A Love Letter to the New Generation of Steemians

3년 전

First of all, let me get this out of the way right now. A massive congratulations is in order. For discovering possibly the best website you’ll ever come across in your life. Something that, with the right combination of effort and dedication, could go on to change your life forever.

A very bold statement indeed but also the truth of the matter. I know this because the above actually happened to me! Someone who had never blogged in their life, was not in search for the elixir of the Internet and was actually quite an introvert too in some respects. That was "me" in a nutshell.

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Now, I’ve read many a great post discussing and outlining that unwritten “code of conduct” when interacting with other “steemians” and the community as a whole. And I completely agree with most. So, I thought since it’s coming up to a year now that I’ve become a somewhat established member of this community and the sheer amount of new sign ups every day, I’d put my perspective and thoughts on this subject moving forward. Whilst at the same time attempt to offer up some constructive and friendly advice too.


A Short Trip Down Memory Lane

I remember it well. Starting out on Steemit was quite a surreal affair. Throwing myself into an invisible online community of strangers, groups and politics. I hadn’t a clue where to begin or what I was doing. Not even what to post! I just knew I wanted to be a part of this. “The Social Blogging Platform that Pays!” was the slogan advertised back then. Even now, some regard it as too good to be true.

But after even a few minutes of browsing through the trending page, it became evident that there were some names cropping up way more than others. People that had already secured a solid foundation for themselves. @stellebella, @ericvancewalton, @heiditravels and @craig-grant to name but a few. People I’d never heard of before, but had apparently done enough to get noticed by others.

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So, not knowing what the heck I was doing, I decided to publish some of my own content. I tried some Top 10 lists, nothing. I tried motivational posts, nothing. Hell, I even attempted a few memes (Biggest mistake ever!), ziltch! And you know what? I took it personally! I’ll just say it like it is. Perhaps due to my naivety of the social media sphere, it just didn’t make sense. I had almost zero feedback from anyone! A bunch of questions began spinning through my head. Have I been “muted” on this platform? Does anyone care that I even exist? Why is this happening to me? So, I did what any normal person would have done in my situation… I left.

"After all, it must be some bug in the “platform” and not “me”, right?"

Fast forward to about a month later and my wife (who joined the same time as myself) actually dedicated herself to posting regularly about cooking and travel (her two greatest passions in life). And eventually was doing rather well!

So, with a renewed strength and resolve, I thought, why not have another bash at this. I put together a short story, determined to keep on persevering until I grabbed someone’s attention. Even if I made nothing like the last time. I remember so clearly how I felt after publishing it. Many new users were signing up by then and I just knew it would get lost in a flood of other articles.

However, my mind set was very different now. I had mentally conceded to the fact that by simply throwing out arbitrary post after post would be like flicking pennies into an ocean. A pointless exercise! This time, I thought why not make my blog about “my” greatest passion (which was writing stories). Not create something which I presumed would amuse and satiate others. Some joke, a meme, a few random facts squeezed into Microsoft Word.


”No, this time it would be all about “me” and the image “I” wanted to create for myself.”

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A few minutes later, checked back. Nothing. Half an hour later, one cent. Now, the “previous” version of myself would have folded by now. Blamed anything and everyone else but “me”.

But this was different. My expectations were gone. In fact, (and as controversial as this may sound) a part of me was almost “glad” of my dismal payout. I had filled up my Steemit blog with pretty much useless junk and wanted to make a fresh start. So, the more content added to this new direction I wanted to go in, the better the image I’d create for anyone happening across my posts. I had a chance to re-establish how I wished to be perceived by others and, more importantly, do something I love. Looking back, I really can’t see why I didn’t see things as I do now. I’d go as far as to say it should have been downright obvious.

So, another check on my post around the one hour mark and I’d bagged myself a whale's vote. And “that” was the spark that fired the engine into life. Not only was it an amazing feeling to finally get some credible remuneration for my work, but also the fact that others were now taking heed of my work. The comments began flowing, interaction with the community became a joy and since then, I’ve never looked back.

