STEEMIT

STEEMIT

Steemit could well become the greatest invention since the internet itself.

www.steemit.com

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STEEMIT PAGE MENU

STEEMIT TOOLS
STEEMIT NOTES
STEEMIT NOTES TO MYSELF (sift666)
MY STEEMIT SIGNATURES (sift666)
MY OWN FAVOURITE STEEMIT POSTS (sift666)
STEEMIT PHOTOS BY FROT (sift666)
STEEMIT RANDOM IMAGES
STEEMIT TAGS
SOME EXTRA POSTS ABOUT STEEMIT


STEEMIT TOOLS

There are many handy Steemit tools. These are some that we use.

Steemwhales

Shows rankings by reputation, post count, followers, following, posting rewards, curation rewards and estimated value of your account.

http://steemwhales.com/

Steemstats

A very useful overall tool

  In the left column  you can see your reputation, how many votes you’ve cast in the last 24 hours, and your current voting power in % on the Activity tab.

Your feed, status of your posts, incoming votes, comments and replies.

On the Account tab – followers and following in alphabetical order.

Add the users you want to see in the left hand column.

https://steemstats.com/#/

SteemVP

Find out who your most loyal and valuable followers are.

Enter your username (without the @)

http://steemvp.com/

Steem Dollar

Shows what your vote is worth at 100% and at your current voting power

Put your name (without the @) after the =

http://steemdollar.com/dollar_per_vote.php?name=

Steemd

Shows all your technical data, including who you have voted for, who has voted for you, and comments by or to you.

Add your Steemit user name after the @ in the URL or it won’t do anything

https://steemd.com/@

Steemit Help

Help with your questions about the complexities of Steemit

https://www.steemithelp.net/ 

Steemchart

Gives you the latest Steem, Steem Dollar and Bitcoin prices

http://steemchart.com/Steemchart_USD.html

Steemit Dead Followers

Find out how many of your followers are still current

Enter your username, then choose between last voted vs last posted, and 1 month or 2 months.

http://steemit.deadfollowers.info/

 

Auto Steem

Auto vote authors you want to support

https://autosteem.learnthis.ca

Steem Tools

For a bunch more Steemit tools see this site

http://steemtools.com/


STEEMIT NOTES

Formatting

Headers – Using  “#” up to 5 times in a row “#####” before the text will give you Heading sized text decreasing from largest to smallest with the number of “#” used.

eg. # Biggest Heading down to ##### Smallest Heading

Italics – Surround a word or phrase with a single asterisk “*” or an underscore “_”on each side

eg. *example* or  _example_

Bold – Surround a word of phrase with a double asterisk “**”

eg. **example**

Links – Use the format [TEXTgoes Here inside brackets](httpLinkGoesHere inside parentheses)

New line without new paragraph:

In order to do this you need to place at least 2 spaces at the end of each line.


MY STEEMIT SIGNATURES (@sift666)

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COMMENT AVATAR

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CHECKERED LINE PAGE BREAK

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Big bold comment signature

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SIFT Signature

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MY MINIMALIST STEEMIT SIGNATURE

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For more info, see [**MY WHOPPING BIG STEEMIT SIGNATURE**](https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@sift666/my-whopping-great-steemit-signature#@nonameslefttouse/re-sift666-re-nonameslefttouse-re-sift666-re-nonameslefttouse-re-sift666-my-whopping-great-steemit-signature-20170505t010758927z)

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MY WHOPPING GREAT BIG SIGNATURE

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**MY STEEMIT SIGNATURE**

Because I want to go on about myself and blow my own trumpet I have written a signature. Sometimes Cheetabot points out that I am copying content off myself. The bot is quite right, I am indeed plagiarising my own Steemit signature, but hopefully all the important stuff was at the top of the post.

@sift666 is my Steemit alias. As 666 is the number following 665 and preceding 667, and I’m using the number here on my Steemit account, it might mean I’m a worshiper of Satan. Or it could indicate that I have troll tendencies I need to work out with myself.

My real name is Ian Gregson, aka wheels007. I’m a professional [sifter](http://www.frot.co.nz/design/sift/) from [Wellington New Zealand](https://steemit.com/photography/@sift666/a-walk-around-the-block). My interests include [photography](https://steemit.com/photography/@sift666/in-yer-face-the-fine-art-of-intimate-portrait-photography), [conspiracies](https://steemit.com/anarchy/@sift666/global-warming-the-new-apocalypse) , [web design]( https://www.frot.co.nz), [writing](https://steemit.com/humor/@sift666/the-martian-anal-ivision), [nutrition](https://steemit.com/food/@sift666/ten-things-we-are-not-being-told-about-diet-part-one), art, design, philosophy, technology, anarchy, health, computers, humour (humor), [gratuitous arse shots](https://steemit.com/life/@sift666/how-s-your-arse), and anything that makes my eyes bulge while I make squeaking sounds (except torture).

Back in the glory days of Steemit (August 2016), I once made $404 for a [post](https://steemit.com/photography/@sift666/my-obsessive-polaroid-photo-fetish) and went on a three month bender. It took months to work off the after effects of the hangover and I’m still [attempting to understand](https://steemit.com/art/@sift666/back-in-the-frontier-days-when-i-was-raking-it-in) how that ever happened.

I’m currently developing a new website portal to rival Steemit called [www.frot.co.nz](http://www.frot.co.nz/) where I’m testing out a new feature called “frottage” that may revolutionise blogging and create a global paradigm shift.

Photos and pictures labeled @sift666, [www.sift.co.nz](http://www.sift.co.nz/) or [www.frot.co.nz](http://www.frot.co.nz/) are my own creations, while pictures with no credits are usually ones I found in my image collection and have no idea where they originally came from. Otherwise, due to pressure to conform, I’m having a crack at including an image credit beneath each picture I copy off the internet. I do have [opinions on this subject](https://steemit.com/steemit/@sift666/i-m-giving-up-i-m-going-to-quit), but am practicing putting a sock in it.

