2nd Intro - This post is a template people can follow for their own introduction post. It's easy to copy and I plan on rewarding some of those who are following it to some degree.
Share it with your friends who haven't joined yet. I will. (The template begins a couple paragraph below.)
Shout out to @papa-pepper for this awesome shirt!
Boosting Steem's Growth!
I want to accelerate Steem's growth, thus rewarding the best introduction posts and making it easier for people to create them is a no-brainer.
I've already began to give more than one 100% vote a day to the best introduction post I can find and also many smaller votes. (My full vote at 100% is currently worth around 80$.)
I will reward what I think are the best posts whether people follow my post's formula or not. Any formula will do as long as what is written is good.
Steem popularity is already skyrocketing for obvious reasons and we should clearly do everything we can to boost it even more.
This is only one part of boosting Steem growth. I'm currently working on other ideas and everyone is welcome to join me.
Making Steem Go Viral!
29 Days, 13 Days, 3 Days Ago & Today
I've seen many people asking successful Steemians what they should do to create successful posts. Make Steem go viral and I can assure you success.
It doesn't have to be super viral either. We just want to see some Steem growth. Make some positive outreach and people will reward you, just like anywhere else.
It always helps to keep growth in mind when doing anything for any community.
Let's begin with the title. The title: "Hello Steemit" could be replace by anything more creative.
Adding who or what site introduce you to Steem in your title or sub-title can be a good way to grab people's attention.
If a Steemian introduced you to Steem, then you should most probably mention them prominently.
Coinmarketcap.com introduced me to Steemit. I used to visit that website everyday and watch for the new cryptocurrencies pop up. (List 900+ cryptocurrencies, very slow/huge website.)
- Yo Steemit! - Google.com Introduced Me!
- Bonjour Steemit! - @fyrstikken Introduced Me!
- Holla Steemit! - A Friend Introduced Me!
Just like the title, use the sub-title to grab people's attention. We click only on the best titles, sub-titles and thumbnail pictures.
Mention if it's your first or second introduction post or even better your first post.
Steem is giving birth to a culture of friendly competition pushing creativity to level individual mind can't even foresee yet.
The Tag: Introduceyourself
Take a look at what is trending in this tag and try to do better.
The Main Picture
The first picture is your thumbnail picture. Use Resizeimage.net to easily resize your image to 800 x 450 so that the thumbnail isn't cropped out in a weird way. Keep the aspect ratio and toggle down until the second number reach as close as possible to 450.
The more interesting your picture the better obviously. (I could have done better with mine, that's for sure.)
What Picture Should You Use
I highly recommend the first picture to be of yourself holding a sign, electronic device or anything which mention Steem but any interesting picture can do.
The reason for the sign is to avoid impersonification. The sign doesn't make impersonification impossible but makes it a bit less obvious.
That being said, the vast majority of the introduction posts I look at and vote for have this verification picture as their thumbnail. It make it super easy to avoid losing time on posts that didn't even make this simple effort.
There's already so many introduction posts. It's impossible to look at them all and so everything helping to get yourself more views is worth trying.
The Main Body Of Your Post
If you're well-known in the cryptocurrency space then it make sense to mention it in the title. This holds true for any known personality. The more celeb someone is the more thorough their verification process should be.
Some people have posted on their other social media mentioning they joined Steemit. This is again to avoid impersonification and also serve as outreach. Many different pictures holding a Steemit sign can possibly be enough as a solid verification.
Celebrities Joining Steem!
We shouldn't necessarily expect huge celebrity to join Steemit so early. A lot of Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, users have more followers than there are Steemians. It might be more logical for these people to wait for Steemit to become bigger before joining.
There are currently around 250,000 Steem accounts. Yet some Youtubers with more than 1 million subscribers are already on Steem. Still, because Steem is so young, there's a very real opportunity for everyone to become a future Steem Star if such a thing should ever exist.
Use A Markdown Editor
Some people have lost their post due to some bug. To avoid this, use a Markdown editor to create your posts and save regularly. I use Markdown Pad's free version. It's very easy to use and will save you time as well as make your post and comments look better.
Mention Why You're Here
Why you're here on Steemit is probably one of the first thing you might want to mention. Whether it's because you've stumble on Steemit randomly and were intrigue or whether you have a more definite plan.