It’s been one hell of a ride and ultimately led to some of the best experiences of my entire life. The Steemfest, making life-long new friends, forming strong alliances with other authors. The list just goes on and on and on. But as you can see, this didn’t happen overnight. My state of mind had changed as to how I viewed the platform and that turned out to be a key factor ingredient missing the last time around.


The Long Climb Home

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Reminiscing about the past helps me to understand the ways things were. And the first truth we must all face up to is this. When you first start out on Steemit, nobody cares who you are. You’re just another faceless mask in the crowd. A complete stranger in a strange land. And no matter how much you kick, scream and shout, the cold, hard fact is that no one will be listening. That’s just the way it works on Steemit and within society in general.

"But it’s not all bad news."

The way I see it, why don’t you see yourself as a blank, untarnished canvas. Because when you sign up to Steemit, you are actually creating an opportunity for yourself. Opening the door to a place where your voice has a chance to be heard. Though whether you seize it or not is completely up to you. But it’s there and ready anytime you are.

So I say this. Whilst selfishness is usually considered a negative trait, your first baby steps into the world of Steemit should be just that. Think about yourself. Forget about trying to make an impression on anyone else. Establish “your” brand first and foremost. That will be your personal portfolio to show others what you are capable of. Nothing is of greater importance at the start. I can definitely attest to that, given my personal journey on here. Once that’s in place, like a jigsaw puzzle, everything else will fall into place.

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Always keep in mind, “you” don’t represent your user profile (unless you’re already a known celebrity of some sort), your “content” does. That will be the main driver during your time on Steemit. Resulting in your experience being either a miserable one or a great one. That choice is in your hands alone. Everybody has a certain something they excel at and here, you have the perfect platform to show the world what you’re capable of! Patience, discipline and consistency are your best allies when it comes to moulding the kind of person you want to be on Steemit.

And another golden rule I always tend to stick by and one you'd do well to bare in mind. Steemit doesn’t need anyone. Not you, me or any other user on the platform. We leave, it’ll just mean a little more steem to be distributed out in reward payouts. So please, as the saying goes, take the bull by the horns and reach your fullest potential here on Steemit.

Believe me, you’ll only thank yourself for doing so way down the line...


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I love this! I had no idea about your rough start here. I'm incredibly impressed with your raw honesty and have no doubt that it will be a huge inspiration to so many new people reading this.
You were definitely one of my initial inspirations. I thought, Here's a guy writing fiction and doing well, (of course it was really good fiction which helps haha!)on top of which you were so kind to this newbie you made my whole experience that much better.
You are always saying "bless", and I've come to think of you as one of my biggest steemit blessings. I saw a man following his heart and dreams, not attempting to blog about subjects that appeared on the trending page, and blessing anyone wise enough to recognize both his talent and beautiful spirit.

I am putting together a photography post, and I've decided I'm going to include links to all of the best articles written for newbies recently. I'm so glad you wrote this one, it should be one fine compilation now!

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My sweet sweet @dreemit!

Whenever I see any words written from you, I break out into a smile. Thanks for those touching comments. And please understand that YOU are as much an inspiration to me (probably more so, lol) because of your strong spirit and incredibly warm personality. Such a rarity these days but you guys are out there, lol.

I'm only been myself this entire time so if you garners recognition in your book, I will grateful receive it. I think it's safe to say we'll pretty much be life long friends now so I look forward to all the magical times and memories we've yet to share together.

I can't wait to check out your "best of" featured post and am privileged to be considered for it. Really appreciate all your steadfast support and encouragement along the way so let's try to help build up the new generation of steemians and allow more amazing friendships to be forged in the future.

Bless, lovely @dreemit and thank you so much once again! :)

What a fantastic read man. Especially the part of you giving up at the start and coming back with a new mindset and nailing it. That sort of stuff resonates with me. A strong positive mindset is so important. It's what you need if you want to survive what I call the grind.

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My main brother! Thanks for the awesome comment! The great thing is I can actually picture you speaking your comment to me, lol!

We have talked for so many hours that it doesn't even need to be said really. But the positive vibe coming from you as well as your infectious attitude and charisma are exactly what EVERY steemian needs on this platform.