To tell the truth I often have no idea what I’m going to post next, but I will be sure to include pictures. If you are a person who prefers mainstream opinion, my posts may not be entirely your cup of tea. But if you like to dwell on the wild fringes of [conspiracy theory](https://steemit.com/conspiracies/@sift666/some-complete-bollocks-that-believers-have-fallen-for-hook-line-and-sinker), or you are a whale with a massive blowhole, you might like to follow me on Steemit. It would be great to have you on board.

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TWO OF MY OWN FAVOURITE STEEMIT POSTS (sift666)

SOME STEEMIT PHOTOS BY FROT (SIFT666)


STEEMIT RANDOM IMAGES

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STEEMIT TAGS

life , steemit , photography , art , story , steem , introduceyourself , travel , writing , food , news , nature , blog , minnowsunite , funny , health , steemitphotochallenge , science , money , cn , philosophy , drawing , recipe , history , politics , cryptocurrency , review , creativity , til , bitcoin , fiction , howto , steemsquad , psychology , music , blockchain , video , spanish , curation , beyondbitcoin , sports , aceh , mining , filmmaker , benutzererfahrung-gegen-sicherhe , introduction , steemjs , community , crypto , aceh , anarchy , animals , art , beauty , benutzererfahrung-gegen-sicherhe , beyondbitcoin , bitcoin , blockchain , blog , business ,cannabis , china , cn , community , conspiracy , creativity , crowdsourcing , crypto , crypto-news , cryptocurrency , curation , curie , deutsch , drawing ,  ecommerce , education , estate , ereum , fiction , film , filmmaker , food , freedom , fullhq , funny ,game , gaming , health , hiking  , history , howto , intoduce-yourself , introduceyourself , introduction , journey , life , love , marijuana , mining , minnowsunite , money , motors , movie , movie-review  , music , nature , news , nsfw , painting , payout , phd , philosophy , photography , pizzagate , poetry , politics , programming , psychology , real , recipe , recipes , release 2.0  ,review , roadmap , scam , science , sharing , space , Spanish, sports , star-wars , stats , steem , Steemit , steemitphotochallenge , steemjs , steemmobile , steempower  , steemsquad , steemthought , steemtofiat , story , technology , til  , travel , tutorials , video, witness-category , writing


 

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SOME EXTRA POSTS ABOUT STEEMIT

 

A Comprehensive Guide To Understanding Your Steemit Wallet

STEEM, STEEM POWER, and STEEM DOLLARS!
For newbies, they should be called something like:
Power this shit up, Road to being a Whale, and You can cash this.

STEEM

STEEM can be exchanged in markets like Poloniex and Bittrex, but the last time I checked 1 STEEM is worth about 23 cents USD.In the markets it is listed as STEEM.

From what I understand, the reason why the value of STEEM keeps dropping is because there’s too much liquid STEEM flooding the markets.

Remember that old lesson from school about
Supply and Demand?
Yeah, well there’s too much STEEM floating around and not enough buyers…which is why Powering UP is important.

STEEM POWER (SP)

Your STEEM POWER (SP) directly affects your voting power and how many vests you have. I’ll get to that in a moment.

Here are a few reasons why Powering Up your STEEM is important:

  • It takes STEEM out of the supply chain (which, as I previously mentioned, is flooded.)
  • It becomes a long-term investment into Steemit because once you’re powered up, those “funds” are locked into a kind of escrow.
  • Your SP directly affects your vests and vote power. The more you have the more powerful your vote.
  • SP generates interest.
  • The moment you select Power Down, the initial amount in your STEEM POWER account is then divided into 104 equal payments.

So, if you only have 100 SP in your account
and you decide to Power Down…
100/104 = .96
With the STEEM market at approximately 23 cents USD,
you would get a whopping WEEKLY payout
of about 22 cents USD.

Still not sure why STEEM POWER (SP) is important?

Let’s talk VESTS for a moment

To see your account go to http://Steemd.com/@YOURUSERNAME

 

When I reached 1.00M vests, I got my vote slider.

The vote slider is a royal pain in the ass and totally inappropriate to anyone beneath dolphin or whale status.This is why I vote 100% and attempt to upvote as close to 40 votes/comments a day…because as a minnow, it doesn’t matter!

 I do not understand the conversion of STEEM POWER (SP) to vests. I do not know where they get these numbers or what the calculations are.

That being said…

  • For every $1 SBD (STEEM DOLLARS) created for payouts, there is also 9 STEEM being created.
    SBD and STEEM separate and individual “currencies”/tokens.
    In order for your STEEM POWER to generate interest your vests have been mapped to STEEM, otherwise your vote power would probably never increase without directly investing money into it.
  • This is also why STEEM should not sit in your wallet for very long!
    Either Power Up, Trade or Sell
    because letting it sit there does absolutely nothing for you or the Steemit economy.

How do I know if I’m a minnow or a whale?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably somewhere between plankton and a minnow. Your “status” is directly correlated to how many vests you have.

I found a wonderful explanation by @beanz

  • Plankton = up to 1M VESTS
  • Minnow = >1 to 10M VESTS
  • Dolphin = >10 to 100M VESTS
  • Orca = >100 to 1,000M VESTS
  • Whale = >1,000M VESTS

As you can see from my vests, I’m a mid-sized minnow almost half way to being a dolphin!

STEEM DOLLARS (SBD)

Your STEEM DOLLARS (SBD) are tradeable tokens on cryptocurrency markets such as Bittrex and Poloniex.

The last time I checked, 1 SBD was worth about 92 cents USD. Whatever amount you have in SBD in your wallet is easier to calculate into “real funds” aka fiat aka CASH.

  • Your SBD accrues interest the longer you keep it in your wallet.
  • While it has dropped in value, it is the more stable of the two Steemit currencies.
  • It does not affect your vote power or vests

SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

With two tokens (STEEM and SBD), there must also be two savings accounts.

STEEM SAVINGS

 

SBD SAVINGS

I admit that I have not done a lot of reading about the savings accounts, but here is what I understand about them. The purpose of the savings account is to LOCK your funds in a safe, encrypted space for up to 3 days. In essence, this is an extra security measure in the event that your account is hacked. It gives you enough time to secure your account, cancel any pending transactions, and do everything in your power to recover your account.

