Journey Into the Unknown

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Hello everyone! My name is Alan (huge One Piece fan as you can tell), and I'm excited to be writing my first blog post here πŸ˜… I'm 33 years old and currently working as an Auditor in Singapore. (i know i know, that is a really boring / tiring job)

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Outside of work, I have a few hobbies and interests that keep me busy. One of my main hobbies is BASKETBALL πŸ€, which I really enjoy doing in my free time while getting a chance to work up a sweat in a bid to keeping a healthy lifestyle.

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Like many people, I've been interested in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology for a while now. I've always been fascinated by the idea of a decentralized system that can provide more financial freedom and opportunities for people around the world. During the pandemic, while stuck at home and not being able to play basketball, I started looking into the concept of "play-to-earn" games that use blockchain technology to allow players to earn cryptocurrency while playing. As someone who enjoys playing games in my free time, I thought this would be a great way to get involved in the world of cryptocurrency and potentially earn some extra income.

So, I started doing some research online to find a web3 game that I could play. After trying out a few different options, I stumbled upon @splinterlands . The game immediately caught my attention with its unique gameplay mechanics and engaging graphics. If you're not familiar with Splinterlands, it's a collectible card game where you build decks of monsters and spells and battle other players for rewards. Therefore, it further explains why I am captivated by the game since I was an ex-pokemon, ex-yugioh, ex-wwe, ex-magic trading card player in my younger days 🀣

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As I started playing Splinterlands more and more, I realized that there was a whole community of players and developers working together to improve the game and make it more accessible to everyone. Now, I'm hooked on Splinterlands and play regularly. Not only am I having fun battling other players and collecting new cards, but I'm also earning cryptocurrency rewards in the form of Dark Energy Crystals (DEC) and Splintershards (SPS). It's an exciting way to get involved in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and I'm grateful to have found such a welcoming and supportive community.

I want to take a moment to give a special shoutout to @cwow2 , who has been an incredible mentor and friend to me on my journey to Hive. cwow2 was the one who first introduced me to the concept of a decentralized platform where users have more control over their content and can be rewarded for their creativity and engagement. He showed me how Hive could be used to build a community, share ideas, and learn from others in a supportive and collaborative environment. By offering his invaluable time to offer guidance and support along the way, he also encouraged me to start blogging and sharing my own thoughts and experiences.

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So here I am, starting my own blog on Hive! I'm excited to share my thoughts on a variety of topics, from web3 gaming (especially Splinterlands) to cryptocurrency to personal development. I'm also looking forward to connecting with other members of the Hive community and learning from all your experiences.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

#introduceyourself
#splinterlands



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Finally, your first post :p haha

Took a while but glad you are here buddy :D

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Haha yeah finally is the correct word!
Not exactly sure if I'm doing everything right in this post but I hope it's a decent start! πŸ˜‚

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So far so good :D

One thing, if you add photos or gifs which ain't yours, we would like to know the source of the photo or gif :D

Preferable as a link to the source :D

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Oh right, I will take note of this! Thanks for the advice :)

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Welcome! One Piece is a hell of an anime!

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It definitely is! Can't believe that I have been following the series for more than 10 years? Hahaha

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Welcome to Hive! Hope you enjoy things here.

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MUGIWARAAAA!!!!!!!!

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β€œInherited Will, The Destiny Of Age, The Dreams Of Its People. As Long As People Continue To Pursue The Meaning Of Freedom, These Things Will Never Cease!” β€” Gol D. Roger :D

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WELCOME! Do everything cWOW2 tells you… everything. πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘οΈ

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Haha yeah i'm definitely trying to the good mentee here! There is just so much to learn in this community! Please look out for me too!

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Wow this was the exact gif I had in mind when writing the blog! But I couldn't find it somehow so omitted this part :X

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That’s funny. Blown minds think alike.

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I like this, "Blown minds think alike"! That's exactly what it is, hahaha!

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Welcome @ak08! One Piece is and continues to be legendary! Splinterlands is a hell of a game, lots of funβ€”crypto investments and magic card battles, what’s not to love?haha

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Oh yeah I love them both! Due to work which can get really busy at times, these 2 joys in my life makes it a little better :D Are you also playing Splinterlands?

