Artist. Illustrator. Artist. Illustrator. Encourager. Writer. Wanna-be Surfer. Deep Thinker. I'm new to Steemit!

in introduceyourself •  last month  (edited)

Who I am, What I like, What I dislike


Hello everyone! I’m foxcauldry, I’m from Singapore and I’m brand-new to Steemit. I'm here to introduce myself and tell you why I am on Steemit.

 
I’m also new to the crypto verse, having only gotten into it just last month. It is something I’d always wanted to get into, having worked in a finance startup that planned to use the blockchain to provide services but ditched it eventually as the market and regulators just were not ready for it yet.

So it is something I’ve heard for a long time being thrown around, but I had no time or emotional capacity to get into it. It is with great fervour that I am finally here!

 
Before I dive into why I am on Steemit, I’d like to say a few things about myself.

Having taken a career break, I’m now an independent artist and illustrator. Well, don’t quote me on that, because I find it extremely odd already that I call myself that. You know, Imposter’s Syndrome and I'm not professionally trained. But that’s another topic for another day so moving on.


I used to fear cats and dogs. Since getting together with my partner who has both a cat and a dog though, I’ve learnt to (somewhat) overcome it. Don’t get me started on how I got bitten by his dog just a month ago though, which re-triggered all my bad experiences with dogs again (urgh).

 
I love Harry Potter! I first picked up the Philosopher’s Stone when I was 11. I was already considered late into it, but I am so glad I came aboard the Harry Potter "train" as a kid, like aboard the Hogwarts Express 😜

P.S: Who’s looking forward to playing the new Niantic/ PortKey Harry Potter game! It’s called HP Wizards Unite.

 
They are not doing a ton of marketing (no idea why) but I was surprised some of my Potterhead friends weren’t even aware that it exists! It’s already up on the Google Play Store for pre-registration (not sure about the App Store). The Play Store states that pre-registration period is for a maximum of 90 days - so we could be very well be playing the game before Harry’s birthday on the 31st of July 😁

I’m curious about everything and anything to do with the psychology of us as human beings; which possibly relates to just about everything in this world, since a large part of what happens in our world is dictated by human behaviour!

I have a natural aversion to and distaste for authority, perhaps explaining why I’m fascinated by the decentralisation that blockchain can bring about. I avoid extremely crowded and noisy places, and most of all I cannot and do not tolerate any form of injustice!

I love the outdoors, which is ironic given that Singapore is a city state. As a kid, I grew up in the countryside in Australia and France, so I was far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. That is until I returned to Singapore and had to readjust my whole way of living, my mindset and so many other things. Again, this is another topic for another day!

I’ve invested in some coins and projects here and there but Steemit is something else altogether. So, why am I on Steemit?


Why I am on Steemit


I have always been interested in creating content but I find it hard to gain traction and engagement with my followers on traditional platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.

 
I may not have been doing things right in order to get user engagement, but I also think the platform is getting increasingly crowded. There are so many artist profiles that show only finished products. It feels sometimes like you have to have the most beautifully curated feed on Instagram, or else you are not headed much anywhere in terms of gaining traction, and I find that to be fundamentally flawed.
 
We're humans and ever-evolving so the process is as important as the product. Why is the process not emphasised on platforms like Instagram?

I have recently quit my job and have some big goals for the rest of the year which I will be covering in the next post (and in my upcoming video)


Goals for 2019


I know it’s already April but it’s never too late for new year resolutions - I don’t believe in making new year resolutions only on the first day of the year.

 
I think it is important to continually revisit your goals and evolve them so that they're more aligned with your overall vision in life. With this gradual tweaking of goals over time, you're that much closer to fulfilling your dreams. It's levelling up!

Go to my next post for My Goals on Steemit for 2019 🔥

That’s all folks, I hope you have a great Friday and till the next post. Byee!!~~

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Hello!!! Nice to meet you! Im Francesca @prettynicevideo welcome to steemit and steem blockchain. I do dtube videos and im too just learning the crypto side of things. Will you be doing any illustrations on @dtube? My favorite subject is sociology and psychology. People interest me as well. So much so my friends think i read minds but i read body language. I was a bartender for 20 years. You have to know body language if you wanna be a good one. A good bartender anticipates the guest needs. Now im disabled because my country has the worst medical if you dont have money. Doctors here arent taught to help people. Just people with money. Lol. I make the best of my situations when i can. Im looking forward to following your journey!

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Yes I definitely want to upload some work-in-progress shots or videos on Dtube, as well of course, the final products.. grinding and creating as much content as possible.

And learning crypto while at it. Thanks for sharing your story so concisely in this comment. I hope it gets better. And yes, I'm very much interested in human behaviour as well, and I do pick up "energies" from people which I guess could be interpreted as reading their body language too.

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So interesting. I've always been a frequency kind of person. It's the only way I've been able to describe it. If the person is on my frequency it's like I can have a the best relationship, like we knew each other for years. Or like when I can tell that someone is just badd news. There so many mysteries yet to the human species is not even funny. Very interesting stuff. It's great meeting you! I look forward to your post!

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Yes I know what you mean! Sometimes I "sniff out" people I know I wouldn't gel with from 10 miles away. Yes these mysteries can be so bewildering yet fascinating at the same time. Thanks for taking time to post and comment -- it really makes my day knowing there's a community here and I'm not doing this for nothing! Lol

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Welcome to Steem! I hope that you'll be sharing your art with the community in order to gain both confidence and feedback. I hope that you're recovering well from your dog bite, both physcially and emotionally. 🤗 I hope that you have a wonderful day and please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.

