I am going to keep this short and direct to the point.
Who knows, maybe it helps some people get to know me a little better, as a Steemian and as a backup Witness and as a person/individual.
So let's start,
As per the questions in the challenge:
What has steem done for you?
Ohh man, Steem is the reason I have gotten into Crypto.
Before Steem, I was just one of those that "knew about the existence of Bitcoin".
Steem has been the motivation for me to literally spend more time studying up on Crypto and Blockchains than what rarely anything out there has ever been able to in the past.
On a personal note, Steem came in at the perfect time. Am still trying to sell our family properties in Europe and get back HOME to Australia, to be with my wife and our children.
So Steem literally could not have become a part of our lives at a better time.
Have you met some awesome people who have changed your life?
As in "real life", there are many great people in every venture out there. So the obvious answer is "YES".
Have you earned some rewards on a post, and maybe bought something useful/cool with the money? (photos please!)
Have contributed Steem to a number of goodwill endeavours here among Steemians and in "real life" too, all via Steem!
Yes, the entire family got involved with all the "real life" donations, 2 year in a row now!
This is the photo that I love, "Everyone doing their bit", "Pitching in".
& yes, I have paid for various things via Steem, from all my logos that you see on this post to idk what all not.
Just wish I could pay the remainder on the property we put a deposit down on back home in Australia.
That is eating me up alive, not an hour goes by in which I don't think about that since February this year and February next year is the cut off date for us to get the money into a heap!
Has Steem been useful as a foundation for you to build an online profile that can never be taken from you?
In some ways yes. I was pretty much about to throw in the towel on all "social networks". Then I came across Steem.
So the answer would be "YES".
Even if I have never been a "blogger" (writer) I am still an individual and as such I do appreciate the fact that I can have a place on the World Wide Web that I can in more ways than one call "Mine".
What I do love is the fact that I see the potential Steem has to offer to this world. To everyone with access to the internet.
Seriously, this revolutionary economical model has more to offer than what anyone of us can ever imagine.
Literally an opportunity to achieve what no political parties or "activists" have achieved to date.
& it is so BIG that the "politicians" and "world leaders" have a lot to be worried about, along with all those who currently "control the money".
Having said all that, I think that it is time to thank @guiltyparties for nominating me.
@theycallmedan for getting this going.
& the three Steemians that I would like to nominate are:
When you read their posts you will all know and understand why I chose these three individuals.