I've got the time, the drive and the motivation to add value to Planet Steem.
I currently work in IT on ERP systems, I'm handy with Photoshop and have a good understanding of Java, PHP and HTML5. My social reach isn't huge, but I have a ton of friends that have put huge efforts into their Instagram accounts and could count in the millions their followers combined.
I want this Planet Steem to succeed, and am happy to put 15-20 hours a week into Steem to help build the landscape, infrastructure and community. After July 2018 I might be in a position to put in 60-80 hours a week into the Steem blockchain and am motivated to make that possibility a reality.
Very happy to be paid in Steem, SP, SBD, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptokitties, or not at all to build up my learnings and experience in this environment.
I'm available on Steemit.chat, Discord or other to discuss specific tasks to be completed. I'm also more than happy with a 'learn XYZ and get back to me' type response.
I'm sure there are a million trillion tasks that need to be completed regarding this blockchain, but I'm still very new and am totally not sure on what they are or the priority levels.
I've worked for the last 18 years in the SAP ERP space, mainly on the Security and Segregation of Duties/GRC side, but have some experience in ABAP programming. While I'm not sure any of these skill-sets transfer directly to the Steem blockchain I am reasonably intelligent and motivated to learn.
I live in the US on the West Coast, but the consulting firm I work for is based in the Mid-West. I'm currently working from home with infrequent trips to the middle of the country, and our project should be completed by the end of July. After this time I'm not sure what my future holds. I'm concerned my consulting firm will find me another project in the Mid-West that won't allow me to work from home... a weekly commute to the mid-west would disrupt my training and true passion. I will mostly likely leave this consulting firm at that point, but there are working visa complications in that scenario.
My primary goal on Steem
My first goal is to build up the Ninja Warrior community and to get the #ninjawarrior tag on the front page of Steemit. The Ninja Warrior community is my tribe, and it is huge. There are currently 20 countries with their own franchise of the Ninja Warrior television show, and it's often the highest rating reality television show in that region. 100s of dedicated Ninja Warrior gyms have opened up around the globe and I believe it's a safer, more useful and more fun way for adults and children to train than most fitness regimes.
My secondary goal on Steem
By July 2018 I would love to be in a position to be generating enough of a monthly income from Steem or cryptocurrencies to pay my $USD living expenses and allows me to continue to work from home. Even if I could generate half my living expenses I could work for the rest at the local Ninja Warrior gym.
My work in the IT industry is very niche and is an all-or-nothing deal, part-time opportunities are extremely rare... and mostly I would have to travel to wherever the work is.
Whales where you at?
I'm not 100% how to get this post in front of you, but I'll mention Whales that I know of and how I might help you. If you do know someone that needs some help, please resteem or let them know somehow.
@stellabelle - There must be 1 trillion tasks that need attention on Planet Steem. Point me in a direction and I'll get onto it. I may need to learn a ton to be useful, but I'm happy to put in the time.
@aggroed - Happy to venture onto YouTube and other social media sites to spread the Steem word. I'll actually get started on this right away since I know what to do and how to do it.
@choogirl - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You've been incredible in the #TeamAustralia space, #TravelDigest and the #SteemItMap space and I'd be delighted to do anything that needs doing in this area... except travel to Aussie universities and stuff in person to spread the Steem word because reasons.... but anything else, hit me.
@Discordiant - I'll comment you in on any MSP rule-breakage I see, but please let me know how else I could be of assistance.
@ned - Um, hi. Whatever you need man.
@steemitdev - Super interested in this area... super vague on the actual areas I should start delving.
@steemdevs - If any devs need hand with your various applications, please let me know... very happy to help out and learn at this point.
@mikepm74 - I'm not sure if you're technically a whale or not, but you seem to be across all the things and you're heaps smart and extremely helpful. So, please let me know how I can help best... super into helping new users establish themselves on Steem.
@taskmaster4450 - Your posts are easily some of my favourites and I've learnt heaps from your words. I'm not sure exactly what help you might need, but say the word and I'm there.
@mattclarke - I love what you've been doing in Radelaide... you are super super inspirational to us newbies so let me know if I can lend a hand in anyway.
@Patrice & @logic - I'd be more than happy to help clean up the Steem blockchain against spammers and the like... I'm just not 100% what the best course of action is for someone at my level. Please let me know... a clean environment makes everyone happier.
@netuoso - Most of what you do is a touch beyond me at the moment, but if you are willing to point me in the direction of things I should learn to help me out then I'm super willing.
@fulltimegeek - You seem super smart... I assume I'll need to learn all about the APIs to be useful here. I'll get started on that over the holiday season.
If anyone else knows a whale that might require some help... let me know in the comments and I'll update this post. Very excited about the future of ol mate Steem!
To be clear
I'm not chasing whale-upvotes for this post... I don't care about short-term gains... I'm asking for guidance on how I might add the most value in the next year... if that's putting my head down and learning hardcore programming, that's fine (and exciting), if that's browsing the steem blockchain and reporting people, or engaging in dialogue with influencers on other platforms, that's what I'll do.
Blogger was my spiritual home for years and I made incredible friendships... but eventually my crew moved to other platforms or lost interest and I've been lost. I never took up with Twitter or Tumblr or Instagram because I am clearly verbose and I love creating relationships and learning about people. Steem is everything I've been looking for since Blogger died.
Put me to work Whales... I'm here for Steem.
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