A Conceptual Guide to Make it Big on Steemit

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A Conceptual Guide to Make it Big on Steemit

Lots of newbie Steemians enter the Steemit ecosystem completely unaware of how things work, only to be utterly confused and often times abandoning the platform without actually getting to know it properly. And that's a pity for the whole Steemit community, because every Steem/Steemit member adds unique value and personality. Even lots of (relatively) seasoned Steemians struggle to be succesful on the platform. A part from that, I'm just a Steemit Newbie myself, still struggling to get a good grasp of the platform's concepts - who am I to publish this guide?, you could argue -, but none the less I decided to write this blog post anyway because A writing it helps me to structure my thoughts, and B it might catalyze new ideas in the comment section below -- Hint! ;-) --.

The following paragraphs discuss the hereby proposed fundamental principles on how to be successful on Steemit.

1: Truly understand the platform mechanisms

Steemit is currently a unique phenomenon among the multiple blockchain technologies / platforms in that it allows non-techies and people not pre-owning any crypto assets, literally anybody connected to the internet, to use the platform without actually realizing they are using blockchain technology and crypto assets at all. Steemit therefore effectively functions as an entrance portal to the world of crypto assets and blockchains, allowing anybody to convert time, in stead of just capital, into platform ownership. Yet in order to be (relatively) successful on the Steemit platform, understanding its inner mechanisms is indeed important, I think.

Gaining an audience

Gaining on audience on Steemit roughly follows the same "rules" as any other social medium. Unlike Facebook or LinkedIn, but like Twitter for example, Steemit members (Steemians) can freely choose who they follow without the followee's consent, and can be followed by other members themselves. If you follow somebody, their new posts will pop up in your Feed so you can choose to read that post, so if you publish a blog post yourself, your own followers might read your own new blog post as well. If people like your post, they can upvote it, and depending on their amount of Steem Power that upvote can bring you actual Author Rewards, comments for you to interact with, and ReSteems which function like a Share on other social media. So, gaining a good audience can be quite rewarding (in multiple ways). But how to gain an audience? And what is a good audience? That all depends on what your goals are, as a Steemit member. If you want to make as much financial profits as possible, it's best to acquire followers cumulatively owning a lot of Steem Power (platform ownership), because their combined upvotes account for quite some capital benefiting your own Author Rewards. If you on the other hand don't care about financial self-benefits yet you like your voice to be heard by as many people as possible, then a good audience simply means getting as many active followers as possible. In any case, your posts should be of a high quality; either funny, provocative, informative: as long as your posts are good, you are good.

Ownership model

Where does all the Steemit reward money come from?, many people seem to wonder. That's a good question, and quite a paradigm shift from regular economics. In layman's terminology, Steem is built upon an Ownership Model: SteemPower as a metric is derived from the concept of Vests which can be perceived as being platform / company shares. Being rewarded on Steem means acquiring more platform / company shares. If you look at the Steem market cap that can be seen as how much the platform as a whole is currently worth (reflected in BTC or US Dollars). Your own SteemPower is in fact your ownership stake as a fraction of the entire Steem total market cap. Every day, at a steady pace, new Steem vests are "issued" via an emission system, thus forming the daily reward pool. Being active on Steem therefore means earning more platform shares. You can blog your way to fortune on Steem, and you can also buy into Steem (acquiring more vests) to boost your stake.

Boosting mechanisms

On Steemit numerous promotional mechanisms exist. You could ask other users to ReSteem your post so it might be read by more people you don't know yet and who don't know you. You could pay a (small) fee to Promote it, or ask for other people to promote your posts by clicking at the 'Promote' button / link at the bottom-right side of a post. And you could pay a fee to the available "Upvote Bots" on Steemit. An Upvote Bot is an auction-style program (disguised as a Steemit user), that you can choose to send a bit of your Steem Backed Dollars to in order to boost your posts. I might write another blog post about using "Upvote Bots" at Steemit, but I want to mention using this Steem Upvote Bot Tracker written by @yabapmatt. Using this tool, you can keep track of the current and last voting rounds of active bots, and gather insights about whether or not it might be profitable for you to invest a fraction of your Steem Capital in exchange of an upvote. If your proportion of an Upvote Bot's voting round is worth more than what you invested in it, that could well be profitable. Just study how things work!

