My first week on Steemit

in steem •  last year

I started posting #davidpakmanshow content to Steemit last week, and I'm asking my audience to come join me here! Thanks to everyone who has already supported the content here!

Would it be interesting to have @ned on my channel to discuss Steemit and push more traffic this way?

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Great follow up post David. We'll have to see if we can arrange that interview! I'm sure Ned would love to chat.

Community Liaison, Steemit


Community liaison what a title


Make it real @andrarchy great job!


can somebody tell me , what are the other social media that pay ?


I know that Facebook pays – if you're Mark Zuckerberg!! :-(


Ha hahaha


We'll pray for that!


Thank you for your best cooperation to produce more effective movement on steemit community to achieve highest standard of all trades and commitments.


The community is doing great


good work, go to my followers and I will go to you follower

@davidpakman , you might want to look into posting some of your Steem-spreading work via This is an "open-source" portal to to the Steem blockchain that rewards, among other things, projects that "increase visibility to OS projects".

"Visibility Category
These contributions serve as a way to bring more visibility to an Open Source project. They must include links to social network posts, adv and similar, plus the results of the visibility effort."

This might increase the visibility your posts get with a big vote from

@elear , can David's Steemit marketing here be submitted via He's doing good work here with a large (I heard 400k) subscriber base, any chance of a pop-in here to explain this as a visibility submission?

(4% self-vote, visibility)


I am new to steem, is it possible for a newbie to join utopian? I don't have a open source project, is that a problem?


Please follow and Upvote me and stay connected together


@hassanjony consider this like a friendly tip... begging for follows and upvotes is not well received on Steemit, it might actually get your account flagged. I'm not saying you are doing something necessarily evil, or anything that dramatic, but I promise... this is not the right way to interact.

Great video thanks David, I've resteemed and will pass this link around - I hope @ned takes this opportunity to jump on your show :)


thank you so much!


Hey David, been watching your show on youtube for years, I got into crypto not too long ago as a side job to my other job while I complete grad school. I just joined steemit after your announcement

Well, I resteemed you to 6.4k people. Hopefully that helps you build your audience here as well as on youtube.


It works @aggroed... you got me in lol! Some interesting content @davidpakman I look forward to reading more!


Wow that was so kind. Love all over this steemit planet


thats nice @aggroed of you. the orientation conversation sounds interesting, ill check it out for sure, thanks.


Wow that was nice @aggroed how about if you resteem this crappy poem to 6.4k lovely fans.

Hell yeah David. Nice to see you here. I have been watching you for a while now on YouTube. I am happy you have informed your viewers about this.


The traffic is so much

Wow, one week here and already posts into the hundreds! Not bad! :)

Welcome to the platform, may it bring you much joy and wealth and may you bring in lots of new people! Steemit is great as you're probably finding out, and we could use people like you to spread the word!


If you check his profile, you will notice that he joined in September and so I think you misunderstood him. His rep is too high for him to be a week old anyways.


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You got that one fast, there you are with the proof


Great job done, keep it up

In less than 3 hours after posting over 36 votes and over $2.



run in to the same lock ! lol First week on steemit, i thought what ,??? lol


It was a case of the shoeshine boy telling us to buy cryptos. I am sure some people couldn't resist...

Very motivational information, I think it's gonna help us , Thanks David for this follow-up idea.


I agree with that very informative

Him and @keiserreport if you want to get the crypto anarchist perspective on blockchain. Plus you can butt heads on the Russia thing for entertainment.

interesting. Be prepared for the new updates that are coming for your platform


Shit, we should just start calling you the Crypto Oracle.

Hey there @davidpakman. Saw your youtube post before it hit SteemIt. You are definitely going to be dealing with a lot of nonbelievers.

I was very skeptical about the platform before joining but I decided to dive in head first with an investment in Steem Power ... it has paid off and then some!

By the way, you can cross post your video to (using your already existing Steem account) and reach an even wider audience.


@netuoso good job done, investment paid off finally

Glad to have you here! I think having an influencer like yourself here is only going to help SteemIt grow even faster.

I think you have definitely picked the right place to post your content. You will have an attentive audience here and you will also earn some great rewards, both personally and monetarily.


And you've already made $250 in one week just from a couple of hundred followers, that's not counting all the unvested rewards that have not paid out yet. Plus you didn't buy a big pile of STEEM to self promote your initial posts and bootstrap your community here.

I would also say that political content is general not that popular here so your individual posts are actually doing pretty well to make as much as they do. But if you manage to bring some of your followers to Steemit that could change all that.

Good luck and glad to have you on Steemit! Remember this platform only has a few hundred thousand active monthly users - there is so much room for growth it is crazy. Even if you're here a year after it started you are still an early adopter and blockchain pioneer!


