Tips for Newbies @Steemit !! My Experience So Far !!

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Hello Steemians

This is an article for fellow minnows who have recently joined Steemit. I am also a minnow like you and I joined this amazing community on 16th August 2018 with a reputation point of 25 but within 20 days, my reputation increased to 51!! So, it is safe to say that I am having an amazing journey at Steemit by learning what not to do here.

Initially, I thought it was all about getting upvotes and comments to increase reputation points no matter how the content was. I have listed down few of my mistakes which I think can help you before you start your journey.

Mistakes normally Newbies make

  • Mistake no 1: I was upvoting whatever content I came across. I upvoted 30-40 posts a day.

  • Mistake no 2: I upvoted posts which were flagged by @cheetah bot & @steamcleaners

  • Mistake no 3: I posted comments like "good post", "great post", "nice article" without actually reading the article, hoping to get an upvote in return.

  • Mistake no 4: I joined some telegram groups where I got involved in "VOTE FOR VOTE" schemes thrown at me by fellow minnows, who wanted me to upvote their plagiarized contents, "wish me happy birthday" posts and some really stupid posts which cannot be described in words.

While I was learning what I was doing wrong, I saw a few minnows in the telegram group, committing major mistakes such as

  • Mistake no 5: Their tags were different from their content like for example if they were posting a poem, they were tagging it in bitcoin & cryptocurrency tab.

  • Mistake no 6: creating an original content takes time and a lot of research. I had seen fellow minnows in the telegram group posting 4-5 articles every day without proper content.

  • Mistake no 7: The newcomers were also making mistakes by not crediting the original author for their content or the photo.

So, how do you approach Steemit?

  • First of all, you should write a very good introduction about yourself. Your introduction post should be brief and it should include what you do, what your hobbies are and what you are going to write mostly about in steemit. In the first tag, you should use introduceyourself tag

  • Before upvoting any content first, check out the comments section below. If you find a message by @Cheetah bot, ignore that post. Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 8.45.52 PM.png

  • Before upvoting any post, please make sure that you read the post first. The author might have put in a lot of effort to create that content for you. And when you comment on that post make sure you are sharing your opinion in detail. Commenting "good post", "great post", "nice post" will never lead you anywhere. Do not write the same comment on different articles as it will be considered as spam. Commenting on someone's post is an opportunity to interact with the community members. Don't waste this opportunity. Here is an example how successful Steemians interact with you. I have picked up a comment from @stellabelle . Who-so-ever is reading this post, please follow her immediately!! you can learn a lot from her amazing posts !! :-)
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  • Write your own content. Take time, research subjects and post those articles which can add value to the community. Never copy-paste someone else's article from the internet. You will be flagged by @cheetah bot and your reputation will go down.

  • It is not necessary to post 3-4 articles every day. You can invest your time in creating good content and post it every 2 to 3 days. Your reputation depends on your good content and not how frequently you post.

  • Upvote only 10 posts per day. If you are upvoting more than 10, it will put pressure on Steemit blockchain. Also make sure that posts you are upvoting are not older than 7 days.

Learn how To style your Font

If you are writing your first article and want to learn how to style your post with Headers, Bold & Italic Text , then click on this link

Some more tips - How you should monitor your account?

  1. Download Particko app for your mobile and follow @partiko on steemit. This is great way to post comments and articles while you are on the move. You will accumulate points as well. download here
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  2. http://steemitboard.com/
    This is a website which will show you the awards and points that you have unlocked by writing posts. This is the best way to monitor your account and upgrade it by completing the tasks. You can monitor your points mentioned below that red fish..
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  3. https://www.steemdesk.com
    This is another website for you. You can track all your activities here. You can also check the current price of Steam & SBD here.. In this picture you can see my reputation is 49.832377
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    After 20 minutes of posting this article, my reputation is at 50.435462Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 11.38.57 PM.png

  4. https://steemstats.com
    This is one of my favourite websites. You can check your payment breakdown along with the % of voting power people are using to upvote your post
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Tips for investing in Steemit

There are several ways you can buy Steam Power, Steem and Steam Dollar in this platform. if you are investing in Steemit, then the best way is to buy steem power and delegate it to bots. Here are some bots where I have delegated my steem power and earning a percentage of profit every day. I recommend these bots for delegating your steem power. click on the links mentioned below to know more about these bots.
@minnowbooster
@smartsteem
@steem-ua
@tipu

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If you want to explore more bots, then you can visit
https://steembottracker.com
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If you have liked my post, then please follow me @bee84, upvote and resteem !! I would love to hear from you guys in the comments. Please reach out to me if you have questions!

