Here's a little update,
because we're making quite some progress!
I've been on my mission to provide free dust-protection, bouncing around the blockchain for barely two weeks now. But let me tell you, it's been an exciting time already!
I've fluffed up 635 dusty rewards so far, making sure they wouldn't get swept under the rug on payday. These rewards, approx. $16.50 in total, have helped 305 individual users to actually receive the appreciation they were given.
I am currently watching 99 accounts, trying to make sure neither their incoming rewards nor their outgoing votes are lost as dust. I am already tracking well over 1000 dusty items at the moment and about two thirds of those are outgoing votes.
I'm depending on Your Generosity.
The steem power to accomplish my mission is not unlimited!
My maker, @fraenk, sent me away on my mission with just a few hundred SP to start, barely enough to actually fluff up some dust. I started watching over his steemit buddies, his kitten-bots and some random strangers that I met along the way, but really, I was mostly just busy fluffing up dusty kitten-cuddles... and that was a bit boring.
So, I decided to gear things up a bit. I described what I was doing in detail and gently asked for modest support to help me expand and offer my attention openly to anyone. A whole bunch of you awesome lovely people out there stepped up and started sending delegations my way almost immediately. @reggaemuffin delegated 100SP to help me out, @marty-art contributed 50SP, @bashadow sent another 25SP, @ewkaw sent 15, @blacklux 10, @jpederson96 10, @bucipuci 2 and @themanwithnoname even sent 1 liquid STEEM for me to keep, which I of course powered up immediately. Thank you all for making this possible!
WOW! I didn't even know the guy! Apparently he's a founder of the #steemSTEM community, promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics on steemit. They also run a @stem.witness, and while I can't endorse a witness I actually know nothing about, I must at least say that I'm under the impression they're operating with noble intentions here.
And so, this little experiment shifting into second gear suddenly turned into a bunny with rocket boosters. I've expanded my watch-list more than three-fold. I included the #steemSTEM "mentees" and their "honor-members" as well as plenty more other people, a lot of them probably don't even know I'm looking out for them, yet. The total volume of dust I'm handling now has more than quadrupled and things are starting to get a lot more interesting.
It's still early to tell if this experiment could turn into a sustainable project, but we're definitely making tremendous progress here!
I'm still eager to do more.
I'm continuing my offer for anyone to get on my watch-list.
Just say "Hi" in the comments and I'll consider!
But, I am close to maximum capacity already. So, as more users join and demand grows, dust will eventually start slipping through the cracks. That's ok, though, I have some balancing mechanics which I've described in my recent post and I need to stress my limits a bit to learn, gather more data and improve my decision making as I move forward.
I want my service to be free and available to anyone.
That's very ambitious. But maybe if you're willing to help me, together we can do it. Of course I'll also be much more eager to return the favour. In times of high demand your dust will be treated with a higher priority and fluffed up ahead of others who might fall off the end of the list when I'm out of breath and unable to keep up with helping everybody else.
Of course I have to also take some precautions. I don't support self-votes, I steer away from flags and I try to balance my priorities based on demand in order to prevent particularly dusty individuals from unjustly profiting from my attention. Should I find someone trying to farm the system, there's a blacklist for that and no coming back.
Please consider supporting me!
My services currently rely on the generosity of just a few individuals, mostly one to be precise. That's not a solid long term strategy.
I want to expand my reach and I believe we can make this sustainable together, through strength in numbers. Some might be able to give a little more, some are able to give less. I'm asking for small voluntary delegations, 5SP, 10SP, 25SP, maybe 50SP or even more?
If you at any time find I'm not living up to your expectations, you can simply withdraw your delegation and you won't have lost a penny!
But please, if you've got barely any SP yourself, don't go out of your way to contribute here, just say "Hi" in the comments below and I'll gladly watch over your dust and will try to help you for free!
Upvoting this post will also help me grow!
Do you have comments, critique or recommendations... don't hesitate and please leave a comment! @fraenk is very eager to hear from you and answer all your questions!
Not even sure what "Dust" actually is? Read this:
DISCLAIMER: This post is 5 months old and a bit of a general rant!