Skeptical about all this... here nonetheless! Greetings Steemit :-)

in introduceyourself •  last year 

Indeed, greetings to you :-)

I admitted it in my title, I am a little skeptical about all this. New to cryptocurrencies, I signed up last year on Steemit because I was curious about it all, but never even managed to introduce myself properly.

You see, thing is I am well too aware of how much everything "internet" these days solicit our attention like never before. Father of 3, working full time, helping at my church weekly, I just wasn't sure I could actually invest in this learning curve to explore the intricacies of yet another thing.

But a friend of mine, known here as @cryptoctopus, challenged his Facebook friends recently so here I am, giving Steemit another chance, to see if I can manage to get the gist of it this time, and prove me wrong at the same time about the actual protential this thing really has.

So that's pretty much how I plan to be around here, open about what I think and about how I wonder. I am hoping that you guys can help me navigate this and sure hope to find a community that I can also help in return.

Now what do I think I can bring to the table? Well, aside from my real life experience, I don't plan on sharing much. For the simple reason that I believe that this is the only added value I can bring for you guys (and gals, no discrimination intended ;-)

So what is this "real life" experience made up of so far?

Well, I will say first and foremost that I am a christian. I never plan on using my personal faith to discriminate against anybody or look down on anybody either. You just have to know that all other aspects of my life are submitted to my faith in Christ, and that my worldview will reflect that (I hope in a good way). I will scarcely intervene in religious questions though as I have yet to experience an online platform where open and respectful discussions can happen. I do believe it is possible though.

I must also say that I hate fake stuff! Fake news, fake life, fake happiness, all that makes me sick. I hope I can share a truthful insight into my little corner of the world, and usually pay attention only to people who do the same.

Otherwise, here's a quick bullet list of what I guess you can say "makes" me:

  • Mentioned it already, but husband and father of 3;
  • Graphic designer, art director, with over 20 years of experience. I work for a small agency;
  • Amateur sailor, I own a Hunter 33.5 and we sailed it for a year with the family, going from lake Champlain to the Bahamas, Cuba, and back. Been sailing since 2009;
  • Alpine skier (living in Quebec, Canada);
  • Cat owner! (gotta have the cute factor in here I imagine right? Cats own the internet anyways...)

So that's pretty much it!

I hope to share on the most relevant aspects of my life as described above with you guys, and will be ecstatic if I can actually be of any help to anyone around here. I tend to write a little too much, not sure whether or not that's a good thing on Steemit :-D

In the meantime, I think I have much more to learn from you about this whole Steemit thing than the contrary. So
see you around as I wander about the place... I will need to start by following a few users too. Any suggestions?

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No need to be skeptical, there is nothing to loose - especially as a graphics designer you will fit in within no time! ;)
Great you followed the call from @cryptococus!
Resteeming you for some publicity!
Greets, @theaustrianguy

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Thanks a lot 😁


Welcome to Steemit @kingpo!

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.
Your stats on SteemNow
Your stats on SteemWorld
Your stats on SteemD
How to use Minnow Booster
How does Steemit actually work?

Let me know if I can help.
Many blessings! @bycoleman

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Thanks a lot! Still much reading to do.

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There is always more to learn!

Welcome to steemit. Hang in there, read all the great posts on steemit here, check out the welcome page and have a look at Steemtools. I'm sure you will become a true believer in a few months.

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Thanks! Gotta go through that learning curve I guess. Might be worth it ;-)

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welcome back to steemit @kingpo. I hope you find lots of success on this platform. I am also new here, joined a couple of weeks back, trying to fit in :)

Just realised we have a few things in common when I read through your post. Firstly, I only share 'real life' stuff instead of creating fake stuff. And secondly, I LOVE cats. Own 3 :)

ps. following you

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Thanks for the welcome @quratulain!

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you're welcome :)

  ·  last year (edited)

Welcome on board.
I wasn’t sure either if all the promises Steemit is making are real or not. But by the look of it, there are great potentials but there are also issues and challenges to face, it is still the beginning.

To avoid disappointment, just write away about stuffs that make you happy. If you don’t have much time, focus on quality, in depth posts rather than on quantity. Most importantly, interact with others.

I hope you will enjoy it, learn from it and $$ are just a bonus.

Writing too much is a good thing on Steemit, as long as the writing is of quality: in depth stuffs, easy reading, funny, make you think etc... which seems to be your skills so should be good

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Thanks for the kind words @quochuy. I can tell when somebody actually read the thing before commenting ;-)

Hello fellow designer @kingpo welcome to steemit.

  1. I like your name @kingpo in german it means ass of a king 😄
  2. I like your profil pic

Have fun.

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Hello @neutronenkind. Thanks for the welcome. Ass of a king?! No way 😂 Well, I can live with that!

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well "po" means ass but in a slightly nice way 😉 and yeah, king is still english but everyone knows it means "König" ... you should! its a good name 😄

Welcome on steemit! You seem like a very interesting person and it's great to see more graphic designers (and cat owners!) on this platform :D

It's actually great that you wrote a lot, I really enjoyed getting to know you! I wish you the best of luck and I hope you will have a great time on steemit :)

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Thanks for the welcome! I went ahead and read your presentation blog. Have fun and keep it up 😊

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No problem at all! I'm the one to thank you for being kind :)

Oh and don’t expect everyone to read your posts lol.
From those who read, don’t expect all of them to read 100% of the post. 😂

And introduction posts often attract bots and people looking for new followers etc... and so will be any popular posts. Just ignore those. Build your relationship with worthy authors, make friend, connect with communities in Steem.chat and Discord app and have fun. Things will settle after a while

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Yeah, thanks again... I think that this is indeed the plan. It's just that the first impression I got when I got here was that so much content was pure crap. I guess in time my feed will fill itself with stuff from people I actually want to follow. I need to get accustomed to the chat thing now... See ya around 😉

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A lot of sap suckers here.

Wondering if anyone reads at all here on Steemit? Finished my blog with a question about whom I should follow and no suggestions yet, except for some auto-promo here and there. Who do you guys follow and why?

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Hard to tell because we all have different taste. But maybe you can start with:
@teamsteem
@jerrybanfield

Then go on Google and search about Steemit topics you want to learn more from: where is money coming from, how the upvote works etc...

Go on the trending or hot section, select a tag that interests you and check for quality posts about that topic. If a topic does not show in the list, click on any topic and in the URL change the topic manually, for example:
https://steemit.com/trending/introduceyourself
Can be modified to
https://steemit.com/trending/vermicomposting

Thanks for a straight from the heart post. I too am new around here but so far it looks good.

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Thanks for the welcome!

Welcome to the wonderful place of Steemitverse. Explore and wonder, there's a lot to uncover :) have an amazing experience here!

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Thanks so much!


Welcome to Steem @kingpo.

Do read A thumb rule for steemit minnows - 50:100:200:25 for starter tips.

Spend time reading Steem Blue Paper to know how Steem blockchian works and if you still have any queries ask them on our Ask me anything about Steemit post and we will try to answer that.

All the Best!!!

Thank you.

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Glad to have another honest and valuable member in the community, thanks for sharing your personal story!! I do nightly crypto news on my page so check it out if you are in a hurry and need the daily crypto news in around 5 minutes. :)

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Thanks for the invitation @pittsburghhodlr !

Welcome to steemit @kingpo :)

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Thanks!

Greeting man from space - will follow you for sure!

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