hehe, I know. When writing this post, I also tried to use blocktrades for this, but it turns out they stopped accepting SBD to STEEM. The weird thing is, that I'm confident that I used it a month back and it worked.

This is all very very confusing - I sent 4 Steem to minnowpower up and nothing has happened to my Steem Power or voting power .... does it take several days to activate ?

Did you read everything through? It is said there that you will start to receive upvotes from @minnowpowerup on the next day as all the votes are preplanned at midnight. Your steem power will start to increase through post rewards after you receive those upvotes and seven days have passed.

OK that is great - I must have read to quickly. Thanks.

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.20
TRX 0.06
JST 0.026
BTC 23067.43
ETH 1585.34
USDT 1.00
SBD 2.63