The Curation and Engagement Leagues 🏆

in engagement •  11 months ago  (edited)

With 30 STEEM and a number of SBI shares to be won - sign up, engage, and win! 🎁

Welcome to the Engagement and Curation leagues. How does your engagement on Steem compare against others?

This weeks Post is sponsored by @esteemapp - A mobile and desktop app for Steem.

Thank you for your sponsorship @esteemapp!

League Info

Would you like to enter the leagues? Make a comment below - this is for a lifetime membership and so you will need to ask to be removed.

The league tables are reset each week and so any time is a good time to join!

The Engagement League

This league is not based around financial rewards and relates to engagement.

Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - including those powering down or dealing in delegations over the past couple of weeks.

I've used some metrics relating to:

  • Posts (P)
  • Comments - number of (C)
  • Number of people spoken to (PS)
  • Comments - replies to replies - depth > 2 (C R)
  • Comments - length in characters (C L)
  • Witness votes (W) (for those proxying witness votes, your total is always 30)
  • Up-votes to others (V)
  • Up-votes to different authors (U V)
  • Self-votes - No minus score but no bonus STEEM (S V)

Note: Copy/Paste comments will be excluded!

Engagement League Table

Firstly, if you are placed in the table above then you among the top 15% of the league entrants!

  • 345 accounts earned a score this week (353 last time)
  • The top 100 produced 792 top level posts (856 last time)
  • The top 100 produced 12436 comments (12251 last time)
  • The top 100 produced over 2.55 million characters of text in comments (2.48 last time)
  • The top 100 cast 29779 votes (33112 last time), of these, 272 were self-votes (346 last time)

Congratulations to this weeks Engagement League winner:

@tattoodjay! 🏆

The first two remain unchanged for the 3rd week in a row as @tattoodjay heads @johannpiber at the top of the Engagement League, great stuff!

This weeks 3rd is @dswigle who swaps places with @chireerocks, well done!

Excellent engagement levels also from @chireerocks, @wakeupkitty, @brittandjosie, @chekohler, @mad-runner, @joelsegovia, and @futuremind who will all be receiving some STEEM this week.

Those without a self-vote and placed in the top ranks will also receive a little STEEM. These people are: @alokkumar121, @steevc, @gniksivart, @sunlit7, @kharma.scribbles, @nickyhavey, @torico, and @bengy.

Well done everyone!

The Curation League / Rewards based

NOTE: If you have started a power-down or been involved in delegations in/out of your account, you will not appear on this list for 15 days following the activities above. Thanks!

The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.

🎁 Prizes 🎁

The Engagement League

0 votes to self - Spot Prizes

Lucky numbers

The list is ordered by the date that sponsor first offered a prize for their lucky number.

@roleerob@abitcoinskeptic11 (again!)
@kharma.scribbles@themarkymark6️9️ ❤️🔥

A big thank you to all the sponsors and well done to the winners!

If anyone wishes to sponsor a number give me a shout and I'll try to remember to add it next week.

And if you no longer want to sponsor a number, no worries just let me know :)


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  • If you would like to be added or removed from the master list, give me a shout

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We've had family visiting @abh12345, so not as active as normal. Still nice to see steady engagement by everyone in the CEL. In spite of the overall market ... Good thing we’re not doing all of this for any sort of a ”mercenary” motivation like uhhh … a profit! 😉

An SBI share has been registered for our ”Hot Pink” winner this week - @abitcoinskeptic. I’ve enjoyed my recent engagement with him. Nice to see him as our first back-to-back winner of “ohhh so close” prize in quite awhile. Congratulations to all of this week’s winners, which is everyone! As well as those who got some prizes … 😉

Thank you for putting this together @abh12345. "Onward and upward" into a new week!

P.S. While it was almost a day late, I swear I composed a message for last week’s contest. 🤔 Not sure how to explain the fact I can’t find it!? 😧 Bizarre … Just to be certain, I did go back for proof that I honored my commitment and got an SBI share registered for @abitcoinskeptic then too:


Cheers Rob. Yes my engagement has also suffered of late, but I'm glad it's not impacted the overall numbers at all.

It does seem most of the work done of Steem at present isn't for profit - at least not short term gains. Thanks for your support of the leagues, have a fine week!

Yes, well @abh12345 ...

"Yes my engagement has also suffered of late ..."

... working a full-time job can tend to put a bit of a dent in the time you have available.

I hope that is shaping up (once you get past all the introductory reading ...) nicely for you!

