How Minnows and Newbies can get lots of Upvotes

in steemit •  last year

Yay!!!!! Us little fish don't have to survive on scraps anymore.....

Hi everyone...... I have been a Padawan of the Steemit Star System for nearly 10 days now..... And boy I have experienced some thoughts and feeling I thought I never had before lol......

Being a freelance web content and ad writer who has lost a lot of business and income due to the economic down turn over the last year, life changed a lot for me. I am an extremely busy professional person who speaks to audiences for a living. That takes up most of my business hours. During the busy times for writing I would spend a good chunk of my after hours producing content. But that was ok.... I was driven by a one of the greatest motivators..... money!!!! And most of it was in cash. I am not a greedy person.... But I did like the ability to spend comfortably when I have a growing son.....ageing parents who no longer work.... a new wife at the time that was totally dependant on me and had to sponsor for education. Most months I made extra cash ranging from $6000 to $10000 on top of my professional salary.

It felt like having the weight of the world on my shoulders.....

And as the writing contracts dried up.... I was left most evenings to watch TV, read a book, or go out and do something nice...... That felt great for a few days or even a week or two.... But I was not used to it..... I was left twiddling my thumbs with a residual momentum to be productive for all of my waking hours.

About 3 weeks ago I met up with an old friend who is big on markets and trading...... we spoke about cryptocurrencies...... we spoke about my side career as a writer.... He then said a word that has my full attention for 15 hours a day now.....

Without knowing anything I thought.... what a concept.... I spend a bunch of time on forums and facebook anyway. It's a release...it's a habit... they are like fidget spinners for adults.

But steemit... a social media platform that rewards people with real money... wow. It took me a further 2 weeks before I took action and joined. And I was hooked... I get to blog, and chat with people and browse fro other people's blogs and feel good from building a following... and most of all... instead of just feeling the buzz of a like and a comment, I can get paid if my articles are good.. So off I go..... lean and mean... keen as beans....

So, I read everything there is to read, looked at examples, chatted with other people in steemchat when it was still working and off I went.

  • I wrote unique articles
  • I used pictures to make it interesting
  • I used gifs to make it exciting
  • I wrote on topics that were popular
  • I wrote about things I am passionate about
  • I had fin doing that
  • I wrote a lot
  • I commented on other people's articles
  • I responded to comments on my articles
  • I connected with people and got a small following that is growing slowly
  • I learned a something new everyday and applied it...

Result????

  • Low numbers of views
  • $0.01 to $2.88 in upvotes and sometimes zero

As a minnow, whatever I did... long well thought out articles that take a couple of hours to write.... volumes of quick and light hearted articles... My content was visible for may 20 to 40 seconds before they sank under the weight of the huge volume of content created every second.

Yeah.... it was frustrating........ Even after the HF19 few hours of excitement died down. It was a bit better, but I is still no fun to be a minnow.

And what was I doing wrong? Well.... nothing!!! I and countless other minnows are doing everything right? My content was simply just not seen.... I am still too small at this stage... and there were too many that are much bigger.... It's like a normal person with normal savings trying to start a casino in Las Vegas and trying to get a percentage of the proftis to be had

I mean, have a look at the assortment and volume of content I created in a week and the range of topics I wrote about... Check it out.... https://steemit.com/@yoda1917 I slept less than I ever did for a week, and I think I gained less than $100.

But then I came across this..... The minnow support project....... https://steemit.com/steemit/@tech-trends/newbie-special-hf19-minnow-support-project-do-you-want-upvotes And here is a chance where the all the minnows in this huge community can be part of an automated system where a technology strategically help each other out with upvotes.

Here is a chance for a minnow to have content upvoted at an acceptable standard while we carry on blogging. By no means is this a set and forget lazy approach.... that works with nothing in life for very long. One still must write good content, add value to others, connect with people, and build a following....

Getting this all set up was fiddly but not difficult.... I am not the most tech savy person. But I followed the instruction from this:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@tech-trends/newbie-special-hf19-minnow-support-project-do-you-want-upvotes

This one is also very useful with instructions:

https://steemit.com/minnowsupportproject/@diverse-thinker/it-takes-just-5-steps-to-be-big-whale

And when by the time you have done a couple of steps and joined DISCORD, there are wonderful people there that are more than willing to help if you get stuck.

If you found any of this helpful please resteem it and let more people see it. Give me a follow and an upvote. It will be much appreciated and remembered :)

Chin up and steem on brothers and sisters.... Hope to chat with you in comments soon. Stay safe everyone.

Regards

Yoda

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Good job plugging along, I was helped out a lot in the beginning. Than I had to take time away from SteemIt and lost what little following I did have. Basically, I'm having to take the long way. Good content and lots of interactions with others. Use your momentum and keep pushing forward.

