50k vested / I still ❤️Steem

in OCD8 months ago

I had originally planned to write up some thoughts on the soft-fork, but everything I had to say has been voiced and so this one is more about some more personal Steem news that took place today.


Although not really a matter to joke about, I feel an opportunity has been missed to write about the happenings that brought about the soft-fork, something along the lines of......

Hey Ned, it's me Justin, we met at the club last week....

Oh hi Justin, how's things?

Well, I was thinking about what you were saying about Steemy, and its highly decentralized nature...

It's Steem - the blockchain, STEEM, the currency, and Steemit Inc, the company I own. No 'Steemy', save that for the club, but carry on..

I like Steemy, and I'd like to by your company, including all the stake you mined.

You wan't the mined stake? They won't let you use it and threatened to freeze it while I was powering some down last year - what do you want to do this for? I mean, I'll happily sell, i'm bored of Steem and have some other plans for world domination.

tumbleweed

Well Ned, what I'm going to do is test the network. I'm going to put out some news regarding shipping Steem to Tron, I'm going to vote some witnesses in on Tron with my majority stake, and just generally do some shit that will see what these Steem witnesses are all about.

Then I will truly know if this chain is solid, and one I can invest into.

Well crazy horse, that's a brave approach, good luck, 10 mill?

Done.


Yeah so that probably didn't happen... just a thought :)

Anyway, onto the main business of this post. Guess who just bought some more STEEM to reach 50,000 vested earlier this evening?


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Brave, stupid, or buying when others are fearful at the beginning of a bull market? We shall see.


There are so many ways to gamify Steem, even in a bear market. Like this one ....


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It's called drain your RCs by claiming accounts and see how low you can go. Myself and Taraz have been taking part for a while now, and this is the top score so far.


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During the past couple of years I've degated SP to quite a lot of accounts, and all but a couple (curangel, misterengagement) have been without direct financial reward.

adollaraday, amariespeaks, arteem, asapers, barge, bashadow, beerlover, beeyou, binkyprod, blazing, brittandjosie, buckaroo, c-cubed, chireerocks, cicisaja, coinsandchains, comedyopenmic, creyestxsa94, cryptkeeper17, crypto-econom1st, c-squared, curangel, curie, davemccoy, delega, downthehabithole, drugwars-dealer, dustbunny, dustsweeper, enjar, eveningart, foxyspirit, friendsofgondor, fullcoverbetting, gillianpearce, glenalbrethsen, halcyondaze, headchange, helpie, ivoted, janton, johndoer123, leeart, lpessin, lynncoyle1, markangeltrueman, maverickinvictus, melinda010100, melvadg, minnowbuilder, minnowsupport, mirrors, misterengagement, mitneb, moneyinfant, mountainjewel, mrday, naditinkoff, newageinv, ofildutemps, openmic, osm0sis, ourfreesociety, pifc, pruebas, reazuliqbal, rentmoney, spaminator, steemflagrewards, steemitworldmap, stevenwood, themanwithnoname, themobilewriter, thewritersblock, utopian-io, veryspider, yogajill, youarehope.

There are a reasonable amount of the above accounts still active, and considering most of the delegations were made a year or two ago, I think the SP boost early on has helped with retention. Thanks for sticking around!


I've also managed to vote for quite a lot of accounts with my main account and the tribe related alts - 11498 so far, and I hope that number rises in the coming months.

My vote weight history (excluding downvotes) looks reasonable, but I'm not sure without other charts to compare (fancy a pie-chart anyone?). I do think my own account being 3rd in the list isn't particularly awesome, but at least it's not the biggest slice - 'everyone else' taking that by a distance.


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The tribes have helped build my SP, and I'm about 5000 STEEM 'up' from Steem-Engine as well as holding a reasonable number of tokens like STEM and SPORTS. I'm looking forward to SMT and hope that some tribes choose to migrate so's to take advantage of things like the steempress plugin, and be able to market directly to sites in which their niche token would sit best.


I want to say thank you to everyone who's still around, those who support my content, those who secure the chain, and those that make me laugh each day.

Onwards!

Ash

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I don't think I an beet the low RC score....

Congrats on the 50K! but remember you need 100K vested to be an Orca:

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You think 10 Million for Steemit Inc and an ill-gotten stake?


I have delegated to quite a few also, but unsure how many are still active, especially among those that I onboarded. Galen has done okay though :)

I think when it comes to lifetime voteweight, I might be pretty high on my own list, but then I haven't SV'd for near on a year I think now.

Congrats again on the great milestone - see you at the top of Steem School!!!

Is it 100k now, ffs! :)

Yeah I did hear Galen was doing quite well %-wise, none of the 6/7 I onboarded are writing but some are still vested.

