Proposal: To Steemit INC, Steem Witnesses, Steem Community; Kindly Delegate To '@surpassinggoogle' To Grow 'Communities'.

in GEMS2 years ago (edited)


I hope that Steem witnesses and Steemit INC can direct some more focus towards 'communities'. Now is the time!

While there is so much focus on building codes for a flawless blockchain, we lose touch with the 'beauty' that already exists. It is already obvious even with 'blockchain technology' at large, that there is too much focus directed at 'developers/programmers'.

For instance on Steem, since the inception of the 'communities' feature, how much have we looked into exploring this beautiful simple aspect of Steem? Did you know that it is now possible for thousands of people to own entire blockchain-based applications in relation to their dreams/innovations courtesy of 'their steem-community'? (They can even get a unique domain name and direct this domain to their own community space, further decentralizing entry points to the steem blockchain.) What will it take to propagate say '100 communities' till they have '1000 subscribers' each?

This is a very simple non-coding actionable plan that can easily stir more participation, growth and awareness to Steem but have really looked in this direction, even now that the code for communities is live? Will things like SPS support simple initiatives like this?

Code is something but among other things, these simple-looking community initiatives, when mined, teach code.

A very under-utilized aspect of Steem is 'communities'. People don't need to create entire DAPPS now to contribute intensively to STEEM or to the blockchain industry at large. Right here on, people can own DAPPS. 

In eventuality, when SMT is shipped, people can even distribute their tokens right on, via their communities. Many more dreams can be built now. Many more Steem 'owners' can emerge now. Many more unique Steem-born initiatives can stem forth now? Will this be the case now?

If we direct focus on 'humans', return value to humans using the beauty that blockchain provides us, perhaps that is 'development' too. Perhaps, that can translate into Steem growth too.

Let's encourage Steem-born innovations. Let's emanate as many Steem 'owners' as possible and not owners by virtue of STEEM-stake alone; 'real owners'.

Starting small, let's work on building each community; as many communities as possible. Let's collectively enable, propagate, curate, promote each community, ours and those of others, till as many as '1,000 Steem communities' have a base of '1000 subscribers' (even at face-value that is massive). Let's make more grand use of these 'small tools'; tools that Steem already has.

Courtesy of communities giant dreams can be built. Everyone can build a noble dream on Steemit now. Each one can be 'owners' now. Each one can take ownership now, undeterred by 'stake-levels' now because 'humans' are involved now.

To these grown Steem-communities, people can point their unique domain-URL, one tied to their dreams; further decentralizing access to the Steem blockchain.

It is extremely easy to grow Steem now but Steem needs many more 'owners' now and by virtue of 'communities', it can now! 

We may need to look in this direction now. 

Most of the code have been done now. It is not entirely about the code now. It is is about exhausting the tools we have now; about establishing the full-blown beauty of even the 'small tools' that we have now. It is about looking in this direction too.

Many project owners aren't coders. Non-programmer project-owners can have entire DAPPs now, by virtue of communities. Many more projects can stem forth now. Many more use-cases for the Steem blockchain are explorable/revealable now. Let's divert some attention there now!


This is a generic proposal to the Steem community and Steemit INC, seeking a Steem Power delegation to enable me grow 'communities'.

The 'communities' feature has been shipped for sometime now. It is a very beautiful facet of Steem and a feature that was expected for a very long time before it was eventually shipped.

However, since 'communties' became live, we haven't done much with it collectively.

I love 'communities'. I have a small community on discord of more 5000 steem users.

With this delegation, i will focus on growing as many communities as possible. My near-term focus however, will be to grow '10 communities to a base of 1000 subscribers each'.

We tend to focus too much on 'our own community' in our growth/curation efforts. I will focus on growing the collective Steem community.

My proposal is simple....

Kindly delegate a tangible sum of Steem power to '@surpassinggoogle' and i will focus on growing as many communities as possible, starting with 10.

Steem is one large community. It does more long-term good, where we have say '1000 communities boasting at least 1000 subscribers each' than having only 'a few communities with many subscribers'.

