Please realize that the following bragging is in fulfillment of a contest requirement. I would not normally refer to myself as a "role model Steemian." But I do know that I regularly engage in the behavior the contest sponsors listed they are looking for, and I'd like to win the support for my writing.
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For one I pretty much post every day. I can count on one hand the weeks since I joined last February that I've posted only 6 times, and I don't think it has ever been less than that.
The downturn in price has made no difference and I don't think it will. I don't honestly get why it would, unless you're cashing out your rewards as you earn them and think it not worth the effort to cash out smaller rewards in fiat terms. Since I'm always powering up, all I see is that during this downturn I earn more that I get to power up, even if the USD conversion would be less money.
In fact, I've been buying more STEEM lately. And I have a price in mind that if I see will trigger me to really load up. So the idea of being discouraged by lower STEEM prices is just absurd to me. I would have to believe it is a sign of the platform failing, but I know full well that the coin is having price declines just like the rest of the crypto market it. In fact, I wrote about how the peg to BTC makes it easy to manipulate the entire market just by manipulating the price of that one coin, with an easy initial "push" of that first domino just with the existing limit orders sitting out there denominated in satoshi.
But I digress...
Back to singing my own praises, LOL.
Other key things about how I relate to STEEM is that I reply to every comment that I don't think is spam, upvote those same comments (even sometimes tts, which I appreciate), read and upvote maybe 10 posts by others each day, usually also leaving a comment on them, and also remain active on Discord with a few different groups (particularly @TribeSteemUp). I don't even like Discord, but I deal with it just to converse with you fine people. 😉
Well I just hit 15 sentences with that last one, and this is only supposed to be 20, so on with sharing a recent post as example of my writing.
I had a hard time choosing between this one and one other, because this one on financial thriving during global downturns represents my creating content I think greatly helps individuals with their personal thriving, while the other one I think greatly helps the community address issues related to thriving. Regularly I write about both of these things.
I've put forth as my entry the one that got the most rewards. I choose that one because I choose to honor the community's wisdom that says they valued it more, so rewarded it more.