What can I say… I felt compelled to write one of those obligatory Steem Power goal posts. Ahh… did y’see what I did with the title and picture there? Very punny. But that’s just the kind of guy I am.
10,000 Steem Power. That’s what I want. It’s been a goal of mine for quite a while now but I never put it in a post. I know I’ve mentioned it to a few people like @blewitt who has the same number in mind for his near term accomplishment, and probably discussed it with some random Steemians in a comment or two along the way. Recent posts like this one by @preparedwombat also triggered me to ruminate on the topic a bit more. Why 10,000? Honestly, it’s a nice round number, and for me, an attainable one.
I currently have 6,280 Steem Power. However, I am running a Fundition campaign for the publication of my comic book, “I Thought It Would Be Zombies…” which has already generated 222 SP of that total. I do not count that toward my goal, or likewise any future funds derived from Fundition, as those are earmarked to eventually be withdrawn for a specific purpose. So let’s call my current total at 6,058 SP. I do have quite a way to go, but I’m not at all discouraged and have set no particular timetable to reach my goal. Perhaps I should set some waypoints and timeframes to strive for, to help accelerate my progress. In my mind, this goal of 10,000 SP just represents the minimum I want to attain before ever cashing out or powering down a drop of Steem.
Last year I powered down a fairly good chunk of Steem at a time that was financially difficult for me. While I’m glad it was there and it truly showed me the value and function of the Steem blockchain, I wish I still had it around because I envision much bigger things, and correspondingly much bigger Steem value for the future. I firmly believe that 10,000 SP, and perhaps much less… will have a truly life changing impact in the future. Whatever your personal goals or current starting point… it’s important to realize how early in the game it is, and that now is the time to put as many points on the board as you can before things get more competitive. I was fortunate to stumble upon Steemit very early. I’ll forever be proud that I’m account 36,926. When there are 10s and hundreds of millions of users… that’ll be some major street cred. But even folks joining today are arriving early to the party… and with the right attitude and a bit of work can set themselves up for a lot of fun and success.
Of course, my massive goal outside of sheer Steem Power acquisition, is to get issue #1 of “I Thought It Would Be Zombies…” finished. And then move on to issue #2, #3, … you get the point! That is taking up the lions share of my time. Since posts related to the comic are almost all dedicated to the Fundition campaign, it has left me not earning much toward my 10k goal. I’ll need to redouble my efforts to post more and broaden my topics outside of comic creation progress reports. In the past I’ve delved into reviews of art books and comics, and would like to embrace tutorials and content centered around the comic creating community as well. Please let me know what you may like to see and read from me! Time is the only restriction, and my constant enemy! (Well, time and energy!) @corrineiskorean recently did a great post looking back at the ambitions she had for 2018 and the progress made so far… It’s a fun read, and I am so getting that mug she has…
Beyond that I’ll be continuing to work at getting all the supporting structure around my creative endeavors into better shape. I’ve got plenty of work left to do on websites. Recent trips to comic conventions made me realize I really need new business cards… and I’m long overdue for prettying up my blogging endeavors and adding an additional veneer of professionalism. I only bring this up because in this post I’ll be experimenting with some new footer links… If you’re confronted with a convoluted mishmash of formatting nightmare, you have my apologies. I sure hope it works out but I’ll be poised to delete any horrors that arise from my experiments! If they look good, let me know what you think!
I hope you all are doing well and take a moment to think your own goals as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, and another moment to visualize the future you see for Steem yourself!
– Bryan “the Imp” Imhoff