Never Lose Sight Of Why You’re Posting!

in joy •  last year

Wealth is just a tool and not an end in itself. I'm here sitting at my desk, in front of a white slate, back to square 1, just like everyone else. Well I guess I'm not totally at square one, I'm the top 36 most followed Steemians with 2257 followers and that's the thing, I have to deliver. After reading me, people need to think something like: "Now I know why he's top 33!"

A Summary Of What I've Done So Far

  • I've wrote what is the best (my opinion) and most in-depth explanation of Steem #2 #7.
  • I've built one of the best guide on how to use Steem. #3 (One good, possibly better alternative to mine.)
  • I've created the clearest guide to understand witnesses and why it's so important to vote for them. #7 (Still not understood well enough. Make sure to read it if you haven't.)
  • I've described my most fundamental goals all throughout my series beginning with #1.
  • I've talked about the positives impact Steem is having and will have on our world all throughout my series and in particular #4 #6 #8 #9.
  • I've given very empowering stats and tips about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Steem in particular, #6 #7 #8 #9.
  • I've put together a very fun overview of Dan Larimer's views on our world. Find it here. (Main inventor of Steem)
  • Helping the @minnowsupport project. (With @aggroed, @ausbitbank, and @canadian-coconut) (Explanation here) (Discord channel)
  • I've been Steeming 30-40 hours a week since June 2016. (Possibly way more.)
  • I got 5 friends to sign up to Steemit in the last 4 days.(They all did so after seeing my video I posted on Facebook.)
  • #2, #3, Dan Larimer's views and possibly others reached best paid posts of the day, while most other posts of the series reached top 5.

Mom, dad, my sister and me!

Where I'm Heading!

Now that I've done a pretty good job of explaining Steem in detail, I've begun to do some more outreach.

Reach Out To Your Friends!

I plan on doing 2 live video (French and English) to officially invite all my Facebook friends on Steemit. These are easy to do. Also, 10 months ago I created a Facebook event inviting 500 friends. I do this kind of outreach mostly to give my friends this pretty cool opportunity to join Steem very early. This is also a good way for everyone to make loyal Steemit allies. (My last Facebook post/video mentioning Steem has reached more 800+ views.)

Doing Mass Outreach!

The Influencers

Many of us on Steem don't have the capacity to easily reach out to thousands of people even less so to many hundreds of thousands of people. But there is a way to achieve this indirectly. Reach out to other people that have those kind of audiences. Many people with huge audiences are already on Steemit. Among them, these 5 Youtubers. Don't get me wrong, there are many more Youtubers and influential Steemians already.

@jerrybanfield joined Steem less than a month ago. He is one of them who has really begun to do some serious outreach on Facebook and Youtube. The video below is an ad Jerry has paid to put on Facebook. I discovered it just as I was writing this and headed to his blog.

In summary, the first ad campaign we funded has already reached over half a million people online with less than 20% of the total budget spent so far!
Over the next two months as the ads continue to run, we can expect that for the total results the first campaign will reach about 2 million people with the good news about Steem an average of 2 to 5 times each! @jerrybanfield

Read more about it here. I've only check 3 minutes of the video yet and it got my mind totally blown away.

@jerrybanfield was into cryptocurrencies before discovering Steem so it was easy for him to transition, understand the technology as well as get enthused by its potential. Not only did he joined Steem, began steeming a lot but he also bought a lot of Steem. He already has 37K Steem in his account.

The Investors

@jerrybanfield is clearly one kind of person we should all look for to get on Steemit for obvious reasons. One of the other kind of person are the big investors that we know personally or indirectly. Those who are looking for the next big thing to invest in.

These will be a lot harder to convince if they aren't into cryptocurrencies yet but they will reap you big reward if you succeed. They might look for you to help them. They might put you in charge of their voting power through Streemian or delegated Steem Power.

The People You Most Want To See On Steemit

Your favorite friends, mentors, bloggers, thinkers, dancers, musicians, comedians, etc., reach out to them privately or whatever mean possible. The sooner they will be on Steemit, the greater their advantage will be to influence others and gain influence over those who will join later.

The reason is simple. The more competition there is, the more difficult it becomes to get noticed and to get votes. Now, you want those people on Steemit because they are creating the kind of world you want to see. This is all pretty obvious stuff but I wanted to mention it nonetheless.

