Help Steemgigs Help The Community!

in #steemgigs4 years ago (edited)

Witnesses. Who are they?

Witnesses are our peers. They are other members of Steemit who; Using their own money, pay to rent or maintain their own Steemit servers which process all of our upvotes, blogs, comments, and transfers on this platform. Essentially, this helps secure the network, since every witness maintains a server with a constantly updating version of Steemit. Unlike Facebook, which has a main server room- That stores all of our information, and can change it at any time without our authorization.

Why is this important?

Do you remember when Facebook used to be awesome? No ads, no autoplay videos- No spam? Every 5th post is now a sponsored ad. Facebook isn't the product. We are.

Steem witnesses prevent this corruption, by voting on all changes to the platform through their witnesses. If ever a majority of the witnesses do not like the proposed changes to the platform, they would only have to refuse the latest upgrade, and Steemit would force-fork.

There appear to be two different witnesses here on Steemit. There are technical witnesses, that create apps on top of the Steemit blockchain-AKA developers. And there are social Witnesses who help the community stay motivated and answer questions about the platform.

Most of my followers are familiar with @surpassinggoogle. And this is where I will go on a bit of a rant-


Many of us have been on the receiving end of votes from @surpassinggoogle. Especially Filipinos, since he has committed himself to helping our community grow- And it is thriving because of his help. If you have gotten an upvote from him, and haven't voted for him to be a witness, do it now. It doesn't cost you anything but 10 seconds of your time to cast a quick vote. After all, you can vote for 30 witnesses in total, so make @steemgigs one of them.

When I first joined Steemit I was totally lost. I had no friends on here and didn't know where to start or how to navigate the platform. My first few blogs weren't good, barely made a dollar lol ;D

I found a couple of Steemians online, made friends with them, and joined a few discord channels to learn more. About 2 weeks later, I was super discouraged and figured Steemit wasn't for me. I didn't feel like I fit in anywhere, and felt like I was failing. Then, I met @surpassinggoogle who gave me some great advice, and motivation to keep steeming and to help me climb my ladder-Reinvest in myself.

He told me that if I stuck with it, he would help when he could, and got me to invite many of my close friends to join as well. He didn't know me or owe me anything. What could I offer him in return? And true to his word, he kept an eye on me and my blogs and helped me find my groove here.

Because of his help, I dedicated myself to also helping as many people here as I can find time for. I owe him a lot, and can honestly say that if he just decided to pass me by, I would have missed a whole lot these past 6 months.

So my sincerest thank you to Terry for everything that you do for the whole Steemit Community.

Please, do the community a favor and support @steemgigs, Terry who blogs using @surpassinggoogle, as a witness.

How to vote:

1.) - Go to

2.)- Scroll down to bottom, and type in steemgigs and click vote. (You can only vote once per witness if you try to vote again the original vote will get deleted.)
3.)- Come back here and tell me you voted for him ;)





@surpassinggoogle has done alot of good work here. And i will vote him over again..

you can only cast your vote once dear

Oh i have over a month ago, i'm just saying that i will do it over and over again if possible cos he deserves it.

oohh phew! I got a little shaky haha! I don't want one vote to go to waste, every vote counts ;)

thank you so much, dear!

Just got done voting @purepinay. I do appreciate every help of sir @surpassinggoogle so much.

Thank KABAYAN for the great advice as well as upvoting my posts. I am grateful that you also have helped me like @surpassinggoogle and fellow Steemians and team mates who encouraged and pushed me to keep on writing. Just like you I was groping in the dark for my first six months until I learned it the hard way and through the help of friends whom I met here on Steemit. In my on little way I am able to share what I have learned to newbies. I now enjoy and found my niche in Steemit. Thanks to evreryone! Let's keep on steeming!

Hi @diosarich, It's really great to see na nagtutulungan tayong mga Pinoy dito sa steemit. We can do a lot of things basta magtulungan tayo lahat. God Bless Everyone!

and then those newbies (like me) will learn and share with others as well! Thanks for sharing what you learned with people! Salamat po

@surpassinggoole is my personal whale,my mentor on steemit!!!!
He is definately getting my post.
@purepinay,please how do i vote ?

good morning, @jummieecutie!

