The Great Steem Giveaway Is Back - 150 Steem To Be Won!!!

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The Great Steem Giveaway is back!! I'm excited about this one, seeing as the last one was a huge success, I feel like the latest instalment could really blow things up!

OK, so if you didn't catch it last time, I decided to throw a competition that would reward great comments. I meant to give away about 55 Steem but ended up extending it to 100 and actually finally giving out 114 (amended from 110) Steem!

The way I see it, a good reply to a post can really enhance and elevate that article. So why shouldn't that be celebrated and rewarded?

I was also inspired by some of the great comments that I regularly get on my posts, especially my Cryptogee Musings. So I wanted to reward these people in some way, whilst encouraging others to make great comments as well.

The Flaw

However at the time, there was a niggling thought in the back of my mind, and that was; if I truly want to reward intelligent commentators, and encourage others to do the same thing. Then I shouldn't just reward comments on my posts.

The Twist

So this time around I am going to be giving away Steem to the best comments on other people's posts, but not just anyone. I am choosing Steemians who I feel have contributed greatly to my articles with their own additions.

Sometimes it has been a simple gif, and at other times a long thought out opinion. Some Steemians have agreed with me on my musings, others have not. This matters not, as I value intelligent discourse over sycophantic agreement, that said, it is nice to hook up with people who are allied in thought.

This Week's Player

OK, he doesn't know this yet, but the person I want you to focus on is @quillfire.

I have chosen this Steemian for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, he is a bright, intelligent, and interesting person, he always makes great comments on my posts, and often makes me think and laugh.

Secondly, his comments have inspired a couple of my musings and have taken me along different tangents of thought.

Lastly, and probably mostly, his posts are excellent, yet hardly anybody has noticed yet! Yes, I know that this describes a lot of people, but hey I'm only one man, and most of those people haven't put themselves in front of me by commenting on my posts.

A Shouty Reminder Of The Rules


The Rules

  • Competition is open to all Steemians with a greater than 23 reputation score.

  • To enter, put a decent comment on @quillfire's most recent post, "For The People" (poem) >>> The Law, For It Whom?

  • All entrants must vote for, and resteem the relevant @quillfire post they have commented on.

  • All entrants must vote for and resteem this post.

  • There is no set length for comments, and sometimes a pic or (non-flashing) gif is welcome. However comments such as; wow great post, nice post, you are so amazing, etc will not count as valid entries, and may even be muted.

  • At the moment only the "For The People" (poem) >>> The Law, For It Whom? is relevant for competition entries, however updates may be added.

  • The initial time limit for this competition is 7 days, rights reserved to extend.

Prize Pool

  • The total prize pool is 150 Steem

  • There are individual prizes of:

    .50 STM
    1.00 STM
    1.50 STM
    2.00 STM

  • There are no limits to how many times an entrant can win. They may win zero, one, or many times.

  • Most prizes will fall into the 1 Steem category, however there will be 10 special prizes of 5 Steem each for Star Comments that go above and beyond your standard replies.

  • Payouts will be made arbitrarily, winners may or may not be notified, however all winners will be paid, so please give me time, I'm only one man!

TL:DR Summary

So all you have to do to enter this competition and put yourself in line to win some free Steem is:

Hey Why Is @quillfire So Special, What About Me!?!

I have my eye on a few of you out there, I may even contact you on chat/discord. @quillfire is the first, but he won't be the last!




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I hope my comment was not too indecent. :) Greeting Montaquila

Brainstorming for an intelligent comment 🤔

This is a really wonderful thing to do for someone who you care about. What a fantastic way to promote a *good person and quality content. *
I have not seen anything like this before and think its awesome!

Looking forward to seeing the barrage of views and comments this guy is going to get! Hope it starts a snowball that will roll on to his future posts∞§∞


Thanks @quinneaker, yes I hope he does get tonnes of resteems and votes, he really does deserve it, and as a stakeholder, I don't want quality producers to be put off from regularly posting.

There are some others who are fully deserving as well, so if this works, there will be more :-)



I think this is a genius campaign and would be surprised if it does NOT work. Though the unfortunate part of giving "rewards" is that people often just do it for the reward and then when its gone don't care...
Hopefully though if he is as likable as you say people will find him for the rewards and stay for the content!
We shall see!


Hello, big rewards for commenting well? Where?

Oh, the rewards are gone. Bye!

However, big subsidies to posts can continue until an account grows large enough from the rewards, and large post reward sizes attract viewers and votes in themselves, at which point the subsidy can be withdrawn.


I would hope that when people feel how good it is to genuinely comment on someone's work and receive that feedback, that maybe, just maybe, it will become a learned behaviour that might just continue.

I'm an eternal optimist, I know :) But really, anything is possible.


