My Two Year Steemiversary & SteemPress News

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I started thinking about this post earlier this month, when I realized my two year Steemiversary (otherwise known as two years on the Steem blockchain) was coming up on September 22nd, 2019. Yes, as in four days ago...


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I can't even say I forgot about it, thanks to this awesome reminder from @steemitboard on my latest Feathered Friday post -

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Much as I hate making excuses, I do have to trot out the phrase, "There’s a bunch of family stuff going on at the moment, which I can’t talk about because they aren’t my stories to tell, and don’t worry mom, nothing new" once again. Seems to be popping up in my posts quite a bit lately. 😜

And honestly, pretty much anything I wanted to say about my Steem journey so far, I covered in my post from a couple months ago, The Gratitude Challenge & My Steem Journey (Power House Creatives Contest entry).


That being said, I couldn't let this opportunity to shout out about the Steem platform pass me by, especially since my favorite WordPress plugin, SteemPress, has such exciting news!

From the recent @steempress post. Onboarding the masses - SteemPress updated roadmap and growth strategy -

Since the beginning, one of our goals has been to onboard many of the WordPress blogs and websites out there, which currently makes up 30% of the internet. To achieve this, it has been vital to not only provide a unique and compelling product, but also an onboarding process that is easy and effortless for the new users and their audiences, while also efficient and scalable for us. Next for growth to truly take off, is ensuring that more active users create a network effect that brings in more users at an exponential rate.

Accomplishing this has perhaps been the biggest challenges for all Steem apps. It is therefore what we have spent most of the last year trying to solve. We now finally believe that we have come up with our own workable solutions, and perhaps more importantly, brought them together as a complete product and growth strategy that makes sense both technically, financially and in terms of user experience.


I mentioned in my latest Tarot Tuesday post that I'd finally activated the two way comment system, so comments made on my Steem posts will also show up on my WordPress blog. Part of the reason I did so is to show all the engagement I get on my posts over there. The other part is because SteemPress made it possible to set up a guest Steem account, so anyone can comment and reply to Steem posts and comments.

Also from the aforementioned post -

SteemPress now allow visitors of any of our user's blogs to engage with the content and leave a comment on the blockchain without a Steem account. This is done through creating a new "guest account", which we introduced in our most recent update. In short, visitors now only have to enter a display name, a password and an email to engage with content like they're used to on any other site.

Another cool thing about it is that people visiting my WordPress blog can see how much the same post on Steem has earned...


The above is a small screencap from the WordPress comment section of my most recent Tarot Tuesday post. The number 10 on the left refers to how many comments there are (it should be double that, but I'm woefully behind on replying to comments), the number 72 shows how many people have upvoted (rewarded with Steem currency) or downvoted (removed some of the rewards, typically done for plagiarism and such), and the $5.48 is the approximate value in USD of the post.

On top of that, they now have a referral process in place, so existing Steemians like me who send people to sign up for Steem through the SteemPress website will get some Steem rewards. As if having more bloggers on the blockchain to interact with wasn't rewarding enough! 😊

How. Frelling. Cool!

From their post, Steempress website, referral system, settings page and guest account claims -

Anyone who makes a referral through our signup page will earn 10% of future rewards and payments done by the new user they refer. This means that with our current 15% benefactor rewards, a referred account will instead have 1.5% set to their referrer and 13.5% to SteemPress. Furthermore, once the upcoming subscription-based pro versions of SteemPress are launched, the referrers will also earn a passive 10% on their subscription fees.

We hope that this will excite people to go and search for bloggers or influencers who might want to start a blog and ask them directly if they have heard about Steem and if they would consider using SteemPress.

What that means in plain English is that SteemPress, like pretty much all the Steem apps (and there's a ton of amazing ones out there) take a small percent of the post rewards when Steemians use it, while at the same time the apps typically (although not always) upvote those same posts.

