Introducing myself: Greetings Steemit Community! This is Edouard :-)
Wow, Steemit, what a cool concept!
I discovered the community a few days ago, and since then, have been wandering throughout many blogs dealing with a grand variety of topics. There is a lot of quality here. One can definitely tell that authors have been putting an effort! Moreover, the few people I have interacted with since I first logged in have been really welcoming. So, now, time to formally introduce myself:
My name is Edouard (@muphy), a French dude living in The Netherlands.
I was a research scientist for a large corporation for more than a decade, and then slammed the door: ethical issues, mid-life crisis, fed up of wasting my energy for some rich assholes instead of helping those that really need it. It took for me to reach my early forties to wake up. So I caught up on what I really loved: composing music and teaching.
Now, 4 years later, I make a comfortable living from these two activities as a music producer for media and as a private Physics teacher. Today, I am happier than I have ever been and feel enriched with a purpose in life.
Composing in the studio...
...and playing around on the white board, at the frontier between Newtonian physics and quantum mechanics.
So what can I bring to such a cool community like Steemit? I am primarily a musician, so plan to spice up Steemit in this area. Of course I will be posting my latest butt-shaking electro-pop hits. All musicians do that. So I will also be proactive in developing this platform, via the discussion of ideas in comments, blogging about the music business for musicians as well as for video creators.
For example, would some of you like to purchase the license of the music they use on their videos using Steem? I need to mature this idea, understand the site better and then will post about that.
Here is one of the latest track I posted for sale a couple of weeks ago. The first licence was sold the next day!
Being a science geek and a knowledge addict, I am pretty much fond of all physics, but have my favorites topics which are cosmology and particle / quantum physics. Surprisingly, these topics are already taught during the last years of High School. When I discovered this: Super cool! I went for it, and now I have a dozen students that I see one-on-one, by small group or by Skype. Sometimes, the local international schools contact me when exams are approaching to give their students a new perspective that can unlock the mental blocks they created for themselves during the year. Some of my regular students call me Super Teacher lol!
Encouraged by this, I made a bunch of videos which I grouped in a Youtube Channel: Physics Made Easy. I love making videos, it is so much fun, but also so time consuming… so I post in bursts to save time on the video studio set up (3-4 videos within 2 weeks, and then nothing for 3-4 months). I know, this is really not a good marketing strategy, but I don’t care: the goal for me is to have fun with it, not for it to become a hassle!
So what could I bring to Steemit in that area: I am planning to explore D-Tube and enrich it with these educational videos. I wish also to get involved with 1/ the scientific community here, and 2/ helping from time to time high school physics students that need a little clarification. I might also share with you why Physics is such an amazing topic by blogging, and in the process, maybe make a few new adepts of the wonders of Nature.
Something completely different: you might see from time time my companion, Higgsy. I picked her up last June when she was just 8 weeks old. The first thing she did, when we arrived home was to run towards me, climb up my leg, my back (ouch!) and reach my shoulders, where she decided to set up camp! Such a cute little heart :-)
Moving around and exploring is also something I enjoy, and actually need. For example, one of my students made me discover longboarding earlier this year. She completed hooked me onto it, and now I love cruising around, discovering new sceneries and surfing the roads.
And it’s even better to surf the streets with other. In the video below, cruising around The Hague with local LongBoarding community.
There’s more of course, but I’d rather stop now… It’s already a long post, and talking about me all along makes me feel like boasting… which is not really my nature.
I look forward to meeting with you gals and guys, exchanging ideas, developing mutually our creativity, and helping to make the Steemit community rock the world! I’m so proud to be one of you now and can’t wait to become more engaged!
See you out there in the Steem Universe,
Music production: www.synaptic-machines.com
Physics Tuition: www.physics-tutor.nl
Youtube Channel (Physics): Physics Made Easy
Youtube Channel (Music Production Courses): Music Production Made Easy