So here is a quick update of how the Steem Witness system works.
I've been tracking how many people get blocks and how that is spread over Steem Witnesses.
There are 200+ witnesses in the queue, perhaps thousands, at least many more than 200.
In the last day or so, only 84 got a block.
This is the distribution:
These are numbers collected by my witness in the last day and a bit, listing who got how many blocks and how many people got to get a share.
Sobering..... considering it costs real money to be a witness, $50 and up a month including many hours of time.