I Have Cast My Witness Votes - Did I Do Good? Have I Helped to Make the Bad Thing Go Away?

in #steemit4 years ago (edited)


I've joined this intriguing platform in the midst of an epic war. It's not a battle. It is all out war. I powered up the majority of my 7k Steem 4 days before the latest battle in this war commenced. This is not the start I had hoped for when I signed up. Had I known about the hostile takeover before powering up then, I have to be honest with you, I might have just reconsidered the whole Steemit thing. But as always with hindsight it's never available at the time you need it. So here I am wondering what the hell is going on and where this is all going to lead?

From the very short time I have been on this platform I have met some incredible people. Incredible in a number of ways actually but what is most striking is their commitment to the community they have helped create during the last 4 years. I can imagine it's been hard work. They are very protective of it, as they should be. So it comes as no surprise to me when I see people speaking out against the hostile takeover so passionately. I'm learning more about the whole scenario. And I'm learning more about how I should cast my witness votes. I hope by doing this I can somehow play my part in saving what seems to be a profoundly unique and inspiring place in the cryptosphere and the entire internet for that matter.

I have now cast my votes and I am happy to share that with the community. I hope I did good. As I type this I understand there is a meeting taking place right now between Steemit Inc, Justin Sun and certain witnesses. If I were a fly on the wall....





Ah! What a time to join!

It's ... well...a bit of a hot mess right now.
I'm so glad to see a positive attitude, rather than FUD. It would be easy to be fuddy. 😉
And honestly, I have no idea what to expect. But I DO know what you've learned in a short time is true: This COMMUNITY is hardcore and protective of what it's grown.

Yes! Your votes are great! Cause they are your votes. 😍

Oh! Don't be too discouraged about low post payouts. It's how it starts (unless you find a whale friend super fast 😎). But keep going, find the right tags/communities/hives and it'll get better. 😘

Isn't it just? If I had waited literally just 4 days I might have had to reconsider my whole Steemit journey and resist powering up. Oh well I'm locked in now and have decided not to get off the rollercoaster. Yes what an amazing community I have joined, why would I want to let that go?! Let's see where this ride takes me - bring it on!


Man, sometimes life is just a weird pile of nuts.

And now YOU are a part of that pile.

We welcome you with open arms.😘

The Steem blockchain is currently being attacked by a central authority in order to take control of the witnesses. If you are not managing your witness votes, please consider setting @berniesanders as your witness voting proxy by clicking here to help restore the decentralization of Steem.

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