Already | We're Looking For New Candidates!, we're able to see the requirements:

We only push active people who are dedicated and spam-free. The users we push must have less than 500 Steem Power, but preferably more than 450. (Especially during the early stages, as we lack the necessary support to push people with less than 450 SP.) - We will not push people who're in the middle of a power down as that will be contradictory to our entire purpose. Reputation score doesn't matter, but people who're repeatedly getting flags will not be eligible for a community push.

Judging by those requirements, you can see that we don't require much at all... But with ~180 active users between 450 and 500 Steem Power, it obviously makes things harder. That's right, we have ~180 users on Steemit, with 450-500 SP, who've posted in the last 7 days.

Those statistics are directly from @abh12345, and not something I've been able to figure out by myself.

I haven't managed to browse through all of those accounts yet, but the first 25 or so, all have more than 500 SP right now, so they've been automatically excluded from this project. The next ~25 users are sitting on 490+ Steem Power, so they aren't in need of a "community push".

Like I said, I haven't checked all the accounts yet, but based on the things I've seen so far, I'd say that the list contains about 40 users who could've been eligible for a push, if we only looked at the Steem Power sitting in their accounts. We can't push users who have ~465 Steem Power while they have 50-100 Steem in their wallets. - That's not what this is about.

This is not charity. This is supposed to be community effort. This should be something we do as a team, to help others and ourselves at the same time.


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We want this to be successful, but we'll never be able to do it by ourselves. We need your support. That is why @erodedthoughts will give up to 6 people the chance to get a free Steem Monsters card. You give us a name and you get a card. However, the users you recommend must meet the requirements. - So make sure to recommend the best of the best!


We Can Move Mountains...

We have already pushed 3 out of 3 users into the minnow-category successfully. We pushed @davemccoy, @insideoutlet and @phoenixwren in an instant. We did that due to the fantastic support from users like @lyndsaybowes and @lynncoyle1, to name a few, who selflessly donated to the users we decided to push. We did that, due to generosity and due to the willingness to help others. We did that, in a community effort.

With so much amazing comments, kind words and people like @erikklok, who were happy to donate to our next candidate, we believe in this project. We know that this is doable, and we will continue to push users for as long as we can.


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Time To Push @kaerpediem!

With 451 Steem, @kaerpediem needs a total of 49 Steem to become a minnow. This will be the hardest task for us so far, but we're positive and we're certain of the fact that we can achieve this goal... As long as we work together!

Are YOU Ready To Make A Difference?


This is Minnow-Making.


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Loookkkkk!!!!
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It's done!!
I just powered up and I crossed over
I am officially a minnow
I have a slider!!!
I am not going to sleep tonight hahaha
Thank you soooo much @hitmeasap @simplymike EVERYBODY
I love you guys...Thank you , Bless you ❤️

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Congrats! Welcome to the steemit life with a slider 😉

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I am excited
It's true some other apps have the slider but when you click links through them, they still take you back to steemit...
So yeehaa
Thank you @danielsaori 😊

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This is so awesome! I am thrilled for you!

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Thank you @fitinfun... 😊
It was very exciting, also a little nerve wrecking hahaha

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Thank you for being awesome!

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Awesome would be all of you, I just rode the wave...
thank you again from the bottom of heart ❤️

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Wow that’s amazing!!!! Congrats!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Thank you @vincy
It was surreal 😊

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OMG! Yay! Congratulations @kaerpediem!! I am sooooo happy for you!

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Thank You @khimgoh
You started the ball rolling ❤️
Otherwise it might have just been another day to shake, rattle and roll making lemonade haha

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Congratulations, @kaerpediem. Enjoy being a minnow.
This was an amazing community effort.

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Thank you so much @simplymike
It truly was, and I am so honoured to be a part of this effort and to be the recipient 😊❤️

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You were selected because you have been model Steemian, so you should thank yourself in the first place :0)

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OHHH that is what you call a SLIDER,, as a user of busy.org, i had it , but seems this slider is sprinkled with fairy dust all over it. congratulations, use your power to promote, fellow active users.