Steem's Skyrocketing Popularity Is Moving Forward!

3 Days Ago


I can't really see it being reverse without a major black swan event. This rise in popularity is most probably going to accelerate if it isn't already. Steem links are about to get a lot more viral than they already have. More authors, means more diversity and also better content.

Sure, the mainstream propaganda arm of the richest, commonly called the mainstream media are ignoring Steem as acknowledging it would only fasten their own demise but that's okay, where we're going, we don't need them and in fact everything is much better without them. Steem, seemly inevitable overtaking of the web, is one of the reason why outreach is not my greatest priority right now.

Richest: I'm referring to those who own the biggest stacks of enchanted papers.

My Main Priority Is My Influence!

Steem outreach is an essential pillar of any sensible Steemians or Steemers and that's one of the reasons why I'm talking about it and monitoring it with a lot of interest but my main priority is the overall influence we have on each other, it is the influence our actions have on our world.

Mass Adoption

"We’ll get to a point where it’s a no brainer and people are waking up to it." - Ned Scott Steemit’s CEO - on Steem mass adoption (source)

Sooner or later it seems almost everyone will be on Steem just like almost everyone is on Facebook and it even seems like Steem will be even bigger for obvious reasons. For those wondering, chats will be built on top of Steem just like has done. give access to the Steem blockchain just like and has an integrated chat. There is also many other apps currently being develop on top of Steem to mimic some Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter functionalities, just to name a few.

For more information on

Steem's Bigger Impact

The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. – Sun Tzu, the Art of War Lived (c.500–320. B.C)

I think pretty much everyone can agree this is still true today. Countries arm themselves to be able to defend their integrity, their existence. For a country to exist, there must be a ruling power to be defended in the first place. Ruling powers use force, deception and cunningness to rule. Countries with no armies or smaller armies must rely on other countries to defend them or hope other countries have bigger current interests than trying to overtake them.

Putting An End To The Initiation Of Violence

All warfare is based on deception. – Sun Tzu, the Art of War Lived

To try to put an end to war and the need for the initiation of violence we need to create greater incentives for honesty than dishonesty. People have incentives to be dishonest when it can bring them value, that is, if they aren't getting caught and if the negatives feelings usually associated with acting deceptively doesn't outweigh the perceived benefits.

Those who act wisely grow in influence, those who act poorly shrink. Dan Larimer

People on Steem can lie and get away with some deleterious actions posed to the majority but as a growing number of people join, there will be a growing number of people who have incentives to tell their truth and take actions in right proportion to how damaging other people lies and actions are.

Everyone Is Better Off When Everyone Knows Each Other's Truth

Some things are neither true nor false, yet consensus is required and the result of that consensus has impacts on all of society. Dan Larimer

Consensus is based on the individual estimation of what we value the most. We need to know what we and others value the most to understand our self and others. The more people there is seeking a consensus, the less trivial or the more valuable the consensus.

Steem allows us to settle our most important "truth", information and decisions. This is necessary if we want to avoid unnecessary initiation of violence. The group of sentient beings that we are, have an inevitable impact on one another. We should strive to do the best out of it.

Influence Is Of The Upmost Value

Being able to influence our self, others and the universe we live in are of the upmost value. Steem is the most advanced technology for the purpose of consensual influence or nonviolent influence, the most efficient form of influence.

Because being able to consensually influence one another is the most valuable action people can take, there are very real incentives for people to invest in Steem. Steem allows to influence people's attention. To earn Steem, people can create consensus and receive votes on their posts. People can also buy Steem.

Steem's Consensual Influence

Steem can be bought with US dollars or other national currencies. When people buy Steem with US dollars or other national currencies, they leave behind currencies which are created out of thin air by a centralized institution who preserve their power by force and the threat of violence rather than consensus or consensual influence. Money and people's ignorance in regard to the power of money, more precisely money creation, are a big part of these people's power.

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. John Kenneth Galbraith


Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can also be used to buy Steem. Bitcoin and other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies incentivized people to plug and maintain hardware miners at the lowest cost possible.

These hardware are computer running 24/7. They are running as efficiently as possible, computing mathematical equation called nonce. This has for purpose to secure the Bitcoin network or other cryptocurrency network. These computations have no value besides securing the network. Because of the growing Bitcoin mining competition those computers are using an ever growing amount of power to find the same amount of Bitcoin. (Bitcoin emission rate gets halve every 4 years.)

