A couple quick charts to give perspective on STEEM and Steemit.com's usage growth.
The STEEM blockchain has been operating for 11 months, and the UI (in beta) for 8 months.
Bitcoin's transaction rate growth, 2009 - 2017
Reddit's growth, 2005 - 2012
This is not necessarily a fair comparison. The internet was certainly a different place in 2005. Things move faster now. Creating a centralized social network is magnitudes easier than a blockchain-based one. But the old models are showing their cracks.
What's your take?