Who Steemit made ME!!
Hello steemian friends,
Today I want to talk about me and Steemit. I want to share my steemit experience and values with my friends.
There is something amazing about steemit: it betters you, improves your skills, educates you, grows you, gives you new friends, and changes your whole life entirely. So lets get the gist,
My steemit Journey
My steemit journey started a few months ago, June to be precise.
......looking back, have I done well on steemit, blogging, interacting and reputation wise?
Yes I think I have.
Well I give myself the credit if no one gives it to me.....hehehehe!
Did you just laugh? Its funny right giving myself credit rather than waiting to get the credit from someone else. This is because I know were I am coming from.
Where am I coming from?
Yes I know many people join steemit for the earning and is a good feeling seeing you earn from doing something. And Yes again, that was the first attraction for me to join steemit. It was about the "earn". Money is never too much you know. The truth is I feel good when I see the upvotes and the figures increasing....
If you tell me I joined for the money; I agree.
However, after joining for the earnings, what became of me? That is the interesting part.
Steemit transformed me so much...70% transformation in less that 4 months!!!.
What are the transformations
Steemit has exposed me alot. I am not talking about physical exposure because I travel alot. Travelling is my hubby. I could get sick staying in a city/town for a whole month without leaving that town for at least one week.
Steemit exposed my mind and my personality. It discovered a whole lot of me that I wouldn't have know maybe in my life time. I am the type that doesnt talk nor write, but I have a very good memory, so I keep stuff inside. If you tell me to write what I know, you have killed me. But I can tell you what I know.
Maybe that was why I was never top in my class...lol.
Now I can write;
Initially when I started on steemit it was like an Herculean task, I almost quit. Now, it is different. Although not easy yet, but I find myself writing and enjoying it. Feeling is a part of me.
If I knew, I could enjoy writing like this, maybe I would have been a lawyer not a pilot...lol.
Wow....this part is what I cannot underestimate. You don't want to imagine how much information I have had the opportunity to know from playing around blogs/posts on steemit. Sometimes, I read some posts and I am like; so this was it, so this was when it happened... I will give an example.
I read @donkeypong post about apple here
...and you know I have been eaten apples but never bother to know the names or what country they are from, but now I know and I can confidently talk about apples like I did the research myself......lol
There are many more instance..but cant mention them all here.
I have learnt a whole lot from steemit. From science-art-entertainment-health- culture- even how to make gif by @stellabelle here. I have learnt to be creative and do original stuff. Yes I give it to steemit, it was a self made/discovery.
Oh yes: I never knew the value of interaction until I joined steemit. Giving my occupation, we barely interact with people outside our field so you can imagine coming to steemit. I was lethargic about commenting. I just upvote and go away. But I discovered there is power in interacting with people, and the feeling is different when you relate with what someone writes about on the comment. For me when I see comments on my post, it makes me feel someone actually likes it, someone gained something from it.
But again I was still struggling with commenting on peoples' posts, because I was still struggling with writing. Then I came across a post by @surpassinggoogle here.
That changed my perspective entirely about commenting as a way of interaction.
Now I do not look through a post without leaving a comment even when there are 1000 comments already.
Yes my writing skills has improved. Not perfect yet, but I was not where I used to be months ago before joining steemit. My command of use of English(not my first language) has improved
So yes....I give it to steemit. It was a full blown transformation for me. And I like the Me now better than the old Me before joining steemit. It has gotten to that point where, when I am bored or feeling down in my moments, what I want to do is WRITE.
All my years in high school, college and all the trainings, never taught me this much.
Another thing steemit did for me, is the amount of new friends I have been able to make in a period so short.
We interact well, communicate so well, some I can trust so much(even with my private keys....lol) and I have not even met them physically. They are awesome people. The community and groups I belong feels like home.
I will mention a few because they are the noobs I started steemit together with. Supporting and encouraging ourselves until we found our feet on steemit. @dreamchasser, @drepo, @dorth, @rickie, @datageek, @diskovery, @ bitfairy, @crytokingzy, @heartbitcoin, @rexhafiz, @turpsy, @geetasnani, @elbleess, @haybammy, @Godtaye. Please forgive me if I did not mention your name and you were part of my steemit start up team. I appreciate you guys.
Now, while in the process of steeming, I met several people and some became my Mentors.
@donkeypong, .....I don't know if he knows this, but if he okays something I take to him for advice, I fill like I won a lottery. I would say he is my number one steemit mentor. I learn from him everyday.
@ehiboss, I call him mentor, he cleared my path into steemit and I am enjoying that now.
@infovore, I learnt something about blogging from him that changed my perspective about blogging on steemit.
@maryfavour, I got to know her on steemit, and it feels like she is a sister I have known all my life. When I get worked up on writing, I go to her and say, I don't think I can do this. But she inspires me with her words and I am at it again.
I never thought I could write long, but here I find myself writing cos I am enjoying it now.
However, I am still struggling, but I am much better than I was. Imagine me 1year on steemit....is going to be a different story entirely.
Thank you steemit
Thank you steemians,
Thank you to everyone whose blog or chatty interaction has lead to transformation in my life.
I am enjoying and loving the adventure.
Thank you for stoping by and please do leave a comment a comment.
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