For a deeper understanding of the Savings Account,
read @steemitguide‘s blog
Guide on Steemit Savings Account, Everything you need to know about this Feature that Helps Secure your STEEM & STEEM DOLLAR

ESTIMATED ACCOUNT VALUE

Because most digital currency is tied to BTC, your estimated value is going to have its highs and lows, changing with a fairly volatile market. Your Estimated Account Value is the approximate value of your entire account.

https://steemit.com/steemit-help/@merej99/the-steemit-newbie-s-comprehensive-guide-to-understanding-your-wallet-by-merej99


Steem Tools Every Steemian Needs To Know

By powerup56 in infographic

So far, a great number of applications, or tools that can considerably improve our user experience whether we are old users or new, has been created. The application directory created by @roelandp is accepted as an official directory that currently contains more than 80 various tools, mainly created by the community members, with a few official ones. The number of applications is growing rapidly, thanks to talented developers and other users, whose ideas are being converted into functional programs.

Here, I want to introduce you to an infographic that contains 17 very useful tools singled out and sorted into categories according to their use. The first category ‘for new and old users’ contains essential applications for most users, including applications such as the official chat server and block explorer, as well as a dedicated service for uninterrupted adding of photos, @jesta‘s tool for easier tracking of data related to your account, and a tool for real-time Steem Backed Dollar conversion, with a few extra applications included in the service.

The next group contains the applications essential for developers, led by @xeroc‘s piston which says for itself ‘The Swiff Army Knife for the Steem network’. They facilitate the communication with the steem blockchain and there is also an application that facilitates the integration of Steem payments to your service.

The Miscellaneous group contains a variety of useful applications such as tools for curators, a precise browser of user reputation, a dedicated tool for creating shortened links with statistics, a Steem Stream display of all activity in real time with an option of adjusting your settings, as well as speech community and radio.

Last group are applications in the category of data and analytics that contain most of data about the network, the network activity and the users.

I apologize in advance if some of your favorite applications have been left out; if that is the case, you can always visit http://SteemTools.com which contains all the applications.

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Introducing Steem Status – by steempixel.com

y kurtrohlandt56 in steemit

How fishy are you?

 

Which clan do you belong to?

Hi Steemers!

I’ve been really busy the last week and havn’t posted in a while but I finally found a gap last night and added a new tool to SteemPixel.com

Once more the below tool is an image tool to spruce up and add character to your posts and comments.

Status Tool:

Usage:

Url for direct access or adding an image using the steemit editor:

  https://steempixel.com/status/@steemit_username

Markdown Syntax – for inserting into comments or into a post authored in markdown:

!["My Image Name"](https://steempixel.com/status/@steemit_username  "Alt text")

Note : Alt text or alternative text is the text which shows when your mouse hovers over an image. This field is optional but absolutley vital if you want your posts to be accessible. When your post is read by visually impaired user this is the field that their screen reader will read out to them.

How it works

The tool uses your Mv (MegaVest) count to assign a rank.

Ratio :
        1 MegaVest = 1 000 000 steem vests
Ranking :
        0Mv - 10Mv =  Minnow
        10Mv - 100Mv = Dolphin
        100Mv - 1000Mv = Orca
        1000Mv+ = Whale

For the full set of tools checkout SteemPixel.com.


Reminder: Always up vote you own comments and postsBy

By james21256 in steemit

I notice the many Steemers are not up- voting there own comments and posts. It is a good practice and always to your benefit to do so since you will receive value to your account just as if another person/people had up voted you. I myself over looked this for quite a while.


Welcome to SteemStats.com

https://steemstats.com/#/

To get started, enter an account to watch using the input on the left.

SteemStats is an application created to help you monitor your account activity on steemit.com, a social media platform based on the steem blockchain.

No login or registration is required to use this tool, and all information is dynamically loaded from the blockchain as it happens. This website is designed as a companion application for desktop use. Use it to:

Live monitoring of posts, comments and replies.
Estimations of posting and curation rewards.
Be notified of incoming votes, witness votes, replies, mining rewards, and new posts with either desktop notifications or growl style notifications on the page.
Keep on top of all the content you create – whether it’s a post or comment.
Account Overviews including balances, SBD interest timers, and SP Growth/Power Down rates.
View who you’re following and who is following you.
View information on the top 50 witnesses, as well as see which you’ve voted for.
Vote trackers to keep track of how many votes you’ve cast in the past 24 hours.
Filterable transaction logs.

Interested in learning more about SteemStats?

Here’s the most recent update posts.

https://steemstats.com


Alternative Text

Note : Alt text or alternative text is the text which shows when your mouse hovers over an image. This field is optional but absolutely vital if you want your posts to be accessible. When your post is read by visually impaired user this is the field that their screen reader will read out to them.

st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }

Syntax for post:   ![“My Image Name”](https://steempixel.com/status/@steemit_username  “Alt text”)


TABS

New – in order of freshness

Popular – in order of the number of votes the blog has got

Trending – in order of the $$ earnings it has accrued

Active – blogs that have new content added, either comment responses, or edits to the main blog posts, with the most recent fresh content at the top.

Responses – in order of the number of comments they have received

Payout Time – in the order they are about to be paid out. Blogs are paid within 24 hours of being published or being active, whichever is the later. If you click the $$ amount, it should tell you the time to payout. Curators only get paid if they have voted in the first 24 hours before payment, so it’s a useful tab if you want to get in votes before the cutoff time.

Hot – allocates a score to newness, upvotes and $$ earnings, and the posts with the highest total scores are at the top. So a new post that is being upvoted will rank higher than an older post with $$’s that hasn’t had a new upvote for a while.


Formatting – Markdown tips

Headers – Using the pound sign “#” up to 5 times in a row “#####” will give you Heading sized text decreasing from largest to smallest with the number of “#” used.