Platform technology

There's quite a lot to learn in truly understanding the platform technology. An entire book can be written about it, there's simply too much to write about in this single blog post. A quick summary though: Steemit is built upon blockchain technology, which can be viewed as a public database holding transactions. Those transactions can be financial transactions, but also content transactions. If Facebook would become a blockchain platform itself, a Facebook Like can be seen as a content transaction as well: by liking something, you transact your approval about a user or a post's content. Steemit's architecture is decentralized in that its content is not stored on a single webserver you connect to. It's not fully distributed though (yet), something that (for example) IPFS strives the web to become. Maybe in the nearby future that will happen, via a port (hardfork) towards a true EOS architecture. A distributed web, blockchain empowered, to my perception is a really exciting new technology: it has many advantages over the regular client server architecture, such as - for example - bandwidth efficiency (why connect to a server on the other side of the planet to fetch some content that's already stored on another computer in your own house?), and a solution to the single point of failure problem faced by normal client-server infrastructures. And Steemit currently uses a technology called "Graphene 2.0", which, in short, enables faster transactions than other forms of blockchain technology. Without needing to understand the nitty gritty technological aspects of the Steemit technology, it seems wise to understand some of it. I hope I've contributed something to you better understanding it!

2: Interact, create a network and form relationships

In the first section, I've already covered a few aspects on how to gather an audience. Those "rules of thumb" apply in this section too. But there's more you can do to interact with other people on Steem! Just think of this inspirational quote for a second: You are not what you own, but who you know (on Steemit).... Here's how to broaden and strengthen your relationship network via Steemit:

Comment on other people's blog posts

Not only is this probably the most profitable and time-efficient way for newbie Steemians to acquire some Vests a.k.a. platform shares, it's also presumably the best way to form start new relationships via Steemit. Newbies quickly discover (well, most do anyway...) it's not "really effective" to JUST write comments like "would you follow / upvote me?" (although I think there's nothing wrong with asking to connect through a comment if you really like something or someone). That's often regarded as "comment spam" by the community and something to be ignored. From a capital acquisition point of view, it's useless nonetheless. On the other hand, by genuinely commenting on a blog post, or on somebody else's comment, you can catalyze a good thread-discussion akin to Reddit's mechanisms! If people are genuinely interested in a blog post's topic, chances are they're also interested in reading all of the post's comments. I've noticed myself that by just genuinely commenting, being interactive, I quickly gained a decent set of followers in just two weeks!

Steemit.chat

Just go to Steemit.chat, create an account there with the same username as on Steemit.com, but NOT the same password you're using on Steemit.com. Even if you don't plan to use Steemit.chat frequently, it's still smart to register at steemit.chat right after having your Steemit account validated, because it prevents other people to impersonate you. Nonetheless being active on steemit.chat can pay off pretty well, because (currently) Steemit.com has no embedded / internal functionality to communicate privately to other Steemians: everything you post on the Steemit blockchain is public, always remember that! Using steemit.chat gives you a way to build new relationships by just talking to people. In only a timespam of 2 weeks, I've already interacted with some very nice people that might evolve into a lifelong friendship, who knows? Making friends, forming - and investing in - (new) relationships can bring you a lot! There are short-term benefits: your friends could upvote, resteem, promote your posts so that they get rewarded more AND be seen by more people you didn't know before. But long-term, who knows all the good things that could emerge from forming new relationships?

Discord chat

The same thing applies to Discord chat: just register, use the same username but not the same password as on Steemit, connect to one or more Steemit servers as I've mentioned in my Useful Steemit Tools post and start interacting!

Interconnect your networks via other social media

Currently, most users on Steemit choose to remain anonymous. There are numerous reasons to explain why that's the case, but for now let's just look it this as a platform fact. It could be far more beneficial however, for both Steemit as a platform and yourself as a platform member, to interconnect your Steemit account with your other social media accounts. Say you have built a big network already over at (for example) LinkedIn and Facebook. Imagine how quickly your Steemit network will grow if you would (passively) invite your Facebook and LinkedIn friends to join you at Steemit?

