ADSactly Personal - The Side Effects of Being Addicted to STEEM

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ADSactly Personal: The Side Effects of Being Addicted to STEEM



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We are all on a journey, and becoming addicted to STEEM is something a lot of us have in common but have you found that these things happen too?

(I choose the opening picture because its like we can see the whole world with STEEM and sometimes it might be seen as scary.)

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You End up Doing Things You’d Never Imagined…

You might start out just typing up articles to post on Steemit, but then you discover all the apps, like Dtube, Dlive, Dsound, the meme ones and all the countless others that will and are being developed. When you find Dapps you realise that there is so much more to STEEM, it is somewhere we can all air our talents whatever they may be.

I have had a go at making videos, reading my poetry out, even read out some erotic content too in brave moment for Dsound and also turned my hand to making a meme or two. A couple of them actually turned out to be quite funny, this is one of my personal favourites:

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One thing I have a secret desire to be is a comedian, but I am not so great at coming up with jokes on the spot to be a stand up, let alone remembering them, but if I ever wanted to have a go, the platform is here and I could write and prepare something that could bomb, or it could be my next career move, who knows. Here on STEEM, you can live with no regrets.

With so opportunities here, the ideas could end up well being endless!

I’d never thought that I would help judge a googly eyes contest, drop everything for the chance of winning some whale shares in a lottery or have my society driven thoughts to be challenged so much - it has been nothing short of an amazing journey that is still ongoing.

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You Discover the World of Discord

I have to admit that I was a bit of a latecomer to discord, as I am really shy and quite frankly the thought terrified me. In fact, some of the larger discord groups still do (not ADSactly though), but I have found some awesome friends and projects to support. They might not have been all the best projects or people to support, but you live and learn.

It has been a tough year, which in the offline world has left me with few people to turn to and talk to, but STEEM and discord have really kept me going in terms of earning a living and the community, which without I would be isolated and depressed.

The saying is definitely true - come for the money and stay for the community, although here you can have your cake and eat it, as it can become a place of work and play, as long as you have the right balance.

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And now the doors of Discord have opened even wider, with people joining in on hangouts, and presenting their posts and the chance to interact verbally just brings a whole new dimension of getting to know one another and becoming a worldwide community of firm friends.

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You Narrowly Avert Kitchen Disasters

Let’s put this into context first, I have been on Steemit 18 months now and the number of times that these kinds of cooking incidents have happened less than the number of my fingers, so it’s not all the time.

But, dinner never seems to be as bang on at 5 pm as it used to, as I get distracted not so much by STEEM, but by Discord too. I am not only late getting dinner but sometimes, I have forgotten that there are things on the hob, or in the oven…

There have been a few burnt chips and fish finger incidents, but not so burned that they caught fire (ahem).

That has only happened once and in my defence I only stepped away from the kitchen for two minutes, at least I think it was only two minutes.

It was meant to be an easy meal, as I was just warming up yesterday’s curry, but 2ish minutes later the fire alarm went off.

The kids dived into their bedrooms under the covers (not the best way to deal with a fire alarm I know, we have done mock evacuations since) and I went into the kitchen to discover the wok on fire, just a little bit.

It was easy to put out, with a damp tea cloth, but alas the curry was ruined and I had to start a whole new meal from scratch. But now I’m more careful, or if I’m in mid-conversation, I take the computer into the kitchen with me.

Sometimes I even just tell people I will be away from the keyboard for a little while.

I think it also impairs the thinking a little bit too, I forgot to put a baking tray right under the pizza…

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Thank you for reading and I’d love to read about the side effects STEEM is having on your life in the comments :)

Written with <3 @hopehuggs

Images my own, unless source mentioned.

Acknowledgements: image in separator from this source

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They said all things that is lavish is bad. I truly believe in that sayings and Steem is no different. Just do it with moderations so we cannot hear some couple that will break out because of not having moderation on one thing online or game. We have a more prioritg in life, I need to say God must be the center of all our life then family.

Very good post @adsactly, I think, very many people in this world now who are addicted to STEEM, from the young to the old, Steemit is a project that is very helpful to all the people in this world, with the Steemit already reduce the number of unemployed you are in this world. Because here we can work with the expertise we have, because there are still many projects available in Steemit as you say there are Dlive, Dtube, Dsound, Dmania and other projects.

With such a project it is very helpful to all of us, especially for people who do not have Steempower, so we can work and can show our talents for the projects provided by Steemit. Therefore very many people in this world are addicted to STEEM, and even they forget to do some other work. Because all are very busy with the work of Steemit, I am very grateful with the existence of Steemit, this can reduce the suffering of my life is very difficult, because I am very hard to make money, with Steemit, I can help my parents from the results STEEM. Although not many, but very helpful.

