Hey DeXvid! @introduceyourself! don't be rude!

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          Who is DeXvid? It’s guy who’s about to bring amazing content to your Steemit feed. Sometimes what we really need are stories from regular people like me, who were not brought to the internet either by programmers or by somebody trying to pump a specific company or entity. I am your regular guy, a learned professional, who was brought in a middle class family, born in Puerto Rico, with many many dreams. Most of them, I’ve been able to accomplish as of today. The problem is that when you accomplish dreams that you had when you were a teenager by the time you set them to do, new dreams tend to arise, which is not a bad thing, but its like a thirst that has to be quenched. It’s kind of addictive to a point. You become what I call a ‘healthy crazy person’, always always thinking about new ways you can come up with, in order to be the best version of yourself. So that you can impact each and every person you encounter in your life in a positive and inspiring way, even if you only spent a small amount of time with x person. 

          One thing you have to understand from me is that I did not end up on Steemit because of the greed for money. Although money is necessary, I believe that in every profession out there, evidence has showed that when you go after what you love to do and what you believe in, things always end up going the right way because you find out you have this innate persistence in you towards the things you truly love to do. 

          In my case, well, that’s a bit different because I love to do many things. I was raised in a musician family, started to study music very early in my life. At nine years old I started playing guitar. Got into skateboarding as well at about the same age. All I wanted to do was to study my master’s degree abroad and then end up being the guitarist and music director of a famous artist. Both of those dreams came true, only to make me realize that it was just the beginning of a never ending quest for knowledge in so many different areas I would not have imagined ten years ago.  

The following pictures I'm about to share with you are not meant to be analyzed that much, just enjoyed. As I will be explaining some of them later on with more detail.


Strange picture of me playing guitar at my high school graduation with my band


Undergrad graduation recital promo


Undergrad Graduation in San Juan, Puerto Rico


Picture with my parents at my first master's degree graduation in Valencia, Spain


Thats me stressed out about a concert I had to give that day, right on that same stage.


Me & some of my friends at my second master's degree graduation in Valencia, Spain


Part of my Puerto Rican friends from school at graduation day in Valencia, Spain


Video demonstration as a part of my Internship in Austin, Texas


Worked as the sound engineer and video editor for the Austin Independent School District


Knowledge is the only thing nobody can steal from you


My actual job


Lots of concerts


Lots of fans


fire guitar solos? lol ok why not?


Huge crowds. This guy is pretty blown up down here, you should check us out.


Then I met Mr. Bitcoin



          I’ve learned many things in my life, but one of the most powerful ones has been to never turn the other cheek to the unknown, because it will possibly find its way to you anyways.

  • Rock, punk and caribbean music were the reason I wanted to study guitar in the first place. Instead what was available in my secondary school was classical guitar.
  • I wanted to specialize in jazz for my undergrad but after taking the advice of all my former classical guitar teachers at the time, I followed what I had already started and went for classical guitar. Just to find out I would learn both classical and jazz guitar, because it would all depend on what I wanted to make out from it.
  • When studying my master’s in Contemporary Guitar Performance, I chose to take a minor in music production, just to be able to produce some small things on my own. Little did I know that after graduation and after going back to my country, I was being hired almost for more gigs as an audio engineer & video producer than as a guitarist, which had actually been my primary skill forever. I always said yes.
  • After deciding to go back to school to formerly structure my knowledge on sound engineering and music/video production, I was asked to select three of the four areas which my master’s degree would let you specify in. lol, check this one out.. they were;
  1. Sound Engineering
  2. Music Production
  3. Video Production & Editing
  4. Programming

I chose these three:

  1. Sound Engineering
  2. Music Production
  3. Video Production & Editing

          I let programming out, because hey, I had to leave one out. My background was more on music performance so I thought it was ok. Little did I know that on the process of getting an internship right after graduation, from all of the applications I filled, the only opportunity that arose was an internship at a music tech company called LIVID Instruments, which specialized in the programming of MIDI Controllers for music production in general. Everything from hardware & software testing & development for those controllers were an area I had to face, almost unexpectedly.   

