Journal Entry 001 from a Listia Miner


~Day 1 of the Listia Silver Rush~

Tens of thousands of miners set out to dig for Silver this morning, but few were able to withstand the grueling hours and constant reminder of the long road ahead. Tempers flared and frustration grew as the mining seemed endless while the Silver seemed unobtainable. I for one, will not listen to these naysayers, nor be beaten by down by the unrelenting auction listings that cause me great grief yet so much pleasure.

As the miners give up and go home, as they leave the digging behind, I am reminded that someone will find this Silver, and why not me? It gives me a great sense of pride and a renewed sense of enthusiasm as the field of miners dwindles and yet I remain!

During the first day of digging, I realized that there was no way I could dig through every single auction and hope to find silver, so I needed to narrow my search. Using the advice from my fellow Listian miner Jasonhcad I began to focus on auctions that will be ending within the next 4 days. To accomplish this, I first browsed “All Categories” in Listia, then sorted by “newly listed,” knowing that the silver auctions just went live today. Once I did this, I was able to see when auctions were ending, and speed up my digging. It also made sense to just look for the Verify badge first, instead of dig through all the images. The key is to narrow the search, think smart, and be efficient. While I was unable to locate any Silver today, I shall repeat this process tomorrow, as new auctions listings are sure to bring new luck!

I know the days are long, and the odds are longer still, but Silver Fever has taken hold. I know in my heart of hearts, that my will is stronger than most and my persistence will be paid in Silver. It is for this reason I remain a miner ….‘til the end.

The Listia Silver Rush is On


The Silver Rush is ON!

Listia is in desperate need of adventurous miners to dig through the auction listings for hidden Silver Coins. . .

Over the next five days between February 18th and February 22nd, each Listia miner will have the chance to scour auctions in search of the elusive 2014 Limited Edition One Ounce Listia Silver Coins, made of .999 Pure Silver. Each silver coin is hidden within otherwise common auction listings. As you’re mining, examine closely each auction for a glimpse of silver, because that may be your chance to procure this precious metal!

If you’re lucky enough to find a rare silver coin, you’ll want to keep it a secret for sure, because you may be the only one to find it, bid on it, and win it for very few credits. Some silver coins may be discovered by many miners, while others may remain buried forever. Each day, more Silver will be buried in Listia auctions, and the search will begin anew for the hidden Silver Coins. If you search long and hard, you may even find multiple pieces of silver in a single auction!

In order to determine if you’ve found an official Silver Coin from the Listia Silver Rush, each auction will include two things. The first thing to look for in each auction is this image:

The auction lister will also have the Verified Badge in their profile:

While mining, look for the official Silver Rush Eureka image and Verify badge to ensure that this is truly a legitimate Silver Rush Coin auction.

When you find these two things, you’ll know you have struck Silver!

If you win the auction, you will be sent a One Ounce, .999 Pure Silver, 2014 Listia Silver Coin, along with the auction item included in the auction.

This quest is not for the faint-hearted or weak-minded, only those with the strongest fortitude and perseverance will be capable of withstanding the fever of Silver. Good Luck to all those who seek silver!

For helpful hints, updates, and questions, please check back here.

Small Print:
Listia may relist items in the unexpected event of fraudulent behavior or technical issues. Moderators, Admins, and Listia employees are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Contest duration: February 18-22, 2014

The Listia Silver Rush Is Coming. . .[UPDATE]


 UPDATE: THE The Listia Silver Rush is here! Click Here to get the updated details and good luck, Miners!


The Listia Silver Rush is coming…

Starting on Tuesday, February 18th, Listia will be bursting with Silver Coins for a very limited time.

Every Listian has the chance to join the Listia Silver Rush! Find your fortune as you become a miner in search of rare 2014 Limited Edition Listia Silver Coins.

Listians will start on an even footing – credit wealth won’t necessarily help. To become a successful miner, you’ll need your wit, endurance, and a little luck a long the way.

The bounty will be plentiful while the path to riches shall be daunting, but those who choose to brave the elements in search of Silver have the potential to strike it RICH!

If you’re up to the challenge and have what it takes to become a Listia Miner, then make sure to Join the Listia Silver Rush and check back on Tuesday the 18th for all the details!

The Silver Rush begins, with or without you, on February 18th.

Good Luck!

I Love Listia Video Contest – Win $500


Movie Time! Get out your smartphones & video cameras, it’s time to show us your video chops. Record a video telling us why you love about Listia and you could win $500. Entering the I Love Listia video contest is easy: Make a 90 second (or less) video describing why you love Listia. That’s it!

