I've been interested in becoming a witness since I first heard about this interesting alternative to mining on the Steem blockchain. Having read the Steem White Paper, I have much more of a grasp of what it entails, and thanks to the wonderful folks at the #witness channel on steemit.chat, I've gotten myself up and running.
However I'm up and running in a virtual machine on a general usage computer, which is nearly always on, but it's not dedicated to witnessing. My intent here is to try it out for a while, get the hang of the technical aspects and see how it works, and all going well will get some dedicated hardware set up to witness properly in a few months.
To this end, feel free to vote for me as witness, but bear the above in mind.
I know it is customary for witnesses to divulge a lot of personal and technical information in a show of good faith and request to trust. I will be doing something like this (though leaving out the personally identifying info) when I become a witness proper.
This post serves as notice that I intend to witness the Steem blockchain, in a test capacity.
Thanks again to everyone 🤓 🙏 👍