100 DAYS OF STEEM : Day 98 - Towards a Recruitment and Retention Rewards System

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One of the many positive things to come out of The Diary Game has been the enthusiasm shown for the Recruitment bonus point system.

A significant number of community members have taken up this challenge and recruited dozens of people to The Diary Game. Many of these recruits have actually been new to Steem as well.

We are now very keen to build on this to develop a complete Recruitment and Retention Rewards System that the whole community can get involved with.

Towards a Recruitment and Retention Rewards System

Our starting point is that we want the system developed to emphasise Retention as much as Recruitment.

Steem has had many people sign up in the past but so many have left after only a few days or weeks.

Getting people to join is not so difficult - getting them to stay is much harder.

We therefore want people who recruit to also look after, guide and encourage their recruits to ensure they stay active on Steem.

So we are looking for a way to reward both the initial recruitment and the ongoing activity on Steem of the new recruits.

The Recruitment Bonus Point system in Season 1 of The Diary Game was quite simple - recruit a new person to the game and as soon as they had made their third diary post the points were awarded to the recruiter.

A number of recruiters did this very well and some ‘Super Recruiters’ like @rishabh99946 and @vipnata have earnt many extra points through this.

The unknown is how many of the new recruits will stay active on Steem beyond The Diary Game.

For Season 2 we are moving the system up to the next level.

The current plan is that Recruitment points will be earnt on the basis of one point for every valid diary post made by the new recruit. So if you recruit someone who starts on Day 1 of Season 2 and then they post every day you would earn 50 Recruitment Bonus Points.

For Season 2 Recruitment Points will only be for recruits who are totally new to Steem or have not used their Steem account for at least 12 months.

Alongside this Recruitment Rewards system for Season 2 of The Diary Game we will be developing a more general system to be trialled with the Country Representatives of the STEEM POD.

Following on from that a wider system will be rolled out for the whole community.

We will be posting more about the development of the Recruitment and Retention Rewards System in the coming weeks.

The system will need to fulfil a number of criteria…

  • easy enough for all to understand and take part in
  • feasible to administer manually (at least in the first phase)
  • robust enough to prevent gaming and exploitation
  • effective in ensuring long term retention of new recruits.

It will likely take a few months for the system to be perfected but once it is rolled out to the whole community we expect it to become a core element to drive the continued growth and expansion of Steem.

The Diary Game - The Final Days of Season 1

There are now only two days left on Season 1.

Make sure your remaining posts are the best they can be. A few extra points could for many still move them into the top 35 prize winning positions.

Your final post should cover your activities on July 11th, and can be posted up to the end of July 12th.

We have been amazed and literally overwhelmed by the massive interest in the Game, and by the large number of new people still joining the game every day.

This has, unfortunately, meant we have got behind with the voting of posts.

But do not worry - nothing is lost. All posts will be read. If a post misses the 7 day voting window points are still awarded and votes are added on to another more recent post.

For Season 2 we will have new systems and extra people working on the curation.

And make sure you keep commenting on the Diary Game posts to be in with a chance of winning a Lucky 10 upvote.

Those 10% upvotes are now worth even more as @steemcurator01 now has 4 million SP following the transfer of the 1M SP delegation from @bullionstackers.

The Shopping Game

The Shopping Game is now well underway and awarding prizes every day.

We have decided to give more small prizes up to a total value of approximately $50 each day. So far about 16 prizes have been given out to pay for people’s shopping.

There will be more detailed updates after The Diary Game has finished next week.

In the meantime do join in. All you have to do is make a post about your shopping each day. Make sure you include ‘The Shopping Game’ and the date in the title and include a summary of what you spent at the end of the post with the amount converted to STEEM or US dollars…

Full details are in this post...

It is a fun and frantic last few days for the 100 Days of Steem.

But we are still loving it!

Make sure you check out the final two posts. There is some big news yet to come.

Thank you,

The Steemit Team

The rewards from this post go to support the work of @fundacorazon in Venezuela and @thegreens in Cameroon.


I'm loving #theshoppinggame.!!

It's one of my all-time favourite "Coffee & Curating" tags to curate.

Absolutely awesome.!!


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I have not played this game, but I will check out Steemblog for the rules and try it out!

@steemitblog @steemcurator01 thank you so much for your hard work on Steem and your support to all us.

Congrats for our Super Recruiters @rishabh99946 @vipnata 😃🎉lets work together on retention as this phase is the most challenging one, but possible with strategic methods and great teamwork😊 we are ready to work together with The Steemit Team to ensure this will be a successful movement.

Thank you very much for your attention and very much support, dear @cryptokannon.
I think that in the second season we will be able to bring even more people and Yes, I agree, we need to work with people to keep them.
At the same time, people can already see for themselves that the platform gives them great opportunities, the main thing is to be active and have the desire to develop their blog.

I agree. I am manually curating my two Communities Banking and Finance, and Flower Pictures to reward and retain members, along with recruiting members from Communities which left Steem.

Yes, I agree, you make a very important point, in the past people joined, but got lost in the vast ocean of Steemit. I manually curate my Communities, so all recruits are rewarded and know their posts are noticed. !
Thanks for your efforts to help build up the Steemit Community!

GREAT WORK @rishabh99946 @vipnata

Super Recruiters!!

Thank you sir.

Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

On 11th #thediarygame will be over.

A summary post(after 11th) by all the participants about the diary game experience would sound better and if you would curate that, it will be amazing.

Steem on.

You are right. It's easy to get people to join. But it is difficult to hold them. I added 11 people. 9 of them posted every day. And 2 people I could not control. I told them to work every day and it would benefit them. But they did not listen to me. In fact, not everyone understands the meaning of steemit. If they work here, they will benefit. They do not understand that.

