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I’ve seen several of these posts lately and, like the majority of you, talking about myself isn’t an issue. The only real issue I see with this one is, I don’t have a Twitter account, danget! @theycallmedan, does that mean I’m disqualified? Speaking of disqualified, I’ve never had a Twitter account or even spent one second on their platform, that goes for Zuckface, too, Facezuck, whatever it’s called—true story. Fact—Steemit is the first and only platform I’ve ever attempted to be social in a social media type environment. So, reverting back to the title real quick, Dan, or @acidyo, I don’t know how those other platforms work but if either of you feel like sharing whatever I’m about to say over there, have at it—that goes for the rest of you too!

That opening paragraph is precisely what I meant about no issues talking about myself. Before I get started (I haven’t done that yet—started), thank you, @smasssh, for pointing out this #writing initiative to me, not sure how I missed it. 🤔 If you haven’t read how #steem has impacted his life, it’s a really good read, you can find it here. Now then, as I’ve been meaning to tell you since I started this thing, how has...

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impacted my life?

For starters, I didn’t even know what a hyperlink was before joining this platform, I’ve already used three since beginning this article—thanks #steemit. PS—you should click that ‘impacted my life’ one, it moves and stuff.

I remember when I got my first @curie visit, oh man! Talk about rockstar status. I thought I made it to the big leagues like, “look out, world, here comes @dandays!” I drew this eyeball a couple of years ago (took forever to mine that old thing out just now) and my upvotes went from anywhere between 1 and 5, 10 on a good day, to 309 votes on that drawing—oh shyte! Well, I’ve been motivated ever since.

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Three years ago, which equates to three decades in #blockchain time, way back when I didn’t know what a hyperlink was, I was also an infant to the #cryptocurrency world (I’m toddler status now). I managed to score some steem at one point, I probably got it at a discounted price or something, and was holding it at Bittrex—it was there for awhile. Then I finally decided to look into it.

I learned Steem is a blockchain. “Hmm.. 🤔 I’ve heard that wOrd before.” Upon further investigation, I learned it’s a blockchain based social media type platform. “Hmm.. 🤔 I’ve heard those words before, too.” When I discovered the use of SBD’s and SP and how authors are rewarded for their content in crypto, which is then tradable on many of the reputable exchanges, “sign me up!” That’s what I did, I’m going on three years now and haven’t looked back since—except when I’m mining old articles.

Like this time-lapsed recipe video I put together for my wife, the stunning @puravidaville. I talked her into registering a steemit account, too, her and about a dozen other people. I’m telling you this because I’m still that guy who didn’t know what a hyperlink was and who hasn’t spent one second on any of those other social media joints. Now I’m doing stuff like producing, on-boarding, curating, editing and mastering drawing/cooking videos. Tech savvy is not my strong suit, like trying to teach a cat how to play fetch.. with a soccer ball.. that’s deflated.. it takes time. I’m still getting the hang of it and I’m proud of my progress—thanks Steemit.

So, in response to the title of this article, Steem has impacted my #life...

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positively.

I learned how to do that, too, thanks to Steemit—edit images I find on Pixabay by drawing circles on them. I also learned the difference between copyright free images and all of the other images on the internet. Copyright free images, such as all of the photos found at Pixabay, Unsplash, and Pexels are Creative Commons images meaning you’re free to use them for profit, everything else used to generate profit is illegal, that’s called copyright infringement—thanks Steemit.

What haven’t I learned? I probably shouldn’t pose that question to myself. I still can’t bite my tongue and prevent myself from saying what I think, when I think it, the only difference between this virtual space and reality is I use my thumbs to do that here and my wife doesn’t have to punch me and tell me to stop—“DO.NOT get him started!” Which reminds me, I probably wouldn’t get away with half of the things I say on Steemit if I had one of those Bluetube, instabookaface accounts, whatever they’re called—Steemit is censorship free (my record number of daily downvotes don’t count—those are just maggots).