I am very grateful to Ned for creating this Steemit project, because thanks to him is very much helping people in this world. I'm sure, Steemit will grow for the future, because we see, very many people support Steemit, and Crypto will be number one in the world. Thanks for sharing @adsactly. And hopefully you will be more successful to work. And hopefully you have a beautiful day...:)

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Can’t forget to do other work, maybe I’m not addicted yet ?

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It can certainly be used for good. There is so much positvity that can come out of STEEM and it is good to remember that when there is al lot of other stuff going on.

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Thanks @hopehuggs I'm glad you want to add my comment this. With STEEM, it helps a lot of people in this world, and I hope that STEEM will continue to grow and be more successful for the future.,,,

Very nicely written @hopehuggs!

And now the doors of Discord have opened even wider, with people joining in on...

Discord is what steemit platform completed. I always thought there must be easier way to communicate between each other than on steemit where you comment on post and the specific subject only. Well Discord it is! I've been blogging on Steemit for about six months. I'm a 'minnow', trying to find my place in this “as of now” beautiful community. I have never signed up for social platforms such as “Facewhat”. When I found out about Steemit platform, I knew it was different. I knew it was something I would love to be part of and still am. I love Steemit, because there is so many good and creative souls I met here. And now I can almost call myself an addict of steemit community. I’m glad to be able to read @adsactly’s contents, it’s always refreshing to read different short stories, reviews and travel experiences. That’s why @adsactly became one of my favorite steemiens and one of my witnesses.

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I don't remember exactly how I finally ended up stumbling onto Discord, but I'm glad I did. I spent at least 6 months conversing in the comments on Steemit and then I discovered Discord and with it some amazing new friends and communities to support.

True, steem can definitely become addictive, I've also found myself forgetting to eat(or do anything else) coz I'm reading blogs and just exploring steem in general. It can be fun but can also act as a drug if we're not careful. The problem it's just so easy to get hooked.
As for discord tho I'm not as active as I should be and will have to work on that.

Cheers for the awesome well writen post! Not for awakening my hunger tho :)

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Yes, it is suddenly time to pick up the kids and I realise that I've not eaten all day.

And I've only been 5 minutes late to pick up the kids twice.

Ahahahahaha. So it's not just me?

My favorite trick is when I am brewing a gallon of tea. It takes 3 or so minutes per pot so I'll just sit down to look at one post. 2 hours later my tea has a nasty scum formed on top and needs to be strained before I can even think about putting it in the bottle.

Thanks for another great post, Hope!

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The tea I have at the moment is not too bad cold, as long as its full of sugar. Some things do end up getting done rather last minute, like the washing when I realise the weekend has disappeared and there are no clean school clothes.

Hi @adsactly Your post is excellent. Thank you so much for letting us pick your brain.

I thing that Steemit can provide an excellent platform for supporting and expanding the development, should include developing skills which are of importance in the expanding knowledge-based society. Innovation, spurred by talent, will determine success, and the spirit and motivation propelle the creativity.

Have a nice Sunday. A hug

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It is a most excellent place for development and creativeness.

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Hi @hopehuggs Exactly. Steemit is a site to facilitate networking on initiatives, projects and actions. On the other hand, good communications and creativeness is a two-way process and Steemit is a great way to achieve it.

The great philosopher John Dewey said: “Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. Those who have the gift of creative expression in unusually large measure disclose the meaning of the individuality of others to those others. In participating in the work of art, they become artists in their activity. They learn to know and honor individuality in whatever form it appears. The fountains of creative activity are discovered and released. The free individuality which is the source of art is also the final source of creative development in time”.

Thank you, I wish you much happiness and success.

The good news is that not every addiction is a bad thing. I find the picture of the AA batteries and the analogy you pulled with alcohol anonymous super hilarious. For someone that had seen thousands of meme, I just have not come across this one. You have what it takes to be a stand up comic. Good job here ✌️

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Maybe not the stand up part, but I will one day prepare something on video or audio to test out if I am just wierd, or actually funny sometimes.

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Weird could be funny too :)

steemit is great how can not be addicted to it

I think, I am addicted too,but I am loving it.Anyway, very cool post.Nice writing sir, keep it up.

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As addictions go, it's not a bad one to have.

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Thanks, @fraenk for the heads-up and I hope lots of people got the reference to your googly eye contest ;)

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Yeah, maybe I should use the oportunity that I have a reference to it on trending?!

PSA: Check out all the #GooglyEyes and join the @GooglyPrize

I admit that we are all addicted to STEEM, almost everytime I open my smartphone then open it, post, comment, or even just read some posts that I find interesting,
We all realize that studying this steemit will not last, because the steemit is very broad, like a sea that is not exhausted at the point of view. The more we learn it the more we realize that what we know is just a little ..
That is pulling him steemit for me, there is always something new to learn ..
Thank you for sharing @adsactly, a very inspirational post

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It is huge. There is so much to it. It is best to take it a bitesize piece at a time and study what others are doing. The first thing I check every morning is Discord, then Steemit, then at some point during the day I might remember Facebook if it's lucky.