Be honest. We are all doing this (being active on the Steem blockchain) for the money. Just some people are doing it smarter than others. They provide and have real, human comments and support each other with upvotes, while a lot of people are not doing this. A lot of people are focusing only on their own blog posts. And the whole Steem Basic Income program is also about the money. To provide a basic income for Steem users, who have SBI shares.

Yes @xplosive ...

"Be honest. We are all doing this (being active on the Steem blockchain) for the money."

... I can see my attempt at a little humor didn't "make it across" to you.

Those that know me, over my time "in here," know I am first and foremost an investor. Hasn't worked out very well with STEEM, but fortunately I am not a short-term speculator, so ... We'll see!

Sorry. I usually notice humor, but not this time. I should have noticed it though, seeing that smiley at the end of the sentence. Back to the investing topic, I feel sorry for you. Especially nowadays, seeing that the price of the Steem is around $0.13 USD. I am not an investor, or at least not big, but I can also say that I am not a short-term speculator. I am on the Steem blockchain since 2017.05.17. So, yes. We will see.

Not to worry @xplosive ...

" Sorry. I usually notice humor, but not this time."

... it's fine. One of the challenges "in here," particularly across global language and culture differences, is the possibility of being misunderstood.

As for this ...

"Back to the investing topic, I feel sorry for you. Especially nowadays, seeing that the price of the Steem is around $0.13 USD."

... it's not for the fainthearted, no doubt. In my last monthly update, I decided to post my "bottom line." Not a pretty picture then, let alone now ...

I have found value and am truly fascinated with the experience of engaging with others all over the world. So ... I'm still here! 👍🙂

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Here I came, @Roleerob, to meet this League!! :)
Thank you very much for inviting me!
Hope you are enjoying family and beautiful days!
I send hugs from here!!

Hey, I'm the last one in the EL Table: I deserve it, given my almost total inaction!

One SBI sponsored to @josediccus for his placement in #22 lucky number position.


Wow 22 sweet! Thanks a lot buddy I'm grateful

My pleasure, mate!

Thanks again. I managed to rank a bit higher this time. Are people finding they get less comments now they are less likely to get voted up? I will keep commenting anyway.

Well the top 100 have produced more comments again this week but I have noticed less commentary on my posts - which much be getting more boring as time passes :) Cheers Steve!

I think you should remove your downvote. I removed mine.

Yeah right. Keep downvoting me. I can take it

I removed the downvote. I think you are making a mistake and I think there are too many mistakes on the Steem blockchain.

Congrats @slobberchops with the lucky number 25! You have been sponsored an SBI share.


Thanks Peter!

How do one join? :D

As always, I would like to thank all members of the League for their engagement and congratulate every Steemian who joins in, because we are all winners when Steemit works.
Of course, my special congratulations also go to the top winners on the list: @tattoodjay, @dswigle, @chireerocks, @wakeupkitty, @brittandjosie and @chekohler, just to name the first few. Your engagement is outstanding.

I have already sent 2 SBI to the lucky number 12 @alokkumar121 - congratulations, my friend :)

A well deserved !BEER and a !tip as a thank you for all of your efforts, @abh12345 😊

Lol nice to see my name up there with fellow legends in engagement! I’m wondering how long his will last before someone you get comes along and kicks us off our perch

Many of the names on top of the list are the same since I joined a few weeks ago, but every week you can read new names, and they are climbing up the ladder to us. Soon we will be further down the list and Steemit life will be easier ;)

View or trade BEER at steem-engine.

Hey @chekohler, here is a bit BEER for you. Enjoy it!

Glad to see my name in the list and thank you so much @johannpiber for SBI shares. Appreciate your support.

@abh12345 this is fantastic program and thanks for making me part of it sending weekly rewards.

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You are much welcome @alokkumar121 🙂

Yeah, your name is on the list not far from the top, @alokkumar121. Your next goal will be the Top 10 and then we all want to see new names on the very top places. I won't change my engagement if I am somewhere further down on the list.
I wish you a great week and happy commenting 🙂

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Hey @alokkumar121, here is a bit BEER for you. Enjoy it!

Cheers @johannpiber, well done for finishing 2nd yet again and thank you for newly sponsoring number 12 :)

My pleasure @abh12345 - it makes fun and I think, the engagement of the league helps Steemit at lot.

Congrats on the number 2 Spot :) I see you sliding into number one this week :)

Thank you JJ, I have already told you what I think about that - I prefer to have a !BEER 😉

I know but how active you are I do believe it is inevitable


In a few days we will know :)

Thats we will !BEER


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Hey @tattoodjay, here is a bit BEER for you. Enjoy it!

