SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 22 January 2019

Leadership changes at Steemit Inc are the main story today.

Ned Scott has been named as Executive Chairman, and Elizabeth Powell has been appointed as Managing Director.

Planning for the Steem Alliance election meeting on Sunday is continuing.

A new Steem social media app for China, WhereIn, has been launched.


Steemit Inc Leadership Changes

Major changes in the leadership positions of Steemit Inc were announced yesterday.

The Board of Steemit Inc has named Ned Scott as Executive Chairman, and Elizabeth Powell as Managing Director, effective immediately.

On the appointment Executive Chairman Ned Scott said…

“This is the perfect time for Elizabeth to become Managing Director and help move the company forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. She has an incredible ability to inspire, energize and connect with the team, and will share those same values with the Steemit community. Elizabeth’s vision and execution track record is exactly what Steemit needs as we enter our next chapter.”

Elizabeth joined Steemit Inc in May 2018 as Head of Communications & Advocacy.

She is from Texas and since graduating in journalism from Texas A&M University has had a varied and successful 20+ year career in marketing and advertising across a range of different industry sectors.

The new MD describes her role…

We recently published our updated Mission, Vision and Values, as well as its roadmap focusing on increasing ad revenues, protecting STEEM assets’ value and cost reductions. My job is to execute the roadmap.

Elizabeth will be appearing along with Ned on the State of Steem Forum this Thursday at 8pm UTC on MSP Waves…

She will also be on the Rambling Radio Witness Chat hosted by @shadowspub on Wednesday at 5pm UTC.


The Steem Alliance – Election Meeting – Sunday 27 January

There will be a formal election meeting for the Steem Alliance Working Group members this coming Sunday. The meeting wil be held in the Steem Alliance Discord server at 1pm EST / 6pm UTC.

Full details are in this post…


WhereIn – a new lifestyle social media platform for China

A new Steem-based social media app called WhereIn is being developed to target the Chinese market.

WhereIn is available at http://www.wherein.io/ …


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)

Steem price US$ 0.416 2019-01-23 05:26am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.966 2019-01-23 05:26am UTC
Market Cap US$ 127,568,329 2019-01-23 05:26am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #39 (+2) 2019-01-23 05:26am UTC
No. of Whales 37 (+1) 2019-01-21
No. of Orcas 319 (+1) 2019-01-21
No. of Dolphins 1977 (n/c) 2019-01-21
No. of Minnows 9107 (+3) 2019-01-21
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4177 (-8) 2019-01-22 08:53pm UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Steemit, Inc. Leadership Changes

@elipowell – Meet Steemit, Inc.’s New Managing Director

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

NEWS FROM THE STEEM ALLIANCE

@steemalliance – Update To Townhall Elections | What Exactly Is A “Working Group” And How Do We Nominate?

@steemalliance – Steem Alliance Working Group | Community Town Hall Elections Jan. 27th 1pm EST

@steemalliance – Final Dev Slack Transcript | New Open To The Public Home For Steem Alliance Group

@steemalliance / @krnel – Helping the Steem Alliance Get Started

@steemalliance / @tcpolymath – Some thoughts on starting a nonprofit

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#1 @aggroed – Stars Align: seeking partners on a Foundation Design for the Steem ecosystem

#35 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Powerdown Statistics #2 – January 11th – January 22th

#41 @jackmiller – Bots: FACTS & FIGURES. (Part Three)

#42 @ocd-witness / @acidyo – Manual Curation History

#57 @holger80 – Witness update: new project steemrewarding.com

#66 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – What Is The ‘#untalented’ Movement Are You Really Untalented?

#70 @steemcommunity / @abh12345 – Are you mainly voting your early friends and/or do you still look out for newer accounts?

#82 @ro-witness – @ro-witness Witness Update – Disclaimer on HF

#86 @krnel – Helping the Steem Alliance Get Started

#92 @bitrocker2020 – How to talk about about STEEM

#131 @dsound / @prc – DSound Community Update: Get ready for DSound Love Machine!

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@coingecko – Steem looks to be recovering back to $0.40!

@drutter – STEEM price breaking out as Samsung rumours are squashed

@fknmayhem – Combatting Bidbots by Embracing Not-for-Profit “Growth Bots”?

@lordbutterfly – Bithumb has resumed STEEM transfers today

@midlet – Doodle + Thoughts on @steemalliance

@organduo – It’s really difficult for me get whale’s attention

@riverflows – Why Steemit is a ‘Real’ Social Media (Posting about Steemit on Medium!)

@sisygoboom – How We Get Listed On Wirex Card

@steemmatt – Dear Everyone – We Are NOT Fish, We Are STEEMIANS – It’s Time To STOP Superficially Labeling And Judging Ourselves/Others Within A Fabricated Social Order

@surfermarly – The Truth About Communication Costs And Why Too Much Talk May Kill A Business

@tarazkp – Interface subscription and monetized metrics

@taskmaster4450 – Steemit: Showing Why We Need To Get Rid Of Private Companies

@taskmaster4450 – @actifit Doing It’s Part To Decentralize

@tcpolymath – Some thoughts on starting a nonprofit

@theycallmedan – 10k STEEM Delegation Poll

@theycallmedan – You Are 1% Of 1% Of 1%

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – SteemCampUK 2 is coming to Leicester
@steemcampuk / @shanibeer – SteemCampUK – Leicester

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – Q & A – Your Questions & Our Answers about DTube Forum

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@actifit / @taskmaster4450 – @actifit Doing It’s Part To Decentralize

@appics / @sirwinchester – APPICS Update | Introducing Talented Users | Join the Testnet!

