A Massive Thank You for Helping Me Reach the "1000 Followers" Milestone / 我的Steemit历程
I’m so excited and totally over the moon about reaching this significant milestone of over 1000 followers! It’s coming up to a year since my husband first told me about Steemit and curiosity got the better of me. Up until that point, I had barely heard of Bitcoin and the word “crypto” may as well have been something in another language. But Steemit was the catalyst to me discovering one of the best things I’ve ever come across in my life.
Within that short period of time (coming up to exactly one year now), I can honestly say that this incredible website has changed me as a person. Brought out aspects of my personality I didn’t know existed before. I would never have considered myself an extrovert. Quite the opposite, in fact. But the confidence and drive this great platform has produced in me is nothing short of a modern-day marvel.
The people I’ve connected with during my time on Steemit has been a wonderous experience. More so even via Steemfest was such a magnificent event. I’m sure the next one will somehow prove to be even better. Catching up with established friends as well as creating new ones. Can’t wait!
I find it almost impossible to believe it has only been one year since I joined this amazing platform. It feels like it’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, lol. So, anyways, I thought what better way to celebrate then share with you some of my most unforgettable times on Steemit and reminisce the mind-blowing journey I’ve had on the Steemit platform.
Here are some of my Steemit Hightlights:
It’s amazing how long ago it feels but the post was actually created round about this time last year. And a little fun fact for anyone new to the platform now is that the “big earning” posters at the time were all about promoting Steemit and getting the word out. One girl setting off loads of balloons with “Steemit” written on them, billboards displaying the Steemit logo, interviews on the street and, of course, that famous “Make-Up” tutorial.
So, I thought I’d have a go since I was a big television and comic book steemian fan who happened to have tickets for the LFCC that month! To prepare, I got myself a pair of “Steemit” t-shirts (a big deal at the time) down at a shop called Snappy Snaps and attended the event the following day. Now, while hardly anyone there was actually willing to listen about what Steemit was (a lot has changed since then, lol!), my goal was to photobomb as many celebs as I could, bearing my “Steemit” logo. I think I did alright considering how crowded the venue was and the amount of queuing involved.
I met a few “Game of Thrones” stars as well as Jon Heder from Napoleon Dynamite and Blades of Glory (God, I love that movie!). But the cream of the crop was going to be Jeremy Renner from Marvel’s The Avengers! But unfortunately, they didn’t allow any publisizing of any kind (including logos on shirts), so they just snapped us with together from just above our necks and cropped the rest out! I was so disappointed, I can’t tell you how much! But all’s well that end’s well and after numerous posts of mine that didn’t really get much attention, this was the first to garner proper recognition. It was an amazing feeling and one I hope everyone on Steemit gets to experience!
I’m sure many of you on Steemit can completely relate to this particular one! Because this was exactly just the fact of the matter. I knew next to NOTHING about anything crypto, period! My husband mentioned Bitcoin a few times before but I’d just switch off and go do something else which I thought actually “mattered.”
Boy, how Steemit changed all that.
In the article I posted, it summed up my transformation from being a total cynic to now talking about pretty much nothing else, lol! How I’ve changed over the last year! One of the key aspects at the time was Steemit’s bridging of the two mega powerhouses. Crypto and social media. All done by adding that well-established “$” sign to every post, thereby giving the platform value that anybody could instantly relate to. A stroke of genius if you ask me, lol!
I chronicled my journey up until where I was at the time and highlighted that “Matrix “ moment I had experienced. Because of Steemit, I actually started using Bitcoin. I mean, shouldn’t that have been the other way around? But yes, I was having such an awesome time and on such a high that I had to let the world know how “great” I was feeling. So I wrote a post about it. And the best thing is because it’s transformed so many other steemian’s lives from that point on until now, many more people can understand and embrace that same “high” that I was on too!
This one was more of a personal project than anything else and I worked quite hard on it! In regards to promoting Steemit, I figured instead of simply getting people’s pictures taken or handing out leaflets, I’d attempt to spread the word using something that has an actual “real world use” and would likely be kept with that individual because of it. After all, familiarity creates brand awareness, right? So, I came up with an idea. Imprint the “Steemit” logo onto a set of portable USB sticks and hand them out in exchange for the individuals e-mail and personal details. Didn’t seem a bad idea at all!
But, I did have something of a wake-up call. I actually didn’t mention this in the post itself, but my initial strategy was to carry out my plan in London’s China Town! Not only that, but also try to get people to sign up there and then via their Facebook account! Needless to say, that ended up a disaster, lol. The people just weren’t interested with only one couple at least listening to my sales pitch before saying goodbye!
Well, as luck would have it, my husband was going to the EGX 2016 (A games and tech show featuring all the latest gadgets and software launches.) This seemed the perfect opportunity! So, yes, I went there albeit with a slightly different strategy this time around. Handing out the USB’s in exchange for their name and e-mail address. And I did just that, with the blog I created afterwards chronicling the whole thing.