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Wow, so fast even though this was the biggest jump yet, right on!! Congrats!!! :D

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It worked!!

It was kind of risky to pick a user who needed 49 Steem, while the initiative is only a week old, but I just checked @kaerpediem's wallet, and together with the SBD she has, she can power up and go over that 500SP mark.

Thanks again, @hitmeasap for starting this and show everyone again how powerful the SteemIt community can be!!

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Indeed, a beautiful thing! @hitmeasap let us know who is next!!!

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Made my heart expand
I will be looking out for the next too 😊

I'm in.. don't have much but I'll kick in what I can! :) Great job @hitmeasap! You're doing awesome with this :)

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Thank you very much for the support Dave. Anything helps! :)

That’s awesome HitMe. I saw the goal was already reached, and after only a few hours. 👍
Please ping me in the future and I’ll happily help out.

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Yeah, we're 4 out of 4 so far, and the goals have been reached within hours each time. It's truly amazing to see what we as a community can do. I will make sure to let you know when we're about to push the next user! :)

Didn't expect only that small nummer of people to be between 450 and 500 SP. That indeed makes it difficult to find them.
Great to see quite some donations coming in already!

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Yeah, I thought it would be way more than that. But we'll work with what we've got! :)

Ok, I'll resteem this in the hopes of more seeing it! Shouldn't be this hard to give money away :)

I'm also sending 1 steem to @kaerpediem :)

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That is awesome lynn, thank you very much! :)

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You're most welcome! I'm so happy to help :)

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Thank you so much @lynncoyle1
We made it 😊

@tarazkp we need just 22.3 Steem left to make @kaerpediem an official minnow. I see you delegate him 25 SP, would you like to help make his minnow journey a reality? I will match your support amount up to 11.15 Steem if you wish to partake in this building of the middle class as I have seen you suggest is vital to the future of Steemit.

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Oh wow!!
I have crossed the line
Thank you so so much 😊❤️

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It got done quickly, I don't think @tarazkp even had the chance to see this message it was done so fast.

I didn't realize the web presence you already have around the net. Very glad to have you here and extremely grateful to be a part of pushing you past the mark.

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I am honoured to be part of this journey
It gives me immense confidence and appreciation for this community
I am so happy to be a part of it 😊

Ill forward my 4 Steem to him to power up! Lets do this... I'm saddened by the linited number in that bucket.

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That's awesome inside! Thank you for the support. :)

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Done now, all transferred he is only 15 Steem away now, super cool!

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It is a she :) - well, the one who posts mostly ...

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haha, it's a family account? I can never tell the difference from the names, 4 steem sent either way! :D

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I know what you mean @insideoutlet
And sometimes even the profile pics don't tell
Thank you so muchhhhhh
Thank you @mariannewest... there must be a masculine feel to the handle because most think I am a man haha

😊❤️

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I think its the seize the day implication of your handle. :d No matter, you just rock it, I have been called a him heaps since joining steemit, haha.

You know, I'm not able to commit to 3 steem weekly due to my life circumstances, but I've seen eroded talk about this project a few times now and after reading this post I'm going to send 3 steem over to @kaerpediem to help contribute a bit. This is a pretty rad project and I really hope it gains some major traction here in the near future.

And, if it doesn't, then I'll just have to start uploading videos daily of me torturing myself via nipple twisting and prostate milking to punish all the users who failed you guys and the project.

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That's amazing @deadspace, we appreciate the support. However, you don't need to send 3 steem. Any amount you feel comfortable with is amazing. I mean, this is not about having a group of 8 people sending 3 steem each. We want more than that!

Imagine if we would have 20, 30 or even 50 people willing to sacrifice some of their rewards. The outcome would be amazing and we would need to donate only a fraction of 3 steem each to reach the same results.

That being said though, I kind of wish to see this fail right now, because I'd love to see some prostate milking. :D

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I mean, we don't need it to fail to see prostate milking...We can discuss the terms over on discord or something...Just saying...

