Despite the underwhelming results of last weeks challenge, I've decided that the one real entry I had made the effort very worthwhile. He took my challenge and added a flavor of humor to it that I had not considered being applied. If you want a funny great read, you can find the post here.
I'm also continuing on because I believe it crucial for the success of Blurt for us to connect with others, which involves revealing who we are and perhaps having fun while we do so.
Today the challenge for the next week is to list some of your favorite fellow Blurtters in a post, and tell us a little about why they are your favorite so we can get to know them a little.
The rules will be as follows.
A minimum of at least three people must be in your list. No one should take it as an insult either if they don't make someones list. Having favorites in no way denigrates the real contributions many of us make.
Description(s) of what it is that attracts you to this persons contributions to Blurt. This could be things such as qualities you admire about them, talents that capture your attention etc. The list can be pretty much many kinds of aspects. I'm hopeful that perhaps we can get to know one another better if you share things you see in others that perhaps the rest of us may have missed.
I Will Only Guarantee The First FIVE qualifying Posts Linked Here In The Comments Will Receive A Full Upvote From Me.
I'll Also Be Upvoting Great Comments On These Posts. If The Comment Is Such Quality It Could Be A Post Itself, Don't Be Surprised If It Also Receives A Full Upvote By Me. So Don't Be Discouraged I Can Only Pick The First Five Qualifying Posts.
The Tag beingsocial Needs To Be Used. Hopefully It Will Make The Posts More Easily Findable For Others.
Copy pasting from other sources defeats the intent of this challenge. That will result in a disqualification.
I can for whatever reason decide your post doesn't qualify. However, I don't foresee this happening.
Please just try to have fun with this, and at the same time we can get to know more about you and by extension those who you have grown to treasure here at Blurt.
My Favorite Blurtters Are
Please add the @ symbol before each name if you wish to visit their blog. I never place one out of habit, as so often we see that is an attempt to get an upvote from those people. I've despised that since I saw it taking place on Steemit those years ago, so don't do it myself. I figure if they read my posts they will vote accordingly without the despicable action of begging through tagging. In fact, a heads up. I most often don't upvote posts when I see others doing this and it's a blatant attempt at trying to garner upvotes one normally wouldn't get.
- freakeao is one whom I appreciate very much here. His contributions both in witnessing coupled with his sharp wit and honorable conduct quickly caught my eye. They say water rises to its own level, and I feel the bind that formed between us is a proof of that. He has a wide array of interests from music to desiring to help others that define him as a quality person, one of the few who would be worthy of the title of friend if he was of a mind to call you one. His wit as displayed in the contest last week is magnetic, a true gift for those who get to witness it.
double-u is perhaps the single largest catalyst in bringing interaction here at Blurt. I see so many attempts to cause this fail, and every week he single handedly is able to attract through his pub more comments than most posters might see in a year of their posts if you exclude the curating accounts I was here comments. Not only has his initial investment played a large role in Blurt existing, his desire to see us bind together on the social side is topped by no one. He dedicates both his time and resources into making his investment also an investment in us.
rycharde is both an intellectual and magnetic personality. His posts are perhaps the most enlightening I've found here at Blurt. Coupled with his strong opinions and pulling no punches, he has been a teacher for me on many levels. He offers areas of knowledge that have been unexplored for me, as well as his personal assessments have been a great cause for self examination, especially when I Don't want to agree with him. While opposed to his view of many being scum or less worthy, his examples of why are like rocks I break myself on. On principle I have to push aside the agreements I may have, despite a part of me whispering he is correct. A true gift when one is forced into an arena with areas of themselves they wish weren't there. He is a true teacher, for those who are willing to walk into the shadows of themselves where most dare not tread.
elkezaksek is perhaps the most interesting individual here at Blurt. Her and her husband live quite an adventurous life, backpacking across the world. During their travels, the pain and struggle they witness called to their hearts, and they now dedicate themselves to easing that struggle as best they can. Her blog is a diary of sorts of the things they have accomplished, giving us all a peek into both the struggle others are having in the world live daily as well as the smiles gestures can bring when we acknowledge and seek to lighten those struggles. In some ways she too is like a rock for me to break myself against. Her view of humanity is similar to rycharde as far as the scum part. The juxtaposition of her views contrasted with her actions on behalf of others is worthy of study. She is the epitome of not being that which one finds repulsive. As with rycharde, her intellect and will is quite strong, coupled with a passion that makes an impact on those who encounter her.
blessed-girl is a blessing because of her heart. She doesn't post much, however when she does it always makes for a compelling read as she shares both the struggles and blessings that make up her life. She discusses at times her children, and the bonds they have as we all make our way through these unsettling times. She is perhaps well known here most for the work she does for Mr. Cornell in curating projects. I find she has kindness/softness that adds quality whenever she makes her appearances. The final quality I admire about her is she understands her value, and always presents herself with dignity and humility.
Mr. Cornell is in many ways like double-u. He has invested a lot here, and dedicates it to his many curation projects. He pays others with rewards (such as blessed-girl) to spend their time curating the posts here. His selfless dedication to Blurt and the community is an extension of his life spent caring for others in the physical world around him.
I'm going to leave off here. There are a couple who I would have listed, but they have left Blurt now so bringing attention to them would be pointless. They are sorely missed however, and may be the subject for a future post or challenge, I don't know.
If you weren't listed, please don't feel its because you are unappreciated by me. I simply can't list all I find bring quality here, as so many don't read my already long posts anyway, plus my time is limited as well. So many to love here, for many reasons.
I'm hopeful this weeks challenge will see more action. Edifying those we appreciate is a great way to strengthen our bonds. It's always a nice thing when we are told we are appreciated and why. Edification doesn't take place enough in life. There is a beauty in our neighbors that enriches us all if we can see it.