Steem


I just joined the Steem platform after my good pal @barge explained it to me. I spent a few hours this week looking through the FAQs and what have you, and it looks like something that could really be of use to me for all sorts of reasons. I used to love Six Apart’s Vox platform round about 2006/07 and had a good wee group of friends there, some of whom I’m still online friends with on other social media platforms such as Goodreads and last.fm. That platform folded around 2010 and Facebook kind of filled the void for me. I started blogging more in 2010-ish using WordPress, but it felt like I was talking into the void, so it fell by the wayside. Steem might just be the thing to get me back to writing again. I do have experiences to share about a variety of topics, so I’m going to give it a go.

My feed is here: https://steemit.com/@camuel

So, as of now, I’ll be blogging over there. It looks really exciting, particularly some of the posts I’ve read about what’s available for musicians over there.

There is a WordPress plugin for the platform called Steempress, which I have installed on this site just to see how it works. This may well be my first post on Steem if it crossposts from WordPress.

I’m planning on a post to introduce myself properly tomorrow, then spending some time visiting other users to read some content and try and hook up with some other musicians and possibly recovering alcoholics, maybe even postmasters. People into self improvement would be good to find too, and fantasy book fans. This is gonna be great!

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