You've got it all, my friend! And I look forward to sharing many more "steemian" memories with you too. Thanks so much again and let's keeping pushing through the "Steemit" stratosphere together! :)

Thank you!
I am on steemit for about a week now, I made 6 posts (avarage earnings 1-7 dollars). And, what I learned?
Posts where I really dedicated my self got better earnings and more voteups. You know, when I was writting about my passions it really gone well. I like steemit and I will invest myself in it. I have some plans or projects about promoting steemit in Serbia this summer and I think I will manage it somehow. Anyway, your post gave me BOOST UP. 🙂
Resteemed of course.

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Yes! That's exactly what I was getting at, sir! Your image will be represented through your content, Let it speak for itself and the rest will fall into place naturally. Your plans on promoting steemit in Serbia sound fantastic. I wish you the very best of luck here on this platform, buddy! :)

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Thank you sir :)
I learned lot about promoting posts and I'm still learning. Soo I think it is going to work out somehow. And there is one more enormous good thing, I really like steemit . :)

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Sadly I made some other experience. The posts I put most work into aren't those with the highest payout. Recently I just shared a news with a short comment from me and it is my most valuable post. But it is much fun anyway! :)

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Oh man! If only I had a time machine to show you what things were like in the past with Steemit. People would receive maybe one massive payout (if they were lucky) only to go back to pennies there after. It was brutal. The way the platform is running now cannot even be compared to how it used to be. Please trust me, things have improved leaps and bounds.

Keep on pushing, brother! :)

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I know. You gotta find right theme that pays out. But if that theme isn't your passion or you just can't dedicate yourself in a right way, you just won't get very good earnings.

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Yes, this is really encouraging! I am thinking about my "content strategy" for days now and it is not easy for me. Maybe I decide to really just enjoy interacting and sharing with others. After all... It was years ago, I decided that money should never be a too important part in my life. So I guess that will be the attitude I will look on this now.

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Definitely! Build your brand first and let that speak for itself in the beginning. It'll pay off handsomely given time. :)

I think this is the only strategy for long term success (short of being lucky). Great advice, seriously hope people read this and comprehend it. And congrats on making Steemit a successful experience for yourself.

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Bless you, @naquoya! I can only vouch for my own personal experience on here and how I see this thing from my perspective. Steemit is blowing up big-time so I hope posts like this can offer up some encouragement for new users during the initial "grind"!

Thank you so much, buddy! :)

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The advice is a help for us not-so-new users also :)

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Lol, you're reading my mind, bro! I was actually contemplating adding that remark in to my post whilst writing it.

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Hello @ezzy!

So you're a talented article writer too? You never cease to amaze me. :)

I love this post and it relates directly to me. I haven't really started posting anything since joining Steemit (I'll be honest, I'm only really reading the brilliant stories you produce). But I intend to start soon. Your advice comes straight from someone who has been there and done it. That to me carries alot of weight and I'll be doing my first resteem ever now, lol.

Golden advice and I'll be using it as a reference for when I start my blog properly. Thank you and take care, @ezzy.

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Hey @myb!

Man, thank you very much! You've always been such an invaluable support throughout and I'm truly blessed for that, buddy! But yes, start soon if you can. Steemit ain't going nowhere so you've got all the time in the world to think things through and begin.

When you start posting, I wish you the absolute best and I'm sure you'll go far. Keep on pushing and reaching for the stars! :)

Thanks for all of this good words, you welcome all new steemians and we welcome you back, We must help each other on here because we are the steem familly , Hope we all get sucess in steem

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Yes, without a doubt. Especially after HF19 where people's voting power has to be juggled around differently to some extent. The connection are there to be made, it's just how best to make them. Thank you for the awesome comments, sir. :)

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U are welcome, I hope that you can help me by Upvoting

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This comment has received a 0.09 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @hamzaoui.

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This comment has received a 0.05 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @hamzaoui.

It's a special social media which brought has brought revolution to the masses. It's still in beta and many many people have yet to discover this treasure but.. Until then this network needs to be improved so that the new users are capable of gettng into the community much faster.

First thing that I expect to influence and bring more people to the Steemit is Zappl. Most of the people will be coming from Facebook, Twitter and other social media, thus they are used to oneliners and postlings. Zappl will offer them similliar experience with that part of the social media with the yuge difference of getting rewarded for your contributions.

