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Thinking Out Loud #4 - are we forgetting the fun on Steem? by pennsif

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Thinking Out Loud #4 - are we forgetting the fun on Steem?
<div class="pull-right">https://pennsif.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/child-pixabay-3194977-450x253.jpg</div>

<strong>It's Sunday night.</strong>

<strong>Seems like a good time to step back and reflect a little on the week that's passed, and the seven days that lie ahead.</strong>

<strong>For us Brits the days to Halloween are going to be a spooky time.</strong>

<strong>Are we out, or are we in?</strong>

<strong>Brexit beckons like a big bad dog.</strong>

<strong>Is it going to bite our hand off, or roll over and let us tickle its tummy...</strong>

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### While here in Steemland...

Life goes on.

But I sense a similar uncertainty.

If you run the numbers it can look tricky.

The Steem price is still in the doldrums, we struggle to keep in the top 80 on CoinmarketCap, and steemit.com has just dropped through position #10,000 on alexa.com.

Then I rub my eyes and see some little sparkling lights.

Despite our thinning numbers Steem still has one of the most bouyant and active communities in the cryptosphere.

People still do stuff, they step forward to volunteer (like @paulag and @chrisrice offering to be Regional Leaders), they build stuff, they write stuff, they sing stuff, they take photos, make vlogs, do shows, bake cakes, paint pictures, compose poems, grow veg, raise chickens - all in the name of Steem.

And technically Steem is sound, its fast, its free, ranked in the top 20 on FCAS and in the top 10 by the Chinese government.

And with MIRA, and with SMTs, and with Hive Communities we are going to be out there. Right on the frontline. On the leading, bleeding edge of the cryptosphere.

But we are just a bit invisible...

That's up to us, all of us, to tell the world.

To stand with Steem, and shout it from the rooftops.

Now is the time.

2020 is going to be a big year for Steem. 

12 months that could rock our SteemWorld.

**If you've got ideas to make Steem great again make sure you enter the [Steem2020 contest](https://steemit.com/steem2020/@pennsif/steem2020-contest-update-1500-steem-prize-pool-and-judges-announced). There's a 1500 STEEM pile of prizes waiting for the best entries...**

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### But let's not forget the fun...

Steem can be hard work.

It can be difficult, it can be challenging, it can become a grind.

But we mustn't forget it is a social network, of sorts.

With social I am sure there should be fun.

We should enjoy it.

**I still do.**

I enjoy writing posts, I enjoy doing shows, I enjoy talking with people, I enjoy putting my old home movies online.

When I stop enjoying, I stop doing.

Then I turn 180 degrees, think of a new idea, reboot and start again. 

Fresh and fancy for the next adventure.

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### It must be time for a new show...

My Monday show on MSP, TRIBE.talk, was always going to be a limited edition. There are only so many tribes to talk to.

I have two more episodes of this show to run - with [CTP](https://www.ctptalk.com/) and @battlegames this Monday, and then with @naturalmedicine the following week.

Then I will be rejigging, revamping, moving to Saturday and mixing it up big time.

I have a new show in the making.

It is going to be a whole load different. Less talk, more action.

Quizzes with prizes, music of all types, chats about anything and everything - but not much about Steem.

**It's going to be called 'The Buzz'...**

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That's another week's thoughts in the bag.

Raw and random, as it flows from my head.

It might make sense, or it might not...

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If you want to catch me on air I will be doing another episode of **TRIBE.talk** on Monday, 8pm UTC on MSP. This one will be with @jongolson of CTP & @agr8buzz of Battlegames...

* [**TRIBE.talk - with @jongolson of CTP & @agr8buzz of Battlegames - Monday 21 October, 8pm UTC on MSP Waves**](https://steemit.com/mspwaves/@pennsif/tribe-talk-with-jongolson-of-ctp-and-agr8buzz-of-battlegames-monday-21-october-8pm-utc-on-msp-waves)

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Thank you for reading and good night.

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@putu300 ·
Somehow I feel inspired to spend more time on steem after reading your post. Thanks for sharing. And I also can add one thing, people learn to type faster on steem @typeearn ☺️
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@pennsif ·
Thank you.
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@kaerpediem ·
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> When I stop enjoying, I stop doing.

Yip!! That about sounds right :)

The Buzz, I like the sound of that...
I hope it is at a time that I can catch it live 
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@pennsif ·
Unfortunately I think the show will be 4am for you. But if you are an early riser...
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@kaerpediem ·
Sulking just a tad bit here ;p

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@cryptocurator ·
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A very nice read, it had a certain cantering poetic feel. It’s awesome that you refresh and reboot and keep inspiring! Good luck with the new show. 

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@pennsif ·
Thank you @cryptocurator. It is the little changes that keep me at it...
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@steevc ·
It has to be fun for me. I've got other things to do and Steem is not paying me a huge amount. I've made a lot of friends here and I enjoy their posts. I don't actually have time to read them all out listen to all the music or watch all the videos I'd like to. I also believe that Steem can be something amazing for the world of it takes off and I want to help that happen.

The Alexa rank still seems wrong as Hypestat.com is still not showing some of the countries where we know Steemit should be doing well.

It's encouraging that some people are coming back to Steem after months away and I'm seeing more reach minnow status. We need a good core of users to keep it going through the tough times.

I hope Steemfest brings some good news and gives things a boost.
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@pennsif ·
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It is encouraging when old timers that had drifted away pop up again.  Like meeting old friends unexpectedly in the street...

It would be great to get some more official, more reliable stats - Alexa and Hypestat are a little in the realm of second hand gossip.

I believe the Steemit Inc team are going to do some big reveals on Communities etc at SteemFest so I will be watching the livestreams as much as a I can.
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@wongbraling ·
Very inspiring. Thank for sharing with us ;)
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@teamhumble ·
sweet i have a show called the buzz factor! :) look forward to it!
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@c-a ·
Yup, I'm beginning to lose my STEEM spark again, so I'll probably decrease posting and stick to commenting and curating!
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