Full Steem Ahead – My first month on Steemit

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Hello my fellow Steemians, wanna know how was my first month here on Steemit? Quite full, I would say…

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I was accepted at mid August and for the first three - four weeks, I observed and I learned about Steemit, what is it and how it works. I am still learning, since there is a lot to learn about this place. Which it ain’t bad, I like learning. This very important, if you want to succeed in everything you do. You have to learn the game, its rules and play by them. As Steven Covey could have said you must sharpen your Steemit saw first plug to an article I wrote about it

By the middle of September I fully committed for a side hustle since I already run a business here in Greece. Here’s a link to my intro post.

Anyway, let’s see what I did in my first month or so.

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Stats

I have gained a reputation of 50 which is great, due to the fact that I wrote some articles that got a lot of upvotes and I commented on posts that I found interesting. I am a good guy around here and it shows on the reputation.
I do a lot of upvoting. I am not concerned that much about curation rewards, if I see something that I like it has my vote.
I have more than 350 followers. I don’t don’t follow for follow. Of course, I follow a lot of people and I do that because they grabbed my attention. I try to post quality content and I answer every comment I get on my posts.
I want to thank every one that supported me and especially the Greek Steem community @greektrail .

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I am invested on the platform and I have put my money where my mouth is. I have invested more than 700 euros on Steem Power and delegated 2500 SP. I think at one should delegate some SP at least to the point that its total is more than 500, so that can adjust voting power. Having a lot of Steem Power gives you … power and flexibility.

Posts

In the beginging, I wrote few posts to test the waters, see how things work. From 09/26 I am blogging almost daily and I am curious to see how it goes.
I comment a lot, at least for my standards. Generally, I am active on the platform but I don’t force myfelf to comment. If I have something interesting to say I say it, if not some other time. If what you say adds less than the silence, then be silent. ( chinese proverb I think ).
I don’t do whale hunting, I don’t comment on their every post, I think it’s vain. If it occurs naturally ok , if not let it pass. Just enjoy yourself and sometimes something good might happen.

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Having said that, people with reputation over 60 have my extra attention. This could be also a good reason for me to reach that milestone as soon as possible.
I ALWAYS answer comments on my posts and give a little something. It’s rude not answer when someone comments on your posts and on the other hand I don’t have that many comments.

Promotion

This could be the part that most might find most interesting. I try to promote my blog and my posts with as many ways as I can. It takes time, but I have patience and I know that some things just need their time. We can discuss more ways of promoting in the comments below.

I use @minnowbooster. It’s the most profitable bot out there. The other profitable bot is @randowhale, whenever it’s awake. A good bot is @whalereward. Marginally profitable is @polsza. When I say profitable I mean that the upvote you get earns you more than the money invested. Bear in mind that from the amount of the upvote you get you have to subtract 25% for curation rewards. Unless you use it right away when you post ( hope I am right on that ).

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I don’t use bidding bots. I’ve seen that they are not profitable, since a lot of people bid at the end of the bidding period. Maybe, there are secondary gains from an upvote like this, so I will do some testing and report next month.

I use resteem bots, which are @bago ( you sent 1 sbd ), @resteembot ( you sent your reputation/1000 sbd ) and @resteem.bot ( you sent 0.001 sbd , but don't be cheap ass sent it more, its a good service).

I share the link of my post to Facebook groups. There is a Greek Facebook Group that has helped me a lot and a couple more, but haven’t seen any value in them. If there is a local Steemit community for your country, join them and you will get support, especially when you start.

I share my link to Twitter and I plan to put Instagram in the mix.

I also share my link at :
Steemit.chat/postpromotion.
Discord App / PAL Channel / postpromotion
Discord App / PAL Channel / upvote ( here you get a smal upvote )
Discord App / Steemfollower / postpromotion
Discord App / Minnowbooster / postpromotion

I don’t use the chat for chatting. I find it chaotic and time consuming. A lot of people say that chat is an excellent way to promote your stuff, but for the time being I don’t use it. Maybe, next month.

I am part of the @qurator. Our relationship is very young and it has glitches, but hopefully, things will be the way they should be. It seems a promising platform though.

