Better late then never?
I wanted to join SPUD last Sunday, showing I'm partaking in #NewSteem, celebrating the HF21/HF22 rollout, because why not? But then the chain froze. Yes, that sucks, but it's also proof the chain notices quickly when something isn't right and is able to prevent that thing from happening. Then the developers and witnesses have to do a bunch of stuff so the chain can produce blocks again - and they did.
So here I am, back to writing again.
So, Rosa, you mentioned celebrating HF21/HF22? How so?
Beforehand I didn't know if I would be celebrating HF21 or mourning the passing of HF20. I'm a 'let's see what happens' kinda person, and I had immense doubts about many of the changes that were proposed for HF21, then I was looking forward to it, just to go back to having severe doubts again.
In the end I came back to my natural position: Let's see what happens, was the last thing I thought before the HF20 curtain closed forever.
The 'let's see what happens' part of me has been pretty excited about the first few days of HF21 (which quickly turned into HF22).
I've seen the Trending Page getting a make-over. I've seen passive users start using their stake - and in many cases not just their '2,5 free downvotes', no, just full-on series of 100% downvotes towards a certain type of user we can all agree on we don't like: the takers, the leachers, the immense bidbotters, the huge self-voters without adding value, support or engagement towards the community.
I've seen circle-jerkers break up their own circle to start curating a little in the broader community - maybe out of self-interest? Maybe not? It doesn't really matter, STEEM is flowing new directions.
I've seen bidbot owners inform us on new ways of dealing with quality versus no-quality bots, and yes, this could all have been done way way earlier and can definitely be seen as them trying to save their own asses - but hey - on #NewSteem we can't complain too much eh!
I'm glad to see the SPS is getting proposals and the first one is being paid out already - another thing to keep our eyes on under #NewSteem.
Ofcourse, there's worries and complaints too. I haven't heard how the smaller accounts are faring under the new changes. I don't know how the 'attack against bidbots' will play out and if it will go too far or if we can find a nice middle ground where great posts can still be botted and shit-posts are rejected or downvoted by the community. And will the SPS be able to prove its worth?
But for me personally STEEM looks pretty cool right now. And I wanted to ride that wave of positivity a bit. So - 2 days later than planned, I Powered UP 750SP so I could get myself over the 13000 SP level.
Now: Let's Curate!
It's all the rage under HF21/HF22 I heard.