I've noticed a LOT of people joining the site because of some of the big names that have arrived on site like @dollarvigilante, @lukewearechange, and @larkenrose. I know I was super-excited when I got back into internet service last weekend and discovered so many awesome anarchists were flocking to the platform, just like so many of us had been hoping for. In the last week I've twice discovered that someone folks in the movement, whose work I absolutely love, had joined without many noticing. Even in the (currently 2) days I've been writing this post, I've discovered quite a few people I didn't know had joined up yet. Let's just say I've spent a LOT of time going through people's "followed" lists...
I've also found that a lot of my friends who have joined recently, and aren't really active on the site, only have a couple of people they are actually following. Now that the follow feature has gone live, it's important to use our feeds wisely (https://steemit.com/@yourusername/feed), to maximize our own curation rewards, and boost the activity of our fellow anarchists. In order to help strengthen the community here on Steemit, and make sure that the wonderful anarchist content continues to get the viewership it deserves even as the platform grows, I compiled this list of wonderful freedom-minded content creators. I put it in alphabetical order so as not to be preferential, and to encourage reading the whole thing :-)
Over the 4 days it took me to write this post, some things changed, people posted after being inactive for a while, more anarchists joined the platform, etc. I feel good about the list I've got here, but you can be sure I missed some folks, and there are probably even more joining as you read this :-) Maybe I'll do a sequel in a couple of weeks covering the folks who join in that time!
I caught Joe on his first post, which flopped pretty badly. Let's just say that he's not the only awesome person in this post who that happened to. Joe has written for The Dollar Vigilante, among a variety of other places, and this post is absolutely wonderful, especially for those with no real interest in economics. His most recent post: "First World Destruction of Entrepreneurship - Welfare vs. Production" is a great read, and it's still pre-payout, why not check it out?
This is Marshall. Marshall's story of how he went from identifying as a democrat to an anarchist, something a lot of people don't believe happens (yes, I've actually had people say exactly that to me... recently), is wonderful. His piece on the fact that he doesn't own himself is great food for thought.
From drug-cop to creating "Kopbusters" & NeverGetBusted. His first foray into the world of Steemit netted about $4000, and he's been producing amazing content since, teaching Steemians how to do things like pass a drug test & fortify their homes. @barrycooper spoke at the 2016 Anarchapulco, and he'll be back again this winter!
Tomasz joined us here on Steemit a week ago, and I for one am very excited to have him with us! He is a freedom propagandist, and you're probably familiar with some of his videos like "George Ought to Help", "Edgar the Exploiter", and "You Can Always Leave". Tomasz is another one of the great humans joining us who was overlooked at first ($.04 intro), though he has had a couple hit posts since, and I have great faith we've only scratched the surface of his content.
Brent is a guerilla healer, combining alternative medicine and agorism to save peoples' lives and change the world. He is a perfect example of someone with great content who got missed, heavily due to not being aware of some of the technical aspects of Steemit. We talked one day about how I thought he would do well on the platform, and the next day we were on the phone and he already had 2 posts up, both of which had already been edited, and needed to be again. After fixing image & video links, he published them again, right as I realized that his tags were all wrong ("bio" instead of "introduceyourself", "cannabis" instead of "marijuana"), and did I mention he hadn't unchecked the auto-up-vote? Well, those first two posts (his intro & his video: "How To Make Cannabis Oil in 7 Easy Steps") both earned $0.00, due to his rookie mistakes. Since then, he has been consistently putting up good content, and getting better and better at his Steemit-fu, but he's still been largely un-noticed.
This is the feed of the amazing Kurt David Robinson, a rapper, crypto-geek, truth-seeking australian ex-pat. Kurt has performed at both editions of Anarchapulco, and his song "To Acapulco" was used in the promos for 2016. An interview I did with @churdtzu was my introduction to Steemit, and his article "Steemit's new economic paradigm..." won me over to joining the platform. @churdtzu and @battleayzee combine in a voltron-esque fashion to form @paradise-paradox!
I'm guessing most of you have heard of James Corbett, and his Corbett Report, where he's been consistently releasing great content since 2007. Those of you who were at the 2015 Anarchapulco will remember his amazingly entertaining and hopeful short play, featuring two characters and only him as the cast :-) His video introducing his YT followers to Steemit earned over $10,000, and currently has almost 18,000 views on the tube.
