Why now is the best time ever to join STEEM? To give you the answer I invented the fictive user @skeptic-guy who asks me exactly that in an equally fictive interview, which you find below:
Start of interview:
Why STEEM, not facebook?
@skeptic-guy: "OK, great! My first question is: there are so many big social media platforms like facebook and others, why should I join a blockchain-based network which nearly nobody knows?"
@jaki01: "That becomes obvious as soon as you answer the question if you have ever earned one single cent for creating content on facebook?
On STEEM you get rewarded for posting, commenting and even upvoting other posts! You are being payed for writing and communicating with other users, you earn money for being busy with your hobby!"
Why CRYPTO and BLOCKCHAIN?
@skeptic-guy: "I have to admit that sounds great, but why blockchain, why crypto currency? Couldn‘t STEEM simply pay me some U.S. dollars?"
@jaki01: "A crypto currency can be send very fast to every user in every country worldwide, whereby you need not to pay any exchange (and in case of STEEM even no transaction) fees!
You really own your money, you are your own bank!
Blockchain offers the advantage that your precious content will be saved there forever and can‘t neither be manipulated nor deleted or censored by anybody (even governments)."
Why STEEM, not bitcoin?
@skeptic-guy: "Well said, but when I think at crypto at first Bitcoin comes to my mind. Why STEEM?"
@jaki01: "STEEM transactions are much faster and fee free! Just check here:
Furthermore STEEM is sent to simple user names instead of complicated crypto addresses.
Finally, don‘t forget that STEEM comes together with a whole community full of friendly and helpful people which are waiting for you!"
@skeptic-guy: "Apropos community: I have been told that part of the community members recently have left within a community split. Isn‘t that the worst moment to join STEEM?"
@jaki01: "To the contrary, it could actually be the best. As some old leaders left, there is plenty of opportunity for new, motivated and engaged members to get some attention, assume responsibility, important functions within the community and occupy vacant positions.
This timeframe of change and renewal where everybody can become a key player within the community may not last very long.
Take that opportunity like a young tree which can grow much faster without the shadows of too many old and very huge trees! :)"