100 DAYS OF STEEM : Day 96 - Community Curators and the STEEM POD

in #the100daysofsteem9 months ago (edited)


This last week of the 100 Days of Steem project is moving at a feverish pace.

As well as doing our best to keep up with the fantastic growth of The Diary Game, we are working hard to put in place an ambitious plan for what comes next.

As we laid out last week in our Roadmap post, the core of our strategy going forward will be the 3 R’s - Recruitment, Retention and Reward.

With that in mind, we are now reviewing all the projects and processes that have evolved during the 100 Days to see how they can be most effectively utilized for the next phase of Steem’s growth and development.

Community Curators and the STEEM POD

The Community Curators project and the STEEM POD have both evolved during the course of the 100 Days of Steem.

They have been quite experimental as neither had been attempted before on the Steem blockchain.

Both have been beneficial to help Steem move forward over the past couple of months, but we don’t feel they have been as effective as they might have been.

That has most likely been due to our lack of clear direction and guidance – a not unexpected outcome of the experimental nature of the two projects.

The end of the 100 Days is for us an appropriate time to review how the Community Curators and the STEEM POD have worked so far, and how they might be more effective in the next phase.

In the second half of the 100 Days, The Diary Game has been increasingly influential in guiding our plans going forward.

We have learned so much from that particularly about recruitment and retention.

It is with this in mind that we are now planning to make more significant changes to the Community Curators project and the STEEM POD.

We did post our initial plans for Community Curators 2.0 last week, but following feedback on that and other wider changes taking place we are retracting that and setting out a new direction for the project.

The STEEM POD has so far operated separately from the Community Curators but we now feel there could be significant mutual benefit to bring the two projects together.

We will be going into more depth on the new arrangements in posts after the 100 Days ends, but for now the key changes are…

  • The Community Curator accounts will not be offered to the community to apply for each month.

  • The two 500K SP Curator accounts will, at least for the duration of Season 2, be utilized as additional curation accounts for The Diary Game. They will be operated by additional members being brought into the Steemit team to help with the growth of The Diary Game.

  • The remaining five 200K SP Curator accounts will be allocated to teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America to support Steemians in their respective continents.

  • These Continental Curator accounts will be run by members of the STEEM POD who live in each respective continent.

  • It is planned to have at least three STEEM POD members per continent to start, with that number increasing as more suitable people become available.

  • There will be a new phase of recruitment to the STEEM POD to ensure sufficient team members for each continent.

  • STEEM POD members will be offered an improved incentive package with new rewards and increased direct delegations.

  • Existing STEEM POD members will be offered ‘first option’ to apply for these new enhanced roles.

  • Full details of how to apply for the new STEEM POD roles will be released next week.

  • It is planned that the full transition to the new setup will take place over the remainder of July.

We see this as an exciting progression of the Community Curator and STEEM POD projects.

With further announcements that we will be making very shortly, we hope you will be able to share our enthusiasm for the great potential these new developments will offer for the growth of the Steem community.

We appreciate there might be disappointment from the art and music communities that there will not currently be the option for the curation accounts, but we will be continuing to support those communities through upvotes and prize sponsorships.

The 100 Days of Steem has been an informative and educational project for us.

The large majority of what has been done over the last 3 months had not been attempted on Steem before.

As we move into the next stage of Steem’s re-evolution we hope we can take what has been learned from the 100 Days to make even better use of the resources available.

We are excited about what comes next and what it will mean for the future growth of Steem.

Thank you,

The Steemit Team

Notes from the Community...

Music For Steem Week 4 - Winners

Music For Steem have announced the winners of Week 4 of their weekly music contest.

Congratulations to @danieldedosd2, @esouthern3 & @cmp2020, @leomolina, @futuremind and @yusmi ...

SPUD4STEEM Positive Statistics

SPUD4STEEM organizer @kiwiscanfly has posted some positive statistics coming from the latest round of the event...

The rewards from this post go to support the work of @fundacorazon in Venezuela and @thegreens in Cameroon.



first of all, thanks for the opportunity we had to support Steemians in different ways. @steemingcurators was born during the split because we felt the urge to help you out and to let the Steemit community know that there are still users who care and have faith in Steem. We stood up, despite all the negativity, harassment and threats.

We tried to keep the community engaged with challenges, a new discord with 150 unique people, and all things we could think of to keep users on Steemit. This was even before The Diary game saw the light..

With the unfortunate event of the C-virus, our personal life got hugely affected and the time we were planning on putting in our projects (steemingcurators And Musicforsteem), got drastically but temporarily cut in small pieces.
The upvotes we get from you are incredibly generous and we like to thank you. But it's not a guaranteed income, I think you can acknowledge that. I wouldn't sleep if I know I had to rely on that to feed my kids.