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Thank you very much. Please please resteem this for me. THe more minnows have fun the bigger this community grows and the bigger the value of steem becomes :)

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Exactly I'm new to so I can definitely relate to your blog post . This community is amazing with all the information everyone is willing to share . I wish everyone the best of luck in their adventures

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How, if you don't mind my asking, does one lose one's following by taking time away from STEEMIT? That's a little concerning.

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I guess, I didn't lose my following as much as other people kind of step of up and filled the little gap I had been in. IF you are a really big name then it probably wouldn't make much difference if you take time away.

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I'm not. : ) Not yet.

Nice post mate! Have an upvote! I am in the same boat as you. The minnowsupport group is really nice and I am also a member of Pal. My one post that has over 300 likes and too many comments to count still haven't reached even $30. It's a post helping fellow minnows explaing voting power and that they should be careful when voting. Still, discouraging as it is. I don't like to rant and rave about it. Helping minnows doesn't seem to be that profitable. I still like doing it though. Howto guide here and there is funt to make and makes me feel good when others find it useful. Even if they are minnows and have low voting power. I still get to brag about my upvotes I guess. Just not my earnings :P. Nice post mate

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Tell me more about Pal.

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Thank you I just had a read of that and it is necessary and informative. Does tis mean that there are higher levels of membership?

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The more steem power you have the more your vote is worth. So with very little steempower your vote is worth only a few cents. With a lot of steem power its worth many dollars

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Oh yes... I was hoping there were premium memberships for Minnow Helper with better privileges....

Wouldn't that be great...

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So is Pal another system like minnow support. Or is PAL the Discord chat platform?

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Pal is basically minnow support. Its the channel name for the group on the Discord chat platform.

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Ahhhh....... thought so, thanks

This post received a 2.7% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @sighmanjestah! For more information, click here!

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Ok no worries... I will send you 2 SBD.... I just do not have enough SBD at present as I have transferred some of it and I will do that soon. Can I only t do this for thisarticle or can I do this for my next article as well?

Also can you please do me a huge favour and resteem this for me as I would like more minnows to see this. Only with more people joining this community can the value of steem go up and that will be good for all of us ;)

Thanks in advance

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@randowhale can only be used once per post. Please accept the 2 SBD as a gift. No repayment expected. Feel free to gift to some other minnow that can use the exposure.

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Thank you.... I might do that... So since you gave me an upvote already I cannot use it for this post right? I have a major article coming up

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You can use it on the upcoming post. Send 2 SBD To @randowhale and put your link in the memo field your post will get a 1 to 5 upvote. Make sure you use randowhale no "m".

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what do you mean by ..........randowhale no "m".

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https://steemit.com/@randowhale Check this link. There was someone using the user name of randomwhale instead of randowhale(no m) and people were just giving to that name without upvoting.

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Geez how many people fell for that?

Thanks for your help and effort in this post. I finished and used this for the first time today. In addition to utilizing minnowsupport I am currently teaming up with new members who are likeminded and want to help each other grow. We are team #minnowtowhale Check us out here 👉🏼 Team #minnowtowhale
Let me know if you're game. I resteemed your post to show my support :)

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Thank you so very much. I will definitely check it out. Follow me as part 2 of this article will be out in a few hours. I am just finishing it off now :)

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you got it man, you are obviously spending your time to help others grow so I want to be a part of that and move in the same direction. Its win/win. I'll repost your new work too.

I see light at the end of the tunnel!

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I certainly hope so... spent all night and all morning working on this. Resteem this for me bro please

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Your work is paying off. Nice job!

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Thanks man.... means a lot

Wow thanks for the help! This newbie needs all the help I can get!

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Hi Crystal. Thanks for your compliment. Please please please resteem this article and get this out there to more minnows. None of us can grow alone in this. We can only grow collectively. May I please have an upvote and a follow. Let's keep in touch :)

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Resteemed!

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Thank you :) Hey I tried to check out some of your posts to make some contributions. But it says you have made a lot of posts but no blogs... is that right?

Thanks. Resteemed. Followed. Ill try to implement this as well :)

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Thank you for doing that. Please let me know how it goes. :)

wonderful work.

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Thank you for your compliment.... Please please resteem this so more minnows find some joy and this community grows. Only then will our steem grow and it will be for all of us.

Worth a follow and an upvote? ;)

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Your welcome

And for those who read this article the first time I did this... this post got 43 posts and $72.66 Oh my fucken God!!!!! With only 15 actual views

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LOL
where did those votes come from?

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From the Minnow Support Project. Go through and actually do the steps in my article. Hey man when you make a ton of money share $100 with mel I am that confident.... Can you please please resteem this? If more minnows are having fun, this community will grow... Steem demand will grow. all of our steem will go up in value

Worth an upvote?

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I had join this. But usually not get that much from the voting bot.

