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Reminiscence, Year One on the Steemiverse.

in life •  last year

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To all our new members that have just joined us recently, I wrote this for you, I hope it helps and I hope you like it:

Our story takes place a little over a year ago. You wake up one morning and receive a message from a friend who tells you to check this new thing out. While the most normal response is to ignore it claiming that you don't have time, you remember that you never get new opportunities or meet new people if you don't open yourself to new things. So luckily you don't discard that message, and that's the main reason this post exists today.

In the Beginning

The minute you come across steemit, the first thought that would pop in your mind is how revolutionary this platform is. You’ve never seen anything like that.

The idea is amazing, you think at first. The more you look at it, the more you fall in love. This is going to change the game, you say to yourself.

You tell all your friends about it, but only two of them join.

It’s okay, you figure they will join later. As wise man once said not everyone is prepared to be a pioneer. Plus, all new ideas have probably been through the same in the beginning.

Weeks have passed now, though it seems like months judging by the amount of time spent on the platform since you’ve rarely spent that much time in a social media site, but there's just something different about this one.

You’re making friends already, and how can you not? There are some incredible people in steemit, and weirdest of all, it seems like you’re know each other for so long even though you've met only for a few weeks.

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July 4th is approaching, the big day. The official launch of this beautiful spaceship.

Some people try to “warn” you that it wouldn’t work, but you don’t mind them. You know it’s not about the platform at all, that it’s not even a calculated conclusion they arrived to after a diligent analysis but maybe just the automatically instinctive response of avoidance to anything that is new.

So you don’t mind them, and you just keep doing what you’re doing. They’ll turn around when the time comes.

July 3rd, the big day is upon us. You can hardly sleep, it’s like you’re about to embark in an amazing adventure, and you can’t wait for it to begin.

July 4th, the gates are wide open and a myriad of new members start joining. There's a great energy pumping all around. In the air, breaths a sentiment of excitement and joyfulness.

Steem to the moon! Birth of a new mantra.

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A few days into July, and you’re hacked, and again you don’t mind. You know there are gonna be many stones along the road, and they’re just part of the journey.

Nothing has changed after all, you’re still there with the same enthusiasm even if you can’t write nor comment momentarily.

You write a post, and you send it to your friend Gabe to post on your behalf. I told you there are a lot of awesome people in steemit. @piedpiper, a hell of guy.

The message of the post is: We’re here to stay!

The days pass and time tells the doubters wrong. In fact, more and more people start joining everyday as you begin to see new faces, amazing posts, fresh ideas.. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

You start to see a change of posture in you most skeptic friends, they’re no longer afraid of the new and they’re getting curious now: So… Tell me about that steem thing again.

We’re in August now, and the day is your Birthday, and naturally you log in to different social media accounts to answer all the kind Birthday wishes.

Only that something is different this time, because you also get notifications from steemit Facebook groups as well from your steemian friends.

As you click through to read which of one of your steem friends posted what post today, your eye land on a tiny yet significant detail that blows your mind completely.

It’s the members' section of the steemit Facebook group, a few months ago you had 2 friends, now you have a couple dozens already.

Your personal friends are now joining steemit on their own. That was a great realization on your Birthday.

And now as you’re typing this you realize that in a couple of months it’s your Birthday again, and you’re willing to bet that there’s gonna be a hell a lot more of your personal friends joining as well.

And then your friend’s friends, and their friends too. Even that lousy neighbor who keeps complaining that the monkeys stole his breakfast again.

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A Larger World

It started with two people in a garage, like the typical success story you see in a blockbuster movie, only this one is real.

And from there it started growing, little by little. Unlike the typical startup story you see in the movies, because in real life, patience is part of the game, and you can't get a snowball before you gather some actual snow first.

The good news is that whenever you get to the snowball phase, you know that massive growth will go much faster then.

Maybe it’ll take years, maybe it’s just around the corner. Either way, the journey so far have been nothing short of spectacular. And at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

Right now, there is an entire culture of steemians that did not exist barely a year and half ago.

People coming to write their story and end up changing their lives in ways they didn’t expect before.

Some get absorbed so much by it, that it's hard to remember life before steem.

Some end up meeting some really cool people and become friends, maybe even the people who are going to be friends with for the rest of their lives.

