My Steem Ambassador Application

in promo-steem •  4 months ago

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In all my years involved in educating people about different ways of thinking and behaviour, nothing I've ever seen comes close to the actual real world achievements of the STEEM blockchain.

Dear Steemy friends, even though I'm one of the core #promo-steem team with my friends and colleagues @starkerz and @stephenkendal, we all feel that it's important that we continue to lead by example, and this is why we are making this application, because we don't want to appoint ourselves, we want the community to approve us Steem-Ambassadors, in a fair and transparent way, along with some of the other great promoters out there!

Here's a little video to support my application too:



A little about me and my philosophy

I have had a dual career, both in the world of ICT (I began my career as a Network Architect and SysAdmin for one of the UK's top New Media agencies during the dot com boom of the late 1990's and early 2000s). One of the things I got into at the time was understanding where the physical (human) vulnerabilities were in network security, which led me into social engineering, and then on to one of my deepest passions, which has shaped the last 15 years of my life... Human Behavioural Psychology.

For over 10 years now, I have been public speaking, educating, mentoring and training, most notably to business leaders, but also in Universities, Charitable foundations and larger organisations. I've worked with young offenders, the unemployed, addicts, students, startups and established businesses, and always with the focus on helping them to think about the world in a different way.

For me, giving back has always been part of my personal philosophy, and I've tried many ways to make a difference, from volunteering on a Meals on Wheels programme, to developing a unique open source project which could keep people alive in disaster areas, or those who are suffering through homelessness or forced evacuation of their homes.

All of which have had some limited success, but there is an old saying about teaching a man to fish and he can feed his family for a lifetime. And that for me is what the STEEM blockchain has provided.

I have never found anything so potentially powerful at creating value in ordinary people's lives as this place. It's truly magnificent, even though it's still in it's early BETA phase. I'm watching communities in developing nations start to transform what they do as a result of the STEEM blockchain, and since the launch of the #promo-steem tag late last year, the growth has been staggering.

So much so that it has inspired me to be not only a Steem Ambassador in name, but also one in deed, and this is why I am asking the community to support me as we take this project forward. I have been encouraging people for years to follow their heart and dreams, with unlimited creativity, passion and integrity, and finally, I have found something that I believe in so much that I have chosen to focus my efforts on being a full time professional promoter of the STEEM blockchain by the middle of 2018. And with your help, I will be.


Previous promotional experience


As someone who hasn't had a proper job for the best part of the last 20 years, I have had to be my own promoter. I have mostly shunned Social Media advertising as a form of generating clients, preferring instead to be a meet-and-greet kind of guy, one who simply goes and makes a bit of a noise, and gets some interest by virtue of being a bit different and slightly eccentric. People love that. Especially us Brits, who don't necessarily always want to rock the boat, but don't mind cheering on someone else who's doing it!


Achievements so far

  • As you will probably know, I was there pretty much right at the beginning when @stephenkendal started putting the idea of promoting Steemit out there. We have taken this idea from inception, and run with it, creating the #promo-steem tag late last year, and watching it explode into the top 100 tags of all time by payout, posts and comments, and it's meteoric rise as one of the top 5 growing tags of 2018. (see @cryptocurators stats on this here)

  • Prior to this, I had been promoting the idea of Blockchain technology through videos (such as this one and this one), and talking about how the Blockchain could revolutionise the world in Business talks. For example, in a public debate on Brexit back in June 2016, I argued that Blockchain tech was a solution to many of the governance challenges that the world was facing.

  • I participated in the PROMO-UK UNIVERSITY TOUR last year, and spent time going around promoting on the streets and in the unversity refectories with @starkerz and a few other top guys.

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Link to posts here and here.


  • I built the promo-steem.com website, which whilst still in it's pre-launch BETA phase, is going to be one of the tools by which we support promoters from all around the world. Matt @starkerz provided most of the wordy content whilst I put it together, and although this launch was just to ask the community if they wanted it to be continued (they did) the next version will be all bells and whistles. When we launched this, it went straight to the number 1 top of trending spot! (see link here)

  • I spoke at the London Investor Show last year, talking about the STEEM blockchain and Steemit as an investment case. Watch my talk here:

  • I put together the promo-steem discord channel, which is now being run by the incredible, tireless @futurethinker, and managed to embed it on the promo-steem.com website too! Thanks titan!

