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Dear all, I am very thankful to letting you all know that from yesterday I am a new witness on Steemit.

I started Steemit almost 4 months ago. I really loved it from day 1. You can read my story here.

Why a witness

Being a witness is a logical next step. A witness can help the total network and as I love the platform I would also make my contribution to it.

My server

Do you really want to know...? I had some frustrations the last days. Selected a wrong VPS couldn't install it and had to invest in another one. see my blogs about is

But now I have a very good one. The company is responsive, quick and everything was arranged within 30 minutes after buying.
The company is : https://www.server4you.net/

I choose to have a dedicated server. After my VPS terror I wouldnt risk another mistake. I also selected the 32GB version so that I am ready for the future.. When we are out of beta things will go fast.

About me

I am 42 years old. Living together for 15 years with my wonderful girlfriend and have 2 kids a daughter (12 years) and a boy (10 years). We also have our own house bird “Nemo” . I live in a small village in the Netherlands.

Last 2 years I work as a Functional IT specialist were I “try” to implement improved business processes which help a company grow. These processes are the golden eggs of a company. Before I was more technical IT, but this will slowly die because in a few years all technical platforms will be just factories in big datacenters. You can make the difference in business processes!!



My dream

As you can read everywhere in my posts I want to go the the USA in year 2019 with my family for a once in a lifetime holiday.

What did I do in 4 months I am on steemit?

First of all, blogging and commenting like everyone does. But I think I can say I am dedicated to it and love to give some proper comments..


I also tried to make some initiatives but it's really hard to get noticed as minnow. I really did my best. So I hope that being a witness also makes my initiatives more known.
just an example:

Idea of a Worldwide Steemit day:


And ( don't tell it to anybody else) I am the STEEM POWER RANGER


First of all I want to thank the whole Steemit community who makes this all possible.
Special thanks to @drakos @someguy123 @reggaemuffin who helped me with questions preparing my server.

Thank you for reading.

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YOu didnt go with privex , someguy123 is the ceo there? What kind of internet speed do u have there?


But privex is Also a perfect one. I have No doubts About that


I know he is ceo, and I think he has no hard feelings about it.. I just wanted to select one who had some other features... I have a 1 GBS connection



All of our servers (US and Germany) offer a 1gbit/s connection too :)


my witness server is with the $50 privex, i like that i can pay with steem or sbd.


yeahh I think they offer a perfect service


I hope you like this.. my daughter made a fantastic contribution for Steemfest art festival https://steemit.com/steemfest/@rival/art-for-steemfest-2-my-daughter-made-a-wonderful-contribution-please-check-this-out


Very impressive mate in four months wow, congratulations. Cheers ;)

Hello! I’m not sure what your duties as a ‘Steem’ power ranger includes, but I won’t tell anyone....Cute birdie on your shoulder too. I hope you get to your 2019 US trip! :)

Keep doing that man ;)


I will, thx for your reply. I hope you will vote for me as witness. it's free and I would be very very happy...

Vanuit de Lions legion op discord gezien. Nederlanders volg ik, dus jou ook ;)


Dank je wel. Ik hoop dat je me ook als witness wil stemmen.


Done ;) Ik haal er nog ff twee voor je op vandaag, komt goed ;)

You can change yourself
with steem
keep steeming

Hi, I'm just curious, can we host / being a steemit witness using our home PC?
or can we change to another server/PC later?


No that Will not work. Its very ram consuming And you need a Linux server for it

congratulations! continue inspiring others and keep on working! @rival

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by rival from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, someguy123, neoxian, followbtcnews/crimsonclad, and netuoso. 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.

Good luck it must be frustrating sometimes. 😀 😃 😄 😁 Have a wonderful day!

All the best @rival! In four months it looks like you already did a long way.. When i came to the point of the steem power ranger I understood that I had to vote you as a witness :-D