SteemFests / Steemit Meetups

Being a Steemian for just over 2 weeks now, I didn't have the opportunity to attend the 1-5 November SteemFest meetup in Lisbon unfortunately. (I just learned about SteemFest Lisbon when it was almost done.) A Steemit meetup gives you the opportunity to actually MEET other Steemians IN PERSON. Now how cool is that to form and build upon your relationship network? I might join a forthcoming SteemFest edition one day, if I get the chance / get invited!

3: Be creative and use / develop your Super Powers

Being creative on Steemit applies to all aspects of the first two fundamental principles. But you don't have to be good at every aspect all at once! If you excel at one aspect, that improves your success chances at all the other aspects. Let's say you're really good at forming relationships but you suck at technology and barely understand the fundamentals of it, but just enough to log in to your Steemit account and use the Steem ecosystem to your benefit. Then you could use your own relationship super powers to get educated / assisted at the tech aspects of Steemit to a level you're comfortable with. Or let's say you're female and you look really nice and it excites you to post some NSFW content like @talia69 and @azzurra92 and @julienbh and @nsfwjen - for example... Congratulations, you also possess a super power to make it big on Steemit! Or let's say you are really good at software development, like @elear is, and you believe in yourself and your ideas so much you're willing to quit your old job to pursue your big dream on making Utopian into a big success? That's being creative with your super powers as well, as is proved by receiving a staggering 3 million worth of delegated SteemPower.

Please, let me know in the comment section below and / or via steemit.chat (username @scipio): What are your Steemit Super Powers and how are you using them to Make it Big on Steemit?


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To everyone: thank you all for all your reads, upvotes and comments! I'm deeply humbled by all the attention. I've just published my response regarding the comments of especially @ats-davis and @elear in my follow-up article

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What about this is “open source?” It’s yet another “Steemit guide” and is actually written by a new user who knows about success on Steemit...how, exactly?

I mean, obviously, the key to success in social media is pretty much the same on any platform, so this isn’t exactly new information. But to then further attempt to call this an “open source” contribution...

Is this satire?

Because if it is, it’s not tagged properly.

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IMHO, @scipio has a much better grasp on Steemit than some account holders who have been here a year or more! His efforts to step-out and learn, and then write about it is nothing short of commendable. If only more newcomers would take the time, Steemit would be an even more productive space on the blockchain!

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Thank you!!!!!!!

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PS I've written in paragraph 1:

A part from that, I'm just a Steemit Newbie myself, still struggling to get a good grasp of the platform's concepts - who am I to publish this guide?, you could argue -, but none the less I decided to write this blog post anyway because A writing it helps me to structure my thoughts, and B it might catalyze new ideas in the comment section below -- Hint! ;-) --.

But I'm sure you read that already! I just want to be transparent, that's all!

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Hi @ats-david ! The "Open Source" at the bottom of my post is a link towards Utopian.io , a new service on the Steemit blockchain, rewarding open source developers with Steem. My post here is not about "open source", but this post is catalogued as a "guide" inside Utopian.io

Hey @scipio I am @utopian-io. I have just super-voted you at 28% Power!

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  • Good amount of information. Thank you!
  • Much more informative than others in this category. Good job!
  • Votes on this contribution are going well. Nice!
  • You are having more votes than average for this category. Nice!
  • You are generating more rewards than average for this category. Super!
  • This is your first accepted contribution in Utopian. Welcome!
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    Up-vote this comment to grow my power and help Open Source contributions like this one. Want to chat? Join us on Discord https://discord.gg/Pc8HG9x
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Wow... just thank you, a lot!!!

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I have been looking for the discord link for utopian and now 😘😘

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can somebody explain me what this has to do with open source ?

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Nothing. Nothing at all.

Also - how many Steemit “guides” already exist that cover all of this and more? This is ridiculous...and a waste of the SP delegated to Utopian - from Ned, no less. Again.