Second thing. Steemit needs better categorization asap. Whenevet I enter the Hot page it's 90% cn and kr. They are one influental community inside Steemit but hot page seems to be somehow reserved for them. That's why we need much better categorization of languages with the expected influx of new users accross the globe.

Thanks for sharing @ezzy great post.

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Hey there, freedomnation.

Yes, Zappl hopefully will be a big deal when it's released. I got high hopes riding on that. And "categories" are on the way (It's on the roadmap and should be coming soon). I totally understand why they left it for after the latest hardfork which was a stroke of brilliance in my book.

Your ideas are fantastic and I'm sure you can see how the future will only help Steemit grow as a platform.

thank you for the great comments, buddy. :)

Nice work! :)

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Thank you... and great username! :)

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Thanks.... you have all post to upvotes ;)

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You're a beauty. Thank you, @friendly! :)

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I dont want upvote ... thanks :p lol ;)

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So you should just post something not bland and something you're comfortable posting and hope to get hit by a whale. Well, I'll try and go do that, it sounds easy enough.

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Just post relevant content and concentrate on building yourself up first. You can't look too much at the financial aspect from the start or you'll loose track of the direction of your blog. Best of luck.

you story is inspiring it reminds me of my first time in the social media thinking about online marketing and social media advertisement

Thank you! I found this incredibly motivational. I've only been on here a few weeks and just this past week, I was thinking what the heck am I doing?? I didn't feel at all successful. Reading posts like this and @dreemit 's post as well has helped me calm down and push on. Thank you for sharing!

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That's awesome! I know how you must be feeling, starting from scratch and all. But the slow and steady approach will get you to where you want to be in Steemit. Original and stand out content is key.

Hope you do fantastically well on here, buddy! :)

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Thanks for the encouragement! I entered my first contest today thanks to the motivation of your lost and a few others'. Best to you as well!

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Great! I'm glad to hear it! The more involvement in the platform and interaction with other steemians can only result in positivity. I wish you the very best on Steemit going forward. :)

I have been on steemit for less than a week - I have noticed a lot of people desperately throwing out posts trying to get some kind of payout, and you can definitely tell by the quality. I don't expect to make a lot of money, just here to have fun. After all I regularly write long, drawn-out posts on my Facebook about philosophy and personal experiences and am only getting paid in "likes"... the money is just a nice bonus.

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Oh man! I don't really have much to say to your comment because you sum it up so damn well! You mentioned "fun", you said "desperately throwing out posts", you got the perfect lookout already!

Just have fun! No need to get too caught up in the politics up in here or any controversial debates. Just focus on your content and post quality. As I said before, everything else will fall into place and the money will come. Just give it time.

All the best, sir! And thanks for an awesome reply! :)

Nice post

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Thanks. :)

This is encouraging ! Thank you my fellow whale ! Hahahaha making my way up !!

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All the best, buddy! Stick to it and you'll see how high you can really fly! :)

ur post tops the list.It is the post for all the newbie's there who are waiting and staying on this platform only for payout. They have to boost up after seeing ur post and off course including me :)

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Thank you, bro. But I honestly want everyone who uses Steemit to succeed. It not only boosts it's reputation as a viable social media platform but would provide a means of excellent feedback from it's new users. Basically, a win-win for everybody. Therefore, I hope "you" succeed and establish a great image for yourself here too. It has been working for me thus far. No reason at all why it wouldn't work for you as well.

All the best, buddy! :)

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thanks a lot bro............one day I will give a tough competition for all those whale bloggers like you ....all the best for your future posts :)

Very inspirational. Perseverance! Lovely post, thank you.

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Thank you, @frieda! Unleash your potential and keep pushing your boundaries! :)

I've been here a week and still a little lost in this rapid-fire network. Every second I hit refresh there's 5 more new posts. It's so easy for posts to drown and die a lonely sad death...and intimidating authors with a sense of frustration and hopelessness. Articles like yours give newbies like me determination to perservere and be someone of value. Thanks @ezzy

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Thank you for dropping by, @nedia! I would recommend not to focus on individual posts you publish but rather on the quality of your blog as a whole. If some posts are missed in the beginning so the payout's are small, you have "still" laid another part of the foundation stone of your entire blog. And no one can take that away from you.

