I have spent 6 months on this platform, 2 of which I was extremely sick and didn’t post anything but still steemit has changed my life completely for good since the first week I found it !! This article is inspired by @tarazkp’s post Work: your golden ticket to waste which made me realize why there is no reason to whine but instead feel blessed to find this platform. Here is how my life changed through steemit it and how you can changes yours too :-
1. Earn huge money !! :-
Of course. This was the reason that brought you here isn’t it? But wait, there is something that you don’t know yet. You won’t be able to earn HUGE in the beginning. In fact, sometimes you won’t earn AT ALL!! So don’t ever count your monthly income here when u begin. Just know that it will take time. Also, DON’T compare yourself with others. Some people grow rapidly, some grow slowly and steadily. Just be you and don’t hurry. Things will happen someday. Enjoy the journey until then 😎.
2. A friend in need is a friend indeed !!
You can’t just post here and then expect upvotes (unless you are friends with a whale already). No matter how amazing you write or how awesome your content is. If you don’t make friends here, you CAN’T grow.
Steemit has given me some amazing friends. I always thought that one should not make or trust friends on a social media platform. I mean, how can you trust someone just by chatting with them. In today’s era one cannot even trust their family members (well sometimes). But no, my believes were all proven wrong !! I have found some people here that are even better friends then those whom I made offline. Universe chooses weird ways to make people meet. It shouldn’t really matter where you met them. So befriend like minded people here. You can find those who write about the same stuff as you do and connect with them. Not just for steemit, but for yourself, for your life.
3. Upgradation :-
Steemit not only helped me improve my mistakes but also taught me how to be a perfect writer. It taught me what changes to make in the format, in the structure, how to keep the reader bound to read till the end, how to make them engage, vote and share. I knew how to write, every literate person knows that but these things that I learnt here by reading other’s content are no less then a jewel. Steemit will help you upgrade to a better version of yourself. It is important to not get noticed in the beginning because it will force you to furnish your articles. Money is important but what’s more important and permanent is the skill set that you will receive here through learning. It is important to READ before you write.
Steemit helped me become a better writer. I would ask you as well to Grab this opportunity instead of complaining.
4. See the mirror that steemit shows you -
Steemit will tell you what you are !! It will break your over confidence if you have any or it will boost your talents if you have any by bringing it in front of you. Sometimes the posts that I believe won’t earn much exceeds the dollars I expected and those that I thought is going to do huge makes me rethink my writing skills.
Steemit will help you understand the areas where you lack and vice versa. Work on them and make yourself better day by day instead of just WANTING more and more votes all the time.
5. You will learn how to be patient :-
As I said, it takes time to grow here but growth is assured if you don’t give up. People in the real life today are being more and more impatient. We all want quick results, quick money. Steemit taught me how to be patient which again helped me become a better person.
I don’t need to tell why being patient is very important in our life. People loose big opportunities, loved ones, relationships and what not just because of being impatient. I didn’t sell my steem at all and then they jumped from 1$ to 10$ !! All the impatient people suffered by selling them off quickly. So keep patience and keep steeming.
6. Steemit is an ocean of ideas :-
I see people posting crap on their walls. What they saw when they went to the market, pictures of sunset when they ain’t no photographer, photos of flowers with no original content, copied jokes and such non valuable posts. *I understand that everyone can’t be a writer but you can all be a better reader !! If for a moment you would stop begging for votes and start reading other’s content, I am sure you will have amazing ideas and opinions which you can share with us instead of those worthless posts.
When I finally decided to take steemit as my permanent work and writing as my profession, my mom asked me if I was sure. She asked from where would you bring so much content to write about? And my answer was by keep on reading. There are so many talented writers on steemit and if you are a reader (and a human), you can have opinions !! That’s it!! You get your next article there!
7. You will learn the art of being attractive :-
No no, this ain't instagram where you can flaunt your selfies to grab some votes. To be attractive on steemit, you need your words to be attractive, not your face !! I wasn’t good at socialising when I came here. Steemit taught me the art of making friends. You will have no choice at the end but to make friends to grow on steemit. It is important to stay united in this platform. Individually, you ain’t s**t. 😛
Some way or the other, you will learn how to make conversations on steemit. If you don’t know how to do it, you will learn, research and keep on trying !! This is how another skill will be added to your list 😁
8. Taste failure to taste success :-
It is very important to fail many times to be successful in our lives. Steemit will help you in this once again. Being successful in the first time might boost your ego and won’t allow you to feel other people’s pain at their bad times !! It can turn you into one selfish being full of pride.
Steemit teaches you many lessons, one of which is that we need to fail many times to really understand how success feels like and to truly enjoy success when it approaches. Struggle has its own joy and importance so if you are a struggler here on steemit, be happy instead of being sad. Enjoy the journey.
UPVOTE AND RESTEEM TO LET ME KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU GUYS ARE WAITING FOR THE NEXT PART !!