Since i am not very techy or know much about blockchain, i want to propose what i will heartily do in terms of joining the cause to grow steemit.
As a crypto-novice who also has experience living in a developing nation and who found steemit, while looking for an internet home, a level-playing field etc, i feel the aspect of steemit growth, that involves bringing up newbies to speed and bringing steemit to the mainstream in developing nations etc, is something i can help with, the most!
Too, i came on steemit like a regular internet user would and was lost in steemit wonderland and didn't understand the whitepaper and all; and it took me months to even try the "transfer button" or to find out the other beautiful aspects of steemit beyond earning and blogging.
It is mostly after unraveling these other beautiful aspects of steemit and steem technology, that my conviction about the steemit became unshakeable.
Now; once my conviction about steemit became unshakeable, things changed!
Steemit Growth Idea!
This idea is going to be completely steemit-community-driven. It will be fun, stir engagement and fresh!
The overall theme of this idea is "#steemitisbeautiful"
The aim of this idea is to assist in following aspects of steemit growth:
1. Bringing newbies up to speed when it comes to steemit know-how.
2. Helping each steemian understand steemit FAQs and concepts, in layman-terms.
3. Helping the regular internet user to understand steemit, using simple, fun, effective ways.
(Instantly introducing them to the other beautiful aspects of steemit beyond blogging and earning, thus, expanding their overall vision of steemit.)
4. Attracting newbies to steemit.
5. Strengthening the existing steemit community.
6. Creating new ideas for exploring steemit.
7. Inviting new ones to steemit
8. Assisting the steemit's marketing efforts, especially in developing nations.
9. Assisting with seamless steemit's growth.
What is the problem?
It can't really be said that their is any real problem!
However, there are ways to improve! Many newbies have had to read for zillions of hours (comments, posts, FAQs) and have had to read the whitepaper over and over again, when they first get on here. This is a very good thing in the long run but can also be overwhelming for many. Combining that, to many other events bound to happen on any platform during beta and newbies become lost in steemit wonderland except someone holds them by the hand and lovingly leads them.
Looking at the fact, that steemit is set to host millions of regular internet users, the above, is an aspect that can be improved upon.
This, we can gradually and playfully improve!
Moreover, the entire beauty of steemit is not expressed on the whitepaper! Getting to fully understand the beauty of steemit and its capabilities takes time and are only unraveled with time and after exploring steemit. These aspects need to be at the forefront and marketed, so that steemit's beauty or at least a glimpse of it is seen by everyone daily and by newbies, from day one!
What is the solution?
The solution is simpler than imaginable and can be a community effort and fun!
My small solution here is just a start and will expand by virtue of the steemit community.
I want to start with a solution that can run on a larger scale as soon as possible, requires limited resources and will be seamless and ultimately, fun! It will be fresh, a positive distraction and will instantly stir further community bonding and increase the number of steemit posts.
Steemit posts resulting from this endeavor will do 2 basic things:
(a). It will constantly spell out #steemitisbeautiful everywhere on steemit.
(b). Incessantly market #steemitisbeautiful to the world of internet users out there.
Yes, the 'internet is beautiful' but steemit can stand out and easily become its own world, away from the rest of the internet.
The above sentiments in quotes, is something that will appeal to internet users in general and especially, to steemit users in developing countries!
(Solution will involve every steemian, as we our months-of-beta, to help new ones who arrive on steemit, feel at home from the moment they get here (speed them up) as well propagate #steemitisbeautiful far and wide!
What we will be able start ASAP:
We will start with INTERVIEWs themed; "#steemitisbeautful". Yes, to start with, it will be "INTERVIEWs within a steemit post" but these interviews will have a very big twist!
The INTERVIEWs will be "a set".
One set covering veteran steemians, who started out as regular internet users!
The other set, celebrating newbies and helping them see within the interviews, "the beauty of steemit".
However, both sets will always answer one or two steemit FAQs in ELI5 manner!
This is just a start!
How will we prove our project was a success?
This project has already started but it now needs to scale up and become a community effort. Prior to this moment, i have been able to measure success by means of testimonies seen in comments. I have also had great feedback in chats.
I also have a growing discord server and steemit.chat channel as further indication of success.
The Proof that our current project was a success, will become a community effort. After a month, of running the INTERVIEWs, we will measure results based off of another community fun effort.
We will implore steemians to create posts under www.steemit.com/created/steemitisbeautiful.
These posts can take the form of:
2. Success stories.
3. Introducing new steemians.
4. Re-introducing steemians with a new steemit vision.
5. New-invitees success stories.
6. Simple explainer posts highlighting new aspects of steemit's beauty, steemit technology etc
7. Fresh, simple shareable GIFs, videos, infographs etc that tackles basic steemit FAQs or that explores a new aspect of steemit's beauty!
The above will completely community driven, fun, heartfelt and fresh!
I would really love steemians to read this post, leave feedback and suggest ways to improve this idea!
Your Boy Terry.