If you don't know what direction you're headed in then every time you are presented with a decision the answer will be unclear. A simple and meaningful way to set your direction is write a clear Mission Statement. Nearly every single business out there has one of these. And, believe it or not, your blog here is also a business. Your followers are customers that pay for your content with their upvotes, resteems, and attention.
So, I've been here since September. That means 8 months. This account is nearing $10k, and I'll surpass that in 6 days when I drop a BTC worth of steem into this account. I have over 800 followers, which puts me in the top 150 most followed authors. I have over 1000 posts. I've built steemd once already, so I'm getting some programming experience. I have several whales that follow me. I think people would recognize my name in the discord chan
It seems to me that in so many societies there is only so much that the average citizen can earn. Often, it is just enough to survive until the next paycheck. Time and time again as people are able to make a little more money, the price of everything increases due to “inflation” and the average person has gained no ground. I think that the real thing that becomes inflated is the wallet of the big businesses and those in control.
Blockchains and cryptocurrencies have begun to change things, but often it has made little difference in the life of the average person. Without any extra money to invest in crypto and without the equipment and know-how to mine it, cryptocurrencies really have made no difference in the lives of most people around the world.
Welcome class. Please be quiet and take your seats. (pause) There now. Much better. Thank you all for coming. I know it was court ordered attendance for some of you, but we can overlook that. You're in room 112C. My name is Dr. Aggroed. And you're here to study modern Steeming Etiquette. Everyone here supposed to be in this room? Yes? Then let's begin today's class session on Shit posting properly.
Many people like to post pure shit on this platform. That is of course your right to do so, but there are some generally accepted rules to govern such behavior.... Excuse me sir, yes you, can you please take off your hat. We're trying to be civilized. Thank you.
A shit post will have at least one of the following c
This isn't supposed to be a wee-wee measuring contest, but this is my first time getting a good following ever since
following became a thing on the Internet. Pretty surprising since I don't even think about it, except watching the numbers climb up! I think more than 50% of them are inactive, but I'll take whatever numbers I get lol. For those interested, here's my re-introduction post from 7 months ago.
The past year has been one of the most interesting times of my life getting involved in blockchain communities. I think cryptocurrencies are quickly becoming the hottest consumer products in the world. Because why not? Why is something that everybody uses - like the money that we use everyday - not be treated as a con
How did this happen?
Before I answer that question, I want to make an important point: Steemit isn't just about the money. For more on that, see this post from 10 months ago: The Currency of Steemit Isn't Steem Power, STEEM, or SBD. I still feel the same way today. Earning crypto through blogging is just the hook. Ideally, it adds just a little bit extra to your existing intrinsic motivations to consistently write worthwhile content.
To answer the
How did you do that? question, I'm going to attempt to cover all the aspects (as I perceive them) of how I got here.
Based on the amazing feedback, it seems that you guys are finding this series most helpful, so I plan on continuing it for at least a bit. A special thanks @suziescorner for asking me to start making these posts. As always, please feel free to ask specific questions if you want me to cover a subject or issue that I have not yet touched on.
We have already covered intro posts, comments. quality, quantity, comparisons, and discouragement. In this next video I will cover realistic expectations and some off-site resources.
Hold on! There's no mechanism in Steemit that let's you get paid just for reading! How can reading a post earn me anything?
Your goal as an author is provide a service to your audience. The service has multiple parts.
So, go ahead and read some blog posts that are making traction. Some of the posts that make traction are trash being upvoted by bots and friends, some are probably too technical for you to follow in
So, you've heard about steemit. You learned about the block chain. You realize you can get paid for your posts. You're now ready to blog... but what to write and how to grow?
While the general blog posts about the state of the union or even things like
Tips Starting out can generate big rewards for the people that have been doing this a while you generally can't get away with it until you have some followers already. You're better off writing about something that you know, is important to you, or captures the moment at the time you're writing. So, while you're trying to get followers to start pick 1-2 topics and write about them. If they resonate stick with them for the first 25-50 followers (which will be your hardest followers to get).
You'll pick up followers just from an introduction post that's well written. In the
I can feel the anticipation! I'm sitting at 697 followers. I'm sitting at 994 posts! I think of those as two major milestones!
Right around 700 followers will put me in the top 200 authors!
1,000 posts will put me in the top 570.
So, after following back a new passenger on the Aggroed follow train @mikey94 she posted something about the steemitboard.
I glanced at her post quickly, but as I was thinking about how to track my progress since September it actually seems pretty cool.
You can do your own at steemitboard.com. You don't have to sign in. Here's a direct link to my steemitboard.
It was created by @archange and @captaink.
As you can see I cu
I'm not downing anyone, but is it legal?
Is it ethical? Are we supposed to be all original here? What are the rules?
