Pumping one great article out after another is a great way to get an audience, but for many of us catching the individual persons attention might prove to be just as good if not even more efficient. For my part, I have spent the most of Steemit just doing articles and not too much interacting with other bloggers, which has proved to be a BIG mistake. It is like putting up a cookie shop every day but no one wanna buy your half burned cookies. Instead, you now decide to knock on peoples doors and find it much easier to sell your product.
No I am not telling you to go and link your newest article in everyone's post
But if you try to look around on this beloved platform of ours, you will most likely find that a lot of people are sharing the same interest as you but the problem was just you didn't know each other existed. If you think what the person writes(or the video he makes) are interesting to you, why not start following him and regularly check in to write a thoughtful comment?
Eventually, the guy will notice you and most likely return the get curious who the hell this new stalker is. (Im looking at you @phortun!)
Be smart, be like @phortun
Not only did @phortun motivate me to talk about this topic because of his top class comments he seems to make, but also because you can truly see the contrast of his own blogs posts and his comments. When you go to his blog you will notice his payouts are actually quite substantial despite some of his posts are not necessarily anything mindblowing(I'm sorry mate, you said yourself). Although he does write about some interesting topic I think we all can wonder, why does he have this success then? Well, because he networks like a pro and THAT takes as much work if not more as writing an article.
I am not saying you should make "trash posts", because that is not what @phortun does either. But he is a proof of how well someone can do here on Steemit if you decide to reach out to other people. He surely did manage to seduce me to follow him(or was it the other way around? I don't know anymore)
You should see this as in any other business, if you start to create a network around you, you will find your own success doing much better as well. Of course, I am not telling you to treat every person you write to as an investment in your own success, people will smell that a mile away. But just interact on the website as any other social media platform might get you further than you initially would think.
Also why I would try to ignore the wallet of the person you write to and instead just value his work and his person. Who knows, if he is talented enough and becomes a Steemit star, he might pull you with him?
Interactions, Intercations and more intercations
To make good articles are surely a great start and if you can manage to do interactions with other bloggers at the same time, you might find yourself in a great spot to start gathering people around you. On Steemit 10 loyal followers are to me much more important than a 100 followers who don't vote or speak to you. Or as @phortun calls them "dead fish".
Interaction is much needed here on Steemit and we can all start solving it by starting with ourselves. Go out there and find some bloggers you would deem worthy of your time and start commenting and supporting them! Eventually, you will feel like this platform is much more alive than you initially would think.