To the Members and Supporters of the Knitrias Project | By @LeVeuf
First, I need to recognize the long time that has passed since the last report, even since the last responses, and express my sincere apologies. Maybe this can't be a justification but the last month meant to me the return to this new reality in which many are trying to manage new forms of doing the work that for years was made in other ways. Online versions of old practices require lots of adjustments and adaptation. Resilience and new paradigms require focus and time, even when hard I needed to accept the new circumstances of this health crisis and help my-self and give some help in my work and family backgrounds. I'm sorry for the long pause.
I finally came here to this space to try to close the open cycles.
But before entering to those matters I need to congratulate the last Graduate Members of this Project, who on the last weeks achieved to become Minnows on the Steem Blockchain: @Rashia whose wisdom, creativity and great spirit brought always light to the fellow members and for the platform and @Jadnven whose constant work and great energy shared on each post was a pleasure to follow. Congratulations and always the best for the journey!!
When this project was conceived, the platform was passing through the most difficult time in almost four years, for everyone is known the fork that produced the split of the Steem community. Great uncertainty and disinformation were signs of the period, many were extremely hurt in all the process. There was a time for all to decide and also fight on that decisions. Then I decided to stay in Steem and not only that, but helping other users on the similar decision. For those who witnessed those months, the violence and harassment are probably remembered. In that context, this project was aimed to make company to users willing to grow and get some learnings on the platform. On this path I found many people willing to work for this community and platform. @Xpilar, @Steemchiller, the @Steemingcurators the @Project-Hope, @Cryptokannon, @Ciska and many more!
Then, we begin to receive news from the @Steemitblog and the @Steemcurator01. The 100 days of Steem were launched as a confirmation that the new administration on Steemit.com was in all the disposition to support the community and platform in the context of the reconstruction on communities, curation teams, dapps and exchanges to defend the Steem economy against constant attacks from people that never see their goals of "destroying steem" realized. With great strength the Steemit Team along with the most experienced Steemians launched the curation program, also promoted creativity through different challenges and finally they found the best strategies to achieve recruitment, retention and reward through the Diary Game, which has been the activity with more participation in the history of Steem. The Knitrias Project was greatly supported by the Steemit Team and its initiatives and programs.
There is a different time right now. The situation with the Steem community is much more stable and also the economy have shown strong growth. Important partnerships have been announced. A great activity in content creation is occurring these days. The season 2 of the Diary Game it's a great success and has brought new users to the platform, The World of Xpilar is one of the most active communities at the moment, Project Hope and Music for Steem have great participation and the Country curators along with the SteemGreeters are a great incentive for everyone.
The funds of the project
This project as it was conceived was set with two possible deadlines, (Knitrias Project: Announcement) at four months or depending on conditions this could be up to six months.
The Project considers a first phase of 6 months of work with two intermediate evaluations over its viability:
2 months: Evaluation of progress and implementation of strategies.
4 months: Evaluation of progress. Continuity or suspension agreement.
6 months: Evaluation of the First Phase. Continuity agreements in a new autonomous and independent scheme from the @Leveuf account.
It took time to me to consider my own situation and also that of the Members that have expressed disposition to continue working, those dealing with economics and those who have stopped to share on their blogs. These considerations bring me to the conclusion that this is a good moment to close this cycle of the Knitrias Project.
The funds of the project were meant to be distributed between the Members and Supporters at the end of the cycle as stated on the Announcement of the project:
If the Project ends after 4 or 6 months, the @Knitrias account will Power Down its total earnings, distributing 75% weekly among the Members who have belonged to the Project for the complete period and the other 25% for users and projects of Steem who have supported the Knitrias Project or others who will be decided among the members and whose work is worth supporting.
Knitrias will Power Down 1700 Steem, gained throug the weekly reports and the votes of the supporters of the project. As the power down period has changed to four weeks, the funds will be distributed in this way:
During the first three weeks the funds will be distributed between 10 users. The nine Members of the project and one part will remain in the @Knitrias account. The Members of the Project are:
This project and all its achievements wouldn't be possible without the great support from projects and users that were by our side during this adventure, initiatives, rewards and creativity were result from their confidence and support through votes, delegations and diffusion of the work. The last week, the remaining 25% will be distributed at equal parts between these users:
The liquid 200 steem in the @Knitrias account has been distributed in this way:
50 Steem: returning investment to @F21Steem.
135 Steem: 15 steem for ech one of the nine Members of the Project.
15 Steem: Will remain in the @Knitrias account to power up and continue to perform transactions.
Delegations from @Leveuf's account.
The Knitrias Project was designed in a rigid structure that required a lot of work to present detailed reports and curation of the posts by the Members. The structure was conceived to be manageable by a coordinator/team with viable goals, transparency and clear terms. The Project accomplished many of its goals, however, it has a structure that become to heavy in relation with the growth of the activity on the platform.
It's moment for new projects by the Members, conceived to give value and support. New models of cooperation and content creation that constantly reinvent this platform.
For now, from my part I can offer an open channel for communication and support on my possibilities to the personal projects. Some of them already working or some others in the kitchen to continue with the impulse. @Knitrias and @Leveuf will keep the fanbase and trail on the Members and following the news.
All my respect and admiration for all the people mentioned in this post. I've learned what's unquantifiable. Thank you very much for the great experience and I wish you the best winds on this, our journey on the Steem Blockchain.