I joined steemit because I wanted to write again. It's something I haven't done in a long time. I gave myself a goal to post daily and it’s been 14 days since I started but as of today I have only 2 posts. I haven’t even written my Introduction yet. So what's happening? Truth is I read a really good tip on my first day. It was a quote coming from a post of @inquiringtimes. He mentioned that “You can make more friends in 2 months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you” This is very sound and I’ve been following it since.
But it’s time to write again and I thought of sharing some milestones and talk about people I have gotten acquainted with in my first 14 days as a steemian.
"Daddy I’m Confused". I saw 4 upvotes so I guess at least 4 people read this (Is there a way to tell how many people read it)
My first resteem came from @steemitph. Thanks Bro! I have known Red Dayao for 7 years and he’s the one who invited me to steemit. @steemitph however, is a side of him I haven't met until now. I knew then of his leadership and analytical mind, now I am seeing his gift of writing. I really enjoy reading his short stories, the last one I read was "An Interesting Homework of @dandalioncub". Having known Red for some time now, I was tempted to comment on this post especially about question #1. Realizing that his kids are still young and would need him growing up, I restrained myself. If you are new steemian, I strongly suggest that you follow @steemitph
First comment on my post
@jazzybells was the very first steemian to comment on my post. Thank you ma'am. I've been following her and have learned quite a bit about the important men in her life. In "Desiderata - Valuable Life Lessons That My Father Shared With Me", I was moved by the picture she painted about her father, a loving and dedicated man. In "An old Photograph she posted a picture of a boy next to a photograph who looks exactly like him. Differentiated only by the haircut you'd think they're twins but no they're not. These are @jazzybells husband and son.
My very first upvote also came from @inquiringtimes after I commented on his post thanking him for the tip I got. @inquiringtimes, your post "How to find success as a steemit blogger" has put me in a good direction. Thank you for the tip and thank you for the upvote.
2 other people I wanted to talk about
He is the first steemian I met who share the same faith as I do which is great. I was looking for something interesting to read when I came across his story "My conversation with an Atheist turned Norse Pagan". Y'all should check it out. Just like me he is also new and I am looking forward to his contributions.
He is a former editor, NY times reporter and author. I had no idea who this guy was until I saw his Steemfest Amsterdam video on you tube talking about “The secrets of addictive writing”. The tips he discussed on that video has helped me a lot in my writing. I’ve also started reading the books he published The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists and The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
My first two weeks have been great but not in the way I expected it to be. I chose @learningman because I wanted to impart things that I have learned through my writing. It has been a pleasant surprise that the first two weeks has been about learning from others.