I've officially been a Steemit backup witness for 7 days now, and I've already made it to position 40! Thank you all for your support.
What I've done so far:
Learned a lot and gained practical experience on the process of running a steemit witness node along with a reliable price feed which updates every hour.
Wrote a piece explaining the importance of voting for witnesses.
Wrote a bash script to monitor my witness node and made it available to the other witnesses as well. This is helpful because it can alert a witness before their node starts missing blocks.
Wrote about chainBB to raise awareness for that project and how you can donate to it just by using it. My chainBB posts raised 91 STEEM in just three days!
Started recording some videos to help with blockchain education which I will soon make available via understandingblockchainfreedom.com
Most importantly, I successfully updated my witness node to version 0.19.0 in preparation for the next hard fork! The whole process took about 39 minutes, including a full re-sync of the blockchain.
It's been a really fun first week as a backup witness!
Thanks again for all your words of encouragement and support. I really appreciate it.
I hope you're having a great week so far!
Luke Stokes is a father, husband, business owner, programmer, voluntaryist, and blockchain enthusiast. He wants to help create a world we all want to live in.