MILK CHALLENGE


Hello Milkers and Other Steemians!

It's time to stop burning and chasing potatoes and get back to having fun, engagement and posting.

More people posting, engaging and being active is what it is good for Steem. It creates diversity, fun distribution and engagement and traffic.

Some will call it Milking so I'll just call it that first.

Yes, Steem is about end-users and engagement and the best thing we can do to encourage growth in the community is to support engagement, casual posting and end-user activity.

For one week join the Milk Challenge. Make a post a day, comment on 10 posts that aren't yours each day. That's it.

We tried watching all the whales insist they are manually curating and we see nearly an entire trending page of burn posts, potato posts and the same users that are talking about "Milking"... It's enough. They of course are welcome to use their stake to support whatever they like, but in response I am promoting activity, fun, and engagement.

When a developer builds a new app it is the community that supports it.
Almost all social media sites are measured by activity, traffic and number of users.
The best use of inflation is distribution and support of end-users.

If the bull market comes back Steem will move with it, we have already seen that take place.

Our DPOS system is a distribution model. Each user can use their stake to reward what they think is best for the platform. The end-users of Steem are important to me and I would even say with more activity we are likely to see higher quality posts and new users joining.

Blockchains that run on POW (Proof of Work) also have miners and sell pressure and the current stakeholders do not decide who gets it. :)

Remember if you want engagement... also give engagement.

1 post and 10 comments on other people's content.

Get out there and milk!

Let us know you are participating by using the #milkandtators tag

@whatsup


Comments 134


I can't take lactose, can I have some soy milk?

25.01.2020 18:42
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absolutely

25.01.2020 18:42
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Hhahahha! Full support to this initiative!!! Happy you are back again with new energy. Let's engage!
!BEER .

25.01.2020 18:53
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Milkandtators!

25.01.2020 19:17
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I'm an specialists, you will see

25.01.2020 19:21
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25.01.2020 18:53
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Milk it baby

25.01.2020 19:18
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Lol that caw .... makes me deasy ;)

25.01.2020 18:58
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The cow is cool!

25.01.2020 19:17
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watching all the whales insist they are manually curating.

Yeah, right?

Well. Here's my first comment.
Post coming in in the evening.

25.01.2020 18:59
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Nice! Thanks for participating

25.01.2020 19:06
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not sure that i will count my comments but let the #milkandtators start.

25.01.2020 19:08
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yeah 10ish is good enough

26.01.2020 00:38
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!ENGAGE 50 Milkers

25.01.2020 19:09
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thank you

25.01.2020 19:17
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I'm lucky to write ten comments a month, ten comments a day might break something. Maybe I will need to work my way up to that a bit gradually. !trdo

25.01.2020 19:20
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25.01.2020 19:20
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Give the comments, give the comments!

25.01.2020 19:23
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It seems as if I'm doing that already :)

!BEER

25.01.2020 19:22
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Well good for you! :)

25.01.2020 19:30
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25.01.2020 19:22
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Milk and beer

25.01.2020 19:27
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Trying to kick a post out each day- 7 in a row is tough but I'll give it a go for some #milkandtators

25.01.2020 19:23
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haha, I'm out of the habit too! I'm hoping we can move some stats...

25.01.2020 19:24
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@abh12345 its not impossible too. I guess i made 3 posts a day in last couple of days. But seems milking came bit late to me

25.01.2020 19:40
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Good going. I dunno, I find it hard to fit one in each evening - too tired :)

!ENGAGE 20

25.01.2020 21:09
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Juat utilising some spare time to put effort on steem.....not much into engagement league mostly spend time in making content #milkandtators

26.01.2020 06:33
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A very fine Idea, I wish I could post once a day, but after two and a half years I know it just is not in me. I think I have one steemboard badge for one post a day for a week, but I would be surprised if it is more than that.

For any newer users, that have less than 1000SP might I suggest you make your first post a Movie/Film review post, and enter into @namiks 1000SP Longtterm delegation contest. I dislike dropping links on peoples pages, but I have resteemed it so it is easy for you to find. 5 days left, 3 1000 SP delegations up for grabs, and only 4 entries.

