Meet Steemit, Inc.’s New Managing Director

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Hello Steemians!

I am Elizabeth Powell, Steemit, Inc.’s Managing Director. I have met many of you at TokenFest Boston, SteemFest 3 and various other Steem Meetups, but obviously with today’s big announcement, the time has come to formally introduce myself.

As some know, I have been Head of Communications & Advocacy since May 2018. During that time, I built a strong communications team that was really starting to make major improvements in how we communicated to the world. We updated steemit.com and Steem brand guidelines, re-launched steem.com (yes, more improvements coming!), developed a social media/PR/events program, and just overall increased our comms efforts and visibility. Our goal during that time was to better differentiate Steemit, Inc., steemit.com and Steem. We were heavily focused on promoting app development on Steem, as well as attract more entrepreneurs, exchanges, etc. Add to the mix some new product R&D, the livestream, and that gets you pretty caught up on what we were doing behind the scenes.

Some very tough decisions were made after Thanksgiving as the company needed to realign its business goals. That included very little to no communications for several weeks as next steps were being determined. Ned and the Board developed a new roadmap, we presented internally and immediately got to work on cost-cutting initiatives and building an advertising program for steemit.com.

So what is my role?
We recently published our updated Mission, Vision and Values (https://steemit.com/about.html), as well as its roadmap focusing on increasing ad revenues, protecting STEEM assets’ value and cost reductions. My job is to execute the roadmap.

In the coming weeks you can expect more communication from me and the team. From more blog posts to joining in the various Discord channels to keep the community informed of our progress. I am working alongside Ned, the Board of Directors and 12 amazing team members and am confident in our future success.

Who is @EliPowell? (ee-lie)
I grew up in the heart of Texas, in fact, have lived within a 90 mile radius of where I was born, attended college and built my 20+ year career. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism, I began my marketing and advertising journey in Austin, when it was a laid-back college town. The majority of my career has been working at advertising agencies in account management, to most recently leading new business teams. Over the years I have touched many categories, including: retail, healthcare, technology, performing arts, education, oil and gas, and many non-profits. My ability to learn new industries and products is what led me to Steemit, Inc. Intrigued by cryptocurrency, mixed with being at the right place at the right time, I joined the company to successfully position and promote adoption of steemit.com and the Steem blockchain. What motivates me? Building and nurturing a strong, honest team, creating success and fostering a community that share the same values.

I look forward to the future of Steemit and getting to know more of this amazing community. Thank you for reading and for your continued support!

Cheers,
Elizabeth

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I've had a few interactions with you and thought they've gone well. You have a really tough job on your hands. One I don't envy, but I look forward to working with you to help make Steem grow!

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please just tell me why these people refuse to use the platform at all and then get so much credit?

I think you know what I mean by "these people."

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Time and persistence and people like us, @aggroed . . . if we all do a little, we'll all do a lot!

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Thanks, I look forward to working with you!

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Hopefully you can move steem forward in the right direction as the moon

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Great to get to know you some here as many of us didn't attend Steemfest or other meetups. Hoping we'll hear a lot more from you, both on the personal and the professional front.

A few questions for you when you get the time:

  • What do you feel will be your biggest challenges executing the current roadmap?

  • Will you be taking on the responsibility for overseeing the management of Steemit Inc's (powered down) funds, holdings, accounts and property?

  • Do you think you can touch on what management approach you're planning to use to bridge the communication and collaboration gap between Steemit Inc and witnesses/developers?

  • Lastly, will you be re-evaluating the current Steemit Inc's budget/overall plan in terms of the priorities that are set for marketing, exchange listing, and general promotion of the tokens?

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Good set of questions. Waiting for the answers too.

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She doesn't have enough RC credits. :)

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One would hope some of the ninja mined can be delegated to her...just enough to make few comments a day. .

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I’m going to go ahead and assume that she is a bit overwhelmed and realizing she has thousands of informed steemians that are possibly more capable than she is to answer to... Its one of those jobs I cannot imagine anyone here would really take unless of course it pays in SMTs 🤪✌🏽🎣

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Thanks for questions. I answered these yesterday during the State of Steem weekly show.

great to see your introduction post.

hope nothing but the best for you and the road ahead.

for me, it’s all about communication with the steem community. you put the community first you will always win :)

best of luck!!

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Agree!

I think the lack of steem is marketing.
I want it to be resolved through you. Thank you very much. New CEO.

Hi Eli,

Nice to see this post , can you give a definitive statement on samsung-steemit rumors ?

Source:
https://steemkr.com/steemit/@drutter/did-steemit-go-corporate

A brief yes/no to the question ( below) will suffice:
Is Steemit inc currently in talks ( or has in recent past) with Samsung about acquisition of STINC assets ( partial or full) ?

Regards

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anything ?

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Resource Credits dilemma.

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Hopefully they have some resource to spare...

Wishing you all the success in the world! And yes, that's a little self motivated, since your success is our success. Cheers! (and yes, I'm toasting with wine ;)) Also, in ATX.

