Get up, suit up and get ready to… Just STEEM It!
Steem this, steemit that! Greetings cryptonians? Steemians? Blockchainers? Voluntaryists? Tokeneers, coineers, digital currency pioneers ! Whatever clan you happen to identify your self with. We are here because of curiosity, mutual respect for our values as human beings, exploration, adventure, and in my case, pure love for the global revolution called STEEM that is literally changing people’s lives around the world!
We are all here to grow together and learn more about our darling coin STEEM. I for one, am in love with steemit.com (follow meee!) and hereby officially announce my marriage with this cryptolicious blockchain-based social media platform! This podcast is just a small fin of another minnow in a pond of infinite imagination waiting to get out and be forever fixed in the moment of endless possibilities, beyond time. Wooo! Way off topic.
Let’s start slow.
Mr., Mrs., and Jr. Ju.
Here we are! The JU’s. A small loving family living in Korea trying to figure out
what this whole STEEMit.com thing is all about!
Steem it story. Back in the day, when bitcoin started to make headlines and it was still relatively cheap – I made a fatal mistake of not BUYING. A good friend of mine invested in it in 2014. I believe he is now a very happy man. And I am crying. My friend is happy not because of how much profit this crypto game generated for him, but because of how rewarding and exhilarating the whole experience was and still is. And when I finally jumped the gun and decided to enter the cryptoland – for the first time in a long time, I felt a rush of life flow through me like a stream of Buddha consciousness – powerful emotions that can only be experienced by those who make their first investment in a coin and then watch that coin do their glorious volatile dance that only they know how. Wow. I tell ya, overnight it earned me more than a week worth of any by-the-hour day job.
However, money is not a motivator for me. That was just a side effect I observed with crypto-currency, as I didn’t even invest that much. I was always more interested in the technology that made it all be possible. And it’s a relatively complex tech but basically blockchain is its name. And so short story longer, fast forward a couple of weeks after my initial investment and I stumble upon a new kind of blockchain technology that was apparently changing people’s lives. I learned about STEEM the coin and steemit.com as it’s home. Here’s an excerpt from the official FAQ found on the website:
What is Steemit.com?
Steemit is a social network and content rewards platform that makes the crowd the beneficiaries of the attention economy. It does this be rewarding users with STEEM.Steemit has redefined social media by building a living, breathing, and growing social economy; a community where users are getting rewarded for sharing their voice.
Steemit is a social media platform that works by having the crowd reward the crowd for their content. It does this thanks to the Steem blockchain and cryptocurrency; Steem is ‘minted’ daily and distributed to content producers according to the votes they get.
I signed up after having done very little research and learned about the community and the type of content people were producing with the help of one awesome Steemian (steem people) friend who goes by the name Graham Smith through his video blog called Voluntaryism Japan.
The life-changing part is real. Because there is real value involved and the system stands on your reputation, people on there tend to post quality content and are way more civil and respectful towards each other. It is self-governed and just feels human. Shameless plug alert. Follow me and we can get you started on the network!
After just under a week of being a member and exploring content by other fellow steemians on this social media platform I realized that I have found my true inspiration and a permanent home. I decided that I needed an outlet (besides my steemit.com blog hehe) to express my love and share it with others. This podcast was created immediately following that thought. I introduced my wife to it – she never blogged before – and now she’s hooked. She’s made many friends and found her interests to share with others through this friendly community. She will be joining me on my journey and we because of that, our relationship is even stronger now!
Steemit is changing lives. It is changing my life just because of how awesome the whole set up is. I had no confidence and struggled for a long time before making my first post. But i’m glad I did and the reception from steemians was so welcoming and humbling. I love STEEM! And you will hear me say this on our podcast.
There’s much to learn, many new friends to make and hard, but rewarding, work to look forward to. Join us every week as we talk all things steem, feature prominent steemians and content creators that make a difference and bring you news to catch up with while you commute or when you’re not steemin’ yourself.
If you’ve got the time – JUST STEEM IT! You will love every minute of it and regain your sanity in the process
“Keep playing. Keep Going. Keep Steeming!”