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in #steemit4 years ago


Steemit on the brain.

Ever since my introduction post, I've been ruminating about the potential of Steemit. What's the allure and where does it stand among the juggernauts of Facebook, Reddit, and Medium?

I was introduced to Steemit by a friend last month. I logged on, browsed around and logged off. I didn't look at it again until earlier this month when I made my first post. Again, in my eyes, Steemit still felt pretty lacklustre and similar to the other platforms. However, my perception of this changed after I made my second post and introduced myself.

It's a bit embarassing to say, but I became intrigued after my second post actually made a bit of money -- ~$7. That spike in earnings inspired me to learn more about Steemit's mechanics.

  • How does it work?
  • Where does the money I'm being paid come from?
  • What are the potentials?
  • What are some concerns?

All of these questions and more started churning in my head and I've spent the past few days absorbing the literature. What I've concluded is that Steemit is much more powerful and disruptive than many people realize.

Steemit is interesting because it's truly unique in the social media sphere. It's a blogging platform, a media facilitator, a streamlined-tipping culture, and also, at its deepest level, it's a game!

For a person simply looking in and interacting with Steemit for the first time, skeumorphism takes part and categorizes Steemit as another Reddit/Medium clone. "It's just another platform for bloggers with some added gimmicks.. woo-freaken-hoo."

Don't be fooled.

It's more than just a Reddit/Medium hybrid. That simple inclusion of transparent monetary gains has the potential to transcend the platform into many other industries.

Anyway, this concludes my shallow overview of part 1. I'll try to collect my thoughts into a more comprehensive post for part 2.


I'm hooked, Steemit.. Thanks a lot!

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keep reading and learning, best advice i have been given

Thanks! There's a lot to learn.

Great article, very good language. Following for more. Best of luck:)!

Thanks Shime!

three months without writing, I want to see more of you.

Yup, there's something about it. It's intriguing. I've followed you.

Thanks so much! followed back

hey thanks for upvoting one of my posts. I was intrigued and looked at your blog, but it seems you haven't written anything for a long time! Hope you give it another try :)

Interesting Post... Keep Smiling, writing and posting great stuff.

Upvoted & Followed. Stay in touch!
Regards @kaushal1

I'm hooked too thanksfor sharing upvoted and followed you

:) I've been busy lately but I'll be back at it soon. Followed you too thanks!

nice thanks

following you from #minnowsfaucet :) :) Kayleigh

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Good catch for an early user! The potential of the platform is way beyond the social media platform... Stick around and watch how it develops, it will be very exciting in the next few years to see where this will take us if developed properly.... Have a great day! Tomas

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totally agree about the potential of steemit!
... and its so hard explaining it to others! I have learnt alot in the last week too!
I think it takes time to process.
we are the future!!!

ps, 'fish out of water' ... very nice!!! haha!!!

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@misstysea great content. Thanks for the upvote. Gave you a follow and an upvote.

Thanks :) Right back at ya.

I really enjoyed this. I hope you will post more. Nice cap! :p

It’s a great article and you looking also so beautiful @misstysea❤️❤️❤️❤️

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