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ATX!

This is such good news to me. Welcome aboard I'm excited to see where you take us.

I wish you much energy and success (which at the same time would mean success for the whole community)!

I am working alongside Ned, the Board of Directors and 12 amazing team members ...

In the sense of transparency I really would like to know the STEEM user names of the 12 remaining team members. Who is actually still working for Steemit, Inc.?
And, who are the members of the Board of Directors?

Congrats! Hope to hear from you more often. Ned was not particularly good at comminicating - and I hope that you would do much better job.

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Very excited. Great background here. I am very happy to hear you're from Texas and went to A&M. Huge fan of that school. I want someone who is profit motivated and can bring in revenues. This is EXACTLY what we need. Thank you! Happy to be here on the ride with you. This is super bullish.

Hello Elizabeth Powell
Welcome Aboard.
As Steemit, Inc.’s Managing Director , I suggest you should interact with The Community of Steemit.
If you do not have enough Steem Power , I suggest you Request from Ned this Power.
Being an appointed Managing Director , You must have Power of Influence?
Anyway Welcome
Follow you for now and see your Leadership

edited : with Ned powering down , I don't think he will be encouraging his Team members to do Powering Up??
Even though Steemit do have over 34 Mil Steem ; all now headed towards the Exchanges Doorway??? waiting for cashing out???

Who is Leading the Pack?

If Steem Products are good , Why All this Powering Down?
This shows the Original Person who created this is Very Uncertain of it Own very Products.
Later wants to create more Tokens? SMT ? I believe.

Why creating so many types of coins / Tokens ??? To confusing people more ???
I leave this to you guys to think about it.

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or she could invest in the platform....."insider buying" is never a bad thing

Thank you for introducing yourself more formally. I hope that you can improve the focus at Steemit not only on communication, but also on completing initiatives that add value for the community.

Youre gonna need some delegation from Ned to really make any powerful moves and we need you to actually post more and not be like Ned used to do, with this whole never posting thing... at LEAST give us weekly updates but even using Partiko or steepshot App to post daily quick updates would be SO SO appreciated, and then people have a place to ask you questions etc....

We REALLY need someone to actually go over daily or weekly goals or focus points for the community , especially now with people a little depressed from price bu now its seeming to come back hopefully you can ride that wave

so yeah if you could just become a daily user and dedicate at least 30 mins a day to posting everyday, yeah thatd be great!

@elipowell Get your Advocacy and Business Development Team onto this opportunity.

https://steemit.com/steem/@ozphil/steemit-inc-opportunity-knocks

Congratulation for your promotion @elipowell.

However, I am quite dubious about your communication skills given the few interactions with the community that I can see (1 post - this one - and 8 comments) since May 2018.

Not to mention your lack of personal financial investment in a project that you claim to advocate ($0.72 wallet value with 1.730 of the 1.741 liquid STEEM you own that were given by @steemitboard thanks to the scans made when we met at SteemFest³).

I wish you (us) all the best but I'm afraid there will be no mercy! I really hope we will be positively surprised. The future will tell.

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I think steem inc will be delegating some s.p to her soon (not sure). Even if she has some s.p I doubt she'll have that time and energy to curate contents. All the same lets just wait and see, good things do take time.

Congrats Elizabeth! I hope Steemit and Korean community are having closer relationship under your leadership!

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Agree, @clayop. Let's chat soon!

Welcome Elizabeth.

I will make this short as possible, I know your time in slim to nil as Steemit's new managing director.

DASH funds numerous projects and I would like to promote Steemit/STEEM in similar ways.

Does Steemit have funds to support 4 projects that not only promote Steemit but help society?

I saw my first choice of usernames taken @steemcares. Can you help me choose from these available?

@steemcaring
@shareandcare
@share2care

My first project I require collaboration and funding for is STEEM Mobile Homes.

  • Purchase a 1000L plastic water tank $100
  • Mount on a wood skid $5
  • Mount solar power exhaust fan into roof. $10
  • Attach 4 - 10" Industrial wheel castors. $40
  • Provide 4" piece of foam as a bed to sleep on. $10
  • Provide solar power light with USB charger. $10
  • Provide plastic 5 Gallon compost bucket toilet also works as chair. $15
  • Provide plastic 5 Gallon bucket to collect and store water, also works as chair or table top. $5
  • Steemit Stencil and Paint. $5

I Only need $225 for materials to create each home.

I will do a Steemi video post gathering all the materials, step by step construction, and the presenting of each STEEM Mobile home to its new owner and set them up with a Steemit user account so we can follow them and hopefully support their posts to fund their daily food/life expenses.

The second project is to promote the first project.

  • Purchase a EPV - Electric Peddle assist Vehicle. $15,000 new, I found a used one for $5,000.
  • Custom wrap the body promoting the Steemit network. $500
  • Drive and tow a STEEM Mobile Home from School to school, city to city promoting homelessness and the Steemit network.
  • I will allow FREE test drives of the EPV for each student that downloads the App and shows they have a Steemit Username/account.
  • I will do a steemit video post of each username.

