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in help •  6 months ago

One thing I noticed when joining Steemit three days ago is that information is hard to find on what Steem and Steemit actually is. Also there are many good tools and resources available but no one knows them. This post tries to adress that issue.

So many new users ask themselves: 

What is Steem and what is Steemit?

Steemit is a social network, similar to https://www.reddit.com/ where you can post, comment and vote on content. But the twist is, you get Steem when others like your content. And Steem is worth money. Currently over a dollar. So unique content creators can earn money without the users having to pay for it.

That sounds nice, but how do i get in?

Steemithelp has a wonderful tutorial for this.

Is Steemit the only way to view posts?

No, there are many other clients available. Some of the popular are listed here:

  • Esteem – Mobile Steem Client for iOS and Android
  • Busy – Facebook like design for Steem
  • Zappl – Soon to come twitter like client for Steem
  • chainBB – A forum like client for Steem
  • SteepShot – An instagram like client for Steem

How do I get all the details on what happens?

There are many good tools to view the Steem blockchain:

  • SteemD – See all internal data for anything on the blockchain
  • SteemStats – Here you can watch users and get live updates 
  • SteemDollar – Liveticker on Steem price compared to other currencies
  • Steemviz – Livefeed of what happens on Steem
  • SteemWatch – Configure notifications for events you are interested in
  • Phist – See the history of any post
  • Mention – See who mentioned you
  • SteemitPond – Visualize what happens on Steemit
  • Steemification – Chrome extension for Notifications

What else is out there for the Steemer in me?

Here are some cool projects for Steem:

What cool community projects exist?

Here are some I find interesting:

I want to develop an app for Steem, what can help me?

Here is a list of Apps and Libraries for Steem:

Useful Links:

This post is an aggregation of many useful resources and tools, please give them credit! If there is an error or you feel misrepresented, please comment below and I will edit the post.

This post will be updated with new information when new tools come out. Please comment if you found I missed a tool.

Any feedback is appreciated. Follow @reggaemuffin for updates!

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You have done a fantastic job, @reggaemuffin! I've been in steemit for about 3 months and have not come across such a useful comprehensive resource . Well done!!! Upvoted, resteemed post and now following you.

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You are most welcome, @reggaemuffin! Cheers.

Very well done post. As long as I have been on here this is one of the best collections of steem resources that I have found in a post. Good job. Looking forward to more in depth analysis on steem and her applications from you in the future.

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Thanks a lot! I am a dev myself and with the first app I wrote, I noticed after finishing it that it already existed... So I got up to make a list of all the things currently existing so that other devs can work on new problems and users find all these tools. If you ever find something not covered by the list, please tell me :)

..ja man...thankyouthankyouthankyou for info..follow you..

Great resources and fantastic help. Thank you.

Wow! Looks like you spent a lot of time putting this together. Thank you! Followed and Resteemed.

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Aw well, I can't resteem this :(

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I'm with you @magick323 - I'd like to resteem this post so I can find it again easily - but after a short time, that feature is archived on posts. Some posts are good enough to want to keep current. This is one such post.

This is a fantastic article. What a great resource! I'm going to resteem it so more people can see it.

Welcome to Steemit, by the way :)

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Thanks :)

Great job on this ! Will definitely be able to use the Apps and libraries for this tool/plugin I am planning.

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Cool! What are you planning to do? Happy to add it to the list when it is ready 😉

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I am gathering my thoughts. When I get concrete output you will be the first to know through this thread.

job well done @reggaemuffin im just new here can someone follow me please thanks and ill do follow you back too!

what a convenient way to see all the important resources for efficient steeming. Thanks for sharing. Followed you...

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Thank you! If I missed anything, please tell, I'll add it then. Also see this comment for what has been added since the creation of this post

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Great! Good things just keep coming with steemit. Thanks again for the update/

Thank you for this great post. I did make an article a while ago for newbies. But your aggregation is valuable.

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Thanks, noted your post for when I make a sectuon with detailed infos on certain topics

Good list. I think some people miss that there is a FAQ and Quick Start Guide on the Steemit site. The menu in the top right has other things too, but it's easy to miss

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I personally think the official FAQ and docs are of poor quality and layout… I found the Steem website, the whitepaper and the FAQ here and was 100% confused xD It took many posts by other steemers and looking at code/steemd for me to get it. I understand that writing docs is hard so I made this post to help in that effort.

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Those docs are made by the community, so anyone can help to improve them.