# example

## example

Italics – Surround a word or phrase with a single asterisk “*” or an underscore “_”on each side

*example*

_example_

Bold – Surround a word of phrase with a double asterisk “**”

**example**

Links – Use the format [TEXTgoesHere inside brackets](httpLinkGoesHere inside parentheses)

[exampleTEXT](httpLink. com)

Pictures – Use the same format for a link above and place an exclamation “!” in front. The TEXT inside the brackets is “Alt” text used to assist the blind. You can leave it blank if you wish. The link to the picture is placed inside parentheses like above.

![example seeing impaired TEXT](httpLinktoPicture. jpg)

New line without new paragraph:

In order

to do this

you need

to place

at least 2 spaces

at the end of each line.

For more, see:

http://www.markdowntutorial.com/

https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet

https://steemit.com/steem/@cryptoctopus/the-truth-about-ridiculous-high-steemit-payout

https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@cryptoctopus/the-secret-to-a-successful-introduceyourself-post–and-the-1-mistake-to-avoid

https://steemit.com/steem-news/@teamsteem/steem-news-bulletin-1

https://steemit.com/writing/@jamielefay/10-top-resources-for-beginner-fiction-writers


How to Upload, Link, Organize, and Publish Images & Gifs to Steemit

y blueorgy63 in steemimg

Steemimg.com is the first and only Dedicated Steemit Image Hosting Website. https://steemimg.com allows you to host all of your Steemit Post images/gifs in one central location with a user friendly and easy to use interface alongside a reliable service 😉 Don’t waste any more time trying to properly link multiple images from different sources and losing precious time on what matters most, your actual content. With SteemIMG you can even take photos with your mobile device and upload them right to the site!

steemimg.com is 100% Free to use, Forever! That being said it does cost to run the large hosting servers so your support is what will keep it going! If you're currently use SteemIMG and love it send some love back by commenting and sharing!In the event that funds run out or the server load gets to great, I will suspend the uploading of new images and simply host the images already on SteemIMG from then on. This will guarantee that your Posts, Articles, Bogs, & Comments that contain images hosted on SteemIMG will be there forever, as they should be.

https://steemimg.com


Many of you reading this may be new to Steemit, so instead of juts reintroducing SteemIMG to the community I created several tutorials on getting your images displayed properly within your posts and comments.

How To Upload, Link, Organize, and Publish Images/Gifs to Steemit

Step 1: Selecting/Creating The Image(s)

First in order to have images in your post you must first have them. You can get images by either selecting them from online (that may already suited to your needs) or you can create them. If you have the capability to create your own images ie. Photoshop / illustrator / Drawing Software etc… and a little bit of artistic talent (doesn’t take much) I would suggest doing that. You gain an originality to your Steemit post which many don’t have (Or even care about) and this will attract more potential readers. Otherwise there are a lot of images on the internet to choose from, in all shapes and sizes, one will defiantly fit your needs. If you do choose this option please add a referencing link to where you found the image and or artist.

Step 2: Uploading The Image(s) to Steemimg.com

There are many different ways to upload an images on SteemIMG and really it comes down to preference (all are pretty easy).

Since we just touched on Images found on the internet we will start there. Since you don’t want to rely on the current whereabouts of the image you have found (could be deleted without notice) you will want to host it via SteemIMG of course.

  • Right Click on the image
  • Select Copy Image Address
  • Head to http://steemimg.com and select UPLOAD
  • Next you will Select add image URLs
  • Then just simply Paste the copied URL image address
  • Press Submit It will load and show you a small icon display of the image
  • Choose a category (not required) and press Upload.
  • Your image is officially on SteemIMG!
  • Skip to step 3 for placing the image in your post.

To upload a Image you have created or that is already on your Computer / Mobile Device or even take a live photo and upload it right away, follow any of these methods!

Method 1: Drag & Drop

  • Open https://steemimg.com on your browser
  • Take your select image(s) and drag them onto your browser window and drop them anywhere!
  • You will see preview icons for each of the photos you’ve dropped.
  • Choose a category (not required) and press Upload.
  • Your image is officially on SteemIMG!
  • Skip to step 3 for using the image(s) in your post.

Method 2: Browse & Select File

  • Open https://steemimg.com on your browser
  • Select Start Uploading
  • browse your computer and select the image(s) you want to upload.
  • You will see preview icons for each of the photos you’ve selected.
  • Choose a category (not required) and press Upload.
  • Your image is officially on SteemIMG!
  • Skip to step 3 for using the image(s) in your post.

Method 3: Mobile Phone Upload / Take Photo

  • Open your favorite browser on your Mobile Device
  • got to https://steemimg.com
  • Tap Start Uploading
  • You will see multiple options to choose from
  1. Select Photo Library to choose a photo your have already taken with your phone or have saved to your phone.
    Browse your photo and select one or multiple
  2. Select Take A Photo to do just that!
    Take the photo and it will automatically bring you to the upload page
  • You will see preview icons for each of the photos you’ve selected to taken live.
  • Choose a category (not required) and press Upload.
  • Your image is officially on SteemIMG!
  • Skip to step 3 for using the image(s) in your post.

Step 3: Using your newly uploaded images inside your Steemit Post

Now that you have successfully added all your images on SteemIMG it’s time to use them throughout your post!

Let’s start with your main image, your Header or Title Image. This image will be used as the thumbnail and preview image found in the multiple feeds on Steemit. This image is very important and gives the first impression of you and your post, so choose wisely. If you do not follow this simple step Steemit will choose a random image from within your post (I haven’t seen any rhyme or reason to it yet anyway) and this couldn’t be disastrous!

It’s Easy (desktop)

  • If you’re not there already go to https://steemimg.com
  • With your image selected Navigate to Embed Codes
  • Then copy the Image URL displayed below the image (There are many other options for advanced use but for beginners always just select the top link)
  • Paste the url into your article where you want it to display
  • That’s It! seriously.

Mobile

  • Open your favorite browser on your Mobile Device
  • got to https://steemimg.com
  • The image will open within the browser window
  • Tap and hold your finger and select copy
  • Go to article and Tap and hold and select paste!
  • Done.

