I was going to have a long and much-needed vacation so I had to plan how to tackle this huge project. Although there might be other topics that might be suitable for me in the future yet I wanted to take a stab at writing a travel blog, curate a food blogger and the one that I was most dreading the Dtube video.
To gamers when you say sandbox it means a type of game that you can create your own adventure or story. Although there are certain factors preset you can choose how to act on those. Will you choose to be the hero or a bloodthirsty conqueror?
I've heard a lot of things that sndbox does last year but given I really did not know what I wanted to do with Steemit last year it was something that was good to know but not for me. It seemed so high an aspiration at that time to even consider it.
I had someone who was started at almost the same time as I did but she was crazy beautiful and talented. She always talked to me about how excited she was in trying her hand in getting in. She sang beautifully, made amazing art and wrote soulful stories of her journey of depression. She was my everything. My Broken Muse in Steemit.
Things did not end well with her. She cried when she didn't get in when she was at the final stage of selection. There were so many factors and we would never really know what happened during the selection. I have some ideas but I will keep those to myself. I never even told her those. She was so broken by the disappoint that she left Steemit. I could never mend her back and make her try again. Just like that, I lost my Broken Muse.
So aside from the fear of the showing my face in a Dtube video and speaking about why I want to be part of sndbox I had another reason. What if joining this competition shows all the insecurities and low self-esteem issues that I have. What if this contest would break me like how she was broken. What if I am swallowed by the disappointment and revert back to my depression.
So many negative what-ifs but as I was thinking if it would be sane for me to join. That tiny voice of the person that I have become in Steemit said what if they see what you can offer is good. What if they believe what you are trying to do with @giftinkindph as something good. What if they see the passion that you have in engaging the community and believe in your vision of supporting more communities and individuals to grow and be a good citizen of Steem.
I might not be the best in writing, nor in speaking to an audience via Dtube or write epic blogs but to me I love Steemit and what it can do to change communities and people. I am here for the long haul and even if I am not picked I know that I took my shot and did it.
Who doesn't love compilations!
Here it is the compilation of all the challenges that I did for this week. I started off with an analysis of a foodie. Being an HR practitioner I really like getting to know people. You look for their defining traits and their passions and likes.
Being a foodie myself it was pretty interesting to see her writing style and I even got a few pointers on how I would write my blog posts about food.
She is a very experienced blogger and her Steemit post reflects it from the choice of photos use and the words she use to describe it. One thing I really like about her writing is that you can genuinely feel the warmth. She makes it so inviting that you want to eagerly read her next series.
To know more about my analysis you can click on the link below.
I have been meaning to write some travel posts but have never gotten to it because it might seem out of character for my persona here. I usually write about Steemit stuff and some of my personal musings in life and even my description of myself does not have travel.
Yet I took a step towards relaxing some of the boundaries I set myself. To be more open and hopefully don't alienate my audience
If you want to know more about my mountaineering adventure you can click on the link below.
Excuse the burnt guy as I have been spending so much time soaking up the sun and even if I literally bathe in sunblock I still get so dark that I look like a sausage called "Chorizo"
Oh man this was the hardest. Make me write a two thousand word article and I will do it but to take a video of myself talking about why I want to get into sndbox was just so hard. I had written my reason why, even rehearsed it a couple of times and when I started taking a video of myself everything went out the window.
So here is my video talking about my passions, belief and communities that I would like to support if I get into sndbox.
I am really glad to have gotten out of my comfort zone and took the time to join this challenge. I have seen some very wonderful entries as well and rooting for @raj808 and @amymya who are part of my @promo-mentors and Crypto Empire communities respectively.
When I saw that there was going to a summer camp for sndbox these were the first two people I thought that would be a great part of it.
I know that Raj will nail the travel part because of all his Scuba Scribe adventures and Amy is an awesome homesteader with an amazing rooster called Wilbur haha!
To everyone else taking this challenge let us go forth and go beyond the limitations that we set ourselves. Let us go beyond what we usually do and embrace the fact that we can do anything.
Let us inspire more people to be the best versions of themselves.