There are no dumb questions. Ask Anything you want to know about Steem Blockchain.

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Steem is a blockchain. Steemit is a website that is built on Steem blockchain.

What is Steemit?

For many people Steemit is gateway to the world of cryptocurrency or cryptosphere as I would like to call it. Before you start putting your hard earned money into cryptocurrencies you can start asking your questions on Steemit soliciting answers from the pros and you can earn some crypto while getting your questions answered on this platform.

Can I make quick money here?

For others it is a blogging platform where you can make money for your contributions. Like any other places in the real world you can make money on Steem platform only if people find your content useful and if they feel it add value to them. If you came here thinking you could write some articles and make some quick money let me be the bearer of bad news. It is not easy money. You should either be a very good content creator or you should invest enough money in Steem Power to gain clout and make money quickly.


Why does Steemit seem so hard?

Unlike other platforms Steemit has a learning curve. You must spend some time understanding the platform initially to have maximum returns and make an impact in the platform. Many people who pass this stage quickly forget about the steps they took and get alienated for swathe of newbies that join the platform. This was one of the reasons for starting this handle (Gaining a large number of interesting followers and making more SP in the process is a given :) ). @steemladder will be dedicated to helping out the newbies and minnows to start gaining the maximum value from the platform while at the same time helping them to add value to the platform as well.

Can you answer my queries about Steemit?

We will be using this post as a placeholder for understanding the questions that new users of Steemit have. I will try and answer all the questions that will be posted in the comments. If I am not answering them as soon as your expect please have patience. I will definitely get back to all the questions and answer them as soon as I can.

I have a question but it might sound Dumb

As the title says "There are no dumb questions." So start shooting all your silly questions for they are not silly. A question ask might answer the doubts many people have in their mind but are willing enough to post it out there. So do it for them :)

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how do i get people with high steem power to follow me and upvote me.
how do i get that kind of attention i have tried multiple different kind of original posts but its been a tough ride so far :(

Follow people whose attention you would like to have. If you are writing for a niche checkout who are the whales posting regularly in that niche. Add meaningful comments on their posts. Over the time they will take note if you are adding meaningful comments. Whenever you find it relevant drop a link to your posts.

  1. How do you - Follow people whose attention you would like to have?
  2. How do you - Checkout who are the whales posting regularly in that niche?
  3. Posts that are older then 7 days ANY UPVOTES - YOU DO NOT GET PAID FOR
  4. Ok here is a link to my posts just click the green @super-grand-ad

First of all, thanks for your comment on my post and your upvote, thanks for your help and sorry about my English... I have a doubt, Can I upvote my own comments without any problem? :)

Different people have different opinion on this. Personally I upvote all my posts as I invest my time in writing those. Regarding comments I am flexible. If I write long meaningful comments I don't mind upvoting myself. Sometime I upvote my comments for visibility as well. In such cases I also make it a point to upvote atleast one another comment that was meaningful. I refrain myself from voting my comments which are small or pleasantries.

Ok, thanks. You've been very kind and helpful. I know that it is better not to publish more than 4 or 5 posts daily but I did not know about that fact as I did not know that writing different comments with just one "emoticon" in them can be considered as spam although people enjoy them. I hope to see you soon! :)

Gracias por la información también tenia esa duda...saludos

Thank you for the post..can u assit me for knowing how the monetary works or how to convert the steem into currency and what is the no along with the name and why are my post not getting proper views

You have asked multiple questions there. Let me try to answer them.

  1. In Steem blockchain new coins are created regularly. The coins newly created form the rewards pool. The rewards pool is distributed amongst content creators, content curators, SP holders and witnesses. The easiest way for you to earn rewards will be by adding meaningful comments on popular content, upvoting good content that you come across and then creating content. If you have some spare money you can buy steem and power up.

  2. You can transfer your steem to any exchange and then you can convert it to bitcoin or Fiat currency.

  3. The number beside your name is called reputation. You can increase your reputation by being active on the portal and adding value to the portal. Higher reputation will give you multiple benefits like authenticity to your account, more followers and more interaction on your posts.

  4. Until you create a good number followers and an interactive community for your blog, it is difficult to get views. Checkout for some ideas.

