• Crypto Currency,  Steem

    What, no $10 Steem? I Give Up! Or What Not To Do

    A quick glance at the current state of the crypto markets is enough to induce depression. Steem is down to $1.33 and SBD is $1.10. That’s a far cry from Steem’s $7.31 in January and SBD’s incredible pump to $13.81 in December. It reflects badly on the value of all our Steem wallets and has, in my opinion, been a major reason why activity on the blockchain has dropped significantly in recent months, with seemingly fewer posts appearing on my feed. I can understand why some people may have become disillusioned with the platform. Yes, the value of the coins plays a major part, but so does the drama and…

  • Travel

    Travel, Health, Stress, and Why I’ll Do It Again

    My new found taste for travel began last year with my solo trek to Portugal for Steemfest. Originally a friend was coming with me but the airline we booked with went into liquidation, and he could not afford to purchase further flights. Thanks to a @roelandp’s generosity, I managed to get the cheapest flights I could, but this meant me flying to Belgium, then onto Lisbon, and my return trip took me to Prague before flying home. It was the furthest I had ever ventured alone – previously I had only ever traveled with family. When talks about a possible meet up in Gatlinburg for The Writers’ Block, I just…

  • Travel

    Trip to USA : The Long Trek Home

    We returned to Gatlinburg for Scott to pick up his car and I made my farewells. Throughout my time in Tennessee, @sk43 made me more than welcome and took me under his wing, teaching me the ins and outs of American life. I think we have a lot in common, not least the love for Rhonda. Goodbyes made, @rhondak drove me to Knoxville airport along with @catherine813. As she went to find somewhere to park the car, I had to speak to a United Airlines representative to get my tickets home. There was a slight problem in that on my trip in, I had forgone my flight from Washington to…

  • Travel

    Trip to USA: Last Day Excursion

    My final day in The States began with a hearty breakfast at IHOP. I just had to try pancakes with bacon, drizzled with syrup. Yes, it was good, damn good. I can imagine that after a month or two in America I would easily double in size – the portions are so big yet tasty, and I can easily see why doggy bags are so common. One our appetites were satisfied, we waved goodbye to @SirCork as he had a long drive home. It was great to meet and get to know the real SirCork. My flight back home wasn’t until later that afternoon, so it was decided to take…

  • Steem

    Writers’ Block Update, Direction and Future

        Gatlinburg If you have been following my feed you will no doubt be aware of my recent trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Although I had a great time sampling Americana, the main purpose was for key personnel to meet @instructor2121 and discuss plans to create a new frontend, to our specifications, with an eventual inclusion of all creatives. Obviously writing is our wheelhouse, so that is our primary focus. This will work hand in hand with our publishing house, through which we will produce books, both physical and digital, to the mass market. Go Big or Go Home These dreams are well within our grasp with the awesome support…