yep. i’m self pimping myself out.
it has to be done. if you don’t ask, you don’t get.
i realise 10000 steem sounds like a lot but also, it’s not.
especially if you have amassed a lot of steem over the years.
i also know how precious that steem is to you.
but i have to tell the story of my last twelve hours.
long story short, i may have no where to live in the coming weeks or it could be months. it’s not certain but it’s certainly possible. i’ve been in arrears with my rent where i am and although things are brighter recently on the financial front it’s still a battle, i’m gonna be pulling twelve hours days at least for the next month to pull everything together in the short term but i need a buffer or at least a beacon of hope if things need a chunk of change really quick and i wanna be able to have that.
i broke down in tears last night being open and honest with my daughter about the fact that things might change rapidly and i might not have a place at weekends for her to be with me at, that i might not have power or water, roof over my head. i have no fall back plan and no funds to get myself a place in the short-term, i don’t like relying on others to deal that with me, i won’t go into it here but asthma, mental-health and a bunch of other factors meant last eight months alone have been incredibly difficult.
my daughter started crying too and i can see she was upset that i might be homeless, it broke my heart. it made me more determined than ever. i’ve got tears in my eyes now just thinking about it (that said later in the night she opened up to me about other things that are going on in here life she wanted advice about so i was super touched by that — seemed being open and true opened up permission for her to vocalise too) how it went down, it’s been a damn roller coaster the last few weeks, but i see it’s all part of the change process, they never go smooth.
i’m just trying to maintain the work hours side because without electricity i don’t have computer, no computer, no way to make income. cascade effect, i’m stronger now than i ever was however so at least i have my mental clarity and health.
a lot is going to change in the next twelve months, the first six months me and @dayleeo have a crush plan including her in the uk, going to steemfest, firing up some mvp projects around three areas for steemit and saving up for a van to travel around the uk (vlogging it) and also europe. we want this, we are determined AF to have that life. that’s the first six months, the next after that is base setting up, between the first six months we will be doing a bunch of reccys for where base camp one will be, right now it’s looking like some mountains in europe (oooo mysterious) but we need our regular work to keep coming in.
so that’s my offer, i’m looking for a whale or someone high up maybe in steemit or the steemit team to see that i could be a valuable member of the team, we all saw the post i’m sure from @ned recently and how that effected the steemit universe in terms of new annoucements. i believe we need daily updates and weekly blogs — I WOULD LIKE TO BE THAT BRIDGE — think of it as a media pa, someone that does a quick video call finds out what’s going on behind the scenes and relays it to you and once a week we do a recorded videochat that i can distribute to all of you. i believe that steemit already has some great ambassadors doing their bit but i’d like to be the video/vlogging guy if possible to make that happen.
these are the skills that i can offer (in fact to anyone that has 10k of steem to drop on me for six months, 4 hrs, 4 days a week - 16hrs for 24 weeks) for the renumeration of 10k of steem.
- i can work with slack, fleep.io, trello,discord to keep us on track/conversing
- i can make screencasts for the platform (i’m already making a course)
- record blogs and video updates with great animated titles
- write blogs about topics that the community wants more clarity on
- interface with different whales/high level members to do focus show
- record audio podcasts, setup calendars for meetings for those
- setup distribution, work on building up the content creators side
- plus a ton of other things i’m forgetting right now.
again, this is not a plea or an e-beg, i’m just holding a conversation, publicly, sharing, being open and trying to be humble in the process. i’ve got a new client and i’ve got a number of hours a week to work with that, that’s cool, that will keep us ticking over — but in the case of an emergency fund, well i just don’t have it. so i’m looking for something more solid, something i can do and be awesome at. i’m hoping i can make the right connections at steemfest 2 and someone will see that i’m the real deal. if not for me, for my ten year old daughter. all i’m trying to do is leave her the information, skills and a bit of resources to have a chance when i’m gone.
just a life update. everything still is as planned. we step through, day by day. i’m gonna have a little lunch, some water, take a walk, come back and crush ten videos back to back for the course i posted about the other day, because that’s what has to be done. we have to crush each day, because this stuff takes time to build and to distribute. i’m building the skillshare and udemy course as i go, i will push them in the next seven days. the next seven days are kinda important so please if you support any religious spirit and they have spirit guides send them my way! :)
lots of love