What is STEEM's Brand Story? A Fun Community Experiment: Crim Says Take Action

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In this video, I talk a bit about how we as a community can take action now to help define, change, and inspire with the Steem brand story.

 
      We have a unique opportunity right now to change the course of Steem away from confusion with Steemit Inc and towards what we see and love about it. Whether you're focused on Dapps and games, you're a content creator, an investor, an entrepreneur, a content creator, or a crypto crazy enthusiast, the way that you see and understand Steem is valuable, and really important to helping others see and understand! We've had an incredible few weeks full of talks, planning, leadership and community groups coming together... but if you're really not sure where to start, or you don't feel like you have the time or aren't comfortable seeking out a huge role, then this fun little challenge is aimed at you.

Momentum is one of the hardest things to build. It takes a first step — even if that first step is a bad Dtube video, some silly memes, a few dorky gifs and some big hearts.

 
      This week I'm challenging you to do something simple and fun. Steem is not just "post and get paid!" Steem is a set of tools that allows for platform building that has brought an incredible community together around fast, fee-free transactions, censorship resistance, open source technology, original content, and shared interests. Steem is a turnkey blockchain, made for sharing. As part of this experiment, think about what this might mean to you, and how this might influence the story you tell about Steem. Then, make something silly, make something fun, make pretty much anything, and take that first step with all of us about changing what's out there about Steem. This isn't a job for a perfect team of highly trained professional market spin doctors... THIS IS A JOB FOR A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO MAKE TURKEY AND BEE MEMES! (You should probably watch the video, or this last sentence might sound like I'm having a stroke. I promise it's relevant.)

I'll be giving away a Steem tshirt, some STEEM, and voting and sharing around whatever it is that gets made because of this.

 
      If you can, please use the #crimsaystakeaction tag if you can remember, as it will help me find your stuff to appreciate on. This is for fun. This is an excercise in getting people in the community seeing what it feels like to throw caution to the wind and to make something fun that tells the story of their Steem! I'm doing a lot of work in the marketing and branding arena, and I want to be more in touch with ALL of the people who are proud members of the community who feel like there's something they could be doing right now, but they aren't sure what. I'm excited to see through your eyes and to laugh at your jokes... and to send you bees in the mail be a part of the story of Steem.

Bonus Content: this is my second Dtube video and it's hilariously bad. I know. I do editing and animation for clients, and manage to totally botch my own video. IT'S ENDEARING, OKAY?

 
      If you're planning on becoming a video content producer, please learn from my silly mistakes. I pulled some really distinct crummy moves in this one and they're terrible, but we gotta get this show on the road, so here's the video in all of it's real, true, crummed out glory. #tooreal

  • Don't walk your dog in the rain seconds before you film so you're weird and damp and uncomfortable and worried about your limp wet hair sticking to your face
  • Don't choose ten minutes before you leave for work to film so that you're watching a ticking clock and ad-libbing without a script because it turns out you will miss things you want to say
  • Don't have both your camera and your lighting pointing upwards at your face.... helllllooooooo faux double chin!
  • If you're a professional photographer who shoots in manual mode, then FFS check to see if your camera is still in manual when you film so that your entire video isn't fuzzy and out of focus because you move and gesture like a crazy person and step off your mark constantly
  • Make sure if you stabilize your video to make it nicer to watch that you realize that it sometimes cause dorky black triangles on the edges of the shot and you will look like someone who has no idea what the hell they are doing

OKAY so, TL;DR: make something this week. I don't care what it is. Tell me the Story of Steem, in whatever manner you choose. Share it with others. Make it cute, funny, short, long, with your talent or as a parody. Just DO something. #CrimSaysTakeAction 🖤

 
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Greetings, beautiful Crimsonclad.

Congrats on your second video. It was really cool. I can not understand everything, therefore, I do not have English as a native language.

I confess that I find you very, very, very charming. Your glasses are very beautiful in your little eyes.

Thank you so much for the video tips. I need several of them.

Good Morning!!!!

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Thank you so much for the compliment! Feel free to write in your native language to me whenever you like... we're lucky to be in a global community that can use translators. 😊 I will definitely think about providing captions for some languages in the future to make videos more inclusive!

