My Most Incredible Steemit Milestone Moment and Why It Means the World to Me!

in #steemit4 years ago (edited)

This is my first milestone post on Steem blockchain, because now I want this to be permanently preserved on this incredible platform, to be able to remind myself in the future, how awesome this place really is!

I came back from a serious accident and have been vigorously writing for the past 25 days. I assumed that having a minor disability would slow me down and ruin my life but if anything my motivation to succeed is now off the charts and I think I am in a position to give back more to the Steemit community than ever before.

After spending every single day on Steemit ever since I joined the original slack in the 2nd half of June a year ago, I had a long and forced sabbatical where the most I could do comfortably was keep an eye on Steemit.Chat with my phone but it wasn't possible to sit and use the computer. So when I could finally sit for long duration and type more comfortably, I knew that I just didn't want to, infact couldn't stop writing on Steemit anymore.

I'd like to think I've accomplished a fair bit in the past year on Steemit but I'll leave that one for the Steemiversary post as our steemit buddy @acidyo likes to call it. But, I want to a highlight a few amazing things I've accomplished on Steemit in the last 25 days.

  1. This is my 20th post in 25 days.
  2. I've gained 1050+ incredible followers in 25 days to take the total over 1700+.
  3. I've managed over a 1000 comments.
  4. I even managed a $120+ payout for a comment proving how valuable it is to leave a feedback at the right time.
  5. I finally got into the big leagues once by getting over 700 votes and over $1600 in post value. A fantastic achievement for me!
  6. I was able to pull myself out of near insanity by pouring my thoughts into words and I've found peace in doing that on Steemit which in turn has inspired many readers of my blogs!
  7. The engagement on my articles have motivated me further to take this platform across my country and continue my efforts in building a global community of Steemit Users!

It's time for Steemit to take off globally!

But these are the most important ones!

  1. I was able to gift my mom a new phone with the money I earned on Steemit. She bought me my first phone 12 years ago and continues to be my biggest well-wisher to date, helping me achieve my biggest goals. @geetharao has signed up on steemit now and she hopes to use this platform using @good-karma's esteem app on her mobile. I also plan on teaching her to use and @steepshot which I think she will appreciate a lot.
  2. It was my dream to achieve a certain financial goal of earning my entire past annual income from a corporate job held many years ago in my early-to-mid twenties in a single month before the age of 30. Today, I've accomplished that in less than 25 days (inspite of a disability). I've been as close as 30-40% of this income in the past running my content dev' and editorial consulting firm but today as I focus purely on Steemit to earn my bread, the achievement feels nothing short of surreal.
  3. Being a consistent author once again has allowed me to contribute back to Steemit and to the society around me by way of donations and I'll post a half yearly update on that front soon followed by a Steemiversary post in July.
  4. I have over 20K Steem today. Looking back this always felt impossible! There was a time when I never thought I could do this! Just around SteemFest last year I had around 6K SP or so! Even as I missed the boat to buy more Steem due to my hospitalisation I'm going to write and with your support earn my way into over 25K-30K in Steem Power holdings this year.
  5. Started the first in a series of Steemit Accelerators in India to help recruitment of new users and assist existing users in understanding how to use this platform and add value to Steemit!

It's my strong belief that If I could do it, so can everyone on Steemit!

I took my parents out for a celebratory dinner last night and treated them to some delicious Kerala style cuisine. This memory is the most precious of all of my achievements in the past 25 days and the fact that Steemit made this happen makes me owe all my success to this platform. My folks are proud of me, what more could I possibly need in life!

Restored motor controls, KTM 690 Enduro R and an old 80 Series Landcruiser for an RTW Overland adventure will do! ;)

Thank you @dantheman and @ned for envisioning and creating this place and the entire development team, witnesses, @riverhead, my moderation team at Steemit.Chat, @roelandp for @steemfest, Firepower crew and users of in helping take this platform to the next level!

Steemit has undoubtedly given me a new purpose in life now!

