Because I do care..

in trevonjb •  3 months ago

I am what you would call an early adopter. I came to steem on June of 2016, before the first ever Steem payout on July 4th 2016. Since my early days on the platform I've been both very active, and also taken breaks as I've gone after other projects that would momentarily peak my interest. However, I always felt a sense of home base on STEEM.

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Steem Permabull

I believe in STEEM because in my view it is one of the most underrated blockchains in the world. I've shared on many of my videos how blocktivity tells the true story behind tokens and their price, so in my view seeing it be so low is not very irrational, and it won't stay low for long.

With all the changes coming, with hardfork 20 right around the corner, I can't help but to be bullish on STEEM despite of how the markets look today. The feature that excites me the most, is how easy account creation will become. This to me has always been the biggest obstacle.


My biggest Regret


My biggest regret was shifting my focus from steem to other projects that were not sustainable. I was so crazy over the idea of profits that I forgot about something that is more important, a community. And Steem has community built into it through it's blockchain

That is why I've come back over the past 4 to 5 months. I even made a video about this, shared a vulnerable moment, because I finally understood what this is all about. My efforts have shifted, I've focused for months now on building a community around myself using Steem curation, trying to help other people too with delegations and support. Putting my Steem Power to work.

This is why I'm writing this open letter, because I want everyone to know what I'm up to, and what my hopes are. What I want to see happen, not just for me, but for everyone who is on STEEM too.


How steem-ua can be the difference


It's very simple for me to see right now. Because the way the current system is, you have to wait days, sometimes week to get your account approved, and if you lose your keys by mistake and you need to get a new account, that could easily turn into months.

Mass adoption becomes impossible with a system like this. But after they are here, how do we keep those users on STEEM? How do we keep them engaged, making good content, building communties ect?

From where I stand @steem-ua is the most suitable answer. It can provide a system of incentives for people to keep on keeping on. Why would anybody leave if there is a giant whale curating those who are engaging with each other? Why would people feel the system is broken, when they are seeing curation finally happening?

The distribution of the Steem Coin is a problem, but people being ignored is even a bigger problem than that. @steem-ua tackles both of those problems by making people want to power up and participate in it, and that is what we all want to see.

As someone who has gotten flagged a lot, it might be surprising for you to hear me say that I don't think flags are the problem here. The problem is that even though STEEM already has great incentive for people to power up, they don't do so because they see the goal too far away. Powering up 100 tokens does not sound like a life changing decision, but with @steem-ua it could be, and that is my point.

Imagine how this place would look if people stopped selling everything they make and adopt the right mindset. If we have more people having 500 SP on their wallets, and not so many dust vote accounts.


I've delegated 22,222 to steem-ua


And because I want people to see my intentions here, I told @scipio that I wanted to decline rewards on it. I realize that makes me sound crazy, but there is a reason for it. I want this place to be a place for everyone, not just for whales, not just for people with money as it has become.

I don't know of a better way to show the community that I mean these words, than by doing that. Because words are just words, if action don't follow. And that is also something I'm trying to do different.

Just a few days ago on @steem-ua's discord, I said publicly that I would up my delegation to the project once it reached 450K SP. But today I thought about an even better way of showing my support for this idea.

For every 50K SP the project reaches, I will up my delegation another 5K SP. Basically adding 10% on top. And who knows. Maybe I'll delegate all of it out. But if it helps STEEM moon, then I'm going to put my money where my mouth is and do it.

I hope other users with high SP join me too, because I think this is a golden opportunity to make a difference, not just now, but for years to come. We could be changing the game entirely.

What's not to love about that?-


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Trevon, I have followed you but decided for myself not to invest in Bitconnect. Genesis mining and steem is still here right? For anyone that didn't see BCC for what it was needed to get the hit we all get at least once in crypto. Keep going man, you are entertaining and sometimes you are good with analysis. Usually influencers are too optimistic even during this loong downtrend.

Haha I even made a drawing of you!! Remember?

