SteemMag – Steemit’s Weekend Digest #21: (Special Edition) The Year In Review – 2016 and Steemit: From Scratch to Hero ; SteemMag Appreciation List (ShoutOuts) and This Week On Steemit

in steemmag •  2 years ago  (edited)

I’m ecstatic. And it is with great delight I welcome you to the last edition of SteemMag, (the twenty-first edition), a weekend digest for Steemians for this splendid year.

It’s been an amazing year and Steemit has had a huge place in the turn of events. Nice knowing y’all.

Every week, I take a look at some of the most important topics and have a chat with top Steemians who have expert views on such topics. In case you missed it, here are links to Issue #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , 5 , #6, #7 , #8, #9, #10, #11, #12 , #13, #14, #15, 16,#17, #18 , #19 and 20

To round off this amazing year, I will be presenting to you something nice from someone special. A Steemian whose mentorship led to SteemMag in the first place.
This week’s edition will only have a page. I’m currently working on launching even more awesome features next year.

Being An Author, Mentor and Curator on Steemit in 2016 - From Scratch to Hero


Who am I? Not a hero. I’m an average guy who started on Steemit earlier than most others did. Since then, I have been fortunate to wear some different hats and help fill some different needs for the community.

Before Steemit, I was a member of the BitShares community. My experience there taught me that Dan and his team have integrity. They are top-notch coders. Dan also brings a rare understanding of both economics and of the crypto landscape.

When I saw they were starting this new site called Steemit, I wasn’t immediately drawn to it, but it hooked me in. Was it the free content or the monetary rewards? Both of those attracted me. And the early adopters were mostly developers and miners, so I had a rare opportunity to establish my blog early on. I invested a little money in Steem and I wrote lots of posts.

I never set out to be a curator. I helped start Project Curie and Steem Guild because of the disconnect that existed between the quality postings and the rewards that were being allocated by whale votes. At that time, authors like me were getting many of the rewards. The site had become imbalanced because other good content creators were not getting noticed. It wasn’t the whales fault; they simply did not have enough time in the day to sort through and evaluate content. Yet because Steem Power was concentrated in a few hands, their votes were the only way of distributing meaningful rewards.

So I started a group of senior Steemit writers and we stepped in to help large accountholders direct their voting power to the best quality posts from a variety of different genres. In turn, both Project Curie (for newer content creators) and Steem Guild (for persistent-but-not-yet-established content creators) have helped many deserving authors gain more exposure and support for their work. And I believe that having a diverse array of content on the main page has been helpful to Steemit also.

My main message to the community is to chill out and be patient for a little while longer. What you see now is a great site, but it’s not the finished product. From what I understand, a lot of neat changes are coming soon, plus we have sites like Busy joining the party in the coming months. Soon we can bring the world into Steem and Steemit. In the meantime, let’s try to have some fun.

What’s next for me? Here is a teaser question for you: Why do I keep posting so often and what have I been doing lately with most of my liquid rewards from posting? Some of my friends and I have been funding a mystery address. For what purpose? I’ll give you three guesses. Stay tuned…

Thanks for everything, Tom. Wish you all the best in future endeavors. Lots of love :)

A SPECIAL Thank You Note

It’s been an amazing year for me. And running SteemMag has afforded me a wonderful opportunity of getting to know so many amazing individuals.
I will like to give a shoutout to all those who have taken their time to have a chat with SteemMag. It’s been an incredible 6 months of running SteemMag.

To @steemed, @smooth @nextgencrypto @jamesc @complexring @laonie @riverhead @steempty @donkeypong @stellabelle @gavvet @cass @thecryptodrive @fairytalelife @roelandp , The entire Curie Team, @SteemSTEM @steemprentice , all witnesses and a host of other steemians.

Y’all rock!