So to break it down a bit more, if I had a WordPress blogger sign up with my referral link, and they posted something through the plugin that earned $10, they would get $8.50, SteemPress would get $1.35 and I would get $0.15. Anyone else posting with the plugin would also get $8.50 and SteemPress would get $1.50. Well, kinda - there's also the Convergent Linear Rewards Curve to consider, and the EIP, and the ROI, and...

Wait, was that plain English?


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See, that's the thing that makes it tough to get people involved in crypto blogging - there are so many moving parts, and it can be confusing at best, and confounding at worst. That's why I'm so excited about this SteemPress initiative - I'm hoping some of my WordPress blogging friends, now that they can dip their toes in the Steem waters by signing up through SteemPress, will be able to get a sense of how the whole thing works, and soon enough...


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Last, but not least, here's my referral link, for anyone of my WordPress friends who want to give it a go -


Oh, and one more last thing - I'm also putting together a Frequently Asked Questions post, to help point new WorPress blogging Steemians in the right direction, so please don't hesitate to shout out with queries and/or concerns, and I'll do my best to help suss out the answers.


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!giphy happy birthday



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Two Years! Happy Anniversaryday!

I don't know how you manage to stay active on all those social media sites. I can barely stay active with one! I didn't realise that Steempress had the two way interaction now. That's pretty cool.

Keep on Steeming!

Thank you, @wwwiebe! And if you saw the state of my house, you'd understand how I find the time...LOL! Yeah, I like that everyone who visits my WP blog can now see these comments from Steem, and how much my post is worth - it's a great way to show other bloggers the potential of this platform. Happy Steeming! 😊

There's only one way to say Happy Steemiversary to you :)

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So glad I bumped into you on Steem :D

Aww, @kaerpediem - the feeling is mutual!

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Happy Happy Steemiversary, @traciyork! What an amazing journey, huh? I love it! And I'm realizing after reading this post that I need to post to my Steem blog from WordPress more often. I do when I write something related to creative writing and the arts, and then I write my daily Actifit blog from the Actifit app, and I sometimes post special pictures from Appics and occasional posts from busy.org and Steemit.com. But of course they all go to my @jayna Steem blog!

There's nothing whatsoever confusing about that, right?

Hahaha! @jayna that used to be me until I revised my blogging after the demise of @share2steem. Now I rarely post from anywhere other than my WordPress blog. Very, very occasionally from Partiko. I have to also say that the support from the @steempress team of @fredrikaa and @howo is fantastic.

Yes, this is a happily biased endorsement!

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I completely agree, @fionasfavourites! I picture myself some day having the time to do one daily post from my WP blog, then also one from another Steem front end like a Dtube video, or Steem Leo post about investing, etc. But until then, I'm content to have SP as my primary app/plugin/frontend thingy, especially with how wicked supportive Team SteemPress is. 😊

Thanks so much, @jayna! And yes, you do! I've just followed you on my WP Reader, and I hope to see you in my feed soon!

And yeah, totally not confusing at all! 😂

@traciyork

I didn't realise you are a slightly "younger" Steemian than I! Hahaha! Auspicious day, September 22nd...

Congratulations on your anniversary and on making this space yours and on a great post. I like your referral graphic. I'm suggesting that @fredrikaa and @howo consider something similar for other users and I may borrow the idea to create my own.

Congratulations again and hoping the bunch of backroom stuff soon sorts itself out.

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Funny, I don't often get called the "younger" one these days, @fionasfavourites! 😂

And thank you so much! When you have a sec, check out the referral program channel on Discord - I uploaded the banner there, and told everyone to feel free to download and use it. 😊

Much appreciate the good thoughts as well. 🤗

Hahaha! Me neither!

I shall look in the referral channel. I have been a little distracted with off-Steemit stuff...

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Happpy steeemiversary.

Thanks so much, @coolguy222!

Congratulations @traciyork! This post was selected by the Power House Creatives as today's Rally Upvote Post :)

You can find the community announcement on Discord :) and it has also been shared on our FB Page and Twitter feed.

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This post was curated by @theluvbug
and has received an upvote and a resteem to hopefully generate some ❤ extra love ❤ for your post!
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In Proud Collaboration with The Power House Creatives
and their founder @jaynie

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Congratulations on two years!

