One Small Step for CitizenRod....

Allow myself to introduce... myself..

CitizenRod, Rodrigo, or just Rod for my Aussie mates that just can't seem to roll their tongues, I currently reside in Sydney Australia, and I say "currently" because on my list of things to do is to live in another country at some point in my life, though my list appears to be getting longer and longer and I appear to be getting older and older. I really need to start crossing things off that list.

Well one thing that was on my list was to start blogging, which I can proudly say I started last year. But as I'm sure a lot of you have experienced, there was an initial rush of excitement and production, which slowly started to waiver until it had practically fizzled out into nothing, just drips and drabs.  

Fortunately, I recently discovered Steemit, and I am very interested in the platform and how it works, especially because I have been dabbling in the crypto space since 2016. I actually mined some bitcoin back in the day (nerd!). Having discovered Steemit, the fire within has been reignited! and I am excited to produce more content, and not just blogs either, I really want to start making videos too, in English and in Spanish, haha, there's a challenge. Time to get my mug on the screen.

Speaking of mugs!

Here is mine.

(ps: down under we put the day first and the month second....the logical way)

So, who is CitizenRod?

Well, I come from an IT background, have an Industrial Design degree, have exhibited artwork, created an app called Maate, and love what we humans are doing in technology, innovation, and thinking. Born and raised in Australia, my background is Chilean (pronounced "chilli-en"), I love the outdoors, even though I don't see it much, hey, it's on my list. Soccer (football) is my favourite sport, which I love playing, and I've tried a couple martial arts such as capoeira and krav maga. I've dabbled in many things to say the least, too many in fact, this is one of my problems, I like jumping from shiny thing to shiny thing.

My goal is to create more art, and to be more involved in design.

"Art is whatever you want it to be." CitizenRod.

The power of art is that it pushes the boundaries, even when it's something you don't like, actually especially when it's something you don't like. Invite me for an ice-coffee one day, and I'll tell you what I mean. Hey, there's a blog topic! Put it on the list, hehehe.

Some of my work.  

You can see more here (click).

As for design, well, design is everywhere, and when you don't notice it, well that's good design.

Being design focused, my initial blog is about "bad design", but the point of this blog is not to just have a whinge. The real reason behind the blog is to show bad designs and to give other people the opportunity to resolve them. I'm a bit of an inventor and I really like trying to solve design problems, but I realised there are far too many bad design opportunities for me to resolve them all. So, give and you shall receive. Hopefully some of you can make some money solving these bad designs.

If you're interested in learning how to bring ideas to life (and how to make money from them), hey, it's ice-coffee time. I guess I can blog about that too at some point. Man, that list just keeps getting longer. When will I have time for my meditation retreat?!?!

Ok, so I think that's enough for now. At least I can tick another item off my Kanban board. What's a Kanban board? Ice-coffee time!  

And just finally, why CitizenRod?

Well, I vaguely remember being involved in a deep philosophical discussion (probably after a few glasses of Malbec), where we were discussing the logistics of creating a universal or global state, citizens of the earth or some crap like that. Anyway we got as far as... a universal passport...and universal names (whatever that means).... and just like a Twitter handle, I grabbed CitizenRod before anybody else did, hahaha, BAGS IT!  

See you in the ether, and I hope you enjoy my mind.

Twitter & Instagram @CitizenRod


Hola Rod

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Awesome to have you on the blockchain man!

I know Australia is a pretty big place, but I highly recommend following another one of your country men @kevinli

He taught me a ton about this place and I've learned a ton from him!

Hope you enjoy your time on STEEM and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask around :)

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Hey @jongolson, thanks for the welcome and the link, I'll check it out.

Welcome to Steemit @citizenrod!

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

Here are some links you might find useful.
Your stats on SteemNow
Your stats on SteemWorld
Your stats on SteemD
How does Steemit actually work?

Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings!

Thanks, are your real?

Welcome @citizenrod. Steem can take some persistence but your work is good so keep at it. Find the other artists on the platform and those that support art! I resteem a lot of my favorite artists on this blog, and there are several tags you will start to notice that artists use.

Unfortunately the game is a bit grinding if you try to jump through some curation hoops, although improvements in curation are slowly arriving. If you feel like you aren't getting any attention seek out discord groups and chat with some folks, people here help each other out when they can, but are much more likely to if you have had interactions with them.

