A long overdue update on my witness.
Witness start up date 30/10/2018
Firstly I would like to thank every single person who has voted for my witness. I can not tell you how much each and every vote means to me. So to you @ienrikex @derangedvisions @pankso @gabeboy @kaizen @ijmmai @breezin @erodedthoughts @waybeyondpadthai @hetty-rowan @jjb777 @johnskotts @udezee @photochallenge @scarlett @muh543 @samstonehill @immortal-tongue @ifeoluwa88 @elsiekjay @hopehuggs @kaliju @pangoli @el-cr @deewon56 @stevenwood @kennybll @moonunit @ijmmaiwitness @vidafitnessfeliz @woodzi @anyaehrim @momogrow @joelsegovia @raymondspeaks @evecab @scorpinz @kenistyles @djoi @shareswhale @machnbirdsparo @fun2learn @tiger @thekittygirl @brayden @reds-fallin @janine-ariane @gibber @sircork @kennyroy @father2b @whatamidoing @penderis @dstors @shahid-koka @calumam @turtledance24 @thekitchenfairy @ubongj @whalehunter @fiftysixnorth @bobelr @johnskotts-333 @youhavewings @trucklifefamily @riverflowing @baa @hazem91 @bigdizzle91 @keithboone @bboyady @fulani @leya @thealliance @patelincho @solominer @akrid @latino.romano @amar @cois @tdas @wdu @aellisak @science @moonunit-witness @dafernan you have my heartfelt thanks.
Time for some stats!
Blocks produced: 1362
Blocks missed: 2
Sever updated to latest config as of 09:15 02/01/2018
4 X86 64bit Cores
Cost vs reward.As I have said previously the cost of running a witness node in financial terms is not a massive one but it is one that is not covered by the whaleshares platform. There are several reasons why people set up nodes, my motivation is two fold, 1. at a technical level I like to learn new things and I like to see the inner workings (so to say) of how things work. 2. I want to be part of a team that is building something greater than a single individual can build.
Witnesses require you, the community to vote for their witness on the Withess voting page Witnesses outside of the top 20 are backup witnesses and have less to do than the top 20, as such the rate of reward is much lower than that of the top 20. These (outside of the top 20) receive a higher rate of payment for the block production but produce far fewer blocks as you can see from my stats section above.
What do I do with my stake?Many of you will know that I am behind the @that-vegan-whale project. The project is designed to increase and indeed support the Vegan community on the whaleshares platform. To date I have powered down 206.538 WLS from my own account to power up the whale. I am also still powering down my own stake to get this whaled powered up. @vit sponsored our contests thus far and I am looking to build a massive whale in 2019.
What other projects do I support?Who ever said it was an easy job to be a witness might not have looked at everything witnesses actually do (well some witnesses) There are some jobs that the top 20 do like account approvals etc so the outside the to 20 can look at community supports and helping people new to the platform to find their way around. You will typically fine me in and around the discord server doing what I can to help. I have no official role there but I gladly give my time for free to help. Some projects that I support and would love to see grow.
1. #bookworm by @kaisen the bookworm initiative is there to get people more interested and involved in reading. Something that I find myself doing less and less of. This year for me will be one that I want to increase my page time and being part of the bookworm initative is just one way that I am to do this. You can join up to the discord server here.
2. #mancave by @raymondspeaks. The Mancave is a place for everyone, not just men. It is however a place that is designed to give men a voice and a place where men can ask questions without the fear of judgement. The Mancave aims to be a multi platform resource and I wish the team there every success. You can head along to the Mancave discord server here.
3. #vocalize by @calumam. This could be a complete game changer IMO, there are a few issues that need to be ironed out but I know that Calum is working hard with some others to bring this fantastic idea to the platform. Can you imagine easily having a voice comment section on your posts? Getting real emotion in replies? How cool will this be?