LET YOUR PRESENCE BE KNOWN - Advice From Papa For Newer Users

in steem-help •  7 months ago

So, you’re new and you’re here, but how do we know?


It’s not always easy for newcomers to get noticed and succeed. However, there are some things that you can do as a newcomer to help the rest of the community find you.

Face it, unless people can find your posts, they won’t upvote it. If nobody upvotes it, you won’t make anything off of it. At least part of the reason that new users join steemit is to try to earn something for your time and effort, and I’m here to help.

NO GUARANTEES – NO PROMISES

Just like steemit.com itself, I cannot offer you a guarantee or a promise. What steemit offers you is OPPORTUNITY. What I will offer is INSIGHT and ADVICE.

I cannot guarantee that following my advice will give you the results that you are looking for, but it should help you. Let’s start at the beginning.

First off, when you join I’d recommend doing an “introduceyourself” post. Include at least one image per post, though it doesn’t have to be an image of you. Let us know, at least to some degree, who you are, why you are here, and what some of your interests are. Let us taste a little bit of your “flavor.”

When people reply to your intro post, respond to those replies. If they complement you, say thank you. If they ask you a question, respond to it. Then, click on their name. Follow them so their posts show up in your feed. Go to their blog page check out some of their posts. If you like what you see, upvote it and most importantly, LEAVE A COMMENT.

WHY COMMENTS ARE IMPORTANT

Comments are important, because otherwise it is hard for others to know that you exist. With you low level of Steem Power as a newcomer, your votes won’t really influence the payouts and only the top 20 upvoters are displayed when people look at who voted on their posts. This means that anytime someone gets at least 21 upvotes, your name will not be appearing on that list.

It is not that your vote does not matter, it is just that it will be hard to find and most people will NEVER KNOW that you stopped by. This is why you need to comment. Right there, at the end of their post, people will have evidence that YOU stopped by. If your comment is genuine and valid, it can spark an interest in the author to find out who you are.

If you like a certain tag, like “photography”, go over there and comment on the photo posts. When you respond to the photo posts of other steemians, there is a better chance that they will choose to look at your photography posts. By doing this, you can make friends, get upvotes, and gain a following.

HOW NOT TO COMMENT

Time and time again I have seen users attempt to comment on posts. I say “attempt” because although they certainly left a reply, the reply is incapable of having the desired effect. When a new user heads to EVERY POST on the trending page and leaves a comment stating “Nice Post!” it winds up looking really lame. When they are spaced out at about every 30 seconds, we know that this user obviously is not reading these posts, they are just commenting to try to draw attention to themselves.

Trust me, it is VERY GOOD to use comments to draw attention to yourself through comments, but YOU want POSITIVE attention. When you are new and have 10 followers and make one post per day, it will be very hard for anyone to ever find you. But, if people can see your name thoughtfully commenting on posts, then people will know that you are here.

ENTER THE @SANDSTORM

I’ll use an example here, because it fits very well. The example that I will use is @sandstorm. I’m not sure how many of you are aware of this steemian, but @sandstorm is a new user. This account was not created until April. (It is April now). Interestingly enough, I heard of @sandstorm long before I ever saw a comment or a post from them. OTHER STEEMIANS were mentioning @sandstorm. This is because @sandstorm in a commenter. In just over 20 days, they have already made over 1500 posts and comments. The actual posts have only been 13 of these, which means that the rest of over 1500 were comments. Think about that!

Now this post is the almost the 15,000th post from @papa-pepper, so I know a bit about commenting. It takes time. Did you know that the 5th post from @sandstorm was celebrating their 100 Followers Milestone? Yes, after only 4 posts @sandstorm had gained over 100 followers. Also, only 2 posts from @sandstorm have EVER made less than $1.00 in payouts. The other 11 have ALL made over $1.00.

I know that such data may not seem incredibly amazing, but it is. In fact, many of you may be a little envious of the amount of “success” that @sandstorm has had. However, if you just follow the excellent example that @sandstorm has set, you may be able to accomplish the same thing.