  • Last year, I put together the @minnowmentor account, and spent a great deal of time helping newbies by reviewing their posts and mentoring them. I'm pleased to say that some of the people I helped out when they were brand new have gone on to be some really serious Steemers! I have now closed this down, mainly because of time, and I now recommend that newbies go and find the promo-mentors channel on Discord.

  • I have appeared in, and produced, with my friend @ashtv, this video outlining the philosophy and goals of #promo-steem. Watch it here:

    • I designed the latest version of the #promo-steem Logo: promo logo flipped m.jpg. We decided to flip the Steemy bits to make it look more like an M than three S's!

    • Finally, and not least, I spent a great deal of my time curating on promoters posts. I do try every day to seek out promoters deserving of support, and have been upvoting, commenting and giving my thoughts on how to do more to them. I personally tend to focus on promoters from the developing world, and it's wonderful to see how well they are progressing, and knowing that my efforts are going some small way to changing lives, which is part of my personal philosophy.


    Why I promote STEEM and Steemit

    Because this really is the number one blockchain already. It is the biggest, fastest, cheapest, most scalable one out there right now, and it's changing lives. It's allowing me to move into a place where even in the UK (where everything is unbelievably expensive) you can demonstrate how it's possible to live comfortably by adding value to the blockchain. What it does in the developing world, where many millions live on under a dollar or two a day, is incredible.

    I promote STEEM because I see the good that it's doing in the world. I love the fact that my legacy and my words are being recorded in the blockchain forever. I love that I'm involved in something that I genuinely see is going to redistribute wealth to some of the poorest places on the planet. I love the fact that the bankers can't touch it!

    More importantly, I regard the STEEM blockchain as a piece of engineering so clever that it really can alter economics for good. @ned and @dan and the team behind the Steemit platform have created something which is essentially an evolving entity. It's not perfect. It's going to take time to develop. But it's potential is vast, and I want to be part of that, a spokesperson, an Ambassador if you like, for it!

    Future plans as a STEEM ambassador

    • I am technical project lead developing our new guild upvoting system, designed to create a multi-proof of brain curating tool which rewards great promoters. I came up with the concept, and have created the technical flow, and with the help of a couple of top level developers, we will be implementing this in the next few months.

    • I have just announced a tour with the incredible @dannyshine around the UK, where we will be disrupting public spaces with the STEEM message...and of course filming it for your amusement! Link here

    • I have been in touch with a number of Universities in the UK to offer my services as an external speaker on real world applications of the Blockchain. Guess which one I'm focussing on!!! These will be rolling out this year.

    • I will be speaking at the London Cryptocurrency Show in April, with @starkerz, @stephenkendal and @allasyummyfood, being a keynote speaker, as well as moderating a panel for Q+A's from a live audience. We have managed to get ourselves to be Media Partners at this event, so we will have a huge presence for STEEM here.

    • We are setting up Steemfairs, which we hope to be able to show people how to roll out across the world. These are designed to create both awareness of STEEM/Steemit, and allow Steemians to promote and sell their goods and services...obviously for STEEM/SBD (and maybe fiat too).

    • I would like to do a tour of Africa and go and visit some of the incredible Steemers I have met on here. If the community wishes it, it will be so.

    • I want to help #promo-steem into the top 20 tags of all time, and be able to show millions of dollars of wealth being distributed to some of the poorest nations on the planet.

    • For me, the key is building the worlds first decentralised, voluntaryist, marketing department, one which is so powerful it can make anything trend on any other social media network!

    • I will be speaking at so many events, on podcasts, TV shows, business conferences and even want to get into the mainstream media talking about STEEM.

    • I want to dump my bank account altogether, and move to 100% crypto by the middle of this year.

    • I want to be involved in creating new FREE services on the Steem blockchain. I will be making more posts about this later in the year!

    • I wish to deploy a promo-steem witness server, which uses it's earned rewards to pump directly back into promotional activities. This will be something we do a bit down the line when we have proved how powerful this community of voluntaryists really is.

    • Finally, I will not stop curating and supporting promoters from all around the world, particularly in developing nations, or countries where people have been affected by the evil banksters wars.


    So that's it. My application for @steem-ambassador. I ask the community to support me, because basically, I will put my heart and soul into this!

    Thank you for reading, I know I'm a bit wordy and prosaic at times, so cheers for sticking with it!

    With love, light and laughter.


    Anarcotech x

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    I just realized that the founders of #promo-steem have written applications and damn.....am now even scared of writing my own!!!