... see you at the top of Steem School!!!

ha :D I'm a slow learner but will listen intently for any pearls......

100K vests, it is about 51500 Steem I think :D

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Dude! The supreme leader of the steem school is going to San Francisco, while you guys are loitering around!

Anyone have an address, I need to give a contract? Never mind, I think I will just invite @galenkp he will do the job for free, and probably will give me a finders fee!

It’s a shame he’s not sharing his knowledge in the UK anytime soon, I feel like I’m missing out!

I'm of the strong belief that one should only type in whale sounds once they achieve orca-hood.

translated into Orca (Northwestern Atlantic dialect):

Whaaoaoooooooooooaoaoo Ahrrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooo Whiieeeeeaooooooohhhhhhwhw

Damn it. I only speak Pacific Whale.

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I'm still around, and your delegation helped me to get to 500SP minnow status, and now I am well on my way to dolphin, slightly less than a couple hundred off from 2800SP, I know things seem uncertain, and I am not real happy with current events, but still here. Stuff changes, people either grow or mold. I still think FUD is fun.

Ah yes Hard fork 19 and everyone will be able to create accounts for free. I am still glad I did not believe it then and got my two free accounts before the initialization of the HF. One year later, and I still can not create a free account. At least I am half way to being able to do so.

Glad to help a little on your journey, our journey I guess :)

I have a load of claims and (although it didn't work today when I tried) I can sort you out an account if you have a name. Message me on discord if and when.

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Right now, I really don't. I do still have one account token left, my second account sits as a voting account only right now, so not sure what I would do with a third, even though I have a token to make one.

Fair enough. I was thinking of just cross-posting with an account - tidying up 😁



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Hot flaming donkey shit!!! Are you an Orca now? HAve you joined the ranks of us who must not be named?? :OD

Awesome biscuits dude!

Well I thought I had until Taraz mentioned that you now need 100,000k SP and sent us all back to the sea of Dolphins! :O

Cheers though, it's been a ride!

HEhe, he only means vests though doesnt he? It means you are only a wee bit shy SP wise, a thousand odd? I cant quite remember the calculation

The ride continues!!!! :O)

Not sure to be honest but happy with this round number. Buckle up, which way we going?!

To the SUN MOON of course! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again . . . thanks so much for that SP in the the early days. It made a huge difference, along with the engagement league to having a fun experience here.

I'm not active in the way I once was but I'm still here, waiting to see what happens next.

Whatever that is it's been a fun ride and I've enjoyed all the great people (yourself high on the list) that I've met here. 💙

aww thanks Gillian :)

The extra couple of STEEM those delegations would have 'cost' me have been made up for so many times over by the thanks i've gotten for such small gifts in the grand scheme of things.

Good to see you are still knocking around, you beat me in a SM battle the other day and so I'm seeking revenge :P

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Okay, first off, that imagined conversation was hilarious. Well played. Also, I'm glad you're still here. (((hugs)))

:D

I'm glad I'm still here to see that funky orange hat if nothing else. Thanks Katrina!

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(almost) Orca coming through!?
Buying more, despite the controversy. Brave move.
Good job mate, congratz.

Unsure of the exact amount but 50000 looks nice enough for now :)

Buying more, despite the controversy. Brave move.

Brave or dumbass, only one way to find out. Cheers!

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Congrats Ash! That is the milestone I've had on my radar forever, lol. I have been picking up and vesting STEEM throughout the bear market, but only little pieces as I'm pretty wiped out from the crypto winter.

I've bought Sooooo much above $2... hell, I picked up plenty of $4 STEEM. And yeah, for a long time I just wiped crypto out of my mind, partitioned it off, as it were, for my own peace.

You mentioned in another comment you wish for more returnees to the community. I do, too. The poetry side of things has always been small in comparison to crypto-related content, and it feels a bit like a ghost town around these parts much of the time.

But, I've made the decision to view whatever I have or don't have in STEEM as "extra".... that is, not to think of it as income but in terms of a gift economy. Actually, I'm not entirely sure that's smart, since I've tended to continuously give away votes, my time, and energy and then get into a position where I can't pay food/rent.

There's being selfless... and then there's being stupid. At the same time, we can't take anything monetary out of this world with us. What's important is experiences, relationships, growth. Anywho, I may be digressing. But congrats again and glad there's people like you who have stuck it out. Cheers.

Thank you - It's been a long haul but finally :)

Buys at $2 and $4 must hurt and put you in two minds if to throw good money after 'bad' or not. I just can't resist down here and am grateful I had no fiat when STEEM was much higher.

I think many niche communities have/are suffering, there just aren't the numbers and I think the communities to be with (if the interest is there) are the ones with the SP backing - v4vapid and deep-dives is one.

