My humble application to be a Steem Witness.
Let me tell you a story...
Before I found Steemit, I launched "Happy Money Man Blog".
I wrote for a newspaper about finding happiness outside of money.
When I found Steemit, I was put to the test.
The table was set. Steemit was served.
Could I really step away from my 9-5 and pour into a passion project?
With heavy hems and haws from advisors, I removed myself from the rat race.
Steemit was my chance to add value to the world.
Here's the video:
I invested my savings into $teemit.
Since then I've produced nearly 200 high-quality videos.
I've made little to no profit, but that's never been my focus.
I've given thousands of Steem through upvotes as a curator.
I've only self-voted with about 6% of my power. 94% to You!
You may think my name means I'm focused on money.
You'd be wrong...
My name is my formula for life:
Happiness, fulfillment, and human connections come before money.
In a life well lived, money is an afterthought. Money is only a tool.
^This mindset has driven my Steemit journey
I spoke at the Steem Creators Conference in Las Vegas
I also host San Francisco's largest Steemit meetup
I advertise for Steemit
I've produced many videos aimed to drive adoption.
My Apple 1984 Parody for Steemit
I asked the New York Yankees to Partner with Steemit
Here's a sample of projects I'm part of
-Partiko Steem App
-Steem Creators Conference
-Oakland Blockchain Developers
-Blockchain & Grill
-Build A Whale
I created Steemit School on Youtube
I want to dig deeper and support your blockchain
That's why I'm here.
My goal is to explain the evolution of Steemit to regular people in a simple way.
I aim to be an intermediary between the tech and content creators.
I'm positioned to do this because I spent years of my life instructing technical systems.
I was a commercial flight instructor and cord blood education specialist.
I find joy in making the complex seem simple.
In addition, I'll remain an advocate for Steemit at conferences & meetups around the world.
My Witness Roadmap For Development
-Most importantly I aim to run a technically sound, reliable, & secure witness server.
-Launch a seed node.
-Run a backup server (as my rank improves).
-Implement an auto script that detects if my server misses blocks and alerts my phone.
-Communicate the current state of Steemit to the users.
-Run Steemit Meetups
-Speak at Conferences
-Advertise For Steemit (I have some more PT Barnum style ads in the works).
-Continue to invest my time and money into Steemit.
Witnesses validate & produce blocks, provide a price feed, and run seed nodes so others can interact with Steem. Witnesses keep the pool clean so you can swim at your leisure.
I run my primary witness server through Privex.io
Germany Dedicated Intel i7 Solid state drives server
64GB DDR3 Ram
20TB BW @ 1gbps
SSH keys to login
Password authentication disabled
Root login disabled
Thanks for your time,