Resteeming a post on Steem adds it to our blogs indefinitely and publishes it to all of our follower feeds instantly. Every post on my blog, including resteems, goes out in the Steem feed to 30,000+ followers, shows in my Steem blog page indefinitely, appears as a post on my Facebook page with 2,239,397 followers, and goes out as a tweet on Twitter to 103,260 more followers.
Every post I write or resteem receives 1,000 to 20,000+ organic impressions on social media when combining all social media platforms resulting in hundreds of readers viewing most every post along with upvotes and comments on the best. This is a big responsibility we have given me that I need help with.
This @dtube video and the matching text in this post provides a transparent system all of us are invited to participate in to help me choose the best posts to resteem.
I Intend to Resteem 5 Times for Every 1 Post I Make!
For the first seven months on Steem, I rationalized not resteeming because "it made my blog harder to read" and "would frustrate readers." While there is some truth to this, I also was missing out on my best chance to give back resulting in constant feelings of insecurity even as my follower rank climbed up now to #5 out of 750,000+ accounts. An insecure author must horde followers and avoid anything that might scare them away like resteeming a disagreeable post or even sharing a post so good that readers might forget the resteemer.
A secure author on Steem is likely to resteem MORE than post because the author has so much love, trust, and confidence in readers that the author is not afraid to "lose" readers to other authors and enjoys connecting readers with other authors that they might enjoy. @aggroed turned me onto this in our interview where we can quickly see after posting it I started finally resteeming more.
What I love about resteeming is the feeling of confidence I get in my place in our community for the first time combined with the feelings of love and generosity I experience every time I resteem in helping so many of us readers discover new authors and continue following those we forgot about. Resteeming has been the biggest opportunity I have missed so far and finally has left me feeling whole here.
Naturally I am an ALL IN kind of guy meaning now I intend to resteem consistently throughout every day while then just sticking to one or two posts a day myself including more short form posts and videos. Instead of obsessing just about my own earnings, I now am invested in helping those I resteem earn more which is a huge relief from just focusing on myself.
The question becomes then how do I setup a way for us to collaborate on helping me have access every day to the best posts to resteem? How do we make a system that is fair and transparent?
Three Methods to Request a Resteem!
- Request resteems and curate requests in my discord channel at https://jerrybanfield.com/contact/. For 99% of us, this is the method we are likely to want to participate in because it is free, easy to get started with, and requires an investment of time curating resteem requests by others. To participate, join the "resteem-requests" channel in the "Jerry Banfield and Friends" discord and start reacting to requests by others FIRST! After reading posts by others and finding the best, then any of us are welcome to share a link to one or two of our posts. Naturally the more we are generous in reacting to posts by others, the more we will receive reactions back from others. I browse this by authors I recognize and I am now ignoring requests with no reactions and self reactions. The way I recognize authors is to see positive and negative feedback on posts by others. Reactions allow me to see which posts are great right away and which are not therefore saving me hours of reading. I encourage reactions both in terms of liking/loving a post and disagreeing/disliking posts by others. For those of us not having the time or desire to read through ten or twenty posts for every request we make, I have a faster option.
- Partners from https://jerrybanfield.com/partners/ are able to request resteems and share posts directly with other partners in the partners discord channel which is not visible to everyone. Becoming a partner costs $49 a month or $999 for a lifetime payment. Payments can be sent in Steem and SBD to @jerrybanfieldroi at the current market price as well as made with a credit card on Patreon and my website. The top 30 witness voters and top 30 upvoters on my Steem posts are also included as partners as long as the top 30 position is maintained. What most partners like best is access to a weekly call at 9 pm EST in the partner voice channel.
- Occasionally I accept Friend requests on discord and direct messages on steemit.chat from users I recognize which provides access to message me with posts to read. Naturally my friends list is limited and not easy to get on outside of being a partner or top voter because my time for being a friend is limited. Any of us are welcome to attempt make requests on discord or via direct messages on steemit.chat instead of using the first to methods if we realize that this will usually fail as 99% of requests so far have. I filmed this video and wrote this post with the hope you can know what works and what does not to get connected with me.
Who Is Next?
I have two posts ready to resteem and after that I am looking for the next 5 to 10 every day! Will you be next? We shall see!
Thank you for reading this post which I hope was useful when you want to collaborate on having me resteem your post!
PS: I am grateful 5,258 of us have voted for me as a witness and/or set me as a proxy at https://steemit.com/~witnesses because witnesses on Steem produce the new blocks every 3 seconds the way miners do on other blockchains. Will you please add me to your witness votes today or set me as a proxy because witness votes are the most important we make on Steem?