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Welcome to Steemit!

Steemit is a blockchain-based social media Dapp (decentralized application) that creates communities where users are rewarded for sharing their voice. It's a new kind of attention economy.

To help make your experience more enjoyable, we made a list of useful tips, links, and fun games to play on the Steem Blockchain.

And thanks @steemingcurators and @cryptokannon for making the original post, you can also follow them to learn more details about Steemit.

This post is just a starting point, feel free to share suggestions in the comments, as we will continually improve this guide.

This Guide will cover the following topics...

  1. The first thing to do when you come to Steemit
  2. Introduction of a Steemit Post
  3. Importance of the five given keys
  4. How to set your own profile
  5. The three ‘tokens’ on Steemit - SBD, STEEM and Steem Power
  6. Steem Power (SP) delegation
  7. How to earn STEEM
  8. How to post
  9. How to put tags on your post
  10. How many times can you post
  11. How to get more Steem Power (SP)
  12. How to Create a Community on Steemit
  13. Communities to join
  14. Useful tools
  15. Discord servers

The first thing to do when you come to Steemit

What is the very first thing a new Steemian should do? Post your first comment? Read the top paid posts to learn how to earn rewards? Upload your profile photo? The answer is, none of the above! The very first thing is: write down your master/owner keys on a piece of paper, and keep the paper in a safe, secure place.
Anyone can use your password to log in, to transfer money, to comment on others, and fish your friends. What would you call it? 'Master/owner key' is not enough. We would call this long string 'Steem ID's Life'. If stolen, dead.
We warn every new Steemian: NEVER, EVER use your master/owner key when logging in to Steemit! ALWAYS login with your posting key. It is sufficient for everyday use.
If you are doing something related to your Steem Wallet, then use the active key.
When do you use your master/owner key? Only when you want to recover something. Take it as the 'restore to factory settings' option on your smartphone.


Introduction of a Steemit Post

When you come to Steemit, you will see a lot of posts, but what are those buttons used for? Let’s see.


Importance of the five given keys

You'll be given a set of five passwords/keys uniquely generated for you. Keep these keys safe and secure. Each key is designed for different purposes, if you want to learn more detail about these keys, check out these posts:
How can I keep my steem account secure
Steem Basics: Understanding Private Keys
Steem Key Management
What are all these keys in my wallet? Why so many?

How to set your own profile?

Your profile info, profile image, and cover image can be set in your settings page. A complete profile is more appealing and will get more engagement. Once your image is uploaded, click the update button and enter your active key.
This is a really great post telling us how to set up profile, check it at: How to setup a complete profile on your blog page.

The Three Tokens on Steem

There are 3 'tokens' on the Steem blockchain: STEEM, SBD (Steem Dollars), and Steem Power (SP)

    STEEM is the basic cryptocurrency of the Steem blockchain. You can earn it by posting, commenting or upvoting on You can also deposit, withdraw or trade STEEM at any time.

    STEEM can be powered up (or ‘staked’) as Steem Power (SP). The more Steem Power you have, the greater your influence on the platform. Having more Steem Power gives you more voting power, which allows you to earn more ‘curation rewards. Having Steem Power also gives you the power to vote for the witnesses who oversee the blockchain.
    Steem Power can be converted back to STEEM through the process of ‘powering down’. This takes four weeks and you get a quarter of your Steem Power as liquid STEEM each week.

  • SBD (Steem Dollars)
    SBD was originally designed to be on parity with the US dollar - so 1 SBD should equal 1 US dollar. However its value does fluctuate with the market although not as much as the value of STEEM, and it generally stays within about 10% of the dollar value.

Steem Power Delegation

Steem Power can be leant to other people through a process known as Delegation.
When you delegate SP you retain the ownership of the Steem Power, but the person you have delegated it to enjoys the benefits of its voting power and collects the curation rewards from its use.
SP is very important. Daily posting or direct buying can increase your SP. So, when you want to get more SP quickly, is there any way? The answer is delegating SP, which means lending your SP to others.