I know that this may seem like a publicity plug for @sandstorm, but, interestingly enough, until earlier today when I asked permission to use @sandstorm as an example and was replying to some recent comments on my posts, I had never really interacted much with @sandstorm. I just checked, and noticed that @papa-pepper has NEVER even voted on a post from @sandstorm. This is not a friend or acquaintance of mine, just an excellent example of how to go “FULL STEEM AHEAD.” (I’ll be sending over some upvotes now though as encouragement and thanks though!)

HOW THE 7 DAY PAYOUT PERIOD HELPS NEW USERS

Here is a scenario. You spent 3 hours making an incredible post yesterday. So far, it has made you $0.05 and you’ve got 6 upvotes, 1 view and no comments. You are both discouraged and disappointed. Today you were about to make another post, but, you think that you may be wasting your time. You believe in the potential of steemit and in the quality and originality of your content, but you only have an hour available. Should you try to make that post and perhaps let is fall through the cracks like your last one, or should you do something else?

Here is my advice. Why not take that hour and check out some other posts from other users. Let’s say that your last post was a “food” post. Why not head over to that tag and see what catches your eye. Check out some posts and make some comments. Hand out a few upvotes and try to encourage and compliment others on their work. If you’ve got the time, so it again tomorrow, and the next day.

Now, your old post from the other day still has time to reach its payout. All of your interacting and commenting could potentially get you some more voted on that last post. Maybe your number of followers will even increase. The next time you make a post, it will show up in the feed of more users. This will give you more opportunity to “succeed!”

COMMENTING – IT IS AN INVESTMENT!

Grab that bullhorn and shout your name all over steemit. With each comment and reply comes your avatar and username. We can’t find you if we don’t look where you are hiding, so if you are hiding EVERYWHERE YOU WILL BE FOUND!

Invest your time in setting yourself up for success. Make quality posts, but ALSO make quality comments! Combined, these can help lead to your future success. Remember, if you give up, I promise that you will not succeed. However, if you do not give up, there is a possibility that you will succeed. Give yourself that possibility!

LET YOUR PRESENCE BE KNOWN!!! STEEM ON!


Hopefully this has been insightful and helpful for you. I’ve posted a lot of helpful information in the past, and many of those posts are linked in the post below. If you are looking for insight and advice, please follow the link and check them out. Hopefully, it’ll help!

https://steemit.com/steem-help/@papa-pepper/some-of-my-most-helpful-posts-ever-my-gift-to-you-the-official-1200-follower-post-from-papa-pepper


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Great work, it will be very useful information for newbies! I think it worth to be resteemed.

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Thank you so much!

IF ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER MADE HELPFUL POSTS ABOUT STEEMIT, FEEL FREE TO DROP THE LINKS BELOW SO THAT NEWER USERS CAN FIND THEM! THANKS!

Minnow upvotes disappear into the flood of bot votes, so yes, DEFINITELY comment with something relevant to whatever you are reading. Don't just comment with something like, "Upvoted. Nice post. Upvote & follow me please!" Provide something of substance, engage in real conversation, and the community will support you organically over time.

My posts:
Getting started
Etiquette

@edje also posted some Useful Steemit Tools and Links, so here's a shout-out to his post too!

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Excellent links! Thanks for sharing that!

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Great advice @jacobtothe, I'm checking out your post links now.

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Is the end of your name "max"? As in jacobtotheMAX? 'cause it should be. And Jacob sound like takeit... does it? It does.

Is this what you intended, or am I making up a backstory?

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It's all in your head.

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Shucks. What, then, is the real story?

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A mystery.

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Unraveling the mystery may require my life's dedication, but I shall persevere.

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I'd advise finding a better purpose for your life though.

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You could just tell me, thereby freeing me to do the work of inciting social change/justice/improvement.

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Clever images in lieu of "upvoted and resteemed" are always acceptable. That should be a piece of advice.