Muito obrigado pelo elogio! Sinta-se à vontade para escrever em sua língua nativa para mim sempre que quiser ... Temos sorte de estar em uma comunidade global que pode usar tradutores. Definitivamente vou pensar em fornecer legendas para alguns idiomas no futuro para fazer vídeos mais inclusivos!

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hola chica tienes muy buen contenido , soy nueva en #steemit y me encanta que seas parte de esa población que aporta contenido interesante y divertido @crimsonclad

YAY! Another Crim video :D Loved the energy - you'll learn to focus your camera next time :')

LOL!

For those who are not aware yet and want to do 'something' with the Steem brand, it just got an update and all the resources can be found here: https://steem.com/brand/

Of course this is Steem specific and there's so much more, just thought it would be useful for a few joining #crimsaystakeaction.

Cheers!

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I was wondering how I get the exact colours!

This is so useful cheers!

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Enjoy creating! \o/

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Thanks for including that! I didn't even think to... perfect for people who want to get on board with a cohesive look. I'd love to see a bit of everything; I know many people are feeling like they might not have "the chops" to be part of a coordinated revolution, but just having fun and making something shareable is worth it. So is flipping their cameras to "autofocus" 😂

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Absolutely! You never know what is going to 'stick' or gets used in posts or gets shared 'outside the Steemosphere' - so every visual or message is welcome :D Can't wait to see what comes up and hope to join in as well!

I love this more than words can say.. so glad you are doing this!! Love the message and of course your amazing energy. This is exactly what we need right now.

As far as your tips .. the manual thing made me laugh as I may have done that before 😬
And double chin... shut your mouth, you look absolutely stunning as usual!

Way to go Crim, this is really great to see.

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FAUX double chin! I pull a crum, so you won't have to; all part of public service, obviously. I'm looking forward to trying to get a little more out there and pay better attention to the feedback people have given me/ the requests they have made. 🤗

Steem is a turnkey blockchain for sharing downvotes

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honestly, if more of us gave out small downvotes more often and more lovingly, the ecosystem would be a better place. Get sharing in your own unique way (double plus good use of downvotes instead of flags)

Excellent fun and engagement project.

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Let's see what happens. You're the queen of shareables~ if you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be?

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If Bitcoin is: Peer to Peer Transactions
Steem is: Peer to Peer Communications and Publishing.

Whether you are publishing - Dapps, Stories, Songs, Recipes, Communication, or News. We connect you.

https://steemit.com/busy/@whatsup/re-crimsonclad-what-is-steem-s-brand-story

Awesome contest idea @crimsonclad! I've been thinking about a lot of this stuff recently... today I was actually contemplating running a similar contest, not about branding, but about what to me is a connected topic, dApps. I'd like to see Steemit and its dApps be adopted more by the mainstream, and I think for that to happen there needs to be a usable, intuitive interface that allows newcomers to jump right in and have fun, without having to learn what amounts to another language in order to use it, esp. for those who are unfamiliar with crypto. I think we're getting closer - Partiko is my fave at the moment, it even features private messaging - but I think the interface itself has to set us apart.

Anyway, I think this is going to be an interesting contest and look forward to seeing what people come up with. I could keep going on this topic, but... maybe I'll make a post about it for the contest instead!

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that's exactly it! Part of understanding the brand story of Steem is realizing that it is a turnkey blockchain that allows for people to build projects, be social, play games, post content... 'made for sharing' applies to every aspect of what people do with Steem. By extension, the story of Steem is told by the apps, services and dapps that are built upon it~ so talking a bit/making something about an app you love is STILL going to have a net positive for the Steem blockchain! When I talk about Steem's brand story, it's just simply something I want to hear more about from all of YOU~ because how you see Steem is how everyone should (and will) someday see Steem.

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Exactly :) I'll get an entry in this weekend

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lol just saw that... SO hot right now!

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I love your enthusiasm and support and I'll keep talking about it, but it would be way cooler if all of the faces got steemy real quick

arm waving int e n s  i   f    i   e    s

YAYYA!!! Crim is turnkey hashtagmaker made for kicking ass.

Super down. Working on my project whenever I get a little bit of breather room.

....and I really do want bees. (but i guess a tshirt is cool too)

Thank you for coming to my TedTalk

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I would love to see something fun and useful out of the creative-y sorts, and you are very that. Looking forward to what you were suggesting earlier!

