[Meme Mania #4] dMania Meme Challenge is back! We attack again! Win 200 STEEM

in #dmania4 years ago

It has been a while since the last Meme Mania challenge. I was working on dMania in the meanwhile. I made some changes to make it more user friendly and I improved the onboarding process for new users.
Sure there is still a lot to do to make it really good, but dMania is now at a state where we can promote it and bring new users to Steem.

For those who have no idea what dMania is:
dMania is an app on the Steem blockchain like Steemit. You can post memes, funny pictures and videos. If you have never heard about dMania then you should give it a try -> dMania

I have created the Meme Mania challenges to bring new users to dMania and Steem. Together we can make Steem great again. Let's show the rest of the world how great Steem is.

We attack again

At the last Meme Mania challenge we attacked 9GAG. We did a really good job and even got one meme on the Hot page.
This time we chose a different target. I did some research about "meme marketing". It has been done before and it is highly effective if done right. Steve McGarry did a growth hack for his startup on Imgur and Reddit with memes. He got millions of views in just a few hours -> How did I get 1 000 000 views in 7 hours .

The reason his growth hack worked so well is because he didn't promote his startup at all. He just posted funny memes and put a link to his website in the description. He didn't mention his startup and the memes had no connection to his startup. People don't like ads. The just want to look and funny things when they go to Imgur or the funny subreddit.

That's why we don't promote dMania, we will let them discover dMania. We will promote dMania, by not promoting dMania 😉. The more people participate, the more effective it will be. The most successful memes will receive 200 STEEM!

Let's do this.

The Plan

Step 1: Find memes

Find the most funny and interesting memes and pictures you have ever seen. We need memes that can make it all the way to the top and generate millions of views. Yes I am talking about reposts. I know reposts suck, but they are a necessary evil to promote dMania and Steem. 50% of the posts on Imgur and Reddit are reposts anyway. Find some memes or images that were very successful 2 or 3 years ago. You don't have to use reposts, but I think they will be more effective.

Step 2: Post on Imgur

Go to https://imgur.com/ and sign up or sign in if you already have an account.

Create a new post

Chose a funny and interesting title and description for your meme. At the end of your description add https://dmania.lol. Don't forget the link!. Don't mention or promote dMania anywhere else. Just add the link.

Add some tags and share the meme.

Step 3: Share on Reddit

Click on your account name -> Images -> Click on the image you have just posted

Share the post on Reddit

Post your meme to the funny subreddit. You can also post to the meme or memes subreddit, but funny has the most followers. Make sure you share the Imgur post and not only the Imgur image. Otherwise people on reddit won't see the link to dMania.

Step 4: Post links in comments

Post the link to your Imgur and Reddit post here in the comments. Add the number of upvotes you have received before the challenge ends. The number of upvotes are important for me to determine the winners.

Step 5: Post on dMania (Optional)

You don't have to post your meme on dMania this time, but you will get rewarded on dMania. So probably not a bad idea.

Step 6: Repeat

We need a lot of posts to get one to the top of Reddit or Imgur. There is no post limit, so create as many posts as you like.


Because the price of SBD is around $6.50 atm and just way too high, I will reward the winners with STEEM. The winners will receive 200 STEEM, worth about 360 US dollars. The winners will be the posts with the most upvotes on Reddit or on Imgur.

First place: 90 STEEM

Second place: 60 STEEM

Third place: 30 STEEM

Fourth place: 20 STEEM


  • You can use any meme or picture you want.
  • Don't forget the link to https://dmania.lol in the description.
  • There is no post limit. Post as many memes as you like.
  • The winners will be the posts with the most upvotes on Reddit or on Imgur. Not the combined upvotes, just the upvotes of a single post.
  • You can also just post on Imgur if you want to. Posts on Reddit are only allowed if they link to your Imgur post or directly to dMania.
  • Make sure you add the links to your memes and the number of upvotes you have received in the comments before the challenge ends.
  • The meme challenge ends on 16.12.2017 20:00 UTC.
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      @zombee in my opinion you should think to cancel this contest very serious. I don't see even one person here with a lot of points and I think reward what you want to give is worth much more. We did not get any target and for now I think much more we did on 9gag. Imagur and reddit is still litll complicated for me and I am learning how to use it succesfull. I thought it's difficualt only for me but I see that not only for me. I can't get inaf atention on imagur and reddit, who knows maybe it's not the best place to promote dmania? For now I suggest to cancel contest or make it litll longer, for example till end this year. I think that you see that we don't have any result for now or maybe I am wrong, what do you think?

      I am sure it would have worked if more people participated. Not sure why so little did.

      I want to promote dMania as a community and rewarded everyone who helps, but when there are not enough people then it won't work. I guess I have to use conventional ads after all.

      they have disabled the link to dmania.lol and aren't upvoting new posts with that link (blacklisted I think)

      my first entry has 72 upvotes and 4006 views (https://imgur.com/gallery/T5Opx), my other attempts have 1 or 2

      I hope you'll pay out some smaller prizes at least

      I will pay what I have promised. I will announce the winners tomorrow.


      you're a man of your word

      Maybe it's beacouse imagur and reddit I can't use good, I just wanted to show you that result should be much more visible. I see how much you work here to make dmania grow, you do it great.

      one from my post on imagur earned 21 points, it's very litll in my opinion and this is maximum what I have https://imgur.com/gallery/c3KH5

      Helo guys anyone can give me some steems i am needy person i want to grow my earning

      lol you are bad monkey hahaha lol ;p

      I want my earning grow too and what to do?? begging here don't work. Read about dmania great new contest and participate, begging for votes not help, it's wrong here.

      Make people happy with memes and you will earn more!! good luck! ;)

      I am hoping Donald Trump will create his Steem account so that he can #makesteemitgreatagain

      Sorry the answer is NO, you gotta work for your rewards.

      At least he's honest lol

      Oh and here is mine

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      It seems really an interesting idea. Though i am curious why make dMania separate from the Steem if they have the same idea. i mean of course dMania focuses on memes (which is totally cool!) But you can make the same thing here since Steem is allowing to do that also.

      i just signed up yesterday so i have an excuse if i just got noobed :)

      And how will you keep track of the posts? Do we post the imgur/reddit link here?

      Just post the links here in the comments

      This post has received a 13.47 % upvote from @upmyvote thanks to: @zombee. Send at least 1 SBD to @upmyvote with a post link in the memo field to promote a post! Sorry, we can't upvote comments.

      Alright, I will create an account later

      Great @zombee I will participate this time and I will try to make dmania more popular with this contest! Thank you for adding secend contest :)

      Interesting strategy.

      You got a 15.70% upvote from @upme requested by: @zombee.
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      Here's my entry https://imgur.com/8cWAYMa :D
      Edit: here it is on Reddit as well

      This post has received a 12.82 % upvote from @sneaky-ninja thanks to: @zombee.

      hey @zombee - while writing the url https://dmania.lol i am getting a message "Failed to Upload URL" is this something normal?

      It should work. Did you add the url in the description on Imgur?

      Thank you for helping us keep our posts on Steemit better and more interesting. I'm happy to use your designs. All the best.

      My first submission. My username on imgur and reddit is cryptodirewolf.


      @zombee please check if all is ok than I will add more photos, I am new with reddit and imgur

      Looks good

      here is my first entry https://imgur.com/Ys2adEU

      So Sad. Just saw your contest. No time to post it on reddit now. Next time I will try.

      Bonus for you. Thanks for creating Dmania. Without it. I would not been on Steem.

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