What I’ve Learned from 4 months and 1,000+ Followers On Steemit!

in steemit •  last year

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.


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Whodathunkit?

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.


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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.

Thank You!

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?

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I agree about the thoughtful responses that I have received. I also really feel compelled to make thoughtful comments as well. People put a lot of work into their posts and I really enjoy making an effort to show them some props.

Congrats on the milestone and I look forward to seeing more positive stuff on your feed!

#payitfoward

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Cheers @flycryptoguy, thanks for that, nicely said!

I am so glad you found your way here @Sandstorm! Resteemed

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Thanks brother man, you are BOSS at all you do Randy! I didn't find my way here though without the sound guidance and the path being thoroughly tested and setup by you and your other half. Thank You!

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Congrats on the milestone @sandstorm! I agree with your statements; there are so many nice people here, and it is truly a great place to hang out compared to most other places.

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Thank you @valth. It's truly nice to hang around and not be concerned about the next guy being a troll and ripping you up for a comment.

I've only been here a month @sandstorm and I love it here. The people are fantastic!

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That's wonderful @bigpanda. I am glad to see so many folks with a similar view on this platform :)

I feel the same about the community. I also came because of the potential payouts, but I found I've been really connecting with people.

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That seems to be the common thread amongst us joining up here @matthewdavid, and it's more amazing that since there are genuine interactions here as well as the rewards for being social, it is just awesome that it all works as well as it does!

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Yeah, there's an incentives for people who would be jerks to change their behavior to get the rewards (because people are reluctant to reward jerks). After a while the jerks, who are pretending not be jerks to get rewards, get in the habit of being civil and leave their jerki-ness behind.

Incentivized personal transformation!

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I like that way of looking at it. Getting the jerks to reform themselves and be more social and easygoing. Great comment and thoughts @matthewdavid 👍

Very good, I have more than 800 followers and I feel the same, I had fun reading your post, my soul is warm after this :)

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Wow, thanks for that @clixmoney, what a wonderful comment 😄

Congrats on the milestones! Eventually you will be Celebrating 20 Years on Steemit!

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Thanks a lot BP.
I think that 20 year mark is creeping up pretty quick ;)

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It will be here before you know it!

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I got my eyes on it, you're the trailblazer, I'll be following your lead 😎

Heartiest Congratulations @sandstorm for achieving milestone . You are rock and i would like to say i am totally agreed with you. I have one month wonderful experience on steemit before i was working on youtube .
Just amazing ! upvote & resteem your post.

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I'm pleased to hear you think this place is amazing @irfanullah :)
Youtube is good for what it is, but it has it's problems.
Best of luck on Steemit and thanks for the congratulatory comment.

Steemers are the best :)

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Everyone including yourself are amazing :)

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I truly appreciate that @karenb54, you are far too kind 😀
I hope you have a nice weekend 👍

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You are welcome, hope your weekend is a good one :)

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Thank you 😎

Well I've been here nearly a year and if there is something I have seen is that most of my comments are never answered.

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That's not good @gduran. Personally if I comment on people's posts more than a few times and there is never even a simple rote reply, I just move along to other posts and creators/authors.

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Of course, that is the logical thing to do, and it is what I do.

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I guess that kind of thing happens everywhere , and Steemit is not immune either. I can just never quite understand that approach to being on social media of not responding and replying to comments etc, I mean it's suppose to be social and that's antisocial to the core.

Technically, I've been here since October....... but I've only really been posting for a few months now. I agree that you get some good dialogue on here but you also do get the money grubbing people as well. You've been doing undeniably well. I noticed now that sweetsssj always upvotes your posts....... I'm thinking you probably got on her auto voter list which is just incredible. Great job and great post.

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Thanks @jeezzle, you've always got great comments! Definitely there is the good with the bad here too, that will never be avoided no matter what platform or what type of society we have. Hopefully those people realize that posting regular things can actually propel them ahead of the BS they do to grab a few Steem. Sweetsssj is tremendous in all that she does, a true superstar here on Steemit and in life.

this will be the best community out there ;) all people comes for the money, but then rest for the community!

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I agree with that comment @thecryptotrader, when the overall package of Steemit is in view, it looks really nice :)

Thanks. I've only been here about a month and I've started to feel the same thing. Now I will stay for the community regardless of the payouts. Cheers.

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That's great @happymoneyman. It really is such a nice place. There are things that will hopefully be improved upon, but all in all in the current state, Steemit is pretty good.

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It's fun for me to picture how young it is. We have a lot of interesting improvements coming our way. I'm excited to see what happens.
Cheers.

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Cheers! Plenty of room for growth with the platform and the community, exciting times ahead.

I've learned that @sandstorm exists and just knows.

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You're a LEGEND @clayboyn, thanks dude!
You 'know' what's up.

We are the best! Good luck with your future projects! :)

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We most certainly are the greatest @tyregethon :)
Thank you and best of luck & success to you as well!

Right on! although i am a minnow i enjoy getting on here daily to interact with people. Best of luck. Upvoted,followed and resteemed

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You got the right attitude @drogs, thats good to see :)
Best of luck to you as well and thanks for the support!

Nice to meet you @sandstorm. Please don't whirl around until I have my protection glasses on. Haha!

Absolutely agreed to what this post indicates. I have been a witness of this community awesomeness too. I haven't even completed my 2 months yet but followers are more than 730 already and reputation 54. I would like to add some observations here.

  • I have replied to each person who commented on my posts. Upvoted the best ones.
  • Most of the established Steemians invariably reply and help.
  • Steemit rewards value creation. You cannot create value and not get rewarded here. It just doesn't work that way.

You got yourself a new follower in me. Nice to come across your post. I thank @hilarski for bringing it up because he resteemed it.