Please believe me, we all had to go through that, you're not the only one. But keep on pushing and one day you'll eventually have it cracked. :)

Best of luck, @nedia! :)

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Your advice hits home. I do wonder sometimes if it's worth spending hours/days perfecting a post. Finally you publish it and wait...for a grand total payout of $0.11. Reminder to myself not to feel down and take it personally, it's just the way the system works. Lets keep on steeming 🐳🌫

Hello, Ezzy! I am one of the newest person joined on the Steem comunity. Begining from yesterday :) Thanks for your article, in fact thanks to me to find it :).
Your advice is very useful for me. Thanks a lot!

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I wish you all the very best on here. You'll get as much out as you put in. Keep on reaching higher! :)

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And there is many stuff like this around here. Newcomers seem to be really very well welcomed on steemit. Great platform! The FAQ and the Quick Start Guide are also great places to start. And then there also is a chat you can ask for #help.

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Ok, thank you, @mkt ! The FAQ is good, The QSG, too, but is more warmly to talk to someone. That is better than all the written helps.... :))

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That's for sure. But for me it was a good reference for short and specific questions. If I can't find an answer myself with a quick search, I ask others... and they will help! :)

Lovely story @ezzy my friend! I can say that is similar to my story that I didn't share, but I enjoyed reading it! Cheers bro!

Fantastic thoughts, my brother! Woah! I never knew that we had similar journeys haha! All this time I thought you were just encouraging me, but in reality you were speaking from experience. That's great to know. It's comforting because it makes me think that I'm on the right track. Great of you to impart some wisdom to the newbies, brother!

One question though ... why the hell is Justin Bieber there?? hahaha!

Thank you! This was a great read for anyone new to Steemit. I have been here a little over a week and although it has been gratifying seeing people from all different social sites, it is different than ANY other. But, that is what I like about it. Oh, except that voting power, which I let deplete, not knowing what the heck I was doing. Now I am worthless, but, sitting in "voting jail" is making me realize the error of my ways!

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When you first start out on Steemit, nobody cares who you are. You’re just another faceless mask in the crowd. A complete stranger in a strange land. And no matter how much you kick, scream and shout, the cold, hard fact is that no one will be listening. That’s just the way it works on Steemit and within society in general.

Always keep in mind, “you” don’t represent your user profile (unless you’re already a known celebrity of some sort), your “content” does.

I like your post but I have to disagree with that. I see lots of (newbie) girls posting their pictures writing so so posts but getting quite some upvotes. I'd say if you are good looking and make it personal then you have a much higher chance then writing some great scientific post or controversial post about vaccines. Some stuff just isn't popular.

I recently muted this Dollarvigilante guy because I wanted to make room in the trending posts. I tried to listen to this guy but it all came down to vague gibberish. But I guess people tend to like vague positive posts, they have room for their own interpretation I guess?

The same with those vague self-help and think positive books. I must have become cinical but that's just my mathenatical realisation of money: if someone has a lot of money, you must have less. It's just a mathematical fact and that is how the fiat money system works. So think and grow rich guys, yes I like nice stories but either a lot of people give you some of their money which makes one person rich, but you can't be all rich! Same way that you can't have your cake and eat it too!

Now I'm still struggeling learning and I think we all can be rich in other ways. Like happiness; if I give you happiness, now we are both happy. We have actually created the best and sound money there is! :)

Thanks for listening :) Thanks for this positive post.

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Hey there, @nutela and thanks for the feedback.

I respect what you say and understand that there will always be some form of circle jerk or popularity contest going on. It's similar to real life. People comparing theirs to *yours" mentality which will always exist. But as I said in my post.

Whilst selfishness is usually considered a negative trait, your first baby steps into the world of Steemit should be just that. Think about yourself. Forget about trying to make an impression on anyone else. Establish “your” brand first and foremost.