          The beautiful thing is that all of those situations helped me grow in so many different areas, because I really let them sink in. I’ve learned to keep an open mind for new information and areas of expertise. You never know where life’s gonna end up taking you. I understand that basically all careers require you to specialize in one or just a few areas, which you then develop to expertise. On the other hand though I feel that given the times that we’re living, people who like to create things from scratch, can greatly benefit from dominating and being in charge of different areas of the production and administration of their product by themselves. The reason why most of them tend to fail is because they don’t seem to be able to successfully confront one of the most important decisions they have to take. Leaving the ego behind, you got to measure yourself and say, ‘given my most brilliant capabilities in any skill, and the money I have to invest on my project/career/company, I NEED to know where to draw the line before needing to hire people I can delegate my work to’.   

“Delegation is an art, most talented people really suck at.” – DeXvid   


          All and all, its all about becoming the best version of ourselves, or isn’t it? At least for me it is. I’ve found happiness in the idea of an always-evolving, always-learning/growing type of state of mind.  

          Hunger for knowledge it’s what really got me here with you guys. I was indeed part of the crypto mass pump up which happened this past nov/dec 2017. Did not leave the crypto space when the strong bear market reversal hit right after new years, instead took the opportunity to learn more about the crypto and investment spaces in general. Already invested in a few coins, following cool podcasts like Bad Crypto Podcast and Thriller Podcast. Reading a lot every day. Feels like time is never enough. Loving every minute of it.    


Optional breathing interlude for the readers.. Breathe in, breathe out.. 🧘🏻‍♂️


          I’m really looking forward to build an awesome group of loyal followers that would be truly interested in learning more from any of the many areas I can share with you. An interactive group of followers that would incentivize my growth on Steemit by letting me share real knowledge bombs just for you guys. It could even be getting into real classes about different things if you’d like. I’ve been a music teacher for almost 10 years now, everything from music theory to guitar, bass & piano performance. I can teach about sound engineering, music production and video production as well. Also, in my present main job as the guitarist and music director of a famous singer called Bonny Lovy, I put into practice all of the skills I’ve learned up to this point, combined. Everyday feels like a new chapter of life. Things are happening so fast that there is a huge amount of useful information coming from what I’m faced on a daily basis. I can’t wait do start organizing it all for you. I feel like people have to know. You could be one of the first ones to grasp everything I have to give out for you. Just let me know below. 

Some of my main softwares are: 

  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools
  • Finale
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects


If you click here, I’ll share my useless C.V. with you. Just for those of you curious out there, I see you!  


All and all, I think this post should come to an end pretty soon.

          Please tag the people you think this article would resonate with. Let me know what you think in the comments! Suggestions are more than welcome. Hit that like / up-vote / follow my channel / all that Steem hype which I’m soo new to, as of now. Do all of that, yes. Share the love, repost my article if you’ve really dig it. Spread the word, so that when this new Steemian comes back, I might have a lead as to where to take it from here with my next article. I got too many ideas in my head right now. 

cheers! 

        p.d.       have you ever witnessed the birth of a whale? ;)   


-@DeXvid  

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You've done a fantastic introductory post here. Great story, photos and even some video. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts. I found you through the #payitforward contest. You were featured by @bashadow. Congratulations and best wishes. I will be upvoting another one of your posts a courtesy to @bashadow's entry. Unfortunately this one is over 7 days old.

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Thank you so much @energyaddict22!
It’s my pleasure to have pleased you through my writing with my content. It’s really an honor for me to have been nominated by @bashadow for the #payitforward contest of this week. I am indeed working on my next article which I will publish tonight. It’ll be the one we will use for the contest. I promise it’ll be fire content, as I don’t like to spare my time for Steemit only to post shallow content, nah. The only reason I’m here is because I know that my content will be very useful for the community. That’s why I’m so excited for this @bashadow and @thedarkhorse’s opportunity.
Hope you’re having a great day!
Talk to you later,
Cheers!

@DeXvid


Welcome to Steemit @dexvid!

I wish you much success and hope you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have.

Yes, I love Crpto too! Lots of detailed analysis on my blog along with some predictions

Here are some links you might find useful.
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Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings from @introbot & @bycoleman

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Welcome @dexvid! I completely agree. The world is a much better place when we do what we LOVE! The rewards come as your gift for being brave enough to follow your bliss! 💓 Wow... that sounds super Dorky! 😋 but it’s true!

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Thank you so much @pretty.dorky !! Thanks for the love! i'll be on the lookout for your content as well.
Its true though! we all gotta follow our heart. :)
hope you have a great day today!!

@DeXvid

Welcome to Steem Community @dexvid! As a gentle reminder, please keep your master password safe. The best practise is to use your private posting key to login to Steemit when posting; and the private active key for wallet related transactions.