On a serious note, I figured I'd just go ahead and match all you guys so I went ahead and sent 3 Steem. I gave you a follow and I'm going to continue to keep an eye on your guys's project, and I'll definitely try to help out with it whenever I'm able to.

Again though, that prostate stuff is up for grabs to anyone who's interested enough. Perhaps even some stuff where I poop out paint onto a canvas for you guys and you get your own piece of modern art!

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That's really generous of you. Thank you very much! :)

get your own piece of modern art!

I'd love a new cover image. :D

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Thank you so much @deadspace ... like wow!!
hahaha
I thought thank goodness you wouldn't have to do that but then again, I see there are already requests so I shall leave well alone 😊

I often run competitions and am amazed at how little response I get - but people moan about not getting ahead on Steemit!

Good luck with this I'm not even close to the 450 steem required 😣

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Yes, there is free money left on the table all over steemit in the forms of a contest. I guess it is easier to bitch about not getting ahead than to chance a loss in a contest. Ego's are very big around here, that is fact.

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Yeah, I hear you. Steemit is often a very weird place... You're not close yet, but you will grow! :)

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Yeah hopefully get close over winter when I have more time to dedicate to Steemit ☺☺

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That's the spirit. A really good attitude! :)

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I also have had many low-turnout contests. A couple had no entries at all!

1 steem sent. There's just over 40 steem in the @kaerpediem wallet ready to power up now and just over 7 SBD if that's included. So not sure how far off now. Can't be more than a few steem surely.

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That's wonderful! Thank you very much for the support! :)

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Thank you so much @minismallholding 😊

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You're most welcome. I hope you continue to grow.

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😊 thank you

This is a great idea. I recognise @kaerpediem from @mariannewest's free writers crew. Definitely a good candidate.
I'm really surprised to see how few people there are with 450-500 SP.

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I'm glad you agree. We believe this project can be a true game-changer. All it takes, is a bit generosity and a small dose of selflessness. :)

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I love a bit of the good old community spirit and I'll certainly try to do my bit to support this effort.

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That sounds great. We appreciate all the help we can get. :)

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Grand. I'll keep an eye out for the weekly posts and contribute whatever I can. I was just reading @paulag's Redfish powerup post and there's one on there meeting the 450 sp criteria.
https://steemit.com/steem/@paulag/redfish-power-up-league-and-wall-of-fame-week-10

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Thanks for letting me know and thank you for the support! :)

Alright, lets start by helping @kaerpediem become a minnow first.... we can figure it out the rest later. Don't worry, there's always a way and what you guys are doing is priceless!

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It all started due to the initial idea I had. It was the people who got involved that made it possible. :)

I feel you, I already push myself to the limit to get into that 500SP (nearly 400 now minus the 85 delegated.) but lately I've been more focusing on making my Steam Games shop better than getting more readers.

My advice to you three to never give up
you're doing something good already!


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With time and a large amount of support, we might be able to lower our requirements in the future, which would help us to push people below 450 SP. Just imagine the amazing outcomes from something like that. :)

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Yeah: 500SP is a dreaf of every below minnow. I'm seeing it coming true to me. I just have to work harder.

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Just keep working hard. You're shortly within the range of a potential community push. :)

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Hopefully, thank you for the comment!

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To infinity and beyond! :)

Did my nom pass 500 already? (goes to look) ...oh. She is only two away and has a pile in the bank. So sorry! I spent forever trying to find someone in that 450-500 range too.

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No worries at all. I don't think we had any real requirements at that time either actually. And we can totally understand that you spent time trying to find someone. :)

So I'm not nearly as active as I used to be, but I'm willing to be put on the "push me to 500 SP" category! I promise that I've never spammed, and I don't use bidbots .. can you nominate yourself?

No bad blood if you don't promo me.. I figured it couldn't hurt to try :)

EDIT: I'm also in the 350 SP range...

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Sure you can! You can nominate yourself or others, and I remember you very well.