@dsound / @prc – DSound Community Update: Get ready for DSound Love Machine!

@magicdice / @runicar – Are You Earning MAGIC Tokens? I tried and failed miserably – Try for yourself at your own risk!

@partiko / @rosatravels – Partiko Mentors Program Begins

@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem – 5 days? only 5 dollars!

@wherein – WhereIn – A Steem-based lifestyle social media platform

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Today’s Gazette – ORACLE, Steemit Already Partnered With Tron (TRX), But No One Is Talking About It

This is #51 (22 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

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SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 4 January 2019

The pace is quickening. The momentum is building.

Steem has landed on another DApp site.

The Dark Overlord is turning the spotlight towards us.

And the ads are coming, the ads are coming.

Steem on Dapp.com

@therealwolf has hit another home run.

He and @yabapmatt have been working behind the scenes with dapp.com and now they are the second major external DApp site to start listing Steem DApps.

Go Steem DApps.

Over to you Steem DApp and App owners – make sure you get listed.

The Dark Overlord – putting Steem on the map?

The Dark Overlord is beginning to attract attention.

They hacked some big stuff that may really put the cat amongst the pigeons.

They are too hot to handle for the likes of Twitter, Reddit and PasteBin.

So now they have arrived on Steem.

One way or another this could be a biggie for Steem…

Steem Monsters – be careful who you buy your Boosters from

@pharesim has done a quick PSA to warn people that the contents of Boosters Packs can be discovered BEFORE OPENING.

So there is a temptation for the naughty people to check their Booster Packs before selling and only sell packs with worthless cards.

Only buy from original sources…

And on the subject of gaming…

Chibera kicks off its Kickstarter

Chibera is the first MMORPG on the Steem blockchain.

It has big, big plans…

Chibera already has an ongoing crowdfunding project on Fundition, they are now moving up a gear.

They have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $250,000.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)

Steem price US$ 0.286 2019-01-05 05:08 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.763 2019-01-05 05:08 UTC
Market Cap US$ 87,844,813 2019-01-05 05:08 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 2019-01-05 05:08 UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-03
No. of Orcas 314 (+2) 2019-01-03
No. of Dolphins 1956 (-1) 2019-01-03
No. of Minnows 9064 (n/c) 2019-01-03
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4117 (-4) 2019-01-04 04:07 UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Testing Ads on Steemit.com

@steemitdev – New Year, New DevPortal Updates

@steemitdev – Additional Public API Change

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#3 @timcliff – Steem Developer Bounty – 1500 STEEM – Multisignature Transaction Guide (Details Inside)

#10 @followbtcnews – Let s Get Steem on ionomy Exchange

#24 @therealwolf – Steem has been listed on dapp.com

#27 @pharesim – PSA – Do not buy second hand Steemmonsters packs

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Steemit.com is going to selectively start rolling out advertisements

#43 @ocd-witness / @acidyo – 1 for me, 1 for Steem

#146 @dsound – DSound Community Update: Happy New Year, Resolutions for 2019 and Festival of Ideas

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS, INFLUENCERS & OTHER CONCERNED STEEMIANS

@activistpost – The Dark Overlord Hackers Threaten To Release TOP SECRET Files of 9/11 Litigation Unless Paid In Bitcoin

@broncnutz – Can @thedarkoverlord Moon Shot the Price of STEEM?? **EXPOSED**

@chekohler – Where Active Steemains Are from in 2019

@denmarkguy – Weku, Whaleshares, Bearshares and Other Steemit Clones: The “Dilution Challenge”

@ew-and-patterns – Why small ads on Steemit.com are a good thing

@gniksivart – What Steemit Can Learn About Earn.com 0x Giveaway

@jasonliberty – The Dark Overlord Hackers Begin Releasing 9/11 Documents – WTF is Going On?!?! Legit Hack? Psyop? Fake Truthers? – ‘9/11 Papers MegaLeak’

@lostmine27 – Proof-of-Brain or Power-of-Bid(bot), that is the question

@lukewearechange – Will The Dark Overlord Bring Down The Deep State?

@mindtrap – Are you still wondering who’s in charge out there?

@tarazkp – Subscribe-to-own models and Steem app integration

@taskmaster4450 – The Mainstream Is Helping To Make Steem A Huge Success

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@canna-curate / HashKings – Canna-Curate TakingxxxNew Heights

@coingecko – CoinGecko Fortnightly Digest (22 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019)

Steem Terminal / @heyhaveyamet – Welcome to the Steem Terminal

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@dapp.com – STEEM Dapps Are Ready for Mass Adoption

@timcliff – Steem Developer Bounty – 1500 STEEM – Multisignature Transaction Guide (Details Inside)

@crokkon – Steem Multi-Signature Transaction Guide for Beem/Python

holger80 – Multisignature Transaction Guide for beempy

@tcpolymath – Reflections on two methods of multisig transactions

@lordbutterfly – Hate being sick, and a bit about Dstors/Haejin drama

@tcpolymath – Make Multisig transactions with Beem without spending all day in the transaction builder

@chibera – Chibera – Is now on kickstarter! Help us out!

