Recently I have noticed many new accounts. I think the combination of Twitter/4chan/Facebook/Reddit censorship has brought us some new users. In addition, SteemIt has been getting some positive press recently, I think people are giving SteemIt a new look, and also the word is spreading. We all know we are still in Beta, and getting the site figured out can be daunting. Also, when someone has no followers, it is difficult for articles to get any visibility.
What I would like is to create a welcoming culture which encourages people to stay. I hope every member of our community would embrace the task of doing something to help a new-user everyday. There are some very simple things we can do to welcome new members.
Here are some ideas:
- Vote, Comment and possibly resteem a new user post.
- Welcome new users.
- Follow new users. (Most will follow you back, so it can be a win/win)
- Many times I see people asking questions in chat and the questions get ignored. Please try to direct the new-users to help if you can't help them yourself.
- Link user guides and FAQ articles to the new users
Remember every new user is a potential investor as well as a content creator, brings diversity to the platform. Please treat our new members like the important part of the Steem Community that they are.