My minnow manifesto

in #introduceyourself4 years ago (edited)

My most humble hello to the Steemit community. Where to begin, I suppose my introduction to steemit would be most fitting. I first became aware of this platform about a year ago. A cherished Facebook friend @tonymarshall that shares my passion for thought provoking content that is geared towards a non-pretentious revival of our most precious resource as humans, which is in my opinion, our liberty and freedom to become conscious self-actualized global citizens got in my ear. He gave me the pitch, wouldn’t you like to get paid for all this content you’re creating while also being part of a community that welcomes what is currently seen as radical or fringe beliefs in the human capacity to love and live in abundance ? Ok, that does sound good. But, wait there’s more, you needn’t worry about censorship or acts sedition, having your government detain you at their borders or being frustrated by the awareness of your self dilution! This all sounded perfect, perhaps too perfect. I was also at this time admittedly on the fence about crypto currency, I had a sophomoric at best comprehension of what it was, how it functioned, the differences in the 3 types of blockchain and the implications said currency has on everything from voting to finance to insurance. But, I didn’t see an end game. How, do I this failure in the fiat world help the whales figure out how to infiltrate and dismantle this cold calculated world we’ve been conditioned to operate within?

Not to mention I’d just moved from the states to Malaysia to be with the love of my life that I met on Facebook using not my command of language but the command of my heart. I simply didn’t have time to take on any new grandiose “take over the world”endeavors. I was enamored with the culture, sights,tastes, sounds, smells and languages of my new home that was in the midst of a peaceful but powerful political upheaval. I became much more apathetic about the current forum of fb, despite the fact it had absolutely changed my life and many others both directly and indirectly. I found myself doing NGO work, and meeting with the fresh blood of newly elected ministers active in the usurped cleptocracy turned vibrant democracy. This is when it hit me, my eureka moment! I remembered there existed a revolutionary new social media site that I could possibly use to extract the potency of my perspective and go beyond blogging or seeking some form of payment other than being free again, free to be an immortal expresser of The now. Not concerning myself with an end game theory or my role in reformatting spaceship earth for a better flight path.

So, I signed up for steemit. The last week I’ve been in this new universe and I’m in love, not in an idealized or self serving way, but as a symbiotic seedling ready to join the organic tapestry of like minded organisms amongst us. I have been studying, posting, upvoting, uploading videos, but not really commenting as it’s too costly and also abstaining from the intro section.Perhaps, I was afraid, afraid my ego would flare and my stream of consciousness would not flow downsteem and I’d come off as an arrogant minnow that already had ideas on making this a better place.

My first idea, I dismissed as too bold, my second idea I liked but I didn’t know how to get it to the proper channels. That idea spawned from my awareness of the hard fork that just made steem life quite challenging for mere plankton like me with no crypto to inject. Something could be done to prove our worth, a series of level up skills to demonstrate our value. I have posted and experienced some crazy synchronicity since I’ve been here and no sooner had I written my minnow manifesto did I see a post offering hyper active new users steem power, with nearly the exact SOP I had in my mind. So, here I am skramatters,saying Ive arrived and I’m not going anywhere so follow,upvote, and help me, help us by making the personal touches of commenting and introducing ourselves to each other more accessible and fruitful.


I'm so glad you're here @skramatters, and I'm looking forward to the photos of the wedding! Woot Woot!!

Also, I'm happy that @gtg's initiative will help you!

Welcome the SteemWorld. This post was deep^2.

Welcome to Steem @skramatters.

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 blockchain 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.

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Nice! Look at that mustache!

Looking forward to you opinions :P

Great intro, and yes steemit is definitely a great place to be, just a shame it has to make such a difficult time for the new accounts after the hardfork (pstt, you are hardly a minnow yet, since it takes 500SP to be a minnow! I have been here for almost 8 months and I'm still just halfway there and still a plankton like you!)
I'll give a follow and upvote to support your steem journey! Good luck!

Haha so funny, I later saw a post showing the levels to this steem game and used what was at that time my last resource credit to say I now realize I'm not even the excrement of a minnows nibble on plankton..Apparently plankton is indeed a level lol, all good, I've found awesome people here and I'm not here for 💰 into intent. My intent got my the juice needed to reply to you and the delagatees that have nudged me out of the bowels and back into the estuary..appreciate the reality check 😂

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Do you already have some exact ideas on what you are going to write about?
I've also just recently joined Steemit myself and I find the community to be really chill for the most part, however I guess you won't really be into the stuff I post about :) it's about gaming, but adding a touch of literature/philosophy there as well now

Yo what's up @emtecks I absolutely have delusions of grandeur, I mean ideas of what I want to express here. lit and philosophy I am totally into, gaming I'm not opposed to in anyway, I just must admit that Atari 2600 was my jam, I won a Nintendo in 1987 at the age of 6 but wasn't into it and preferred to get dirty outside and play basketball etc, Gaming never took hold, though I did get forced into a situation whereby FIFA 2014 was being played constantly in my living space so I took to it and played obsessively until I could beat the kids.I then bought a real football and gave incentive points and time off work if certain skill sets were met 😂..I love the idea of games I honestly just don't have the fortitude for it. All the best bro, thx for saying hello

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Hey welcome!!! Happy to see you here. Love those who follow their heart x

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Great manifesto. And welcome again! :)

Thank you very much @phoenixwren I've made a few edits, as I just whipped this up in a steem of consciousness. I need to get out of that lazy other social media mentality and treat my blogs as if I intended them to get published. I also at the time of writing this falsely assumed a minnow was the smallest life form, but now I realise I should have made a plankton post not a minnow manifesto lol. I so very much appreciate the help, I can't say that enough I'm very thankful to have this outlet to pursue uninhibited. I'm developing new ideas of which direction to take and how to gain an audience. Discord seems to be a hot topic I'm working on joining here at teammalaysia and anywhere else the confluence of ideas are whirpooling about. It's so nice being able to reply by the way 😂 cheers and I look forward to the journey.

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Mate, I know we are all trying to save on resource credits, but paragraphs don't cost anything. Try and introduce a few :P

And welcome again! Steem is probably the friendlies social media platform I have used. I am not sure if it's because of my steem power, but who cares. It's nice and I am having fun :)

Lol, tis true paragraphs are free 😀 At the time I wrote it I had no credits at all to edit the post after I had put it through. You must understand I'm coming from a world that hadn't included writing any longer than a single paragraph.

I will definitely go back and add some paragraphs to make the stream of consciousness more aesthetically pleasing for the reader. I'm taken aback that people actually read here. So, I will focus on being more professional with my structure and prose. TQ @kabir88

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Welcome Bro!
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