CharityCurator Progress Report | #7 | What's been going on?
12/11/18 - 11/12/18
In our Progress Reports we get the opportunity to share with you what's been going on here at the @charitycurator project! As with any charitable project, it is challenging to get the wheels turning and create a large impact to those with financial needs. However, we are optimistic about the potential that we can all produce, right here on the Steem Blockchain.
What a month we have had...!
The back end of November and the month of December thus far has been one of the most difficult for us here on Steemit. The price of STEEM has fallen from roughly $1.35 all the way down to $0.24 as of today's price on CoinMarketCap. This has caused issues because the integrity of Steemit has been thrown into the spotlight. The REAL value of the blockchain is being tested! Those who adopted the website for a 'get rich quick scheme' posting valueless content in the pursuit of making a quick buck have dissipated to the shadows. The fact that people could post meaningless content and get paid through Steem was putting the value of Steem at risk. Steem was becoming a much less valued currency because of the fact that people were giving out upvotes left right and center increasing the inflation and devaluing the currency. Those mercenaries and crows have indeed caused the inevitable, which we must address TOGETHER and change. I hope you are still with me, this is really important!
@Pennsif has been working hard to form a community on the platform for UK based Steemians. Community is so important in times of struggle, and we are certainly upon one at the moment. Important topics were discussed and there was no beating around the bush. As difficult as these things were to hear, as we want to emphasize they are essential for the sustainability and future of the platform!
To my best knowledge, @starkerz from @ocracle-d, was reinforcing how the value that we give through upvotes on Steemit needs to be backed by an equal or greater amount of value that it creates. For example, if somebody were to upvote a picture of a dog that someone has posted, the amount of value that this post recieves needs to be somewhat objective. If the picture is recieving $100 in upvotes, then this might not be healthy. You have to question wether or not that picture is honestly creating $100 of value to the blockchain. And this is exactly the problem that we were having on Steem. Upvotes and value were being dished out left, right and centre however this wasn't an honest value and thus the price falling on Steem has been a fair correction in my eyes, as difficult as it may be.
So, the answer to this is to really share value on the platform. Given that we have charitable goals, we are in a slightly different kettle of fish. In order for us to produce value on the blockchain, there needs to be clear evidence that our efforts are going to positive causes. For example, the upvotes that we give to charitable causes (as listed below) need to be seamlessly translated into value for the causes. For example, @schoolforsdg4 uploads a post about crowdfunding for a weekly fruits programme where they give fruits to children in poverty. We can upvote the post (currently a 100% upvote is $0.10) and they can liquidate this upvote into money, purchase fruits for the children and thus be able to feed them. And they can prove that they fed them with a post showing the fruits that they bought from the upvotes given on their post. Now, let me be very, very clear: WE ALREADY HAVE THE PROOF OF CONCEPT. THIS IS ALREADY WORKING. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF SCALABILITY. Once I fully got this idea, this was a HUGE lightbulb moment for me. This opportunity to give to others so easily and see such clear evidence of this was an opportunity that I couldn't let slip. I just had to grab it with both hands. This is exactly were we slot into this. Our aim @charitycurator is to be the philanthropist as it were and be able to give the chartibale causes the money that they need through our upvotes. Ofcourse, we are not where we want to be, as we talk about in our mission statement, but we are working towards this. Again, proof of concept is there, we just need to scale up! Who knows where this could take us! We want to match and perhaps even surpass @fundition in our endeavours ;) I hope the magnitude of this can be conveyed across this text! If the rest of STEEMIT is going down the drain, let this opportunity and potential to give be the leg that this platform can stand on. I think that this may be the direction that we can find ourselves moving in for the future as @ned has prevously stated that Steem hasn't quite gone in the direction he thought it would. Although this new direction is so much better.
So, Who are we up voting?
Here is a list of the projects that we have identified as charitable causes and thus provide support to them:
- @schoolforsdg4 (Run by @azizbd)
- @scholarsph (Run by @tagalogtrail)
- @thegreens (Run by @mr-greens)
- @adollaraday (Run by @pennsif)
- @papilloncharity (Run by Stephen (Zac) and Marian Smith)
- @dreamsoftheocean (Run by @surfermarly)
- @mhm-philippines (@daddywilliam)
- @lotusleaf (supported by @fundition)
- @youarehope (Run by @sircork)
- @walkofhope (Run by @immarojas)
- @FamilyProtection (Run by @canadian-coconut)
We are adding some new pages to the list! Here they are:
HOW TO SUPPORT US! :)
Our mission @charitycurator is "To Raise 100 People Above The Poverty Line On The STEEM Blockchain". This is done by giving them $10 worth of upvotes / day on content that they upload on Steemit.