And once a year, they all meet somewhere in the world to celebrate this little awesome thing called steem.

It was created less than two years ago, and then it started growing and blossoming. Certainly due to the dedication and brilliance of so many people.

As you're reflecting upon that you realize that hundreds of people have probably joined on this day, maybe thousands. As it did yesterday, as it will tomorrow.

In the process, a couple of influencers will join as well. And then a couple more… And growth will accelerate even further.

Until the day the comes where the snowball becomes not only inevitable but unstoppable.

That’s the day you will write a hell of a story, your own story about how you lived through one of the exciting platforms of our digital era.

And I wanna read that story.

I hope you will be here to write it.

All the best!

The Alien

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It's been an incredible journey and Steem/it is just getting started!

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Incredulous! I remember you too.

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Yeah it's has been incredible indeed, and it's just getting started :)

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Legendary times ahead 💨💨

I've been here for a week now and it really does change you, I look around for things that could help someone or something interesting I could share. A comment that I could write that could help someone hugely. I feel some need to write that I never had before, and then to be awarded for your effort feels amazing especially because i'm still in high school where there are no rewards for your effort except marks. The whole concept of steem looks like those scams, it look too good to be true, like that perfect thing everyone searches for, and this utopian society offers it. Good luck to everyone and keep steeming!

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First of all, I really love your attitude, you try to add value every time and that's quite frankly amazing.

About the concept of steem, I've been here for over a year and there's absolutely nothing scammy about it. It's just that it's easy for people to attach that word to anything they fear. Also. it's not a utopia, but there's no need to attach Utopia to everything either ;) You can have an amazing place, that's just that, amazing :) No need for Utopia comparisons in my opinion.

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@the-alien

I must confess. I am one of the newbie that ignore to join last year or early this year, but hey I'm in now and learning the rope or replicating the pioneer success, and maybe someday I will be able to share my own success story.

This article deserve my up vote.

Newbie here, please follow me @Yehey !!!

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We need a mass effort on facebook to promote steemit and then shut down our individual facebook accounts. Make it a publicity stunt! But I don't have enough clout yet here.... Yet!!! I love steemit. Peace out peeps!

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totally agree 1,000%%%%

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Heck, high schools could even use the technology:) GradeCoin? lol

i like your story and what makes it good is because of the originality of it. Your art of writing is like my drawing @johnlue colourful and detailed. Your story inspires me and i know that with people like you around steemit the only way for me to grow is up.THANK YOU for your post..

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Thank you John for this great comment!

It does feel great being part of something new, I really hope it takes off big time, I think it still needs work but we are evolving and testing all the time so that is good, I hardly ever touvh facebook now it's quite incredible really!

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Yeah me neither. I touch Facebook to share steemit posts hehe

Amazing post friend. I love the platform, I have been here for a month now and I am seeing great development.. On a personal and large scale views..
Thia is one of the places to be and thw time is now, before it blows u..
Rejoice and cheers 💘
Much love from me friend 💘❤︎💘💕!
-Goldie

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Thank you Goldie!

I'm so glad you're enjoying the platform :)

Very well said @the-alien. I can totally relate to your feelings and emotions in this post despite having joined just a couple of days ago. I do regret the fact that I did not know about Steem a year ago but at the same time I take pride in the fact that within an year I am going to become one of the very few who joined when steemit was just a baby :)

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Absolutely! This is just the beginning!

And before I forget, I think a welcome is in order :) So congratulations on joining!

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Thanks a lot :)

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Killer post. Love the excited recap of your time here. Thanks for that. :)

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This is really splendid. Was spellbound till the end ;)

I smile everytime I remember the pre-July days. A handful of people believing in something revolutionary. It's been over a year for me too. And its been splendid knowing you guys.

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I know man! It has been splendid knowing you too! One year has passed so fast :)

I am saying that steems time has come and that sky is the limit. When someone blesses you with such a gift as we are blessed with steem you put all your intelectual and financial power to keep it going. Dear steemers our time has come and it smells like success. Not just that we are producing quality content we are educating each other in ways that no books or universities do, but we also are winning money from it.

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Amen to that!

good posting

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Thank you!

steem can go over $10 this year

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That would be a truly amazing thing!