Now to make it the Title ImagePlace the Image in a Header 1 tag <h1>IMAGE URL HERE</h1>
That’s all it takes for title image, but you have to remember to always do it!


Test Images Example
https://www.steemimg.com/images/2016/08/09/test_PNG2c419.png
https://www.steemimg.com/images/2016/08/09/test_JPG78c47.jpg
https://www.steemimg.com/images/2016/08/09/animated_gif48941.gif


Explaining the tabs on the top right hand corner

What types of post get listed in “trending”, “hot”, “new”, “popular”, “active”, “payout time” and “responses”?

New

This is self-explanatory – the blog posts are listed in order of freshness, with the newest blogs at the top. And of course there is a timer under the post to show how old it is.

This tab lists posts in order of the number of votes the blog has got, with the most up-voted blogs at the top.

This tab lists blogs in order of the $$ earnings it has accrued. The highest earning posts are listed at the top.

Active

This tab lists blogs that have new content added, either comment responses, or edits to the main blog posts, with the most recent fresh content at the top.

Responses

This tab lists blog posts in order of the number of comments they have received, with the posts with the most responses at the top.

Payout Time

This tab lists blogs in the order they are about to be paid out. Blogs are paid within 24 hours of being published or being active, whichever is the later. If you click the $$ amount, it should tell you the time to payout. Posts that are about to be paid out are at the top. Curators only get paid if they have voted in the first 24 hours before payment, so it’s a useful tab if you want to get in votes before the cutoff time.

Hot

This tab allocates a score to newness, upvotes and $$ earnings, and the posts with the highest total scores are at the top. So a new post that is being upvoted will rank higher than an older post with $$’s that hasn’t had a new upvote for a while.

Which one is the most useful?

The default tab on Steemit is the Trending tab – but I find the “Hot” tab the most useful for finding potential good posts to vote for before the whales find them (which is essential to earn a curration award).

https://steemit.com/steemit/@candy49/explaining-the-tabs-on-the-top-right-hand-corner

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My investigation into Steemit for VICE Motherboard.

 Steemit Is Like Reddit, But Where Upvotes Equal a Cryptocurrency Payout

A homeless man can afford to buy an RV thanks to a popular blog post. A woman earns a year’s salary from a YouTube makeup tutorial. An African writer starts with three hours of electricity per day and ends with over $40,000 dollars.

These are some of the striking and somewhat implausible-sounding stories to have emerged during the first fully operational month of Steemit, a forum-style platform that rewards community content and curation with cryptocurrency payouts, and where—for the moment at least—users who hit the goldmine of a viral post can see up to five-figure payouts. (Here I should include a journalistic disclosure: a post on the site in which I appealed for sources for this story earned a total value of over $800, of which I have currently withdrawn $100.)

But as with any new cryptocurrency, there are key questions over stability, sustainability, and underlying motivation. As it stands, the bulk of the site is made up of quickly-written, poorly-researched content, some of which is remunerated into the thousands of dollars. At the same time, critics have raised concerns over both the distribution of the currency and the business model of the platform, questioning the huge sums accrued by early adopters and in some cases alleging a scam dependent on new investment to remain afloat.

The principle of the Steemit platform and its three value tokens—Steem, Steem Power, and Steem Dollars—is outlined in the Steem Whitepaper, written by the founders and lead developers, which describes it as “the first cryptocurrency that attempts to accurately and transparently reward an unbounded number of individuals who make subjective contributions to its community.” In the simplest explanation, every year, approximately 10 percent of the total value of the currency is allocated to content finders and creators by votes cast by the community; it’s essentially something like Reddit meets Bitcoin.

When users want to cash out, they can trade Steem or Steem Dollars for Bitcoin on a cryptocurrency exchange, then convert Bitcoin to fiat currency through the service of their choice; but half of the payout received for any post on the platform is assigned through another token called Steem Power, which the Steemit website is programmed to only release back to users gradually in a series of 104 weekly increments spanning two years, in order to promote long-term investment in the project.

At present, Steem has enjoyed an explosive growth in value in only a few months of operation, but with payouts for contributors coming from the creation of new currency, there have been accusations within the cryptocurrency community of the project being a pyramid scheme, with continued new investors required to keep the system afloat. Among other things, the nature of the three-token system has been criticised for creating an artificially high valuation of the currency: Almost all of the tokens in the system are locked up as Steem Power, but figures for the overall value are calculated by taking the market value of Steem—which has much more liquidity, but only represents 4 percent of the total supply—and applying it to all of the vested funds. In turn, the high value could then encourage people to buy into the currency as a whole at a price dictated by the subset; it’s difficult to know how the system of payouts would fair in the face of a slowdown in this new trade.

Over phone and email, CEO and co-founder Ned Scott, a former financial analyst, talked about his vision for the platform, and the criticisms that have been levelled at it.

“It’s a new and groundbreaking way of rewarding people for sharing information with other people,” Scott said. “And over time we start to see this as a more stable way for journalists to participate in the content economy. I can also see new types of content being incentivised: Wikileaks for example, or investigative journalists … But there’s other economic layers to add in, like the idea of a peer-to-peer marketplace like Craigslist or eBay; with those layers it becomes less like a social network, and more like a social economy.”

At the time of writing, Steemit had a market capitalisation of $167 million according to Coinmarketcap.com, ranking it the fifth largest cryptocurrency

Scott and his team believe that their model of directly paying users for content could one day displace social media giants like Twitter and Facebook, but not everyone is convinced. One outspoken critic of Steem, cryptocurrency analyst Tone Vays, vowed to tweet out an exposé of each page of the whitepaper. So far he’s made it up to page 18 of 44.

“Here is the problem: The whole system depends on newcomers buying Steem Power and buying Steem Dollars,” he said in a call. “As long as there are people willing to buy into the system they can keep this jig going, but I don’t think people are going to keep buying into this system for long … it’s big news now, but once the hype dies down, it will be over.”

(In a follow-up email, Scott said that, “This is a decentralized ecosystem based on token seignorage with set and specific rules … Claims that [payout] money is coming from new investment in Steemit are categorically false.”)

