And I never have been.
I’m not here to share my blog and make some money.
I don’t plan out posts or have goals for reaching an audience. Hell I don’t even proof read. When I make a post it’s generally random thoughts or something I feel I need to set the record straight on.. I’m blunt to the core. I am not a content creator.
I believed in Steem due to the potential I saw and how the social aspects were the Trojan horse for crypto.
It’s what’s missing.
So no I’m not on Steem because I’m a content creator, I’m here because I think it could be revolutionary.
I manually curate those content creators, every single day for almost two years, because I think they can add value. I think the right ones can draw an audience.. and we need an audience.
No I am not a content creator, but I see the value in them.
I see the value in the community, I see the value in what this ecosystem can offer...
But I gotta say the lately it’s getting harder and harder to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I see such potential... but we just can’t seem to get our shit together.
I had a big plan.. how I could try to help, we needed to get our name out there.. we need to show them what STEEM is and what it has to offer. They won’t know about us unless we tell them.
I had a plan.. I was going to show them how Steem was the onboarding tool the crypto world had been dreaming of. The bridge to crypto - How it could onboard the masses. As a place that normies could explore and experiment with crypto in a fun place that also educated them on the whole blockchain space. It could be the bridge.
I am not a content creator.. but I was going to try to be one to show them what is possible.
A podcast, YouTube channel with “blockchain for normies” content.. going to all the conferences to continue the connections and foot in the door I established at the Bitcoin is conference. I had been working twitter, and had good responses.
I had already spent 1000’s promoting Steem on my own, but this time I was going to jump outside of the echo chamber with full force.
I had a whole proposal typed up for a true Steem ambassadors program, to help other community members do the same. One I spoke of to Steemit inc back in April, one I have mentioned repeatedly.. not just a meetup party, a program that would empower and educate our community to showcase Steem in their area.. give them the tools they needed. Help ensure Steem is represented all over the world. Get us known.. make them know we are here. With oversight and accountability to ensure it didn’t end up being just another Steem scam. I had big plans.
I was trying a new technique... speak their language and not just yell “yay Steem”... then they would listen to what I had to say, and it was working.
But then I forgot that Steem is a social platform and I post here .. and sometimes trolls follow me, and people dislike me for what I’ve “done” or what they think I’ve done, or perhaps because the tone of my text is apparently triggering .. and people who I bring here have to see all that too.
I could ignore it for a bit, but at some point it makes a person not really want to showcase a place where that is what is seen. And I found myself deleting my links from my social profiles.. and speaking Of Steem less. Perhaps that’s my fault... if I just smiled and nodded, I probably wouldn’t have any trolls in the first place. Damnit why can’t I just learn to smile and nod.
How do I sell them Steem when I’m embarrassed of what I see here lately.
So here I am, not a content creator, and now I don’t even know how to showcase this place I believed in so much. Now, clearly this is all based on the choices and actions I’ve made.. and that’s fair, as clearly based on some comments I’ve read lately - I’ve left not the best impression.
I’ve been thinking about leadership a lot lately (probably the post I should be making instead of this shit I can’t even believe I’m going to post) .. and just racking my brain how to make this place seen.. and now I’m wondering if this place is even a place we want seen lately.
When twitter is more fun than Steem, we aren’t doing it right.
I don’t know how to make it fun, I’ve never been the fun person.. I’m just the do random stuff in the background no one knows about and talk too much and be too bluntly honest where you piss everyone off person.
We need to make it fun. This is growth spurt (a painful one perhaps), but we need to have fun again.
So I’m not a content creator, I never have been.. my role here was always to work behind the scenes to make the valuable content creators seen... and try to make this place be seen by those not here yet.
As while fighting with each other fills the days I guess, I think we need to focus outside of our echo chamber if we ever want to see the price go up.. and therefore see this platform reach its full potential.
No matter how great your project is, if no one hears about it, it won’t be successful.
#Marketing matters... “build it and they will come” does not work in the tech world.
Paid shills who sound like idiots aren’t the answer either...
Random tweet shows what’s been on my mind a lot I guess.
I’m not a content creator.. but I really believe in those of you who are. And I’d like for others outside of our own walls to know you are here.
I guess I’m just not sure how to do that anymore.
Maybe I’ll figure it out in the morning over coffee...