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Hi @ak08 ! Welcome to Hive, I'm glad to hear that you like One Piece. I'm a moderator of Hive-Con, a community where you can talk about your favourite anime and manga, and in general about anything to do with the geek-otaku world.

It will be a pleasure to see you there.

I hope your stay in hive will be full of success.

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Hi @helloisalbani! Nice meeting you and thanks for checking in! I love One Piece and also following some other anime over the years, still nothing really come close to it! Would love to check out Hive-Con that you mention, could you maybe share any links to the page / community? Thanks!! :D

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Hey there @ak08! Glad you made it to the blogging side! I'm @chillwithshanna from the @ocd team and I am here to help you get started as a hiver.

Here are some helpful links you might wanna check:

  1. Newbie guide : for tips and information about blogging
  2. Useful collection of resources: for offenses and plagiarism
  3. Communities Incubation Program: For the list of communities where you should post your blogs depending on the topic. Make sure to read the rules of the communities before posting. You might be interested in Hive Gaming or Gods on Chain.

We look forward to seeing your gaming and self-development blogs! Happy blogging!

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Hi @chillwithshanna! Nice to meet you and thanks for checking in and sharing those useful links to a newbie like me. Will definitely take time to go through them when time permits! Really appreciate the effort that the team is making to help newcomers like me in the community. Please continue to look out for me in the future! :D

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Very welcome to this exiting dimension. I like Splinterland fir investment more than playing. I have tried once but i just lost my 10 usd. I am not good for games ;(
Have a great journey in Hive!

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Hi @aljif7! Thanks for the welcome! Yeah splinterland is definitely not an easy game, but that's where it is fun! I personally feel that the barrier to entry is high for new joiners and could deter them from playing for an extended time. Dev could definitely do more to help these new players!

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Thank you for your answer! You will have fun.

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Thank you for dropping by the post too! You have a great week ahead! :)

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Thanks πŸ™ See you around this dimension.

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Hi @ak08 ! You're very welcome to the Hive; I hope you find the blogging and the many other activities here to be enjoyable.

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Hi @kirlos , yeah trying to learn as I go along in this journey. Hope to catch you around in this space again soon! :D

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You are welcome @ak08, you are definitely on a good path already, glad to meet you here. I am not good with games, but I think I should stop staying away from learning, I could do with increased knowledge too, welcome once again.

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Hi @busted1 , thanks for the encouragement and glad to meet you too! Lost a ton initially but I guess we just have to keep pressing on in the game (and in life too actually) and it will definitely pay off in the end! Rooting for ya! :D

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Nice having you here mate. Looking forward for your post.

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Great to see you here my splinterland fam! Alot more to learn from you! πŸ˜†

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wow nicely done. let's go to the land of blogging..

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Haha another Splinterland fam! thanks for checking in, I hope to explore this land more often if time permits! 😁

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welcome, let's play the game and blogging it to get extra earning, lets go.

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Yeah will try to read up some of those spl posts and generate some ideas for content the next time! πŸ˜…

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@ak08
I guess you are a game lover
You are welcome to hive blockchain dear friend

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Hi @harhess , yeah I am a huge fan of gaming in my younger days! Too bad there are just so many life commitments as I grow older πŸ˜‚ Catch you around in the community again soon!

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Welcome here, you are a good basket ball player πŸ˜‚. Cheers!

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Hello there @aslamrer ! How do you even know that? I would say that I am pretty average, just playing leisurely nowadays as age catches up πŸ˜‚

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I predicted from your Gif that executed your performance πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Although, it was funny but it was strong point of view, you exhibit to me.

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LOL glad I managed to convey that in that GIF, sums up my performance perfectly on court, falling flat on me each time! 🀣🀣

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Nice to see a post from you. Excited to see how your blog will be! Might have to give Splinterlands another try one of these days. Maybe we'll meet on the battlefield lol.

