Contest: Kindness I encountered from strangers while traveling (Prize Pool - $100 worth of Crypto)

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Travel writing contest

You know how they say: kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Sometimes you may be encountered from complete strangers in a land you have never been to before. I bet all of you have experienced this kind of situation at least once or twice. It is time to share your best story about the kindness you encountered from strangers while traveling.


  1. Write an article about the kindness you encountered from strangers. It may be a story about a homeless man who shared his last breadcrumbs or about someone who offered some help when you were in a hopeless situation. Just improvise!
  2. Share your post on Twitter using hashtag #[destination] plus your personal comment and tag @travelfeedio.
  3. Post the link of your article and the link of your Tweet in the comment section under this announcement. Both the article and the comment must be posted using
  4. [Optional] Consider following travelfeedio and invisusmundi on Twitter.


Check out the Step by step guide on "How to use the EasyEditor." You will get extra points for enhancing your post with one or more of these elements:

  • Youtube, Facebook or Vimeo video
  • Soundcould or Spotify song
  • Table of contents
  • Instagram post
  • Google Map
  • Interlinking


The article must be posted using

  1. Both the article and the comment must be posted using!
  2. At least 450 words in English;
  3. No copyright violations;
  4. Proper sourcing if you are using any media that is not your own;
  5. The featured image must be of your own!
  6. Recommended title format: "Kindness I encountered from strangers while traveling: [your text here]"
  7. Add the link to this announcement at the end of your post.
  8. Multiple articles written by the same author may participate.


  1. The Total Prize Pool for this contest will be $100 worth of Cryptocurrency! On the last day of the contest, $100 will be used to buy as much Hive Backed Dollars (HBD) as possible. 
  2. All of it will be split among authors that followed all the rules. Keep in mind that TOP authors will get a huge boost in rewards! Quality is everything!
  3. Best articles will be also upvoted by the @travelfeed curation team and pushed to the Trending page where it will get even more attention.
  4. After receiving their rewards contest participants will be free to choose what to do with their winnings: sell, hold or exchange to other cryptocurrencies.
  5. Things to consider: try to tell an interesting story rather than describing photos, sometimes a few nice images may tell more than a thousand words, usually simple nice-looking formatting without unnecessary modifications is the best choice.


The topic of the previous contest was "What makes your hometown unique." The 500 HIVE prize pool was split among 18 authors. I am happy to announce that most of the articles that participated in the contest were of super high quality. How does a high quality article look like? Check out this peace of art written by team member Elsa.

Rewards were distributed using the simplest distribution method ever. All articles that met the criteria got from 5 to 10 points. To support quality over quantity TOP1-3 authors were given +20 points, TOP4-5 +10 points, TOP6-9 +5 points each. The total number of points happened to be 235. It means that 1 point = 2.128 HIVE. For example, if the author got 8 points, he/she received 8*2.128=17.021 HIVE.

Congratulations to TOP5 authors: @gabrielatravels (63.84 HIVE), @ybanezkim26 (63.84 HIVE), and @travelfury (63.84 HIVE). @astinmin (40.432 HIVE), and @dexpartacus (40.432 HIVE).

Other participants who received rewards from the prize pool were @julee, @alfredmusic, @marcybetancourt, @floridanow, @irisworld, @jacuzzi, @rypo01, @sampraise, @zkalemiss, @aranda, @olivia08, @rosana6,@mais-tro.


Value-adding is the main thing to consider when writing a post for your travel blog. Imagine you are a reader who found your article on the search engine. Is it informative? Is it interesting to read? However, all these things won't matter if the first impression is bad and the reader leaves your page after 3 seconds. I will share 3 great tools to enhance your blog post!

  1. Grammarly - this tool will correct most of your grammar mistakes. They offer a free to download Desktop app but for authors, I highly recommend downloading their Chrome/Brave extension.
  2. Hemingway Editor - another powerful tool to enhance your writing. I'm not a native English speaker myself. My sentences are usually long and hard to read. If you use passive voice too often or your text has too many adverbs, Hemingway Editor will help you to fix this.
  3. - online tool for picture editing. Imagine you took a picture of a beautiful castle and later noticed that the dirty rubbish bin on the corner of the photo ruins the overall picture. In this case please consider trimming it with Canva.

Please remember, that adding 3 good quality pictures to your article is x9 times better than adding 15 average ones. Don't use fancy fonts as they may look nice, but they also make your text super difficult to read. Always consider adding one or two links to other posts of the same topic. Youtube videos may be a good addition too. Especially if they are yours.

Not a member yet? <<Sign Up>> in 2 minutes and start typing! Full of adventure world of travel blogging awaits you!

May the Games Begin!
Tautvydas! (Tot)

P. S. If you have questions or need some advice, text me on Twitter.

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Here is my entry.



Side note: I did not see a word counter in the post screen so I think its 450 words or I hope so... I hope this does not disqualify me.

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@travelfeed NP! Love the platform. :D

Oh god, only now I've had the chance to check this out as I'm writting a whole chapter of my book about this.

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I'm so happy, thank you! All authors wrote great posts, congratulations, and good luck in the next context!

Thanks for writing this comment through!
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I am in for sure! :)
And here is my first story...

What is a deadline for that contest? Maybe I will write more stories...

Thanks for writing this comment through!
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Thank you so much @invisusmundi for your support. It encourages me to continue sharing experiences with this great community.

Thanks for writing this comment through!
You have received a 6% upvote from us. We hope to see you soon on!

Thank you so much for your support! I'm happy to see my post again in the top, it really was a great contest! 🤗

Do you have any ideas for this one? :D

Not really, haha. Because in my travels I go to wild places so I don't see too much people around, lol

Thank you our dear Tots! @invisusmundi and congratulations to @ybanezkim26. Wow for the 63hives!
I got mine too.. So much appreciated and I'm so thankful for what I got.
Hive on!

Congrats @olivia08! Hive on!

Salamat Engr.

Thank you so much for the prize! 😂

I'll join again this time. I have one story that I haven't shared yet (I guess). Although I already shared the place, I was not able to share the kindness that we encountered when we visited the place.

Yahoo! Thanks a lot! And congratulations to all winners!

Thank you very much, congratulations to the TOP winners and other colleagues on the rewards list ... It was an excellent contest. I will work on this new contest!

Thank you for this great support. I'm very happy to have presented a natural space that makes Cumana unique. Thanks @invisusmundi... I'm excited!

Thank you so much @invisusmundi for your support. It encourages me to continue sharing experiences with this great community.

Congratulations @invisusmundi! Your post made the TravelFeed team happy so we have sent you our big smile. Keep up the good job. 😃

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Yeah!!! Thanks a lot! I'm really happy!!
Congrats ti participants and winner!!🔝
I will participate to this one for sure!😀✌️

Thank you so much....Congrats to everyone as well 😍🎊🎊

I'm very happy! Thank you! Congrats to everyone!


Love the idea, would love to submit something but will have to doublecheck if I have appropriate photos.

I didn't know that participation had to be done through this publication. Sorry...

The post was posted on May 19, 2020.


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Yeah guys! You rules!!
Thanks a lot!!🙌🍻✌️
Congrats to all participants!!🎉🔝

The prize is amazing