Another beautiful story worth sharing, thanks a bunch for it. Many parallels with my own experience kept on resorting to the surface as I read through it.

Keep your smile, thrive on and Steem on! Namaste :)

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Thank you Eric!! You're with no doubt one of the kindest and awesome people on steemit. Thank you for spreading great energy for all this time!

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Man, I'm feeling those vibes you are sending me through these words. You are a potent individual and your words carry loads of goodness for us all, always.

Thank you so very much for it all, I'm surfing its light. Namaste :)

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Oh no, thank you for all what you bring to the table man, you lift everyone up and I'm grateful to you.

I first thought that this was going to bring down facebook.

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Haha let's hope :)

Congratulations @the-alien!
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Thanks Arcange

Upvoted/followed. Great post. Great writing skills. Also, I want a framed picture of that snow globe. It's really cool!

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Thank you!!

It has been a wonderful journey at Steemit. So many supportive and helpful Steemians. Steemit will continue to grow and evolve.

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It has been indeed :) Here's to more growth!

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May Steemit become the social media platform of choice.
I write poems and positive posts, do check them out when you are free

I was just telling my wife yesterday. I think there's something about the idea that there's money tied to what you do on Steemit that means everybody's on their best behavior. And I'm very glad of that.

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that's the interesting thing about steemit! normally on the internet, people just say and do whatever they want because of the lack of ramifications and the guise of anonymity.

on steemit, though. you can still choose to remain anonymous, but there are still real consequences to any action that you take, be it your posts or comments.

it all kinda feels like a game. but i'm a gamer, and that thought comes naturally :)

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Me, too with the gamer thing. :P

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Thanks for clearing things up..Id been wondering why everyone's being so nice! :)

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Yeah that could be. Never thought about that actually.. Thanks for sharing!

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Read @stellabelle's post for the gift economy. It will help you get it evwn better.

Beautiful reflection. Thank you for all you do for steemit!

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I only try to contribute a bit if I can, but thank you!!

Been on now for 11 days and its the best thing to happen to me lately...definatley going to be here for the long haul...I used to spend wasted hours scrolling through my facebook feed and staring at the same shit people write everday

But here the whole topics of conversation amazes me and gives me a real buzz...got plenty of stuff to blog about but trying to build up my followers before letting all my secret weapons out..

good read thanks for the help and morale booster

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That's a great way to it! looking forward to see how the secret weapons :)

Thanks btw!

Great article. It's useful to see how other people started, something to learn from.

People coming to write their story and end up changing their lives in ways they didn’t expect before.

I've been carrying around that story for 50 plus years, and whether I make a dollar off of Steemit, it has most definitely changed my life.

Some get absorbed so much by it, that it's hard to remember life before steem.

I frequently wake up in the middle of the night now, with some idea, some dream and have to write it down, because I know that something is going to come from that idea/dream.

Very nice post thanks.


SDG

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Thank you SDG!! :)

Great Post! Looks like you have been where I am looking to go. I am here to stay and will hopefully continie to learn as a follow your lead.

Thanks for the validation of my current experience in this community.

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Thanks for the great comment, I'm glad you're having a great experience! Little by little it gets better and better :)

For me it's only been two weeks, I cannot go day without thinking about Steem and the SteemIt community. Yes I have been paid so far to upvote content and write comments but I find the sense of community here more fascinating, I never got the same feeling on Twitter or other social platforms. I am eager to write my first blogpost and then a year from now a blogpost with the same sentiment as this one. Thank for sharing this the-alien.

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That would be great, I would love to read both the post now, and one year form now :) It's when you look back at the great journey :)

Awesome post bro :D
But dont forget to upvote my post too :D
thank's

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Thanks!

And... the future is beyond us :D

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Oh yeah :)

Oh wow, I didn't know Steem was THAT old. XD

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Yeah a year and a half if memory doesn't fail.

Very nice post. I hope to say similar things in a year and celebrate being here at a Steem Fest. As a relative newbie - i am enjoying being here so far. Thanks to the developers and the early joiners who stayed on board (like yourself) - I can now be here to enjoy Steemit. Thanks a lot.

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Thank you!! I'm sure you'll have similar or better things to say in a year actually :)

Hopefully see you in steemfest.

