Why WordPress.com bloggers should give the SteemPress plugin a try

Yes, I know, I know - not a day goes by that I'm not babbling on about the @elipowell) talk about the platform during the Steem Fest live stream, and what she and Andrew Levine (aka @roadscape) said that, "People don't need to understand how an automatic transmission works to drive a car. If it gets you from Point A to Point B, you don't ask any questions. Our vehicle has a solid engine, Communities as a steering wheel, and a navigation system to get people where they want to go."

So why should WordPress.com users give the SteemPress plugin a try?

Yeah, I suppose I should finally get around to the point, right? 😂 Back in September, I shared some wicked awesome news from a post by Steempress website, referral system, settings page and guest account claims, including this...
Since the beginning, one of our goals has been to onboard many of the WordPress blogs and websites out there, which currently makes up 30% of the internet. To achieve this, it has been vital to not only provide a unique and compelling product, but also an onboarding process that is easy and effortless for the new users and their audiences, while also efficient and scalable for us. Next for growth to truly take off, is ensuring that more active users create a network effect that brings in more users at an exponential rate. Accomplishing this has perhaps been the biggest challenges for all Steem apps. It is therefore what we have spent most of the last year trying to solve. We now finally believe that we have come up with our own workable solutions, and perhaps more importantly, brought them together as a complete product and growth strategy that makes sense both technically, financially and in terms of user experience.
...and this...
Anyone who makes a referral through our signup page will earn 10% of future rewards and payments done by the new user they refer. This means that with our current 15% benefactor rewards, a referred account will instead have 1.5% set to their referrer and 13.5% to SteemPress. Furthermore, once the upcoming subscription-based pro versions of SteemPress are launched, the referrers will also earn a passive 10% on their subscription fees. We hope that this will excite people to go and search for bloggers or influencers who might want to start a blog and ask them directly if they have heard about Steem and if they would consider using SteemPress.

So what does that mean exactly?

Essentially, SteemPress is offering free Steem accounts to people who sign up through their referral program. If you click the banner below (the same one that appears in my footer)...
Why WordPress.com bloggers should give the SteemPress plugin a try
... it will bring you to a page that looks like this...
Why WordPress.com bloggers should give the SteemPress plugin a try
Fill out the information, and a real human being (not a bot) will check it out. Once it's been determined that you are actually a blogger and not a bot, your account will be approved. Then you can install the Steem Press plugin on your WordPress.com blog (as far as I know, the free WP.org blogs don't allow for the plugins, but I could be wrong), add your information, and when you hit "Publish" on a post, it will automatically show up on the blockchain too! I also like how Steem Press breaks it down at the bottom of their main page -
Why WordPress.com bloggers should give the SteemPress plugin a try
Oh, and if you'd like to hear from one of the developers himself, here's a brief interview from September 2019 between @fredrikaa) chatting about Steem Press which Fredrik co-founded with Martin Lees (aka Traci York
  • Steemit Blog ~ Traci York
  • YouTube ~ InternetGeek
  • Ello ~ @traciyork

  • Posted from my blog with SteemPress : https://www.traciyork.com/why-wordpress-com-bloggers-should-give-the-steempress-plugin-a-try/

    Comments 33

    And for the #PoSH (proof of sharing) thingy (click HERE for @acidyo's post) -

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TraciYorkWriter/status/1199844525478490114

    Also here's a share on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Y4CV6IihT/

    28.11.2019 00:18
    Bang, I did it again... I just resteemed your post!
    Week 11 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
    Pixresteemer is also listed as promoter on The Steemians Directory
    28.11.2019 00:26

    you brightened my day.gif

    28.11.2019 02:29

    Hey there Traci, this post - as many of yours - is really informative and I bet many people outside the Steem Blockchain would benefit from reading it.

    Recently, we came up with an initiative to try and spread awareness of the Steem Blockchain on Twitter, which is why we kindly invite you to check out this post, we think you might like the idea.

    Keep creating amazing content, Steem on!

    28.11.2019 01:25

    Wicked coolness, @ocdb! I saw @acidyo's earlier post about the PoSH initiative, but now I'll reference your post as well when I'm spreading the word. And as for the upvote...

    ocdb thank you.gif

    28.11.2019 02:40

    I don't blog long form anymore as often as I post on social media. I wish tools like Share2Steem were still active.

    Want to give SteemPress a try though.

    28.11.2019 01:33

    Yeah, it's a wicked bummer about Share2Steem - my eldest had just set up to start using it, since she posts on IG so much. I did hear a rumor months ago that someone was working on recreating it though.

