The Top 99 Most Followed Steemit Accounts in 2018 [UPDATED]

in #steemit3 years ago (edited)

UNBELIEVABLE growth in the Steemit community over the past 6 months. Below you can see the top 99 Steemit accounts recorded by me on the 29th of January. If you compare it with the post created by @lukestokes just 6 months ago, it is unreal. See the table below.


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RankingAccountNumber of Followers
1@cryptoriddler62215
2@always1success34065
3@rmp26113
4@jerrybanfield25623
5@sweetsssj24575
6@joanaltres23835
7@imagediet23526
8@dollarvigilante20518
9@steemitboard20322
10@kingscrown19993
11@gamemusic19232
12@firepower18456
13@maxer2717907
14@good-karma17645
15@ned16475
16@adsactly16092
17@acidyo15578
18@blocktrades15353
19@lautenglye15178
20@alphacore14628
21@biddle14571
22@carlobelgado14548
23@papa-pepper14062
24@teamsteem13466
25@steemitblog13399
26@avilsd13363
27@donkeypong13225
28@timsaid13173
29@aggroed12986
30@izbing12879
31@hilarski12299
32@randowhale12187
33@chance77712061
34@aarkay11961
35@gavvet11697
36@andre-verbrick11347
37@ausbitbank11072
38@curie11000
39@bottymcbotface10971
40@trevonjb10883
41@slowwalker10847
42@minnowsupport10792
43@stellabelle10768
44@bilalhaider10712
45@jrcornel10702
46@arnoldwish10698
47@dan10619
48@cryptoctopus10588
49@dantheman10364
50@crypt010362
51@melowd10358
52@resteem.bot10350
53@lykencrypto10244
54@epeakinfo10207
55@kevinwong10173
56@fyrstikken10171
57@minnowbooster10025
58@heiditravels9960
59@cheetah9894
60@allasyummyfood9696
61@sylviamiller9558
62@faustino9441
63@roelandp9384
64@abit9354
65@gringalicious9317
66@bago9291
67@jones4209194
68@thecryptofiend9116
69@craig-grant8978
70@jesta8895
71@pharesim8890
72@joseph8700
73@boxmining8603
74@officialfuzzy8542
75@ronel8328
76@trafalgar8211
77@berniesanders8210
78@ats-david8147
79@doitvoluntarily8117
80@marketreport7964
81@penguinpablo7961
82@stackin7906
83@dragos08977860
84@robi88887828
85@kaylinart7755
86@jackmiller7717
87@timcliff7660
88@lukestokes7630
89@qst7555
90@steemlinks7468
91@hanshotfirst7450
92@pilgrimtraveler7411
93@barrydutton7361
94@arcange7349
95@exploretraveler7320
96@detol7318
97@lupo7283
98@booster7245
99@crypto.don7232

I used Steemwhales to compile the data. The only problem? Steemwhales is not completely up-to-date with the accounts, so the rank was not accurate. I went through the first 300 most followed accounts and made sure that I got the top 100 correct. Anyone knows why Steemwhales is not up-to-date with its data?

My conclusions:

  • Today while doing this epic compilation I realised that there are literally tonnes of functions and tools on Steemit that help users sort through data, monetize their votes, delegate their Steem Power and much more. I feel like a Steemit toddler who is just discovering all the awesome possibilities of this platform.
  • People with large followings don't necessary create great content. A few accounts I saw as I was going through each and every account was that there were a few that were simply re-steeming things for money. While I don't have a problem with that, I don't feel that is genuine following base, as you are not necessarily providing quality to your viewers, rather just resteeming whatever comes your way and you are paid for.
  • You don't a long time to gain substantial amount of following. What is needed is good, informative, fun content as well as community engagement.

I want to acknowledge here that I used a similar style and layout as @lukestokes, as his post inspired me to delve into the most followed steemit accounts in the beginning of 2018. Wonder what 2019 will look like?

Please re-steem and upvote if you liked this content and let me know in the comments below what your vision is for your Steemit account in 2018?


With much gratitude and love,

Roberta

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great top Roberta, I was wondering recently, what accounts are worth commenting on and this is a really good start for me.

Did you take into consideration if they are posting actively or not ? Massive one for me as most whales are followed just because of their wallet

Actually, I started going through all of them and seeing what they did, but it took way too long, so then I just decided to look at it from a purely quantitative perspective (rather than qualitative). A few of these accounts are ones that only resteem (in return for SBD), a few of them are voting services, a few of them are Steemit creators/developers and the rest are genuine people posting quite a bit. :)

yes, I think I will use your results and filter them a bit in a post of mine :)

A lot of these accounts are people that have invested a lot of money into the platform, rather than building from the ground up. Many accounts are paid voting services; there is a bit of debate about their morality, but what I find fascinating is that Steemit is essentially a decentralised, self-governing society, and it's interesting the different ideas that people have for utilising the platform. It's a bit anarchistic and it's definitely a two-speed economy, but I love it nonetheless. I personally believe that Steemit's greatest contribution to the world so far is as a social experiment.

Yes, I went through quite a lot of the accounts and a few of them just re-steem in return for SBD. Yes, I agree with you. It is definitely a very interesting social experiment and it is also quite a bit of fun!

@roberta92 Thank you for this post. I'm inspired to keep going thanks to this info and while I read the part about accounts with a lot a follower that only resteem posts I was thinking that I (by instinct) decided a while ago not to follow accounts that only resteem content.

Thank you one more time.

You are very welcome :)