STEEMIT.COM, Enough, I'm Out!
Yes, you heard I have had enough, that dApp has had it and I am going to literally force myself from using it and will switch to SteemPeak from today.
@joshman has been giving me some stick about it now and again which I have been trying to ignore, but no more.
Why do.. did... I still use Steemit? A force of habit; we all use what we are comfortable with.
...'never again..., it's time to move on despite what SteemitInc said about improving the original dApp in Bangkok, nothing has happened'...
SteemPeak offers so much more but because I have to learn its ins and outs again, I have been delaying moving over.
...'SteemPeak has so many other features including tribe support; is there any reason NOT to use it beside lack of familiarity?'...
Where would STEEM be without it? Am I the last soul to make the move?
Why I am moving to SteemPeak as my preferred dApp
I tried to onboard an Urban Explorer last week poached from Facebook; I got an account created for him courtesy of @ocdb and he then revealed himself to be a phone user ONLY.
After explaining about the 'massive passwords' he told me he had no idea what Discord is. What we take for granted is not known by a lot of ordinary social media people.
A year ago I would have invited him to install Partiko but as the developer did a runner, we now have just one client in eSteem.
He installed it and it locked up every time he opened it. After several reboots of his phone, I got this message and slumped into my chair with defeat.
I have since learned SteemPeak works well in a browser session and that could have been an alternative. If I had pushed this he may have started up and this would have counted as a success story.
It does amaze me that we have ONE mobile dApp (which works fine for me), and that is a single point of failure for onboarding.
I agree with @mineexploration, it is too much fucking about. He's a Facebook guy and that's all nice and easy.
I have not given up and got the ear of another prominent Urban Explorer who is not quite ready to join yet due to other commitments.
He’s a moderator on one of the numerous Urban Exploration communities, most of which have hundreds and some thousands of members.
...'this UK Facebook community has 8430 members. The STEEM Urbex community has around 2 and I'm one of them. If I could get just 1% interested we would increase our community by 400%'...
This time I will promote SteemPeak to him when he’s ready, and I think he will come back to me.
He knows that there is no delay and I can instantly on-board him. He manages to find these amazing time-capsules, places which have been left undisturbed for years.
I feel he would enrich what we read and I for one will give him my full support if he decides to join.
...time-capsules are places left relatively undisturbed for years, they are rare and location information about them is non-existent for good reason'...
Today I cross-posted my latest Urbex post on SIX Facebook community pages.
FOUR of them have accepted my link (I won’t place my images on Facebook as then they belong to Facebook and not me!), one is pending approval and one has declined.
My new prospective Steemian is a member of the declined community, noticed it immediately and then mentioned it had been removed (I'm in a direct chat with him).
He had not removed it but another admin had. Of course, we don't have any such thing as 'pending approval' on the STEEM block-chain, and that is one of the things I love.
...'28DaysLater will not accept links and want to you post directly on to their site. sorry, but I don't do this for nothing'...
It’s their group and their rules and you must abide by them. This is the reason I don’t cross-post my work on the premier Urbex sites such as 28dayslater.co.uk and derelictplaces.co.uk.
I have tried in the past only to see the link vanish without any explanation.
I would say I am doing all I can to perk people’s interest. If I can promote my work on to some of these community pages, then non-Steemians will click, read and maybe notice.
Twitter is a good bet, use the correct tags and link your post. I have had a few outside likes from others' but most are already in the STEEM community.
While I try not to promote the reward pool as an incentive, there has to be one.
When they hear it’s crypto the instant guards come up. Crypto = BitCoin = Scam. It's hard work I tell you.
Why should they leave their comfortable Facebook world and post their work on to this ugly, non-friendly blogging platform that is utterly confusing, mind-blowing and over-complicated?
Yes, why… I keep asking myself that question and yet here I am still trying to incite people to join.
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