I'm engaged!

Hey y'all, I'm really pleased and incredibly proud, to announce that I'm officially engaged - It feels good too, seriously good, to be part of something bigger than myself and something I can put my heart and soul into. Oh yeah, it feels good!

Below you can see me within a moment of engagement, at Tintagel, Cornwall, United Kingdom - It was a beautiful day...But that's not the engagement I'm talking about in this post.

Most of you will be familiar with steem-champion, non-pie-eating, curation-league-metric-keeping @abh12345 I assume - If you're not, you should be. He's not only a top sort, but works tirelessly on steem to drive...Yep, you guessed it...Engagement!

Recently I was added to the curation and engagement leagues which is a set of metrics tracked and collated by the non-pie-eating man himself. He selects criteria which relates directly to engagement and curation and builds an ordered list of users based on their score. It's pretty cool. The link above will take you to this weeks table.

I don't tend to write about steem much, simply because it doesn't ding my bell, and there's more-qualified people out there who write about it enough to account for the fact I don't. However, I felt inclined to do so on this occasion. You see, like @abh12345, I believe that engagement is a vital element here, just as much as investment, content, SMT's, and all the other elements that make up what we do here, and the eventual longevity and viability of it.

I'm not a steem-yoda like my brother @tarazkp, (yes @janton, he really is my brother, in real life. Same mum and dad and all), but I know enough about business to know that for one to be successful many elements must come together.

I was pleased to see myself get amongst it at the pointy end of the spreadsheet in my first week which indicates I have a reasonable level of engagement on steem. Below you can see that pointy end with the figures based on the various metrics, also below. There's hundreds in the league though, all engaging!

  • Posts (P)
  • Comments - number of (C)
  • Number of people spoken to (PS)
  • Comments - replies to replies - depth > 2 (C R)
  • Comments - length in characters (C L)
  • Witness votes (W) (for those proxying witness votes, your total is always 30)
  • Up-votes to others (V)
  • Up-votes to different authors (U V)
  • Self-votes - No minus score but no bonus STEEM (S V)

I'm a content-creator here, one who posts daily and mostly with over 700+ words plus I curate for @curangel, have a real-world job, family and typical real-world commitments. I sleep sometimes too...It all adds up and burns a great deal of life's most valuable commodity: Time.

I know it's difficult to find the time to add a little extra steem-engagement into the day, although I see many people burning hours scrolling through random rubbish that Zuckerberg forces down their throats through Facebook and Instagram...They even justify it. Well, those on steem could should also justify an extra 10-15 minutes a day to do some engagement I think. Curate a little, engage a little and add some content too...It's a balance I guess.

I urge people not on the list for the curation and engagement leagues to head over to the post linked here and comment below it that you would like to be included. There's the chance to win a little steem, but more importantly the opportunity to help drive longevity to steem and much-needed stability which will drive prices over time. It's worth it right?

So, if you happened to read the headline of this post and look at the picture without reading the body you might decide to comment about my engagement to the blonde in the picture. However if you read the post you'll probably head over to the engagement leagues post and drop your name there to be added. Come on, just do it.

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26.11.2019 01:21

Congratulations on the recognition of your engagement? 🤣

Had a quick squiz through the linked post and then upvoted that because good ideas deserve credit 🙃

26.11.2019 01:24

I agree with you, it’s a good idea and needs more exposure. It’s well-supported from a sponsorship/prize-pool aspect but its main function is to drive engagement and that’s what we all need here.

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26.11.2019 01:29

This was a first-class clickbait headline! Well played :P
@alliedforces curate

26.11.2019 01:31
You got some love from a member of @thealliance family!
Keep up the great work and join us in The Castle sometime!
The #spreadlovenotwar curation campaign is under the guidance of witnesses @enginewitty and @untersatz.
26.11.2019 01:31

I like to throw some click bait in every so often. Keeps the masses on their toes. Thanks for the curation 😋

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26.11.2019 01:37

Very informative article thank you. Will definitely Resteem and come back to read again when it's not 6 am and I'm fully awake. I've created more content than curating last month or so and although I'm happy with where I'm at after 7 months on steemit I miss being more engaged and I need to put in more effort. I try to at the very least upvote some posts every day but I've been amiss in visiting and commenting. I can see because of that my interaction with everyone else has dropped. But. Easily remedied. Just get busy again and remember to not just create but curate and be engaged. Thank you for the reminder!

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26.11.2019 02:00

No worries, you’re welcome. I think it’s important to engage with new people too, not just our friends and also in doing so engage with them about their interests not our own. Has to be them-focused. It’s not that easy but important I think as ai don’t see the point engaging with the same 12 people all the time when there’s hundreds of new people to support with engagement and encouragement.

Thanks for commenting.

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26.11.2019 02:04

Lol! Great bait and switch. Yeah, Asher does a killer job with that league. Good job kicking ass with it !

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26.11.2019 04:47

Haha, yeah I haven't done it for a while and felt like today was the day to bust one out. Gotta keep everyone on their toes. 😜

26.11.2019 05:02

You’ve come in contact with the enemy?

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26.11.2019 05:52

I don’t follow....

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26.11.2019 06:03

Military speak. Engage the enemy. Your whole post was word play around the verb "to engage".