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Fantastic comment @ilyastarar, the value part is spot on, getting that creative energy and turning it into a Steemit post can only benefit us all. I thank @hilarski as well, he is a true pioneer online and I follow what he does and says, he knows the score! Thanks to you too, I appreciate you dropping this knowledge here :)

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Thanks a lot and nice to meet.

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Likewise 🤝

Congratulation for your great experience !

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Thanks @akkha, that's nice of you to say, cheers!

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You are welcome !

Congratulations on your achievements, your right about it being a different crowd on here, it's great. Thanks

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Thank you @agaupt, appreciated. I'm happy you also notice the diverse crowd here and how great they are :)

Very good :)) I hope your days are more good here :)

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Thanks a lot @foxkoit, I appreciate that.

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by sandstorm from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, and someguy123. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you like what we're doing please upvote this comment so we can continue to build the community account that's supporting all members.

Congrats on your milestone! This is pretty much how I feel too @sandstorm. Although I don't have a YT channel, I still watch a lot of stuff and the amount of trolls on there is awful. Steemit is so much better in that respect.

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Thank you very much @choogirl. I'm happy to be on Steemit with positive people such as yourself! :)
Youtube is so bad, it's easy to say ignore the trolls, but they overwhelm a channel, and if creators are getting views and engagement, the trolls are there trying to trip everything up at all times.

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Haha @papa-pepper, that is an EPIC gif my man 🙌 😎
Nicely done!

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Cheers @abh12345, for juicing up this post, thanks a lot 👍

Vary good post and very nicely written.

It was really helpful

The journey seems now a success

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The journey is never ending, and Steemit is a great stop along the way. Thanks for nice words @rehan12.

Only been here a few days and I am totally hooked and in love with Steemit!!!

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That's awesome @hashclouds! 🙌
Welcome aboard the Steem Train 🚂

well said interesting picture at the end hope your next four months are just as rewarding as the first four :) thanks for sharing and being different

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Thanks @freakygeak. The whole post was really about that gif at the end (j/k)😁
I appreciate the positive feedback and comment 👍

I am new here, but I love it! People here are awesome!

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Welcome to Steemit @measbong.
Its a wonderful place and there is a lot of potential.
Steem On 🚂

Here there is definitely communication. You are free to choose what you want to comment on. Getting a reward is just a benefit of the knowledge, you are exposed to.

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Very well said @mhangami, The way I like looking at it too :)

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May God add more where you are subtracting Sandstorm.

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We are blessed with an abundant world both within and outside of Steemit. We will all be just fine @mhangami, the right things will be added as necessary from the proper sources 🙂

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Thanks for your upvote sandstorm. May God bless you.

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Cheers and same to you!

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May God bless your generosity sandstorm . Thank you

I came for the community feel to this place!
After dealing with hate/trolls for the past year at yt I encouraged many of the channels I did Mod for to come check it out as another platform to be seen and perhaps make some change for their efforts.
The few who are getting it is because they are working with the community and the ones just here for their almighty dollar is not doing so good and will fall away someday.
Thanks @freakygeak for sharing this so I could see it...Following.

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That's how it will always go @weetreebonsai, if they were only on YT for the money and come here for the same, they will FAIL. Glad that some of the folks you brought on are embracing the community and moving forward on this platform :)

Well-said! Congrats with 1,000+!

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Thanks for that @yaan! 😄

Congrats @sandstorm on achieving your milestone. I hope when I reached 4 months i have the same amount of followers like you. Keep it up your awesome. !

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Very cool of you to say @cikxaijen, thanks! Best of luck to you here on Steemit, you got this 🙌

Totally agreed! Just started using Steem the past month, been following some pretty cool people, and reading some awesome content! I'm still trying to learn about what exactly I want to post, but I am learning and growing. I wish you good luck @sandstorm!

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Great to hear your first month is going well @houseofren.
I see you've got some nice travel and food posts, and some in Thailand 👍
Keep up the good work and good to see the incorporation of Chinese language in addition to English, that should do well for reaching more users 😄
Just followed you to see what kind of posts you decide to come up with! 😎

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Thanks a lot @sandstorm! I am still trying my best to make some diversified posts. A little discouraging at times, but I will keep at it! Thanks for following. =) Followed you too!

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Cheers brother! Just post what you like, love and have a passion for. Food, travel, culture etc. and you've done some of those so far already. Keep at it, don't get discouraged, you'll do great! :)

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Thanks!

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I've been here a couple weeks now and it really is everything you say. Really nice interesting people everywhere you look.

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That's great to hear @jayjayjeffery that your experience so far is a good one. Best of success on Steemit, and thanks for sharing 😀

Thank you for sharing your content with us! I love reading your blog posts 👍😁 keep on ROCKing! 👊😁

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Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read it and send such a wonderful comment @lavitaebella 😁
Steem On my friend!

Hey @sandstorm , I have started a podcast recently where I interview other entrepreneurs.

The podcast is on my youtube channel, and here is the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5CpCNPna6p95oJfKPew0N3ZT0k-khdgg

We talk about what you are currently doing in life, your business as well as your journey and any lessons or advice you want the world to know.
A casual conversation about entrepreneurship, and, about you.

Would you be interested in appearing on the show?

If so, then it is an audio only interview and will be done over Skype.
Please go to this link and pick a time that best suits you: https://calendly.com/adriannantchev/entrepreneur-podcast

congrats on the huge milestone @sandstorm, you're doing great here and I'm happy to be following!

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Thank you @liberty-minded. I really appreciate the nice words, it means a lot.

Well ya got yourself another follower for that post. Love it! Keep it up @sandstorm. This community is amazing!

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Thanks a lot @egregorian. I'm glad you enjoyed the post and feel the same way about Steemit :)