The third project: STEEM CLASSROOM or STEEM ONLINE EDUCATION

  • Put recording equipment into each classroom to capture teachers class/content so people around the world (Poor Counties) can learn and get a education.
  • Contact School Board to propose $ funding to each school that participates.
  • Start with one school as a trial run.
  • Each school will download STEEM App and have its own user account. ex: @RickHansenSchool
  • Each teacher will do the same and get Steemit Username.
  • Students will be encouraged to get Steemit account to use to accumulate funds for University.

$1000 Steemit Scholarships for Art, Math, English, ect...

My fourth project is STEEM METRO. Last mile transportation.

  • Use EPV's for getting around.
  • Rent out and charge by the minute in STEEM.
  • Wrap EPV's - STEEM METRO with Steemit info.
  • Goal: One in every major city to promote Steemit.
  • Develop Steemit App to order EPV use.
  • Long term goal of fleets in every major city around the world.

I look forward to your reply and suggestions.

Sincerely,
Randall

Lovely introduction! I'm sure there will be plenty of questions from a curious community^^. Looking forward to hearing you on Discord and reading more frequent updates!

I think the only tip I want to leave is that whenever there is uncertainty about what the community wants, don't think until you believe you have the perfect answer but instead just ask. We all want you to succeed!

Fredrik

Great to see your introduction here Eli! You'll be welcomed by the many bots triggered by the #introduceyourself tag probably :')

Good to see you're responsible for executing the roadmap, I'm looking forward to see it come 'alive' step by step. Looking forward to seeing your communications.

Good luck!

I had fun reading your introductory post. I hope you are approachable just like you post speaks.
I pray you succeed in everything you highlighted for steemit.
We hope to see positive changes soon and our precious Steem back on top.
Welcome Ee-lie and God bless you.
We welcome you from Africa.
Sending peace and light your way.

Dear @elipowell,

Great to see your post! I didn't meet you at Steemfest unfortunately.
It is a good thing to see some positive news here, after a lot of rumors and speculation.

I wish you all the best. It won't be an easy task for you, but I am positive that things will change for the better.

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Thank you! You should come to Steem Creators conf in Austin this April: https://globalblockbuilders.com/

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That would be amazing! At this stage I'm not sure if it would be a possibility, but then again: a lot can change in a couple of weeks. I'm never saying never :)

Ooh, a new '1st lady' of Steemit Inc. :)

Congratulations on your appointment, I look forward to feeling the effects of your creativity and enthusiasm.

Welcome Elizabeth!

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Welcome and wish you lots of success and luck on your new position at Steemit, Inc.

I am looking forward to great communication from you to the whole community!

I would like to suggest that you change your profile picture to a real one of yourself! Otherwise people might think a dog is talking to us. :-)

Congratulations and best of luck! We have big hopes for you!

Congratulations to your promotion.
An advice from someone who is also leading in his office-job:
It is key that you lead by example, so a minimum personal investment in terms of powering up your account is required for your credibility! As many commented already it is hard to understand that a Head of Communications & Advocacy did not post, comment or power up his own account for months. I also would have thought that all these would be part of such a job role. So please let the facts speak to rebut those concerns!

Welcome, as skipper. @elipowell
Rooting for you to succeed, for all of us.
Is there anything I can do to help?
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Congratulations on the new appointment @elipowell , we in #teammalaysia looks forward in nurturing the growth of of the STEEM blockchain.

You're going to need some resource credits to pull this off

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I look forward to seeing you take charge in your new role, your future updates and community interaction. Cheers!

Welcome @elipowell, if you have question about your job, ask the steem community and @askanything will upvote your question. @askanything upvote questions using the tag # asa.

Oh wow you speak, and steemit has a voice, will you all now take away bidbots? Stop cleaning this place out of money with alpha and freedom accounts, both created 31st march 2016, and release the witnesses with your buddies being in the top 20 already? Blocktrades anyone? I know who they all are, you should do your due diligence too. Whilst you are at it, and whilst I am asking, get rid of downvotes too, we all know it tops up the reward pool for the top earners,! want some charts?
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Bidbots are private property you cant "do" anything about them..... people like u proibly think steemit icn can just outlaw them which is just nonesense... just stop... bidbots allow steem to create passive income opportunities and when steem price goes back up setting up a bid bot becomes a way to make money for investors and brings more money to steem.... this "outflow" is really steem going to markets and being sold to others who want it, distributing it.... large account holders are almost liek faucets .,.. steem has a set inflation rate... u cant have there e too much steem leaving teh system or whatever ur irrational fear is!

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hi @ackza

Great comment buddy

Would removing upvoting bots even be possible? I think the only way of getting rid of them is contacting tax authorities and complaining about owner of those accounts.

After all every single penny they are receiving is 100% profit. Which they should pay tax from. That could force them to rethink they actions.

