The Steemit community freaking rocks!
Milestone posts are a dime a dozen and since everyone else is doing them, I figured I’d do it a bit different. I mean who the hell wants to be the same as everybody else?
When I first signed up on Steemit, the preconceived notions I may have had about this place were that the whole of the platform’s users were going to be money hungry, beady eyed, cash grabbing fools with one goal… Getting that COIN!
I was proved WRONG!
You see, once I jumped on and started posting and started commenting, people would respond with thoughtful replies and truly meaningful dialogue was created. This is unheard of on other social media hangouts. For instance, Youtube, where I spent most of my time before Steemit, the interaction between creators and subscribers was a touchy subject for me. When a viewer would leave a well thought out comment on a video and the video creator didn’t take any initiative to reply or engage, it gets old very quickly. In addition to the general douchebaggery entitlement many youtubers have, the trolls are and always have been out of control over there, it’s sickening. Most, if not all of the Steemit superstars actually give a crap about their followers and commenters and engage and interact with them.
I was amazed at the entire community vibe nearly immediately and it was fantastic to be embarking on my journey here seeing that sense of worth and not just a cash grab mentality from so many amazing people from so many varied backgrounds, circumstances and locales.
The recent surge in usership on Steemit is pretty awesome, there are so many people flooding the platform with awesome posts about everything under the sun and then some. I look forward to finding these ‘diamonds in the rough’ and watching their progression and adaptation to this social platform.
What I’ve learned in the past 4 months here.
I have learned that although people initially come here to earn rewards, the community does shine through pretty damn strong. The earning of rewards for being social and providing value is an insane proposition and Steemit seems to have nailed the recipe quite well. I’m glad to be a part of this blossoming space online and very pleased I got in when I did.
Thanks a million to all the followers, commenters, upvoters, bystanders, and everyone else who has made my first few months here a pure pleasure. Let’s continue the forward momentum and show the world what ‘social media’ is all about. Who’s in?