Why I decided to become a witness

Let me start with a little bit about myself.

  • I'm 24 with 3 kids and happily married.
  • My job is to manage a paper distribution center and throw a route.
  • I've been into Cryptocurrency [BTC mostly] for a while now, since Feb of last year, and recently discovered Steemit through searches of Burstcoin.
  • I'm no Dev or Programmer, but i have built two pc's and worked my way around running programs, pretty much I'm good at utilization.
  • I'm good at researching and finding answers and trying to solve the problem on my own before I ask
  • And lastly I'm a Soldier in the United States Army Reserve, and i live my best to the Army Values. E.G LDRSHIP
  • I also am actively crunching with BOINC which you can learn more about Here

When I first heard of a witness I was very intrigued as I always try to be more involved the best I can.
It may have took half a week and been the only one to work, but thanks to @someguy123 post on how to run a witness node here
I was succesfully able to get one up and running on a vultr server,

Here are the specs.

  • 6vCore

  • 16384 mb of ram

  • 200gb of ssd

  • 80$ a month/0.011 cent an hour

As you can in the below photos to prove im running a witness, I was able to vote for myself, a picture of my server running through putty and my subscription plan.

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I do not plan on being top whatever number, I just hope this helps contribute to Steemit which I may not have been here long but I love it, and whatever I can earn through Posts, Comments, Curations, and the goodwill of a great community here will help me pay for this server.

I'm here to learn, to better myself, to be apart of what I believe is alot of potential for those that want it.

So hopefully if you have a spare vote, you'll vote for me as I plan to actively keep this witness node up for as long as my limited abilities will let me. and continue to do my part to make this platform better, any way that I can

Thanks, and let today, be a great day, and let the morrow happen tomorrow.

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Just read this after clicking through the witness report. Wish you good luck and following for your post.

voted for you. good luck

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Resteem, follow, upvote and replay. I hope mine. Good luck.

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by nightshift1134 from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, and someguy123. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you like what we're doing please upvote this comment so we can continue to build the community account that's supporting all members.

This post has received a 2.09 % upvote from @nettybot thanks to: @nightshift1134.

Send 0.100 SBD to @nettybot with a post link in the memo field to bid on the next vote.

Oh, and be sure to vote for my owner, @netuoso, as Steem Witness

Have a great day!

I voted for you :) I really like that you're eager to learn and always try to improve yourself. Keep that attitude.

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Thanks, that means so much

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