My STEEM Update and Orcafication

in steem •  6 months ago  (edited)


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I've finally made orca. Assuming STEEM doesn't go to 1 BTC Whale territory, I will not be buying (or selling for that matter) any STEEM. This is my STEEM ride or die stake.


I've been cruising the trending using this page by @heimindanger: If you are showing up there and the majority of your votes are bid bots, expect to see my downvote. I'm also on the lookout for abuse of the reward pool as well. I think a positive thing about HF21 and the downvote pool, is that it has energized many people to go after protecting the reward pool.

If are interested in supporting that effort, drop into the discord for @steemflagrewards. There are other ways you can help, even if downvoting isn't your thing.

50/50 Delegation

For my every other 50 SP delegations, I chose @steemchiller for his great work on Steemworld, @steem-ua for their Algorithmic Curation & Upvoting Program, using UA data, and @dustbunny for helping to upvote comments below the payout threshold.

Self-upvote Countdown

Now that I've hit my STEEM target, I'll be accelerating my self-upvote countdown so I can use my SP for curation. I'm thinking of dropping every other post until it hits 1%. Then I will just upvote myself 1% out of pure narcissism.

Personal Delegations

I delegated a little SP to two blogs from the beginning that I thought had a lot of potential, @theartofori and @justinparke. I'm happy to say that @theartofori blew past Minnow, and is well on his way do Dolphin. @justinparke is off to a great start with his blog and is already halfway to Minnow. You should consider following both of these blogs and giving them your support.


I still have @steempatron following people on STEEM with large followings on traditional social media, and am upvoting them with 2600 of my SP, along with 100 SP from @novacadian. Please consider following this account or its curation trail, and engaging with its follow list, because I still feel this is a great avenue for getting exposure to STEEM. Many of these content creators have traditionally had low engagement on STEEM.

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Damn orca already, nice going :)

Thanks again for the delegation, it was a big boost in getting my Steemit journey started. Sorry we've had some internet problems for over a week, so I missed this post and another mention on @tenkminnows. I still don't understand exactly what a minnow, whale and orcas are technically speaking.

I realize it has to do with account size, but not much more. I haven't joined any voting trails yet because I don't fully understand it yet. I'm interested but gotta study, study to familiarize myself with all this tech and terminology.

Anyways, thanks again for helping me on my Steemit journey.

Satta Massa Gana!

You're welcome. Happy to help.
Minnow is 500 SP by the way.

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Okay, well then I am nearly there.

First of all, thanks for the mention. Thanks for the initial belief in me, and I'm glad I could reward that belief -- like a plant that actually makes the room look nicer and smell nicer... instead of dying and just leaving dirty leaves everywhere.. When things work out, it's nice.

I think that the reason that I have posted every single day, or pretty close to it, and spent all the time writing, not just posting a picture... Is because of the personal stake that people take on Steemit. It's not just a place to come and complain.... People really tend to this garden (not sure what's up with all the plant metaphors today). It makes me want to contribute more (funny enough- I sent you a PM on FB right before you posted this one).

Congrats on Orca! I'm not 100% sure what it means, but... clearly, it's pretty frigging great - proud of you, knew you could do it :) #lifegoals

You're most welcome.

For Orca, do what you just did about 50 more times(50k SP) and you are there! If you get there by only posting, that would be super impressive!

You may have caught the falling knife! I hope so. Good luck to you (and to what's left of me).

Thanks for using your now-bigger-than-ever downvotes for a good cause. Been using mine against the bitbotters too, but I have to be careful I don't piss somebody off and get obliterated. I'm a small fish.

You're now the 387th richest Steem blockchain account, nice! And you're currently about the 4700th most reputable Steemian. Not that we're counting, hah.

So what you're saying is I'm of ill repute! :-)

Been using mine against the bitbotters too, but I have to be careful I don't piss somebody off and get obliterated. I'm a small fish.

If you find yourself in that spot, don't get caught up with them, just drop me a mention and I'll do my best to heal the damage, and also take a look at @freezepeach.

A few posts ago I told you that I had a feeling that sooner rather later you’ll be an orca. Congrats mate.

Happy steeming

And then steem dropped like a rock!

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Congrats to you @joshman I am happy for you. I just hope that you won't get hurt with your flag battles.

  ·  6 months ago (edited)

A battle implies the two sides are fighting. The vast majority of the time I don't engage in that. I will rely on the community to heal the damage and welcome the bad optics the retaliator is creating for themselves.

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Congratulations, I'm not far behind you..., and will hit the same target before SF4!

Nice, let me know so we can start scratching each others backs! /S

Ooooo, surely that's not allowed :)

Orca! Woohoo!!!

Congrats, Josh!


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