Thank you for assisting me and can u assist me one more time of how to convert the steem power into sbd

There is a process of powering down in which your steempower will be converted to Steem. Then you can convert your steem to SBD from market.

this is so informative, a guide to all minnows keep up the good work sir/maam I appreciate.
I have one questions how many SP needed to vote minimum of 0.01, since I expected as a minnows my up voted value is 0.01 but when I upvote their is no value on it.

The value of your vote varies based on various parameters.

  1. Rewards pool available.
  2. Your voting power remaining.
  3. Percentage you select in vote slider.

For example you can check out the vote value of my upvote from the link
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My friends that I introduced to steemit are having Sign up problem. No Approval message was send, some over 7 days ago.

There is a cost associated to creating an account on Steem blockchain. When you create your account on Steem blochchain using the Steemit interface the charges are paid by the Steem Inc. Since they are paying on your behalf for creating the accounts they generally take some time to verify the accounts making sure that it is not spam.

You can suggest the following approach to them if they need to create their account real quick and are ready to pay the price.

I got wrong/false flag on my own photo to clear back the wrong flag?

The flagging is by the account that is running the competition and not steemit itself. So you can safely ignore it or you can contract the author of the bot on Discord. You can also consider leaving a comment on one of their posts.

Thanks for answering question :) ...I have try to add friend and PM on discord but fail to send the message and can't even contact the account who flag my own photo..I guess I just ignore it ..thanks once again :)

well, I am still too ignorant to have any decent questions for you to waste your time on,.. but as time progresses, I may come up with some,.. just trying to upload my stuff to have a baseline to work with, I am totally clueless on cryptocurrency as well,.. but I thought I would climb onto the ladder at the low rung and put up some of my content to see how it goes,.. thanks for providing details to those of us who cant quite seem to get it,.. I will be on the down low util something inspires me to pose a question, until then I am following you, as I can learn stuff from others' questions,.. be safe my friend!

I see that you have uploaded a lot of videos on Dtube. Make sure that all the videos are your own. If you would like to add some notes to vidoes by others, don't upload them to Dtube. Instead just embed them and add your notes. I also see that most of yours posts have very low payouts. Initially you can concentrate more on reading the posts by others and engaging in the dialogues by adding meaningful insights through your comments. Once you are have enough followers and you have figured out your niche for writing you can spend more time on creating posts.

all the videos are my own,.. with the exception of a couple, thank you for your time, I am confused about adding notes to videos by others, and my low payouts are probably because nobody knows me yet,..i haven't been here that long, I suspected that my videos would not get many views as the site is clogged with newcomers

The payouts on Steem are time bound. Your payouts are dependent on the number of votes(SP of the voter and percentage they set while voting) you get in the first week. So even if your post goes viral after a week you will not get any payout for the post. But you will benefit indirectly as it will help you get more followers.

yes i didnt think i would get paid directly, as i dont have any money really, as i dont have really any followers to view my stuff, i am seeming to have issues with uploading more videos today, it tells me an error submitting to the blockchain, i seem to be doing everything correctly as i did before, i even restarted my computerand signed back into steemit for steemconnec thinking that may solve it,.. however,.. to no avail,.. am i doing something wrong or do i need more steem or something?

i am even having trouble with editing my stuff already uploaded? i am really confused did i do something wrong and get banned or something?

There is concept of bandwidth. You can only upload or edit so much content in given time. You can either visit back after a day or so by when your bandwidth would have recharged. If you would like to avoid this problem altogether you can power up by buying Steem Power.

I have delegated 10 SP to you so that you can post more frequently. Once you have gained enough clout in the portal select one other user who you think deserves the 10 SP and I will delegate to them.

thanks ladder, i still tried to upload with the same effect (nothing) i guess i just have to wait a couple days to upload again, is there any way to get steampower? or is it just a waiting game?
i noticed these comments on the post below mine,.. would these help, how does one go about getting steampower?
Add some meaningful and insightful comments on posts so that you get noticed by others.
Add some posts under the #steemit tag so that other new users can find it useful.
Be part of the competitions that are run by popular accounts.
You can check out some interesting Gigs that are aligned with your interests.

