I have been thinking of tracking some steem stats to try to do better here and now I am inspired by three other steemers:
I recently noticed a post by my buddy @scrooger where he was thinking of challenging himself to get more steemitboard badges, but not sure of the right path. Thank you for thinking out loud to help me @scrooger :)
Then I saw a post by @akomoajong, where he has decided to track his steemitboard stats monthly for a while and showed me how to do it. I think I might follow his lead with the monthly idea - at least for a few months.
So I plunged in today.
I have three accounts:
@fitinfun is my main blog since June 2017.
My usual topics are freewriting, photo posts, travel and minnow tips. Every single thing I do is with the goal of helping others to beat obesity naturally like I did eight years ago, so that theme is in most posts somewhere.
@bxlphabet is my son's blog since August 2017.
I help him with some of what he does. We are a team on two continents. He posts about steemmonsters, California, music, actifit and just started to freewrite.
@fitinfunfood is my food blog since Jan 1 2019.
Yes, it's all about food and I am very happy with the progress on this blog after only three months. I think it will only get better over time as I find more places to enter food posts and get my act together to do them more efficiently.
All three blogs post to contests, challenges and sponsored tags. We do not post random thoughts to nowhere.
All blogs lease delegated sp and fitinfun has one gifted delegation.
All blogs self-vote and circle jerk each other. I am HIGHLY considering stopping the self-voting part of that equation.
All posts go through dapps that pay with upvotes and rotate through them:
- dtube (rarely)
The goal is 21 posts a week for each blog. The reality is 15-18 usually. Here are the posts in the pipeline right now:
- fitinfun 16
- bxlphabet 18
- fitinfunfood 13
We have rankings?
Did you know there is more to the steemitboard than the badges? I did not until I saw the post above by @akomoajong. If you click the three lines at the top right of those screens you get stats! You can see I have the dropdown open in the fitinfun screen above, and here is what it looks like when you go there.
This view shows that I am number 305 out of all steemers on resteems. I am sure this is because of all of my minnow tips posts that get resteemed by redfish constantly. Now that I have ginabot I see the resteems happen in real time.
My most current minnow tips post gets resteemed often. When I publish a new mega-post every few months, I am pretty sure that resteems like crazy before payout as I promote it.
I pulled all of those ranking numbers into a spreadsheet for the three blogs:
Here the the rankings are for all three blogs by best to worst rank:
@fitinfun is the most established and I post and comment like a fiend, so I should be doing the best here. The reason my sp is so low is because I power down weekly to live off the money.
I know! Everybody faints now. You want to hold your steem until it gets to 100, or 777, but I want to pay my rent and eat. If I got more (bigger) upvotes maybe... Sigh...
I am in the top 1000 in about half of the categories. WooHoo!
@bxlphabet did not really start his blog until Jan 2017.
He only set up the account and voted with an autovoter for the first six months. Before the dapps started paying, he was only posting once or twice a day. He has been a lot more active and improving fast since January 2019. His account also powers down weekly.
@fitinfunfood is the baby and so should be the "worst" performer.
This account will start powering down at 200 sp. Still, it will grow faster than bxlphabet and maybe fitinfun too, due to tasteem reviews which are awesome for rewards, and will come 2-3 times a week as long as I can manage to eat out that often. I'm also winning a lot of food contests with this blog.
Where am I going with this? I am not sure but here are a few numbers off of the first page that do not come through on the rankings:
|Blog||Ave # votes||Ave Post $|
The reason that fitinfunfood is doing better on Ave Post Payout is that there was less suffering in the first weeks (months) due to my awesome skill set of "How to Get Votes" developed through working with the other two blogs.
Both fitinfun and bxlphabet had months of posts with very little payout. The food blog has done much better right from the get-go.
I will think about how to improve and check this again next month. Off hand, I think I should go around begging people to put us on their autovoter, but that might not be a good plan. I know people who do that begging trick successfully, but so far I have not tried it except in a couple of desperation posts when rent was due and not available. That plea for autovoting is in my footer these days, and I have gotten some new autovotes since doing this.
You are tagged:
I'm tagging some people who care about and work with minnows/redfish to get advice and input if you have any. And maybe this would have value to recommend this self-check to any of the people you work with.
Please let me know if you do not want to be tagged when I update this post in a month or so.
Do you think this stat tracking is a good idea, or is it a waste of time? Any thoughts on good ways I can improve on any of the blogs? Anything else?
Thank you so much for reading and may we all continue to thrive.
Here is my latest minnow tips post if you struggle here at steem.
These tips can help you even if you are not new.
Monday Minnow Tips for Everyone from @fitinfun
Contents of the Above Post
What should I do EACH DAY on STEEM with low power?
What to do with your STEEM
Are you shooting blanks with your votes?
Should you use an autovoter?
Do not post to nowhere
Why bother to comment?
How and Why to use kryptonia
How to get Upvotes
For Twitter Users
How and Why to lease delegated sp
And some more about using SBI. I am updating my minnow tips these days:
Please Help Me Keep Helping at STEEM
Please follow my blogs:
We all post on Busy most days, where their upvote for us is based on the collective SP of our followers. We all follow back, because we love you. This is the power of STEEM.
Put my blogs on your curation trail
If you delegate sp - you can go to @minnowbooster. One of the blogs always has an offer there at about 14% apr, and we are all very grateful if you delegate to us.
Statistics say that only 5% of people with health resolutions for the New Year will still be on track after Super Bowl Sunday. Is your fitness equipment still out handy, and are you still on a "diet?" Soon we will be in Bathing Suit Season. Are you ready?
I lost "Half My Size" eight years ago by using natural methods. I started on December 5th and did not give up. You can do it too!
This is Sharon @fitinfun. I am posting:
Healthy Food Ideas on @fitinfunfood
Motivation Minnow Tips and Everything Else on @fitinfun
@bxlphabet is posting Southern California, steemmonsters and dtube videos.
Please follow along or contact me directly if you would like some individual help with weight loss and health. Anyone can do this if I did.