How did you get here and why are you still here?

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Do you remember how you found your way to Hive?

Was it your first interaction with crypto?
If not, what was?

Why are you here today?

How did I get to Hive?

I joined Steem July 1st, 2017 (block 13,303,288), as far as I can remember it was a mention from another Ethereum miner in the Space Station discord. I'm not 100% sure about this, but that my best guess on how I found myself on Steem.



It wasn't until July 22nd, 2017, about 3 weeks later that I made my first broadcast on the blockchain. It was a follow of @quickfingerluc, someone who has long since left. He used to post about crypto and TA techniques.

By July 22nd, I was more comfortable with the ecosystem after lurking for 3 weeks reading and exploring and I started to comment regularly. That same day I made my first post about speed reading. I honestly had no clue what I was going to do here, much less write about. I have written in the past about productivity and efficiency but I was never a big fan of blogging.

I gave myself a challenge, I would write every day for a year and see where things go. At the time I was making less than 5 cents a post and it felt like no one reading anything I wrote. I kept at it regardless and even after the first year I continued to post almost every day.

I figured out pretty quickly I was going to put a lot of time and effort into this, so I setup a witness on August 13th, 2017. It took 23 days before I had enough witness votes to produce my first block on September 5th, 2017. For a while it was pretty slow going and I remained outside of the top 50 for quite a while, I remember sitting at around 63 for what seemed like forever.

Fast forward 1,379 days, I am still here every day. Why?

I'm not going to lie and say the money doesn't matter, but I really love the challenges here. I also love how easy it is to develop and experiment on Hive. Fast and free transactions really allows for a lot of cool things that can't be done anywhere else. I always joke about Ethereum being the place where projects go to die. While I do use Ethereum a lot I do feel the high and unpredictable transaction fees kills most projects and innovation, but there is no question Ethereum is where you can make a killing.

One thing I really think Hive has an advantage over any other blockchain project is the community is baked in. This is something that made silly projects like Drug Wars so fun. Just like Cheers, everyone knows your name and there is a certain magic to that. Much of what keeps me here every day is all my experiences (good and bad) from the days before. I also feel Hive is a better platform for most crypto projects than most, especially if we can get native smart contracts.

Why are you here?

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I ended up here by accident.

A friend and I had been looking at various interpretations of privatized UBI and he sent me a link (via Facebook messenger) to look at yet another article.

That article happened to be written on Steem (January 2017) and although the project idea didn't impress me, the quality of the discussion on the post did so I decided to poke around a bit, and ended up making an account.

I was familiar with BTC and ETH and that was it... I didn't realize there was so many alt coins out there.

Why am I still here? Because what I call "Social blogging" is probably my all-time favorite web participation format, and it has basically been my spare time activity/hobby for 20 years.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I'm beginning to think of the start as the first day of Hive. That's where it really started.

I remember what it was like to be New Guy that day.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I came here from https://www.eobot.com/. They had cloud mining(remember that?) and Steem was one of the options. Looking for a way to pay for video games, I got into crypto and now I don't even play games that much.

Why did I stay? Because Steem/Hive is many of my firsts. I made money here, enough for me to get some stuff I've wanted. Yes I've sold and yes I will continue to. There's no reason to continue to just acquire more wealth. Gotta enjoy it at times. I've also learned a lot about development because of Steem/Hive. I have been able to learn so much just because I have things I actually want to build for Hive and its real interesting things to me with a product at the end rather than making a data structure that I'm going to throw away the code to in a few weeks.

I remember eobot.

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I used to do eobot. I see they have shut down now. I made tiny amounts there and the withdrawal limits increased so it wasn't viable to take it all out.

I sold some STEEM to buy stuff. Just holding is boring, but then we have the social side.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Social side makes things awesome. Hello fellow eobot user :)

I like and appreciate the honesty in your comment.

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I've been here as long as HIVE has existed and I'm still here because it's so much better than centralized social networks. This last thing will be understood by millions of users in the next 2 years.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I am here because I like to learn... once I have nothing to learn (impossible on hive) I am gone!