Hi, Papa Pepper! After reading the articles listed by you in the article linked at the bottom, I have 2 questions for you, if you would be so kind to answer them for a minnow.

  1. How much is a 100% upvote from you worth?
  2. Does Steem power produce anything by itself, if you don't use it to upvote? I seem to find contradicting information on this topic. If it does, what does it produce and how much does it produce over what period of time?

Thank you for your time!

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Let's check... preparing 100% upvote.

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7 cents solo, but a small trail following me shoud bring it up to about 10 cents shortly.

As far as using STEEM POWER goes, it'll earn you curation rewards when you upvote with it, but, unless you power down and cash it out, I'm not sure how else you'd earn anything from it. If it pays out in interest, I'm unaware.

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Thank you for your replies! Well, this baffles me, because I recently had a post with some huge spikes in payout, like $5+ from one upvote, and I calculated the average per vote and it was above 4 cents, so I really don't get it. What the hell voted on my post, the Loch Ness monster or the Megalodon?!

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You got hit hard with whales. Millions of STEEM POWER!

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I have discovered that Steem Power grows by itself, although I don't know at what rate. This is most easily seen on this account which has a huge amount of SP, which I believe belongs to one of the founders:
https://steemit.com/@dantheman/transfers
If you refresh the page, you will notice that his Steem power increases with each refresh, without him collecting his rewards.

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My calculations show an interest rate of around 1.95% per year, based on a 10 minute period of gains of this account.

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But using it to vote doesn't reduce that, I believe.

Thanks for this post, for I have been lurking for a little while and needed this extra motivation to make that intro post. I have a hard time with those. I appreciate your blog a lot.

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Good to hear! I'll upvote this comment to bump you up off of that 25 reputation.

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Whoa. One vote from you brings a 25 to a 30? Holy smokes!

Nice write up! I had only seen your videos, but this man can write too! I signed up today actually. It's certainly all about the commenting. Talking about the one week payout, how does that work? Is it the same day for everyone, or you always have one full week? Ssssssee you later! (the sssss is the sound of a snake, obviously) https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@lx-bmx/introducing-lx-bmx

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OK - you get my 15000th comment for that. Your posts pay out 7 days after posting. I'll check the intro!

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Thanks! Happy 15.000 posts anniversary!

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It is a good anniversary indeed!

I am truly humbled you used my short residency here on Steemit as a small case study @papa-pepper. Thanks a lot for noticing and explaining the approach I am using here in such a simple way.

Thank you for all that you do for this community! :)

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It reminds me of when another user showed up almost 10 months ago... I forget his name... Papa- something...

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Haha, you're too much! :)

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I was entirely unaware of your existence until now. That has been rectified.

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That's great to hear @jacobtothe, thanks. There is truly an abundance of awesome folks roaming around the Steemit playground, I am happy to be a part of it all :)

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sandstormweb Sandstorm tweeted @ 29 Apr 2017 - 23:53 UTC

How New Users Can DOMINATE Steemit!
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#steemit #socialmedia #papapepper
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Disclaimer: I am just a bot trying to be helpful.

Worst case, if they don't notice you just make fun of yourself and them until they do. :)

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That just might work. How's it going so far?

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:) Pretty well actually. More comments and views than I've ever seen.

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You're a complete BOSS @clayboyn. I just wanted to jump on this thread to say that.. As you were! :)

I've been encouraging commenting too. I see new users do one post and their second will be complaining they made nothing when they didn't comment anywhere. How do they expect people to find them? I find some of these and will leave my suggestions. Steemit takes some work to get going, but it genuinely pays off, literally.

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Excellent enouragement and attitude all around @steevc!

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You are a fountain of knowledge @steevc, I see you spreading your wisdom all around Steemit and it is great to see users who actually give a crap about other users.

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Steemit needs people, so we have to encourage them. There are some negative attitudes that we need to counter

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Keep up the great job man. Overwhelming positive attitudes will hopefully push back the negative ones.

