SoldierAdvice ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜๐Ÿฝ - How To Start A Successful Steemit Blog

in #life โ€ข 4 years ago (edited)

Well, I guess most of you might know me because of my SteemDance series, motivational posts, some nature phenomena or scrolled randomly through Steemit and saw my blog by accident.ย 


I am actually on Steemit for nearly a year now and to be honest with you, I first didnt know what to share on this platform. As I mentioned felt a hundred times, I deleted all my social media accounts from Instagram to Facebook over to Twitter. That happened because of privacy reasons, I thought it was useless, I was bullied in school and it was a great start for me to begin a new chapter in life. If you have read my introduction a year ago, you know that I used to model, dance and act as well before I started programming, trading and got into Crypto Currency in general. I have made bad experiences being on stage either as a model nor as an actor/dancer. There are so many bad people in this industry and I am so grateful that I got help from my mentor and family to get out of there. Fortunately nothing really terrible happened to me but I found out that I was in bad contact with people that I have trusted. Model agencies, Photographers, Managers etc....ย 

When I quit this chapter in life I also quit social media which gave me a new freedom. I started from the bottom at a very young age, it was also in high school but I dont remember my exact age, and this is when I started with programming, learning another language, made interests in Crypto, built websites, started my own business and now I am here. One year ago @sirwinchester introduced me to this amazing platform! Besides the idea of getting rewarded by posting amazing content, I was positively surprised that this community was so open minded, kind hearted and I already could feel the love without being a member.ย 



Anyway, I registered and published my first post, but wait...?! What should I post? I have no current pictures of myself because, as I said earlier, I havent posted in a while because all my social media accounts were deleted. What is interesting for the community? What if I forget something? What should my blog be about?ย 


Well, I have made a great "career" as a Steemian in my opinion. I have made so many friends and have found so many great souls which made me feel that I have made something right on this journey. There are a few tips which I would love to tell you because I got so many requests on how to start here, how to make the account visible for others and how to be a successful Steemian.ย 



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1. BE YOURSELFย 

I have realized that the readers of your content notice if you are real or fake. It doesnt matter if you write about yourself, like I do sometimes, or if you write about different topics like Crypto Currency news, new invetions, photography or other interesting stuff. Itยดs obvious that people try to sell theiselves or their stories very well even if itยดs not the truth and the readers will notice that! Be honest to your community!


2. BE UNIQUE

I often see people posting plagiasm, I see people on other social media platform stealing someoneยดs pictures and so on. Nobody wants to see fake or stolen content. The followers you have are following you for a reason and thatsยดs because they like YOU and your crazy ideas!ย 


3. ENGAGE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

I am so happy to get always so many comments under my posts. ( It sometimes makes me speechless because itยดs so positive but thats another point) I try to answer every single one of you, which doesnt succeed every time but I try my best. And I believe that this is the reason why people stick with you. You give them the feeling to be a part of your journey and to get the attention of the author!


4. BE POSITIVE - DONยดT HATE

Well, there are some days in life where we are in a bad mood and thats totally fine. As I mentioned earlier, you should be yourself and if you dont feel happy, dont pretend to be happy! But people want to read positive and interesting articles. All my followers have such a big heart and I feel it every time when I scroll through the comment section and they deserve positivity! Nobody wants to follow someone who hates others. Hating is an act of evil and people want to enagage with the good, not with the bad! Be friendly, be kind even if someone turnes out to be a hater, dont hate back!

5. SHOW YOURSELFย 

How should anybody notice you when you dont show yourself? Take some time of the day and scroll through different hashtags, scroll through the trending page and comment below arcticles that interests you. The rules apply here also. Be yourself, just comment under posts that you actually really like otherwise people will notice it and wont check your account because they feel that you just do it to make followers!ย 


6. NO ADVERTISMENTย 

So, this is an important topic! I see so many people adversising their posts below other articles. Thats a NO GO! I know that you want to make friends, become more popular but that is definitely the wrong way! You would rather disturb people instead of becoming an influencer. And if you want to make advertisements, use the hashtag #postpromotion in the steemit.chat or join some of our Steemit groups on Facebook as well. You are very welcome to join us there!

