Laid Off and Disillusioned With Life, Crypto, Steemit

in #life3 years ago

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It's been a while since I've been here. There are plenty of "life gets busy" reasons that you aren't interested in, but those excuses wouldn't be the truth. Life is always busy, but I used to find time for Steemit on a daily basis. Now it feels like I just can't be bothered.

What changed?

Truthfully, I don't know. I can't give a definitive answer.

  • Was it because my audience was disappearance and my returns were decreasing?
  • Was it because I hadn't "caught a whale" in a really long time?
  • Was it because the crash of crypto markets started making this whole venture feel like a waste of time?
  • Was it because hardfork 19 changed the system in such a way that people can now game it by buying votes And now most of the whales curate content by delegating their SP to bots instead of finding great content?
  • Was I angry at myself for participating in this new system?
  • Did I just get bored of it?

Maybe it's one of those things. Maybe it's none of them. Maybe all.

Why am I back?

I don't know if I'm back or if I'm just making a single post to see how it goes. But I'll be totally honest about my motivation. It's in the title: I was laid off from my job and I don't know when the next thing will come around. So yeah, I'm here for the money... if any money comes out of this.

My job was going well for a while and I had this awesome Kickstarter project that exceeded my expectations. But now I'm out of work and due to poor bookkeeping I found I've overspent on this project and now I'm in the hole and don't know how to climb out.

So we'll see what happens.

I still believe in Crypto. I think eventually the technology will lead to a revolution. I'm just waiting for everyone else get on board and save this sinking ship.

Right now I'm drowning.

~Seth

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I hope things turn around for you! As you know with Steemit, it can take a little while to get your higher rewards flowing again. I was gone for a few months and now a few months later am just getting back to where I left off. But it certainly lifts my spirits to interact here and I hope it does the same for you.

Freaking terrible news and yea since the new Hardfork I have seen a decline in Steemit and now to make matters even worse crypto is at an all time low. No matter what it’s much better than going back to Facebook or any of the non paying social sites. Hope things turn around for you and you are able to find an even better job very soon and crypto returns to better days.

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Looking over my post again, it reads a lot more sombre than I intended. Right now it feels like I'm playing a bad hand, but things could be a lot worse. I was just in a bad mood and decided to take to Steemit to vent.

Nevertheless, thanks for stopping by with the encouraging comment.

Venting is a healthy outlet. I think most of us have done so, we are human after all. Nonetheless hope things start looking up for you.

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hello friend your point of view is motivating the intention is to work for the community you are right to refer to the votes of the whales using robots that do not differentiate content of great quality of contents that have nothing to offer, in this way those that actually They work feel bad when they see their presentations in fall, greetings friend and thanks for the prize and the contest.