Hello and greetings to all our new as well as old readers! We want to take a few minutes and talk about various ongoing community-related projects, by Buildteam/Minnowbooster and its affiliates.
While we see many bloggers leaving Steemit due to low post rewards and depressed cryptocurrency prices and try their luck elsewhere, we want to ask - what better place to find support from communities?
Your first step as a new blogger on Steem is to write posts that you are proud of, posts that you can show to your family, or at your workplace.
The next link in the chain is start interacting. Read, offer insights, comment - but always keep the comment relative to the original blog, never succumb to posting generic low-value comments.
Do this and after a while, you might notice being connected to some communities, who share interests with you. You will see the rewards increase for the time you have put in your post and you realize that you are not alone on Steemit any more. Here, the real journey starts.
What better way to grow together with your community than support each other's quality content?
None, so guild up!
One of Buildteam's sub-projects, Steemvoter, has advanced to the next stage.
While you can still use the previous and thoroughly tested Steemvoter, we invite you to test out the new, sleek and improved Steemvoter Beta, which is currently in beta status, but it's already earning its patches.
One of the most asked for features of the new Steemvoter is Guilds. The Guilds feature will allow you to set curators, whose actions you can follow as by following the guild itself. Take a look at all these like-minded communities and groups making use of the Guilds feature:
Sounds complicated? Not really.
Essentially the Guilds feature will allow you to: vote on each of the guild members' posts, trail guild leader's votes, or even upvote blog posts, that are resteemed by the guild leader (curator).
But talk is cheap - check out the guilds feature, while it's in beta and open for everyone, at beta.steemvoter.com
Communities ask for more de-centralized control
With a myriad of low value posts coming in the door every minute, we've been for a while rolling out communtity-managed whitelist updates for another of Buildteam affiliates - Minnowbooster.
What is the community-managed whitelist? By introducing the whitelist, we're hoping to push back low quality content from the frontpage and replace with genuine, quality authors, who deserve some visibility. The community-managed whitelist is invite-only and growing daily.
Well, how does one get on the whitelist? It's rather easy actually - all you have to do is blog decent quality content and sooner or later, people will notice you and invite you to the whitelist. This, however, doesn't guarantee you an immediate spot on the whitelist - you'll need 5 clean accept votes from other whitelisted members as well, to be accepted.
Should you be accepted to the community-managed whitelist(we'll notify you with a transfer to your Steem wallet), you can start enjoying bigger availability and more profitable upvotes, as well as you can start inviting other quality authors to the whitelist.
The community-managed whitelist is our effort for a better quality Steemit. Come, vote on applicants and do your part!
Oh, and did we mention there is a bonus? By correctly inviting and voting quality authors to the whitelist, you earn a small % profit from their future upvotes, paid by Minnowbooster. Is there any reason to still delay being part of our community?
We'll help even more
Due to many people being discouraged to blog right now, we'll run a one-time promotion, to find quality authors and perhaps kick-start their career in Steemit blogging.
If you know of a valuable authors, who has been writing interesting and quality content for at least 2 months, yet is still receiving shamefully low appreciation for his/her efforts, please nominate them in the comments section.
After a week, we will choose one, who our team likes most, and reward him with our Steemvoter "quality authors guild" vote on one his posts. Perhaps that will motivate more authors to bring their A-game - depending on the popularity of this promotion, we might run similar contests in the future as well.
Big votes are not only for whales! If someone deserves it, let us know!
Want to help out?
Minnowbooster and other Buildteam subsidiaries are convinced that change starts from within, so our goals include a better image for ourselves and for Steemit.
If you believe that Steemit needs a mindset change, you can help us out on our journey.
If your Steem Power is sitting idle, you can delegate some of it to Minnowbooster, to help support authors, via this link:
Or you can opt-in to support the Steemvoter Quality Authors Guild here: SV Curation Guild
Thank you for your participation!
We are always looking to improve @minnowbooster and try to keep you up-to-date whenever something changes. If you have any suggestions about what we should change or add to @minnowbooster, then please drop by and let us know!