As Vays frames it, the problem is that early adopters of the platform are already being largely overcompensated. With most cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, new tokens must be mined by solving computationally expensive hashing problems, a concept known as proof of work. While Steem uses proof of work mining, it also includes aproof of stake system whereby for every one new unit of Steem created, nine units are divided proportionally among all holders of Steem Power—which is to say that anyone with a large stake in the network is rewarded just for owning that stake.At the time of writing, Steemit had a market capitalisation of $167 million according to Coinmarketcap.com, ranking it the fifth largest cryptocurrency, but also drastically down from a high of over $400 million in mid July. Stats provided bySteemd.com/distribution, a third party site that pulls data from the Steem API, show that the top 219 accounts collectively hold 87.8 percent of all Steem, mostly because they were involved in the initial mining process; comparatively, the lowest 50,000 accounts hold 0.5 percent between them. At present value, Scott’s personal account is worth approximately $7 million, with co-founder Dan Larimer’s at $5.5 million.

Perceived fairness or unfairness in the way that coins are allocated and stored can be the downfall of a new cryptocurrency, warned Garrick Hileman, economic historian at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and founder of economic news site MacroDigest.

“We can note that how the creators intend to profit from the invention of a new currency has a bearing on its ultimate success,” he said. “Certain currencies have been heavily criticised by people in the crypto world because of the retention of coins … We’ve seen situations where a new coin was introduced, people bought into it, then the originators would sell up to in the face of this new demand and crash the price. Given the history of this kind of thing in the crypto space, transparency about ownership stake and how it was allocated is an important thing to disclose.”

But for some content creators on the platform, sharing their work through Steemit has proved to be a goldmine.

“I found Steemit in early June, and I just never left the rabbit hole,” said Leah Stephens, aka user @stellabelle, in a Skype call. “My writing for other companies gave me no copyright and I was a very poorly paid writer, I was making about $16 per article. But since July I’ve been exclusively living on Steem Dollars! I don’t have any other source of income coming in, and I’m going to be able to pay off my debt with it too.”Having spent years writing a high volumes of content for small science and tech sites or ghostwriting blogs for business leaders, Stephens is now one of the most successful authors on Steemit, with hundreds of posts to her name and an account valued at $250,000.But though she is prolific and clearly dedicated to the community, she’s also an anomaly: Even if Steem’s value persists, it’s unlikely that many authors will reach her level of success due to the spread and weighting by which payouts are allocated by the reward distribution algorithm.

The Steemit reward system currently has something of a casino feel to it

As the whitepaper explains, a system in which rewards are allocated according to community votes is susceptible to a Sybil attack, the term for a single user creating a large number of accounts to subvert a peer-to-peer system, in this case by casting numerous votes for themselves. Steemit counters these attacks by weighting votes in proportion to the amount of Steem currency held by the user, meaning that a large network of zero-value accounts wields very little influence—which does mitigate the problem, but conversely means that a single account with large value can wield as much influence as hundreds or perhaps thousands of others. This creates the phenomenon of what, in Steemit parlance, are called “whales,” high value accounts with the voting power to assign sizeable rewards, whose support can make or break an aspiring writer on the site.

The overall effect is that the Steemit reward system currently has something of a casino feel to it, as the promise of big payouts and a general air of unpredictability spurs the creation of a huge range of content, and makes some users overnight successes almost at random.

On the one hand, the platform has a solid community of developers and it’s not hard to find insightful posts on mathematics, cryptography, and other esoteric topics, with a range of community-built web applications that plug into Steem being deployed at a rapid pace.

But on the other, a glance at the homepage shows that a lot of popular content tends towards the amateurish and introspective: posts written about Steemit do disproportionately well, leading to an endlessly introspective cycle of content discussing the platform itself; another breakout topic is “introduce yourself,” where high scoring posts tend overwhelmingly to be written by either physically attractive women or professionally successful men.

A lot of this could be down to the newness of the site, with norms still being established, according to CEO Ned Scott.

“The platform is very young in terms of how long it’s been doing these payouts,” he said. “Now we see people attracted to content that tells them more about the community and the underlying technologies, but I think over time we’ll see people steer away from that.”For now, the winner-takes-all nature of the reward system is likely to deter most serious writers from participating, although Scott concedes that the algorithm could still be tweaked in future. The more serious questions to answer are over the long-term sustainability of Steemit’s wealth creation model, and how all of the money tied up in two-year bonds will fare over the inevitable price fluctuations (as a comparison, the price of a single Bitcoin went from $1 to over $1,000 from 2011-2013, but then lost 80 percent of its value in the two years to 2015; over the same period, many other altcoins have collapsed entirely).

The promise of easy money is sure to attract a crowd of hopefuls, but Steem may yet prove to be a bait-and-hook masquerading as a free lunch.

https://steemit.com/news/@corintxt/my-investigation-into-steemit-for-vice-motherboard


Simplest Text Formatting Options for Better Looking Posts

https://steemit.com/steemit/@andrewsanderson/9-simplest-text-formatting-options-for-better-looking-posts-in-2-minutes

Bold & Italic

BOLD
Whenever you need it, close off your words on all sides with two asterisks (little stars) like this. **text**

ITALIC
Same principle, but use one asterisk. *text*

To demonstrate…

Default text:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Editor view:
Lorem ipsum *dolor* sit amet, **consectetur adipiscing** elit, sed do **eiusmod *tempor* incididunt** ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Preview:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Headers

Headers are really the easiest to implement, just place a hash # (garden fence) before the word. To make it smaller place another one and so on.

