Six Years Loving It Here!

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It's my sixth year on the Hive Blockchain!


That's right, six years ago I finally listened to @jacobtothe and checked out this blockchain-based, social network-like blogging site that he had been telling me about.

And after a bit of perusing and embracing the fact that I had no idea what I was doing, I posted my first blog post on the chain that shall not be named on November 18th, 2016.


And I've been posting away ever since that day.


Every year when the eighteenth of November rolls around and Hivebuzz blesses me with another fancy year on the blockchain badge, I pause for a bit of reminiscence and reflection about this magical blockchain that we all are a part of.

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When I typed up that first post I had no idea what the heck Markdown was, how to insert images, how to format anything, and if anybody would even like what I wrote about.

What I did have was a huge desire to learn about the world of decentralized content creation and ownership, how cryptocurrency works, and about all things blockchain in general. I didn't expect to be welcomed into such an amazing, generous community like I was, and I cannot even infer how much I have learned from you all over the years. Much gratitude here. So much.

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Along the way I found out a lot of about myself too. I am not a dev, a trader, or even at all good at any of this, but I am a pretty decent story-teller and you all really have seemed to enjoy tales of my homestead and life adventures over the years. Again, much gratitude.

And wow, has it ever been a journey. I have memories of people who are still no longer around, whale wars, whale experiments, in-fighting, incredible support for those of us experiencing hardship, projects galore, and in the end a mass exodus of our community to our new home when threatened by an ideological menace. Throughout all the things, one thing has always shined through, we are a family here on Hive, a community who sticks together.

Even though we are a diverse bunch of creatures, we are all united by a common thread of independent grit, and I gotta say every day when I hop on here to check out what's going on, I know I am going to learn something or at the very least be amused by some of your antics.

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So on that note, thank you. Thank you to all the people who over the past six years have made an awkward, sorta feral heathen feel at home. I truly look forward to the next six😊


And in case you are wondering why the heck I have a bunch of pie pictures in my Hive-iversary post, well, tonight we are having a Friendsgiving dinner with my D&D pals, and I thought pictures of pie to be shared with friends were the perfect images to be placed throughout a very celebratory post!


Double and in case you were wondering: Here's my very first blog post: The Logging Camp Chronicles: Episode One


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And as most of the time, all of the images in this post were taken on the author's sorta not feeling celebratory because it can only take pictures of pie iPhone.




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Oh my bestest friend. Congratulations on 6 years. I cannot wait to get there. And you 12th year post.

Speaking of D&D have you read the newest Dragonlance book o mentioned back in August?

Have a fantastic evening 😀

Keep rocking it, because you do.

!BBH

!ALIVE

!CTP

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Aww, thank you so much my friend, you are one of the best blessings that my 6th year in this realm manifested!

And no, I haven't yet read that book, I plan on reading the whole series, but with two busy teens and a farm to run, it's looking like I might have to tackle that project when the youngest graduates😉

I will endeavor to rock as long as you keep on positively crushing it lol!

!PIZZA

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You know how to make me blush 😊

Great part about books, they wait.

Positivity? Who? Me? Lol

!BBH

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Happy anniversary, Kat! I'm so glad to have found friends like you on this platform. JT is the best, truly!

BTW, since you brought up your D&D pals, I'm currently working on something you might like: it's a small-scale tabletop game that has nothing to do with The Nine Empires, and I'm trying my hand at storytelling to segue into pitching this idea. I have no idea what I'm doing, I wrote up the whole thing in a single afternoon, but I think it will be fun.

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Thanks Kaja! And yes, JT is the best and I super happy to have found such great friends like you😊

I am super, super intrigued about your game! It's sounds super fun! Have you done a post about it? I brought it up to JT Saturday night during our Friendsgiving!

!PIZZA

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I haven't made a post about it yet. I'm going to slowly segue into it with another character (whom I will introduce in my next post), make short individual posts for all the game pieces, and then pitch the game rules in the Tabletop/DND community. I'm not sure if I can use the #c-c-c tag to reference the relevant posts, since there will be at least 20 to cover the 13 basic units and 7 heroes (and possibly an 8th). The rules are currently in a ten-page MS Word document containing 2909 words, but since five full pages are dedicated to hero and unit stats, the pitch will end up being a good bit shorter.

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Chain that shall not be named… lol!

So grateful you navigated all the whales, shipwrecks, and piratical peasants to find the treasured community here on Hive. You are a good egg as some of my friends like to say.

Blessings to you on a magnificent 6 years!

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Aww, you made it sound like the glorious adventure that it has been lol!

You too are a supreme example of an egg! I am so happy our paths crossed and I hope all is well back yonder with you and the fam!

Thanks so much😊

!PIZZA

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I was wondering this post had to do with pie 🥧 😂🤣

It has been a wild ride for sure though. Great times here on Hive. Happy hiversary.

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LOL! Pie-perplexing 🤣

It sure has been a wild ride, and I am looking forward to surfing the chaos with ya'll in the future, thanks so much!!

!PIZZA

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Happy anniversary! 6 years! Had to go read your first story, of course. Loved it the same as all your stories.

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Aww, I am so glad that our paths crossed, I love reading about all your homestead happenings, and I super, super enjoy your comments😊

Thanks so much, hope your day is beyond awesome!

!PIZZA

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Happy Anniversary! Surely in these six years everything has happened, the good thing is that you're still here 😅. It must be great to have discovered this technology so long ago, it's good that you took an interest in it.

Your cake looks good, I hope you enjoy it ❣️.

Thanks for sharing your day on the Daily Blog. Good weekend 😊.

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Thank you so, so much for all the kind words! I enjoyed the pie so much and I hope that you had an enjoyable treat this past weekend too!😊

!PIZZA

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Happy Anniversary!! I have been away for 17 days, so I missed everything! It has been a real joy to come here and find people like yourself. I cannot help but get giddy at the thought of reading your words. Always a worthy peruse and passing on.

Thank you for being such a cool chick. ❤️

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Seventeen days! That's one long absence, I sure hope it was for fun reasons! Of course now I am going to wander over your way and see what you have been up too...

And thank you so, so much for being the source of so many elicited smiles of absolute joy and mirth over the years, you are beyond a cool chick my dear friend!!

!PIZZA

This is the reply I typed up to you a few days ago, I am most sorry about the delay! LOVE YA!

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Thank you!!! Work a little, play for a couple of days, a stopover in Charleston, South Carolina. I love stooping there.

So, I'm back home and swinging into the merriest of merry seasons!

I cannot tell uou how disruptive me internet has been! I thought it might be Hive!

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You know, I've always wanted to do a perusal of the entire Eastern seaboard, and your posts over the years have only heightened that want let me tell ya.

I have a cousin in Virginia who's been after me to come out for a visit, so maybe I'll actually get out that way in the near future and explore things from Charleston to Concord😊

And I am beyond looking forward to all your posts full of seasonal cheer!

!PIZZA

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The Eastern seaboard is pretty cool and full of history!!

Yes!!You need to come!!

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Happy 6th anniversary on Hive! I think I am not far behind you...gotta figure out the date. I certainly enjoy your tales of life on the farm, the cooking posts, the crazy life posts, and especially your tales of growing up in Alaska. Keep up the good work!

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Thank you so much!!! I know you are not far behind me, so soon I will be wishing you Happy Hive anniversary with far too many exclamation points lol!

!PIZZA

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