Its correct. In the 40 days that we are curators from the Steem community curation project we haven't received any feedback, except comments that stated we do a great job. No guidelines, no clear direction, no nothing. We were dying to work WITH you to achieve those goals.

Those goals and directions are at your office. My feedback is to share this vision with your team, and those included the curators. If your deckhands don't know the direction of the ship, you as a captain will have a hard time getting it in the right direction.

Of course, we are massively disappointed, as all our intentions where good. This feels like a punishment. I never ever ever punish my employees. Definitely not when I know I failed in my communication. I have no clue on what fact you made these decisions. Now we can only guess.

Sorry @ciska, we missed this.

Our small team struggles to keep up with the now thousands of comments and notifications we receive each day.

The main problem we have is that we have very limited resources, particularly in terms of delegation accounts. This is never enough to fulfil all the requests we continually receive.

We have to work with what we have, and have to be constantly evolving and adapting to what goes on around us.

The Diary Game has proved to be enormously popular and enormously successful in recruiting new people to Steem. Something we believe everyone will agree is badly needed.

The challenge now is how best to most effectively harness this great new influx of people, talent and enthusiasm to the widest benefit of Steem.

Our current strategy and structure is largely focused on the Country Representatives.

We are just beginning to unlock the full potential of this.

This week's winner of Music For Steem is one small example of this potential.

We are very thankful for all you have been doing with SteemCurators.

We have purposefully avoided giving any guidance, direction or interference in what you do as we have want it to develop through community interference.

You have been doing a great job !

Thank you again from The Steemit Team

Thank you for sharing your thought and outlooks towards this platform. Will be looking forward in any interests we're about to share. Keep it up and God Bless.


This is great re-evolution, we in STEEM POD members share the same excitement and anticipation for what comes next. Also, we hope all Steem Community members will share the same benefit from this new structure in the Community Project lead and support by The Steemit Team.

As a steemPOD member, I am so glad to learn of these new exciting improvements, and restructuring that are geared towards the re-evolution and future growth of steem. I am looking forward to applying for the new antispated roles of the SteemPOD members for my continent.

Thanks so much Steemit team for the updates

I love the exciting things happening now on Steemit and I can't wait to be a part of them. Meanwhile, this is my first ever diary post:


Welcome back to Steem.

Great first Diary Game post.

The Steemit Team

@steemitblog @steemcurator01
Thank you for your update. Through the diary game, you were able to attract a very large number of new users and also returned old users who froze their account.
Because there are no privileged participants in the diary game, everyone is equal and depends on their efforts to write an interesting diary, post photos and compete with other participants.
This diary game will take Steemit to a new level.

Thank you for your help and support on The Diary Game @vipnata.

We are looking forward to seeing what happens with Season 2.

The Steemit Team

Thank you very much for your trust, it is very dear to me.
I would like to continue curating the Russian community and add Italian Steem members to It, making one significant community Russian-Italian, because in the second season I plan to invite Italians to the game diaries.

Hi @steemitblog
Here is my very first entry in the diary game and per your instructions I am leaving a link to the post in the comments
Thank you for your time. https://steemit.com/thediarygame/@shortsegments/the-diary-game-july-8th-2020-shortsegments-wednesday-morning

As long as there are excellent curation efforts and support for all types of content, I think how you structure it is a detail.

Good job

Hi @ steemitblog

Could you take a look at my 6 day old post? >>> link

I'm sorry, but I'm short today)))))

Hello Steemit team, we hope this comment reaches you.

We are a curatorial team dedicated to supporting the community (mainly the Hispanic one) within the Steemit platform, this project has been planned for more than two years but it could finally be official a few weeks ago.

Everything we do is non-profit, we are a team of Venezuelans with the best intentions on the platform, unfortunately our voting power is very small and limited since it barely reaches a value of $ 0.02

We wanted to know if you could give us some kind of support. Currently we collaborate and benefit users from all over the world in general to people who come from Spanish-speaking countries. (We have been very reduced in terms of support since our vote has a very low value).

We would be very grateful if you could delegate us any amount of Steem Power (no matter the amount, any amount of delegated SP is accepted with pride), or if you could give us your support through votes (UpVotes) to our healing reports daily.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Remember that all the effort we make is for the rest of the community! Thank you very much for your initiatives. @steemcurator01 and @steemitblog.


The two 500K SP Curator accounts will, at least for the duration of Season 2, be utilized as additional curation accounts for The Diary Game. They will be operated by additional members being brought into the Steemit team to help with the growth of The Diary Game.

This is a super move and I think you may need more. Season 2 of the diary game is going to be massive and in terms of recruitment, you might witness residual effect.

