I’ve been blogging exclusively at Steemit.com for the past two weeks, every day save for a couple of days. I even ended up making my first vlog. Well, sort of vlog, because it was partly me vlogging, and partly me going kara-zy on Smule. The vlog was meant to be part of a Steemit open mic contest.
Wait. What is Steem? What is Steemit?
Steem is one of those altcoins that seems to be popping up all over the online world. I happen to like Steem because value is generated via content, and the coin is pegged to the US dollar. Steemit is their front-facing app (okay so I purposely say front-facing instead of interface, because I WANT TO) for content makers to build and manage their Steem data and wallet.
The kinds of topics I posted so far in Steemit has been part rambling, part WebGrrrl-y. I’m not happy that my content there are scattered into multiple topics. It’s a result of broken focus, due to the distractions of working from home. I’m just glad that I’m back to blogging again.
While I don’t blog there primarily for the Steem dollars, it’s a nice incentive. A plus of blogging there, is the community that’s built around it. We have our own #teammalaysia set of content makers work together to upvote and resteem (equivalent to Twitter’s retweet or Facebook’s share) and increase value on our content. Sure it looks like we’re gaming the Steem value, but that’s what we do with our currencies in the real world, too. However, value is still being created, thanks to how the Steem economics work, so it’s not merely gaming it per se.
We’re not merely bloggers.
I specifically call the people who post their content in Steem as content makers, because not everyone there blogs in a conventional way. Some use it to showcase and sell their art, photo, scripts, music, what have you.
Like I said, I don’t like that I mixed different types of posts into my Steem blog. Nor do I like the fact that I have several blogs and social media posts scattered all over the Interwebs. To solve this, I’ve decided to use my WebGrrrl.net page at Facebook as my curation portal. Except for my cross stitch niche site, all other posts — from here, my Medium blog (whenever I sporadically can access it), my WordPress.com site, LinkedIn, Quora, my kids’ blog, and wherever else — will be shared through the page.
I like that I’m doing something I’m suppose to be doing, blogging being one of it. Holy crap the things I need to accomplish. I wish I didn’t need sleep.