I hadn't yet posted on Blurt because I had not found the right words.
I wanted my first post to be meaningful, passionate, and made to inspire.
A post to convey a sentiment that would touch the hearts and minds of those who read it; I waited for the right moment when my heart was aligned with my voice, that moment has finally come!
Some of you may know me as @thecryptodrive, first Steem witness in Africa and consensus witness for nearly three years, witness on Hive and CEO of BuildTeam.
I started my humble beginnings in the Graphene community as introducer of bravenewcoin.com to Steem and became their community manager, I went on to start the Steemdrive global billboard initiative to inspire the community to band together in support of real-world physical marketing, aimed at spreading awareness of Steem as the newbie gateway to cryptocurrencies and bitcoin.
I have been co-founder and/or acquisitor of Steemvoter, Steemsports, MinnowBooster, Quicksteem, TokenBB, and currently GINAbot and dlease.io, the first DEFI platform on Graphene DPoS.
@smooth, co-founder of Monero and major stakeholder of Steem and Hive, once referred to me as "Consensus Builder".
I stood with the community at great personal cost during the blockchain wars on Steem, which lead to the Hive fork. For a while, I had lost my Spark, my passion for innovation, and my identity.
I recalled from my childhood teachings, that when ordinary men became biblical leaders, oftentimes they were inspired to change their name to signify leaving behind the past and forging a new vision and future.
Abram became Abraham, father of many nations and Saul became Paul in honour of his changed heart.
I affirm, I am @megadrive!
Blurt restored my Spark, just by seeing the kindness and passion of those who helped us launch the chain, developed alongside us and helped each other along the way has shown me a good, wholesome and mutually supportive community can exist.
My once distant dream for the Steem blockchain social media platform has been revived on Blurt; a safe haven where our citizens cannot be downvoted or oppressed, where I stand as co-founder alongside @jacobgadikian and @baabeetaa of the Blurt SocialGraph Foundation, together protecting the gates of our noble kingdom.
The community kingdom of Blurt can and will be great, the shining example of what Graphene should have been. Carrying the values of a world of social liberty and fairness; to grow in market cap, not for self-gain but to empower the world, to participate in protest and agendas, to fund and reshape society as we know it today, for our sake and the sake of the children of the future!
We have been given an opportunity to grow a mighty oak from a seed, create ripples across the universe from the winds of butterfly wings beating in unison, our drums will sound as one.
I invite you all, bloggers, scholars, writers, and philosophers alike; leaders, influencers, investors, marketers, organisers; mothers, fathers, children; all genders, all colours, all nations; all people...to stand with us and make Blurt your Valhalla, Heaven on earth, Utopia, Oasis and destination of the future!