You can check your bandwidth from

Instead of doing all your activity in one go it is suggested to spread it across so that you always have some bandwidth for you actions. You can buy steem from any exchange (Eg:Bittrex or Binance) and then move to your account. Once you have your steem you can convert it to Steempower. For details check out

good post I would love to know how I can get more upvotes and what kind of content would be more striking since I do not usually have much success in my blog for more than I strive as I can call the attention of the followers some advice

Until you have enough followers and a few dolphins or whales in your follower list you can try the following.

  1. Add some meaningful and insightful comments on posts so that you get noticed by others.
  2. Add some posts under the #steemit tag so that other new users can find it useful.
  3. Be part of the competitions that are run by popular accounts.
  4. You can check out some interesting Gigs that are aligned with your interests.

You can track this post and start answering the questions by newbies which you are already aware of. If you see adding long comments to any of the questions here you can repurpose them as posts so that it reaches out to your followers.

You can also checkout for idea.

If you are done with these and need some more ideas let me know. I can give you a few directed questions. But these posts will need more time and dedication as it will involve couple of days of work.

Excellent advice, I will put it into practice from today. Where were you before? @steemladder

I love what you're doing @steemladder.
I'm sharing this post with my friends on Facebook and twitter. I think they can also learn from the answers provided to the asked questions.

Thanks for sharing. @fessikay If you have any questions please post those in comments.

Hi @steemladder, I could say creating my account on steemit is no stress but for about a week now I have being trying to create account for my wife and my 13 year old boy who love drawing but can get the confirmation or approval link sent to my email and of course could not reregister with the same phone number.

What could have being the problem. Any solution

As mentioned in another comment there is a cost associated to creating an account on Steem blockchain. When you create your account on Steem blochchain using the Steemit interface the charges are paid by the Steem Inc. Since they are paying on your behalf for creating the accounts they make sure that no duplicate accounts are created by verifying your phone and mail.

If you are ok spending some Steem you can follow the steps from for creating a new account.

You're one of the good people here in steemit @steemladder. I've seen your comments to those newcomers whom they know little about steemit and you help them out grow thier potential. Being newbie also i have lots of question that never answered before but little by little i understand the concept of steemit now by reading some posts that could answer my blurry thought. Thanks for your advises:)

Thanks for sharing @tessalonica. You can ask all your questions here and we will try to answer them.

Why my video/post aren't getting any views or likes? I put lot of work to my videos please help me. Thank you

The sad reality about steemit is that the rewards are based on the perceived value and not the exact value you provide. I saw a video of yours and they are genuine. Keep creating meaningful content and you will get rewarded.

In the mean time I would suggest you to publicise your articles as well. For example when you make a video about Dtube do a search about all the new posts about Dtube. Read their posts and then add a meaningful comment about their post along with a link to your post. This way you know people of common interests and you are advertising your posts as well.

Thank you very much for the comment. That means lot to me. What if the flag me when i add my video link to a comment?

Make sure to add the link only if it is inline with the context and is adding some value to the conversation. People would generally flag a link only if it is spam. As long as you are adding value you should be fine.

What is considered "value' is the challenge, though. That's what I've found.
please visit my blog.And help me because i am a new comer girl.

For introduction post you can generally use #introduceyourself which will give you more visibility.

I think it is so great that you have an entire account completely dedicated to helping people on Steemit. This is something that I am striving to do as well.

I've started a video series that is dedicated to answering all kinds of questions on Steemit and helping people become successful on Steemit. Hopefully, it will be of value to anyone who reads this post.

Here is the playlist

Thank you,
Spencer Coffman

Looks like a cool playlist. I will check it out and make a post about it if necessary.

Any chance we can collaborate and share each other's links in the welcome comments that we post?

OK a Pi**** off with steemit - @super-grand-ad - why am I locked out of my wallet?

Thanks for your service, you're doing a great job @steemladder

Got a question about steem power. What happens when you decide to cash out your SBD into bitcoin/fiat, do you lose voting power? Should you only cash out your steem dollars instead of your steem power?