I'm going to help Steemit grow huge in India and in the world! Get the best people on board and continue building a strong community of users! So I request you to stand by me and support my work on Steemit.

Stock Images from Pixabay

Follow Me: @firepower


I also have a disability (blind from birth), and after dinner with @Riverhead the other night I feel ready to help make Steemit accessible. This could change the world for people with disabilities, and I mean that sincerely.

I can understand! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. @riverhead has helped me a ton ever since I've gotten here. It would be great if we could help make this place eve more accessible to people with disabilities indeed! :) Would you have any solutions that you think we can implement towards this effect?

Yes, I've started keeping notes. The site needs some work, but nothing unsurmountable. I also want to research other ways to access the blockchain. So much wonderful stuff.

I agree but Steemit should improve on things in the days to come! :)

Steemit is totally revolutionary. I'm quite sure as Steemit acquires more users and exposure to the greater public, they will be able to attract more talented developers to build the platform.

For sure, I'm going to do like what @firepower is doing, which is simply just spread the word of Steemit.

Gained so much inspiration, just by reading the post!

I'm really happy for you. I remember your FB post about the accident and seeing you come back to soar higher is so inspiring. Congrats on hitting those goals. Wishing you all the best as you aim to hit even higher ones.

You rock, bud. It's always been a fantastic experience knowing you. Hopefully, we will get to see someday.

Thank you so much @infovore It's been awesome knowing you. I will visit Nigeria soon and meet you there if incase you dont come to SF2. We will meet one day for sure! :) Thank you for your support on my work and for your kind words buddy! :)

wasnt aware of your health issues, great post!

Thank you @kingscrown. :)

I use a dynamic splint to work now after some moron crashed into me....

Woww buddy, you are in so much pain, still you work that much on steemit. You are truly a legend here.

Thank you dude! I have to work everyday to keep living!

Great post! Wow, what a positive air reign in these lines. Thank you so very much. All for one and one for all! Namaste :)

Awesome story! That's so crazy that you were able to finance a new phone for your mom AND a fancy dinner. Definitely upvoted and followed @firepower and @eric-boucher. Keep it up!

Thanks for the fellowship! Namaste :)

@kava Thank you bro! :)

@eric-boucher Thank you for always supporting my work and leaving me a feedback! :)

It is my pleasure, thank for all your quality work. It is really appreciate. Namaste :)

Thank you!

Followed & Upvoted
Follow back please :) and upvote one of my blogs thankyou ;)

Plz give an upvote to my blog if you like.thanks

keep going and wish you a good recovery ;)

Yo @Firepower a.k.a Meghan !!!
You're awesome dude , we all knew your fighting spirit and never say die attitude . now , thanks to Steemit the whole world is getting to know @Firepower's Willpower :)

After your accident i was seriously worried for the future of your businesses and as to how you'd manage your finances !

But all the skills you acquired by working your ass off for the past 10 years has finally started to pay dividends , and i couldn't be happier than this for you :)

Cheers !

Bro! Thank you so much! :) I have been working on building various skill sets over the years and now driving forward with a dedicated and focused approach! It's starting to pay off now and I'm sure the next 10 years will be interesting for sure! Thank you for unrelenting support! :D

One I hope to accomplish this. It's tough balancing work and family. No work means no money to travel with my family. Work all the time and my family feels abandoned.

It's tough for sure but I guess no one got anywhere without facing their individual challenges. If you are a family man then it's really tough, I could imagine, juggling everything is difficult but a little effort everyday is all that's mostly needed! :)

Very inspirational post. I like the way you put things together in a comprehensive way. (List all those nice achievements for example)

Keep up the good work and I believe u can reach all your goals :-)

(PS: 1st time I used the "reblog" feature :p)

Thank you so much! :) Stay tuned for future posts! :)

Congratulations @firepower on your wonderful achievments! It seems that you have a strong vision of what you want to achieve and have been working non stop to get it. You must have an insanely high amount of motivation. I am personally trying to out in more work on this network as I to see the possibility for financial success as well as helping build a community that I believe in! Exciting times. Best of luck to you in the future.

