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9 hours from my 30th birthday & quickly approaching my 2-year anniversary with Steemit; it seems like a good time to do a 'Greatest Hits'/Table of Contents for my blog

in life •  5 months ago

My 30th birthday is tomorrow, and it has been such an amazing journey, with Steemit as quite a large part of it for the last (almost) 2 years. This started off as a quick & simple project, and developed into a sort of re-collecting, of sorting out my own journey, and sharing a glimpse of that journey with others. I welcome you to come explore the journey of this human.


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Because this table of contents is, itself, rather massive, I'll include here a table of contents for the table of contents :-P Each item listed here is the header of a section below, so feel free to use the search function in your browser (CTRL+F //CMD+F). Every time you see an image, that's the a checkpoint between these sections listed here.

My journey & my travels

Philosophy of Kenny

My interviews & appearances

Journeying down the Rabbit Hole

Real Life: The Role-Playing Game

Spreading the Music!

Delicious Vegan Recipes

Steemit

Kenny's 2 Minute Steemit Tips

Steemians of Anarchapulco 2018

Assorted other highlights



Introduction

This past week has been amazingly exciting for me on many fronts, not the least of which has been the spectacular burst of growth for the @tribesteemup project, and the continued, sometimes ridiculous flow of content wanting to squeeze its way from my brain onto Steemit. Every so often, I just stop and look back on my time with this platform, and the absolutely amazing muse that Steemit, Dtube, and the Steem community have been for me. Since joining the ranks of Steemians, I have written FAR more, made FAR more videos, and generally shared & expanded my creative outlets FAR more than the rest of my life combined.


I took this screenshot earlier today, right when I was starting this post. Of course it was at 2222 posts :-)

I've met amazing humans through this platform (and then met many of them in person later), I've had my ideas tested & pushed (leading to new ideas), I've gotten more and more comfortable on camera, and it's rare that I'm not writing something these days! I've been able to get dozens of friends onto the platform, and many of them have found great success. I've had this ever-present, effortless, always-there-before-I-need-it, flow of abundance thanks to the STEEM ecosystem, which has allowed me to practice better self-care, to indulge in more workshops & retreats, and generally opened the doors to literally anything I've wanted. I am SO GRATEFUL for everything that is the Steemit experience!

I started my journey on Steemit with some friends on FB, where I didn't really post, and a YouTube channel that had never uploaded anything... and now I've done dozens of video interviews, published hundreds of pages of writing, and put out a surprising number of recipes (considering how much I resist measuring/writing/stopping to take pictures when I'm cooking). I've spent countless hours on Steemit creating, curating, communicating (at this point I start typing markdown into my emails on accident sometimes); I've spent countless more in conversation with people about Steemit, from the briefest introductions with Uber/Lyft drivers, to days-long immersive walkthroughs. This platform, this community, and the space it has opened within me to record and share my journey with the world has been such a huge blessing in my life, and the most powerful training in my own worth, my own capabilities.

All of that said... one of the few things that I don't really like so much about Steemit is the focus on new content, what's fresh, what's within that 7-day payout period (though I see the incentives & how it unfolds that way). Since I've now been on the platform for almost 2 years, and have published more than 300 posts, I wanted to create something of a table of contents for my old posts, at least what I consider to be the highlights.



My journey & my travels




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Philosophy of Kenny



My interviews & appearances




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Stepping out of the Matrix and falling down the Rabbit Hole




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Real Life: The Role-Playing Game




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Spreading the Music!

55 Conscious Musicians That Will Change Your Life

  1. Alais Clay - DJ Cavem
  2. DMT^Hawk - Kite 9d3
  3. Lily Fangz - Morgan Bolender
  4. Nimo - Steve Grant
  5. Supaman - Xavier Rudd

FundTheMusic Project




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Delicious Vegan Recipes




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My Steemit experience, promotion, and community-building

@TribeSteemUp Project

'Steem Your Way to Success' Panel w/ @lily-da-vine & @erikaharris

Generally STEEMing it



Kenny's 2 Minute Steemit Tips

  1. Voting
  2. Community-Driven Contests
  3. Connecting IRL
  4. Tagging Your Posts
  5. Steem Power... Voting Power... What's the Difference?
  6. Cross Pollination (or, helping each other build a following)
  7. How much should I be posting? (plus 'your feed' and touching on votes again)
  8. Leveraging Your Old Social Media Platforms
  9. BlockTrades: The best tool for moving between STEEM and other cryptos
  10. Whatever Type of Content You Create, The STEEM Ecosystem Has a Place for You
  11. Where Can You Actually See Your Stats, Transaction History, Etc.?
  12. How to Comment (and how not to comment)
  13. Where does the 'money' come from?
  14. How Do Payouts Work?
  15. "How Do I Private Message Other Steemians?"
  16. How To Use Dtube (The Decentralized Video Platform)
  17. Passwords/Private Keys - What Are They, and How to Protect Them!
  18. Witnesses - What role do they play, and why should you vote for them
  19. How to use AnonSteem to create an account INSTANTLY
  20. Writing Your Introduceyourself Post! (Why it matters, and what to remember)
  21. Perseverence, Improvement, and Not Having Expectations
  22. Resteeming... How does it work? How to maximize the effect?
  23. How to delegate SteemPower (and exactly what that means)
  24. How To Redeem Your Rewards!! (please do this often)
  25. Do I have to pay taxes on my STEEM?
  26. How to buy & sell STEEM/SBD on the market... plus why & when to do so
  27. How to Use SteemAuto (Curation Trails, Scheduling Posts, and Auto-Voting)
  28. Flagging/Downvoting
  29. Posting things from your blog on Steemit, Steemit's anti-plagiarism, and @steemcleaners
  30. Setting up your Steemit profile, how to add profile & cover images
  31. Just do what you love to do, your content should be a reflection of you
  32. Dtube, part 2: Some clarifications & changes since the first video
  33. How To See Where You've Been Mentioned (and other useful features of SteemWorld.org)
  34. Unlocking your voting weight slider... and what the heck is an MVest?