One positive thing from these different proof-of-work cryptocurrencies is that they are freeing us from the shackle of the different centralized money creation systems currently run by nations. National currencies have fundamental problems one of which is that no one can ever be able to prove how much money has been created and to whom it was allocated.

N.B. The purchasing power of the US Dollar is less than 5% of what it was in 1913. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Cryptocurrency's Positive Impact

These different cryptocurrencies are having a very positive impact on the world. One interesting fact to keep in mind is that more than 50% of every Bitcoin that will ever be mined has been mined before January 2012.

This means it cost mere pennies, to a couple of dozens of dollars to mine most Bitcoin. Today 1 Bitcoin cost more than 2 thousand dollars to mine. Someone who owned $50M of Bitcoin one year ago, own more than $150M today. These people exist. #1 #2

Currently, the competition and thus the cost to mine Bitcoin is going up and people won't sell below what it cost them to produce/mine them which lead to rising price and a virtuous cycle.

Difficulty To Mine A Bitcoin Overtime

Price of Bitcoin

This is also true of Ethereum which is the cryptocurrency with the second biggest market cap.

Difficulty To Mine A Ethereum

Price Of Ethereum

Crypto Millionaire

People owning many million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin have nothing better to do than studying their investments and where they should diversify. They want to avoid getting out of crypto to avoid paying taxes.

Looking at the trends they see that if Bitcoin's trend over the last 6 years continue they will make a 300%-600% gain. The trend is more than 2400% over the last 4 years and +300% for the last 365 days. It is doubtful that most people with that kind of money in Bitcoin are looking to spend those gains. These kind of crypto fortunes are for the most part, investment money looking to be fructified.


These people have very real incentives to diversify. If something goes fundamentally wrong with Bitcoin, a bug or another catastrophic thing happening to it, then they would lose everything. Other POW cryptocurrency have the same incentives and thus have seen their price go up also. Because all Bitcoiners and other large market cap crypto currency owners have those same incentives to diversify, this also help other coin's prices.

Last 3 Months Top 11 Cryptocurrency By Market Cap (24 days old data)

Steem's Success Depends On Its Monetary Incentives!

Steem monetary incentives will have to succeed for Steem to succeed. FOX brought in around $247M in ad revenue for the 2017 Super Bowl alone. The value of all Steems is currently less than double this amount at $478M.

Steem can do so much more than any 30 seconds ad can do and is rapidly growing to be the world most visited website with nothing in sight to stop it or so it seems. How much will it be worth if the 2017 Super Bowl's ad revenue was around $247M is anybody's guess.

More For Everyone

If 2 billions people would be willing to spend at least 2,50US dollars to buy Steem, Steem market cap would be at least $5B obviously or around 10 times what it is right now. ($478M)

[I really need to try to shake off from the mentality that I need more wealth for me and try to see that in the future there might really be more resources available for everyone with less effort. See Understanding Money.

I'm pretty sure there's more than 2 billions people willing to lessen the influence of the US Dollar and those who profit from it and by the same token empower themselves and everyone else. The 8 richest men own the same wealth as poorest half of the world. (OXFAM)

How Fast Can Mass Adoption Happen?

How fast could Steem become the world's most popular website is a pretty interesting question to ask ourselves. Everybody on the internet is literally one click away from clicking on Steem and discovering it. This is not comparable to something like how fast will people have a TV in their home or own a cellphone back when these 2 technologies were invented.

Steem and other software adoption rates are very different from adoption to physical technologies. The adoption can be much faster and have almost no limit.

Let's Free Ourselves!

Let's free ourselves from those systems which have incentives to make us lie to one another and from those who ignorantly defend those systems and let's invest our time and efforts in technologies that have incentives to make us more truthful and better persons.

Everyone will end up with what they truly merit and everyone will be much better for it, literally everyone. (See my previous post for more details.)

Great Accomplishment Require Great Efforts!

Abuses, lies war and the initiation of violence are all sorts of things we should look to free ourselves from. I'm very well aware this is no small task. (The art of war is my favorite book.)

But this is not a reason not to try to accomplish these tasks, in fact, all things of great worth require great effort to accomplish. This is a simplistic way to put it but you know what I mean and if you don't, then you might want to take a look at this post "Stop Asking for Easy!" by @hilarski.