Awesome post! This is very helpful, easy to read especially when I plan to invite friends to join. Resteeming it!

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How its helpful ... how to invite frineds here after use what link ? Actually i m new here so just asking to gain knowledge miss shellyany

Thank you. This is enough for me to know more about steem and steemit

Dear new bros and sisters of the Steemian family, YOU HAVE to READ THIS!
@reggaemuffin made a great article, a lot of knowledge in it ! CHECK IT FOR SURE! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Nice! This is some good info. Thanks!

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Wow. Many thanks @reggaemuffin!

Thanks ! Upvoted and resteemed .

Good post, you should add another image to the top so the thumbnail is not that blown up icon at the bottom.

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I fixed that, thanks for the remark!

Splendid post @reggaemuffin.
Another good one to add on my feed page to enlighten my handful of followers. :)

¡Upvoted & Resteemed!

Awesome post! I'll probably mention it in some future post.

Well done, a helpful guid, thank you

This is very helpful! Thanks

Wow ,im also here 3days ,but look like you know what you doing. Respect

Wow! Thanks for putting all of this together , super helpful - a little something for everyone! I definitely was looking for the development references. As a noob, this is great! Bookmark. This. Now.

Great Job! Love the idea of the "welcome bot" 👍

Thanks Thanks Thanks :D Great Job ;)

Thanks so much @reggaemuffin, this is an awesome guide to learning how to maximize Steemit. Really appreciate you creating this resource, upvoted and following you. So many great tools here!

Wow u be super quick @reggaemuffin and alert me about these excellent resource on steemit. Thanks a million buddy :)

Hi @reggaemuffin rly interesting article ! Thks for the informations ! U might like the steemit of my reggae musicband, You'll find a link to our soundcloud for free original music
Have a nice day Le giah for La Force Tranquille

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Awesome! Be sure to participate in the giveaway, you guys would deserve it 😊

Gracias, por esta sugerencia, realmente muy productiva/ Thank you, for this suggestion, really very productive

Very helpful my family,
Thanks so much

This is an outstanding consolidation of information for the entire Steemit community. Very nicely done @reggaemuffin, upvoting, following and resteeming as well as saving the link to share with others in the future.

Thanks for the info, very well done. I will be definitely back to this post from time to time. Upvoted, resteemed post & now following you.

Thank you. It took me 30 minutes to figure out how to upload a profile pic. good job.

Thanks, I will use alot of these links you posted.

Peace!

Since steem seems to be focused highly on original content, is it discouraged to posts links to articles/videos hosted elsewhere?

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Linking to other articles is not discouraged, but you have to provide your own value

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I think there is value in aggregating/curating interesting content.

Getting paid would be great, but it's not the main reason I participate on social media.

But from a culture perspective I don't want to upset the balance of a community I am new to.

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The most important thing is bringing value. For example this posts links to many other resources. But it brings extra value in an high level overview. And it does not 'rob' the linked content.

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Is it possible to demonetize contributions in a visible way to show that you aren't trying to gain anything from spreading ideas already well formulated by others?

I saw a post earlier with the $ amount crossed out that said reward denied or something like that; is that what that is?

Edit: I should make it clear I'm referring to offsite content like articles and videos written/hosted elsewhere

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You can just set it to no reward. Works only on posts for the gui

wow this article is on steroids, very helpful i am already looking at some good tools ill be using, thanks budy!

This is a wonderful help guide! Thank you for sharing! I have followed you and look forward to updates! :)

wow, good job

Great Article, Thank you Upvoted !.... Please check out my profile, https://steemit.com/@ashokaks Please upvote and follow me! Thank you again

Followed, update and resteemed. Looking forward to reading more posts and what a great resource this is to have at my fingertips. I have also bookmarked.

Great post, this is very gelpful! You deserve a:

thanks a lot , cant vote i am still a babyfish , but i have reeeeesteem it and i follow and will take time for read some interesting content of yours
i think i am gonna make laugh a lot today
may the steemforce be you

WOW .... Great Job ... I need to reshare this ...

How to quickly improve upvote?

Thanks for the Guidance!

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Update 2:
I added SteepShot by the @steepshot team to the post. It is an Instagram like client I totally missed and am now trying out. Liking it so far!
https://steemit.com/steemit/@steepshot/steepshot-android-alpha-0-0-2

Excellent post @reggaemuffin - I will be checking this out for some awesome knowledge

Thanks @reggaemuffin ! This is an extremely comprehensive guide that's helping me get on my feet in this community, well done

very useful resources, thanks @reggaemuffin

really ver nice pst..i have been in steemit for 2 days .. and i reallllllly love it....

