Yay! I’ve chosen winners for my Witness Voting Contest, which was an effort to raise awareness about the importance of witnesses and get people voting.
I’m getting on a couple of planes tomorrow, so let’s make this quick. You can refer to the original post for guidelines and such.
I picked winners based on thoughtful comments and effort put forth to engage in educating themselves and community in the importance of witness voting.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Big gratitude to those who donated SBD so I could choose more winners!
5 SBD from @saffisara
5 SBD from @idikuci
5 SBD from @dreemsteem, on behalf of @welcomewagon, an initiative to help newbies learn about the platform.
5 SBD and 10 SBD from two separate anonymous witness donors who wish to support this awareness initiative, but want to remain nameless as they are not trying to sway any outcomes.
Plus I tossed 20 SBD into the pot, which means I just gave away 50 SBD!!!
Updates on Witness Voting Stats:
Before I announce the winners, here are a couple of recent posts from witnesses on the topic of who is and isn’t voting.
Read the Witness Voting Engagement Report from @lukestokes.
Also, @abh12345 (part of the witness team @steemcommunity) talks about Who Holds the Vests that are Not Voting for Witnesses.
Everyone who takes time to educate themselves and VOTE for ACTIVE WITNESSES wins my gratitude! Participating on this platform is essential for its growth.
That said, here are some SteemPeeps who went above and beyond in the comments. Many did their own posts.
I’d love to put together a description about why each of these people are awesome, but I wanted to get this post done before my travel day. Please go visit their blogs and give them some love!
5 SBD each to the following people:
1 SBD went to the following people ‘cause I wanted to spread the love a bit farther:
Congratulations, and once again, thank you to everyone who participated.
Please continue to research witnesses, help educate others on the importance of voting, and stay engaged in the workings of Steemit!
Together we make this platform, and the world, a better place!
Thank you for reading!
(all gifs via giphy)
Author bio: Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, musician, tree-hugging yogini, and mama bear to twins. Author of Yoga for Dragon Riders (non-fiction) and Wild Horse Heart (romance), she's another free-spirit swimming in the ocean of Steemit.
dragon art: Liiga Smilshkalne
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Thank you so much! I'm so happy because I really really really really really reaaaaaaaaaally support the witness team I wrote about♥️ Thank you so much for this wonderful contest and to whichever judges picked me and to all the other winners and participants. Yay!😆
You're so welcome! You wrote a heck of a comment. I loved how well thought out it was. I was the only judge (wow, has this been a busy week!), but you totally deserved a win! Thanks for participating. 💖
@katrina-ariel Thank you for hosting 😍
Nice work, and great idea.
Thank you so much for the prize. Really appreciated. @yensesa is looking for SP delegators. If there’s a way you could help us reach more people, please let me know so we talk more. Thanks again for the gift.
I still plan to do a post on witnesses, but I'm almost out of tuits. I promise I'll write it before my birthday. No telling which birthday though. Maybe if enough people send me tuits it will help.
Trust me, I'm a doctor.
This is a fantastic way to encourage more people to pay attention to voting for Witnesses, and I am really impressed how many people joined in and contributed.
@katrina-ariel My Hokule'a!! Thank you so much for the prize =D =D =D
It really was an excellent way to show all of us how important are witnesses for Steemit. As I told you, I support many of them that I consider good providers of added-value to the community, but I wanted to highlight the one I showed you.
Thank you again for spreading some love for me hehehe. You're definitely @thealliance's guiding star!
Thank you so much!!! Really an awesome surprise! And congrats to all other winners! Thanks for coming up with this contest to spread the awareness! Thanks to all the witnesses who have been working hard on maintaining their servers. 💕💞💓
Woke up to the lovely surprise. Thank you so much. Will keep spreading the word. Stay awesome!
Love the Jack Sparrow photo. Good job to the winners.
Thanks for the great initiative and the prize too. Will definitely be keeping up with what's going on with my witnesses and urging others to vote too.
Cheers once again, you just made my morning :)
Thank you for the prize and congratulations to everyone who took part and voted for witnesses! It really is a subject that needs to be constantly resurfaced as most newcomers to the platform don't realise they have a say in the direction and governance of Steemit.
Thank you very much for the award and recognition.
We must continue working to explain the importance of voting for the witnesses.
and continue the effort to make Steemit the best platform.
Thank you again. Greetings.
Congratulations to all the winners and so good of you to promote witness in this way 💚
Thanks for your work. I am sure I got a vote from your initiative.
I will surely donate as soon as I get a decent payout.
Thanks for taking the time to do this, and to bring awareness to the witnesses that not everyone knows of, or hears about. This is a great way to help them and to bring awareness to the users on the platform. Resteemed and checking out all your winner choices now.
Already sent a note, but thank you once again. Stay safe. Cheers
Thank you very much!
I decided to continue the enlightenment on this topic and also made a Russian more detailed version of the post in order to reach a larger audience. I hope, through joint efforts, we can change the situation with witness voting for the better;-)