MY STEEM STORY - By @mariita52

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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.

MY STEEM STORY - BY @mariita52



Where my Steem Journey began

My beautiful journey on this Steemit platform began on July 27, 2018. I had just fired my youngest son and his girlfriend. They left for the sister Republic of Peru. I really needed to distract the mind and I started surfing the Internet for entertainment. I was surprised, the new platforms offered, earn money for writing articles, I'm not very good at writing, but it would serve as therapy (I thought). So I signed up for several but then I left them ... That's how I came to Steemit, I really fell in love, its beautiful green color and its design, as well as the possibilities to comment and vote, and it looked very friendly. I registered and began my wait to be approved, I think it lasted 22 days, which became a long agony. Hahaha ... When I was finally approved, it was an immense joy.

Of course, I wrote a relief post about my son's departure, only two votes, but in reality I am glad that not many people have read it, my mental state at that time was false .
My presentation? never do it or if I did it it must be worthy of being expelled from the platform... But what I like is reading and commenting on posts and I loved when they answered me, it's still my favorite side of Steem.Another thing that I liked a lot was discovering wonderful people who were only dedicated to curating publications and that's what I wanted, but as you can imagine with 16 STEEM, there was not much I could do ...

My initial challenges & how I overcame them

My biggest challenge has been not having a phone or a camera, because I love taking photos and I know that this helps a lot to get better profits in the publication. And this allows me to give votes with more weight. At first I hated every time I didn't have RC because I kept reading good posts and couldn't vote or comment, something very frustrating. I was about to get discouraged, but help came ... I remember receiving a gift of 5 STEEM that made me continue and then I received two delegations of 50 STEEM each, who finished helping my account grow a little.
A month ago I received a gift phone and with this new tool I think I can go ahead with my Blog.

Another challenge has been to visit Discord, it really causes me claustrophobia, panic attack, etc, etc. LOL
Moreover, I think I will give up some communities, because they ask me to visit the Discord frequently, and that terrifies me.
I literally get paralyzed when I'm in Discord, but well I'll keep trying, I always find good posts there to heal.
More challenges? Not spending my Steem, because my precarious situation drives me to withdraw my tokens to cover real expenses, and cover real needs.However, I always wait a bit and some other solution is presented, so in two years there is very little that was withdrawn, and I hope to continue like this.

My Steem blockchain knowledge

I don't know anything about the blockchain.
The programming ... The witnesses ... I know that ... I don't know anything.

My Steem favourites

My favorites of Steem? What I really love is commenting on and voting for publications, rather than generating content, I love photography contests, I love taking photos ... I think I repeat myself ...
But I know that what will make my account grow the most, to give better votes is to publish, so I do that too.

My golden nugget advice

If you are new, you are not an investor and you want to enjoy Steem and its platforms. My advice is to start participating soon in competitions, games and everything that helps you get to know in the community ...
For example, if you are an artist, visit all the blogs you can about art, vote and leave good comments from the heart, that will be noticed and participate in all the art competitions you can ... So I recommend it to everyone. .. focus on your specialty.
Don't focus on your post and how many votes or comments you receive, first give it, be happy with Steem and pay for it.
Pay only what you no longer receive monetarily. The rest will come alone and give you experience.

My Steem hood & its peeps

I love healing, everyone and sometimes I just follow their healing paths to support them. I love curatorial communities and I am many.
Now I am entering many communities, but where I have more fun is where I can place my photos and comment on what others publish.
I just discovered the LEGO community DE hive-142010. Created by @galenkp and @brickmanbrad as moderator.
I think I'm going to create a niche there, I'm still thinking about how to get LEGO and take pictures and articles about this. It's what lately steals my dream. Hahaha

My five people labeled ... to join ...



  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)

Thank you for reading.


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I really like your golden nugget advice, @marita52. Happy to have met you here on Steemit. 😊

Thanks for visiting and commenting.
I'm glad you like my advice, I just hope you can put it into practice. Steem is to ... be happy.
Outside there is ... enough ... enough ... Lol.

Feliz de conocerte amiga. Te aconsejo que visites discord aunque sea detrás de la cortina, o sea por el privado ja,ja,ja... Buen resumen de tu estadía en Steemit.

Gracias querida @antoniarhuiz
Me falta por leer tu post aunque lo vi y me encanto tu look rubio.
A mi tambien me alegra haberte conocido y aprender de ti.
Feliz por siempre.

Ja,ja,ja...amiga, el pelo se ve rubio pero es blanco por naturaleza.

Saludos @mariita52, me gusta tu publicación, y me parece interesante la iniciativa.

Gracias por incluirme en tus cinco invitados, es un gesto muy valorado.

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I think you're one of the few people I can think of inviting something. LOL
I suffer from extreme shyness when it comes to mentions, etc.
Thanks for your answer.
Happy forever.

Creo que eres una de las poca personas a las que se me ocurre invitar a algo.LOL
Sufro de timidez extrema a la hora de menciones, etc.
Gracias por tu respuesta.
Feliz por siempre.

Thanks for tagging me @mariita52 and inviting me to join this initiative. I really enjoyed reading your story; it is touching and from the heart. Your advice is very similar to what I would also give people new to this platform.

I was very tempted to follow the instructions until I got to the part about needing to link to a Twitter feed. I don't do Twitter and that ended any idea about joining in. Sorry about that. I prefer to stick to THIS platform and (like you) don't enjoy going to Discord either. Why do we need to leave a platform intended to be a social media platform in order to communicate? Isn't that exactly what we are supposed to be doing right here? I don't understand why so many people want to leave this platform to chat when we can chat right here and possibly even get an up-vote for doing so? As far as I know, you can't give up-votes on Discord!

Thank you dear.
Glad to know more about you.
Happy forever.

Will you be joining the next game of mine? I know you said your personality was that of a healer, but this is just a game for fun. You can pretend to be anything you want because it is not real life. Perhaps I need to invent a new game where you can play as a healer?

Hey man.
You are insistent, and I love it. LOL
With the Sombies I have a spiritual conflict, hahaha.
I don't see them even in movies, they terrify me. and if I think I really liked your game where I participate, can't I stay there?
I love you very much, keep making people happy,

Even people coming from other social media platforms had challenges finding out what was expected, great to see you found a place you enjoy here on Steem.

A good therapeutic way of dealing being on your own, finding a way to express yourself, in time the shyness does fall away with friendly people ready to share.

Good luck and keep having fun @mariita

Thank you for your visit and your kind comment.
Happy forever.

Gracias por tu visita y tu amable comentario.
Feliz por siempre.

Such a wonderful story @mariita52 💕

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Hi @wonderwop
I think those of us who met Steemit had the opportunity to make our Internet experience wonderful.
Starting with the altruism of financing you ... If I think this is wonderful and inspires those who, like me, arrive with nothing, to keep up. Although sometimes it is a challenge.
Thank you for your visit and best comment.