@dsound – DSound Community Update: Happy New Year, Resolutions for 2019 and Festival of Ideas

@dstors / @kaliju – The end

@dtrip / @avral – DTrip Travel app for Steemians

@dtube / @nathanmars7 – My new journey begins with appreciating the Angels @alphasteem @snook @kawaiicrush

@partiko – Easter Egg Giveaway #10 for Partiko Android New Release

@paytomat /@btuniverse – Steem and Paytomat for the future economy

@steemgigs / @tobias-g – [Steem Gigs] Minor Adjustments to UI, Fix Voting (Task Request)

@steemhunt / @jayplayco – [Steemhunt] Upcoming launch of Reviewhunt and the meaning

@steemmonsters / @pharesim – PSA – Do not buy second hand Steemmonsters packs

TwinForge / @grid9games – we need more testers for a multiplayer resource management rpg TwinForge played on steem blockchain

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—412019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

RT – Hacker group releases ‘9/11 Papers’, says future leaks will ‘burn down’ US deep state

Heavy.com – The Dark Overlord & 9/11 Documents: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

This is #33 (04 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

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The Blocktrades Contest | The Positive Steemians Club launch party

So here is my entry for The Blocktrades Scholarship Contest.

Rather unconventional as my entry is a recording of one of my ‘radio shows’ on MSP Waves – but creating new and continually evolving radio shows is a big part of what I do on Steem.

I have been making shows since January. They are for me significant creative endeavours.

I have developed several show formats over the 60+ shows I have produced so far including The Alternative Lifestyle Show, My Life In 8 Songs, Here Comes The News, Use Case Radio – as well as one-offs like The Steemfest3 After Party.

Each show takes me between one and two days to put together for the planning, researching and finding guests. Interviewing guests has been the cornerstone of my show format. Partly to provide interesting content, partly to give people visibility for their ideas and projects, and partly because it is a fantastically enjoyable way to get to know the people of Steem – over 400 so far.

I have chosen The Positive Steemians Club launch party episode both because it is one of the two shows that fall in the contest period and because it illustrates the essence of what I am so keen to do on the show – to accentuate the positives of Steem. Positive people, positive projects, positive wins.

  • https://steemit.com/mspwaves/@pennsif/rd87qgok

Twenty lines, oh boy!  What else do I do.

I founded and run the A Dollar A Day charitable giving project. It is what I am most proud of. It has added a whole massive new dimension to Steem for me. It has given me a perspective on the world I would never have had without Steem. Almost US$ 5000 raised and donated to 20 projects around the world since I started the project in May this year. It is a true witness to the power of Steem.

More recently I have established SteemClub-UK to give Steem a much needed boost in the UK. There are barely 100 active steemians in the UK. Targeting 1000 by the end of 2019 through events, meetups, talks, promotions.

I do, and I have done, quite a bit else but I can’t fit that in 20 lines or thereabouts.

Do I meet the entry criteria. Tick on all counts. Posting daily between my three accounts – @pennsif, @adollaraday, @steemclub-uk. Comment regularly. Never used a bidbot.

That’s it. That’s me. That’s what I have to offer.

And the penguin? I used to be a penguin catcher. But that’s another story…

[ penguin photo from pixabay.com ]

SteemClub-UK : say hello to these new UK steemians @ 21 November 2018

I have just posted the latest list of active UK steemians on the @steemclub-uk account.

We are now 143 in number, and growing steadily.

What will be critical now, particularly in these difficult crypto times, is retention. We must do our utmost to keep all the current UK steemians onboard and active.

This is really, really important with newcomers to the platform.

I will therefore be putting out this Welcome post every week or so as I come across new UK steemians.

Please do visit their posts, upvote them, leave comments and make them feel welcome. We really want them to stick around.

So here are this week’s newcomers…


@ebookwriter – from Halifax

Tony joined Steem last month and describes himself as an ex-electrician, a dreamer and a writer. He also served in the REME corps of the British Army.

You can read his introductory post here…

https://steemit.com/introducingmyself/@ebookwriter/introduceyourself-and-and-looking-to-connect-with-fellow-creatives

And his latest post here…

https://steemit.com/life/@ebookwriter/songs-that-speak-of-the-creative-s-struggle-part-8


@earthkind – based in London

Shawn originally started on Steem in January 2018. But he only made 3 posts then before going quiet until a few days ago.

Now he has made a new introductory DTube video…

https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@earthkind/ncfb02wz

Amongst other things Shawn is a vegan.


@elizabethharvey – in the hills of Wales

Elizabeth is a 38 year old mother of three based in my neck of the woods in the mountains of Wales.

She just joined Steem yesterday and here is her introductory post…

https://steemit.com/fitness/@elizabethharvey/finally-i-m-in

Elizabeth is a former model and now a keen runner.


Other worthy mentions…

It is good to see video expert **Rudolfo Crisafulli @rod.crisafulli** back active on steem after a break of a couple of months. His latest post looks very interesting…

Why do we all need to be prepared to make video?!