PLUS I love hyping for nothing... hype is my nature. Just have kids and you will know it.

Hahahha... Hyping for nothing. Aren't we all the same? :)

Hopefully, inside my ego, I will be always making a difference. But... effectively I am just dust in the universe.

You already do make a difference. I have seen you around. So, I have no doubts about that. However, you and I are not dust in the universe. We are the universe! :)

Wow! Did you see that car!

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Where where where ?

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Just like Cheers, everyone knows your name and there is a certain magic to that.

Yes there is magic in this yet we all make that magic happen just by being who we are and being excepted that way for good or bad.

Love this post!!

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I like writing and reading about finance so that's how I got here and why I stay. LEO to the moon!

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Cool idea and marking this down as an article to write up tomorrow.

As for community that can be a huge negative as well. When a community becomes to close-knit and starts to flag or not vote on certain content because its not of interest to them it's very unwelcoming and causes the community not to grow. Over time it starts to centralize a platform in which it's their way or get out which I've seen before mainly on steem. I don't want us falling into that same mindset or trap and hope this community continues to be open minded, teaching people how to use it and welcoming those with other views and ideas otherwise over time we will be in a world of hurt.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I was a steemian and now I'm a hover who's trying to heave😁😃

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Thank you ❣️

I will be completing my 4 years on Hive in another couple of months. Why I am still here is because of the Hive ecosystem and what it is capable of once crypto is adapted worldwide. Till that time I am enjoying building my portfolio and thus will reap the benefit in the future.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I like this very much ... and will defo take part in this. Nice to see how you ended up here, and how your blockchain journey started.

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Thank you!

I can't remember how I found steem, but it happened in the last bull run. Now I'm a hive fanatic. I'm here to meet people, share thoughts and grow ideas. The finance part of owning your content sucked me in.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
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Inspirational story here. I can't wait until I can look back at my experience in a few years and see how I grew with the platform. I think that we are all still quite early

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Thank you!!

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I heard it on some podcast. Can't remember which one. I think some VC was talking about a few projects.

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Reading from your story above, I can interpret it as a person who has a specific goal that you must maintain, and enjoy the results in the future. You are amazing you can do that, different from me, I also want to do that, be consistent in posting. However, due to the activities out there, I am not here to continue writing. But from the past few months I have taken the time to continue to be here, and for me the Hive platform is a very definite opportunity to overcome. Everything has to do with money, but apart from money I'm also happy to be able to deal with people from different countries here. This is an amazing platform in my opinion.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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hi @trostparadox
I don't know the meaning of what you are saying, whether it's a mockery or something. What is certain is that I am here because Hive has become part of the activities that I have to do, I have also explained "why will I still be here" in my post, hope someone can understand it.

Not a mockery at all. I have been blessed with having been able to attain a large holding of POB due to my very early engagement with the tribe; my goal is to spread some POB around in such a way as to help others learn about the POB tribe and choose whether to engage with its members (or to dump it on the DEX if they so choose).

yeah, you mean good there, want to help others if they want to join, I want to learn about POB, good job @trostparadox

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I followed in Kushed, from get this -- a slack called Brocoin. Haha. It was tipped as blockchains first gaming coin that stakes and rewards players. In the end they just dumped their initial investors from crypto and went legit fiat. Breakout Gaming I think it was.

Anyway, from there I met Kushed and Bernie, and they introduced me to Steem. They've always been good to me.

I'm still here because this is really the only blockchain I can network effectively. And the ease in which you can build and immediately reach an audience on is amazing. I love it. I'm a Hive maximalist these days.

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Could not resist answering these questions so here is my response in The Long and Winding Road...Led me to Hive
Thank you for this @themarkymark!

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Aku ingin kesana

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I reached here through Steempress, a WordPress plugin. And when I read more about this community, I linked and now sharing all articles here whatever I publish on my blog.
Not popular yet, but still trying to reach there one day.