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YOU GET BEES! AND YOU GET BEEESSS!

This week is getting away from me fast but hopefully ill have something cool/pretty/helpful soon! <3

#STAKEACTION Let's go!

It's Far from being a Bad Dtube video! Really inspiring! I'm in!!! To the infinite and beyond!!!

Awesome idea, still didn't tune in to the radio show yet but I'll be making something that's actually valuable to the community and I'll be sure to use the tag :P Enjoy the holidays in Canada (:

Sweet , that's a groovy idea, a great way to engage the community... be well and take action.

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The word Action hasn't had such an important meaning in such a long time as it does now! I agree.
Great video crimmy.

yay, more crim content! i like, now to watch the video! woot! :)

Great video Crimmy. We need more of these from you! Will attempt to take action this week. Cause Crimmy said so ;-)

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haha, we'll see about the more bit, BUT have some fun with it!

Hey @crimsonclad, this is an amazing post with a lot of

  • inspiration
  • motivation and
  • creativity in it!

You have been curated by the @ddaily curation team and we are grateful that you shared your work with us.

If you want to know more about the @ddaily family - then please check out our channel and
do not hesitate to connect with us via discord. You can find the link at the botton of every post of us!

THE POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE!

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Great initiative! We'll make sure to upvote a dozen or two interesting posts tagged #crimsaystakeaction too!

Yes one thing everyone can do is use #share2steem tag on Twitter as a way to make tweets immutable, censorship on social media is a hot topic right now with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and others being censored even from patreon. Steemit and steem are the perfect tools for their purpose that is make an alternative anti-censorship patreon alike.
Would be great to get their attention.

https://toshitimes.com/importance-of-crypto-in-political-censorship/

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Does Share2Steem still work?

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AFAIK they are experiencing a little internal shakeup right now but plan to continue forwards shortly. You can check the latest post from the account which talks a bit about what's happening:
https://steemit.com/share2steem/@share2steem/update-to-end-confusion

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Yes I know, thanks for the response. I don't use it, that's why I was wondering if the service was currently still operational or even should be used, because I saw appeals being made to revoke the Steemconnect permissions for the old share2steem account.

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Okay, good! I'm don't use it either, but the permissions thing is pretty normal when there's a chance a service could be used in a way that doesn't match up with what you initially authorized. If you revoke your Steemconnect permissions, it just means that you would have to log in and connect the new site/service before it could act on your behalf again. That's a good precaution when you have things split between business models like these guys appear to be right now... it just means that while you're not sure who is in charge of what or how things will work, there won't be any surprises for you if someone decides to do things differently than before.

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Actually, DTube deletes content from there servers after about 6 weeks. It is neither a truly distributed network, nor is it persistent.

Surprise!

I left DTube after I discovered that my content was gone. Apparently if you read the fine print in the FAQ on the Discord channel they explain this. (It isn't on their website... Hmmm?)

Consider BitChute as a better option.

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I’m sorry to hear about your view about Dtube @spbeckman!

I guess you haven’t done the research and also may be Dtube hasn’t explained things probably.

Before I go further, I claim that I’ve nothing against you or BitChute.

  1. You can host you video for free for unlimited time by contacting @igormuba ( a steem witness decided to help out Dtube community )

  2. Also we’ve @onelovedtube where you can purchase $10 monthly subscription for the uploader and unlimited time IPFS hosting for your videos. And @theycallmedan is supporting anyone who purchase this his upvotes to cover the cost.

https://steemit.com/eos/@theycallmedan/f1n55v7o

Dtube is continuously working to fix these issues and soon we’ll have solutions.

If you want to contact me directly then please do and I’m happy to help you.

My contact details Telegram @nathanmars WhatsApp +447901003594 Twitter @nathanmars7 Discord @nathanmars#2708

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Wow, I thought there wasn't away out of the 6 weeks dtube limit, maybe I should bookmark this comment for future use.

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Dtube uses IPFS technology, so it hosts your content during payout period, but it does purge videos later on unless you have pinned the content. If you include an article body with your video, that text content is stored on the chain, permanently. Because videos themselves are not kept in the chain, they are susceptible to hosting fluctuations. I can hook you up with a few groups who can help you pin to IPFS and keep control of your video content, if you like!

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From where did you find this documentation?

