I'm A Dolphin Again! Thinking About What Makes STEEM Valuable

in steem •  2 months ago 

If you can speak, you can influence. And if you can influence, you can change lives. - Sadya Mishra

In a stake weighted environment like Steem, influence is proportional to the amount of tokens you hold.

The bigger your stake, the more impactful your vote and the higher the chances your voice is being heard.

If you want to tip the scales here, converting your liquid Steem / SBD into Steem Power is the only way.

6 months ago I started to power up again after having invested some of my earnings outside the network, and today I finally hit the 5K milestone.

I'm not planning to touch my stake any time soon, so chances are high that it will be slightly increasing until the end of the year :-)

It really feels special to be one of those sweet creatures again.


Hold and play.

One of the great benefits of investments in Steem is that you don't just hold your tokens. You even get a stake to play on top of it.

It took me three years to fully understand that.

I'm grateful I came across the @oracle-d project (oracle-d.com), which was a clear eye-opener to me in that context.

That project - along with many other - is able to build a bridge between the crypto world and already existing industries and businesses. It's able to offer solutions to real existing problems - and like that to create value.

Value is created when problems are solved. The bigger the problems you solve, the higher the value.


Steem as it is designed today is already solving a whole series of problems.

Think about censorship, zero-fee peer-to-peer transactions, and think about social influence.

The access to a vibrant, blockchain based, decentralized community is not only attractive to advertisers. Any type of product or service can benefit from the influence some of the major accounts and sub-communities already do have within the ecosystem.

In fact the Steem community can be leveraged in order to serve whatever purpose of business.

That's one of the reasons why I'm holding my tokens and powering up everything I earn.

Lately there've been some really ground-breaking business opportunities being created on Steem, and I'm pretty sure that the market will discover them very soon.

Happy stacking, steemians!

Much love,
Marley -

This blog was created in July 2016, aiming to provide thought-provoking content for open-minded people who go on adventure, step out of comfort zones and embrace the new.
Thanks for being part of the journey!


PS: All my blog posts are created and submitted via eSteem Surfer - my favorite Steem desktop client that was developed by @good-karma's @esteemapp team. Check out their account for more information.

Original content. Dolphin found on pixabay.com, quote found on wisefamousquotes.com.

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  ·  2 months ago (edited)

I recently became a dolphin surfermarly and it does feel fantastic 🙂 congrats on your return to the pod

Ha ha, having been lucky enough to run into some wild dolphins on one of my scuba diving expeditions I feel a special affinity for these awesome nomads of the sea. I've had my eye on dolphin-hood since I started on steem.

Happy swimming 😆


Oh you did see some dolphins under water? That's awesome!! I have seen some jumping around a boat at the Maldives once - that's been pretty impressive, too. They really seem to be some happy creatures, and we human beings feel happy when being surrounded by them. Win win, haha

And congrats on your status, too!

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

Oh you did see some dolphins under water?

Yeah, I've been very lucky with the marine life I've spotted while diving over the last 15 years. The pod of dolphins is still one of my favourite encounters.

It was in Egypt on a Liveaboard dive trip in the deep South of the red sea at St Johns reef. Really was a magic experience. Two of the pod spilt from the rest and came swimming around us and playing while the rest just passed over. They were with us for about 10 minutes before swimming off to find the pod, I'll never forget it 🙂

They really seem to be some happy creatures, and we human beings feel happy when being surrounded by them.

You're right. They're just super happy and it's infectious. Like you can't help but smile when you see them.


Trying to hold as much of my 'voice' as possible at present, cause I believe in far more value to the token further down the road. It would be nice to catch a wave like the one a year last January to sell some :)

Have a nice evening!


Thank you, Ash! ☺️

Now that you said ‘hold my voice’ I also realized that with new solutions such as Steem DAO our voices will become even more valuable in the future.

We gonna shill Steem to a new all-time high next week 🤩✌️

Have a great evening yourself!!!


Yes they will, and yes we will :)

Looking forward to it!


#metoo 🙃

Good to see you up there again and you are certainly having an impact on Steem. Rock on!


Thanks a lot, Steve!! It's as if with every Steem being powered up you automatically feel more attached to the network :-) I'll do what I can to use my power wisely though.

Have a great start into the week!!

Congratz!!! You see - I didn't even know you were not a Dolphin (anymore), because you're acting like a 'Whale' :D It's all very relative but it sure does feel good when we make certain milestones :-) Hope this time around it's possible to keep above the 5000 mark! (And we're going to moon a little even this year :D)


acting like a whale ? wuuut? hahaha I hope that's something positive :-D
I was immediately reminded of your dolphin's milestone post when setting up mine, so I'm glad we're of the same cool club now, haha

Happy Monday for you @soyrosa!!

Steem is valuable because great community like ours believe in it, and people like you @surfermarly are steering the engine!

Steem will solve more problems and earn more value.

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Thanks for the compliment @maxdevalue!
You even have value in your name, so if that isn't a sign I don't know, hehe :-)

Have a wonderful start into a hopefully very successful week!!

Congratulations @surfermarly!
You raised your level and are now a Dolphin!

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Yay!!! This is so cool :-))

Great @surfermarly - I like to read this a lot! Hope all is well in your paradise - my girls just hit the route to Mallorca - not the Canary Islands but still towards your area :-).


Cool!! I’ll be on Mallorca, too, next week - speaking at the Mallorca Blockchain Days in Palma 🙃

Thanks for stopping by, Uwe! I’m happy you enjoyed the little milestone post. Have a nice evening 😉


If the girls would have only a little idea on blockchain I would send them to your event - good luck with the speaker opp!

Enjoy your evening too.

Now we want you to become a whale eheheh

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Haha, is there something in between? And how much is even needed to become a whale? Guess I will have to set up a couple of blog posts more to get there anyways :-))

Have a great Monday, Sergio and keep being awesome!


After dolphin You have orca....i am not sure how much Steem power you need... But whale I think it is on the 50k SP eheheh but for You that is a quick. You are a super star eheheh

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Hahah it's surfer marly not super lol
But I'll try to do my best to become whatever-the-species-is-called very soon!!

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

That's great news, we need more steem power in the hands of good people


Sweet! I'll try my best to use that power wisely :-)


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Thank you :-)

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“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
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