Team Australia new recruits 12/09/18: Will Steem Monsters make me famous?


Hey, hey! Long time no see. Two reasons. First, I went to New Orleans for a week and I was off steemit during that time. Seriously, going somewhere and not taking a laptop and staying off social media generally, is great. Try it sometime. The world doesn't collapse. Second, the number of Team Australia recruits coming through is still slow so it's not worth doing an update some weeks.

Feature photo

Today's feature photo comes from @kieranstone and was taken at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. If you like it, please give it an upvote here.



On 30/08 the Mallsballers got together for their end-of-month drinks. It was another good turn out with 14 showing up. You can read @minismallholding's summary here.

Credit: @izzydawn

New Orleans

I am in the process of writing a proper post about this so here's a spoiler-free snippet. From 31/08–03/09 a bunch of MSP peeps ( @aggroed, @clayboyn, @crimsonclad, @discordiant, @followbtcnews and myself) met up in New Orleans for the second international MSP meet-up. Since I want you to read my post (hopefully later this week), all I'll say is, it was really fun.


The Team Australia charity drive to supply hay to drought-stricken farmers is ongoing. Please check out @bmj's latest post for details on how to support this cause.

Credit: @bearone

Do you run a community or contests?

Part of @curie's mission is to help grow steem communities. It therefore uses a portion of its witness rewards to fund various community initiatives. Going forward, @curie will publish a monthly post asking for applications from any established steem community that would like to apply for community-building support. If you're interested, check out this post for instructions on what you need to do.

Steem Monsters voice cast

Do you like @steemmonsters? You probably do. Most people seem to. Anyway, a while ago there was a voice audition call and on a whim one Saturday afternoon, I recorded myself and entered. That turned out to be a good move cos I found out last week that I got one of the parts. I will be lending my voice to the character Medusa. Congrats also to @nathankaye, who was the other Team Australia member to land a role (as Lightning Dragon). If you want to see the complete cast, go here.

Want a personalised Team Australia footer?

Both versions of the Team Australia footer are now free for approved members. Please refer to @quochuy's post or @bearone's post for details on how to get them.

The usual community notices

You should follow @mrsquiggle, who is doing a great job recognising Aussie creativity by curating quality content.

Check out the awesome Minnow Support Project (MSP). Details on how to join are here. Come say hi in the #teamaustralia chat room in PAL-Discord. It's fun and you will make new friends.

If you have spare witness votes, you should consider voting for @curie as well as the MSP witnesses, particularly @ausbitbank and @aggroed, who've a done a great job in getting the MSP project off the ground. Current active Aussie witnesses include @ausbitbank, @bobdos, @idikuci [comedyopenmic witness], @jackmiller, @quochuy, @sapphic and @thekitchenfairy.

Check out @anzub, the Australian and New Zealand upvote bot in the Australia-New Zealand Discord server. You need to register to receive upvotes and delegations are welcome. Speak to @jackmiller if you have questions.

Lastly, if you're feeling generous, you can delegate SP to the Team Australia upvote bots @centerlink, @mrsquiggle and/or @anzub (or any other bot you like) using Vessel. You can delegate to any of the MSP bots using this link.

Candidate 1

Name and bio

@frogman18 is a retiree from Sydney who used to work in electronics engineering. He likes music, art, museums, literature, science and computers.

Three-part intro post here, here and here.

Fun fact

"Way back in the 1960s, the cold war period, I was in the NATO forces in Germany. I decided to visit Holland one weekend and went to Nijmegen. After touring the city I went for a drink at a pub and when I ordered my drink in English (everybody in Holland seemed to speak English) a man came up to me and started a conversation. After a while he started asking me about how many people were at the NATO base, what aircraft were there and so on. I guessed he was a spy and let him buy me drinks all evening. He got nothing out of me because I didn't know any of the answers he wanted. When I got back to base I reported him to the military police and they laughed and said he was well known and the worst spy ever."

Lol. That is a great fun fact. And our first spy fun fact!

Candidate 2

Name and bio

@drawmeaship is a French expat living in Melbourne. She works in a childcare centre and was previously a pastry chef. (That sounds so French!😁) She's into food, photos, travel, animals, and mindfulness.

Intro post here.

Fun fact

"Before we moved to in Australia, my partner, who is Australian, was teasing me saying that spiders in Australia were so big they have a health bar. I still check the room for spiders before I go to bed! Luckily I only found a big one once in 4 years."

Oh, checking for spiders is definitely sensible. You should keep doing that. Unsurprisingly, they are one thing I don't miss by not living in Australia.

Candidate 3

Name and bio

@tomthetoaster is from North Queensland. His favourite discussion topics include Alan Watts, Elon Musk, and sci-fi.

Intro post here.

Fun fact

"I own two stick insects."
Hmm. I'm not sure how one owns a stick insect, but alright.

Congratulations everyone, you're now part of Team Australia.