Thanks so much, @cindyhartz! 😊

Gratz on two years! May the next two be even better!

Much appreciated, @enjar! Thank you! 😊

Happy 2nd STEEM anniversary @traciyork.
That's long time you stayed with steem network. Thanks for your big confidence about our community.

Thank you so much, @madushanka! I definitely have confidence in this community, and the longer I'm here, the more excited I am about it! 😊

So glad you came over here with us! 🤗

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Same here, @thekittygirl! Thanks so much for the Steemiversary wishes, and for saying 'ello....

(Yeah, that sounded funnier in my head... 😂 )

Happy steem birthday Queen Juju! I've had steempress for a while on my website but not a prolific blogger from there. I did turn on the two way thingy and it does make a massive difference. Actually makes it look like people read the blog and I love the comments section bit!

Where do you find the referral link by the way? Is it in the plug in?

Cheers to another 2 years my friend 🍻

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Thanks so much, @nickyhavey! 😊

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to respond - I found my referral link when I went to the new SteemPress front end/website thing (https://steempress.io), logged in with Steem Connect, and then saw the referral link on my Dashboard. Please shout out if you have other questions, and I'll try not to take another week to answer them... 😂

Cheers to you as well, boot boy dear man! 🥂

Happy Belated Steemiversary! 😍 What an awesomeness day to join on 😎 9/22 💃💃👍👍🙏

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Yep, seems like a magical number all right, @thereikiforest! And belated thank you for your belated wishes...LOL! 🤗 😊 💜

Happy second steemiversary!

Thank you so much, @free-reign! 😊

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary Queen Traci.
So happy for you!
Blessings!

Thank you kindly, Sir Stephen/Zac! 😂

Brightest of blessings to you, dear man. 😊

My pleasure dear friend.
Hope that your day will be great.
Blessings!

Looking forward to the next two Traci! (With Congrats from GIPHY none the less)

Thanks, @joanstewart! Same here (and I know, wicked cool, right? 😊).

Congrats! :)

Thanks! 😊

Happy anniversary!!!
Two year! How awesome!

Thank you, @goldendawne! I can't believe it's already been two years - can't wait to see what the next two will bring! 😊

!giphy-congratulations

Thanks, @redheadpei! Just so's ya know, there's no dash after the command (which is why you didn't get a @giphy reply). Appreciate the thought, though! 😊

!giphy thank+you



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Thank God for the lovely woman of gifs on the steemisfere , and onboarding phc’er congrats lady its a huge accomplishment

Aww, that's such a sweet thing to say, @brittandjosie! Thank you so much for the kind words, and for all the awesomesauceness you bring to the Steem community! 😊

Congrats, @traciyork.

And thanks for the heads up about the awesome update of Steempress

Thank you, @simplymike - and you're very welcome! Happy to spread the word about the awesomeness of #SteemPress! 😊

Happy 2 years! You stuck with us that long!! Must mean you love us cooks 😝. Well I can say that I'm happy to see you around as you are one amazing person and you do so much on the blockchain on top of that. You deserve honors woman!

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Yes, you know I love you all, @foxyspirit! 😂 And thank you for such an awesome compliment - you ROCK! 😊

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Bang, I did it again... I just resteemed your post!
Check my new contest and the winner of last week.
Pixresteemer is also listed as promoter on The Steemians Directory

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Happy two years anniversary @traciyork! You're a GIF from Steem to me! <3

LOL! That's the perfect compliment, @zord189 - thank you so much! 😊

!giphy you+rock



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Right on! Heres to 2 more years!

You know it, @zekepickleman! And cheers to that! 🍻

There’s not enough gifs in your post so here’s another !giphy-sticker birthday

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LOL! That's awesome, @contrabourdon! See why people call me The Giphy Queen? 😂

Let's see if I can do two things in one comment...

!giphy thank+you+kind+sir

and

!tip steem



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Thank you!!! I just implemented the sticker interface now. So testing it on my favourite GIPHY users :)
!giphy-sticker well+done



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OMG, we can use giphy stickers now too???

