Yesterday my feed was totally clogged with this question. Clogged isn't the right word for it I guess, it sounds like you don't want it t be here. Like a toilet which is clogged. This is a good presence. Madame @snook initiated it, with the valid questions 'Why am I still here?' which automatically leaded to the first question 'but how did I get here even?'
Lets start with this at first. I am not a writer. I don't edit stuff, I don't want to be a professional at it because that would take too much responsibility. I write stuff because I like to. It ventilates my mind, and actually is kind of a neat life line of stuff you are/were interested in. If you see spell failures, they will remain there until the end of days, I don't care enough to go and read back. I guess I always #freewrite ;)
I started writing on a Dutch blogging site in Spring/ Summer 2017. This was payed per click and had absolutely no reprecussions for people who were stealing others content. I didn't realize this to the fullest actally, so sometimes I would find myself seeing a cool image and sharing this, without any source or whatsoever covered. I didn't realize this was a thing. I was just often bored at my job because we had to wait a lot.
I was living on the small island of Sint Martin in the Caribbean at the time. The land where beaches are beautiful and the government never seems to disappoint you more. 9 elections in 10 year. Stuff you will not notice when you are a tourist, but when you live here, this is annoying.
Then hurricane Irma came to the island. A cat 5+ monster which kind of wrecked our lives how we knew it. I was still writing on the Dutch blogging site. @anouk.nox was one of the people who was also there who introduced me to the world of Steem. She said 'write your stuff there, #hurricane is trending atm, maybe you can make a buck out of it to rebuild your stuff'
And so I went. Into the deep dark world of crypto and blogging. Crypto was new to me, but the learning curve on Steem was steep. Some failures were made, some money was lost, but overal the amount of knowledge was growing fast. I don't regret coming here. I believe crypto has the future.
Steem showed me there is a tremendous group likeminded people who believe in this technologie. I believe BTC one day when the wealth has been better spread it will be used a another sort of payment, like gold is compared to other commodities, and as the US dollar is compared to say the Swiss Franc. When I sometimes carefully spread this idea of thinking, the reactions aren't always as you would hope. Don't bring up the topic on a first date I would say, it might be a bit of a scare for people (especially because nobody sees woman thinking this way)