Theres something i have feared a lot when i bought STEEM couple months ago at $0.9. (I bought 1500 STEEM in total)
I was afraid that i was late. I was afraid that i missed the the biggest ATH crypto will ever see. I was afraid that i was too late to accumulate any significant sum of crypto. I was afraid that i would never be able to make whale friends and get votes.
But over time those opinions started changing. I started to pick up on nuances, the good sides and the bad sides of crypto. I figured out that i didnt have to make whale friends. I figured out how STEEM worked (even though i decided not to prostitute myself), i figured out the scammy crap exchanges are pulling off, i figured out how you can get your shitcoin listed by pulling someone off and with all that i managed to place myself somewhere i feel comfortable. https://chairsinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Comfortable-Office-Chairs-Options.png
A place where i can grow slowly, accumulate, find opportunities to reinvest and i dont have to adjust my behavior to appease anyone. Something that most say is the privilege of large accounts. And sure, that is most definitely not the fastest way to grow, lol, but its my way.
My posts arent flooded with engagement nor am i pulling in hundreds of STEEM a week…. but ill say “Fuck” as much as i want and enjoy myself. haha
But for most part its working well. Im getting my few dollars a day. Sometimes ill do a task and get a big vote from Oracle-d, sometimes ill leave some feedback on a project, sometimes ill do some twitter crusading, sometimes ill get lucky with Steem Monster cards, ill get my biweekly payouts from the “dev company” im invested in, ill do some curation on STEEM or WHALESHARES. etc….. Theres bunch of stuff for me to do here, stuff i didnt realize until i stopped focusing on trying to be friends with people id probably never like in real life just to get ahead.
I realized that there was a false dichotomy present here.
Either kiss ass or be a selfish, self-centered asshole to earn anything here.
While those two things most definitely represent the “profit maximizing way”, they arent the only way.
Not until i stopped trying to “maximize my profits” in the way presented above did i start looking for more opportunities and finding them. Investing in stuff, starting to post on Whaleshares and getting to know folks there/here. (One of the best decisions i made so far)
Sure, there are some shits on Whaleshares as well, but like its the case with smaller communities, the shits get flushed down the toilet pretty fast. haha
And there you have it. Sometimes i like to chronicle my thoughts. Put them to blockchain so one day in 5 years or a decade when im flying down the airway in my maglev Lambo, i can look back and say:
What a smart kid i was back then.
Or ill end up living under a bridge and think what a moron i was. hahaha.
Ill see you around. 😉