On Becoming Dolphin no. 1760 (or thereabouts) following transaction 15a01799

in steemit •  12 days ago

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I noticed the other day on steemd that I was @ 9.98 MVESTS, so I decided a little power up was in order to realize Dolphin status...

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According to @arcange's daily stats, there are currenly 1759 Dolphins, so I guess this makes me round about no. 1760. I thought it was worth a little post, even if it probably will just be and the chain at this fishy birthday party.

NB - you don't actually need 5000SP to be a Dolphin, a mere 4950 is enough today! So in terms of MVests at least, steem's deflating, so it's only everything else about steem economics that's bad news!

Dolphin Resolutions: to achieve by the end of 2018….

(1). I’ve got to get engaging again…..

As a weekly minimum I’m going to try and visit everyone I follow at least once a fortnight and do the following:

  • drop in at least some kind of comment and manual upvote to one post per person
  • If there’s a competition or two on offer, have a go.
  • I might also try and get back into doing a weekly (maybe fortnightly) @PIF contribution, and something @sbi related
  • I've temporarily stopped self-voting, probably won't last!

(2). Do a brief weekly summary of significant developments on the chain…

Back in June I put together this list of accounts to follow to keep up with what’s occurring on the platform… I think a weekly post summarising the most important developments might be useful, also keeps me honest.

(3). Do a comprehensive review of all things steem, and a comparative analysis with other social media sites…

I’ve been meaning to do a ‘proper sociological analysis’ of all of the varied aspects of steem since I started a year ago: I think I’ll devote most of my Sundays to this. It’ll involve taking one aspect of steem and analyzing it.

I’ve got to get my head around the various new dapps and tools that have surfaced this year, so I may as well start with them: so I’ll probably post more in-depth reviews of my experience with the following over the next few weeks:

  • @steempress (in love with it)
  • @steempeak (love it)
  • @steem-ua (love it, but I'm not that impressed with my ranking, and the 'advice' isn't that helpful really!)
  • @partiko (like it!)
  • @actifit (quite like it!)
  • @steemhunt (like it, but it’s not really my thang TBH)
  • @steemmonsters (love it, but I’m not convinced it’s that popular outside of a mega-rich elite)

Better get cracking!

Maybe I'll sort myself out a header and footer now too?!?

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You Did Great. That's my Major Goal to Achieve in the Remaining Months Before SMT'S kick off!

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Thanks! It's a better label than 'minnow' for sure, then again it is just a label!

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Not Just a label, it means more Steem Power, hence More Influence hehe

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True, I think what I meant is that all I did was power up 20 steem to tip me over - and I get a new label! In reality I'm not that much 'bigger' than this morning.

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In that case, I agree. Have a Good One :)

Congratulations! My goal is to achieve dolphin status, too.

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Cheers! And now looks like a very good time to snaffle up some more steem - low low prices!

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Absolutely. And there is less competition for rewards on Steem now. The blockchain keeps dishout out rewards as always but a lot of people are discouraged by the external price. Actually, if one wants to grow as fast as possible it would be the rational thing to do to use the time spent on Steem to take up second job and invest the money in STEEM. But who does such a thing?

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You know you're probably right - there's an interesting idea for a post right there comparing steem earnings per hour to minimum wage!

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I think Steem earnings per hour are left far behind minimum wage for many Steemians. But I don't really mind because this doesn't feel like job. Anyway, it's an interesting topic for post. You could calculate how much SP you'd have to have to beat a minimum job assuming eight-hour workdays if you delegated to bidbots. :D

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I think something like 99% of users earn next to nothing!

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I was thinking along the same lines.... it really Does not feel like a job!

I just hope steem stays bouyant!

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Hello dolphin :)
Any Dapps you don't like, that would be interesting, too.

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Yup - i'll get there in the end! Quite a lot to cover already though.

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(1). I’ve got to get engaging again…..

Always a good place to start!

One of the main parts of the UA Engagement metric seems to be comments on your posts, and what better way to get these comments than remind people are are around by commenting on their stuff.

5000 SP in a few weeks then, another dolphin hits Steemfest :D

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Cheers! Although getting comments is easier said than done.

I guess there is no other way than stalking and commenting on other people's posts.

I guess it's a nice evening activity!

Yup 5000SP. When (/if) I actually get my damn mortgage agreed I might even up it more.

Not too much though.

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5k is around where the fun starts as far as being able to land a vote that will get you on the top 20 voters list on a fair number of posts. This also gives you visibility of course.

But yeah, an evening scooting round others content should help bring the visitors along.

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Yes I see what you mean! I'd never really thought about weaponising my VP in that particular way!

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Money comes to money!

And hopefully, a bit of chat too :)

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Well it is a pro-capitalist platform!

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It also offers me an alternative to just copying @miniature-tiger's voting patterns for the those insane curation rewards he gets!

Until the next HF at least.

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I'm 100% sure it will be a good plan to watching his voting patterns when the fork arrives!

Congrats!
That's a good deal of dapps and tools I have no idea what do! Except actifit which I'm debating getting on my phone... So I would love a pro/con list on that and the earning potential, which I know you'll be good for :)

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I don't the earning potential is that good. Although you do get an upvote if you top 10 the leaderboard.

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Which you managed to do with your post, right?! Congrats. As long as you have fun with it, I guess that's the most important.

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Not this post so much... I just had enough spare steem to power up - I just realized you dont.need 5K SP to.go.dolphin!

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Congratulations on joining the merry band of dolphins.

Every dolphin counts...


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Why thank you!

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Congratulations on your new life as a dolphin!! :)

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Thanks - I feel like proper royalty now!

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Flipper, my favorite dolphin.
@revisesociology, another of my favorite dolphins!

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Oh you are too kind!

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Congratulations on the new Status, one year on and that is a great accomplishment. I am not to sure about the UA scores, it seems to be to heavily weighted to the witnesses, but they do have a bit more "authority" I guess than just the typical user like myself. So scores as such mean very little when it comes to quality content.

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I'd gathered the witness thing from the league table - I think outside of that it's a combination of being followed by high ranked followers and how many comments you get on yer posts.

I expect to see a lot more competitions from UA types.

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Thanks for mentioning us!

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