I have just this evening found **@susanlo** via a @stephenkendal post. Susan is from Hong Kong but currently studying in London. Here is her latest post about how she met @stephenkendal at the first UK DigiByte meetup in London…

My Stories #29 – FIRST DigiByte UK meetup! Let’s meet its founder and @stephenkendal !

We have now also started to add ex-pats to the UK Steem list. **@minismallholding** living in Australia is the latest ex-pat to come onboard with SteemClub-UK.


That’s all for today.

Let me know if you spot any other new UK steemians around and about.

In the meantime please do visit / comment / upvote especially the newcomers mentioned in this post.

Thank you.

Steem UK : 10 Things Going On with Steem in the UK @ 15 November 2018

SteemFest is over, and the Steem price is on a downward slide.

This seems like a good time to redouble efforts to get moving on promoting Steem in the UK.

I am going to give this my best shot and I hope others in the UK will join me on the journey.

Here’s where I have got to so far. Comments, suggestions, ideas, criticisms welcome.


1. Steem UK Virtual Meetup

The second Steem UK Virtual Meetup is scheduled for 2 weeks from today (29 November). It will be 8pm – 11pm UK time on MSP Waves.

Do please come along and join in with that if you want to make Steem great in Britain.

The recording of the first meetup is available if you missed it…

2. SteemClub-UK branding?

This came about rather by chance as the accounts @steemuk and @steem-uk had both been taken. So I grabbed @steemclub-uk instead.

Now the Club idea is growing on me. More on this idea to follow…

3. Auto-Voter account @steemclub-uk

I have set up @steemclub-uk on SteemAuto to auto-vote UK active steemians.

I have delegated 2000SP to the account to get it going and @steevc, @article61 and @livinguktaiwan have already kindly added SP delegations.

This will take some trial and error and discussion and debate, but I am gradually adding everyone that is on the active UK steemians list. Everyone should start to see small votes appear on their posts once a day.

This will be developed further and can be discussed on 29 November.

The account is now up to 2300 SP. It would be great if we can get it to 5000 SP by the next meetup.

4. Curation trail on @steemclub-uk

A curation trail is also set on @steemclub-uk if you can spare a bit of voting power to support UK steemians.

5. Curation project

I am going to start some manual curation for UK steemians. Still working on the details.

Music is first on my list…

6. SteemClub-UK Discord Server

I have just set this up. I primarily see this as being useful for organising events and meetups, but maybe more…

I will start sending out invites over the next few days.

7. Regional Events

We discussed in the first Virtual Meetup the idea of having four regional events each focussing on a different theme.

These are targeted for the first few months of 2019.

These are still subject to change but currently we are considering…

  • in the Midlands – a music related event
  • in London and the South East – a food related event
  • in Wales and the South West – a film related event
  • in the North – a business / crypto related event

Check out this post for more details on each of these…

We will be discussing more on 29 November, and hopefully soon in the Discord server, but if anyone would like to get involved in any of these events please comment below or message me on Discord (Pennsif#9921).

8. Mini-Meetups

I have heard mention of various potential mini-meetups around the country.

If you are organising any gatherings and are open to other steemians joining in let me know and we can share the details.

9. Charity Projects

As many of you might know I am involved in the A Dollar A Day charitable giving project on Steem and with Fundition.io the steem crowdfunding platform. Through both of these I see the power of good that Steem can do.

I would really love to see some charitable projects supported by Steem in the UK.

If you have any ideas contact me…

10. Weekly Update

To keep the ball rolling and to make sure everyone can stay in the loop that wants to be there I will be putting out a weekly update like this of what is going on in the UK Steem world.

If you have any events, meetups, contests etc you would like to be included let me know.


Targets…

The UK is the home of great projects like @promo-steem, @oracle-d and @adollaraday ( 😃 ).

Steem has great potential in the UK. It will take effort, commitment, community and a fair dash of hard work.

But Steem is special. It presents an opportunity we may never have in our lifetimes again.

We must not let the opportunity slip through our fingers.

Now is the time to start making Steem great in Britain.

Anyone for 1000 active Steemians in the UK by the end of 2019?


Steemians in the UK – currently 133

These are all the active steemians currently identified in the UK. If you know anyone else that should be added please post in the comments or message me on Discord (@Pennsif#9921).

Ex-Pats are now being included on the list – are you a Brit living abroad that wants to see Steem flourish in the old country…?

London & the South East  (44)

@adetorrent, @allasyummyfood, @andabout, @atomcollector, @basilmarples, @blackrussian, @bleepcoin, @breadcentric, @buttpacker, @charitycurator, @cryptogee, @donatello, @donnadavisart, @eternalsuccess, @ezzy, @gillianpearce, @hockney, @hopehuggs, @jameshsmitharts, @justyy, @kabir88, @lloyddavis, @lolzwithlisa, @maneco64, @marczanto, @markangeltrueman, @molometer, @nakedverse, @nanzo-scoop, @nickyhavey, @pjau, @rea, @redrica, @scalextrix, @sergiomendes, @shazza, @simonjay, @slayerkm, @stav, @steevc, @stimp1024, @teodora, @ultravioletmag, @winkandwoo

The Midlands  (20)

@article61, @atomcollector, @cryptofunk, @dickturpin, @dobsdies, @gmuxx, @honeybee11, @howardblott, @ictman1076, @kryptoe, @martaesperanza, @neopch, @opheliafu, @revisesociology, @rimicane, @shanibeer, @silverfoxx, @skaarl, @starkerz, @ura-soul