My Introduction Post Begins Here
My name is Guillaume Cardinal.
I use Steem as a leverage to become a better person, to maximize my life's enjoyment and hopefully everyone's life enjoyment. I've already wrote about it extensively here on Steem.
- 33 years old
- French Canadian
- Practice Ahimsa (The principle of nonviolence toward all living things.)
- Speak: French, English and some Spanish
Sharing Our Favorite Things
Sharing our favorite things make all the sense in the world.
Our favorite thinkers guide us, our favorite music move us and our favorite thoughts elevate us.
Some Of My Favorite Things
- Fruit: Ataulfo Mangoes (@barrydutton, pizza aren't a fruit.)
- Sports: Running, wakesurf, hockey, wakeboard, skateboard, snowboard, volleyball, soccer, ping pong, tennis.
- TV Show: Louie, La Petite Vie, Les Bleu Poudres
- Stand-up Comedian: Louis Ck, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Doug Stanhope, Demetri Martin, Jim Carrey, Jim Gaffigan, Joe Rogan, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright...
- The Art Of War (8 Best Quotes)
- Nutrition And Athletic Performance - Douglas Graham
- Grain Damage - Rethinking The High-Starch Diet - Douglas Graham
- Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? (Amazon)
- 9/11: The Big Lie - Thierry Mayssen
- Le Pentagate - Thierry Mayssen
- 48 Laws Of Power (Audio)
- The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali
- How To Win Friends And Influence People
- Catch Me If You Can (Novel/autobiography)
- Instant Rapport - Michael Brooks
- The Toxic Time Bomb - Can The Mercury In Your Dental Fillings Poison You?
- Infertility & Birth Defects - Is Mercury From Silver Dental Fillings An Unsuspected Cause?
- Amalgames Dentaires- Un Problème De Santé Publique
- Root Canal Cover-Up (Amazon)
- What Will Matter - Michael Josephson - 2m - (Youtube)
- The Great Dictator Speech - Charlie Chaplin - 4m - (Youtube)
- What is money?- 9m - (Youtube)
- Global Wealth Inequality - 2m - (Youtube)
- Kevin O'Leary on global inequality It's fantastic! - 1m - (Youtube)(Funniest thing ever)
- Stacy FDA Town Hall Testimony - 5m - (Youtube)
- Study reveals 120+ million exposed to unsafe levels of mercury from fillings - 3m - (Youtube)
- Vegan Blood Kills Cancer - 4m - (Youtube)
- Most Inspirational Video Ever (My friend Jason) 2m - (Youtube)
- Nobody is smarter than you are - Terence McKenna - 2m - (Youtube)
- The Power of Video - Michio Kaku - 1m - (Youtube)
- The Story of the Chinese Farmer - Alan Watts 1m - (Youtube)
- The Truth about School - StormCloudsGathering - 2m - (Youtube)
- Earthships 101 - 5m - (Youtube)
- The Lie We Live - Freshtastical - 8m - (Youtube)
- From Farm to Fridge - 12m - (Dailymotion)
- The Questions We Never Ask - Freshtastical - 5m - (Youtube)
- 50 Key Open Source Machines For An Open Source Society 6m - (Youtube)
Favorite Movies (All Documentaries)
All these documentaries are life changing. I'll touch upon most of these in future blogs.