Thank you so much! And yes I am highly self motivated and that really helps me a lot with what I have to do everyday! :)

Thanks a whole bunch, this is quite inspiring, I'm going through some tough times and you opened my eyes to being part of an active community as an outlet, keep on posting man!

I will keep it short since: You rock!
You do everything right. There is this saying: you get what you give. In this case you will get even more in the future.

See you in Lisbon bro!

Dude! Thank you so much! You are a great friend bro! See you Lisbon! Woohoo!

This photo is very interesting, I want to join as a member of steempact, I am a new person in steemit world, please support and support, so that I can deepen steemit, and make me a person who always interact with steemit

Fantastic! Great to have you on Steemit today! :)

Inspiring and motivational! I'll definitely follow you now

Thank you so much! :)

Firepower, what a fantastic read!

I read this post twice.

It's THAT good. Heartwarming post.

And your commitment to make Steemit mainstream?

Is commendable dude.

I don't know how you do it.

I just don't.

YET it is truly encouraging as many folks now are bringing their friends and colleagues to this platform...

Feels like Steemit is converting into a real connected Social Media.

And I dig that.

Congratulations on your achievements!

Fair I leave this here:

Thank you Sid! It's always great to read your comments as it puts a smile on my face! :) It's great to see hardworking and smart people like you fully absorb themselves into this platform and make the most of it! Cheers man!

Sometimes, I dont know how all this happens. I just wake up knowing what I have to do today and just get it done! :)

Just get it done is the hard part for most of us.

Hahaha, firepower never out, atleast not out of energy.

I always have been fascinated by the "game" type feeling of steem (which is a good thing). I wonder why the world outside of crypto can't feel proud about earnings without sounding rude about money. To us, we spent vaulable time to achieve these steem coins and people just celebrate with us. I think we end up doing more good with the money when we obtain it this way versus a "job"

I wonder if people sometimes think I'm rude whenever I discuss the "money falling from the sky" for enjoying life. People Just have to go crypto to understand the generosity of this "coin world"

Its true. There is an element of gamification here which I think is great and works for the platform.

I wonder if people sometimes think I'm rude whenever I discuss the "money falling from the sky" for enjoying life. People Just have to go crypto to understand the generosity of this "coin world"

This is true! People need to move over to crypto!

Thank you for your comment! :)

AWESOME stats you got there. Payouts are indeed a way to improve ourselves on this platform. I joined about a month ago and couldn't be more satisfied. Glad to see posts like these. :) Congrats!

Very inspiring post. I became active again in Steemit after an absence of around 9 months. I intend to be even more active now and before. I have seen a big jump in the number of followers now that i am interacting more at Steemit.

Thank you so much! I'm happy to know that you are back to Steemit! It's great interacting with the community now as the number of followers have increased tremendously.

Wow man even im proud of you this is a thing that not anyone can achieve in such a small amount of time , it really shows your dedication to this community . Keep it on

Thank you so much! I love this place!

I think it is great what you have been able to achieve and what you are doing for the Indian community on here. This has the power to really take off there and also in Sri Lanka
I just resteemed a girls post from Sri Lanka.

Thank you so much and also for resteeming her post. :) Consistency is key to making it big here and anywhere else. Hoping the community grows bigger eventually.

Wow @firepower! This is really fantastic! This inspires me a lot. I joined steemit with some goals in mind, most especially to achieve financial freedom to help my family even more. All the best to you! :)

Thank you so much! I'm glad you are inspired to stick it out! Keep a long term approach and work hard here and you will be successful!

It's awesome to meet someone with such a positive outlook for Steemit and someone who is doing so much to help Steemit grow globally. It's people like you who help stabilize this platform and help people to adopt the right mindset in order to add value to Steemit and also benefit from it.

I'll gladly follow your example

I'm more inclined to curate, read and comment so I'll be doing that knowing that it adds value to the community. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I wish you even more success.


