I didn’t realise Steem and Hive blockchains have cause such drama this year. I’m a bigger fan of blogging than I am cryptocurrencies. In particular, there more important things to do in real life, like dealing with the economic implications of COVID-19.
When all is said and done, there’s only just one issue that I need to figure out: do I stay in Steem, or do I move to Hive?
Initially, I wanted to stay, because why not? However, after doing a bit of reading and seeing that more of my connections are using Hive.blog, I’ve decided to switch. I’ve also started powering down in Steem, just because.
Fortunately, I’m doing spring-cleaning on my blog content by removing dead links and replacing whatever and wherever possible.
So this is going to be an addition to my to-do list — repair my Hive.blog. I forgot that after seven days, I can no longer edit any post in Steemit nor in Hive.blog. Oh well.
Going back to “conventional” blogging
Over the period of time since I started blogging on the blockchain, I have been mulling over the pros and cons of decentralising my personal blog posts.
Now I’m wary. Decentralised blogging? Bah. I am so over that concept. The main reason I stuck around Steemit was because of the community that’s built around it.
Technically, though, I have discovered that I much prefer blogging on in my own “home”. The Steem + Tron + Hive fiasco reminds me that I don’t really have actual control over my content if I ever decide to “move homes” again.
Everything boils down to the fact that both Steem and Hive are cryptocurrencies. Who knows: they might change the whole concept from creating value via content to god knows what else.
I’ll still use my Hive.blog to post non-tech related ramblings. Markdowns are so fun to use!