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#introduceyourself/#introducemyself

The “introduceyourself/introducemyself” tag is for creating one introductory post that tells us about you. Users are encouraged to use this tag exclusively for that, and not to reuse it.

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hello sir. I am new to steemit and exploring the website. there is a lot of things for me to learn here. thank you for sharing game of tag link. I have read that post and now undersatnd the tagging better ..

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Hello,buddy,you and I joined at the same time.But I am just 37 now.I am a bit envious of you.Still,it is good to read a great article from you.

By no doubt this is a great article for newbies. Steemit works in mysterious ways as I have always said.I have seen many people getting famous writing some stupid stuffs.Most of the newbies don't read before voting for a post.I am tired of seeing comments such as good,great,nice articles etc.

I don't post a comment like that.It is because I know that posting those types of comments are useless.I also never vote for a bad articles.We should use our voting power rationally.Voting without consideration is ruining this platform.

Anyway I believe no matter whatever you say,most of the people will never pay attention to you and will never learn.What I have learned by being here is that: "There is no way to predict what makes you successful in this platform,many people get famous within a small time by writing stupid contents and many people write great articles but nobody notice them".

So I think for a newbie the most important is to build a strong network with the other bloggers in order to get noticed and become successful.It is because without network you won't be able to do very good,no matter how much effort you make for writing great contents here.

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first of all thank you @philipkavan for writing such a detailed comment !! 😊 I am glad that you liked my post !! you are absolutely right @philipkavan . I do believe that networking is everything here and that's why creating good content becomes an obligation for us..both networking and good content goes hand in hand.. infact our UA score in steemit mostly depends on the number of followers we have and quality of our engagement with them..

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Thanks for the tips, I am following and resteemed.

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Thank you @goodsteemerguy .. I am glad that you liked my post :-)

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Nice post. Just kidding lol seriously though, this is a great post for newbies, I suggest anyone new here scrolled down to the comments without reading to go back and read it. And pleaseeee guys stop using the wrong tag, there are literally tens of tags you use to get your post noticed.

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Hi @creativechaos Thank you for reading my post. I just wanted to share my experience @steemit. I hope it added value. I feel we all have an obligation to help each other out @steemit.. Cheers :-)

@bee84 I liked nice tips for newbies. All we made some mistakes in begining, reading your post help to find wright way to success.
Your post was selected and voted by the curator @pataty69 project looking for excelent rewards on great content posts that can be followed on my trail at Steemauto.

Know my project: Curation @pataty69

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Hi @pataty69, Thank you very much for your kind words.. Yes, it is true, we all make mistakes in the beginning and that's why I thought of writing this post so that newbies get an idea about steemit and become successful quickly... I feel it is a great platform and we all should support each other :-) Cheers !!

I glad that I saw your post! I am just at start so I'll try not to make all mistakes which were mentioned in your article!

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hey @hiddendragon .. Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you liked my post. I hope this post will help you to become successful.. All the best !! and follow me if you can :-)

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Thank you! I'll try to grow up as sonn as it possible!

Welcome to steemit and i i hope you are happy in this platform

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Thank you for the article. I just uploaded my second post, a very long time after the first time and almost instantly I gained 90 new followers. So am going through them, to see who they are, and most of them are users following over 100000 people (accounts or whatever). In one instance, i encountered someone following over 600000 accounts (and I did not make a typo here with too many zeroes at the end). That's insane and also unsustainable. I highly doubt that this kind of interaction can bring much success here.

