Today is My 2 Year Steem B-Day!

Lately a couple of Steemit friends were celebrating their steemiversary, my 2nd Steem birthday comes today as well. 

I often feel my life before and after Steem (or in general, crypto world) are completely different. I feel  time flies in crypto world, every day there is so much going on, while recalling the few years back, it feels like already an eternity away.

2 years on Steem is relatively long. It was only on July 4, 2016 that the first post payout on Steemit was generated. Since then, it has been a whole new era for bloggers, developers and other content creators. I’had never been so motivated to blog or to edit travel videos, etc.

I’ve also never thought I could live in a lifestyle I like, travelling, encountering different cultures, promoting Steem to those who are in need, sharing my experiences with you guys. It’s only the beginning, for us and for the Steem Blockchain!

I hope many more awesome years to come in the future for the Steem blockchain. 

 

我看到Dean和Rea最近都在庆祝Steem生日,今天我在Steem的两周年也来临了。

常常觉得接触数字货币的这几年就像跟以前划上一根分割线,这几年非常振奋人心,每天我都阅读各种新闻,好像每天都在改变;而在往前的几年,现在看来恍如隔世,好像是一个世纪以前。这两年我的想法也改变了很多,从对区块链的狂热到现在变得理性很多,现在只对有限的几个项目看好,Steem是其中之一。

从一开始不太会玩,甚至都不知道要跟大家互动,到后来对收益的追逐,再到现在为收益也为了好玩,比较佛系一点,当然还是俗人,做不到完全佛系,哈哈哈!

不管如何,看到很多新老朋友都继续在Steem玩,很开心可以跟大家一起玩。希望未来会更好!

Let’s talk about why we use Steem

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Let’s talk about the reason why we are using Steem. Not only Steemit, but also the Steem dapps, say DTube, DLive, Steemhunt, Steepshot.

The other day when I was in the music festival, I was so excited that I took countless photos and videos. I’d like to share them with my friends who weren’t there, so I was uploading them to Instagram stories, almost every friend of mine like using the “Instagram stories”. At some point, I really hope I could use Steepshot as easily as Instagram and all my friends start Steem it.

In fact, some of my friends did join Steem but they were too busy or lazy, I guess, to make a post (yea, post or blog sounds big and time-consuming). As just a small dolphin, I also couldn’t give them any guarantee of the payout. It shouldn’t be my problem of course but the payout seems to be the top.1 interest for most people coming here, and if no rewards after a while, they leave. 

Some Steemians say that we shouldn’t care too much of the payout, or view the whole Steem eco-system as simply a rewarded social media platform. I totally understand it, as Steem is a revolution, it is a blockchain of opportunities and it can have great potential too.

However, how’s user experience then? 

I was so happy that I could do mobile live streaming in the festival the other day, but shouldn’t it be normal for a live streaming platform? Why was I so happy then? lol. 

The other day I told one of my friend now you can do “instagram” on Steem now, she was more than happy to use it, but then told me it was so slow to use, so imagine, for a newbie, if you don’t make any penny on Steem, then what’s the motivation of using it then?

I’m totally aware of the fact Steem blockchain is only 2 years old, it’s in absolute early age of a product and the dapp teams are probably working hard, here I only want to discuss the user experience for Steem.

Or maybe Steem isn’t made for everyone to use?

Just like Utopian or Steemhunt, its rule and restrictions makes it not for everyone to use.

Then I guess it’s for those who still see a potential of Steem? Or for those who don’t care taking longer time to test out blogging on…blockchain?

What do you think about it and why are you staying on Steem?

 

-Joy

#BeautifulSunday blog

Belgium has experienced its driest (and also hottest) summer so far this year since decades. Yesterday I went to the centre for a walk. It’s been so warm the past weeks, yet not comparable to the scorching humid summer days in China. 

I started my day with a chill matcha frappucchino, interesting thing is that you often have to ask for it in Europe, as it’s not always written in the menu, but yea, if they have matcha powder left, you’ll make it for you. Flexible, I like it.

In July it started the sales season in Belgium, so a lot of shops are open on Sunday this week. Normally I buy my clothes online so it’s not that important for me. Do feel a bit bad for those sales staff who have to work on Sunday, or maybe they like the job and don mind 🙂

Want to know a nice homey restaurant to eat in Brussels centre among all those touristic trap? I recommend you to La Fleur En Papier Dore. Nice atmosphere with some traditional cuisine and hundreds of Belgium beers too.

No picture for the food because I slept in and arrived there just too late for the lunch time (until 14:30)…

All Belgium elements on this wall, smurf, frites, etc.

Nice cafe Poechenellekelder, just next to the peeing boy statue: MannekenPis.

As I mentioned yesterday, they set up 3 big camera’s on Grand Place square this year. You can get a free pano photo/video here. All you need to do is to smile at the camera.

Can you spot the camera?

Here’s how the pano selfie video looks like. Interested in it? I made a [DLive](https://dlive.io/video/joythewanderer/1680f650-7d56-11e8-bbe8-435b8d3c86e8) video too.

今年的夏天真是热啊,最高温度30度左右,比利时大多地方都没有空调,晚上还好,白天热晕。但是周日我还是去中心逛逛,昨天我发了DLive的大广场“自拍”,现在我发自拍的效果图,是不是很有意思,哈哈!

其实我去中心本来是想去一个叫做La Fleur En Papier Dore的餐厅吃饭,这个餐厅气氛很好,有一些比利时传统菜和啤酒,跟很多旅游城市一样,布鲁塞尔中心遍布一些坑爹的餐厅,要找到一家正常的真不容易。这家离中心广场和撒尿小童都很近,但是又很安静,非常推荐,不过我去的时候太晚了(周日睡太久),厨房都关门了,所以没有实物照片。

七月了,比利时的折扣季也是7月开始,所以昨天商店都开门打折第一天。人好多啊,我一般都是网购,很少去实体店试衣服什么,觉得太浪费时间了。人那么多,销售应该很辛苦,我当学生的时候也去这些服装店打过零工,挺辛苦的,希望以后这些都网购化吧,实在没必要那么多店。