Steemit Review – An Honest Take After Six Months of Travel Blogging

in steemit •  7 months ago

Imagine you are going on about your normal daily lives like posting a picture of what you ate for lunch on Instagram and bragging about where you're flying to for your next vacation to your Facebook friends. Now imagine, instead of wasting your time and padding your ego, you get paid for those actions. That’s exactly what Steemit, Inc., is doing with Steemit.com.

To put it bluntly from Steemit, Inc.,' own words: “Steemit has redefined social media by building a living, breathing, and growing social economy – a community where users are rewarded for sharing their voice. It’s a new kind of attention economy.”

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Great post, I'm sure there are many new steemians, as well as potential new recruits that may come across steemit thanks to you writing this on your website, who could take some advice from you (or just learn some the basics thanks to the simple way you presented it).

To your comment that a new user will need to either invest in STEEM or have a friend with a lot of SP, it is worth pointing out that community projects such as @steemSTEM, @ocd @curie, etc, do great work at rewarding quality content. However, we certainly need many more such groups, covering different topics, if we want to achieve a better correlation between quality and effort on one side and rewards and visibility on the other.

And finally, thanks for mentioning SteemPress! I hope we can continue to provide creators like yourself with a useful product while lowering some the of the barriers you rightly mention for other bloggers to come onboard as well.

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Thank you! If only more established bloggerss know about your plugin. I'm sure most of them are turned off from Steemit because they believe it will take more work - which really isn't the case with Steempress!

I started here exactly 1 year and I invest only 1k dollar that time. After a year my account has made over 20k dollar as of today(take note that I didnt cash out any from the day 1).

The question if you can make money here? The answer is big YES! However, it takes a lot of hard work. If you are just starting thi gs our in Crypto and no initial investment I would suggest to start in @dlive start making you videos. Steem is not just an easy money grab. It takes full dedication and love to the things here.

Beautiful .. well done
This is for those who want to know what a real travel pleasure is
Thank you for sharing with us your adventure‏..

Steemit really redefined the platform of social media and blogging. We engaged in social media for a long time without any income generating benefit (at least most of us) until steemit came unto our attention and here we are now, we are earning while enjoying interacting with our fellow steemians and mind you, there are hundreds if not thousand that join the steemit wagon plus the numerous meetups all over the globe.

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I hope and wish for its continued growth :)

4 - There are corruption and issues but there's also development ongoing to mitigate these issues.

What development, if I may ask?

This is a very awesome guide :) Keep adding value to the platform

This was really well written.

I've been using Steemit for about two months now. I started off using voting bots (and am glad I did) but have reverted to just growing organically.

I think Steemit is a wonderful platform and it has definitely benefited me. While it has it's flaws, it is providing sustainable income options for MANY people. While I can't currently live off my Steemit income, it is growing. One day I might be able to support myself from Steemit alone!

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Vote bots are useful on the occasional use to get some exposure you wouldn't get otherwise. I wish that weren't the case...

thanks for the information brother

It's an amazing the post we have a lot to learn about steemit, I am new here so I need time to grow up in the platform, If can any give me a hand I gladly accept.

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Keep at it, you got my upvote whatever it's worth :)

May be the best post I have read about Steemit.
Why not

  • Cancel the possibility of upvoting own content
  • Increase power of minnows and decrease power of whales, orcas
  • Cancel the possibility to upvote content of a determined user more than once a day (or week?)
  • Other measures to prevent "circle jerking"
  • Make reward and voting system more simple, the four "currencies" economy (steem, steem power, steem dollars and vests) is a disaster. In any other ecosystem would be. (+BTC + local currency=six)

or are developers already working on this? How they want to stop abuse of the reward pool?

hey @adonisabril, this was actually a really, really informative post, thank you! And congrats for making it that far in such a short time! I have a daily wordpress blog by myself with a couple thousand followers and you've mentioned Steempress a few times. Are there no google issues with "duplicate content" so that google downgrades the SEO rating of your blog? As it seems that Steempress copies the content from your site?

thanks again!
Sam

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No, not that I know of. Google doesn't really care about duplicate content as long as it knows which one is the original source :)

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yep, i just checked in with the creators of the plugin. All good! thanks man! Google also checks the source of where the content had been published first... So all good if your post appears first on your blog.
have a good week!
Sam

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No, not that I know of. Google doesn't really care about duplicate content as long as it knows which one is the original source :)

Mira lo que estan esos pesos Argentinos!!!

