Let the music touch you - Dreem-WOTW S3 R3 contest

in Scholar and Scribe3 months ago (edited)

Have you ever wondered what factors influence our individual taste in music? Is it based on our individual personality traits, cognitive styles, culture, gender, age, or temporal patterns, or is it the genre or attributes of the music itself that affect our choice? Perhaps it's a combination of elements from both sides of the divide. Nayantara Dutta encourages us to consider all of these. Why do you like the Music you like? Science Weighs in

I have linked her article both above and at the end of this post if you are interested in reading further on these considerations as to why we find some music so impactful and the extent to which it moves us deeply - either emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, or physically.

With this in mind, this month's Dreem-WoTW invites you to write a post inspired by one of your favourite songs, or pieces of music. Please share a YouTube link to your chosen song/music, and a brief commentary as to why you chose it so that your readers can appreciate the piece while they read your submission 🥰

EDIT: Just to clarify, your post should consist of 3 things: YouTube link to your song/music choice, brief commentary as to why you chose that song/music eg: what it means to you, and finally, the piece inspired by the previous two parts of your post. This final part is the main part of your post and can be short story fiction, creative non-fiction, discursive essay, or poetry :-) the only requirement is that it is inspired directly by your chosen song/piece of music and that the link between the two is clear.

Note: If you would like to share the lyrics with your readers, you may share a link to the full written lyrics online but please do not quote more than two lines of lyrics within the body of your post, or you risk having your submission rejected by Dreemport for breaching Fair use guidelines and transgressing into Copyright infringement territory 😜

We hope you find the remit this month an interesting and fun one, and that you find the time to take part in dreem-wotw.


This month the Dreemport submission date is:

Tuesday 28th November between 4 am UTC and 23h59 UTC

This means that you have the best part of 6 days to write and publish to your blog, but please note...


The curation/submission cycle starts and ends at these times so there is unfortunately little room for flexibility. All valid submissions to Dreemport will be reviewed and ranked by public curators the following day.

Part of the grading process includes an allocation of points for engagement... but engagement is only assessed if you do Dreemport curation of the contest posts in Dreemport on the day following the contest submission date. Simply log in to Dreemport on Wednesday 29th November, curate (ie: read and engage😜), and rank the 5 random contest posts assigned to you.

The top 5 in Dreemport will automatically be shortlisted for grading for dreem-wotw prizes, alongside other entries of merit put forward by members of the grading team. We will also be able to access the top 5 Dreemport staff entries in the background and will run two contest pools to keep staff and public entries separate 😊

The dreem-wotw team will then use a Merit grading system that incorporates some aspects of the ORIGINAL Merit Grading Model developed by @scholaris and others added by @juliamulcahy in order to determine the winners.

If there are fewer than 5 entries in the staff contest pool, the dreem-wotw grading team reserves the right to award prizes only to those staff entries that are clearly amongst the top-scoring entries, considering all entries in both pools.

How to use Dreemport

If you have not used Dreemport before, you will need to register on dreemport.com, which is a quick and easy process.

You may want to start by taking a look at these videos by @dreemsteem ...

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If anyone has any difficulty registering and trying out the platform, please tag me or @wrestlingdesires here on this post and we will help you to get this little piece of admin out of the way as painlessly as possible 😊

This month we are thankful to the following sponsors:

@dreemsteem and @dreemport for Dreem tokens

@melinda010100 and @ecency for Ecency point sponsorship

@dibblers.dabs and @jfuji and The Scholar and Scribe creative writing community for Scholar and Scribe tokens.

@amberkashif for Ecency point sponsorship

This month Dreem-Wotw sponsors Dreemport Featured posts, Hive, and HBI, and adds to the Ecency point prizes.

Scholar and Scribe Sponsorship

If your entry is short story fiction or poetry, feel free to post it in the Scholar and Scribe community. All entries (no matter where you post them) can use the #scholarandscribe tag if you wish—this will help you earn both SCHOLAR and SCRIBE tokens.

Learn more about S&S here and consider joining the community if you haven’t already.

Official Prizes will be as follows:


1st: 500 Dreem Tokens, 1 Dreemport Featured Post, 5 Hive, 350 Ecency points, 100 Scholar, 2 Scribe

2nd: 300 Dreem tokens, 2 HBI, 200 Ecency points, 50 Scholar

3rd: 150 Dreem Tokens, 1 HBI, 150 Ecency points, 50 Scholar

4th: 150 Ecency points

5th: 150 Ecency points

Dreemport Staff:

1st : 300 Dreem tokens, 5 Hive, 350 Ecency points, 100 Scholar, 2 Scribe

2nd: 150 Ecency points

3rd: 150 Ecency points

Miscellaneous prizes:

For using the Ecency front end:
Each entry made using the Ecency front end will receive 25 Ecency points sponsored by Dreem-WOTW.