People wonder if the SP they delegate to others is safe? The answer is YES. When you delegate SP to someone else, they only have the right to use the SP, but the SP still remains in your wallet that can be withdrawn at any time (process usually takes 5 days). After you delegate the SP, there will be a parenthesis after the SP in your wallet interface, for example, the interface of someone’s wallet shows -2552.794STEEM, which means that the user has delegated more than 2500 SP to others.


Learn more:

How to earn STEEM

There are several ways you can earn STEEM, here are some options:

  • Content creator
    Create interesting and valuable content on Steemit to earn STEEM as a content creator
  • Freelance work
    Networking with a community member on steemit and share your passion or specialized skills that you can offer to the community as paid services or market your product.
  • Take part in Contests and Challenges
    Steemitblog and many other communities regularly run contests for every Steemian to join, if you win and upvote by official steem curation accounts or some other big whales, you will earn rewards by posting.
  • Lease/Renting out your Steem Power
    Buy some STEEM from exchanges and power up your STEEM to Steem Power then rent/lease it out to other Steemit users for daily Steem payment to your wallet.
    You can buy STEEM from crypto exchanges. Here is a list of the most popular exchanges:
  • Poloniex
  • Binance
  • Bittrex
  • Huobi

How to post?

  1. It’s easy to post on Steemit, just click the button in the upper right corner to begin a post. It is important to know how to format your Steemit posts like a pro, here is a guide from @cmp2020 on how to do that properly: Markdown and HTML for Steemit Posts
  2. What does the Rewards: 50% SBD / 50% SP mean?


You can learn from Should I use 100% Steem Power or 50%/50% Payouts for my Post

All rewards will be issued 7 days after publication. Click the small inverted triangle on the right side of the article's profit, it will display the article's potential profit and how long it is still going to be released.


How to put tags on your post?

Up to 5 tags can be added on each post, the tags of the article must be related to the subject. If you put a tag that does not match the subject, Steemit big whales will come to downvote it, which will have a great negative impact on the author’s reputation and profit.

Here is a very good post that tells you how to use tags.
How to put TAGs on your Steemit Post

Other popular tags you can find from looking through all trending posts and begin to use your interested tags to let more people find you.

How many times can you post?

The more resource credits (SP) you have in your account, the more transactions you can perform. We recommend having at least 20SP to perform a normal usage. This is equivalent to 2 posts a day and several comments and upvotes. When you power up, you will have more SP instantly. To know exactly the status of your account, we
recommend using this free tool: Steemworld (by @steemchiller)
For new Steemians, Steem will offer 15SP to begin posting.

How to get more STEEM POWER

Steem Power is the holy grail on Steem. The more you have, the more influence you have on the platform. So we recommend to POWER UP your STEEM in your Wallet.

  • Liquid STEEM in your wallet earns you nothing, which you can trade at an exchange for other crypto or sell for fiat currency. When you power up STEEM, part of the new generated Steem will be distributed to all users who are holding SP, you don´t have to do anything, it increases automatically.
  • When you upvote a post with your SP, you earn curation rewards, this is a portion of the total payout of the post you voted on. Authors get 50%, curators get 50%. The more SP you have, the more curation rewards you earn because your vote is bigger.
  • Compete in challenges on Steemit. Monthly, there is a contest called #spud4steem, on this day you get extra motivated to POWER UP, because you can earn SP and other prizes! Follow @kiwiscanfly
  • POWER UP Steem to Steem Power (SP), the conversion ratio is 1:1, which is instant. But if you POWER DOWN Steem Power (SP) to STEEM it takes 4 weeks, please be cautious when doing this.

How to Create a Community on Steemit

Here is a guide about how to create a community on steemit.
Learn More

Communities to join

You can check HERE to see all the communities on Steemit and subscribe the one you interested in.