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While this informational "guide" is not unique, it is a qualifying contribution to to anyone who does not have a grasp on Steemit... and there are many. There probably can be no abundance of good and instructional directives on this platform, especially when so many users continue to operate outside of Steemit ettiquette!

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Hi @ats-david . I'm not Utopian-IO. Please don't confuse me with @elear , the founder of https://utopian.io.

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I'm not confusing you with anyone. I know who elear is and what Utopian is.

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How's your blood pressure?

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It's fine. Why?

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What exactly do you mean?

Utopian??

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Did I do something wrong in this post, you mean?

Nice one. You did your homework. :)
I still prefer the hotties list ...

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Haha! Well, if you noticed the last paragraph, I still managed to sneak them in somehow in this post! :p
And thanks for your upvote, it's much appreciated Ilias!!

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I don't notice unless there are photos. Guess I am visual type ...
The upvote is well deserved. :)

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Haha, they deserve those type of visualizations in another post!
Thx again! :-)

It is hard for newbies to progress here no matter how hard they try it unless they have first comers friend to promote them. Yes, probably it is possible but what I have seen so far proves my theory. So many talanted people are undervalued and they just quit seeing how this platform actually works. People don care what you give them, they follow the herd and become part of it. Sheeps. So many crappy and useless posts get rewarded hundred of dollars. This is my opinion. If no changes on the platform are made I see it sinking soon. Anyway mate wish you success here and do not give up. I will follow you because I like what you post and the way you think.

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Thank you for your upvote, follow and in-depth comment @soulart ! I think you're right that having "powerful friends" to guide / promote you on Steemit is an important factor to "make it big". However, that can be achieved by "networking" / "relationship forming" before publishing a "breakthrough post".

I think both "being genuine" and being persistent will eventually surmount any lack of "power friends".

PS: followed you back! ;-)

.........promo†ed & up√oted via @cnts :]

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Haha, thanks @cnts, and thanks for the cool gif by the way!

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my steemit super power is that i am bang on trend. :]

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That is indeed correct @cnts ! It is - in general - a very powerful skill if you can spot emerging trends, in any field. Another one of your Super Powers is that you are able to interconnect with various people via the comments / posts, and building relationships via yet another one of your Super Powers (you have the cash). Cheers man! :-)

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you mean that upVoted cash?.. yeah all good.. upVoted :]

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The "upvoted cash" (you sprinkle authors with Author Rewards with about 75% of your upvote and get back approximately 25% Curation Rewards, yes) indeed helps you to gain an audience. That's using your Super Power "cash", and using your "Street Smartness" to form relationships. Correct.

On my blog post, regarding SuperPowers, I'm argueing there is no "wrong or right". Look at my "personal slogan Does it matter who's right, or who's left?". It matters what works, I guess, and for you your capital is doing more for you than just boosting your own wallet via direct Curation Rewards. What's happening - for you - is that you are quickly becoming popular amongst a lot of newbie Steemians you "up√ote via @cnts " - that's a very intelligent way of yours to form and build relationships with!

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in steem we dream & learn & in turn pass the mantle on.. :} great over view there bro bro :}

That is a good "Conceptual Guide to Make it Big on Steemit" but, that is ideal, because according to what I learned in this month that I have here, is that one thing is the utopian and idealized and another very different is reality. As I see the algorithm of the program of steemit is: Both you have, both you values and therefore if you have nothing nothing is worth. There is the importance of the "Reputation" and the "Steem Power" that exists here, the rest does not seem so important post quality, neither another stupid words.

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I agree with @julienbh : why not blog in Spanish, es esa una buena idea?

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I think one of the obstacle you might face is the barrier of language. Your English is not perfect and that might discourage people to look at your post. I don't know if the Spanish community is big on steemit, but maybe form alliances with them?