Sorry for the delayed response. SteemPower gives you influence on Steem blockchain. You can use this influence to either promote your self interest or those whom you think are adding value to the blockchain.

Gracias amigo por tus comentarios y tus consejos. Soy nuevo en estas lides pero me gusta mucho escribir. De hecho escribo semanalmente para un diario de mi país de circulación nacional gratis. Por ello, el razonamiento que haces de votar tus publicaciones por el tiempo que empleas para hacerla es inteligente tienes mucha razón y es justo jejeje. Te noto muy sincero y eso es un aliciente especial para aquellos que somos pecesitos. Sigue así amigo !DIOS TE BENDIGA!

Being a newbie, I've a question in regards with a point mentioned in above post "You should either be a very good content creator" on this particular line, I'm trying to figure out even though if one is very good content writer won't get attention due to multiple posts by large number of articles posted by multiple authors at the same time one after another.
Due to this very reason even the meaningful posts disappears within fraction of seconds.
In order to fix this scenario what can be the solution to get good attention?
Kindly elaborate with a sound resolution.

Thanks and regards!

A Loyal Steemian.

We know that feeling. You can take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Currently there are issues related to content discovery in Steem. Let us say you just wrote a good detailed post about Bitcoin, then visit and try to find some posts which are related to your post. Ready the posts, upvote it, leave a meaningful comment and then ask them to review your post. Make sure not to overdo this as it mighty appear spammy :)

In the initial stages it is always better to engage with the community either on your posts or on popular posts. We follow a lot of accounts based on the comments they post. So build your loyalty and audience this way and then start publishing your own posts.

Powering up buying Steem Power is another way of getting some quick influence ;)

Can I make a series of betting publications awarding percentages of the proceeds of that publication as a prize?

As of now there is no direct way to do this. But you can checkout This is the closest we could find to your requirement.

Why my reputation score is not increasing please help me

You seen very suspicious man, be more human and im sure youll be great on steemit.

Thank you for your comment and upvote. I'm just curious, but what would be an easy way to improve the visibility of your posts? Would it be the content of the post, would it be the tags used, or would it be based on how many high-profile followers you have? Just wanting to know where to go from my current state.

It is infact a mixture of all the things you have mentioned.

how do i get that kind of attention i have tried multiple different of posts but been a toug rider so far
how do i get people with high steemit power to follow me and upvote

Hola... Porqué no puedo referir a nadie a usar steemit?

Beberapa komentar telah saya baca
Ternyata sudah cukup jawbn yang ingin saya tanyakan

Some comments I've read It was enough jawbn that I want to ask

I'm a new member of the steemit community, how can I recover my image on my first post? it doesn't show on my feed. I thank you in advance

I see that your image is visible now. So looks like you have figured this out on your own :)

Thank you for information

How can i make a post with Dtube Dsound and Dlive...thank you

Hi. I have a question. A newbie here. Hehe How to use the tags properly?

Just make sure that the tags represent your content well and that should do. Sometime you might want to take a look at popular tags and use them instead of using their synonyms.

I wish I had noticed this when you posted it! Hah, I've been just bouncing around from page to page completely clueless on what I'm looking at. The links to the related articles will help clear any confusion I have, and if the answer isn't on those pages I know it's somewhere in the comments below. Thank you! You're awesome

For whom should I vote as my witnesses? I have a basic understanding of their functions, but how do I know who is right for me? What are the consequences of having wrong, too many, or too few witnesses? What about no witness votes? I primarily focus on SteemSTEM and scientific topics, though I also post/read other material.

Sorry for the delayed response. Selecting right witnesses is very critical to the platform. This issue was highlighted in recent Hardfork 20. If you see long term commitment and involvement from a witness that should be a signal for you to back him. There are various other parameters like their tech abilities, are they looking at the long term prospects of Steem and so on.

How can you guys un flag my content?

Thanks for offering to help. My greatest need right now is how to update my profile. I have to upload my picture and everything else, but it keep showing error message once i click the "update" button.

I made a post about this earlier

I will appreciate your help. Thanks

Looks like you have set up your profile already. Would be great if you could write a post on that so that others can find it handy.

What is steemauto and should we be wary of it?