You may know him by his other name, @dan, and he is one of the founders of Steemit, this beautiful platform bringing us all together right now! Dan is a great human, and his desire to build community, incentivize positive behavior, and create decentralized currency are all great evidence of his dedication to anarchy. Most of his posts are related specifically to Steemit, but he mixes a lot of social commentary in there as well.
You'll recognize Derrick Broze as the face of the Conscious Resistance Network and the creator of the Houston Free Thinkers, and he's also the co-author of 2 books with @johnvibes: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy & Spirituality" & "Finding Freedom in an Age of Confustion". In his first post here on Steemit, Derrick announced that one half of all his earnings on Steemit will be donated to a worthy cause, chosen by the Steemit community.
I started following Derek after I read his response to Tone Vays about Steemit, but he has been consistently releasing great Steemit content for over a month now, telling us the story of how he became an anarchist and working on building steem behind his idea for an evolution in education. (1, 2, 3) On day 2 or 3 of writing the post you're reading right now, I saw that Derek had just posted the 3rd part of his "5 Amazing People You Need To Meet", featuring me :-) Synchronicity is so fun!
This guy is just awesome, posting well-made content on topics including gardening, NVC, 3D printers, and boxing. Somehow, almost all of his posts have earned less than 5 cents, even though a few are in the hundreds of dollars.
I would guess that most all of you know Jeff Berwick, and many of you are probably even here because of his success on this platform. You can find Jeff's work on The Dollar Vigilante & his podcast: Anarchast! He is also the founder of Anarchapulco, which I recommend you ALL attend this winter if you can.
Next up is Amanda Rachwitz, the Dragon Anarchist! I first discovered Amanda from her Anarchast episode, had the pleasure of meeting her and her amazing son at this year's Anarchapulco, and I'm so happy to have her here on Steemit with us! She's already authored some great pieces about technology and anarchy, and we have her to thank in large part for @larkenrose joining us.
Alma Sommer is an amazing activist, organizer, and mother! She makes Jackalope possible, and has tons of amazing work on her site about her family's adventures and the process of raising an Undocumented Human". Alma is another one of those who joined us recently, and was almost completely un-noticed, earning $.59 on her first post. Thanks so much for everything you do Alma, I had an amazing time at Jackfest!.
I absolutely love Elissa! She is hilarious, insightful, intelligent, and not afraid to say anything, in front of anyone. We met at the 2015 Anarchapulco, in an elevator full of Mexican families, with her making a comment about me being in there with a shirt off, and me being mildly uncomfortable, and went on to have hours of wonderful conversation that weekend. Her post about finding the principles of freedom earned a couple hundred dollars, and so have a couple others, but overall it looks like people have been missing out on her wonderful content like "What is god..." & "69 Reasons why You Should Moon NASA for The Mindf@%k"
I'm guessing most of you know who Luis Fernando Mises is, or at least know his work on The Dollar Vigilante, Anarchast Español, and Emancipated Human. I highly recommend his pieces on non-violent communication, psychedelics, and winning the revolution with memes to get started.
Enric Duran is a bad-ass Catalan activist who, from 2006-2008, took out a 68 loans from 39 banks, for almost half a million Euros, with no plans of ever repaying them. He took the money and invested it into creating, refining, and spreading solutions like Faircoop, "The Earth cooperative for a fair economy" & FairCoin, "to turn faircoin into a currency that maintains all of the pros of bitcoin (transparency, fungibility, privacy etc) and adds mutual cooperation such that it paves the way for true balance between decentralization and fairness." He's only made one Steemit post so far, and it was pretty well received. I am looking forward to what comes next. (After I wrote this, Enric posted for the second time
Introduceyourself (he hasn't done one yet)
Eric has just dipped his toes into Steemit so far, but you can be sure everything we see from this guy is going to be energetic & entertaining like "who will build the roads", "libertarianism and BLM", and "statist". Eric is the front-man for Backwordz, the anarchist metal-hop band who will be performing at Anarchapulco 2017.
Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the Pirate Party, author of "Swarmwise", and a big privacy geek. His first 3 posts netted over $20,000 all together, so you definitely want to have this guy in your feed if you're looking for curation rewards.