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i need your help too not getting paid for upvote resteem or blogging account balance same it was what should i do??

Than you for your job! It's very helpfull for steemers!!!

Thank you very much for posting very important tings! I was able to find the person I was looking for for three days.

WOW, your bot and help resources are Awesome!
Thank you :)

Extremely useful resource.There are so many wonderful tools that i had no clue abut,Thanks a lot

What a great post. Only just found it. Thank you so much. X

@reggaemuffin I am new to steemit...I posted several stories....see my blog...and 6 days later I suddenly cannot post a story anymore.....why....I did go into live chat and ask several questions about steemit and all and two people were very rude and reported me to abuse where there was no abuse at all I asked 2-3 questions and they went nuts....is there some sort of cult like group in steemit where they know how to shut your account down through computer programs using abuse? Is so then there is no free sspeech in steemit and it is noting more that crazies who are hurting steemit where fewer quality people come to steemit...please let me know about this so I do not waist my time....if steemit wants to be nothing more than bitcoin stories then it will fail....

@reggaemuffin thanks for the reference sheet of resources. Being a newbie here on Steemit, I'm trying to "get a feel" for how the site works & everything STEEM has to offer. Thank you for making things clearer.

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This is great

I am a steemit virgin trying to load my poetry and paintings. Your post was extremely helpful. Between your post and my guru @frankbacon I hope to be up and running with the best of you all.

AMAZINg new welcome bot u have linking to this post and the Giveaway posts! im giviing away SB once ina while too! i wanna make a it a regulatr giveawway my five SBD or about $10 giveaway where i give like a bnch fo $1 runner up prizees of half an SBD or about $1 to ayone who comments and is aminnow in need!
https://steemit.com/chainbb-general/@ackza/im-giving-away-dollar10-or-about-5-sbd-to-a-minnowithsteemit-newb-financially-in-need-cuz-i-just-got-another-dollar70-payout-today-even-after-getting-dollar110-yesterday-i-love-the-7-day-wait-periodoh-and-dollar1-to-3-minnows-who-reply-using-chainbb
man if anyone wants to get a lil help make sureto follow up on my giveaway post too help minnows there , witj yur upvote! its a way i can help these minnows without hvnt to send them anymore SBD as i am still a minow myself! Im just recently getting more and more succes and i wana giivebackk but show it can be profitable to give back and doucmnet it here n steemit!

yessss I will definitely be looking back at zisssss

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Thanks a lot :)

thank you. i've just started steemit today. this post is really useful.

Thank you!

Thanks, That is what I was actually lacking here.

It's a huge job!

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Thank you and welcome to Steemit again :) Be sure to check out https://www.steemithelp.net/ they have a list of well written tutorials!

Thanks for this guide! Really helpful for a newbie like myself :)

Nice collection! Upvoted, followed and resteemed :)

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Thanks a lot :)

This is too cool!

Thanks @reggaemuffin you dug deep and came up with some awesome links in your content

Thank you for this post, it is so usefull! So many links and advices usefull for newers just like me =)

A great deal for a steemit newbie. Thanks

wow.. nice one. you did really good here.

Great post ! thank you!

so much useful information to get me started! cheers

great info thank you!

This article was helpful, thanks for the guide. Resteemed and upvoted.

Thanks for writing this article, i have learnt new staff such as the steepshot app which is very similar to instagram

Thanks for this very useful post especially including the links. :)

Thanks @Reggaemuffin! Just getting started on Steem a few minutes ago. Super helpful to get a comprehensive view on the ecosystem right off thebat.

Very helpfull, thank you!!

I'm encouraged. Ive been looking for something like did in a long time.

What a wonderful piece of useful information thank you so much for sharing this, very new to the group so this is gold to me.

thanks for this, very helpful ..

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Thanks reggaemuffin, that information is very helpful

wow very usefull thx for the guide

you worked well and you deserve to be up voted ...its looks like u have a good market intelligence report

Thanks for this amazing post :0) It really helps
U have done a great job, thx upvoted

Wow! You really did your homework! Grade A++! Thanks for that! I had no idea what I was getting into. I'm going to get nothing else done! I'm following you, and would be honored if you would follow back! I think I have a lot to give, so am looking forward to the journey!