Read the steps on how to vote:
1.) - Go to

2.)- Scroll down to bottom

Look for the box and type in steemgigs and the click VOTE
see the photo below:

Note: (You can only vote once per witness if yoyou try to vote again the original vote will get deleted.)

Thanks, after all this time on steemit I never knew the steps.

Better than a vote is to set @steemgigs as your proxy then he can vote for all your witnesses! Surely he knows better than most of us who can help steemit be better.

You made a little spelling mistake (missed last 'g'). Account is @surpassinggoogle

that's awesome that @surpassinggoogle is helping you and so many other people out!

Resteemed your post
Well done

hi how are u?? i am new here in steemit..but i want to how can i have vote and give vove?? you post its genial!! :-))

Yes very we'll said friend @purepinay .A Big THANK you to sir @surpassinggoogle . Done voting steemgigs.Godbless

nice post my steemit friend good

Or (fyi) 3 times [good to know, if you make a genuine error]: "Approved", "Unapproved", "Approved" !!

When Account Weight
23 minutes ago Approved planetweaver 1.024 kV
32 minutes ago Unapproved planetweaver 1.024 kV
32 minutes ago Approved planetweaver 1.024 kV

thank you for your support!

@surpassinggoogle is such a great person. Of course I'll do whatever I can just to help and support him. By the way @purepinay, I think i saw you with a girl at Opon, Lapu-Lapu last week or maybe last last week around 9pm. You just rode a ferry boat 😊. I really think it was you. Anyway, continue on inspiring us with your blogs. More power kabayan.

Done @purepinay. More power 😊

Voting him also!

Thanks for the introduction. I will definitely be on the lookout for you!

@steemgigs is a witness for the people and by the people , @surpassinggoogle is one of the few guys one here that genuinely cares about the betterment of minnows. Please vote

you are just sacrificing your privacy on facebook.

Steem the blockchain can be accessed by anyone. It is completely transparent. You can rest assured that when it grows large enough, it will be datamined to exhaustion.

Great post to help people understand the role of the witnesses, I use FB less and less now that they have tried and monetize almost everything.

thank you for dropping by, @bigguyandrusty!

I barely go on facebook now, if not only for my other friends and family who are still on facebook ;)

I hope you were able to cast your vote

Done po mam beautiful.

I get a little help on my posts from @surpassinggoogle myself! Vote casted for him and @steemgigs.

I didn't really get this before but now I do have a little idea how this witness stuff works. Thank you for the info @purepinay!

your welcome dear and thank you for casting your vote! XOXO

Damn it. When a hot asian girl tells me to do something, I have to do it. It is how I ended up married with 2 kids. I'm just powerless against it. Oh, well...

You are very nice ... Photos are good

I give my vote of witness support to @steemgigs.

Thank you so much for your support! These means a lot to me. I will keep an eye on your future blogs!



finish upvoting kabayan @purepinay

Thanks a lot!

I'll visit your page soon! See you around ^_-

thankyou maam..bdw i just want to ask if have you been here in lapu2?? this past few weeks?? did you ride ferry boat??

not recently, I haven't, why you asked? ipapasyal mo ko sa ferry boat? hehe

vote me yes

hahaha wala lng poh..i thought you've been here kasi may nakita akong kamukha mo..kasama ang isang babae then after those days nagpost ka na sa steemit that you were with your girl friend in nabasa ko lang don na sumakay ka ng taxi and you were on lapu2

aahhh haha, I see.. madami ata ko kamukha haha

These pictures are sooo convincing... I am sure anyone who sees them will vote for steemgigs :)

Nigeria is tagged, am assuming that steemgigs and you are huge supporters of the Nigerian Community, super kewl, you have any awesome super cool pictures of the Nigerian initiatives you've helped with for the tag, because .....ecoysystem :) <3

So many Nigerians dm a team of people wondering what you guys did for Nigeria?

Don't be a douchebag/. If you check both @purepinay and @surpassinggoogle vote history, you can clearly see they both upvote many members from the Nigerian community.

I can testify to @surpassinggoogle upvote to Nigerians. Me and my friends do benefit from his upvotes and comment. He is a neutral person that upvote for all irrespective of your tribe, color or country.

