One of the most daunting activities on Steemit is scrolling endlessly in search of a particular post on The Wall.
Obviously, some will point out that doing a simple google search will provide the desired results with minimum effort.
Except, what if you don't know what your searching for?
You've come across an author that peaks your interest and want to find out if they have more content worth your time, what do you do?
And if the user has been been here for any significant amount of time, you scroll some more...wading through the endless resteems can quickly turn into a time consuming chore often ending in defeat.
This even happens to Steemians hopelessly scrolling through their own material!
What was that title again?
Breathe New Life into Your Steemit Archive!
Right off the top I’d like to thank @rhondak and SFT (Steemhouse Fiction Trail) for providing this much needed resource.
I don’t really get too excited about too many things but I really love this initiative!
I first became aware of the existence of this wonderful service from this post by @aggroed.
This is the first Steemit related service that provides users with the ability to serialize their posts.
Minnow Support Project
Steemshelves has roots in the MSP and the PAL (Peace Abundance and Liberty) on the Discord network spearheaded by the gargantuan efforts of @aggroed and his expanding team of witnesses.
According to the man himself, Steemshelves is a related but separate initiative from members within the community:
What you may not realize is that this project is primarily run by @rhondak. It's an offshoot of the Steemhouse Fiction Trail, which is an independent curation trail within the Minnow Support Community.
Be sure to visit PAL on Discord and check out the Fiction-Workshop Channel where @rhondak is sure to be found. Supporting, promoting and nurturing a growing community of talented writers.
Serialize Your Posts with Steemshelves
Why should you serialize your posts?
I know a lot of Steemians who have done incredible work that has gone relatively unnoticed.
Much of the work was posted before the recent upsurge in users on the platform and, in my opinion, merits some recognition and visibility.
Those who have been on Steemit for longer may notice that much of the research that has been done is often repeated by new users. This situation is no one's fault, of course, as new users have no way of knowing what has or what hasn't been posted previously.
Although this is a great service, I feel that pieces selected and compiled by the authors themselves is an improvement in terms giving prominence to bodies of work the authors are most proud of by bringing their best creations to the fore.
Second, it allows you to organize, categorize and catalog your work in a more efficient and eye pleasing manner.
Third, it makes finding selections form an authors previous work quick and relatively effortless.
Simply put, walls are cluttered with resteems and most people don’t have the patience to scroll through someone else’s archives.
Steemshelves allows you to quickly bypass The Wall and get right to the heart of an author’s craft, the articles that they’re most proud of and the work they hope others will enjoy too.
How to Steemshelves for Dummies
(3) Transfer to = sft // amount = 2 SBD // memo = paste in the URL
(4) Enter your Active Key or Master Key password to complete transaction
(5) Check wallet history to make sure the transfer is complete
- Navigate to Steemshelves.com
- scroll to bottom of the page and click on “SEND PROFILE INFO HERE AFTER SBD TRANSFER”
- Next, enter your Steam ID (no @ eg. = v4vapid)
- Enter profile info about the author and the title of your series
- Enter the URL to the article you want to add (same link as SBD transfer memo)
- If this is your first post, upload your profile image
Write it / Post it / Shelve it
You will receive unique link for your author page and unique URLs for each individual series.
Also, you'll have a combo URL for the whole portfolio.
Here's what it looks like once you've completed the submission process.
Growing List of Authors on SteemShelves
@aggroed - Sci-Fi / Crypto Punk
@Gmuxx - Sci-Fi
@jrhughes - Literary / Horror
@pegasusphysics - Sci-Fi / Crypto Punk
@anarcho-andei - Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / Suspense
@geke - Poetry / Literary
@jimitations - Voice-over / Comedy
@cristof - Literary
@lenaDr - Suspense / Satire
"Powered By Crypto. We Build Worlds." - Steemhouse Publishing
@rhondak was gracious to help me through the process and explain the vision she has for Steemshelves -
All funds go directly to SFT--nobody's hands are in that coffer. EVER. Our curators don't take a cut. We're trying to raise enough capital to pay out at least $50 SBD per curated post, and hopefully more, later.
Originally, Steemshelves was limited to Fiction only but @rhondak has now added a Non-Fiction division. I know there are some authors compiling some fantastic research in many different areas and I encourage you to add your work to Steemshelves.
Promotional Offer / Introductory Price
Good for the next 2 weeks!
If you have some series or a few series you'd like to serialize this is a great opportunity to do so!
1-20 links - Each 10th link is free = 20 links = 36SBD
20-50 links = 1.5 SBD per link
40x1.5 = 60 SBD (save 20 SBD)
50-100 SBD = 1 SBD per link
50x1 = 50SBD (save 50 SBD)
75x1 = 75 SBD (save 75 SBD)
100x1 = 100 SBD (save 100 SBD)