I've made the decision to view whatever I have or don't have in STEEM as "extra".... that is, not to think of it as income but in terms of a gift economy.

Yeah, as much as I'd like the former at some point, i've seen Steem as the latter for most of my time here. However, if you are missing food to gift, then perhaps a reassessment needs to happen!

Thanks for the kind comment!

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My friend you davemccoy and simplymike are 99 percent of the reason i stayed. you are an amazing community member...
as for the conversation above...that is a very interesting take on it...and you may be right. rich(successful) people are generally preety smart....and that scenario may well be very correct.

Ahh thanks John, that's good for me to hear :)

Hopefully we'll be rewarded for grafting away these past couple of years, good luck to you.

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congrats Ash

Cheers Michael!

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50k bay bay! I hope they freeze your stake, don't you dare think of powering down. We clearly need more big dick swingers around here to flex on the chain and shape it in various directions and not only in a few peoples vision of what this place can be.

haha :D Too soon buddy, too soon!

I'm more of a grower than a show-er, but happy with what I have. Just waiting for those not happy with proceedings to buy 50 million off the exchanges now :D

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Wow! That's an impressive list of account delegations.. And Kudos to you for supporting all of those people who in turn supported others, so on and so forth. Even if I do not get a noticeable return on my delegation, it makes me feel goo that it's being put to good use. Like @curangel. I see what the curate and am pretty in line with that.

Also A BIG THANKS for investing in steem and thus SP!! Being an active participant on the blockchain, it's nice to see investment happening. I feel not so alone on that front now. I appreciate your trust in steem. For what it's worth, I'm right there with ya!

As for the funny stuff at the beginning, I was thinking that this was a pretty good possible scenario. Sounded real good to me.. I laughed at the "Steemy" part. The "tumbleweed" was an awesome addition to the story! I lost it just about then.. hahaha.

See ya around the chain @abh12345 :-D

Thanks very much for the kind comment @bdmillergallery! I'll not forget to send !ENGAGE 50 your way :)

Kudos to you for supporting all of those people who in turn supported others, so on and so forth. Even if I do not get a noticeable return on my delegation, it makes me feel goo that it's being put to good use. Like @curangel.

It's really nice to have that in my history, and even though the amounts weren't huge, they were useful at the time.

Good to hear there are others i've not bumped into yet who are keeping the faith - I'm forever hopeful there is more to come here.

Cheers!

Yes Yes! Me too. Very hopeful. Nice to meet ya :-) Cheers!

Thank you for the ENGAGE too!! I appreciate them. I can't remember if it was your or bashadow that I told.. I am trying to buy some so I can also start recognizing great comments with a little something worth the while :-)

My pleasure :)

Yeah the vote is tiny, although will move the comment up past and no-votes, and ENGAGE is at least worth something!

It's also fun. Like me, they will wonder what is this and dig a little and possibly ENGAGE and make new friends.. they'll steem! lol



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Funny write up! We will never know how it exactly went, maybe the meeting between Sun and the witnesses will make some things more clear!
Congrats on the milestone. You are a true example as steemian!

Why are you and @tarazkp claiming accounts? What's the purpose of it besides draining the RC?

I always have been gratefull for the SP you did delegate to me. Probably this indeed kept me out of the retention charts!

Keep on steeming!

Cheers,
Peter

Then one day when I have the opportunity, I can onboard a large group of users directly, for example, the entire company I work for.

That for explaning why. Looks like a great thing to do with the unused resource credit. Just tried to do the same because I like the idea and reasoning behind it, but guess I will have to wait some more moons, because I don't have enough resource credits yet :(

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Cheers,
Peter

they vary in RC "price" and normally it is about 5-6000 SP to make a claim, depending on demand.

I am almost at 6K SP so I will have to try again somewhere next week.
Thx for the info!

No worries.



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Cheers Peter - I could have happened, but the chances are small :)

Why are you and @tarazkp claiming accounts? What's the purpose of it besides draining the RC?

Well the RC is back to full in 4 days or so, so why not? It's impossible to use it any other way at present.

I always have been grateful for the SP you did delegate to me. Probably this indeed kept me out of the retention charts!

Very happy to hear this, cheers!

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Just tried to do the same. Maybe I can use some claimed accounts to get people on board in the Gambling Community when it has enough content. But it failed. Need to power up some more steem I guess, because I am only 600,0000,000,000 RC shy of being able to claim an account :)

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Cheers,
Peter



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Look at you! You're the 430th best buddy on the blockchain! Well done dude!!

Plenty of buddies ahead of me then! Although I notice that only accounts for active SP (46k) and so I could sneak up a bit more with the 'real' ratings?