Not only do 'flourishing communities' owners start to adopt an 'ownership' mentality tangible to Steem's long-term growth, but Steemit INC can begin to market Steem's unique 'proof of brain' model as constituting of more than 'a single trending page'.

The Community Or Subject Areas You Would Like To Curate

I will do a research to pick my first 10 communities to grow and these can fall in any category. My focus will be on communities that have a 'low subscriber count'. I will then work with the owners of these respective communities to bring their communities to 'at least 1000 subscribers'.

I make use of a ulogging-style of curation, one that looks beyond just 'content-quality'. I look to stir a network effect, so my curation style can look to reward and incite 'effort, timeliness, behind-the-scene value, community endeavors etc'. This style of curation removes all barriers to entry from the art of curation and enables me to curate any category or niche. I also like to spread my curation efforts in a bid to reach many people and stir unity, which sustains a 'steem community effect'.

Altogether, i will start with tags that have low barriers to entry e.g communities/tags related to lifestyle, programming, enterpreneurship, steem-promotion, contests etc.

One of my aims will be to stir new unique Steem-born innovations/initiatives using 'communities'. Thus, i may look to stir the creation of new tags and communities, using my curation efforts.

The Approach

Premise: Focus on growing as many communities as possible. Remove the concept of 'competition' from the approach to 'growing communities'. The primary reward from this endeavor should be to emerge many more Steem 'owners', inciting the innovation of many more unique Steem-born projects/intiatives.

The potent ingredient here is 'removing barriers to entry' . Instead of 'communities' competing at the outset, lets grow 'communities' to a certain base (at least 1,000 subscribers), then they can compete.


  • Put some research into discovering the first 10 communities to grow.
  • Reach out to the administrators of these 10 communities and engage them in conversation. Discuss subjects like 'their dreams, their vision, their mentality etc'. Thereafter, discuss plans to help their community reach a base of 1000 subscribers.
  • While involving these community administrators, focus primarily on your own efforts and put in the work i.e directional curation, discord talks, giveaways etc.
  • Brainstorm dynamically and emanate initiatives/contests to incite people to join these 10 communities.
  • Do update publications and feature participants
  • Work hard behind the scenes.
  • Propagate other forms of rewards e.g pinned posts, discord talks on popular discord servers etc
  • Invite people to create communities and reward their efforts to grow it.
After succeeding in growing the first 10 communities, gather and record corresponding analytics. Then, while continuing in your efforts to 'grow communities', begin the process of marketing Steem to 'companies, entities, enterprenuers etc' as one large flourishing community made up of reputable great minds.

My Experience And Background On Steem

  • I have been a witness on steem for more than 2 years. My current steem witness is 'surpassinggoogle'.
  • I had a delegation from Steemit INC for more than a year. For a long time, i had a delegation of more than 500,000 Steem Power.
  • I have hundreds of steemians who follow my curation trail.
  • I have been able to reach thousands of unique steemit users in my curation efforts.
  • I was part of a Steemit INC representation in the Philippines.
  • I started #ulog in the past, which accrued some 50,000 posts, 179,000 comments after the first 6-months of its inception. #ulog was also used by more than 5400 steemians in this period. (See some stats.)
  • I have done a contest on #untalented that accrued more than 1000 posts-entries. The contest was titled 'Who Are You'.
  • My @surpassinggoogle account has created more than 17,000 comments (manually).
  • I have a small community on discord of more 5000 steem users.

Here are some pictorial stats:

My approach focuses on 'returning value to humans' and accomplishing this entails that spread my curation efforts across a wide span of unique authors. I also make use of a 'directional curation-style', one that takes into account other factors like 'timeliness, effort, value etc.' besides just content quality.

Languages I Am Fluent in.

I can curate in the English and Filipino language but i am most fluent in English language.

I am able to transcend language barriers in my curation efforts by involving others. I have community members who can help me.

Positives Of Focusing On Growing 'Communities'.

