This is an important update post about https://steemgigs.org and everything that @SteemGigs constitute. In this post, we would like to give a brief general overview, history and insight etc related to the development and completion of especially https://steemgigs.org
We will like to explain its gradual evolution and show gratitude for your ever-present patience and implore that you kindly exercise further patience.
It has been a slow journey and this we know, but it has been an existing journey.
While a completed https://steemgigs.org can easily be seen as a representation of the entire journey, it only constitutes part of the journey. Identifying with this, will help us exercise some more patience with regards to the completion of the website.
@steemgigs has existed before https://steemgigs.org. It started right here on steemit, under #steemgigs. Then continued into a now solid SteemGigs community on the discord, containing more than 4,500 steemians.
So, community has been a core part of the journey.
Beyond that though, SteemGigs is part of an entire curriculum. Being part of a curriculum, it doesn't just happen; "it has to play itself out".
While other steem-based websites may come into life and even completion really quickly; SteemGigs is modeled differently.
Another thing is; "with what SteemGigs represents, "everyone" is key.
SteemGigs is very broad and plays a very important role in an entire curriculum called "surpassing Google" with steemit".
@steemgigs is called "SteemGigs" to indicate the very key involvement of steem and steem's evolution, in the journey (our journey).
SteemGigs is not just out to form a stand-alone organization. It is also out to enhance steem and grow it.
Another thing is @steemgigs has history!!! I am behind @steemgigs and i have been here since the earlier days of steemit and steem and i have experienced and been part of its evolution e.g i was here to experience the "several forks" etc that occurred, each of which brought about further evolution for steem. I was here when steem was some 7 cents etc
Steem is not where it used to be, neither has it stopped evolving.
You may find other steem-based apps starting up and coming to full-blown life pretty fast but SteemGigs' evolution is very different, one reason being that; it looks to enhance steem and some of the challenges that appear to affect many users of steemit and takes much of steem's history and evolution into cognizance.
While SteemGigs, tries to create a revolution in the freelancing marketplace, using the beauty of the steem blockchain and its community; it also tries to enhance matters like "content curation" and "discovery" here on steemit and looks to try new paradigms, in a bid to explore the full vastness of steem's beauty e.g we would attempt to add other facets to the steem's "reputation model".
And accomplishing all these requires a "playing out"...... (graduality)
Let's get into some insight:
When it comes to the reputation model that steem already has; with https://steemgigs.org we want to play out or experiment a paradigm that explores other facets of the steem blockchain
Looking at reputation here on steemit, we quickly pinpoint "transparency". Being bare (the steem blockchain), users are likelier to be weary of their actions, maintaining "good reputation" etc But there can be more amazing facets to this, if we look closely. Just what if, we apply also the "privacy" paradigm of the Steem blockchain, adding it to the current steem "reputation-model", that is based mostly on transparency?
Yes, while the steem blockchain is bare; "transparent", there is also a "privacy paradigm"; i.e it is private, decentralized, untraceable etc and a primary incentive for some who join steemit/to join steemit.
That is; with https://steemgigs.org, what if we tried to apply a "not-very-tapped" beauty of the steem blockchain, with respect to "reputation"; which is "privacy".
Moreso, since community is at the core of SteemGigs, let's now add "community" into the picture and there'll instantly exists a "real life" paradigm and thus, "virtues like "respect"" and we may now have, a new, enhanced or different "breed of reputation model".
Let me play out a clearer picture of how all this is related to reputation.......;
Now, we have "transparency" but there is also "privacy"; so, should we forget "privacy" because there is "transparency"?;
and now, that we have established that SteemGigs has a "real community" and thus, the "real life" paradigm, should forget virtues like "respect"?
- Yes, it is bare but does that instantly mean that we should peer? (e.g data on steem).
- Yes, the bank vault was left open, will you be exempted from court judgement, when you "stole in lorries", on the excuse that the vault was left open?
- There is an open door, must you enter?
- The stranger next to you is looking at his bank transactions using his tablet, at an open-public-party, themed, "today, you can into my tablet"; Yes, you can look into his tablet but must you?
Hahaha according to me, the real beauty of the steem blockchain, when it comes to matters like "reputation" is, "when you can actually apply it to use, to levels where, each steemian begins to "be reputable", without triggers.
Note: all along, i have been trying to touch on one of the several reasons, that the development and completion of https://steemgigs.org has been slow and gradual. Basically, i am trying to use this post to express gratitude for your ever-present patience and to re-establish, that we are on track, on a journey and we will get to our destination, together.
