I'll go ahead and step in to answer this.
Normally this round should have ended at block 101,300 (and it was planned to be calculated out on Monday). Due to something that came up, however, it has been extended slightly (not by a block count, though) to today. This wasn't the intention originally and there is no official time for when it will be calculated out today.
Hope that helps!
Just as an FYI, when this kind of thing comes up, it would be good to communicate it sooner rather than later. For example, I have an essay half written, but I saw the count hit 101,300, so I figured I'd missed the end of the round, I have a super busy week, and now there's about another month to get it done for the next round. However, if I'd known that there was an extension, I probably would have pushed to get it finished and published, maybe stayed up a bit later last night, etc. Now, I could possibly write it but I have other things to do.
This is not intended to be a complaint at all. I'm doing just fine for round 26, just wanted to mention it as something to consider. No matter what is going on with when the round ends, especially if it changes, it would be really awesome to just have someone in the know post it here. Then we all have complete information with which to prioritize how we will spend our day (will it be in writing just one more 1000 words to earn an extra share? or will it be in doing something else?).
Vlad, I have a really full and busy life so I totally understand that it's hard to make time to write, and it's hard to make time to write consistently. Those constraints definitely interfered with it for me this round, as in I didn't write as much as I'd hoped I would. Still, it's fairly predictable that it takes about 10 minutes for one block to be opened, so a 4,000 block round will take a month. Surely, with a little bit of planning ahead, you can set aside some time to write and publish a few thousand words in the next month. All it takes is a little bit of time on a regular basis--even if it's only 15 minutes a day. Just sit down and write. Maybe you only get 250 words written, but then do that four times and you have one share. I have had times where I started to write something, then got interrupted (4 children at home including a new baby will do that! + I have a part time job I absolutely love), and couldn't come back to it for another day or so. But still, even having started an essay (even if it was only 100 words) made it easier for me to get back into it at the next opportunity. And at the end of the round, maybe I didn't get as many shares as I'd have hoped for, but as least I do get some shares because I at least wrote something even if it wasn't as much as I'd have liked.
I mention this as a way to encourage you to just start
. Twice now I've seen a post from you lamenting the fact that you were too busy to write this round and lamenting the fact that the close of the round took you by surprise. Maybe you don't have enough time to write as much
as you'd like to write. However, I'm sure you have some
time to write a little
bit and then a little bit more, and at least by the end of next round (when it starts getting paid out), you'll have something
coming in, even if it's a small amount, but at least it will be something
The bottom line is that the way to keep those generated earnings coming in isn't so much to write a lot in huge blocks of time, but to write consistently. If you have two hours a day to devote to this, that's great, but most of us don't, so we need to set smaller goals like fifteen minutes several times a week, or in my case, squeeze it in when I can sometimes in five minute segments. But as long as you keep at it and don't give up, you should be getting something.
This writing for the Devtome is such an incredible opportunity that it would be totally frustrating to not take advantage of it. Just remember: while a lot is awesome, a little bit is still way better than nothing. So start with setting a goal, carving out a time and then sticking with it to get a little; then build on that
And whatever you do, don't give up! Celebrate the small successes.
I'm looking forward to you posting here that hey, you got five shares this round and you're so happy about that. Then next time it will be 10. Go for it!