Steemians of Anarchapulco 2018

| #1 - @flauwy | #2 - @adamkokesh | #3 - @sovereignalien | #4 - @catherinebleish |
| #5 - @dannyshine | #6 - @sashadaygame | #7 - @lesliestarrohara | #8 - @erikaharris |
| #9 - @encryptdcouple | #10 - @lukestokes | #11 - @jamesc | #12 - @dbroze |
| #13 - @careywedler | #14 - @juxley | #15 - @maceytomlin | #16 - @truniversal |
| #17 - @terrybrock | #18 - @sarahkl | #19 - @sterlinluxan | #20 - @johnnyhurley |
| #21 - @broncnutz | #22 - @bruceb | #23 - @juansgalt | #24 - @nitego |
| #25 - @colinhoward | #26 - @dannyquest | #27 - @lily-da-vine | #28 - @uoslavery |
| #29 - @elamental | #30 - @emancipatedhuman | #31 - @mwolfe13 | #32 - @scottiemac |
| #33 - @tylerdav | #34 - @dollarvigilante | #35 - @tecav | #36 - @mikeonfire |
| #37 - @thepatrick | #38 - @geliquasjourney | #39 - @sovereignbtc | #40 - @the-ntf |




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Assorted other highlights



Before starting this project, I don't think I really had any sense of just how much content I've released in the last 22 months. HOLY CRAP! This list didn't include everything, the just the stuff that I felt was worth re-sharing. If you think you'll every be curious about me, my adventures, or the message I am spreading (or just want vegan recipes & insights into the deeper parts of Steemit), hopefully you'll bookmark this post to come back to. Remember to follow me so you don't miss whatever come's next!



KCK

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Your list of experiences & accomplishments is intense, so intense it needs a table of contents for the table of contents to show the context of your content as cosmic intent. I compliment you sir with a phrase of words that blurs and stirs the pot we serve and lights the spark that strikes a nerve on all the greedy nerd's absurdities

Steem worthy indeed as I fill up my feed with the needs of trees and fighting disease and wining the war by not fighting degrees not needed - only pieces of life - superseded completed quality repeated in all that's me - and you - and all that Steemian's do - but our TRIBE is an aspiration of exemplification of community communication with a mention that's tagged. So don't brag, but share in the wealth of your experience, and experience wealth in your sharing - Death Before Dishonor & Conscious Kitchen Caring!

& HAPPY MOTHA F**KIN' bIrThDaY BrOtHeR!!!!

Idk what happened I just started writing and this popped out

(Great idea making an expansive reference post btw)

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Thank you brother! Such a wonderful flow :-)

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I will do this as a post at some point with more details and pics so more people can see it

Great! Happy birthday guy! My present is a +1 follower :)

Happy birthday, Kenny! See you soon in California. :)

Happy Birthday man. For your birthday I started following you yesterday :P I turned 30 a couple of years ago. 30s are better than 20s by a land slide.

Happy Birthday Kenny! And this post shows your testament to the two years you have been on this platform. All your contribution and hard work!! To you and all the best for the future! 😊🚀

think we all love to follow you (in the kitchen) :)

@kennyskitchen....You have really gone a long way in here. So what advice do you have for the newbies like me and others out there?

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He's got tons of advice in every link on this page. You could watch and read his posts for a long time. Do you have a specific question?

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@bonitaoregon Spot on! I was just going to ask him to actually read the page!

Massive activity, nice. I can't wait to do the one year review of my activity in the steem ecosystem.

Enjoy your 30th birthday, but I have a feeling that you will enjoy the 33rd one more :)

Happy Birthday Kenny, I wish you many more years of joy and peace

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Kenny ~ you are my inspiration here on Steemit ~ your generous heart is a beacon to me and i am so grateful to see you and be seen by you. i will enjoy going through all you posted here in my leisure and i agree that it's frustrating at times the emphasis on new posts, which makes the older ones seem obsolete on this platform in a way, no matter how valuable they are. Happy Birthday to you my ally!

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Thank you! I am so blessed to be in this place of being able to support and motivate so many amazing humans!!

Happy Birthday, brother! Your content is amazing, constructive, nurturing.
Thank you for your honest words.

So much to go thru, love your music tastes.

Happy belated birthday. The amount of time and content you have put here on steemit is very impressive, I will have to come back and check out a lot of those posts. Congrats on your journey so far and here's to it being as awesome in the future x

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Thank you! Hopefully there's some things in there that you'll find valuable :-)

I think we might have the same birthday or give or take a day, thought I recognized the face of another friendly cow, :)