I spent a lot of time on Steemit today, the most time I've spent since joining the platform last week. I feel like I learned and accomplished a lot today, but there were definitely some roadblocks along the way
The first thing I wanted to do was write a well written post that looked good with multiple images. I decided to write about how I got my son a Nintendo Switch and how Steemit users could find one themselves. I began formatting my post. My first problem was that my image was too big. I felt like it took up the entire screen when someone read my post. I discovered that you cannot change the image size with markdown and I could not get it to work using html either. So I used Pixlr Express to shrink the size of my initial image. My next problem was that I wanted to center the smaller image. I was able to accomplish this using html centering. I proceeded to code the rest of the post. I wasn't able to post it until I added Doctype html at the top. The coding structure was also strange the way I attempted to do it, but I was able to publish my post. Check it out How I Found a Nintendo Switch at Retail Price and You Can Too.
I was able to publish my post but now I wanted to promote it. The first place I went to was the upvote channel on discord. I discovered you have to wait 20 minutes after you post to upvote a post. This also puts you in cool down, so I failed that attempt. I was able to create a profile picture on discord so I did accomplish something.
Next I tried to use booster to boost my post. Using this was very similar to Rando Whale Vote, but after 3 hours my post never got boosted. I sent a reply to @booster and my money was instantly refunded. I don't know what happened with my post, but I was very happy with the customer service. I would try it again for my next post. Hopefully it will work.
From here I read a lot of random posts and met new people. My follower list grew substantially today. I replied to a post from @jerrybanfield, whose blog I discovered after I joined Steemit. I watched some of his Youtube videos and I am impressed. Anyways I received a reply and an upvote on my reply, which I appreciated.
This was my first time interacting with some of the power users on Steemit. I also tried downloading the app eSteem for iPhone, but it seemed to crash every time I tried to use it. I also looked at some notification apps, but didn't find anything I really liked yet. There is definitely room for improvement with the user experience.
Overall, it was a day of learning with some successes and some things that I feel like will help me in the future. There are definitely things I would of done differently like waiting 20 minutes to try and upvote on discord. I feel like I'm meeting a ton of really interesting people. I figured this post would be a good post for new users who have the basics down and want to try new things. This was my experience, hopefully it helps you with yours. If you liked this post be sure to follow @legosnjoysticks. If you made it this far I really appreciate taking the time to read my post!