About 80 percent of promotional efforts and projects on the steem blockchain seems to be geared towards just steemit. This is understandable since steemit is the base platform and identity of the steem blockchain but I guess it’s time to promote the steem blockchain holistically and not just make it all about steemit reason being that the internet carters to a lot of people and users with varied preferences but the goodnews is that the steem blockchain has a place for them all, that is what gives steem the edge it has over thousands of other existing cryptocurrencies. The steem blockchain is so versatile that the network effect as steem slowly but steadily gets popular will be explosive and exponential at the same time and as we all know the network effect of a crypto is one of the main determinant of it’s price value so a holistic approach to steem promotions will help the steem achieve the network effect it needs to shot to the moon.
My promotional pitch of steem to crypto enthusiast and investors is usually that steem is one of the few altcoins that has the potential to be the next bitcoin and that is no lie. Steem has everything going for it. Transaction speed, transaction volume, already established use cases that covers all spheres of the internet, from blogging to vlogging to sound sharing and more. steem for me is the most undervalued altcoin as it is now so with the right approach to steem promotions the influx of investors to steem will be massive.
Steemit as a platform is mostly right for bloggers and authors but as we all know, blogger and authors make up just a small percentage of internet users, yes anybody can sign up on steemit but if blogging and lengthy writings isn’t already a passion and a user isn’t wont to cultivate the passion to do that then it will be hard to keep up and provide quality post consistently. i guess that could be responsible for the fact that there are over 700,000 steemit accounts and just about 66,000 of those are active accounts, Thankfully the steem blockchain is so versatile it covers all categories of internet users and prospective investors, promotions of steem and steemit should always point to this fact that they are options
The fact that its not only blogging that gets rewarded on the steem blockchain, that there is also
A decentralized platform on the steem blockchain That pays users for uploading and sharing videos and vlogs, emphasizing the fact that it’s a worthy competitor to youtube, especially now that youtube recently demonetized it’s small channel users, requiring a subscription base of 10,000 before a channel is qualified to monetize it’s videos on youtube. That is a whole lot of disgruntled vloggers that could come over to the steem blockchain to try out dtube. Dtube’s features might not be as good as that of youtube but its just a few months old, give it a few years from now and dtube will be a force to reckon with in the video uploading and sharing world.
STEEPSHOT AND APPICS
Decentralized picture upload and sharing platform just like instagram that pays users in steem.I recently just learned about steepshot and I am sure there are even steemit users that are not aware of some of these other platforms on the steem blockchain. Steepshot is already launched and functioning in beta stage, appics is yet to be launched soon.
DMANIA AND DECENTMEMES
Memes are becoming very popular contents on the internet and the good thing is it doesn’t require much effort to create a meme, just being creative with words on pictures will earn users some steem reward on dmania and decentmemes, that is something they don’t get on 9gag and …….. mentioning this in steemit promotions could get evenmore active users on the steem blockchain.
There is a reason why twitter is the biggest social media platform, it’s the short text post. Less than 200 characters in a post, anyone can do that, some users even get addicted to doing that and wouldn’t even stop even if they were the president of the united states,lol and they don’t even get paid for it so imagine if they got paid for tweeting. they actually can be paid for zappling which is same as tweeting, they just have to be made aware of this fact.
Web Programmers, designers, developers looking for jobs abound on the internet, letting them know Open source contributors are rewarded with steem on utopian will attract a whole lot of them to the steem blockchain and having so many developers working on the steem blockchain can only produce positive result
Freelancers make up a good proportion of internet users, the global freelance market is getting larger and larger each day. Freelancing has the potential of making steem go mainstream and explode its network effect. Steemgigs offers freelancers the platform to provide their skills and services in exchange for steem/sbd. Steem needs some promotion effort targeted on this.
Sound and audio has got to be the easiest form of content, anybody can record a sound, be it music,audio messages or audiobooks, the unique thing about dsound is that there is the option to sell your content too. its way easier than writing and blogging, I could transcribe this post to an audio post in three minutes tops, If promoted right dsound could be the steem platform that attracts and adds to the steem user base the most.
BUSY.ORG AND CHAINBB
Both busy.org and chainbb forum are alternative platforms on the steem blockchain, in my opinion users that are conversant with and very attached to facebook will find busy.org more similar to facebook in design and probably would be more comfortable posting from busy.org if they are made aware of the existence of alternative platforms other than steemit.
Livestreaming is getting popular as a form of online content, it’s less competitive as it is relatively new and live streaming on steem blockchain is very rewarding, lets get the word out there when promoting steemit.
Latest addition to the steem blockchain app, still in development stage last time I checked. A question and answer forum on the steem blockchain similar to the likes of yahoo answers, quora etc. with peerquery it literally pays to ask and answer questions.
QUINTESSENTIAL HOLISTIC STEEM PROMOTION
Practicing what I preach I recently got on a couple of SEO forums to HOLISTICALLY promote steem and the steem blockchain. Seo forums are hangouts to 90 percent of internet markerters that are constantly looking for ways to earn online from the content they provide, content in the form of videos, audios, articles, pictures, etc. these are the kind of users we need to reach out to to invest in steem and also make use of the ever increasing steem applications and platforms to earn for their contents. Most of them are still novices in the concept of cryptocurrencies,the versatility and design of the steem blockchain gives it an edge in drawing in these set of users to invest in steem.
Here are links to my post on blackhatworld seo forum , reddit and digital point forum. My post on these forums generated some engagements, not so much but atleast it got views and created some awareness of these platforms on the steem blockchain. All in all, I posted to these forums as a gesture to show that as stakeholders of steem we all can help in the growth and promotion of other platforms and applications on the steem blockchain not only steemit because success for any of the platform is success for the whole steem blockchain and the more channels we have for drawing in users to the steem blockchain the better for steem as it will ultimately result in an explosive network effect for steem and take steem’s price to the moon.