Yours
Piotr

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Can always rely on you to get to the point , matey!
Well said!!

According to eli...
https://steemit.com/about.html

Both of these revenue sources–capital gains from currency sales and advertising revenue–are valuable to our sustainability.

Then Steem is money.
This being the case, then bidbots and down voting are both financial manipulation actions.

I'm pretty sure that's not legal...

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No point in beating around the bush though is there :-)

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Well, speak for yourself - I go for the softly softly approach...lol

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Hey, wrong post for that, maybe your still thinking "Gillette" ? LOL.

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can't type, fingers covered in moisturizer...

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blahhhhhh lol.

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....I know, I was just going to ask him for those big furry slippers.

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...hiding in them is so much more fun

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I'm so happy u haven't left us to work on your bikes just yet @shepz1..i want to add a bit about rep scores being that this post has her at 50 in just two hours, but people that have been here months posting daily have a lower rep score.. Let's be honest you have a long way to go until your reputation is worthy of recognition

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Yep reps easy to "buy" on here, much harder to work for. :-)
Though buy buying it, you line stincs pockets.

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hi @shepz1

Would removing upvoting bots even be possible? I think the only way of getting rid of them is contacting tax authorities and complaining about owner of those accounts.

After all every single penny they are receiving is 100% profit. Which they should pay tax from. That could force them to rethink they actions.

Yours
Piotr

No engagement amongst all of these comments for the new regime at steemit.inc.

I thought I read about a change somewhere? 🤔

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I think the problem is Resource Credits. This account needs more Steem Power. I think a handful of comments will completely drain it.

Hi Elizabeth

As the new managing director, how would one go about contacting you formally? I'm in touch with a huge exchange and crypto card provider (Wirex) who have outlined clear and achievable requirements for a listing. As an individual and not the legal entity in charge of steem I am in no place to take it further any forward. And would like to pass on the responsibility to Steemit Inc.

Looking forward to talking in more detail.

Good luck! Hope you’ve got thick skin ;)

(Ps. But no scales...)

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Why not @shookriya? I think it would be quite interesting to have a mermaid on board.
It would definitely make some waves steem...😝

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Hah. Mermaids are cool. I was thinking more along the lines of lizard overlords.

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Haha, yeah no. We already have too many in power who are overtaken by their reptilian brain...

Welcome Elizabeth.
Hope to see better communication between inc and the community in the future.

Joy

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Hi @sames

Great to see that you're still around buddy :)

Welcome to the community.
But
You need to purchase and power up more steem to show your commitment to the project.

WRITE A POST EVERY DAY!

Do you understand? EVERY DAY!

Seriously... steemit is not that hard to use is it?

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Congratulations on earning a new (and essential) position here. I am rooting for you to succeed. Part of that is because I am simply a fan of people being happy and fulfilled. Another part of my desire to see you succeed is that if you succeed... we all succeed. I care deeply about the creative, talented and dedicated people in this community. I hope that your efforts bear fruit for you, steemit, and the people who have worked so hard to try and create thriving communities and engaging content. There are a lot of very good people here who can dramatically change their lives for the better if steem and steemit reach their full potential. I wish you the best in making that a reality.

Go get em!

Sounds very promising, Elizabeth!

I'm looking forward to the coming weeks.

Hi Eli,

Were you the one behind the scenes when @Ned was doing the last livestream? If so, I thought I would reach out to say that your presence did not go unrecognized. I thought you were super impressive back there. You kept your cool at a time when things were tense and your voice inspired confidence. So if you were that person, well done. 👊😎

Nice to "meet" you @elipowell, and welcome to the helm of the Nuthouse!

Right now, you have a pretty "blank slate" and a dodgy reputation left behind from earlier times... but YOU have a blank slate, and have the power to do something with that.

If I were in your shoes (which I am NOT, obviously!) I'd start with throwing some $$$ of my own at an investment in some SteemPower/Resource Credits in your account; I think it would mean a lot to this increasingly skeptical community to see that the new Captain of the Ship actually has "skin in the game," as the saying goes.

Your CV (yes, I checked your LinkedIn) suggests you know the value of communication, and there's no place you will need that skill set more than here. This community does not suffer "silence" well... and, at the same time, the community can be your greatest resource, because there are literally thousands of people here who genuinely care about the well-being of this project.


"When you have faith to project you are working on...." xD

@elipowell, Please be the "Justin Sun" of Steemit. Steem desperately needs a public face to advocate and promote this technology.

Please be active on Twitter as well. Also, what is your twitter handle?

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LOL This is a challenge, good luck Eli!

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Justin Sun is amazing!

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Yeah, I was just wondering about him. Did Ned and Justin 'talk' like they said they would on twitter a couple of weeks ago? (it was when Justin asked people to tell him their favorite/best platform.

Congratulations on becoming Steemit Inc's Managing Director. I think it is time to really show the world what great things we have happening on Steem as well as the great things we will doing.