Wales & the South West  (23)

@cryptocariad, @eveningart, @father2b, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @louisthomas, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @pumpkinsandcats, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @timothyallen, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

The North  (25)

@anarcotech, @artonmysleeve, @ashtv, @beautifulbullies, @bingbabe, @calluna, @c0ff33a, @cryptocurator, @darrenclaxton, @digitaldan, @gaby-crb, @gdwcoins, @geordieprepper, @mckeever, @mikefromtheuk, @pcste, @raj808, @russellbury, @slobberchops, @someguy123, @steemonkey, @stephenkendal, @teamhumble, @techmojo, @vibeof100monkeys

Scotland  (9)

@barge, @camuel, @fiftysixnorth, @johnkingwriter, @meesterboom, @natubat, @screwballpsyche, @tom-orrow, @wisbeech

Northern Ireland  (1)

@silverstackeruk

Somewhere in the UK…  (11)

@britcoin, @jonathanyoung, @lastravage, @monkazzsa, @mynewlife, @sazzler, @supertraff, @surviveuk, @tremendospercy, @ukprepper, @voxxov

Expats  (1)

@livinguktaiwan (Taiwan)


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Steem UK : introducing @steemclub-uk to support UK content creators

As one small step to help support and grow the Steem community in the UK I have set up the steem account @steemclub-uk.

I am delegating a large chunk of my available steempower to this account and have set up an auto-voter to start giving small votes to UK based content creators.

I have delegated 500 SP to test it works. Once all is going okay I will increase this to 2000 SP.

Initially I plan to give all 120+ UK steemians a 10% vote per day.

I will monitor this over the next week or so to see if this percentage is sustainable.

I am trying this out as a personal commitment initially but if anyone would like to delegate to the account feel free.

Options for voting percentages

Once it is established there are a number of options to be considered for determining who gets what voting percentage.

  • Should everyone get an equal vote regardless of other factors?
  • Should people be rewarded with greater voting percentages if they are active in promoting steem in the UK?
  • Should people be rewarded with greater voting percentages according to how much they have delegated to the account?
  • Or should some combination of all three measures be employed?

If activity in promoting steem is a factor how should that be determined?

Thoughts and opinions welcome on this…

Curation Trail

I have also set up a Curation Trail on the @steemclub-uk account if anyone fancies supporting that with their vote.

SteemClub-UK Discord Server

I have also set up a Discord Server to help with networking and the organisation of events and meetups.

More on that to follow shortly.

Next Steem UK Virtual Meetup

The next Steem UK Virtual Meetup has been set for Thursday 29 November.

This will take place 8pm – 11pm UK time during my radio show on MSP Waves.

Everyone is welcome to join in.

 

UK Steem : UK musicians on Steem, DSound & DTube

As part of promoting Steem in the UK an idea has been mooted of having some sort of Steem musicians event.

I wondered therefore how many UK based musicians there are on the Steem blockchain.

Here are all the ones I have found so far. Anyone know of any others?

  • AnarcoTech (North – Huddersfield)
    https://steemit.com/@anarcotech
  • Armchair Spaceman (Scotland)
    https://steemit.com/@tom-orrow
  • AtomCollectorRecords & Juxta
    https://steemit.com/@atomcollector
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@atomcollector
  • Basil Marples (South East – Norfolk)
    https://steemit.com/@basilmarples
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@basilmarples
  • Cams (Scotland)
    https://steemit.com/@camuel
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@acousticguitar
  • Darren Claxton (North – Derbyshire)
    https://steemit.com/@darrenclaxton
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@darrenclaxton
  • Deon – Kryptoe (Midlands – Warwickshire)
    https://steemit.com/@kryptoe
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@kryptoe
  • Donatello (London)
    https://steemit.com/@donatello
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@donatello
  • Last Ravage Opinion
    https://steemit.com/@lastravage
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@lastravage
  • nakedverse (South East – Kent)
    https://steemit.com/@nakedverse
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@nakedverse
  • Nicky Havey (South East – High Wycombe)
    https://steemit.com/@nickyhavey
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@nickyhavey
  • Sazzler J
    https://steemit.com/@sazzler
  • Skaarl (Midlands – Nottinghamshire)
    https://steemit.com/@skaarl
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@skaarl
  • Steve Clark (South East – Bedfordshire)
    https://steemit.com/@steevc
  • The Turtle Project (Wales)
    https://steemit.com/@theturtleproject
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@theturtleproject
  • VoX
    https://steemit.com/@voxxov
    https://dsound.audio/#!/@voxxov

If you know of any other active UK based steem musicians please comment below or message me on Discord (Pennsif#9921).

@atomcollector – it will be good to connect on this…

@article61 & @darrenclaxton – it might be worth connected with all these UK steem musicians as you are interested in a potential steem music event in the Midlands.


Just a reminder the next Steem UK Virtual Meetup will be on Thursday 29 November, 8pm – 11pm UK time. Hope you can come along…

* Steem UK – latest list of active steemians & the next Virtual Meetup – Thursday 29 November

Steem UK Virtual Meetup #1 – what comes next – 4 regional events? Copy

That was really, really, really great.

