What does it means to me...
THE AWESOME PEOPLE I'VE MET...
My Steem family consists of many people. Far too many to list here. Why do I say family and not friends. Because unlike FB and the others we have real, actual interactions here that lead to long lasting loving relationships. Of the many a few are @davemccoy, @abh12345, @simplymike, @sparkesy43, @nrnightmare89, @chrismadcboy2016, @joseacabrerav, and the list could go on for a long while.(You great friends are also being tagged to showed your gratitude for Steem.😁)
THE EARNINGS I'VE MADE...
At the beginning of my adventure with Steem just over a year ago, I decided I would put 10% of all my rewards into what we dubbed "The Steemit Jar." Sure...the first few months my jar stayed close to empty. But once I found my niche and discovered how to effectively post to draw followers, I had a hard time keeping enough change to put in the jar. From the picture below, you can see how close I am to having it filled.(At which time, I'll buy more Steem and power up.)
STEEMDOM(Steem and freedom combined)
I found Steemit through Dtube after being banned from youtube.(Funny name considering "you" actually have no true control over your account.) I also found a place that allowed true freedom of speech and expression. And noone can ban you or eliminate your account because you own it. I also found loving communities of real, caring people. I have also been able to learn a lot about the world...and about myself. There are so many aspects of the whole Steem experience, it's hard to list them all.
GAMES GAMES AND MORE GAMES that reward you to play!
That's right, whether you dream of being a street level thug, a summoner of amazing beasts, or an adventurer of our unverse, Steem has so many games that are not only fun, but pay you in return for your valuable time!!
*Top photo from Drugwars, middle from Steemmonsters, last from nextcolony.
REACH ACROSS THE WORLD EVERY 3 SECONDS
To me, the most amazing thing steem has done for me is allow me the ability to reach out to those in needs across the globe.(Every 3 seconds as that is the speed of our amazing blockchain.) This has enabled me to no longer rely on the lines of the red Cross and such as I do not have any way of ensuring that my money is actually helping anyone. I truly enjoy this freedom more then any other offered through the miracle that is Steem.