However, you don't meet the requirements of 450 SP though, so we won't be able to push you at this time. Perhaps in the future if we get more support. :)

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Alright... I'll try to pump another 100 SP into my account... wish me a miracle :)

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Nah, I think you'll be there in no time! :)

The users we push must have less than 500 Steem Power, but preferably more than 450. (Especially during the early stages, as we lack the necessary support to push people with less than 450 SP.)

Uhmm, interesting!! I was wondering where my obvious invisibility will come in front of projects like this one. But just now I come to realize I've been wearing my under 450 SP cloaking attire for too long. LoL

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lol. Well, I'd love to push people below 450 SP too, but it's literally impossible to ask and rely on the rather few backers we have at this time. We grow slowly and we've had great success, but it wouldn't be fair to ask people for even more at this point. That is also the reason to push only 1 user per week.

Hopefully, we'll be able to lower the requirements in the near future. :)

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Haha well, don't worry. I can wait!! };)

I bet @hashcash would power up the SBD in his wallet to get over 450 if he were picked.

Maybe keep a watchlist of people heading for that level, and boost them when they get to 450? I know @paintingangels and @viking-ventures are both headed for that level pretty soon, and are very deserving community members. I could run a script to do that for you without difficulty.

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I've only just gone over 350 SP not including delegations which have me over 500 SP effectively.

I think the biggest problem is the fact that the margin between 450 and 500 is so tiny. By the time you hit 450, you're so close that you probably put in the extra effort, or whatever is needed to get that final boost.

Thank for the recommend. :-)

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You have a great point @viking-ventures, and we do hope that this will take off in a way so we'll be able to lower the requirements in the near future. However, it still looks difficult, but it starts to feel more and more doable judging by all the supporters. :)

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I had also been checking to see if you qualify yet. I am going to go through today and check out all of the @pifc community and see if anyone is close.
I think also the requirement may go down a little over time if they get enough sponsors. I have .40 a week pledged scaled to the size of my payouts at the moment.
I am sure as word spreads the pool will grow.
I thought this would be a good place to recommend members of @minnowbuilder once that program gets them almost there.

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Thank you for the recommendation @tcpolymath. A watchlist sounds interesting. I guess anything would be of help? :)

@hashcash grinds hard and he is almost there

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Sure looks like a superb potential candidate! :)

I hope she gets there!! she is such a supportive steemian. I can't right now since all my support is going to Venezuela - but will keep it in mind for the future.

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To be honest, I never heard of this user before the nomination from @khimgoh in @simplymikes post. But it wasn't hard to decide that we should try to give her a push. :)

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Thank you so much for the vote of confidence @mariannewest... you da best 😊❤️

Am I too small to contribute? I can't do 3 STEEM each per week, but I'm happy to donate 3 STEEM right now. Did I miss the instructions for how to contribute? Can you please tell me?

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You don't have to send 3 steem. Literally any amount you can spare would be amazing, as it would help us to reach our goal. :)

Just transfer any amount directly to @kaerpediem.

Thank you!

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Looks like I'm too late, kaerpe already topped 500 SP. Who's next?

I just saw this post! I am over the moon that you decided to choose her! Thank you for choosing her! I really like this initiative and will continue to look for more suitable candidates! I will be supporting this initiative too. I will also pledge 3 steem a week for this. Transferred to her already!
@kaerpediem almost there!!

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That's wonderful! Thank you for the support and for the awesome recommendation. We appreciate it! :)

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Thank you soooo muchhhh @khimgoh..
You are amazingly supportive and encouraging
It is indeed a great initiative
And what it does for one's confidence on the platform is beyond words 😊❤️

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Thank you for the recommendation. However that user doesn't meet the requirements needed at this time.

Congratulations to @kaerpediem. I love that this project is making minnows so quickly.
I am still out hunting and still in for my little pledge. Will add this account to ginabot so I keep up better in future.

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Thank you @headchange
It happened so fast,
One minute I was inching my way, and then boom... 😊❤️

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That's wonderful @headchange, we appreciate it! :)

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