What Steem needs now – purpose, profile and passion

The Chinese authorities rate Steem as a top 5 blockchain.

But on Coinmarketcap Steem is down in the 80’s.

Something is not connecting. Something is missing.

There is no simple answer but I am going to take a stab at it.

In just three words…


What is the purpose of Steem?

What is our Unique Selling Point?

What makes us better than those 80 other coins above us on CMC?

We need to define our purpose. In simple terms. That everyone understands.


Once we know what that purpose is we need to tell the world and its three legged dog.

We need to do that yesterday, today and tomorrow.

No more “we’re not ready for the masses”.

That’s baloney. The ship will have sailed.

We need marketing, we need publicity, we need PR. We need it now.

We need to cross the Atlantic in a racing yacht.

We can’t wait until 2030.


We need empowerment. We need commitment.

We need to be on a war footing.

We need to send troops to the frontline.

We need to do battle with belief.

We need to fight the good fight.

We need passion not DPorn.

A five minute freewrite.

My rant after midnight.

Or just my thoughts for the day.

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Are Meetups good for Steem? If so how can we encourage more of them?

I put a post up yesterday to see who in Wales might be interested in a second Steem Wales meetup.

Out of the dozen or so active steemians in Wales there has so far been an encouraging response.

I’ve only been to one Steem Meetup so far but they do seem like a good idea.

I use to compile a regular listing of all the Steem Meetups around the world, like this one…

There used to be quite a few every month. I haven’t hunted round to check yet but I hope they are still going on.

There were regular meetups in places like Adelaide (@mattclarke), Toronto (@steembirds), Aachen (@detlev), Munich (@steem-munich) and Vienna (@manncpt & @mundharmonika). And also ad-hoc events organised by @yoshiko & @yasu24, @thealliance and @canna-curate.

I would be interested to hear from the organisers of these events, as well as people who attended them…

  • Have they been worthwhile?
  • Have they been good for networking and strengthening your connections on Steem?
  • Do you think they help improve retention on the platform?

My guess, and my hope, is that there will be positive answers to all three of these points.

If that is the case, what can be done to encourage more Steem Meetups around the world.

Of course numbers might be low in many areas but meetups can be small to start.

Would funding for venues, refreshments and publicity help encourage meetups?  Or would that be overkill?

Is finding other Steemians in your area a major limiting factor?

Meetups can take many forms…

They can be purely social, or they can include a training element.

They can even be more outward looking and can be recruitment focused.

What do people think about Steem Meetups?

Are they worth encouraging?

What would help make more happen?

Would you be interested in organising one if you had some help?

I look forward to hearing from you.

SteemWales – time for another meetup?

Following on from my post the other day asking how many active steemians there are now in the UK, I thought I would take a check on those in my home patch in Wales.

Much to my surprise there seems to be almost a dozen people still active, to a lesser or greater degree, in Wales.

That is not a massive number of people, but considering the population of Wales is only just over 3 million, that does put the active steemian ratio at about one per quarter million. That is rather better than the UK as a whole, which is probably back to only just over one per million.

These are the people from my last UK list that I believe are still active on Steem and are based in Wales…

  • @cryptocariad
  • @elizabethharvey
  • @louisthomas
  • @pennsif
  • @pumpkinsandcats
  • @stevejhuggett
  • @stevelivingston
  • @theturtleproject
  • @timothyallen
  • @wales
  • @welshstacker

This list was from last December so I am hoping there may be a few new steemians in Wales that have joined since then.

Anyone know of any?

SteemWales Meetup #2 ?

We had the first (and only so far) SteemWales meetup in February 2018.

Would anyone be interested in a second Wales meetup?

Maybe in the north, maybe in the south or maybe in the middle as before.

As a small point of reference all these Wales steemians were from the list of 24 active steemians in Wales & the South West…

@abergurl, @cryptocariad, @elizabethharvey. @eveningart, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @louisthomas, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @pumpkinsandcats, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @timothyallen, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

Three others (in the south west) appear to still be active – @perceptualflaws, @sunsethunter and @ukbitcoinmaster.

That makes a total of 14 out of 24 on the December list.

If that sort of ratio is repeated across the whole country that would make the total active in the whole of the UK to be around 90.

So with hopefully a few new people that have joined since last December, and remained active, that will put the total active steemians in the UK at around 100.

Looks like there is some work to do.

More follows…


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