Lets (re)connect!

in life •  2 months ago

Wow, I just weeded out half of the people that I followed. Why? They were inactive for months and/or I never (recently) got engaged with them. Usually, when I built a "following", I'm mostly looking for engagement and people who can say more than "Nice". Well, me, myself, I'm sucking sweaty donkey-balls when it comes to commenting on posts, but I am trying to work on that ;-). Mostly because I apply rule number one: Quality versus Quantity to anything that I usually do, unless I am shitposting, which I do a lot.

© 2018 - @rubencress | Getting a smack of air in the face.

Anyway, as I was saying; I have unfollowed all the people that abandoned ship and I am desperate for some quality engagement. While all the active people not having in my feed, I think I might have missed out some great content creators who don't write big ass posts like I do sometimes, but are fun, easy and good to consume on a regular base.

While I was checking my feed on my phone, I came across @TheMarkyMark's post about SteemPeak (which is amazing) and re-steemed by @mountainjewel (thanks for that). Ironically, I usually never check out my feed because of the shitton of Resteems on it. After reading it, I got pretty stoked about it and was checking out the UI right away, as in * giggles *, writing this post at SteemPeak.com. I must say, this is one of the best things I've ever seen to improve the usability of writing or consuming content on the STEEM block-chain, let alone the user interface compared to a regular blogging site is just beast mode. I totally love the WYSIWYG editor and the preview right next to it. Goodbye HackMD.io! For all the good things about it, check out his post. Spot on review. ( @r00sj3's mind right now should have words like "Asshole, I told you so." floating around somewhere).

© 2018 - @rubencress | I found a leaf, somewhere.

Now, let's get to the point. Not sure if there are still some active followers, but if you are one, now is the time to raise your voice and make a comment to show some sign of life. How about... I get a bit lazy, and you showcase your most favorite content creator that you think I would like to follow. Wha? We can even make a cool contest out of it. What is the prize? Gratitude (to weed out the gold diggers).

I'll start ahead and I will share some magnificent people that I follow on STEEM.

@HiddenBlade
This girl is a genius, kind and smart. The giving type that doesn't give a fuck about receiving. I can't comprehend why she doesn't already receive more consistent support on her artwork. Some would say she got a sick brain, but fuck, this is out of the box, box, box level. If you're into photographic art with a rich tone of emotion, give her your best shot.

@CarlGnash
Can't explain exactly how I feel about Carl, but this guy is gold. Top Curie Curator and Reviewer. He does a lot for the community and I bet he never turns down a proper DM. When I reached out to him, asking him if he had time to read a project I was starting (which is currently postponed at the moment due to other priorities). He didn't hesitate, furthermore, he was very generous with his advice and trusted me some of his own liquid STEEM to give it a kickstart. His posts are surprising (trust me). During my STEEM adventure, our paths crossed again, as curie curators, where I have met many other great people.

@Acidyo
You probably follow the guy already, but maybe for the wrong reasons. Pretty much an introvert of a guy, and always busy. I think I have embarrassed myself multiple times in D-zone chat that he might be wondering why the hell he is supporting such a retard. My cat's name is Acid, so I kinda already liked him from the start, not knowing how big his stake was or realizing what lives he changed for content creators like myself. We often played CS:GO together. If you're into gaming and checking out gaming streams, Acidyo's streams are the place to be where you'll find many other Steemians. Check out his AWP skills.

@ErodedThoughts
Another giver. I've never seen someone being so selfless all of the time. Even at times where he, himself, needed aid, all that he could think of are other people. Original and unique contest-creator. Great fiction story-teller and someone you definitely should follow on Steemit.

Yeah yeah, don't get all fucked up because I didn't mention you. I still love you. These 4 have been engaging with me from the start since we said herro, be it on Steemit or behind the scenes. I already tagged so many people, I might get rabies. Joking, I already have rabies. Joking, I just want it... maybe... Nah... I don't want to. Not joking. Or am I? Why am I having a conversation with myself? Ah... that's right, lack of engagement. So, bring it on!

Who got your pick and why? If you came across this post and you don't follow me or I don't follow you, this honestly doesn't matter. I'm looking for new people to follow and besides, I am not the only one who would love to see who you picked. Tag them in the comments below so I can see who you picked, or write a post about it and tag me in it.

Stay sharp,
Ruben

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Aaww, that is so sweet! I'm surprised you didn't roast me like you always do. Lol. It's partially my fault too. Since I became a curator, I got more focused on curating than creating.. and even though I come across hundreds of posts, I don't comment much. And I am just starting to do that again. Thanks for the kind words, ben. Love you <3

Anyway here are my picks:

  • @evergreen365 is a photographer and is new to the platform. You have to check out his awesome shots on nature and travel.

    One of my favorite shots from him. Check it out here

  • @cam.mcfarlane is an ocean photographer. I'm surprised he doesn't get much love. He has wonderful underwater shots!

    I mean look at that shot! Amazing <3

  • @landoflight just started posting his shots days ago and he's filling his blog with awesomeness!

    So lovely! Check it out here

Of course, these three authors I have verified them myself. Give them all your love!!! (And also, to you three photographers I tagged, follow @rubencress too. He's an amazing and silly photographer).

Well, okay wow I'm writing too much here. Last one... You look so cute on your pic, you look like an emoji :*

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Woah! amazing photographers indeed! Thanks for introducing me to @evergreen365, @cam.mcfarlane and @landoflight!

You know me well ;)

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And it annoys so much :(

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Ah... get over it :)

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I know you are :-p

Who are you and why are you stalking me?

I had never seen @hiddenblade until the post that you made or was in your feed about the buttons. Fucking fantastic ARTIST, for that I thank you.

