NO NEED to UPVOTE, just READ and RESTEEM!
You are probably thinking that I am crazy calling every single Steemian present now a whale! In reality we are but not all of us realize it as I am seeing it right now!
There are around 7.5 billion people in the world
There are around 4.5 billion people between the age of 16 and 60 in the world - here
There are around 340,000 Steemit accounts as of today - here
Current Steemians represent 7% of the potential number of new joinees!
Most of us think that we are fish or tadpoles? Think again!
Steemit is still in Beta! We are the minority in the world. We should stop thinking like the majority when we are here!
When creating an account, it was already credited with around 27 SP. This is money some unknown people gave us to use the platform for free! We can power down and take it out!
Why are most of us feeling down? Why most of us is thinking it is a waste of time? Someone gave us money to get more money! What more do we need?
The help cannot be any bigger!
Steemit and the Graphene blockchain is changing the world and we are the first people on the planet to witness and help in that birth!
We are seeing first hand how a platform is being developed, going through its ups and downs. The share price of Steem changing day by day for the higher. Just like Facebook was during its conception days! We are witnessing the very birth of a new phenomenon!
Enhanced platform, new mobile app, accelerated account creation. All are coming! - here
New white paper for Steem blockchain to meet its current demands is going to make the platform more powerful! - here
This is all good news but how does it makes us all whales?
Let's begin the story from the beginning with the account creation process which everyone with an Steemit account is familiar with. Let's go back in history to find that answer.
No upvotes, no followers, no comments - The painful beginning
First few days after creating your account and waiting eagerly for the mail with the account creation link, gets us into so many dreams in making it big on Steemit. We are busy thinking about our great entry with a great post and hoping everyone will be reading it and giving us upvotes worth in dollars.
Some of us are busy reading around Steemit, trying to understand whether it is worth it. Learning about the voting system, curation rewards, what is Steem, Steem Back Dollars and Steem Power. All confusing terms keeps coming widening our knowledge of the platform. There is so much to learn and so little time.
We are having our day jobs, whether as a student, employee, entrepreneur or an investor, and this activity is already taking most of our time and energy. Now we are having to find some spare energy to learn and think about our first post.
In our head, writing seems easy. We don't think of fully coherent sentences but for sure we built the entire scenario in our head. When we try to put it in writing, here comes the messy part. We don't know how to start our sentence, how to make it appealing for others to read. Some sentences don't even make sense and we have to rewrite them again.
We thought that it would be a 30 minutes job to write our post but we end up taking more than a day. We have to research our topic well to ensure that we are not writing nonsense, find some great referencing. Re-reading it to ensure there are no mistakes and the images are fitting in the context. There is a lot of work behind writing a post and we are just realizing it.
We start taking interest in reading some people's post to see their introduction and check out how much upvote they have got. We start making a list of all the good and bad point. We check it against our post. By now we have read it 5 times and ready to post. Most of us have forgotten to do the above research and ended up disappointed.
Oh me? I forgot to do that for my first post and this is what I got!
We are disappointed by the amount of upvotes that we get. Barely a few people have noticed it and gave us some warm welcome. Among the upvotes we should not forget that about 4 or 5 are welcome bots!
Our first few posts received next to nothing. We start to get discouraged and throw the towel down saying that the world is not giving us a chance. Why is my post not being seen? Why is someone writing a small piece of work or just a picture in a post able to attract upvotes worth hundreds of dollars! This is all so unfair.
Taking advantage of the disadvantage
Most of us are new to the ways of making money on the blockchain. All that have come before have mostly been scams. Work from home and get paid schemes that seriously don't get us anywhere. All those who have tried it knows what I am talking about.
Here we are having an opportunity to change the game. Steemit is giving us that possibility. Why whine? The opportunity is right in front of us. All we have to do is gain the knowledge. Gain it before the entire world. Money is nothing. Money is just a word to which we have attributed value.
The first money was hand to hand exchange during the barter system. Then it became gold and silver. Now it is banks and government giving paper money their value. Remember we cannot eat that piece of paper but we can use it to buy food. In itself money is nothing. Same with crypto currencies. Their value is in the secure, anonymous transactions on which new business models can be implemented.
Money is man-made and like all man made thing, it will fade, be molded or die one day. Knowledge on the other hand will not die. The more knowledge, the more ways to make money come. Then with more money, we can make more money. You need money to make money - The law of attaction!