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Some say it was lucky, I don't quite know but I put my heart and soul into helping people with this article. Hope quality still applies

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Holy crap, I seen when this 1st posted it had like 3 upvoted. How is this possible??

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Dude... follow the instructions of my post and the links within the post....

And please resteem this so more minnows see it. more people will join and our steem will go up in value.. Please please resteem

And worth an upvote? ;)

Hood info you have there... @yoda1917
Keep it up

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Thanks :) I will give my very best as my deepest belief is to assist other and myself to empower ourselves and be free from the conventional system.

Please follow the process I was taught. I will endeavour to find more and share more. May I get a follow and an upvote from you .. And please please please resteem this article so more minnows can see it. It is only through collective growth that we can all benefit.

Keep in touch :)

Awesome post Yoda! I have just discovered @minnowsupport and PAL. I think its a great way to give us minnows some fish food and some confidence!

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It is great have a look at how much I just made on this post. Please resteem this for me so more see this and steem goes up that will be good for all of us . Worth an upvote? ;)

This is one of the articles that a newbie like me needs to see. What a pro! Thank you.

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Thank you so very much... Pro I am not (yet) ... lol But my big mission in life is to help myself and as many people as possible be free from slavery of the system. This is a very meaningful community where collective success is the only option. If you liked my article please please please resteem it so more newbies can see it, get some joy out of being here and spread the good news to grow this community. Then the value of our steem will rise.

Have I earned an upvote and a follow? ;)

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No problem mate! Resteemed and followed!

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Thank you so very much... Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you :)

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Yes, there is, please follow me! Thanks in advance.

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Done :)

Thank you for such an excellent and timely post, I haven't been here that long, just over a month but I've was definitely getting Steemit Fatigue, it sadly resulted in a very lazy post last night - A link to a Youtube and a single line of text :-(

I ask all of Steemit for forgiveness, I would delete it, but I know that it is on the block chain forever:-(

I'll definitely sign up for this, thanks for sharing.

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thanks for a great article, I'm still new to this and really don't know what I'm still doing but after reading your post, I have hope
thanks!

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Hi Chris... I know the feeling of what it's like just getting here. Do follow at least step one in my article and join the discord chat platform, there are people there that will help you through the rest of the steps. Trust me it is worth it...

And can you do me a favour. If you found value in my article can you please please please resteem it so more people see it. I can only succeed if others succeed as that how it works here. And if I have earned it, may I have a follow and an upvote ;)

Awesome content, very true every word! Thanks @yoda1917 for sharing - I always love your content <3

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No worries.... try going through the steps in the article and the links within the article. If you have not done that yet, trust me it's worth it. Can you do me a favour and please please please resteem it so more minnows and newbies see it. My doing well is dependant on more people doing well as when more people do well and this platform grows the value of all of our steem will go up. And if I have earned it, please follow and upvote ;)

I always thought there might be a remedy for us newbies, and sir you've saved us! THANK YOU! FOLLOWED! CHEERS!

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You are welcome man. Someone helped me and I will give my best to make sure as many newbies get a good experience as possible. My success here is based on other doing well... as the more people there are earning the more this will grow, then the more the value ofs teem will go up. Please please please resteem this for me so more people get to see it. If I have earned it, please follow me and give me an upvote :)

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You got it!

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Thanks

Waaaw i like it full of information ☝👌👌👍

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Hi, I like some of your content and have followed you. Thank you for your compliment. Please have a go at following the steps in my article and the links within the article. It is well worth the effort. And if you have found value in this article. Please please please resteem it. ANd if I have earned it give me a follow and an upvote ;)

Thanks for sharing this @yoda1917
.. Very helpful.

Following you! .. and please do stay in touch.

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You are welcome ... if you found that helpful please please resteem this for me so more people get to see it. Everyones success is based on everyone elses success :)

I resteemed this too!

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Thanks man... that will be good for all of us

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Lady :) Maybe I should put up a profile pic

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You haven't?

Thank you YODA... Such a boss, thanks for helping the minnows :)

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Seriously I just made $80 on the first round of doing this. Please resteem this so more minnows succeed and more join and steem price goes up for all of us. Worth an upvote? ;)

Very helpful! upvoted/followed and keen to read more from you. I started 3 days ago. Steemit feels like one of the only remaining open frontiers left to freelance artists, like myself. I am taking your advice to heart and hope to see it translate into a successful steemit future. Thank you.

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Thank you Michelle for you kind words. I am about to put out part 2. Hope tosee you in the comments section there :)

And another good article from you, thanks for sharing the information with us and giving us more light on what to do to share our stories with more people!

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Thanks dude... just giving the best of me to help this community as that is how I will succeed :) Can you please resteem this for me so more get to see it. And if I have earned it. I would love an upvote and a follow :)

Go, yoda! I think you were chatting in PAL the same time I was introducing myself. I'm glad I came across your post!

