The number of people joining Steemit and introducing themselves over the last week or so has been growing at an accelerating pace and is not far of becoming parabolic. Apparently, things are starting to get viral in some locations like for instance Indonesia. Soon it will be impossible to understand what's happening. But before we reach that stage, it would be interesting to hear from early days steemians (yes, you!) what brought them here.
So tell us everything! What brought you here? Did you hear about Steem from a friend? Read an article somewhere? Found it serendipitously? What did you expect you would find? How did you feel when you first started using the platform and how do you feel about it now? Any comments or feedback on things that you like or dislike or wish to see added?
For shorter answers, please comment in the thread. For longer and more personal answers, please make a separate post and add the link in comment.