Another thing I recommend for newcomers and even some of us minnows is to resteem your friends posts... that expands your reader base and lets folks know you are here.

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Very valid point! We are getting hit hard with the rain right now. Can't even get out through the low water bridge!

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I hope you and all the other Peppers are OK...Stay safe!

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I just checked the weather channel and looks like we've got more strong storms... advisory until 10:00 tonite, so should be heading your way. We've been under flash flood warning all day.

For a newbie like myself, I must say I found this very helpful. I intend using these tips in my journey on the blockchain.....cheers mate

I provided the same basic advice to a minnow today...the little snowflake called me a troll. Sigh.

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Good on you anyway... Summer will be here soon, maybe it'll melt the snowflakes (Don't tell them I said that)

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Well, you can't help everyone :/

Quite honestly, the level of trolls on steemit is virtually none, especially compared to other social media. It's amazing.

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What's the old saying, and how does it go? Something about leading the horse to water and then not drinking it? ;)

Thank you for such wonderful tips for beginners, very cool and everything at the highest level @papa-pepper

Solid advice @papa-pepper. I really need to spend more time commenting myself. Thanks for the reminder.

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Honestly, I have a hard time commenting these days because replying to comments on my posts is almost a full time job!

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Haha @papa-pepper. I see the volume of comments on your posts alone is pretty darn HUGE.

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That's why my post count is so high, I try to respond to all of them!

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I think it's more engaging that way, and well worth the effort!

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The effort is well worth it, I fully agree with you brother! Post counts are a fun metric to look at I guess, but in the end, it matters more about the message those posts contained along the way. So a specific overall post count number is definitely not what new people should concentrate on reaching, but more importantly about what they are conveying to the community with each post and comment they make.

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ABSOLUTELY! WELL SAID!

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Cheers @papa-pepper, thanks man!

No coiners hate him, steem users love him

Well said Papa, by responding a friendship can be built up, who knows when you could be in the neighbourhood and want a cup of coffee,

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That's right, some may even up heading somewhere just because of a friendship! I'm blessed to call you my friend!

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Have a look in your emails, turn the volume up and amuse the little -peppers

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That's a very true thing @len.george, I've met a lot of people virtually and then met up with them IRL and am still friends with many of them to this day.

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Mankind needs friends, from the time you needded someone to pass another spear to kill the Mammouth, to today, when you need someone to make you a cup of coffee, friendship is very needed. Also without friends, who would read my B S ?

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Haha, so true. Friendships are such a wonderful thing, both online and offline. I'm pleased to virtually meet you @len.george :)

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Where are you from?. I am in God's own country, New Zealand, that little blob that is about to fall off the bottom of the map.
Roughly the bottom of the left hand bulge in the North Island.

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I am from the US. New Zealand, now that's cool to know. I hear really nice things from there, and I hope you guys don't fall off the map ;)

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We hang on well. Where roughly in the states? you have got a big country to us fellas.

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I'm in the Desert Southwest in a little place some people may or may not have heard of called Las Vegas :)

I have never thought of it! Great idea!

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Good, now you know!

Nice post!
Can you read my posts? Resteeming would be nice!
Please follow me!

;)

Oh, I maybe should have added "first" there at top...

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Lol, now where have I seen that before.

Great information for the novice user and I bet a few frequent users as well. I wish great success for one and all. Happy Steeming!

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Thank you my friend!

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You nailed it @matthewtiii . This info is definitely valid for newbies to seasoned professionals :)

I believe that reading and commenting is great way to attract followers.

Another tip for gaining followers:


Don't forget to lookup the new introduction posts. You can welcome new Steemians and gather followers in the process.

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Yes, that is very true!

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That's a quality way to approach it too @paradise-found!

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Thank you @sandstorm!! Seriously, it works great, meeting new steemians at the same time!! Following you now as well.

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Much appreciated @paradise-found. That's why this community works so well, because people just care.

This is GREAT advice, everyone. One of the main things that builds traffic to my account is leaving relevant comments on good posts.