Thank you so much for your comment! :) I think you are on the right path and will do well in a year from now! :)

You're welcome and thank you!

upvoted you and its great to read all your posts because it adds a great skills and knowledge in myself, already followed you and inspired from your posts, hope that you also follow me back so that it will be a great pleasure for me and a big contribution from ur side for me , thanks kindly follow me aswell @shanzaylizay

Thank you for the wonderful comment! I will check your blog! :)

thanks alot dear pleasure is all mine <3

I am THRILLED for you!

Thank you @onetree!

This is an amazing and inspirational story. Not only have you worked hard writing your own content you have shown the importance of engaging with the community.

Furthermore, you overcome something that many people would have continued to struggle with. You're an inspiration and I want to say thank you for your hard work! I hope I am able to follow in your foot steps!

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words! I appreciate it a lot! :) I hope I can continue this work!

Congrats for your achievements man! You are really an inspiration to all Steemians, especially Indian Steemers! And reading about how you gifted a new phone to your mom, signalling that now it's your turn to care for her, made a bit emotional.
By the way, someone is trying to encash on your popularity by fully copying-pasting your post.

Thank you so much dude! Steemcleaners and I I've flagged that account now. All is well.

Since we're a community on Steemit, anything good that results as a direct participation on this site is just amazing! Great to see more Indian authors sign-up! :)

It sounds like Steemit came along at a very different time of your life,it also sounds like you grabbed it with both hands and have gone on to be very successful well done mate

It did! You are absolutely right in saying that! Thank you so much! :)

That's really inspiring! I'm also just starting out and learning things along the way. Not only is steemit new to me, but also the concept of building followers and ... well... blogging in general..

Thank you! I'm glad this was of some good use to you!

That is so inspiring, thank you for sharing this @firepower!

I am just beginning here and besides reaching 222 followers and then 333, I haven't really set any goals yet. Oh yes - one! Would love to pay my ticket to Steemfest from earnings I made on Steem. That would be fantastic!

I like your goal of making a past annual salary in one month. From contributing content here - how cool would that be! It's very motivating to know that you already made it! Congratulations!! :)

Hey Anja! Great to read your comment about your goals! It would be fantastic indeed to be able to do that! It's taken a long time to get here. In the past I've tried to achieve that through other means but it wasnt possible. Now I have done it! :D

Watch this space as I will run a contest or two as we get closer to the SF2 dates for anyone who is confirmed to visit SF2 can have a chance at winning the ticket. :)

Oh exciting! Looking forward to it! :)

Very inspiring story. I started a couple of months ago to interact in this community and what I have achieved in the publications has helped me, since I am from venezuela, a country with a very complex economic and social situation, the monthly wage here equals 30 $ USD. Thank you very much for sharing your story <3

OMG! That's crazy! I'm glad that you are here and I hope you are able to make the most of this platform! Thank you for reading!

Upvoted, resteemed, followed.

Thank you so much! :)

Steem will change the world... I love this blockchain sosial media + blog.

I've been through something similar myself. Not an accident, but major health issues. Just back into Steemit in the last week. Good to see you back and succeeding, and wish you all the very best.

I see! Thank you for sharing this with me. I hope you are feeling better now and I'm glad you are back as well! Thank you for taking the time to leave me a feedback! :) )

Thank you. I'm doing well, slowly but surely. Steemit helps. I hope you also are doing well. Sharing your story can be very beneficial, so that is appreciate. All the best to you :)

Congrats. Upvoted and resteemed :-)

Thank you so much for your continued support! :)

You are very welcome @firepower. Please would you be so kind and follow @welovesteemit, that we can follow back and share you eassier. Thank you.

certainly! :)

You are doing awesome @firepower... lead the way baby!!

Woohoo! Thank you so much dude!!

@firepower very inspiring post! I wish i could take my parents out for dinner thanks to steemit anytime soon too. Great work and steem on!