My biggest concern so far has been communication. Steemit Inc communication with the Steem community has improved quite a bit. However, I still feel communication to the outside world is lacking. I think people don't know Steem exists or have been misinformed regarding what Steem is actually about in regards to the opportunities for investors as well as casual viewers of content.

I think having advertising on Steemit.com is a great idea but for it to be very successful, it is important to get as many eyes on Steemit and Steem(it) content as possible. I would say this needs both newcomers as well as existing users of Steem. I fear we have too many users opting not to engage with the Steem community.

I don't mean to bombard as you arrive. I just wanted to express some concerns/observations I have made.

It's all looking up! Can't wait to see what's in store!

As someone who is on the receiving end of PR, I'm going to make a couple of suggestions--since PR is really about convincing people like me. So here goes:

  1. No matter how negative the feedback gets--and it will get negative--keep communicating. If you leave an empty space, someone will fill it for you. If there is silence, people will fill the vacuum with their own ideas. Rumor grows in the absence of information. Keep us informed, even if you think you have nothing to say.
  2. Grow a really thick skin. This is a free speech zone and people will say what they think. There's a lot of dis-ease and suspicion now. If you become the voice of Steemit, then you become the target. Don't take it personally, even when it becomes personal. Nobody knows you...they know your role, your title, and some will try to get under your skin to elicit a reaction. This effort comes mostly from frustration.
  3. A lot of people depend on this platform, not just for social interaction but for financial support. That's a tremendous responsibility. I hope you keep those individuals in mind, that you have a sense of social as well as corporate responsibility, as you go forward.
  4. I wish you good luck and success.

Welcome @elipowell! I like your profile pic! Nice pup

I didn’t get the chance to bump into you in Kraków. But I’m glad to see @steemit is finally making changes.

Hopefully the roadmap will be more clear with you in charge. The communication from Steemit Inc. has been horrendous.

Best of luck on your journey in your new position. We are all rooting for you to succeed.

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Best of luck, Ee-lie! I joined this platform to find that a lot of people have little faith in Steemit Inc, myself included. Understandably. I hope that with time, you will prove us wrong by being the best you can be at your new position. Congratulations once again, i wish you all the best!

Welcome, and best of luck to you. I hope you don't waste your time trying to become a blogger here just because so many don't understand business one whit. You've had the right focus on building external relationships for STEEM. I'm glad that a chief goal now is coin price support.

It may be worth delegating the task of blogging on behalf of your account to someone with less valuable time. Or just making it clear point blank that your job as Managing Director is not blogging, but that someone on your team is going to maintain a blog for the Communications dept. for internal STEEM communications.

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Yeah. I agree with @indigoocean. @elipowell please focus on the very relevant things.

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Congrats I would like to see more community members on the team as well that said an outsider view is needed as well welcome to the team.

All the best! I'm glad you found consensus :)

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Hey there! Congratulations on the new responsibilities. You're a part of one of the best blockchains in the world. Lots of activity going on, with new communities and collaborations and engagement popping up all over the place. We're happy to support you.

Do you have 30 seconds to spare? You should write a haiku for my contest -- the theme is kids.

https://steemit.com/newbiegames/@vdux/win-1-5-sbds-in-vdux-s-childish-haiku-contest-about-kids

Welcome elipowell!
eSteem is the application that improves your experience on Steem. You have full control over your data and content, unlike some apps we don't use our users to promote our application or services.

We have Mobile application for Android and iOS users. We also have developed Surfer Desktop application that helps you to gain new followers and stay connected with your friends, unique features - notifications, bookmarks, favorites, drafts, and more.
We reward our users with encouragement upvotes as well as monthly giveaways rewarding Spotlight top users and active Discord users.
Learn more: https://esteem.app
Join our discord: https://discord.gg/8eHupPq

Thanks for the informative intro post, and congrats in your new position as Managing Director. Wishing you all the best, as you help Steemit rise to new heights!

Welcome and much success :-)
Resteemed :-)

Congratulations on your appointment! We're excited to see the changes you bring to this cryptocurrency project.

As you are already aware, your appointment comes at a pivotal time within the Steem Community. All the best in your new role in Steemit. Inc!

Congratulations !

I'm selling Orange by Steem dollar in South Korea. :)
I wish you luck and success!

Great to have you on the team. Definitely some challenges ahead, but I hope you enjoy it

Thanks for the great intro. Following with interest!

I pulled hundreds of thousands of dollars out of steem because of bully flagging. 7 votes (owned mostly by one) were able to gray down my post that had over 200 upvotes. This needs to be addressed before I invest millions. Good luck and welcome aboard. Just review my blog, comments and wallet to learn.

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Come back to Steemit @Greenman.... you were doing so much good converting Steem to cash to give to poor all over the World. You were the best thing about Steemit.

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Thank you. You have always shared kind words. I am seriously thinking about it. I paused to allow for the steem community to fix the flagging wars (bugs), unfair weighting. I just reinvested and was the third largest investor of steem last week. I still believe in steemit. It may take me a few more months to get back at it - thanks for following!