I am happy, I am inspired, I am believing we can make steem great in Britain.

Thank you everyone who came along to the first Steem UK Virtual Meetup on MSP Waves last night.

Thank you everyone who came on to talk, thank you everyone who joined in the audience and pitched in on the chat.

And thank you everyone who couldn’t attend but sent messages of support – including Matt @starkerz and Dylan @anarcotech of @oracle-d who are doing great work for steem in Indonesia at the moment.

The goal of the meetup, as well as getting to know each other and networking, was to come up with concrete ideas and plans to start promoting steem in the UK.

And we did.

The seeds of 4 events and activities across the country started to germinate in the meetup.

There is still a way to go but if we could move forward with 4 regional events around the country – in the North, in the Midlands, in Wales & the South West, and in London & the South East – we could achieve maximum impact and maximum participation.

Could anything happen in Scotland as well?

The Midlands – Music

In the Midlands Dan @article61 and Darren @darrenclaxton are interested in developing a musical event ideally based around the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham.

Nick @nickyhavey has been developing a Bluffer’s Guide to Cryptocurrency for Musicians that could be molded into a package for onboarding new bands and musicians as part of the event.

A suggestion was made that this could be involved into a program to help new young musicians – maybe a Steem Youth Music Project…?

Unfortunately @atomcollector was not able to make it to the meeting but I had spoken to him earlier and he is interested in this too.

@ashtv is also interested in the project. He is a professional videographer and makes music videos.

Is there anyone else in the Midlands, or beyond, who would like to get involved in a music project to promote steem?

The North – Crypto & Business

For an event in the north @cryptocurator put forward the suggestion of holding some sort of crypto / business meeting or conference – possibly at Manchester University.

Is there anyone in the north region who would be interested in working with @cryptocurator on this sort of event?

London & the South East – Food ?

There are already fairly regular social meetups in London as the numbers are sufficient to sustain these.

The idea was put forward that some sort of food related event might be doable in the London & South East region.

Professional food vlogger @allasyummyfood is based there as well as keen food vloggers like @rea.

@redrica is going to be meeting a number of steemians from the London area at SteemFest next week. She offered to discuss ideas with them and see what interest there is.

Wales & the South West – Film ?

One idea for this region is to hold an event connecting film and steem – probably in Bristol, ideally tying in with the Film Department at the University of Bristol.

I picked up on this idea after the Film & Steem special show last week. @basilmarples and @ashtv are involved in film in the UK. I am hoping @brian-rhodes, @dougkarr, @ericvancewalton, @juliakponsford and @lifesacircus might be able to pitch in ideas from across the Atlantic…

@basilmarples and I are also bouncing around the idea of a short, humorous steem promotion film for the UK.

Anyone interested in getting involved in a film event or project?

I am wondering about broadening it out to vlogging and DTube? @camuel, @slayerkm, @louisthomas – any thoughts on this?


Targeting niche communities

An idea for targeting specific communities was put forward by @raj808.

He is interesting in working with creative writing groups and courses in universities.

Niche community targeting has a lot of merit. It is an idea that could be developed in a number of areas – maybe homeschoolers, or vegans, or homesteaders…


A buddy system

A suggestion was made that we should develop a ‘Buddy System’ or mentoring to help onboarding and improve retention.  I think it was @teamhumble that mentioned this.

@ura-soul is also working on improving the signup and onboarding process.


Ambitious or what?

This might all seem rather ambitious with our limited numbers.

My feeling, at this stage of the game, is that steem needs to go for hitting sixes out of the park. Just grabbing the odd single each over isn’t going to win the match.

Or if you don’t like cricket, we need to think big… or go home.

We have in the UK a bit over 100 active steemians. We are just a little more than one in a million, but not much.

We are unique and we have something really quite special in steem.

Do we want to let it slip through our fingers?

I don’t.


Meetup Recording

The full recording of the meetup is available if you missed it…

  • https://steemit.com/promo-steem/@pennsif/3pd21095

Steemians in the UK – currently 119

These are all the active steemians currently identified in the UK. If you know anyone else that should be added please post in the comments or message me on Discord (@Pennsif#9921).

London & the South East  (41)

@adetorrent, @allasyummyfood, @andabout, @atomcollector, @basilmarples, @blackrussian, @bleepcoin, @breadcentric, @buttpacker, @charitycurator, @cryptogee, @donatello, @donnadavisart, @ezzy, @gillianpearce, @hockney, @hopehuggs, @jameshsmitharts, @justyy, @kabir88, @lloyddavis, @lolzwithlisa, @maneco64, @marczanto, @markangeltrueman, @molometer, @nakedverse, @nanzo-scoop, @nickyhavey, @pjau, @rea, @redrica, @scalextrix, @sergiomendes, @shazza, @simonjay, @stav, @steevc, @stimp1024, @teodora, @ultravioletmag

The Midlands  (20)

@article61, @atomcollector, @cryptofunk, @dickturpin, @dobsdies, @gmuxx, @honeybee11, @howardblott, @ictman1076, @kryptoe, @martaesperanza, @neopch, @opheliafu, @revisesociology, @rimicane, @shanibeer, @silverfoxx, @skaarl, @starkerz, @ura-soul

Wales & the South West  (21)

@cryptocariad, @eveningart, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @louisthomas, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @pumpkinsandcats, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