He upvotes you .. you vote for him
He upvotes you even more .. you mention him
He delegates some SP to you .. you join his campaing for witness ?! 🤔
Seems like a very decent community you have here 🙄 😏

That's kinda how its supposed to work, no?

For instance, if I helped you and your account value grew 10x... Your upvote would be worth more.

With that, you could turn around and help countless others... Who could help even more community members...

Why is this an issue?

Check below. It is an evidence of the tag been used by a Nigerian and @surpassinggoogle and @stemgig upvote. Aside that @surpassinggoogle have always been helpful to everyones especially minnow irrespective of the person color or country. @surpassinggoogle is a good person.

some simply had questions, thank you for answering and not stalking and harassing like some chose.... the rest of the opinion stands, I see it and think your type of communication is much better than some who want to do stuff to many in dm's.....the original opinions on presentation are free to have/ her fiance going apeshit on blogs is kind of sad but is also odd someone would call their fiance a 'little girl" but ce la vie, water under the bridge....@surpassingoogle maybe did not give an official nod for her to be HIS spokesperson.

some simply had questions, thank you for answering and not stalking and harassing like some chose....
Well spoken, i love the level of interactions between of you and the level of maturity in understanding each others perspectives. @surpassinggoogle is indeed a kind man that loves the minnows very much.

Vote for steemgigs

Thank you for making a post dedicated for our lodi witness @surpassinggoogle! I already voted for him as my witness because I believe in his visions for Steemit especially giving a chance for Minnows to be seen. You're also my lodi @purepinay! Very awesome work you got there!

U have a beautiful write-up here. Keep it up👆

hello, @emdesan! how are you?

thank you for your support. Can you help me remind our kabayans who haven't cast their vote yet?

sure I can help you with that @purepinay! Will remind our fellow Filipino Steemians to vote for @steemgigs as witness.. :)

thanks a lot, dear

pls tell them to check the spelling and write "steemgigs"

there are some who miss spelled or who write surpassinggoogle instead of steemgigs

I have more than 40 students who joined this platform as part of our blogging topic. I'll make sure to make them support @surpassinggoogle and vote @steemgigs. Thank you for this reminder, Gilaine! :-*

thank you, glenna

I hope to see the number goes up, every vote counts.

You can use this link to check if they already voted for steemgigs

You can message me, (you know where to contact me) if you need help.

I'll update you about how it goes, Gilaine. 😘😘

thank you, Glenna
I'll talk to you soon


Go! @glennamayjumaoas .. pwersahin mo kung maaari hahah. Joke lang.

hahahhaha. may pwersahang magaganap! hahahaha

Might I ask how technologiccally savvy do you have to be in order to become a steem witness?

Will vote for him! And thanks so much for always supporting my music and so many others on here. It’s amazing to see you as such a big part of steemit now. Way to go :)

Hello, @drewley!

Thank you for your considering @steemgigs on your witness list. :)

You're welcome, I will never forget you, remember that cents you sent me? I was jumping in joy, I felt like the richest person on earth haha

btw, I listened to that steemit music you made, I saw it on youtube since I subscribed to your channel, you are so good at what you do, have you considered uploading your videos on dtube?

Haha yea I remember when I first met you on here.. good times :) and yes I am going to start posting videos to dtube, it’s just taking me awhile to get used to it for some reason

OK. i just voted for that guy u mentioned in ur post..

j/k! :P but i did double check on what votes i did na.. :P

ohhh.. yeah!

@steemgigs 101% supported by the Filipino people like us! Cheer$🍻🍻🍻


1001% rather kabayaan..Proud filipino proud supporter of @steemgigs


ang tanong, botomo ka na ba, kabayan? haha pakitanong nga ang mga katribo haha

miss you dude! how are you?

hahaha.. matagal na poh! i'm still working with others nah.. yung iba napa vote ko na.. 😊😊

thank you po!

walang anu man poh!

i'm good! thank you @purepinay

Hiiii My sweet &Cute friend, @purepinay,

I fully agreed with you and always inspired and appreciate great @surpassinggoogle. he is no doubt much kind and helping everyone with guideline and upvoting, due to his support we all are able to fly here. so now it is our duty to support him and strengthen him. I already gave my Vote of witness to @steemgigs and proxy vote to @surpassinggoogle. I also adding one thing that you have also major part here just like terry to promote and brought awareness about steemit in Philipines. Keep it up,I always appreciate your efforts. your photographs are much attractive and pretty look. Lots of Love from Pakistan specially from me.