You can enter your video in one of two ways:

1) Enter by YouTube: upload your video to YouTube with the title “I Love Listia” put your profile link somewhere in the description & make the video public. If you choose to use an alternate title email a link to your video to

2) Email the compressed video file with a link to your Listia Profile to

5 Winners, 5 Prizes

1st Prize:  $500, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel, plus 50,000 Credits
2nd Prize: 40,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel
3rd Prize:  30,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel
4th Prize:  20,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel
5th Prize: 10,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel

Tips, Tricks, & Rules

Get creative and have fun with it!  Show us your best video skills and don’t hesitate to use your favorite video editing tools or applications. If you use YouTube, use their video editor to add effects and annotations as you see fit. Click Here to learn more about the amazing YouTube video editor.

  • Using your smartphone? Search the app store on your smartphone for a  video editing application, you may be surprised at how many there are, for free!

  • If you wish to add music, you may only do so if you upload your video to YouTube and use the YouTube music tool. Videos submitted via email which contain music will not be considered.  Videos uploaded to YouTube which contain music which is not added by the YouTube editor will not be considered.

  • 90 Seconds or Less! Videos over 90 seconds will not be considered

  • Videos must be entered between February 1 1:00 AM – February 28 at 13:00 to be considered for contest

  • Entries accepted by mail on SD Cards or thumb drives, must include your Listia profile information, and must be received by the contest deadline to be considered. Mailing address: Listia Inc. 3964 Rivermark Plaza #108 Santa Clara CA 95054 USA

  • All submissions must comply with Youtube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Videos which do not comply with YouTube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines will not be considered.

Winners* Announced:
Monday March 10 at 13:00

*Winning videos will be selected by an internal staff voting process who will vote with anonymous ballots on their favorite videos.

By submitting a video to the contest you are granting Listia permission to share your video on the Listia channel

Good Luck!

New Badge Display

Happy 2014! One of the first new features of the year is our new badge view that we released this afternoon! Here’s a little summary of the details and reasoning behind it.

  • You can now click on your badges and a popup will open displaying the details of the badge
  • There are badges that have tiers/levels and badges that don’t. If a badge has multiple levels you will see an icon in the actual badge. In the popup you’ll also be able to see what levels you’ve reached and what criteria it took to get there. Click the “See All” link to see more details.
  • One downside is that the count of number of badges you have has probably gone down for most of you. This is a new way that we are counting badges where we no longer are counting each level as an individual badge. The main reason for this is because we’re making room for more badges.
  • Bigger badge images!
  • Oh and did I mention… more badges soon!!!


This is where you may see a slight difference. We no longer include the number of times you have leveled up for each badge.



Click the “See All” link to see how many times you’ve leveled up with a specific badge



If a higher level is available you’ll see what it is and the criteria to get there. Cool huh?


We are still taking a close look at a couple odd things during this change (including a few reports of missing badges). We’re on top of it and any issue with this should be resolved soon!

Your Instagram Thanksgiving Photos & Videos Are Worth 50,000 Credits


Happy thanksgiving from everyone at Listia! We’re grateful you’re here, and hope everyone has a great weekend. From the entire team at Listia HQ, thank you for continuing to use Listia and for all the feedback you provide.

To show our appreciation, we’re giving away 50,000 credits to the winner of our Thanksgiving Instagram Photo / Video contest.  Entering is easy: share a photo or video of your thanksgiving meal on Instagram using the hashtag #Listia.

The most-liked photo (on Instagram) by Sunday December 1st at Midnight pacific time wins 50,000 credits! The winner will be announced on the Listia Facebook Page and on the Listia Instagram Account at 6am (Pacific time) on Monday morning* December 2, 2013.

And then, at 7am Listia Cyber Monday begins!


  • Post your photo to Instagram right away, so you have time to share it with your friends
  • Entrants outside of the US: If you do not celebrate Thanksgiving, feel free to share a picture of your meal and list 3 things you are thankful for; be sure to use the #Listia Hashtag
  • Check our Facebook Page at 6am to see if you win.
  • Follow Listia on Instagram for more information on giveaways and contests in the future

*The Rules

  • Photos without the #Listia hashtag will not be considered
  • Photos & Videos must be posted to Instagram
  • All times listed are USA Pacific Standard Time
  • One prize of 50,000 credits will be awarded to one winner
  • In the event of a tie, the entrant with the most fans on Listia will be declared winner

Gmail Users: Stay Connected with the Listia Newsletter

Listia just celebrated its 4th birthday last week with BIG giveaways, raffles and badges. Thanks to all the Listian fanatics that participated and made this the biggest one day giveaway and auction listing day ever on Listia!
Listia is planning even bigger events in the near future and we want to keep everyone well informed of these important events. Listia sends out a newsletter every two weeks that informs Listians of our upcoming giveaways and we want to make sure you’re still getting those emails if you use Gmail.
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Our next email goes out later this week with some HUGE Raffles, so keep checking your inbox!

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