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Which part of it? The part about IPFS I learned from the curation and community groups that have formed around Dtube - I'm not normally a video content creator so I've really learned a lot in a short time from the people who know more about Dtube than I do. It's pretty cool and relevant, when we talk about how special the community is here, and how it's in our hands to really educate! Any hosting platform could poof your videos or content out of existence (because of resources, censorshi... you name it), no matter who or how big they are. IPFS does mean that you can make sure your content is pinned and hosted yourself, but it does also mean a tiny bit of extra work/resources to have that control.

As for your text on the chain, that's the underlying basis of what Steem is all about! If you ever want to see what a post really looks like, and the basics of what actually goes into the chain, take a look at your post on Steemd. For example, if you look at this post itself in it's text form on the blockchain (click here) you can see what the post actually looks like. You can also see that images and video are permanently included in terms of the link to the content hosting, but the actual media itself is off-chain at those locations. The text as I wrote it (so, perhaps, a text transcript of the video or an explainer) is in the chain for good.

Let me know if I can help you meet up with some experienced Dtubers who can help answer more questions!

A great contest and I must say a very well shot video too!

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as long as you squint your eyes 😁 the next one can only go up from here! If you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be?

i think you were in focus once somewhere around 4:30 :D
why did you need to stabilise the video? what was moving there?
great talk! i think i will continue to do what i do, post stuff :D

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hahah, my dog ran into the tripod twice like a jerk, and also, I was going to have the awesome deal with it pixel sunglasses drop down at one point but I realized that AFTER stabilizing that I didn't even say deal with it 🙄 always plan out your script before filming and don't do it in a time crunch!

If you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be?

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@crimsonclad for me scripts should be everything i want to tell :) if i have to speak and think about how it sounds in english i don't have the time to think what i want to say :D have no problem in thinking in english but speaking, well it needs more practice (maybe i need to film myself more)

You mean a story about what steem is or a story on steem?

too long; didnt read. except the last points :P

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the perfect point of a TL;DR!

First of all I want to tell you that is very beautiful as always, I really do not understand much English but your energy is enough to feel what you want to convey, good that you are working marketing that is something very important.

I think steem is innovation and we have to be creative, give value to the community to make them feel important.

Greetings friend, can't that shirt be sent to Venezuela? lol

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I bet the shirt could get there, but it might not be there until next year between our two postal services!

Someone else mentioned that I should think about doing captions, which would be a good idea so that people who speak other languages are more easily able to follow along. I talk quickly and use a lot of colloquialisms, so I know that it probably doesn't convey as well as it could.

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I think we have to learn to English first lol to do subtitles in a long time, only mind you let the video youtube too and have the automatic subtitles.

If someday I get a flannel from you it would be a super special gift.

Nice initiative! I think I shall partake ! Great energy in the video . People like you motivate us to stay optimistic! Thank you

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I'm just reminding you of what you already know — you're here, your Steemin', you're out and about checking things out. If you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be? Whatever you do, do you. This is for fun, so we can share more about how we understand and value Steem to the world!

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Got it! I made one video but I am going to make another actually explaining steems story the way i see it and what it has come to mean to me. I made a comedy skit but got a bit carried away with the idea and didn't quiet focus on the point. Check it out on my page all the same. I enjoyed doing the comedy skit so much that I think I will be doing more. Thanks for your prompt.

As a big fan of tidy, even numbers, I had a really hard time upvoting this post :).

In all seriousness though @crimsonclad, this is a great idea. I'm someone who easily gets lost in routine so looking back at the 'why's and 'how's, the mission statements as a whole, might be a really cool thing!

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totally, do something simple and silly and fun that talks about your Steem. What would you share with someone about Steem or a dApp or service you love if you could? What's the story people should be hearing?

Lol very interesting video, just-could you make it a little shorter. Also add something on the description box.

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hahah, I thought 7mins was pretty good and short, BUT you're probably right... this is where writing a script would have come in handy! Also, I made sure to get the article into the Dtube post properly, but I never even thought about description. I'll go in there and edit that. Thanks for pointing it out.

If you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be?

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No worries I did enjoyed the post very much.
"👍""👍"Keep up the good work "👍""👍"

I love your energy and enthusiasm! I'm sharing your wonderfully positive message!

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cheers! if you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be?

