Steemit is heading into the future, with a lot more to come and a lot of reward for all the work you and I are doing on Steemit. Like Rome, my next blog post is taking some time to be built because it requires extensive research and accurate facts.
Proudly built in six months and counting.
If a single blog post takes time to be created, how can people expect their Steemit blog to thrive in a few weeks? I am talking about the people who think that creating content should automatically mean that they get generous rewards. There's an even worse type of thinking; that because we have joined Steemit, we should be rewarded even for doing nothing.
This type of thinking does not work. Everything takes time building, more so with the Steemit blog. When you join, you are powerless because of very little delegated Steem Power your account gets upon signing up.
And you are helpless because there's almost no one who follows you in the beginning. The content you create also goes into the feed of nobody. It is a difficult time. We all have been there. Personally, I haven't had much difficulty because of my one year hard work on personal blog (ilyastarar.com) but I have seen people struggling in the beginning because I have helped hundreds, even thousands of them, directly or through my content.
And you are clueless. You're new. It's a blockchain. It has cryptocurrency. A reward system. You don't know any of it. All you know is that people are paid. And you see people being paid. And you think you should be paid too.
The entitlement mindset comes in. You feel you're entitled to rewards and then you try finding a way to get rewarded in the Steem economy where everyone else apparently is making money and you are not. You forget that everyone is here for a lot of months and weeks now. That everyone has given their time, energy and money to the platform. That their Rome was not built in a day.
Steemit is about the right mindset. It's about giving. It's about positive contribution. It's about working hard to deliver value to the community. The community does not consistently ignore anyone who is determined to make a positive impact here. At the same time, the community is sick of people who spam and trick and plague the system with poor quality. Such people are flagged so that their reputation remains indicative of their uselessness.
If you want to succeed here on Steemit then be valuable, not useless.
I haven't linked anything in this post but if you need any guidance or education about Steemit, my blog is full of it. You can ask me for any help in the comments as well. I will be happy to do so.
Your Fellow Steemian,