Sometimes, I find myself wondering where this place is "going."
There are lots of "developments" in the hopper, but on the whole, I am not sure what that means to someone like me: a blogger and end user.
I think it's absolutely cool that @ned and the Steemit, Inc. team are setting their sites on apps, SMTs and building the Steem blockchain... but that still doesn't answer what the intended plan for Steemit is.
As I said, I see a lot of interesting apps and developments, but as an old MARKETING person, the primary question that comes to MY mind is "Cool, but who's going to USE them?"
In the long run, it seems to me that the strongest sales pitch for the Steem blockchain might be that it delivers a huge and dedicated user base through the Steemit network. Because, after all, all these apps distribute what they they generate onto the Steem blockchain... which in turn means that Steemit users see every single thing that goes by... from personal essays to actifit updates to steemmonsters news.
Seems to me that selling the impression that Steemians are just using ONE front end... isn't very realistic. As in, depending on any one front end to "provide the traffic and new members" is not exactly a realistic aspiration.
It's late, and I am just musing out loud here.
What do YOU think? How — and where — is the community going to grow? Will all these new apps be bringing their own traffic, or will they be depending on the built in support of Steemit? Leave a comment — be part of the conversation!