Exactly! Forget about the goings on of other steemians. That is something completely out of our control and comparing. that will only lead to bitterness and jealously over time. I know because I used to feel the same way in the beginning! What do you have control over? You and your actions alone! Look at my blog, for instance. It only revolves around words! Hardly any pictures to speak of and I didn't get any free handouts to get where I have. Just by pure graft and fun! My looks haven't come into it one bit! It's my blog that validates me. So let the good-looking girls and celebs make their money and have their say. Concentrate on you, buddy! :)

Stay positive! Do what makes you happy. :)

I feel you're over thinking the whole thing. The main goal of using this platform should be one thing: about having fun! And that is a choice you can make on your own without the involvement of anybody else.

Best of luck to you and I wish you nothing but greatness! :)

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Thanks I was not feeling well, went outside and the rest is written history. I sometimes feel like popping out of my skin. Battling restless.
But it dunno no good to me.

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@nutela For how different Steemit is, some of the principles it is based on are the same ones of the mainstream social networks. One of these is "i see boobs, i like it". lol I'm joking but I see your point and I'm sure people want to read also scientific or controversial posts. I think You just need to find the right audience and the right way to put it. It came to my mind a quote from George Bernard Shaw: If You Want To Tell People the Truth, You’d Better Make Them Laugh or They’ll Kill You. Cool, isn't it? 😄 as @ezzy said stay positive and keep it up!

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I had this post open for a long time trying to find perfect moment to read it and finally i've done everything and now can sigh with a relief and take a cup of tea!

Questions in this article actually made me thinking about what content is closer to me that i would like to post (even though i'm not sure if i ever want to blog or not).
It's very inspirational and helps to clear my mind. Thank you for that.

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Hey buddy!

Thank you for the great comments! You're already on the right track as I've noticed all your feedback is relative to the posts you write about and uniquely thought out.

You'll go far indeed if you keep this up, my friend! :)

This is interesting. I've been active in the Minnow Support project recently, trying to encourage fellow newcomers to put forth quality content and settle in for a long journey. My own following is coming slowly, as well as the payouts. However, life experience has taught me that anything that comes suddenly usually goes away suddenly, too. Slow and steady, consistent, seems to work best.

That being said, I'm encouraged to see fiction so well-received here at Steemit. That's my bailiwick, too. I'd love for this platform to become a staple among authors, a "need to have." Eventually, perhaps, agents and publishing houses will scout the blockchain for new talent.

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Oh yes, @rhondak! Steemit is all about the slow and steady approach. Anyone looking for a "quick fix then split", may as well leave right now. Rome wasn't built in a day and that's the very definition of *Steemit". It's barely one year old and has achieved so much already. It's quite astonishing. So in other words, it's the future goals we should be aiming for, not the short term ones. And that means:

Slow and steady, consistent

You're right on the money with that statement! And if you strap yourself in for the long game, you'll be the one laughing on the other side of where we are now. Growth is the name of the game for Steemit at the moment and it needs our support... So let's do just that! :)

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Love it! Yes, my spidey senses tell me the same thing. Steemit is going to be a game-changer, and my goal is to be firmly established on the platform when that happens.

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With that kind of attitude and positivity, I only see great things for you on here. Steemit on, my sister! :)

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It is truly a great community. Hard work is rewarded here. Quality is rewarded here. That's something that social media and even publishing has been missing for a while. Happy Steeming! :-)

GREAT perspective for newbies who are probably feeling the low-payout blues! We all had to start somewhere. Most, if not all, of most well-known accounts tripped up and failed plenty of times before getting some "wins."

It takes a while to get acclimated, build relationships, hone in on your posting style, and build your reputation (in both senses of the word.) In the end, perseverance wins the day!

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Hey there, @sharingeverybite!

Great to see you back on here again! And yes, if only we could show them what things were like a few short months ago! Your words are so insightful and so full of value. I just hope the new users can make it through the "grind" and build up their following. We did so they shouldn't have a problem by implementing similar strategies!

I hope you and @shenanigator are doing just great and look forward to meeting you guys again at the next Steemfest! YES! :)

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if only we could show them what things were like a few short months ago!

It's a tough pill to swallow, that's for sure! But hey, the resilient will dust themselves off and try again. Then, they'll be able to laugh at the beginner days. :)

So glad to hear you're going again! We are beyond excited to have (what is sure to be) another incredible Steemit experience!! STOKED!

good post for new steemians...

