I am half-baked from jet lag atm, so please mind my energy level and voice. But I wanted to upload my exact unfiltered thoughts when I got home from the airport. 20+ hours of flight + 4 hours of driving and I am home from a great adventure.
Steemfest was amazing. I've never been in the same area with so many like-minded people, everyone loved Steem! Which was like heaven because you can catch me talking about Steem to my cats, so an actively educated audience was a very nice experience for me.
We didn’t talk of moon pies or what we'd buy when Steem hit X, no, we talked roots and dirt. We talked about the core elements of Steem and how each project could benefit. Leaders like @starkerz organized a round table for dapps to discuss redundant work being done. Example: Threespeak built a comment proxy system where users can log in with FB/GOOGLE ETC and leave comments and earn Steem without a Steem account. Well, now 5+ different projects have done the same work, and each did it on their own. WE can split the load as a community to help build things faster, open source so the next project can benefit. I live my life as, leave where you been better than when you came, and with Steem I feel the same way. Us as projects can leave Steem a better place for the next project.
"Someone told me long ago, that there is a calm before the storm, I know! It’s been coming for some time...
When it's over so they say, it'll rain a sunny day, I Know! shining down like water." - Creedence clearwater
I know many remains have heard of the return of the glory days. I argue Steem has never been more glorious as it is now. Steemians traveled from all over the world with business in mind and pleasure in their backpacks. I knew it was there but a part of me had to feel it, see it for myself in the eyes of those who I admire. I admire many Steemians here, draw strength from their wisdom, vision from their mistakes and power from their confidence.
Shout out to @buttcoins - tell a friend about Steem!
To spare you a book of text to read, I will continue from the mic.