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I started on Steemit on Thanksgiving Day last year with nothing... except a few story ideas and high hopes. Today my hopes were realized. I posted awhile back about wanting to become a dolphin, not only for myself, but so that I could help the Steemit community as well. My friend @karenb54 wrote a great article today (that I recommend reading) offering advice to new people to Steemit- good advice, particularly the part about begging for followers and upvotes! If you ever want to succeed, that's not the way to go about it... this is Steemit, not Calcutta!
There is only one way to succeed on Steemit if you're not independently wealthy and have money to invest... Hard Work! Every bit of Steem Power I have, I worked for. I'm not a particularly good writer, but I try to write an article or chapter to a story every day- sometimes two or more. If you put in the time and effort, you too will succeed. Don't worry about the money- it will come. If you want to take shortcuts and beg for it, it probably won't... I've begun flagging beggars that comment on my posts and have encouraged others to do likewise. Be patient, nobody succeeds overnight. It takes awhile to figure out what people want to see on here. Some of my posts still don't make much by way of payouts- it's alright. Sometimes I post things just because I want to.
Remember, it took me 8 months of posting daily to become a dolphin. If you persevere and work hard, you will do it too. AND- welcome to the greatest social media platform on the internet!
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