    If you do start using SteemPress, and you have a Twitter account, be sure to shout out! I'm trying to tweet out as many of those posts as possible, to help spread the word about Steem. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    28.11.2019 02:44

    I also miss Share2Steem....

    02.12.2019 10:26

    Great post Traci. I like in the in-deepness of it all.

    28.11.2019 01:35

    Thanks so much, @steemitqa! I appreciate you dropping by! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    28.11.2019 02:45

    Thank you, @melinda010100! You're wicked awesome, dear lady! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    And if I don't talk to you before tomorrow, hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿค—

    28.11.2019 03:09

    Thanks so much, luv! My family will all be here for the weekend and weather permitting, we will have our Thanksgiving on Saturday. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

    28.11.2019 04:49

    Belated thanks in return, dear lady! Playing catch up today... LOL!๐Ÿค—

    07.12.2019 20:06

    I feel like I am always behind and catching up lately! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    07.12.2019 23:52

    I don't have a WordPress blog but I fully agree that anybody who does should link it to steem. There is literally no downside to it. You can keep doing exactly what you were doing before but it let's you earn a few cents and get your content in front of thousands of new people instantly. Nicely done.

    28.11.2019 06:36

    Thanks, @niallon11 - I appreciate your support (even though I'm a bit delayed in saying so). I'm hoping to see some of my WP blogging friends jumping aboard thanks to the #SteemPress onboarding program. Exciting times on the blockchain!

    07.12.2019 20:20

    I retweeted you @traciyork as I can't write a better long form explanation of Steempress!


    PoSH (proof of sharing) thingy (click HERE for @acidyo's post)

    And hereโ€™s my plug for the #CryptoClassAction where weโ€™re suing Google, Facebook and Twitter for the good of the Cryptocosm. You can read a good explanation here on my blog.

    You can join up direct on this form from JPBLiberty.

    More details in this post

    28.11.2019 07:34

    Much appreciate the RT, @brianoflondon! And I joined your initiative ages ago, but thanks for sharing the info and best of luck with the process!

    07.12.2019 20:22

    What a fantastic, informative and easy to read post @traciyork. I am going to be "building in" and borrowing some of this for an upcoming post.

    28.11.2019 07:37

    Aww, thanks so much @fionasfavourites! I can't wait to see what you come up with too (electricity permitting, of course).

    07.12.2019 20:03

    Compelling argument about losing content on those legacy sites like fb and twitter. I'd be sick to the stomach if that happened to me where 750k followers would go. I have 13k followers but fb is so limiting it doesn't even show my posts to them so yea, more bloggers should get the steempress plugin.

    Great points and post Queen of the Juju!

    I do need to get a better steempress footer though for when I post. I don't think I even have a referral code? Where do you get that from?

    28.11.2019 09:57

    Thanks, Nicky. Yeah, it was an incredibly tough blow, but she's slowly rebuilding while considering her options (Steem being one of them, since I keep bugging her about it...lol).

    And sorry for the delayed response, but I see you've got a footer now, and a referral code - I'm guessing @fionasfavourites came to your rescue!

    07.12.2019 20:02

    Awesome post but how do you do all them cool things in your post I would love it if you could show me how you make all that stuff and put it in a steem post. Thanks

    28.11.2019 15:28

    Thanks so much, @kanedizzle08! I'm not sure what awesome things you mean, though but if you have specific questions, I'd be happy to point you to the answers. Appreciate the visit, and apologies for the delay in replying - it's been a crazy busy couple of weeks!

    07.12.2019 23:11

    Like all your banners and just making your stuff look good? Thanks for the reply

    08.12.2019 16:23

    Well written, thanks for explaining the concept.

    02.12.2019 12:46

    Thanks so much, @joanstewart and I appreciate your Twitter shares! Hope you're having an amazing weekend!

    07.12.2019 23:13

    Have a wonderful weekend Traci, sharing good content is always high on my agenda working manually on each visit.

    08.12.2019 06:24

    !giphy hug

    08.12.2019 19:26

    giphy is supported by witness untersatz!

    08.12.2019 19:27

    Interesting that @giphy picked that one, Joan! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Hope Woody is feeling better today! ๐Ÿค—

    08.12.2019 19:29

    Obviously got the feel for what I would smile about, they are very much like this Traci. Thanks for asking, Woody is doing fine and on the mend.

    09.12.2019 16:21