Why I Am Still Here…?

It’s amazing what a few days can do to this blockchain….

So before the Tron drama of the past 36 hours or so, @TheyCallMeDan asked a question…Or more of a challenge.

Come up with some reason why you are still here on the blockchain….

After the bear market. After the constant digs the outside crypto world seems to throw at Steem. Even being way out of being a top coin on the markets…

Why are you here Jongo?

You’ve spent a healthy sum of fiat into the token. (Buying at all time highs is never a good idea…) You’ve brought your entire business community over to Steem in the form of CTPtalk and CTP Token. Travelled to Poland for Steemfest 3 and even spoke at the Steem Creators conference in 2018…

Why Jon….WHY….Are you still here?

It’s been tempting…Look at all the attention projects like Bitcoin, Ehtereum and others get…They never seem to deal with this drama that’s consistent on Steem. I should just power down, sell my Steem and get into another project that isn’t so ‘hands on’…That’s an option.

Why bother with this place?

Read the history of Steem and you’ll uncover a big glorious mess of a beginning…It’s pretty ugly. And kind of the reason we’re in the mess we are right now to be honest…Is this a place I want to be in?

I do my best to onboard my business community and reward them with SBI tokens for their engagement and to encourage them to keep creating…Only to be downvoted by a guy who every week shows up, and removes some of my rewards…Because, that’s the blockchain baby! Why do I even bother?

To be brutally honest…I can list dozens of reasons why I should leave Steem. Pack my toys and go…

But then….I read things like this:


That’s a link to a story on CoinDesk. It goes over the battle this community is going through right now between the Steemit Inc / Tron merger and the Steem blockchain. Now I have my opinions on how we got to this place, and believe there were errors on both sides of the issue….However you cannot deny this simple fact.

Steem, the blockchain…Is one of if not the most powerful communities in the entire blockchain space.

And that’s why I am still here…

The people!

I’ve written about this simple fact since I joined Steem and it still remains true…A lot of projects in the crypto space are theory….There is rarely use case for what they have on paper, and most of the ‘active’ blockchains are nothing but bots and gambling applications…

Steem though is filled with real people!

Entrepreneurs, crypto enthusiasts, anarchists, writers, photographers, artists, musicians, blockchain developers, gamers, cooks….Literally EVERY NICHE is a part of this community!

And the rest of the crypto world is starting to realize that….

You can buy the token, but you cannot buy the community!

We can use Steem. We can build on it. And it’s part of our daily lives in so many ways….It’s the true human experience on the blockchain and I’m honored to be a part of it.

So my hats off to everyone in Steem, that creates here everyday. That builds here as well. And that has shown the world that we are just getting started 🙂

Why I Am Still Here?

Better question is….Why aren’t you here yet?



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