It's my hobby


You like my Konosuba background on my profile?

         I've seen people post this a lot of my feed. This sort of reminds me of those chain bulletins on Myspace (and earlier days of Facebook). Still, there is amusement for participating in it. For one, you provide some extra information, which may or may not be interesting. On the other hand, it's great filler content for those who may not have any idea of what to write for the day.

How long have you been on the Blockchain?

         Let's see, this account came to be around March 2, 2018. Unfortunately, I went for the free account creation service back on the old chain at the time. Some say the @Leonis account is me. It most likely is, I wish I could remember.

What was your background in cryptocurrency when you first came to the Blockchain?

         Believe it or not, I have been a Coinbase customer since its early days in 2012. You'd think that makes me an OG, but that's far from the truth. I was some dumb college kid who didn't know what him and his friends stumbled upon.

         I reentered crypto space in the latter half of 2017 after profiting from the 2013 BTC bull run. I didn't do anything about crypto between that time and I regret it even today. On the bright side, no student debt here thanks to some extra boost from crypto.

What was your background in writing when you first came to the Blockchain?

         I was a hobby blogger throughout my university years. I had a blog that I retired when I graduated. I still remember I made a grand total of $10 over the course of 4 years.

How many people did you know when you first came to the Blockchain?

         My referrer was @someguy123. The technical folks on Hive definitely knows him. Other than that, I knew nobody.

How did you meet people when you first came to the Blockchain?

         I wandered around different Discord servers for newbies. But, the driving force behind meeting more folks was @anthonyadavisii's @steemflagrewards program.

Who did you look up to when you first came to the Blockchain?

         Well, @someguy123 gave some good advice when I was navigating as a newbie. Some may find it controversial, but I did look up to @sircork when he was active on the chain. @Lynds was very helpful when I first started out as well.

How would you describe your first three months on the Blockchain?

         Bernie vs. Haejin

Has being a part of the Blockchain changed you in any way for the good?

         It was a good pastime to get through the bear market. I am definitely better off, at least from a financial perspective, because of it. I mean, I did hobby my way into a 5-digit portfolio on Hive alone.

         A counter argument would be that I did waste a ton of time by not automating certain repetitive tasks. This goes beyond autovoting. Most of it has to do with moving tokens around, etc.

What is your favorite memory from your time on the Blockchain?

         I actually liked @r0nd0n's shows back when I could attend almost every one of them from start to finish. I don't often participate in the conversation, but it's always entertaining listening in. It's more realistic and sane compared to most of the mainstream nonsense out there. The added irony of a clown running the show is the icing on top.

If you could advise a new person signing up to Hive, what would it be?

         Find out what interest you here. Pretending to be a content creator will lead you down an unsatisfying experience. There is so much more to Hive than a "blogging" platform.

         Go play games. Find a niche community/tribe. Collect NFTs. Or, you don't have to do much and stuff HBDs in your savings and collect the interest. If you aren't enjoying your time, it's no different than doing a job you hate.

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I'm honoured to be in the mentions! Hugs Enforcer!!

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Those final two paragraphs. Best advice I've ever read in 4 years.

Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas :-)

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$10 over the course of 4 years.

And people still complain they are doing poorly if the payout per post sucks. Like 10$ in 4 years is already far better than the average hobby blogger (earns them around cents to a dollar once they get past the 3 year threshold) and more than half the time, most drop the habit within a year.

the driving force behind meeting more folks was @anthonyadavisii's @steemflagrewards program.

This. I wasn't really invested in the my own local community, it had the prevalent problems of being inclusive us or them. Glad by serendipity I checked on Steemcleaners discord back then to have this program brought up on a random conversation.

Advance happy holidays Bruh, it's December 24, from my time zone at the time of writing.

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Happy holidays!

Yeah, the college blog was a hobby. Mostly for my friends and peers to read.

I only ever advertised it on my FB back when I was social butterfly enough to garner 1500+ “friends”.

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Bernie vs haejin… 🤣😂. Mean people lurk in SFR… that’s where I met some good people myself.

People don’t get the idea of OWNING you account. It’s hard to get that through the mainstream account minds people have.

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Well, any crypto wallet you own the keys to are accounts that you own. They just don’t realise it yet.

Too bad we can’t have a badge for “mean people of Hive”.

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People unfamiliar with crypto don’t get that, just like the mainstream social media people. For some reason people want a middle man when it comes to $$ ???

I suggest the angry joker emoji. 😉 Maybe different levels of meanness.. @traciyork would probably be level 8. 🤣😂

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Sometimes, middlemen are inevitable because people don’t want to manage their stuff personally.

No different than delegations and/or giving persons or dapps your posting authority.

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You might wanna consider turning No different than a job you hate into a mini series.

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I could. I might laugh at the first few instalments until they become too depressing to continue.

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All it takes is 30 depressing years and you made a career out of it.

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If you aren't enjoying your time, it's no different than doing a job you hate.

Still enjoying Hive and looking forward on the years to come here as new projects are being introduced.

I was a hobby blogger throughout my university years. I had a blog that I retired when I graduated. I still remember I made a grand total of $10 over the course of 4 years.

I had a hobby blog too but never had the chance to have it monetized. Paid for the fees like domain and hosting never had an ROI there 😂

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That is a great take away Hive really is so much more than a blogging platform. I have seen a lot of these posts in my feed as well.

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Yeah, I think the prompt is from an initiative by @snook.

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That is good to know, I am going to have to do a similar post 😀

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Randomly decided to see if my keys were burnt by meanies yet and they still work and I found this. :) Thanks for "looking up to me" back in the day. Probably wasn't a good idea! :D

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It worked out okay. I didn't get burned at the stake. lol

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Huh, I had 20 hive more or less, so I powered it up and now I can reply twice!

I'd imagine noobs here still leave since they can't do anything for free, huh?

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Yeah, the RC cost isn't the most friendly recently.

They need to get RC delegations out soon.

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