For Best Results: Resteem, Upvote, Follow and Comment! Let’s help each other out!!!
Why travelers need to take responsibility
You’re not the only one paying for your vacation. Who’s paying the highest price for the world’s transportation and tourism? The environment.
In an era where climate change and environmental degradation are at an all-time high, we need to address the traveler’s contribution. This applied to you if you’re globetrotter who’s been to 50 countries or if you’re simply someone who looks forward to each spring break in Cancun.
Now, first it’s important to understand that it’s not so much the fact that people are traveling as it is how people travel. Call it what you will– eco-travel, green-travel, responsible-travel—the objective is to be more mindful. Though this is an extensive topic to cover, I’ve broken down the basics to help average individuals make their travels more sustainable.
Use transportation wisely
I see a lot of new faces around steemit. I see a bunch of people that are willing to resteem posts, but they themselves aren't authoring that much (yes I'm lurking some newbie pages). If this describes you then you're losing out on potential rewards, and we're losing out on your perspective!
Somewhere in your life of learning you've picked up some gems of knowledge. Everyday hints and tips like cooking, acts of thoughtfulness, or how to change a tire. You might have also been exposed to some philosophies that people in other parts of the world would not have experienced. There's value there, both for you and your reader. If you are self-conscious about your writing you gotta get over it. You get better with practice and the right folks will show up to coach you along where you need it. So, if you've been too nervous to po
Ben Fulford is a journalist and a blogger that writes stories on world events. He was a former Forbes Magazine contributor before he moved to Japan and started covering stories from there. His father was a Canadian politician. Ben has a weekly series that he posts on his website that gives a high level perspective of world events. Some of the things he's written have come true with remarkable accuracy. The Asian Investment Bank becoming a $50B thing is one of them. Some of the things he's written have been flat wrong like when he predicted the wrong Pope would emerge victorious.
I'm not advocating Ben a sole source of truth. I am advocating Ben as a wonderful place to find stories an headlines that you won't find elsewhere. He has since described his acc
I hate to say it, but this girl looks like the girl from other terrorist attacks. Hope I am wrong, but it doesn't appear to be that way, she just slapped on some hair dye and away she went. Sickening really?? Please tell me what you think? Please check the source link below where the original post came from. Thanks and hope to hear from you!
Feel Free to Follow Me @Chrystaldawn and then:
4 days ago I was sitting at ~450 followers. Since then: Steem up! Followers up! $100 post! 100 voter post!
It's been a really cool week. Actually, I think it's my best week on steem so far. I was looking through my old posts. I think I have 5 posts that have made more than $100. I have roughly that for the number of posts that have been upvoted by 100 people. This week I have one at $100 and two with over 100 votes going as we speak!
This week I've really done my best to try to help the community. Especially the newbie population. I've been a teacher and a professor for a total of 8 years. I've been in higher education since 2001 with just a few years away from it. I like to teach and I like to help new people work on and discover things I enjoy. This has honestly been one of the coolest teaching weeks of my lif
This shot was taken last summer, while I was visiting Peljesac - a place famous for its wine and oysters :)
Camera: Go Pro Hero 4
Tim Ferriss is a contemporary author with well known titles and a rolodex that includes superstar athletes, business executives of Fortune 500 hundred companies, Politicians, and power house investors.
I've known about his books for a while. I think they are cool, but his hard core fans really live by them. If anything I think he can teach people how to maximize the efficiency of their time and provide life lessons that help them stockpile resources. These are two critical things in the life of people seeking greater truth in the world. You need your work time to be efficienct so you can get on with the other pursuits in your life. You also need a healthy body as life get's pretty hard when you're out of shape, constantly sick
There are very few things that will get me out of bed at 4 in the morning. Taking a ferry to a remote Croatian island surrounded by crystal-clear waters is one of them.
Being the mermaid I am, I figured it was time to explore more of the Adriatic Sea. So when my friends asked me to venture to an island I’d never heard of before, I didn’t think twice.
As the furthest inhabited Croatian island, Lastovo doesn’t crave attention like some of its Dalmatian counterparts. The picturesque landscape of bright blue horizons and engulfing pines speak for themselves, attracting travelers looking to escape the crowds and tourist traps.
If you’re looking for an authentic island experience with truly untouched nature, look no further than Lastovo.
Here’s my experience, followed by my recommendations:
Ferries at Dawn
We booked the last available apartment for Lastovo the night before we left. There were onl
That's right I am almost at the 100 follower mark and I am very proud of myself. Over the past month I have been trying my best to post every day and to reply and give good responses to others posts and always UPVOTING and FOLLOWING those who I think deserve it. I hope you all do the same and support your fellow STEEMIANS as we venture to the moon ;)
Thank you to my loyal followers and I look forward to breaking into the triple digits. God Bless and take care all.