So What Does waphilip Stand For?
So when I first discovered Steemit almost one year ago, I didn't quite understand how this site worked and spent hours trying to research what little info that was out, about our what was then a bid-botless community.
Did you know that in my day, you actually had to intelligently craft articles and engage with the community to grow? Ahhhh, but that's neither here nor there lol
Unfortunately for me, I did all of my research after making my account, which sucked because I didn't realize you couldn't change you're name once created, which explains my very bland auto generated username!
True Hero's Come From Humble Beginnings
I spent the first 4-5 months pretty much making every mistake in the book, while I learned more about my creative prowess and grew my blog into what it is today.
Like almost every Steemian out there, I quickly burned out after the countless hours I devoted to this community and needed some time away to regain some of my fire.
Also, like almost every Steemian, I quickly returned during the bull run with an extremely over valued account value, a hunger for more Steem, and most importantly a new brand!
The Incredible Spiderblogger Is Born!
I chose to dawn the mask of my favorite superhero and decided to protect and support the Steemit blockchain with my witty instructional videos and a few give aways! Not sure if I really made an impact, but I had a pretty fun few months swinging through the blocks of the Steemit blockchain.
Now a days, it seems like this community doesn't need a wildly handsome blockchain vigilante to help support them. It seems like the syndicate of bid-bots have taken over Steemit, which has me pretty worried for the future.
As my late Uncle Ben once said,
"with great power comes great responsibility"
I believe bid-bots are a great tool to use to promote one's quality work, as well as expedite growth on the platform. However, the use of bid-bots can become really toxic when used in excess without any regard for others.
Not as exciting of a story as I originally thought, but hopefully someone will enjoy it! If you want to participate in the contest I'll leave the rules below!
Here are the rules!
- Tell us in a post how you chose the current Steemit username you have. The story behind it.
- Tell us your real name!
- If you could change your current username, which name would you choose and why? If you have a possible usernames list, mention it!
- Use the tag #steemitnamechallenge so that the creator of the challenge can track all the posts and check them out
- Nominate 5 people for this challenge
I suppose I can keep this train rolling and nominated my good buddy @full-measure, because I know he has a pretty fun story concerning the origin of his name!
I'll also nominate @flipstar because I've always been super curious about the origins of Mr. Star's name lol.
I'll pass on the other three nominations because It's about time I crawl back under my rock! Until the next challenge, this has been a message from your friendly neighborhood #spiderblogger!