A Minnow on a Mission!

in introduceyourself •  last year  (edited)

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325 days later...

Hello everyone my name is Ross Early and I'm FINALLY beginning my steemit journey! I created my account in July 2017 excited to become a valuable part of the community I had read great things about and then life happened.

In August of last year I began my final semester of college where I was completing my B.S. degree in Exercise Science at Arizona State University. During that time I was also completing my 800+ hour internship with a high profile sports performance company called EXOS where I was busy training professional, collegiate, and youth athletes.


On top of that my girlfriend and I were patiently awaiting the arrival of our precious daughter Oaklyn at the end of January 2018. Needless to say I had no time at all to devote towards writing. Almost a year later and I'm finally able to enjoy the writing process as I share my life, hobbies, and ideas with all of you.

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Where it all began

I was born and raised in a small rural part of South Carolina where I spent most of my time playing sports, fishing at the lake, or spending time at the beach with friends. Like most high school athletes I dreamed of playing sports in college, but unfortunately that dream never came to fruition.

photo by fellow airman

Not having money to pay for college I did not want to immediately go into debt as a young adult so I decided to join the military. I served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force where I was given the opportunity to travel all over the world experiencing different cultures, which helped me mature into the man that I am today. In 2014 I decided it was time to hang up my military uniform in favor of a book bag and pursue the degree that I was awarded in December.

Why am I here?

Like many of you I stumbled upon blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency world in 2017. Eventually learning about steemit after listening to an epicenter podcast featuring Dan Larimer. It sounded like the perfect opportunity to finally step into the blogging world as I had thought of doing so many times before.


So here I am, an amateur writer hoping to provide quality content for all of you to enjoy. I wish I could pinpoint exactly what I will be writing about, but as you will learn my interest span across many different topics. I ask that you say hello, join me for the ride, and share your input when you feel up to it. 😃

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Good to have you with us, @ross-early, and happy to have you on the military veteran discord! Great intro post :)

Thank you for the support! I'm definitely happy to be a part of the veteran community on here and discord.

Greetings and welcome to the Steem Community @ross-early!

I would love to feature your new introduction post in my weekly curation blog if you wouldn't mind!

You can also check out the @MinnowSupport Project, a community of Steemians on Discord Chat where you can interact, chat, network, and learn with other members of the Community! There is even a Steem based radio station there, @MSP-Waves!

Of course I don't mind. Thanks for including me in the curation blog!

Welcome, good to meet you.

Thanks! It's nice to meet you as well.

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  ·  last year (edited)

Welcome to steem. It's quite the unicorn online. I've never found any other blockhain currently that pays a decent amount, in a decentralized way for content creation.

It's definitely a unique community for sure. I think that is what draws me too it.

Thank you for your service, and welcome to Steemit!

Thanks I appreciate it!

Sweet story. Good luck on here. Keep posting.

Thanks man! I appreciate the support 100%.

This post has received a $50.00 % upvote from @siditech thanks to: @ross-early.
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Welcome fellow vet and nice to meet you!

Thank you! I appreciate the support!

This post has received a 1.04 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @ross-early.

I have been on and off again, never quite as long as you. That being said, I find that I ultimately come back. Sometimes life does get in the way, but that means only more posting topics for later :)

Exactly, more content to share with your followers. I also don't give into the pressure of feeling that I need to post daily. In my opinion quality will win out in the long run as there are already a lot of low effort post flooding the platform.

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Welcome to Steemit Ross, your girlfriend
and the cute baby girl in the picture! They say better late than never so your journey starts now.
I saw your #introduceyourself and its nice to meet you.
Blogging thats what its all about on this blockchain. The best part is that you could earn money too.💴💸💰
I never blogged before I just write.
But be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !!
For safety tips visit https://steemit.com/steem/@verhp11/safety-first-first-aid-kit-for-steemians-who-are-just-beginning-this-great-journey from Our fellow steemy @verhp11.
The Steemify App I use is great, it is available in the Appstore and free, go cheque it out. I wish you good luck with steeming and I Will See you around🍀
Your value and input is appreciated!
Greetings from Brittandjosie from the Netherlands

Thanks for the tips!

You are very welcome