I've loved my time here on Steemit, even through the many ups and downs. I'm still here, and I'm very excited about what the future holds for both Steemit/STEEM and myself on this platform.
@Dragosroua is challenging Steemians to a 30-Day Writing Challenge. For day #6, he's asking us to write about the main reason we stay on Steemit. Here is my short response, reflecting on why I'm still here.
The Main Reason I Stay on Steemit
It's been just over four months since I started here on Steemit. I'll be honest, there were many times over the first month when I thought about giving up. I ran out of bandwidth and couldn't make posts, my voting power was so low I wasn't even earning a penny per vote, I didn't understand half of the features I saw, and I had no clue what the difference was between Steem, Steem Power, SBD, etc.
What first started to get my attention and what helped me come back were the responses I would get from actual people (which do really exist among the many bots) on my posts and comments on their articles. These interactions were rich and I was beginning to make connections with complete strangers (I'm a sucker for networking). I later found the Steem Poker League, which has turned me into an avid user of Steemit compared to a mildly engaged user.
So if being forced to choose a single reason I'm still here on Steemit, I would say the Steem Poker League (@SPL). However, there are many reasons why I'm still here, including the friends, great content, financial opportunity, and my interest in learning more about cryptocurrency projects.
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