Application Entry - Why I Would Make a Good Steem Country Representative for Indonesia
When I attended the South East Asia Blockchain Summit in Jakarta, last 2018.
Since joining Steemit in May 2017, I immediately promoted Steemit to my closest friends in the first week. At that time, not many people were interested because there was not much information about Steemit. But after I explained it along with an example, they began to believe.
In the early months of 2017, I was active on Steemit, I had never even heard of Steem promos. I do that without coordinating with anyone because I haven't been connected to any community. So, I attract more people to create accounts on Steemit on their own initiative without ever knowing about Steem promos and so on.
Several prominent media journalists in Indonesia, such as @zainalbakri from Metro TV, @masriadi from Kompas Online, or @jaff who works at Serambi Indonesia (the largest newspaper in Aceh), are interested in creating accounts.
Hear Bobby Lee's explanation about the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Became a speaker at the National Steemit Meetup in Bandung, West Java, in 2018.
The journalist community was the first group I invited to join. Then followed by my student group at Universitas Malikussaleh. At that state university, I became a lecturer and taught courses on journalism and communication.
I initiated and did “Steemit Goes to Campus” myself and we created a student account together. I asked for college assignments to be posted on Steemit because at that time there was a machine to detect plagiarism, a practice we condemned.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, I often traveled to various cities in Indonesia for various activities, for example attending meetings, seminars, literary events, journalism, and so on. While in the taxi, I discussed Steemit with the taxi driver. I know many online taxi drivers are college students who have heard of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are the entry points to Steemit.
I just connected with the Indonesian Steemit Community after becoming the first winner in the challenge to write about Aceh. At that time, I wrote about Pig Hunter Community in Aceh. I won the first winner.
I also won the next few challenges until I became a judge. When I became part of the Community, I proposed the theme of the challenge and attracted several other writers to become the jury, including the author of a fairly popular article: @teukukemalfasya.
Steem promo in Pidie, Aceh, Indonesia.
Meetup and Steem promos in Takengon, Aceh Tengah.
Besides being active in the Steemit Indonesia community, I am also active in other sub-communities, for example, the writers, photographers, journalists, and students community. We often promote Steemit in various cities in Indonesia. Of course, this activity requires energy and costs that I bear myself. When the price of Steem and SBD is high, I take it from there to finance the trip, although in some cases our activities are not specifically promoting Steemit, but I and some others optimize the time and opportunity to introduce Steemit.
Besides being active in the Indonesian Steemit Community, I later joined the @sndbox community and worked on several programs with them. I also attended the South East Asia Blockchain Summit in Jakarta and once received an invitation from Bank Indonesia (the central bank) to attend a round table discussion on blockchain and cryptocurrency in Semarang (Central Java). And only Steemian myself received an invitation.
I participated in promoting Steem at the round table discussion held by Bank Indonesia in Semarang, Jawa Tengah.
That's my history at Steem which is not short (sorry if it's too long).
After reading the opportunity to become The Country Reps, I became interested in becoming The Country Reps Indonesia. I dare to propose myself as The Country Reps in Indonesia with the following considerations:
- I am a novelist and journalist with extensive networks in various cities in Indonesia. I am an activist in the Alliance of Independent Journalists, a journalist organization in Indonesia that is part of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
- I can be a good Country Reps because I have implemented the Steem promo program, greeted new Steemians, and held competitions long before I wanted to become The Country Reps. If I have become The Country Reps Indonesia, I just have to continue what I have been doing so far with more creative and measured variations.
- I often provide writing and journalism training to various groups. I can use that opportunity to introduce Steem.
- As a lecturer, writer, and journalist, I always have the community to attract more Steemians and I have the communication skills for such work.
Thus I submit this request. Hopefully, the Steemit Team can consider it. Thanks so much for your attention and support.
Indonesia, April 21, 2021.
Meetup and Steem promos in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Meetup and Steem promos in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
Meetup and Steem promos in Idi, Aceh Timur.