I have been very busy on #Steemit as it is actually the place I get a lot of my money from these days...
Here's a blog post about the ending of the Völuspá
@artsyhonker - I sometimes use a post that I have made on Diaspora and build from that, but I have not done that much blogging before.
You are free to use your own copyrighted material - the place is a liberal/Libertarian experiment and it does not have many rules. As in most social networks there is the henhouse justice, but it is not really something I have had a problem with and I seldom see it.
A psalm series sounds good! - if you have a Facebook -page you can use that to get an account.
There is income - but it does of course depend on how much you earn on your posts... and that can be pretty little in the begining. But I can promote you a bit.
Steemit is an experiment and it can go up and down and it can do that many times a year. No one knows of course. I have earned more than 20.000$ that I have converted to Danish Crowns so that is secure - right now I have about 50.000$ in values on the Steem network. you can see it here:
.... but that can change with the prize of the coin.
But see it this way. You have not done anything that differs from other social networks and you have not invested any money.
As for the blockchain thing.
what is your worries, Kathryn?
When you have an account you also have a wallet - you need to be careful with the very long password - write it on paper and keep it secure - but that is about that with security.
@Katharsisdrill @luka I'm wary of getting into cryptocurrencies, which are not that easy to buy groceries with and certainly won't pay my rent. Yes, converting them to real money is possible, for now; but I'm unsure whether I want to invest in building community in a place and having the bubble burst.
@Katharsisdrill @luka but the value creation here seems to be generated by... what, exactly? I lack the technical economic language to explain my misgivings fully. It feels like there's a gap between the work done (that of writing/curating) and the reward (units of currency) which is being explained by some kind of magical thinking around blockchains.
@artsyhonker @luka - the generation is simple inflation. The money is created and then distributed - like that Facebook for many years did not earn any money, the network is currently only giving value because of the promising technology and the promising network. One of the plans in the future is to burn all the revenue that could come from advertising. That way there would be fewer coins and they would be more valuable. But right now there is no ads.
@luka @Katharsisdrill I have longevity concerns with most platforms, including here, of course. But blockchain-based currencies are basically "money you can't meaningfully spend unless you sell it to someone else first" in my book, and that lends an extra dimension of caution. I'm sure that it is currently possible to receive income from steemit, and transfer/exchange it into real money as you describe.
@luka @Katharsisdrill (My composing output went way up when I started a Patreon account on a pay-per-work basis, because I was reluctant to let the end of the month go past without finishing something so that I could get paid. I was surprised, because I'd been writing music and putting it online under CC by-SA for ages anyway.)
Thank you both for this thread, and Katharsisdrill for sharing some insider perspective. This is certainly interesting. I got interested in cryptocurrencies during the summer but lost motivation because it seemed to be all about selling and buying and watching stock go up and down.
But making your own CC content and somehow being paid for it sounds, well, more interesting.
I will consider making an account too.
Also, regarding blockchain and all that, I think it's quite unpredictable what will happen. What everybody seem to agree is that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. The bubble might burst at some point, but they say the markets will stabilize. Or maybe not, maybe the lack of regulation creates this new ecosystem that has completely new rules and might work in unexpected ways.
Anyway, looking forward to try steem.
@artsyhonker @luka - Yes, there is of course a risk, but considering that you do not get anything from being here or Diaspora or Facebook or Twitter it is still a fair risk. Especially when making CC content like me.
Here are some Canadian homesteader that has bought grocery for steem. they just take out the money imminently.