I do feel what you are saying. I can see the snowball rolling and making us part of the rolling. We are part of the steem history as we speak and together we will write the story of the new world. A world of common ideals where i do want to live

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Exactly, we're all part of a snowball that we want countless others to join so it really gathers momentum :)

Thanks for the nice comment btw!

Just re-steemed. Would suggest the post to some of the voting contests next time I have the chance.

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Thank you very much!

That was a very good detailed deep and thoughtful journey through ones mind.
Very well written.
Had to resteem this!

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Thank you for the kind words and everything!

This is a great article! It goes to show that if you have a goal, you should pursue it. And you never know what will come out of it. I joined Steemit this month and haven't looked back! :)

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Thank you!! I'm glad you're enjoying your time on steemit!

Almost in my country, the speed of the new users is amazing, greetings from Venezuela!

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Saludos a ti tambien!!

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Wonderul read. It really encapsulates what it is like right to be part of steem and to have been fortunate enough to get on in the early days. Do be someone who brings more people to the platform rather being the converted.

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Or we can all be converted and converters :)

Thanks btw!

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Exactly we're all part of it 😁😁😁😉

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Absolutely!

I am so foreign so this world. I am less than an hour old on here and I'm shocked at how curious this is. The type of communication and articles. It's a great community. I can't wait to see the progress. Great read btw.

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Wow, less than an hour? Welcome aboard!!

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Any other suggestions for rookies?

good article!

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Thank you!

I do like your work
I am more that a million percent sure that Steemit will strive and overtake all the other big platforms including FB
I am your new follower
Best Regards Andrei

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Thanks Andrei! I hope we do get to the day where we overtake FB :)

Just started a month ago and I am glad I joined the platform.

A wonderful post! I wish us all the best on this journey!

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Thank you! I wish us all the best as well!

Thank you writing this in such a unique way. I really enjoy your style of writing and am working towards having a similar flow. If you get a chance check out my post comment on anything that catches your eye or have any recommendations for improvements. Appreciate it either way!

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Thank you the nice comment!

I checked your blog, I'm not an expert but I think you take some great pictures :)

wow man nice post i just joined here 4 days ago an i so much exited, i am willing to meet all possible people in this amazing platform take my up vote and follow, and thaks for sharing this

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First of all, welcome! I hope you'll have an amazing time around here!

Just beautifull my friend 😍

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Thanks a lot man! Miss talking to you guys btw

cool i'm like

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Thanks!

Congrats all! I have been here for about a week. Loving it so far. If you add value, and make friends, and promote people and give whatever you would like to receive, you can't help but to have success on Steemit just like any other network. That's the beauty of it.

Side note; that monkey is really enjoying the mango :)

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You absolutely hit it on the nail. Add value, and make friends and enjoy the process and you won't regret it!

Dude, I feel like after a month here that I've simultaneously been here years, and that I'm still completely brand new. It's really surreal. I am really stoked to have gotten in when I did.

In one month I've seen the platform ebb and flow. Tons of new get rich quick users with their massive shit posts, but then they seemed to get tired of not getting rich quick, and the quality content floated to the top again. As it grows I anticipate waves and waves of the shit posters, but think just like waves, they'll recede, while the dedicated dig in for the Long haul.

Anyways, great story! I'm stoked to be here, and see folks like you as proof of concept. If it weren't for the infectious enthusiasm and love you guys have for the platform, I might have bailed after the first wave of scammers, vote beggars, and shit posters rolled in...

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Yeah everything has up and downs, but the good stuff always floats above, and steemit is a great place so it will be amazing anyways I think :)

Thank you for the great comment! I just followed you and I'm looking forward to your posts.

Time flies when you are having fun. I'm about a month away from my 1 year anniversary on steemit. I'll probably tell a story about the ups and downs and all the friends I have made. There is something here that is certainly not going away. A new era.

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Yeah a new era indeed.

And please make that post on your anniversary, that's also good for all of us.

New subsequent values are growing on this blockchain ecosystem.

Great post upvoted and followed!

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Thank you!!

nice bro..
i followed your steemit account because of your supportiveness in steemit community please…

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Thanks man! I appreciate it!