Team Steemit - Facebook Group

Steemit Deutschland - Facebook Groupย 

Steemit Post Promotion - Facebook Group



7. BE CONTINIOUS

When I started on Steemit, it took me months to get my first 500 followers. But as soon as I posted constantly, my number of followers has risen up to over 2200 in short period of time! I have made 1 thousand followers in a month! @sirwinchester was my biggest inspiration. He posts great content every day! His articles are underpaid in my opinion, but seriously his ambition motivates me so much! Thanks SirWinchester for that ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 


8. LIKE BACK

I said that you shouldnt do advertisments but if someone does it below your posts, dont hate it or ignore it. Be kind and like back!ย 


9. RIGHT TIME

Of course there is a best time to publish your articles! I live in Europe so I can not tell you the best time in every country but for me it turned out to be the best time at midnight or a bit later, central European time. This means I still have my german followers online but my followers from America or other continents are also awake. If you want to reach as many as possible, figure out when the most people of your audience are online and this will be the greatest time to post!ย 


10. FIND A NICHE

Well, finding a topic is not easy. I would advice to think about a huge topic for your whole blog something like photography, lifestyle, travel, food or news just to prepare your readers for what your content is all about. Now they can decide if they want to stick with you or want to leave you.



11. PRETTY | CUSTOM THUMBNAIL

People will see your headline and thumbnail before clicking on your post. So this is maybe the most important thing to gain new readers. Make sure that your picture has the right format, great quality and matches to your topic!


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Those tips have brought me to where I am now! I always like to improve myself and I want to share the best with my readers because my community deserves the best! This is not a guarantee to be successful on Steemit! You need to put your own flavor into it and this is what makes your account so special!


Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel. - Melissa Etheridge


I hope this post helped some of my new Steemians to get into the community and to get a little assistance for your journey


* SoldierAdvice will be a new series of mine where I will give you tips, tricks and hacks for your life. If you have any ideas or topics where you would like to know my opinion about, just write it in the comment section below and I would be more than happy to answer your demands. *


Thank you for readingย 

Stay focusedย 

Love, Soldierย 

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Great tips beautiful girl!

I agree with you :D


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Good Post, i would expect some more great tips with example.

Really good guide. I'm sure many people will find some useful tips here as I did :)

Thank you, glad to hear that!

Being bullied has only made you stronger in life it would seem, and I'm glad you overcame it, and are now on the road to being one of the most successful Steemit users of all-time! ๐Ÿณ

Keep up the great work, and hopefully when the price of Steem moons, it'll bring you and your account great fortune! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Thanks again for your post, and please do enjoy the rest of your weekend @soldier! ๐ŸŒˆ

i think most important is consistent your 7;) never quit and continue and continue and after some time experience and all other come

So true ! I like that point too!

Great words. Be original.

Thanks !

You are welcome another one was Never quit.

Hi I am new here too... thank you for the helpful tips. We little Minnows ... appreciate it, so much. โœ…โœ…

im new user but thanks for information, i think i want to write some content unieque and not plagiarism :)
thanks brother :)

You better should !

Hlo thank you for great information about posting on steemit obously we should not use to any stolon photo or content ,we should not adverting below the post just keep original content and show actually who you are and give good and real information for the steemit fan this are your greatness I also learn with your opinion so plz keep posting and sharing post I always follow and read your article to know something great idea thankyou

Thank you so much, great advice by the way! It makes me happy to here that I could inspire your with my content

How many hours do you spend on steemit daily?

It depends... Sometimes just an hours, sometimes longer. But I spend some time here daily and I think thatยดs the key

Yes spending time daily is the key. I am trying to balance my day job and steemit.

I have been working really hard to apply most of the tips you gave in your post, @soldier! Thanks for this great work ;)

That sounds very good !

Another excellent post. I will be creating a thumbnail soon. (I've only been on for a year :-)

I have a question though. How do you program with those tremendous fingernails?

:-P

First thank you so much! It was quite easy but I cut them all off, now its much easier :P

Great great advices , I started off this platform in a similar way as you, deleting all social media (your story may be little different) I came with a lot of hope , and there are days where I want to give up and some days I tell myself to hang on, the storm will pass. At first it was difficult , then I had a good audience that supported me , but for the past week or so , it's gotten to the same miserable time , but I know if I stop now, this will just be another dream that failed .