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Se nos estan desvalorizandoo!! lpm ja

Hi @adonisabril Thank you so much for sharing such an informative post about this platform. I'm new to steemit, only a few days old, so it's great to have such a detailed post explaining it all properly and putting it in more simple terms for a newbie like me.

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It will take a week or two to get the hang of the platform :)

Excellent article! I've been here since January of this year and still figuring out. I've tried getting friends on Steemit but they get discouraged fast just like you said above. Thanks for the article!

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There's much to learn when you join the platform but it's easy once you get the hang of it.

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Slowly but surely I'm getting there with help with these great articles! Thank you! :)

Thank you for the pros and contras! I'm new here and it really helped me

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Good luck on Steemit!

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It helped me aswell

Well done... I have been on this platform a little longer than you have... I haven't made 6k but I started without an initial investment and am still learning how to create good original content. I wish you the best in your future with steemit.

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Thanks and good luck to you too!

The Top 2 Percent Users in the Platform Control the Reward Pool

Less than that.

To be in the top 1% of all Steemit accounts (as measured by owned Steem Power) requires only 478 Steem Power as of today. That number is slowly dropping. About a month ago, it was just over 500.

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In that case, I belong to the Top 1% - that is a sad state of affairs.

This is my first venture into steemit after updating my profile. Thanks for sharing your experience. Good to learn from the footsteps of others. From the post I get the sense that steemit replicates some of the economic hieirarchy that is so prevalent in the dominant culture, but I still look forward to participating in this experiment free of advertisers and harvesters of personal information.

Exploring the blockchain via steemit
werner_brandt_solitude on the edge.jpg

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You got it, it's got quirks and it's like being in the playground when you were in Kindergarten sometimes!

“Steemit has redefined social media by building a living, breathing, and growing social economy – a community where users are rewarded for sharing their voice. It’s a new kind of attention economy.”

This is the best thing I have seen this year!!!

"4 - There are corruption and issues but there's also development ongoing to mitigate these issues."

You can see it being dealt with daily and there is a lot more to come...The Steemit team is on the ball!

Brilliant review man!

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There are obvious potential once the quirks and flaws are worked out.

Very thorough and lucid explanation. Thanks @adonisabril. I've been on Steemit for less than 2 months and I find all you have said to be true. I'm self employed and am an author, so I have those advantages over people who are at work all day, and who, perhaps, are not blessed with great writing skills. Meaning, while I love Steemit, I have to say it's not for everyone.

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It's not for everyone but it's a great start towards an incentivized social media platform :)

¡Hola!!! muchas gracias por tu publicación, apenas acabo de ingresar y me siento totalmente perdida, tu amplia pero sencilla explicación me aclara un poco el panorama y me impulsa a seguir avanzando, éxitos, saludos.

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De nada. Será más fácil con el tiempo. ¡Buena suerte!

Great review. Thanks for the information @adonisabril. I recently returned to Steemit and have observed much of the same.

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There are some developments that I hope will address the issues.

Hey @adonisabril! Thank your for sharing your knoweldge and story with us, honestly . As you point it out, for new users, as me for example, it is really important to get upvotes from the "big whales" . However I think ,and this is my story to share, we cannot focus just on this. We are here to help each other, to build a community, and it is only happen with good quailty content. If some big dogs from the hood got stronger voice than the others, just because they are bigger, we will never hear that little puppy ,who is waiting at front of the door. Even if he or she is the cutest of all. Our voice is our coolness. Our coolness is quailty content. So thank you for sharing with me, and the other members of this family , your coolness. At the end, I would like to ask, what do yoo think, what would happen with the community if everybody got equal vote power ( foundamential point in the cryptocurrencies) ??

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Equal vote would be nice...but that wouldn't attract investors into to the platform. It's a catch-22.

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yes, true story x either way, thank you again for the sharing

Just made my way to Steemit yesterday. This is very helpful for me! Thank you for taking the time write such an in-depth review and i look forward to trying to make this platform work. There are many of us Youtubers that are sick of the way Youtube is handling the creator relations and i am excited to share Steemit with fellow creators. I know i am not the only Youtuber that is fed up with it but i believe we need to help spread the word about Steemit. Thanks again!

Very nice, detailed post for new comers. I do agree with most of your ideas about Steemit. I think that making money via Steem is possible, but only if you spend enough effort in writing decent content and invest your time and your money also.