As always man, upvoted, and I'll resteem this one, too

@shayne

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You're right about that! Keep it up @shayne!

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Oh, I forgot that @steevc and I were going over just about the same thing a little over a week ago:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@shayne/use-the-comment-feature-show-some-love

You are bringing in some more nuanced angles to the discussion, though.

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Right, I was thinking about making this post and then saw both of yours too. do many newer users had been asking lately, I figured I would share.

I believe that comments are key, nice posts you two!

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I'm glad you did. This ins't common knowledge, and there is no centralized source to get this sort of information. So if the more notable users here are sharing a similar message, it should be clear to new users what is good advice. :D

Good connectivity @papa-pepper
Guarantees are sold in Warranty now a days. But you have opened lots of doors for the newbies. I am sure a lot of them will appreciate your help, I do too. Thank you.

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You are most welcome.

Great advice for everyone! Can't overstate the importance of leaving relevant comments on posts that interest you. It's far better to leave nice relevant comments on 50 posts than leaving mindless "nice post" comments on 500 posts.

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That is spot on @denmarkguy. Commenting things such as: 'nice post' can be a relevant way to interact if folks could also toss in a 'because of so and so...' etc. as that'd give a little more foundation to a comment and really add value to a posting.

Thanks for the tips, @papa-pepper! I especially like your idea about "How the 7 day payout helps new users." Several times, I've spent hours and hours on a post, only to have the payout be very minimal. Now, I'm not looking to make a quick buck here, but I can spend my time more wisely than that! So, I will take to heart your advice about going and commenting on other posts with the same tag(s).

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Commenting on what interests you is as easy as turning on a TV and watching your favorite show. It is enjoyable and the dialogue that gets sparked up can lead to some truly great discussions.

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It can help, and now you've got more time to interact and possibly draw attention!

Thanks, this might be the best advice ever for a newbie like me. As being a blogger and author I made some posts but not getting big attention. Now, I will go to my topics like travel, beer and life to spread some words and real engagement into other posts.

A big THANK YOU
@detlev

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That's exactly where you need to be @detlev. The interests that don't affect you, leave them alone, and jump into the ones you are passionate about. The comments aren't just to be seen and noticed, but to actually engage with the author of a post or a photo and create and open discussion that both sides hold an interest in and also to converse with other viewers of a post. The more open and genuine we are, the more it encourages others to do so as well.

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Yes, been on some other networks like TSU and quite active on FB, Twitter and G+

The right engagement is key.

Love to

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Quality engagement is so much more important than I realize sometimes, so it's good to be reminded from time to time, as there are always several sides to a discussion, and they all matter, always :) Have a great Sunday @detlev!

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Way to get all over responding to comments on this post!

--Great example!--

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I'm just doing my thing @papa-pepper, don't mind me :)

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A BIG YOUR WELCOME TO THAT ONE!

I've been trying to comment as much as I can because it's been a great way for me to get to know other users on the site and become part of the community. I didn't really think of it as a promotion strategy, but what you've talked about here makes a lot of sense. Thanks for taking the time to once again provide useful advice to the noobs.

Here's a post I wrote about navigating the highs and lows of being a new Steemit user. I'm not sure if other minnows will find this helpful, but they may be able to relate. 😀

https://steemit.com/steemit/@redhens/it-s-not-you-it-s-me-or-why-steemit-is-like-dating

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I like to look at the promotional strategy aspect of it as showing others what you like and are interested in via posts and comments in order to create dialogue and discussions. The positivity creates more positivity and we all thrive as a result :)

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Exactly. So far, my experience of Steemit is that most people are genuinely interested in sharing and discussing ideas and learning from each other -- not just pushing their own views like you find on other sites.

