So you want me to write about Steem

in analytics •  8 months ago

Here's an analysis of my blogging income from the second quarter, since I'm reporting it to the tax authority anyway. All amounts are in Steem Dollars. The average payout was $1.72, up from $1.51 in the first quarter. The total payout was $39.50, up from $9.06 in the first quarter. Obviously I was more active from April to June: I wrote 24 posts, compared to only 6 posts from January to March.

These numbers may not be impressive, but as an entrepreneur, I'm thinking: if I manage to increase both the average payout and the number of posts 5 times, I'll receive around $40 * 25 = $1000 per quarter. That would be a serious source of income, while other sources of income will enable me to write about crypto and travel, two popular topics on Steemit.


Actually, let's see which topics are popular here. These are my most profitable posts from Q2:

  1. How much money should a blogger invest in Steem Power? I did the math!
  2. How to use relative links when linking to Steem pages - No, don't!
  3. What would I do with 1000 STEEM? A writing challenge

Do you notice a theme?

On the other hand, y'all don't care for my opinion about politics. This was the least profitable post: The Singapore Summit was weird, but not worrying.

I looked at the top 5 posts and the bottom 5 posts, and these were the only significant patterns. So if this website turns into a circlejerk, it's not my fault. You guys asked for it.

This isn't a new thing, of course. I've been thinking about this a lot. On the one hand, crypto changed my life. I still discover exciting new technology every day. On the other hand, if it's to be useful for the population at large, we should be able to do more than blogging about Steem or exchanging Bitcoin for Monero. What do you think?

By the way, I'm not suggesting that everybody should volunteer to report every crumb of their crypto income to the tax man, but 1) I'm registered as a writer, it's my job, and 2) I probably won't have to pay income tax anyway. Maybe a few hundred euros in health care contributions - less than the subsidies I receive. Unless I suddenly become a successful writer and consultant. OK, that might happen in the crazy world of crypto.


Photos from the apartment in Lissabon where I rented a room for Steemfest 2

P.S. The people who invented giving images an orientation which rotates them in some viewers but not in others should be strung up by their feet according to Hammurabi's law.

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Just posted a link to your old article both because it was a great article and to make a point about a fundemtal problem with steemit.


Thanks! Posting a link and voting for a recent post is the best thing you could do for an older post.

Hello @edb, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!


Thanks! It's flattering to hear that this was a creative post. And it looks like you have a curation trail following you? Nice.

It's all upto you. You can write whatever you like. Some day your content will catch the attention of right users. Currently steemit users are mainly interested in earning steem, that's why those posts received more attention.

This post has received a 4.25 % upvote from @boomerang.