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I remember @quickfingerluc. He made it look so easy lol.
I arrived at Hive through Steem, which I joined in 2017 and once I made the decision to use the Hive platform I never looked back. I stay for a lot of reasons - the community, its an outlet that allows me to be creative and/or keep track of my experiences, and for the crypto of course.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I am here because I thought this new social media platform and the folks on it who accept and support crypto, would be more amenable to the radical ideas and opinions I have regarding government and the people’s need to conduct a revolution.
Since becoming involved with crypto, tokenized social media, and community consensus, I am finding less and less reasons or motivation to keep selling the idea of violent struggle against tyranny, or major government reform(abolition) in the physical world, when we are constantly using what is probably the most viable option which is government via DPoS

I am here since this last February 2021.. I am here because of some libertarian podcasters specifically @whylibertarian and Shane Hazel.
You can tell which one of them is consistent and which one is not by the tag.

I appreciate the shoutout and that I was a voice that got you to this point. Centralization definitely results in very poor outcomes. I know there is a lot of tension in the world right now due mostly to the over-centralization of power. I'm happy to be here and interacting with like-minded folks.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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As an investor, a paid subscription to a service that recommended STEEM is what brought me here:

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When? From reading your post here @themarkymark, a few days after you began serving the Steem blockchain as a Witness. I had never been online, as I had sworn I would never have an online presence. To this day, I still only have this one ... I have written about the "whys" a number of times ...

Not until May 2018, as a decision based on more due diligence in understanding the "user case" for the investments I had made into this new digital asset class, did I write my first post. Dutifully, my introductory post ...

In spite of a number of concerns I had over the coming months, I am still here. Primarily due to the fascination I have with the experience of interacting with others all over the world. Even with those on the other side of our country in New York ... 😉

I haven't written a post in a while. I may write one with this tag. We'll see ...


As many posts as you have written, you most likely have covered a lot of your history elsewhere in other posts. For me, however, I am reading briefly about your history, for the first time. Thanks for providing us this little bit of insight into your "journey!"

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You joined July 1st and I joined July 25th after lurking for a couple of months and watching tutorial videos.

I was just scouting around for an idea on my next post and this will fit the bill nicely. Wil get on that post tomorrow. I was busy and didn't have the time to post everyday like you did. If I had, I wonder just how different things would be. Either way, I'm glad to still be here.

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Thanks. I'll be sure and water it regularly! :)

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Few months ago with low knowledge of cryptocurrency. But sharing my post and getting feedback through people's comments has really improved my work. I love hive

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Thanks so much

I came to Hive because all my favorite people are here. But I almost didn't come back because of my experience over on Steemit. I checked Hive out a couple times but didn't have the time to commit until now. Hopefully, nothing comes up, and I can settle down to research, writing, and creating art.

I like earning a little bit of money, exploring cryptocurrency, exchanges, and the blockchain. Since 2016 I've been trading little bits of crypto for fun, not really for much profit. Although I was able to help pay some family bills and buy a new computer. I would have to earn squat on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and all my data would be used to profit billion-dollar companies that don't respect our individual freedom.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I compost fresh POB, it grows great flowers lolol

Had fun reading Marky! As always another window into your Steem and Hive life. :)

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Interesting to see that 2017 is the year for many to join
this community.
March was when I join but July 2nd I wrote my first post.
Small world, here we are.
As a witness you got the best of both world
with this community.
Keep it going for 2021

!BEER

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Glad to see you around still brother and congrats on the witness rank. I hope we can go back to chatting over fortnite soon. I miss the old days but I'm back now to see where this all leads.

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I am totally going to do this challenge.

And right on actually I remember drug wars and really wish I hadn't have bought so heavily in.

Yep that just ended up being this huge entire scam.

But actually it was really fun having all those hydroponics labs.

I think I bought in super heavily just off all of that.

But then things changed.

Honestly enough when I signed up here it was just my grow log.

