One Year on Hive - Personal Reflections
One Year in Hive, is like a cup of coffee latte for me where the bitterness of espresso and the softness of milk blend together.
Right now, we are already into the third of September in 2022. I have a lot of memories of every September. My mother was born in September and it is often our moment to gather the whole family, my mother-in-law and my son also died in September and I always make pilgrimages to my grave. September 2021, I also took one step that seemed to be changing my life after that.
September 5, 2021, that was the first date I joined Hive. One small step but changed the pattern of my life, the way I think and behave. Joining Hive brought a big change in my life and made me live one of the lives I've been dreaming of since I was young. Since high school, I really like reading and writing. For me, reading books (or watching news and talk shows) is the most appropriate way for us to get information and understand the situation.
I read a lot, it makes me think a lot. Sometimes, I want to share my thoughts with others in the form of stories, ideas, or opinions so that my messages can be understood and reached others. In 2005-2014 I also had several blogs, one blog about traditional music, a blog about personal stories, and a farm information blog. I managed several sites and didn't earn any money but kept doing it because it was fun, even 5 years just got 100 USD.
Unfortunately, like humans in general in this world. Expectations always match reality. I'm very inconsistent, and sometimes it can take me weeks to write one piece. So, in each of my blogs, maybe a year there are only three or four posts due to laziness and inconsistency that I make. The simple reason, loss of focus and purpose and no benefits generated makes it not materialized.
I have had aspirations and dreams. Want to live and be able to earn enough / decent income from the results of my writing, no need to be rich or have a car, but get one thing that deserves consistency and writing. I just want to try to do one thing that is consistent with what I love, which is writing a blog, sharing stories and experiences, or writing a review.
For a year, 12 months, 365 and 24 hours I have always tried to contribute to Hive through various communities. I love watching movies or dramas, sometimes I want to share the reviews and Hive provides several communities for that. Since 2018, I have always been walking around coffee shops to feel the ambience of a coffee shop, tasting the quality of coffee or just sitting and chatting and since joining Hive I have been able to share stories of my journey to coffee shops with all members in this community who come from all over the world. My travels are also more fun, because every photo I take and the stories I experience can be shared on this platform. In addition, I also get a different point of view in each post of friends who come from various cultures, traditions and cultures. Writing things we like, sharing our interesting things and stories and then benefiting from it? it's like the Indonesian proverb "getting durian crumbles in front of your eyes" means very, very lucky.
A reflection of my one year at the Hive is like a cup of coffee latte, when the bitterness of espresso and the softness and sweetness of milk meet in warmth. Sweet moment? of course a lot, and I think friends don't really care about that either. Let's discuss the "espresso moment" for this one year.
Not only sweet and happy moments, there are also many bitter things that you may also feel. There must be a moment, when you have made a post in earnest but do not get the desired benefits. However, I believe the more often we write, the more often we make opinions, the more we can produce better posts in the future. I also felt that, at the beginning of my post it was very messy and the writing was very simple and sometimes normative, but the consistency for this one year seemed to make it easier for me to write what was in my brain and heart.
This is my one-year reflection on Hive, I hope to be consistent and meet again in the two-year reflection, and in the following years.
Call me Isdarmady, because I have a full name that is very long, namely Isdarmady Syahputra Ritonga. I am a head of the family who work as Farmers Vegetables Hydroponic and Consultant Hydroponics, sometimes I also sell coffee from various regions in Indonesia.
I have expertise dispensing coffee with a variety of techniques and tools brewing, because I have the desire to make a coffee shop with hydroponics as centerpieces. Help me realize that dream.
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