So true, I spend most of my time on Steemit engaging in different activities, posting and commenting.... Steem platform is a world on its own.... Nice @adsactly

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Networking is definitely a key part of it, as well as quality posts.

Thats right friend @adsactly! Id think many of us here becoming addicted to steem. And how to overcome this addiction?

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Don't :) Keep on Steeming.

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Absolutely you are right @hopehuggs! Thanks!

One side effect of being addicted to steem is when you earn more and you eat and eat and eat and eat until your money is gone and then, earn again and repeat the process!

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I have just discovered coconut Magnums. Heaven, but a big mistake. I m going to have to take up running with my 7 year old daughter and getting used to losing every race.

I laughed at your meme. Took me a minute.

When something is as exciting as Steem is hard not to get a little "addicted" especially when the posts start getting upvotes and all of it. I used to spend IDK maybe 30+ hours a week on steem... I had to cut back but its still easily 10+.

I'd say it is a good thing. The community is strong and there is a lot of interesting stuff to discuss.

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Yes, I have had to cut back a little too, as I need to create a few more income streams, as well as Steemit as there are too many fluctuations in value at the moment. But there is always someone or something new to discover.

its really a awesome post... steemit is a platform... its the procese of learning and earning... there is some great post hear about science ,history, art ,photography,game about life and so on... its improve our creativity... this is really helpful which incrise our knowledge... its so difficult to new at steemit but proper heard work can make a place here... pray for me....

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There is truly something for everyone on Steemit.

Lol! 😀 The pizza story got me. This is one proof that Steemit's absolutely addictive - but the positively engrossing type of additive.

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Funnily enough taking a picture of the burning wok didn't cross my mind at the time haha. No time for cooking when steeming! The crockpot is your friend.

Well written...
What I can say about steemit is, this platform has brought a bigger innovation packed with plenty positivity as the days go by.
I find steemit as a social community which gives back more than we offer.

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Yes definitely, that is what Steemit can be all about.

It has been great some of the social connections made here on the platform. Some people who I now call friends, I never would have had the chance to connect without the Steemit platform. For all the problems that still exist with reward abuse and group mentality, the underlying relationships that have been created thanks to this platform are irreplaceable.

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Yes, luckily the decent people far outweigh the not so decent ones. I definitely have made some friends all over the world. I can't wait for the Steemit World Tour one day. :)

Steemit definitely have changed a large part of me and how I view things.. I've always been scared of sharing my poems with anyone until I joined steem... Now, I'm hoping to get as much views and comments as possible on my poems.
Furthermore, I've learnt alot about cryptocurrency thanks to the steem platform.
Not to even mentioned the large amount of awesome people I've met and became acquainted with all thanks to steem and discord...
Indeed the motto "Come for the money, stay for the community" is really a genuine one.

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That is exactly how I started off on Steemit too. Digging into my reserves to share a couple of poems and then I couldn't share enough.

Good to see you back @levitated-mind <3

Hello there! Great post, truly highlighting the side effect of using the platform. I am a newbie,yet I already sacrificed other activities in the name of steemit. The thing I am wondering is how to start out. I am a teenager so I have nothing fancy to tell, yet I'd like to gather a following. Maybe just commenting is my way of things, anyone can reply? :)

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Commenting will certainly help you find a following. Write about things that you are interested in.

Perhaps if you find a post that you'd like to write a long comment about - you could write a post instead?

@Hopehuggs, what a great description of life on Steemit. I have found it an exciting platform that has allowed me to explore and try new things. I also enjoy making memes. I think your pizza photo could become one- the pizza looks like it is in pain.)

Thank you for your mentorship, I have learned a lot from you.

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Thank you <3

I think you are right about the pizza. I'll save that thought for when Alphamemes is go go go ;)

I have written about subjects I didn't think I'd write about and been inspired by so many people myself.

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I can't wait to see your pizza meme on Alphamemes.

My husband and I are addicted and making changes in our lives to free up more time to foster our creative energies to be great contributors and help others here on Steemit. There are much worse things you can be addicted to than Steemit. My name is Julia and I am proud to say I am a Steemit addict!

I have also become partially addicted to Steemit and will have some of my family members doing so as well. It is a remarkable platform!

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I've managed to get my mum on here, but no other family yet (that I know of anyway).

This may resounds that of every Active Steemien. Despite a tiny fish here I also now wishes to grow by doing things that each day on my steemit compell me to do. I never heard of Haiku and I hate poetries but now I published 2 numbers.