26.11.2019 08:11


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26.11.2019 06:26

Another riveting and in insightful comment mate! Jeez, you sure know how to write them huh?

I'm wondering though, what part exactly do you refer to with your "good" comment. You see, if I know what part you find "good" I'll be able to focus a little more on that aspect and make it even more "good", or gooderer as some might say. Of course, there is always the chance that your comment of "good" refers to the whole post which, in that case, means I would need to gooderise it in its totality which, of course, would not be easy. Gooderising an already "good" piece, whilst possible, is not a task to be embarked upon without careful considerstion, planning and strategizing. Doing so could in fact actually take "good" and make it bad, which, naturally would not be good.

So, maybe you could find it in your heart to elaborate on your comment of"good" for me that I may magnify the goodness into goodererness.

Thanks for your engagement though. Considering that this post was all about engagement I'd say you totally nailed it!

26.11.2019 07:49

glad you are in the league now and nice score, congrats :) I have long thought the engagement league was one of the better ideas on the platform, and even sponsored it out of pocket for a while in the past.

26.11.2019 06:28

Yeah thanks. I'm happy with my score...Will probably go down in a blaze of glory next week though. #onehitwonder 😂

It's a good concept and great that people like you get behind it.

26.11.2019 06:53

I read too much of your posts to fall for that one!!! Great looking couple anyways! I am on the league but because of a curation trail most of my posts get upvotes by myself so I believe that disqualifies you? Can’t remember. But I know I used to do pretty good. Have been slacking though. This is a good reminder! Maybe that’s what @shuvo35 meant 🤣

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26.11.2019 08:35


26.11.2019 08:47

OK, I can't just leave it at that!

I deployed clickbait well with this post huh? My clickbait skills are ninja-level!

Thanks mate, she's a good sort, my wife. Hell knows why she puts up with me, or what she saw in me when we were kids (17.5 and almost 16 respectively...I wasn't even rich!) I'm glad she sticks around though.

I'm not the Oprah Winfrey show here...Everybody gets a prize!

26.11.2019 08:51

Well, it wasn't quite what the click-baity title caused me to think. I expected the post to begin: "Hey y'all, I'm really pleased and incredibly proud, to announce that I'm officially engaged. This is what I said X years ago ..."

So, I wasn't exactly baited, it just wasn't the switch I expected.

26.11.2019 21:30

Yeah, it could have gone that way...My actual engagement to my wife was back in 1992...Can hardly remember back that far. 🤣

Unwanted to write about the engagement leagues though and that seemed a legit way to lead in. ✅

26.11.2019 21:34

I love the engagement leagues. But wait what - is @tarazkp REALLY your REAL bro? If I did'nt click on this post (great click bait title by the way) I would'nt have known that!! Crazy days! Happy engagement for when you DID get engaged, and happy Steem engagement - I'm right with ya there! I never really get to the top of the league but I get close sometimes.

27.11.2019 04:33

I saw you there...It means we're engaged together you know? 🤣

Yep, tarazkp is my bro in real life. I'm the better looking version. (We were born on the same day, 9 years apart. I'm older wiser...Ok, older too!)

27.11.2019 05:30

first congrats on the engagement , most important in life if you ask me and to mrs. Galenkp too offcourse. I dont know that dude abh12345 is it a great list, maybe i should try to engange some more .............


27.11.2019 15:47

Tha K you for the congratulations...The word engagement refered to steem engagement...Engagement to my wife happened in 1992, so a while ago. Still, I'll accept the delayed congratulations and pass it on to my wife, Faith. 😀

Engagement is important her...Valid engagement, not just contact with others to push one's own agenda. A coment to a new user and some engagement with them may make all the difference to them. I think that's important.

Thanks for responding too, much appreciated.

27.11.2019 20:54

Well that a coincidence I great all newcomers every single day. We have Discord the Steemterminal and we run @heyhaveyamet and indeed see that valid engagement is nesseccary to unite and to get people to fall in love with steemit and stay on the platform and it’s working.

And what about that guy @abh12345 ????😉

27.11.2019 21:11

@abh12345? Never heard of him.


27.11.2019 21:15

Me neither 😇

27.11.2019 21:48


Been doing that post for 2 years and never seen kpine in the vote list 🤷🏼‍♂️

Sulking til Sunday now!

27.11.2019 21:55

Haha, have a pie, it's the great cure-all, especually sulkyitis. (Not really.)

You been busy mate? Haven't seen you around. Wanted to know how your daughter's swimming went? She kill it?

27.11.2019 22:05

No time for pies this week :)

Yeah she did well but had a chest cold and really should have been in bed!

First week at work and so i'm adjusting - totally knackered when I get home but will try to sort out the contests tomorrow and grind something out on the main account. Cheers :)

27.11.2019 22:39

Ah cool, thought it might be something like that. Get after it and get to steem when you can I guess. Keep hydrated too. 😉

At least she was in the pool, shows heart. ✅

27.11.2019 22:43

That's the plan, I'll be able to buy a bit soon I hope :)

Yeah, hopefully she'll be fit and ready for the next one which is soon I think. Off to bed, got to get those 7 hours in.

27.11.2019 22:46


27.11.2019 23:53

Nearly fell for it, congrats though, great Post :)

27.11.2019 21:34

Haha, I knew you'd be too clever! Thanks though, engagement is important. 😁

27.11.2019 22:06