  • A collection of quotes from The Art Of War. It's actually better than the book itself.

Some Final Thoughts

"Every sovereign individuals thus every Steemians have as their highest interest the dissemination of the most mutually beneficial knowledge. In contrast, all other institutions, companies, governments, armies, etc., have as their highest interest the empowerment of themselves at the expanse of everyone else. Generals, elected leaders and companies always have more empowering knowledge than their subordinates and competitors and their power depends on it." (source)

Who knows? We might be up for a future very different than what we expected.

"How would this Steem consensus of many millions possibly billions people compare to the power of a commander in chief or the power of any other institution and how would it affect the power structure of society?" (Source)

Steem on my friends!

Wealth Is Just A Tool!

I'm working on some more.

I'm here helping in the creation of decentralized systems which empower and bring Joy to all.

Wealth is just a tool and not an end in itself. Joy is what I'm all about.

Hardfork 19

Hardfork 19 just got release and is scheduled for Tue, 20 June 2017 15:00:00 UTC

I plan on updating to v0.19 this Saturday. I'll be trying to keep up with everyone sentiments as much as possible on that matter until the actual hardfork.

Approving My Witness

Please consider looking at the list of witnesses here, I'm #59 and if you think I should be higher up the list than consider voting for my witness. If you vote for me it doesn't mean I'm better than the other at being a witness it only mean you think I'm better or you want me to be higher up for whatever reasons.

For that matter, I would seriously be in a rush if I ended up in the top 20 witnesses as I currently doesn't possess some of the knowhow for these top spots. These top spots are clearly not what I'm aiming at right now and not necessarily something I aspire to either. I know I'm very far away from these positions. I just wanted to clarify.

I signed 10 blocks yesterday and I think this is going to be my new steady rate. Thank you everyone!

"What Are Steem Witnesses And Why You Should Support Them!"

Thank you!

Thank you for reading and for your comments! I read them all! Most of your answers can be found here: "Steem: An In-Depth Overview!"

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Get on the chats. Not in private messages but in the chat rooms. These are some of the best places to makes some meaningful Steem friends.

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yes the family photo is the cutest thing in this entire article...




Hahahaha! About my dad, I feel you! And thank you for the nice compliment!


I imagine all he did was give you that look and you spilled the beans Lol. Have a great night and thanks for helping us little guys and being inspiring :0)


@teamsteam thank you for all read, knowledge is power.

@yehey - I follow all who followed me. I think that's fair :)


Hey,It seems that i have ever seen you somewhere.

First article I have read on the site and found it to be very informative and worth my time. Thank you for yours.


That's a very nice comment. I'm glad you left this here!

your mum looks so beautiful and adorable :) .Nice post dear

Thank you, @teamsteem, for your pioneering and promotional work here on Steemit.

I've never lost sight of why I'm here; I am here to leave a legacy.

Along the way, I have been quite surprised that I have accumulated some "Steem wealth" as well.
Bonus, bonus, Ding Ding Ding!




Legacy! That's what I think is most important!


Thank you... To me, that is one of the great promises of the Steemit blockchain... :D

@teamsteem, thanks for another thoughtful post... contemplating your title, as I am in the middle of writing a post about the issue of "value" and "content," as it applies to Steemit.

I've always admired the way you fearlessly take 10-20-30+ hours to create these well-researched and super informative screeds (and I mean that in a positive way!) here... and this post helps remind me why I post here, and why quality does matter, even while there are those who feel all content should have equal time. But what do we really have to distinguish ourselves if we succumb to the temptation to have Steemit become just another version of the "mediocrity soup" that is Farcebook, Instagram and other social content platforms? The blockchain alone is not a magical thing, it's what you PUT ON IT that matters...

Thanks for an inspiring post-- which also helped me clarify some of my own thoughts, so thanks for that, too... and for all your work in the community. I'm surprised your witness isn't ranked higher, but you have my vote.


The blockchain alone is not a magical thing, it's what you PUT ON IT that matters...

I love it! It's so true.

Hey you missed a couple of really important things from the list of what you've accomplished:

You have helped encourage countless numbers of new people.

You have created the zaniest steemit dance video ever!!!!

Thanks for all you have done for the platform!


Haha! You gave me a nice chuckle!
Thank you for that nice comment!