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I gave you great gift

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Thank you for the vote :) both of you

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Wow! I don’t remember it being this detailed! Thank you for the continued support!

Hey Tre. I've been following you since before the whole Bitconnect thing went down. Lost a good bit there, myself. I was never willing to hop on the hate train and call you a scammer, because there's part of the human mind that wants to believe in things that are "too good to be true."

Besides, I could tell in your livestreams and YouTube videos that you had a good heart. You always did huge giveaways of daily BTC before everyone else started copying that. Even when they did copy it, they gave away much less than you did. People also forget or don't know that you came up from nothing by the sheer force of your passion for making YouTube videos. You were one of the earliest crypto YouTubers back when no one was doing it.

I'm proud of you for making this post and just want to say that I believe forgiveness is one of the most powerful things in our world. I know there are factions that want you perma-blacklisted and hell, maybe this comment will even get downvoted to invisibility for showing you support.

To be clear I'm not trying to just paint over everything and pretend nothing ever happened. But I think this gesture of yours is a good start towards repairing your relationship within the STEEM community. To anyone reading this, stop and think for a minute before you make a snap judgement—

Are you really doing the right thing by ostracizing one of the longest-standing proponents of the STEEM blockchain because he made some bad decisions in the past, for which he's apologized genuinely and stated the intention to work towards making up for?

Give him a chance to make things right.

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he wasn't giving away free bitcoin he was doing "giveaways" as marketing to recruit new members into the bitconnect ponzi

he initially mislead people into the scam claiming guaranteed profits and you still follow him?

if he wanted to make things right he would airdrop a majority of his ill gotten gains to his victims its well over $1.5million

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how did you get there

This user is on the @buildawhale blacklist for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Spam
  • Plagiarism
  • Scam or Fraud
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How did you win this prestigious honor sir?

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It's not really prestigious. It's just one bidbot owner who name squatted the 'badcontent' username and tries to pretend like he has authority on the network.

Oh and he uses it as a PR tool to make people use his bot.

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Does the PR tool, make consenting adults lose their mind and send money to the bot?

Can you please explain what your name means?

To me it sounds like you are a danger to young and innocent girls.... (well maybe boys too) Why would you choose such a name? What does it say about you?

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!popcorn

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Well put, I have heard rumors of sexual harassment utilizing flag power very wrong....

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You're attacking someone who has done far more than you ever have at dealing with the trash this place encourages.

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I disagree with his methods, he is a dictator and greedy.

The problem of trash content can only be solved by developers by editing the blockchain code and getting rid of author rewards. Jokers like him have no say in it, and the only thing he does is dividing the community.

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what do you mean how did he win? YOu mean how did he scam his way into another scam.

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He was saying how did he win his way on the blacklist I think.

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@themarkymark Why keep flagging him if he is not scamming anymore?

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I never flagged him.

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You didn't detect any sarcasm from me a?

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Seems like original content to me.
How about, If you don't like it don't upvote it?

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That's the thing about flags, Some reserve them just for plagiarists and scammers and some whip them out when they disagree with payouts. Now you might argue that trash on a table is a shit post yet there is the eye of Horus in that trash and a paragraph explaining it. A smart person would not have promoted it this high though without maybe more writing as its almost begging for negative attention and flags.

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Wtf is Partiko?

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Mobile app for iOS and Android. Simple, sleek, and functional unlike others great for on the go!

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The distribution of the Steem Coin is a problem
Yes, you know how bad the starting distribution took place. It's barely better with the current model, with the bidbots raking in most of the inflation.

Imagine how this place would look if people stopped selling everything they make and adopt the right mindset
Even if people didn't sell their STEEM straight after earning it, and if the overall crypto markets were stable instead of bearish, STEEM wouldn't scale economically with the current model. The daily distributed value (i.e. printed STEEMs) doesn't scale with the userbase, actually its the opposite. Back when there was 50K users on this network, top posts made 10K+, and bitcoin was worth much less than today! Now we have 1M+ users and you cant make more than $100 without using a bid bot, even if you are top of the steem-ua list.