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great post Asher, it made me laugh. I can nearly hear justin and ned having that chat.

And woot woot, nice work on the 50sp. I hope you remember me when your rich. Actually forget that, I hope we get to meet on steemy island becuase I hope to be rich too one day . Just dont invite Ned and Justin :-)

Thanks Paula!

Would love to have listened into the deal that took place on Steemy island. When are you joining the 50k club? :)

The 50k club, rub it in why dont ya. Maybe I should try sell the kids, then I could not only riase cash but also have money left over every week. Then I could join ya. I only need 11k sp.

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And so close to becoming an Orca.
Go @abh12345, Go! 👯💃👯💃👯💃

I'm not even sure the amount i need these days, thanks @arcange!

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I literally just hit the power down button. I don't know why stop stressed maybe about upcoming travels and overworked trying to support hit people here on Steam. I will likely stop powering down later this afternoon. It's a fun game I play where I laugh at myself for being an idiot. Just letting you know I am taking a little break whilst I am in India so those pesky self boats might stick because I won't be around to take them off my scheduled posts. Anyway this is likely bulshit as I will probably be stealing from some hotel room somewhere in Northern India. I have had two people from natural medicine with fairly large delegation take them away this week because they are powering down. I found it a little sad to be honest. You do well with steam engine. I have get to learn a few tricks but I guess I am so busy with other things on Steam that I haven't had a chance to really think about how to run an alt or twenty.

I powered down the other week and have added it back with interest. Who knows what's in store - it feels like a sell up or buy more week/month to me :)

Enjoy your travels and don't worry about the trail selfies!

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Hey, @abh12345.

Happy 50,000 SP.

You didn't use the term Orca, though, so I suppose that means you'll make another announcement when you hit that, since technically the bar has been raised to 51,000.5? :)

Thanks Glen :)

Is it 51k now? Well I'm glad I didn't use the term now, but not long to go I guess. I might save the announcements for the round number milestones - for consistency of course.

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Looks good I wish I had the chance to have 50.000 SP.
Also if you are interested in supporting the Bulgarian community that I’m trying to build can check my video here ->

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Everyone has the chance, but it is years of work for those who cannot invest. I will have a listen :)

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Well done Asher - leading by example - a total credit to the community. Do you know where you stand in Terms of SP Holding Rank? Top 200?

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Thanks mate, very kind :)

Well the new profile page shows the SP rank, and I'm 440 odd - although it seems not to include SP delegated out.

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Very good, very good. I just landed in the Top 1000. Checkout my latest post (kind of analysis post) on ninja mining if you have time..... it’s right up your street......i miss utopian.io ...dont you!? Cheers



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Base 10.

Congrats.



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Never thought i'd make it but the price of Steem has given the opportunity - we'll see if buying 'down' here was sensible or not.

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Well Justin may have to buy a little more, which could keep the price buoyant.

I'm glad you're on steemy and also that I am able to confidently say that I made it somewhere into the grey section of the chart through gaining some votes for you.

Cheers mate. Keep steemying on.

Thanks Galen, Steemy on :)

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I am steemying on Asher...What else is there to do but embrace the steemy! Lol. Have a great Friday my bro. Mine just started...Well, I got to work, turned on my desktop, opened my laptop and started steemying...Hey, it's Friday! No work happens on Friday.



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Congratulations! Well played!

Thanks @geekgirl, when are you joining me? :)

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I actually was motivated to catch up to you when I saw your post. But then I saw @tarazkp’s comment that 50k is not an orca level.

It is very close, but not quite as it works on Vests. Minnow is 1000 Vests (about 515 SP), Dolphin is 10,000 Vests (a bit over 5150 SP) and orca is 100,000 Vests (about 51,500 SP).

The next step is a little further away.... 1M vests or 500K for whale :)

Ah ok. I thought you meant 100k SP. Now I am motivated again. :)



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That was a nice conversation. 😀😅 And, Congratulations @abh12345.

I just realized that I need 44k more SP to reach your total SP. But by the time I reach there, you would be somewhere around 500k. 😉😛

:D

I'll never reach 500k but you can always get to 50k in time I think!

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Thanks for the tokens. 😉



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The convo is hilarious, but made me think! Hmmmm.. 🤔

Thank you for sticking around and for being brave when everything seems shaky. And for supporting many brave fellows as well.

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Thank you for the tip sir. 😊



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Congrats Mr.Orca!
You have done very well around here. Certainly well deserved.

I've been fortunate and 'worked' hard too - also bought a fair amount these past few months. Thanks!

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Gratz! Cheers to many more fun and interesting years ahead.

Thanks, I'll cheers to that :)

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