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RE: Hey there, I'm new here...Allow me to introduce myself

Hello, Michelle, and Welcome to Steemit.

Greetings from a former reacher of ESL in Japan.

With your various interests and your passion for writing, you will find Steemit to be an ideal platform to share your stories. Not only do you have a pre-fab site with a "waiting" readership, but you can also earn Steem crypto-currency.


Below are a few basic points of advice re posting on Steemit.

  1. Longer posts are more lucrative than short posts. If you make a post of 20–30 paragraphs, it's more likely to earn rewards.
  2. Include some photos, images or graphs, to complement the text.
  3. Make sure the text and photos are formatted properly, so that your post looks attractive and appealing.
  4. Be yourself.
  5. Be interesting and informative.
  6. Create quality content. Steemit is intended to be a platform of quality content. (You will see many insignificant posts with meager content and no quality. Most of those of posts [called “shitposts” by Steemit whale Stellabelle] will earn few rewards and soon pass into oblivion.)
  7. Get online and start curating. Read various posts, comment on those posts you find interesting, and upvote those posts. That’s the best way to attract followers.

Hope this helps for now. Good luck, and Full Steem Ahead!

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Konnichiwa!!! It is so nice to know that you are a former ESL who taught in Japan. If I may, are you still in Japan? Additionally, thank you so much for your welcome and for the advice. They are very much appreciated and solid for getting me started. I will do my best at all times.

No, I left Japan in 2005 (after 17 years there!). Now I'm in Thailand (semi-retired.)

Do you teach upper-level students, or only beginners and mid-level? I'm now posting my high-level Vocabulary learning resource on Steemit. If you have any high-level students, it might help you or them.

Here's a link to the recent renewed INTRODUCTION to VOCAB-ABILITY ... https://steemit.com/writing/@majes.tytyty/vocab-ability-introduction-and-guide-a-more-powerful-vocabulary-this-post-includes-the-intro-and-guide-to-the-series

Next week, I'm gonna start posting daily "Vocab-Ability1x1" posts, so that students can study and practice all the vocabulary in my resource.


One more point re Steemit in general.

Submitting photos in the various photo contests is a great way to earn a bit of Steem and to attract followers. Here are links to 3 contests.

@photocontests, organized by @juliank
Daily color challenges, organized by @colorchallenge
#tepchallenge, organized by @theexplorer

For entries into those photo contests, short posts are OK. But it's a good idea to add a bit of text explaining the photo, to give the post some meat and to make it more interesting.


Also, in a 2–3 months, I'm gonna start posting NOTES FROM UNDER THE TATAMI MATS, an 80-post series about my experiences in Japan. You may find that interesting too!

@ma.tytyty thank you for your response. You spent quite a bit of time here, 17 years, wow nice. I teach at three Senior high schools and they are of varying levels. I will definitely check out the resources that you have recommended. I would love to read about your experiences while you were here in Japan, so ill keep an eye out for the 80-post series. Thank you for all the advice and kind words.

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