Political content has not been that popular but it also has not had anyone present it in this fashion. I think the video format works well here.

and I know I said it before, but welcome to steemit @davidpakman ;-)


Exactly. People who base the content they create based on the content they see as "popular" are shooting themselves in the foot. Make awesome content and you will be rewarded. David proves that


That's laughable.

Names with an already established reputation/fan base get noticed and rewarded as incentive to spread the gospel. Just in the same way that @dolarvigilante was able to receive impressive rewards early on. Thus make multiple videos proclaiming how great steemit was. He has not made a video promoting steemit for nearly 6 months though.

I do wonder if his now capped earnings despite having a massive fan base here no longer gives him an incentive to promote. It could also explain why there was that slight disgruntled undertone to his steemfest presentation.

David would have found success here even if he posted an image of him on the toilet. The rest have to pay to get rewarded or just wallow in their stink until they can finally realize how to toe the line.

The positives that David may bring to steemit however, I am not disputing or against. The platform needs people like him. This is what I have voiced in many comment chains on posts that are discussing the state of steemit. Posts which evidently, I have not seen you so active on - Mr Community Liaison.

One thing is definite though. Content is NOT king. You know that.


Creating awesome content that lots of people like on other platforms counts. David has clearly put in the time for years and yes, steem stakeholders do reward that. David's content is "awesome" IMO because 1. the video is high production value, 2. he is leveraging his existing platform to promote Steemit, and 3. he actually did a great job of giving a brief explanation that lay-people can understand. It's obviously not true that if David had simply posted an image of himself on the toilet he would have earned the same amount ... unless the humor of the photo was sufficiently high (which it might have been ;) ). I stick by my statement, we simply have different definitions of what makes content "awesome." Even you agree that David is going to add a ton of value to the platform, and he demonstrated that with this video. Had he just posted an image of himself, Steemians would have seen through it as just a shameless attempt to make some extra cash. The very fact that you appreciate his potential value after watching his content disproves your point.


I was never disputing that there was no 'awesome content' from David (though I can't rate politics high on everyone's awesome radar - no matter how simplified). I was pointing out that the same does not apply if you DON'T already have the name.

There are countless posters here who are walking away because their awesome content just isn't recognized. @erh.germany for instance. She wrote a powerful piece on her perspective of steemit which only made a few dollars. (There is 2 days remaining if you care to read it.. and, as a stakeholder.. reward it).

It's subjective what awesome content is - so it's not king - plus it's not automatically recognized. Also to be realistic, I do agree with your 3rd rule: 'explanation that lay-people can understand', does get processed easier. Thus a reader feels compelled to reward. The level of @erh.germany's word usage is probably way higher than most would comprehend. Many may find it overwhelming. It's conforms to your rule 1 though: High production value.

This is also why elsewhere I suggested that steemit and users would benefit from a section for: Intellectuals and Professionals. Rather than just the tag method. Obviously like how Reddit does it. The option for communities to exists within the greater community. This grows niches and overall the entire platform.

I disagree with this though:

Had he just posted an image of himself, Steemians would have seen through it as just a shameless attempt to make some extra cash. The very fact that you appreciate his potential value after watching his content disproves your point.

@dollarvigilante himself admitted that his intro here was lacking substance. Yet it blew up. I actually don't care for David's content after watching a few videos. They are much too simplified and he has a clear bias. I still see him as positive though, for his ability to attract more users to the platform.


@o1o1o1o Great to hear that $250 in one week just from a couple of hundred followers.

Keep it up

Great post! Resteemed. To those who suspect that they invested a huge amount of money to start with, you can always check the wallet history. Still, don't jump to conclusions just because...

I think you've come to the right place David,
I would recommend reminding the audience that you do bring over that this platform is still early in its development and that they should not judge it as a final product. However, that it is also exciting for precisely that reason as they can be onboard as early adopters and co-creators of a whole new ecosystem of applications for interactions on the web.

I am grateful for your work and happy to have you here! Hopefully, you can benefit well from the emerging stream of new apps being built on steem to share your content.
Steem on.


thanks very much, appreciate it!

Totally would love to see that the more public and changes to steem and steemit the better for all. (Just saying I was totally waiting for that Janga to fall over lol)

Steem seems very innovative. I think this is going to be big as it runs on the blockchain and rewards users with tokens. Good job

Much looking forward to seeing more of your content! Great to have you on board

Great video David, many thanks for your contributions on steemit

Welcome to steemit, I'm sure your going to do great here!!

I am very glad you chose steemit! We are happy to have you!

Good start ;)

I'd watch an interview with Ned!

Welcome to steemit. I've seen a few of your videos, followed.