Well, sadly only a handful of them got back to me. But now looking back, that was only to be expected. The whole “crypto” and “blockchain” thing wasn’t nearly as exposed as it is now. Had it been this year’s event, the end result may have been very different indeed. However, the core idea of a tangible, useful item baring the “Steemit” logo being dispersed to a number of potential steemians was completed. I just hope they remember where they got it from when Steemit goes to the moon!
Ah! The very first Steemfest!
If ever there was a time I can look back with the fondest of memories, it’s that incredible event. I know for a fact it still astounds those that attended at how awesome and well-organised the whole experience was. From the speakers to the structured city-based activities to the delicious food provided. It was unbelievable from start to finish. @roelandp achieved legendary status on Steemit after that and rightly so!
As for the fest itself, it’s something you had to have been there to fully comprehend. All these steemians wearing small tags around their neck displaying what their “username” is. All those articles I read and enjoyed, now knowing who the faces were behind the blog (This was before user profiles were introduced). It was as surreal as you could get. A completely unforgettable time that I still spend thinking about many times over.
Which leads us to Steemfest II. I remember clearly how everybody at the end of the first Steemfest told @roelandp. “Take a good rest”, “Put your feet up”! I mean, nobody expected him to organise another one! But lo and behold, that is exactly what he has done. What an amazing guy! And if the last fest was anything to go by, everyone who attends will be in for the time of their lives.
And A Big Thank You To…
Everyone who I’ve come into contact with on Steemit has been such a jpy and pleasure. When people say there’s a community within the Steemit eco-verse, they’re not wrong at all. The friendly comments, the great posts and the overall experience of being a steemian is something I cherish and hold very dear to my heart.
I signed up and started blogging back in June 2016. Way less users back then but through the “tagging” system, you could easily find the content you wanted to view. That’s when I came across the “CN” tag. A small group of Chinese steemians had managed to set up a tiny group within the small community itself. Headed up by the great @abit, he was the first one who gave me a warm welcome on my “Introduction” post I created under the tag. He’s been supporting me ever since and for that, I’m eternally grateful.
Other fantastic members within the “CN” tag at that time included @oflyhigh, @ace108, @deanliu, @myfirst, @chinadaily and @lemooljiang. We were minute but powerful force to be reckoned with and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for everything we’ve shared together. I consider you all my friends and may there be many more memories to be made in the future!
So, a big “thank you” to every one of my awesome steemians who’ve helped in bringing me to 1000+ followers. I’ve had an amazing journey so far and can’t wait to see what lies in store for us all next.
A Big Thank You To Everyone!
在Steemit上结交新朋友是最让我高兴的事，而参加第一届在阿姆斯特丹举办的Steemfest更让人难以忘怀。我非常期待能与旧友重逢，并结交更多的新朋友。相信即将来临在里斯本举办的Steemfest II 聚会将办得更加成功，更加完美！
说来有点儿凑巧，刚好是一年前的这个时间，感觉很遥远的样子，呵呵。当时大家都争先恐后地推广Steemit, 有在街上帖大广告牌的，有个女孩子在海边派发写有Steemit标志的100个氢气球，不少在街上采访路人的，当然还有我们最有名的化妆教程（“Make-Up” tutorial）.
到场的有几位来自“权力游戏”（Game of Thrones）的明星以及在 “Napoleon Dynamite” 和“Blades of Glory” （好喜欢那部电影哦）里的男主角Jon Heder。 而最有名气的要数上演复仇者（The Avengers）系列的Jeremy Renner！ 我与明星们互动，自拍。只可惜最后与Jeremy Renner拍照时，他们不允许照片里的任何商业广告性质的物品（包括衬衫上的徽标），所以Steemit字样没出现在我们的合照里，好失望哦！电影动漫节之行回来， 我发表了一篇文章，这是我在Steemit平台上第一次受到如此多成员的关注与认可。那种感觉非常美妙，我希望每个Steemit的成员都能体验！
2 / Steemit是如何带我进入数字货币的世界
有点儿可悲的是，只有少数人回复我的邮件，不过这也是预料之中，因为当时数字货币和区块链很少人知道。但如果是今年的话，最终的结果可能会非常不同。所有的Steemit USB 派发完了，我只希望将来某一天当Steemit真正强大起来的时候，他们会记得当年是如何得到这个Steemit 的USB，呵呵！
4/参加第一届 Steemfest 聚会
我还清楚地记得，在Steemfest I 结束的时候，每个人都告诉@roelandp “保重”，“好好休息”，因为大家都期望他来组织下一届的Steemfest！他的确是尽心尽力，功不可没！大家都迫不及待地等着将于11月在里斯本举行的Steemfest II，千万不要错过哦！
最后，衷心感谢我的1000名追随者，陪伴我在Steemit 这个平台上度过了整整一年的时间，希望我们一起看到Steemit 更辉煌的未来。