SteemClub-UK : say hello to these new UK steemians @ 21 November 2018

I have just posted the latest list of active UK steemians on the @steemclub-uk account.

We are now 143 in number, and growing steadily.

What will be critical now, particularly in these difficult crypto times, is retention. We must do our utmost to keep all the current UK steemians onboard and active.

This is really, really important with newcomers to the platform.

I will therefore be putting out this Welcome post every week or so as I come across new UK steemians.

Please do visit their posts, upvote them, leave comments and make them feel welcome. We really want them to stick around.

So here are this week’s newcomers…

@ebookwriter – from Halifax

Tony joined Steem last month and describes himself as an ex-electrician, a dreamer and a writer. He also served in the REME corps of the British Army.

You can read his introductory post here…

And his latest post here…

@earthkind – based in London

Shawn originally started on Steem in January 2018. But he only made 3 posts then before going quiet until a few days ago.

Now he has made a new introductory DTube video…

Amongst other things Shawn is a vegan.

@elizabethharvey – in the hills of Wales

Elizabeth is a 38 year old mother of three based in my neck of the woods in the mountains of Wales.

She just joined Steem yesterday and here is her introductory post…

Elizabeth is a former model and now a keen runner.

Other worthy mentions…

It is good to see video expert **Rudolfo Crisafulli @rod.crisafulli** back active on steem after a break of a couple of months. His latest post looks very interesting…

Why do we all need to be prepared to make video?!

I have just this evening found **@susanlo** via a @stephenkendal post. Susan is from Hong Kong but currently studying in London. Here is her latest post about how she met @stephenkendal at the first UK DigiByte meetup in London…

My Stories #29 – FIRST DigiByte UK meetup! Let’s meet its founder and @stephenkendal !

We have now also started to add ex-pats to the UK Steem list. **@minismallholding** living in Australia is the latest ex-pat to come onboard with SteemClub-UK.

That’s all for today.

Let me know if you spot any other new UK steemians around and about.

In the meantime please do visit / comment / upvote especially the newcomers mentioned in this post.

Thank you.

SteemClub-UK : weekly curation for music @ 18 November 2018

As mentioned in my post Steem UK : 10 Things Going On with Steem in the UK @ 15 November 2018 I am keen to try out some weekly curation posts to promote content creators in the UK.

First up I am going to start with music.

My recent music hunt found 16 active steem musicians in the UK. The list is repeated below for reference – if you know any more not on the list please let me know.

Some of the 16 musicians are more active than others, but there is still plenty of good UK steem music to chose from.

I will keep this curation simple to start. I have listened to every track UK steem musicians have put out via Steemit and DSound in the past week and I have chosen five that take my fancy.

These reflect my musical preferences as much as quality of the music, but it is a start…

Holding On – by Broken Ocean – @davidfar & @darrenclaxton

This steem pairing of @davidfar in Iran and @darrenclaxton in England as Broken Ocean is producing magical tracks that are making waves on the steem music scene.–darrenclaxton

Happy by Conflux @nakedverse & Alison

Kent based Deggsy @nakedverse together with the lyrics and vocals by Alison regularly make some lovely music as Conflux.

York – On The Beach by @nickyhavey featuring TigerPaw

Trance Drum and Bass is not my usual place in the musical space but this track got me mooovin…–bass-york-on-the-beach-nicky-havey-feat-tigerpaw-free-download

Train from Marylebone by @skaarl

This is a funky little track and it features train announcement samples. How could a former trainspotter resist this one…

Little Blue Flame by @theturtleproject

The Turtle Project is from my neck of the woods in west Wales. I always love the vibe of his music. It just chills.

They are my five picks for the week, but I will throw  in a couple more UK musical wildcards that well worth a read and an upvote…

Let’s sing! by @donatello

Just make a post with Let’s Sing in the title and you can get 100 Donatello Club digital cards…

Nick Harper Interview by @acousticguitar aka @camuel

Very interesting interview with Nick Harper. He is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, son of folk musician Roy Harper and past member of the English New Wave band Squeeze.

Hope you enjoyed this first bit of UK steem curation. Do please give these posts a read and an upvote.

More curations coming shortly.

In the meantime here are all the UK steem musicians I have found so far…

  • AnarcoTech (North – Huddersfield)
  • Armchair Spaceman (Scotland)
  • AtomCollectorRecords & Juxta!/@atomcollector
  • Basil Marples (South East – Norfolk)!/@basilmarples
  • Cams (Scotland)!/@acousticguitar
  • Darren Claxton (North – Derbyshire)!/@darrenclaxton
  • Deon – Kryptoe (Midlands – Warwickshire)!/@kryptoe
  • Donatello (London)!/@donatello
  • Last Ravage Opinion!/@lastravage
  • nakedverse (South East – Kent)!/@nakedverse
  • Nicky Havey (South East – High Wycombe)!/@nickyhavey
  • Sazzler J
  • Skaarl (Midlands – Nottinghamshire)!/@skaarl
  • Steve Clark (South East – Bedfordshire)
  • The Turtle Project (Wales)!/@theturtleproject
  • VoX!/@voxxov