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thanks for you tooo :)

Howdy @the-alien, great share. I'm a new Steemer who only just joined. It would be great if you could take a minute to look at my blog and click the follow button if you like my stuff. Thanks a lot.

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Hey welcome around!

I was checking your blog.. About coinbase, also european people are having trouble lately btw.. That sucks! Or should I say. coinbase suck ;)

I concur. Everything that's been said in the post and comments- I'm nodding my head like Yea. lol.

Seriously, there's like some magic mojo going on here. But good magic. White magic.

Steemit is getting into our very DNA...

Our children will be born with the blue logo on their hearts...

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Haha with blue logos on their hearts :) I love your enthusiasm.

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Dude, Steem makes it EASY for me to be enthusiastic! This community is awesome. I am proud to be here. Seriously, who can say they have ever been PROUD to be a member of a social media site? Only Steemians.

On a side note, is there a proper name for our logo?

Great story, love it! I like the way you depicted your journey and the journey of steemit overall. This is a very exciting platform, I can't even put into words how much it has changed my life. Thanks for sharing. Upvoted.

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Thank you Natasha! It's an exciting platform for sure, and the best part of all, the best is probably yet to come :)

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Too true :)

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Thank you!!

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You are welcome my Alien friend. If you ever want to chat about Extraterrestial life please chat me up @cem on discord or steemit chat

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Haha will do :)

Nicely written :-)
I've been here for half a year now and am not planning on leaving any time soon. Such a great platform with a very nice community!

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Absolutely! It's two amazing things, the community and the platform itself.

P.S: I'm glad you're not going anywhere :)

yes i am new and can see huge potential -- if only the support for musicians and artists can grow i am sure we can bring in thousands of my contacts -anyway i am here and in for the long term -- following you -D

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Hey David, I'm sure at some point it will. I know someone who's interested in growing the music sector on steemit, hit me up on the chat and I'll introduce you two :)

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hey thanks very much -- i will look into how to join chat tomorrow - it is late here in Australia and i have to go to bed -- your a good guy to offer to help -- am so grateful to you and others here who like to boost the whole thing for everyone -- i am keen to help others too -David

I joined Steemit recently and now it is something that manifests my whole life. I rarely touch other social media platforms now.

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Haha I hear you, it happened to all of us :)

This post of your is kind of boosting and a gentle reminder of things happening in a near future. Thanks for sharing us a date of official launch of our favorite steemit site on our own server.
Congratulation to all members for our own 'house'.

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Haha yeah it's like a new home to share our thoughts :) Thanks for the great comment!

Very nice post. Next year I will probably have to write a post about how I entered this fantastic place and hope all the best to the new people joining!

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That would be great, yes :)

I have been here for a week now and I must say it’s been the best week I have had in a long time. I never have been into using social media much over the years. It always seems so toxic, and boring. On Steemit its 100000% better, and more wonderful in ways I can’t use words to explain. With how diverse and interesting everyone is I just can’t see me ever being bored. Overwhelm at times yes, but never bored.

Thank you @the-alien for not only sharing your own personal experience you have had over your almost two years with Steemit, but its history you have been a part of as well and shared. I look forward to not only what the next two years bring, but far beyond that.

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Oh no, I've been here for slightly over a year, not two years.. Even steemit is not two years all :)

But yeah, I look forward as well to what the new two years may bring.

Thank you for the awesome comment :)

haha so funny, I remember telling my friends about steemit and they just joined about a month ago when i had been telling them about it for a year! loved this article :)

@the-alien, I chanced upon your blog when I just came in to check the 'life' of steemit. I read through it and well, I could see my thoughts reverbating in your words.
I am yet to post my introduction. I am a newbie here. So was every one on steemit when they came in. Some, not all, collected the snow, bit by bit, patiently and diligently and now it has eventually turned into a snowball. Getting snowballed is really a very good thing that happened with you.
I am reading your blog for first time. I love your flowing narration. Simple, easy and precise. That's how I love to put forward my thoughts too in coming days.
You made my day. Steemit On.. my friend. Stay blessed.

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First of all thank you! And we're all part of the snowball, the bigger, the better :)

Looking forward to your first post and intro, but before that I wanted to say: Welcome!!