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Oh wow... so we walked right past each other. How did you find my post? It would have been a few hours old :)

Can you do me a huge favour and resteem it for me so we can reach more fellow minnows. And if I derserve it I would love an upvote and a follow :)

Its not so bad in the minnowblock :))

Hello yoda! I liked your content in helping others- if we all work together- we will be successful together! I have added you to my follow list. Thank you

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Thank you Tammy. may I ask how you came across this article as I don;t think I have seen you before?

And may I please please please ask for you to resteem this for me to help more minnows .. and if I have earned it . I would love an upvote ;) And I am following you now

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Hello yoda, it was re-steemed by justinchase. I just happened to be scrolling through the new content. I will upvote too!

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Just upvoted your comment. Hope I get a resteem from you too ;)

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Thank you Yoda, I re-steemed your article. I will continue to highlight it.

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Thank you hun... you're a darling :)

Great info will check it out now

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Thanks .... it will be worth your while... I get no commision but if you succeed then I succeed that is what this platform is about. If I have added value ... please offer me a follow and an upvote... and most of all please please please resteem so we can reach out to more minnows so they can have have a better experience.... :)

Congratulations @yoda1917!
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Wow! So much information here. Thanks @yoda1917. This kind of detailed explanation totally helps a newbie like me. Upvoted and am following you.

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Thank you very much.... may I get a resteem so we can reach more people :).

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Awesome. Thanks. ... may I ask for a resteem to reach even more minnows ;)

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Of course! Done. Resteemed. :)

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You're a champ :)

Finally I got to part 1 after reading the other parts... 😅 Hooray for minnows 😁 Up we will go!

Hey @yoda1917

** Your way of doing post is suprised me .**

I would like to request you please keep posting this type of valueable content for the community of steemit as this platform is growing up day by day .. I would request you that you must support new steemer like me and other .

I am in love with one of my post as a senior steemer I need your Honest feedback regadding that . If you get time from your busy life and write your comment upon it . It will be really apprecited ..*

If I missed I do Apoligize for that ...

Lots Of Love For Future Posts

Bitcoin Secrate

Waiting for feedback on post

Regards Sophia Olive

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Thank you for your compliments. And I will absolutely check it out.

May I have a link for your article.

And I feel possible can I get a resteem of this post?

And also for the next 3 installments of you have not seen them yet?

https://steemit.com/steemit/@yoda1917/how-minnows-and-newbies-can-get-lots-of-upvotes-part-2

https://steemit.com/steemit/@yoda1917/how-minnows-and-newbies-can-get-lots-of-upvotes-part-3

https://steemit.com/steemit/@yoda1917/how-minnows-and-newbies-can-get-lots-of-upvotes-part-4

I am sure you will love these.... and please please please resteem as that is how we can reach more Minnows like us and make us all stronger :)

And if I have earned a follow and upvote on these that would be awesome

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Oh I am following you :)

Thanks for this! All of these how tos are so helpful. I am knew, work full time and have two little ones and a house to manage and all I want to do is play on steemit! It is going to be a challenge to find a work/life balance

This is gold!!! thanx for sharing man! :D <3

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Thank you, I hope it helps you as much as it helped me. Can I ask for a huge favour and resteem this for me so I can reach and help more people. Thanks :)

So anyone did this? does it work? Cuz im trying my best with little results ,,
I would like to know.. thanks in advance

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I wrote this article as I was doing this. This post is many days old and has probably sunken to the bottom of the minnow pool. At least do step on and get into the minnowsupport chatrooms that is the place where 100 people will tell you their experiences and how to do things. May I ask you for a huge favour Amy? Can you please resteem this so more newbies get to see it. And if I earned it I would love a follow and an upvote :)

This is such a great post, thank you for sharing! I am totally registering!

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Thank you :) Come and check out my later stuff @yoda1917

Thanks for this....it really can be disheartening to see the zero's and just a few cents when you have put time and effort into writing a nice article. I'll be checking this out today and will give it a resteem for you too as well as an upvote of course!!

Happy Steeming!!

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Thank you... that is a very old post. Come to @yoda1917. And see some more recent stuff :)

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Sure will, thankyou....followed you already :)

Hmmm...this is strange, I have no ReSteem button :(

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I think this post may be too old now :).

Come to @yoda1917 and check out my other great stuff :)

Amazing post, thank you so much, you have no idea how this post came to me in the perfect moment, I was asking this myself and feeling kind of lost in here, Im gonna try all the minnowsuport project and join DISCORD as you said, I think this may be a big step I was missing out. Upvoted, resteemed, followed, and hugged, lol. really really thanks a lot.

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Thank you, and I am glad you got something out of it. That is all I want to see :)

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Follow me :)

Its seems in this post u made some !!!