RE: My thoughts on HF20, RCs, SMTs, and the future of Steem <contest enclosed>
i am a speck. one of the loyal nobodies at PAL and Helpie who spent the last year putting my heart, soul and limited investment cash into steem on the chance that it might pan out somewhere in the future.
im not a dev or a techie, i dont really understand most of the advanced lingo or discussions, nor do i have a super talent like music or art. i just write content and try to keep my community positive and vital.
this is what i came here for. community. connection. integrity. and in the last week that community has been undermined by bork.
i read this at the suggestion of pharesim, who said it spoke of the path forward steemit will be taking. and while i understand about scale, and how content is becoming "meaningless", i havent a clue how the minnows are supposed to move forward. the ones who brought in new users, who worked so hard to regulate content, to keep ethics and honesty in the platform.
i see the concern about the future of steemit. we now have a lot of competition, bitcoin and market prices are unreliable. yet it seems like we have been abandoned by the upper tier without a thought, by the elders that chide us for not being able to keep up.
what i think we need now is guidance - how we, the small fish, can continue to grow, to keep our projects and contributions vital.
it seems the big leaders want to make the bold moves, yet they arent really leading, they are just expecting us to follow. the small community leaders are busting ass trying to prevent mass exodus from communities they have poured blood and sweat into.
it would be nice to see something concrete in laymans terms from the powers that be. visibility, assurance. perhaps im out of line, im just one small voice throwing in my .00002 steem due to depreciation..