Thursday, 31 August 2017
So I've taken the plunge and set up a Steemit account.
For those of you who don't know what this is, it is a social media platform. But if your posts catch someone's eye and get upvoted, you accrue Steem dollars. Do I understand how this works, with the payments you get for posts? Not really, but I'm assured the Steem dollars you get for an upvoted post can actually be turned into hard cash... Possibly.
As you can see, I'm still getting to grips with this, but so far it all seems pretty exciting. There are some very enthusiastic writers on this platform, who seem to be pretty encouraging. Writing competitions are flying around (see below) and there are a bunch of enthusiastic writer folk on board. I've only really dipped my toes into the ocean, but the water seems pretty temperate.
Guy's Steemit account: here
So far I've put a few posts up - 'Time Out at the Cafe Metropole', which featured in a 2014 issue of the legendary Perihelion SF, is getting another airing. I also added a story I wrote for one of the Steemit competition prompts, entitled 'Space Cold'. I didn't win, but received an honourable mention. And I also wrote another sort-of-story about battling social media.
More to follow...