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Today we are going to be talking about some important points that we should all know and that if you are new to steemit you probably don't know about yet, so if you have doubts, if you need answers, if you are willing to learn, get ready to clarify some doubts that you didn't even know you had.
Let's start from zero
They approved our account, now what?
In order to not get stucked just looking at the screen all day long without understanding anything, we asked for some help and hopefully we find a publication like this that gives us some information so we can solve some doubts; the first thing we should do is to read this.
We are going to change the profile photo and the background photo, then we are going to write some relevant information (an advice would be not to share too much; a little bit of information about what we are going to be writing should be enough) we are going to say where we are from (if we want people to know it) a website (if we want to share it) and that's it.
Now that our profile is set, we are going to look for some relevant people to follow. To do this, we will go to the upper right corner of the screen and click on explore.
Here we can review the tags that get our attention (things related to the things we like) these are the publications that will appear daily among our favorites, so the idea is to look for some profiles with content of our interest.
After finding a publication, we click on the title, go to the author's profile and then click on follow.
Note: Let's be careful not to do Spam; it's not well seen to walk around leaving our publications or asking for votes from others, we don't want to ask for "upvotes 4 upvotes" or "follow 4 follow", unless we want to be flagged and ignored by the whole community.
Having our profile and some authors to follow, we can start publishing. The idea is to wait until you have some followers and till you know a little bit about the page before you throw your posts into oblivion (if we don't have anyone following us, it's very likely that nobody will see them).
What to publish?
To help us write, we can use a notebook, Word, blog, notepad, etc. and write the title of what our publication will be. For example:
With this in mind, we will write at least 5 points to talk about. For example.
- 1) They have beautiful colors.
- 2) They shed a lot of hair.
- 3) There are of many races.
- 4) There are many stray cats.
- 5) I would like to do something to help them.
After having an idea and a few important points, we will have to develop each one of them.
Once identified our theme, we start writing.
We will try to write our content in an orderly way; taking care of the spelling, the punctuation marks, trying to take care of the number of paragraphs (not just a bunch of letters united in a single block) centering the titles, aligning the text, justifying, etc.
We don't want to make our publication too short, let's show that we put our effort into it, so readers will appreciate it more. (We're not trying to write a new law either) between 500 and 1500 words, will be enough.
There are programs like "Word" that helps us to correct our spelling and can also tell us how many words we have written so far.
As I mentioned earlier, we can basically talk about whatever we want, we just have to try to be polite and respectful, the ideal would be to write about something that we think may interest others and give it our personal spark, which in the end is what will differentiate us from those other people who choose to write about this same subject or something similar, we can make it different.
I've already published my post, now what?
Keep creating community, there are places like the Steemitchat where we can talk to people from all over the world, promote our posts and read other people's posts; just try to check the rules before you start leaving your stuff anywhere, this can be considered spam and we can be banned, flagged and ignored forever; but I know you appreciate your work, and you wouldn't do that.
Don't worry, there are groups that search, find and recognize good content, such as @ocd, @curie, @steemstem, etc.
We don't have to worry so much about that, they will see us, I assure you, we'll just concentrate on doing a good job and they'll come.
In case you want to publish in another language, do yourself a favor and don't just copy the text in the google translator without knowing what you are doing, let's make sure we know what it says, let's write everything correctly (so the translation would be a little more accurated); if we have the possibility, the best thing to do is to find someone to help us with the translation. A poorly translated text can cause us to lose followers, quite the opposite of what we are looking for.
Some last words.
I hope to see you in the next publication where we will be talking about some frequently asked questions, most used terms, html code, etc.
¡Welcome and Enjoy!