I know those other two, I did find @hitmeasap this week. I found it ironic and quite funny that I had not come across him yet as I support @asapers and he started it but I was unaware of that fact. We seem to be of the same mindset so I am really happy with our random running into each other. He is a gamer too, can't understand the garbled words that he speaks during his stream but the game-play is enjoyable. Fine, it's not garbled it Swedish, lol.

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I'm not sure who the lurker is! :P Alright alright, you convinced me. Followed both ;-) If he has the same mentality and mindset as you, then it should be exceptional selfless. Och, jag älskar Sverige, så det är bra för keeping my Swedish tongue en lite alive... or something. Hey @hitmeasap.

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Hey @rubencress, or should I say: "Hej!" instead? :)

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Hejhej, hur mår du? 😂

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Hej! Jag mår bra. Hur mår du? :P

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Hårligt att höra, jag mar brå också! Vad ska du göra ikfvall? Vill du wat dricka med mig? HAhAHAHA. Not sure if the writing is good anymore, but especially when I write hora/höra.

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That is because I am.... hidden. Hahaha! Nice to finally meet you! (even though I have been following you for quite some time now, cos curating and stuff :P) and thank you!

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Your work is amazing and I have come to rely on Ruben to find some amazing people around here. I am glad he graced us with you, even though you were there but hidden : )

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I didn't do shit, she is just amazing. Undervalued as f. But hey, that's Steemit, everyone is undervalued!

Yup, I'm still here too. I really should clean up my following list as well because 50% of this is completely dead. Other 20% make 1 post in a month and others are useful.

I got two names to give you. @intrepidphotos and @jessicaoutside . Both of them are great photographers and add some interesting stories as well. Jessica deffinitely needs some more love from the community.

Keep it up man!!

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Haha yeah man, I was like... where is everyone? How's it going over there in Tallinn? "Others are useful" haha, dig that. Just gonna say hello to @intrepidphotos and @jessicaoutside ^^.

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Trying to deal with a thought of summer ending here. I dont really want 9 months darkness and gray weather just yet. 2 more summer months would do it :D

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Ah cheers dude @greddyforce!

And hello new friend @rubencress Excellent post for me to now find new amazing creators 🙏

You already know some of the coolest people here. But my favorite gems include:

@eveuncovered my favorite hobbit makes a variety of marvelous content- self portraits, nature photos, interesting writing. This weird wild creature has a tough skin and is armed with long sharp heels claws and fangs that are made from pure humor.

@escapist another of my favorite magical creatures is vampiress named Esc. traveling the world, breathing fire and making ice cream would make anyone cool. Bonus points for rants.

@redbeardguy writes about many different topics and presents them in an interesting way.

@reinhard-schmid one of my favorite artists. Very inspiring and creative. His pieces are complex and fascinating.

@whornung another great artist who creates something very unique and enchanting.

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Yes I do! Very happy to have met some of them in real life as well. Already saw @reinhard-schmid his work. It's pretty fascinating indeed, thanks for reminding me and keeping in touch. Cheers!

I'm now using Steempeak and this is fantastic indeed.

As to what comes to interesting users – that you might not know – I'd mention @honeydue, @schattenjaeger and @snowmachine. I just like their writing so check them if you'd like them too.

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Yeah man, @Steempeak is nice, while it has many things I do like, there are a few fundamentals that I'd rather use on Steemit.com itself though. Thanks for sharing ^^

Hahahah kinda like the vibes of this post LOLOLOL let me get back and write down some lists when I'm home (if I don't forget that is) ps. The first pic is GREAT!

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No I didn't forget and here's come the list!
@mayasiam one of the first few people I knew on the platform and create such nice quality cooking post. Met a few times (or once? oops)
@gringalicious best best of cooking and travel post with her super great photos! Met her in person at the first DLive meetup and she's so approachable
@princessmewmew knew her recently from #roadtosteemfest post and Adsactly community. Passionate about steem so we could totally get along so well.
@harshilpatel I love his Dtube short story videos
@daveonarrival He makes great travel vlog and oh my god! now that I think about it, I forgot to answer your dm about cup of TJ!!!! will do soon!! Oh! actually I'm sure you guys will get along so well (Yes, I do judge)
@rubencress Yes! You too. I remember following you since the first time I found your blog because of the spammy dude so Thanks to the dude ! Well, it's kinda TL:DR but you know, photos!!!
@marcelgoo a German lives in Thailand. another quality travel post!
@ngocbich is so so so good and oh my, she just started videos contents and I so love it
@suitcasemama and @eoj also make such a serious travel post with beautiful photos they're a couple and I actually am meeting them first time in a few hours
@kevinwong oh my. Love the guy for his humour, please show the face! Oh! he just became a steem witness so consider voting for him.
@thelifeofjord is so great with the vlog but never really engage on steemit, really. My comment never gotten replys back.. Oops! didn't mean to but can't help it.

That's all I could think of, but I'm sure there are a lot out there!

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Those are quite the amount of people that you admire @waybeyondpadthai! And whuutt I am there as well? If it weren't for that spammy dude!

If you like food blogs, check out @loveisintheair, her photography is just amazing that makes you hungry and drool! I've seen @kevinwong around, didn't realized I didn't follow him, or maybe I accidentally unfollowed him. Love the blog of @marcelgoo! Thanks for sharing! (btw, laughed my ass off when your friend was 'sleeping' at the hot spring in one of your vlogs).

Cheers

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Will check out @loveisintheair !! LOLOL I almost passed out as well in that vlog! hahaha 😭😂

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Thanks so much girl :)))