Introducing... The Steemit Black Belt

in introduceyourself •  6 months ago 

Thanks to a great promotion by @cryptogamestrat that gave me an opportunity to build this account just by playing @steemmonsters, (more info here), the Steemit Black Belt program is born a little before its time.

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What is Steemit Black Belt?


Steemit Black Belt is a community initiative that helps you make the most of the Steem ecosystem by using gamification and mentorship similar to the way martial arts is taught in a dojo.

I believe that Steem, and the communities it supports, offers fertile ground to develop anything you want to grow. Chief among its benefits is the opportunity to grow and develop yourself. In this way, learning to use Steemit and Steem is similar to learning a martial art.

In its current form, Steemit and the rest of the Steem ecosystem also take quite a while to master, and in this way it is also quite similar to learning a martial art.

How Does it Work?


Steemit Black Belt is not yet active. If this idea interests you, please leave a comment below or follow this page. The following is an outline I wrote for the project. This outline was written shortly before HF20 and the recent discussion of transitioning Steem from steemit.com to the broader array of Steem-driven services, but it provides a basic flow to the skill-based ranking system to start the conversation. Your questions and feedback are welcome.

  • Participants go through levels to master using steemit to support their personal growth and goals
  • At each level, submit a post identifying a goal, lag indicators, and lead indicators
    -- Maybe: at each level, discuss lead and lag indicators with a coach and adjust.
    If you are not familiar with these terms, lag indicators are goals or benchmarks that you can not directly act upon (like number of followers, or total SP earned), while lead indicators are measurable actions you can take towards your goals (like number of posts per week).

Belt Levels:

  • Yellow belt = basics of posting, replying to comments, using vote power, dustsweeper
  • Orange belt = learn to power up, exchange sbd for steem, participate in steem bounties or community contests, follow and vote for 10 witnesses
  • Red belt = active engagement in a community, use discord, use at least one dapp, vote for 20 witnesses, activate an exchange account to enable buy/sell steem
  • Green belt = seek constructive feedback from a trusted community member, vote 30 witnesses, understand current flagging efforts and identify how/when you would use the flag, power up at least 100 SP
  • Blue belt = implement strategies gained from constructive feedback, identify under what conditions you would unvote a witness / change a witness vote, power up at least 200 SP
  • Purple belt = identify how your skills can be applied to improve both the steem ecosystem and your own life/ecosystem, power up at least 300 SP
  • Brown belt = power up at least 500 SP, implement your effort to improve your steem and real life ecosystem for at least 90 days, reflect on progress and results
  • Black belt = (sorry, haven't written this one yet).

This initiative will be the level up project of @wholeself-in, for @themesopotamians. Level up projects are completed when a member of the Mesopotamians community reaches the next tier, in my case Minnow. At this time, I have nearly enough Steem, between my main account and the exchange where I trade, to become a minnow, but I'd like to keep trading the swings in the market a bit longer. It's been a decent way to build my holding so far.

Over the next few weeks this account will be posting to build a bit of reputation and Steem Power. This is also an experiment to see first hand how Resource Credits affect a completely new account. Today, with approximately 2.5 Steem Power from the Steem Monsters promotion, a follow brought me from 100% resource credits to 96%. On the next update, I will report on the effects of today's post and upvotes.


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Hi steemitblackbelt

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Great post..

I like a good gamification.. can get a bit obsessed on it though..

But it's nice to have a set of steps like you have posted, detailing things to learn as you grow in the tool..

The thing that seems to be the learning curve, for me, is getting used to a social media platform that is so much more.. Blockchain. and apps based on the blockchain, that support social media (DTube) and the ecosystem..

it's exciting times.. to be sure..

This is great :) Steemit needs a tiered on-boarding experience, I think!

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Thank you, spider. I'm not sure how it will stay relevant as Steemit undergoes changes, but I suppose the whole thing is an evolutionary process.

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This is actually a smart and progressive initiative, I hope this attracts a lot of newcomers and weeds out the talented steemit users amongst the other ones.

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Thank you! My aim is to make the learning curve a little more fun. It's motivating to see your progress.

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My progress hasn’t been a smooth ride and I’ve made a lot of mistakes but learning from them have made me realise that if you ever want something you have to work hard at it.

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Welcome to steemit family! Good Luck!

Cool initiative and an intuitive ranking system with the use of the belts. The tasks for leveling up user knowledge seem to be well thought out to smooth what can be a very tough learning curve. Awesome!

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Thank you, I appreciate the comment!
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Welcome to Steem @steemitblackbelt.

Do read A thumb rule for steemit minnows - 50:100:200:25 for starter tips.

Spend time reading Steem Blue Paper to know how Steem blockchain works and if you still have any queries ask them on our Ask me anything about Steemit post and we will try to answer that.

All the Best!!!

Welcome @steemitblackbelt . Seems to be a interesting program. Hope to share lot of stuffs. Have a great time.

Welcome steemitblackbelt!
eSteem is the application that improves your experience here. We have Mobile application for Android and iOS users. We also have developed Surfer Desktop application that helps you to gain new followers and stay connected with your friends, unique features - notifications, bookmarks, favorites, drafts, and more.
We reward our users with encouragement upvotes as well as monthly giveaways rewarding Spotlight top users and active Discord users.
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Welcome to steemit @steemitblackbelt.

Welcome the new steemians. Have a great day!

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Welcome to Steem steemitblackbelt! Partiko is officially the fastest and most popular mobile app for Steem. Unlike other Steem apps, we take 0% cut of your earnings! You can also be rewarded with Partiko Points while using Partiko and exchange Partiko Points for upvotes!

Partiko for Android can be downloaded here on Google Play and the iOS version is available here on the App Store.

If you have more questions, feel free to join our Discord channel and ask @crypto.talk, we're always here to help!

Thank you so much for your interest!

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Hi, Welcome to the amazing world of Blogging and Sharing on Steem Blockchain. Make sure to post only Original content and avoid all kind of plagarism.
Keep your patience and faith to get success on the platform. Also make sure to engage and contribite to Community development. Commenting is best way to get involve and make your presence. Hope you have a happy stay.....Steem On!
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Q from the cheap seats. How does one give dustsweeper points to another? i. e. How do I get this account signed up with it using my @darrenfj account's SP?

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