Thank you so much dear!

It makes me sad that he is still not getting enough vote as witness, I hope everyone that receives support from Terry will cast a vote. We need to remind all our steemian friends to cast their vote for him. ;)

yes you are right we should support him. I think there is lack of awareness and interest about vote of witness in people.
you should wrote an article purely on vote of witness, complete details, is uses, its benefits. etc.anway thakks for your support.

I will have to do some studies about it, I am not that knowlegeable enough but of course, it won't hurt to reach out to some witnesses to ask some help

I'm surely doing that. @surpassinggoogle deserves that and even more. You are a good friend @purepinay looking out for your friend.

thank you, @zizymena

I hope to get some votes for @steemgigs as much as I can

I'm sure you will. in Nigeria he has done so much for us too and @eurogee is also doing same campaign for steemgigs to become a witness.

that's good to know, I just don't understand the number of that steemgigs got on data

951 votes, it doesn't make sense to me ;(

Thank you for reminding us @purepinay. I will tell others to vote @steemgigs I've done voting steemgigs long ago. Hehe. . This is very informative. .

you're welcome, Bella

pls do, it would be a really big help for Terry ^_- Thanks a lot!

Facebook is not product, we are! Very true. When control or power is in the hands of few people, all you do is just try to make profits. This is what Facebook is doing and all other social media platforms are following this example thus compromising the quality of the content. Thanks for the detailed account of Witness and how they work. I hope it will help many noobs to understand how Steemit is different.

I support @surpassinggoogle because he has been impressive and supportive. He's already made several tags trending at Steemit. I believe he deserves more support:

Excellent post @purepinay like your all previous posts. Steem On!

thank you for this, @ugetfunded

yes he has done a lot but it will really make me happy to see his rank go up, that's why I made this article. I hope people will really take their time to read and hopefully upvote @steemgigs

where can i vote for @surpassinggoogle. can you gide me a bit about that

1.) - Go to

2.)- Scroll down to bottom

type in steemgigs
click vote.
(You can only vote once per witness if you try to vote again the original vote will get deleted.)

Just voted for steemgigs and @surpassinggoogle


thank you! we really appreciate this, especially that screenshot.

I visited your page, I hope you and your family is doing well. Please send my regards to wifey, @bloghound.

Thank you @purepinay ! You're doing awesome.

It is surprising that the community is so strong and sympathetic that it can help.

Hello Gilaine! Terry has been my rock when i started here. It felt like you are not going anywhere but when I met him I have come to realize that I could be something here. I could do something. (Dili pa karun).

I'm still in the lowest of ranks but he has taught me to go encourage fellow minnows like me and hopefully grow together in this platform.

P.S. I've already voted Terry and steemgigs.

thank you so much!

yes, he has done and still doing a lot for the community. He works non-stop!

Pls, help me spread the words to vote for steemgigs. A lot of Filipinos still haven't cast their vote.

Thanks so much @purepinay - actually a fair amount of things that I was unaware of!

Thank you, beautiful ! 💜


Hi, Elena! How are you?

Those are only a few of the things I know about Steemit. I don't even go further coz it gives me a headache haha!

thanks for this wonderful post @purepinay


thank you also and steemgigs, especially to boy terry.

you guys help us to grow in this community..

Hope the lord God in heaven Bless you more.

at steemitdavao group it is our gratitude to support you also..

my owner is @mrblu this will help our new members to resteem and upvote their post. to support them and to help them grow.
i'm beta version bot as of now.

status of steemitdavao bot-more coding for development-

Aw! this is cool, thank you @mrblu!

I hope I get a witness closely interacting with me. Monitoring my blogs to improve them. Just like you my posts hardly earn a dollar or less.
Anyways voted for @steemgigs.

hi, there!

it's easy, you have to interact with the witnesses, they will talk you if they happen to have time. Like @surpassinggoogle though it takes time because these people have so much stuff to do and the number of steemit users that asking his support.

