Steemit is a fantastic platform that allows individuals rewards for their labor in a system that creates abundance. Creating currency without debt allows the community to prosper. Capping currency creation to an incredibly small amount creates a deflationary currency that will increase in value over time compared to highly inflationary government fiat currencies. Steemit can help us individually and collectively prosper.
The learning curve on Steemit is remarkably difficult. Many people (especially minnows) will spend hours crafting very thoughtful content and find it receives very few views, very few upvotes, and very little reward. This heartbreaking experience can last for months where the user feels powerless, frustrated, envious, and confused. It appears that Steemit only favors wealth creation for a handful of people and not for the everyone that steps foot on the platform.
The challenges on Steemit are best met through a community who seeks to help one another succeed on the platform through education, personal connection, leadership, and community curation. By carefully structuring a community people can find the help they need to write better articles, to reach a wider audience, connect with others, and grow their wealth and influence on Steemit.
The Minnow Support Project is the number one community on Steemit to incorporate training, support, and curation in order to facilitate life cycle growth on the platform from Minnowhood to Whalehood and to continue paying it forward as new members join.
The Minnow Support Project is part education, community, and curation:
Education: Through a series of educational seminars, content review, training, and individual consultation the Minnow Support Project will support a highly structured curriculum to transition new passionate authors into successful bloggers capable of writing content that catches views, upvotes, resteems, and followers.
Community: It's essential for success that people develop a supporting community. The first goal is friendship and connection with other humans. As that develops projects, plans, companies, visions, and changes to the world can be enacted. Minnow Support Project will provide a friendly community to embrace new members as they make their way on the platform.
Curation: The Minnow Support Project utilizes tiered cyborg curation to facilitate non-spammy, non-shitpost, high quality, semi-manual, community curation. In effect we utilize a series of community bots to facilitate curation. Members can freely use the lowest tier bot to upvote their content. The bot is upvoted by community members using steemvoter to grow the community bot steempower, and the bot vote is followed by the community using streemian to allow the poster to get support from the community. There are timers on the lowest tier bot that force limited community upvotes from one account in a given period of time so that users aren't incentivized to upvote shit content. Additionally, the votes are made through publicly displaying the upvoted content insuring that people that do upvote their own shitpost will be quickly smacked down by the community.
Starting membership requires the following.
Personality: You have to be a kind and friendly person willing to help and support others. Some crass behavior is expected in a internet community, but be kind or be kicked.
Community: The community gathers at the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty (PALnet) Discord channel: https://discord.gg/HYj4yvw
Bot registration: Use the command, $register username, to register with banjo and minnowsupport. Send the 0.001 steem to both accounts. Type the, $register username, command again and you now have the ability to upvote content on behalf of the community with the, $upvote POSTURL, command. Again, a fast way to get kicked is to upvote shit content.
Membership also includes registering your account with 2 powerful steem curation tools.
Steemvoter is a program that automatically upvotes authors you support. You must have Steemvoter setup with a rule supporting @minnowsupport
Streemian is a program that automatically votes on a post after the curator you choose has upvoted a post. In this case we'll all use Streemian to follow @minnowsupport 's curation trail found here: https://streemian.com/profile/curationtrail/trailing/416
Lastly, you have to follow @minnowbot to ensure you receive community updates.
Now what happens?
After you have registered you will create content.
Once you have posted you will go into the Discord server and type $upvote posturl
Then @minnowsupport will upvote the content.
Then the rest of the community will follow that vote with their votes from Streemian.
Your post will receive many upvotes and an increase in reward from our community.
Growth within the community
More bots will be introduced with higher Steem Power, but more restricted access. Community members that are full members and registered with the different bots will become authorized to vote using the different bots, but now the post rewards are higher and there is also higher quality control than the public bot.
Be kind, helpful, supportive and donate an as of yet steem undetermined fee to the community bots and you will be promoted and given access to higher tiers of the community curation bot.
Multiple bots will be employed. The public bot will be capped at 1,000 SP. SP over 1000 will be powered down and sent to the next higher bot. The bots will come with a strength of 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and higher over time. Those bots will be restricted to dues paying members who have shown the ability to curate high quality content appropriately and assisted in community goals.
To be included in a future Post.
There are currently 72 people in the Discord channel and 43 registered with the public bots.