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I'm thinking! Quickly is the key! Give me 10 minutes and I can ramble on quite enthusiastically, but I have yet to convince many friends to give Steem a try. And the few that have haven't stayed. I love that you are searching for the quick explanation.

So. Crimmy says take action. Alrighty then. I will, in some form, almost certainly written.

I have a face for radio, and the video editing skills of a common goldfish. Not so much on the video chances.

It might could be a podcast/audio file. It's been ages since I did one of those because, well, I don't like them :)

So, that leaves writing. I'll come up with some action and use the tag. It's the least I can do for a place that I love.

Thanks Crimmy. I don't know about anybody else, but it will get me off the dime.

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Love it! You don't need to do anything. Buuuut, I would love to see your point of view. If you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be? Think of this as me crowdsourcing the things that the people here who love Steem already know about so I can find ways to show even more people those important things.

The wonderful thing is that you could totally share that story in pretty much ANY way. This is for anyone who feels like there's nothing for them to do right now~ like I said, even turkey blockchain is funny and engaging! (thanks, @soundwavesphoton!)

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Awesome initiative, can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Awesome!! maybe we can come up with something!

Great video. I'm gonna go re-work my old steem theeme song "Down the Blockchain" and post it again. Then we will moon fer sher.

#crimsaystakeaction
#crimturkey
#steembees

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I love this idea! catchy songs that underline what Steem's all about? yesplz. Thanks for having fun with it on the fly during the show, too!

#steemisbetterthanbeesandturkey

Well looky who we have here on dtube! Haha, we spoke about this in the past (about a month after I joined, June), glad to see you here now :) I hope this is the beginning of a dtube series of videos. I'll have to stop by MSP waves, it has been quite some time. Ok ,done, I will make a video about my love for STEEM. It may not be out for a week or two, I will tag you on it. No need to give me anything. Ok, I will also use that dumb tag lol. Great work! Really glad to see you on dtube!

Yes! Now finally it's time to take promotion seriously ;) - We made the brand day after day, could be awesome to be listen your next show!!!
Love from UY!
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I definitely agree with you when you wrote :" Steem is a set of tools that allows for platform building that has brought an incredible community together around fast, fee-free transactions, censorship resistance, open source technology, original content, and shared interests. Steem is a turnkey blockchain, made for sharing ". And agree with you about learning from mistake. About mistake regarding the video imagine I should learn how make and edit video much more than you. More than anything I agree with your spirit

Good post or not the post but your action. I also said to others make more posts in your own language on steem and about steem. I will do that also more frequent then I do now Great idea crimson.

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Helllls yea!!! Love you and LOVE this!! I've been wanting to whip a video out about taking some action myself after listening in on the State of Steem radioshow last Thurs, I didn't catch your show on Sat, but your call to take action is totally in line, so look out for a video from me soon <3

Just got here after reading @aggroed's Crimmy told me to do something... so I'm going to try and post daily on Steem, how is that? It'll help Steem get high place on StateofDApps!

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I saw his post, and I like it! that's something you should be thinking about doing anyways. But I would love to know your take. What would you make or share about Steem? If you had to quickly tell Steem's story to someone who doesn't know it, or who's heard an incorrect one, what would it be?

genial idea, votaré siempre por cosas como estas.

I took an action. Wrote a post today and suggested that Steemit Inc should volunterily lower their share and do an airdrop to active steemians :D

Can't tell you how much I appreciate your hard work supporting Steem. Great video and love the shirt!

Congratulations @crimsonclad!
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Additional comment: This initiative is just AWESOME!
People of steem speaking for steem and its brand, hell yeah we want to see this happening more often. There are so many great activities happening all around our small community. Openmic, comedyopenmic are pretty representative - and one of the greatest thing we have right now is @dtube, even tho it needs some tweaks it is amazing! Also as a scientist I can't miss an opportunity to come up with a great community like @steemstem, and their dapp (still in development) steemstem.io, and guys not sure if you have heard about @pharesim's PEvO but the idea is just awesome! So I will stop it here; we have amazing entertainer, great science articles and I'm gonna take that bottle, oh sorry #crimsaystakeaction. If the bottle is too short you might expect a full post about it! :)

Cheers,
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STEEM is indeed awesome because of the number of DApps built into the platform and there is something for every steemian to choose from to fit their specific needs.
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Better than @ned! You got my vote ; )

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