I really wish I could scroll back and get back all the way at the beginning but that would take absolutely phenomenally too long on my phone.

However it would be really cool to see and be able to share my own content from a while back let alone if we could also get some kind of way for people to reward memories for the blockchain reblogs for the original owner.

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Actually I have been staking as much of that as I can lately and really excited and watching all these different moves really blow up.

And it's pretty amazing how one person's trash is another person's treasures

It took until May 21, 2016 for me to get my account setup, I had been trying for weeks. I was in the bts board since protoshares and was pretty annoyed that no one would give any help on the initial mining too. "It's in the code" is all anyone would say and I would go reading and trying to decipher to no avail. I remember the board posts about how much people were getting, it was frustrating. I got my account but didn't start posting for about a year largely because I wasn't willing to shit post about crypto which meant I lost out on those huge early payouts. Yet here I am all these years later in large part because now especially I own my content, can write whatever I want, and have met some great people.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Age
63 moons

July 2016

I started way back when it was steemit -

And i stay because hive/leo/pob are awesome platforms !!!


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I heard about how the Steem token had exploded in price on some show on the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast. Feeling like I missed out on Bitcoin, and various other projects. I dived into Proof of Brain with both feet. I went from a Hive Plankton to a POB whale. You are probably destined to make a lot in POB they way you write articles everyday. It sometimes takes me more than that to research what I want to write about.


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Thanks for the POB manure. I remember that reference. 💩💩

I started back in 2018 simply investigating alternatives to video posting to YouTube. That led me to DTube and then to steem of course. I've watched the platform and politics go by over time while still continuing to post a little photo and video content every few weeks.

I've just generally slowly accumulated some Hive and staked it over time. I'm not heavily a crypto enthusiast, but I do enjoy the community over at CTP. I did make the trip to Poland for Steemfest and met many great creators/friends in person. Those relationships continue today even with some quiet now on the platform.

Looking forward to continuing to watching Hive evolve and grow over time.

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I forget where I initially heard of Steem first, but I officially joined in March of 2018. What made me join initially was the idea of “FrEe CrYpTo”. Lol

What made me stay was the community and the ideas being worked on here. I enjoyed being one of the resident nerds and take pride in helping some folks here learn about comics, art, or toys...simply from my posts here. That’s pretty cool. Then Heading to SteemFest in Krakow....it is still one of my favorite weeks ever.

All that made the monetary aspect secondary to the folks I formed bonds with here.

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Thank you.

I heard about steem from thedollarvigillante he talked about earning $15000 on one post or something. I was interested in the idea of a decentralized social media platform where users were rewarded instead of being the product on facebook.

I stay for the fun community and interesting discussions, hope hive eins the social media war, and of course hopeful for profits which technically have been quite handsome getting leo airdropped and buying some cheap.

Would be nice to have an actual fun game that somehow uses upvotes.

I look forward to watching the platform evlove in the years to come.

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Web 3.0 is where it is at. This is really the only place I want to put my efforts online at the moment. I think it is extremely important for the future of a free and open web.

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Nice knowing this piece of you.

I was holding Steem at one of the exchanges for awhile back in 2017. I was barely a year into the space so I didn't know steemit was a wallet thingy and I've still never made an account on any of those social platforms. Add rookie blogger plus rookie crypto and here I am, telling you about it.

Fast forward to present I vote for witnesses named Marky, get comfortably laid back on hardforks, enjoy free transactions, do weird crazy things like attach hyperlinks (didn't know it was a word), meet interesting people, evolve, and whatever else I have and haven't done since 09.18.17.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Thank you @trostparadox

Great to read your journey @themarkymark
I started my journey around same time and I am still here with the same rigor. Well I will also not shy off saying that I do have my financial goals to meet and hence money does matter to me, but also that I always was fond of writing and Hive gave me that platform. I enjoy writing every single day, my thoughts, experiences and learnings of life. My topics are different but then I am accepted and appreciated, which is very important and keeps me going. While this was in short. I will surely make a decent post of it.

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