My first ever HIVE BLOG POST challenge - WIN THE POST EARNINGS!

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I often wonder if anyone else takes the time to explore and revisit their blogging journey here on Hive (or Steem) as it was for many of us when we started out. I have done this a couple of times over the years and it always puts a smile on my face to recall just how much I have actually shared with everyone here. This got me thinking... it might be fun to go ALL the way back to the beginning - to my VERY FIRST POST - and for everyone else to join in on the journey. So - I have decided to turn this into a challenge of sorts and I hope that all of you will jump on board.

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WHAT YOU WIN?

The liquid earnings of this post
After 7 days - I, (alongside a handful of other judges) will go through the entries and pick out what we feel is the most worthy winner in terms of quality, creativity etc.

Please don't cheat - as we WILL check the finalists feeds

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I am going to share MY "first ever" post here on this blockchain and then I will share the REQUIREMENTS for entering this challenge. ONLY those that fulfill ALL the requirements for entry will be eligible for the winnings.

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My first ever HIVE BLOG POST

Published on June 14th 2017

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Waking up in a house with young children is truly a new experience every day! It never ceases to amaze me how they manage to jump out of bed with a level of enthusiasm and a spring in their step that is enough to make any adult envious – never mind completely perplexed.

Whilst putting my face on this morning, my seven year old boy was running around downstairs, flying his two paper jets that he had made the night before. He was totally absorbed by the present moment and honestly didn’t have a care in the world, other than which of the jets was going to win each respective race. What a wonderful place to be!

Whilst I am eternally blessed and grateful to have my own business and not have to answer to anyone (for the most part), thus being afforded a lot of flexibility in my schedule – my wake up routine unfolds a little differently… I open my eyes and… “STRESS”… the end. Lol That’s the short version, but it pretty much sums it up!

The second I am awake, the day’s events start rolling around my head. Jobs to be done, stock to be ordered, people to pay, marketing to be done and so the list goes on… You know the drill! As adults, we seem to live in a constant state of anxiety and hyper speed – it’s so unnatural – not to mention utterly exhausting!

A little while ago, Jude’s dad bought him a little hand knitted doll from a local craft market, called a “worry doll”. The idea is that you tell it all your worries and then put it under your pillow for the night, and it takes away all your worries.

Jude is a big fan of his plush toys, so every night before bed; he selects who he wants to sleep with. In the middle of this routine, I said “what about your worry doll”… his response melted my heart and made me realise just how precious and untainted childhood (and life in general) can and should be.

“I don’t need a worry doll mommy, I don’t have any worries.”

Again, I say – Wow! What a beautiful place to be, right?! (I think maybe mommy needs to borrow his worry doll… haha!)

I do realise that as adults, we have a considerably larger amount of ‘baggage’ to carry on a daily basis but wouldn’t it be wonderful, if we could all adopt a little more of a “Peter Pan mentality”. You know what I am referring to… that uninhibited passion, love, enthusiasm and blind faith. In fact, if this became habitual practice and we approached our work projects and/or life challenges like that, instead of procrastinating and dreading them, who knows, we might actually enjoy a few of them – perhaps resulting in more positive outcomes… stranger things have happened lol.

In one of my recent blog posts “Breaking the Mold” – I wrote about smiling at every stranger you meet throughout the day – and whilst I endeavour to do this most days, I do sometimes get wrapped up in my own agenda, however, when I do remember, it is actually startling to see the manner in which many respond. Some people return the favour, but most just look at you as if you are from some far away galaxy where, wait for it – people are actually friendly to each other! (Imagine that!!) It’s rather amusing how “foreign” the concept seems to some, that a stranger would smile at them – yet, if you analyse kids, they don’t care whether they know you or not – their decision making process is just so much simpler. You smile at me; you must be a nice, friendly individual.

I have said this many times before, and I will say it again. I think ALL adults should take a leaf out of children’s books. When it comes to the things in life that actually count, they should probably be our teachers and not the other way around.

I propose that we all strive toward embracing a little bit more of a “Peter Pan” mentality into our lives. How about, we at least TRY not to get so stressed out about the details – especially the ones which are beyond our control. Let’s attempt to have a little more of that blind faith and enthusiasm when approaching our challenges too.