Great article. I'm amazed that for being a noob still in diapers (only alalogy I could think of), you have a good grasp on Steemit. You must have tumbled all the way to the bottom of the rabbit hole when you entered. Good for you to read and investigate. I just wish more new Steemians would quietly invest their time into learning Steemit before they make the assumption that they think they know how it all works. Not understanding Steemit is directly proportional to the drop-out rate, IMO. Welcome to the platform and hope to see more from you. Thanks for such a thought provoking post!

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You are 100% correct! I did start (today 3 weeks ago) in the wild, being utterly confused, looking to find my way. I got lucky to stumble-upon the Utopian-IO movement that was just beginning at the same time, and by joining them over at the Discord chatserver. From there on, I met a lot of people, also on steemit.chat and I was taught a lot of interesting stuff, by talking to people and reading a lot of suggested material. Cheers!

me follow and you

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I love that song too! By "Triggerfinger" from Belgium - "I follow rivers" cover. It sounds amazing, thank you!

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Call to everybody out there: please, let's fight spam together, not by being harsh but with humor. Please upvote this comment, and @masud123's comment to get the message across.

And please do listen to this video, you'll love the song, I promise.

Will you follow my lead?

Great and informative article. Thanks for pinging me on steemit chat to let me know about your new post!

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Hey! Thx! :-) It just became trending too!!!! Saved a screenshot of it ;-)

The picture so motivated thank you @scipio for it

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Good luck! Go for it! :-)

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Follow me @scipio

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Yes I remember that song! Just ask and your DJ @scipio will fetch that 1992 song "Follow me" by "Aly us" for you. Here it is!

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I love this song @scipio , you should visit my blog it includes pictures about beautiful places in my country you'll love it
Support me with your follow @hatimbenya for getting better in next blog
Sincerely, thank you

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Shane, come back, come back Shane!

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@retiredinsamar you should visit my blog it includes pictures of beautiful places in my country you'll love it. @hatimbenya

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Of course I will

Thank you for providing all that info in one place. Not very related but can you tell me how do you make part of your text bold and whether it's possible to edit a post?

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It's called "MarkDown", it's a layout language.
PS: you might want to also read about my just-published article called "How to Learn Programming - A Beginner's Guide"

I learned a wealth of knowledge from this article, and appreciate your time and effort in writing it. You are quite a gifted writer. I am an author myself and trying to "break in" to steamit under articles about psychology. I hope you will read some of my writings and give me a vote and follow me too....

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Thank you, and I'm glad you found my post to be so helpful! May I suggest you use steemit.chat and maybe Discord, to meet new people and chat with them? You'll learn a lot by talking to people!

As a completely new (joined today) member, this is a great guide to read. At least now I've got a basic understand of how things work here. :)

Not quite sure what my super power is yet, but I'll figure it out as we go along.

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Hi @maikelmichiels thank you! You are the exact type of new Steemian user my article was intended for! To help you understand how things work at Steemit!
PS: zet 'm op! ;-)

Can anybody explain why only articles on Steemit are trending and nothing else has more than a $1.00 or so unless it's written by Steemi? Also, how did you get past all the "anti-spam" regulations to get you post to actually post? My frustration with Steemit is that it seem more like a private community than a decentralized platform.

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Good question @rameseslabs ! The key issue here to take note off for you is that my article is in fact original work and therefore has nothing to do with copy-paste "regulations". The reason it became trending (my account is just 0 months old currently, I am a Steemian N00b myself as of yet) is because it got assessed / curated by influential people and the Utopian-IO bot for its perceived high-quality, and the rest is a snowball effect coming from that.

Quality -> leads to Attention -> leads to Rewards

Just thank you so much for the post

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Thank you! I hope you enjoyed it and found it useful!

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Thanks a lot, It s so useful

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Great! Which aspect was most useful to you?

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by commenting on a blog post, or on somebody else's comment, you can catalyze a good thread-discussion akin to Reddit's mechanisms

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Correct! SO... keep on interacting via the comments!

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That's for sure my friend
Please up-vote and follow me @scipio

Thank you for this elaborate post,I am a newbie myself and I was figuring out how the whole system operates.After reading your post I can say that I have very strong idea on how steemit and the block chain technology .works.I have just joined utopian and being a junior developer,I am hoping to really have a lot of learning and contribution on open source projects

Really good post mate. I've one question that perhaps you can answer me. Is the content a user reads and clicks on public? I know posts, edits, followers and all that is public, but what about the links I click?

