I Am Who I Am Today Because Of The “Curious Cat” That I have been for ages

in ecoTrain11 months ago (edited)

How It All Started

My life literally began a few months before my 10th birthday. During this period, I moved from Delta state [Nigeria] to Lagos state [Nigeria] where I stayed with one of my elders.

I was new to the whole environment and had a lot of rules to get used to. One of the rules in my elder’s house was not to play outside of our space/compound. This rule led me to be the introvert that I am today.

During these times, I had a few friends who I only see when I go on shopping or when we meet in school. But when I’m at home the story is different.

Luckily for me, I had started using a mobile phone 📱 in my early years in High school. And since I don’t go out to play with other kids of my age, my mobile phone became my closest friend.😀

Rufans, You’re Such A Curious Cat

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With my mobile phone, my teenage life was fun. Yes! You read that right!

Getting to know how the mobile phone works and discovering new features on it was always an amazing adventure. I developed an interest to understand how the internet works. This led me to endless surfing of the web both day and night.

The Hustle

During my adventure to the world of the internet, I came across this platform microworkers. A platform where I had to complete tasks to earn cents. I completed tasks on the platform for almost a year and a half until one blessed day when I was paid $0.05 on the platform to register an account on Steemit(our old home) to upvote a post. I completed the task as Instructed, and was paid $0.05 after my submission was reviewed.

The curious cat in me at work again!

A few days after, I wondered why I was paid to just open an account and upvote a user’s post on steemit. I started exploring Steemit and found out I could also earn from making posts on the platform.

The zeal died! No luck.

I made a few posts, upvoted a bunch of posts but I didn’t earn any cent 😢.
So, I gave up and went back to MicroWorkers to continue earning my little cents. I didn't throw away my PK even when the zeal died.

The breakthrough - Two Heads Are Better Than One As They Always Say!

Before I got the task on MicroWorker to create and upvote a post on Steemit, I had already invited @josediccus to MicroWorkers and we were both earning those cents together. Earning cents was tough but a big deal to us back then.

However, sometime in September 2017, I told @josediccus of steemit and he got his account registered that very day. But we continued with Microworkers.

A few days later, he came to me and said he's really loving his experience on steemit and that he had made new friends there already. He encouraged me to come back to the platform.

That statement right there, gave me hope to give it a try once more. And truth be told. Our lives have never been the same ever since we found a blockchain-based blogging website. Our decisions turned into a successful move and we've learned a lot since then.


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Awesome story! I usually don't click on posts with cat pics, I am more of a dog person but it was your tagline that drew me in and I'm glad I started reading.

Glad to have come across your website writing.

Greetings from a Dutch ( writer ) dino roaming around Portugal since 2018.

Thanks for stopping by. It’s actually my very first time using a pet’s pic for my post. And you’ve got awesome posts too.

It’s actually my very first time using a pet’s pic for my post

Perhaps I sensed that ;^)

You're welcome and glad to hear you like my posts too.

Feel free to stop by in my comment section one day

Sure thing. I will always do that.

 11 months ago  

Thanks to microworkers backs then because it helped us a whole lot when it came to exposure regarding the internet. The blockchain was a stepping Stone to our lives changing. So here we are today.

We thank God for every moves.

 11 months ago (edited) 

Such a great story @rufans, am also grateful for you bringing me to this platform it's really awesome

Great to hear that this cat is alive and thriving, and nice that you shared your journey, I wish you an awesome day.


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 11 months ago  

Wow! I also joined steemit in year 2016 and I was glad I did because I found so many friends who some of them, we still chat till today. Thank God you came back after your friend told you of his experience.

Oh wow! You’ve been here since 2016 too ?
But I guess you didn’t join with this your account.

 11 months ago  

This was the same account I used for steemit then but it's been inactive since I found Hive which I joined in March this year.

If you have an account on steem, you don’t have to re-register on hive. Hive is a fork of steem. So, you can login to hive with your steem account.

 11 months ago  

I misplaced my steemit login details then and I had to open another account on Hive.

Oh okay. Now I got your point. I wish you best of luck with this new account.

@rufans, Nice write-up!

I'm enjoying this Blockchain even though I'm still on the run to build myself and get acquainted with so many things, it's a bit difficult though. I wish I have started earlier while I was in school back then, but nay, I didn't regret either, it's just that, I've been so tied up with school activities and others.

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