@johannpiber, Thank you so much for your kind mention and stay blessed.

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You're much welcome @chireerocks 🙂

Thank you for your kind gesture. Have wonderful time ahead.

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I wish you a great time too, @chireerocks 🙂

Thank you so much and stay blessed.

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Hey @chireerocks, here is a bit BEER for you. Enjoy it!

Even if I win nothing, shouldn't I be able to see myself here?

Got to make the top 100, there are more than 500 accounts registered!

@kharma.scribbles another week goes by and you’ve yet to kick me off the top spots! Seems like it was all empty threats 😋😋😋

:D Nothing like a bit of banter to get the engagement levels up

Nice to see that I managed to squeak into the prize list (no self votes) for this week! Big thanks to everyone who placed above me but self voted!

Anyway, I think I'm going to have a pretty abysmal week ahead. Have some IRL things occupying my attention... So, I will savour this completely undeserved prize!

Congrats to @tarazkp, I'm registering your prize! But I'm suspecting that you are starting to park in this position...

Yep, just crept in :)

My engagement looks woeful but i did a quick check across my accounts and the total would put me in the top 20 so i'm not too disappointed.

uh huh... me too... all my secret alt accounts that no one knows about... would put me in #1!

Hello, @abh12345!! I met this Curation and Engagement Leagues thanks to @Roleerob! I think is a really great initiative and I'd like to participate!! Most of all to see and learn!!
My best wishes for life and projects, @abh12345!! :)

Up (here) 🌄 before the roosters @leveuf and great to "see" you here! Glad to know you have chosen to follow through and join in the weekly contest. It is all "friendly competition" and in good fun. And, depending on how the stats (his proprietary formula, based on his weekly extraction of SteemSQL data from our blockchain ...) of @abh12345 turn out, you might even win some prizes! 😊

I trust you will enjoy it! 👍

Hello @Roleerob!! I´m happy to be here and looking forward to meet more people and of course having fun. There are many interesting conversations in the comments every week that are worth to look at and take note, discussions on the many areas of expression on this blockchain which bring the chance to learn or are good advises and practices "in here". I'm also glad to see you to continue our little chat. :)
I've been thinking to ask you if you know the work of the @Contestbot, is a project (I think is runned by @reggaemuffin, who also ran the glorious and now inactive @originalworks bot). They are constantly creating writing contests about many blockchain and tech projects that sponsor these contests to get promotion in Steem. Maybe you find something interesting for both of your investments and write ups.
I send big hugs for you @Roleerob, may the Light and Love are on your side in everyday!! Only the Best!!

Nice to hear from you @leveuf! No, I am not familiar with either (active and inactive) of these bots. Unfortunately, for the time being, I don't have enough time to check into much of what is currently happening on our Steem blockchain.

Once I get some higher priority items "checked off" out in my real life, then we'll see. I certainly appreciate you bringing them to my attention! 😊 👍

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For now I recommend to you to just follow the @Contestbot, it only inform you via transaction when a new writing contest is active. Later you will have time to check it with more detail.
A long time ago @Originalworks used to work as an original content checker, making the plagiarism revision by itself when you called it by the command !originalworks. The bot then upvoted your post and leave you a comment of the original content validation. Just for the nostalgia, their posts were something like this:

The @OriginalWorks bot has determined this post by @leveuf to be original material and upvoted it!

To call @OriginalWorks, simply reply to any post with @originalworks or !originalworks in your message!

Now this project is working only with the contests!
When you visit them maybe you'll find something interesting to participate!! :)

Nicely done @leveuf! Giving thought to how your original message might be enhanced, for the benefit of whoever may come across this exchange in the future. 😊

As mentioned, while I am not familiar with this service, your commendation of it is notable, as I value your opinion. Beyond that, I wonder how many similarly creative and original features someone was inspired enough to both conceive of and then work hard to "bring to life" we have on our Steem blockchain. How do we find them? And what do they subsequently need to succeed?

I've seen and experienced many things in a long life @leveuf and, while invested in this new technology for over two years, I yet remain skeptical of some of the utopian claims for its future. Specifically, that it will somehow "magically" become transformational ... There is just a hard reality about what it takes to succeed in life that too many (from my perspective) try to escape. Leading to inevitable failure ...