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thank you, sir. :)

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Thanks again...

Great tips and words of encouragement for someone like me starting on the Steem journey...thank you!

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Hey there, buddy!

I love you're photos of those crazy cars. Keep 'em coming like this and you'll have a great time on Steemit, bro! :)

Excellent perspective @ezzy..that's coming from a fellow introvert. I can identify with your initial take and experience here on Steemit. 'Why would anyone care what I have to say, what do I have to offer?' were questions that rattled around in my head. I also got very discouraged at the start, but thanks to some special folks...ahem......I got motivated to keep trying and see what this platform has to offer. I'm so happy I kept at it and stoked to have stumbled upon such a great writer as yourself...absolutely love the novella so far...probably have a few to catch up on!

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Hey, my bro!

Everything I speak to you on here, you seems to exude such passion and charisma. Two personality traits that I consider "gold-dust" on this platform. Sounds like you got a great plan and are "more than" carrying it out it right now.

Always stay the way you are and don't ever change your positivity. Steem on, my brother! :)

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Right back at ya brother...much love!

Excellent post friend thanks for the information, I am new to steemit if you can pass by my blog there I am telling you what happens in my country, I hope your support God bless you

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Thanks for the great comment and remember to build your profile first and foremost. Best of luck on Steemit! :)

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Thanks for the support

you are a great writer and i now follow you too -- man i don't know what to post next -- my art and music are my main interests

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Thank you for your kind words, sir.

As with everything in life, practice makes perfect. The most important objective, I think, is posting "relevant " articles that will related to your future posts. It will make you look much more focused and learned in your chosen specialised field. I don't see anything that can go wrong employing that type of strategy.

Best of luck, buddy! :)

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thanks - i appreciate advice - my thinking is not clear - my paintings are getting some good feedback but my music is the thing i love most now -- unfortunately the music does not get much response here -- maybe i better paint again tomorrow - drop in if your interested and have some time -David

nice encouraging post. And I think that's exactly what I like about Steemit (been here since almost 2 weeks) - people don't care who you are, they care about what's your content and its quality

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Yes, buddy! They are not ignoring you out of any personal vendetta or anything. Simply because they don't know who you are. And since "spamming in people's comments section" is seen as intrusive and rude by most, the next best sensible option is communicating via your own blog posts. Let "it" speak for "you"!

Thank you for the nice comments! :

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spamming is rude everywhere not only here )

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Thank you Ezzy, I wrote something like this a few days ago, but you write it much more contentually. I liked your story very much. My son Exyle said more or less the same to me and he also writes about things that are important to him. To him, if others like it, that's fine, thats fantastic, but mostly he writes because he likes to do it. Have a nice day!!

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Hey, buddy!

Thanks for the vote of confidence! @exyle is a gem on Steemit and I admire the guy for exactly the same reasons. Consistent blogging, totally relevant to how he wants himself portrayed and above all else, is such a likable guy! A great example of how to be a successful blogger the right way!

Beautiful comment and humbled by your kind words. Wishing you all the best for your journey on Steemit. :)

Thanks for not quitting forever. :)

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Lol, much appreciated, @kubbyelizabeth! :)

Good point @ezzy I m kind of going toward the door atm... nice to read how you climbed to where you are. Thank you for sharing.

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Don't give up, man! We had to go through months of this in the beginning, but if you persevere, it will eventually pay off. You create great content so you should definitely stick around.

Thanks for the great comment, bro. :)

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Thank you for your kind words, I will stick around, right here, my dear friend @ezzy

Encouraging thanks

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No probs, buddy! :)

You basically described the mental "sea-saw motion" of thoughts that have been going on in my head. Thoughts of excitement, followed by excruciating check backs as the hours slip by...with nothing to show for it.

It been seriously FUN...more so than I ever anticipated.

Yet, us over-achievers (I totally admit I have this syndrome intermittently), have to get realistic about the amount of exposure our content will receive...right out of the gate.

I've only been on for a couple weeks...and this process surprises and delights me! There is so much potential here (this is like a little slice of "writer's heaven" here on steemit.)

Now...I just have to be patient, post everyday, keep my mood happy, genuinely read and make valuable comments when I find something wonderful - and most importantly...make friends!

