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I got some good responses to this post on Steenit about one of my favourite authors. I like that Steemit makes it easy to include lots of images and you can get fancy with the formatting. I'm just using simple Markdown for now. I also figured out how to directly link to my Google Photos, which saves me some effort.

If you are blogging then Steemit may be a good option. I've not made a lot, but I see others doing well.
I discovered the books of Terry Pratchett over twenty years ago. The first I read was Pyramids that I found in the local library. by steevc
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I wrote another song. Let me know what you think
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+Larry Boeding really? You should go. It's a magical place
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Steemit is still my flavour of the month. I had my best day yesterday when I earned around $5! That's more than I ever made in a day on Tsu and it's still very early days. It all depends on who votes on your posts. One of the founders voted on mine and that was worth a few dollars.

The link is to the profile of author Eric Vance Walton. I've not been reading his posts, but he is posting a story in installments and making around $1000 per day! That's a good rate for any author.

A few caveats: The value of a post on Steemit is based on their estimate of the price of 'Steem' which may be higher than the market price. The market price is still falling. Also, you can't take all that money out quickly. Any tied up in Steem Power can only be withdrawn at 1% per week. Then you will incur costs in converting that to $/£/€. It doesn't look like this guy has taken any out yet.

+PT Hylton have you heard about authors using Steemit? I'm seeing a lot of fiction and poetry posted there. 
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+Martin N It's a bit tricky to wrap your head around. There are lots of posts about how it works, but I'm not sure of the best place to start
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What are your thoughts on premium guitar picks. Are they worth it? Some are very expensive.

You may consider joining Steemit if you are into blogging. They definitely need more guitar content over there.
Take your pick I've used various guitar picks (plectrums, plectra), but not any of the current crop of 'boutique' picks.
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+Steve Clark That would make for a decent topic I think, One I'd enjoy listening to for sure. I would go as far to say that finding the right shape and thickness of plectrum along with material is most likely as important as every other piece of the whole component and signal chain big picture, Like string gauge, loudspeaker and cabinet design choice amongst all other thing's we put between our finger's right on through to the choice(s) of microphone(s) capturing the end of the line output *if applicable (*Unless one's playing finger style on acoustic, utilize their nail's or a nail for electric in a sort of hybrid nail and finger style all through to Steve Harris of Iron Maiden finger galloping bass lines on to slapping & popping on bass and beyond like Tony Levin with the drumstick top's attached to his finger's of course!), It is probably far more complex than I've really sat and thought about in the kind of depth I like to reflect inwards on improving or expanding as a player. I'll keep my eye's peeled for your posts and podcast man, All the very best
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Anyone on Keybase? It's sort of like a public keyserver for those into encryption, but it allows you to verify yourself on various social sites and elsewhere to prove who you instead of the 'web of trust' model where you have to meet up with people and get them to sign your key after verifying their identity.

They have some cool tools including a command line app to make encryption simple and cloud storage where files are signed and you can privately share with others.

If this all means nothing, then you need to get into encryption. It's a way we can regain control of our data without relying on big companies.
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Got some more guitar picks to play with.

I'll pay postage if people want to send me old picks/plectra for my collection. Can pay in Steem if you use it.
After my trip to the theatre on Saturday I took a walk down London's famous Denmark Street .
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Wow, Lego drones. Check out the linked video of a Lego Star Destroyer being crashed too.
 
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I seem to have written another song about a social site. Well, I don't do love songs
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One of my more successful posts on Steemit. I've not had a mega post like some you see there, but around a dollar is about what I'd hope for really. I've got about 80 followers. If did have a post that made me over a dollar, but it was on a post by one of the 'whales'. Her vote is worth a lot. You need to hold around $1000 of Steem Power to give someone a cent with your vote.

The way votes work is changing next week so that they will decrease in value quicker as you use more each day. That will also help to counter the behaviour of a 'troll' on there who is flagging random posts. He's hit some of mine and knocks a couple of cents off the value. If nobody else has voted then the post may get hidden as it's considered of less value. There's nothing I can do as it all happens on the blockchain and that's not centrally controlled. Some people with enough Steem are cancelling out his votes.

Generally I haven't experienced much trouble there. There's very little in the way of spam posts like I got on Tsu. I've heard that some people have been harassed, but you can mute troublemakers. I think it's up to the community to police it.
How important is new user growth to Steemit? @dantheman posted that of the 80k registered users only about 1200…
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Still playing with Steemit. I'm making about 20c per day, but it's better than nothing. This is an interview with the founders. Certainly lots of anarchists and other alternative culture on there. I'm posting a lot of music-related stuff to mix it up.

The main features of Steemit are:
1. It's based on a blockchain, so hard to censor or shut down. Any service can show the content
2. Everything is open, including details of payments. That may not suit some people. The founders did mention private messages in the interview, but I think that has yet to be implemented
3. You get 'Steem' currency based on who votes up your posts and comments. They can also vote down. How much influence this has depends on how much Steem they hold
4. A minority hold most of the Steem. These are the 'whales'. They either got in early or bought a lot of Steem. Some may have earned a lot from posts as I've seen some worth many $thousands
5. There's a lot of projects springing up based around it. There are some libraries available to help with that
6. It's mostly geeks on there for now. The service is evolving fast, so it may become attractive to less technical people later on

Any questions?

I've just caught up with this video from the start of the month. @Dollarvigilante had just joined and made a load of money.
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The Steemit social site is having some issues today. According to people in their chatroom it's an issue with the blockchain. I don't know if it's a bug or an attack. No software is perfect, but when it's dealing with large sums of money you need to be really careful.
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Who's on Steemit? I'm looking for more people to follow there
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Trying to develop as a musician, but I don't seem to be a real natural. Keep trying to educate myself.

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