- The Money Masters (Youtube)
- Cowspiracy - Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio (Netflix)
- Earthlings - Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix (Dailymotion)
- Meru Foundation Series (9h30) (30 minutes Synthesis)
- 9/11 - Anatomy of a Great Deception (Youtube)
- Nutrition and Athletic Performance - Dr. Doug Graham - Lecture (Youtube - Begins at 3m)
- 400 Chernobyls: Solar Flares, EMP and Nuclear Armageddon (Youtube)
- Money as Debt III - Paul Grignon (Youtube)
- Geoff Lawton: Permaculture & The Tipping Point - Lecture (Youtube)
- The Gerson Miracle (2004) (Youtube)
- Big Pharma Big Money : Documentary on the Money and Corruption of Big Pharmaceutical (Youtube)
- THE CRIME OF THE CANADIAN BANKING SYSTEM - Bill Abram (Youtube)
- Grounded (Youtube)
- 911 BOMBSHELL: METHODICAL DECEPTION - Rebekah Roth - @sgtreport (Youtube)
- 9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money - @corbettreport (Youtube)
- Social Engineering in the 20th Century (Youtube)
- L'heptade - Harmonium - 1976 (Youtube)
- Carrie & Lowell - Steven Sufjan - 2015 (Youtube)
- Bon Iver - Bon Iver - 2011 (Youtube)
- Like A Hobo - Charlie Winston - 2009 (Youtube)
- Fleur de Peau - Fleur de Peau - (Navert) - 2011 (Bandcamp)
- Navert - Navert - 2015 (Bandcamp)
- La Pire Espèce (Demo) - Opossum - (Navert) - 2008 (Myspace)
- Even In The Quiestest Moments - Supertramp - 1977 (Youtube)
More About Me
I used to run everyday between 10-18k on average. I resumed running 4 days ago. I won Montreal 2016 half-marathon in my age category. I finished 14th overall. Most of my results of the last 8 years can be seen here. I had stopped for 2 months because of injuries and also because I wanted to concentrate on Steem.
Around 2 weeks ago I quit my job I used to work to for more than 10 years. I did so because my crypto investments will allow me to live off of them for some time and that's what I felt like doing. I have a lot of things I want to share but we never know what life reserves us.
Seize the moment and Steem on!
6 Introduction Posts To Which I Gave 100% Vote
- A Girl from the Emerald Isle sharing my insights as I navigate my own awakening and this forever changing multi-dimensional landscape (1)
- Surprise Muthafuckas! I just joined Steemit, and will be posting about Psychology, Life, Well-being and Happiness! (2)
- Hello. How are you? I am fine. What is your name? My name is Steven. (3)
- Hello Steemit Community! (4)
- Introducing the MOST diverse INTRODUCEYOURSELF Post there ever was! (4)
- I'm MatthewDavid and I will be posting about Programming, blockchain tech and learning Spanish (5)
Thank you for reading and for commenting! I read them all! Vote for my witness here if you consider I'm Steeming the world you want to be living in.
I use Markdown Pad to create my posts and I recommend it to everyone.
See here how to align pictures.
Get on the chats. Not in private messages but in the chat rooms. These are some of the best places to makes some Steem friends.
- Official Steemit.chat
- SteemSpeak.com (24h/7 Voice chat)
- Peace, Abundance, Liberty (Minnow Support Project)
Find Out More!
- #1 "Stand for What Feels Best!" (Money in the world today is created out of thin air by a small elite group at the expense of everyone else.)
- #2 "Steem: An In-Depth Overview!" (The most in-depth and clearest guide to understand what Steem is and what it can do for you!) (Reached top #1)
- #3 "The Ultimate Steem Guide!" (How to Use Steem: The revamped edition.) (Reached top #1)
- #4 "Steem: The Most Enjoyable Governance Tool Ever Devised!"(Everything we ever did was an act of governance.)
- #5 "Make More Steem: Verify Your Introduction Posts!"
- #6 "Some Steem Stats" (The most empowering cryptocurrencies stats you'll read all day.)
- #7 "What Are Steem Witnesses And Why You Should Support Them!" (The clearest guide to understand what are "Witnesses" and why you should vote for them.)
- #8 "Some Steem Tips For Some Steem Success!" (Who to follow and many more Steem fundamentals every serious Steemians should know!)
- #9 "What Will You Be Steeming When Billions Are Watching!" (Soon millions of Steemians will be Steeming us to a much better world!)
- #10 "I Saw Your Dance Video And Now I Know You're Rich!" (Cool post pack with goodies as usual.)
- #11 "Never Lose Sight Of Why You’re Posting!" (Wealth is just a tool and not an end in itself. )
- #12 "Cooperation Is Humanity's Greatest Asset!"
- #13 "I'm Now A Full-Time Steemian!" That's it! I've quit my job.
- #14 "Steeming Never Felt This Good!" Work to create the world we long to see necessitate to influence our self first and foremost.
- "Thank you Dan Larimer! You are a great mentor!" (Dan is the Ex-CTO of Steemit)
- "Steemit.com Set To Become The World's Most Popular Website" (Part of The Ultimate Steembook)
- "The most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard" (My best paid post at 8,000$)