Personally I see Steemit as a way to play out my skill of writing (I'm not good at writing at all), also a way to show to the world my vie ( I love sharing my experience to others).

I also invest in Steem, as a way for a long-term investment, not just a short-term play. I hope that my journey and yours will become greater and more successful than ever in Steem!

nice post, really it is amazing, thank you and good luck for the next.

Six months are easy but they are a total challenge.
I admire that you travel around the world and share your experiences with us

Thanks @adonisabril for sharing this much helpful information
I'm too focused on STEEMIT now :)

i will travel till my last breath

Personally, I don't see Steem succeeding in the long term anymore....

Thank you for the informative article. My account just got approved today after more than 2 weeks of waiting. This ready is so timely for me and all the other new steemians who are still a bit uncertain about how to make this platform work for them

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Join some discord groups and start networking there :)

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You got it :)

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hi there!
#1- congrats for your first 6 month of travel. also it is kind of hard for the beginners into this platform named steemit, also there are 3 factors to success in steemit.
a) quality of yours posts
b) invest some money
c) luck, good luck.

i think these 3 facts are important to do it great.

well, that is my opinion.

good luck!!!!
have a wonderful day!!!

This was really awesome written.
There are some developments that I hope will address the issues.

Great blog! Still doing your way!

Great post and travel photographs 👍🏻

It's really funny that you can make money here by posting content, however that content isn't always going to get noticed because big people who have came way before the new users dominate this place with their friends. In this community if you don't network properly you cannot actually make any money.

Go! This is an interesting topic,
I will review it in detail, it is very valuable your contribution to your vision about steemit, it helps us especially to those of us who are starting.
Excellent, THANKS for sharing!

Hi. I joined Steemit on January 25 of this year. A friend told me about this social network. I subscribed although I did not have much information. But for years I have published things on my facebook, twitter and Instagran account, and what I have been able to obtain is a simple "I like it". But since I started at Steemit I have learned that my opinion or publications can have a value; especially a monetary value. During this time my gains have not been many; I'm still looking for success, but my rewards have helped me meet some needs as a single mother. Also, here in Venezuela, my native country, the economic situation is very bad (it is not a secret for the world), so any profit is of help. When I was able to make my first SBD change for Bolivares, I could not believe it. At last the things that inspire me began to matter.

Very comprehensive!

I got into this when andrarchy tweeted it. I like the tone of your writing. I don't feel any hype and I feel the genuiness of the intention to inform the reader in an unbiased way. I haven't gone through reading everything (I'm still about to read the pros and cons section), but mid-way through it, I have the feeling that it's a great post overall.

Steem is such a blessing for all of us. 😊😊😊

I've only been on a few weeks but I have about 200 followers but no earnings yet. But I'll hang in there because I believe in Steemit.

Thank you for sharing your post @adonisabril I find it very useful for all the people that are thinking about starting here in Steemit. I think Steemit is a great way to express ourselves and share the things that we love, I 'm new here and I feel very motivated.

Very professional from you.

Such "posts" are never enough.

This looks like a script for students and a dictionary that everyone can understand ...
which is in this crypto space of great importance ... that people can get a picture of what they are doing, on the block chains ( in the head ).

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Thank you

I'm still a newbie here and this post has given great insight to how steemit goes. Though I still have questions, I hope to interact and benefit from this platform. Any more help will be greatly appreciated.

Wow, that was one hell of an information! Thanks,im thrilled to be On this platform

Informative article 👍

Great! Thank you.

Steemit is great very inventive idea, future is steemit`s.

From #Venezuela supporting your work men .... I am ready to do whatever you need ... Greetings from #Venezuela ..
@adonisabril

Well writeen! I’ve been a user of SteemIt for the better part of a year now and I can confirm the saying “Content isn’t always King”. Hopefully something changes to give the other small time content creators the recognition they deserve and great job on the guide. It’s easy enough for people new to the platform to understand!

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I just started and the info was helpful. I don’t know any whales. I wonder if it’s similar to having a sugar mommy where I can just show up and look pretty in exchange for currency

I just started and the info was helpful. I don’t know any whales. I wonder if it’s similar to having a sugar mommy where I can just show up and look pretty in exchange for currency

I started with steemit 3 months ago but didn't take it seriously until a few days ago. There is huge potential here if u r willling to give it time. I like to post 1-2 times a day and also try to read others posts / content and replying leaving valuable comments/feedback.

