What do we do when Steem takes a dive? 5 things you can do!

in #steem4 years ago (edited)

I ish sad too

When the whole crypto verse decided to pull the plug on us, every crypto took a deep dive in just a matter of hours. Waking up to this solemn news is pretty common to avid crypto traders but for the newbies such as you and I, we would probably think it's either a bubble or crypto has finally thrown in the towel. Well, I'm here to assure you that it's completely normal for crypto to behave this way and though I am sad about seeing the lowest of the low(comparing with last year), I can't help but think that there is a leprechaun with a pot of gold on the other side. So let's kidnap that leprechaun, beat the green out of him and raid its house for more gold!

I've came up with 5 things you can do on Steemit to make the best possible outcome from this troubled times.

Keep Posting

Truth be told, the active rate of Steemians is pretty much parallel to how strong the Steem rates are. When Steem spiked early this year to 7usd, many Steemians have been actively postings even more than once per day and these are the ones you don't see anymore when Steem has dropped back to its initial rates at 0.80usd. Why do I say keep posting? This is just not a propaganda phrase that many of us old timers say to get you to stay. I mean we can never force someone to be committed to something but there is a benefit when you post more during times of trials.

You get more STEEMPOWER. Let me put it in layman's term disregarding all the curation rewards(25%) and SBD so you would understand why you would be getting more Steempower than before even though Steem rates are low.

For example :

If your payout you're getting is 5$, and if Steem rates are 1 usd, you will be getting 5 Steem. (Disregarding curation rewards and SBD)

What happens now is IF Steem rates are 0.50usd, which is half of previous 1 usd, you will be getting 10 Steem instead of 5 Steem.

Make sense?

I hope it wasn't too technical, put it in summary, u'll always be getting more Steempower when steem rates are low.

How does it benefit me?

Well, I call this reaping the harvest. You collect as much Steempower as possible NOW because it's easy to collect them. Once Steem rates rises, you will multiply whatever Steempower you have to the rates accordingly. Also if Steem rate rises, you get lesser Steempower as well, it is harder to collect Steem. Hence, KEEP POSTING!

Invest Now

Crypto Enthusiasts and traders always call times like these a 'sales'! It's like year end sales where everything is slashed half price and it's the best time to buy. If you believe in Steem, all the more you should invest now because of its rate. For me, I'm an advocate for Steemit and I believe in its future. I believe that Steem would rise in rates once we've gone through SMTs and when @ned envisioned that more initiatives and dapps would latch onto the steem blockchain fortifying its economy. With more mass adoption in play, Steem will rise the ranks and have its own stable income.

Right now, we are still in its infancy stage but there are already multiple initiatives and apps such as @esteem by @good-karma, @utopian-io, @fundition and many more that will definitely help the Steem ecosystem grow.

So if you have that extra cash to spend and isn't profiting you in anyway, instead of leaving it in the bank, you may want to think about investing into Steem. Note that this isn't a financial advise as it is solely based on my personal opinion and my beliefs of this system.

Trade/Sell your SBDs for Steem

This is the BEST time to make full use of your SBDs AKA Steem Backed Dollars. When your post reaches the 7 day payout, you will be receiving two currencies. One is Steempower and the other is SBD. Now you must be wondering what you can do with the SBDs you hold. Well, one of the best uses for it is to convert them to Steempower. Why?

Well, SBD is set to be pegged at 1 usd and it is much more stable than steem because it rarely gets exchanged externally as Steem is the main currency. So when Steem rates drop, SBD is likely to follow suit but will not drop as much. Hence, SBD may have a higher rate than Steem (as it is at this present moment).

Steem (0.58usd)

SBD (0.94usd)

1 SBD = 1.65 Steem

So trading you basically get more Steem for 1 SBD. Remember, if you believe in Steemit and is on this platform for the longrun, I would always advise you to power up and contribute back to the communities. So looking at the rates now, it's REALLY GOOD to convert SBD into Steem for powering up your account.

Good time to realign

I know this may come across as a bit contradictory because I started it off with POST, INVEST and basically kidnap the leprechaun while he's unaware but if you've been directionless and tired of doing Steemit all these while, maybe it's a good time for you to take a step back and recollect your thoughts and plan for new approaches for this platform. When I mean take a step back, I don't mean stop for too long because you and I know that you would probably never come back.