We encourage everyone to explore the various posts and to leave meaningful comments on those that you wish (for example something that you enjoyed about the content or perhaps sharing a similar experience you've had). This platform thrives through interaction as it's the best way to build relationships with other Steemians while finding communities and initiatives that peak your interests.

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Hello @brisby thanks for the support, follow and read! this means a lot. I plan to definitely put more effort in posting my art! I should upload in the coming posts!


Welcome to Steemit @foxcauldry!

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

Hello foxcauldry nice to meet you hope your enjoying the Steemit Blockchain glad to have you with us thanks foxcauldry enjoy

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Thank you @garrettwallace. I hope I will start enjoying the Steemit ecosystem too!

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You're welcome foxcauldry
And I will thank you

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Harry Potter is awesome and so are you as it is never too late for goals and it is better that way as goals can be gradual towards success as opposed to theoretical and fake.

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Yess!! Are you a Potterhead as well? Yes I totally agree that goals are better gradual and realistic, than otherwise! What are your goals on Steemit? I'll follow you as well :)

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Yeah. I'm a Potterhead too. I need to watch all of the movies. I've only seen some of them. My goal on Steemit involves keeping a journal of my life on it. So, how are you doing, Fox Cauldry?

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Great, keep it up! Journal about Potter stuff too :)

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Thanks. Good idea.

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Hello @foxcauldry

Welcome to Steemit & Wish you luck - success with Steemit!

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Cool, I have just followed @haccolong. I hope it helps :)

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Welcome to the steemit community @foxcauldry!
We sincerely hope you find all that you are looking for here, and have found a new home.
I found this post because @heyhaveyamet promoted your post to help you grow quicker, and should you have any questions or need some guidance, you can go to the Steem Terminal in Discord.

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Have fun and happy steeming!

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Thanks, I just joined the discord channel. Though I have one question -- there are so many channels, which should I focus on? It's so overwhelming!

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I would spend some time in that particular channel, you can get lots of beginner questions answered there, and there is extremely pleasant company that is in and out also. One thing that you have to be concerned with is Resource Credits, because you only have a limited amount in the beginning to work with, and it goes fast. If you would like, go there now and we'll see if we can get you the basics right now to work with. There are a couple of us in there now...

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Sorry, I didn't get a chance to. What are Resource Credits?

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If you upvote, comment, and resteem very much, you will get a notice, and it usually doesn't take long, that says that you cannot do anything until your "RC" is built up, you need to have a certain amount. And again, I do not recommend that you ask questions here, but in the Steem Terminal because it costs you here, where in Discord it does not cost anything. Go into the Steem Terminal, and go to "Questions answered" if no one is available, and @thekittygirl answers that question about RCs.

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Thank you so much for directing me to that. Are you using up your RC by replying me here too?

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You're welcome @foxcauldry. Using some.

Hello foxcauldry, welcome to Partiko, an amazing community for crypto lovers! Here, you will find cool people to connect with, and interesting articles to read!

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How can I bring people into Partiko? I would love to do that. So much easier to respond to people here. Steemit is pretty clunky at the moment

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Hi @foxcauldry
Welcome to Steemit

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Are you a bot account?

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I think that will happen in the future. hihi
Nice to meet you :)

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I see! How does it benefit you when you're a curator for @haccolong?

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Of course we have a benefit, the easiest to understand is that he is my husband. Hihi
Have a good day @foxcauldry

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That's good to know!! :p nice meeting you

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I also joined Steem due to my interest in cryptocurrencies and have remain despite the declines in price. I believe that Steem is an interesting place between two disruptive technologies with social media and blockchain. I look forward to seeing you around!

Welcome to Steem! 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! In addition, I have published a post that provides great references to assist you in your journey. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback!

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Hey thank you @newageinv I'm indeed very intrigued with Steemit being at the intersection of blockchain and social media. Though I think it's great that because of the blockchain, no one centralised entity can delete our posts, I do think having the flexibility to delete a post after 7 days would greatly benefit the entire ecosystem. Like, some people would self-censor because they know that it cannot be taken down after 7 days. I mean there are pros and cons but I prefer the flexibility of deletion

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Welcome foxcauldry,

To the Steemit platform, you are a steemian now. I am warm welcoming you as a new user. And you receive this message because you used the #introduceyourself tag!
I was welcomed with good advice to when I started so here i am. I know that steemit may seem very overwhelming right now but don't worry. After a few blog you will be the best blogger and contributor.
If you have any questions just ask your questions on any of my blog posts and I'll be more than happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have!
I may know the answer. But very important I recommend you to never give up any off your passwords they are yours ! Please for safety tips read and visit the white paper.
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It gives you insight on what is happening in your account.
Maybe great to join Steemterminal in Discord and visit @heyhaveyamet to See more newcomers onboard.
Good Luck, Have fun and I wish you loads of success on here! :)
GREETZ from Holland
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Hello Britt, yes you are absolutely right. It can be so overwhelming, what with so many side services and all that to better understand and use the platform. I'm already half considering and wondering why I'm not just using wordpress or Medium.

How long have you been on Steemit and why are you still on Steemit, if you care to share? :)