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For the past few months I was head deep into planning and building new things for Steem.

This resulted in the launch of SteemAnchor (STEEM and SBD listed on Stellar DEX) and the standard proposal for Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on Steem.

Steem has become my primary focus and I actually quite enjoy the challenge of developing for the ecosystem even in current market conditions. However the market has forced Steemit Inc. to cut 70% of their staff and left us all here with a dilema - sit and wait or shift gears and go faster?

Going faster means getting the people around you to contribute actual work towards making Steem ecosystem a better place - building tools and beautiful user interfaces, bringing in new users, getting tokens listed on more exchanges and much more.

Yes, but funding...

As you can imagine funding any of these activities is impossible without proper financial support, investment or aggressive monetisation. Financial models based on Steem or delegations alone tend to break down and become unsustainable very quickly in bearish market conditions - a thing I've experienced firsthand more than one time.

I thought quite a bit about how to approach this and I think I've found the solution - Patreon. Patreon allows to support your favorite creators with small monthly contributions.

It occurred to me that if every one of my 1000+ followers here on Steem would support my work with just $1 a month, I would have a stable passive income to continue developing for the Steem ecosystem uninterrupted and without the need to put a paywall or fees on every project I launch.

So let me put it this way: at a cost of less than a cup of coffee each month, you can create a full time development position working to build infrastructure, apps and services for Steem ecosystem - isn't that cool?

HINT: it's very cool.

It helps Steem become more decentralized and less exposed to a single corporate entity, market fluctuations or financial instability.

Yes, but what are you going to...

Assuming everyone of you can find a $1 lying around, this is where the money would go towards in the next 6-12 months (oh, look - a roadmap!):

  • Contribution to the independent marketing campaign to promote Steem ecosystem (lead by @littlescribe)
  • Development and open sourcing of new Steem ecosystem standards.
  • Development of a next generation of Steem infrastructure making it easier for any developer or a company to get started building on Steem, maintain low cost and low learning curve.
  • A brand new user interface enabling new creative ways to curate content (for web and mobile).
  • Tools for every user to better interact and understand the activity of witnesses and dApps.
  • New data solutions (feeds, endpoints, algorithms) for content.
  • Cross browser Steem wallet.
  • More financial products (focus on exchanges, e-commerce payments, etc.).

This is amazing, here's my $1!

I invite you to become my patron via my Patreon Page.
Thank you!

P.S. The $5 or higher support tier will also get you access to private posts, which will contain product-related sneak peaks and information ahead of public release.

But wait, there's more!

Why not adapt this model to more creators who work to advance the Steem ecosystem? Do you know someone who could be a massive help if they could work on Steem development, content or curation full time - tag them to this post!

And if you are one of those people - please consider launching your own Patreon page and post a link in a comment below.

Thanks!

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what about building a service that generates money?

Not everything that Steem ecosystem needs now can be monetized

@nanzo-scoop has launched a patreon too, you can find it here: https://www.patreon.com/nanzoscoop

Dear @upheaver

I didnt see you posting anything in very long time. Are you okey there? Hope you didn't give up on Steemit completely?

Hope to see you here again one day.

Yours,
Piotr

Hey, thanks for the ping. I'm working on something new, will announce it soon - stay tuned :)

Dear @upheaver

I'm working on something new, will announce it soon - stay tuned :)

Thank you for your prompt reply. I will definetly stay tuned hahha :)

I was wondering if you would consider supporting my efforts in building a crypto community here on Steemit.

Since HF20 took place, myself, along with a few other active "Steemians" decided to put in extra effort into making our little community stronger. And community build mostly on mutual engagement and support instead of financial rewards.

I recently delegated over 3500 SP to a group of 80 active steemians who struggled with low RC levels (resource credit). And the results has been great so far. One of my latest posts reached over 800 comments, which I found insane

Those results are only proving that our efforts are worth something. The only thing is that I can only do "that much" with my current resources.

Perhaps you could consider supporting our efforts and delegating part of your SP for a period of time while you're not active on Steemit?

Please let me know what do you think. I will appreciate every feedback, regardless of your decision.

Yours
Piotr