In the New Steemians project, we help new members of steem by education and resteeeming their articles. Get your articles resteemed too for maximum exposure. You can learn more about it here: https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@gaman/new-steemians-project-launch

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thanks for that gentle reminder @newsteemians

Welcome @dexvid (love the name) to Steemit! This is the best intro post ever! I saw your comment on one of my other posts and couldn't agree more. Localization is a wise thing in my opinion. Not everyone speaks English as their first language and the more people we can reach, the better.

Some users make one post in each language, while others combine them into one post. The choice is yours, whatever works best for you. I'm curious about how you found my Steemit Tips article? You might also want to check out my friend @yallapapi he has a very expressive writing style and runs a Discord server #sharkschool where you can learn more.

A "Whale being born" indeed! Welcome aboard!


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Hey man! It's an honor for me to have you in my blog! your writing is awesome. I was actually looking for information on what the do's and not to do's of Steemit and one of your posts kinda fell from the sky to me. It was meant to be. I'm really glad you dig my first ever article and my writing.
thanks for your reference to @yallapapi. I will follow him as well as his Discord server @sharkschool

thanks!
if you need anything from me don't hesitate to let me know.

Spread the word, spread the love!

cheers!!

@DeXvid

Welcome on steemit @dexvid!

Nice to have met you in the newbieresteemgroup!

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hey man!!! nice to see you out here @bifilarcoil ! I'm glad we met over there as well. This seems like a pretty awesome space to build a great and honest network. If you need anything from me, don't hesitate to let me know.
cheers!

@DeXvid

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Just share you insights in newbieresteem, we are all still 'betatesters', so i tend to think that if there is a chance to improve the platform then NOW is the time. So a critical view now, could make a big difference in the future. If we manage to communicate it to the right people.

Have a blast!

@bifilarcoil

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That's awesome man! thank you for that suggestion. @newbieresteemday is definitely a community I want to take part on by contributing to it with my content and ideas. I feel that it's how you said. If we all work together and communicate the things to the right people, we will make a huge difference for not only our future but for the ones who come after us.
we will be in communication.
take care!

@DeXvid

Welcome! Judging by your introduction post you'll do well here; I'm sure a lot of people including myself will be looking forward to more quality content from yourself! I'm quite the music nerd, and am definitely excited to hear your work. See you around!!

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hey man thanks a lot for those words @herbertholmes !
It's really encouraging to hear those kind of things on my first article, as sometimes it can be a bit hard to find the right people to share it with. I'm so new that everything feels like unexpected. Thanks for your time! I'll definitely won't let you down with my content.
Looking forward to trade knowledge with you man.

cheers!

@DeXvid

Hey dear
Welcome to steemit
You can join this discord channel to be taught how to go about steemit and learn business,poetry,art,crypto and get motivated,taught how to make good posts and comment...Meet over 4k+ members and get to make friends from steemit all over the world including where you're from
https://discord.gg/WaeJXmE
Join the steemit school on discord channel today

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thanks @rosestar. Will do!

Welcome to steemit! I love your introduction!!! @bengy @newbieresteemday @asapers @davemccoy @beeyou @plushzilla and I'm sure many more who would love to meet you! Enjoy your steemit journey!!!

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Wau @charisma777 THANKS for your message! It's such an honor for me to have pleased your reading with my first article. Thanks for tagging people to your comment. Sometimes it's a bit overwhelming for us new Steemians to get our precious article out there to the masses. If you need anything from me, let me know.
hope you have a good day!
cheers!

@dexvid

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Check out the names I have tagged and you will surely get noticed! Personally, from what I've read here today you will have no issue gaining a faithful group of followers!! Hope to learn more from you! Also, I loved how you said knowledge is the one thing no one can steal from you! So true!

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You're so kind @charisma777 thanks so much! I will definitely check those names out right now.
I'm so glad you're on board with everything I'm about to start sharing. I hope you help me spread the word and grow because given my regular job as a producer and all of that, I see myself being busy a lot of times, although that doesn't necessarily means that my content will be compromised, all the contrary. Thats why great content creators need help, because they're mostly out there harvesting it, at the same time that his followers are helping him out to spread his content evenly.

Hope you're having a great day! I'm about to follow your recommendations, and yourself as well. :)

p.d. its true though, knowledge is the most powerful weapon available out there. Emotions are what really drive this world forward.

we will keep in touch.
cheers!