This is my helpful post as amongst other things, it was aimed to teach newbies using your steemit journey as an example. In general, the post was emotional for me cos of many reasons, but i feel you will understand why within the post, especially in the aspect of being good to others and the really bigger picture when it comes to steemit and it as a valuable voice:
https://steemit.com/steemgigs/@surpassinggoogle/if-papa-pepper-loves-it-then-who-wouldn-t-rendering-my-steemgig-for-free-to-the-first-comment-apart-from-papa-peppers

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Thank you, and thanks for the link!

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You are welcome!

Thank you for your advice, i am new here, so i will be using this strategy. I also want to have fun and write and read what i like, if i can make some money out of it then perfect, if not it is okay. Also Just want to tell everybody out there to enjoy life. TIME is priceless make most of it by doing what you like!! THANKS AGAIN and have a wonderful day.

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Wow, you have a wonderful attitude!

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You got that right about time being priceless @pipolio. Life is far too short to focus on things that don't interest us or we don't have a passion about. Sticking to things we like and have a drive for, will elevate us all to new levels.

That's a great post @papa-papper. I usually don't comment on posts just to get noticed. I do that mostly when it's a good post and I feel a need to make contributions or commend it.
I think this post will be helpful to new users/ old steemians. Followed you.
https://steemit.com/steemit/@ogoowinner/what-would-happen-to-your-steem-bitcoin-and-alts-if-you-died-today

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That is a great post there! Good stuff!

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Thanks @papa-pepper. Sorry I misquoted your name the first time.

Excellent post! This is very much helpful for new users and old user like me, as well. I absolutely agree with you; "if you do not give up, there is a possibility that you will succeed". I appreciate it, you can encourage me very much! Thank you for sharing your suggestion and for your kindness to this community!

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Thank you for your comment and support!

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You are highly welcome! ;)

Thanks for the helpful advice. It is a pity that I had not seen such posts before. But I will definitely Resteem this post, so that as many newcomers as possible know where to start.

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At least you did see it eventually! Thanks @lil4a!

nice post with some good advice buddy. thanks a lot!

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You are welcome!

Very cool post @papa-pepper . @sandstorm is really bringing a storm in the comment section.

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The storm is just beginning to brew :)

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I am following your footsteps and got 10 new followers today :p

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Full beast mode! Nice one @rahul.stan. Continue Steeming along buddy!

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Yeah you too. Steem on.

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Thanks, I will do my best :)

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You are already doing great!!

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You are far too kind @rahul.stan!

Great Post @papa-pepper , I will re-STEEM this, hopefully this inspires those on the sidelines.

Full Steem Ahead!

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Too true @streetstyle. Sometimes all it takes is that one nudge, that one insight, or that on Re-steem to ignite somebody on the sidelines to jump onto the playing field and start Steeming.

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Thanks my friend!

Thank You. Very usefull advices. May I translate it into Russian an repost on a GOLOS fork?

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Yes you may. Right, Golos now.

As long as you mention me and link my original post, sure, you can! Also, please drop me the link for your translation once it is posted. I have a Golos account and would like to upvote it!

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Ok. I will.

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Oops... A post with similar advices appeared already today on Golos -) Sorry...

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So. Anyway I did it. Here, sir.

Hey, firstly, to newcomers, welcome!
I've written a few posts to get YOU started and I wanna share them with you
Hope this helps
Please few free to correct any errors I have
Best way to buy Dash ,Bitcoin and any currency with paypal!
Newcomer's guide to steem

Again, hope this helps.
papa-pepper, at thee any errors?
Great post BTW
Free follow for you!

Any posts or help that anyone wants, be sure to ask! I'll write tem, for free! If you need my attention and I'm loaded with comments, just send a very tiny amount of steem(not recommended, but sure to catch my attention) or email me at fishjojo1@gmail.com
CIAO!

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Good idea, thanks for the info and for the links!

HOW THE 7 DAY PAYOUT PERIOD HELPS NEW USERS

I think this a good strategy not just for new ones, thank you for this great tip.

Thank you. Really Helpful.
:) Greetings from India !

Plus having him mentioned in this post, he will become famous :)

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Thanks man! How's the family doing?