I and surpassinggoogle really try our best to help a lot of Steemians. I will look into your account. Pls stick around. I added you to my list of people to check later. Thank you for your support.

Thank you @purepinay for the kind gesture. I have convinced a group of my office colleagues join Steemit. They have just started curating. I am guiding them about Steemit. I will educate them about Witnesses and ask them to up-vote for @steemgigs.

it's my pleasure ;) btw, how do you want me to call you?

oh wow thank you, that's really nice of you!

I visited your page, I see you are an IT, you have a lot of potentials. I look forward to see what you can transpire. I'll see you around.

Thanks Gilaine. You can call me Nikhil.
Being an IT professional I post once or twice a week. It takes me hours to write a post currently. Eventually I will get faster. See you around.

Nice to meet you here, Nikhil!

I understand, I don't post that much also. Writing takes time and plus I have to reply to some comments. When I was starting on Steemit I have nights of no sleep haha, Steemit is the new addiction lol

The trending addiction.

Thanks @blog-beginner for introducing me to witnesses category. I never knew something like this existed. I have chosen @steemgigs as a witness.

Remember explaining me the rewards thing ? I hardly understand them and here you are with a new concept. Just doing it because you say. Explain me later. I will take my own sweet time.

interesting! Thanks for the info!!

your welcome, hope you already cast your vote for some witnesses. Let's help the community

"Because of his help, I dedicated myself to also helping as many people here as I can find time for. I owe him a lot, and can honestly say that if he just decided to pass me by, I would have missed a whole lot these past 6 months."

very will said really inspired us all..

we will keep steeming and thanks for your support too.

your post will be post on our gc steemitdavao group for the support.

where we find The Community

I have voted for @steemgigs and definitely support @surpassinggoogle. I started way back but just now getting at it due to time constraints.

Just like you, I started out early and getting discouraged with low pay-out posts. Back then Steem and SBD are less than a dollar. Came back after pregnancy and look at where it is now.

Thanks for helping other Filipinos out here, let's round up the bayanihan and push @steemgigs to the top 50 witness!

I´m not familiar with all the available steem-witnesses yet, but of course as desired I gave @steemgigs a vote! Are there differences between the witness work or do they the same job as all Ethereum-Miners f.e.?

Neither I, hehe that's why I only voted a few for now..

Thank you for your support! I haven't heard about Ethereum-Miners dear, so I have no idea hehe.

I visited your page again, you have some great photos there. If you write a little more it help you get some visitors to visit your blog. Thank you for sticking around. I hope you are enjoying your time here.


I don´t know why, but I´ve found your name everywhere in the snow today 😯 purepinay3.jpg purepinay.jpg
No seriously...thank you for your support :)

Yeah I wrote more on previous pictures, but 0-10 cents for writing half a day is really frustrating (even more with the 7day limit) so I prefer one pic for the daily contest.
Thanks, you too!
xoxo back

Sir terry is one of a great influencers / motivators in the Philippines . He is not only a blessing of filipino, he is a Big Blessing to steemit. @surpassinggogle, i am greatful that he have helped me and fellow steemians. Apart from doing comfort, as the entire filippino community. Its to give back support for his generosity and an appreciation for his kindness. We want to helped him and uplift his spirit. vote casted for him and steemigs . May god bless you @surppssinggoogle. GODBLESS

Everyone would even do better by letting him vote for them by setting him as their proxy.

I just voted steemgigs

thanks a lot for the support, Nathan!

Hope you are doing well

Finish upvote u for witness, good luck.

by the way, the word steemgigs are all small letters huhu

you can click the arrow to delete the vote you first made and you can type in the correct name: steemgigs (all small letters)

I do not yet know anything about steemit but like you ordered, I have chosen @steemgigs so my witness @purepinay

hello, dear! how are you?

thank you for supporting @steemgigs!

thank you, @itasteem

there are so many ways to learn steemit, you can use the "search box" and type any specific topic that you want to learn... just like this one:

Truly, @surpassinggoogle has touched my life in more ways than just upvoting. His words opens me to see the world from another angle...he deserves to be a witness!..I'm off to vote for him and you too.