Sorry for the delayed response. It will help you vote on the posts of your favorite authors. If you have made a list of your favorite authors and would like to reward them regularly you should check it out. It will also allow you to earn some curation rewards.

Thank you for responding.

Hi @steemladder I have one question can I upvote self post any restriction from steemit

Sorry for the delayed response. You can upvote yourself. But too much of self voting is considered bad by the community. Find the right balance.

Thanks for replying

Hello, Thanks for commenting on my post. I have a question, please how do I get my post across the right people, that is having the right tags.

Your content will decide the right tags for your post. Once you have added all the five tags then I would suggest you check out the new/trending posts in the cateogory and add some meaningful comments. If you think it is relevant you can add a link back to your post.

there is some community or application or label that helps me to earn stemm and sp constantly in every advertisement made in my post while I get used to the platform

There is nothing as of now. But the Steem API is available and you can build an app if you are a developer. Else you can make a post outlining your plan and some developer who is interested might collaborate with you. If you make a detailed post about it, share it with us. We will resteem it for you so that it will reach more people.


Thank you for assisting me and can u assist me one more time of how to convert the steem power into sbd

First you need to power down. That is convert you Steem Power into Steem. Then you can purchase SBD from
If you want to have more influence on the network it makes sense to hold onto your Steem Power though.

Thanks @steemladder for the warm welcome. I have a question, I have noticed that some post gets alot of upvote but with little SBD while others have little upvote with high SBD on it.
Pls how does this really work

It is not just the number of votes that matter. If a user with very high Steem Power upvotes, that will translate to a higher turn out for you. Hope that helps.

Great article. It helped me a lot being as a newbie here in Steemit. Thumbs up to the creator. Thank you. :)

Thanks for the kind words.

My reputation score is 25 but when i use some bot they say cant upvote due to less than 25

Sorry for the delayed response. We already see that your score has gone to 47. All the best. There are some restrictions on new users. The community is working on reducing them.

Thank you for coming to save me. I hope someone cares about me like you are because I am in confusion for my post
What should I do in steemit so people can see me

I have three questions, two having to do with Steemit, the other having to do with DTube. Here I go: one, due to my being blind from birth (I'm not trying to play any card here, just stating a fact), when I don't have sighted assistance available to assist with images and what not, sometimes I still create posts because I want to write and get my ideas put out somewhere where they'll be seen. How much emphasis is placed on this community on visual images? If I can't get an image for a post, then what as the community would you suggest I do to still keep my posts relevant, but using reasonable accommodations, as the Americans with Disabilities Act calls them? Uploading videos to DTube also falls into this category as well, for I've never been required to associate an image with a video before. In fact, my first one has a phone logo on it, something that has nothing to do with the associated video, for due to my lack of vision, I had to use something that I could identify by name to ensure I didn't upload something less than desirable by mistake, for instance. My second question has to do with tagging. Do all tags have to have a # before them, like Twitter? Thirdly. I'm planning on moving my video presence (yes, blind people still take videos) to DTube. Can I behave the same way I would on Youtube? On Youtube, what got me to get a channel in the first place, people do lots and lots of videos about every day life; things they got and want to show off, musical ideas, networking and server-related videos, all stuff that I care about. Put it this way, you will not see much politics related content on my dTube channel. Is the video content listed above what belongs on the new DTube platform? Thanks for all the help; appreciated.

As a beginner we start from 25 first . i need to now how it is been increased, because there are some who have been here since last year they do have alot of followers but yet there still in 25 while does who started last 3 month are already in 50
Why is it so ?

There are multiple ways of doing this.

  1. Engage more on other posts. Add comments.
  2. Create more of your own posts that other users will find useful.
  3. Power up ie buy Steem Power.
  4. Make use of to bump up your posts.

Welcome to steemit!!!

Very good post @steemladder .How can I get valuable upvote and increase my follower?

What is Steem power? What can be done for me to earn more Steem power....

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A question about setting up my first contest.
Can I offer a 50 % value of the post's upvotes?
And not the SP's, I have only 30 SP so I wouldn't want to offer any of them.

Thanks in advance for anyone's answer

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So nice your post

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