The 17th of july marked my 4 year anniversary on the blockchain as Purepinay, a big milestone which I intend to celebrate with everyone that was part of my journey. It has been a real privilege to be part of this amazing community!
What started out as a pastime for me has become a comparable earning through my blogs, short posts, and even more exciting, I finally own my domain site on the blockchain, www.purepinay.blog through dblog.org hosting or previously called @engrave.
The blog name “purepinay” was the only thing I could think of that time when I was creating the account and since it cannot be undone after the creation. I have thought of rebranding and made other accounts but only “purepinay” sticks to what my blogs would be all about, random niches, from food, lifestyle (fitness, travel, and a day in the life), and inspirations of bringing value to the Hive blockchain.
Even though there was a time where I was awol for a couple of months because I was expecting our first baby, I told everyone instead that I was working on a different project and kept my pregnancy and motherhood journey as a private matter but it was an extraordinary experience that I have yet to share .
I didn't realize that my Purepinay page on this blockchain might become more than a tiny digital public journal when I first started in July of 2017. If the tale about how this page came to be never heard, let me just give you a small narrative.
Four Years is now Behind
It was the old platform back then, called Steemit when it was first introduced to me by my partner. Although confused with all the technical terms, I spent almost all of my free time learning about the platform and a little bit about the blockchain technology.
After about two or three months on the platform, I finally discovered some different ways of investing time and money on the platform. I geared myself into a different direction, not just the blogging side but also the investing part.
Some people were asking me how I got that amount of money in my wallet. There was a point where my account value could buy a condominium in one of the most prestigious condominiums in Cebu. But it all started with my stock market earnings.
That day, when I decided to risk it all! I transferred all my stock market investment to Steemit. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make, with butterflies in my stock, I went ahead and took all the risk. And I told myself, if things won’t work, at least I have my grandparents farm, I can still live a sustainable farm life… the Hancedera life!
I earned my first million at the age of 27
Some people might say I got lucky but most people didn’t know how much time and money I invested in order to achieve that success. The big part of it wasn’t just about the money, but experience, the real struggle and growth that I had achieved. I collaborated, and hired some people to work on my blog page.
I gained almost 10k followers in just about four months!
There was a time where I had over 1,000 comments in one post, awesome! But I had the most stressful time of my life. It was something that people overlooked.
People thought it was a good thing to get bombarded with comments, but what most people didn’t know was that I was getting a really bad anxiety because of all this attention. My partner almost sent me to a therapist. So, I had to go off grid for about two weeks while some people were working on my Purepinay page making sure that I still got activities going on on my site. But the truth is, without my partner’s help, I don’t know where I would be right now.
It has been a roller coaster ride
But I believe everything happens for a reason and I admit I made a lot of mistakes all throughout this journey but those mistakes helped me where I am now and helped me become a better person.
I can say that I am in a good financial position in life and getting ready for our child’s great future. As I mentioned in my previous blog, we want our kid to be financially independent at the age of 25. I have been reluctant to share this online as I am a fan of watching documentaries and the other side of the real world out there, is somewhat a little scary and this is why I am reluctant in posting my baby’s face on the internet. Plus, we are living in a world where privacy and security is a real big issue. On a brighter note, I am proud to have a trustworthy partner whom I know would give all his life for his family.
Back to the Hive life
I hope to bring some spark to other people who are looking for inspiration in life and in the financial world. And this is why I joined the @OCD’s Onboarding Program because it is one of the best projects I have been a part of. Honestly, didn’t expect it would be as early as the first month when I planned the project in sharing the hive awareness to my fellowmen and to those who see the things that Hive has to offer.
You might be thinking, oh it’s because you get upvotes on your blog and posts, that’s why you’re still here. I want you to scroll back to my previous blogs where I was barely getting a dollar but this didn't stop me from posting.
There was a time when I had a really bad argument with my partner because he told me I was wasting my time when I am no longer earning anything with my posts, even on my long blogs. He wanted me to just focus on long term investment without spending my time writing and just let the money grow steady.
But for me, Hive is a self flexible lifestyle. I would just post whenever I want to, work on my blog on my own time and I gain profit directly from the revenue I receive regardless of the amount. And that is the beauty of working as a freelancer but there are a lot of perks that I also benefit from this. Like acquiring good friends, I was able to virtually and personally met some people whom I have connected with on this platform like @ybanezkim26, @indayclara, @thegaillery, @chillwithshanna, @bellatravelph, @tegoshei, @bien, @themanualbot, and @jumpmaster during her visit in Cebu... those are just a few names I remember. Whether it was because we shared the same interest or simply just virtual conversations that turned into a trust relationship.
Also, I truly believe that the ecosystem of Hive gives the real value of the Hive cryptocurrency. This includes the different communities, and I had emphasized this during my presentation on the first Hive Seminar in Cebu that I recently organized for Ocd’s Onboarding Program.
This time, I want to take a little time to appreciate how much this four year journey has transpired and the fact that everything has happened, as I have created my own tiny space online on this platform to share my thoughts, inspiration and story with others.
To my 11,226 Followers & Curators
Some might not be active here all the time but I want to thank you for your contribution to this page.
To all the curators who have upvoted my short posts and blogs, I am beyond grateful for your support. To everyone who engaged in the comments, I appreciate you for sharing your lovely time.Even the smallest upvotes and those small virtual talks really mean a lot to us, it’s the fact that people noticed our work, it makes a person's day brighter and motivates us to keep moving forward. I would love to mention everyone but one page won’t be enough, though you know who you are.
To @acidyo who has given me the trust of onboarding some new Hivers using the VIP sign-up link, which until now, I am thrilled of this opportunity and it is just a new beginning.
To @foxkoit for the delegation, really inspired for appreciating my work on bringing new talented Hivers to the community.
To @nathen009 for delegating to the new onboarded Hivers of our group, thank you so much for the support.
To a new partnership with R&R Urban Cafe
Thank you for this wonderful collaboration. I highly recommend you check out their cafe and don’t forget to use the promocode “purepinayhive” to get a 20% off discount on all drinks, more info on this blog.
Now, it’s time for a celebration and you all know how I love giveaways!
This time I am giving away some cool Hive merchandise and Hive!
- One winner of Purepinay’s customized tote bag
- One winner of OCD’s customized tote bag
- One winner of 30 Hive
Sample of customized tote bags
How to join?
Just reblog this post and get a chance to win any of the giveaways! Winners will be picked through https://wheelofnames.com/ and
announced on the 31st of July 2021!
For the eligibility of the tote bags, only Hivers in the Philippines as long as you can be found on the google map (*wink). Free shipping nationwide! I love to send my international supporters but the shipping is a real deal but I do have something for you, 30 Hive on the line. I know this might not sound a lot for some Hivers but there are people out there that sees a huge value of it.
Also, this is only a virtual celebration, I will be having another celebration with some Cebu Hivers and this will also be a part of sharing the Hive awareness to others. I will announce the official date and activities once I finish collaborating with some people who will be part of this event. So, make sure you follow me so you won't miss the announcement.
Happy 4th Birthday, @purepinay!
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