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Great News.

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Great another scumbag upvoting their own comments

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Well there are a lot worse. Maybe he should just creat 100 other accounts and Upvote his comments from there ? Like some other whales do.

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The guy was converting Steem to cash to distribute to the poor. I don’t see too many other whales here doing that.

Hi Elizabeth. I have an Idea I'd like to throw by you regarding integrating a globally recognized brand into steemit platform. How would I touch base with you? My email is Freetarian@gmail.com

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Welcome to this big family.

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Wish you all the best in your new job, @elipowell.

best of luck. hope to see good in coming days.

Hi, Elizabeth, this is Amos from CoinEx. Steemit has grown into a more diverse community throughout the years and Steem has a quite impressive performance as a utility token.

CoinEx is a global and professional digital coin exchange service provider which supports multiple languages to for global users in nearly 100 countries/regions. We’d like to co-operate with Steem regarding coin listing, if would be great if you could provide more direct approaches to us. .

You could reach us at labs@coinex.com

Here is the homepage for our official account,
https://steemit.com/@coinexchain

Cheers.

I will stay tuned for the news to come

Thank you @elipowell for all of your contributions 😊👍

Hello Elizabeth, that sounds like a good plan for the future. I wish you a lot of strength and persistence in implementing the new plans. All the best for you and your team!

Thank you for the introduction.
All the best with your new functions.
Let's work to make Steem a widely adopted platform for all sorts of apps.

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Thank you for introducing yourself. You have a diverse career trail and I'm pleased to see my own passion of 'education' listed.

I look forward to your future posts :)

Welcome to the blockchain and congratulations on your leadership position.

warm welcome

advertising and journalism? meh.
but you worked for the eeeeevil oil industry...that's a plus.
communication would be a definite plus.
I'll be watching with muted anxiety.

Welcome Elizabeth (Ee-lie)!

I'm sure you've got the skills, experience and guts to move Steem forward. Let me just sprinkle all that with wishing you luck to complement all that.

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Congrats and wish you the best for your future at Steemit Inc. and hope that your leadership will lead not only Steemit Inc. but also the Steem BC into a brighter future, as both are connected very closely.

Welcome eli! Cant wait for you to unravel the groundworks you have with the community. Love always ❤

Good luck in your new position!

A user just mentioned in another post, that it would be nice if you would add a picture to this post. Having a face in mind makes a person in a leading position seem more familiar and personal, which I consider as important, especially since communication was rather one of the weak points of Steemit Inc. in the past. Maybe you can add one :)

Looking forward to great things Elizabeth! Best wishes.

Welcome @elipowell

You should know that all of us here are genuinely interested and economically vested in the development of the platform. Steemit, with the help of Steem, carries so much potential to economically empower content and content providers. I personally adore the vision.

Wishing you the best in all the activities that you have embarked upon. Cheers.

Thanks for giving us a little insight into who you are. Much appreciated.

I look forward to hearing more from you in the weeks to come and seeing your touch on the Steem community.

Congrats on your new job and every success and support from the community :) 🚀

We are excited to see what new ideas you bring to the platform! Welcome to Steem (even though you joined almost a year ago)!

Listened to the last SOS forum where Ned joined and cought your voice briefly too. Welcome! I think Steemit Inc has changed for the better since the last Thanksgiving. I hope you had something to do with this too.

With new improved leadership roles, we expect more developments on the steem blockchain and marketing/promotional activities for steem.

Welcome @elipowell we are here to work with you in our home blockchain, steem.

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Congratulations. Hope steemit will bring the powerful management and investor soon.
Because I put my trust on steemit.

Great to meet you! Looking forward to your success on steemit inc! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Welcome to Steemit! This is a truly special place but I think you know that. I am looking forward to your stories!

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Congratulations, @elipowell!
It's a big responsibility. Wish you all the best!

Congrats, and great to hear!

Hello Elizabeth and congratulations on the new role. I've worked in the IT industry my whole career and hae worked for 3 companies. One of the things I feel is important for a company to define is its core values. Sadly, not all companies define their core values. Seeing Steemit define theirs is definitely a step forward. Living out those values as you know is different. Cheers to a challenging 2019!

Congrats and good luck elipowell!

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Thank you very much, gardenlady!

Hello Elizabeth! This is exciting news! I love this place so much.... I am very happy to hear this!
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It's very exciting! Thank you!

Wishing you the best of luck here Elizabeth. All of our success rides on it. Interested to see what you can help provide. We’ve been serevely lacking in many way and while I’m still a bit skeptical, hoping more more open communication and accessibility. See ya around!!

welcome @elipowell. I look forward to seeing what direction you take steemit inc into in the future :)

Welcome @elipowell , I am happy to see that Steemit Inc is active and trying to steer the wheel in the right direction.

Steem has such an amazing community, it goes way beyond any regular cryptocurrency or social network. I invite you to follow the @provenezuela account so you can get a glance of how important and popular Steemit.com is in countries like Venezuela.