I suggest you frame a policy in the second season of the diary game to motivate and reward who make continuous improvement in their diary posts, in terms of "presentation, spelling, grammar, proof-read". Those who are new such errors is okay, no problem, but we must improve on a daily basis. And who are keen to improve must be encoraged, rewarded.

Thank you.

Steem on.

This idea is very superb from the Steemit Team, looking at the massive number that's now coming in the diary game it's prudent enough to add that 500k SP to support @steemcurator01 upvotes, because the prize pool of 8,000 is going to ginger more steemians to work harder to recruit and as they recruit the more the community expand for upvotes. Now, we ask ourselves, where are these recruitment and retention coming from, they are coming from the continental basis, that is where the actual work of recruitment is rooted, then the need to give 200k SP for support for the various Continents. I think this is clear and thoughtful ideas @steemitblog has proposed here. As POD member, I am so happy for this initiative. Thanks so much👌

No entiendo mucho cuando hablan de retención y reclutamiento.
A quien piensa reclutar?
Que piensa en retener?
SObre los nuevos cambio me parece genial aunque si soy sincero es primera vez que escucho sobre el steem pod!
Actualmente apoyo como curador en la comunidad latina sin pedir nada a cambio me complace ayudar a esta comunidad como curador.
Es cierto en la comunidad latina el reto de los 100 dias ha sido un exito total ya que he curador mucha publicaciones de este reto, deberia crear otro reto algo parecido.

Great to know we have a lot of this exciting changes coming up. I invited two persons to the diary game yesterday, one is new recruit. Here are their first entries:



Thank you for your efforts in growing steem.

Hello friends!!
This is my diary that expires in a few hours, I appreciate the support.


Thank you

Your older posts do not qualify for The Diary Game as they are too short.

You do not need to write in English.

Thank you

The Steemit Team

Hello Steemit Team,
I am excited to see the constant thought and effort being placed into rewards, recruitment and retention. I hope that these efforts will continue to build the Community. I hope you will continue to support the growing communities which are also supporting recruitment, retention and rewards within their communities.
Thank you,

Polite Request

Hi @steemitblog
I just read the latest Steemitblog regarding the discontinuance of the Community Curator Team for Art and Music. I am very supportive of all the efforts being made towards recruitment, rewards and retention. I think the Steemit Team is displaying great flexibility and innovation by trying many different methods to achieve the three R’s .

I have a polite request that you consider activating the Pacific/Oceania Community Curation Team. This area is very diverse with many languages but Steemit is a perfect unifying vehicle for the widespread group of Steemians.



The age of your post is 6 days. You can share the link here Not before that. And if you are new join, you can share the link of the first post here.

It's wonderful to see how this curation effort has worked out in such a positive way. Thank you for supporting and empowering the users of the Steem blockchain! 😃

Hi @steemitblog, my diary

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 7:00 in the morning, as usual, I woke up early t... https://steempeak.com/knitrias-project/@f21steem/my-diary-tuesday-7-july-2020-marriage-reception-event

On Wednesday, July 4, 2020, at 7:00 in the morning, I went to a coffee... https://steempeak.com/knitrias-project/@f21steem/my-diary-saturday-4-july-2020-new-normal-village-protocol

Thank you, @steemcurator01 @steemitblog

Genial todo lo que se viene 🙏

Every time they talk about things to come and the projects that are around the corner leave a feeling of enthusiasm and excitement knowing what the changes will be and the things to come, that generates more expectation with each new publication of @steemitblog. Everything that is happening in Steemit is really incredible.

The best is yet to come!

Hey @steemcurator01 & @steemitblog

It’s been six days that my diary post hasn’t rewarded till

Pls consider upvoting soon

Agradecido por la mención patrón.

These steem updates really inpire us to keep steeming and bringing more steemians on board Steemit. Keep up with the amazing communitycentric approach @steemitblog @steemcurator01.
As earlier mentioned in our Cameroon Steemit Program, we look forward to training and subscribing 150 Cameroonians to Steemit but over the past few days, we have tried creating a few accounts for some steemians we trained prior to the Cameroon Steemit Program and its been difficult. We tried signing up via Steemit to no availl and we are currently considering to use Actifit but have a few questions:

  1. If we purchase an Actifit account, can we use it to login to Steemit?
  2. Are there any other Steemit DApps that we can use to quickly sign-up our trainees to Steemit?
    @thegreens is willing to pay the sign-up fees for all the Steemians she will train via the Cameroon Steemit Program.
  3. Can the Steemit Team assist us with the creation of these accounts for free?

You can connect with @mr-greens (Mr. Green (thegreens)#7655) on Discord to discuss more about these. Thanks

You have enough SP on this account to start claiming account creation tokens but are not using them. You can do that at https://steemworld.org/account-creator?login=thegreens

If you ask around you may very well find some community members with enough free RCs to help you make accounts. (Or you can just pay 3 Steem each for tokens.)