Old statistics, which I have long since forgotten where they came from, nonetheless have always stayed with me. Statistics about the success rate, in spite of a lot of hard work, of new business start-ups in the "real world" - 90% of them fail in their 1st year, and, of those that survive, 90% of them fail within their 1st five years. That leaves us with a 1% chance of success.

The two primary reasons for failure? 1) Inadequate financing to get their owners through the inevitably difficult start-up phase, and 2) Inadequate / insufficient sales & marketing effort to make their "value proposition" widely enough known to attract the needed numbers of customers ...

So ... After ~ 3 years of life, in its own "life cycle," where are we on our Steem blockchain? 🤔 😉

I think the widely spread idea of "come and post and you'll earn money" was a bad publicity in the long term. I've seem many comments about creating a philosophy since the beginning to somehow protect the Steem token by staking it. While it was a strike of fortune for many early users it become a burden for the steem economy itself. Another factor and you know more of that is the relation that all the alt-coins have to bitcoin and the overall crypto market itself.

I believe the human factor in this platform that can't be easily expressed by numbers is the value that makes Steem resist until now all the storms over these two years of declining in the price. There are many good feelings in a lot of people "in here" that will maybe make this boat sail for a very long time. As you, I think in the long term and keep calm continuing also with diverse projects for growing in life. Giving Steem only enjoyable and quality time!! I'm looking forward to see those five years of the platform and the state of the Steem!! It could be good times!! :)

And speaking of projects I find another impulse to authors by this new @original.content initiative. I think they are related also with OCD. It's worth to check and see how they work!!

Hope the best for you in this great journey @Roleerob, for a better future for everyone!! :)

We are agreed then @leveuf that, perhaps, "all is not well" in "Utopia," but ...

"Giving Steem only enjoyable and quality time!! I'm looking forward to see those five years of the platform and the state of the Steem!! It could be good times!! :)"

... right there with you that keeping all in a proper perspective, we can still enjoy some definite benefits. And, in time, maybe ... We'll enjoy a profit (as I wake up to a further declining overall "crypto" market ...) on top of these benefits! 😉

All the best to you, my friend, for a better tomorrow! 👍 😊

Raar, I was wondering where this one was! A splendid 5 SBIs to the redoubtable @rentmoney!!!

Late in today following an afternoon siesta, cheers Boomy!

I hope it was a siesta following some beery action. Those are the best siestas!

Yes but the beery action was last night :O

Lol, top notch!

Chipping into the first months salary which is due tomorrow and had better arrive! :D

I am eagerly awaiting mine too. I was quite pissed off that it wasnt in on Friday what with the bank holiday weekend and all that!

Yeah, there should be an early payday and 10% extra in for the bank hol!

Thanks for the shares!

A pleasure!

Great to see some of my long comments this week got me on the board.

Quality counts, nice one :D

Congrats to all! @tattoodjay you are pretty darn amazing! Sending 2sbi to @johannpiber again this week. A question for you @abh12345. How many weeks was Janton in the top spot before he graciously stepped aside to give others a chance at 1st?

Amazing indeed!

I think Janton had a few 5/6 week stints before finally stepping down, would be great to see him back, and yourself too :D

Thank you so much for the SBI @melinda010100 😊

@janton was the top engager before I joined, but we have had quite a few conversations at that time, and I always was wondering, why that guy was commenting so much - now I know ;) lol


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Hey @melinda010100, here is a bit BEER for you. Enjoy it!

Thanks and your subtle hint is noted, but as it happens don’t worry I will not be on the list anymore I am taking a break from it, but will still be commenting as normal :)

So as I understand it there now a good chance for others in the top 5 I think two of us dropped out of it this week from another comment

@tattoodjay you are an incredible commenter and we would all miss your comments on our posts if you cut back! Both you and Janton are a force that keeps the Steem world turning.

Hehe awesome! Even reducing to 1 post and removing 4 witness votes lands me in the top 20 this week! I'll take that!

Well done the runaway winners, supreme engagement there!

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One post, you must be busy. Cheers!

Phwoar yea man, was almost 0 posts but managed to get something out whilst the weather was naff this weekend in the UK

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It certainly was, I had to stay in the pub while the rain cooled off! :D

Haha! That sounds like a solid plan though. Must have been there for the whole weekend!

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The next stint could be 3 months or more! :O

Jeez, that's a long bout of rainfall... Unless you meant 3 months in the pub... In either case, you won't be dry for long 😁

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I'm sure we could have 3 months of rain, fun times!