Is there anything else you would add?

Oh ezzy - this post just made my night! Thank you so much for diving deep regarding your "ups and downs" as this process unfolded for you.

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Hey there @wipgirl!

Your current thoughts were echoed by so many at the start of when I first joined. Many people left solely because the money aspects to precedence over the establishment of their brand. From my point of view, a big mistake.

Their is so much potential in this platform and all it takes is a mental detachment from the focus of monetary gains. It can be done. Once you put the "quality" of your blog first, the rest will follow naturally.

From the wording of your post, you obviously have a firm grasp of the English language and that can help you to go very far on Steemit. So I would suggest putting that great tool to use and creating fantastic and original content on here. Do it for you and challenge yourself. New people will come and you will get notice if they see your worth.

Thank you for the kind comments and I hope you release your fullest potential here on Steemit. :)

Very interesting read :) It has value not only for newbies and not only on Steemit, I think. It's somehow a great way to achieve any personal goal and self-esteem. Coming back to Steemit, if I may ask, how was it a life changer for you? Do you think it can become a full time "job", let's say?

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First off, thanks for stopping by!

And yes, it was one of the best decisions I made to give it another shot. Looking back, if I had never seen things differently and simply conceded defeat, I would never have known how enjoyable this journey would have been.

We all have branching paths in our life. It's just a question of which ones we choose to take. As Steemit has proved to me, some of those resulting destinations can end up being life changing for us. :)

Hello @ezzy As a new member in steemit, and as someone with no blogging experience will follow your advice, thank you very much for sharing.

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No probs. Thanks for reading and I wish you the best of luck on Steemit. :)

I am riding my penny post straight into the ocean. Watch me metamorph in a WHALE

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That's the spirit, buddy!

This post received a 2.8% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @ezzy! For more information, click here!

An impressive story! Very happy for you. Thank you very much for your post

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No probs, thank you for reading. :)

Loved it! Thank you, I am taking the bull by the horns ;) Upvoted, followed and resteemed!

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Bless, @carry0n! Thank you so very much! :)

I'm probably growing slower than others but nothing makes me happier to see my numbers grow on a daily basis. But, my favorite number isn't even represented in the profile and that is the number of new people I'm truly connecting with on a personal basis. Thank you for this post. Very inspirational.

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That's great news, @karencarrens. I have full confidence you will go from strength to strength based on what I'm hearing. I wish you all the success in the world on Steemit.

Keep on pushing and reaching higher than before! :)

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@ezzy... Thanks for your encouraging words!

Wow, I could write a lot of words here but I'll just settle for these two — Nailed it!

Great post @ezzy

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Very kind of you. Thanks! :)

Love it man. It is great to see you grow and now finally receive the recognition that I know you should have been getting all along. :D

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Hey there, @getonthetrain! Man, it's so great to see you again (even a comment, anything, lol!) Think about you many times when I'm posting here on Steemit and really hope you resume again soon. You'll always have my full support, of course.

Hope to see a post real soon, my brother! All my love for the fam! :)

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Well, I think I will have my next post real soon. 2nd quarter net worth update.

But I also have some pics to share and could write about my vacation back home to the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Always thinking of you too, bud. :D

Thank you! This is what I'm hoping for. I'm super new, only been here a couple days. Glad I found you. I'm excited to get reading some of your stories and to write some of my own.

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Thank you for leaving such a nice comments, pal! I wish you all the best on this platform. Fight your way to the top through dedication and effort. It could be one of the biggest life-changing experiences of your life.

Good luck! :)

Sometimes I don't want to post because I believe it will get buried. No one cares, there are many people like me on Steemit... negative thoughts. Today, I posted a short story, and I desire to keep posting quality fiction.
Thanks for sharing this!
Often we know about people's success, but not their route to success.
I like your stories too.

hi buddy please help me.

Thank you so much for the inspiration this really hit home, I needed this🌺

Probably one of the best read in recent time. We all started low and slowly the interest / knowledge showed how we are right in picking this platform. Keep posting and motivating

we should not think about the reward every time but to enjoy the freedom of shairing our thought with others and to know their feeling through comments is the best...