It really depends on the needs of the person commenting, many do so because of the need for income, and they will move to whatever income stream is working at the moment. Many would prefer to be able to communicate in their native language.

I see on steemdb that the % of the reward pool given to comments is about the same as miners so it's certainly nothing to sneeze at.

I think that once we solve a few easy issues like global poverty then everyone can comment genuinely on articles they actually want to read. xD


Good one :) Global poverty....hmmm shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

I get it though; I'm not in a position where I need to make money here, so it's easy for me to say. But regardless, I'm the type of person that could never leave inauthentic comments just for the sake of money. I guess however, I could search out posts based on the possible curation award and still genuinely comment there.

I hear what you're saying though and appreciate your thoughts :) Cheers!


Yes, there is a danger of people just commenting for the reward, and I've thought about it a lot.

In the end, I figure if somebody is just doing it for the reward, but it makes them read a post and leave a really good answer, and maybe even a relevant link, then they have given a lot of value to that post.

Plus I thought another good way to carry on the vibe after the competition ends, is to get them to resteem. That way it is up in their feeds and it increases the chance that others will find him.

I do think some will simply stay, I'm interested to see how it goes, hopefully as well as the first one :-)

We shall see indeed!



I agree with you 100%. This can be the start of something really wonderful. Both for @quillfire and @cryptogee. Also for the whole community, because if more stuff like this pops up, then the goal of this community will have been boosted, and our aim refocused.

Never underestimate the power of a focused and determined group of Men.

By the way, do any of you like JRR Tolkien's works? Any fan of Arda or Middle-earth around here? Would be so awesome to see a big YES! from @quillfire, and to see him writing about it! The poems, are they yours? Man, you are on-par with the great ones! On equal terms with Shakespeare and others like him! Keep up the good work, keep them coming!



  1. Thanks A Million, Cryptogee.
  2. Two pints of whatever you're drinking and High-Grade Synthetic for your friend.
  3. A Damnedably Genius Idea. Everyone wins. WHALES ...THIS ... is called Strategic Thinking. Worthy of the Battle of Leuctra (future post).
  4. I'm still waiting for your damned reply on:

Do you have any idea how hard it is to work Bonobos and Janis Joplin into a discussion of AI?

Thanks again, mate. I owe you and won't forget. GINAbot is dinging like a mad-woman so I better get cracking. So much for sleep.


Haha, yes, I spotted that one earlier today, I'm just waiting for the little one to go to bed, and the general dust of the day to settle, then I shall have a good read, think, and respond :-)


Yeah @quillfire, for being a poet is a pretty good guy LOL! You don't know this yet, but I am the one that turned him on to the awesome @cryptogee lol. Serious. I knew he was a match for your AI articles! Anyway, you got to hand it to him, his comments are bigger than many blog posts!! I am glad you guys like each other. I consider myself a matchmaker and always am referring people I meet to other people content I think they might like. Happy Monday @cryptogee!



It's true. I recently wrote a comment on an article by @c0ff33a. I recommend everyone read it and, please, leave a comment on our thread-of-comments.

While you're at it, and especially if you have any photo-editing skills (I don't), check out my comment on this post. If you're game (or just want to have some fun), leave a message on my comment thread that says, @tattoodjay ... Start a Challenge!

There are some Honorable Whales & Dolphins on Steemit. When they do something for us, honor requires that we reciprocate in kind ... in a manner that our STEEMpoverty allows. :-) It's my turn, this time ... it'll be yours the next.

Thank you @cryptogee for this . This is a great way of giving back to the steemit society.
@quillfire you are good. I want to be like you.

great contest

thank's for sharing


really great policy, this is very useful, I really like your post, I will wait for your next posting ..

I was worried about resteeming just anything but that was an awesome poem, and I am a harsh critic of poetry.

Wow, that is amazing that you can pick one person then completely change their day just like that . I dream of becoming a whale someday and i will just go around sprinkling little upvotes to all my minnows

Awesome innovation. I am proud that he is one of our members and also his pieces get included regularly in our curation :) He really does awesome with words and insights. :) I will encourage all of our members to participate. Thanks For This Great Opportunity You Provide for the Steemit Community. God Bless. Peace and Love.

I'v read some of @quillfire's thought provoking write ups. And I must say he is truly an intelligent and seasoned poet. I am a fan of his works😊 It's good to know that here on steemit proper recognition is rewarded to unappreciated yet great minded steemians like him😊 More power to you and your future challenges! Keep inspiring all of us! Thank you for all the efforts! You deserve an upvote an a resteem!😊😁 Have a nice day ahead!

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #32. The list is updated on a daily basis and your contest will remain on the list until its expiration - there's nothing you need to do.

