🔥 I've Been Torched! 🔥 {Check me off as #243}


I had seen posts about this fun little experiment called the STEEM Torch a while ago, but it had been off my radar as I hadn't seen too much about it recently. Lo and behold, my pal @nickyhavey received this honor (or honour since he is from the UK) yesterday from the awesome @paulag. No surprise to me as I know Nicky is a stand-up dude.

I somehow had a sneaky suspicion that I might be on Nicky's radar as a possible next bearer in line for the Torch. Still, there is always something gratifying in knowing that you are deemed trustworthy enough to carry forward such a large bounty that has been building month after month. Kudos to @geekgirl for starting this project and having faith that it would have success. There's still a ways to go before it hits the goal of 1,337 touches, but I hope it gets there and the pot goes to a worthy cause at the end!

Since I was pretty clueless to all the rules, here's the basics from the original post for anyone else curious:

Steem Torch Rules:

  1. Add 1 Steem or lower amount or nothing at all to the amount received in Steem Torch transfer.
  2. Do not decrease the amount received.
  3. Use the original memo: Steem Torch Experiment! Count: 1. Please read the Steem Torch Rules at https://goldvoice.club/steem/@geekgirl/steem-torch before passing it to the next user. and change the count number by adding 1. For example, if the ​received memo is Count: 20, your sending memo will be Count: 21.
  4. Choose a Steemian who you would like to pass the Steem Torch to. Preferably someone you trust will follow the Steem Torch rules, is active, and you believe will pass the Steem Torch to the next user.
  5. Not required, but recommended to inform the next Torch Keeper of the transfer and follow up after the transfer.
  6. Send the Steem Torch with the new amount and memo to the next Torch Keeper as soon as possible.
  7. Try not to send it back to the previous Torch Keeper or someone you know already was a Torch Keeper.
  8. When Count reaches to 1337 the experiment ends with success. 1337th Torch Keeper can donate the total amount to Steem based charities, Steem projects, distribute to minnows, burn it by sending to @null, or ask the community what to do with it.
  9. 1337th Torch Keeper must not keep the funds or use for personal projects.

As an add-on, we are encouraged to do a post and give a shout as to why we're passing the torch on to the next person and also put it out on Twitter if you have an account. Though I consider myself super lucky to know quite a few really rad folks on here that I could easily pass this off to, I settled on my pal @traciyork as lucky number #244.

In case you haven't met Traci's acquaintance, she's one of the most wickedly awesome folks I've met through Steemit. Besides her sharp sense of humor and ridiculously strong gif game, she's one of the biggest cheerleaders for the blockchain. There's only so many people who have gotten popped by Twitter for sharing too many Steem links, and she's one of them. I have no doubt she will bear the Torch with her usual gusto and everyone on Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress and Steemit will know about it. 😜

Also big thanks to my beloved @dksart for pimping out my thumbnail image for the occasion. Gotta love having an artist in the house to help a girl out when she needs it. Can't wait to see what Traci comes up with to add to the digital swag...

You're up @traciyork!

Banners by @woman-onthe-wing, @dksart and @bearone for @steemusa


Comments 16

Congratulations, @plantstoplanks - a worthy recipient on the other side of the "pond" and with unbridled Steem cred.

As I said to your English torchbearer, I am delighted that he, and now you, have written about this initiative. I wrote about it as part of @traciyork's #steemblopomo earlier this year and it seems kinda serendipitous that it's come back into my "Steem circle". All of you more than worthy bearers.

Read my post here, if you'd like (or not :P)

Oh, and @dksart did a more than fabulous job turning you into a superwoman torchbearer! Love it!

14.12.2019 12:31

Happy to join the ranks of the keepers of the torch! Some good company here. 😉

I seem to recall reading about it when you received it but was still pretty clueless. I hadn't seen anything recently until Nicky got the flame, so I think it is definitely good to keep posting about it so everyone understands the experiment. Though I know Traci will continue in high fashion, as well!

14.12.2019 13:15

I, too, am happy that the circle has got bigger and includes some of my Steem Pals! Look forward to seeing the circle of torch-bearars get even bigger!

14.12.2019 14:00

Congrats, @plantstoplanks. Don't burn your fingers!!
@dksart did a great job on the image :0)

14.12.2019 12:43

Haha, luckily I passed it quickly enough not to get singed. 😜

14.12.2019 13:10

Thanks for taking in to account the UK (aka correct) spelling of honour 😜

A worthy person to pass the torch on to and I know the social media sites won't know what hit them when Traci gets on the case! Haha!

Great superhero powers to palm it off so quickly, worthy of the artwork haha!

14.12.2019 13:38

Thanks again for doing me the hono(u)r. ;) As much as I was a little intimidated when I first heard about it, it really is such a fun thing to be a part of. Lots of great posts to read as it continues the journey around!

15.12.2019 17:28

Yea good to see it keep going and being passed around. Hopefully the steem accumulated will go to a good cause 🙂

16.12.2019 10:47

Back later today with my "real" comment, but first I just had to do this...

@tipu curate

14.12.2019 15:32

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 10/15 - need recharge?)

14.12.2019 15:33


14.12.2019 16:34

Congratulations! This has been receiving such a great response! I am so happy to see it growing and growing!


15.12.2019 16:31

It is lovely to be a part of this movement! Such a fun experiment. :)

15.12.2019 17:15
🎁 Hi @plantstoplanks! You have received 0.1 STEEM tip from @dswigle!

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15.12.2019 16:31

You have been 🙏 curated by @njord

17.12.2019 03:31

You're such a worthy recipient of this torch, just looove your superwoman image!

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19.12.2019 21:08