Last Week Was A Bust

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No intro. I'll go straight to the point.

It all started last Monday when I posted a story that's been sitting on my drafts for weeks, Barber Shop Stories - Part 2. I had high hopes for this story coz I worked so hard on it for days as I didn't want it to be a letdown since the first part was a hit. But all that hardwork was for nothing. Yeah, it got some votes but not the usual reward that I'd get for my posts in COM.

Do you ever get that feeling when you're so sure of something and the opposite happens. Yep, I was so sure it was gonna get curated but it didn't. So I asked around, as it turns out, there's a limit on the number of posts that gets curated per user per 7 days per community. Not per week but per 7 days, so you should be mindful of that.

The next day I posted in C/ Foodies Bee Hive, for a guy who's not a very good cook I was very confident in sharing my recipe to the world. And just like my Monday post in COM, it didn't get curated. The curator probably tried cooking the recipe on her end and it didn't taste as good as how I described it in my post. She probably realized by now that I'm full of shit. So that was Tuesday.

The next day, I thought of changing it up a bit and tried posting in C/ Leofinance. Yup, I don't have a degree in finance or even just the basic know-how about finance but still I posted in that community. But it wasn't really a serious post I just thought it would be a good idea to mix bitcoin and comedy. And sure enough, it did not get curated. Well, what did you expect these people really take their finances seriously. If you want to write a funny story about finance then it's best you post it in C/ Comedy Open Mic.
If you're curious to know what the story was, click here .

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So I started to doubt my writing, "I'm losing my touch." I said to myself. So I wrote a funny story and posted it in COM. It was a long post but it got curated. "Haha.. I still got it!" I shouted in joy. So I got my MOJO back. Feeling good about myself I decided to write another post. This time I thought of posting it in the C/ Motherhood community.

Okay, you're probably thinking why would I post something about motherhood when obviously I'm not a mother. Well, the community is not exclusive for mother's only. It's a community for parents (Mother and Father) and also for children. But just when I got my confidence back, my Friday post was a bust. I don't know what they didn't like about the story but what's done is done and there is nothing I could do about it.

Oh btw, 80% of people who posts in C/ Motherhood are women and out of that 80% I think 95% speak Spanish. I tried reading the Spanish part and this is what i see...

JFJRUSBSPCMRISNSJENCLDNSHAOAODNTUCNDNDLDNXMDIDLDMDNUAKDIRHSNXLSNXNXJSJXKFNEIZHDLGKSJSJQOLDIRZVIQPEUDMGLSUQMFPEJXMFPEHAMXODJDKDLXHWOODURLDORIDIDNSLLZJMCUDLCLDKXMXMDLDAJKFLFJSJSMGMFLMFIDNDJAODIAJQPFMDIZMOROFNF

It's like a word puzzle where you're supposed to encircle the word.

Anywho. That was Friday.

Saturday comes and my Win-Loss record is at 1-4 for the week. Not a very profitable week. So I thought I'd post in COM again but I wasn't sure if I was cleared to post again since I posted a story back in Monday. So I decided to test the waters in C/ The Anime Realm. This story has been sitting in my drafts too for over a month now and I thought this was the perfect time to publish it. If you want to read the story click here .

And I was hopeful for this story as it never failed to make anyone laugh. I've told this story over and over since my elementary days and it's always a winner. But after 24 hours, the post did not get curated. Why am I not surprised? I just said to myself. I was hopeful but I kinda knew that this was gonna happen since nothing ever gets curated in C/ The Anime Realm. Go check it out for yourself there are like 30 active members and it feels like a ghost town.

So there I was, looking at my posts feeling disappointed. Well, who wouldn't be. Out of six posts only one got curated. I tried posting in those communities before and my stories got curated but this week was different. And I remember what @amirtheawesome1 once said to me,

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So I guess I'll just have to write a new one then. Hopefully, this week is going to be a Boom and not another Bust.

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It was a busy indeed. You know I can totally relate to this story 😀😀. When you spend so much time making a post only for it not to get the attention you believe it deserves.

Thanks for the little secret about COMS. I'll sure put that in mind next time.

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It was a busy indeed. You know I can totally relate to this story 😀😀. When you spend so much time making a post only for it not to get the attention you believe it deserves.

There is really nothing we can do about it. I don't even know what they're looking for anymore but that doesn't mean I'm gonna stop writing though.

Thanks for the little secret about COMS. I'll sure put that in mind next time.

You're welcome! They say OCD only rewards post at most 2 per week per user but sometimes if you're lucky you get 3.

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I've never been lucky to get their votes more than once a week that's for the week it comes but well I keep writing, it keeps my mind busy.

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Interesting information. Thanks for sharing. I think we have all gone through that feeling that you expose in this post.

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It's a jungle out there. Being a curator I actually see the problems they go through as you need to consider that each post takes around 10 minutes (Reading + verifying it of plagiarism). There are also time zone differences.

This community has 2 dark hours which happen when people post right after I fall asleep and by the time I can read the posts. That's like 12 hours and add to that the time difference for people I submit posts to. I am going to explain these in Thursday's newsletter.

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Wow! I wouldn't have thought it is this stressful. That's a lot of work. Well I'm looking for the newsletter. It will help a lot of us understand how this curation works. Although I feel like you really do not owe us any explanations.

I have a question though, is comedy that is a little sensual in nature allowed in the community?

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I can't comment about other communities and curation but that's pretty much the reason I started this community as I make sure to read every post. I will write about this in Thursday's newsletter. But, I could say with 100% certainty that posts here don't get curated purely because of their quality, weekly quota, and relevancy. If a post doesn't get curated it doesn't have one of those three.

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Can't wait for Thursday's Newsletter.👍😎

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I can under this feeling, some weeks are amazing on hive while some are horrid 😆 makes you doubt what you are doing wrong.

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It definitely gets you thinking. Something that I don't like doing.😁

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Sometimes it might even kill your zeal to write.

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Well you sure get around. Lol On the real tho your work ethic crazy!

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I'm trying to mimic Pacman's work ethic.😁

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Ehhnnn You win some you lose some...Just don't give up on the game...

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Oh I've been through many setbacks in my life and last week's losing streak is not gonna make me give up. Thanks for the encouragement though.

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