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in steem •  2 months ago 

I only heard about #SPUD yesterday via a post by @soyrosa. It can be hard to keep up with all that is going on. It was started by @streetstyle as an initiative to get a lot more Steem powered up and really cause a spike on the various charts.

SPUD
Image pinched from @soyrosa :)

Almost all my Steem has been earned from posting, plus various contests and gifts. I have also spent a lot on Steemfest, a guitar and various other items. Much as I want to increase my influence here I also want to get something back. This is money I would not have had otherwise, but then I have invested a lot of time in Steem. Yesterday @slobberchops posted about how it is not feasible for most people to get to dolphin level without buying some Steem. Now may be a good time for that as the price has dipped again. It's not at the 7c I saw it at, and I hope it does not get that low again, but I have hopes that it will go much higher if we can build the platform in terms of users and dapps.

So, to celebrate #SPUD I bought some more Steem. I did this by transferring £ to my Wirex debit card. Then I converted it to Litecoin as they do not support Steem yet. How about it @communitymanager? Then I used @blocktrades to buy the Steem. £50 got me 185 Steem. It may not be the best rate, but it was fairly convenient.

I had a little SBD that I converted to Steem too. I tend to keep some in case I want to send any to someone, but that is not too often. I see I have been gifted some delegation and I am pretty sure that is from @nathanmars as part of his promotion of #Steem on Twitter. Thanks mate!

Transfers

I have some delegations expiring this week, so my voting power should be boosted somewhat soon. I will be using it to support some small accounts to make more minnows!

Steem on!

The geeky guitarist and facilitator of the 10K Minnows Project.

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Today (or rather yesterday now) was a good day to buy!

I don't have a lot of SBD at the moment, and I usually wait until I get over 1 to hit the market, but in support of this I will convert it to Steem now instead of waiting.

Wow, that is surprising you missed it, people have been talking about it for the past week. I know you have a lot of stuff going on though. You should check out the pinned post for today. It appears there is now a fiat to Steem gateway for USD, CAD, and Euro.

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I just don't follow the people who were discussing it. I rely on resteems to hear more. I need to look at that gateway, but it sounds like it doesn't do £

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Aren't you folks all Euros over on that side of the ocean? Even if you aren't, it might be cheaper to trade pounds for Euros and then buy. Less fees? I guess I don't know...

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There are people who refuse to give up the pound, but I'm not that bothered. It's just money. Haven't you heard about the mess that is 'Brexit'?

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Yeah, but I don't now a ton about it. It doesn't really impact me right? :) I usually use LTC to buy my STEEM too. LTC is the first crypto I ever owned and I really like a lot of things about it.

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You don't want to know about Brexit, but it smells like a scam by the rich to avoid exposing their finances.

I used LTC as it's quick and has low fees.

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Indeed, those are the two biggest reasons I love LTC!

It was pretty much a "Mini #SPUD" for me, @steevc mostly since I've been doing 100% power-up posts for a while... and the financial situation at our house (everyone is "between jobs") doesn't allow for money to go anywhere but to food...

It's great to see so many people participating, though... proof that there definitely IS a "community" here!

=^..^=

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My finances don't allow me to buy lots of Steem, but I'll try to do it now and again. We each do what we can

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That's a hell of a good rate, I feel ripped off now! Just got some myself and putting together my SPUD post like we all are.

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CMC is showing Steem at £0.25. Minnow for £125!

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Yes, it's not a lot but so few have faith and try to do it the hard way.

One week working at KFC, get paid, give the boss the finger (while getting sacked) and you can use some of the pay to get into the Minnow ranks. Might be a better idea than struggling...

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