My Steem Story – By @zord189

in PowerHouseCreatives11 months ago

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MY STEEM STORY

A Power House Creatives Initiative

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Everyone has a story – and all our stories have something in common… we all started from nothing and knew nothing. People want to hear stories. They want to hear OUR stories — they want to know who we are, where we are from, what we are doing, who and what we love, what we have learnt and where we are going. People also want us to hear their story! Being a part of the Steem network is an individual journey for every single one of us and through this initiative we will share our stories not only with all who are already here – hopefully inspiring, guiding and informing them… but doing the same for everyone else in the world too. Through our stories we will prick the curiosity of those who have not yet arrived and illuminate and widen the already open doors to our one in a million blockchain.

We invite and encourage each and every one of you to participate and share your stories too! You can find the "how to" details at the end of this post.


MY STEEM STORY - BY @ZORD189


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Where my Steem Journey began


(How you first discovered Steem and your very first thoughts and impressions “as you landed”.)

About 2 and a half years ago, I was at one of the most important crossroad in my life. I was at a place I wasn't happy with, my animation job at that time. I left an advertising agency which I now called my family to venture into an animation industry just because of this term,'Try everything while you're still young'. And so I did

2 years into my first ever animation company and I've found out that it was literally a slave factory and I was the slave working time in and time out. Just being beautified with our own PCs and modern corporate cubicles but the work still is slaving. I dreaded those 2 and half years with that company and I thought I wouldn't be going animation anymore. A friend hit me up one day and to cut the story short, he was trying to pull me into an MLM business with the motive of just making money out of me being his downline. I was impressed and affected by their business plan. Eventually, I was one of them.

That business took a lot out of me, other than monetary terms. I've learned many valuable lessons through dealing with all the ups and down during that business venture, and an expensive one at that. About a year later, I told myself that I couldn't continue doing this business for its principles and pure greed for money. So I left the business and was back in my animation industry without a clue on which direction to go. Deep down, animation was still my first passion but I knew that that wasn't where the money is at. I've decided to give animation another go.

Upon leaving the business, my mindset was changed for the better. I was more aware of opportunities and I had an entrepreneur mindset. I was thinking more about my future and what extra income would mean to my family. After a week out from the business, my itchy fingers started scrolling through the internet and came across probably one of the most pioneered Steemian's video on a site called Mashables. He was none other than @jerrybanfield. I saw his promotion selling off 'I can teach you how to make 1000$ a month' selling at lower than RM100 (25usd). Wanting to look for additional income, I decided to purchase his videos in hopes to find something valuable.

He started talking about Steemit and you know....the rest was history.


My initial challenges & how I overcame them


(Share a bit about the difficulties you faced at the beginning, whether it was navigation, post creation, engagement – whatever – how you resolved them and how differently you feel about it now)

About 2 years ago, Steemit and the Steem blockchain was still at its infancy stage. I came in, lots of spam and one image post everywhere...Ahhhhh those were the days. i was nevertheless super excited about this newfound beginning. I didn't know where it would take me or how much it would affect me, but I spent RM100 for this, so it better give me something good.

I was struggling to find content to write as I'm not a blogger. I'm more of a visual person and so I started off with sharing some of the photos that I took when I was more fond of photography. I started joining contest by some of the more prominent Steemians and started looking for more opportunities on how to actually make real money. Being a tech-savvy person, I almost immediately search the web and facebook for any Steemians in Malaysia. If not, my entrepreneur side of me would want to pioneer this region. Soon, I found #teammalaysia who was and is still led by @bitrocker2020. During that time, Teammalaysia only had around 10-20 active members and when I joined the community, we've expanded a lot since then. From a mere 100 members Facebook group to now over 1000 members.

I found myself the first community. A word of advice to those who haven't find any community and wants to be a lone ranger, don't! The whole experience of Steem is about the community and you won't want to miss that out.


My Steem blockchain knowledge


(Give a little bit of background on your blockchain knowledge when you began your Steem journey versus now.)

I knew Steem had something to do with crypto and at the time of joining, I was curious. I was wondering how the whole system worked. What is a blockchain? What is token? What is bitcoin? All of these questions came to me as I started my journey here on Steem.

I knew that if I wanted to be serious about this, I needed to do some research myself. Just to make sure I wasn't in another scam and ponzi scheme which many people claims crypto/bitcoin to be. I mean, the market acceptance for crypto in Malaysia is still so skeptical and only news about how bitcoin is a scam comes out on news most of the time.

