Welcome to the World of SteemIt! You have obtained your account, you have been reading so many posts and watching so many Dtubes, and finally finished your introduction post so now what? Well, you will need to start getting involved by commenting, voting, and finding where you belong. But how are you going to do that? Here are a few tips from us to you that we hope you find helpful.
One of the things that will help you grow here in the world of SteemIt is to remember that community is the reason this is such an amazing place to be. To get involved in that community you want to read what everyone is writing and you want to comment, sincerely comment on what you have read. This helps to get your name out there and helps people get to know you in addition to your blog posts and videos. Comment, comment, comment is what we encourage to grow in this community. However, being new you probably have a low Steem Power (SP) which means you will have a low voting power and low resource credits. (You can find that information here: https://steemd.com/@yournameHERE). The key is, while you are so low in SP, to keep your Resource Credit number to about 80%. Here's a great article by @welcomewagon to explain why, you can view it HERE.
When you are making a post, a very important thing to remember is to tag the item accordingly. Keep in mind that the #introduceyourself tag is just for introductions and the acceptable amount of uses of this tag is about four. It's not a hard set rule, but it is the polite way of doing things. If you want to read more on how to tag your posts better, please check out @makowrites post Why Proper Tagging is Crucial.
The same is with your voting power. If you are like we were when we began, we thought the "upvote" was like Facebook's "like" button. It is, but it holds a lot more weight because you are actually paying someone Steem (money) for their work. Because of that, you don't want to push the vote button for every post you read; only vote if it really is good quality and content you truly enjoyed. Here is a video by @sethlinson that might help explain it a bit better:
One final thought that can help to enhance your time here in the SteemIt World, Discord. This is an application that is free to use for voice, video and text chat for everyone from ages 13 and up. Normally it is used by people who do group online games, but we here on the blockchain we use it to increase our activity as a community. For more information as to how using Discord can help with your SteemIt experience check out this post by @swelker101. You can view the post HERE.
Once you have set up your Discord account ( you can do that HERE.) there are many things you can do there. One of those things is to join a server called the SteemIt Ramble and you can join by clicking through HERE. Once you are there, you can join a program called "Pimp Your Post Thursday." This is one of the many places you can go to tell others about your posts and they will go read what you have to say. It is a good place to meet people and share what you have and see what others are posting. The program takes place on Thursdays at 11 am (Eastern) and 7 pm (Eastern). If you would like to listen to some past shows you can listen HERE.
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If you would like to find a place on the Discord that has been created to help new people learn about the basics of the Steemiverse and would like to have some interaction while also learning how to use the Discord Servers, you can join me Ren, @thekittygirl, and @brittandjosie on the Steem Terminal Server your one-stop location for learning about destinations on the Steem Blockchain & Discord. Here you will find people who are willing to answer the questions you may have as a new Steemian, documents to assist you, a place to learn and practice, and find out about the many opportunities to connect with other Steemians! You can click HERE to go directly to the Steem Terminal.
We hope this helps you get around easier. You are always welcome to ask us questions and if we don't know the answer, we will get you to someone who can. Welcome to the SteemIt Community and can't wait to see what you have in store for us all!
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