My Steem Story: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

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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 @redheadpei


Understanding Crypto While Meeting Old And New Friends

My first knowledge of the blockchain came from comments on Facebook from previous friends I met on the now defunct TSU site.

They touted Steemit as a friendly site for social users. A place where you could show your endeavours, write your stories and display your photography while earning crypto currency to buy items and convert to $$$ in a bank account.

Who doesn’t like to receive a reward for doing something they love? I had heard of bitcoin and how much profit had been made by people who jumped on the bandwagon early.

It all sounded too good to be true. I had already put a lot of energy and time, with photos and writings, into the TSU site to have them sucked into the vast unforgiving vacuum of the Internet and never seen again.

On the upside it would be nice to reconnect with my TSU friends and find out more about bitcoin.

The little voice in my head kept repeating,

“Once bitten, twice shy” and ”fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.”

”Shut the f up little voice! I’m going to apply to Steemit and see what all the excitement is about.

My little voice make me stop and think but I hushed it up and I jumped into Steemit with both feet.

I have been on Steemit since January 2018 and worked steadily trying to acquire a presence on the site. The rewards were minimal when I first started posting stories and photography but gradually I build up a following of great friends of whom I also supported.

I was happy to find many former TSUers such as @trudiehunter and @tattoodjay.

The first community I was accepted into was @thealliance created by @enginewitty. I learned a great deal about the blockchain from @katrina-ariel and @c0ff33a,

Katrina steered me towards tips and suggestions on how to set up a decent post with the use of the tools on Steemit. @carrieallen has a wonderful tutorial on this Here.

The latest community I joined was #PowerHouseCreatives created by @jaynie. These are wonderful communities that support their members.

I never worry about what to write about for there are numerous communities, contests and challenges to keep ideas flowing every day.

To name a few:

For me, Steemit turned out to be a wonderful site for users wanting to display their enterprises, writing talents and photography and be rewarded. At present my worth on the blockchain is 1900 steem which at present is an estimated value of about 450 U.S. dollars.

I weathered the rise and fall of steem and now it looks like some new blood has been inserted with the partnership with TRON.

These are exciting times. Don’t miss out on this great site. Sign up Here.

Tagging @deerjay, @debralee @organduo @deirdyweirdy @nicanor-Mosquera.


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)

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Thanks @steemitboard! Appreciate your keeping of the numbers.

Nice your achievement in this platform.

Thanks @kamrunnahar. You are doing nicely here too. 😊

Good morning Jo, there is so much I do not know about Steemit because I joined just to write . And write is what I have done. I so enjoy the commenting and the making of new friends in the process. I joined in April 2018.

Hi Angie. You take lovely photos along with your great writings.

Well those are all the important parts of it anyway right @angiemitchell? haha :) It would all be a total bore without those aspects :D

Great story, @redheadpei. It's neat that you mentioned all the help that you received along the way, as well as some great resources for learning more. There are so many people willing to help, and so much great info for newcomers!

Thanks Jayna! The platform can be overwhelming especially when first joining. I was so grateful to get some help understanding the whole process. Not that I really understand everything now. 😂

Yes absolutely @jayna! This (not so little anymore) initiative is now host to a wealth of information and resources for all! How cool is that!!!

I agree with you Jo, it was nice to catch up with friends from Tsu when we first joined Steemit.Its great to see you going strong and still enjoying Steemit.I have been heavily involved with my art over the last few months which has kept me busy but I am enjoying it. I do keep an eye on things with Steemit as time permits. I really enjoyed reading this blog my friend.

Hi Trudee @trudeehunter. I’m happy you are enjoying doing your art. I do miss seeing your lovely posts but see you still take time to support others on Steemit. It was friends like you that kept me going when I first joined.

Thanks for all your support my friend. 💕


It's not always about the money but it is nice to be rewarded and meet some great people along the way and this is way i am here i have met some funny interesting people on Steemit and still am been here 😊

Hi @hangin! The wonderful people we meet along the way makes this site so great. The money is just the frosting on the cake. 😊

So true keep enjoying the journey it will only get better 😊

It is indeed a great combo! And we have some exciting times ahead of us now too :)

Indeed we have you have a great week ahead 👍

Thank you! You too :)

Hello. I loved your steem story from traditional social media to the move to Steem. You are correct in that there is always something to write about. And we should know by all the contests we enter and the freewrites.

Thanks for sharing your journey @redheadpei

Hi @justclickindiva and you are welcome. Thanks for your lovely comment. It means a lot. ♥️

I think we're all a little nervous/anxious/excited to see what Tron is going to bring/force upon us. Exciting times!

I think the communities are new thing. We’ll just have to adjust to the changes but I think we’re all up to the task, 😊

Yes, we are indeed haha - especially with this mornings developments....

!giphy nervous

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You did well not to listen your voice in the head! 😄
Let's see what the future will be for us together with Tron, I'm very curious about it!✌️

Thanks @dexpartacus. Fingers crossed that the future will be awesome for all of us. 🤞 😊

Yeah! It will for sure!😀✌️

Yes I agree @dexpartacus haha!!

Howdy redheadpei! This is a great recap of your steem introduction and experience and I hope it's just getting started!

Thanks Cowboy! I appreciate your kind comment. 😊

Agreed @janton :) Can we look forward to seeing yours too? :D

There's no escaping you is there? lol...just teasing, I don't want to escape you but you ain't supposed to ask that question. lol. About the only thing that can be expected of me is to be ornery, mischievous and an outsider!

I loved reading your story, @redheadpei!
I embrace you with lovely!

Thanks Zeleira. I’m happy you loved reading my story. Much appreciate your support my friend. 💕


Thanks for stopping by @steemterminal. 💕 It’s hard to know sometimes if the little voice is just myself worrying or It is coming from a higher source. 😊

I'm so happy to see your story @redheadpei 💕


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So glad you hushed that little voice and came to join Steemit!
What was TSU?
Love the fact that we have a place full of engaged users to share our photography, writing, vlogging and other talents here on Steem with the many initiatives, contests and challenges so we are never without ideas to post about and we get rewarded!
Thanks for sharing your Steem story!

Thanks @porters. Steemit is a great place for engaging and sharing. But I need more hours in the day to get around to everyone. 😊

TSU was a social site of the same idea as Steemit except you build up rewards in cash not crypto currency. The postings were similar to what .we do here with contests and other incentives by members. By the time it suddenly went dark I had build up a bit of money which could not be recovered. Not a huge amount like some may have lost when the site went under.

”Shut the f up little voice!

HAHAHAHA!!!! Glad you had that little chat with yourself LOL!!! And grateful you decided to join us in PHC hon! Thank you so much for you contribution to this initiative!


!giphy thank+you

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Hahaha @jaynie. Most welcome for any contribution I can give. Thanks so much for your kindness and tip luv. ❤️

Pleasure sweets! :)

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