Promotion draw:
Anyone who tags at least 2 new people (not already tagged in the post) who they think would like to take part in the contest, will be entered into a random draw where 1 person will win 250 Ecency points. If the person they tagged also submits a post for the contest, the prize is uplifted by 2 HBI. So get tagging people who you think would be genuinely interested in taking part, and lend them a little encouragement to write and submit their post.

Good luck folks and I hope to see lots of people taking part this month🤗

All new entrants each month will be added to the list.

Please let me know if you would prefer not to be tagged and you will be removed from the list, and if you are reading this and would like to be tagged going forward, please comment below and I will add you💗.

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A reminder that if you are taking part, your dreem-wotw entries are due into Dreemport today by midnight UTC. Please make sure you leave enough time to do your random 5 curation beforehand. And don't forget that all entries receive 2 points towards the Dreemer of the Year Contest :-)

@abdul-qudus @acgalarza @adoore-eu @ahmadmanga @alonicus @alekst7 @amberkashif @amiegeoffrey @amirtheawesome1 @anonymous02 @aroojkhalid @atyourservice @ayesha-malik @balikis95 @bananzell @beeber @beeeee @belleflower @blackdaisyft @bluefinstudios @bnbsc @bobthebuilder2 @b0s @buezor @cescajove @chincoculbert @cool08 @coquicoin @corporateay @creatr @curiouscatho @daje10 @dansabest9 @darthsauron @deeanndmathews @deraaa @dibblers.dabs @diebitch @d-pend @dreemsteem @dwixer @edystringz @emreal @elentiyaroberts @erh.germany @esther-emmanuel @eunice9200, @flamistan @fragozar01 @freedomprepper @funshee @george-dee @giftedwriter @grindan @grocko @hannes-stoffel @harryjoe5432 @hazmat @hollowins @hopestylist @idksamad78699 @idlemind @ifarmgirl @ijohnsen @intishar @iskawrites @itsostylish @iwannabeme @jane1289 @jaxsonmurph @jfuji @jhymi @jjmusa2004 @joseph23 @juliamulcahy @julti1985 @kamarah @kei2 @kemmyb @kenechukwu97 @khaleesii @killerwot @kilvnrex @ksam @leeart @lightpen @litguru @lordtimoty @marbrym @maryjacy @mcyusuf @memeisfun @merit.ahama @mineopoly @mmykel @morenow @mrenglish @mypathtofire @nevies @ngwinndave @nkemakonam89 @nonsowrites @oblivioncubed @oceanbee @officialrosh1 @olawalium @olujay @palomap3 @penderis @pinkchic @princessbusayo @queenstarr @rare-gem @repayme4568 @restcity @riverflows @rukkie @sam9999 @samiwrites @seki1 @shadowspub @simgirl @smc.arike.oba @snook @stevehodl @stevemuis @strangegravy @strega.azure @stuartcturnbull @sunbeam3 @taimen @talon12 @tengolotodo @teknon @timmy-turnip @treasuree @unklebonehead @vikbuddy @wongi @wrestlingdesires @zitalove @zyzymena @ma3str0 @jazclassic @luchyl @madeirane @veganuss.family @les90 @tydynrain @holler @nancybriti1 @kingsleyy @nwothini335 @quduus1 @emreal @winanda @glorydee @aimharryianne @ibbtammy

I am almost done writing my post. I will be submitting soon. Thank you so much for the reminder.

Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the reminder, sis.

Thanks for the reminder. Done already.

I'm on it. Thank you

Thanks for the reminder Sam👍

Thanks for the mention 😀

Thanks for the reminder

Thanks for the reminder 😘

This is my first interaction with the Dreemers despite being part of Hive (and Steem) for years. I'm excited to learn what I can but I'm pretty impressed with everything that has been built up already! #dreemerforlife

That's great to hear, Adam! Please do check out the community further, if you're interested in using Dreemport, our pay-it-forward curation platform. We have a @dreemport account on Hive and our founder is @dreemsteem - you can get a feel for the things we have done by taking a look through these accounts and if you would like to stay in the loop for future challenges, give these two accounts a follow and drop into our Discord server for announcements and regular updates. Have you had a chance to visit our Dreemport.com website yet? We'd love to have you join us in this month's writing challenge if you're feeling game 🤗 !PIZZA !ALIVE

Thanks Samantha!

