Apparently, I've passed the two year mark on steem!
Another year passes, and the landscape has changed again. I'm silently growing, being patient and watching the fish carefully...
I've recently passed the 50k SP mark, and most of it is bought rather than earned. This isn't necessarily a great thing, at least for me. It's what I have at stake, and what I would like to preserve value. And it's not going to be from maximal extraction that the platform will let me get away with. (Unclear what that even is in current scenarios) It's to spread the value to as many active participants in our miniature economy as possible, and to encourage more ways for value to exchange hands without Steem leaving the system. I've been buying on the way down solely on the belief that the Steem model shows promise even if the way things are now is still problematic.
So I will continue vote accordingly, and especially downvote the most blatantly overvalued things / extractors (still in need of a dashboard). The balance is changing and I hope to be a significant part of the movement. (Oh yikes. Old powers at work there)
You'll see my posting frequency has dropped off. But I'm very much behind the scenes. Given the increase in what I'm handling, it looks like it will be staying that way for the near future.
Community-wise, I like to lurk in the SteemChat discord server, @helpie discord server, and maybe in the audience of the occasional PAL show. But otherwise coding. Life-ing. And lurking.
Unfortunately, I'm not going to SteemFest... again. I couldn't make the timing work for me. But it is something I want to experience at some point. In fact, I still haven't met a Steemian in person, though it almost happened and I couldn't make it. I figure it can't be that hard, shouldn't there be many New York Steemians after all? And New York you'd figure someone could just pick a spot and say "go". Ok ok, yes, I should pick a spot and a time and say "go". Who all is in New York City, that happens to read this? Can you give me a wave?
By last year I was comfortable enough to open up a bit and use a face. Well that probably was a mistake in hind sight, given my current feeling of the platform. But there it is. I've been on voice a few times in the past year as well which was also an experience. Time to make it a touch more real.
In any case, let's keep this party going. See you around! Oh, here have a nice lake.