After researching, learning to transfer crypto, learning to use the exchanges, I now finally know the difference between Steemit.com and Steem.


My Steem favourites


(What are the things you do mostly on the blockchain – is it blogging, vlogging? What front ends do you like to make use of and what content genre’s do you generally focus on?)

I guess along the way I started using some of my skills to help 'beautify' the Steem blockchain a little. From conventional blogging about life (which I now still do), I started helping Steemians create banners, signatures, posters, logos for whatever initiative and need they're in. I do this because I realized that Steemians were lacking of pretty things on their blogs. So I started helping and giving my services.

I also started writing animation guides and tutorials for Steem because I find a lack of this niche. I do most of my blogging on WordPress, thanks to @steempress (founded by @fredrikaa and @howo). I still enjoy using Steemit.com as my main condenser but I would probably switch over to @steempeak soon because the team over there are doing exciting and amazingly good work for all of us!

My golden nugget advice


(What advice would you offer to those that are unfamiliar or new to this space)

My advice would be to actually BE PART OF THE PEOPLE here on Steem. Whether you're here for the games or money, you really need to get yourself involve with the communities and engagement is key here on Steem. Interact with people, engage genuinely and you will soon find that this is where the Steem blockchain shines the most, in its communities of wonderful people.

My Steem hood & its peeps


(Share a little about the communities you belong to, discord servers you frequent and perhaps a handful of the awesome people you follow)

Now, my only two communities that I'm part of is @steemitbloggers (#powerhousecreatives) and @teammalaysia (Country Community). These are both where I belong and would probably be here until God knows when but these are also the communities that have kept me going and have been there for me. Over the 2 years here, I've made many friends from here and abroad and even though we've not seen each other in real life, they're as real as can be.

For Teammalaysia though, we often hold meetups for Steemians but no more as of late as many have gone inactive. We were once the most active home communities on Steem. I used to also host radio shows weekly called 'Teh Tarik Sundays' for Teammalaysia Steemians.

For #powerhousecreatives, mannnn..... if you're not already a member, you need to come into our discord now. This is where you'll find the strongest of bonds and unity among its members. Led by @jaynie, we as a community have come so far and we're all here to fight for the best of this blockchain! On the more chilling days, we create some of the best content here on the blockchain. Basically a hub for passionate Steemians to dwell.

To Conclude…


And so that’s a wrap from me – My Steem Story!
Hope you enjoyed it!

And to keep the fun going, and as per the general instructions below… I am tagging the following five people to join in too! (but if you are reading this without being tagged… you are also welcome to take part… just check out the instructions below!)

ok here goes…
@bitrocker2020
@elizacheng
@littlenewthings
@redpalestino
@kaerpediem



HOW TO JOIN IN:

GENERAL INSTRUCTION:

  1. Create a post titled: “My Steem Story – By @your.user.name

  2. The first three tags in order are to be as follows:
    hive-114105
    powerhousecreatives
    mysteemstory

  3. ONLY make use of the cover image provided in this post.

  4. Keep the same formatting and placement (intro, footer
    instructions etc.)

  5. Replace the personal photo with one of your own.

  6. Tag 5 people to join in on the initiative.

  7. Share your post to twitter.

  8. Share your twitter link and Steem post link in the comments of @jaynie’s “Steem Story” post.

POST INSTRUCTION:

Write a post which shares and gives adequate response to the following headings:

Where my Steem Journey began
(How you first discovered Steem and your very first thoughts and impressions “as you landed”.)

My initial challenges & how I overcame them
(Share a bit about the difficulties you faced at the beginning, whether it was navigation, post creation, engagement – whatever – how you resolved them and how differently you feel about it now)

My Steem blockchain knowledge
(Give a little bit of background on your blockchain knowledge when you began your Steem journey versus now.)

My Steem favourites
(What are the things you do mostly on the blockchain – is it blogging, vlogging? What front ends do you like to make use of and what content genre’s do you generally focus on?)

My golden nugget advice
(What advice would you offer to those that are unfamiliar or new to this space)

My Steem hood & its peeps
(Share a little about the communities you belong to, discord servers you frequent and perhaps a handful of the awesome people you follow)

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 11 months ago 

Well, well well... A week later and I finally got to yours... hehehehe!!! Damn man - we created a mountain for me to plough through LOL!!!