  • Steem's 'communities' feature on its own constitutes 'a tangible use-case', even in terms of stirring direct organic growth for the Steem ecosystem. With this value proposition alone, it is possible to appeal to companies, entities, social influencers, enterpreneurs, investors etc. However, this aspect of steem even till date, has been very under-utilized. Steem's unique 'proof of brain' model is known mostly for 'a single trending page'. Where we direct efforts towards 'growing communities', we can stir immense 'development' for Steem/Steemit even now, without the need for extra 'code'.
  • The resulting analytics from this 'communities growth' endeavor when mined, can be used to enhance 'the Steem code' and marketing-efforts in the future.
  • Even at face value, Steemit offers better value proposition when it can show 'many flourishing communities'.
  • This actionable plan can start now, with the minimal cost of 'a delegation'.
  • In the current scheme of events on Steem, this endeavor can be very timely, in restoring buzz, unity and 'community'.
  • Focusing on 'growing many communities' stirs unity, employing vaster participation. With a vaster participation by the Steem ecosystem, many more use-cases for Steem will be reveal, in the form of unique Steem-born initiatives/innovations. This will create tangible buzz!
  • The resulting competition among these 'now flourishing communities' will have a grander network effect. Community owners become more invested in the success of their communities and have further incentive to uphold a reputation, which is advantageous to Steem's success.
  • One very powerful facet of Steem's 'proof of brain' model is the 'trending page'. With these endeavor we can create buzz one 'many more trending pages'.
  • This simple endeavor can create tangible buzz on Steem, which is very timely in the current scheme of things.
  • Imagine Steem having say '100 communities displaying say 10,000 subscribers each'. This is a 'tangible value proposition' on its own.
  • etc.

Here are other positives:

  • It is the most simple feasible actionable plan to implement considering the current state of affairs on Steem.
  • It is timely.
  • Non-programmers can participate
  • No code or additional development cost
  • Where has a flourishing Steem community, they are better positioned to compete. As owners, they will have more need to purchase Steem.
  • More projects/initiatives unique to Steem will be revealed.

Why I Think I Will Make A Good Curator.

Besides my experience with curation on Steem as reiterated earlier, i know the unique value of Steem's 'proof of brain' to the overall success of Steem. Mostly used as a reward-distribution mechanism, curation can also be used as a mentality-adjuster. It can be used to reward 'value', bigger things than 'just content'. When used right, curation can play out entire curriculums, incite the innovation of unique steem-born innovations/initiatives, stir a network effect, gain insight into the underlying voice of the community etc. Where used aright, curation can also used to stir autonomous 'steem growth', one that steem's from the inside out and that is organic and long-lasting.

I have used and explored the 'art of curation' to all the aforementioned effects, with great impact. One of my applications for the Steem blockchain is 'returning value to human' and my explorative use of the 'art of curation' enables me to do just so. I love to curate, whether bulls or bears, for also by its means, i can reach humans.

What If You Can't Delegate?

You can follow my the 'surpassinggoogle' trail findable on steemauto:

Support My Endeavors

  • Kindly Vote On The 'surpassinggoogle' Witness On Steem. (You can vote directly via steemconnect here or visit '' and scroll down till you find a witness search box, then type in 'surpassinggoogle' and vote.)
  • Contact Me:

    Email: [email protected]

    Telegram: @surpassinggoogle

    Discord: surpassinggoogle#1660


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    Thanks for the great work! I really appreciate your design competence and am always happy to see a new project of yours - especially because you are so relentlessly honest. I don't have a big stake but I will follow your trail to support you as good as I can

    Thank you alot. How are you doing? It has been long

    Hello, and in response to your proposal I would like to propose you to be a part of our attempt to create a NEW WITNESS FORUM on Green House Radio Online. Moving foward we look to work with developers, witness hopefuls and holders, steem investors and business owners of all kind.
    We are hoping to reach as many current witness holders who plan on staying on steem and continuing the work a lot of us started years ago. We offer a unbiased and RESPECTFUL forum to meet and talk about our plans , ONE & ALL.
    Consider this an open invite to you and any interested. Join the CANNA CURATE server to reach me Frank White for me.
    Thank You for what you are doing and have done.

    I wish you luck to get it!

    Hey Terry! It's been a while!

    I want to talk to you about SteemGigs. Any way you could contact me on Discord? @thatsweeneyguy#7660

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