I hope you all are doing well. In this post, I present to you - a proposal to collectively promote Steem(it) on Reddit.
Reddit is already quite popular but for the users who are not yet familiar with Reddit, it's called The Front Page of the Internet and is quite similar to Steemit except, of course - there's no monetary incentive whatsoever. In fact, if you happened to have been introduced to Steemit by some article published on the web, it is very likely that Steemit was described to be a Reddit-like social network that rewards bloggers. There's also a Steem and Steemit sub-reddit.
The plan is to promote Steemit.com on Reddit. Yes, it's just a matter of making a post about Steemit and sharing its link on Reddit. That's it. It sounds quite easy but it's easier said than done. One person making a post and promoting Steemit has far less probability of succeeding than the entire Steemit community promoting the post. Steemit is a Reddit competitor and there are chances that Reddit will not treat a post about its competitor quite well. We've all heard stories about censorship on Reddit. However, the chances are worth taking.
Well, we all know that one doesn't simply hit the front page of the internet. The account from which the post is to be made needs to have high Karma and needs to be up-voted by many Redditors and that's why we need to try this collectively. One or two people trying it might not quite make an impact.
So, how exactly do you plan to promote it on Reddit "collectively"?
The plan is to make a good post about Steemit that communicates the message as simply as it can. It can be a short-video, a poster, a write-up or whatever the community comes to an agreement on what form would best express Steemit. Once we have the content, we can then schedule a time to make/share the post on Reddit such that majority of the Steemit users will be aware of the post and the timing. On the scheduled date and time, we can all put a small effort to upvote the post on Reddit. The more number of up-votes on the post, the more chances of the post doing well. A few redditors here with high Karma can help push the post higher up. If a good fraction of active Steemit users upvote the post, we have good chances of hitting the front page.
Possible reactions from the redditors
I positively believe that we should give it a try. If it works, we'll have a lot of users joining in. If it doesn't work, we'll learn something.
P.S If you'd like to support me, you can upvote my comment below :)