Hai @steemitblog, @steemcurator01, this is one of my diary that already passed 6 days, please take a look...


Sounds good, good to see the Steem POD will be enhanced and grown.

Really excited about it! Thank you @steemcurator01 @steemitblog

Hi, @steemcurator01, this is a gentle reminder, my #theshoppinggame reaching the 6th day today. Thanks for your all time support.


Hey @steemcurator01 ,

Hindi translation is ready:- 100 दिन STEEM : दिन 96 - Community Curators and the STEEM POD

There are seven beneficiary in the post 3 charities and 4 promoters

Pls consider upvoting @steemcurator01 as we are reaching the end of 100 days it’s been really great to translate all the posts under 100 days

Hai @steemitblog and @steemcurator01, apakah permainan belanja tidak semuanya di kuratori oleh anda?
Ini entri saya sudah berusia 6 hari


Mohon perhatiannya dan terima kasih atas semuanya.

I ❤ Steem

@steemcurator01 @steemitblog
The payout date has passed of my 3 diary post . Please check it out.

Sorry for the delay - all now upvoted and extra votes given.

Greetings #Equipo Steemit, @steemitblog and @ steemcurator01 what a pity to bother you, I know that you are very busy, due to the fabulous success of the Daily Game, there are many participants who have joined. But following the instructions left by you, I pass you the link of a publication that has reached 5 days


Here I also leave the link of the following publications that have not been determined either




Finally, I leave you my first entry to the shopping game, which has not been identified either


Please excuse the inconvenience again, and I very much appreciate the work you are doing to support the users of the platform and work so hard for its growth.

God bless you.

Sorry for the delay - all now upvoted.

And congratulations you are a winner on The Shopping Game.

The Steemit Team

First of all congratulations to all the winners for participating in the music for steem.

I look forward to apply for the new enhanced roles. I might not stand a chance of being selected but it's worth the try. The steemit team has been helpful these past few days with the #the100days of steem coming to an end.

Thank you very much for this great opportunity.

All posts now voted up to date.

Thank you very much sir!

Thank you very much steemit for this great opportunity.

A very beautiful program with participants who are increasingly eager to follow programs run by steem. Programs that provide benefits for beginners in participating in the world of steem. Breakthrough about the use of steem as a means of payment when transacting, we wait for the launch time. Good luck

Hello @steemitblog and @steemcurator01, the following posts expired and were never curated:



I currently have 4 pending posts and I would appreciate it if you could take a look at them.


@steemitblog @steemcurator01 I think it is an excellent idea the new proposals that they are proposing in this publication ... It is always good to rectify on time ... And even more so, when better results are expected within the platform regarding the topic of RETENTION of the members .. I would like to know if you currently have an email or discord account ?, where you can raise fundamental ideas ... Thank you !!!

All these changes sound very good, it really was a great success to carry out these initiatives, we hope to apply to have a place in the steem pod team and thus help the platform a little more 👍

Yes remove all best to keep up with the fantastic growth of The Diary Game
This are the thing are bad for every one
You gayes are doing a grate job keep it up

Hi @steemitblog, i am super excited at what is happening here on steemit,

And a shout out to the team and those who has contributed immensely to the success of this platform,

You people are really doing a great job and as a newbie , i must say i am impressed as this would encourage me to work hard,big thanks to
@steemitblog steemit team
@kiwiscanfly e.t.c

You all are genuis


@steemitblog, I will be dropping my diary game entry now because the other time I dropped it late, it wasn't curated and I understand that a lot of entries are been made on a daily basis.

Dairy 6-7-20

Diary 7-7-20

De verdad que han hecho un gran trabajo y los felicito y lo del diario me emocino mucho espero que vuelva con mucha entusiasmo para su segunda temporada. Los felicito

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Excellent progress, I have little to return to the platform that is the Steem POD please!!

Hi @steemitblog
Here is my very first entry in the diary game and per your instructions I am leaving a link to the post in the comments
Thank you for your time. https://steemit.com/thediarygame/@shortsegments/the-diary-game-july-8th-2020-shortsegments-wednesday-morning


It has been amazing to see how the developments on these three months have taken place. Congratulations on the great achievements recovering the activity on the blockchain.

On the Knitrias Project we are celebrating our second Member reaching the minnow level announced on our Report for the Week 10. Thanks to the support of the Steemit Team we are increasing also our activity through Members' Initiatives to promote creativity and content creation for every user.

From my side, I'm grateful with the opportunity of being part of the PoD Project, and looking forward for the new organization to participate. Thank you very much for the support!!

Best regards!!

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