Newbie Steemian here!

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Hello everyone! I've been following Steemit for a couple of months now but I was hesitating to join the community. Earlier today, I attended a crypto meetup where a fellow Steemian gave me a crash course about the wonders of this platform. It really blew my mind how well developed Steem is after such a short period of time, with a cool set of features and a whole range of social media apps. Adoption has also been on the rise and I've read some great articles about all different kinds of topics. So I finally decided to take the step and enter this vibrant community!

I have been in the crypto space for almost 4 years now and I am also involved in Blockchain related projects as an innovation manager for Telindus. As Steemit has been on my radar lately, I very much look forward to actively participate and contribute to the community in a concrete way. I will be posting a series of articles about my views on the latest trends in the Blockchain and Crypto space and promoting the added values of using such a technology.

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Recent pic of me in Paris.

Look forward to having a good time with you all!

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Welcome to steem, Matthias! If you want to take a peek under the steem hood, I recommend you start with https://steemworld.org from @steemchiller

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Thanks Sorin! I'm currently reading lots articles to familiarise myself wit the Steemit platform, still trying to figure out how to best delegate SP. One step at a time :)

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You are right to read up, it's both complex and fascinating.

The steem power, you first need to have it, before delegating it :-)

Have you discovered steemd.com yet ?
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Here's your profile - you have 0.1 SP that are your own, you received this from me when I created your account. The rest up to 10 SP I delegated to you.

There are several ways to earn SP:

  • one is to blog while popular - if people upvote your posts, you earn SP;
  • the other is to buy steem, move it to your steem account and then power up;
  • the third one is from curation (upvoting) which is the one requiring the least effort (you can set upvote rules and then let a "smart contract" upvote for you while you sleep) but also by far the slowest (especially when starting from almost zero)

In your specific case I'd do a bit of all - write a bit and find a following, people who enjoy the same things; buy a bit of steem and power up (it helps a lot to show engagement and attract people to follow you); once you have powered up, start upvoting people, it tends to bring you followers and upvotes for your own posts.

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Thank you, that clears things up a bit! I'll try to do as you suggest.

Welcome mforsingdal
To the Steemit platform, you are a steemian now. I am warm welcoming you as a new user. And you receive this message because you used the #introduceyourself tag! You have been in crypto for 4 years so your expertise is welcome here.
I was welcomed with good advice to when I started so here i am. I know that steemit may seem very overwhelming right now but don't worry. After a few blog you will be the best blogger and contributor.
If you have any questions just ask your questions on any of my blog posts and I'll be more than happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have!
I may know the answer. But very important I recommend you to never give up any off your passwords they are yours Please for safety tips read and visit https://steemit.com/steem/@verhp11/safety-first-first-aid-kit-for-steemians-who-are-just-beginning-this-great-journey from Our fellow steemy @verhp11.
The Steemify App I use is great too, it is available in the Appstore and its Free.
Good Luck, Have fun and I wish you loads of success on here! :)
GREETZ from Holland
Britt

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Thanks for the advice Britt! I'll have a look at the Steemify app and will of course make sure to keep my password safe :)

Welcome pal, @mforsingdal this can be one hell of a rollercoaster ride and its not for the weak. This platform allows its users to earn rewards for their efforts in the community. Good luck pal.

#circleoffriends

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Thanks for the wishes, I'll do my best.

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Iulian, I'm pretty sure Matthias doesn't know that @smartiot is your Steemit alias :-)

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Indeed I didn't know, until now ;)

Hello and welcome to Steemit! :)

Make sure to always use 5 tags to get maximum exposure to your posts.

Also If you are into cryptocurrencies then you are more than welcome to visit my channel, as I have made the commitment to share everything with others.

Let me know if need any help.

Best of luck to you!

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Wasn't aware of the 5 tags limit, but I'll make sure to use them all from now on :)

Great intro post @mforsingdal! Thanks for joining Steemit! I am @gogogadgetupvote and I found your intro post thanks to a link that @logoo sent me in my "Introduceyourself Post Bounty”! I have upvoted and resteemed your intro, as well as given you a follow! Be sure to check out my contest post I linked, there are several useful articles linked at the bottom for new users!

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Following you now!