I have joined Steemit on my birthday, which is on 28th May and 8 months later, I'm pleased and thankful to have reached 999 followers. If you become my 1,000th follower, please let me know in a comment!
A big THANK YOU to all of you who are following me!
In this post I am going to review some of the highlights of my journey on Steemit during these 8 months.
Will You Be My 1,000th Follower?
I was invited and inspired by @jerrybanfield to join Steemit and I wrote my first introduction post on my birthday. On that day, my daughter and I played with colorful wigs and I wore one for the post.
If you missed my introduction post here it is: Joining Steemit on my Birthday!
I made $19 on this first post and it was very encouraging.
Then the hard reality kicked in as my next two posts made $1.29 and $1.49.
At that point, I started to think: "Is it really worth my time?"
I wrote a few more tutorials and then gave up for a month.
Then, @jerrybanfield encouraged me again with his vote that helped increase the rewards on my posts to $6+.
Then, I saw my rewards going to $7, $8 and $9.75, without reaching $10 and it was like teasing me.
I continued to write posts that earned in the range of $6+ and 3 months ago another drop with posts in the $2+.
At that point, I was discouraged again!
I really thought I was going to just concentrate on something else.
Instead of quitting I decided to continue writing daily no matter what and I started using upvote bots to keep my posts at $6+, which is more motivating than $2, even if you spend the difference!
Using the bots helped show my posts to more people and I started to get more followers, upvotes and comments. I then increased my budget for bots from 5 SBD to 10 SBD, and to 15 SBD where I am at now.
I am satisfied with my earnings now going from $30 to $60 in rewards as I grow my Steem Power every day.
My best post so far earned $70.20.
Now that I am at 1,000 followers and writing a post daily, the new challenge is the growing number of comments on my posts.
I reply to all comments and I upvote everyone who leave a comment on my posts. Meaningful comments get more rewards from me.
This is starting to take quite a lot of time and I hope I will be able to have the time to continue responding to comments.
Finally, these are my achievement on Steemitboard: http://steemitboard.com/board.html?user=gmichelbkk
I have written 138 posts and 920 comments on Steemit.
More awards to come!
I hope that this post is useful for you to see that Steemit is a roller coster and that sticking to it is a way to get some success with it.
Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to continue writing more posts about Steemit?
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