Editor view:
# Lorem ipsum
## Lorem ipsum
### Lorem ipsum

Preview:

Lorem ipsum

Lorem ipsum

Lorem ipsum

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How to Liven up your Steem Posts with Markdown

Here are some quick tips:

Headers

Using the pound sign “#” up to 5 times in a row “#####” will give you Heading sized text decreasing from largest to smallest with the number of “#” used.
# example
## example

italics

Simply surround a word or phrase with a single asterisk “*” on each side or surround with an underscore “_”
*example*
_example_

Bold

Simply surround a word of phrase with a double asterisk “**”
**example**

Use the format [TEXTgoesHere inside brackets]( httpLinkGoesHere inside parentheses)
[exampleTEXT](httpLink. com)

Pictures

Use the same format for a link above and place an exclamation “!” in front. The TEXT inside the brakets is “Alt” text used to assist the blind. You can leave it blank if you wish. The link to the picture is placed inside parentheses like above.
![example seeing impaired TEXT](httpLinktoPicture. jpg)

New line without new paragraph

In order
to do this
you need
to place
at least 2 spaces
at the end of each line.


Steem News-Bulletin #1

https://steemit.com/steem-news/@teamsteem/steem-news-bulletin-1

Introduction

This news bulletin is good for new users as well as for more advanced one. As usual if you haven’t read my 3 parts Ultimate guide to Steemit, I recommend people to take a look at them. Don’t worry if they don’t fit your learning style, everyone is different and there’s many more ways to learn about Steemit. ENJOY!

Oh but before going any further, here’s a very inspiring take by @razvanelulmarin to create some sort of informal Steem pledge of alligiance. It’s a very interesting post. Thank you @razvanelulmarin and I salute you my friend!

Steemstats

Regarding updates to some very useful Steem tools, Steemstats.com have had an incredibly useful ones. I haven’t fully taken advantage of this tool yet but I might begin to use it 24/7 as I’m writing this. Here’s the link to the update and how to set it up to make the best out of it. Don’t forget to let it synched. There’s a little number on the right corner indicating when it’s going to be synched. I’m currently using it and it’s awesome.

Accepting Steem

Dan Larimer’s latest

Here are 4 post and 1 comments from Dan Larimer, Chief Techonology Officer of Steem.

Some Feel Good Articles

Steem Stats

The Newest Steem Tools

The Steem Goodies

The Funny


The Truth About Ridiculously High Steemit Payout

This is an article attempting to explain how I got such a high payout in such a short time.

https://steemit.com/steem/@cryptoctopus/the-truth-about-ridiculous-high-steemit-payout

 

Hello dear Steemians

As of today, I am the number 1 content creator on steemit.com in terms of payout. I do not write this article to brag or to boast but to reflect on how a guy that is not a whale (actually #698 on the richlist and falling) and to top it off, has English as a second language can do something like this. I will openly admit that I am not the best writer and that I probably have a lot of grammar mistakes in my articles.

So how could I have generated such a ridiculous payout in such a short time?

In this article, I am attempting to answer that question so that anyone who is interested in having similar results can replicate the formula that I have used.

1. It’s not about how much you work on your article

 

Some people get pissed because they work hard on a piece of content and then get very low payout. It’s similar to the marxist idea of the labor theory of value. How much you work as very little to do about how much you are going to be paid. After all, Steemit, work under Subjective Proof of Work, meaning how valuable your content is, is in the eyes of the voters…not you.

2. If the word for real estate is “Location, Location, Location”…

…in the Steem world the word is: “Reputation, Reputation, Reputation”. You basically have to build a brand by demonstrating that your contribution is increasing the value of the Steemit.

How does one increase his reputation?

There are many ways to do this and you have to use your own skills and talents. Some are just such fantastic writers that they can simply write and have votes pouring on them. If you’ve read @stellabelle or @donkeypong, you’ll know what I mean.

Be courteous whenever you reply to post and add value to the conversation. If you don’t like an article, sometime it is better to not comment than to write something negative. You don’t want to make enemies who would downvote you in the future. Keep your downvotes for spam not for opinions you don’t like. Remember, you are acting on a public unalterable ledger (a blockchain). Whatever you say will remain. Think twice before writing something negative.

I would suggest anyone who’s looking to increase his influence and reputation to join the Slack channel of Steemit. Then create connections while following the best tips I’ve ever heard on how to get what you want:

“If you can help enough people get what they want…you can get anything you want”.

Don’t go on the Slack Channel to get but to give. Give as much of whatever people on the Slack channel needs and you will never be chasing after votes.

If, for example, you were a french person who would like to do a translation of the whitepaper, create tutorial videos, bring in big bloggers name, etc. You would get my votes for a long time. I would probably even ask you to send me a private message everytime you post content so that I can support you.

If you want to know more about how to become more influencial and increase your reputation, I would suggest you read my cliffnotes on the 6 principles of influence here.

3. Make your article irresistible to click on

If you have ever been at the checkout counter waiting in line at the grocery store, I am sure that at least once, you’ve picked up one of those tabloid magazines. But why? Next time you find yourself in that situation ask yourself that question.

But here are a few queues:

  • The image was appealing and peaked your curiosity
  • The headline was weird, interesting or shocking.
  • The topic interested you

In some way, shape or form, the cover of that magazine stirred up your emotion enough for you to take action. That’s the same kind of effect your want when you create a piece of content (if you want to maximize payout). If you do it well enough, people are even going to vote up even before they’ve read it.

I like to use animation as the first image of my post. It makes my thumbnail stand out from the crowd. Also, I come up with many headlines for the same article and choose the one with the most “humph”. People complain about clickbaits as being something negative. It’s only negative if the article that follows is low quality and vaguely related to the headline.

In short, you want to have a seemless message. From the thumbnails to the conclusion of your article.

4. Create High Value Content

Like I said above, value is in the eye of the beholder and is completely subjective. But here are a few queues to help you find out what is most valued at any given time.

Go in the “hot” section and look at what is being upvoted. Look for patterns. Is the “introduceyourself” type of post hot right now? Maybe you should jump on that train since it’s an easy one to jump on.

Also, on the Slack Channel there are many conversations that people have that can be a great inspiration for topics that are important to the most active members of Steemit.

– When you find a topic or trend that is hot, deliver more than anybody else

Let’s take the example of an “introduceyourself” post. If you basically drop 3 lines, you probably won’t get a big payout. But if you go full out about your life, your dreams, your goals, your experience, your connections along with a picture of yourself…you bet people are going to upvote that!

