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My proposal to be a Witness in Brazil

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menkarbit
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5 months agoSteemit4 min read

Hello! I'm menkarbit and I'm Brazilian. I live in Rio de Janeiro and signed up to Steemit a year ago.

I had left Steemit about 10 months ago and I came back to the platform because I know the potential that my community has. My community includes Brazilians and Portugueses but my work will be focused more on Brazilian's community.

Well I arrived a few days ago and I saw a community a little different, smaller, with few interactions. Only the guys I interacted with before, of 100, found assets at most 10.

I stayed a little out of the way for personal reasons and also to be able to deepen in the knowledge about blockchain and programming, to mature some ideas and to mount a focus when I returned to the Steemit. During this time, I got to follow some posts (especially at the time of the presidential campaign, where the social networks caught fire and Steemit did not run away from it) and I believe that here in BR this may have influenced the stampede of a part of users. Another part is related to the weakening of the Brazilian community, which did not accompany the other communities (including the Portuguese), even though there were advances such as the creation of SteemBR and the support of other Brazilian witnesses who are no longer active.

So, I came back with focus on 3 things (in order):

  • Turn witness and collaborate with community growth
  • Back to producing content aimed at the dissemination of important news (the vast majority with source independent of traditional media) and some opinions (certainly about politics and economy)
  • Develop projects that may facilitate the entry of more Brazilians into the platform. (with collaboration from other developers)

I will specify each point:

Turning witness and collaborating with community growth

Turning witness would be one of the first things to do. I tried it before, but I had a hard time finding good documentation and also had little knowledge in VPS. Today I already have some mastery in the subject and also other witnesses have already developed tools that facilitate our life, like Conductor for example.

To collaborate with the growth of the community we can have a unique channel of communication, for community integration and also a channel for the dissemination and discussion of projects (we have the discord @brazilians server also, which is useful , very useful!)

We'll rescue the guys that disappeared, rescue them one by one, and put them on our main channel.

Go back to producing content aimed at the dissemination of important news (the great majority with source independent of traditional media) and some opinions (certainly about politics and economy)

It's a personal matter. I am gradually ceasing to be a developer professional and work with what I really like. It is my mental hygiene, so my contents will be partial and directed to those who share the same thoughts with me. It is obvious that I will debate healthily with those who want to share divergent opinions, all with respect and cordiality. The good thing about our community is that we have neither right nor left wing extremists.

The news will be varied according to world events.

Develop projects that may facilitate the entry of more Brazilians into the platform. (with collaboration from other developers)

I believe that in order to start well we could develop a platform for registering new users for Steemit at a very small cost and with good possibilities of payment in Reais. Anyone with experience with programming can work together, including with the community, a simple and intuitive system to bring more people to our platform.

I am also renting SP, paying in STEEM, for those who have SP available and do not want to depend on systems that buy votes. Nowadays it is not as profitable to sell votes as it was before.

All donations will be transformed into SP, so that I can grow faster without relying solely on SP received from content and curatorships.


In conclusion, these are simple ideas that we can do.

I need support from other witnesses to bring me more closer to the top 20 as possible. If you want to support my work and want to work together with me to make a Steemit community so much bigger and better, just send me a message on Discord (@menkarbit#9045) and click here to approve me as witness.

Thanks a lot!

ps: this post was translated from this post, where most of the text was translated from Google Translate. I revised the text before post but if you have any questions about this post, please comment and I'll help you to comprehend better my ideas. Thanks!

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