The 10 comments a day part, can be simple or can be hard, it does take time to make the comments, and it means reading the persons post not just voting on it, but as a comment dropper myself, I find the comments sections to be quite entertaining so anything that encourages more comments is a great thing.

25.01.2020 19:35
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Commenting, engagement fun!

25.01.2020 21:20
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Hey @whatsup seems i am already on the roll with 3 or more posts a day with marginal upvotes. Now hope to continue with this new idea. #milkandtators

25.01.2020 19:42
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Good job!

26.01.2020 00:40
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I've always tried to keep the frequency at at least 1 post per day....though its declined lately, I'd do better to get it up again.

25.01.2020 19:49
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yep, might as well engage.

25.01.2020 21:05
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I will be lurking the #milkandtators tag to spread the milk far and wide.

25.01.2020 19:53
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I do post daily, try to leave between between 5-10 comments :)

25.01.2020 20:46
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Thanks for your efforts

25.01.2020 21:22
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Well Dan, hats off! You're one of the few who actually *"walks their talk" around here...

29.01.2020 23:15
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10 per day?!?! Jeez, what will it be next? That I have to start reading what I vote on as well?

25.01.2020 20:02
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hey, shhh, don't give people any crazy ideas.

25.01.2020 21:36
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hahha they already get an idea :D

26.01.2020 13:40
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Wait... You don't read what you vote on? 😦😦

25.01.2020 21:43
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lol

26.01.2020 00:38
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Once I counted all my comments written in steem and devided that on the days I spent in steem and I found the magic number 20.

26.01.2020 09:21
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Wait, we're suppose to read???

27.01.2020 08:05
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Time to get milking...

Mooooooo!

25.01.2020 20:03
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Moo moo buckaroo

26.01.2020 00:40
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What about self-milking? Asking for a friend...

25.01.2020 20:04
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I always self upvote once a day. Never more than once. It's up to you

25.01.2020 20:08
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Lol. "... Asking for a friend"
😂

I see what you did there.

25.01.2020 21:49
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25.01.2020 22:14
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I miss the old rivalry between Kurt Angle and Steve Austin. hilarious.

28.01.2020 08:23
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Its you stake. Do what you want.

Just dont complain later...

25.01.2020 23:32
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If you don't vote for yourself why the fk should i? :)

i prefer authors to vote on their own stuff, but with conditions - as long as it's after me lol

26.01.2020 02:25
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Coffee with no “milk” of course 😹

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25.01.2020 20:09
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Both milk and coffee are delicious.

25.01.2020 20:11
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Almond milk ☺️😋

25.01.2020 21:22
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25.01.2020 21:54
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Sounds like a plan :)

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25.01.2020 22:13
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oh yeah

26.01.2020 00:44
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I can try it. I'll see how much I can endure.
Daily activity reports are not counted. Or yes?

milkandtators

25.01.2020 22:22
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just do it! I'm not going to make you prove it.

26.01.2020 00:47
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:-)

26.01.2020 07:51
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Too lazy and indifferent to do 10 comments. Maybe 5.since i read a couple of posts each day i might as well comment. (Where is a bot when you need one,)

25.01.2020 22:37
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Okay well 5 is okay

26.01.2020 00:41
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A great challenge! Steemit it's also fun and engagement! Let's start!

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25.01.2020 23:01
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Get it done

26.01.2020 00:43
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25.01.2020 23:03
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ha ha, this is amazing

26.01.2020 00:42
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lmao

26.01.2020 05:31
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oh, my god, I remember seeing this video more than 10 years ago. That was really a good parody to matrix. lol

26.01.2020 09:19
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lol

26.01.2020 13:40
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Sounds like fun and I already do it (almost daily) check it out.
By the way, you misspelled #milkandtators in your tags ;)

Here's milk in your eye


25.01.2020 23:13
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haha, thanks and good for you

26.01.2020 00:42
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Spot on my friend. Steem will actually start to grow only when we cut the bullshit of "investors needed", "burn to create value", "useless effort to make the sbd peg work" "curate quality content", and embrace it as it is: a social platform. (With a blockchain that allow us to create other cools stuff).