I wish you the best of luck!

I surely wish you succes with this challenging task! Let's made steem a (more public) succes!
cheers and good luck!

Congratulations @elipowell!
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It is good to see, that commnication is really on your agenda. Looking forward to learn more about your strategy to go from communication to community-building. There are some huge opportunities for Steem just at the moment.
https://busy.org/@impactn/world-economic-and-social-survey-2020-how-to-secure-a-prominent-place-for-steem

I wish you much success working with Steemit and congratulations on your position! Very excited to see what improvements you make!

-Steven

Hi Elizabeth, welcome! Sorry I didn't get to chat with you at Steemfest.

Welcome to Steemit ... You are going to Love it here. Let me know if you need any help.

Nice to 'meet' you!!! I'm glad to here there's a plan for the future!! Can't wait to see what you all have in store for us!! STEEM ON!!

I love being on the steem blockchain. Thank you and good luck to you with your new role at steemit. I hope you can help make things really take off as steem deserves to succeed. Cheers to you!!!

Welcome on board now finally @elipowell - I am not jumping on any alliance boards or other initiatives where great people of the community combine their strong forces and knowledge. Having a background in PR and marketing since over 20 years as well and having led some global blockchain campaigns I would appreciate if the two of us connect somehow. Your "New" Chairman ignored me on LinkedIn when I offered some professional advise from a non blockchain Tech PR guy - now I am here over 2 years and might combine some things - not that I would eb a powerful user based on stake - feel free to reach out to me.

Good luck - and here is hope for a prosper future.

Hello :) Wishing you the best success :)

I'm leaving this comment 21 hours after you posted. So far none of the prior comments have replies. I haven't lost hope completely but reliable communication would go a long way towards helping the Steemit community deal with the rumors and uncertainty. What do you think? Also, congratulations on your new position.

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Thanks...it's been pretty busy since the announcement two days ago. There are so many channels to be in, so trying to find the balance is key. These are exciting times!

Welcome aboard Eli !!!

Greetings, dear Elizabeth

Welcome to manager of steemit. I hope you can made a good work and count with me to help you!!

have a good night

Congratulations and good luck! By the way, I am very fond of dogs, but a profile photo of yourself shows me more openness and confidence in my opinion. Just saying

I am @abduljalil.mbo congratulating Elizabeth Powell, as Managing Director, have a nice day and happy to be in a new position for the whole world, and we welcome @elipowell!
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Eli, Welcome on your new position, great to have a lady (dog ) in control,
I wish you luck and us clear skies.
Oh and do try our steemify app if you havent already,
🍀
Britt

There’s a bit of confusion (see some comments here) about who will really be running Steemit, Inc. How much authority will you have compared to Ned? Will you be active in the community, transparently communicating what Steemit, Inc is doing and how the community can be involved?

Most importantly, do you have the authority and will to stop the full powerdown of Steemit’s large stake of funds which are being moved to “secure wallets” which implies the funds are not safe on the Steen blockchain? As a consensus witness and STEEM holder, I take great issue with this current Steemit, Inc stance.

You have a nice writing style. Hello :-)

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Thank you, very much.

Good luck. I wish you well

All the best to you and your team! I now that your success is our success, so I intend to do my part to make this platform continue to grow!

Steem on!

Congrats Eli

I would like to see success of steemit. Steemit needs advertising so what you did is really good.

focusing on increasing ad revenues

Do you has plan to add ads on steemit.

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If you are logged out now, you see our basic AdSense test. Premium ads soon to come.

Wishing you the best of luck 😊

Hi there I have just read all the comments before mine so far, 146 of them, and I don't expect you to do the same, what to speak of replying to all of them, so you probably won't see this one. Not important. We all here just chat among ourselves. Pity about all the slander you are receiving. Still, best wishes. You have a lot to account for, to fix, to improve, to say.

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Hello... and you are correct. Hard to reply to everyone. I wish I could, but I have work to do! haha. For real. My job is to make this place the best it can be. If I were blogging and responding all day, wouldn't you think, 'doesn't she have a day job?'. Appreciate the well wishes!

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Sincerely appreciate your response Eli, and good profile photo, well done. Cheering for you.

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She does look like a great director and that is good.

Welcome Elizabeth! We have big hopes for you!

Congrats @elipowell Much success to you fellow Texan!! :-)

Welcome!

You must be the one Ned was being hateful to in that YouTube video.... Hope he ain't always like that. I don't know. Never met the guy. Maybe he was having a bad day... Hope he got the stick out. Far as I can tell, you're doing fine so far. Just keep at it. Sure you'll get a lot of input. Just take the meat and leave the bones.

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@elipowell it is wonderful to meet you.

The majority of my career has been working at advertising agencies in account management, to most recently leading new business team

These skills are going to go a long way. I see the ads at the end of my posts and think it is a great idea.