I joined the daily diary game 1 month ago. I tried my best. I was able to join only 11 people in 30 days. But those whom I joined. They were all new. So many of them have been wrong. 2nd season I will join many more people And I'll try to keep them full season.

That's why I started a community I'm trying to figure out how to get people to join Steemit. I gave a contest of 100 steem. And I have shared the link of the contest on my facebook. Several people have expressed interest in joining Steemit.

If you would give a curator for our community in Bangladesh. It would have been much better then. We have many people in Bangladesh. Those who will work. In the second season we will join 50-100 people. But we need your help to keep the people of our community on steem. @steemitblog, @steemcurator01


Hello @steemcurator01 @steemitblog my team and plans for season 2 are ready. Please check it out have further plans to bring new people and encourage them to stay active on Steem

  1. And whether a person will be considered a novice. Which account is created to receive my token? We just pay our token to our employees. And more, this account does not do anything on steemit.
  2. How to contact the steemit team?

Wow @steemitblog,, this recruitment game plan is so beautiful.
I am just seeing this post and i am so loving it.
But funny enough i just made a contest post hosted by @steemingcurators about recruiting only for me to see this now.
I am so wowed and i am so loving this steemit community every new day, you guys burst my brain with all the new innovations.

Sukses buat team steem dan tentunya @rishabh99946 yang telah berpartisipasi penuh dalam kegiatan yang disponsori [email protected] dan steemcurator01

Hi, @steemitblog and @steemcurator01, our first nigerian team logo has been created and the team account @teamg-nigeria will soon bring it's introduction with more strategies to grow steem in Nigeria. Thanks for your efforts.

Here's my 6 days old diary game entry:


Thanks @steemitblog and @steemcurator01 for your efforts.
Here's my 7 days old diary game entry without upvote!
Please, SOS!!!


Very nicely organized! Well done! It's absolutely GREAT to see the Steemit Team so focused on facing these complicated issues that are so vital to the growth of this blockchain and social community. The 100 Days are coming to a close, but we know that this is really only the beginning of an amazing rebirth, after such a painful and humiliating fall! Thank you!!!

Thank your @steemitblog and @steemcurator01 for this amazing updates. It is very clear that we need to retain the the New comers we recruited, that's is the ultimate goal. Our work becomes in vain when we recruit and later they stop. We shall strategically work on that in the upcoming season 2. Thanks once again

Saludos amigos, @steemitblog @steemcurator01, Felicidades por su arduo trabajo, steemit es lo que debió ser desde un principio.

Por favor si puede pasar por mis publicaciones se están cobrando sin su voto, gracias!

Hace 6 días: https://steemit.com/hive-188619/@miyexi/100-days-of-steem-the-diary-game-day-7-03-07-2020-algo-inesperado

Hey @steemcurator01 & @steemitblog

As an individual I have tried my best to support steem as an translator of 100 day I also supported charities by setting them Beneficiaries, as I have less followers, that’s why I have promoters for the post and they are also beneficiary.

As of now

Hindi translation is ready :-100 दिन STEEM : दिन 98 - Towards a Recruitment and Retention Rewards System

There are seven beneficiaries in this post 3 charities and 4 promoters

So pls consider upvoting in last days of #the100daysofsteem

It’s really an great journey, support from my side will be continue

Thank you

como van a saber que la persona que se recluta es invitada por el usuario?

Hello @steemcurator01 this is the Guy I recruited, his first Diary game is 5 days old. He is @elliamor1. This is the link to his post, thank you for your all time support:

@steemitblog and @steemcurator01

This diary entry's voting period will expire in less than 9 hours:

And this diary entry hasn't been voted on in 6 days: https://steemit.com/the100daysofsteem/@jmor/the-diary-game-7-4-20


Yes, keeping newcomers is more difficult. They have many questions, many are incomprehensible and not received. I and @alexmove spend quite a lot of time explaining everything, removing discontent and misunderstanding. my opinion is work and it needs encouragement.

Yes it is. Activities will be much more productive if supported by STEEM.

I have a serious problem with recruiting on my end. Many people who I have told about Steemit, have tried to get onto the platform but failed to receive the text confirmation permitting them to sign-up. Probably 10-15 people who I have attempted to recruit can't get the platform to approve their new profiles. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? EMAIL VERIFICATION PLEASE!!!! @steemitblog

HEY @steemcurator01 & @steemitblog

Pls consider voting my diary post as its has been six diary post, pls consider voting on translations & other staff like community guide post by me.


Hello dear @Cryptokannon and @steemitblog my post is 6 days old and has not been voted yet, can you help me please. Thanks!! "The Diary Game #4" ...04/07/2020

Привет, загляните на вот этот пост ему уже 6 дней, но куратор ещё не апнул его(

I am new to steem. But like to join such a thing. Is it possible to join a new comer like me. Like to know much about it.
Thank you

Fullba great

It seems that @steemitblog is more advanced and increasingly challenging for members who are always active on blogs, I'm sure @steemitblog does not give up on the progress of its community, I strongly support it.

what is the future result of doing this any idea

Nice, im comeback !

There is no value here. Everyone who holds Steem beware of the Steemit team and how they bought out and centralized by Justin Sun. Eventually this product will be worth nothing. All that is on the front page now is spam from the communist party and paid shills.

Definitely there's more to come and it's exciting!!
In my view the retention aspect need to be covered with the opportunity for personal expression and creative challenges as the Diary Game and others by the @SteemitBlog that inspire creativity, research or some introspection. Different difficulties, from the photography of the day to create a tutorial could be attractive for wide range of users developing and showing their skills, this could be helpful for people working on the retention of recruited users.
Looking forward for the news and for all the celebration on the 100 days of Steem by the Steemit Team!!

Best Regards!!