If our mission resonates with you and would like to get on board and support, here's how you can help:
1. Upvote @charitycurator content:
Upvoting our content allow us to gain more STEEM Power. Having more SP allows us to work towards our goal of 2.5M SP and thus being able to give charitable content the financial help that they need.
Even better could be adding us to your auto-voter on @steemauto so you never miss upvoting content that we post!
2. ReSteem our posts!
With any project on the STEEM blockchain, exposure is paramount. More eyes on the work means more potential help that we can generate together here at @charitycurator. If you have supported the project and feel that you can do no more, perhaps someone else can who is following you. By ReSteem-ing our work allows those people to see our work as well and also become potential supporters in the future! We would massively appreciate this!
3. Delegate SP to @charitycurator
This is a very generous thing that you can do. We are aware that every little helps, therefore we accept all quantities of delegations. We are finding out how to get links below for you to click and seamlessly offer your SP to us :) Or, you can head directly to our page and delegate there!
4. Join the @charitycurator SteemAuto Curation Trail:
We ask that you join our Curation Trail so that we can make a greater impact, together! The Trail is simply named: @charitycurator.
Here is a quick overview of @steemauto if you aren't aware of it.
@mahdiyari built a project to provide automation of curation on Steemit, called @steemAuto. One of the base features on this platform is a 'Curation Trail'. What this does is essentially you can copy the up voting of another user, compiling many users together would thus form a curation trail. What I would like to bring to the table is our @charitycurator based curation trail, thus allowing many Steemit users to come together and upvote content from pages such as @sc-v and @sc-g
This is our favourite part, the @steemauto curation trail allows us to automate the curation so that we never miss out on an opportunity to help!
We have been again working hard at gaining exposure trying to get our mission more eyes and more attention. The healthy thing about Steemit is that the ecosystem is very integrated so exposure can be gained in a natural and healthy way. The obstacle however is getting the wheels turning so that content can be seen on trending pages and hot pages so that the masses of Steemit are aware of the content. We are trying to achieve this in a organic way without too much outside spending on promoting posts and bots, although this is necessary at times. Reiterating what we mention in our previous post about helping us out at @charitycurator read the whole post to the end!
As mentioned in our mission statement we announced the stretching goal of having 2,500,000 STEEM POWER. This was not simply a number plucked out of the air, there was calculations behind it as to fulfill the goal of giving 100 people $10 worth of upvotes a day, thus raising them above the poverty line! We are a long way off, however we would like to thank our delegators and of course acknowledge if delegators would prefer anonymity.
We are SO grateful for these generous delegations!
We would like to thank our loyal followers, please take a look at their pages below!
@albert8887, @alphabot, @datmacro, @eveningart, @fastresteem, @freerangehuman, @iamindian, @intro.bot, @karchady, @littledisciples, @luppers, @marcusmalone, @modelcoinmc, @neelam121, @romanticankit, @samiullahsr, @sezenke, @skramatters, @sohailezaz, @steemwhalepower, @sutter, @thegreens, @voteme, @windermarin, @yoginiofoz, @gregorypatrick57, @ctime25, @primeradue25, @lorennys57, @glendys43, @minhaz00754, @albertico1925, @abhaya50443, @furqanhussain25, @beardedegghead43, @voxmortis58, @sadman8835, @ceeka-dacrafta32, @williammarin51, @cindyik25, @theonlyway56, @randomkindness, @nationall, @lotusleaf, @robertchr, @beyonddisability, @steemarity, @electronicsworld, @snoob, @sport-is-art, @fiberfrau, @natha93, @adedoyin-wealth, @shawshank-steem, @mrnightmare89, @lorennys, @aresbon, @nashilda17, @ichpersonlich, @grider123, @frassman and @sirknight
We would like to thank some new followers, tags also below!
@peerzadaaabid, @andrulol, @udow, @schachoberhessen, @dulce85, @impactn, @fridamajestic, @ura-soul, @nationall, @helenoftroy, @gentmartin, @creativestreet, @walichan, @farmsteemit, @uroeha, @steemagriculture, @digital.mine, @successforall, @socky, @coolguy123, @khaimi, @rasoul, @steemclub-uk, @hada, @zool237, @mansoon, @nirajsharma, @marisolana, @willyc, @mrclave71, @eternalsuccess, @tuzashitama, @rushlee, @sabrip, @semcomama, @emiliocabrer and @yadnus
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