Hello Steemit! Happy to be here!

2년 전

Hey Steemians, it's @kage, and I'm so excited to be a part of the Steemit community.  I've been lurking for a few weeks, just trying to figure this whole platform out.  It's been quite the experience so far!

First, the obligatory selfie for verification:

So I recently got married, and if that weren't exciting enough, my wife and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks!  We're very happy and cannot wait to meet this little guy/gal.  (We decided to not find out the sex of the baby beforehand, so it would be a surprise.)  I am incredibly thankful and blessed to have an amazing wife and soon-to-be child, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little terrified of being a first-time daddy!  Time to prep the go-bag, strap the carseat in, and have some energy drinks on standby.

My beautiful wife and I:

Here's a shot of another prominent family member:  our dog Cheese.

Also known as "The Most Interesting Dog in the World":

Some other topics that interest me include: cooking, writing, photography, music, tech (especially system administration and DevOps), and (when I can find the time) video games.  I'm looking forward to creating (hopefully!) interesting original content, in addition to enjoying what this lovely community comes up with.


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Nice to meet you, @kage! Welcome to the Steemit Community, wish you good luck and a good start, ive send you a small tip and followed you, hope you have an amazing day! :)

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Thank you, and likewise!

@kage - Welcome to Steemit!

Thanks for being part of the solution to web centralization. The more who leave FB, Twitter, Google, etc, behind for decentralized blockchain social media platforms like Steemit, the sooner we empower ourselves.

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Thanks! And I agree. Why create the content for FB, Reddit, etc. when we can create it for ourselves!

Hi @kage welcome to steemit.. iam @daradonya from aceh nice to see you and upvoted...

  ·  2년 전

Thank you! Nice to meet you as well!

How are you? @Kage, I'm just here to leave a nice Hello ^^. Unfortunately i don't have much voting power, but i will be back and vote my followers. Need to grow a little ^^. Have a great time @rightuppercorner

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Thanks, looking forward to it!

Welcome :D

  ·  2년 전

Thank you! Good to be here.

welcome @kage. steemit is like family you will like it .

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Thanks! It seems to be one of the friendliest places on the net. Very refreshing.

Hello and welcome! I've been a systems admin for years but have also not touched a server in years. ;-) What video games do you play when you find the time? I'm in the same situation, and I really don't have time for video games. I still enjoy them from time to time though to burn off steam. Please check the photo tip below. It may help you fix the missing photo of you and your wife!


There are a ton of other webpages to help you with Steemit. Here are some of the best for beginners:

https://steemd.com/ (This site is used to keep track of your voting power and other stats. You do not want to run out of voting power, and you only get so much per day. I keep my voting power around 80% for example.)

https://steem.makerwannabe.com/ (This site will tell you who follows you, who unfollows you, and who mutes you. It is great for meeting new people too. I regularly check it to see who has followed me to see if I should follow them back.)

https://steemit.chat/ (This site is the official chat webpage for Steemit. There are Discord channels too, but I usually stick to the official site. Come in to network and meet new friends. You can directly message people there too, so it makes it easier to communicate with your closest friends.)


Oh yeah, there are a lot of bots on here. If you see a cookie cutter reply, especially to your intro post, it is almost certainly a bot. Check the account's reputation. If it is low, I would recommend just ignoring them. Everything is public on Steemit, so you can go look at an account's comments and replies. Are they all the same? It's a bot.

Sourcing and Adding Photos

Adding photos to your account as a new Steemian may be confusing at first too. The easiest way it to click to "Submit a Story." Once in there, use the built in Steemit tool to upload an image from your computer. Below the posting window, you will see "Insert images by dragging & dropping, pasting from the clipboard, or by selecting them." Click on the blue text. Once the image is uploaded, you can copy and paste the link into your account settings.

Here's a link to a Google Document I made to help with the coding:


Account Verification

Verifying your identity is very important because it will get you more support and people will trust you more. The best way to verify is to link back to your Steemit account by using another public social media account. For example, I posted my Steemit articles from here through my Twitter account. Another person posted their Steemit information on their Facebook account. Some people will even post a video of themselves writing out their account information since that cannot be Photoshopped. The more famous a person is or the more valuable their content is, the more important it is that they verify. If a new account falls within those two categories and fails to verify, it may get blacklisted.

Again, welcome, and I've followed you! If you have any questions about getting started, look me up on the chat site.

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Hey @finnian thanks for the detailed post! Is the photo of my wife and I really missing? Every device I check it on shows that it's there, including friends' PC, phone, etc. I'm not sure what would be different about that pic, as I uploaded them all straight into the editor. I'll check into it, either way. I couldn't find a decent image sharing host that I trusted, and Steemimg wouldn't work for me.

Anyway, I've been getting into the battle royale type of games lately. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, and more recently Fortnite Battle Royale. Pretty fun! I'm always up for some Diablo 3 on PS4 with the wife when she fancies it, too.

Good to meet you!


Ahh, the picture is working now. Yes, I play PUBG a bit. There's no need for an editor. Any time you need a new picture to post either for your profile or to change an existing post's images, just open a new post, upload them there, copy the links, and move them to where you need them. :)

Hey! Welcome to Steemit. Nice introduction post! Hope you have a good time.

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Hey, thanks! So far so good!

Welcome to steemit @kage. Nice introducing.
Can we be a follower friends? I upvoted and followed you.
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Nice read! Your account is somewhat new so thanks for the introduction post. One upvote for you and keep on steeming!
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