Nine action-packed months after our incubator's official launch, we’ve finally hit the coveted 5-figure mark in terms of followers! We’re incredibly grateful to all our supporters, members, engagers, and all who contribute to our activities and projects. We caught the final moments in the 4-digit level, creeping into the long-awaited 10,000.
More than anything, hitting this mark reminds us of how lucky we are to have the support of such an amazing Steem-powered community. We had no idea or expectation that our activity and projects would grow to this point and we’re very grateful to have such a level of engagement and enthusiasm from everyone. We’ll strive to become a more contributive resource and work towards a future where Steem is even more impactful.
This all being said, if you have any ideas, questions, or criticisms of how we can improve to bring the biggest empowering impact to the Steemit community, we’re all ears. We’re constantly looking for ways to gamify our various engagement activities and resonate with new and experienced users alike.
About our Incubator
@sndbox is an incubator that leverages the Steem blockchain to empower creatives and communities worldwide. Its membership program trains diverse professionals to integrate emerging technologies and establish impactful projects. We use Steemit as a platform to recruit, coach and empower creative blockchain entrepreneurs across 20 countries and over a dozen languages.
- We Recruit : Onboard super talented creatives and entrepreneurs who are entirely new to Steemit and cryptocurrency as a whole.
- Coach : Over time, we’ll help these minnows become dolphins. Sndbox will reward strong content and provide supportive feedback. Coaching is critical to retain talented Steemit contributors and help them engage their audience.
- Empower : Our team is developing an incubator that creatives can harness to empower their craft both professionally and financially. We believe that interdisciplinary practice paired with emerging technology can revolutionize growth and independence for the 21st century professional.
If you're interested in learning more - take a look at our incubator schedule and membership details, here. Also, take a look at our very first introduction post to learn more about our mission. If you'd like to learn more about "incubators" make sure to take a look at this article.
If you're interested in joining our community, stay tuned for the next Cohort opening up August 1st. Until then, please make sure to check out our page @sndbox for weekly creative contests where all participants are rewarded through upvotes and creative showcases. Additionally, we have delegated a total of 55,000 SP to support these projects that - in turn - support hundreds of content creators and communities every week:
|@sndbox-alpha: A community run curation initiative that supports rotating themes and Steemit-wide authors.|
|@creativecrypto: An online magazine dedicated to all things creative on the blockchain.|
Illustrating Steem 101
Part of our programming as an incubator requires a mix of public workshops, outreach and education. Over the last 9 months, our team has authored and illustrated dozens of tutorials and infographics about Steem and Steemit. We use this material to showcase the many aspects of Steemit to the average newcomer. Our tutorials are designed to be easy and beginner friendly. Here is an updated list of the articles we have found the most effective:
|Blog Post Description|
|Welcome to Steemit! - A welcome post for newcomers to Steemit and creatives interested in the world of cryptocurrency.|
|What is Crypto & Blockchain? - The most digestible guide for newcomers to the technology.|
|Basics of Steemit’s Interface - What the basics mean when you first land on the Steemit.com website.|
|Markdown Tutorial - Explanation of the markdown code and simple strategies for post structure.|
|Steemit Post Best Practices - A basic rubric of tips and suggestions for high-quality Steemit articles.|
|Steemit Wallet - The ins and outs of the Steemit Wallet, its various categories, and how to interact with it.|
|Converting SBD to SP - How to convert your SBD into Steem Power using the internal market.|
|How much is your post worth? - How payout choices and redeeming functions operate.|
|What is a Steemit Witness? - The roles and responsibilities of a witness explained.|
|What NOT to do on Steemit - Key and misc. pointers for new Steemians.|
|Earn STEEM by Upvoting - A Guide to Curation Rewards - A guide to curation rewards based on upvote timing.|
|What is a Steemit Reputation Score? - What your rating number means.|
|The Benefits of Powering Up - A comprehensive guide to powering up.|
|Learning From the Steemit Carrot - Exploring the many features hiding under drop-down icons on Steemit.|
|Why Flagging is Important - Exploring the use and importance of flags within the Steem blockchain.|
|How an Upvote Works - Where the money and the rewards come from.|
|Art & Cryptocurrency - A New Stage for Craft in the 21st Century - An article on the impact of blockchain media on the creative world.|
Multilingual Resources (12 Languages Represented)
Multilingual Steemit Resources + Tutorials | Last year we invited international Steemians to translate our tutorial posts into their respective languages. We covered 12 languages in an effort to promote the growth of Steemit and used upvotes as rewards. In the future, we hope to develop more content that is multilingual and strives towards broader understanding of the Steem ecosystem.
What kinds of projects does the incubator support?
Sndbox supports several Steem-communities, individual practitioners and institutions, as well as incubator members who pursue artistic, entrepreneurial, humanitarian or educational projects while in the program. Learn more about the projects underway within Cohort 1 by reading our weekly updates, here.
Our Weekly Newsletter
"State of the Sndbox" is a weekly newsletter that provides the latest in projects, workshops, activities, tutorials and showcases new resources in creative empowerment for the Steemit community.