Thx for sharing

@ned You really need to do this!

great news, YT's days are limited the way they are penalizing content providers nowadays

Welcome @davidpakman to Steemit! Love to have such a great Show man in here I'm in the same Show way specially for Spanish Community, so will be great to learn from your experience. Steem On!


muchísimas gracias!

Ok thats great. With pleasure!

Great platform. Upvoted and Following.

Thank u for promoting Steemit to your audience on YouTube. I will be following your blog now and look forward to more. The more ppl that learn of this place the better it is for us all. This site has been of amazing value to me and im so glad I finally took the plunge. Cheers 😎

Thank for supporting our community with quality content and new users!

Hi David, good to see you here!!!

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Go, go, David!

Enfermero, Creyente del amor y que todo en la vida se logra si se sueña. Me encanta Viajar Y disfrutar en familia, soy defensor de lo injusto


Esto no va acá~!


eso que tiene que ver con lo de mi post y video?


creo que este usuario es un bot, o por lo menos alguien que esta un poco confundido! jajajaj

quite okay

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Upvoting helps alot

This is superb speech. I Love this and this video just nice and superb.

great man

@davidpakman , I just joined Steemit and its my first day. Happy to see your post. Keep up with your great work. Following you.

rica ederim.

anlatım mukemmel

Congrats on your success here in just one week. Looks like this post is going really good for you too!

So happy to see you help spread the Steemit way. Thanks Dave! Is Pat on here yet? Links?

Really @davidpakman.. Its very intresting show when you interview the one and only @ned steemit head

Please follow and Upvote me and stay connected together

Again welcome to Steemit @davidpakman! and way to bring more progressive people along with you! I couldn't help but stare at the jenga tower the whole time, its almost metaphorical... :)

just a warm WELCOME greeting's to you! Your co-steemian @jdcabero
Take Care Always GOD Bless

Great post.... Thanks....ill be watching

wow, such a great one

Hello David, welcome to Steem! :-)

The first recognizable media person I’ve seen since being here (which isn’t long)! Looking forward to paying you now. Welcome 💁🏼‍♂️

By the way, Am new to Steemit, would you mind checking my posts.
Followed & upvoted. Plz do the same if you feel my profile is Interesting.

Good job!
Keep it up :)

nice one

Great to see big youtubers promoting steemit!
upvoted, resteemed & followed

welcome to steem! :)

Thank you David for this video. Congratz 👍

If you do interview the @dan and @ned, ask them why they're libertarians. I checked out your channel and noticed you don't think highly of libertarians, but it's clear you don't understand our philosophy. There are a lot of us on here, I hope you can be open to our ideals. Thanks for promoting the platform, I wish you success.

Super excited you’re here, I hope the community is good to you!

Nice,i follow you now.we can stay in touch,im newbie here,i need also some tips!GJ.

Great video David, thanks for your contributions here on Steemit!


Welcome to Steemit!

nice Video

I never heard of you Mr. Pacman but welcome to Steemit!!!

You are doing so good here that soon you are going to forget about the radio show! Ja, ja.

Really good

Hi David, long time watcher! Thank you for the intro to SteemIt!

hi! i'm new in steemit and know nothing how to earn from this. it's a big help for me if anyone would share to me how to start earning.
maybe i should have to read all the info here.Thank you


You probably shouldn't be posting on other people's posts asking for help. You can get some good starting info on the steemit FAQ, and on the help channel at

Hello David pakman
You are just telling about your last week
But this is my first week
I wanna go on your way 😀😀😀
STEEMIT friends plse follow
Me @mercyjohnson

If you have ned on, ask him about the spam and cheating the system that is running rampant here

Remember it doesn't have to be 50/50 payout.

cooleo - I think you have chosen the right platform :-)

Congratulations @davidpakman! your post has been resteemed to be able to help other users, please upvote this comment!

Good moment for you vedio you tobe

Y'all are gonna like this
Check it out anticipate for more

Thanks for the sharing @davidpakman. Hope you are happy.

wow it's good

good post...please follow me.

I like your videos😍

Yay! I'm so glad you are here! maybe we can turn it all around now......

Davidpakman has done it that is really wonderful. But how can I establish here that is disappointing me.


What is disappointing you?

Cuenta con mi aapoyo resteem 👍

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congrats bro upvoted and followed

You have another follower here!

Love steemit!! Greatest Invention ever!!!

I am subscribed to you on YouTube! It is great to see you here! Make sure you check out for your uploads @davidpakman my friend!!

good post...please follow me.

Thanks @davidpakman . I started steemit yesterday and everything here is new to me like steem power, SBD, upvote, and so on. I hope somebody help me in steemit and I am also looking forward it. Thx.

I am always spot you my bro .