MY STEEM STORY - by @lymepoet

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGElast year (edited)

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A Power House Creatives Initiative

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Everyone has a story – and all our stories have something in common… we all started from nothing and knew nothing. People want to hear stories. They want to hear OUR stories — they want to know who we are, where we are from, what we are doing, who and what we love, what we have learnt and where we are going. People also want us to hear their story! Being a part of the Steem network is an individual journey for every single one of us and through this initiative we will share our stories not only with all who are already here – hopefully inspiring, guiding and informing them… but doing the same for everyone else in the world too. Through our stories we will prick the curiosity of those who have not yet arrived and illuminate and widen the already open doors to our one in a million blockchain.

We invite and encourage each and every one of you to participate and share your stories too! You can find the "how to" details at the end of this post.




Where my Steem Journey began

In January 2018 I landed on Steemit and fell in love with it. One of my friends who was into the crypto currencies mentioned it to me because he knew I was into blogging. Steemit was exactly what I was looking for: a platform where I could write about anything that crossed my mind, a place where I could get feedback on my writing skills or my artworks, a network of people that opened to me and helped me understand how I can improve my skills. In a nutshell, it was for the first time when I actually experienced the feeling of being part of a community, even a virtual one.

My initial challenges & how I overcame them

I must mention that I had no idea how to use Markdown but thanks to a a few Steemians, I learnt my way around it. Back then I was part of The Alliance, GirlPowerTeam and Buddy Up communities. It was enough to drop a question on their Discord channel and within a few minutes later one of their members offered the information required. It was surprising to see how willing everyone was to help newcomers and teach how to navigate their way in the Steemit ocean.

Although not many people read my posts in the beginning, I was not disappointed because the reason I was writing on Steemit had nothing to do with the financial incentives. You can read my initial post here. That was a plus which never made the main course for me. I was happy to be able to publish my posts on the same platform without switching from one account to another. Before Steemit, I was writing on four different platforms which was a bit annoying to keep up with in terms of format, content and rules.

My Steem blockchain knowledge

Steemit offered me the first experience with the crypto world. I did not know much about crypto currencies at the time. I don't know much more now. Since I had lost the Bitcoin train, I thought it won't harm to get some Steem. At that time, Steem used to be higher and seeing the value of my account passing 1K felt like an achievement. Who wouldn't like to do something that he loves and get paid for it? Well, I kept on writing even the rewards went down significantly. I did it because I loved the feedback and engaging with different content creators from all over the world, seeing their points in certain issues and learning new things.

My Steem favourites

In the two years of blogging on Steemit (with small breaks in between) I have used the Steemit and Steempeak front ends for my posts on poetry, travel, education, life, art, photography and my Lyme disease awareness campaign.

Some of the amazing accounts I stumbled upon the past two years and I do my best to read their posts whenever I log in are:
@tattoodjay, @dswigle, @soyrosa, @jaynie, @penderis, @papilloncharity, @blockcurator,@trincowski, @katrina-ariel, @lizelle, @bdmillergallery, @nickskywalker, @crosheille, @thekittygirl, @arbitrarykitten, @bigtom13, @apanamamama, @awakentolife,@c0ff33a, @jerrytsuseer, @gabrielatravels, @frejafri, @seadbeady,@brittandjosie, @bozz, @bengy, @nick-havey, @free-reign. These names are just what I could remember right now. I am sure I have missed many others. All these creative content creators have and still do inspire me to continue my journey here.

Many of those I used to follow have left the platform for one reason or another. Among them there were some amazing content creators that I learnt a lot from: @dreemsteem, @zen-art, @quillfire, @alexdory, @calumam, @wolfhart,, @laviniatherapist, @enchantedspirit, @rensoul17, @lynncoyle1, @insideoutlet, and so on...

My golden nugget advice

Write from the heart. Be respectful. Be open to feedback even if it is negative. Spend some time on Discord if you want to bond more and get to know the people in the communities you follow. Read and comment as much as you can. Never be afraid to ask a question or for help.

My Steem hood & its peeps

@steemitbloggers(PowerHouseCreatives), @steemitmamas, @steemquebec and @steemromania are some of the servers I go to whenever the time allows it. I know for sure that I will find something good and interesting to read in their channels or someone to have a nice chat with.

@foxyspirit, @alinabarbu, @gabrielatravels @georgemales and @apanamamama will you join this initiative?



  1. Create a post titled: “My Steem Story – By

  2. The first three tags in order are to be as follows:

  3. ONLY make use of the cover image provided in this post.

  4. Keep the same formatting and placement (intro, footer
    instructions etc.)

  5. Replace the personal photo with one of your own.

  6. Tag 5 people to join in on the initiative.

  7. Share your post to twitter.

  8. Share your twitter link and Steem post link in the comments of @jaynie’s “Steem Story” post.


Write a post which shares and gives adequate response to the following headings:

Where my Steem Journey began
(How you first discovered Steem and your very first thoughts and impressions “as you landed”.)

My initial challenges & how I overcame them
(Share a bit about the difficulties you faced at the beginning, whether it was navigation, post creation, engagement – whatever – how you resolved them and how differently you feel about it now)

My Steem blockchain knowledge
(Give a little bit of background on your blockchain knowledge when you began your Steem journey versus now.)

My Steem favourites
(What are the things you do mostly on the blockchain – is it blogging, vlogging? What front ends do you like to make use of and what content genre’s do you generally focus on?)

My golden nugget advice
(What advice would you offer to those that are unfamiliar or new to this space)

My Steem hood & its peeps
(Share a little about the communities you belong to, discord servers you frequent and perhaps a handful of the awesome people you follow)



Interestingly, you are not the first person who has mentioned struggling with markdown. Ultimately it becomes second nature. I'm really glad you're here! I always enjoy your posts

Thank you @wwwiebe! The feeling is mutual! It was not that bad to learn markdown. It actually helped me a lot later on when I had to add some code snippets to one of my websites.

Aside from your blogging on different sites before steemit, we're quite similar in the beginning of our steem journeys; in our expectations here and the reasons why we liked it and decided to stay. I really enjoyed reading your steem story!

Thank you! I have noticed that our journey was similar! Nice to have ran into you!

Hi @lymepoet!

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Your UA account score is currently 3.751 which ranks you at #5472 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has dropped 50 places in the last three days (old rank 5422).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 93 contributions, your post is ranked at #31.

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Write from the heart that's a great tip - tx for mentioning me :)

You`re welcome! ;0)

Beautiful work on your Steem story @lymepoet 🙏

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Thank you @wonderwop! Nice to see you here!

It really is amazing how much assistance and guidance we all get and got from the people on discord! Wonderful humans Steemians are... well, most of them haha!!!

Awesome journey hon! Thank you for sharing it with all of us and for taking the time to participate in this initiative!


You`re one of those wonderful Steemians - always there to answer my questions ;0)

MWAH! Thank you! And, well... I have to do something to keep myself out of trouble haha!!! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend hon xxx

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