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Cece Heart
Magical, plant based food creation sprinkled on top of wanderlust travel and cherry-topped with wildly raw story telling!
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Created 8 Feb 2019
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💕Inspiration-Activist"💕 🌱Chef/Recipe Alchemist🌱 ✍️Wildly Raw Story Teller✍️ 🌎Guardian of the Galaxy🌎 Spreading inspiration through heart-filled ramblings! 😘

Will Bitcoin ever be mainstream money? Comment here: https://u.community/posts/4559
Honestly, I'm truly impressed by your post. So well written and to the point. Damn, I'm jealous at native speakers :) About Steemit: I never thought Steemit would have such an impact on my life. What started out of curiosity quickly grew into an addiction. Yes, sometimes I felt hooked. I think you will recognize this feeling. In the beginning, I took this new adventure with full enthusiasm. You write about things you consider important: “yes, everyone has to know this.” You share a piece of knowledge, you share a piece of yourself. You go from 25 followers to 50, then number 100 comes into view. You set yourself new goals, you have the motivation to continue. However, the more time I spent on the platform, the more often I experienced a kind of physical sensation, caused by acute discomfort. A sense of unease. It's difficult to explain. Something's wrong here? The feeling started when I realized that more than half of my followers are probably bots (man, I was so naive). You can imagine how demotivating this felt. You become skeptical. You see hundreds of posts coming back with the same message: how do you become successful on Steemit? Give me 1 SBD and I will resteem your post. How do you increase your visibility? Etc. Everything centered around one specific word: money. Money is what brings people together there. I have always blogged and if we are honest, there are many better platforms to do this. Sites that are more user-friendly, with a nicer lay-out and with an amazing community. Money does strange things with people. You can clearly see this on Steemit. If the developers would spend a full day on Steemit, I cannot possibly imagine that they would be satisfied, that this was their original intention. Facebook also started with good intentions. They wanted to connect people. They probably didn’t realize that, so many years later, young people become addicted to their daily portion of dopamine. They couldn’t know that people get a false picture of society. Young people in particular are faced with fear, depression or loneliness. And their self-image goes down too (Instagram scores even worse in this area). And then I asked myself the question: aren’t we creating the devil himself? Innocent looking 'likes' already have such a huge impact on society. Replace those 'likes' with the word 'money' and you get a very dangerous combination. About your questions: I only just arrived here, so I think it’s too early to answer them. I still have to figure out how everything works here. In addition, we are in alpha phase. So frankly, I don't care about my reputation (yet). But I have to say that I have had more (meaningful) conversations here in one week than the last 6 months on Steemit. So I hope this evolves in the right direction! Btw: I start following you because I feel you're interesting. I'm not asking anything in return :)
2 months ago
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HeatherG
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There is a huge problem in the business world today: social media consultants measure based on Likes & Follows, on the assumption that this will - at some point - lead to income. So, while some people are no doubt using "some low-level protocol to ignite the egos of the population", there is also a similar issue happening with businesses. That is why many are so desperate for that "follow-back". I, for one, am not a Follow-back girl, nor do I expect it from others. But a lot do ...
2 months ago
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nihilism2day
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I always thought that the real personality is a mix of both - the way we act in a physical and in virtual world. But most of the time these two things are very different from each other. I also think that immutability is good - makes people act more responsibly from the very start. Nice little article by the way :)
2 months ago
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HeatherG
52,675°
I am glad for you that you are becoming "you". I do think it is a sad reflection of our modern civilized society that people cannot be who they "are" in their daily lives. We tell people to "live authentically" and then give oh so many cues that their reality is oh so wrong. Great post!
2 months ago
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Cece Heart
26,481°
Hi @heatherg1111 - thank you! This subject is something I talk about a lot because you're right, there is so much judgment, stigma and social rules in 'real life' that hold us back from being able to express ourselves but it seems to get a bit more green light online. It's always naturally been part of my online personality to be who I am here without any apologies and that seems to cultivate like-minded community that builds the confidence to take it into daily life outside as well. ;)
2 months ago
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pibyk
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Steem economic model is a model of pyramid controlled by few lucky ones while the rest gets peanuts - after being there for a while I think it sucks. Just hope that this place will work out differently - all them bits and pieces seem to be in right places :D
2 months ago
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nihilism2day
37,786°
"Personally, I don't see how looking at numbers on a screen in a bank or in a wallet is any different..." - golden words. Cece, you're most welcome to share the knowledge you possess concerning blogging on the blockchain, that would be invaluable for the U°OS and U°Community team. You might make some kind of a series of articles under a common hashtag :)
2 months ago
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Would you say Steemit is a dead platform now then?
2 months ago
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I'm super socially awkward. I can talk with people easily online. But in real life... not so much. I get so nervous talking to people, and I'm always so scared that I'm going to say the wrong thing.
2 months ago
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Cece Heart
26,481°
You have a point there! Well, you seem like you're pretty friendly here =D I detect no awkwardness!
2 months ago
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Derepoman
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Subscribed for the stories
2 months ago
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I am in #canadastan myself, looking to get out. Is that a watermelon dress?? Welcome.
2 months ago
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Cece Heart
26,481°
I'm sorry to hear that Barry :( I do agree strongly that change is necessary and understand the complications that come from taking that stance! If you ever find yourself ready for escape, I suggest letting the watermelon dress fly free in the wind! ;)
2 months ago
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