Ian moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project, and has long been involved in creating liberty media, like his documentary "Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree", NH-based activist news source Free Keene", and his national radio show: Free Talk Live. Ian has already hosted more than one conversation on FTL about Steemit, and I'm sure we can look forward to more of those coming up. Ian's intro didn't land so well, but since then he's had a couple posts break the $1000 mark, making him a valuable source of curation rewards, as well as great content!
George Donnelly is a science-fiction author, who recently wrote a "dystopian crypto-currency" novel, and is in the process of starting a Steemit podcast! His series Posidose (1, 2, 3, 4) is a great taste of positivity for your day, and my favorite of his has been "A Voluntary World by 2064". George's intro post did pretty well, earning almost $900, but for some reason he hasn't been receiving much up-vote love since then.
The title of his intro post: "From Gang Life To Voluntaryism" should tell you how great the stories from this kid are going to be. Growing up in Baltimore, Jake got involved in the world of organized crime young, and his experiences there have led him to dedicate his life to reducing aggression in the world. He's had a variety of posts earn well, including his recent "Is It Evil To Join The Military?", and we can expect more great stuff in the future.
Another great content creator who was completely overlooked when he did his intro, but has since gotten some recognition, and is consistently putting up triple digits at this point. Jamie Redman is a meme-maker, and a writer for so many outlets that I'm not even going to list them. My favorites of his are "The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty", "Raising Leaders Instead of Rulers", and "Five Abolitionist Methods That Will Help End The State"
Jared Howe, or J3443ONE (Jerry One) is a writer & anarcho-capitalist rapper, who's been with us on Steemit for a week now, and has been off to a great start, with his first post earning over $1200. He's written some amazing articles already, like "Statism or Anarchism: Which has the greater burden of proof?" & "Individuals Are Changing the World". @dollarvigilante & @the-ntf what do you think about Anarchapulco 2017?
John Vibes is a long-time author, music promoter, and event organizer, focusing heavily on shamanism and the internal work that we all have to do in order to achieve an anarchist world. He helps organize the Free Your Mind Conference, and he's now written 1 book of his own, and 2 with @dbroze, with a third following soon. Somehow his posts have gone largely un-noticed so far, with his post on nihilism being the only one to break the 3-digit payout mark.
Juan Galt is one of the amazing people I got to know this winter while visiting Anarchapulco for a month; he & his roommate Ryan let me stay with them when I got to town, he helped me find an apartment to rent, and he let me borrow his laptop for about a month so I could build my website. He got me turned onto Dash, and he's doing a beautiful job documenting the anarchist migration to Acapulco, and creating some guides for people coming down for the conference or to live. His first few posts on Steemit haven't earned much, but his content is great, and his numbers will keep growing if he just keeps up the same quality.
You can find this guy on YT, FB, and Twitter as VoluntaryJapan. He's into crypto, anarchy, peaceful parenting, and changing the world! He's been creating content rapid-fire since joining us 2 weeks ago, better get started if you want to catch up :-)
Hey, this one's me :-) I've spent the last 14 months traveling Turtle Island, attending and helping out at events like the Rainbow Gathering, Jackalope, Anarchapulco, and a Lakota Sun Dance to name a few. I am a vegan chef, music promoter, healer, dumpster-diver networker, researcher, and life optimization facilitator. What that means is that I spend a lot of time living with various world-changers, helping them through activations & transitions, sharing whatever knowledge I've accumulated that can benefit them, and preparing them delicious food medicine. My first post flopped on its launch day, but was then featured in the first issue of @btotherest's Golden Nuggets, and promptly shot up to hundreds of dollars (which I'm finally about to get paid out next week). Since then, I've had varying levels of economic success on Steemit, but the inspiration to write that it provides me has stayed strong, I've convinced more than a dozen friends to join the platform, and I was lucky enough to give a Steemit presentation at Jackalope with @brindleswan.
Kevin writes about one of the biggest varieties of topics out of anyone on this list, from crypto to enlightenment and from video games to drugs. He's a musician, a writer, a programmer, an entrepreneur, and an "ether-punk" (something I had never heard of). He's been consistently releasing great content, and has been getting more and more recognized for it.