I will take your advices into consideration and be myself and keep striving ! Keep writing and keep trying . Because Soldiers don't settle for less

Hey pretty woman,
first I want to thank you for being honest! We have to go through bad times in our lives and I know exactly what you are talking about! Everyone has its difficulties but we are a community full of love and peace. This is your chance and only the weak ones are giving up! Stay strong no matter how hard it is! Big hugs

I will hang on , it will make me stronger . Lots of love for you โค๏ธ

Very useful information, thanks for sharing

Glad I could help you!

Thank you buddy

Great words. Be unique original and engage. Thanks for sharing.

Thats true! Glad you like it

You are liked over here because you engage with people through your posts.

Thank you! Glad to hear

That's one hell of a motivation. I would agree to each word of yours. I am here in steemit for around 3 months and i am really loving its atmosphere .Just started with Crypto few months back and this platform is really helping me out in learning more about crypto.I am a techie by profession and before joining steemit i had no idea how to write a good blog.But slowly and steadily i am learning, reading various post and trying to improve each day.

So glad I could inspire and motivate you! This platform is the most friendly social media platform that I have ever seen. People are so helpful, lovely, kind and inspiring! Let me know if you have any question, I will try my best to answer all of your inquiries

Choosing a niche is a bit problem for me. As i have told you that i just got started writing blogs after joining steemit. As of now i am just posing anything i find interesting and just speaking out my heart.

very helpful for all the newbies like myself. I just get started my blogging journey here on steemit so I have no experience in how to gain followers and be productive on social media. am trying to learn and search about this topic and now I must apply to what will work for me . I know it does take a while, I have patience and I could handle frustration. thank's for sharing those tips @soldier

I am so glad that I could help you! Let me know if you have any other inquiries and I will try my best to answer.
It is so important to keep going and to never stop! This is the key to be successful, not only in business, also in life!

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sure I know. "I'll never give up if I do then I didn't deserve to win" that's my principle in life.
wanna ask you about formatting the article. how to insert the image on the left or right the text?
how to get the animated gifs that people use to say "follow resteem upvote" ? @soldier

Thanks for your tips soldier i want to grow step by step as you did it

Its great to have goals! Never give up. I also had a time where I posted once in 2-3 months. Of course nobody will follow you then.

Totally agree soldier. Thanks for your ideas

ur all advises are great but specially u tell right time is best i also really dont know and i make post any time there for no earen my post now i try to a right time

Great, do a little research when the most people are online. This will help you

its so good to give us good advises i hope i follow it and get more succees in steemit as some succees peoples like u

Thank you

This post has received a 3.13 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @upboat.

Thanks like always

But I think if we didn't have steem power then it is waste of time because I'm doing my best to post quotes, photograph or some times articles too but I didn't get much as I deserves but very useful info thanx for sharing....

Dont think just about the money! I started here with literally no thoughts about money! Keep doing what you love, be real and the money will come all by its own!

Thanx a lot for your advice and building my confidence.....

Great tips! As a newbie i always admire you.

Thank you so much !

I'm new here. I will need to learn to post, and you are very encouraging. Thanks

Thanks, glad to help you!

Very informative...thank you! Now following.

Thanks! Appreciate it

I like you pict @soldier

The logo is not mine, everything is linked below but I love it too thanks !

I know that .. but i like her !

I AM STEEMIAN INDONESIA

Nice info. Much appreciated! ๐Ÿค™

You're so generous for not only sharing your sincere advices but your own stories, and I think that's why you are in the condition and why we love you so! Keep on posting your lovely blog, and always look forward to them! โค๏ธ

i always sleep when you post and always see your posts 7-8h late :(

ย 4 years agoย (edited)

Great post. I can see you've put a lot of effort in it. Love the images and the format, as well as the content. I love it all! Upvoted and RESTEEMED ;]

A detailed, honest and effective way to make your followers empowered, with the knowledge you have acquired, over a period of 1 year, with your first hand experiences, is commendable. Every suggestion of yours is nothing less than gold dust. Thank you @soldier. Cheers..!

yes the first point is more and first important that we are really real or fake and that point have more value to improve accounts in steem there for now i want to pick this and try to prove this

Very help me as a newbie, i just 2 month in steemit, i see i m not progrees much. But i keep try my best. Coz i see they who success on steemit not happen in short time. Thank much for ur tips

Good tips, always nice to read your posts due to its originality and constructive advise. More success to you.

All that is very true what you write back to the human intention is very good

Nice post nice advices! keep up the good quality work!

Very good and very helpful post, thank you @soldier .