He is a nice encourager man. Even on my latest 3 in 1 milestone post he stopped in to wish me well.

Who does not like a guy with a whole room dedicated to mangos, I keep saying!

I finally started watching a clear copy of the LEGO Batman movie tonite and thought of you Han!!


LOL. I hope you enjoy it. I thought it was really clever.

And I noticed those mangoes too!

Nicely said, Steem is literally a goldmine, lot's to do, lots's to share and get ivolved with and so much more on the way, love it!


Awesome! I'm glad to be part of this with you @carface!

It is actually VERY very late for me, way past my 10 pm time to be offline by.... but something told me to visit your page and see what you were up to and now I know why LOL

I would love if you send me a msg and LMK when you post so I stop missing all the action here, hahahaha!

I miss your posts by hours and days, like with some of my other besties I want to STEEM ON with here and learn from.

Finish your week strong buddy!

Every time, you never cease to trigger and excite my "brain-buds"! What a great article, thanks a bunch for sharing. Even if you were to take a bit of a breather, I would stop following, especially knowing the end results of quality coming my way, whenever it comes back out our ways.

Uprooted & resteemed!

All for one and one for all! Namaste :)

Thank you information teamsteem, !!
I really want to get guidance and help from you ..


I can just help so many. I'm only one person but Steem wealth will reach everyone. Keep posting every day and look for what people are look and provide it to them.


Yes, sir..
I've posted every day and I've channeled some of my experiences and knowledge to my post readers ..
Please support me also teamsteem ..
Thank you for helping 😊☺


Yes, sir..
I've posted every day and I've channeled some of my experiences and knowledge to my post readers ..
Please support me also teamsteem ..
Thank you for helping 😊☺

Thanks for an awesome post! Since I joined Steemit last month it's like I've gone back to school full time studying and learning as much as possible while taking action. Just got a Instagram friend with 14,000 followers to join Steemit yesterday after getting him to watch the @jerrybanfield video you mentioned. He was on the fence after looking at dated YouTube posts but he saw the big picture after watching that video and is ready to hit the ground running with Steemit. There's something really exceptional happening here from a community point of view and the potential here is incredible. To me it feels like the sky is the limit! So happy to be here and so excited about all the good that can be done. Thank you for all you are doing and hope you're having a beautiful day!!


This comment just made my day! thx for this... had a few things getting on my nerves today, and looked at this cloud animation and completely started laughing... life really is that easy... thank u for whatever its worth ;)


I'm so glad... it's funny how we can see something sometimes and it just brings a smile!
I think there's something a bit magical in a lot of these animations, they are great to watch.
Just went over and gave you a follow, hope you're having a great night!

Hope you keep making post like that. Its helping a lot of people :)


And comment help me!

This is a great post. I still don't fully understand the witness concept here but I got a lot of information from this


You'll need to read #2 and #7 to understand. Thank you for your comment.


thank you for the info! that cleared things up a bit

Thank you for this! I've been on Steemit for about two weeks and still have a LOT to learn. This post was very informative, and I plan to read all the other ones you mentioned! Trying to find my way! :) Following


Awesome! Let me know if you read #2 and #7 or any others. I hope you'll enjoy them!

@teemsteem your comment asking if anyone can help with a problem is acting buggy for me, I cannot reply to it directly for some reason.

what problem would you like help with exactly?
Your post seems mostly positive and covers a lot of topics, the only negative things I see would be the parts relating to things outside steemit like other social media profiting from our attention, superbowl ad on fox, or some other things interlaced throughout. Are you looking for methods of mass-adoption?


Thank you for this comment. I erased my comment. That's why you can't answer. For some reason my post wasn't displaying correctly on my part. It seems it was only on my part.


ack! I guess replying to deleted comment would cause some problem :)
Thank you for the reply, great post you made

Wow, this was an epically informative and comprehensive post - plenty of food for thought on the rapidly growing potential and significance of Steemit!

Very useful. I saved this and many oters. They are helping me because I am following them.


upvote max

Great Job Teamsteem ... :) you are making Steem success ...

It take a lot of will and courage to get the word out and become the bigshot.

Your post is inspiring.

All of those hours you've been putting into Steemit the past year has really paid off. You get back what you put in.

For myself, I'm planning to put in a lot. I'm working on a website and then this is a full-time job. =)

Congrats on your continued success and it's great to see someone working hard to promote Steemit.

