I reached reputation 60, 200+ followers and 500+ SP - Time for a small giveaway

in gridcoin •  last year

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In this post I want to show my gratitude to all of you. It finally happened. Reaching 50 was special but compared to 60 it was nothing. It goes without saying that I've couldn't have achieved this without all of you who have supported me all along this great Steemit adventure. I got to learn so many new people and so many new insights that I don't know where to start.


It all started with getting involved in Gridcoin. You can find more info about this beautiful initiative on the website. I took this from the website because I can't phrase it any better myself:

Gridcoin is an open source cryptocurrency (Ticker: GRC) which securely rewards volunteer computing performed upon the BOINC platform in a decentralized manner on top of proof of stake.

BOINC is an open-source volunteer computing grid which combines the processing power of all individual users for the purposes of scientific research. It's free, production ready and many projects already harness volunteered computing power to attempt to cure cancer/AIDS/Ebola/malaria, map the Milky Way galaxy, crack Enigma machine codes, etc..

I've done some fun and interesting things together with some of the guys. Whenever needed @vortac and @ravonn responded to my questions almost immediately and give input on my sometimes stupid ideas. I learned a great deal from @dutch in the beginning as well, both about steemit and gridcoin. @jringo for the experiment, @joshoeah for the designs, ... The list goes on, I certainly don't want to leave out anybody. I know I'm not mentioning all of you, sorry, but you probably know I also meant you.


The steemSTEM project is a community-supported initiative to increase both the quality as well as visibility of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) posts on Steemit. I have met some interesting and some funny people there (yes, I mean you @trumpman). But most importantly the content in #steemstem is fascinating. There's always more to read than I have time to read.


Utopian is a recent phenomena. Utopian rewards blogging about opensource contributions. I somehow rolled in to this and became a moderator. I spend quite some time to help @elear and the rest of the community to give the project some traction. Don't take 'some' lightly here. The project succeeded in attracting over 4 million SP delegation in a very short period. Even @ned is backing it with 1 million. Considering the incredible fast growth of the platform and the community @elear is doing a brilliant job. Sadly last week I did not have too much time left to spend but I plan on sticking around.


I want to thank all of you helping to build my reputation, followers and not followers, by voting every follower that comments on this post. I did this kind of fun givaway before. Don't expect a lot, it's just for the fun of it.

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Thanks for the giveaway!

Congratulations, fellow Gridcoiner! :)


Thanks buddy!

Proficiat on reaching another milestone!


Thanks man. Maybe one day we get to meet at the beach ;-)


Drink's on me!

You reached level 60 after only 3 months? That seems like quite an accomplishment! If you don't mind me asking, do you have a goal of posting a set number of posts/articles per week?


No I don't. I'm here because I like it. I don't set goals for leisure time things. The only thing I focus on is being myself and not selling me to anything. Keeping it authentic.

Well done. Always interesting and original articles (eg. the RAC experiment :) ). Keep up the good work!

this is a comment


Should I have expected any other comment from you? ;-)

Thanks for the support along the way, hope you still love me.




This is not a comment. Cue René Magritte "The Treachery of Images."

Cheers to getting reputation score of 60. Cheers to a future of more achievements like this one... Steem on

Congrats, @jefpatat!

My reputation is 50. I guess it is logarithmic scale.


I believe it is 1.3 times more difficult to reach the next level compared to reaching the current one.

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in 4 giveaway, congrats on level 60!

Hi @jefpatat!

Congrats on the milestones! I hope you'll have plenty of success in the future. With that in mind, it's our pleasure to invite you to join The Unmentionables. If you're already on Discord, message ethandsmith (if you have to friend me, that's fine.) or message ethandsmith on Steemit.chat. I'll get you the link to our server, and you can join our community! We look forward to having you!

Wow. Congratulations. Any tips? I just started last September.

You are doing great works with gridcoin & stem you deserve us 60 plus followers. Nice job so far and this post was just resteemed

Up to 70


Not dreaming of that, would be frustrating.


Keep it up :)

Congratulations, @jefpatat! Great to see that we are such an amazing community!

Calling @originalworks :)
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Nice, you got a 55.0% @minnowbooster upgoat, thanks to @jefpatat
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this is awesome great milestone to reach now aim for 70 that is where the whales play, congrats for this far

nice content and great writing

You get my first comment on Steem. I'm just learning about steem and am a huge supporter of STEM education and enlightenment as I have a couple teenage boys thinking about college and what their future entails, and they're both interested in STEM careers. Looking forward to more of your posts and getting involved in STEM and Steem!

Iam following you now my friend.

Thanks for the giveaway and happy growing.

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Thank you, will take a look at that gridcoin and see if I can help.