#3StepsToday - How Original Content Wins on the Blockchain.


Earlier I created a post Content has to actually not suck to get upvotes. Be original. That one is a bit on the negative side so I decided to follow up with this one which is my normal upbeat kind of post.

What's #3StepsToday all about?

Recently the CTP tribe went through a 30 day #3StepsNoExcuses journey, the results of which were stunning.

Our goal was to transform ourselves and our online businesses by building good habits now. One of the key parts of the journey was doing 3 simple steps every day.

I decided to take this and run with it. I purchased the domain https://3Steps.Today and created @threesteps as a way to promote the radical changes that occur when you commit to doing 3 simple steps daily. I made a free 30 day course out of all of this, and there's more info about all this in the footer of this post.

With that, here's....

My 3Steps.Today:

  1. Write an original post on Hive blockchain.
  2. Find the best CTR for any subject line used on List Nerds.
  3. Watch Plus1Success Video Day 7 - "Share Something Positive"


1. Write an original post on Hive blockchain.

Funny enough, I wrote an original piece on being original.

Actually it was a bit more of a rant about how the quality of the blockchain goes down when people aren't original and just phone it in.

I am all about raising the bar, and need to do so myself in a few areas such as:

  • Create posts that aren't just an update on how I am progressing. Sure people like to hear about progress, but maybe I can begin using different methods or writing techniques to keep it fresh. (This is not a joke: what about an update on my hive power in haiku format? Seriously I have though about that.)

  • Develop my skills in multimedia and make more videos. - Yeah I need to do more videos. Fortunately I have plenty of opportunity to make them now. I am about to start a new 30 day journey through the 3 steps, and this time I want to make videos of my progress to add to my free e-course.

I wrote that post earlier today and so far the engagement has been great. This confirms to me that people want to engage on original, fresh content with a unique voice. I can shoot for that.


2. Find the best CTR for any subject line used on List Nerds.

The best results I've received as far as clicks from opens is:

Want to improve your results with List Nerds?

That's the one subject line I've used that gets good results consistently. Example from List Nerds Stats:


I've used that same subject\headline many times and it works. It draws folks because it's an email they will only see on List Nerds, and it's specifically for improving their List Nerds results.

That's a very targeted subject specifically for marketers that use List Nerds. They're reading emails to earn credits to send their own emails, and then they come across my email on improving their results.

Where does the link in that email go?

The URL I link with in the emails is my 30-day #3StepsNoExcuses Funnel that's been very effective for me. (I now have 36 great subscribers - people willing to read what I write for the next 30 days. )


I use a custom tag in my List Nerds emails, and this url can be specifically tracked so I know how many people come to the front of my funnel from my email marketing efforts. I started this list specifically as a free e-course that goes through the content from our 30 day journey. This stuff works.

3. Watch Plus1Success Video Day 7 - "Share Something Positive"

After my earlier rant, I wanted to follow up with something positive. Plus 1 Success has a great video for Day 7 "Share Something Positive".

I would definitely like to share something more positive after my rather harsh post earlier today.

I am on vacation, and quite thrilled that I will have more time to work on my site and accounts on the blockchain. :)

My curation account @threesteps has grown and I am quite happy with those results. See: https://ctptalk.com/hive-119826/@threesteps/threesteps-account-status-growing-daily-through-curation if you want more info on it.

Also, I am very happy to be posting with the new #proofofbrain hashtag, since the folks there seem fantastic. I have staked all of the PoB token I make to increase my voice in that community as well. It also helps that Jon announced PoB token is now part of the Hive Index. Powerful stuff.

With that, have a wonderful day. Go start promoting your online business with the new tools you now have in-hand.

That's it! Cya tomorrow. Please reach out to me if you have questions.


P.S. One last item:

I have created a 30 day free email course on the #3StepsNoExcuses journey mentioned above, and I'd really like to hear what you think about the content. You can sign up by clicking this link and then confirming your email address. The course lines up with the daily steps, and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also, I've created an account on Hive blockchain called @ThreeSteps. It's a curation account that upvotes quality content on the blockchain. Mention this account in your post and I'll swing by and take a look. This is a community tool to increase earnings of people who write good content. I will specifically look for and upvote # 3StepsNoExcuses and # 3StepsToday posts first. I upvote quality content, and stake 100% of the Hive, CTP, and #leo this account earns. That way votes from this account increase as fast as possible.


#3StepsNoExcuses has been a real game changer for me. I will be starting day 1 tomorrow again, let's hope the third time is the charm lol. IT is amazing how rapid the growth happens when these principles are applied.