Thank you so much! I hope you are able to accomplish that! :)

Thank you for this link! :)

Nice achievement! Hoping to do the same as well. Let's work together and promote Steem. @steem

Thank you! :)

Thank you so much! :) I've flagged that post and another one! :)

Another one! Geez, I wish they would find their way to understanding how this community works and move away from the “looting or take away” mentality they currently have.

Weldone and i hope your following grows. I am very early on in my steemit career but intend to put a lot of time into it and I to helping steem grow as a platform.

Thank you so much! :) Just keep at it and things will improve as you go! :)

Wow, you really rock! It's a fast and fantastic growth:)

Thank you! A year of hard work and effort that this community still recognises when I came back to post. :) Thank you for your comment! :)

There're a few of us with 63+ reputation, so we know each other:) Glad you're back;)

Congratulations on your successes despite all the hardship! Also, thanks for giving us hope that if you can do it we can too!

Thank you so much! I try not to give up in the face of a challenge!

Being a consistent author once again has allowed me to contribute back to Steemit and to the society around me by way of donations and I'll post a half yearly update on that front soon followed by a Steemiversary post in July.

You're an inspiration to all of us, @firepower.

Congratulations, my friend. I'm very glad to hear your recovery is going well and I'm glad to have met you here.

Thank you so much my friend. Hope to catch you stateside! :D

So glad to have amazing users like you on the platform!

Thank you for all your support and help over the past year dude! :) Makes staying here all the more worth it!

@firepower, that's amazing. You're doing great here. You've also added a lot of values to this great network.


Thank you so much! I'll get back to your request by tomorrow. Have been tied up and unable to identity 10 worthy authors yet. Thank you for your patience.

Wow! Just wow!

The earnings, the comments they are just numbers.

The best achievement is that you gifted your mom a phone and had a good time with them yesterday.

What's even better is that you brought her to steemit.

Our mothers will bond well I guess :p

Thanks buddy! :D

You're welcome brother :)

Congratulations! you are an inspiration to fellow steemers, keep up the great work!
please upvote, reply, resteem and follow @victorvazco thank you, you're awesome!

Thank you so much! I'm glad this post motivated you! :)

Your parents must be proud of your achievements here at steemit....Congratulations!

Yes they are. Thank you! :)

These are some absolutely amazing milestones, @firepower! You've just earned yourself a new follower, and I hope you get many more~

Best Regards,

Thank you so much! :)

You got me at Important Reason #1!

I know I don't know you and all, but I'm so happy for your success and hope it continues, brutha!

Thank you so much! :D

I'm really sorry for your accident @firepower. You have really fought well to get these followers and I have read about your post and it superb.

Thank you so much! :D

Thank for sharing a great thing

Thank you! :)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)A really good read thank you for sharing

Thank you so much! :)

The future is great @firepower

It is for sure, come what may! :)

Really Inspiring story!
You just made me want to read your previous and following posts, and you've gained a follower.
Keep up the good work and keep spreading the word!

Thank you so much! :)

Amazing bro.. Very inspiring

Thank you! :)

WOW!! awesome post and gongrats

Wonderful heart warming post, thanks for sharing :-)

Cheers my Friend...

My Signature Post ---> Hop on My Love Train ( with music )

Life is Good @

Life has always been a roller coaster ride for everybody. But remember whenever a SINGLE DOOR of HAPPINESS closes a 100 more open for you. You just have to knock the right one.

Stay blessed brother and have a life full of joy.

Indeed! Thanks :)

Im new here and i want to know it there any steemit chat or messenger to sent toy frends like fb or twitter hase.will steemit hase a referral program to invite frnds and eran a % from them

Steemit doesnt have a ref program with rewards just yet. Maybe in the future.

Great milestone
You have another new follower , as I followed you
i am happy twice for me and for you
As you get 900 follower today and I reached 600 followers also today
Steem on
Keep the good work
Have a great weekend

Thank you so much! :) It's great to know that you are also having success with this platform! :)

Congrardulations on your Steemit Journey, Im glad that you treat your parents well. Its encouraging to know that despite your disability you still keep moving foward.