The rules for joining Team Australia

If you’re not yet a member and want to be, this is what you need to do:

  1. Vote here for our resident steemit witness and our Minister for Welfare @ausbitbank.
  2. Send me your introduction post so I can find out a bit about you. If you’re new to steemit you'll have to write one so use the introduceyourself and teamaustralia tags to help boost your following. Use this handy guide if you don't know what to write.
  3. If it’s not mentioned in your introductory post, tell me which city and country you’re in, cos let's face it, a lot of us live in Australia's fourth largest city—London. You need to have a connection to Australia to join.
  4. Tell me a fun fact about yourself. This can be anything. For example, maybe you have eight kids and three dogs, or you rode your bike across America, or you won the blue ribbon for javelin throwing at sports day back in high school, or Toadie came into the pub you work at one day and you served him a beer, or, maybe you can fit 55 maltesers in your mouth like Ed Sheeran can. It doesn’t matter what it is, I want a fun fact about you! The more fun, the better.
  5. Regularly check the Team Australia and Australia tags and upvote/follow the content you like. You can show your support by following the centerlink curation trail in steemauto. Instructions are here.
  6. Comment below or DM me in PAL-Discord that you want to join.

Once I receive this information I will try my best to write a good introductory paragraph about you for the official Team Australia membership updates. So the better your information is, the better I can make you sound. Where relevant, please use the teamaustralia and australia tags to promote your work. I will try and post weekly updates.


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Congratulations Choo Medusa!


Thank you!

Gratz on the voice casting @choogirl :)


Thank you, Bob.

Welcome new recruits.

We look forward to reading your posts!


thank you:)

Huge congrats! And thanks for the mention, lovely!
Gonna be rad fun!

Blissful blessings and smiles

in joy




Thanks. I think it will be fun.

Welcome new members. Good to see the Mallsballers still going strong and I look forward to hearing your Medusa voice :)


Thanks. I hope that I do her justice. Pressure!!!

I love everyone and I welcome them with all certainty

You do get around don't you @choogirl? I agree with your sentiments about going 'tech free' for a while. I think it is a very healthy thing to do and it allows us to charge our batteries and come back fresh and motivated to challenge ourselves once again.

Thanks very much for keeping us informed and keeping us up to date and I look forward to hearing what you and the gang got up to in New Orleans. (U & R )


Thanks Trudee. Well, that's it until the end of the year now. I'm not going anywhere else. Hopefully I'll get the NOLA post out today.


I think we have to take every opportunity we can to travel @choogirl I just wish I could go further afield than local trips but I certainly do enjoy those. I will make time to check out your post tomorrow. I'm sure it will be a quality one. It's past my bedtime atm.

Hey @choogirl It has been a long time. How are you? Nice to see the great work that you are doing for Team Australia.


Thank you! I'm good. How are you?


I am great. Cheers!

Welcome newbies!! I can’t belive I missed a chance to win a voiceover competition and I love that cutie is looking to support other contest. Awesome update choo, get to writing about the meet up chicka!!


Thanks Kubs. Hopefully later today it'll be out.

Thank you so much im so exited to be a part of team australia:)


You're welcome!

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Welcome everyone :)

Welcome to our new users, you've all been registered for dole payments now :)

Thanks guys! So happy to be apart of Team Australia


You're welcome!

Welcome everyone!!!

Just a reminder. We will be having a @TeamAustralia Christmas Party Meet-Up this year in the Blue Mountains and you're all welcome to join ❤

@frogman18 come on up!


It's getting closer by the day. Literally.


It is!!! I'm getting excited again lol

welcome new people and welcome back choo \o/

new orleans sounds amazing ! i've never been, so i look forward to your blog post about it, choo <3


Thanks Spidey. I will try not to disappoint!

Thank you all for the welcome and choogirl for the nice introduction. Its nice to be in a welcoming community, I hope I serve it well. 😊


You're welcome!

so exciting you got a characters for steem monster!

and welcome to all the newcome :)


I know! I'm pretty stoked about it.

Welcome aboard guys. Good to see that even in this bear market, the community is still growing.

I loved @frogman18’s spy story. “Worst spy ever” 😂😂.

See you guys around!

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It was definitely one of the better fun facts, that's for sure.

Hello new TA members..welcome to team..

I’m glad to see more people joining the team, I hope all of you would check out our discord channel ^_^.

Welcome to the best team, we have plenty of flies and spider!

Looking forward to read your New Orleans adventure choo, I bet it’s epic :D.


Some cool shit did go down, yes.

Welcome everyone 🍺🍺🍺


You missed the first Sydney meet-up. It was a cracker! Are you following @teamaustralia? We tend to resteem everything there and I also mention anything relevant in these posts.

You can come to the Christmas party (14-17 Dec)

Welcome newcomers, it is a fun blogging platform. You sure do put great energy into teamaustralia choogirl.


Thank you Angie. I appreciate you saying that.

Welcome everyone!

So Choo how many lines do you have as the Medusa?


Don't know yet. The scripts haven't been released. I doubt it willl a lot, but you never know.

Glad to see the East Coast represent, one from each state. A big welcome to the new recruits, please sing out on discord if you have any questions, and keep an eye out for local meetups.


The new people should listen to the always helpful @mattclarke.


Looks like flesh golem hasn't been voiced yet.
Might have to throw my hat in the ring.
(Wouldn't want him to have an accent)


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That's a shame for us you are looking for steem members who were holding contests as your lot pretty much told me the content I was holding (@howtoweekly) the contest for was not high quality. So we stopped it. Thanks.


Um no. @centerlink made a decision not to support contest posts (generally) because there were too many and most of the announcement posts were the same with only a few details changed. No one was stopping you from running your contest or said it was low quality. @o07 runs a bunch of successful contests and he doesn't get @centerlink upvotes on them.

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Hey @aoart hit me up via DM on Discord so I can offer some help! #contestkings

Great shot by @kieranstone ; and how cool about the steem monsters voice !

@twoandtwo check out teamaustralia now you're here in the world of Steemit

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