Take the time to learn on cryptos, Steemit and all cool applications that accompanies it. The list of tools is long and each one as helpful as the other. So many posts have been written on them. Take the time to search for the tools. Learn how to use them. Try to use them. Understand them.
Those who are not making anything out of their post should not be thinking that there is something wrong with the world or the world does not like them. Take the question around. What are we doing wrong? Why is our post not getting enough traction? Did I do all of my homework? Where can I promote? What can I do?
Take all the questions which you are having and turn it inwards. This is where the answer lies. We cannot change the world but we can change ourselves to make the world around us better. Take a step back, think, read and come back stronger in each of our new post.
We are the whales
We are ahead of more than 93% of the world, of the people who has the potential to join Steemit. If we don't add the bot accounts we are most probably in the first 6%. By being here in the beta phase makes us whales already. We have the brain and the right instinct to join the platform at the most optimal time. We are not fish or tadpoles or dolphins. We are just small whales who have just joined the community. Whales are creatures that aims for the longer run, regenerating itself to become ever more powerful!
Feeling jealous of the bigger whales? Don't be! Most of the big whales have started where you stand today. They have done their homework and put all their effort and dedication to become what they are today. They knew what their objectives are and what they needed to do.
It was even harder for them! Today on Steemit we have loads of information about all the ways to get around the platform. When those big whales started, they had nothing. They had to try things out and see whether it works or not. They have opened up the doors for us by already writing on the right ways to move around Steemit. They have created great services like minnowsupport, minnowbooster, booster, randowhale, and many other bots. We have the Steemit Chat together with the powerful Discord App to talk to the community outside of our post.
There is a new world unfolding before us and we should be embracing those changes, those knowledge and the strength to recognize our weaknesses and master them. Steemit is giving us that time to build us up more stronger while in beta phase.
Think like a whale, be like a whale and write like a whale. Let's find our strength, never discouraged by the upvotes or payouts and write great quality posts with all of our effort and feel proud of our work. Even if we don't notice it, those posts are doing their work.
They are grabbing people's attention. Maybe not big whales but our immediate surrounding is. People around the same reputation level will be seeing our posts. The payouts are quite low? Look carefully! Our number of followers has increased. The number of posts have increased. Comments count as posts so comment more on other people's posts. Having a bigger number everywhere except our wallet will pay for our reputation gain.
Provide quality comments and we are sure to get curation rewards. I have been getting around 0.5 SBD to 1 SBD daily for reading great posts and providing meaningful comments. These comments are being seen by other Steemians. If we write a thoughtful comment, it will definitely lead to someone checking out our blog and maybe even upvote one of our post or follow us.
There is potential everywhere. Think like a whale and behave like an investor. Don't be the majority of people. We get money from our salary or from any other source and we deposit it in a bank. Slowly we remove everything before the end of the month. We have nothing left to finish off the month and have to wait painfully for the next income flow. Why do the same thing with our Steemit account!
For the first time we are having our money in our full control without the hands of any banks or government. We should consider our Steemit account as our savings account. Why remove the money? Why cash out? We are small whales. We need to keep the payouts here only. Let it grow and later make it work for us. This is what whales are currently doing and this is what we should be doing. We should aim to become that big whale and finally become an investor.
The flood gates are opening
With the new Velocity hard fork coming, account creation process will be more quicker and many more people will be joining Steemit. We have seen nothing yet in what is going to happen.
All our friends and neighborhood will be joining in and who will they find? Us!
We will be helping our immediate surrounding getting acquainted with Steemit and how to use the platform. We will all be mentors real soon. Are we ready? Do we have all the required knowledge to help others who will be joining in?
There will be more than 4.5 billion people to help. There is enough for Steemians to grow and make it even bigger. Helping those new Steemians will only help us grow even bigger.
We are the ambassadors of Steemit. We should behave like one and be one with the community and be one in the way we take Steemit forward.
We should all be preparing for the flood gates of people to open and Steemit will never be the same again as it is today.
So take this golden opportunity to walk, run, jump, fall, gain, lose, get upvotes, get flags, get comments, come out of our shell. This is the biggest opportunity this beta phase has given us and it is going to end soon.
BEWARE THE FUTURE IS COMING AT FULL STRENGTH!!
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