I just cracked 500+ Steem Power!
Here I am, 7 days later, making this announcement. I am astounded. This happened 4x faster than I had imagined. Over 300 Steem Power in less than 7 days.
So Steemit, my next target is now 1,000 Steem Power. Finally, I will join the 1 comma club!
-- original art
What the hell? How did you gain so much Steem Power in 1 week?
I gained the entire 300+ Steem Power by simply 'powering up' all of my authoring rewards into Steem Power. Over the past week I have had some mildly successful posts and some wildly successful posts (at least, in my books).
Why all the 'power ups'?
I love seeing my influence in posts. I love being able to give an upvote when an article truly intrigues me, and seeing the author reap rewards. I love to upvote before the 30 minute mark, for the sole reason that I would prefer to see the author get some rewards, than me. Sure, it feels good to receive. But honestly? It feels even better to give. Especially to those authors that I feel have really put some work, effort and creative thinking into their posts. These are the posts I will be upvoting.
-- My desk when I am Steeming
A note on dedication
I just want to say, if you take a look at my blog history, you will find a lot of very 'unsuccessful' posts, and guess what? I don't care. I didn't moan, I kept going, and I will keep going. The money is a really nice side bonus. I am here to meet amazing people, and read amazing stories. If i gave up after only earning 2c a post, I would have missed out on some amazing experiences and opportunities that have come my way since. Whatever you do, don't give up. You will be able to reach your goals too, you just need some dedication. Talking about experiences...
[BONUS SECTION] My most interesting discussions on Steemit this week
I was in discussion with @rossulbricht to potentially create a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for her son's defense trial. You can see her original post here. Somewhere in the comments, you will find her asking for my email address. I really do hope I can help her in some way. If any of you can support or donate SBD directly to her @rossulbricht account, please do so, this loving mother is going to need all the help in the world to help free her son or at the very least, reduce his double life sentence without parole, and give this man at least his old age and something to look forward to.
I have been offered contact details for the guys at BitNation by @tlc (definitely the most beautiful and profound woman in crypto). By the way, @tlc, nice to have you back and posting again, we missed you! @tlc I will definitely email you back regarding those details! Also, I look forward to seeing more of your posts soon.
My most recent post was selected as a daily top pick by @robinhoodwhale. For this, I am truly humbled. I would like to give a big shout out to all the people in Sherwood Forest for making that possible.
I have made contact with @craig-grant who I believe is a MAGICAL force in the space. I have been watching his ETH videos since the days of the DAO and I am a huge fan, so glad to see him here. Plus, dude has some hot flows. :P
@charlieshrem - who doesn't love this guy? I know I do. @charlieshrem, if you are reading this, just know you will forever and a day have my upvotes. Just keep those posts coming. I am waiting for those cow yoga poses though. OP better deliver!
Anyway, just wanted to give another update. Next target 1,000 Steem Power. The 1 comma club. See you then Steemit!