So yeah, lets milk!

25.01.2020 23:30
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Do it! Milk should always include engagement, which you are totally doing! So, milk it

25.01.2020 23:32
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what kinda milk you like?

26.01.2020 00:33
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All Milk is good!

26.01.2020 00:47
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one post and 10 comments a day WTF!

might miss the post bit and give more of these :) ;( :0 :() ;P ;p..... out

26.01.2020 00:52
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Well every little bit helps!

26.01.2020 01:34
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:)

26.01.2020 01:46
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The 4:20 crowd will be doing the hemp milking?

26.01.2020 01:05
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Milk, taters and weed?

26.01.2020 01:37
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Great initiative! After all, it's not just about the money.

Let's have some fun here!

26.01.2020 01:31
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The cow!! I love it!!
Gahhhh! Could have made a couple of comments instead of starring at it 🙃

Actually won’t be too hard
I do work on one post a day
And am not counting the comments but do manage a decent number 😉
Though lately I don’t beat myself up too much if I can’t manage...

And I am all in with making this fun .... it has to be
Or it is a very sad social media platform haha

I am so long winded 🤦🏽‍♀️
Nutshell: Yes I am in for 1 post 10 comments a day

26.01.2020 02:39
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I love this, great idea @whatsup,
I have so much going on right now and it's hard for me to keep up with engagement lately. I don't know if I will succeed, but I guess it wouldn't hurt try.
As it stands, I think I spend about 90% of my existence pondering whether or not the next thing I say to someone will be the next worst mistake of my life.

26.01.2020 03:05
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Haha, say it anyway. They get over it.

26.01.2020 04:01
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I'm in. Thanks for this Challenge, @whatsup. Even though I was away for awhile Curating and Manual Posting is my Passion. It drew me to Steem. It's what will keep me here to be honest :)

26.01.2020 03:24
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I took a break too. I wanted to see the impact of the manual curation whales. I've seen it, it's pretty unimpressive.

26.01.2020 04:00
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Great initiative! I hate those potato and burn posts. Let's bring back casual posting to Steem!

Get off your horse and drink your milk.
John Wayne

(Disclaimer: He never said that.)

So let's get going with the milking!

26.01.2020 03:47
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I'll give it a go. This is comment number 1 :)

26.01.2020 04:04
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This....On so many levels this!

Get back to the people, the way it should be!!!

26.01.2020 05:17
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Great writing and interesting.

26.01.2020 05:28
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omg, i love it ♥

26.01.2020 05:32
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Tomorrow I start, thanks to read this I encourage you to put content!! #milkandtators

26.01.2020 05:39
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Additional vote #.... oops forgot

26.01.2020 07:05
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Damn, I really thought this will have to do something with milk, and was ready to do it - cause milk is awesome! :)
Anyways, not sure about 10 comments a day, but will try to follow 10 days of posting. :)

26.01.2020 09:13
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It will be nice if someone creates a little tool where those comments will be counted. ☺

26.01.2020 09:25
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fingers :)

26.01.2020 11:31
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Does commenting here on your post count as one or more @whatsup??? Disregard this question if you already answered it from someone else in a comment that I missed or miss-read, or you mentioned it in your post, and I missed that...or both :>)

I think I'm tired...am I making any sense????

26.01.2020 11:53
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commenting anywhere that isn't your own post counts!

26.01.2020 13:57
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Awwwww….shucks…. I like commenting on my own posts and commenting to myself...They're always the most loving and up-lifting!!!! With the exception of a few from my most loyal and intelligent followers :>)

Anyway...I re-steemed this post to help get the challenge possibly more traction. Maybe I'll include the @milkandtators initiative and tag in my next post as well...??? Maybe I'll just demand that all my followers at least try to post one post a day for the next seven days and comment at least ten times on ten different posts, or else threaten to unfollow and delete them!?!?!?!?!?!