I use Steemfollower, a platform that you can exchange upvotes and following. I have gained around 150 followers, which I am not sure if they have any value or not. I must have gotten my share or upvotes, but I don’t track it. If you want to gain followers, I could recommend it. In case you want to try it, use my referral link and I will love you . ☺
https://steemfollower.com/?r=3716

I recently joined Minnow Support Project, so I don’t have anything to report right now. Next month I will tell you my experience.

There are a lot of ways to promote yourself in Steemit. The best practice for the long term, in my opinion is to engage with your fellow Steemians within the platform.

Tools

These are the tools that I use. Who doesn’t want tools ?

Steemnow – stats for your account link

Steemworld – stats for your account link

Steemvoter – sets up automatic votes link

Steemfollower – exchange votes and following link

Streemian – various services , like following a voting trail link

Bidding Bots Calculator link

Steem Supply – what are your future payouts link

Ask Steem – who mentions you link

Minnowbooster stats link

If anyone knows a good post editor, please let me know.

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Steemworld interface.

Goals

Write a post every other day. All posts must be profitable.

Total of $100 profit by the end of the month from posts.

Have more than 1000 followers by the end of the month.

Key Takeaways for this month

Learn the game, play the game.
Engage withing the platform.
Have fun.

And until we all go full Steem ahead ,
Be healthy , smile and Steem !

PS: Now, that you’ve reached the end of this article about my first month on Steemit , I suppose that you know what you could do and that is upvote, resteem and follow, because this way we can create more. Right ?

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You are growing well on steemit @iliasdiamantis. Keep it up. upvoted

hey bro nice blogs i wil help you get more folowers and more upvote:d pls check my blogs to and upvote me if like:D

Likewise me too
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I will keep an eye on you. Thanks for dropping by.

welcome bro i wil follow you too pls upvote my blogs resteem:D

Love this post since I got accepted just only a week ago, and trying to some following but most of all a lot of know how.
Naturally this post was upvoted, resteemed and you are followed, but I am going to ask you for some advice.

I am going to invest $20 dollars, which sounds damn cheap I know, buttttt..
this is what I made from writing on a Dutch blogging site, so I want to invest this wisely, and I cant afford more at this time since our asses got wiped by hurricane Irma and I have way too many costs going on at this moment.

So say I buy the $20s of steem, what do you think would be the smarted choice to use it on, of all these bots and tools that you used, based on your current experience??

Help a girl out in this one ;)

Thank you for your time.
Hope eventually things work out recovering from hurricane.

Use chat to promote posts. You also get little upvotes. Its free.
Use minnowbooster. They have lowered their limits. It's the most profitable bot out there.
Watch out for randowhale. Whenever its awake use it.
Use steemfollower only to get more followers. Free as well.
From resteemers I would use resteembot and resteem.bot. They don't cost much.

Whenever you can afford lease some SP from minnowbooster. 600 SP cost you 16 steem for 4 weeks. This steem power can give you flexibility but you have to be strategic to see positive ROI because it's for only 4 weeks.

When you post, split rewards 50/50. This way you will have a steady flow of SBD to reinvest on your posts .

Hope it helped. :)

Very useful!!

You are going to be hearing from me, and thx for the super extensive reply.

This will get me started for sure.
Minnowbooster will be my step 1

Great ! I would like to know your progress.
See you on the Journey ! :)

Interesting and very awesome postings you,
if I follow in your footsteps what you will guide me, so I better understand in minnowbooster with you. and if you want to please put me into your community.
Thank you @iliasdiamantis for sharing your intelligence and experience. Good luck to you.

I am honored and humbled by your words. If I can help you with anything let me know.
Wish you all the best . :)

So many goals in such a short time.......
I don't know the possibilities of the potentials of this editor ...
Ιt may interest you.
https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/

Thank you . I know this page. I just saw somewhere a better editor than that we have here , but I lost the link.
Anyway, I’ll find it .
Cheers . :)

Big goals there Illias, wish you success. I've also invested some money into steempower and learning everyday. Thank you for the post, it's quite useful. I also agree that minnowbooster is the best service out there and vital for us just starting to gain some traction. Cheers!

The goals are big, yet attainable. Gotta put the bar high. :)
Just letting you know that minnowbooster again changed the rules.
Thanks for commenting.