You can use this time to plan your niches or maybe start a new initiative you've always wanted. Think of ways to give back to the platform.Try new challenges like #dtubesnap by @nathanmars if you've never gotten to it yet. Explore and possibly engage with Steemians on discord and on Steemit. I do find the discord channel a little less chatty when the steem rates are lower, but this is one of the best time to build genuine relationships among each other. Who knows, it'll make your Steemit journey more worthwhile. At the end of the day, just have fun and stress-less because you and I have already been so stressed out at work, I don't think we want to come home to another pile of stresses by Steemit.

Join Contest/Challenges

When Steem is already low, why not take your time and explore new contests and challenges out there where you can possible win Steem or SBD. That would probably help you recuperate your previous earnings by compensating it with the steem and sbd you earn through these.

Also, I find joining contest and challenges very rewarding because you get to engage and meet steemians who are on board the same contest. It is one of the most effective ways of getting new organic followers. Who knows, you might meet a hidden gem or two. I know that some of my friends are constantly joining contests/challenges such as #freewrite by @mariannewest, photography contests and many more.

Just so you know, you are not alone in this sad era of crypto, so why not take this time to have fun with a little healthy competition.

It's gonna be OKAY

Lastly, I just wanna tell you that it's going to be alright! In fact, I'm glad I'm even earning 'something' out of 'nothing' when about a year ago, I was already contented when I was earning nothing by posting on Instagram and Facebook. I guess its the perspective we choose to look from and I know that we'll make it out alive soon-ish.

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I agree with all these. I am constantly selling SBD for steem so I can power up.
I write as much as I can and remain active on the platform. Visibility is crucial

And I take some down time when commenting and interaction is slower and reorganize.

@goldendawne, Agree agreee, you can't stop and if you do, you can't stop too long. Gotta keep being active no matter the rates. Looking forward for next year's rates.

This is very helpful and good advice. Funnily enough, @jaynie advised me to power up all my SBD yesterday (not that it was much), and it's helped with my Mana, and is helping me to up my posts. Although they will be less tomorrow and Sunday as I do have Sunday Supper. Also, I think that the number of posts I'm going to be able to do is going to tail off - unless it's food, cats and snaps via Instagram as I have some work, and as things gear up for Christmas which is going to be hectic.

Thanks, as always @zord189, for being the calm voice of reason!

Haha, Yea powerup to a nice 200sp if you're going to be SUPER active! The pros and cons for the recent hf20 is that sincere Steemians will take longer to grow their SPs in the beginning. Hopefully they persevere like you and not run away.

That, for me, has been the most frustrating thing about Hardfork 20. I plan to stick around, so you are stuck with me! Hahaha!

What I didn't say in my previous comment is that in South Africa we are kind of used to currency volatility. Which is how I see the vagaries of the value of Steem

That, for me, has been the most frustrating thing about Hardfork 20. I plan to stick around, so you are stuck with me! Hahaha!

What I didn't say in my previous comment is that in South Africa we are kind of used to currency volatility. Which is how I see the vagaries of the value of Steem

Haha yes plz stay around foreva! Hahaha. Ohhh, then we're in this for the long run. Yay!

Another thing you can do (at any time really, but when Steem is low it offers even better value) is to set your comments rewards to 100% Power Up. Comment rewards are usually pretty small (when they are actually above the dust threshold) so you don't really miss them, but as they keep powering up your Steem Power as they come in, they can really quickly add up.

Oh that's a pretty simple trick but a USEFUL one. Thanks, never thought of setting my comment rewards to 100%. Thanks for the tip

If you are active, which I haven’t been lately, it makes a good bit of difference. Then combine that with dustsweeper and TA-DAH 😉😉

Haha yea, just gotta keep the momentum, it'll pay off one day

No worries. I saw a post about it a few months back from (I think) @jlsplatts and have seen my SP grow much faster since taking that advice.

Great post! Agree with it all! The best time to earn and buy. Bought some today! Steem on and take heart Steemians- the price doesn’t reflect where our community is at or where it’s heading— it’s just a mirror of BTC’s movements. Soon hopefully we’ll be decoupled by being listed on exchanges. Peace!


Steem on and take heart Steemians- the price doesn’t reflect where our community is at or where it’s heading

Oh totally agree and well said! We are the first pioneering crypto space that actually has a genuine community and not just traders. Normal people actually learn what is crypto from this platform.

Very good tips, @zord189.
Yesterday I heard somebody say he will be leaving until the price goes up again. There are many people who do the same.
I was starting to think that my reasoning was wrong, so I was very happy to read

Once Steem rates rises, you will multiply whatever Steempower you have to the rates accordingly.

