It is quickly easy to get overwhelmed and lose yourself to "imitation", when you are new to steemit. You are instantaneously in the midst of great minds and excerpts of their minds, in the form of great steemit content.
You are suddenly in a hall filled with so many clean-surfaced mirrors!
To maintain "YOU", in this arena and manage to standout, does take some stubbornness on your part.
Someone asked me in a comment to my post: "How do i become like you Terry?" and my quick answer to him was; "to become like me, you have to stubbornly be YOU".
It honors me that someone wants to be like me or follow my examples; but why not set you own example and draw me & others in; as your followers?
It is very possible, even from day one!
I tell the girls: "Catwalk that walk! Let the room halt because your presence filled it!" Again this is so-so-so possible!
What if there was no steem power or reputation?
Now if the only power that you had, to draw people in, is your "steemit post"; without your pretty face, influence in the form of steem power, reputation-70 etc and just excerpts of "YOU" within your blogs, can you still draw people in?
And the hefty answer is YES!
Excerpts of YOU is awesome; every time!
It is true that creating regular quality posts for your audience can at times be a bit of a trial but it can as well be fun, especially if you start to consider it as a way to impress yourself and improve something about you.
As for writers' block, we will solve that within this post. Worst case scenario, you can contact me on Idea Factory and let's discuss and brainstorm something out.
Overall, on steemit, it is easiest to overcome writers' block as there are triggers for content ideas everywhere. You can even write about steemians but instead of being sentimental and turning into a police or infringing on people's privacy, why not be creatively stunty and write un-circumventable stuff instead. For instance, look at the first post i wrote that got voted by @ned:
- The Most Bizzare Untold Way, That 'Wreck-It Ralph' Found Steemit On google.com By Typing In; "DonkeyPong"!
- To Learn The Head-Toe Of The Crypto-World, You Will Need A King's Crown! (@kingscrown)
I have even written about @cheetah.....
@bat-junior you can learn something from the cheetah one, since you like comedy
Gosh, i even did this one, where i hid pokemon characters all over steemit and had people locate them:
- "Here Is Your Pokeball!"- Locate "10 Pokemon Characters" Hidden In "10 Steemit Comments", All Around Steemit; For Steem Gifts
@stellabelle is exemplary at this stuff as once she created steemicide episodes from events on steemit as well.
So, it is evident that a steemit post on its own, is a powerful tool and there is an endless span of ideas, so you can very much be "YOU".
Now, you can also go the conventional route and still generate unique, engaging, alluring content, by sharing interesting and useful statistics, consumer experiences, reviews and how-to videos or simple yet rare information etc
On steemit, what's rewarded is "VALUE". To truly be capable of creating VALUE, you have to grow in your own VALUE.
So every time, you create content, let it also be a means to learn and grow in your VALUE.
Here Are A Few Ideas For Ever-Flowing Valuable Content Creation
Overall, when creating content that is resourced from research; truly learn, then teach what you have learned masterfully, using your steemit post but don't forget to highlight "additional sources URL" and give credit to these sources, a the bottom of your posts!
- TOP 10 most unusual……
- 5 must-haves….
- Everyday life hacks….
- 12 Evidence Proving That @ned CEO Of Steemit Never Plays Chess!
- The most anticipated….
- 83% of goats are…………….
I tell you, everyone still loves a list. It is always captivating, ever-rare and filled with intriguing facts; drawing people in! Plus, these types of posts are easy to create.
2. Experiences / This-Is-What titles
@sweetsssj does this alot of this as she travels e.g "this is what it looks like in Bahrain" etc, so why not tap into your creativity and try maybe; "how to live on 2 dollars a day in Kuala Lumpur or The difference between driving in UAE and the Philippines, like @arrlinn did in one of her posts".
Or perhaps, add some "blockchain" to the "travel industry", even if fictionally and play this vision out within your travel blogs, like @sirlunchthehost or @heiditravels tends to do it and create something like; "how blockchain can speed up visa application" or "can steem reputation system solve VISA denial issues in developing countries".
We are on steemit now; keep learning and there are a ton of ways to step up game
If you are a travel blogger, be integral in allowing your audience be part of your journey. Use "YOU", to inspire them out of their chairs and into a new world of globe-trotting.
Ofcourse, images are integral for globe-trotters, so why not add the "steemit effect" and a fresh dimension to photography game and share rare footage, like @allmonitors. So e.g get us stock images of the sun blinking flirtatiously at the moon!
What i am saying is "learn and become leader!"
"Be stubborn (kulit), carve your path, let your vision be staunch, be "too lazy to quit" and let people imitate you because you are a "standout"; extraordinary, star!"
3. How-to articles
If you are a keen DIY-er or love restoring ancient PCs into steem-fit PCs, then why not share your knowledge. This is always going to be unique because it contains "YOU".
Feel free, flex, play, have a sense of humor, and share what you know how to do. e.g
- How to draw a straight line even at age 102
- How to live with two snakes and a crocodile
- How to halt aging
@flauwy does a lot of how-to (memory techniques) articles and he is now attaining success because he stubbornly stuck to it.
4. Question articles / Do-you-remember posts..
People are naturally curious but curiosity can be triggered, maintained and sustained; by means of your steemit posts with the right level of questioning.
You can take steemians down memory lane, amazing and even nostalgic moments, without prying too much, then thought-provoke them into newer heights of thinking and leave them at a more empowered state than when they met your blog.
They will be drawn to "YOU" even by means of your post alone.
5. Offer deeper knowledge
Aim to be the leading voice of your point of expertise. Research and keep up to date with all the latest happenings in your field. You can go the extra mile now by means of steemit by adding a steem perspective or perhaps, a blockchain perspective to every niche and hold sway doing this.
@joseph @gavvet @kingscrown @adsactly do loads of these and you can always find them trending!
6. Creativity inspires, so try #steemgigs
Not everyone is a blogger or writer but "everyone has something to offer", so if have a flair for creativity, innovation, enterprise etc, why not share your work? Why not simply use your steemit posts to test out your innovations, play them out and keep your dreams alive in dream-bits, till dreams equals reality?
I did something like that in this post:
You never know who you may inspire and who may recognize you for your talents and knock on your steemit.chat to partner up with you or open you up to life-time opportunities.
Well, it happened to me numerous times, so offer some #steemgigs and leave your creativity and innovation out there!
When playing out your ideas, feel free to use pictures to show off the evolution and process involved in your creation. "Don't despair at what you have to offer, offer it".
Someone made a fortune out of making soaps in the shapes of toys, so that kids would love to bath.
"Going to the moon", must have been thought of as crazy, when the thought was first conceived.
I will pause now.......
Your Boy Terry
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