I've made an account on Dreemport and have curated today's posts. It's a super interesting concept that I haven't seen on Hive before. The website seems to work really well. I will say that the videos on the instructional videos might be slightly out of day (there is no Daily Tasks button any more) but I still found them extremely helpful.

I'll look into the challenges in more detail. Thanks!

Hi adam , i am glad you found dreemport. Maybe gfam can have a collaborate with them. It is a good concept if you think about it

Yeah, definitely started discussions on it... definitely benefits to both platforms and all the creators.

Alright then. I am looking forward to it.

Fab! I'm glad you like it. You can curate and share a post Monday-Friday 4 am UTC to midnight UTC. The website effectively closes on the weekend for business to give Dreemport Staff a break and because our wonderful @dreemsteem believes that everyone should take some time out on the weekend for family 🥰 And yes, the videos are slightly out of date. The menu has evolved as new features have been added and you now find daily tasks effectively rolled into Earn Dreem. How did you come across Dreemport and the dreem-wotw post? 🤗

I actually run a social media platform that's intended to be a public good, where the creators can earn XRP cryptocurrency from the advertising revenue called gFam (short for global family) and noticed some traffic coming from Dreemport.com and so I popped over to have a look and really liked what I saw.

I've been looking at it for a bit, reading the FAQ, etc. I will spend more time checking it out this weekend and finding my way around 🤗. Thanks for sharing it with me! I see a few dreemers on there that I recognise! It's a really nice concept you have there, Adam - I hope it takes off! The nice thing about Dreemport is that it brings bloggers together from any blogging platform or personal blogs so the users of gFam could also use Dreemport to drive more traffic to their posts on gFam. If more gFamusers used Dreemport then as public curators (ie: you and I who curate on the Dreemport platform) get allocated posts that take them to the gFam site, more dreemers will be exposed to gFam too and may potentially sign up in order to engage, support, and share their own work. Then as more creators on gFam see comments/engagement from Dreemport users, they may get curious and decide to explore Dreemport too. So a nice cycle can be created.

Absolutely! I think that could officially be called a Win Win Win. I definitely intend to encourage that sort of relationship with the gFam community.

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I am walking, little by little, in the footsteps you are leaving me. I've already started following you and I hope to join Dreemport. This contest is very interesting. I love music and my musical repertoire depends on my mood. I would love to participate, so I will try. Greetings and stay tuned for any queries. Thank you very much, @samsmith

You are very welcome, Nancy. Let me know any time if you need any more help or guidance. I discovered Dreemport just over two years ago and have found a wonderful community and platform there. As Hivians, we curate other posts anyway so it is no extra work to curate a random set of 5 predominantly from Hive at this point, and then benefit by having your post shared with a group of public curators (all curating personally from their own accounts). it's a nice way to build connections and friendships and get more exposure for your work. !PIZZA !ALIVE

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Good to see this. @george-dee and @princessbusayo have you seen this? I hope you will be taking part? I love music and many speak to my soul. I will be glad to participate in this. Thanks @samsmith1971 for the invite n tag.

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Wow, music is life and I am going to give this a try, definitely. @vickoly and @amiableamara , you may want to check this contest and give it a shot 🤗
Thank you @samsmith1971


Yaaayyyy.....! Time to have fun. Thankfully, discursive essays are allowed. Lol

hahaha they almost always are 😂🥰 !LUV

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Thanks for the tag! I will be participating.

Nah I can't miss this...I'm pretty excited now, thanks for mentioning me here❤️‍🔥💃

I added the contest to Ecency Discord contest channel. These will be interesting posts

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This is such a fun-filled prompt and I can't wait to read all the entries for it.


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Wow, thank you so much.

This is beautiful Sam. Can't wait to participate and also read beautiful entries as well. Let's dreem away!💜

This month has been full of fun, this is really interesting, thank you for tagging me

Well this is exciting. The fact that it has to do with music makes me like it even more. I'd do well to put in an entry before the deadline.


This will surely be fun..... can't wait. See you on the 28 folks


The sound of music got me interested and I'm definitely going to give it a try 🥰.

By the way, I noticed when you mentioned the date for how long the contest will last you wrote October 28 instead of November 28, I'm sure it was an omission 😊.