Steem UA seems like a good algorithm (from my perspective) but sadly it's not in the blockchain and isn't used for coin distribution, so that doesn't solve much atm.

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Steem UA seems like a good algorithm (from my perspective) but sadly it's not in the blockchain and isn't used for coin distribution

this is why Steem is building the Oracle-SMT ;)
SMT + Oracle = Simplified (social) Smart contract

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how long did the era of 10K+ rewards last? If noticed when I joined I perfectly remember the make up girl getting over $45,000 in upvotes....crazy... that was back when "top comment" was an option before "Promoted" even existed ....

I believe the rewards were so high due to the race to upvote for maximum curation...I don't remember the process exactly but I remember you were incentives hard to upvote...

I invested around 1.6 bitcoins for around 300ish steem power.... back then it took 104 weeks (2 years) to power down and the rate of steem inflation was 250,000,000 steem a year...so my 300ish steem grew to over 700 steem where they then reduced that inflation rate until it reached what it is now.... after all this I wish I would of just kept the 1.6 bitcoins but oh well lol live and learn...

yeah early into bit connect haha we all know how that turned out scammer

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🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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I really appreciate what you're trying to do for the steemit community. You're actually the one that introduced me to all this a while back. Keep up the good work.

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I hear this a lot.

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Like i have been saying from the start you have been nothing but a benefit to the STEEM blockchain, what you have done with your curation trail is a shining example of how to keep users active and powering up, more whales should be following your lead imo...

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Yes the trail is a hidden gem. And that’s fine 😉

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I delegated 250SP & saved a ton on my car insurance by swithing to ua!

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LOL! I like that one

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Thank you friend 👍

Right on man I remember my son and I watching you live stream back when he was a baby and they are the same age.. so that was awhile ago! Always glad to have you here brotha!

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Dope. Thanks bro!

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I want steem to be a solid platform but I just keep seeing EOS do more and more crazy shit. I realize its not user friendly right now, but that problem is very easy to solve compared to technical / fundamental aspects of a coin.

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EOS has quite a few issues. There is some interesting projects on EOS like trybe but I don't think any of them are steem killers. I honestly think EOS will fail and wrote an article about it https://steemit.com/eos/@christitus/why-eos-is-destined-to-fail the biggest reason EOS will fail is lack of wallet distribution. The other points I layout are more technical issues that I believe they will workout. Eos, much like steem, does dPoS very well but I believe the next generation will do it better.

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Eos is cool but it’s ahead of its time. Not to mention steem is already ahead via network effect.

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I love STEEM and I understand that this post is about STEEM but EOS... EOS is STEEM on esteroides. There’s no fairness in comparing these two coins.
I own both; Steem since May of 2017 and EOS since it was $0.50 dollars and I expect STEEM to reach $100 at the time that EOS will get to $1000.00.

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do more and more crazy shit

As someone who doesn't follow EOS closely, could you explain what's going on there?

I might have to get more to steem to delegate! 😀

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You should!

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This correction keeps making me think I can get them cheaper lol... might have to dollar cost average down from here 😎

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I sold some yesterday and gonna just sit and wait to see how low it goes. May be able to double it up

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Its all about how you get back up when you fall. Like many I've followed your story and hated to see how the world kinda turned against you. Your gift might not be appreciated by many, but there are people out here that think you're a good dude and appreciate it!

Bless up

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Yes the tide is turning and I have great plans for the Steem community

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I’m also an early adopter of steem, I’ve been following your posts and videos for a couple of years. I respect your determination to keep going and courage to keep your head up in spite of some public misfortunes outside of your control. You have a talent for promotion and organization, the steemit community will benefit from your contributions. Thank you!

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Thank you for following me for this long. Hopefully I can continue to be an asset

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Plzz follow me also ur upvotes can make my future👦

Steem has a great use compared to a lot of coins out there I would of thought that the price would be higher. Cheers mike

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It has to get extremely cheap first

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hello mate

Welcome again to STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEM!

