Pay it Forward Entry – Week 42

This is my submission for the [Pay it forward Curation contest](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@pifc/week-42-pay-it-forward-curation-contest) run by @thedarkhorse and @pifc.

Well, due to an unfortunate discovery during the week, I’ve been a bit more focussed on the anti-curation front this week. Namely, hunting down plagiarists and spammers and collecting bounties on them. I know that @steemcleaners and other flagging operations can occupy a bit of a contentious position with regards to some Steemians, but I do support their activities as I do think that the abuse that they try to counter is really quite detrimental to the STEEM chain as a whole.

Anyway, I digress… on to the more positive aspects of our interactions here on STEEM!

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Crypto but NOT crypto!

With a name like @abitcoinskeptic (REP 55), you would rightly expect that you would be reading a blog of either market technical analysis or blind shilling about random coins. However, what do get from this blog is an unexpected surprise!

In this [latest post,](https://steemit.com/pets/@abitcoinskeptic/my-aquariums-january-2019-update) @abitcoinskeptic writes about his aquarium and his little family of fishes and minnows that make their home there. It is a pleasant read, and their style of writing is quite conversational and engaging. Great blog to follow to have a bit of a pleasant read!

If fish are not your cup of tea, there are also [cooking posts](https://steemit.com/food/@abitcoinskeptic/nacho-cheese-chicken) or [Crypto posts](https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@abitcoinskeptic/ledger-nano-x-hardware-wallet-and-ledger-live-review). Please note that these are close or past payout, so vote accordingly!

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Life on a farm

One of the best things about Steem in comparison to Facebook or other social platforms is the fact that I get to read about different people’s lives, and things that I would not normally find in my daily routine (My Facebook feed is mostly stuffed with musicians doing a good chunk of self-promotion and humble bragging…). So, @andiekins (REP 43) presents a window into a life that I have no concept of, that of [being a farmer’s wife!](https://steemit.com/homesteading/@andiekins/another-cold-night-and-some-ramblings-of-a-farmer-s-wife)

It appears that she has made a sea change, as she describes in the [featured post](https://steemit.com/homesteading/@andiekins/another-cold-night-and-some-ramblings-of-a-farmer-s-wife) and has traded her city life for one of that on the farm. It is a trade off of various advantages and disadvantages, and it takes a brave and committed family to take the jump together! Anyway, the post is also a great read, and a nice insight into a different life!

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My past entries

I’m going to keep a record of my past entries mostly for my own ease of finding them again!

[Week 1](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-1-entry) | [Week 2](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-2-entry) | [Week 3](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-3-entry) | [Week 4](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-4-entry) | [Week 5](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-5-entry) — | — | — | — | — [Week 6](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-6-entry) | [Week 7](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-7-entry) | [Week 8](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-8-entry) | [Week 9](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-entry-week-9) | [Week 10](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-entry-week-10) [Week 11](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-entry-week-11) | [Week 12](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-entry-week-12) | [Week 13](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/pay-it-forward-entry-week-13-98b927538cf56) | [Week 14](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week14-d99mj5srz6) | [Week 15](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week15-rrhhe2p73x) [Week 16](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week16-wvsqh33nzg) | [Week 17](https://steemit.com/community/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week17-22j9wdlyq8) | [Week 18](https://steemit.com/steemitbloggers/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week18-r1wklp8c68) | [Week 19](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week19-82wfddl1f9) | [Week 20](https://steemit.com/payitforward/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week20-zeyxpge1fl) [Week 21](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week21-8jr9sijqra) | [Week 22](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week22-c8zjeen41n) | [Week 23](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week23-17ve9rxmdo) | [Week 24](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/-fuyx5b39jp) | [Week 25](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/-7k132vkhke) [Week 26](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week26-ydmgnb7l5a) | [Week 27](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week27-cqjve0g2lt) | [Week 28](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week28-g5jmpzjvnw) | [Week 29](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week29-aobu4hh85o) | [Week 30](https://steemit.com/music/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week29-tr10rhyh1x) [Week 31](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week31-7yznrjonrg) | [Week 32](https://steemit.com/community/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week32-qc8z3xosoy) | [Week 33](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week33-w4823hoaoi) | [Week 34](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week34-yf0vq6q13a) | [Week 35]( https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week35-4ytijddqxo) [Week 36](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week36-aoqdpyxwsv) | [Week 37](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week37-s6tsmv0n5l0) | [Week 38](https://steemit.com/community/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week38-u109keq9sr) | [Week 39](https://steemit.com/community/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week39-u2f06p9c5t) | [Week 40](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week40-iryr6sevtr) [Week 41](https://steemit.com/curation/@bengy/payitforwardentry-week41-6oeibu3noo)

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