@DeXvid

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Brought here by @charisma777 and #newbieresteemday / @newbieresteemday (I am a proud member).
upvoted 100%.
All the best!

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Awesome @freedomshift! thanks for all the support man! I'm glad you've liked my very first article. I hope my new content will be of good use for you.
Hope you have a great rest of the day!

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From your intro alone there is definitely quality content coming from you I've no doubt about that! Glad you found steemit and from the looks of the comments glove meet some fellow "newbies" until next time steemIT!!!!!

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thanks @charisma777. It'll be an awesome ride thats for sure.
Thanks most importantly for all of those awesome recommendations! That's exactly what I wanted, thanks. Just followed you, I'll be on the lookout for your content as well.

we'll be in communication

have fun!

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There are so many different communities you would do well within. I see you have "met" a few of the steemians from newbieresteemday feel free to ask any one of us for help if you need it! See you around @dexvid

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I have indeed @charisma777 thanks!
I was going to ask you, is there any other way to create and mantain communication with this awesome tags that you mentioned ( @bengy @newbieresteemday @asapers @davemccoy @beeyou @plushzilla) apart from the comments section? I would love to know all the other ways of communication as well, since those tags you brought out are full of amazing content and lessons to take.
thank you!
hope you're having a great day!

@DeXvid

          Very nice intro @dexvid, It is rare to run across a post that uses the paragraph indents. Do you use   code or do you use something else? I saw you interacting in the IFC discord chatroom. (Slightly biased) I think the people playing in the IFC are some of the greatest I have met on steemit along with the peoples of the Newbieresteemday Initiative. I am a member of both, many of us float between them both.

          I am sure you will do great on steemit, there are just so many nice people around, that it is easy to just mute the buttwipes and move on. Hard to do sometimes, but ignore (mute) works pretty good. Enjoy, and if you have questions anyone in either of those groups you have already found will help if we can.

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Thank you so much @bashadow bro! Yeah, I do use the "& n b s p ;" for the indents, although I need to learn how to improve my html formatting. I'm such a newbie still but yeah, on my way there. If you have any suggestions I'll greatly appreciate it.
I will definitely get in touch with you for any questions I have regarding my progress on this platform. I hope it all goes well. Makes me be full of hope. haha.
thank you for taking the time to read my first post man!!!
I greatly appreciate it!
hope you have a great day today man!

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Thank you. I think you did pretty good on the formatting. Some things just cannot be skimped on. One thing I did read on a couple of post is about the number of pictures that should be used and several of those mentioned to try to keep it at six or less. Pictures take a little bit of time to load, and that the curie type people do not really have the patience to wait on a post to fully load sometimes, and also that a lot of people do not have high speed internet connections so they also may by pass the post. For me on some days I can not watch a video because of internet speed and I get so tired of the spinning circle of buffering that I just close them down, or don't even try to watch. Just one thing to think about.

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That's true though.... thank you so much for that suggestion. It is a fact I have to keep in mind, as sometimes I would imagine that the overall point of an article could get misled if your content doesn't load up evenly at the same time. There's soo many things I've learned from my first post which I'll put into practice for my next one and so on. That's definitely one of them.
Another thing I wanted to ask you about was, would you say works better to;

  1. post 3 times max. a week and use all the other time to engage and promote?
    or
  2. using almost all of your time to create content and dump as much as you can?

I feel like the first one will work better for me..
wanted to see what your thoughts were on that..
sorry for the long reply.
hope you're having a good day!

@DeXvid

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I think it really depends on the person. If you can put one post out a day or every other day, and still have time to surf, and find content you like to vote and comment on that would be a good start. I actually do not have much content. I don't consider my contest entries as content, nor my grup support entries as content, I only have one regular scheduled post, and that is my Group help post on Sundays.

So the max 3 times a week post, that is a hard one for me to answer. I honestly think that if you want to build a following, then you need to find like minded groups of people, read their work, I mean really read it, don't just skim and comment in hopes of a vote. Take your post for example, I bet you can tell those that read the whole thing, and those that skimmed it only.