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Hi @odd1 , thank you for your compliment! And regarding your question: that's a very good question indeed!

I'm guessing you are concerned a little bit about your privacy, correct? Since I am so new to Steemit (only been a member for about 2 weeks now, that's the honest truth) I haven't dug into all the nitty gritty tech aspects of the Steemit blockchain. So I cannot with 100% confidence answer your question right now. I also don't know (yet) how to download and (data- query the Steemit blockchain myself. I want to know how to do that myself, so I can verify your question.

My guess is, however, that your "click path" (or IP address?) is not stored in the blockchain. The "transactions" (including contents) are public in order to verify they are authentic, and its contents are "signed" via a cryptographic hash code.

PS: can anybody with a vast / deep tech background about the Steemit blockchain comment on this as well? Maybe @elear? @oaldamster? Anybody?

Ask permission for translate to my language Indonesian.

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That's OK by me if you like to translate it, as long as you mention & link to this post as the original source, and me as its author, please!

Magnifica publicacion, tengo 4 meses en Steemit, muy buena tu información

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Gracias, 4 meses también es corto. Buena suerte! :-) (via Google Translate ;-) )

Hey,congratulaftions for the great post! I don't know much about my super powers (if any) I mainly write good (I hope) comments, and sometimes post and interact with others :) have a nice day, and hope I will be able to join you on trending someday!

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Thank you @mejustandrew ! Really all I did to make it to the trending page was research, think, write the post, interact with other Steemians. I've been on Steemit for only 2 weeks, and I have invested $0.00 in cash.

You can make it to the trending page as well!
See you! :-)

Thanks for this excellent post! As a minnow, I really appreciate your clear outline of how to succeed. I will come back to this post many times to follow the steps you have laid out. Thanks. @dakini5d

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Hi @dakini5d , I'm glad you find the post so informative! and feel free to take another look at it once in a while to see how your strategy relates to my ideas posted here. I'm very interested myself to hearing about your own learning experiences, what has (or has not) worked for you, and why you think that is so.

PS: spread the word to other newbies! let's share the knowledge!

Been there done that , flogging a dead horse

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Flogging is not among my hobbies

This is really cool.
I mean super amazing.

I am new to this platform and this post really helps me a lot.
Thank you very much for a great post @scipio

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Thank you @tinagwapa ! And I'm glad you found my post useful.
This post is even on the trending page now! How cool is that? Keep in mind that I only joined Steemit about 2 weeks ago, and that I have invested $0.00. All this interaction and people upvoting my post is simply organic. How cool is that?

All I did was simply follow the steps written in this post. I only spoke about my own experiences in this post. For everybody to use, including you of course! :-)

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Wow.
This is really great. Once again, thank you very much :) :)

That's what life is all about. People watch things happen while some decides to be part of history by rising to the occasion

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Think - Act - Grow.
Just by being you. By using your SuperPowers. What are your SuperPowers?

Really great post out of all the ideas you posted i truly believe just commenting on peoples things with good comments not just "nice post" build a friendship with people make them laugh is one of the best ways just like you said.

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Thank you @yosoez, and correct! It's all about forming new and building upon existing relationships. There are "are people" behind Steemit accounts, people you can talk to and relate with. Make friends! :-)

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Correctamundo amigo! ;-)

I simply love your articles, what great content and quality of posting you offer the community here on Steemit and abroad.

Thanks a lot :)

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Thank you very much!

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Very interesting concept

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thank you

Great post, maybe more for newbies but I was testing out AskSteem.com to find a summary of Steemfest 2017 and I found your post. Well done!

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Thank you! Yes in fact this post was intended as a guide within https://Utopian.io how to approach Steemit for new Utopian users (but the same rules apply for new Steemians as well).

Thanks @scipio for the helpful information, I am new here and I am following you now.

