About me (#MyPinnedPost)
Right now, most of my attention goes to SteemPeak and my upcoming move to Dublin for a new job.
My road on Steem
November 27, 2017 was the day that I created my Steem account. Back then I could not have predicted how involved I would be with Steem today...
In 2017, I had just moved back from Dublin to Amsterdam after a 1-year adventure abroad. I looked into ways to start a digital nomad career and found Steemit. Decided to give it a shot, knowing it would be better to post all my travel experiences here, instead of any other platform.
I travel a lot, or at least...it looks like that to an outsider. I am a solo traveller and can decide to spontaneously leave a few days later if I find a nice deal. This has been going on since my first solo trip in 2005, when I was pleasantly surprised that going solo is much better than with friends!! (Sorry friends...). I would explore with my camera and take all the time I wanted. Sleep in, enjoy the comfort of the hotel and experience the city (often city trips) after lunch. The travel photos and stories started piling up... I started posting travel blogs as if my life depended on it. At this time I learned a lot about the platform and the things that didn't really work for me. But every time I was about to give up, it was as if @curie felt it and I got another boost that kept me going.
Professional travel-photographers have always intrigued me. My pictures were mostly just the basic travel snapshots, but I wanted more and people in my inner circle stimulated that. I was looking into ways to do more (and be different) with photography. I was obsessed with my 360 camera and I posted tiny planets everywhere! At the same time, I ran into the @photogames group and I got super jealous that I couldn't do the things they did. My first serious camera was bought soon after I decided I was going to compete with them anyway. I had to start somewhere.
My photos improved, but I am still far from happy with most of my photos. But it gave me a great connection with @asgarth, @jarvie and @dmytrokorol who I later joined in creating the best Steem interface there is: https://steempeak.com. And suddenly I spend a lot of time discussing how things could be better, testing improvements, hanging around the discord, etc.
Fun facts about me:
- I used to be a massive Robbie Williams fan
- I am anosmic, which means I don't have any sense of smell
- I binge watch a lot of tv shows
- I studied computer science
- I like to sleuth a little
The "Walkabout Straya"-series
Ireland, the "Back Arse of Nowhere"-series
Aran Islands | Cliffs of Moher | Gap of Dunloe | Donegal | Dingle Peninsula | Howth | Connemara | Hill of Tara | Loughcrew | Carrick a rede rope bridge | Ring of Kerry | Dublin | Blarney Castle | Trim Castle | .....
France, the "My lavender week"-series
Amsterdam Then & Now
More Australia, Patagonia, Ireland and a whole lot more!
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