I have a plan to bring over thousands makeup artists/lovers. I want to bring over so many that Steemit begins to look like a makeup artist blogging website. I'm here to ruin Steemit. lol


For the record, that was a joke. I do not want to ruin Steemit. I love Steemit.


Haha! I look forward to reading you! Have fun!

New around here , but I must say one of the most interesting articles I've read so far ! Keep it up

It's nice to see the whole thing laid out so clearly. Appreciate the candid discussion. What's going to be the biggest hurdle for the average minnow at the current HF?


Nothing. I think everything will be much better for everyone.


I appreciate the response. Looking forward to a bright future!

Travail titanesque en un an seulement, je suis bluffé !

Je débarque à peine sur steemit, j'ai encore tout à comprendre, mais ton "Ultimate Steem Guide" m'aide beaucoup, merci !

J'espère te voir rassembler plus de francophones sur la plateforme aussi. Je galère encore à finir mon premier post introduceyourself avec mon anglais tout rouillé ;)


Merci beaucoup pour tes commentaires. J'apprécie énormément. La francophonie entière s'en vient. On les attend d'une minute à l'autre. :P

Your dad has taught you great things, and thank you for teaching us all of this great info!! We are teaching our kids about steem and already have created our son an account (he's 10) and very interested in steem and how to make money. I never thought of bringing over my Facebook friends, so again..thanks for the insight :)


That is such a good thing for him to begin at this age. Steem on!


@greensitez My son is on here too (he's 14) and I think his account might be doing better than mine!


ha ha . That's awesome though!

Excellent post @teamsteem - if we truly want to get the most benefit out of our beloved Steemit platform, we have to be invested into it long-term. Let's not lose sight of the bigger goal at hand - we are striving towards universal adoption of the world's first and only completely open and uncensored social media platform - the truest social network of them all. Money will come eventually with time and experience but let's aim for doing some truly revolutionary first! ;)

U are very smart guy! So I will spend my time to read your post. Thank you for them! It's very interesting

Thanks teamsteem (approved your witness)... Well you are my inspiration and my target... you make me believe things are possible here...

I love the weath distribution concept of steem vs. wealth accumulation in facebok. Steem is true community empowerment and community upliftment platform...

Know together, grow together... .

Man, another amazing article from you. You put so much care into them and it shows. Love the personal touch with the family photo!


I usually have no idea what picture to put in my posts but now I've stubble on that pile of gold. More to come I guess. I'm glad you like the post.

That was so well said and such a good article! I think this exactly should be seen by everyone who is joining in! Yes influencers have bigger reach, but you can create a reach through your friends/ Facebook and groups. You just have to work at it! Us influencers worked for years to build a fan base, so we have the advantage - but we worked hard, so i encourage everyone to just try and use different creative ways and bring everyone to steemit!!


It always take a lot of effort to accomplish big thing. People only see the results.


yes exactly!!

I can tell you spent a ton of time on this, thanks so much for all the info, very motivating and a great reminder of what's important!

WOW . . that's all I can say . . What a post.

This post received a 40% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @kennyskitchen! For more information, click here!


Wooo! I got to randowhale a big'un for ya :-) great payout already on the post, 40% vote, very nice!

Thank you so much for all the energy that you give to Steemit, to helping support & build the vegan community, and to myself. You know you've always got my vote.




Thank you so much @kennyskitchen! I really appreciate it. I'm a bit shy of using @randowhale myself but I'll sure take it from you.

Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. I'm really trying to be the best influence I can be.

Steem on my friend!

@TeamSteem... WoW... Just absolutely amazing, thorough post AND I watched Your video again... makes me smile inside. Great Work !!

Will do my Best to have more friends Vote 4 You as Witness.

Just read 1 of Your comments on this post regarding Bill Still. Bill & I went to The Bahamas about 3 years ago to open a Crypto Currency trading exchange that would be free of USA severe regulations/restrictions. We met with a number of top government officials and were hoping to meet with the Prime Minister, as well. Unfortunately, the government officials we met with were more interested in personal, upfront payments/payoffs than the country itself or it's people. Very shameful...

This location, with the close proximity of the USA, held the promise & potential to become one of the largest trading exchanges of the world.

Have a Great Weekend !!