Hi @solar, thanks for the welcome, and the tips. I'll look out for those groups.

Welcome to Steemit from your neighbor across the ditch in Kiwiland :P - Although I am currently living in Spain

Nice @conradt, hows the spanish coming along? estas aprendiendo? vale?

It's going slowly lol - i find it hard work...

haha, well, you're in the deep end... best way to learn. PS: Duolingo is your friend. I'm learning French on it. Au revoir!

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Hi @esteemapp, your app sounds interesting, I'll check it out. Thanks for the welcome.

Hey nice to meet you :) we are practically neighbors

Kiwi @kiwiscanfly ? I'm assuming? Just across the ditch. I forgot to add in my post, I love cats! hahaha.

Welcome @citizenrod, feel hugged by all the Brazilian Community. Feel free to ask everything that you have doubts about the platform.

Ah, muito prazer @robertoueti. Thanks for the welcome, and hug.

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Oh great, thanks @c-squared, appreciate that.

I gotta admit that this was one of the best introduction posts out there and I've been using Steemit for quite some time! Good job CitizenRod :D

Starting off with an #introduceyourself post was a great idea.
I must warn you that it can be really difficult to get attention here on Steemit.
Not willing to accept that, my friends and I have decided to establish a community of authors who support each other and we are well on our way.
If you are interested in joining us and making you experience and earnings on Steemit better, head to our Discord server to find more info about our community and how you can become a member.

Here is an invitation link for you:

Gee, thanks @markex. I'll definitely check out your group. Cheers.

Welcome. Any (technical ) questions let me know. Greetings from Holland from someone who has seen a lot of Australia and plans to go to Chile in the nearby future.

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Congratulations @citizenrod! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

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Welcome to Steem citizenrod! Partiko is officially the fastest and most popular mobile app for Steem. Unlike other Steem apps, we take 0% cut of your earnings! You can also be rewarded with Partiko Points while using Partiko and exchange Partiko Points for upvotes!

Partiko for Android can be downloaded here on Google Play and the iOS version is available here on the App Store.

If you have more questions, feel free to join our Discord channel and ask, we're always here to help!

Thank you so much for your interest!

Cool @partiko, I'll check it out.

Oy! Another Aussie artist !! WELCOME, @citizenrod <3

I'm Melbournian myself :D :D :D

Wishing you a lot of success here on Steemit \o/

Oi Oi Oi, thanks @veryspider. You an artist too? Anything I can see?

I sketch stuff :D You can check them at my Steemit :) I upload once a day :D

Welcome to Steemit! You have taken the first step in achieving many goals here at the crossroads of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and social media. Consistent engagement is needed to progress and grow your following and influence. I am currently working on a weekly post to curate new users and providing them an introduction to the ecosystem. I have selected your post as one I will feature in an upcoming post! I explain this initiative on one of my previous post.

There are a number of great content creators on the platform to help you on your journey. I have recently ran into a great post by @roleerob that is great to get off to a great start here on the ecosystem. As I continue to expand this initiative, I continue to find great content and guides for new users such as this post from @finnian who not only includes a great step-by-step process of registering for #Steemit but also provides great security and engagement tips as well to help you on your journey. Another great user creating content for new Steemians is @paulag who is creating community backed video series on learning to navigate STEEM.

Keep your eyes out for these tips and references to help you on your journey to becoming a minnow! It is also a great idea to follow some of the great projects being built on the #STEEM blockchain. You can see these projects here. Some of these projects provide you the ability to interact and engage within the community and have the potential to provide rewards for your engagement. For example, @actifit is a fitness app that tracks your daily activity which you can post to the blockchain and earn rewards for your participation. Another interesting project is @steemmonsters which is a digital trading card game that enables you to collect and battle with the community all within the #STEEM ecosystem.

Lastly, a new initiative has just been launched by one of our top witnesses @gtg to support new users that become very active and need additional bandwidth to remain actively engaged in an effort to build enough Steem Power to grow your influence and interaction in the ecosystem. I would highly encourage you to visit his post for further instructions. I wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Thanks for the links @newageinv, I'll check them out.

Hi, Welcome to the amazing world of Blogging and Sharing on Steem Blockchain. Make sure to post only Original content and avoid all kind of plagarism.
Keep your patience and faith to get success on the platform. Also make sure to engage and contribite to Community development. Commenting is best way to get involve and make your presence. Hope you have a happy stay.....Steem On!


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