7 Common Mistakes that Newcomers do in Steemit
Steemit Platform always supports its users according to the quality of the posts. When the newcomer comes to the Steemit Platform they have no idea where to start if they haven't been guided by someone. So we have already made a post about Where To Start Guide. But We have seen most Newcomers make several mistakes since they haven't the correct idea about the Steemit platform. So we thought to point out the basic mistakes that are made by newcomers during their first days.
List Of Mistakes
- Less Use Of Voting power
As we already mentioned in our previous article, there are two ways you can earn SP. They are posting quality articles or curating others' posts. Most newcomers know they can earn SP by posting. But they don’t know they can earn SP by voting for other’s posts. You can see some random screenshots of a few newcomers voting engagement during last week.
Their voting power is always at 100%. As newcomers, you should know you can earn SP By voting for others. What you have to do is read other's posts and If you like those posts just click on the upvote button below. Then you can earn some curation Sp, Steem Also.
- Missing The Reward Redeem
Most newcomers don’t know how to get their earned Sp or Steem to their wallet. After you have posted an article, you were voted by others according to the quality of your post. Assume your post was voted as 5$. So you will get Sp or Steem approximately equal to half of the vote(2.5$). You will get your rewards after 7 days of posting. But You have to click the redeem button that appears on top of your wallet or notification section. Then those rewards will be transferred to your wallet. You can see the redeem button below.
- Source / References
This is a very important point. When you publish a post If it’s included some photos, quotes from the Internet, you should include the reference link also. We always encourage you to do your own Contents. So if you are getting photos from the Internet make sure to include the link. You can directly put the link under the photo. But it’s good to hide the link in a word or phrase. Here is the way to include a link relevant to the photo.
[Source/Reference](google.com) transforms to >> Source/Reference
When you input something like the above it will be more attractive to your article. And remember to use copyright-free images when you get them from Other sites. Don’t include the google search link of images. Here is some valuable information from @steemcurator01.
“ On a general note it might be useful to guide people on sources of copyright-free images (eg pixabay, Unsplash etc), and how to properly cite the sources of images used.”
- Not using Proper Markdown
When we see most newcomers’ posts they don’t have an idea of how to make a post attractive. They don’t know how to justify, how to add references, how to add images correctly etc. Thanks to @cryptokannon, she has made a great post about proper markdown in there. Just try to read and try to understand basic points in the Applying Markdown Article. Anyway You have to learn those markdowns when you do the achievement 4.
Newcomers don’t know about this problem. Sometimes they use plagiarized content to post their article. But it’s wrong. If you want to use content from the internet use quotes and mention the source link. But you should understand plagiarism is a wrong thing because while other users are trying to post their own content and if you use plagiarized content that is not good. So make sure to post your OWN CONTENT and one day you can earn as you wish.
- Not using Meaningful Comments
We have seen some Steemit users just post comments to others like Nice work, Great post, Thank you, amazing, etc. That is not expected from you, We need your engagement with others. We need to see you are making new friends by commenting. And also when you comment it should be relevant to the topic. That can be your idea or suggestion to improve the article or anything that gives value to the post. So make sure to add valuable comments to others' posts.
- Not Replying to Comments We Get
If you want to be an active steemian, You should always reply to the comments of others. That is the way to find new friends. In Steemit, Engagement is the most important part. So make sure to reply to others’ comments.
We hope this will help to have a more successful journey in Steemit.