Ladies and gentlemen of the SteemChurch et al.
'Peace be with you.'
Before this Knight gets into the the full subject matter of this post he is first going to point out something which should be blindingly obvious to the whole of the Steem Community. And to do so he is going to call upon the statistics of @exan.
With regard to reward distribution two days ago the breakdown of the chart above is as follows:
- There are 6374 authors, were rewarded with 32871.621 Steem Dollars.
- Plankton - 4354 (68.308%) got rewards - 8134.251 (24.745%) Steem Dollars.
- Minnows - 1575 (24.709%) got rewards - 13809.228 (42.009%) Steem Dollars.
- Dolphins - 388 (6.087%) got rewards - 8052.352 (24.496%) Steem Dollars.
- Orca - 56 (0.878%) got rewards - 2711.961 (8.25%) Steem Dollars.
- Whales - 1 (0.015%) got rewards - 163.826 (0.498%) Steem Dollars.
Do you see it yet?
To those constantly complaining that the system is 'unfair' - note that 90% of the rewards are going to Plankton, Minnows and Dolphins... 90%. In effect would be approximately 70% of the STEEM wealth being created going to the poor and middle income earners - there is no fairer economic ecosystem on the planet at this time! So stop whinging about it and embrace it.
(And of the 1-2% first being paid to Voting Bots - just stop paying Voting Bots!)
The matters that SirKnight will now address specifically relates to the SteemChurch community, our mission and our strategic direction.
Firstly however we will publicly address a matter that has been brought to our attention. This is jealousy within the Church ranks and again 'whinging' that things aren't the way they used to be under 'Celestial Challenge' where everyone was being rewarded for simply participating.
Who Moved My Cheese?
Despite the names of our two little friends running around, for some the penny just never dropped. The Cheese is constantly being moved. The purpose of 'Celestial Challenge' was to discover the most talented authors and then encourage them to SteemChurch.
From there the Cheese has moved again, moved into new Steem projects in new countries - and our Christian message is just now starting to roll itself out to into the real world. And this roll-out is being driven by the likes of Apostle @darlenys01 and SteemChurch CEO @emiliocabrera.
SteemChurch is now building farms to feed the hungry. Soon we will be building real world Churches and Medical Centers.
Every Steemian who participated in those early days had every opportunity to work hard and excel. Some did rise to the challenge, whilst others achieved success working with the Apostles. Either way, many thousands of dollars in rewards have been distributed to our parishioners.
Some however, stayed back at Cheese Station C and simply wondered where their cheese had gone. They sat and wished for it back. They didn't adapt to the change that was going on around them. If this was you - you have none to blame for your failure but yourself.
The Cheese is moving again!
For a time SteemChurch was arguable the single greatest community on the STEEM blockchain. Whether we still are or not is a matter of opinion - there are some other great ones here now and they want our talented parishioners. So rest assured if we do not lift our Steem Power over the next few months, we will be left behind.
Aside from protecting our claim on the reward pool, more Steem Power is needed to attract more parishioners in the lead up to SMTs; and, is needed to fund the 'Resource Credit' requirements brought about by Hardfork 20.
At present it is necessary for us to maximize and centralize our Steem Power to enable us to start onboarding parishioners through Discounted Accounts, and to encourage their participation.
In time though this Knight believes it will be a necessity to hold large amounts of Steem Power provide the Resource Credits to function on the 'Hivemind / Community' level.
Finally, this Knight is of the opinion that new external parties and corporations will soon move to STEEM and forge their own communities - and they will simply buy their way in. A luxury that we do not have.
So to secure our future the push for SteemChurch Steem Power must begin now!
Delegation to SteemChurch
Now that you understand the threats to our community and the strategic importance of maximising our Steem Power reserves. You should not be surprised when this Knight announces:
- All parishioners are expected to delegate Steem Power to @steemchurch.
- All parishioners are expected to delegate at least 25% of their SteemPower to @steemchurch - up to 1,000 SP at which time it becomes optional.
- All parishioners delegating to SteemChurch will be rewarded. Parishioners who do not delegate - will not.
The SteemChurch executive is well aware of the efforts that many have put into our community and we thank you. At the same time we hope that you are aware of the many opportunities our Church has afforded you. And we hope you understand why this step has become necessary in securing a long term success for Christians here on STEEM.
If you are unsure how to delegate, please refer to the following post by our Witness Representative @jackmiller.
And to see who is delegating...
To finish this Knight will leave you with some memorable self-help advice -
'You don't need to be wealthy to invest. You do however need to 'invest' to be wealthy.'
Invest now - in yourself, in your community and in your faith.