Even though it's been a pretty busy week for me, there has been a lot of Steem passed around. The goal has been to find Steemit users who have been working hard but haven't been getting great rewards (yet.) Most of us have been in that position, having to grind up from being a minnow, trying to just be patient.
As many of you know, last week I put up a post called I'm giving out 100 Steem as Tips to struggling users...anyone want to match me? The response has been pretty phenomenal! It's only been four days, but I felt it was already time for an update on how things have been working out.
Huge Thank You to those who Donated!
This started with 100 Steem from my pocket and has been snowballing pretty well! Between what has been given so far on top of the HUGE support on the original post, this will easily be able to continue another couple weeks. I wanted to first take a moment to thank all of those who donated to this initiative!
Counting the SD from the original post going into the pool (which pays out in 3 days) we've gone from my 100 Steem up to 299 Steem and 152 SD (234.64 Steem at current prices) (including approximate SD from that post payout.) Converted to Steem this initiative has received just under 535 Steem of support!!
Thank You to the Helpers looking for those Deserving of a Tip!
I wanted these tips to get spread as widely as possible and not just to those people I happen to know. So to accomplish this, I've asked various people to each give out five 5-Steem tips to struggling, yet deserving users (I only gave to a few people myself.) There weren't any rules beyond they had been working hard and haven't really been getting rewarded. Here's a list of those who have been helping me to distribute the Steem to a wide array of people:
I mentioned to each of these 'givers' that they could make a post saying who they gave the tips to any why, if they wanted to. @whatsup went far beyond asking for nominations with a huge response in her comments. But here are the posts that have been made by the tip distributors thus far:
I'm Going to Tip a Minnow or 10: Encouraging and End User Retention by @whatsup
Tipping a Minnow or Ten Update by @whatsup
25 Steem, which way did it go George? by @clevercreator
Not only are these all caring people, they're awesome human beings! Thank you all so much for helping spread some Steem around to well deserving recipients!
Congrats to all who Received Tips!
This is a list of people so far who have been given a (5) Steem Tip. There is a reason they were given this, so I do recommend taking a look at the work on their blog to find out why for yourself. But, I did want to provide you all with the wonderfully supportive memos that went along with the tips to these Steemians!
@tsudohnimh - Thanks for your great work! Keep it up. Don't forget to format!!!!!
@elishagautam - Your words are precious Alisha, keep up the good work!! helping helps bring positive things in our life :) Here's a 5 steem tip for you, steem on :)
@weq - Thank you for all of the time you spend on steemit. This Tip is from several community members who would like to support your work.
@blancobasura - This is a tip from several community members. We want you to know you are appreciated. We understand building your account can be hard.
@alfredegrate - This is a tip from several community members. We want you to know you are appreciated. We understand building your account can be hard.
@blunderbabe - Hello, This is a tip I like your articles, and I understand growing a minnow account is tough.
@animalbenefits -Tip of encouragement. I see that you are working hard to establish yourself on the platform. Here is a tip for your efforts.
@p5ych0path - Thanks for putting the love into your content
@ooxide - Your words are beautiful -- steem on and bring the world to its knees!
@deepapoudel - Thank you for your lovely words and thoughts. Full Steem Ahead!!!
@jovana - We need more of your brilliant view points and imagination, please and thank you. I appreciate you.
@akrid - I appreciate you and all that you are -- riding the steem train to the moon, baby!
@jeffhiedeman - The photos in your recent posts are phenomenal! They deserve a bit more payout than what they got. Here's a 5 Steem tip!
@thereikiforest - Your posts are always well thought out and extremely positive! Feeling that your last post in particular was a little undervalued...here's a 5 Steem tip!
@gktown - Here's to getting some of those followers of yours onboarded!
A Little Bookkeeping
As it stands, I've distributed 125 Steem to 5 others to pass out (not all have found a good home just yet). @whatsup has been giving out her and @virtualgrowth's donations. I've given out 35 Steem myself directly to the end receiver. This leaves 89 Steem to still give away! On top of this there are 29 SD's plus any SD's that come from the original post (probably around 125 SD with it's current payout.) Converting this to Steem from SD (at current prices) is about 235 additional Steem to give away. This leaves the pool at approximately 314 Steem!
Preferring to make sure these tips go to 'good, deserving homes' it's seemed like budget of 100-150 Steem per week is a good level. There are still some tips to be given by those helping too. Since I don't feel the need to rush the money out...
I'm going to plan to do another about 100 Steem each week, for the next three weeks!
While I may give a little of this away myself, the VAST majority will be going through 'helpers' letting it get spread muuuch broader.
If you would like to be a helper giving away five 5-Steem tips next week, leave a comment on this post!
[Apologies I've not gotten an actual spreadsheet together just yet.]
Like before, 100% SD from this post will be donated into the TIP pool.
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