Steem Think Tank Survey

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I noticed a couple of people write one of these so I thought why not. The survey questions themselves are from here

How long have you been using Steem?

Around 34 months. I joined in June 2017.

Where are you in terms of SP?


Where are you in the world? (Just Country)


What brought you to Steem?

A friend of a family friend who was a Steemian at the time wanted to know my thoughts about Steem and cryptocurrency in general. She had heard that I use to run a very small Block Erupter farm for fun before BTC went sideways for a number of years and I stop following what was going on in that world.

What was your first impression?

I was externally overwhelmed. Thankfully I had a very warm welcome due to a couple of people the person who on boarded me knew. I also started following a lot of other new people and we just started helping each other out with answers, votes, engagement. It would have been different for me if I did not already had a friend here and quickly made a few more to stick around that were in the same boat as I was.

How do you feel about the current state of Steem?

Times are slow and lonely.

Almost all my friends from the early years are long gone and sometimes I feel like a grave keeper who randomly checks in to see if there any sign of life.

With that said I’m still quite optimistic within reason that investing time now will help build a decent foundation that I can use for years to come. I would not be investing time into a number of projects as I am if I did not think that.

How often do you use Steem applications/websites/etc?

Quite a few times per day.

What is your favorite Steem Application and why?

I really love the user experience Steempeak provides. Instead of needing to go out to a bunch of different websites to do this or that they have done an amazing job at integrating a lot of quality of life ( pin feature, dark mode, 10 tags, showing voting mana, witness and proposal window, tribe feeds.)

I also know if I send a user to that front end they are not going get bombarded with a bunch of cryptocurrency ads. While I do talk about blockchain games from time to time people into cryptocurrency are not my main demographic and they can sometimes be scared away rather easy from whatever nonsense they have read about the topic.

What’s your favorite thing about Steem?

There is a certain type of person who would even discover something like Steem let alone join it. Because of that, you get to meet so many trying to accomplish such a wide range of things from being a blogger to a developer. This place is such a massive mecca of entrepreneurship and because of that, there are so many roles that just need people to fill them even if they lack the experience they are needed regardless.

What’s your least favorite thing about Steem?

The 7-day cycle and I do my best to fight against it. We have so much amazing content already on Steem and yet the focus remains within the current couple hours of creation.

So many seem to be burning out from trying to chase after this endless hunger the platform has for newly printed content. I fear many content creators of today will become yet another dead blog once they hit the wall and are unable to recover while trying to maintain such a heavy content creation cycle.

How difficult/easy would you say it is to use Steem?

A child could use it if they were logged into an account. Someone could also write a thesis on just trying to understand 10% of it.

Would you recommend Steem to family/friends/coworkers? If no why not?

I have and it’s the same old same old. They don’t have the time. Those that do rather create content on YouTube or Twitch. People around me are not into cryptocurrency, blogging, or sharing their lives so openly. Years from now they will be telling me I was an idiot or they wished they had taken my advance and joined at the time. I’ve been told both of these things countless times about other stuff so we will have to see how it goes.

What do you wish you could do with Steem that you can’t currently?

Making my own game which is more my lack of ability than the systems of the platform in place to do so. It’s something I’m actively working on a little here or there. I think that is how a lot of Steem is things that are possible to do if you understand how to do it and have time.

What excites you most about Steem?

Seeing success stories. It’s always great to see someone go beyond their comfort zone and become successful at it. For this platform to really go somewhere we need a whole lot of people becoming successful in whatever it is that they do here.

What worries you most about Steem?

The passion fading away and its eyes become cold as a fish.


The screenshot was taken and content was written by @Enjar. Screenshot is from No Man’s Sky.