Am I still talking typing about myself? I learned how to do that, too, not the unable to stop talking about myself part, the crossing words out crossing words out part. I even learned how to make them small which comes in handy when typing BIG “small”—thanks Steemit. But I haven’t even addressed the people I’ve met here yet, believe it or not, I’m just as good at talking about my virtual stranger friends. That brings us to our next paragraph.

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”Engagement”

Apparently that wOrd isn’t specific to the matrimony between a man and a woman. Man and man, woman/woman, transgender and whatever the’fa kelce we’re using to identify ourselves these days in an attempt to bypass the fact we’re all just humans. See what I mean? I wrote that last sentence to point out you can say that kind of stuff on Steemit without the threat of your page being removed because you’re not adhering to the social misconception of what’s portrayed to be politically correct. I’m still talking about myself, ain’t I? Danget! I’ll try harder in the next paragraph.

I’ve met some really cool people here. I have a list of virtual strangers I’ve engaged with even more than a significant portion of my reality friends whom I’ve known my whole life—is that weird? I don’t think so, there’s just some really good people on this platform. For fear of leaving someone out, I won’t attempt to name each of you but I think the following paragraph(s) will cover everyone.

There’s some DIY’ers on this platform whose children and family are lucky to have them. People so determined to get me drunk I can’t remember the last time I ordered my own beer. There’s a dude dawn’unda who loves his wife as much I do—mine, love mine. He loves his wife as much as I #love my wife—that’s what I meant. This platform has chefs, personal trainers, personal trainers and chefs, homesteaders and gardeners with valuable tips everyone can benefit from. Oh, musicians, too, there’s plenty of those on this platform, one is just down the country from me right now. There’s grandma’s, sisters, sons and brothers, old timers, whiners, poets and mothers—they’re all here. I should probably begin the next paragraph. I have plenty of things to say about the quality of steemians this platform has to offer

There’s a fine young lady in South Africa who really knows how to make a mess, there’s one of those in Florida, too, Washington State, Indonesia, New York, Tokyo, they throw down from all over the place. And curators, quality curators everywhere, not Philadelphia, though—she’s not a witch, either. And #funny, there’s plenty of steemians who make me laugh consistently like this one really old guy in New York and another in Texas, Oregon, Nigeria, Finland, Norway, there’s quite a few. They’re not rough around the edges like I am, per se, more like satin and baby powder, but I check in regularly to see if they’ve posted anything—I can always count on them for a good a laugh.

What I’m trying to say is, Steem hasn’t impacted my life at all, can you tell? That’s rhetorical—that whole sentence was a lie or, fabrication, whichever you’d like to call it. You can learn how to do that here too—fabricate. Metal, of course, not fabricate as in strreeeetttchh the truth. I should’ve put a number symbol pound sign hashtag next to truth.

#truth. We believe we discovered the root of Pura’s illness thanks to Steemit. The same illness we’ve been battling for nearly two years that has since been all but diagnosed in less than two weeks after reaching out to a platform full of virtual strangers—we’re scheduled for a medical exam this Friday to confirm the infection @jaguar.force discovered.

#travel. I’ve since been logging our travel experiences on Steemit since beginning this traveliving journey a little over a year ago. Where else do you have an infinite amount of blockchain space to save thousands of images and travel memories that will safely last a lifetime? Nowhere, that’s where—thanks Steemit. So, how has Steem impacted my life? :echo: “Positively.”

#thanks. Thanks for reading my articles, thanks for following my content and thanks for having me. Keep posting your articles, ‘@‘ everyone, I look forward to reading them and learning about what you’re getting yourself into, or getting yourself out of, same thing. This was a good idea, Dan, cool name btw (that’s short for ‘by the way’—learned that on Steemit too), I didn’t like it at all, can you tell? Steem has a lot to offer, those of you who are just tuning in, this lengthy article barely scratched the surface.

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