It was time.
Four months ago I had a little convo with @phortun about powering up to 15k before the end of the year and while I had no doubt it would be possible by staying active on Steem and buying small bits and pieces, I didn't think I would make it so soon after reaching 10k .
@fullcoverbetting motivated us to keep track of our growth but I'm not a numbers person so of course I didn't. He challenged me to make it there before the end of October though and I guess that happened :D
- I wrote posts
- I commented on posts
- I curated
- I traded on Steem-Engine
- I bought tiny amounts on bitvavo.com
Nope, nothing heroic.
I do realize that 'back then' I knew HF21 would happen and I wasn't so sure how that would affect me. In the end, it didn't really, I know curation went up, post payouts are still good but I don't keep track if they became better or worse, and I've seen a lot of indirect changes that also mean less of the reward pool is being wasted.
I'm one of those people that isn't here with a maximization mindset, just doing what she does and only when bigger milestones are achieved looking back and noticing that each 5K takes less time than the one before.
"Ah, found my 'I became a Dolphin Post', that was only half a year ago... So it took me roughly a year for the first 5000 SP, and then half a year for the second 5000. Will the next 5000 SP come to me in three months time? :P Probably not, but a girl a Big Dolphin can hope."
It took 4 months in the end. Let's see where I am before the end of this year - 20K should be possible?
PS: My VP is at almost 100% so if you comment something remotely nice or funny or well, just not something mean, I will give you a 100% upvote with 15K Steem Power. Nope, that's not going to be good for my curation rewards and well, it will only add a little bit of STEEM in your account, but still. Let's celebrate ;-)