Steem Blast day was amazing!! I am beyond impressed by the level of participation we received, as well as the amount of high quality promotional material for Steem that was produced as a result. Thank you to everyone who participated!!!
[Image credit @podanrj]
Evolution of the Idea
"Steem Blast Day" was an idea that was hatched about three weeks ago. It has quickly transformed from an idea being bounced around in a few private brainstorming conversations into one of the most successful marketing campaigns that our project has ever done.
^ That is not patting myself on the back - it is a testament to all of you!
The event really started to take shape when it was publicly announced two weeks ago. The announcement post received over 300 comments, including a TON of great ideas on how we could make the event a success.
One of the best ideas came from @edje - to create a Discord channel where we could all come together and organize. In my view, this is really one of the key things that happened to make the event a success. We have 200 people in our channel, all discussing ideas and ways to help.
From there, the campaign really started to organize and take off.
Yesterday there were thousands of people talking about Steem all over the internet. It was incredible! The individual impacts that all of these interactions had are countless and immeasurable, but there were certainly quite a few highlights:
We got the word out in many places with high visibility:
We had a ton of people engaging in conversations about Steem:
Many of the posts sparked great responses and discussions:
We ended up attracting attention from some big influencers:
"Apparently it worked - two big influencer accounts started to follow me after publishing the Tweet and so far it has been retweeted 12 times!"
We got information about Steem to potential investors:
Right at the end of the day when all hope appeared lost (in my quest to find Steem investors) I received a call from a friend in the UK who recently visited me here in France where he received a few days of crypto training. He told me he has a rich cousin in South Africa looking to invest large quantities of the local currency into crypto.
Haha! He called the right guy at the right moment. I could not have been more prepared.
... and TONS More
More highlights from the event can be found in this post from @surfermarly:
Talking Crypto And Augmenting Brains: Having A Literal Blast Supporting Steem With Tim Cliff, Promo-Steem & Oracle-D!
For the past two weeks, there have been a ton of people working extremely hard on this project behind the scenes. The amount of work that everyone put in in order to make this a success was unbelievable!
I know I might forget some important people here (sorry in advance) but I want to give special thanks to several individuals who went above and beyond in making this event a success: @guiltyparties, @cryptocurator, @andrarchy, @podanrj, @techslut, @indigoocean, and @surfermarly.
And of course, thank you to everyone who participated in the blast!
Effect on STEEM Price
There are a lot of factors that go into the price, so it will be impossible to tell what (if anything) was a direct result of the event.
If you look at the below chart though, I'd say that the results so far have been very positive. The green arrow is the time that I posted my It's time to start paying attention to Steem article to kick of the event. Since that point, we have certainly been heading in the right direction :)
The main thing that I think looks really good though is the increase in volume (gray lines on the bottom) within the last 12 hours. There seems to be a significant increase in the amount of trading going on with STEEM (along with the increase in price) - which is typically a really good sign.
Plus, the interest that was generated in the project is likely something that will continue to pay dividends into the foreseeable future.
[image source coinmarketcap.com]
Let's Keep the Momentum Going
Even though Steem Blast day was technically just a 'one day' event, talking about Steem to the outside world and trying to pitch STEEM as an investment is really something that we should be doing every day.
I hope that this event has helped people to see the positive impact this type of activity has, and encourages everyone to continue.
We're not ready to announce any specific plans for a new blast day yet, but there is still a lot of excitement and motivation in the group to keep going.
I expect everyone in our Discord channel to keep up the marketing campaigns into the future. I'm also pretty sure that this first event is just us getting started ;)
- First of all, I would highly encourage everyone to continue talking about Steem as an investment to everyone in the "outside world" on a regular basis. Promoting Steem to potential investors and talking about how great Steem is should be an ongoing effort.
- You can send interested parties to my medium article for more information about Steem, or send them to the same article on a Steem platform: It's time to start paying attention to Steem.
- If you are looking for material to use when talking about Steem (graphics, talking points, etc.), there are tons of resources available in this post.
- There have been a lot of Steem Tweets in the last 24 hours using #steem as the hashtag. I highly encourage everyone to like and retweet the good ones. Also, giving the medium article a "clap" (their version of upvote) if you are a member there will help increase visibility for the article.
- If you are not part of the Steem Blast Discord channel, I highly encourage you to join up: https://discord.gg/UHHQXz3. There we will continue talking about ways to promote Steem to the outside world, and brainstorming ideas for future events.
Keep telling the world how amazing Steem is!