Steem Cartoon : Engaging Other Communities

in steem-cartoon •  last year

Our Lessons


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The big deal that I had learned in steemit for the few months of foraging, friend fathering, team buiding, community engagement and other various activities, I learned a few things:

  • We do not exist in isolation, this is a community of engagement and growth
  • When we can, we reach out our arms to other communities to lend support and cheer

The very reason why @perennial and myself decided to start our own community was because we wanted to take charge of our own effort and find a place where we can gather like minded people who share the same interest with us to grow with us. There could be pledge or promises of support but that often do come with a certain price and we believe that a relationship that is based on negotiated deals will not have a foundation as strong as one built on trust and confidence.

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(He stares blankly because he is tired or sleeping with his eyes open)

Along the way, a few friends have left but the community remains. I personally know the plight of people who just started in Steemit because my posts were doing badly and I could not understand why. I started to engage with the communities around me and I started to improve on the quality of my contents. Then I realised one thing which I ought to have realised, Steemit is just like the real world. Except for a few communities, what matters first is whether you are their friend or a potential threat.

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I decided to leave that all behind and focus on my friends and my students and other individuals that found our community interesting to them and it kicked off pretty well. That was when there was slight recognition. With that in mind, I hate to see others falling into the same predicament was I was previously. People who used to sing the same tune as me as they grew suddenly changed their key and started calling minnows ungrateful, lazy and feeling entitled as their justification for withholding support. Truth be told, they are not your allies, period.

Communities that Made the Differences


It is a shame that strategic move takes precedence over talent and hard work. I believe that this platform is wide enough to cater for all and the cake can be shared. There are good communities out there that kept good people within the platform and they came in the likes of #curie, #ocd-resteem, #steemiteducation and now @sndbox. I believe that people in the same community has better appreciation for the work, effort and persistence of a minnow and that was why I choose community building rather than strategic alliance.

It is usually the abusers that pledge high moral grounds but lets look beyond that and focus our effort within our own backyard and front lawn.

Showing Support for #Steem-Music


The people behind #steem-music like @zhusatriani and @perennial are my long time buddies in steemit. I got to know @calebleejl recently but their effort struck a chord with me. I like what they are doing and they bring good music and positive vibes to the community. This is not senseless blabbing about why they broke up with their boyfriend or which superstar they adore, but real work put in to compose, refine their skills and perform. My utmost respect for these individuals.

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The place was provided free of charge. The event started at 8.00 p.m. and with a slight introduction by a group of students in a movement called Small Changes Big Differences. Then the music started.

From the participation of the crowd, how can anyone ever say this community is not making an impact? The atmosphere was simply electrifying and I am proud to be part of it.

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I believe just like art, music has an innate appeal to all walks of life. This community definitely deserve the fullest support that I can give.

The Second Community


The next community which I am proud to participate is the #Teammalaysiababes and their event was the next day. I had to convince and bribe my daughters and wife with the promise of taking them to their favourite restaurant in return for their consent. They consented and I sneaked out for a couple of hours. I had written about this meetup in my previous post so, I shall not elaborate further apart from sharing this...

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I believe that in the entire group that consists of steemians, the most senior would have to be @coloringiship, @perennial and then myself. For that reason alone I believe they deserve the fullest support. We gave something that was rather simple and easy to provide but the cheers and gratitude from these women were amazing. They treated us with so much warm, respect and hospitality. This is what I love about community building and community engagement. Going beyond the boundaries of common alliances. Meeting strangers and recognising them for their struggles and worth.

My Contribution Maybe Small but I am Here


I may not be able to contribute much in terms of upvotes but we have all survived those period with #steem-cartoon. I cannot promise any substantial votes, but I am here...to draw you when you need, to talk to you when you are down, to assist you whenever possible and to motivate you when your consecutive posts did not hit past USD 1.00.

I believe that our contribution must be inclusive and not exclusive and this has been stressed many times by @perennial and we wish to at least show that we can walk the talk.

The new friends that I had met, the likes of @patlu, @angiechin28, @orangila, @khimgoh, @jessicania, @kaerpediem, @noriaakip, @natalielo and others that I didn't name, you guys are an inspiration. It is not everyday you see people overcoming adversities like you do or run mulitple businesses while preparing your kids's lunch. Your home cooked pasta and macaroni and the satay kajang that you queued to buy means a lot to me.

Finally, if there is any parting words, I am pleased to say,

'See you again...'

Next Foray : MyJuniors (see you real soon) 10th March, 2018



credit to @zomagic

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Always great to read your post about your effort to inspire other and spread the love of music and Steemit to others... :)

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I don't deserve the full credit... there are many people who work harder such @perennial @zhusatriani @zulkiflisaadan @calebleejl and many more... i'm just enjoying the fun and sharing it in my post... thank you @orangila

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Yeah.. that is why I intend to take photos for many other events so I can connect the dots and meet more of you all... I actually wanted to go over to the event that was held in Muzium Negara on early Feb, but I was busy that day.... my goal is to document all of teammalaysia's activities and photos can be used by all to market ourselves when we are at the centre stage or if we ever have a booth in some exhibitions to promote teammalaysia

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That is super awesomee idea... Great initiative! I believe you can have your own exhibition one day and sharing all the beautiful souls you captured in photos (funded by steemit)... Love to see it being showcased in any future steemfest... Good luck bro!

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Actually, I love taking event photography and connect with the very people who attended the events.... photos are like food, they are meant to be be shared... do let me know of any upcoming steam-cartoon events, especially if it is near MMU as I live in Kajang and traveling to MMU is not far away..

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That is so cool of ya... will let u know... cheers!

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There is going to be one event that i believe angiechin28 will be announcing soon.

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alright, will wait for the announcement... I wonder what the babes will be up to next

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@rambai did this

Well, that is life isnt it. Wasnt meant to be fair but we try to make the best of it as much as we can. Well u had ur fair share of good time here as well...

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We all enjoyed the camaraderie we forged along the way...who would do this for us if they didnt care?

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Love the atmospheric and beautiful souls in it... superdamn fun... and supertouched by the appreciations...

Beautiful write up. Full of thoughts and depths of your view.

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Thanks @jazz-accountant ... u were there in Liberal Latte... nice meeting ya!

thanks man. for always inspiring and ever supportive! together we can definitely go further. on behalf of #steem-music it’s our honour to be able to partner with #steem-cartoon on this Steemit journey. :)

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Yup!... we can go fast by taking a short cut...but we aim to go further... by supporting communities, creating many great content and working together... God willing... hopefully we can achieve it...

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indeed! let’s do this together! 💪🏼

Kudos bro!

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Thanks bro!

You always have my love @sireh! I look up to you not only as my new found fave buddy now but there is something about your aura that makes me want to saw...awwww I love that dude! Look forward to meet up again real soon!!

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"...there is something about your aura that makes me want to saw... awwww"... errrr... now you're making me supernervoussss... hahaha...

Errr... what does it mean?... hahahaa...

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We shall continue this when we meet! Hahahahaha!

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... and my supernervousness now is doubled... demm... hahaha!

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@sireh its going to Supernova one okay. Lols! #lapthepeluh

Resteeming this! You have a great golden nugget of advise there! "...that was why I choose community building rather than strategic alliance...". And you have proven it!!

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Hehe... Actually i preferred both... but if given only a choice in between those two... i prefered the best for all communities...

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The latter is always lasting bro, it helps you build relationships that lasts forever. These days good friendships are hard to find.

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