Finally have my RADAR stake pool up and running. Been a Cardano investor for over a year now, and was truly interested in being a part of decentralization. Have my own bare metal setup to avoid commercial servers. Brushed up on my coding and between finishing stake pool school and the help of you members, have really enjoyed the process of gaining the understanding to actually be helping the cause.
As I consider actually trying to promote my efforts, I realized via a relay topology map that I’m the only one within hundreds of miles running a pool. Seems like a way to promote what I’m doing as helpful, but does unique location really have much to do with our efforts? Are my remote eastern seaboard relays really somehow improving the network compared to if I was running this in a big city? And if so, is it providing some likely improved transaction speed to the protocol? Or is it just a nice redundancy that everything is not in Atlanta or DC or New York?
I know there’s are 2000+ of us pool operators, and as ‘unique’ as I feel, I’d only want to emphasize honest truths. I really just believe in the project and am exited to do my part, but know I have to do at least some bare-bones promotion to have the inertia to mint blocks.