Welcome to the sixteenth day of the May 30 days writing challenge. If you don't know what this challenge is about, please have a look at the introductory post. Also, at the end of each article I will post the links to all the posts in the challenge (if you're joining the challenge, I encourage you to do the same). Also, if you join, don't forget to tag your post with #challenge30days and also leave a comment with the link of your post, so I can evaluate if you're one of the 3 lucky Steemians that will get a full upvote from me.
Where Do You See Yourself On Steemit In 5 years?
That's a bit different from the "where do you see Steemit in 5 years" topic I already wrote about, as it relates more to you, and to your relationship with the platform, than to the platform itself.
It's a very challenging question, at least for me.
First of all, I'm into crypto only for about 2 years. So it's relatively safe to assume that the hype will slow down in 5 years from now. Probably cryptocurrencies will be part of day to day life, and all this aura of new and revolutionary will fade. It's like web these days. It was hype and revolutionary at the end of the nineties, but by the middle of 2000s the web was already part of the normal, day to day human activity.
Second, I know - from experience - that my interests, as deep and engaging as they are in the beginning, tend to plateau after a certain time. It was the same with my first business (which I sold after 9 years), with running (I still run and participate in competitions, but it's already part of my routine, it's not something that I'm totally immersed into, as I was 3-4 years ago), and with many others. So, I presume the overall interest in crypto will fade, or at least will plateau. Probably AI will become hype, or some other thing that we don't even know of now.
And third, I also know, from experience, that I do enjoy writing and I will continue to write, no matter what and no matter where. I started to journal more than 10 years ago - like in a private, not public, journal - and I made a blog back when blogs weren't hype (yet). For me, writing has a therapeutical value way beyond the social validation you may get on shared writing platforms (like Facebook, reddit or Steemit). It's a way of being myself. So, that part will definitely still be around in 5 years from now.
Looking at all of the above, I think my relationship with Steemit will kinda slow down, but it will remain constant. Probably Steemit will be just the backend, and I will continue to write on a platform more like my personal blog (which I totally abandoned since I'm on Steemit, by the way). Probably I will be less engaged in the governance of Steemit - meaning I will probably not be a witness anymore - but that's debatable. If Steemit will grow to a "teal" organization, from the "red" organization which is now, I will definitely enjoy being part of the governance processes, to the best of my possibilities and knowledge.
So, how do you see yourself on Steemit in 5 years? Leave a link to your post in the comments so I can check it out.
Previous Posts In The Challenge
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Fifteen: How Many Posts Per Day Do You Write? Why?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Fourteen: What’s Your Favorite Writing Topic? Why?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Thirteen: Name Top 3 Favorite Cities That You Want To Live In. Why?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Twelve: What Crypto Asset Will Dominate The Market In 5 Years?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Eleven: What’s More Important For Steemit Right Now: Smart Media Tokens or Hivemind?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Ten: What’s Your Favorite Morning Drink: Coffee, Tea, Water, Juice? Why?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Nine: Where Do You See Steemit In 5 Years?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Eight: What’s Your Most Consistent Hobby For The Last 5 Years?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Seven: Name 3 Things That Must Be Done Immediately To Make Steemit.com A Better Experience
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Six: What Is Your Main Reason For Staying On Steemit?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Five: What Are The Top 5 Crypto Assets You’re Investing In Now?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Four: What Are The Top 5 Most Relevant Witnesses On Steemit? Why?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Three: What’s The Best Thing That Happened To You Because Of Steemit?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Two: If You Will Get 1000 STEEM Tomorrow, What Would You Do With It?
- May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day One: How Did You Get On Steemit?
- Announcing May 30 Days Writing Challenge: Strengthening The Steemit Community
I'm a serial entrepreneur, blogger and ultrarunner. You can find me mainly on my blog at Dragos Roua where I write about productivity, business, relationships and running. Here on Steemit you may stay updated by following me @dragosroua.
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