Useful tools

  • is a very useful website to check everything regarding your account or transactions on the Steem Blockchain. Just put /@yourusername at the end of the link! Made by top witness @steemchiller.

  • If you post and want to include an image that is not yours, you can use photos from the following websites that are free to use. Please add the link to the image source in your post.

  • For users that don't post in their own language or want to improve grammar and spelling of your post, we recommend using Grammarly, it is free and also has a Chrome extension. When your posts are enjoyable to read, more people will follow you and give you support!

  • Steemit is the biggest application on the Steem blockchain if you want to discover what else Steem has to offer, Dappradar lists them all. You can use the same keys for every Dapp on Steem!

Discord Servers.

Thank you and STEEM ON!---

If you have any suggestions, please put your comment under this post, we will follow it ASAP. Or, if you have anything to ask or not clear about something, you may mention the Steem greeters team members in the comment section of their latest blog post, or reach out to them for guidance.
Also you can join Newcomers' Community to learn and make friends or go to the FAQ page to learn more about how to steemit.

All of you can post more guides for beginners, we will be much appreciated with upvotes, just put yours in comments, thank you!

Enjoy your new travel here on!

Thank you,
The Steemit Team


Thank you so much for this overall view on what is the most important thing newcomers should aware of when they just get started on steem network especially Steemit.
They sure are in good hands if they follow and understand this post. They won't be overwhelmed with all the information that they need to learn while in steem ecosystem.
We Steem Greeters team are here to serve you if you have any questions regarding steem network and Steemit. The Steem Greeters Team Members : Updated on 17th October 2020

Video of Trump saying "GET BACK IN THE ELEVATORS and GO BACK to STEEM!"

trump says "if Steem breaks I can fix it with a blowtorch and a hammer!"


haha he was talking about steem catapults on aircraft carriers ... OR WAS HE? coul dhave been a #qanon code for peopel to GO BACK TO STEEM from HIVE .. I mean hey... thats exactly how I took it lol ...

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i didn't get the voting, comment system. I have also did comment and upvote but that user didn't got any reward from my side. Someone just voted on my post and comment I got 0.3$ I didn't get that, how that works

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i am a new comer and i like this post

I don't know. I might take if for a drive there.


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i didn't get the voting, comment system. I have also did comment and upvote but that user didn't got any reward from my side. Someone just voted on my post and comment I got 0.3$ I didn't get that, how that works

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yes you are right newcomers should be aware of everything and have knowledge of everything

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It's impossible to know "everything", but it is true that knowledge is power.

Perhaps an upvote or two for my latest video, so many strange things on the top feed why not something fun?


hi i'm NEWCOMERS,and you're just awesome brother

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I am totally new here. Can you please tell me how many post i can create in a day?

depend on your SP, so lets say 2 for now

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I agree with that.. how many agree . Like it

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Thnk you so much

Gee now that you mentioned I am sad I Lost most of my codes 😭 will I be able to withdraw without active key...?

Your Owner/Active key its the most important key.

Don't loose it! go find where you store it now!

Use the post key for day a day use. Only use Active key for wallet related things.

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this is great for the newcomers, keep it up

I'm new here and hope to earn money

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This guide is very helpful for newcomers


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I joined this platform just now.
looking forward to learn lot of things
I am still bit confused about the inteface of this website,but its facinating that we can earn in crypto by writing blogs.

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Nice article

I am new here.I think nice platform to interact with people.

this is a very useful guide for new joiner, thanks a lot

very helpful information.

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Thank you to the people who actually replied to this post's content and not just to serve their selfish needs. And of course, thank you for the post itself!