A lot of interesting events happened this week. And in case you missed them, we’ve got your back. Here are some of the most important events that happened on Steemit this week.
~ @wistonwolfe releases a Croudsourced Steemit Video called “This is Your Moment”
~ Steem maintains last week's position and its now 10th on the’s crypto market capitalization list.
~ For a comprehensive list of dedicated Steem apps. Check out
~ Meanwhile, SBD rates ranged from 1 SD = $ 0.99 -1.03 this week
~$0.13 and $0.18 were the lowest and highest value traded this week for a unit of Steem respectively.

It’s been a pleasure interacting with the community in 2016. Looking forward to an even more amazing time 2017. More Users, A Bigger Community, Happy Investors, Healthy Steem Price and many more.

Hopefully, things can only get better!

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All for one and one for all!!! What a beautifully well written article filled with positive creative energies and gratitude. Thanks! Great work once again, namaste :)


Thanks so much man... I really appreciate you dropping by every SteemMag issue. Wish you the best this new year.


A pleasure, as always. Your work is really appreciated and it is my pleasure to drop by every-so-often. Namaste :)

Happy New Year:)


Thanks so much. I've only had little time to have a chat with you.. I truly hope I will have more chats with you.. You're awesome


Thank you:)

Very good magazine, happy new year!


Thanks man.. Im glad you like it. Looking forward to seeing more you next year :)

Great interview with Tom! Looking forward to an amazing 2017, thanks for all of your kind words and support of our work with @steemSTEM. You rock @infovore, Happy New Year!!


Thanks man. Its been great knowing you personally.
You guys have been doing a great job. Doff my hat :)

Happy New Year and thanks for the recap!


Thanks so much everything, bud! Have loads of fun!

You've done an amazing job of creating a valuable service on here. Happy New Year!


So happy to have you drop by, Leah... You were a very nice part of 2016. Really appreciate all your support and care.


Likewise! It was so fun coming into Steemit at the same time!

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Happy New Year and thanks for all the great issues of SteemMag in 2016!


I said this elsewhere but just to make sure you get it @smooth --

Hey there buddy.

I am just dropping by to say I am thinking of you at this time and thanks for the support on here and friendship.

I hope you have a good 2017. The last year has honestly been the worst of my life after the car running me over, and I am spending time tonite posting to wish others a good year. It won't help me but it might help someone else LOL.


Thanks so much for dropping by. And for your support and participation in SteemMag

@inforvore another great issue! So many weeks passed already? It seems like we know each other from before. :)

Tom, It has been great knowing you, this year has been amazing, and I'm grateful not only for all the things we did together, but for witnessing all the things you did and inspired groups of people for the benefit of all.

Ladies and gentlemen, @donkeypong is the personification of caring and integrity.

Hopefully this year we grow bigger and we move even further with this steem dream we all share.

More exciting things to come for sure.

It has been an amazing year, and I'm looking forward for more amazing things in 2017!


What can I say, man. Adil, you're a great individual. And you're certainly in contention for the most passionate steemian of the year.

And yes, it looks like Ive known you for ages.. Wish you loads of nice times in the future man. Thanks so much. For everything.


Haha I don't deserve such a compliment man! Thank you, and I wish you all the best and hopefully to top this 2016 and with an even better 2017 that we will talk about exactly one year from now :)


Thanks man. Wish you the same..


Are there actual awards? Adil gets my vote for most passionate!

And most alien-like

Happy New Year!


Hey man. Trust you're having a great time during the hols. It was great having a chat with you a number of times about eSteem. Wishing you all the best in 2017.


Thank you! It's a pleasure to have a chat 😉Hope 2017 will be prosperous to you!

Infovore, this is a great way to end 2016. What an exciting and positive post. I walked away feeling excited for the future.

And @donkeypong... you don't get decide who my heroes are. Who are you to tell me who a hero is? You are a hero of steemit! I will be writing you name in cotton balls later this evening and sending them to you... too creepy? Perfect!


Haha. Thanks man. Im glad you liked this weekend's issue..

And I think @donkeypong would love sucha gift ;)


Only one way to find out...

What an amazing post. Thank you for this and happy new year!

Cheers to you, @infovore.