My minnow manifesto
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.