Why am I here? - How did I get to Hive?

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I decided to join this initiative and write a few lines on how I got to Hive and why I'm still here. My history with Hive is not very long but it's been a very important journey in my life. I hope you enjoy the read.

How did I get to Hive?

Before talking about how I got to Hive, I'll take a step back and talk about when I first heard of Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain.

I believe it was around 2014 or 2015. I used to play some online games at that time and some of the people I used to play with started talking about Bitcoin. Back then, like many people I know, I thought it was all a big scam and wanted nothing to do with it so I just ignored everything they said and moved on with my life.

A few years later, in 2018, I was going through a career transition and I had some free time so I was looking for ways to make money online and that's how I stumbled upon Steem. I created an account there but I didn't really understand what it was about and so I quit only a few days after I joined.

Fast forward to January 2021, I was at home, drunk, enjoying my new year's vacation when I suddenly remembered about Steem and decided to give it another go. I still wasn't sure what to do so I decided to search online for tips on how to use Steem optimally and that's how I found out about everything that went down with you know who and I also discovered that a new, better community had been created and that's how I joined Hive.

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Why am I still here?

Well, I first joined Steem because I was looking for different ways to make money so I would be lying if the promises of being able to live off my activities on the Hive blockchain aren't a huge incentive for me to keep coming back here every day but the truth is that the more time I spend here, the more I find reasons to stay.

I met so many interesting people from different parts of the world who taught me a lot about crypto, blockchains and Hive itself. It really feels like a community. People really want you to feel welcome and many will go the extra mile to make sure you actually do.

In the end, I think the product of a great community with solid projects being developed all the time and a true potential to change a lot of lives and, perhaps, the very way we see the world, are more than enough to make me stay and, more than that, to make me want to have more and more people here with me.

What about you?

How did you get to Hive and why are you still here?

Create a new post with your story and use the tag #whyamihere

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A chemical engineer?!? You should be killing it on STEM right now. lol In fact, if you haven't already, I would make it a point to try and post once a week on there. You'd be surprised how much Hive you can earn at the same time you're earning STEM. All of these little communities are going to benefit from what's happening with Leo and Cub, in my opinion. You never know, STEM could pull a LEO and go to $1 someday. If you have 100,000 tokens that's real money. Just sayin'

Back to your post....I think almost every one of us has a "bitcoin" story. I had a guy that wanted to pay me for his window cleaning in bitcoin back in 2013 or 2014. I wanna say it was around $30 at the time. It was a $300 window clean. Oh well. lol

Hive is a great place to be right now. I'm glad you found your way back. It is very cool being to interact with people from all over the world. And we're all after the same thing: making this place as successful as we can. Two months ago I was watching between three and seven you tube videos every day thinking about how I was going to get enough money to buy all these different things and fretting when one I didn't get in went up. Since I came back to Hive, I rarely even look at the markets let alone watch youtube. The community is really what it's all about and I really feel we have a chance to be almost pioneers in a space that will someday rule the world. Pretty cool.

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A chemical engineer?!? You should be killing it on STEM right now

I was told the same by a few different people! I haven't been practicing chemical engineering for some time but I guess I should give it a try anyway! I enjoy reading and talking about stuff related to chemical engineering, even though I don't think I can be considered an expert anymore heheh

It was a $300 window clean. Oh well. lol

Haha yea, I try not to think about lost opportunities because I feel silly lol

I really feel we have a chance to be almost pioneers in a space that will someday rule the world. Pretty cool.

Yea, this pretty much sums it up! We are possibly writing the first chapters of some sort of revolution :)

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I love the way you were drunk when you decided to give Steem another go, that made me giggle.

haha yea
It's usually a bad idea to make decisions while drunk but that turned out well

thanks for stopping by! :)

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No woories, nice to meet you!!

It sure is an interesting story. I also came around to HIVE after a while since I wanted to earn some money online. Maybe in the next few days, I'll post my story using the tag.

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Cool! Looking forward to reading it

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How did you get to Hive

I registered on Steemit on 2017.05.17, after clicking on a GPU related Steemit article on the Google.

and why are you still here?

I do not even know right know.

I do not even know right know.

It can be hard to figure out sometimes but to me it helps staying motivated.

Thanks for your comment!

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Yes. I am also happy for the occasional motivating comments.
By the way, I made a typo in the comment above.
That "know" at the end of the sentence is "know".

Que incrível cara! Achei que você já fosse das antigas. Para mim, parecia que eu te lembrava lá do steemit ainda haha.

Sobre essa pergunta no final do post e para refazer um contando a minha é você quem criou? OU você está participando de um assim?

Porque gostei da ideia!

Que incrível cara! Achei que você já fosse das antigas. Para mim, parecia que eu te lembrava lá do steemit ainda haha.

hahaha até tive uma conta lá, mas praticamente não usei! Comecei a ser mais ativo aqui no Hive esse ano mesmo!

Sobre essa pergunta no final do post e para refazer um contando a minha é você quem criou? OU você está participando de um assim?

Não fui eu quem criou não! É uma iniciativa criada pelo themarkymark. Aqui está o post original dele se quiser ver.

Basicamente é só criar um post contando como você chegou no Hive e porque continua aqui usando a #whyamihere. Já vi algumas pessoas participando e tem sido interessante conhecer mais sobre a história da galera!

Valeu pelo comentário! Abraços!

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Já vi algumas pessoas participando e tem sido interessante conhecer mais sobre a história da galera!

Exato

Foi isso que me fez criar o concurso / sorteio lá

Queria ler histórias de pessoas assim

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