Ramblings about the “regular” stuff.
The focus of my content in the last week or so has been the open source, crypto market scene. There is a lot of development going on in that space, like Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) and markets for goods and services. These are keystone features to the open and decentralized world many of us are looking for, and trade.diggndeeper.com is a place for me to explore all of that and curate what I find.
As a side note, while I was getting that link, I realized that I have not gotten an SSL (to make a secure https connection) for that subdomain. That’s something I need to be saving up some
I am determined to run this site fully off the crypto earnings it makes, and my host, Hostinger.com takes
I continue to try to find ways to help @HomesteadersCoop with marketing. In the last couple of
However, from working with the @HomesteadersCoop team came the idea of working on
There will be a lot more about that to come over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
Lots of powering up.
About a month ago, I started a campaign to increase my stake. So far, within that time it has gone from about 17k to almost 56k now. I plan to continue buying
I believe good content is the catalyst and
I want to keep about 50k SP to vote with and delegate the difference. My latest thought is to delegate around half of that over 50k SP on a somewhat permanent basis and the other half on a 90-day rotating basis to spread the love. This is an experiment to see if this will help support more creation by the creators I would like to see do more. That seems like the point of this whole system, is it not?
So far, my delegations are:
- @HomesteadersCoop – 1k SP
- @SwapSteem – 1k SP
- @NewYard – 1k SP
- @ocdb -1k SP
- @digital.mine – 100 SP
At this time, I’ll probably be keeping @HomesteadersCoop, @SwapSeem, and @ocdb on a “permanent” delegation and I will rotate the others as well as add more as I increase by 1k SP increments above 50k.
Consistent Work on The Website
Working on the site is why I haven’t gotten much content out this week. As anyone who does work on websites will know, this is just very time-consuming. It is time-consuming for just one site, and I have fourteen subdomains – each with a WordPress install to manage. It is work that I do love. I just wish there was more hours in the day.
Most of what I did this week is to get syndication locked down and analytics type stuff sorted out again. Oddly, analytics keeps going down after a while and I don’t really know why yet.
I made all of this about as difficult as I could with all the subdomains, but that’s just the way I think things have to be in order to keep a rather large structure as canonical as possible so that the site will make sense as it grows.
hinking about onboading contributors…
This is the direction I have always thought that DiggnDeeper should go. The type of curation and content that I want this site to grow into needs more than me.
I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here. I love working with other people and I feel it is always the best way to improve, but I’m always a bit worried about “why would people want to work with me?”. I’m not looking to be anyone’s “boss”, but I absolutely do want to be in control of this brand.
Ultimately, I’m just a guy with an avid interest in these subjects. My goal has always been to curate the work of actual experts and other “regular” people with a deep interest in these subjects.
Since we are using the amazingly useful
New Discord channel.
Considering bringing contributors on and also reading the @Utopian-io rules and guidelines causes me to think that this is probably a good time to start a Discord channel.
Utopian guidelines say that there needs to be a communications method on applications.
More about that @Utopian-io stuff to come shortly. (This is something I’m really excited about working on.)
Anyway, I would love to stick with the Open Source Mumble, but everyone else is using Discord, so I created a server and off we go.
Stop by an say hi on our empty channel! https://discord.gg/5fPatJx
Let’s chat about open source, decentralization, Steem promotion, and the errors of prohibition. I’ll be there.
I also still have my NextCloud server to use, which is a full suite of file sharing, community tools and also has all of the voice, video and text services. We’ll see how things play out and if there is any traffic or use of either.
We definitely have options with amazing tools at our fingertips.
@SteemPress and @Steempeak For contributors.
We have some really great tools on this platform and between just those two, there are lots of ways for a blog with multiple creators to work well together.
The free version of
Steempeak already has a pretty good way to blog directly from their interface to the blockchain for multiple bloggers. I prefer to write from the WordPress sites, but there are lots of reasons that the Steempeak option would likely be used regularly.
A curation trail is yet another option to help the curators and creators that are making things happen in the open source, decentralized, pro-
If you have any pointers or input here, please leave a comment or jump on the Discord channel and let’s chat about it.