Monthly Retrospective | Country Representative | Sri Lanka | August

in Steem POD Team2 months ago (edited)

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01. Background

The country representative concept came out with the idea of keeping connecting Steemians from a particular country on the blockchain through support, guidance, commenting, and voting. I was selected as the country representative of Sri Lanka on 2020-07-29 and received my delegation of 5000SP on 2020-08-01.

Before 2020-07-20 there were only 5 active members including me. When I receiving the delegation, I had 3 challenges. The first one was managing the responsibilities of the CR with my studies as I am not a full-time member. The second was connecting with existing members and the third one was recruiting members.


Keeping the trust of Steemit Team and conduct my community towards the Recruitment and Retention Rewards System Concept.

Objectives I defined at the beginning

  1. Increasing Members of Community
  2. Preserving Engagement of Community
  3. Rewarding and Keeping Satisfaction
  4. Attracting Global Community
  5. Being an Exemplary Leader

Process and Results

01. Increasing Members of Community

Under this, the following steps were taken.

  • Bringing all existing members into one single chain.
    Connectivity is a very important factor. So first I contacted existing steemians using comments and mentions to get to know them well. Specially @madushanka, @besticofinder and @goldcoin made good responses and we were able to gather our whole content under the #srilanka tag.

  • Recruiting first level members
    These members were recruited to build a team for thediarygame. @dinoli, @anusha96, @sandu and @randula99 were the first set I recruited. They were trained very well by me and provided knowledge to face the content war with quality content.

  • Recruitment tree concept
    Each member was given the freedom to recruit and train anyone they wish with full credit for them. This worked well. The credit goes to everyone for making this process successful.

    Current recruitment tree

During the month I was able to increase the number of active members to 5 to 15 members and 2 are yet to be verified because of very recent accounts.

What I could be improved One member was inactive and if I could remain him in the platform, it would be better.

02. Preserving Engagement of Community

Engagement is very important to the success of steemit. The following steps were taken to enhance engagement.

  • Telegram Channel for Gathering
    First I gathered all new members into a telegram group so that they can get to know each other well and can learn about the platform. Feedbacks and shoutouts were always taken into further decision making.

  • Contest The Most Outstanding Sri Lankan Steemian of the Week
    I introduced this contest concept first time and It was a good model for other countries in an unexpected way. This contest was successful than I thought during first two weeks. Members gave good feedbacks such as they got many votes from steemcurrator01 for comments, increased their followers. And it gave chance to showoff themselves to other countries as well. Currently I have allocated 12 SBD for this contest.

  • Updates and Motivation
    Latest contests and updates share through twitter, telegram, resteeming, and sometimes by personal comments. You will see evidence for motivation everywhere!

Example of sharing updates

What I could be improved
I feel if I could increase the prize for the contest is better. And then If I could make a separate community for Sri Lanka, it would be more interesting. But I am so patience. It will be done once we have enough active real members.

03. Rewarding and Keeping Satisfaction

Rewarding means satisfaction. Satisfaction cause to retention. I could manage the delegated 5000SP properly with community curator account 07 to reward everyone well.

  • No 0 payouts
    under #srilanka tag there are no 0 payouts anymore. I respect the ability and interests of writing of any one and pay my full effort to make them reward up to quality.

  • Usage of community curator account
    This was the most challenging part of my curation life. @rashid001 and I share the account for 3 days in every week and he is giving me very good support. So that both of us could manage our members properly.

What I could be improved
I believe I did my maximum when rewarding. :)

04. Attracting Global Community

This objective was defined to enhance the global reach. Following are the actions taken under this.

  • Beign a greeter and motivate newcomers
    This is something I got for my luck and something I really love to do. As a country representative, I give my full support to the POD team and the Greeters process.

  • Nature and Me contest
    This contest received an unbelievably high number of feedbacks. My intention was to reward the service for the environment with steem. It went successful and I am now planning for a second Nature and Me contest with a new concept. Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh participated in this and achieved the objective of global attention up to some extend. I allocated 4SBD for the contest. @tarpan also helped me with this, by voting with community curation account.

