Announcing My Witness

in witness-update •  5 months ago

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A few days ago I shared some of my aims and goals going forward into the new year. One of these was to become a Steem witness. Wasting no time, I contacted @someguy123 about a Privex server - gauging the cost for what I will need. I spoke to several other witnesses, did some research, and today I rented my server.

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I was happy to discover I could pay with Steem or SBD directly. As it is New Year's day, I didn't expect a response so quickly from Privex. When @malicered contacted me on Discord within 20 minutes to say my server was ready, I was impressed.

With login details in hand I followed this guide by @someguy123. Assisted by @swelker101, I started setting up my server. 8 hours after paying for my server, my witness is fully set up and I have my price feed going. Thank you Shane.

What will I bring, as a witness?

 
Let me just say straight off the bat - I do not have the technical know-how to be a developer. I have several current witnesses to turn to for help should I need it. What I can offer is my commitment to the platform and its communities. Since my early days here I have been a big fan of communities such as @MinnowSupport, recognising the benefits they bring to users by way of support and tutorage. I am a big believer in helping others, particularly newcomers. I plan to play a part in @swelker101's @minnowuniversity, sharing my knowledge of writing and of the platform.

I foresee great things with Steem as a platform and a currency. I want to support its growth and do my little bit to help steer it into the future. As one of the leaders of The Writers' Block, the fastest growing writers' group on Steem, I want us to have a voice in how things change here in future. In my role as admin for The Writers' Block, I will support and champion original fiction on Steem.

In the seven months since I arrived, Steem has changed my outlook on the world, and how I conduct myself. I go out of my way to help others and regularly donate to worthy causes. I give away lots of SBD in contests, spreading the good fortune I have been blessed with. My latest initiative is called Introduce a New Steemian, where I share an #introduceyourself post with my followers, upvote it 100% and then pledge to send the SBD earned from my post about it to the new Steemian. I try my best to be a good curator, for @OCD and by running my own @Muxxybot curation team, as well as upvoting worthy minnow posts from my personal account. I very much see Steem as a gift economy and want to share this outlook far and wide for the betterment of all.

I will keep my server running and up to date, and upgrade it when the need arises. I will keep my price feed up to date. In the near future I will get a backup server. I will support great development, and communities large and small, making Steem a better place for all.
If you wish to support my witness, click the link below, scroll down past the top 50 and enter gmuxx in the little box. Click 'vote' and then refresh the page to see my name listed below the top 50. Don't click 'vote' again as that will unvote me.

https://steemit.com/~witnesses

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Done my man!
I can't think of a more dedicated and worthy witness than you Muxxy.
I'm always in your corner mate. 😉

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Thank you my friend, your support is much appreciated.

I just cast my vote, and did so with a great sense of pride. You GO, our brave Sir Muxxy!

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Thank you very much for your support Rhonda.

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My support was a given. I'm just glad to finally be able to click that up arrow beside your name on the witness page.

Absolutely a pleasure. I'm extremely happy for you!! Good luck, friend!

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Thank you muchly.

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I am very happy to be lucky

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Nice one. Hope to be like u some day

Hello Gmuxx - hope your new server is working well.

We seem to share the same ideals when it comes to attracting new Steemians and building this blockchain... and as coincidence would have it...

https://steemit.com/steemchurch/@sirknight/steemchurch-the-witness-unto-him

Please let me know if you are interested.

SirKnight!

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It has been working well and to date has witnessed four blocks without a problem. I have received some awesome support and currently sit at an effective rank of 91.

I am interested, let's speak on Discord.

Ok, went and wrote you in now buddy. Hope it helps :)

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Many thanks!

@gmuxx this post was presented at the most recent Pimp Your Post Thursday on the Steemit Ramble Discord. I have written a post to share your featured post. Just stopping back to let you know that you can see your name in lights right here. (Just kidding about the lights :)

You got my vote!

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Many thanks!

Aww nice one man! I know how committed you are to the platform and really that is the theme at the moment, commitment and the willingness to help people.

You've got my vote ❤

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Thank you very much.

Witness Muxxy wastes no time! ^^
If he says he's gonna do something, he get's it DONE. :D

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Thank you!

Yay! Thanks for all the hard work you do!

You are the first witness I have ever voted for, with you I know what you say is what it will be....

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I am honored by your support.

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You my friend have earned it by being true in word and true in deed...

I will vote for you. Does this mean you have to be nice to us now?

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Aren't I (mostly) always?

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Mostly nice. Mostly.

Is that the monthly or yearly cost? And congrats. I'm on esteem right now, but hope to get you added to my witness tomorrow when I hop on my computer.

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It's a monthly cost.

Thank you for your support.

I hope you apply to msp/pal witness. Good luck muxxy, we are lucky to have you as a witness!

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Shane has passed on teh details, will ponder my application.

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Don’t forget to tag your disclaimer with the video you made for Shane :) the world needs to watch that again.

Keep the British flag flying there @gmuxx.

My first witness vote as a dolphin, hope that helps.

I wonder if your first day as a witness will be the day steem breaks $5.00 ... it's getting close.

Just checked - it has broken $5, and slipped down a bit again. A memorable day x 2

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Thank you for your support.

I'd like to think my becoming a witness today has caused the price to rise ;-)

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That's the word on the street... 😎

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Congratulations, @gmuxx! You are definitely the right person for the job! You do so much for the Steemit and TWB communities, and are a true inspiration. I happily cast my vote!

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Thank you very much.

I vote Muxxy for president!

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Hehe. Thank you for your support.

Awesome, found someone to drop... You have a new vote @gmuxx!

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Thank you Sir.

Done!

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Thank you very much.

Voted! :)

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Thank you very much.

Congrats Gmuxx! Have fun with it!

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Thank you.

Congrats and Good Luck as a witness @gmuxx! And thanks for everything you do for steemit and TWB!

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Much appreciated.

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I am correct when I think that as long as my proxy votes for you, then I vote for you?

You got my last spot ocdbro

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Thank you for your support.

Huzzah! You've got my vote Muxxy!

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Thank you dude.

I think you will do awesome. You will be getting my vote. Good luck.

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I appreciate the support.

Voted for you bro.

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Thank you.

A great way to start the steemit new year :) Voted Muxxy... All the best!

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Much appreciated.

like the attitude. you seem comitted, down-to-earth and pretty straightforward. already voted ;)

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Much appreciated.

Awesome - now I need to sort out my witness list... I have a full dance card. I will add my vote for you! Good stuff @gmuxx. It's a brave new year!

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Thanks for your support.

You have my vote man, I've always found you to be inspirational here on the platform and have followed your lead on a few initiatives.

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Much appreciated.

Done! ;)
Good luck to you :)

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Thank you, much appreciated.

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Congratz man! All the best!

Yay and congrats on officially becoming a witness! You have my vote in, too.

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Thank you very much.

Voted! Good luck :D

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Thank you very much!

Good luck @gmuxx. One vote from me.

@seyiodus.

Great work you have my support and vote

Lets get the system ul and running....
Without witnesses steemit wouldnt be

Keep doing good on the platform

Thank you very much for this valuable information

Nice post thumb up..... I find this post real interesting and detailed

Upvote resteemit complete✌✌✌

You've supported me in the past with my posts about my niece with leukemia Mighty Mia. I'd be more than happy to give you my vote. Good luck.