It may FEEL like we're going backwards here...but it's all an illusion (No worries, we'll continue THE Event to fruition, in a short while from now.)
A Slight Postponement of Previous Posts
Due to events going on lately upon the wondersite of Steemit, things have been a bit 'below usual snuff' from this end. Which is fine with me, as OTHER busy events of life have been messing about lately with my usual posting/voting/chatting situation in the world of Steemit. So, with this challenge by @anomadsoul in mind, I thought, what a perfect time to put out some older posts from the past, just for fun. And to possibly meet a few more of the new folks on Steemit. Particularly since this seems to be a hard thing to do nowadays.
An Abbreviated History
I've been on Steemit for almost two years, and it's been a complete blast. I've SO enjoyed getting to know a whole passel-load of very fun, interesting, highly creative new friends on here. Yes, this is a very special place to hang out and post. I was very fortunate to be introduced to Steemit (thank you, @haphazard-hstead), then go on to meet many wonderful people from all over the world. Here's to all of you, and all the NEW friends out there that I have not yet met.
Onward, upwards and away-wards into many more years in the Land of Steem.
Thank You For The Idea
Here is the link to the original Get To Know Me post by @anomadsoul, explaining all the parts of this challenge. I greatly appreciate him putting out this great idea for us to partake in.
Original Challenge Post
Ten Of My Posts
Sorry, couldn't resist. This little cartoon of mine was inspired by by the very humorous storyteller and beer expert wandering about the hills in a kilt, @meesterboom. Though my cartoon 'artwork' can't hold a candle to his Academy Award caliber movie-ola's.
Thanks, BoomMeister ( :
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My 10 ACTUAL Posts
Early on there was a challenge put forth to show your local fall color, and soon after a bit of grumbling about folks putting attractive models in front of some fall foliage and snapping away with the camera. So I tried my hand at this sort of high-brow photography, and this was the result.
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Stinky the Cat
Many of my posts on Steemit have been inspired by Stinky the Cat. She was one classic four-legger, always game to lend a kitty hand to my various writing and photography projects. A true character and inspiration in the world of the arts, may she rest in peace. (More than likely, she's creating all sorts of joyous mayhem up in Kitty Heaven. We can only hope so.)
Letter Found On The Table Saturday Morning
The Sip n' Smoke
Created after the very talented @enternamehere sent me a present on Steemit, after a discovery on her blog. This is one of the many very enjoyable parts of the site. People interacting with one another from all over the planet, and sending each other classic gifts through the postal service in large, brown boxes.
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There's been some rather heady scientific research going on into many parts of the natural world on Steemit during the last couple of years. Some of it is even true.
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More Deep Science
Which has led to other far-reaching research articles sponsored by the Schteinn School of the Sophisticated Sciences (S.S.S.S). These folks really know their stuff.
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These Things Are EVERYWHERE
For some reason shoes keep showing up on a regular basis as I pedal my bike around town. This has been a very photo-lucrative project to date, and I get 'input' from all OVER the world, such as from the expert dragonfly photographer and humorist @ocrdu. Imagine that, tennies from The Netherlands. Oh, and stay tuned, there's about 78 more to come.
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The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Much like those errant shoes above, Christmas trees started showing up all over the place along the roads, bike paths, byways, and in other odd locations within my local town. Throughout the entire YEAR. So...why not talk about THAT on Steemit?!
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A Writin' We Shall Go
Writing and poetry challenges are very popular on the site. This is probably one of my favorite things to do -- write stories about events and things that happen in everyday life. These challenges are often put out by individuals for fun or as inspiration to get people into a creative mood. Such as the one put on by the talented writer @dreemit, who asked us to write about our last few days on earth, before a giant meteor fell on our heads.
Another very popular writing project on Steemit that I've come to enjoy is the 5-Minute Freewrite, put on by @mariannewest. These are quite enjoyable, with a new word or phrase prompt provided every day to get the creative juices flowing. Though, to be honest, I seem to have a hard time sticking to under five minutes. Which is why I made up my own category for this project: The 28-Minute, 5-Minute Freewrite.
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Not Enough Kooks In The Kitchen
Food prep challenges are a big deal on Steemit. And even though I can't cook worth beans, I thought I would try my hand at this sort of thing anyway. This is a LOT of fun. I've made many posts about various sandwiches, desserts and other tasty dishes. Such as the Faux Fowl-Piglet Brussel Ball Sandwich Concoction, Ice Cream Pie, Creamed Angleworms On Toast, Invisible Spinach Faux Pond Soup, and other well-known delicacies from the kitchen. I've even won a couple of awards dong this. Amazing!
As well as some other fine cuisine creations in the dining world:
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Various Photo Challenges
The Color Challenge is a daily photo challenge on the site put out by @kalemandra, and has been in existence from almost the onset of Steemit. The theme is you find something of a certain color to photograph, that matches the color of the day. I decided to combine Science AND Photography, and show a plant from each of the planets of our Solar System. There were 7 plants, for 7 planets, in 7 days, one for each color of the day. This is the last post of the series. A week-long marriage of Art and Science. [Final Retrospective of the Series: Plants Of The Solar System]
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Another photographic challenge that is very popular and fun, all in monochrome images, put on by the ever entertaining @old-guy-photos. There are always a TON of very creative, gorgeous photos in these posts each Monday of the week. Hope you can join the world of Monochromatica soon.
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Well, this challenge was VERY hard. I picked a smattering of posts that I feel represent some of the things I do on Steemit. These projects are always a whole lot of fun to create, and narrowing it down to only ten was rather difficult. Then again, I think there may be more than ten in this post. But then again again, counting correctly has never been a pre-requisite for being on the Steemit site. Thanks be for THAT. And my pre-apologies go out to @anomadsoul, if this collection tosses any monkey wrenches into the works of proper post procedure.
As always, I hope you've enjoyed going back over the last couple of years of posting with me here. It has been a wild, very enjoyable ride, and hopefully there will be many many more years of Steemit to come. I hope you get the time to read some of these posts.
Thanks for stopping in and viewing this retrospective Blast From The Past of some of my posts on Steemit. If you have any thoughts about going back in history, posting for the pure fun and joy of it (and making a bit of money, if you can), how in the WORLD to pick 10 (?) out of 250-some odd posts, or anything else this post reminds you of, please feel free to comment away in the spaces below. I'd love to hear from you.
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Posted: 09/30/2018 @ 17:07
Excerpts From Late-Night Conversations With A Mechanical Cat
Fact Number 94.5
In Retrospect: My Very First Cat Fact - No.1