– Format Properly

Your article must be easy to read and pleasing to the eye. At this point in time, steemit.com uses markdown. It’s very easy to learn and you can read this guide to help you liven up your post.

Also, leave plenty of whitespace and make your paragraph short.

There are many interesting post on this topic already. Make sure to visit the #writing tag for some tips on how to become a better writer.

– Practice, Practice, Practice

When I first started my career as an internet marketer, I started with a blog. I literally blogged everyday for more than a year and I only made a few hundred dollars. But what I’ve learned in the process was much more valuable. I’ve learned how to write in a way where my readers genuinely feel like I want to help solve their problem.

My focus is outward and I constantly try to examine how the reader would react to my word in a positive way. With practice, you can do it too.

5. Promote your content properly and build a following

I am surprised by how many people have come to Steemit because of my articles. That’s because whenever I write a post I believe would interest people outside of Steemit, I promote as far and wide as possible. Many of them now follow my writing and also help build my reputation.

So if I write an article, I want it to:

  1. Rank on the Search Engine
  2. Get picked up by people on social media

If you are here for the long run, once you publish, follow the cheatsheet below.

  1. Upvote Yourself!
  2. Submit to Bing and Google
  3. Ping your post with Pingler
  4. Send an email to your email list if you have one
  5. Pin the image you are using as your thumbnail on Pinterest with this plugin
  6. Craft a smart tweet linking to your blog (use hashtag and tag people when relevant)
  7. Share on your facebook wall
  8. Submit to Digg
  9. Submit to a related category on Reddit

Conclusion

I have tried to distillate to core fundamentals of how you can gather a ridiculously high payout on Steemit. In short, build your reputation, follow trends, provide more value, touch people on an emotional level, practice and promote.

NOW, is the time to take action and apply those simple principles.

Good Luck!
(Labor Under Correct Knowledge)



The Secret Formula to a Successful “#IntroduceYourself” Post …and The #1 Mistake to Avoid

Preface

Steem is the first cryptocurrency that attempts to accurately and transparently reward an unbounded number of individuals who make subjective contributions to its community. This dynamic brough an interesting phenomena on Steemit.com since it’s inception. People started, slowly first…then at an accelerating pace to introduce themselves to the community via the hashtag #introduceyourself. So much so that in terms of rewards, it became the second most popular topic. In the following article, I am going to outline the principles that makes for a great introduction, why it’s important and the #1 mistake you need to avoid in order to make a good first impression.

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”
― Olivia Fox Cabane

Why?

Like I outlined in my latest article “The Truth About Ridiculously High Steemit Payout”, the highest currency you have on this platform is your reputation. Reputation is built upon a foundation and that foundation can start with a well written post to introduce yourself to the community.

Also, as human beings, we are wired to respond to storytelling. There is something magical that happens whenever we share our personal story with our peers. Bonding, respect and appreciation is built when we reveal our history in an eloquent and elegant manner. This may be why that tag has become so popular.

The Method

1. Transparency is Valued

Many people who are on the bleeding edge of technology are extremely protective of their identity and seek anonymity online. But it is difficult to build a relationship or trust with someone who is anonymous. Not impossible of course, but more difficult for sure.

Signs and signals of transparency involved sharing your real name, having a picture of yourself in the post, the sharing of your story and letting people know about your goals and dreams for the future. Someone went as far as proving his identity by taking a picture of himself holding a paper saying “Hello Steemit! 6/13/16”. (link here)

2. Showcase Yourself as an Asset to the Community

The value of Steemit is intimately link to the value that each member brings to the network. When people hear that you have skills, talents or connections that will enhance the value of steemit, they will be excited by the fact that you’ve decided to join “the club”.

It is a good time to ask yourself “What is it that I am here to give?“. This type of question will put you in the right mindset to write your #introduceyourself post. The allure of money making can attract people who are here to get rather than to give. Fortunately, this mindset tends to jump out of the page.

If you are a film-maker showcase some of your work. If you are an entrepreneur, tell us about your excitement about sharing your knowledge and experience. You get the picture.

3. Showcase Your Attitude

When you meet someone for the first time, do you want them to think of you as an upper or a downer? Optimism, interest, excitement, gratitude and fun create a strong first impression. If the first thing you talk about is how bad and shitty your life is…then you are not off to a good start.

I’m adding a caveat here. If you’ve went through terrible events but you’ve somehow found power within yourself to emerge better and victorious…this type of story is what people get truly inspired from. Please share if you have that type of story.

4. Be Genuine and Truthful

People have an innate BS detector and Steemians are incredibly smart. If you lie, someone’s antenna will perk up and they’ll call you out. They will look into the dark corners of the internet and share their findings in the comment section below the post. That would be catastrophic for you and your reputation. Being honest is the only sustainable way to be successful on Steemit.

5. Make Your Post Stand Out

Apply the tips that I’ve shared in “The Truth About Ridiculously High Steemit Payout”. Make the snippet that appear in the feed stand out…make it irresistible to click on. Also, make sure you provide more value in your post than 99% of people.

Don’t Be That Guy

You may have reservations, questions or be completely lost about how the platform works in the fine details. But an #introduceyourself is not the place to put them.

Under no circumstance write something like this:

I have to be honest, I am not excited about STEEM because…

That’s just starting on the wrong foot. It’s like if someone showed up to your party and said to you that he think that your place stinks and that they are being honest by telling you so. It’s simply is not the place to write that stuff. Keep your skepticism at bay UNLESS you’ve found a genuine issue and that you have a possible answer to solve it. Even then, that kind of post doesn’t belong to the #introduceyourself category. Maybe the Slack Channel is a better place to share those concerns and get quick feedback.

Conclusion

I’ve distilled in this article what I believe are the core principles for you to get started on the platform in a way to put your best foot forward. Make sure to follow me if you’ve enjoyed the information I’ve shared with you.

Enough said, it’s time for me to wish you best of luck and let you steem on!

https://steemit.com/news/@corintxt/my-investigation-into-steemit-for-vice-motherboard

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