How I found out about Steemit - By @jaki01

in Steemingcurators8 months ago (edited)

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Hi Steemians, for me "challenges" normally are these things were only others take part an win - but let me make an exception and join this current one. :)
Here are the answers to the questions of @steemingcurators:

How did your blockchain career actually begin? How did you find out about STEEM(it)?

I am not a really 'early bird' and bought my first five bitcoins from a friend in 2015. I transferred him the money and he sent me the bitcoins into my Electrum Wallet.

I got aware of STEEM in 2016. One of my habits is reading the German BitcoinBlog, and there I found this exact article about STEEM.

A few days after reading this article I signed up ... and then had to wait until September 2016 to get my account approved. It lasted another few weeks until I found the time to publish my introduction post.

Why did you join STEEM(it)?

The main reason was curiosity.
I always like to explore new things.
I knew how successful social networks like facebook are nowadays, and assumed it could be a very promising mix to combine that with advanced blockchain technology and the opportunity for normal users to earn a crypto currency - for doing what they like to do anyway: writing posts.
Why shouldn't these people benefit who build the value of a social media platform by creating content?

As I wrote in my introduction post I felt the fascinating potential offered by blockchain technology and crypto currencies to change the world: money which doesn't know any borders, which can be transferred very fast from one end of the world to the other without any conversion costs and which is not created and controlled by states and banks.

What was your first experience?

It was amazing to see other users upvoting my content and to start earning crypto currencies just by writing. These early days the rare upvotes of the mighty @ned and other whales felt really special for a newbie like me. ;-) (I hope now it's you who feels the same when I grant you my gigantic upvotes, haha.)
I got to know many fascinating and freedom-loving people all over the world, and so far joined two SteemFests. I am also aware of the split of the community, but as it unfortunately happend, now I wish the best for everybody whichsoever way he chose ...

Here you can read somewhat more what STEEM meant to me and why I am still here.

What was your knowledge of blockchain? Are you interested in that?

Over the years I got quite some knowledge by reading, but so far I lack practical experience and never built any blockchain application myself. Maybe if in future the value of crypto currencies might rise in a way that I wouldn't need to do any additional work at all anymore, I would dive deeper into the matter and try to get some practice concerning developing of blockchain apps.

Did you invite friends? Is your family here?

My wife, @kobold-djawa, is using STEEM since a long time, and I hope that our little daughter, @steem-queen, will resume this tradition in future.

I already brought quite some friends to STEEM and plan to convince more and more people of using blockchain based social media platforms. Since the implementation of resource credits I started creating accounts directly for interested new users and hope to increase these activities in future.


You and your little family always be my fav authors on Steem. No matter what, you always try to make good content.

Hope the future of Steem is better for creator no matter what.

Thanks for your nice comment! :)

An excellent article! And a good "challenge"!

Ah! You clearly explained "How You found out about Steemit" and these can make me better understand why you are still here (both in your mentioned old post and this post as well). That's why I believe in you and follow you in every respect.

For me, I don't know much about "blockchain", the only thing that I can do here is to write articles.

Yeah! You are my inspiration. Although I am not a newbie now, I still "felt really special" every time I received "gigantic" upvotes from you, your wife, @kobold-djawa, and your little princess, @steem-queen. And these always make me have wide smiles with happiness.

I know, "a million thanks" to you and your warm family may not be enough for all of your kindness, but please accept my sincere thanks once again.... ;)))

Thanks a lot for your warm words!

With great pleasure! ^__^

Thank you @jaki01 for sharing this story with us! Starting in 2015 with 5 bitcoins was likely a very wise decision! Awesome! Nice you are so engaging and hope to see you soon again!

Thank you for your post! You got upvoted by the @steemingcurators with massive help from @steemcurator02!
Want to participate in more challenges on Steemit? Check our latest posts for more info! Thanks for #steeming
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Hi @jaki01, a very interesting and entertaining post to your Steem beginnings. You apparently have many interests and talents. Of course there is at least one interest or more that we share as chess and senior jokes were my initial reason for joining steem.

I came but chance and curiosity too.

Schöne Story ... manuelles Upvote verdient ...

Ich meine die Geschichte mit den ressource credits kenne ich ja noch allzu gut und meine Meinung dazu kennst Du ja, aber offensichtlich ist hier keine Lösung in Sicht und wenn Du Accounts für Freunde erstellst ohne diesen Steempower zu delegieren ist es wohl schlechter als sie den offiziellen Weg über Steemit gehen zu lassen, denn dann würde die Wartezeit immerhin mit einer kleinen Steempower-Delegation belohnt, so dass sie wenigstens ein klein wenig schreiben können, während beim leeren Account - jedenfalls nach meiner letzten Recherche - nachdem man mit den ersten beiden Posts (beim zweiten muss man schon ca. 1 Tag warten) seine Ressource-credits aufgebraucht hat erst einmal alle ca. 4,5 Tage ein Post geschrieben werden darf was sicher ein großer Ansporn ist auf der Plattform aktiv mitzuwirken.

Diejenigen, denen ich einen Account erstelle, sind in der Regel motiviert genug, eine kleine Durststrecke zu überstehen.

Klasse, dass ist gut für die Community !

Wer am Anfang durchhält ist vielleicht auch später länger dabei, so jedenfalls eine Hoffnung.

good article, I also experienced the same experience in steemit, but there were a lot of failures, maybe due to lack of understanding of the steemit rules, hopefully a lot of knowledge that I can find with my friends in this steemit.

One 'rule' is: if you claim or explain anything add sources to back your statements.
Also I would suggest you to upvote other users (not only yourself!) more actively.

You have started very well. I have worked a lot till. But steemit is at number one among them. and he does her work best. When i started then I knew nothing about it. But I have encountered many difficulties

My advice: try to improve your English skills, and until you have reached that goal, use DeepL instead of Google Translate.

very interesting, a very quality insight for everyone, I will resize your post.

I found this platform in 2017 and I am here today. I have seen this coin rise and fall many times. Hopefully it is starting to rise again

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