Note also, that though https://steemgigs.org isn't complete, it has been in use for months now and currently ranks "top 19,500 websites in the Philippines". (according to Alexa)
Now, going back to SteemGigs (our reputation model), one can instantly say; "why waste time and ages and months in completing that aspect of your website, when you can just easily integrate the "steemconnect escrow capability", since SteemGigs is like a freelancing marketplace and involves payments" but we may say; "how about trying the more testimonial, harder, slower route and try instead, to tap into other aspects of the steem blockchain that amplifies its beauty e.g add a paradigm that mines "real reputation", as opposed to "reputation" borne out of, say "responsibility" (because "people may be watching")".
So instead of jumping in on "escrow"; we are playing-out "a testimonial system" involving full-blown SteemGigs posts and whenever we decide to take on "escrow", it will be optional.
Bottomline is; SteemGigs is not only its own website. It is being built to amplify steem's beauty too and even "steem" is still in a state of evolution.
Like Steemit, "SteemGigs is the first of many experiments, that will form the basis for all other projects, that i will embark on e.g TearDrops, Un(dis)talented, surpassinggoogle.com, Ulogs etc .
Hahaha, SteemGigs will be the slow one because it will also be the sandbox for each of the above movement. (i.e after https://steemgigs.org is completed, all the other steem-based websites that we will build e.g teardrops, surpassinggoogle.com etc will "be complete fast" as SteemGigs (as done the slow part), will constitute the framework especially code-wise, for these other websites.)
Same as "steemit" evolves gradually as (according to my mind's eye) it constitutes a play-out or sandbox, for the main "vision within the dream", to evolve the main "vision within the dream" into spanlessness and solidity.
e.g While one may be quick to say; "steemit is slow in bringing about enhancement; it has many flaws; it isn't promoting itself aggressively; it isn't representing itself in events etc and other blockchain-based social interfaces etc are popping up really fast". Hahaha, i tell you, "many of these, have had to look at steem's own evolution, to build theirs".
Plus, whichever one pops up, will still hold people and perhaps, the incentive to earn, among other things. Hence, since steem is build-able, why apply not simply apply https://steemgigs.org into helping matters.
While one may see "flaws" with steemit or steem; i see a beautiful exciting challenge. "Hahaha, blockchain was built for humans and are humans flawless and will all these other blockchain-based social platforms not host humans?"
Thus, building SteemGigs can't be as fast as one may expect, because it looks to enhance and grow steem as well.
SteemGigs was born to be a "Dream-Building" center. @steemgigs was also created at a time, when i was trying to add all my innovation projects into a singular entire curriculum, as there became a point in my steemit journey, during my minnow days, when i was beginning get too overwhelmed. Where i am at "inspiration" is too scarce, thus, at times like those, i sustained my inspiration by creating a singular venture, through which all my innovations can easily go through; like a Mother hen and "@steemgigs" was it at the time. So, you will see that while the surface of https://steemgigs.org is a steem-based freelancing marketplace, its preface and core had other grander facets to it.
This has made the journey slow as we grow SteemGigs into utmost spanlessness, with all the other upcoming steem-based websites in the pipeline staging live on https://steemgigs.org first, before entering full-blown life.
You will notice, that we have since added a knowledge-bank called "SurpassingGoogle" and even Teardrops is currently in its evolution even on https://steemgigs.org. There is a large likelihood that our recent ULOGS movement will play itself out on https://steemgigs.org first.
More recently, i have been able to add more funds to the budget for the development of SteemGigs and i am awaiting further updates in the coming weeks. We also got a designer to give the UI for SteemGigs a lift. We are also enhancing all the specialized editors on the website.
In the meantime, we have restored life to the SteemGigs server on discord. We have had the second SteemGigs talk already, within the past few weeks and the next one, will come up likely this Saturday.
The general tone of the SteemGigs server on discord is "everyone has something to offer" and the general theme of our voice discussions is "Dream-Building".
Basically, a SteemGigger is a Dream-Builder.
However, as you have seen, in the underlying core of the SteemGigs model is a "real-life" paradigm (a school of life curriculum), to where every SteemGigger is "a dream-builder, who is also the awesomest version of "human".
Many more SteemGiggers in the world; many more impossibilities in the world, will become possibilities; "world adjustment".
Well, we can't change the world and we can't just adjust it as it will take an entire curriculum.
I will be posting an update for the next SteemGigs talk show and this time, i will posting an organized format for each show. Please join the SteemGigs discord server and kindly add some notification for @surpassinggoogle to stay notified.
I will also post a summary of the last two voice discussions for us all to benefit.
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