Will the price of Steem keep dropping?
It could, I don't know. I tend to think we are just moving with the markets.
If the price does keep falling we get new buyers and new stakeholders! Whoot!
Will we ever get SMTs?
Maybe not, what if we never ever get them.. Ever.
Ok, I like the idea, but if they don't come the blockchain still moves forward. I'm pretty sure we will get them, I don't know when.
What if more people sell their votes?
More people will be spreading money around the Steem economy.
Our Content Reward System is Broken
Well, it would be pretty tough to say that it is working properly, yet there are a lot of fairly young accounts that I see doing great. I found them somewhere. Usually from my comment section, but often from other people's comment section, and sometimes from meeting them on Discord. These people are accepting Steem where it is right now and they are writing interesting things, others read, comment and engage. Some people post trash and upvote it with bots and that will not change until people are willing to risk their own rewards to flag.
People Are Powering Down
Excellent! Drive the price low so the short-term people get out and allow those who are interested to join.
There Are Hungry People In the World
I know, this is a sad thing. There always have and always will be hungry people. The better our economy the more opportunity they may have to change their life.
If you are wondering at this point what I am talking about... If I can accept things they way they are and ask myself, "If nothing changed would I stay?" and answer yes, everything is okay.
I haven't been online as much.. (Damn HotSpot Blues) I am hearing some say people are powering down and leaving, but I have no idea who. :)
I've always said Steem isn't for everyone and it isn't a get rich quick scheme. Crypto markets go up and down and interest in crypto right now appears to be down based on the prices. Steem is flawed, but it also works. This is not a short term project.
Maybe I am weird, I enjoy Steem. I enjoy talking about Steem. I enjoy talking about other topics with Steemians about other topics. I am not over invested, if it went to 0 I could eat and pay my bills, but yes, I am hoping for much more. I don't expect it tomorrow though.
Let those who are wanting to be Millionaires tomorrow move on. Those of us who are engaged and involved will start to influence the culture. We will set better expectations, we will engage. We will teach people to use flags, stop whining, appreciate the process of solving problems and working together. We will teach people to be tolerant of others doing their own thing on the blockchain.
There will be witnesses that move the blockchain forward every three seconds and people who continue to blog, vlog, sing, art, etc. We will lose some new users, because they don't know what they are getting into and don't stay around long enough to find out. Or maybe they are just not interested. There are many things that are good that I am just not interested in. I bet some others feel the same.
Competition is coming and many will go check it out, in fact I will check it out, because competition is good. Those projects will have their own sets of problems, some of them similar to ours, and some different. In the end they will make us better.
If I sell my Steem and buy STRAT (Random, it was a name that came to me) Let's say I can buy 10 STRAT, I will continue to have 10 of them, if the price goes up or down, I will have 10 STRAT. If I have 10 Steem, I can use them to make 11, and 12... 100, 1000, .. I think you get the point.
Do what is right for you.
I still say we are okay! :)