What I could be improved
It would be more successful if the members of other countries also joined in Nature and Me contest. For that, I should pay more attention to promotions.

05. Being an Exemplary Leader

  • No power-down while requesting others to not to power down
  • 0 self votes, you all vote me :)
  • No plagiarism or farming. I highly warn you not to do. I'm watching it.
  • Powering up, power keeps the survival

Thank you

Thank you for the support all you gave through this month and I'm willing to have it even in the future. Human is the most valuable resource.
@goldcoin, @madushanka, @besticofinder, @theshaki, @anusha96, @dinoli, @sandu, @randula99, @dasuni.ayashmi, @yohank, @rusmend96, @charith-tm, @sandupi, @pansilu99, @linali

This is as a reply to the post 1000 DAYS OF STEEM : Day 24 - Country Representative of the Month

cc : @steemcurator01

Country Representative,
Sri Lanka

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hi @randulakoralage , I'm very happy about you as your friend... You always did your best in everytime. That is a good quality I seen from you... In here , you are same... In here you do a great job as the country rep... You guide members very well... When we have a trouble , you gave us solutions quickly... speedy reactions💪 The other good quality i seen from you... Good job... Good luck @randulakoralage

 2 months ago 

😍😍😍😍😍 Thank you so much Sandupi. Something heart touching.♥️

Hi @randulakoralage,
You are my guiding light at the Steemit platform and I've always appreciate your dedication towards the Steemit community.😍 I know you can do anything if you try hard enough and nothing can stop you from being the best country rep. 🙊 You are amazing in each and every way. 😉 I know you're trying so hard to work for the betterment of the Steemit. So Good Luck my buddy!! ❤️

 2 months ago 

Oh..😮 Thank you so much Anusha. You did you part well ♥️ always.

You have a great presentation. Steam is important for everyone. All results are good.
thank you my friend

 2 months ago 

You are welcome brother🙂

most welcome

Hi @randulakoralage. As a group member from Sri Lanka, I very much appreciate your work. You are doing a great job while you are spending a busy academic schedule. Everyone of us received votes for every single work we did, as you said no Zero payouts. ❤️

You are the one who introduced me to Steemit and you gave me every guidance to do a better work here. Still you support whenever we ask for it. Thank youuuu for the work you done for the country and the team and best of luck with your future works ❤️

 2 months ago 

thank you so much for your words sanduni♥️😍

You have done a great work for steemit. Best of luck for your future works.

 2 months ago 

Thanks for efffort you get

Hey @randulakoralage ! I am so great full to work with you in this platform!
You guided each and everyone very well ! You did a great job while we are getting enter to the steemit !
Also you kept motivating us and encouraged everyone! I am really impressive about your dedication .
Hope you have a wonderful future 🥂 cheers
Thanks 😊

 2 months ago 

Great job ! Keep up the good work !

@randulakoralage, You are doing great job in steemit platform and giving continuous support to each other members for grow their journey. When I joined with steem platform there was only few Sri Lankans. But your hardest effort brought many steemians than 2017. Your positive minded thoughts will be valuable for others. So wish you the best for successful steemit journey.

 2 months ago 

♥️thanks for keep motivating me and for being a good example always♥️

wow, @randulakoralage really grateful to your effort ❤

 2 months ago 

Thank you for all the excellent work you are doing helping to build Steem in Sri Lanka.

The Steemit Team

 2 months ago 

Thanks. ☺️ my whole effort to increase active members as India and Bangladesh. ☺️ Why not we🙈

Thank you for your work and contributions to the newcomers' achievement program.
You have been upvoted by cryptokannon, Steem Greeters from STEEM POD Project and we are voting with the Steemit Community Curator @steemcurator03 account to support the newcomers coming into steemit.

Follow @steemitblog for the latest update on Steem Community and come join our #thediarygame Season 2 you can get steem for commenting too with #onepercent lucky upvote program.
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