I think one of the best things to do on steemit, is to learn how to control your vote, don't let others tell you how or when or who to vote for. It is your vote and it can and is very important. A suggestion on using it try to not over vote and get in vote debt, (drop below 70%), it takes time to recover vote power. On the other hand you do not want to sit at 100% vote power very long at all, as that is just opportunity running away from you. When you start to put content out that you are proud of, then people are going to make comments, Good quality First tier comments on your post should be up voted on and commented back on even if it is just you saying thank you. The second tier comments and below do not really needed a vote, and most people do not expect one on them, it is not wrong however to give a comment a vote if it inspired or you felt was real important. So save some vote power for the comments on your page. Not every comment needs to get a vote, just the ones you feel were meaningful to you. Then when people visit your page they will see that You Vote, and comment back, that you engage with your audience. There are a lot of people like me on steemit, Audience Members.

Speaking on voting, just because your vote appears to be small and very negligible, try not to think your vote is meaningless, it is not. It is the primary force that will help you grow. There are several tools available to help obtain a vote slider early, busy.org has one, (I have no idea how to use it, and do not use busy.org), and steemworld.org has a manual slider. Now steemworld.org is a tool that I and a lot of people use: If you have not seen or used it yet here is a link to you - https://steemworld.org/@dexvid , @steemchiller is the creator of it, and he is always tweaking it and keeping it updated to changes, and making improvements and additions to it.

Yeah, some replies can get pretty long. Doing a content dump, I don't think that works very well for ne people, wait til you are at about 5000SP before doing that. Most of your audience for now is going to be new users, and with the vote issues all new users face, content dumping does not work.

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Welcome to steemit! I think your skills and talents are perfect for this platform.

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Thank you so much @digitaldreamer! It's an honor to have you around here following my blog. Even more of an honor when it comes from such a great writer like you are. I was reading this morning a few of your works and really enjoyed your overall style and topic selections.
I hope we keep in communication from now on, as I will be bringing great content through my blog, which I can assure will be of your liking.
Hope you have a good day,
cheers!

@DeXvid

Congratulations..... Good job...

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Thank you @rozaaceh!
I hope my posts keep on being of your liking.
have a good one, cheers!

@DeXvid

Hello @dexvid, You may or may not know that I entered you in @thedarkhorse's - Pay it Forward contest. In about 3 days he will be making his week 4 post.

@freedomshift has decided to offer a bonus to new participants in the contest that were featured in week 3's round. Here is his post discussing it, in the comments you will see that I had him clarify the #3 rule for me.

It is not to difficult, other than finding the words to express how you enjoy someone's content and why you are featuring them. It does provide additional visibility for individuals post/blogs, and may garner them a few extra votes and comments.

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Hello @bashadow!
Phew!! I made it on time! what an honor man! Yes, you were right, I totally did not know this was happening. Just read everything about it and wanted to let you know that I am in!!! I won't let you down. This is a great initiative and contest.

I have doubts with how to get my Steemit notifications. I'd love to get a notification on my phone for when you or anybody tags me in any comment or post. That way I would have known about this way earlier. I guess GinaBot does not let me know about those kind of notifications. I need to change my strategy.

Its such an honor to have been chosen by you as one of your nominee. Thank you for knowing and understanding that if I had not replied, it was because I was busy and not because I didn't care. I love this platform, it's full of knowledge, opportunities and great people just like you.

I am working on my next post and will have it up today by the evening. It'll be fire content for sure.
Hope you're having a great day!!!
Thanks once again man!

@DeXvid

Welcome to Steemit @dexvid. We look forward to reading about your interests!

Thanks @charisma777 for bringing him to our attention. and @freedomshift for stopping by with your welcome. :)

Congratulations you have been upvoted and resteemed as part of #newbieresteemday's top 10 posts for the day! We invite you to use our tag to connect with more of our members. To learn more: Come Join Us!!! (Newbie Resteem Initiative)

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Hey man thanks for the love & support! I’ve been checking you guys out and I can say that @newbieresteemday is a great initiative. I am glad that you’ve found my article interesting. I will definitely keep on using your tag. Hope you have a good day.
Cheers!

@DeXvid

I will have to reread this. I got caught for time. Being called to go elsewhere.
Resteemed. Keep on keeping on. 😇
If you do really like jazz, begin a conversation with Rodney Jones. A teacher at Julliard. He hurt his hand recently and might have a little time to give you few pointers and help with guitar via the net. I believe he is on fb. If you wish to mention me, I will say that you might contact him. A cool dude, fella, bloke 😂 Just say Hallo, and a quick query about Dizzy Gillespie might get him to enter conversation. My brother plays Didgeridoo on a post on my main blog. Keep on keeping on. 😇