Every time I goes out my eyes and my mind starts wandering to find new stuffs and there by i participated in #abandoned shit contest today and ao on. And I wrote many times here this wonderful platform making me and thousands of others cretive.

Thanks for posting this.
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I have learned many new things and had my eyes opened to the whole new world of cryptocurrency and even different ways of looking at the world.

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True.... We could learn many things.. And wow.. the endless world of crypt currency... I know it and I purposefully put on hold for some time to indulge with it as it may really makes this great platform as a girl friend..but i will soon..

Nice write up. Truly, I have not been here for so long. I guess its not even up to two months, but I must confess that it's pretty addictive here. Have really been trying to kinda familiarize myself with the Dapps, make some friends who can help me out with some basics and find the right community to grow in and with. It has not been easy because I can't find any veteran that will agree to let me have a personal contact or connection through any chat or media because am still not familiar with how things work in discord. Am really enthusiastic about learning everything here and in all other Dapps, but having someone help me will be really appreciated and will increase my learning pace.
@adsactly Nice article.

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What's your name on Discord? I will try and point you in right direction of help or answer some of your questions.

HA ha ha exactly true about that on example

And how the world will see us? Have you ever wondered?

This place needs more life span of content to be seen and more quality content

very very good point to all .thanks to share with us

Good article great post

Thank you shear for your post @adsactly

Thanks for sharing this with the community. It always nice to read something that is done with passion.

Great content.
Steemit is the best and big project in the world.we are also trying devolope this steemit.
I am always follow this post.
Have a nice day sir.@adsactly

As a fresh user of steemit i would to like to say your presentation is awesome .actually we are in addiction. you have said discord. my said is unintentional. once during my student life some acid felt into my hand finger during labwork. all are sideeffect of steem addiction.

This is a very good post keep it

I think I'm addicted too much 😨😨😨😨

Dear @adsactly, i love you and your work keep it continue.Rdownload (2).png

Resteem for your post!

True... Right now my eyes are wet but I've got to steem. I'm building myself and I've also loved the idea of getting paid bigtime. I just hope my posts get upvoted all the time

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I’ve followed you

Awesome.....Great article.

Great post. like you I'm amazed at the amount of development on the Steem/Steemit platform.

And it's paying off if this table of cryptocoin usefulness is anything to go by. Second to Ethereum.Bitcoin 13th ! Wowee.

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I might or might not. It’s still better than Facebook.

hi @adsactly
wow very nice writing

Nice write up. Truly, I have not been here for so long. I guess its not even up to two months, but I must confess that it's pretty addictive here. Have really been trying to kinda familiarize myself with the Dapps, make some friends who can help me out with some basics and find the right community to grow in and with. It has not been easy because I can't find any veteran that will agree to let me have a personal contact or connection through any chat or media because am still not familiar with how things work in discord. Am really enthusiastic about learning everything here and in all other Dapps, but having someone help me will be really appreciated and will increase my learning pace.
@adsactly Nice article.

I resteem your excellent ADSactly Personal - The Side Effects of Being Addicted to STEEM post.

Nice write up. Truly, I have not been here for so long. I guess its not even up to two months, but I must confess that it's pretty addictive here. Have really been trying to kinda familiarize myself with the Dapps, make some friends who can help me out with some basics and find the right community to grow in and with. It has not been easy because I can't find any veteran that will agree to let me have a personal contact or connection through any chat or media because am still not familiar with how things work in discord. Am really enthusiastic about learning everything here and in all other Dapps, but having someone help me will be really appreciated and will increase my learning pace.
@adsactly Nice article.

I'm just getting the hang of this whole platform. The curation part and voting stuff is beyond me.

Nice write up. Truly, I have not been here for so long. I guess its not even up to two months, but I must confess that it's pretty addictive here. Have really been trying to kinda familiarize myself with the Dapps, make some friends who can help me out with some basics and find the right community to grow in and with. It has not been easy because I can't find any veteran that will agree to let me have a personal contact or connection through any chat or media because am still not familiar with how things work in discord. Am really enthusiastic about learning everything here and in all other Dapps, but having someone help me will be really appreciated and will increase my learning pace.
@adsactly Nice article.

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Every thing has its own side effect but it is more of an advantage than disadvantage

hey @adsactly looking at your pizza... I try to imagine how your keyboard is tanned to bring in in the kitchen room!
have a nice Sunday;)

Agree with you bro i like your post...

Congratulations @adsactly!
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Thanks sir your excellent writing post it's very important and intrastate post and this information.and sir one thing I used your tag 2 Month but I don't get any reply

I am being more addicted day bay day. I am little bit worried about it. I am not sure how I will able to avoid using steamit.