My Hive Story
How long have you been on the Blockchain?
According to Hiveblocks.com, 59 moons.
1,634 days since July 1st, just shy of 4.5 years.
What was your background in cryptocurrency when you first came to the Blockchain?
I've mined and traded. Mostly was into Ethereum mining at the time.
What was your background in writing when you first came to the Blockchain?
While I hate writing, I did occassionally write for an Information Security & Productivity blog. I didn't do it often enough though.
How many people did you know when you first came to the Blockchain?
Zero, absolutely no one. I used to hangout in a Discord called the Space Station, it was mainly Ethereum miners. Somoene I used to chat with I believe mentioned I should check it out.
How did you meet people when you first came to the Blockchain?
When I first got here, I some how ended up in Whaleshares for a short time. It was clear a lot of the interaction was done in Discord, so I joined a few Discord servers and hung out.
Who did you look up to when you first came to the Blockchain?
@jesta, when I didn't know what was going on, he was one who would respond to his direct messages and was always helpful without looking down to you.
How would you describe your first three months on the Blockchain?
Tough, at first I didn't do anything but read. I broadcasted my first transaction 22 days after I joined. I tried writing on a daily basis as a challenge to myself. I felt invisible most of the time. I believe around 3 months was when I chose to run a witness. It took a month and a half believe I signed my first block if I remember correctly.
I think things were a lot harder then, there was a lot more noise to get through. Now days people are actively looking for new content creators to support.
Has being a part of the Blockchain changed you in any way for the good?
Obviously it made me some money, outside of that I have made a few friends I actually enjoy chatting with. I have enjoyed the challenge building things. I find Hive to be the easiest blockchain to develop and experiment ideas with.
What is your favorite memory from your time on the Blockchain?
Playing Drug Wars, I was attacked endlessly and was quite successful in the game taking on far more than my far share by wiping out entire clans to prevent their ability to coordinate. At one point I used Justine's avatar as one of my alts in Drug Wars (with her permission) and continously attacked Down with Clowns (which I believe was @r0nd0n's clan) on a daily basis wiping everyone out. There was one specific person who constantly sent me messages that hung out in the same Discord I did who kept calling me Honey and other similar names. He lost his shit when he finally found out it was me.
The messages I received on a daily basis from that game were hysterical although a lot were really cringe. At one point I started quoting Tombstone in response to many of the messages.
I joked around on Discord that I played Drug Wars to make friends. Obviously it was quite the opposite, there were a lot of salty people as a result of that game.
Playing that game anywhere other than here would have been boring though, despite all the problems with the game, part of the charm was the community that came baked into the blockchain. Knowing the person you attack or attacks you, made it exciting and entertaining.
Their Discord used to be off the hook.
If you could advise a new person signing up to Hive, what would it be?
The biggest thing I tell people is to network and meet people, focus less on rewards and more on including yourself into different aspects of the community. Rewards will come in time with effort and consistency. It is a marathon, not a sprint.
If at all possible, build something.