Not a Farewell...

in #steem7 months ago (edited)

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Today has been a challenging day for me as I decide on my future with not only Steem but also Social Media in general. I joined more than two years ago with the hopes of bringing my passion for investments and cryptocurrencies to an engaging community that seeks to drive forward. Despite the many challenges in the past, it continues for me to allocate more resources like time and money when the future is uncertain. This has been happening for some time now as I have had to refocus on my energy on other things instead of what was once my number one passion, Steem.

Unfortunately, the last couple of days has been sad to see as the Steem ecosystem has been fractured. I never point the finger but the actions of a few are now impacting what was once a vibrant place to be with huge potential. I have not chosen sides although I will be engaging on the Dapps and place where I done so before. Primarily, I will follow Splinterlands where it goes as it is the most engaging part of what I continue to do and given my investment in it.

Today would have been my 79th straight week of presenting my curation efforts of new users but I have made a couple of decisions today regarding my future here. I will now move my mindset of my Steem-related positions to a pure investment instead of what I tried to foster as a business. With that in mind, my efforts to build value will be impacted and so I will not be posting as frequently as I have been (almost every day for two years now). I will also be stopping my delegations and have made the decision to initiate a power down on my account into the foreseeable future.

What I do with those resources is still less clear but I will strive to protect my capital and seek ways to generate returns as I can do so. I will continue to make some posts as I continue to believe in the blockchain that allows us to share thoughts on many subjects. The investment space is now even more interesting with everything happening so the need to engage and gain perspective continues so I will do so as well. Adjustments will continue to be made as developments here continue.

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Hi @newageinv

I think I feel similar pain here. I have tried to be upbeat about Hive, but I have been here for 23 moons and before that I was in the cryptocurrency jungle where there are only prey and predators.... Then I found Steem with so many things going for it at $4.00 a coin and seemingly a great future, but the last 23 months have been filled with so much elation and at the same time so much disappointment.

I was so excited about hive, mira, smt, Steem-engine and NFT tokens, then Justin Sun seemed like the one missing element publicity, promotion and money....

And then my dreams turned into a nightmare.

Now I guess it’s back to dividend stocks, whole life insurance and dreams of life changing wealth are pretty much relegated to fantasy land.

But I have a job, I have disposable income and right now I am trying to figure out my latest adaptions to change here on the Steem blockchain. The rules have changed and it is unclear what things will be like here under the new witnesses and Justin Sun.

I have started posting on hive but there are no auto votes, so earnings on posts seem few and far between.