Also, thank you about mentioning steemboard. I didn't know about that and I like unlocking achievements :)

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Hi @missladybug , I am surprised to read that some people are following 600000 accounts. I highly doubt they are real accounts !! That's insane indeed !! It is always good to follow people who are actually making a contribution .. But I feel, more followers you have, more real accounts will follow you and your reputation will increase.. there is no harm in it. Just concentrate on creating good content. I am glad that you came to know about steemboard !! always keep the links mentioned in my blog handy for your future reference.. have a great day and follow me if you can :-)

you forgot mistake number 8

mistagging posts

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Hi @hercdoukakis .. I think I have mentioned it in my post. Please check Mistake no 5.. If you want to add something to it then please let me know !! thanks for your comment :-)

I think youre right and a 51 rep is WoW I only have some additional things for you. The introductionpost is only When you enter the steemisfere and only once. Preferbly with a sign to verifi its you. I miss the Steemify app from @blockbrothers and I miss the possibility off voting for your witness. Discord is also missing those are really important for newbies. Just saying😉 I wish you well steemian

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Hey @brittandjosie .. thanks for your comment.. Yes, I know I have missed some important points but I will surely write a separate post about witness voting, Discord, and steemchat. Sometimes too much information gets overwhelming for the reader and I wanted to keep this post sweet & simple. But thank you for you sugesstions :-) Cheers

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And did you know steemify already?

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No @brittandjosie .. I just checked steemify app. I think it is not available for android users .. If you have more info about this app then please share

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There is a trial for Android comment in @blockbrothers and say you want to test for Android. Its really the app that makes Steemit easy. Let me know if it you got an answer. Otherwise I have another possibility.
And the Partiko app is that an option?
Its for posting , Steemify is for the control over your account and followers both really lifesavers

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Hi @brittandjosie , I have sent a mail to @blockbrothers (steemify@blockbrothers.io) requesting them to send the link for beta testing.. If I like it, then I will write a seperate article on it.. BTW.. thanks for the info :-)

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You are welcome offcourse, and @s3rg3 Made it with the 3 other blockbrothers so if you have a questions reply on a blog he makes 2 or 3 a day !
Let me know how it turned out
Good luck steeming!

Super interesante lo que has dicho. @bee84 Todos hemos sidos novatos, ensayo y error, pero la constancia ligada a la experiencia es lo que lleva al éxito. Gracias por tus consejos. Saludos.

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hey @aisa21.. Gracias por tu comentario. Me alegra que te haya gustado mi publicación. Espero que esta publicación te ayude a ser exitoso ... ¡¡¡Todo lo mejor !! y sígueme si puedes :-)

Thank you for this article I found it to be very informative and I'm going to be putting it to practice right away. I'm very new to this steemit adventure I joined back in Feb but haven't really dove into anything. But after reading your words it has enlightend me and I will take many helpful points with me while I take some time to try and make a solid go at the stenmit world. Thank you and keep positing informative content t for use newbies

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hey @whoforthewhatnow .. thak you very much for tour kind words.. I am glad that my post has given you some direction !! this is a great platform and it is about time for you to make a solid go here !! I will try to post similar kind of articles with your support ...Start posting now !!☺️ all the best

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So informative & nicely description of steemit...it will help me for improving my decoration here

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Hi @thenuclear .. please keep the links mentioned in the post handy with you .. cheers !! :)

Wow newbies.. But ur like one of the big men here already.. Anyways u welcome sir😇

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@tinkerbell09 .. thank you for your kind words.. I have a long way to go before I call myself a "Big Man" in steemit. I am glad you liked my post !! I hope it helped you in some way.. Cheers !! :-)

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U should be claimed it. Welcome

Hi! This is my first interaction on Steemit, beyond getting setup and going through the required readings. It seems that there is so much going on with a very broad organization structure. This post was a great place for me to start as it gives usable advice and external tools to explore. Thanks.

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Hi @ngreene , Thak you for your comment. I am glad that my post added value to you !! Yes, a lot of things are happening in Steemit right now and I am sure after 5-7 years we will share our success story @steemit , with each other !! Cheers !! :-)

Nice article - insightful for us new content creators! Thank you - I think I’ll have to read it s couple times.

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Hi @bimjer , thank you for your comment !! It feels good to know that you liked my post !! Please keep the website links mentioned in this post handy with you.. they will always help you !! Cheers !! :-)

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That's a very interesting post @bee84 and it's good to read again about frequent mistakes new users make.

