The first week of my experiment of trying to grow my SP through faucet earnings is over.
Image source: Wikimedia Commons, by Busy Stubber at English Wikipedia, effects by Ysangkok [Public domain].
Some grinding in the faucets, added to bonuses (like Bonus Bitcoin's daily 5% bonus of the total earned in the last 72 hours), and some CoinPot goals I managed to complete (like doing 25 cryptocurrency conversions while I was converting all cryptos to Dash), I managed to get 3,311 satoshi, converted to 0.00314728 Dash, and traded for 1.460 STEEM through BlockTrades (here's the Steemd link showing the transaction). For someone who had estimated somewhere from 0.3 to 0.7 STEEM in a week, this is really good. The fact that crypto prices in general had risen a bit the previous days might have helped too.
The faucet earnings, plus 0.095 STEEM I got from my SP delegation to Brazilians (I increased the delegation from 20 to 25 SP) and 0.049 STEEM for holding 5 QuratorTokens resulted in 1.604 STEEM not earned from posts this week. This was the amount I powered up.
The earnings may seem small, but to us small fish in the STEEM ocean, every bit counts. I'm quite satisfied with this week's results. Let's see if I can keep this pace!
If anyone wants to do the same faucets experiment as me, here are more details on the faucets websites I'm using.