intelliwitness UPDATE - April 14, 2018
Please vote for @intelliwitness as a steem blockchain witness.....
What is @intelliwitness and how, and why is it important to vote?
An article I wrote that explains it (with screen snapshots) is at this link:
Being a witness is not easy. Sure, running the software, getting a server up and running and being secure is easy. However there is so much more to it than that...
Expenses, the right provider, running the server, monitoring it, doing security updates.. Keeping in tune with STEEM developments, community concerns... the list is endless.
I missed my Witness update last week. I always wondered "how does that happen?"
Why do witnesses sometimes miss updates? Could they really be that busy?
Is that an excuse? No! Speaking to the community is an important job for witnesses. There is nothing worse than putting your faith and vote into a witness and they go silent.
As a relatively new witness... (I'm effectively #93 on the schedule list as @intelliwitness) I will endeavor to give weekly updates as part of my mission.
I've been talking with other witnesses. Trading information back and forth. Finding new ways to ensure stability beyond just keeping a witness node running.
In addition to that, I've been seeking out new projects to either start, or find existing projects to support.
...being a witness means you believe in the health not only of the steem blockchain, but how it is perceived by the public, new users, investors, or even the media.
There are things a witness can voluntarily do with their skills, finances, and know-how to promote our platform and increase the value of STEEM.
I am dedicated to be involved in doing that...
There will be more updates going forward. I wish to thank all voters who used one of their 30 vote slots to vote-in @intelliwitness (non-top 50 witness) as one of their witness choices.
Again, if you've never voted for a witness before... Here's a link that will show you how, and why, you should:
...and yes it is free
P.S. If you want to see weekly witness updates, summarized, be sure to follow @timcliff -- he does a great job of finding the latest posts by witnesses and it makes it easy to find out what everyone is doing.... Thanks Tim!