Here anyone can nominate Who you think is the most broken-hearted member of the sports world for last week, and then try to cheer them up or give them some advice.
This contest is for anyone in any Scorum domain and is designed to give everyone something fun to write about every week with a guaranteed minimum upvote income that you can count on. There are always fails and goofs in sports, so even if you have nothing else to write about you can find a subject for a Happy Moan-Day blog. Although this contest does have solid prizes, it is not about winning the contest and collecting the SCR, it is about writing a steady weekly blog that will provide you with a constant and steady income stream. It is also about having fun, most people enjoy a chuckle about a funny fail, how many of us can help but laugh when someone slips and falls? In sports, such gaffes can provide grounds for a funny blog as long as no one was seriously injured. Upset losses seem to be the easiest targets for Moan-Day blogs followed by managers, coaches, and players who were released or who have otherwise lost their jobs. While not always funny it can be easier for the victim to take when a little light-hearted ribbing is applied, especially when followed by some timely words of encouragement or advice.
With all that is going on in the world, I have been wondering if we might see an entirely new field of sports being developed in order to cope with the societal changes that are taking place. Will we soon see athletes competing in common games wearing gas masks? Or is it more likely that we will see completely new forms of sports in the future that limit touching or even coming within six feet of your opponent? Perhaps we will see teams changing their recruiting criteria to include immunity development or strength of the immune system. In this case, maybe someone that had already contracted and developed immunities to Corona Virus would be a more desirable draft prospect than someone who had not already had the disease and survived. Or perhaps a DNA test showed that certain athletes had stronger immune systems that were less susceptible to communicable diseases thus raising their stock for the next player draft.
What will be the final outcome for the world's economies and cryptocurrencies from the effects of COVID-19 and the financial system crash that is underway? You already know that I have been looking for such an event for a long time now and with or without a pandemic this was bound to happen eventually, COVID-19 was just the pin that popped the first bubble. Or better put, COVID-19 knocked over the first domino and all of the rest of the dominoes are now in the process of being knocked over one by one. I believe that in the long run, this is crypto positive. In the short term, a lot of people are selling their cryptos to cover losses or to buy essential items to prepare for a long siege by this viral infection on our medical system and commerce. But eventually, that selling will end as every loss that can be covered has been handled and every preparation that can be made has been completed. After that, it will be a time when investors and regular people alike will be desiring to preserve some of their wealth and earn some form of income, interest, or dividend payments. In my opinion that is when cryptocurrencies are going to really shine and our lives are going to be changed forever.
The reason I believe this way is because there will be few places in the real world economy remaining for such opportunities! A person can preserve their wealth by investing in hard assets like gold, land, or collectibles, but few if any of these assets are going to yield them any gains other than speculative price fluctuations and most of them will incur tax debts or fees for securing them. There are going to be little opportunities for stock dividends and the bond and debt markets overall are currently imploding. The only real place that can handle an influx of potentially trillions of investment dollars and that has the greatest potential for interest and dividend like earnings is blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Have you ever really thought about the yearly rate of income that you are receiving on your Staked Scorum coins as a percentage of your total stake? Or because SCR is currently worth such a small amount of real-world currency have you just completely blown off the potential that it holds? Jut think for one moment how much a relatively small amount of investment capital could raise the overall value of an asset as rare as Scorum coins. Then try to picture what your yearly earnings in curation rewards would be if SCR was at the $1.00 level. How much investment money do you suppose it would take to get us there? Obviously less than $30 million because there are less than 30 million coins altogether. How about $15 million, there is a little over 15 million SCR available? But would $15 million actually coax everyone who owns SCR to sell at $1 or less? I don't think so, in fact, if prices started rapidly rising I would venture to guess that a lot of holders would just keep on holding most of their coins to see where the price ended up before selling.
Where else on the internet can you sit at home and start earning an income right away without having to invest any of your own money? Other than paying for a computer and the Internet there are no other costs for earning on a site like Scorum. No need for gas money, no nice clothes needed, no lunch or drink money for vending machines or expensive lunch shops. You just fire up your computer or charge up your cell phone battery and go to work!
When we are talking about trillions of dollars in investment money trying to look for a new home and then you try to count up the number of blockchain projects that have a working product, it doesn't take long to see that it is possible that if only 1 trillion of that money came from the real world into the crypto space then Scorum alone could suddenly find itself valued in the millions or even billions of dollars overnight. Do you think that is a stupid assertion? Maybe it is, perhaps I'm just a silly dreamer, but what if...?
I'll put it to you this way, when SCR price reaches over $1 I'll be able to start hiring writers and photographers.