– Oh and last but definitely not least – let’s remember to actually have FUN along the way! If people can cure cancer by shifting their focus onto watching comedies all day long, in turn diffusing their stress and possible depression, then I am certain that we can all make positive changes in our lives by bringing some more jovial activity and free spiritedness into it.

…Take a little more time than usual to sit and just “chat” with your kids. Discover what’s going on their world. Play with them, engage with them and get down to their level. I can promise you something… not only will you walk away feeling somehow “lighter”, you will also have learned something – Perhaps you will learn about how a giant red dragon could and would destroy all the cars in the road if it just happened to fly past, breathing fire onto everything at that particular moment in time - or perhaps you will learn how funny it would be to watch a T-Rex trying to scratch its back.

Perhaps you will learn about how beautiful life actually is, when you simplify things and embrace at least a few moments a day to “play the role of Peter Pan” and become a child again. There are so many facets to this which stretch far beyond the fun and giggles… however they are equally as beneficial!

There is also unrestricted honesty, the ability to forgive without question, sharing without pretense, loving without restriction, being able to look and see beyond appearance and simply living in the present moment – the list is endless!
Children are AMAZING and GREAT teachers.

Despite the fact that I had decided that I wasn’t going to have any children – there were very clearly other plans for me, and I was blessed with the most exceptional little boy. It was shortly after his birth that one of my mom’s art students told me that Jude was here as my guide and my teacher and that through him I would learn how to slow down. I believe that message emphatically! My little boy teaches me every day and he most certainly does force me to step outside of my adult whirl wind.

She also told me that the colour he resonates is green – which needless to say is my favourite colour… and his. (Without any influence from either party) – Random addition perhaps… lol (but not to me). I think I have made my point! Now go and jump in some puddles or roll down a grass hill!

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HOW TO ENTER

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First of all - you MUST have been on HIVE for AT LEAST 3 MONTHS to qualify

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DON'T BE EMBARRASSED - DON'T BE SHY - JUST SHARE IT!

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STEP 1:
Create a post sharing your own FIRST EVER HIVE (or Steem) POST (EXCLUDING INTRODUCTORY POSTS). You are welcome to use a format like mine - but PLEASE create your OWN HEADER DESIGN! Also - feel free to "link" it to your ACTUAL original post. (Not compulsory)

STEP 2:
Your blog post TITLE must be:
My entry to the "My first ever HIVE BLOG POST challenge"

STEP 3:
Be sure to include the DATE your post was published.
(Like I did above) - @peakd gives full date clarity on posts.

STEP 4:
Include the "How to Enter" section at the end of your post so that others know how to join in and what is required.

STEP 5:
Use the following two tags (in any order) as a part of your 8 or 10 tags: myfirsthiveblogpost and powerhousecreatives

STEP 6:
Publish your post to the PHC community feed
(https://peakd.com/c/hive-114105/created)

STEP 7:
Share a link to your post in the comments of THIS post.

STEP 8 (optional):
ONLY IF you are on Twitter - Share your post on Twitter using the same tags mentioned above (and the usual hive tags) and add that link in the comments of this post too.

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REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH ALL OF YOU!!!

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Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx
Jaynielea

FOUNDER OF THE POWERHOUSE CREATIVES
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Hello @jaynie,

Not long ago from my first post. August 5, 2019, in Spanish, if memory serves, the same day I received my passwords. I'm seeing it, oh what a shame ... 3 votes and 2 comments, the one from steemboard and mine giving thanks.

Due to ignorance on the 21st of the same month, I posted it again but in English, in the sixth post, and with other labels, what a shame! On that occasion I only received one vote with no visible reward in the two decimal digits, I suppose now, that I will have received a few thousand million and I did not even realize it.

If I understand, the challenge is to bring these memories to the present in a new post but using the new labels, and with a preamble or analysis of it. If so, very interesting.

Spot on! Have FUN!!! Looking forward to seeing yours xxx !tip

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@jaynie wrote lately about: My First Ever Hive Blog Post Challenge - Win The Post Earnings! Feel free to follow @jaynie if you like it :)

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Hahaha I can only imagine what my first newbie post was! Are you counting introduction posts or the one after the introduction? I don't know if I wrote one but I remember it was about a month before I made my first actual post.

