For those who don’t know, Survivor of the Month is a small but unfortunately somewhat cursed prize that is given to one unlucky-lucky survivor in recognition of their contributions to SOS over the last month(s). As you may know, Seth On Survival is a volunteer endeavour that frankly never expected to survive this long, and continues in large part thanks to the ongoing participation of survivors like you contributing your supernatural knowledge and experience on the site.
You really do keep me keeping on, With your ongoing support and participation, there will be lots more SOS. Survivor of the Month is a small recognition of this fact. On the full moon, I put up the clues and the winner receives a small iTunes thank-you number in his or her email, should they live to tell.
Survivor of the Month used to be awarded by a quasi-mathmatical formula combined with a lottery and now it’s a subjective narrowing down combined with a lottery if necessary. So it’s a little bit random and a bit not. Bottom line is always, SOTM goes to somebody who helps us all survive. They don’t have to be perfect but they do normally:
–>> Make awesome, detailed & informative, helpful and/or fun survival reports.
–>> Help others survive and make awesome, detailed reports too. How? By asking questions, making replies and offering suggestions and comments.
–>> They also usually help out in other ways behind the scenes too, sometimes alerting me to problems on the site, for instance somebody using his or her real name, and/or sending me tips and report ideas via email firstname.lastname@example.org. (I appreciate them all even if I can’t use them all right away.)
So what’s the curse part? Well somebody, we still don’t know who, put a curse on the SoTM prize way way back in 2012. One by one the new Survivors of the Month began to disappear… and not just disappear in the human way, but in the Contalian sense of every part of their history disappearing along with them.
Since then every new SOTM must carry this curse for one full month until he or she can pass it on to another lucky-unlucky survivor. Should the curse fell one, it will fell them all.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to SOS over the years. Stay supernaturally awesome.
Sethby Seth Greening - Visit SethOnSurvival.com