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Family is fine bro. Its summer vacation here and everybody are at home.

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Upvoted and followed ;)

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You gotta know the Steemit rules first before you can break them ;)

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It's always good to play by the rules :)

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I'm pretty sure philosophy has some great answers to that one ;)

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I'm sure it does :)

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Comment count on this post is going to be even higher than normal! :)

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LOL! You are probably correct!

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LOL @nepd, and hopefully they're relevant comments to the post and not a barrage of "upvoted and followed" nonsense comments :)

It is not that your vote does not matter, it is just that it will be hard to find and most people will NEVER KNOW that you stopped by
I agree papa, and I want to read your article until finish it but I am too tired. So I imagine that passing by front of "your home" ( your article) and said, "Hai..... Papa how are your! Nice to see you!". Nice papa ! :)
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Haha! Thanks!

You won't go wrong with @papa-pepper, newbie.
He was a Steemit evangelist who encouraged me
From economic bondage you can break free
For yourself & your family.

Here's a suggestion to promote both Steemit & your blog post.

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Nicely put, and nice link too!

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Thank you, @papa-pepper for your kindness & encouragement.

Learned a lot from your post, As i am new here, surely gonna comment a lot and not "Nice Post" :) Keep posting things like that to help us @pap-pepper

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I'll keep trying to be helpful!

NICE POST!
Wink wink, nudge nudge

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What's all that then? Lol!

Thanks for this post. I have been hanging around here for a few months, getting ready to do an introduction post. I really want to get writing here. I still feel very very lost!

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If you want to check out those other posts I linked, they might help.

Thanks for posting this - great advice. Commenting well is just as important as posting good content. I believe @hilarski said that one should aim for 20 comments a day to get real exposure. Definitely time-consuming, but ultimately worth the effort.

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Indeed, that is great advice and it is worth the effort!

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Well said @septimusmaximus. I know for a fact that @hilarski is well worth listening too, as he's forgotten more about social media and maneuvering online than I will ever know. His tips and advice are easy to understand and POWERFUL.

Very helpful info PP. Everyone likes @sandstorm coz he is active and authentic.

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You are awesome yourself @old-guy-photos, Thanks for the kind words brother :)

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I agree with @old-guy-photos..great job @sandstorm!

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Thanks as well @daveks! We're all just here having some fun and being social :)

i hope all new users see this

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It's much better than making one post, having no one vote on it, and getting frustrated. Thanks!

Very helpful tips. The time you put into this can be very rewarding on the long run. Having a full-time job is slowing it down a little but i'll come there.
For me it is mostly about creating and uploading great content that may interest other people. In my case that is mostly about photography and art. I am confident that that will grow my account eventually.

Thanks for sharing. Resteemed.

Over the last month, I have really started to grow my presence on here exactly as @papa-pepper described. It really does come down to meaningful posting. Sometimes you hope you'll make some sly remark that will go viral, and maybe you will, but my most successful posts are those that are the most meaningful, where effort was clearly put in.

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Thanks man! Glad you agree!

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Dittos...thx !

Wonderful post for newbies...I think if we treat this community as a place to connect with like individuals and treat the money aspect 2nd, all will be right with the world...lol

Thanks for the heads-up! As a newbie, I have a lot of questions and still struggling with some stuff. But, your post is very useful and understandable. So far so good here in Steemit, a lot of interesting post like this! :)

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If you watch videos, I have a new series I started 3 days ago that will slowly unravel some stuff for newcomers.

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I'll try to check it. Keep posting! Thanks! :)

Late I know, but an excellent piece of education to us newbies. Just found resteam and I think I will resteam this, no use to you but so useful to us. Thank you for taking the time to consider others. X

Oops too late to resteam! Can you not repost? X

This is a really amazing post, was shown the link to your post by a friend now. am kinda new on steemit and must confess things have been really tough, I guess it best to start using these amazing tactics of your's as they sound really feasible.. Thanks

You have given me more inspiration and impetus to start blogging on here again. Thank you so much.