Switching Over to eSteem Was The Best Decision Ever!

in esteem •  3 months ago

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Why I Switched

I switched from using Steemit.com to the [eSteem desktop application](https://esteem.app/), after @slobberchops recommended it to me. He mentioned that he'd been getting some significant upvotes from them for some of his articles posted through the app.

I'm glad that I took his advice and tried using the eSteem desktop app for a while.

Advantages Over Steemit.com

I have to admit that I was initially drawn in because of the possible upvotes, but since then I've come to really like the experience eSteem has to offer. Their search function for example is a lot better than the one on Steemit.com and now I finally have notifications while I'm browsing through the Steem blockchain.

Also, the ability to save multiple drafts and schedule your posts is something I couldn't live without. Mind you, that's after using the eSteem app regularly for just a week! The eSteem app makes it really easy to plan an entire post schedule days ahead, which is very useful if you're running a weekly series for example.

eSteem Fees

I've read some conflicting reports about the percentage of fees that they charged for every post made through the app. Some people were mentioning that they charged 5% fees on the total post rewards, others mentioned it was 10%.

In eSteem's TOS, it's mentioned that they charge 10% of your post rewards, which is very reasonable given the additional service they're providing.

eSteem currently charges 10% fees of each post and comment after payouts created via eSteem Mobile or eSteem Surfer only. No fees for any other Services, however we reserve the right to do so in future, and in such case any applicable fees will be displayed prior to you using any Service to which a fee applies. - eSteem TOS



eSteem's Upvotes

Since I've been using eSteem, I've noticed that I'm getting a 2% upvote from @ipromote on every post I've made. That alone already covers the small fee that eSteem charges. I have no idea if this upvote is dependent on something, like the amount of words or article quality, but they seem to be automatic.

Aside from that, I'm also receiving an upvote from @good-karma and the eSteem app account, every 2 or 3 posts or so. Those votes are worth almost $2.00. Certainly a pretty big boost for someone who usually earns just over $1.00 per post normally.

Like I said previously, I would still use eSteem if these upvotes weren't a thing, but the fact that they are really makes it much sweeter to use the app.

Missing Feature

The only thing that I really miss having on the eSteem app is a built-in spellcheck tool. I know that these tools aren't perfect by a long shot, but they're very handy for spotting simple typos.

That's really the only little bit of criticism that I can think of. I would definitely recommend trying the eSteem app for yourself, you won't regret it!

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I just posted my first post using the esteem desktop app and I am loving it. I had used the phone app in the past and it is just too hard for me to type that much on my phone. This is going to be a game changer for me though. I am glad that you and @slobberchops brought it to my attention. I also just read a post about it from someone else. It is like all the stars are aligning telling me to use this! :)

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I really do miss the spell check tool, I'm sure there will be a few more mistakes in my posts from now on :D

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I noticed that too. I typed up my post today and I was like wow, I did pretty good, I didn't see any red lines. Then I realized it wasn't checking the spelling at all :)

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Be sure and use esteem as one of your tags so it can be seen more easily by the esteem curators!

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Okay, thank you. I will be sure to do that!

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Hi,

Just to confirm, there is no need to use esteem tag to be eligible for a curation from eSteem curators. If you use eSteem mobile app or eSteem Surfer Desktop app for posting you blog, that will suffice.

I appreciate you @melinda010100 for being a loyal user of eSteem app as I can see atleast a post from you every day when I curate the posts.

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No need to use the tag, but you may get noticed more often by curators. The only way to find esteem posts if you search using the app on your phone is to search for the tag.

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Well, the eSteem team will make the posts posted thru esteem mobile and desktop apps available to curators, so we won't keep searching for posts posted using eSteem tag.

Yes, if you want to search the eSteem posts, then the usage of esteem tag will be helpful.

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I must be missing something then. Where are the posts being made available by the esteem team?

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Those won't be visible to you, it's only for curators.

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I will ask someone else. Thank you.

Don't take the vote as a given, they don't always vote up my article's, but I can usually tell which ones wont 'qualify' and use busy instead. They are looking for detail and quality, and I can't really blame them.

Is this milking the system? I call it 'utilising the tools'. In any case, Steemit for posting is now off the cards, as you always get nothing.

Can you introduce me to @ipromote? He doesn't visit me!

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Can I just mention that esteem pays for loyalty? The more you use it, the bigger your upvote will be! If you are seen to be milking the system you risk being placed on a block list.

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I wasn't sure of this, although @coolguy123 mentioned something along these lines. I don't tend to author anything less than 300 words, so I don't think Ill be at risk!

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Weird, I'm getting an upvote on every article from ipromote. I thought it was because of eSteem, but maybe not?

I'm pretty sure it started when I posted my first article using eSteem.

Definitely gonna check this out! Thx.

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You won't regret it ;)

@esteem or @esurfer both are good they have an encouragement program where the @good-karma and team is rewarding their app user with rewards. The one you getting from ipromote is additional boon you getting from somewhere...hope you enjoying

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I'm sure the ipromote vote started when I used eSteem. Have no idea where that one comes from if others aren't getting it?

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Ipromote is a bot..still keep enjoying the love👍

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I've been using esteem for over a year now and have had nothing but good experiences with the eSteem app and with all of the people there. Everyone has been so helpful every time I've had any trouble or had any questions on how to do something. Oh, and I love my big upvotes, too!

Thanks for review and reason why you use this platform thanks @daan

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