Now Introducing...

in #hive-1745785 months ago

Pictures; images that convey, telling a lot of stories, more than words may tell but we have wordsmiths, who use words to paint pictures.

Who am I?

Greetings to my viewers and welcome to my blog. My name is Gratitude Okereke, I am a medical student schooling in the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka which is located in Enugu state. I am semi-introverted but my friends regard me as an extrovert, I am quite versatile being a graphic designer as well as an editor and a chef.

I regard myself as one of the greatest chefs, lol. Sometime last year my faculty organised a cooking competition, I indicated interest and came out as the 2nd best cook in the whole faculty, I attributed it to my culinary skills but my friends said its because we were only 3 that contested hehe.


What do I like?

I have interest in literature and entertainment but in addition to that,
I love playing board games, especially chess.
Not only do I play chess, I volunteer as a chess tutor to orphanages and homes of the needy, where I teach less privileged children about the game of chess.

Picture is mine, while teaching my boys.

I also like playing volleyball where I am a defensive player but seeing the glory that comes with spiking usually forces me to attack which I am not very good at, lol.


I also play snooker and table tennis in my free time.


I love teaching too, I have volunteered under many organisations and also as an individual to teach the younger classes in med school.


Picture of me teaching them anatomy ahead of their professional examination.

When qualified/eligible, I also donate blood to patients that need it.


Picture was taken after my first blood donation, I was initially scared but knowing the theory of blood transfusion, I calmed myself and went ahead to do it and it was worth it in the end.

One of my major motivations to donate is the joy and relief I see on patients faces and also that of their relatives added to the impact which I know my blood will have in their healing process.

I only donate fresh blood for now, except my orientation changes later on in life. Besides donating, I also encourage other healthy individuals to donate, teaching them the importance of blood donation.

I derive joy in volunteering for free medical outreaches where we offer medical care free of charge to communities


I have a love for music, which is not restricted to any genre, I like good music.
My love for music prompted me to learn keyboard and acoustic guitar but I couldn't really perfect any of them.

What I Dislike?

Among some other things, procrastination tops my list. I hate procrastination, even though I find myself doing it more times than I would want to.

For example, this introduction was planned for yesterday, but here I am ;)
I saw a post last night here which reminded me that I hate bed bugs, so yeah, I have to add it now.

Expectations From Hive

I hope to learn a lot from hive, the communities & people herein and to also unlock myself and find expression here.

I also hope to interact with as many people as possible and maybe make a few acquaintances and friends from this place, who knows? I would also add value and drop useful information as much as I can.

I heard about Hive from my friend @sperosamuel15 whose guidance has been immensely helpful.

Well, that's it for my introduction, let's get this party started ;)

N:B: All Images Used Are Mine


Hello, @graat! Welcome to Hive Blockchain! Don't give up on developing your cooking skills. you can share about food-cooking topics on Foodies Bee Hive Community. also, you can post about your daily moments / works on Daily Blog Community.

Then, you can explore more communities that are suitable for your content and supported by OCD HERE

For tips and information as a Hive newbie, click here: newbie guide.

The important thing is Hive is a bit different from other social media platforms since you are monetizing your blog. You can't include content that you don't own without sources. For more information, check this post: Why and How People Abuse and Plagiarise.

If you have questions or concerns, you can hop into OCD's Discord server and we'll gladly answer your questions.

I'm @anggreklestari from the @OCD team.
Have a great day!

Thanks so much, I have begun applying your tips, I appreciate.

You are welcome :)

Yay! 🤗
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You are highly Welcome to Hive Community Wishing you the Very Best 🙏

I appreciate ☺️

Welcome 🤗

you are welcome to hive

Thank you

Welcome to the Hive community @graat!
We sincerely hope you find everything you are looking for and have found a new home here.

Seven suggestions to consider:

  1. Guard your passwords carefully, and only publish with the posting key,
  2. Use your active key only for wallet transactions, Keychain, Peaklock, and Hivesigner,
  3. The master password and the owner key are only used to reset compromised passwords,
  4. DO NOT lose your password or keys; copy and store offline,
  5. Do not publish other people's work, be it photos or written, without credit, and be sure to source all of your work, even if it is your own.
  6. An introduceyourself tag is used only once , and
  7. DO NOT OPEN any links in memos or comments that you do not know who they belong to. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is, so the old saying goes. There is nothing free here.

I found you because @brittandjosie and @jamerussell from @heyhaveyamet presented and promoted your publication to get more exposure and help you grow faster.

If you find yourself overwhelmed and need some guidance, or if you have any questions, there are informed Hiveans available who can help you; you can click to go to The Terminal in Discord here:

Have fun and happy Hiving!

Thank you so much for the help.
What about private and public keys when are they used?

There is no real use for the public keys, and I just explained what you need to know right off the bat about the private keys. Everything is explained right there.

Ok, I appreciate

You are welcome 😊

Thank you


Enjoy the Blockchain!


Welcome on board broh, I see you are multi purpose hehe, there are just so many things you have to offer to hive, good news is, hive also has a lot to teach you, just be malleable, consistent and resilient and you would be amazed at how your life would change in just a short while. With the kind of coach you have, I am sure you would do wonders on the chain. Shout out to broh @sperosamuel15, well done boss

Lol, I will do just as u said. Thanks for the tips

You are welcome my boss

Who's the big coach... Me that's still a student on hive 😂
Thanks bro

The play, normally, we are all students na😂😂

Lol...true though

Welcome on board guy.... Wishing you a good stay and experience here on hive

Thanks bro @sperosamuel15


Warm welcome to you. Wishing you an exciting and rewarding journey on Hive.

Thanks so much 😊

Welcome to the best web3 network ever, Gratitude. Have fun around here!

Thank you, I sure will

Welcome to the HIVE blockchain and THE TERMINAL in Discord 🙂

Thanks so much

Welcome 😊

Odogwu! Welcome man... Experience life on hive😁

Thanks boss😎

Welcome to hive Gratitude..what a naMe🔥


Hello! Welcome to Hive, @graat. I found you thanks to @heyhaveyamet 's introduction post.
You've come to a wonderful place where you can develop any interest you can think of. The limit is up to you!
The learning curve is steep at first, but ask any questions you have, read and observe.
Here are some resources to help you get started:
Link to The Terminal Discord server, highly recommended for learning anything about Hive and @heyhaveyamet 's home.
Link to Ecency's Discord server, my favourite frontend and where you can find me most of the time.
Link to the Ecency resource library, where I'm adding practical tutorials in Spanish and some are in English, too.
Little by little you will find the places where you feel most comfortable, get in touch with other hivers and success will come.
Greetings from Spain. 🤗

Wow, cool. Thanks so much

Welcome to Hive! @marconisnghtmr welcomes you. If you have any questions about Hive or the many communities and dApps built on it, please let me know.

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Nice, I appreciate