Welcome to this blog today. In this article, I will be writing to you the importance of creating Quality & Original content, and how to create Quality and Original content. Now, journey with me to the end to see what I've got here.
As we all know, "Steemit is a blockchain-based blogging and social media website, which rewards its users with the cryptocurrency STEEM, SBD, and TRX for publishing and curating content."
As a blogging platform where people, most at times called 'steemians' do share their content; we are expected to share quality and original content. See below the importance of sharing quality and original content.
Sharing Quality and Original Content - The Importance.
There are many important aspects of sharing quality and original content. Here are just a few of them.
- Attraction & Attention
- Getting Higher Votes From The Steemit Team(If Visited)
Tips On How To write a Quality and Original Content On Steemit. [Applying Markdown Styles]
Like I said earlier, the platform has provided some selected HTML codes that can be used to present quality content. Below, I will explain how they work and how to use them.
Text-justify - [Text Alignment]
In HTML we have what they call Text Alignment which is seen as a text formatting attribute that arranges the appearance of the text in the desired way. There are 4 Text alignments but here, I am emphasizing Text-justify.
When you add a text-justify command to your content, space is added between words in order that both edges of every line are aligned with both margins. Example:
- Before Aligning 👇
- After Aligning 👇
<div class="text-justify">at the beginning of your content and close with this tag 👉
</div>. Example is shown on the second image above.
Headlines and Sub-headlines
Headlines are very important styles for bloggers as they help to arrange your post by headings for easy reading.
In HTML they have tag
h1 - h6. Here in steemit, you can use the symbol
#. You create a headline by inserting
# before the Word for your heading and the number of hashtag increase the heading size will decrease. See the Example below.
#Makes the text a headline but after adding the hashtag, you space it. Just like this 👉
#`Heading. You can also check the above image for clear understanding.
Italic and Bold Text
This is another markdown style very important in terms of highlighting text. It is sometimes used to highlight very important words on content. Example:
*at the beginning and at the end of the text just like the one on the image above. On the aspect of making the text italic. You just add 1 👉
*like i did on the image above
Creating a Table.
Adding tables to your content is also important. You can add a table using either the HTML tags or using the format for steemit. Example Method 1:
Header 1 | Header 2
------ | ------
Cell 1 | Cell 2
and add as many cells as you want.
Example using Method 2:
<table>The table rows are defined with the tag
<tr>. A table header is goes with the tag
<th>and table headings are usaully bold and centered. Then A table data/cell is defined with the tag
<td>. You can use the above image for clearer understanding.
Centering a text in your content is also a way of making it look attractive. Example of a centered text.
<center> add your text here </center>to align text
Bullet Points - [Unordered List & Ordered List]
This is another amazing style to consider in your content as it helps to list out items in your content. Example for Unordered list:
*at the front of the item you wish to list then with a one click space like i did on the image above.
Example for ordered list bullet point:
An ordered list is a way of listing items according to Numbers. It always starts with the number '1'. You can easily add numbers as you preview from the one above.
Adding Source & Links to your Contents
Adding source and links is very imperative as much as the platform is concerned. Steemit is very strict on any plagiarized content. You are flagged if you indulge in it. Example of a sourced content:
Quotation and Citation
These two are very much important in terms of making sure you not plagiarising. In your article you might decide to use content by other authors, this is where this attribute comes in. See Example of Quoted and cited words.
>in front of the text. You can use the above image for a clear understanding.
Example of a Proper Citation.
Here, i would like to stop. The aim of writing this article is so we can all become great content developers for steemit platform. These markdown styles are just a few of all the listed markdown styles for this platform. I recommend you go through the below links for views of markdown styles.
Much love and Regards from @bright-obias