Soldier I really need it that kind of blogs. I also want Learn how to attracts steemiants through our blog!!
And my many doubt clear just from your single blogs. Thanks for sharing with us!!
You deserved uptvote+resteem:))
Big thumbs up

Excellent comment, I really like your work. I think it is very objective in the analysis and in what you want to convey. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.


Nice drone !!!

hola gracias por estos lineamientos tan importantes que nos transmites.soy nuevo en steemit y desde COLOMBIA queremos con un grupo de amigos ser pioneros dando aconocer la gran oportunidad que en esta plataforma tenemos y tendremos muy en cuenta tus buenos consejos.

Thanks Soldier for the SOLID advice!
I have been brainstorming lots of post ideas but want to come up with eye catching ways to execute them!

ย 4 years agoย (edited)

wonderfull work to share this tips with steemians @soldiers these 11 tips changes the steemit life of any persons and ur advise always are great i really like ur work style and to help others with ur a lot of experience

well a great post to share u tody its will help me more to improve my account and ur work is also for appriciate that ur whole blog is really a good blog ur always adivises give us many new things

buen post, espero tu apoyo en mi blog

Thank. I really didn't no some of these points.

Thanks for sharing so important information. It is true at the starting people trying to earn huge overnight but it is not possible . Need to take patience & provide quality content to community .

thank for the advice , I'm a new user that tries to absorb all the good advise in , like your's, I can.

Thank you for your inspiration! Sometimes it's hard because I do not necessarily have the same interests as most of the members of the Steemit community, but this reminds me I can find my niche soon. Rock on.

Good article, reading FAQ on steemit is definitely useful too for new comers.

i appriciate u that u share ur whole experience with us and all steemit comunity and help all of us with this post like ur all posts i really like ur blog @soldier

Thank you so much for sharing @soldier!

thank for this useful i was really need this , thank you upvoted and followed ...

Well said......applause....follow me @suquotes....i'm new here...maybe you can be my inspiration on steemit!!!Thanks..

super super super helpful! thank you!

Your post has so many great points. Your consistency is one of your best points I think. I know that I watch for your post and am disappointed if you happen not to have one that particular night. Also, your honesty is a great positive. Thanks for another very good share.

Good Guide! Thanks for information

great content, i love the tips that u pointed out, 11 just to make ur steemit account full of life, and that is a great contribution to such a great community, im still new to steemit, and getting myself used to this community , i post contents now and then not regularly but if i want to follow ur advice i think its a good start to post more often, so far this is a great community and the many advices lessons and creativity shared on this is just stunning especially that all or most users are trying to create and post their own unique stuff instead of plagiarism.

Thanks for your tips, I was need some tips and this is perfect.

"5. SHOW YOURSELF " this really work for me and i've been here for two weeks now :D , "9. RIGHT TIME" i'm still working on this one, "3. ENGAGE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY" i don't really have one just 2 friends invited by me on this platform, i've tried to bring more people but they don't believe in this platform :(

Good honest info. Thanks for the post

Thank you very much for sharing all those informations. I think I can learn a lot about my progress in Steemit. I'm very new to Steemit and blockchain in general but with posts like this I can develop myself even further.
Do you think a weekly upload is way to less for steemit? I find it very hard to create good content in just the sparetime of one single day. I guess I have to find some other topics where I can do smaller posts to bypass the gaps between my longer blogs.
Thanks anyway and keep up the good work.
Eric

I enjoyed reading about your journey. The tips you have presented are good, sound advice in my opinion. I look forward to reading your newest series of tips, trick and life hacks.

Do you post content daily? I think I will have to work on consistency. As it is, I take a long time in the creation process for videos.

Good advices. It is reassuring to know you took months to get your first 500 followers. Thanks !

awesome post. thanks for an in depth advice and yes, here in steemit, there are a lot of friendly people who can relate with you.

Another great post by @soldier!

I appreciate the time and thought you put into your posts. You're always genuine and motivational.

I have also been here since last year, but I let myself get stuck a few times. Now I'm focusing on being more consistent and producing higher quality posts.

Thank you for your tips - looking forward to this new series! =)

Really Great Post
your advice is important point to steemian ^ ^
thank you for sharing
upvote

Great advice and hope we can get like this type of articles more.

enjoyed scrolling through this post.. you seemed to have figured your niche out..