The North  (23)

@anarcotech, @artonmysleeve, @ashtv, @beautifulbullies, @calluna, @c0ff33a, @cryptocurator, @darrenclaxton, @gaby-crb, @gdwcoins, @geordieprepper, @mckeever, @mikefromtheuk, @pcste, @raj808, @russellbury, @slobberchops, @someguy123, @steemonkey, @stephenkendal, @teamhumble, @techmojo, @vibeof100monkeys

Scotland  (8)

@barge, @camuel, @fiftysixnorth, @johnkingwriter, @meesterboom, @natubat, @tom-orrow, @wisbeech

Northern Ireland  (1)

@silverstackeruk

And also…  (5)

@britcoin, @jonathanyoung, @mynewlife, @slayerkm, @tremendospercy

Steem UK Virtual Meetup #1 – what comes next – 4 regional events?

That was really, really, really great.

I am happy, I am inspired, I am believing we can make steem great in Britain.

Thank you everyone who came along to the first Steem UK Virtual Meetup on MSP Waves last night.

Thank you everyone who came on to talk, thank you everyone who joined in the audience and pitched in on the chat.

And thank you everyone who couldn’t attend but sent messages of support – including Matt @starkerz and Dylan @anarcotech of @oracle-d who are doing great work for steem in Indonesia at the moment.

The goal of the meetup, as well as getting to know each other and networking, was to come up with concrete ideas and plans to start promoting steem in the UK.

And we did.

The seeds of 4 events and activities across the country started to germinate in the meetup.

There is still a way to go but if we could move forward with 4 regional events around the country – in the North, in the Midlands, in Wales & the South West, and in London & the South East – we could achieve maximum impact and maximum participation.

Could anything happen in Scotland as well?

The Midlands – Music

In the Midlands Dan @article61 and Darren @darrenclaxton are interested in developing a musical event ideally based around the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham.

Nick @nickyhavey has been developing a Bluffer’s Guide to Cryptocurrency for Musicians that could be molded into a package for onboarding new bands and musicians as part of the event.

A suggestion was made that this could be involved into a program to help new young musicians – maybe a Steem Youth Music Project…?

Unfortunately @atomcollector was not able to make it to the meeting but I had spoken to him earlier and he is interested in this too.

@ashtv is also interested in the project. He is a professional videographer and makes music videos.

Is there anyone else in the Midlands, or beyond, who would like to get involved in a music project to promote steem?

The North – Crypto & Business

For an event in the north @cryptocurator put forward the suggestion of holding some sort of crypto / business meeting or conference – possibly at Manchester University.

Is there anyone in the north region who would be interested in working with @cryptocurator on this sort of event?

London & the South East – Food ?

There are already fairly regular social meetups in London as the numbers are sufficient to sustain these.

The idea was put forward that some sort of food related event might be doable in the London & South East region.

Professional food vlogger @allasyummyfood is based there as well as keen food vloggers like @rea.

@redrica is going to be meeting a number of steemians from the London area at SteemFest next week. She offered to discuss ideas with them and see what interest there is.

Wales & the South West – Film ?

One idea for this region is to hold an event connecting film and steem – probably in Bristol, ideally tying in with the Film Department at the University of Bristol.

I picked up on this idea after the Film & Steem special show last week. @basilmarples and @ashtv are involved in film in the UK. I am hoping @brian-rhodes, @dougkarr, @ericvancewalton, @juliakponsford and @lifesacircus might be able to pitch in ideas from across the Atlantic…

@basilmarples and I are also bouncing around the idea of a short, humorous steem promotion film for the UK.

Anyone interested in getting involved in a film event or project?

I am wondering about broadening it out to vlogging and DTube? @camuel, @slayerkm, @louisthomas – any thoughts on this?


Targeting niche communities

An idea for targeting specific communities was put forward by @raj808.

He is interesting in working with creative writing groups and courses in universities.

Niche community targeting has a lot of merit. It is an idea that could be developed in a number of areas – maybe homeschoolers, or vegans, or homesteaders…


A buddy system

A suggestion was made that we should develop a ‘Buddy System’ or mentoring to help onboarding and improve retention.  I think it was @teamhumble that mentioned this.

@ura-soul is also working on improving the signup and onboarding process.


Ambitious or what?

This might all seem rather ambitious with our limited numbers.

My feeling, at this stage of the game, is that steem needs to go for hitting sixes out of the park. Just grabbing the odd single each over isn’t going to win the match.

Or if you don’t like cricket, we need to think big… or go home.

We have in the UK a bit over 100 active steemians. We are just a little more than one in a million, but not much.

We are unique and we have something really quite special in steem.

Do we want to let it slip through our fingers?

I don’t.


Meetup Recording

The full recording of the meetup is available if you missed it…

  • https://steemit.com/promo-steem/@pennsif/3pd21095

Steemians in the UK – currently 119

These are all the active steemians currently identified in the UK. If you know anyone else that should be added please post in the comments or message me on Discord (@Pennsif#9921).

