Introduce yourself : Themat-OOG

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Hello you wonderful Steemians,

To introduce myself, seems odd, in a good way. A few months late, but better late than never. I want to become a part of this wonderful community. To find my own tribe to share and look at each other's wonderful human creations. So here goes, I am going by the nickname Themat-OOG, and am born in the flat lands of the Netherlands, currently though living in Luxemburg, with her small hills.
This earth and her humans are rich with contrasts, illogicalities and many more things I as of late begin to notice. That is what I could consider as my main drive in creating art, possibly a book even. These things grow for me in beauty, the longer I witness it in me and everywhere around me. Something of a love affair one could say. It is what we all have in common, for me it's what really among many things gives that peculiar taste to life, the reasons to grow personally. They are a source for a lot of laughter, especially about myself. Those beautiful dumbfounding happenings that only happen whilst being alive.

Themat stands for the devil. The dark we all fear to face in ourselves, let alone make part of who we actually are.
OOG, is a dutch word for eye and stands for looking at that painful construct directly, unflinchingly and unblinkingly.

I have really been struck on one kind of teaching, that still influences me: Gurdjieff.
A man I can already say, that is beyond logic and so beautifully refreshing unique. After that came some more but none that really stuck with me to this day. This man alone is already a really hard nut to crack of what he tried to teach. Only in these last months have I begun letting him go again and slowly, very slowly finding what is my own. Still looking. Week by week I'll inch closer. Artwise, I have no big artists I follow, because they haven't been of my interest for very long. It's close to miraculous that I came back to art again. This also very slowly. The best things in life take their time to grow from small seed to whatever wants to emerge.

  • I love crows, bones and skulls, diverse music, nature and her many animals I have had the luck to meet in these few years of my life so far. I also love looking at people, observing and learning. I love being enigmatic, different from other people, and yet I'll try to find a way in which to live together.

  • I write as you possibly already may have seen, perused.
    I am already quite far into writing a book, but for now I'll put it on a slow burner, to gather further fuel for it later on. If I put out that, then it really must be unique and worth it for the reader too. So count some more years, so I can also grow personally and know better of what I write.

  • I enjoy having my own garden so you may also see posts of garden related subjects, brewing alcohols, making vinegars and other interesting stuff made by hand.

  • About my art I can't really say that much either because I am only one and a bit years in making art, so I really am still developing myself, but slowly I'll get better that much I can assure you, so feel free to join my on my journey.
    Sharing with me your joys, fears, tears and the peculiarities of life I so much enjoy.

I can't wait to meet YOU and get together with all you beautiful humans on here.

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Personal Website: https://www.thematoog.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thematoogartworks/
Deviantart: https://www.deviantart.com/thematoogartworks
Facebook artsite: https://www.facebook.com/ThematoogArtworks/
Steemit blog: https://steemit.com/@thematoog
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thematoogartworks
One time (or monthly) donation: https://ko-fi.com/thematoogartworks

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whats up double O G Mat? welcome to steemit! need any help feel free to reply here or click the discord link on my profile for more help. I also put minnow helping links on the bottom of most of my posts if you look around! Steem On!

I am rolling just fine, thanks a lot for the welcome. @dynamicrypto
First of all whats a minnow?
There is also another thing. I have already made a few, not that many of course, posts. Some who only have like one post, where they introduce themselves, then directly rise in reputation, I was not noticed so far that much but for a few votes, but I didn't see any increase yet. Just wondering why?

the reputation raises with the vests put to upvote you, so if I give you a big upvote you move a little but if a big whale hits you with 5 or 10 dollars your post reputation will move alot, mine not so much cause the higher it goes the slower it moves! You can get more upvotes if you watch other videos, go to youtube and search how to make a proper introduceyourself steemit post and how to earn on steemit, also our discord community is very helpful we share all the other helpful communities so you can hang out with any group you like or feel is most helpful. Also a minnow is the saying for a new steemer like you, I was told after 5,000SP your now a dolphin which i just got to but I feel like a catfish or cowfish if that exists... :)

Well I love learning, how to improve myself. Slowly over time. Allright thanks for the introduction on the reputation.
Congrats on the dolphin, well we are often feeling different than what we ought to be :P
A hippopotamus is also quite a nice one I think. In between a minnow and a whale^and definitely larger than a dolphin.
I've just joined discord, I'll check that later on

Nice, now I want to be a hippo!

Never too late, we can shape this website too, so it's very likely hippo can become a real thing here :D

my upvote on your comment raised you from 26 to 27, it was a good comment and you can see now how you raise it? go look at the tags you like and read some posts and comment about them, ask questions even quote parts you like and you will earn followers and friends this way ;)

With the introduction I saw the first bump up, so that's good.
If I would be only here to write about myself, I would hope that the community would not follow me. I am here to to read others and write about myself. As with everything humble beginnings go furthest.

Indeed, in time this platform, our following and we will grow and build online communities simultaneously.

Another question. I have now seen the overall value of this post decreasing slightly, with more low value upvotes. Can something like that happen?

Yes the price of steem & all crypto is going down!

Allright, thank you for making that clear

In these months since march of which many months i did practically nothing, this has by far exceeded facebook and the likes. If that ain't promising then what is?

Nice to have you here on Steemit community :)
One tip for you as a new user:
Comment on many posts that interest you and that you have the most knowledge of yourself, this will help the steemit community and your steem wallet.
Good luck.

Thanks a lot for your welcome and your advice.

I only want to write about stuff that I am interested about, otherwise it would make no sense to be here. Same counts for commenting. If the comment doesn't really add to what's written it's also quite pointless.
Even if saying: good job, ain't half bad either :)

Good luck to you too


Welcome to Steemit @thematoog!

I wish you much success and hope you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have.

Here are some links you might find useful.
Your stats on SteemNow
Your stats on SteemWorld
Your stats on SteemD
How does Steemit actually work?

Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings!

Thank you, in the present. I feel very blessed to be here.

It has been very rewarding for the little I have done. So very different to what I already know.
I wish you much of the same.

Thanks for the links and good day to you.

-Thematoog

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Welcome to the steemit. Have fun and enjoy it🍀 Upvoted 😊✌️

Thanks @marjanko
Thanks for the vote. Humble beginnings come furthest.


Welcome to Steem @thematoog.

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Hi Dear, Welcome to the amazing world of Writing and Sharing . Make sure to post only Original content, In case of any question feel free to drop in to me...Have a Blessed & Happy Stay.....Steem on !!

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Hello [email protected]
Well I wouldn't have it any other way either. Been already writing some time, but all the writings that in the end I couldn't with all my heart say were my own were already removed out of my backstore of writings.
I intend to upkeep that anyway, since that's the way I want to go. Honestly writing and making art.

I'll surely do that, if a question pops up.
This journey is already blessed, to be able to have a reach over so many people in so many different places.. Wonderful.
I will surely SteemOn for as long as this community exists!!

Thats the correct way to move on..appreciated👍

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And there's still so much to learn :)

Hi Dear, Welcome to the amazing world of Writing and Sharing . Make sure to post only Original content, In case of any question feel free to drop in to me...Have a Blessed & Happy Stay.....Steem on !!

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Thanks a lot @sentanu74
Good luck to you too, on our journey in the wild west here, that beautiful new territory