Such a detailed post, thanks for sharing @teamsteem

Congratulations @teamsteem!
Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 5 with 755 upvotes
  • Comments - Ranked 4 with 172 comments
  • Pending payout - Ranked 4 with $ 1663,66

Beautifully written. Steemit is an amazing platform with so many life changing benefits. I really appreciate when a big name like yours publishes something so insightful :) Thanks again @teamsteem

I love posting my fishing logs on here so I can come back for years to come a d watch my own journey while showing it to others. When I first started a year ago I was the only fisherman. Now I follow almost twenty of them. So friggen cool to watch the diversity!

"Good read"

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Thanks to all the guys and girls who put in all the hard word to make this community such a great one


Haha! For some reasons I had missed your comment.

Thanks teamsteem!
You should be awarded as you invited so many of your facebook friend to join steemit.
Well done! You did a good job!

I must say I have the same green blazer but boy yours looks so much better on you than it does on me 😂 Work that fierceness

i post because i am a lost dragon on the internet

Ok, maybe a little off topic, but I LOVE the old school photo - amazing to see how fashion has changed over the years - hehe ;)

Beautiful photo

Thank you for sharing. I like it because it can guide me.

Great and lengthy post! I guess Steemit is here to stay then?

Always well done and very helpful to others that read your posts. Keep it up man!


Thank you @bitcoinparadise!

Great information... I am still new to steemit and have been on for a month now mostly posting nature photography.. Really enjoying it so far. Thank you for the great post!

Good post and very inspiring ....

Dang bro! Long post but a good one! It can happen!!! We are seeing it over and over again. Since I first learned about crypto in 2013 I knew it was the future. There is no question in my mind. Nothing can stop it!


I'm glad you liked it Brian!

nice post upvoted and resteem

Wow, i love you family..
Nice post my friend..
inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous.
Dear friend @teamsteem.
Upvote and Resteem..
Have a nice day ^_^
Keep steem on.!!


You are welcome ^_^

such a great article. Gracias for sharing all you know with us. As a beginner I find this information so helpful. thankyou!

Very informative. Love such posts. Thank you so much

@teamsteem upvote for you and your beautiful family. Is people like you that make steem great . Reason is that you exlain the situation and what new members like myself need to do in order to be successful and make steem a more success. I am buulish about steem, promoting it positively to the world. Most importantly, fired up and ready to go!!! Good post

nice post

Wow! You Da Man! Cheers @teamsteem!

Holy Mackerel - I will be rereading this for years to come! An amazing piece of motivation and information for a new steemit citizen such as myself! Thank you so much!!!!

Good work @teamsteem.
Upvote and resteem

An absolutely enlightening read. And I can tell that you've put in a lot of effort into this. I was lost in it for minutes and I came out with more knowledge. Thanks for sharing!

I've been learning a lot about the platform and my perception has changed from it being a way to earn quick, to Steemit being a way to be part of a valuable community, that owns a valuable crypto, that keeps getting more valuable because of us and what we do. It's actually a blessed opportunity to be part of Steemit.

I'm learning a lot. Thanks.

looks like i have a way to go before i can expect any great results -thnx for telling me your outline and how to get moving up too.. i dont think my writing is very good so i hope people will like my art and music. am doing my best to start spreading the word on facebook youtube and twitter where i have 40000 followers - who knows it might work out for me. - i decided to follow you -best always -David


Cool. Find a way to tape into those twitter followers and it will greatly help you.

Great content. Thanks for sharing.

This was really insightful as a new steemer. Thank you. That family photo best tho! Ha

'fasten their own demise but that's okay, where we're going, we don't need them and in fact everything is much better without them' - apart from this line the rest of it was awesome. maybe i'm just senstive to the fact that i'm still waking up and i've not had coffee this week. .. .

It is really informative post. and its help me to move forward with steemit. looking forward more post about steemit guideline for a new user who have less steem power. upvote and follow.

Thanks for all of this info, I hope that my account will be good like i see some people what they have in steemit, Hope all member can make good profit, Thnaks again

Congrats on the payout on this one, man. Geez, look at that! Keep it up!


Thank you @winstonwolfe! I appreciate you stopping by!

Congrats! Hell of a post! Really enjoyed the read :) Where you see the Price after mass adoption :)


Hmm. I try not to think about it because I don't want to be deceive. I'm super bullish or else I would have sold.