Yes it’s really very educative for me and I guess to all new steemians

thanks, very helpful, i will share it with my friends new in steemit

i didn't get the voting, comment system. I have also did comment and upvote but that user didn't got any reward from my side. Someone just voted on my post and comment I got 0.3$ I didn't get that, how that works

Thank you so much. This is very helpful

Mil gracias por explicar todo este ecosistema de forma entendible y precisa. muy conforme

Thanks, I appreciate the info

Awesome!! I have shared it on my Twitter account and Facebook account that I've created for Steemit promotion in Argentina. May I translate this post to Spanish to share it in my language? Most of the people here don't speak English and I think this is a great post for those who are not on the platform yet.

Cc. @steemitblog, @steemcurator01, @steemcurator02.

Of course, thank you

Great! Thank you too!

Dear @steemcurator01, it's already translated and shared on Twitter and Facebook. Here is the link in Spanish:

Thank you very much for this overall look at the most important thing that beginners should know when they are starting out on steem, especially Steemit.


Sure thanks

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Thank you Team for such an important contribution, I have left a translation into Spanish for the benefit of the Spanish community. Thank you and Happy and long life.

Gracias Equipo por tan importante contribución, he dejado una traducción al español para beneficio de la comunidad española. Gracias y Feliz y larga vida.

ok . appriciated your efforts

Very useful guide for all users, we translated it into Italian for our community.

Happy new year, I accidently updated my tron account, and balance looks like it is gone, is there anyway to recover those funds

Right on

Needs to be updated. Doesn't say anything about TRX (which still doesn't work for me BTW)

Thank you so much for this awesome guide. Many many new users will be joining steem this bull market so it is much needed.

The right of a comprehensive publication systems for a lot of information for beginners, but there is an important point. Many people here intervene, meaning new and have no energy, and do not find any support from whales. That is, most of them are not encouraged while many people who have energy only exchange votes between them

The message here is directed to all whales who have distinct energy. We must support the beginners to make them love the community and encourage them to attract their friends all the love and appreciation of all and the work team that is tired to advance in this society @steemcurator01
@steemcurator02 ;D

I joined about 30 minutes and will support others when I am experienced.

Thanks for the help :)

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Hi, thank you for this post. I have not logged into my account for so long. maybe more than a year. When I finally logged in last week, I noticed that a lot of changes has happened in Steemit.

I delegated some SP to smartsteem and minnowbooster but now their website don't even exist and I am unable to undelegate my SP from them.

Are you in a position to offer any advice & solution?

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We have a deep interest in helping new comers as we ourselves were new comers a month ago, and it can be really exhausting to get your first follower, first upvote, and first everything.

That's why you can mention us at any post at @hustleaccepted and we'll be upvoting your posts, also we always reply to a follow with a follow back, same with upvotes

Wish you the best luck ❤

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This is insightful and well written.

Thank You for this guide. New to Steemit network and more to explore .

Its just a beginning :)

This is so encouraging, wish i had this when is initially started Steemit.
Great job @steemitblog

What are some good tribes to join? Are there any tokens being developed or communities built around some?

Hi @esecholo this is a new project just launched, but you need to have tronlink wallet and some TRX token for the transaction and at least more than 100SP to delegate to the project

you also can join steemingcurators community, any SP is ok to become official member 😊

Thanks for the tutorial. I am a new member in this platform. This article mean a lot for me.


Very very helpful thank you for providing such an informative blog.

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Thank you so much for this great overview. I first thought that steemit was to complicated for me. But now I understand the basic concepts and the main functions of steemit. Every newcomer should read this guide carefully. I'll share it on my twitter account!

Thank you so much for the detailed read-me before jumping into posting. It definitely helps.

Probably the best Decentralized site I have seen so far, the content are so smooth, the rules are crystal clear I dont know how I land in this site but im glad I've seen this.

Im a newbie here on Steemit. Im still trying to figure out how to progress and understand how it works.
I joined some contests (won twice so far) and posts blog.
im not sure on how the UPVOTE works. can i click the UPVOTE mostly on what i see is a good content, does it have a limit to upvote? will i be losing something when i just click upvotes more often?

