@patrice Witness Application

in witness-category •  last year

Wow! Things have changed a lot for me in the last year.

4 Reasons You Should Vote For @patrice As A Witness Today!

I wasn't expecting so much support from everyone. Neither was I expecting to be number #83 on the witness list by the time I was able to write my witness proposal. I really appreciate the support everyone has shown me.


When I started my journey here on Steemit I was searching for something to do with myself while I recovered from a recent illness. I never dreamed I'd find a something that 'fit' me.

I took a few months hiatus but since my return 4 months ago I've made Steemit my full time job. I've been content to work behind the scenes and post on issues I think are important in the community. I'm not one to seek the spotlight and honestly without the support and encouragement of @stellabelle and a fellow member of SteemCleaners @anyx I probably wouldn't have decided to run for witness.

As I said in a previous post I look at this as a serious undertaking whether or not a witness is number #200 or #1.

Someone asked me why I want to be a witness... For me it isn't about being a witness, it is how I can make a bigger difference in the community by becoming a witness. I want to work with the already great group of witnesses we have and initiatives on Steemit to pool resources to not only fight abuse but support new members.

Current Projects


I am a founding member of @steemcleaners. In the recent months I've started developing steemcleaners.org to be used as a tool for reporting and handling abuse. With the influx of users will come more spam & abuse. We need to have in place a scalable solution.


I created @spaminator to deal with a specific area abuse and do it somewhat differently than @steemcleaners. @spaminator takes a less hands on approach to most issues and will illicit community support and involvement. It's also a way for everyone in the community to voice their opinion on what spam is and how it should be dealt with.

We've recently added a new member to the team with some programing skills & we look forward to developing tools to not only stop spammers but help educate new users coming in from other social platforms that need guidance.

Short Bio

My name is Patricia. I'm 44 years old and a grandmother of two living in the Mid south, USA.

I quit high school when I was 18 and started college majoring in accounting. After a year and with the birth of my son I quit college and went to work bar-tending.

I've worked in several fields and have held numerous jobs over the years as I’ve moved every 2 to 6 years. I currently hold a CDL drove 18 wheelers when I was younger. I absolutely loved the few years I worked as a school bus driver for special education students.

In the late 90's I was hired as a computer tech at CompUSA, later I worked at a local computer store and eventually found my way to a business process outsourcing company where I was hire as their network administrator.

I worked in the cigar industry until 2010 when I returned to the Mid South. Not long after I returned home I was contacted by a friend who needed someone to freelance for a startup company providing help desk support and remote network monitoring, unfortunately they closed their doors earlier this year.


You can vote for me here: https://steemit.com/~witnesses

Scroll to the bottom of the page and add patrice under "If you would like to vote for a witness outside of the top 50, enter the account name below to cast a vote."

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Ok @stellabelle, you already know you got my respect, but this image? Well. Um. Maybe not so many mimosa's before photoshoppin', eh kid? hehehe, wow.

I love what your doing for the steemit community. Keeping this platform clean and free of bots will be huge in the progression of Steem. Thanks for the backstory on your life, nice to know more about other users. How did you like accounting, I am currently an accounting student at the University of Central Florida.


I had already taken accounting for 3 years in high school. I was good at it, but I didn't really like it. I find it is still useful today. I do my own bookkeeping and taxes.

Patrice is the single most level-headed, and principled person I know on Steemit. No-brainer vote for me.

I unvoted myself so that I could vote for you :)

Thank you for all of your great work, keeping the platform clear of spam.


THAT is awesome! Stella talked me into it in about 5 minutes as well. I had a couple open votes and this was an easy one, for sure, amirite?


Thank you so much!

Welcome to the Top 50 list. ;)

Thanks for your work!


Thank you. :)

Just done my witnesses vote for you :) So, hope you upvote my comments :D

I voted for u @Patrice

Thanks to @stellabelle

Full steem ahead!!!

Thank you for all the hardwork you put in to make steemit a better place for everyone
You are awesome

Calling @originalworks :)
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Nice, you got a 4.0% @minnowbooster upgoat, thanks to @reggaemuffin
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Special thanks to @reggaemuffin for being a supporter! Vote him as a witness to help make Steemit a better place!

Your quick jump is a perfect example of the spirit of steemit

those who give the most receive the most!

And you deserve it!

Thank you once again for being so awesome and looking after even such a little minnows like myself.
I know it is a bit late, but since I just recently realized that you were a witness - casting my vote and wishing you the best luck <3 Keep up a good work and stay just as lovely!


Thank you. :)

Way to go @patrice! You got er done! I'm only a little bit jelly you jumped up so quickly and passed me as I languish awkwardly at #88. But only a little bit, because you deserve the poop out of this!

Well done! Go go go! We want to see you at the top!


You got my vote and a resteem :]

You got my vote! :) And in hopes the journey takes u even further.

Ok, besides my vote for witness (I don't know why it took me so long, sorry haha!!!) and my 100% upvote for this post, I'll add an extra 5th reason to the ones of @stellabelle's - simple and straight forward: Vote for @patrice - 'cause she's simply awesome ;)

Just lately, I've been seeing you around quite a lot. You always seem cheerful and willing to help. Us Grannies have to stick together, too ;) You've got my vote <3

I am happy that you are applying for witness. People who care about the well being of this platform should be the ones who become witnesses and take decisions vital to the development of this platform.

Awesome Grand Mother! All the best for you.
Regard from Indonesia.

voted! You'll do a great job!

I gave you a witness vote. But do you know of other women that are witnesses. I wanted to promote more women on this platform as is seems most of the witnesses and active users are men.

thank you for your efforts in making steemit a better place to be.

Having visited your profile for the 1st time I feel i'm sold onto your work experience especially how you loved helping specially able'd kids. All the best hope to see you around often

@patrice Very disappointed with steemcleaners, its spam, its abuse and its unprofessionalism. I hope you might join me on steemit chat so we might come to some understanding.

If steemcleaners cleans itself up and starts acting professionally I would be happy to vote for you and support it. If not then I am going to put the market on notice of the fraudster it currently is.

I like you have a post

Thank you for the wonderful post..

Followed & Upvoted this Beautiful post.

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Hi, I read all your post, and I've read several of your own, if I vote for you, because I think it takes people like you to clean up spam and people who only want to charge by publishing things from other people and put their authorship, or look for it in internet and copy and paste, congratulations for your effort, greetings

you got my vote. I have 30 other votes, which one should I pick?

Have no clue what voting does yet, But I voted for you :)