Sounds positive man

Bro u are back , happy to see you , after bitconnect good to see to back here , let’s work together to become successful on steemit

Tbh, I'm still trying to figure out Steem-ua is I'll go check it out lol

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You are still an early adopter, sure you left your focus on steem for a little while... But look at where we are, we are still very early in this grand umbrella of things. It's not too late.

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Oh no def not too late. Especially in this market

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Great initiative @trevonjb! We need more whales following your lead!

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They will

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Imagine the world where Steem is actually widely adopted with stake like yours, I wonder why whales don't do everything they can to make this future become reality.

Good for you to be driving adoption.

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Hello igster, it is a white screen again. Can you fix it, please?

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A game has left, but now there's a white screen again, Igster. Can you please fix it?

This sounds like the old car vlogger Trevon. Welcome back friend!!!

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Thanks!

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@trevonjb as much as am new to you and your impact. trust me i can feel the fact that your handling and story would push the steem world to a whole new level. expecting more from your end........................................................ thumbs up

you are a very conscious person and everyone must be like you ,then, maybe steemit gets bigger.

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I’m ok I guess

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yeah you re ok :) thank you so much

Thank you @trevonjb to support the project that benefit for all steemian. Great initiative. Never give up Man.

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Great mention. Steem UA is great concept, if this thing succeed, this Steem blockchain would as well

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Yes!

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How generous is that from you @trevonjb ? ^_^ kro5v5agy9.png

I've delegated 250 SP to this project 2 weeks ago and I don't regret it for a minute ;-)

Wow... This is lovely
Am following you and am following @trevon too
Would like to be able to invest like you too someday soon..

Yes steem is so exiting and profitable than any other unsustainable jobs or projects

@trevonjb You have provided a wonderful information about how to grow with Steem platform and how to delegate steem power. I'm also willing to delegate my steem power to best options. Please guide me what is the best option? @printskill

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Hi @printskill! I`m here to help :) If you want to delegate, please make a comment (for example replay to this one) like this:
I want to delegate X sp to @user
Where X is the amount of SP and @user is the steem user you want to delegate to. For example:
I want to delegate 100 sp to @trevonjb
@tipU will answer with a delegation link. Hope this helps!:)
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@tipu As you may aware, I just joined Steemit around 1 week ago. I do not know the benefits of SP delegation. Please would you like to explain what are the benefits for the users who delegates SP? @printskill

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The benefit is depend on who you delegate to. By delegating you're giving more power to a particular user in return for something. Most probably some sort of passive income or etc.

Good to see @trevonjb effort for STEEM. i too delegated a mere 250sp as per my ability. Looking at your post i can say or learned...wandering away from steem is big mistake and @steem-ua have a bright spot on Steem. Good to see you gesture considering the scope of steem and steem-ua.
Powering up at every 50k sp is showing your faith on the project. Loved you delegated number 22222 👍. Any reason behind it ??

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So kind of you!

Wow trevon, really nice seeing you making up for the wrong stuff. Appreciated mate

Steemit es genial!!! Solo lleva un tiempo en comprender cómo funciona! Yo estoy en ese proceso! 😉

Hi @trevonjb I'm a bot, and wanted you to know that I've upvoted and re-steemed your post to help you with your promotion efforts! -exp

I just delegated a small amount to Steem-ua. I do think it will encourage participation. Reminds me of the early days of Steemit when everyone posted daily. Good info.

Are you the famous trevon james of BITCONNNECCCTTTTT????? wow nice your still alive

With such huge giveaways, it show that you a very generous person, which is very rare to find in the world these days. Keep the spirit up @trevonjb!

