Hello everyone! Some of you have known me for a while, and you all know how much I absolutely love Steemit. So, in the interests of getting more involved, I've decided to start a witness node!
When I came to Steemit I didn't know diddly squat about blockchains, crypto, or anything else. But I learned. Over the last year I've gleaned enough knowledge from the eminently knowledgeable people here on the platform about how the blockchain works and other ways I can get involved. Sadly, I've never been much of a programmer, but I know enough to get around. Well...I know enough to follow @someguy123's absolutely fantastic step-by-step guide.
About My Witness
- 16GB RAM
- 200 GB HDD
- 4 processing cores
A pretty basic setup, but I want to see how this works before I invest in a larger dedicated server. It's going to be sufficient to run the witness node for now. For my price feed, I'm running @someguy123's Steemfeed-JS. At the moment, I don't have a seed node, but if I can keep this witness node up and break even on use fees for the server, I'll invest additional funds and operate a seed node along side my witness.
So why should you vote for me as a witness? I've been on the platform since August of last year, primarily writing fiction. I also host and curate the Descriptions on the Spot fiction contest and help to curate @beordo's contests. Beyond my personal projects, I've become involved with the Fiction Workshop through the Minnow Support Project, as not only a writer, but also a proofreader and critique provider. Fiction Workshop is my major impetus for wanting to delve into running a witness node; I want to be able to set up additional support for all of the projects we have going through there (such as the Steemhouse Fiction Trail and Steemshelves).
Special thanks for encouragement, wisdom, and kind words (in no particular order):
@jedau, @rhondak, @kryptik, @aggroed, @swelker101, @mk40, @nexusfyre, @someguy123, @crimsonclad, everyone I've spoken to on PALnet and in the Fiction Workshop, and everyone else who's ever encouraged me to keep pursuing success on this platform.