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Hey @strawhat ! Thanks for dropping by! Yeah give it a try if you're keen, not sure when was the last time you played but there must have been alot of updates since. Hope to see you around again soon 😝

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Basketball and gaming are two things that I also love tremendously. I’m very excited about the NBA playoffs, go Grizzlies!

Singapore looks like such an amazing country. Looking forward to more from you friend.

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Hey @daltono ! Thanks for dropping by to check out the post even though you didn't have to! Appreciate it 😊 Even though I love basketball, I somehow don't like watching the NBA. Instead I do follow soccer and the EPL closely πŸ˜… Am I the weird one here? Hahaha

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NBA is huge here in the USA, hard to not watch if you like basketball. I have a huge jersey collection too, 30+ different basketball jerseys that I wear daily.

There are a lot of people who follow soccer on here.

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Haha yeah NBA is definitely huge! I've actually been to a Lakers game when I was in LA, kinda like my bucket list item to do. The one reason why I'm not following closely is probably because I myself play basketball alot and thought the levels are too far apart for me to realistically mimic them! I know I am the only weird one thinking that πŸ˜…

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That's awesome! The only NBA game I've been to was Cavs (LeBron) vs Sixers (Iverson). I don't play anymore, so watching basketball gives me nostalgia.

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Wow that's legit! Iverson! Would have love to catch him playing live 😍 Was a bucket list experience but probably not the best game available during the period when I was in LA. It was pre-Lebron LA, and the team was mainly helm by the youngsters (Ball, Kuzma, Ingram)

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At least you can say that you've been. My dad saw Magic Johnson and company way back in the day.

I've actually got my Iverson jersey on today. He's my favorite player of all time.

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Love it! Can't help to notice all your jerseys featuring in many of your previous posts as well 😍 To be honest I definitely love watching the older generation play! Nowadays there are just too much emphasis on making 3s 🀣 I am a PG myself so I use to follow Kidd, Nash and Rondo back in the days.

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I have well over 30 basketball jerseys in my collection. I get them for cheap from China and they are the exact same as the over-priced ones you can buy at the mall.
I'm a big fan of listening to the old players talk on podcasts. Have you seen Gil's Arena? It features Gilbert Arenas, Brandon Jennings, and a few other old-school players.

I played PG too. Nash was one of my favorites back in the day.

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Oh I haven't but definitely heard many of my friends talking about it. Not so much a podcast person, prefer videos since I am definitely more of a visual person. Awesome, nice to meet a fellow PG. My favorite is Kidd 😁

Done up my second post but not really gathering any pace in reach, any advice? Also, I have some trouble uploading images, kept giving me an error. Any idea why? Have already put a note in my second blogpost to seek for help as well 😣

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Actually Gil’s Arena is video format. I prefer videos over just audio podcasts also. I’ll share one of his latest vids with you.

Not sure about the image upload issue. I always use PeakD and I never have any problems. As for gaining traction, my best advice is to comment on other peoples blogs as often as you can. Joining some Hive discord servers could be beneficial too. Remaining consistent with your activity is the most important thing. Check out all of the different communities and find the ones that you vibe with most.

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Video looks good, will check it out when I'm on the commute to work 😁

Hmm yeah it is kinda strange that I keep getting the error message, got no idea why. Will just hope that the issue will miraculously go away when I start preparing for my next post.

Thanks for the advices, definitely gotta spend more time within the space and do some networking whenever I can!

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If you can't get it figured out then I suggest you join the PeakD Discord server and ask the responsive devs in the support channel.
https://discord.gg/4zu97PKJzF

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Sorry for the late reply! Was busy all weekend with family & friends gathering. Thank you for pointing me to the appropriate channel, will definitely seek help from there if I'm still having issues with it! 😁

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An auditor?

[squints suspiciously]

Are you a government extortionist?

Anyway, on with the boilerplate reply...

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Hey @jacobtothe ! Thanks for dropping by the post and really appreciate your help and advice! Yeah hoping to do it more often if I'm able to due to work commitments but yea will definitely persevere with this since there is a strong community here and would love to get more involved!

Haha well with regards to being an auditor, you can say that I'm neutral (not for the government), its always for the public interest to provide a true and fair view! βœŒοΈπŸ˜‚

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