I know, they changed their daily and weekly limits, I think it was 5sdb per day and 10sbd per week, I might be mistaken. Also 5sbd max per post. I will be happy to help you meet your goals! Minnows stick together. :)

Great, see you on the Journey and hopefully drink a beer at Lisbon.

Wish I could I can't really afford the trip at the moment.

Ok. Next time. Cheers . :)

At the food market . :)

Thanks for such type of information

thanks for dropping by :)

Good work. Very helpful, thank you.
It looks like we have a similar path, hehe.
Wish you all the best.

Then see you on the Journey ...
All the best from me. :)

Hehe. Godspeed. ;)

Great post and good goals. I will follow you now.

Thank you. You have my follow. :)

the 100 $ goal is totally manageable. All you have to do is write good in-depth posts :D This post seems to go quite well, so you need less than 65 $ to achieve it :D

The 1000 followers is I think unfeasible, at least if you try to do it naturally. But of course you might (I hope!) pleasantly surpise me.

Good luck :D

After this post I shall I raise the bar on the monetary goal.
As for the followers will try my best and see how it goes.

Εσενα θα πρεπει να σε ευχαριστησω πολυ παραπανω.
Νασαι καλα :)

Oh and something else I forgot. Don't use resteem bots, nobody checks them out. I used to do when I was a starter but nobody checks them because they resteem too much shit and everyone mutes them cause nobody wants a feed with 1000 posts just from one bot ^__^

Ι usually see good stuff from resteembot and resteem.bot . Maybe my feed is too young. From bago not so much. I think I’ll dump it. Thanks for the tip . :)

Very useful post for new users. Resteemed it.

But https://steemfollower.com/ doesn't work now ((

It works. Just tried it.
Thank you for sharing the post . :)

When I am trying to login I see this (( https://imgur.com/a/ue0Nt

How do you login?

Like I always logged in. I am not IT expert, maybe you could restart your computer or clear cookies or just type the address. Or sent a message to someone from steemfollower at the chat.

Thank you! If it works on your side it is on my side mistake. Cleared cookies and it doesn't help me.. even another browser tried to use. I will ask in a chat them

@iliasdiamantis
Good luck with your future steeming. funny writing style. made me smile.

I am very happy when I put smiles on people faces. :)

nice post boro. keep on touch.

Interesting to read your journey and goals and also very motivational!

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your time. :)

Wow brother, excellent post.
I'm from the Spanish language and I'm attracted to your teachings, I'm new to the community, I love learning as you, I've followed you because I would like to continue learning from what you know, you have many good tools. I hope your support, the Hispanic community is small even in steemit, greetings from venezuela @iliasdiamantis ^^

Hola ! Que tal? Saludos desde Grecia. :)
Hablo Espaniol pero solo un poco.
My spanish stop here, but I would like to learn more.
Hope you guys are doing well down there. See ya !!! :)

good afternoon @iliasdiamantis, I would like to get in touch with you to learn a little more about steemit, I hope that is possible, I have some doubts about how to use those tools that you name in your post.

Ok , no problem sent me a message in steemit.chat
Just let me know so I Iogin , because as I said I am not a chat guy.
Saludos. :)

Hola seguire tus consejos me parecen geniales! saludos!

Glad you found my advice useful. Saludos desde Grecia. :)

wow @iliasdiamantis this post is loaded with 'how to' advise for a new Steemer like me. thanks for the post

Glad you enjoyed the post. Keep on Steeming... :)

Nice post...you are awesome bro....

Πολύ καλή δουλειά μπράβο, νομίζω η συνέχεια θα είναι λαμπρή!
Ευχαριστώ για τις πληροφορίες σχετικά με τα bots και τα tools.

Εγω ευχαριστω , να εισαι καλα . Ξεχασα κανα δυο πραματακια, θα τα συμπληρωσω στο επομενο. :)

That's pretty good... definitely better than my first month on Steemit... hell I still haven't reached reputation 50.. but then again I didn't invest as much as you did. Great job.

I am sure you did your best given your circumstances. Thanks :)

Good job! Interested to see progress towards success. Thanks for the links to the apps, its very helpful

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Wow very inspiring, i am planning to invest as well..its really good idea to put up money for a steem power.

Thank you. Steem power gives you ... POWER !!! :)

Ah, a successful start! Great to hear!

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