We have now reached the penultimate day of the 100 Days of Steem project.
When we set off on this journey a little over 3 months ago we really didn’t know what to expect.
The Steem Community had been through a very difficult couple of months. Our goal with the 100 Days project was to bring the Community back together and help it find a way forward.
We believe the 100 Days project has been a success.
We see positivity, enthusiasm and a collective will to see Steem move forward to become a place that people want to be part of.
The 100 Days of Steem - What Worked Well
Although a few parts of the 100 Days were not so successful, we are delighted that so many of the initiatives started during the project worked well and often exceeded our expectations.
The biggest individual success story of the 100 Days of Steem has certainly been The Diary Game.
When we started that we thought perhaps 60 or 70 people might get involved in line with the earlier challenges. It now looks like the final participation number will be around 350!
As well as the simple numbers The Diary Game has generated something that has been missing from Steem for a long time.
It has created excitement, it has created a buzz and it has created a desire to get involved.
With the new instant signup system arriving just at the right time, The Diary Game has provided a perfect vehicle for new people to sign up, to get involved, to create content and to start earning rewards from day one.
The 100 Days project has not just been about The Diary Game.
The Weekly Challenges were successful trailblazers for The Diary Game.
The Challenges attracted a growing loyal following who were happy to join in creating content on specific topics two or three times a week.
Although we consider them still a work in progress both the Community Curators and the STEEM POD have proved successful.
They have both helped widen the curation base across the community to keep more people involved and active on the blockchain.
We are looking forward to developing these further with the new plan for Country Representatives announced recently.
The Steem Greeters project has been a very successful offshoot of the STEEM POD.
We see this as a good example of the sort of project that can arise when the community is given the right stimulus and support.
Going forward we are keen to build on this path of giving delegated SP directly to community members to help support Steem growth initiatives around the world.
On a smaller scale we are very happy that we have been able to support a number of charities through our Steem Charities initiative of donating all our post beneficiary rewards.
This is something we hope to be able to do more of in the future.
To bring it right up to the present we are very excited about the new Shopping Game and the Lucky 10s game.
Both of these have got off to a very good start with over 50 people participating in each after only a few days.
The 100 Days of Steem - What Worked Less Well
Inevitably there were a few parts of the 100 Days that didn’t work as well as hoped, or that we weren’t able to pursue for various reasons.
Going right back to Day 1 we had planned to set up a Steem Community Hub on Discord. However because of the likely excessive moderation requirements it was decided that it would be unwise to pursue at the time. This is something we may revisit again soon.
Some other issues such as tackling abuse and improving the Communities feature both required more resources than were available at the time. These are still on the agenda but need careful consideration before further progress is made.
The Steem Mentoring System took on a different form with the Steem Greeters project.
The Contest Support Fund has been utilized but only to a limited extent.
Overall we feel there have been a lot more positives than negatives with the 100 Days of Steem.
If one considers where Steem was at the start of the project and where Steem is now at the end of the 100 Days we strongly believe that the project can be regarded as a resounding success.
Over the past 100 days the project has moved Steem from being in ‘revive mode’, through ‘survive mode' to where it sits now at the start of a new age of THRIVE.
Before we conclude our review of the 100 Days project we would like to publicly and clearly state our thanks to all of you in the Steem community.
The 100 Days project would have meant nothing without your participation, your commitment and your enthusiasm.
We hope you have enjoyed the past 100 days as much as we have.
The Steemit Team
PS Make sure you check in tomorrow when we reveal what comes next....
Notes from the Community...
Guide to Steem Communities
@sumit10698 has posted a useful guide to Steem Communities - what they are and how to set one up...
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