Thank you for these tips. I really try to follow most of these in my blogs. Bu time and niche are the ones which I generally skip. Time because I am asleep during that golden time and niche because I don't have one. I just post whatever comes to my mind, just like this comment!!!

๐Ÿ“ŒWhat is investment?

โญ•๏ธUsain Bolt has won 9 gold medals in last 3 Olympics and he has run less than 2 mins on the track. That's economy of effort.

โญ•๏ธUsain Bolt ran for less than 115 secs in total in his 3 Olympics and made $119 million dollars! That's more than $1 million for each second he ran!
But for those 2 mins he trained for 20+ years ! That's investment.

๐Ÿ’ขThink long term. Patience pays โ—๏ธ THINK BITCOIN

Wow, great to meet you @soldier. I am learning SO MUCH every day here. Some of the advice that I have seen on other posts are different from the perspective that you shared. I prefer your way - especially the NO ADS in comments. That never felt right to me.

I followed you, and am excited to learn more from you. Thank you!

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Thank you very @soldier for this post. It is very helpful especially because I have just newly joined Steemit.

Hey and thanks for the heads up. As a newcomer to Steemit and to all other newbies this is very useful. If you check my posts you'll realise that No 7 is one of my biggest problem. All the best

Hard work really gives us the desired result and proper destination. We choose our favourite author as we do our friend, from a conformity of humour and disposition. Mirth or passion, sentiment or reflection; whichever of these most predominates in our temper, it gives us a peculiar sympathy with the writer who resembles us. Very great Tips for beginers , great stuff Thank You! :)

im new user but thanks for information, i think i want to write some content unieque and not plagiarism :)
I think its useful for streemians
thanks dear:)

i think most important is consistent your 7;) never quit and continue and continue and after some time experience and all other come
Do not break continutiy

I really apreciate your stuff. Main thing of your post i liked much is that when you told that you should be real.
Thanks for sharing

Very nice post sir

Thanks, @soldier. I think I made my first slightly critical response to someone who only wrote "Nice. Follow me." at the bottom of one of my posts. I was polite but now I'm thinking you are right. Even though they seem only to be commenting to get a follow, I LOVE how peaceful and supportive this community is and I'd rather say something positive back. I certainly wouldn't hate back but I do ignore most of the time and it is not a supportive attitude. Yep, perhaps they are just not really reading my post but maybe if I didn't ignore them they would find something interesting to comment and they might think to actually read in future. So 8 was useful to me.

Great post
soldier

i just try to be myself and love to know more about things from steemit community

Lovely tips @soldier. Permit me to call you soldier of knowledge, cuz some tips you mentioned has kept me from giving up on steemit during trying times. Keep up the good work.

Good advice
thakn you
upvote

Awesome tips here that everyone can learn from. Even if you don't have a special talent (like @soldier) you can still be productive here. Sometimes just writing about a person's life experiences can be something that many can learn from. The main thing I feel is quality content and engagement with others. Another great post you have created!

thanks for the advice , i'am new here i'll try to follow your step and i hope i make it like you did :D

To All follow and upvote me please... @uangdatang
Thanks, good luck and God bless you all

Hey :3 Have a good day everyone ;)

https://steemit.com/steemit/@pizzachain/pizza-science-why-is-blood-red

PS: Please follow rule 8. (Be kind and like back...)

Loved you post they are as beautiful and smartly written as you thanks for sharing.

Excellent advice - enjoyed reading this - resteeming

thank you for the info. I am new on Steem and this was really helpful

thanks for this great post. I'm also a beginner and I learned something from it.

Thanks for your advice! You are my inspiration.

I am having difficulty in finding topics tho ๐Ÿ˜”

Wow! You're doing great! I'm doing most if not all of what you advised, but I am not yet as popular as you though. I've never had one post on the trending page, but I'm hoping to make it there one day :)

Thanks for sharing!

Good po

thanks for sharing your experience I saw your blog randomly at steemit.It look motivational for me.I followed your blog for getting help and info forn your post

Singlehandedly give great motivation and things to ponder to fellow steemians. I hope the message do get across. Great job

Great tips. The best way to show myself if just to write about things that happened to me past or present. Thank you.

Thanks for sharing. I just joined

Very Informative and to the point article, I loved the points you have made here and you described it so easily that if any person follows them with full dedication and hard work, no one can stop them becoming successful here.