Eighth place, happy with this new placement in the first 10, congratulations to all the participants and to the organizers of this wonderful and exciting Engagement League!!


A fine effort - you have been very consistent since returning to the EL, cheers!

Thank you so much for the compliments, it's always a pleasure to be with you!


Wow! Thanks Asher!


I guess I've been stepping my game up more than I even realized!


A nice move up the charts, congrats!

Congrats to you! It must have been those peppers that got you all fired up! 😉

😂Peppers + newsteem 🤪 Thanks Melinda! :)

Should I finally join? I think I should.

Why not, some free numbers if you get to the top 100 :D

Pfffsh, top 100, I’m aiming for top 10!

Top 10?! If you make it there I'll send you all the prizes!

@tattoodjay’s numbers look insane but hey, gotta have goals! I promised to the community to get back to being active so I gotta do my best to get to the top part of the engagement list.

Yes I did read that. Making top 20 will be a good start, I'll be looking out :)

Would have been interesting to get stats from like a month ago and then compare to something like this week.

Thanks but the challenge is easier now myself and one other in the top 5 are moving side to give others a chance :)

Ahhh but that's no fun! I guess you need a break though, judging from those numbers :D

Well this week my numbers were up because i worked from home or a few days so didnt have the long commute, but i have always been an active commented and will continue to be, just taking myself out of the league for now :)

count me in!

Cracking stuff, welcome! :D

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Still looks pretty consistent number wise for the weeklies, that is good. I made an effort this week to try and be a bit more engaged, almost made it in to the top 20 again, but 27 is not a bad place. I did manage to get 4 post out this week, that is a good week for me. I even made the curation list at 96th, but still I made it, I have been trying to spread my votes out a little bit more and that seems to have helped.

!BEER sip for the working man, and I hope everyone has a nice upcoming week. Here where I live, back into the rains, we at least had one sunny day this past week, hope for a few more in the week ahead. Fires are out, that's a bonus for us, now for a nice day to drive and see the destruction wrought, Just need the nice day.

More comments and more text for the last couple of weeks in a row looks positive to me.

I actually think spreading your vote reduces your CR these days, but I'd rather try to do that and not just pile on the authors that do well.

Lots of rain here at present, and it's about to get chilly for a while too - I'm looking for a warm place :)

I think I hit a few lucky peoples post this week. I would like to keep it tight vote wise, but there has actually been, or I found a lot more stuff to vote on, so percentages went down, to cast more post votes. I am trying to build my unique votes out to at least 120 a week, almost made it there this week.

I want to first of all thank you, Asher, @abh12345 for making all of this possible. You have made commenting into a contest of sorts, each person pushing out those comments, paid or not. All for the sake of showing up on your list! You have made it into a friendly competition where it's all fair game. I told you at the beginning of the month that I would be stepping down in a few weeks to give someone else a chance to enjoy the view from the top. Except for my first week, I believe I have been in one of the top 4 spots since I have been here. It is indeed a lovely view and it is time that someone else enjoyed it. So, you may take my name off for now and I will live vicariously through another. Thank you for all the steem and now, I may legally go back to making my comments happy with the swirls and hearts and flowers. It has been really fun here and I will miss checking out where I place. :)

Congratulations to all the winners!! We are all winners, just being here!

A special Congratulations goes out to @tattoodjay for his #1 place again and again and again! Well done and I must say except for the one time you LET me win, you have been unbeatable!!

Congratulations to @johannpiber for his #2 place and I will have to say that for someone who doesn't talk much, you have excelled to the maximum level here! Well done, my friend!

Finally, Congratulations to @joelsegovia, who is in the lucky #9 place! I will be sending you 5 SBI for your reward! Enjoy!

Thanks again for everything, Asher!

!tip .30

Thank you so much Denise - you are very right, I have reached my maximum 😉

I've never seen this as a competition and to be nearly on top of the list was a big surprise, but just wanted to have some fun meeting new people, comment on a few posts and reply to comments. Well, I must admit, that replying is the most work I am doing.

If you ask @janton, then you have made a good decision, but I will miss you and I do hope to meet you from time to time 🙂


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Hey @dswigle, here is a bit BEER for you. Enjoy it!

Thank you for the lovely comment @dswigle :D

You are the 2nd person this week to ask to be removed, but I will honour your request and wait for you to ask to be added again.

Thank you as always for sponsoring a number, the tip, and well done on your position this week!

Congratulations on third spot :) I see we both made the same decision to drop off this from this week, will mean some changes to the top 5 this week which will be nice to see