Prompt Of The Day “Free Event” - Posting Alone Is Not Enough!

in freewrite •  2 months ago 

Why do people approach our platform as if it’s a free event? Just stepping inside the door they expect to be handed tickets for drinks, food and prizes. Seldom does anyone ask about participating in arranging the “free event” or helping see it through rather it’s expected to be fully arranged and ready to enjoy!

This is a @freewritehouse #freewrite for the prompt “free event” that just hit me a few days later while sitting here eating Chinese Food and having my first coffee waiting for the next delivery from SkipTheDishes.

Steem I believe is viewed a lot like a “free event” where rewards are expected to be provided and not something that needs to be earned. People enter not understanding “curation” and often have the belief that everything is rewarded equally, many factors play into this making our platform a little complex.

Largely I see the idea extending from various marketing movements such as @Actifit with “earn for your daily activities” which isn’t a bad thing but it does set an overtone focused on the rewards. I have even had numerous situations with people landing in the #OneLoveDTube discord asking about how to get ours & the @DTube votes and nearly every time I have to explain the concept of curation to them.

I don’t see Steem as a place friendly for the average user to join and earn rewards, takes a special kind of person to see our platform through. Determination and passion for what you create is a must especially at the beginning when often you will be overlooked.

We are all here building and you must be prepared to do the same! From skills to personal connections or even a project/initiative building something on Steem is the best way to find recognition.

Simply put, posting alone is not enough!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!!!

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Steem should definitely be a place for the average user to join and earn rewards, but the average user shouldn't expect posting to be enough. It's not like people get likes on Facebook just for posting either. You have friends who like you and what you have to say. It's the same here. I'll say again what I keep saying. If people behaved like normal humans with all the wide variety that is humanity, steem would be an incredibly popular platform. It's the confusing bits that warps human behavior here and makes it weird and, for some users as they first start out, unfriendly-seeming.

I hope we'll naturally evolve away from that as whales sell to minnows and stake gets more well distributed.

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You are correct it definitely should be a friendly and welcoming place unlike the current ghost town we see today. I do hope your correct about the movement in stake but I cannot help fearing if the price gets to low people will stop engaging all together, seems to be the pattern on almost a daily system.... I still believe the complexity of our platform is the biggest hindrance of new user growth, not the politics but actual function of the platform.

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Agreed. A more intuitive interface would do wonders.

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I had hoped that’s where Partiko would play in but as of late I believe they are having troubles with implementing the needed features and being rejected from the iOS App Store 🤦‍♂️

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Weird. Why is Apple giving them trouble, do you know?

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My understanding is they are very particular in what’s allowed into the App Store, not sure if it has to do with being crypto related but it seems to be something they also face complications with for Buzzbreak.

I think a lot of the "gimme" mentality is because of the "earn for what you'd do on Facebook" (or other social media) thing. Most people post or share crap on fb. But also they'll see people earning money from crap posts on steem too, and wonder why not me? If they don't understand bidbots etc

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Yea it’s almost on the verge of false advertising but a slight change in how things are worded could change how our platform is viewed and the expectations that come along with it!

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