It's been over 8 months since I've created my initial witness application.
Since then, a lot has happened. I've gained in knowledge & experience as I've cemented my commitment to Steem. My focus shifted from being someone who wanted to explore a business venture, to someone who believes that this blockchain can make a difference in the world.
Most of my time for the last 8 months has been spent creating projects for the Steem ecosystem, with the idea of 1.) closing the gap between users and investors and 2.) bringing value to developers of Steem and the whole eco-system.
And I believe that now is a good time to update my witness application and for that, I've developed my own website, with the hope to focus on transparency regarding my activities on Steem & my infrastructure as a witness.
I've recently started to give updates regarding my witness servers & infrastructure below my posts, which has a few downsides as the info can get outdated real fast. And to improve this, the live status of my servers in addition with my latest pricefeed is now being displayed right on my website.
For this I've created a little script that is checking if the servers are alive every x-seconds and if something has changed (e.g. a server went down) the JSON metadata of @therealwolf will be changed. Inside the JSON metadata, the field
last_update_time says when the last change occured or when the last daily update was. However, servers are being checked every x seconds, just the metadatas aren't updated every time to reduce transactions.
As part of my commitment to Steem, I'm supporting projects and initiatives with Steempower delegations. For me, Steem is the blockchain of opportunities and I'm very happy to give back and do my part to bring value to Steem, even on a community level, as an developer & entrepreneur.
So far, my delegations have reached @helpie (community), @minnowsupport (community), @vimm (project) and @yougotsnekked (curation). And as my Steempower grows, I will support more and more projects and initiatives. All of this is live on therealwolf.me
A little extra that I've implemented on therealwolf.me is a witness schedule. The goal was to create an easy to use tool to see which witnesses are currently signing blocks and when a specific backup witness has its turn.
On top of that, it gave me an even better understanding how witness scheduling works.
Knowledge is the most important asset a witness can have
Projects on Github & Posts
Many of the projects that I've worked on are available on Github: https://github.com/therealwolf42
I've also spent some of time on Steem writing posts and few of the best ones were actually in the recent 1-2 months:
After more than a year working fulltime with Steem, I've gained a lot of knowledge and experience. However, as always, there is still room to grow. Strictly speaking, there are a few key-areas which I'll focus on over the coming months:
- Diving into the blockchain code in order to better understand updates, testnets and to contribute code & features myself.
- As an entrepeneur and developer, I love to build businesses and projects - and there are quite a few planned.
- Developing more open-source tools (e.g: my witness-essentials tools and the witness schedule) and contributions to already existing ones (dsteem, condenser, etc.)
But as always, watch what I'm doing - not what I'm saying. Actions always mean more than words.
So with that said:
Back to coding!
Do you believe that my work is valuable for Steem? Then please vote for me as witness.