How to use RESTEEM the right way? - Let's be social and grow together
The newest feature on Steemit "resteem"
My thoughts on it and why I think it's the most useful tool so far, if used "correctly"
I guess there is no real right or wrong and it's up to every person individually what kind of content they want to show on their blog, I get it... but here is something I thought about..
Even though I don't have a large following on Steemit yet, am no dolphin and no top-earner, I'm also not completely new at this point, have been active on a daily basis and know that my blogposts will be in the feed of over 200 people. For someone who is just getting started on Steemit with a reputation of 25 for example it is as we all know not so easy to get noticed for the first time and it surely can get frustrating after writing several posts with effort that go unnoticed, especially since we're growing steadily and more content gets created by new accounts every day.
In "the past" (a week ago on Steemit is like an entire year) it was only possible for you to get noticed and gain followers if you firstly got upvoted by a whale so that your post made it on the trending page. Now the problem with that was that there is a limited number of whales and witnesses who search for newbies and can actually draw attention to you...
Then @dragonslayer109 had the great idea to pick "hidden gems" and repost content, which then spread into different languages like and multiple featured author series evolving, like "Steemperlen" the german edition by @knozaki2015
Now it got even better.. through RESTEEM we all can now "feature authors", find hidden gems and give newbies a chance to get seen, by simply pressing the resteem button. I do think that it would be nice to have the resteemed posts separately from your own blogposts, but I believe there are still many changes and features to come over time so for now it is one and while I have to admit that I at first thought... "I don't want my structure to get messed up" and like to maintain everything in a neat order with only my blogposts being on my blog, I somehow changed my mind after realizing that this great feature is actually a tool we need to use in order to work towards the long-term goal which is growing the community of Steemit, encouraging people to stay and blog on Steemit.
That is why I decided to start taking advantage of the resteem button and use it as a chance for new users to get seen. I might be a little late with this post and some of your are already resteeming like crazy, but if you just like I did in the beginning thought.. "I want to keep my blog clean and maintain my structure", maybe you can now agree with me that the tool is so powerful and should be used accordingly.
If you are completely new here on Steemit and your posts didn't get seen, you can comment below the topics you write on your blog, some information, or contact me on steemit.chat and I will be glad to resteem some creative content creators, starting this weekend. The only real condition I have is that you put effort and thought into it which shows through pictures, formatting and of course content quality.
I hope some of my fellow Steemian-friends will follow me on this one to help create a social community where we lift each other to grow together and establish a solid foundation before we reach out to the masses and Steemit globally takes over.