thank you dear,

pls do not vote for me, I am not one the witnesses, I am just a supporter ;) pls save your vote for another witness, I will be promoting another helpful witness ;)

@purepinay you can be called true friend, as you ask to vote for @steemgigs after his previous help to you. I really respect people remembering good things and help of others. Of course I voted @steemgigs for witness. I totally lost my motivation with steemit about 3 days ago, and tonight he and you also! literally returned me to steemit when upvoting my recent post. Thank you very much for that.
P.S. I love your raccoon socks!))

thank you for the support. Am glad it helped to get you motivated, btw, don't resteem too much I can't find your original posts

haha you noticed my socks, thank you! ^_-

I just decided to participate in some contests to increase my Steem Power for a bit and all those contests do require resteems to be accredited for them. That is why my posts occurred to be somewhere down there))

You may know some better ways of earning couple extra SBDs here. Feel free to share this knowledge to me;)

hello, I voted for steemgigs. Very good initiative! @purepinay

Done voting. I am a newbie here and was just approved yesterday. I am looking forward to read more tips on how to be a good Steemian. Will be reading more of your articles. :-)


how are you, @loudetteiam?

welcome to steemit, @loudetteiam, glad you join this wonderful community.

thank you for showing your support and for voting steemgigs

I hope to see you here often ^_-

Waaah! I never thought I could get a reply from you. :blush: I am well but I am still coping with everything about Steemit. I think I will be always often here since I am following you. hehehe!

Wow. Good info as i am a newbie myself. upvoted and resteemit done. yeah

#100% upvote
dear @purepinay i always with you.


voted him already ! :) btw thank you @surpassinggoogle

thank you, dear! btw, welcome to steemit and have fun!


thank you so much , and followed you already :)

I have already voted for steemgigs like some 15 days back. The reason to do so was the support @surpassinggoogle was giving to his community.

thank you, dear!

I had the privilege to meet him in person. We had minor chitchats but when he speaks, silence can be noticed from all of us. His advocacy, mission and vision are all nothing but inspiring.

I can sense the tenure people provide their 101% attention to him. Even a celebrity went home at around 2 am because she was very eager to listen. His purpose is selfless. Faith in humanity really restored.

Judging by your article, you really adore him so much. Well, it won't go to waste as you also have influenced others to follow your track. More power to you!

Thank you, @luigienius for the positive feedback.

I haven't met Terry in person but just chat and phone calls and he's been a great mentor and a huge inspiration to me.

Indeed a lot of people respect him and he deserves it. Showing our support to him by voting him as a witness can make a huge difference.

Thank you for your support. I hope you have a wonderful time here and let's spread the good vibes ^_-

You're such a good blogger. You motivates me so much as newbie :) you are my idol. Good job lady!

pak na pak ginalingan maxado:):)
love it and very touching!!!!
Because of you I met terry.
You are both amazing!
Love you guys!

Thanks for your love and support.
stay beautiful xoxo

Good morning, sis!

wala pa ngang ligo yan jan, gabi na tas nakuha pa mag picture! haha

thank you sis, naalala mo nung wala tayo magawa dati? kung saan saan tayo napapadpad? hahaha nakakamiss yung time na di pa tayo mga busy haha, yung waley paki sa presyo ng steem haha

Binisita ko si @schamangerbert at papabear @paradise-found ngayon, one year na si papabear ngayon sa steemit, let's celebrate! Si @gerel di makapag online masyado waley laptop nasira tas slow pa yung phone pag naglo load ng steemit. Kaya sabi ko magsumikap lalo. Ako nga gumapang pati butas ng karayom pinasok haha

Tapos yung iba jan kung makadownvote wagas! Hindi ko mapacheck up yung Nana at Mama kay tied up yung pera ko dito sa Steemit, tinitiis ko nalang. Hay hay may mga tao talagang sadyang walang kalooban!

Pwede bumili ng tawa isang piso lang? haha!

Buti pa mag powerdown nalang at bumalik nalang ko sa paglalabandera haha charot! Babangon ako at akoy lilipad kahit bali ang aking kabilang pakpak! haha

I trust your judgment, every friend of yours is mine so I got him my humble vote 🙏