Also, can i UPVOTE on my own Blogs and comments? will it have any points lose or something on my end????

Hello @iamhaslemere

can i click the UPVOTE mostly on what i see is a good content, does it have a limit to upvote?

Upvoting good quality content is mainly what we encourage on Steemit just like they do in @project.hope community. How will you feel if no one upvote your quality content on Steemit? I'm definitely sure you are going to feel very bad about it, the same applies here. Always ensure you upvote "good quality content" that deserves to be upvoted as this tends to make the content creator publish more content on the steem blockchain.

About the upvote limit, there's actually something known as Resource Credit (RC) which tends to regulate your amount of upvote on every post you make and this Resource Credit also charges up with time. The simple summary is that "the more your Resource Credit (RC), the more chances of you upvoting people's content and the lesser your Resource Credit (RC), the lesser chances of you upvoting content on the steem blockchain". It's always advisable to make use of your Resource Credit wisely and start Upvoting good quality contents on the steem blockchain.

You can check your profile info including your Resource Credit level via

will i be losing something when i just click upvotes more often?

You aren't loosing anything by Upvoting others but there's high chance of you reducing your resource credit in which you may have to wait for some time for it to charge up again. Also, in addition you tend to gain more curation rewards via steem power (SP) when you upvote other people's posts.

Also, can i UPVOTE on my own Blogs and comments? will it have any points lose or something on my end????

Smiles, this is known as self upvote. Well, I really don't have much to say about this but the fact is that if everyone were to engage in self upvote without Upvoting others, do you think you'll be able to utilize Steemit more? I'm quite sure your answer will definitely be NO.

I really don't encourage self upvote but I encourage Upvoting other quality contents on Steemit. Also, you can also join some curation trail and start earning cool upvotes for your activities on Steemit depending on the curation terms and conditions.

In conclusion, I suggest you grow your account more by interacting or engaging with others on Steemit by dropping valuable comments on people's posts, always create good quality contents, take part in contests just like @steemitblog suggested up there and you also stand a chance of earning cool upvotes. There's still a contest going on by @steemitblog where you can gain good upvote from @steemcurator01 and @steemcurator02. I suggest you visit @steemitblog for more info.

Thanks for your time and I hope you have a great day ahead with love from @hardaeborla 💕❤️💕💓

Big thanks! @hardaeborla very detailed answer to my questions. I really appreciate it big time!
upvote one for you! hahhaha

Hi @iamhaslemere welcome to Steemit Community. Have you joined the Newcomers Community ? We have this program where you will get to learn steem ecosystem and get reward along the way Lists of Achievement Tasks,Resources & Materials : Newcomers Resources. If you have completed at least Achievement 4 you can apply for our 500SP Support Program 500SP Minnow Support Program: Curation List - Updated 26/10/2020.
You can join @steemingcurators community too Steemingcurators we help each other grow in Steemit there.

can i click the UPVOTE mostly on what i see is a good content, does it have a limit to upvote? will i be losing something when i just click upvotes more often?

you can check your upvote mana here

you still have about 58% Resouce Credit left. If it goes to 0 you will not be able to do anything with your account and have to wait for some time for this RC to recharge back to 100%.

Also, can i UPVOTE on my own Blogs and comments? will it have any points lose or something on my end????

You are free to upvote your own post but this is not generally encouraged in an excessive manner, also with 14SP there is not much upvote value you will get if you self vote your own blog and comments. Your resource credit will drain fast if you frequently upvote and will take some time to recharge back.
My suggestion is to engage more with others, join #thediarygame 1000 DAYS OF STEEM : The Diary Game - Season 2 ends, Season 3..., the easiest way to get started and to get support from steemit curation account while it still last..

Oh great! This is very useful for me and to all newbies.
Thanks @kryptokannon for the advice. Appreciate it so much!

yes I agree too very useful

hi everyone ,i m new . support me pls ...thanks