I look forward to reading from others to know why they like the music they like

Thanks, Hope. I have corrected it :-)

I am looking forward to seeing both the music they like and why, and what they are inspired to write off the back of one of their favourite pieces of music. !LUV

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It would be fun to read them 😊

I'm definitely in.

Wow! I am already excited about this. I love music and it will be so fun writing about my favorite song.

@terganftp @demgift @justiceo ,I am inviting you to join in and share with other dreemers.


Music is always a topic I can’t pass up. ❤️❤️❤️

This is a tremendous prompt. I will participate and tag some hivians. Thanks for the tag.

Are we publishing in the music inspired community @samsmith1971?

You may publish in any community of your choice, Iska. Some will be inspired to write fiction and may choose Scholar and Scribe or The Ink Well to do so. Some may choose the music inspired community. Others may find a better fit in Silver Bloggers or Thoughtful Daily Post. It all depends on your perspective and choice of narrative and where you think it fits best for you and your blog. The key thing is that the post is shared in Dreemport on Tuesday and meets the remit as defined in the post. Great to see you are considering entering, Iska 💗 !LUV

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It's about music this time around, let's see how it goes. Thanks for tagging me. @cheeamaka @cindynancy hope you've seen this already 🙃


I had not.
Thank you for the tag

You are welcome dear

I’m not gonna miss this for anything in the world☺️☺️ I can’t wait to participate.


I have skipped writing on DREEM-WOTW for a while

Wjart a nice time to bounce back and this looks easy... compared to the previous. Lol

Please add my name to to the list.


Nice one, Kingsleyy. I like to provide writing prompts and remits that stretch writers and encourage them to try something new. You should definitely jump into future challenges - you would be amazed at how it stretches you as a writer to try something new and scary hehe. Anyway, I thought this would be a fun challenge - easy enough for everyone to get on board and allow people the space to go deep if they choose or keep things light and fun if they prefer, and everyone gets to play to their own writing strength.I will add you to the list !ALIVE

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Wow, another challenge to enter. It keeps getting interesting by the day..

I will like to be among the tagged authors so I could get first hand notification.

#dreemport #dreemerforlife

I will add you to the list on the next post! !ALIVE

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I so much love music I can't wait



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Well anybody can do this one Sam, no excuses and nice one that dreemers can picka couple of points for the dreemer of the year contest!


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Way to go, #dreemers. The season is here again, hehe. Interesting topic as always, Sam.

Let's go!!!


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Hehe... Another dreem wotw contest... This is sounding interesting already

#dreemerforlife #dreemport

Dang, I almost missed this post, please I want my name to be included in the tags next time, I will be sure to participate in this challenge, thanks 😊

hehe hey quduus1, I will add your name to the tags, for sure!Great to hear you will be taking part 🙌 !PIZZA

Music, sounds interesting, I hope to participate in this one.


Nice one

Music is something nice to write about. I really can’t pass.

@phyna and @aunty-tosin wanna check this out?

This is an interesting contest and will be my first time in taking part in DREEM-WOTW.
I will like to be tagged in subsequent ones. Thank so much.

Popped in from dreemport, being a #dreemerforlife

This is going to be my first partcipation on WOTW for sure, please I would love to get tagged in subsequent post, music is life in itself and should have a unique meaning to everyone.


-This is a very exciting activity, about music along with short stories and poetry especially. I would like to participate may God bless me with wisdom so I can create a valuable piece for this contest, to be part of it is a pleasure. I will try to make an article for this. I would like to be tagged here. Thank you for this opportunity! God bless you in Jesus name. Amen!🙏


This would be my first time particpating in dreem-wotw and I wish to be tagged for susbsequent ones. Hey @zeegirl have you joined dreemport yet? if you haven't please come join us🥰🥰

Always a #dreemerforlife

Hey hey......sorry, i wont be opportune to read this post from sam. I'm yet to know what dreemport is all about, but i appreciate your invitation. Thanks

I am so glad I am able to join this challenge this time. Thanks so much for the tag once again.

I am so glad I am able to join this challenge this time. Thanks so much for the tag once again.

Music is an art that gives satisfaction to both the soul and the mind. I am giving it all out on this one!💯

After reading this post earlier, a song came to mind. I assumed I had already commented here hehe.
Well, my post is ready and has been published.

I know I am late and can't publish on dreemport but here is my entry


Music is truly life, I read so many entries and they were amazing.