I started with steemit 3 months ago but didn't take it seriously until a few days ago. There is huge potential here if u r willling to give it time. I like to post 1-2 times a day and also try to read others posts / content and replying leaving valuable comments/feedback.

I started with steemit 3 months ago but didn't take it seriously until a few days ago. There is huge potential here if u r willling to give it time. I like to post 1-2 times a day and also try to read others posts / content and replying leaving valuable comments/feedback.

I started with steemit 3 months ago but didn't take it seriously until a few days ago. There is huge potential here if u r willling to give it time. I like to post 1-2 times a day and also try to read others posts / content and replying leaving valuable comments/feedback.

Very nice and thorough information! Will read it a few times. Saving. :)

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This is a super super helpful, awesome post! I just made my first post today of a short film I made and I was definitely wondering about the dynamics of the platform and how it all works. So thanks man!

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You're welcome :)

Thank you for all this information! Very informative.

Está muy buena la información, sobre todo para los que estamos iniciando en steemit.
Saludos

What a find, I'm new so I will be doing a introduce my self. I have never been a blogger but this platform I am more interested in the way the community controls the content and our content get rewarded directly. This platform is going to be big. I really want to go traveling after reading this as well. Hopefully if crypto gives me freedom to travel and not work 6 days a week I can see some of the world. Keep smiling man

While you were writing this post i was laying on my couch and eating M&Ms. Sometimes I like to hold two m&m's in between my fingers and squeeze as hard as I can until one m&m cracks. I eat the cracked one, and the one that didn't crack becomes the champion. Then I grab the other m&m, and force it to compete with the champion in this deadly game of m&m gladiators. I do this until I run out of m&m's, and when there is only one m&m left standing, I send a letter to m&m's brand with the champion m&m in it with a note attached that reads: "Please use this m&m for breeding purposes.

Please don't call me a M&M murderer

Who else loves the word ''Wanderlust''? :D

Hey Thanks for this post! Im quite new in Steemit! I'm also a travel blogger! I don't want to give my opinion about Steemit as its too soon for me but if it's true everything I read IM JUST SO IMPRESSED!!! haha I will keep working in this social media for sure. Thanks for the info of how to use it as its not being easy for me!

An excellent post. I found it very informative. Thank you!

Well written, thak you for sharing. I learn a lot from this article. Because I just started my steemit a couple days ago. And now I'm wandering on many articles for reading all everything about it while I try to start create my article. It's a new beginning and I hope I could survive in steemit ocean.

Glad for coming here.

You are really good at this brother,

This post has received a 4.79 % upvote from @boomerang.

Master photography

Thank you for this post @adonisabril. I now fully understand how to deal with this community.

Hi, I'm new. Your posting is very useful and informative.

This post has received a 2.03 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @adonisabril.

saludos @adonisabril, excelente articulo, tengo poco tiempo en este medio ya soy tu seguidora te espero por mi blog https://steemit.com/spanish/@duranm/mayo-2018 gracias totales

Thanks for this post. Just started here about a week ago! It sums it perfectly. I resteemed it have it on my Blog ;) This way I can get back to it^^

Looking forward to your future content

Thank you for posting this. I’ll have to read it a few more times and check out all links.

very nice Bro....i appreciate your collection.
Hope you will like my post as well
https://steemit.com/travel/@warsishah/prophet-saleh-bin-hood-a-s

Content will never be king. Imagine if Beyonce joins the platform. One idiotic picture would bring her so much money. People are not rational. I like the steem platform but I never expect it to be completely fair because thats just not hoe people are. Just build yoir following and hustle.

I think that is large way to grow, and it’s not fast way... but if you enjoy posting, reading other posts, it’s a little but easyer.

A true awsome review.....felt glad to read something from heart @adonisabril ...resyeeming ...👍you have pour out heart on each of the words...and well eye opener for many too...must need to be on trending page......👌

Excellent article, thank you. I've been thinking about jumping into the Steem platform and your article has given me more to consider.

Excellent post. Great to see you back and posting on Steemit. There are issues here for sure. But at the end of the day its the only platform that rewards you to post.

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A+ article. You put a lot of time, thought, and honesty into this. I hope people use it to get the most out of what Steemit can offer, without having false expectations of where the platform is in its evolution. Personally, I've never had this much fun or success blogging in the eight years I've done it, so I'm glad I'm here. Steem on!

Excellent post that I think many newbies need to read. It really shows the cold hard truth of Steemit, rather than the get rich quick people think it is.

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