Maybe I shouldn't? Maybe I'll loose even more friends that way???

I don't know???

Maybe I should just stop making such long, boring comments, thinking that I'm being funny, but have most people just think that I have severe psychological problems?

27.01.2020 02:06
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Congratulations @whatsup!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 7 with $ 62,59
26.01.2020 15:50
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Impossible to upvote this without commenting :)

26.01.2020 17:12
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All we can hope for is a little bit off bull's milk at this point..... ewwww 😨😳😱

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26.01.2020 19:01
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What a cute cat!

26.01.2020 20:02
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Hahahaha. @whatsup. I am already in, milking 🥛 cool initiative again.

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26.01.2020 21:31
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DRINKING MILK STR8 FROM THE UTTER
CAUSE I CAME FROM THE GUTTER

27.01.2020 03:26
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I do try to post once a day apart from the ACTIFIT report, commenting is another thing I don't think I comment more than twice a day I will try to increase this maybe not to ten but more than now. And yes this is a much better idea than what all the whales and their friends have come up with, even if it doesn't help Steem get out of its slump, it should make Steem more entertaining.

27.01.2020 04:46
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Newsteem.fail

Activity, and fun, and engagement, and . poop.

27.01.2020 04:58
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This kitty likes milk and your post

27.01.2020 05:00
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Super cute cat

28.01.2020 17:22
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Yes to #milkandtators. I comment on at least 5 a day, 20 on a good day. Been doing it forever. And then the echo echo echo on my posts - lol. Sometimes I despair. But mostly I just keep tap tap tapping away - gotta be the change you want to see in the steemworld, right?

27.01.2020 05:02
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hmmm sounds delicious, got to get some milf, I mean milk :P

27.01.2020 14:19
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10 comments. Can be done. About number five for me so far today.

Bradley

27.01.2020 18:28
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I love it when this happens. @ph1102 made reference to searching milk challenge on twitter. So I did and found you and this post. Afterwards I thought I should go back and follow you. And I already was. Lol

27.01.2020 18:36
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I am very fond of milk! I go through almost a gallon a day! Well, time to join this #milkandtators challenge. Can't hurt now can it?

Yours is the first post I have commented on today. I did comment on my own post. Oh, posted on a blog post entering a contest I am sponsoring so maybe that counts for three? Almost half way there already!

!giphy milk+potato

27.01.2020 21:22
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27.01.2020 21:22
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I love the commenting competitions but when I did the beast at whaleshares it was too much and I burned out afterwards. What was it 50 comments a day? Ahh it was nuts. But 10 a day is reasonable. I suggest we comment on 50% more posts than we would ideally receive comments on our own posts. So if I hope to get 10 comments on my posts I’ll comment on 15 posts. Obviously it doesn’t always work like this and not everything is reciprocal but if we can engage more there is more engagement to go around !

28.01.2020 02:01
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I got out of the Steem habit for a while and took on some other things, so keeping up with a decent but casual post and 10 comments as well as engaging on my own posts is about as good as I can commit too.

I agree it is important not to burn out.

28.01.2020 02:09
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Bull run? Are we milking cows or bulls? A bull would produce some interesting milk. ;D

28.01.2020 10:00
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What an interesting challenge! ^_^

28.01.2020 17:16
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28.01.2020 18:52
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Well, I might just get back into it... much like you, I've been on the "stop moaning and keep creating" bandwagon for a really long time. But I tend to me more of a "3 posts one day and then none and then two" sort of person... so maybe I could develop the habit of regular milking...

29.01.2020 23:13
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Awesome initiative man. Certainly, it seemed as though the fun part of Steem was cut off. Let's Milk!

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02.02.2020 06:44
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Agreed

03.02.2020 04:12
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Good advice! I wish you had content that is of interest to me - Actifit reports just don't cut it.

05.02.2020 15:45
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yeah, not interested in actifit either.

but I am sure glad they are here.

05.02.2020 16:47
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I'm fortunate enough not to need actifit. See my diet posting from last week or so for more info. ;)

06.02.2020 02:55
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