    I am now not suprised of the promo-steem success,you have massive experience

    For over 10 years now, I have been public speaking, educating, mentoring and training, most notably to business leaders, but also in Universities, Charitable foundations and larger organisations. I've worked with young offenders, the unemployed, addicts, students, startups and established businesses, and always with the focus on helping them to think about the world in a different way.

    I can quote and quote this whole post,but let me stop here!

    I take this opportunity to thank you guys for initiating and always upvoting our #promo-steem posts.Those posts have changed many lives of people from third world countries especially Africa .

    Thanks again for leading by example by writing the applications as the leaders,i will be writing mine may be end of this week.

    I have been battling some small issues this last weeks,but will be back full time soon!

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    We look forward to seeing it @jaraumoses. You are a phenomenal promoter, and I can't wait to see what you put! Thanks for your support, and hope you get the small issues sorted out, I'm sure you will.

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    This will be a breeze for a steem promoter of your caliber @jaraumoses! looking forward to reading it!

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    I will be dropping it soon

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    I am sorting the issues out already and gunning for a massive comeback hehehe.

    Sir you have really done great on steemit, with the promo-steem community. I remember the early days where I dropped my post on @minnowmentor discord channel and you give feed back on my post with your tight schedule.

    You've really done great here and deserve to be an ambassador for promo-steem.

    What a dude! could not think of a better character to be out and about promoting steem, you have the knowledge, the tech skills and the presentation skills that us mere mortals can only dream of! For your work developing the site to your commitment to hold us accountable to the community and install the decentralized ethic into the promo-steem community, it's a pleasure matey! Awesome application!

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    Thank you my friend. Being part of this community within a community (as I believe #promo-steem has become) is a joy, and to have around me some of the most awesome Steemians, supporting what we all do together, so that we can all grow and experience incredible abundance, and see it paid forward throughout the world...that's so satisfying! Thank you as always for your support, friendship, guidance, and willingness to listen even when I get a bit caught up in some minute little detail that makes me want to question everything for hours on end. Namaste!

    You will be a good ambassador for sure and I am sad that we have not met yet!

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    Me too dude. However, I will be in Bristol later this year with dannyshine doing some promo-steem disruption!

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    I moved back to Hungary because I couldn't find a proper office job on the UK since last May when I quitted driving, although I have the marketing studies from Denmark, just the shitty jobs that any zombie could do. I was just steeming and in December I decided to move back to Budapest. But who knows I might go back, because I love that city but for foreigners the companies not really give the chance for a proper job as I see at the moment.

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    Ah, well I do hope I get to bump into you at some point soon in the future dude.

    Indeed, Steem blockchain is such a powerful place and it has the ability to change anyone's life. Nothing comes close to it... Even in the beta phase, it's already showing amazing growth and features. I can only imagine how good it will be in the future, especially when STEEM price will rise even more.
    You've set some great plans for yourself and hopefully you'll accomplish all of those goals!

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    Thank you @trendo. With the support of this incredible community we will absolutely achieve these goals together!

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    Together to the top!

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    Boom. Right to the top!!!!

    Your C.V speaks. Your achievements and impact is very obvious to all. You are really imoressive sir. You have my support anytime. 🙌

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    That's very kind @sharliz. Thank you for your support, and your wonderful comment.

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    You are most welcome sir.

    Promo-steem witness i completely agree! Just like what I said with @starkerz application, i really thought you guys were our mentors already. This gesture made me more humbled about our goal, it made me feel proud that im with this amazing group thats led by amazing people! For my future and the future of my invites, we couldnt thank you enough.

    Maraming Salamat (Thank you so much)

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    Cheers @francispalo. It's my pleasure to be a small part of this phenomenal initiative. Thank you for your support and kind words.

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    I cant express my gratitude enough with you. You supported me with your motivating words from the beginning that made me conquer my insecurities of promoting cos Im just a minnow. Im hoping I can be a full-time steemit promoter soon! THANK YOU @anarcotech. Picture below is our successful valentine event

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    Looks like a fantastic event my friend. Well done!