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Thank you! And remember, don't just follow but also read! ;-)

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Ok, well, I didn't ask you to translate to Indonesian, you asked / offered to do so and I replied that was OK if you add links to the original source and reference me as the original author.But apparently you did, so: good work!

Nice one, you did a lot of research on this. You are very on point.... As a socia media platform it is hard for newbies to be noticed at one but as time goes on and with consistency and application of a few methods that can change. Especially while using the point outlined in this post

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Thank you, but actually my advice has nothing to do with SEO. It's not Google I'm explicitely referring to to be succesful within the Steemit community. Other social media tactics do apply however...

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I understand... I was talking about the steemit community too... The only way to be successful here is to be recognized by people who are already on here.

But as an existing user you can always recruit new people outside steemit and form a community with them, most will surely upvote your posts if not all of them and become a part of your follower base.

That's where SEO comes in.

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I agree completely on this though!

Great advice, thank you for that.

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Thanks! You're 100% welcome! :-)

This is a spectacular post.. Just what newbies need .

I love the super power portion of the post. My own super power is Inspiration and this post can serve as a reference to other people that need to know their own super power :-).

Upvoted and resteemed.

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Thx @sammy-gates ! The post was intended for the newbies especially, yet until now I've trouble getting "the message accross" to the newbies. I simply don't have a large enough follower audience yet, in order to properly reach them! How do I achieve that?

Update: my post has made it to the trending pages!!! That helps a lot in getting the message across to the newbie-Steemians! :-)

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You were looking for an audience right??

Well, you got the trending audience 😀

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That's cool huh! :P

This post has received a 21.28 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @cnts.

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standard @cnts promoting & helping the new guys shine.. get on me if you want help promoting people!

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This is such an awesome guide, @scipio! I love that more and more of us have begun to write posts like this, aimed at helping the new people find their way on Steemit! I recently wrote a post aimed at new Steemians as well, but mine was more focused on how they can join/register for MSP and start receiving all the benefits that membership entails. :P

Congratulations on getting your amazing post to blow up! It's always such a great feeling when you put in a lot of time and effort into producing quality content like this, and then you come home to see that it literally paid off! :D May you continue to have more successes on Steemit!

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Thank you, thank you for all your kind (and in-depth!) words! Yes, the "putting in a lot of time part" I'm fully aware of: it took me more than 4 hours to write this post because English is not my native language! I can write okay-ish in English, I guess, but especially the eloquent vocabulary is sometimes tough. ;-)

PS: I'm actually getting direct messages all around for making it to the Trending Page, so I'll read your post about the Minnow Support Project thoroughly if I find just a bit more time!
PS2: 300 upvotes is even better then this post has currently achieved! :-)

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Of course man, we're all about support at MSP! :P I'm amazed that this post has blown up even more since I last left that comment. from $30 to almost $100!! Good on you man, and now that I've seen that you didn't choose to power up this post 100%, you'll end up with some sweet SBD to spend on your promoting/upvotebotting your posts in the future to help get them to trending, which will help future posts blow up! :D I'm really looking forward to seeing more of these quality posts from you.

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I will post them! This feels gooooooooood! :-)

I think as a newbie (being one myself) that commenting on blogs and bringing value to the post itself is the way to make it big on steem.
Good posts are also valuable but there is yet to be a formula on what makes a good post.

Original work like yours is important for the community. Keep it up! @originalworks

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Thank you Julie, and I'm glad you liked the post! :-)
I think "the quality formula" on being successful consists of a mixture of your personal "Super Power Ingredients". There's not One Magical Formula, yet it's strictly personal and targeted at a person's specialties. Use "what makes you, you", be genuine, no copy-pasting. That's why I labeled this post "A Conceptual Guide to Make it Big on Steemit"

Great and really thorough post for beginners and even more seasoned users! Thanks for the shout out to the bot tracker as well, I really think voting bots are a great tool to help new users get their content out there!

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Thx! And regarding your bottracker: I really feel more people should consult it before sending their bid. I noticed lots of overbidding happening at the booster bots...

Thanks for your concern about one of the respond that people made in one of my post recently, I appreciate it a lots you been helpful to me.