The United Kingdom of Steem : how do we grow the numbers?

in steempress •  last year  (edited)

Yesterday I put up a post to build a list of all active steemians in Britain.

The result was not great - but also not too surprising.

There are still a few additions coming in - but so far the list has reached 81.

A few of those are on the edge of still being active, so that figure is not far off that magic one in a million finding from my previous cursory inpection of active steem numbers. The population of the UK is currently 66.6 million.

I had very much hoped that we would reach 100, but even with the stragglers still trickling in it doesn't look too hopeful.

So it is what it is. There are less than one hundred active steemians in Britain.

It cannot stay this way. The numbers must go up.

There will not be some massive marketing campaign swooping in from steemit inc to boost the takeup of steem in the UK.

It is up to us - this happy band of 81 - to make it work, to make it grow, to make it prosper.

So what is the plan? How do we get one? Where do we go from here?

We need to talk. We need to work together.

Who's up for the challenge? Who's just here for the ride?

A great big UK meetup would be good. But time, distance, money, logistics... That will need to come later.

Possibly regional meetings first. Luckily we are quite evenly spread. But they will still take time to organise.

That is time we may not have. The next six months are vital.

So let's go virtual. I have a radio show. Thursday evenings.

With the clocks going back on Sunday, the show will be a good time for Brits ... 8pm - 11pm UK time.

Thursday 1 November - The United Kingdom of Steem, Let's Make It Great Show on MSP Waves.

Who wants to come on the show to brainstorm, thrash out some ideas, make some plans and get ready to rumble...

Here are a few possibles to get our balls rolling...

  • Regional meetups
  • A social media promotion campaign
  • UK steem merchandise
  • UK steem leaflets
  • Targeting specific sectors like independent musicians, film makers, gamers...
  • Working with small charities to fundraise to show benefits of steem
  • Students ??
  • Working to promote specific dApps like @eroche's Let's Eat
  • Targeting niche / alternative groups like homeschoolers, vegans, alternative therapists...

Who's up for it?

This is the list of active steemians in the UK so far...

London & the South East (31)

@adetorrent, @allasyummyfood, @andabout, @basilmarples, @breadcentric, @buttpacker, @charitycurator, @donatello, @ezzy, @gillianpearce, @hockney, @justyy, @lloyddavis, @lolzwithlisa, @maneco64, @marczanto, @molometer, @nakedverse, @nanzo-scoop, @pjau, @rea, @redrica, @scalextrix, @sergiomendes, @shazza, @simonjay, @stav, @steevc, @stimp1024, @teodora, @ultravioletmag

The Midlands (17)

@article61, @atomcollector, @c0ff33a, @dickturpin, @gmuxx, @honeybee11, @howardblott, @ictman1076, @kryptoe, @martaesperanza, @neopch, @revisesociology, @rimicane, @shanibeer, @skaarl, @starkerz, @ura-soul

Wales & the South West (18)

@cryptocariad, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

The North (16)

@anarcotech, @ashtv, @beautifulbullies, @cryptocurator, @darrenclaxton, @gdwcoins, @geordieprepper, @mckeever, @mikefromtheuk, @raj808, @russellbury, @slobberchops, @steemonkey, @stephenkendal, @teamhumble, @vibeof100monkeys

Scotland (5)

@barge, @camuel, @johnkingwriter, @meesterboom, @natubat

Northern Ireland (1)


And also... (4)

@atomcollector, @mynewlife, @someguy123, @tremendospercy


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  ·  last year (edited)

Hello 😊 Pleased to see I'm on the list. I'm doing work with a consortium of 29 charities in London about steem as a potential source of income. One of the members and I are going to steemfest - happy to join you on 1 November to talk about what we're doing and where we'd like to go with this. Thanks for initiating, very exciting.
Can't find you on discord

That sounds like a great initiative. I'll see you in Krakow

Hi @shanibeer, that sounds very interesting. It will be great to have you on the show next Thursday.

  ·  last year (edited)

I know more people who signed up, but are not active, so I ought to encourage them. I should have mentioned @hockney who is also in the South East and @sergiomendes in London.

The London crowd get together fairly often. We need more hubs where communities can form. We gathered a lot of people at the London Crypto Show, but there are not too many events like that around the country.

Maybe we can do something with @promo-steem.

UK used to be top 3 on We need to at least get more people checking out out. It should be a top 1000 site here.


Thanks Steve. @hockney and @sergiomendes now added.

Hopefully we can develop at least 2 or 3 more regional 'activity hubs' around the country to allow people to participate without needing to travel quite so far.

It is a pity the UK has slipped so far down the rankings for steem.

Would you be interested in coming on the radio show?

I should be available for the show. Just buzz me on Discord with details

That will be great, thanks Steve.

  ·  last year (edited)

I've also been thinking about setting up a local running/activity support group via my local health centre and using @actifit. I'm on compassionate leave at the moment, so I haven't been in touch with @mcfarhat or @toofasteddie to progress this, but now it is easier to sign up people, I'd like to take it forward.
It's also an ideal small business opportunity, especially for women and anyone constrained by time/circumstances, and I have been thinking about how to adapt the start-up courses I've previously run. It would be great to have a supportive network to launch newcomers into.

we would love to help growing active Steemians and Actifitters. Chat to me on DM plz

Wow, I can't believe you found so few of us. I figured that there must be a few thousand....and you've found less than 100....? Shows that we really must be the early adopters, lol.

Well done for pushing the promo. Happy to help how I can.

Hi Steve. I am hoping we can crack the 100 at least.

Would you like to come on the radio show on Thursday?

Another Scot - to add to the list guitarist/ dtuber @camuel - who might be able to add some the list!

Another Londoner for the rare collection: @maneco64 : keep going @pennsif we can get to 100 before the end of November!! It's just finding them at this stage!!

Thanks for these - keep them coming. Now up to 91 - almost there...

I guess there are more, some just post and do couple of comments and dont even use discord and things like that

I am hoping...

Are you from the UK?

If you spot anyone else from the UK do let me know.

Hi @pennsif, I'm @checky ! While checking the mentions made in this post I noticed that @nanzo-sccop doesn't exist on Steem. Did you mean to write @nanzo-scoop ?

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