Have you seen accounts which post nothing but have thousands of followers? Did you ever come across an account with high reputation but relatively low SP? Such sights are common on Steemit. But don't the look really odd to you? I have been having this thought for some months now but today I am going to let it out as a post. Through this article, I hope to convey an important message for everyone and I hope that it will help readers in succeeding on Steemit.
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These things may seem very simple but their gradual and relative progress is of utmost importance. Without further delay, let us see what the four important things are.
1. Reputation Score
Understanding Steemit reputation score is really important. The Reputation Score 101 guide will help you in thoroughly understanding the reason of having such a system in place and its working. Consider the following paragraph from the guide.
Reputation score shows other users how much you have contributed to the platform and how the community has welcomed you. If your reputation is below 25, it is self-evident that you are not doing anything good. If your reputation is 60, it means that you have put in a lot of effort and delivered a lot of value to receive many upvotes.
Reputation increases only if you get rewarded and you are rewarded only if you put in some effort. If you do not put any effort, you will most probably be flagged. Just yesterday I shared 7 things you should stop doing while commenting to avoid being flagged. Flagging has a negative effect on reputation. You should care about your reputation.
If your reputation is not increasing gradually, it is a point of concern. You should work on your content more because your content is the only source of reputation. Keep track of your progress in terms of reputation.
When I say followers, I mean organic followers; followers which come naturally to your blog because something on your blog attracts them. The number one and the most important bringer of natural followers should be, and is, your content. Their should be a steady increase in your followers as well as your reputation.
Do not ask people to follow you in the comments on their blog posts.
I recently achieved 3000 followers. But for me, the way my followers grew is more important than the numbers itself. I did have a monumental increase in my my following lately though. In just two months, my followers have doubled from the 1500 in December, 2017. When you look at all the content I produced in that duration, it all seems logical.
Keep a track of your following as well. See who is following you and what they need. Provide them with the content that serves them well.
3. Steem Power
Steem Power represents your stake in the platform. Other than your time and effort, this is the major investment you make. Most people invest their time and effort only in the hope of getting some Steem Power. I have invested a little but most of my SP came from rewards.
The way reward system works, you get a limited amount of SP. In fact, the ratio of SP you in your rewards decreases when Steem's prices rises. Basically, building SP is a difficult task as Steem thrives.
But you should consider that your rewards are distributed in form of both SBD and SP. If you are not getting enough SP, you can always buy Steem from the internal market by selling your SBD. If you wish to spend your liquid SBD on promotion, buy some Steem from the external exchanges and power up.
Recently, a trend has been seen where people have reputation, low number of followers and very low SP. The only reason behind this is that whatever the earn as SBD goes to content promotion services like MinnowBooster and SmartSteem or to bid bots.
This must be avoided. Increase in your reputation without and equivalent increase in your following and SP clearly shows that you are not adding much value to the platform.
4. Number of Posts
This is purely the content part. The number of posts shown on your blog includes both posts and comments. You should not post too much. You should also not write too many comments because it will compromise quality. Posting too many times will also decreases your bandwidth and you may be temporarily unable to post.
When it comes to the number of posts, I admire the insanely efficient @charles1. We both joined in June, 2017 and look where he is. It's either because he's doing Steemit full time or because he is German.
However, there should be a steady increase in the number of your posts. Publish great posts on your blog, write valuable comments on others' posts, and reply to comments on your blogs. Doing it regularly and in a recommended way will not only increase your number of posts but also improve the three previous metrics.
Your blog is an important part of representing yourself on Steemit. The statistics and the numbers it shows have a deep lying meaning behind them and they are indicative of your habits and personality. A gradual and simultaneous increase in the four most important things is key to Steemit success. These key areas are:-
- Reputation Score
- Steem Power
- Number of Posts
I hope that by reading this post, you will be able to analyze your blog and see where you need some improvement. Please resteem it to help more people; especially your faithful followers. Your upvotes are always an encouragement for me to do more.
As a standard feature of all my posts, I am listing all my previous work to help people find the required information or guidance. As I write more and update the previous work to add more value, the list will keep evolving. Feel free to share with people who need it; especially new members.
- An Absolute Beginner's Steemit FAQ : Welcoming & Familiarizing New Users - Steemit Newbies Guide
- How to Add Profile Picture on Steemit - Steemit Profile Picture Latest Guide 2018
- Newbies Tutorial - The 3 Post Formatting / Editing Options on Steemit
- 9 Steps Checklist for Creating Successful & Engaging Steemit Posts
- 9 Ways to Choose The Perfect Niche for Your Steemit Blog!
- How to Create an Attractive Post Thumbnail for Your Steemit Blog Posts!
- Steemit Earning Guide Series for Frustrated Minnows & Newbies - Comment, Comment, Comment!!!
- Know Your Exact Reputation, Vote Worth, Latest Upvotes and Rewards
- Things You Should Stop Doing Immediately!
- Why Follow for Follow Sucks!
- How Not to Comment on Steemit - 7 Things You Should Stop Doing to Avoid Being Flagged!
- How to Buy Steem from Internal Currency Market
- How to Buy Steem from External Exchanges
- Things You Can Do with Steemit Earnings
- Complete Steemit Withdrawal Guide - Learn How to Withdraw from Steemit
Steemit Tips & Advice
- Are You Earning & Interacting Enough on Steemit?
- 15 Practical Steemit Tips Which Will Ensure Your Success
- 7 Steemit Tips for Steemians Based on My Personal Lessons
- 3 Valuable Life Lessons and How You Can Apply Them for Your Steemit Success!
- Rome was Not Built in a Day and Neither will be Your Steemit Blog!
Advanced Understanding of Steemit
- Understanding Steemit : Learn About Steem Economy & Currencies Powered By The Steem Blockchain!
- Understanding Steemit : Know How Steemit Reward System Works and How Rewards Are Distributed!
- Understanding Steemit : What is Steemit Reputation Score, How is It Calculated and Why Should We Bother?
Steem Ecosystem Guides (Services Empowering Steemians)
- How to Use GINAbot and Get Seamless Steemit Notifications for Free!
- How to Use eSteem App, A Steem App with Amazing Features
- How to Use MinnowBooster - 7 MinnowBooster Services You Should Know About!
- How to Use SmartSteem - A Vote Selling/Buying Service You Can Benefit From & Other Investment Opportunities!
- How to Use SteemVoter to Automate Voting and Maximize Curation Rewards!
- How to Use Combination of BlockTrades and Litecoin to Convert Steem/SDB to Bitcoin