5 Witnesses and my Why - Day 4

in steemit •  last year  (edited)

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May 30 Days Writing Challenge - Day Four: What Are The Top 5 Most Relevant Witnesses On Steemit? Why?

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First, I don't think I can really answer this question since I don't know enough why a certain witness is better for the platform than another. And, if out of the possible 30 witnesses I can vote for, anyone of them is superior to another - just different.

I will write about why I choose to vote for five of the witnesses on my list.

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1 @Enginewitty

He is a relatively new witness but has shown up big on the platform in so many ways. From what I can tell, many of the witnesses are very tech oriented and we have to thank them for many applications we are using. That is great. But in my opinion, the health and longevity of Steemit as a social media platform greatly depends on people finding a satisfying social experience here.
Enginewitty has that down. He has done so much to support people and guide them to success - notably through the founding and growing of the Alliance to a large group of Steemians who are supportive of each other. He wanted to create a family - and he succeded. A family that gets along!

And he is running so many other initiatives to help minnows and create a friendly and fun atmosphere on this platform.

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2 @thekitchenfairy

She is a brand new witness and for all I know, she hasn't had a chance to witness anything yet. But, as I stated before if Steemit wants to be a platform ready for mass adaption, it needs to be an inviting and friendly platform. There is a time and a place for tech talk and crypto talk and we all need to know about that. Yet many newbies run away right after joining because that is all they see and their heads are spinning.

The kitchenfairy has a friendly, varied blog and is approachable. People will want to talk to her and voice their concerns and ideas. And she has her feet in several countries, languages, and cultures - Australia, Canada, and Indonesia.

Also, we need more women represented among the witnesses.

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3 @steemcommunity

This is also a fairly new witness and is run by 2 people: @abh12345 and @paulag

I came across Asher early on and found him to be always responsive and answering questions. There are a lot of big account holders who are not giving the little fish in this sea of steemit the time of the day. Not so Asher. He helps people along - no matter where they are on their steemit journey and provides all kinds of information to help everyone to understand how to be successful on this platform.

Paula also does in-depth analyses of what is going on here on Steemit and is deeply involved with the blogger community.

Together, they do a lot of minnow support and they are supporting the @freewritehouse! Of course, I love them!!

An added plus - Paula is a woman and as I said, we need more representation among the witnesses.

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4 @steemgigs

This witness was started by Terry @surpassinggoogle to support the community. If you don't know who Terry is, you have to check him out. He alone has done so much for the community and is outright amazing.

I don't have the right words to express my admiration for this man and I highly encourage all of you to check him out and support his various projects as much as you can!!

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5 @steemitboard

To tell you the truth, I don't even know who the person behind this initiative is. But I can tell you that when I first started here and spend hours to figure out the formatting and all the tech you need to know to produce semi-decent blog posts - which earned $ 0.01 - having steemitboard come by and give me some thumbs up helped me to keep on going.

I know that I can't buy anything with my badges, but it does give a sense of accomplishment. I don't think it was the only reason I stayed on the platform, but it certainly played a role.

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Now, until recently, @patrice would have been in my top five. She was actually the first witness I figured out how to vote for by writing in the name when she was still far down on the list.

I love the work she and the steemcleaners are doing to fight plagiarism and am in full support of it.

But I don't like what has been happening with cheetah bot. Now, it shows up when people post duplicate content - even if it is there own and properly identified as such. For me, as a content creator, that feels very much like censorship. I might have created content 5 years ago which is still relevant and I want to share with the readership on Steemit which is a different audience than, let's say on Facebook.
Also, I have seen the bot show up on contests which are run weekly. Now, Cheetah bot did a good job to be associated with plagiarism - not with duplicate content. I find this development troublesome and that is why I couldn't include her name in my top 5.

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I'm your number 1? I'm speechless, means a lot sweets, thank you! But you are totally dead on, if Steemit is going to succeed as a social platform, we have to have social witnesses.

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Of course, you are!!!

This is such an interesting topic, I just read @pharesim post afew hours ago explaining why he's dropping some witnesses. You should give it a read. Very interesting as well.
#Dynamicsteemians right behind you :)

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I will check it out!! thank you!

Thank you Marianne for the kind mention of our witness, @steemcommunity, and thank you for your support!

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Of course! And thank you!! You are awesome!

Love you and thank you

You are so sweet ❤️

I do have to correct a lkttle, though

Indonesia instead Malaysia 😁

And also I think you are among friends who voted in but caught on a glitch so vote didn't stick. Might have to revote again 😊

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Oh, I will check on it. I did vote for you. And will correct the post...

Thank you!

Aside from steemgigs, others I know not.

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Now you do. You are welcome :)

Speaking of @suppassinggoogle - I will just drop this right here because I know you have a lot of free time :) I'm going to try it for some time to maybe clear my head!

https://steemit.com/ulog/@ulogs/the-world-needs-to-hear-from-you-even-steemit-is-calling-now-you-can-answer-create-a-ulog-today-the-u-in-ulogs-represents-you

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Thank you!! I did one post and then, life got crazy busy yesterday lol

But I wanted to start doing more vlogging. So, I am totally keeping this in mind.

I didn't even most of the people you mentioned were witnesses. Thanks for this post and I'll try to check them out, hopefully.

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Please do. I think we need to be more active on this because they do help shape the platform. At least, we need to know who they are and what they are all about. And help the ones who help us to move up on the ladder.

Thank you for this post. To be honest, I have noooo idea what are witnesses. My friend just told me to vote so abd so. When I first join steemit, she told me to just post random articles five tines a day. That sounds more like a 'job' that will get me frustrated soon. Coincidentally I stumbled upom the artstorm contest which led me to stumble on your blog that has a writibg prompt and it made me want to post stuffs and enjoy my tine on steemit. So far I can say I only have one friend here ahaha but I love reading the writing contents and drawing contents. Im still exploring here and I hv no idea about tech talks or crypto but I agree that having a platfirm that push the socialness is definitely better than just focusing on making the sbd. Steemit kinda remind me of LJ and I hope in the future all kind of communities exist here.

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There will be communities. And we at the freewrite and @freewritehouse are really trying to make this all about community. I am so glad you found us and the more you do the freewrite, the better and easier your writing will be. Also, do you know about this discord https://discord.gg/SFbPPH
@ntowl is teaching a writing class there and people are very friendly and supportive of newcomers.

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