Adding Money Button

OK, another experiment. I would like to add a Money Button to my blog.

My plan is to add a Money Button for “tips”, from readers.

Initially, I’ll place the button at the bottom of each new blog post. If that works, then I’ll try to keep the button at the top of the page.

I do feel a bit strange asking for tips from anyone reading this blog. But, I hope that as my content improves, readers will gain real value. Any tips received will be used to continue to build with bitcoin.

I’ve got lots of ideas about bitcoin, in general, and many projects that I’d like to create. This is just the beginning.

So, here it goes. I’m adding a Money Button here. If you’d like to leave a tip, I’d greatly appreciate it!

It worked!

I finally had time to put everything together and test the blog. I’m happy to say:

It worked!

There were a couple of difficult moments, such when I worried that I was about to send my entire desktop onto the blockchain, haha. But now I’ve got a great little “cheat sheet” I can use for future posts.

I’m writing this current blog as another test. There are quite a few files involved when posting with the hexo blog tool. My understanding is that, when I add another post (such as this one you’re reading), that I won’t have to add every single file again… the files that I’ve already uploaded, from my first post, will still be there. Maybe, because I shouldn’t have to reproduce those same files, the cost will be less? I don’t know! But, that’s the purpose of this current blog post: it’s the next experiment.

I’ve realized that I’m the type of person who wants to research the next step as much as possible, but in the end, I just need to go for it. I need to take the leap. And that’s what this blog represents: me taking the leap.

I’ve said this before: I’m a beginner. And, for me, creating a blog that’s hosted on the metanet has been a 9/10 on the difficulty scale. Creating a metanet blog pushed me. But now, having taken the leap, I consider the difficulty to be a 6/10, because I’ve grown. I’ve gained that much in learning.

In the end, I’m a learner. A risk can be reasonable, even if the only reward is further knowledge. I’m immensely proud to have a blog that doesn’t require a typical server; instead, this blog lives in the metanet, a vast ocean of data and value.

There is so much to learn. I’ve got my snorkel, mask, and fins, and I can feel the waves lapping against my shins. It’s time to go out and explore, further this time.


Testing the blog on BSV!

First Post

Aloha! And welcome to my blog.

My name is J Williams.

The purpose of this blog will be to explore BitcoinSV.

I first became interested in BitcoinSV in January 2019. I quickly became a BSV “maximalist”, and stopped following every other cryptocurrency project. BitcoinSV is the original and true bitcoin.

Just to be clear: when I use the term “bitcoin” in this blog, I am not referring to BTC or BCH, which are the common ticker symbols of “Bitcoin” and “Bitcoin Cash”, as used on exchanges. I will likely not refer to BTC or BCH again in my blog. Bitcoin is BitcoinSV (Bitcoin Satoshi-Vision). The ticker symbol for bitcoin is BSV.

I am a beginning web developer. I’m learning to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I have many goals when it comes to coding and programming, but one of my goals is to develop bitcoin applications.

This blog represents my journal, as I work to better understand the bitcoin protocol. I hope to also upload other types of projects that I’m working on to this blog, as well.

Step one: host blog on bitcoin. You’re reading this blog as it is stored on the bitcoin blockchain. Hey, I’m proud of this accomplishment!

To set up my blog, I’m following this tutorial by Monkeylord:

I’ll be using markdown to write the posts, and using the Hexo blog framework to deliver the content. My goal is to minimize the use of outside templates, and rather to customize the styling of the blog by writing my own CSS code.

Feel free to check in from time to time, and see my progress.

You’ll see me make plenty of mistakes. I am a true beginner! But, I’m dedicated, and I feel as though I’ve found a real passion for programming.

One of my goals for this blog is to avoid putting pressure on myself by presenting myself as a cool, knowledgeable programmer. I’m not. I simply think it’s important that we don’t give into our self-created “fears”. So, rather than compare myself to the titans of bitcoin, I’m just going to keep moving forward as a mere mortal, working to understand and use the technology.

I expect that learning to build upon the bitcoin blockchain will help me become a better programmer, as I intend to focus on very “lightweight” applications.

I hope that lays the groundwork, moving forward with this blog. I can’t help but feel a bit like a pioneer, stepping foot into the vast Metanet…

Aloha World

Welcome to Hexo! This is your very first post. Check documentation for more info. If you get any problems when using Hexo, you can find the answer in troubleshooting or you can ask me on GitHub.

Quick Start

Create a new post

$ hexo new "My New Post"

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Run server

$ hexo server

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Generate static files

$ hexo generate

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Deploy to remote sites

$ hexo deploy

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