Wow. It has been 4 years since I joined Steemit and here we are in this amazing and life-changing HIVE platform.
Today, I am celebrating my 71 Reputation, which I hit yesterday and at the same time my 6000 HP, which I also hit yesterday. This made my day. These are my #hivehighlight (s) which is a Name Your 2021 Hive Highlight Challenge, created by @guiltyparties. The original contest post
I know the 6000 HP is not a big deal to most of you, but every 1000 HP I build, is a big step and achievement for me since when I first joined this platform, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know anyone. I didn't know anything about cryptos.
I was learning by watching all the videos/posts about the platform. I have learned most of the basic steps of how this platform works and how to create good posts from @jerrybanfield 's posts/videos.
My first introduction post I believe made around $30 which I was very grateful for and very happy since I didn't know anyone here. The first month or few months, it was pretty tough, since I made cents on my posts, and I thought I would never get to a 1000 SP (now HP), but I wasn't going to give up that fast, because I started to post every day and started to learn more about the platform and I really, really enjoyed reading other posts and learning so many new things and slowly meeting new friends from all around the world.
Then one day, I was upvoted and followed by @canadian-coconut, which I couldn't believe that someone like @canadian-coconut would actually follow me when nobody really knew me yet.
From that day forward, it all changed for me, since @canadian-coconut kept on upvoting my posts and supporting me in a great way. I had hope.
I feel so blessed and grateful for this wonderful, inspiring, and loving lady and my friend and I hope that one day I can repay her somehow because, without her, my journey here would be so different.
To tell you the truth, 2021 year, has been the slowest for me here on HIVE, unfortunately, and not because I didn't like it or wanted to quit, but because with my work and my life, HIVE was so limited to me, which I was feeling pretty sad about it and would miss it a great deal.
I would miss my friends and all that is going on in this community, but life was quite busy and stressful, that I just couldn't find the time or energy to be here.
Once I got laid off from my job last month, I have been back here, posting daily again and enjoying my interacting with my friends again, and making new friends, and just really enjoying my time here. I'm just glad to be back and I guess that is my other great #hivehighlight for this year.
Hive has helped me grow in so many ways and I can't wait for what next year will bring for Hive and this incredible community. I just want to thank all the wonderful people/projects that are involved in creating/developing and working so hard to make this platform so incredible and better as the years go by.