London & the South East  (41)

@adetorrent, @allasyummyfood, @andabout, @atomcollector, @basilmarples, @blackrussian, @bleepcoin, @breadcentric, @buttpacker, @charitycurator, @cryptogee, @donatello, @donnadavisart, @ezzy, @gillianpearce, @hockney, @hopehuggs, @jameshsmitharts, @justyy, @kabir88, @lloyddavis, @lolzwithlisa, @maneco64, @marczanto, @markangeltrueman, @molometer, @nakedverse, @nanzo-scoop, @nickyhavey, @pjau, @rea, @redrica, @scalextrix, @sergiomendes, @shazza, @simonjay, @stav, @steevc, @stimp1024, @teodora, @ultravioletmag

The Midlands  (20)

@article61, @atomcollector, @cryptofunk, @dickturpin, @dobsdies, @gmuxx, @honeybee11, @howardblott, @ictman1076, @kryptoe, @martaesperanza, @neopch, @opheliafu, @revisesociology, @rimicane, @shanibeer, @silverfoxx, @skaarl, @starkerz, @ura-soul

Wales & the South West  (21)

@cryptocariad, @eveningart, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @louisthomas, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @pumpkinsandcats, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

The North  (23)

@anarcotech, @artonmysleeve, @ashtv, @beautifulbullies, @calluna, @c0ff33a, @cryptocurator, @darrenclaxton, @gaby-crb, @gdwcoins, @geordieprepper, @mckeever, @mikefromtheuk, @pcste, @raj808, @russellbury, @slobberchops, @someguy123, @steemonkey, @stephenkendal, @teamhumble, @techmojo, @vibeof100monkeys

Scotland  (8)

@barge, @camuel, @fiftysixnorth, @johnkingwriter, @meesterboom, @natubat, @tom-orrow, @wisbeech

Northern Ireland  (1)

@silverstackeruk

And also…  (5)

@britcoin, @jonathanyoung, @mynewlife, @slayerkm, @tremendospercy

The United Kingdom of Steem : almost 100 steemians – Steem UK Virtual Meetup

My last couple of posts have been exploring steem activity in the UK.

It ain’t big, and it ain’t pretty.

For many it has been downright shocking. For a few it’s an opportunity…

We have now found almost 100 active steemians in the United Kingdom.

That is just over one active steemian per 1 million population.

That’s not critical mass. That’s not on the edge of a breakthrough.

That’s virgin territory and we’ve work to do.

We’ve got to be smart. We’ve got to be clever.

We’ve got to be resourceful, committed, brimful of new ideas, chomping at the bit.

We’ve got to take to the streets, shout from the rooftops, look for opportunities in every nook and granny.

We want mushy steem with our fish and chips, we want Big Ben to go boing, boing, steem.

We want the BBC to announce “Here is the Nine O’Clock Steem”, we want the Queen to say “Arise Sir Steem”.

We want Steem to be great in Britain.

Bring on the United Kingdom of Steem…


UK Steem Virtual Meetup – Thursday 1 November, 8pm – 11pm

Do you want to join the fight?  Will you sign up with the Steemship Troopers?

I’m all in. Steem is too important, too vital, too special to let it wither away and die.

We need to organise, we need to brainstorm, we need to coordinate, we need to make a plan.

It’s up to us. The cavalry is not coming over the hill. And the reinforcements from head office never got the memo.

So let’s get the balls rolling, and talk.

Kick off is 8pm this coming Thursday 1 November. A UK Steem Virtual Meetup on my radio show on MSP Waves.

Will you be there…?

Comment below, or message me on Discord (Pennsif#9921).

Come along, put on your game face, and let’s party.

If you want a bit of homework, there’s plenty swirling around the steemisphere, but @surfermarly’s caught my eye today. Take a read and see what sparks…

  • https://steemit.com/steem/@surfermarly/ideas-on-how-to-ensure-mainstream-adoption-for-steem-d002da6c8bf99est

List of Active Steemians in the UK

Here is the current list of active steemian’s in the UK – 92 in total.

London & the South East  (31)

@adetorrent, @allasyummyfood, @andabout, @basilmarples, @breadcentric, @buttpacker, @charitycurator, @donatello, @ezzy, @gillianpearce, @hockney, @justyy, @lloyddavis, @lolzwithlisa, @maneco64, @marczanto, @molometer, @nakedverse, @nanzo-scoop, @pjau, @rea, @redrica, @scalextrix, @sergiomendes, @shazza, @simonjay, @stav, @steevc, @stimp1024, @teodora, @ultravioletmag

The Midlands  (17)

@article61, @atomcollector, @c0ff33a, @dickturpin, @gmuxx, @honeybee11, @howardblott, @ictman1076, @kryptoe, @martaesperanza, @neopch, @revisesociology, @rimicane, @shanibeer, @skaarl, @starkerz, @ura-soul

Wales & the South West  (18)

@cryptocariad, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

The North  (16)

@anarcotech, @ashtv, @beautifulbullies, @cryptocurator, @darrenclaxton, @gdwcoins, @geordieprepper, @mckeever, @mikefromtheuk, @raj808, @russellbury, @slobberchops, @steemonkey, @stephenkendal, @teamhumble, @vibeof100monkeys

Scotland  (5)

@barge, @camuel, @johnkingwriter, @meesterboom, @natubat

Northern Ireland  (1)

@silverstackeruk

And also…  (4)

@atomcollector, @mynewlife, @someguy123, @tremendospercy

If you know anyone that should be on the list let me know in a comment below or via Discord (Pennsif#9921).

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