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thanks @nvest .. I am glad that you found my post interesting .. cheers ☺️👍

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thank you very much @bee84 ! this post will really help me as a newbie here! all the best! :D

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hi @im.jane , you might want to refer all the website I have mentioned in the post for future refetence.. i hope i was able to help you a little bit 😊 all the best and be in touch !!

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@bee84 First of all thanks a lot for such an informative content.
Really its not that easy to find out own mistake and so far i can see here that you have explained your pro and cons very well.so a big thumps up for you @bee84.
i ll follow your instructions as per this post.

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hi @sahulinkan7 . thank you very much for your kind words ☺️ wish you much success at steemit !!

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Thank you so much for the energy you put into this post! We just recently started our Steem after being actively involved in the crypto space for over a year. I think we didn't use it for so long because it is a bit intimidating at first.
Your post will help a lot of people navigate the platform. Especially grateful for the links to the external sites for monitoring our account!
Keep up the good work!
Followed and upped!!!

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hi @thecrypt0couple .. I am happy that you liked my post !! It is our obligation to help each other out being community members at steemit.. wish you much success and hope you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have.

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I appreciate your post, so many useful things to keep in mind. I'll be reading this at least a few times for sure!

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thank you for going though my post @kristindigo .. I feel we as a community should help each other out !! ☺️ keep the websites mentioned in the post, handy with you.. you will find them really important at the later stage .. all the best !!☺️

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Thank you @bee84 for this great post. I'm new at stemmit & so glad I found your post to get a better picture what to do in the first steps & to receive a lot of useful tools from you 🙏🏻

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hi @vanessagruebel .. Thank you very much for your kind words.. I am glad that you find my post informative & helpful..,😊 I hope that you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have. all the best !!

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Paylaştığınız bu değerli bilgiler için çok teşekkür ederim. Aynen benim yaptığım hatalar. Neticede bu işin mantığı özgün, kaliteli içerik üretmek, doğru taglar kullanmak, laf olsun diye upvote ve yorum yapmayıp gerçekten özgün ve kaliteli içeriklere upvote verip, o konuyla ilgili gerçekten söyleyeceğimiz veya eleştireceğimiz bir şeyler varsa, yani o konuya söyleyeceklerimizle katkıda bulunacaksak yorum yazmak.

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Hi @ozgurcinarli ...Mesajımı okuduğunuz için çok teşekkür ederim. Değer ekleyebileceğime sevindim 😃 en iyisi

Thanks for being a leader. I am having trouble getting started here, but it's good to know about those bots and fake posts. We need more people who care in order to created a real community here. Good job!

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hi @coruscanta .. I would rather be a friend to you than a leader 😅😅 through this post ,I just wanted to reach out to new people who wanted a little direction !!I am glad that I could add value to you .. cheers !!

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Thank you for the information. I've had an account now for a few months but haven't used it. This will be very useful to help navigate.

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hi @alienpodcast .. thank you very much for reading my post.. I am glad that I could add value 😃 all the best

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@bee84 - Thanks for this post. it's really helpful. I've joined the steemit couple of months ago and I was figuring out about DO's & DON'Ts. This post will definitely help newbies like me.

upvote done!

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thanks @daljeetmyd for your upvote.. I appreiate your support 😃 all the best !!

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This is meant for me. It's been so so good. I can actually relate with these itemised mistakes. Thank u for this.!

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hi @farike .. thank you for reading the post.. I am glad that I could address some the issues you are facing in steemit... all the best .. be in touch 😃😃

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Thanks ones again. I definitely will.


Welcome to Steem @bee84.

Do read A thumb rule for steemit minnows - 50:100:200:25 for starter tips.

Spend time reading Steem Blue Paper to know how Steem blockchain works and if you still have any queries ask them on our Ask me anything about Steemit post and we will try to answer that.

All the Best!!!

Nice article, you have become a steemit expert in such a short time. Hope you to share more articles. Thx

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hi @starrouge thank you for your kind words.. Haha I am not an expert yet but I am sharing my experience in this platform. When I joined, no one told me what to do and what not to.. I will keep on posting things which will add value to the community.. 😃 all the best !!

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