All Happy Moan-Day Contest qualifying entries will receive a minimum of a 35% upvote from me and there will be 3 winners for the contest with prizes totaling 100 SCR!
1st place will receive 50 SCR
2nd place will receive 30 SCR
3rd place will receive 20 SCR
(This contest is all about Sports Losers, Fails, Muffs, Falls, Goofs, or anything else that would make a player, coach, fans or spectators moan and groan. It is meant to be funny and light-hearted so please, no post that would cause us to mourn like fatalities, or serious injuries, diseases or any other true personal tragedies. This is meant to be in fun, there are always funny fails that happen and there are losers that need to be cheered up. This is simply a way to cheer up all of those losers of the week who are trying to pull themselves back together again for the next competition.)
- The power of this competition is in recognition, by entering a blog in this contest you are sure to have some readers checking it out. I will up-vote every qualifying blog as soon as I see the link posted below so that it gets bumped up on the trending pages. My hope is that readers will soon begin to recognize the blog title and make it a practice to support the entries. To enter this contest you must write and publish your own blog with the Title "Happy Moan-day ______________!" Fill in the blank with the name of a person, group, place, or team. This must be concerning something that has happened during the previous week prior to the contest blog's posting. So this current contest is for sports-related items that have happened between last Monday a week ago and yesterday, Midnight Sunday.
- Next include a photo, meme, short video clip, a screenshot or something similar that best represents the subject that you used to fill in the title blank. Make sure that you have usage rights and provide any necessary links
- Now you need to write a blog of at least 450 but no more than 2,000 words to describe what happened and who was involved, as well as the reason that you are nominating them for moaners of the week.
- Provide a link back to this blog somewhere in your Moanful Monday Blog.
- Last you must say something at the end, one final quote or comment that is meant to cheer up or encourage the subject of your blog. This could be something simple like "C'est la vie," or a quote from a famous author or poet, a proverb or religious text, or best of all your very own words of wisdom or consolation. You are welcome to have your own signature encouraging comment and use it on all of your Moan-day blogs, or give a different comment or quote every week that best fits the situation.
- Once your Moanful Monday blog has been posted then leave a link to it in the comment section below so that I will know that you have entered the contest and I can then visit and up-vote your blog.
- Your blog can be posted at any time before midnight Sunday night where you live, but the content must be from the previous weeks sporting events.
- You may enter this contest using any language, just post your blog in the native domain and provide links as stated above. Just know that I will be using a translator in order to read and judge your entry which may affect my ability to properly and fairly do so depending on the accuracy of the translator that I use.
- The first three entries posted by different account holders and that meet all of the above requirements will receive 100% up-votes. The next two qualifying entries by any account holder will receive 50% up-votes and all subsequent entries will receive 35% up-votes. You are free to post multiple entries but each new entry must cover a different sport to add a little variety to the contest.
- You may post your blog translated into as many languages as you like but the qualifying word count will be done in English and only one translation will be used for the word count. So if your entry is posted in another language, even if on a domain other than the English Domain, then I will use an automatic translator in order to convert it to English in order to do the qualifying word count.
Notes on Judging the Contest
Several factors go into judging the Happy Moan-Day blogs, here are a few of them.
- The blog is unique and engaging, it keeps the reader's interest.
- The blog is fun and light-hearted, it leaves the reader with a smile on their face.
- The reader learns something about the subject from reading the blog.
- The advice or quotes at the end are appropriate and helpful to the subject of the blog.
- While all of the words in the blog will count toward qualification, only those words that actually add to the story are used for judging, fluff words are ignored for this part of the contest.
- Spelling and grammar are not directly judged in the contest, but readability is. If the judge can't read or make sense of the story then it is hard to judge it's quality.
Tiebreakers include how many of the other contest blogs you read and support and your overall engagement and activity on Scorum. The goal of this contest is to help support and build good blogging members that will, in turn, help build and grow the Scorum Platform. In a close decision, the contestant that appears most active on Scorum will usually get the nod from the judge or judges. If there is nothing else to clearly set one entry apart from another, then the judge or judges will be looking for anything that the contestants have done recently to boost Scorum or help another blogger.
Everyone is encouraged to read and support as many of the Moanful Monday blogs as possible during the week. I will try to get these blog posts out early every Monday so that you can begin posting your blogs. I encourage you to write about an event that happens during the week and save it as a draft so that you will be ready to post it on Monday as soon as the new contest blog has been added.
There were no entries for last week's contest so all prize awards will be doubled this week!
Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the Happy Moan-Day contest
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