I have been here for like 2 weeks now,and to be completely honest,I'm still lost on how things on here exactly works. So i try and read up as much articles like this to increase my knowledge about Steem. Thank you!

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Hey Kayden, if you're still lost on how things work, please feel free to reach out on the steemit chat (steemit.chat), and I'll be happy to help you out with any questions you may have, as will many other steemians :)

It's great community we have here. :) I'm sure you'll have a great time here!

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This is indeed a fun community! Thank you for pointing me to steemit chat,I've actually been trying to find that for a while now LOL

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Hello again @the-alien,why can't i access steem chat with my Steemit log in infos? Should i register separetely for steemchat? Please bear with me as i still havent had the hang of things on here LOL

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Haha no worries, of course I'll bear with you, don't worry :)

What I forgot to say earlier, is that there has been some difficulties lately with the steemit chat, in the last couple of days, so it could be just a technical problem.

It should normally work with your steemit log in info yes, but otherwise you could create another account just for the chat.

Meanwhile, I'll ask around see if I can get any info on when this could be solved. Normally it doesn't last long :)

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Anytime :)

This a rad rad. I'm pretty new here and it's cool to see the journey as youve had it!

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Haha thanks! I'm sure you'll have a cool journey too!

Yep, summed it up well mate. Once you're here, it's hard to see the point in being on any other platform. Just too many good people with good (and really useful) things to share.

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Absolutely. I feel the same way.

Really good post. Exactly how i feel about Steem. Trying to tell everybody and it's just not impacting them all like me. It's hitting some though. I guess i kinda already was looking and thinking of something like Steem for about 5 years now. So i guess i was always ready.

The site does have a much greater particpation level. Quite interesting. I still don't get why people don't rush in join. I think it may be marketing and promotion too. Great words!

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They will join soon I guess, the minute they see everyone around them joining, they will. It's just that it's new, and not everyone want to be a trailblazer.

Thanks for the awesome comment btw!

6 months of no Facebook.. 3 months of Steemit and it's the best decision regarding online/social platform use I've ever made :) Thanks for this post, oh & awesome image!

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Thank you!!

this is a great post...its been a 2-3 weeks by now since I joined steem it community
this is a good platform for people to share their ideas and showcase what they have to tell to outside world..
and lot more to learn from this as well..
you guys are so welcoming and I feel overwhelmed...
so good to share our taught

thank u so much:)
upvoted
followed
as I'm new to steemit, do check my account if possible..:)

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Thank you!

I checked your blog of course :)

I wish you a great day!

It has been a year. I've followed Steemit the entire time but only created the account recently. For a while there it looked like it may tank but then Steemit pulled through.

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Yeah, I guess ups and downs are part of everything. Congrats on joining by the way :)

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Thanks man. Now to build up a year's worth of following :/

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You'll get there :) Good luck to you man!

@the-alien thank you for posting this. I am doing my best to get momentum on @steemit I don't think I completely understand it yet but hopefully soon haha :-)

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Haha we've all been there :) You will soon, you'll see!

@the-alien, thanks for sharing your story! Steemit really is an amazing platform... I've been here less than 5 months, and it has changed a lot for me, already. I ended up here by accident (researching VivaCoin and ending up with an article published on Steemit) and was intrigued.

I have seen SO many user-generated content sites crash and burn in the last 20 years... this is really different... there's an actual community here, something I haven't experienced since the days of social blogging, some 12-15 years ago. Pretty amazing stuff! I never thought I would actually have a "general" blog like this again. Yeah, the rewards are awesome and such... but it's not really what keeps me here... it's the people.

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Oh yeah, the human side makes a huge difference here. That's why I never worried about competition to steemit, it's really a great positive factor we're lucky to have :)

I've been here about a week and I must say that I am absolutely loving it. I hardly touch Facebook anymore. However I'd like to ask anyone who was during the pioneering days. Is it harder for newbies now? As it is very hard for posts to get noticed. I could be wrong... but is it near impossible for most newbies to compete with huge steem power and huge followings? I am not complaining I promise.... any input would be much appreciated... Thanks

Some nice points in the post. Really liked the video as well. By the way what can we expect on the 4th of July. Some gifts maybe! ;)

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Thank you!