Larken Rose is one of the best known speakers & authors in anarchist philosophy, writing "The Most Dangerous Superstiotion" and The Iron Web". His current project, The Mirror is very exciting, and something I would recommend that you all look into. As you would expect, Larken's first post blew up, and he's been consistently putting up great content since, and always earning at least $300. Larken came out of retirement as a speaker for the 2016 Anarchapulco, where I was lucky enough to catch the amazing talk he gave (video below).
You may know Lauren by her other moniker, Objectivist Girl, or maybe you just recognize her voice from something she's done with @jordanpagemusic. She's been making great content for years now, and she's a regular speaker at events like Porcfest & Anarchapulco, and on Free Talk Live. Her first post didn't do so hot, and we haven't seen her on Steemit in a few days since then, but I'm hoping she'll continue to bless us with her content, want to help me convince her?
Leslie is one of the many anarchists on this list who is also a fiction writer (so exciting to have that kind of community around!) As a fellow literature-lover, and proponent of [spreading the message] through that format, I loved her post "9 Children's Books That Will Turn Your Kids Into Anarchists", and I've been following her ever since. Leslie's most recent post was the first one to get some earnings traction, and I'm excited to watch her start to get more success.
I've been following Luke for a couple of weeks now, and he is consistently putting up GREAT content about anarchy, the workings of Steemit, PorcFest, and success. He's a father, a husband, a programmer, a blogger, and a big fan of crypto-currencies. You can expect great content and consistent curation rewards from this guy :-)
I'm guessing you all know who Luke Rudowski is, certainly one of the most active journalists on the planet, covering everything from Bilderberg & 9/11 truth to Fukushima & psychedelics. His first post on Steemit earned almost $5000, and he's been doing great since, making him another great option for curation rewards. Every year, Luke does the Change Media University boot-camp at Anarchapulco, which is a life-changing experience for anyone interested in media & journalism.
Dan Dicks is one of the great journalists of this era, doing lots of amazing work, many time right alongside @lukewearechange & @dollarvigilante. He's been actively doing interviews, making documentaries, and creating great content for a decade now, with no sign of slowing down. Dan has spoken at both Anarchapulcos, and should be back for 2017. His intro blew up pretty big, but since then his posts have been getting a pretty lackluster response, hopefully this will help :-)
Randy is one of the many people who has moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project, he is a writer, activist, and food lover. His intro did fairly well, earning just over $500; since then he's broken that 3-digit barrier only twice, and most of his posts have been lost in the noise. He's already put up amazing posts on topics like jury nullification, the FSP, his personal life, and even some recipes.
Rob is a hip-hop artist, a film-maker, a stand-up comedian, an activist, and an awesome peaceful parent. Many of you have probably heard of him from his music video "Call the Cops", which has gotten over 50 million views worldwide. I met Rob at the first Anarchapulco, and anyone who was at the concert can tell you how powerful his stage presence is.
Sterlin is one of the premier anarchist intellectuals of our day & age, and I'm so happy I learned of him via Anarchast and Steemit! He's been having consistent success on the platform, with his intro getting close to $2000. His focuses on peaceful resistance, education, spreading the message, and Steemit have all been amazing. I would recommending reading EVERYTHING this guy posts, you're mind will certainly be expanded for it. I very much look forward to meeting Sterlin at this year's Anarchapulco
The Free Thought Project started in 2013, and have since been a great resource for news and opinion, focusing on the solutions to many of the problems we face today. They've only post once to Steemit so far, which was rather successful, and I know we can all expect wonderful content from them in the future, as well as great curation rewards.
The Pholosopher is pretty new to Steemit, and she only has 2 posts here so far, but she has long been creating great content on other platforms (FB, Twit, YT) Neither post gained much steem, but hopefully she hasn't been discouraged, and we'll be seeing lots more great work from her. I always love when someone can introduce me to a new intentional community project!
These folks have all not started posting yet, but you can be sure when they do it will be something great!
This list was focused on people who create a lot of content around the principles of anarchy, if you're looking for other great content creators who are more focused on whole-food plant-based diets, steemit success, science-fiction, re-programming your brain/Law of Attraction/NLP, and much more, head over to my profile and see who I'm following. Feel free to bookmark my followed list, it will be growing to keep up with the people joining steemit. I love to share & support the great content of others :-)