The best of luck getting everything on track. :)

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lets hope 2019 we will able to see real pump in price and Smt get released

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ahhh youre getting the ads too! No one I asked when I posted earlier was getting them
Why do you think they are a good idea please? One of the reasons Im here was there are no ads! Another issues is they arenot compliant woth EU cookie laws

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The only place I get the ads are on my android and I believe it is because I am not signed in. I haven't tried it signed in on the android. My laptop which is what I usually use shows no ads.

I figure the ads are worth a try for added revenue for the company. We'll see. If you are signed in there shouldn't be any ads that is odd.

so are you going to do something about copyrights violations finally ?

Congratulations and great days ahead for Steem. We all love Steem and looking forward for greatness together. 🎉

Wow. took me a year to earn 52 rep score, you did it with just one introductory post! Hopefully things will go as efficient with your CEO tasks.

There are thousands of different people here, some intelligent and with deep insights, some delusional. They will express opinions on your performance. The position of Steemit Inc CEO will be very demanding, just because of this community.

Being the Head of Communications & Advocacy who did not communicate on blockchain apps and who never committed financially to blockchain (why don't you hold any steem?) you are under enhanced scrutiny from the beginning.

I hope you will do well and wish you the best!

Thank you @elipowell for the introduction. I am so happy to see the leadership of this beautiful platform! I believe that we can create a beautiful world with blockchain in general.

I love what you said: "We were heavily focused on promoting app development on Steem, as well as attract more entrepreneurs, exchanges, etc."

Could you(or your team) please give me some more detail on where I can request help with a Dapp/bot-develpment for Steemit that may help with these goals?

Awaiting your reply,

Thank you
Aziz Earthchild :)

Nice to meet you😁🤝💓 I'm sure you'll do an awesome job!!!🎉👍😃🎈 #WomenPower ahah🙌 All the best!🍀

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Thank you so much for your interest!

Hello @elipowell (Elizabeth)

Congratulations on your new position. Last summer I introduced Steemhost.com which might be of interest to you. My ambition at the time was to create a site which makes use of steem for advertising. People buying ad space may do so using steem. It has a twist in that it rewards both the hosts of the content and visitors to the site in steem delegation. This would have a two pronged attack of giving steem value (companies would need to buy it to advertise) and because it is delegated instead of paid out to the people who use the site it sequesters the coin. They may earn more on their posts but can never cash out advertising rewards.

I can go into greater detail if you wish.

Welcome to the community! Looking forward to new and improved communications from Steemit Inc in the future.

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Hello Eli nice to see that their is a person we can get in contact with. I know you will have no easy job at the moment .
Excuse me this but i will take the chance and would like to point your interest to the dapp vimm.tv ! We take the gap that dlive made after leaving the chain.

Woot!
(everything else has already been said)

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It's great to meet you. I do hope there is a lot more transparency going forward.

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task 1 fix the signing up issue

Heard you on radio the other day and nice to hear a bit about you. Good luck in helping this place be awesome. Xx

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Congratulations, @elipowell, Best wishing for the progress of Steemit.com

Great to get to know more about you @elipowell!

I would love to feature your new introduction post in my weekly curation blog if you don't mind! You can find it on my profile, @Ma1neEvent.

Thanks for sharing more about yourself with the Steem Community, and good luck in the new position!

Good luck! Steem lacks cohesive community functioning. Decentralization guided by cohesion between Steemit INC and witnesses is essential. I hope you can talk more, and continue the decentralization of Steem. We have the @Brazilians community. And we wish and hope you make a great good! Work with Love and mind! To the sky! We are Steem!

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Welcome to community Eli!

This is interesting period for Steemit. Wish you all the best :)

Hello! Thanks for the introduction!

It would be useful to list your team members on steem.com with their bios. Well it would be useful to handover steem.com to the community. And use steemit domain. But you aren't going to do that. Then knowing your team would be minimum of transparency.

Source steem.com:
Screenshot_2019-01-14 Building better communities, creating rewarding opportunities and empowering entrepreneurs - Steem.png

Wonderful

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I couldn't have a chance to say hello to you at SF3!! But congrats @elipowell :)

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Thanks, ramengirl! Sorry I missed you at SF3.

You want to add more tokens @elipowell? Really? As if Steemit is not confusing enough for new users? User experience should be your number one priority in my humble opinion. It is the Achilles's heel and the main reason people leave a couple of days after they sign up. And I think you should do monthly polls asking about user experience. And since I see you haven't use much Steemit, I suggest you start using it and understand why it seems so complicated and such a mess to ordinary people.

Changes are good! How come you didnt get any steem yet? I only just read that you are the new manager of steemit as I'm not online so often.

Wish you all the best! I'm happy for this change..

Glad to have you around. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I look forward to seeing how your new role aids the growth of our community.

Will now be following to keep up with all that you share.

😎😎😎

Congratulations on your new position!

Welcome, Elizabeth. You seem to be a smart director. Welcome onboard the Steem Train. Oatmeal.

Nice to meet you, dear. Expect many wonders in days to come... Because WE are Steem, not you.

Huge congrats @elipowell!