    The passion you have for this platform is undeniable. You guys work so hard behind the scene. You are the real MVPs. If you sir, wishes to go for presidency, i will campaign for you for free. Haha. Well done. All the best sir.

    may you be a very good and fair ambassador. regards to know me newcomer in steemit

    Steem Ambassador .soon

    @anarcotech this words are not ordinary and if i may quote you, this lines got me so thinking and confident of telling my world more about it.
    I promote STEEM because I see the good that it's doing in the world. I love the fact that my legacy and my words are being recorded in the blockchain forever. I love that I'm involved in something that I genuinely see is going to redistribute wealth to some of the poorest places on the planet. I love the fact that the bankers can't touch it
    Sir you are as deep as your words has put you. I will be more than glad to work with you.thank you for giving young men dreams of a recreated future of hope and better livihood.
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    Thank you my friend. Much appreciated.

    You're truly a STEEM AMBASSADOR. I want to first thank you for your tireless efforts in promoting steemit, I also what to thank you for how you and your team are motivating and encouraging minnows like me by your upvotes, it's really a great one, every time you come to mind I am motivated to promote steemit, I vote you STEEM AMBASSADOR, you are my motivation. Thank you sir, I have taken steemit promotion as a full time job and hope to invite you to Nigeria someday to join us, am planning with @samiwhyte to go viral on air and have great promotions, this is so in plan, thank you for your support and motivation.

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    Yeah you are right @keban, he has been a great support to me alongside @starkerz, their support brought me this far.

    I believe our deal to take steemit on air will be signed soon and that we pave a way for the steemfair-Nigeria we are already planning in line with the vision of @stephenkendal for steemfair-{your country}

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    Yeah @samiwhyte, looking forward to hosting steemfair-Nigeria with you.

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    It really gonna be a successful one, for the now lets keep fingers cross

    A seriously immense application @Anarcotech what a great journey you have been on. It has been a joy and pleasure to have been witness to many of your accomplishments you have listed:

    • I was there to see jaws dropping when you spoke and enlightened the conference in 2016, an audience packed to the rafters, leart about economic developments and the beautiful potential in blockchain technology.

    • the open source project has an amazing mission at it's very core and was really multi-dimensional. I do hope you will be able to resurrect the idea one day.

    • I'm witness to your tremendous and powerful speaking skills and look forward to hearing you speak on many and varied subject that stir your passion in the future.

    • You have inspired me to start the Steemit journey along with many others, and, I intend to capitalise upon the opportunity the platform presents to all of us for creating a more equitable, kind, sharing and connected economy.

    You have my vote of absolute confidence as you will continue to be a great advocate of steemit as a @steem-ambassador.

    I strongly support you and give you my vote. I love what you are doing. Keep up the good job. I'm also a promoter of steemit here in Nigeria.

    I am technical project lead developing our new guild upvoting system, designed to create a multi-proof of brain curating tool which rewards great promoters. I came up with the concept, and have created the technical flow, and with the help of a couple of top level developers, we will be implementing this in the next few months.

    Sounds exciting, tell us more, and where do we vote the shoe-in.

    A first class pitch @anarcotech. Looking good and looking groovy.

    You sound like a good man for the job and though this post is my introduction to you, I feel you are genuine in your sentiment and as such you definitely have my vote mate.

    I'd love to know when you plan on doing your tour with @dannyshine and if you intend to visit the Glasgow area because I'd like to be a part of that. :)

    Have a great day @anarchotech and thanks for all the good work you're doing mate!

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    Sorry for the delay. At the moment, it's not on the list, but who knows, we may tag it on at some point. Danny said to me the other day that as far as he's concerned he'd like to hit every town and city in the country!

    Thanks for writing such a good application. I stumbled onto your post and read it. I like your style of promotion.

    I am also promoting steemit massively here in Ghana.

    "I have never found anything so potentially powerful at creating value in ordinary people's lives as this place."

    Beautifully said. Wow @anarcotech you have done amazing things! Very inspirational. To me people like you are what an ecosystem like Steemit deserve. Passion and the willingness to give back is one of best, if not the best quality a person can have.

    I have no doubt you will be a good Steem Ambassador!

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    Thanks mate. You're a proper star, and a massive supporter of the #promo-steem community yourself. My talent is in language and presentation, and I love to use it to great effect. If I can use this skill to bring more joy, knowledge and abundance to the world, then I will do it forever! And this place was made for that.

    Thanks again for being a great friend to us all.

    I appreciate your post..actually you are great one in this steemit..
    I am always follow your post..
    Cause I like your post always..
    And your every post is mind blowing ..
    Thanks for sharing your valuable post..
    My support will for your every .