Warning—Bragging And A Shameless Plug Ahead
More than a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about being within reach of a personal STEEM milestone—2,000 earned SP. I was happy to be nearing a second 1,000 earned SP so quickly, considering that the first took ten and a half months to achieve. With this second 1,000, I was hoping to hit the mark within four and a half months.
(Whether I did or not will be in my monthly stats report coming out on Monday, for those who might be interested. Incidentally, there will be other highlights and milestones talked about, too).
Today, I want to mention another milestone, one I've actually surpassed, which I find to be as meaningful as the earned SP, if not more. According to my page on steemworld.org, I've just recently gone by the 10,000 comments mark. It happened sometime last night.
I've mentioned in another recent post that I was celebrating my one year anniversary with the Curation and Engagement Leagues, hosted by @abh12345. The vast majority of those 10,000 comments have come since becoming a member, so the engagement league is definitely central to this achievement.
10,000 Comments—So what?
As far as I know there's no parade or big prize waiting, just my own personal satisfaction. And I'm well aware that I'm not the most prolific in terms of comment quantity. In fact, a look at steemitboard's ranking filtered for total number of comments currently puts me at No. 509.
Not bad, I think, considering it's an all-time comments list. In reality, my ranking is probably higher than that if there were a way to filter out the comment bots and just compete against the humans.
Over the last 30 days, according to the latest @arcange statistical report, daily unique users have fluctuated between 40,000 to 50,000. If I use 40,000 as the baseline, No. 509 puts me into the top 1.27% of daily active users.
There's bound to be some variables unaccounted for here (I don't really know what the overall average of unique daily users is since I started, but 40,000 is the lowest I've seen it, so hopefully that represents the bottom end), and I don't know how many of the currently active are ahead of me on the all-time list (since there could be a number of users on the list who are no longer active) but the point is, I feel good about what I've accomplished here.
This 10,000 comment achievement came over the course of 459 days. Just using that as a total, I've averaged over 21 comments a day. The average is actually higher due to missing days for various reasons, but I didn't keep track of every last day I might have taken off or otherwise flaked, so I'll leave it at that.
I know there's not many of us who will geek out about this, and who knows if it really means anything in the grander scheme of things. I'd like to think that I'm at least helping to keep the social media side of STEEM social. I think that's important for many reasons, and of all the activities to be found here that I could be involved with, I am very happy to be a part of keeping engagement alive and, ideally, thriving.
To all of those who I have left comments on your posts and replied to your comments over the last 15 months, thank you for being there. Without you, well, there would be no reason to comment, right?