I returned home on the 5th after a few days away from my desk. However, I still had to work on the go but with travel and a bit of relaxation thrown in I came back a little refreshed. More often than not I have long 15+ hr days and it's only rarely that I managed to take a full day off without any involvement with computers and electronics in general. I feel lucky to be able to set the hours for work and do it on the go, but it has taken a decade to get here.
In the past few days I've managed to tick a few things off my bucket list. Some were on the list for over a decade. I managed to accomplish some of things I dreamt of as a teenager such as a jungle safari, visiting a certain parts of my state of Karnataka, India but more importantly certain financial goals that I wanted to attain before the age of 30-not a lot of time left for that!
I had some time to introspect and I wanted to highlight some of favourites blogs that I've authored in the past year. I hope you'll allow me a little self-indulgence here!
This was my start to 2017 and even as I have continued to involve myself in charity projects I'm yet to post an overall update from the last year. Meanwhile this is what we did for 2017. I'm visiting the same organisation again this year to make a donation as they have continued to do a good job.
This was my comeback post to Steemit after meeting with a near-fatal accident. It's been about 11 months since then and life hasn't been the same ever since. Luckily, I've found tremendous moral support from this community and that's something I will cherish forever!
This is a story from my life when I met a Himalayan dog and about our friendship. I love this piece that I've written as I'm emotionally connected to this dog from my journey. If you love dogs then you will like this one for sure!
This is about finding your passion in life and here I talk about how I found my passion for motoring. If you are a creative person or have a hobby in life, I'm certain you will relate to the content in my post. I'd love to hear your stories on my blog comments if you have any.
This was my first accelerator program that I conducted which got excellent press coverage. It helped me onboard some valuable members of my community as well as the social circle in my city who have become active participants and stakeholders on our platform today.
Another one of my favourite writeups. If you enjoy travel logs and good writing then you will enjoy this article. This is about my experience interacting with the 2 shepherds on one of my Himalayan sojourns. I enjoy putting together creative pieces but don't often get the time to do it. Maybe you will find the time to read through this one.
This was a special milestone and soon after that I also managed to get my mother onto this platform and she loves using it today. I revisit this post sometimes and remember that I have a lot more work to do around here.
Yesterday, as I shared this with a friend I couldn't help but think about mentioning it here. This is close to my heart and if you have the time, feel free to read through it. It's about my dad and his passing and I find myself reading about it from time to time and it's close to my heart.
9. Top Indian News Publication—TheQuint Features My Story as an Early Adopter to Bitcoin, Steemit & More!
With my network I've managed to get Steemit covered in print and digital publications in India. This post however is about the time TheQuint featured me in their publication. TheQuint is a popular news portal in India founded by top journos.
10. I Donated $1300+ Of My Income Earned On Steemit Last Month and This is My Mid-2017 Donation Update!
The figure is a lot more now than it is in the aforementioned post but the fact is that I strongly believe in helping others come up in life alongside me. If you taste success in life, it's always a good idea to help others out.
11. Successful #2 India Steemit Accelerator and Steem Cryptocurrency Meetup 2017 at Robert Bosch India HQ!
I held the 2nd edition of India Steemit Accelerator at the Robert Bosch India HQ located in Bangalore. We had a great turnout and the event was a great success.
12. Steemit Veni, Vidi, Vici Lisbon! SteemFest² Was EPIC! Few Thoughts On Key People From The 2017 Edition!
This is my post about our latest SteemFest 2017 and the little role I played in helping Roeland and Steemit Inc in execution of the event. I had a great team to work with and together we made it happen!
At Steemit.Chat we closed 2017 on a high note with over 40K user registration and high levels of user activity. It's been a great year and half of running the platform that we all use and enjoy. Don't forget to participate in the weekly contests that I run where you can win free SBDs.
India has shown tremendous potential and many Indian users have warmed up to Steemit and have adopted the culture of HODLing Steem. This is great for the platform in general and I'm so glad I've played a small part in enabling these things in my community. I have a lot more plans towards this effect as we usher in a new year.
15. Steemit Mentioned In: How to File Tax Returns in India for Your Bitcoin Profits—My Latest Feature In TheQuint!
TheQuint featured my story on filing your tax returns if you invest in cryptos from India. This was important as I could inform users on how to file their taxes as accurately as possible. Indian users on Steemit need to know this vital information to avoid any problems with the authorities.
I've had another great year on Steemit, and I've done the best I could for the community and the platform. I hope that you will be inspired to do the same in your communities so that we can build a stronger community of Steemians from all over the globe.
I will close this post with a wish that the you have a successful year ahead on Steemit and in your personal lives. May the year bring you good health, peace, joy and prosperity!
Happy New Year everyone!
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