Such a worth articles you wrote @the-alien, Very Inspiring, Thanks a lot for sharing it. All the best and Luck .. Cheers from island -Maille-

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Thank you Maille! I'm glad you liked it :) All the best to you as well!

Incredible post. It's more like a welcome from the heart. I've been here a little less than 15 days and I love this place. My first thought upon logging in was - wow, this is unlike anything I've ever experienced. I look around me and all I see is amazing humans - lots of them - helping others.

I'm working harder to get all my other responsibilities out of the way, to be able to spend a lot more time here, getting to know people, enjoying all the warmth this place exudes, helping others the way I am being helped now and being an integral part of this family.

This is the kind of content I look for in my feed.

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Thank you!! Yeah this was my first impression as well last year, getting to know people and enjoy the experience, I'm sure you'll have the same or hopefully a better experience a year from now :)

Thanks for the write up. Steemit is a platform to be. This is a place where you will get very interesting articules that will change your life for good. Keep the good work, upvoted

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Thank you!! Yeah it's the platform to be indeed :)

If you ask me, if you tell this story to any friend, there are not a lot op people who will not join. Steemit has the potential to be bigger and better then any other social media website as there is a way of not only doing what you want, but Also making money on it. This will get more and more people interested and I am sure that a lot of people who now think that they better put their time in Facebook will turn arround in the future as they will see this community growing!

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That's an amazing idea! I will indeed share this post and even promote it on FB :)

Thanks for the great comment!

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You are welcome. Planning to do a lot of promotion myself the comming weeks in order to see steemit grow. Sure can't do it alone, but have seen Some others very busy with getting this up and running, and I Am sure we will get there!

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I'm sure we'll get there as well! :)

This Post gave me a new perspective and mantra !
Thanks @the-alien

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Haha thanks!!

I really enjoyed that post. I'm new here and only hope that I make the same positive friendships as you have. I wasn't sure my posts would be of any interest but I have been pleasantly surprised. Congratulations on your success.

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That's the best part of all, when you're pleasantly surprised :)

I use to be afriad of expressing myself in words but ever since i joined this platform which is not upto a week, i have come to realise that part of me that i try so hard to supress i hope and pray i get better @ this😀😀😀😀

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It will, you'll see :)

Awesome post! I've only been here a month, but I can already see the potential for this to dominate social media.. thanks so much for being a pioneer!

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Haha you're a pioneer too! This is still the beginning :)

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Thanks! I agree

I couldn't agree more with everything you wrote. When I tell my story.. I want it to resonate throughout steemit history. Be patient. :)

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Awesome, looking forward to it :)

I am a newbie too but I didn't think twice about joining. It is a platform that also helps me writing skills and builds my communication.

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Yeah that's yet another additional aspect of it :)

It really help me thanks

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I'm glad to hear :) Thanks a lot.

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@интернет-иностранец The situation is similar. I sit in shock and don't know what to write))). Few people read). But I try

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Sooner or later, everyone gets an audience, you find the people that like your stories :)

It's mt first day..and its already amazing! Love ur post. Following you forsure!

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I'm glad you're having such a great time :) Thank you btw!

This platform is really amazing. Since I have experienced a very good atmosphere here, people here rarely treat each other with hatred. I haven't seen any big and malicious argument here. As a social platform, this is way better than other platforms like Facebook.

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All places have those, but in general, the community is absolutely amazing here, that's why we have less of malicious arguments here, it's been a blessing. The atmosphere is great and I'm happy you're enjoying it as well!!

Newbie here myself, great read. cant wait to dive in and explore

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Thank you! Welcome aboard and happy exploration!!

It's the Utopia made real.

Hello my friend, it's a pleasure to find these posts that inspire you to go forward in this new steemit challenge. I have only hechod two post. I am interested in this platform porq insentiva help others to grow together, you can share your talents your dreams and experiences with people of the world and you are not judged rather reward you. I hope to get the most out of it, and meet many friends and be able to help others who still do not know about steemit. Thank you. steemit It is for dreamers I started to dream. Visit my blogger it will be a pleasure to receive you

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Acabo de leer tu primer post, muy emocional. Es un placer leerte, y espero que creas muchos mas y que tengas una grandisima experiencia aqui en steemit!