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Congratulations @trevonjb!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 5 with 1519 upvotes
  • Pending payout - Ranked 3 with $ 276,1

Wow what a cool post, this was realky unexpected. I was actually just going to scroll past and not bother. But then i stopped in to read. As a small fish its quite admirable to see there are some whales that really do care!! A selfless act on your side can make a real difference to users like me. I'm slowly building up my SP so i can delegate some to steam UA. Pretty keen to try it out since i hear such great things about it!! Thanks again for helping out the community so we feel motivated to keep on steeming!! Much love!!

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Ahahahahha. Funniest comment i read all day xDDDDDDDD

I am what you would call an early adopter.

Others might call you a worthless piece of scamming trash and future prison rape victim.

I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.

I never really knew much about you. Other than you did the BITconnect thing. But I didn't think that was a bad as others cause some of my friends also got into that. People want to believe. I told them I didn't and most didn't care if they lost it was all a gamble to them. This is a side of yout that maybe I should of looked for. @steem-ua is a good project and I will be giving them some of my SP soon even if it is small. If you are up for it look at @minnowbuilder they have a goal of pushing redfish that show promise to minnows as they also see the need for more users with 500 SP. Good letter.

Sounds great, thank you for everything. Not just for me but for all you do for the community. If more would follow suit, it would be even greater

From where I stand @steem-ua is the most suitable answer. It can provide a system of incentives for people to keep on keeping on. Why would anybody leave if there is a giant whale curating those who are engaging with each other? Why would people feel the system is broken, when they are seeing curation finally happening?

The distribution of the Steem Coin is a problem, but people being ignored is even a bigger problem than that. @steem-ua tackles both of those problems by making people want to power up and participate in it, and that is what we all want to see.

What actually said in here is pretty true.But there are more than one problem in Steemit. Many new people leave because they fail to get noticed by people and many leave because they fail to understand how everything works in Steemit.

The reward system of Steemit is mostly based on votes.I think that is the major source of problem.A content can't be judged only by the number of upvotes it receives,there should other systems to reward a post.I have seen many people getting rewarded writing poor content.I am getting tired to see that Steemit is place where many new people come with hope but then they decide to leave as nobody notice them.

People can buy UA here.They can receive votes from a group of people on the basis of mutual benefit.It is like I make you successful as soon as you join here and in return you vote me back and share some amount of your rewards.

The whole system of this platform is corrupted.It is full of flaws and mismanagement.Anyone who joins here with a good intention can't survive here for long unless they change their intention.

While I do think that steem-ua could improve the engagement on the Steem blockchain, I also see a problem.
I do feel that not delegating SP to steem-ua could harm your growth here. If lots of people in your community do delegate to steem-ua there votes will have less value. They will profit from it because they will get between 1 and 7 upvotes from steem-ua per week. But if you don't do the same, your increase will decrease. This will correct itself after a few months, because the ones who did delegate will see their account grow faster than before.

But I do like the project and what they are trying to do with it!
Cheers,
Peter

Despite of your previous Bitconnect shilling BS, at least you are doing the right thing now. Keep going!

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You're even more encouraged to read this post about steemit.Thanks for sharing this post.

your all heart son great to see you giving back to the community!

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Your all heart son great
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Amazing project! Carry on!

I like steem it's new dream

Wow , this post is amazing and I can totally relate with it.

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Hey Trevon. I am glad you are focusing on Steemit again. I have been following your work for a long time. I will admit I followed you into bitconnect and I lost a lot of money. However, noboday can blame anybody for this, as people need to do their own due diligence into their own investments. I enjoy your work and will continue following you. i would call myself a noboday on this platform, nomatter how hard i try i just cannot seem to get any kind of recognition on here. I spend hours everyday researching projects and putting my research into articles to inform people, however it seems this space has all but been dried up by whales. it is so hard for us newbies to get recognised on here no matter how "quality" our work is. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will most likely never make anything on this platfrom, but I will continue my work. I will continue to follow your work, and wish you the best of luck.

As I said a long time ago I'm down for that one on one talk /interview toy spoke about in your Video. But that opening title for this I still have my doubts, you can tell us how many times your care. But on top of what you've shown and said in your first video back. I kinda have my doubts about your intentions.

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