The list was created to save writers the excessive amount of time spent searching through the #contest tag for writing contests. Now they can just come to the list each day, see new contests and use their time doing what they love - writing.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Steemit Writing Contest List I'd really appreciate a resteem, but it certainly isn't necessary. The project is simply meant to help writers save time and contest creators attract more contestants.

P.S. If you know of any contests I've missed I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!

This is great and will be sure to spread the word! Thank you @cryptogee ----
Hey check this out @christoryan @coinshocker @lovecoins @shayd @yoitsme @googlepay

This is great for making others to think worthy remarks, not just comment spam.
I like to read articles from people but very rarely comment, but this time i will give my comment ..
Hope we can exchange thoughts :)


That's a cool contest! I have been interacting with @quillfire for a couple of weeks now, and have been leaving comments on several of his posts; so this should be one easy task ;)

What a fabulous idea for a contest; a selfless act encouraging commenting and bringing attention to a people who have not been noticed yet! Love it ;) I am happy to resteem this and I'm coming back here as @newbieresteemday to resteem as well. I'm not sure if you've heard of us, but we started as a resteem initiative (pretty obvious I know:), but have morphed into a welcoming, educating, and mentoring community for new and not-so-new folks here. This is a wonderful opportunity that should be shared:)

...and of course I'm going to have a look at @quillfire's post and enter :)

Thank you again! Cheers :)

What a wonderful contest promoting commenting and community spirit!

Congratulations you have been resteemed as part of #newbieresteemday's top posts for the day! ...

We invite you to use our tag to connect with more of our members. To learn more: [Come Join Us!!! (Newbie Resteem Initiative)](

This is really awesome, commenting on others posts even if it doesn't get a reasonable upvote worth, it inspires the to want to write more, this is something i also long for,, comments,, there was a time i would always comment at least 215 times everyday, but then my act was not reciprocated to me, but now reading this post has put in some ginger in me, i hope i will get back to socialising with others on the steemit blockchain..

I think it's amazing what your trying to do... So far on all my posts I see people just upvote without commenting and as a poet or one that writes I hope to get better but if no one comments or criticizes my work how do I know if I'm getting better or if my work is any good at all... I'm no saint either in that I hardly comment either but now I think hey if you've read the work why don't you say what you really think....

This is so altruist of you! You're an awesome person @cryptogee!

I went through the post. I am happy about it. It will open up doors of opportunity to all including me. Thank u. Let me focus

What a great way to support someone else in the community. Brilliant! May I borrow this contest idea back to my newbie community?


Sure no worries; maybe call it something else to avoid confusion over who is running what, otherwise go for it, and good luck :-)


Thanks. I will definitely give it a different name. I just really love that you are directing your contestants to supporting a deserving member that produces great content. My newbie initiative @newbieresteemday, has something similar where we nominate a great blog for curie, and if it is accepted, he/she gets at least a $70+ upvote.

Your idea is more like support the member of the week by upvoting and commenting on their works. I love it! Thanks.

Hey man!

I just wanted to stop in and say thank you, because this is one of the coolest contests I've seen so far.. and we all know there's some good ones out there!

I'm a poet, story-teller and writer that just magically found his way to Steemit a month ago...

and oh MY am I glad to be here.

Since arriving, I've been so inspired in many ways, and seeing the ways in which people like yourself are contributing in a big way to make sure this platform goes in the right direction is just one of them.

It was easy to see as soon as I got here that 'getting things going' here on Steemit wasn't going to be an overnight thing. The importance of people like yourself giving others with less recognition the chance that they deserve to be seen and heard is extremely high if we want new contributors to be encouraged to continue to engage and write for this wonderful place we have here.

So I just wanted to say thank you, and to keep up the amazing work. I've only just discovered you today through @moneyinfant's contest collection post (thank you too by the way for that each week - absolutely priceless contribution!) - but I will be sure to be in touch with future contests and get involved.

I look forward to spending a lot more time here on Steemit and making many new friends. I really feel like it's the place to be on the internet right now!

With love
Hart Floe Poet

I must say, you have started a great initiative. Resteemed to reach my followers.

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@cryptogee, I just want to say thank you for highlighting @quillfire and creating this post/contest. Because of this not only was I able to meet him and become familiar with his amazing poetry, but it has made me more aware of the comments that I was leaving on people's posts. During my conversation with @quillfire I was actually motivated to do more writing instead of just my normal posts about my photography, and in doing so, I was introduced into a whole new community on Steemit and invited into various Discord channels. I just want to thank you again for everything you are doing for the newcomers here to the platform to help us learn the ropes on how to make Steemit a better community.

This is great!

I'm heading over now

EDIT: I just discovered that the post was over 7 days old. I did leave a comment though