You nailed it with

I was already contented when I was earning nothing by posting on Instagram and Facebook.

SteemIt stopped being about the money months ago. Of course it is a nice extra if the price of Steem is high, but it's definitely not a priority anymore. I assume that people who have experrienced the power of the community will stay. Those who leave because of the dip, have forgotten they've been using social media for free for years

I don't understand why a lot of people don't get that...

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Well said @simplymike and I 100% share your views on this! When I started Steemit, I was so happy for the first few Steem I received that I went all out to share it with my friends. I of course was rejected many times it saddens me but then a friend of mine told me that, 'HEY, that means more Steem/SBD for us because we get more of the pie'.

After awhile, the community has this attraction that pulled me and completely sold me to this platform. :D Haha

Thanks to my daughter @jaynie I did that - she keeps me on my toes.

Haha yes yes, just listen to @jaynie and you're on the right path!

I would be lost without her as she teaches me as I go along.

take advantage of ALLLL the STEEM THINGZZZZZ while all the other peoples be snoozing.....

Hahaha, that's GIF is gross @jaynie... at least dig your nose with the pinky.

Nice to see someone has a positive attitude here, we could all use more of it. Keep posting, keep steeming on, and it'll all be okay :D

Absolutely the best article

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Thanks ya bro

My pleasure bro

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I always believe that there are two ways of seeing a thing.I keep telling those people who are disappointed by the sudden drop of Steem price to make the best use of this opportunity by buying Steem.The price won't be like this forever,it will rise soon.

When it rise then we can get more profit that we could ever been able to make.But most them don't seem to listen to it.Anyway sooner or later they will come back to the sense and realize that they have missed a golden opportunity to buy a bulk amount of Steem at a cheap price.

VERY TRUE, couldn't agree more. When Steem rates rose, so many people flocked into the platform and now most have left because they're not earning much upvotes than before. It is sad because we're actually sitting on a goldmine if we do Steemit right.

I agree


Take care of yourself steemian and sleep well so you can concur the downfall of crypto!

And join in the Thank you CONTEST from @coinsandchains, maybe worth mentioning in your blog. Being thankfull is the start of everything

What a huge BUT! Lol, yea I probably will take this time to go easy on Steemit but still posting daily. :)

Yes it did get a bit technical hahaha
No but really, I just keep swimming
So I take it, you will be doing a DTube Snap? :p

Still finding time to do a video. I'm very picky and a huge OCD over making a video because I will need to have at least decent post production value in it. Nice lighting and volume.

I can't wait to see your work :)

Hahaha, it's just normal editing but I tend to get really OCD that's all

Just do it leh :D


I was waiting to see some encouraging post too. Let's keep posting.

Very encouraging

Yeaps! Keep posting @jacinta.sevilla together k?

Thank you for this nice ideas! Keep spreading the good vibes!

Thanks for dropping by and supporting @tonie :)

Wow! Diving again?
I don't mind having Steem coming back as payout again... hehehe

Hahah, I like it that as well but in this case, having SBD is better for conversion.

True also, nothing is perfect!

I've looked to switch my SBD to SP a couple times now. Which option do I select to make that happen? On WEKU I just hit the convert button, but I don't see that option on steemit.

Ohh you can click your SBD > market > buy steem.

Got it, thanks!

Its time to collect more

Agree agree!

Keep posting! #truetrue
I just keep updating about my documentary traveling the world on 1 Bitcoin.

I may wait for it to drop more. lol

Last time steem plummeted I converted lots of SBD because we were making a lot more then.

I enjoy my groups and post less by choice. I started that a while back and I try to engage more. Of course when I can.

This drop came at a perfect time for me.

#1 I am a minnow so I can lose hundreds instead of thousands.
#2 I am on other platforms
#3 This one is the best: I just came out of a sad place for my friend. Life is what is important and we are all here for each other.

I know you are here for us @zord189 that is worth more than all crypto in the world.

I believe you have given sound suggestions from your experience because I did the very things you suggest the last plunge.


The rates are pretty good for sbd to steem now, 0.60+ in the market now. I just converted most of my SBDs leaving some for contests and challenges as rewards. :D

Haha, awh, that's an overstatement @rebeccabe. Haha but thanks

@zord189 the overstatement is what makes it funny in the States, like when I showed you the "metal detector". Did you ever what Star Trek? I have a reason for the question but if you don't remember Data in the Star Trek series it will not make any sense. lol

Haha, I've watched the latest star trek, not the ones before though... I don't think I'll get it. :/

that's okay.. :)

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