Go and hit the like button for steemit. (currently has 47 likes.
FB has 815
and add any alternatives you like, or don't like.
the more the alternatives are shown the more people from other alternatives can come to steemit or find other interesting platforms to also use.
i think i felt a little intimidated by the large nicely laid out articles that were making larger amounts of money here on steemit.
I'm going to post smaller stuff more often. its more my thing.