Since the end of May I’ve been a customer of Distrokid. At first I just wanted to try it out so I uploaded 5 tracks just to see what happens and forgot about it. But since mid-November I got serious thanks to seeing the success my friend @contrabourdon had there and I’ve been uploading my organ music (and occasionally @laputis’ too) to Distrokid daily and saw my stats increase every week dramatically.
But just around Christmas 2019 something changed. I saw a lot of yellow tracks on my dashboard which meant they are still processing. For a few days that…
Spiky on Valentine’s day wanted to make a surprise for Pinky. He went to animal’s market on the city hall square in Browneartopia and looked for red roses. A donkey was selling a whole bunch of them from his cart.
“Happy Valentine’s day, sir! I would like to get 111 red roses”, said Spiky.
“Wow! That’s a lot”, said the donkey. “Your Valentine will be very happy”.
“I sure hope so”.
“Here you go sir! That will be 100 Steem”, said the donkey.
Spiky asked, “Can I pay you with an upvote?”
“Sure, just look up my username, @asinusmurmurationis”.
“Will you be mine?”, said Cornelius to Zituke.
“Only if this dove will fly away”, said Zituke.
The dove they were talking about was almost all light grey color with the shade of pink. The dove hovered above Cornelius and said, “You are so beautiful!”
“Shouldn’t you find your own Valentine?”, asked Cornelius, “Perhaps from your own species.”
“But I like purple cardinals. Their neck is so elegant”, said the dove.
“This cardinal is taken’, said Zituke who was beginning to worry. “What’s your name and where did you come from, anyway?”
“My name is Columba. Everyone knows that dove…
Valentine's day is around the corner! So Pinky and Spiky's gang decided to make a big heart. Pinky, Spiky, Cornelius, Dietrich, Victor and Betsy each had to make their part of the heart and later glue them together into a big shape.
"How are you doing, Spiky?", asked Pinky.
"I'm trying to be particularly precise and clean this time".
"You are always clean", said Cornelius.
"No, you know I am not clean. I leave crumbs wherever I go", said Spiky.
"It's nice seeing you work something with your hands", said Dietrich.
"Well yes, although it's not my habit. I haven't…
I’ve been having this thought lately. What if some company decided to get into Steem and even invite their employees to participate in an experiment?
Because Steem prices are so volatile, it wouldn’t be wise to go all in and start paying their employees in Steem only. But what if with common agreement a company started would create Steem accounts for their co-workers and started to pay salaries partly in fiat (normal currency) and partly in Steem. There shouldn’t be forced participation, people could opt-out of this experiment, if they wanted.
I can imagine a company of say, some 20…
When five days were left
Until Christmas night
Our Spiky decided
To cook Yule Log.
Since he had no skills
In cooking desserts
He watched couple videos
He found on YouTube.
It didn’t sound hard
And Spiky began
To pour all his heart
Into sweet dessert.
Instead of his heart
It was all the flour
That Spiky could find
In cupboards of Pinky.
He quietly took
A spoonful of flour
And poured into cup
And was really proud.
“So far all is good”,
Said Spiky assuring
Himself and proceeding
To pour all the flour.
But then his paws slipped
Our little hedgehog Spiky
Has very envious heart
That’s why when he sees Pinky
Exciting doing things
He also needs to try them
Unless it’s daily chores.
And so one Sunday morning
On cold and white December
our piglet decorated
The house with bloody holly.
She put them on a staircase
To shine with green and red.
Then Spiky also wanted
To decorate with holly
But since he didn’t have it
He needed now to think.
And thinking isn’t strength
That is on hedgehog’s list.
So seeing Victor sleeping
In darkest house’s corner
He grabbed him and then fasted
Around the second staircase.
I was looking for a long time to make my comics available as rare digital art. And at the end of November I came across Makers Place, a platform based on San Francisco which is the easiest way to create and sell unique digital creations using blockchain technology.
Some of my friends on Steem blockchain are there too (@donnadavisart, @joechiappetta for example).
When I opened my account there, it worked in a very simple way (I actually did everything from my phone):
1. Uploaded a picture of my artwork
2. Entered a title
3. Wrote a little bit of description (copy/paste from…
When just ten days were left before Christmas
The Pinky and Spiky gang began
To decorate the house.
Pinky being in good Christmas spirits
Decided to get some holly and put it
Around the staircase.
But Spiky also wanted to make the use of holly
So that he could later say that he
Decorated the house too.
But here was the problem —
He didn’t have any holly
And was at a loss.
But seeing her focused on work
Spiky sneaked in from behind
And had an idea.
He grabbed some holly with his little paws.
But holly had spikes just…
One day when Pinky and Spiky were gone to work
Cornelius and Dietrich decided to bake
A Christmas cake for them.
Betsy and Victor were sent to the lake
To catch some juicy fish for dinner
So they couldn’t help.
And having no experience in cooking
Our purple cardinal and a mouse
Didn’t know where to start.
Dietrich said, “we must first watch the movie”
But Cornelius replied, “no, let’s play
The pipe organ instead.”
Since none of them wanted to give in,
They both settled for a card game
“Just one match”, they said.
But Cornelius lost the first…