By nearly every measure of success the Minnow Support Project has been a success. The pledge is to support the values of peace, abundance, and liberty. The promise is to help Steemit grow it's userbase especially by training and retaining minnows on the platform.
In the three months it's been active we're sitting at 4500 followers on the block (@minnowsupport). We have 4500 active members in the Discord room (PALnet). The account has over 80k steem power. Over 7k organic to the account and over 73k that has been delegated from several hundred people building it. It has 1.3k SBD on it, and the value of the account has just reached a value of $10,000 USD. We just crossed over 500 separate delegations to various communal accounts that our community has created.
We are the single largest off chain community on the whole platform.
Additionally, we've created a series of services for minnows and the community at large from a community gathering space through discord, a highly engaged resteem constest to help minnows get their name out there, a fantastic fiction workshop, a number of bid bots particularly designed to help minnows who are just starting, several curation and community accounts with tens of thousands of steem power to support community members, a professional website, a streaming radio station approaching 10,000 views, and a program to allow for community curation.
We have 3 witnesses that have reached the top 20 after their involvement with the Minnow Support Project and literally a dozen witnesses that are involved either managing, supporting, launched out of, or working with the Minnow Support Project in the top 100.
I'm burying the lead a little but the single greatest achievement of this community is the community. This is a place where many people call it "home" and call each other "family." The leaders feel a call to service and spend their days helping others get going. There is constant comradarie, laughter, support when the tragic hits, and genuine care and love. It's pretty amazing.
This community has recently been recognized by Steemit Inc. for our collective actions on and off the block by putting us on the welcome page (https://steemit.com/welcome). @timcliff who wrote the pull request and has followed the request closely broke the news on PALnet (our Discord group) to much fanfare, excitement, and even a little nervousness.
So, we are thrilled to be Steemit Official. We're thrilled to be here to support this community. We're thrilled to keep creating new services to support Steemit in general and our newest members in particular.
We're having a blast, come join us, and please raise your cup and toast with us on this most epic of milestones!!!
PS we have some exciting announcements coming in the near future to help you build community like we do using our tools (for free). Should be fun as the only thing cooler than the Minnow Support Project Community is helping to make communities like them!