Oh my gosh!!! Jerry Banfield!!!! Well, admittedly I was a total sucker for his bull crap in the beginning - although he did give me some nice upvotes in the beginning haha! - but things got real weird, real fast with that one LOL! - Still see him floating around on twitter now and then haha!

We have indeed come very far! And I could NEVER have done ANY of it without you!

Love you to bits - I really do!

xxx

Thank you for your support. Here's a !shop as token of appreciation.

 11 months ago 

People selling information was one of the reasons I never jumped on-board straight away, I get very nervous of people singing too loud how easy something is.

My personal feeling was that blockchain technology should help people build a future, living in a 3rd world country, realizing the enormous impact new technology could hold for the future with everyone on the end of a cellphone!

After researching, asking many questions, getting no answers, exchanging fiat currency cost a lot, cryptocurrency should be the answer. New ideas now revealing itself through a wider variety of crypto options is becoming more evident this may still be an answer.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and road onto Steem!

Thanks for sharing your story @zord189 and for your amazing contests on PHC.

You are so right about the importance of joining a community.

Wonderful story, @zord189! I love your message about community. You really can’t separate Steem from that aspect. At least not if you want to succeed and feel connected and motivated to be here. Ha ha - Ponzi scheme. I’ve heard that from a few skeptics.

 11 months ago 

I think it's so funny (now) that jerrybanfield was the one who brought you here. Glad he left and you stayed!

 11 months ago 

HAHAHAH, I seriously owe him one for finding you guys and such an amazing platform. :D

Of all people... Jerry did a good thing for Steem afterall.

 11 months ago 

Hahahaha, ikr... :P

 11 months ago 

LOL!!!! Well said! As I just said to Zord... things got REAl weird, REAL fst with that one! LOL

 11 months ago 

You did it later but i loved it, and i am gonna keep the statements some info is dear

You've come a long way! Well done! Very interesting story yours, Malaysia must be beautiful, it's a place that attracts me and I would happily go there!
You're animation are really cool!👏👏👏

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In the midst of all these changes this fact has shaken the platform, PHC is giving a lot of talk and I have many friends asking if they can enter the contest and the community. This shows me that the work is well done. Congratulations to all of you.

 11 months ago 

That is why I LOVE PHC so much and its members inside. Ahh, I think it's pretty easy to join us nowadays, ask them drop in our discord and then they can take part in our contest too! Thank you for being part of this family <3

你好鸭,zord189!

@bossku给您叫了一份外卖!

@jjprac jjprac 迎着暴雨 骑着熊熊 给您送来
过年咯~

吃饱了吗?跟我猜拳吧! 石头,剪刀,布~

如果您对我的服务满意,请不要吝啬您的点赞~
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Eh, we need to get Teh Tarik Sundays back again. Just on Tuesday I was mentioning to @bitrocker2020 🙂
Gotta get @alvinauh to get into the game again because something huge is coming for #teammalaysia 😆

I'm always keen to start again haha.. Just a bit swamped with my thesis, will be done soon! By God's grace...

Oh I thought you already finished!

This is a really nice introduction of yourself and the journey you have witnessed.
Indeed so much has happened in 2.5 years.
Imagine what will continue to happen from here on.

 11 months ago 

It is like a completely different place now, isn't it! hahaha!!!

 11 months ago 

OH AND I DID LOVE THE PART : BE PART OF THE PEOPLE

 11 months ago 

Oh yes!!! WE be the peopleeeeeee!!! hahahaha!!! :D

Great! What a great story, @zord189!

I joined steem not that early so I don't think I experienced those selling information. But anyway you have the edge because you landed first. It's a great story that everyone experienced a downfall but managed to climb.
I'm not a blogger as well but because of steem I learned how to do it.

So glad you found Steem and partnered up with @Jaynie in the #Powerhousecreatives!
Love how you have helped beautify folks blogs etc. My grandaughter loves the banner you made for me and she always wants to check it out when i share some of my posts with her!
Thanks for sharing your Steem Story!

 11 months ago 

Haha let her know if she comes to steem, I will do one for her on the house. :)

Great to see your Steem story @zord189 👍

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Hugs, buddy. Grateful for your beautiful work, my firm is beautiful. May the successes on the net and in the community continue.