Heads up for all my fans and supporters: I’m currently being targeted by @mmmmkkkk311 for downvotes, even on posts where I use the sbi-skip hashtag. So feel free to use that information in your upvoting choices. If you are trying to maximize curation, there’s a good chance that account will downvote all my posts, so you might be better off abandoning me.
I’ve already discovered, much to my chagrin, that I’m less driven to spend time on Steem. You may have noticed that my 700+ day streak of freewriting ended shortly after this began. I didn’t intend to let this downvoting impact my dedication to Steem, but the human psyche is frustratingly designed. I’m continuing to try to motivate myself to catch up on freewrites and so on, but it’s tough. My weekly commitment to Punday Monday hasn’t wavered, though.
Anywhoodles. Enjoy a POCKET Friday. I won’t be bothering with sbi-skips any more. Let that account use its downvotes on me. Hopefully it will spare others the hardship by draining their power.
Welcome to POCKET Friday!
If you enjoy jokes, this is your chance to award your favorite jokes from this week’s Punday Monday with your praise and your votes!
All the jokes from this week are in the comments on this post:
How do you vote?
A popular way to vote is with your voice! In a comment or post, tag the user who made the pun you like and let them know that you like it!
But the way we determine the winner of this audience favorite award is with POCKET. In order to vote for your favorite punster of the previous week, you’ll send them POCKET in a comment on this post. The next section will tell you how.
How do you send POCKET?
If you don’t already have POCKET, you can get some for the purposes of voting from @paul.atreides! He’s already sent some to @coinsandchains, @artgirlnyc and @corpsvalues, so we’re hoping to get some votes from them on favorite puns! Send him a message or memo that says, “I want to vote in this week’s POCKET awards for Punday Monday, would you send me some POCKET so I can?”
Once you have POCKET, you can send it using the syntax,
pocketsend:2orMore@punsterhandle,this part is where you tell the punster what you liked about their pun. Notice that there isn't a space after the comma.
This is all you do with the POCKET. If there are other uses for it on the blockchain, I don’t know.
Why did I make audience voting like this?
I wanted a system that used a finite resource that wasn’t very related to the personal finances of any individual. By using POCKET, we can see people bidding up their favorite punsters or working together to root for one pun or another. Even if one punster ultimately comes in second, they still get something for their trouble, an instrument that they can use to vote for their favorite punsters in future rounds!
This is Season 2!
We ended our first season of the POCKET Choice awards on October 1st, 2018. The Winners’ Circle from Season 1 will be indelibly branded onto our brains. Will your favorite punster be a new member of The POCKET Choice Awards Winners’ Circle Season 2?
Two SBI units
The winner of the POCKET Choice Awards wins a #steembasicincome unit! (and every entry wins an SBI!) This was initially made possible thanks to prize support for the #PundayMonday community from @curie, and now it is the standard!
Punday Monday accepts new puns right up until the next Punday Monday!
So, if this is the first you’re hearing of it, head on over, and try your hand at punning!
If you've never punned before, it might seem like magic! You can do it, too! Learn how in My Free How-To Guide on Punning! )
Enjoy the puns!
Thanks to @pixiehunter for making that image!