I think let's go with "excluding" introductory posts.
Will make that edit now. :) (FYI @priyanarc)

Hmm, then all is good...

Whoop Whoop!!! xxx

My first was an introductory post... Hmm... Which one on steem ... Now I need to think...

I found mine and it's pretty sad but I also didn't put a hell of a lot of effort into it. Got to post number 3 before I made any kind of rewards lol

No matter!!!! Go ahead! :)

Heh ... interesting initiative. Now I found both the first messages on Stimit and on the hive. We need to think about what can be done from this...
Thanks for the idea :)

Have fun :)

yes, this is definitely fun :))

Do we need to drop link of our first hive/steem post in our blog

No - You just need to create a post (like I did) which features your original post - you CAN link it if you want... no problem there... will only make our jobs easier haha :)

Sure.. I have gone through a lot of scrolling mehn and I found my first post.

I should be submitting my entry tomorrow. Stucked in traffic as usual at the moment.

Thanks for the info @jaynie. Time for revisitation and readjustment of my first post...😇😁😁😁😆

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Hmmmm... this could be be a very interesting take on old things. I am pretty sure it wasn't as nicely presented as yours, but hey I was new to this type of thing. I may have to take a swing at this. 😁

This is going to be fun because I have no idea what my first post was. I'm going to have to go deep into my account! ;-)

That would be fun 😀
My first posts were sort of disaster, but nevertheless it is good to remember where we have started from.

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Fun fact : My first post on Hive is the VERY FIRST #skateboarding post published on Hive lol!
My Entry :

Thanks for this awesome contest PHC Community 😁

Hi @jaynie, thanks for this wonderful challenge. 🤗 Here is my link

https://peakd.com/hive-114105/@bliss11/my-first-ever-hive-blog-post-challenge

Twitter link

Hello, what do you mean, for better or for worse? Hehehe

Apparently your presentation was a recipe. I'll have to check it out. @bigtom13

Hi @jaynie I am looking forward to joining this call.

But I have a question? Does it include the presentation or not? Should it be the first one or not?

I would be happy to publish my presentation. But I do not know if it meets the requirements.


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My first steem (Hive) post:
https://peakd.com/bitcointalk/@r1s2g3/bitcoin-talk-merit-rule-will-it-ultimately-benefit-steemit

I guess I have never written any introduction post.

Such a beautiful idea! We should all keep our inner child and be proud to show it. Kids are very curious and bold, these are great qualities for us adults to aspire to.

My first post. My joy to be here. My memories and gratitude for my Master of Film
https://peakd.com/hive-114105/@marcybetancourt/my-entry-to-the-my-first-ever-hive-blog-post-challenge

Hi @jaynie, 3 years ago I made this post and it really fills me with pride to see how many obstacles I overcame to get to where I am now, I wouldn't erase a single letter or dot or comma. Thank you for creating this kind of initiative that moves our spirit.
https://hive.blog/hive-114105/@carolinacardoza/my-entry-to-the-my-first-ever-hive-blog-post-challenge

Here goes, somewhat sheepishly, My first ever Hive Blog Post.
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I must say it's been quite a nostalgic journey looking back!

Hey, I think I made an entry:
https://peakd.com/hive-114105/@slabakbg/my-entry-to-the-my-first-ever-hive-blog-post-challenge

Graphics have never been my strong suit, so focusing on videos now, but still hope you like it :)

Greetings! Here is my entry for this wonderful contest, it really took me back:
https://hive.blog/hive-114105/@rnunez09/my-entry-to-the-my-first-ever-hive-blog-post-challenge

Hi! Here is my entry. It was fun taking a step back in time and remembering how I felt making those first posts :)

https://peakd.com/hive-114105/@sammie/my-entry-to-the-my-first-ever-hive-blog-post-challenge

And on Twitter:

How many and what beautiful memories. Thank you, @jaynie and PHC family for this beautiful activity to remember our origins and feel even more proud to be on this path. Here I leave my participation.


My first ever HIVE BLOG POST.