Man, everything sounds like it's going so well and the price is rising ... time to hard fork! :)


Haha! You always have the right words to crack me up!

Wow this is amazing. Hope I can be up the chain one day like you, but of cause it is just hard work that will reward. Follow you to see more

Thanks for that great post. I've built up quite a lot of connections online over 30 years of Internet marketing but it's been quite a while since I found anything I wanted to use that power to promote.

I'm really liking Steem but still not completely clear about all of the elements of it, so appreciate the information you're sharing.

Finally we get to see the real child in you in the photograph!


Don't want to be too hyperbolic, but this is an excellent and exciting post. As someone new to Crypto and also to Social Media (and I'm no spring chicken) this post probably articulates the excitement that I feel for the platform. Thanks again for an excellent post.


Thank you!

Thank you @teamstee for this post . in fact i see many new youtubers and media people coming in and getting enormous payouts on there first post. I don't really care what they get, I will only upvote what I like regardless of who they are, there reputation score, and where there coming from.

time to get steem on the next level :)

Enjoyed reading this and on the strength of that I followed you upvoted you and voted for you as a witness. HTH


Thank you very much @dickturpin! I really appreciate it.

Good post, thank you

Un post claro y conciso

Wow, this is packed with useful info. Nice work!

#truth and #facts , great blog post , keep blogging , ur a big inspiration

All of crypto needs to be very careful of one account holding to much value. Whales are fine, and most of them are much nicer then many fist currency whales but we need to work to insure a divorce, death, mental illness, etc. isn't all it takes to crash a cryptocurrency(in this case Steem). Otherwise we'll free ourselves of a system and fall victim to a potentially more controllable one.

Wow.. that was one crazy post, that had everything.. good job bro.. :)

You are true inspiration and a champion, lot to learn from you

Wowsers! What a ton of info. Jerry Banfield's enthusiasm is contagious.

Excellent post @teamsteem! Cant wait for the changes to take place.


I love that positive attitude!

Hey ,wow ,super nice blog ,you are whale or semi whale ?😎 cheers


I prefer the term superhero

1000 MV = Legend = Whale
100 MV = Superhero = Orca
10 MV = Hero = Dolphin
1 MV = Superuser = Minnow
0.1 MV = User = Minnow
0.01 MV = Newbie = Plankton

I have 133+ MV.


Respect man , so you all this money earn with steemit? How big was your first invest? Cheers


I think it was 100% time.


I started without any capital, so im curious atm , what I should next?! After 3weeks in steemit ,I understand this -without known guys here its hard to build something.

This is my first comment and article thanks for all the information

You sold me on the good you do for steem and how funny that video was of you dancing... FYI I voted for you @teamsteem for witness. Check out my vote!


Thank you very much Sarah! I really enjoy your blog.

I’ve got a feeling of saying it as well: “Main priority is the overall influence we have on each other, it is the influence our actions have on our world. “


I'm glad you highlighted that part. It has a special place for me too.

The art of war is my favorite book.

If you like that one, you might like this one, better.

Thank for all the energy you have put in!


Thank you! I don't think I've ever heard about it. I'm pretty sure I've heard about Gene Sharp in the pass. I'll give it a chance. It looks interesting.


If I recommend a title, you can be sure that it won't be a waste of time, you will come away with more knowledge than you had going in.
Purveying purviews is what I do,....
Some of them will be wastes of time, but until you have read them, you can't know that and dispel the myths surrounding the titles.
Tragedy and Hope comes to mind.
Morals and Dogma is another.
It goes so far to tell you in the last chapter that you have wasted your time, the answers were all in the first three chapters.

You still have to decide if it suits your needs, I hope this one does, and that you pay it forward.
Gene is another underappreciated mind of the 20th century.


I read a book summarizing Tragedy and Hope. I much prefer Money Master from Bill Still to understand the world we live it. It's 3h documentary if you haven't seen it you might want to take a look.


I have seen money masters, it was eye opening.

Eric Whoru is my hero.

He said if GM made 100 cars and loaned them out to 100 people at 10%, where the hell does the extra ten cars come from to repay the loan?

The only way to repay the loan is to force other loans into bankruptcy.
And, viola!
This is the world we get.
A world where every dollar in your pocket is a dollar of somebody else's misery.

Wonderful post


Thank you!


Your so welcome