!giphy-sticker happy



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Wicked cool, @contrabourdon! This makes me ridiculously happy! 😂 😊

!giphy-sticker yes

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OMG @contrabourdon! What have you done?!?!

🎁 Hi @contrabourdon! You have received 0.1 STEEM tip from @traciyork!

Sending tips with @tipU - how to guide :)

Happy steemiversary, I still need for mine, but it's really satisfying, reading what you share about steempress I think I'll use my blog again, because I've abandoned it!

Ooo, yes @fmbs25! Definitely start using your blog again, and feel free to drop a link to it here, so I can follow you! And thanks so much - I'll be sure to keep my eyes open for your Steemiversary post too! 😊

Congrats on two years. I think the wordpress announcement is massive as well. It opens up steem to a massive audience from wordpress who already post a lot of content and blog. There have been a lot of positive announcements lately.

Thanks so much, @niallon11! I have high hopes that all of the awesome announcements lately will lead to even more amazing content creators on the platform. I plan to start personally inviting some of my WP blogging friends in the very near future. I'm already working on a Frequently Asked Questions post, based on all the things that still hurt my brain I was confused on when I first started, to get the conversation started...

Congratulations, @traciyork!
Happy Steemiversary!

Thank you so much, @hlezama! 😊

I think you just inspired me to revive my wordpress blog. We shall see. I am still in an everything is too much mode LOL

Wicked awesomesauceness, @mariannewest! Shout out with a link, so I can follow you in case you decide to do it! And I totally hear that, lovely lady... barely hanging on myself some days... 😜 🤗

Congratulations!!!

Thanks, @sgbonus! 😊

Happy 2nd SteemAnniversary! Way to hang in through thick thin and thin! Thanks for the info on WordBlog - I'm thinking there must be an easier way to cover more bases.

LOL! Yeah, thin and thin is about right, @blueeyes8960, but I just know the moon is right around corner. Thanks for the anniversary wishes, and feel free to shout out if you have questions about SteemPress - for me it's been the easiest way to Steem, but as you know, everyone has their favorite front-end. It's one of the best (and most frustratingly confusing) things about this platform - there's so many ways (almost too many, in fact) to create content. 😜 😊

Happy Steemversary!!!

I applaud all of you who blog form Steempress. Maybe someday, when I sit down and write instead of muse. :) In the meantime, I get to enjoy your awesome posts and your always loveable GIFs!

You are the queen! We all know it!

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🎁 Hi @traciyork! You have received 0.2 STEEM tip from @dswigle!

@dswigle wrote lately about: Market Friday Goes To Furnace Town Historic Site Feel free to follow @dswigle if you like it :)

Sending tips with @tipU - how to guide :)

Much luv lady. Happy STEEMAVERSARY 💚❤🌷

I love SteemPress. It keeps me coming back to Steemit, quite honestly. I love the higher payouts.

Also, Happy Steemiversary!

Howdy traciyork and congratulations! May you have many more great years here!

Wow time flies when you are having fun I suppose!

Hey @traciyork

Congratulations on a successful first two years on steemit. You are definitely one of the nicest and most interesting people around here. Here's to many more successful years.

I don't know much about WordPress and steempress.

Cheers

Gaz

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Congratulations @traciyork !
Two years in an achievement

Time for cake then, hey, Traci 😁

🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰

great post and congratulations on two years

Happy Steem Birthday @traciyork

Thank you very much, @arcange! 😊

  ·  4 months ago (edited)

I'm so sorry I missed this POST!!!! The only thing I can tell you is...

is....

is....

..Happy Steemiversary to you!!!

LOL! Perfect, and thanks so much, @miti! 😊

Happy birthday. I also just turned 2 in Spetember. Check out @steemsouthafrica there is a revival happening and we need some foot soldiers. 😊🇿🇦😊

Check original post
https://partiko.app/jaynie/steem-south-africa-call-to-action-member-scouting-and-delegation-appeal?referrer=michaeljn