The Content Creator Survival Kit For Steem

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I am always looking on how to improve my content creation here on the blockchain. Here's why I think it's so important for us, as creators, to ignore the doom and gloom and create NOW. Prices are down, attention is fickle...But at the end of the day, we will be the ones looked at when things turn around. So my recommendation is simple...

Create everyday!

And here are some of my 'must have resources' for creating as much as I can on the Steem blockchain and of course,


This goes WITHOUT saying. It's my must have resource. All my graphics are created via Canva and it's without a doubt, the tool I use the most. Here's a few reasons why...First, you should always include a blog header. And Canva has some great options for you. Custom design them, or use one of the templates they have. It's amazing what you can create.

But here's the big reason....

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2. @SteemPress

I'm very biased because this has been my go-to blogging plugin since it started! SteemPress is amazing and allows me to kill two birds with one stone. I can post my content directly to my off-chain blog, while still posting to Steem. And it's got so many features that allows you to edit and post with ease.

But the big reason....

It displays EXACTLY the same, on both your WordPress blog and many of the Steem front end condensers like, and others...You can check out their plus in by going here!

3. A Populated Bookshelf!

One of the biggest reasons that I hear from people about not creating content is...They are unsure of what to write about!

Wanna solve that problem in less than a minute...Read a book! I make it a habit of reading at LEAST one book every 2 weeks now, and when I get my nose deep into a good book, I start to fill my notepads with ideas to write about. In my opinion, there is NOTHING more valuable when it comes to an investment than your personal library!

Wanna create better content and much MORE content...Dive into a book!

4. A Notepad / Journal

Seems simple enough right?

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I make it a habit to take notes from the world around me. Specifically while I'm...Reading a book, watching an education video, reading some content on Steem...Because here's the truth. We are surrounded by inspiration all the time. And as smart as we think we are, I guarantee you won't remember that awesome idea you came up while watching a video by @theycallmedan . Write. It. Down!!!

5. Steem Power!!!

Yup, that good ol' fashioned pick me up that is...Steem Power!

This is a fantastic platform to create your epic pieces of content on. And we are in a unique position to get more people to this blockchain that will look for the leaders and authority figures on Steem. But if people come and see...

content creator

Well....Let's just say that doesn't scream 'I take this seriously!'

If we want to be looked at as leaders when the masses start poking around, it's time to put the money where the mouth is and power up! Heck, what's Steem right now? 13 cents....Now is the time to stock up!

I hope this quick post helped you on your creative journey here on Steem. Of course, we need the right attitude and the dedication to create as much as we can. That should go without saying. And when we use these tools to get inspired and make our content the best it can be, we will attract amazing readers and content consumers along the way!

I hope you found this post valuable and thank you so much for reading!


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The populated bookshelf is my go-to place for ideas. And the journal pages with notes from those books is also on the shelves.

yup. the perfect combination:)

Hey Jon,

Thanks again mate, great advice, I use most of it, going to try canva now.

Have a great day!


You will fall in love with it man!

For me some extra online forum and article sites to engage and generate content ideas. :)

Great ideas....Those are fantastic resources

Great advice and tools Jon, and the fact is there is also quite a bit of motivational posts and videos on Steem to, if you look for them, and Canva is a must have, stay awesome.

Thanks man. And yup, I couldnt imagine creating without Canva


Awesome sauce Mister Laminator :) To resume it - there is no excuse not to be active everyday and create content! But if you're still stuck, come read Jon's posts and coment! You might get rewarded ;)

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LOL Thanks Eliana!

I agree that now is the time to invest in yourself and buy Steem. Building your account up now will payoff as the price of Steem rises!

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And it doesnt have to be massive amounts either...Slow and steady!

True, slow and steady wins the race!

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Great tips Jon!
I'm using 4/5 from the list and thanks a lot for Canva tip a few months ago... I can't imagine my posts without it!

Appreciate it bro! Yeah it'll change everything for ya

Thank you for the tools and tips

Cool...Hope you use them. 2 months since your last post man, let's get going!!!!

"Create everyday" is great advice @jongolson, and those are all must have tools for doing so, thanks for sharing and motivating towards success and stay awesome.

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Thanks man! Appreciate the support!

Thanks @jongolson, and keep up your awesome work.

Thanks for giving us a "survival kit" to inspire our content creation. These are indeed useful resources to help us create every day. Besides books, I've also found other resources on Steem itself such as different Tribes who hold daily and weekly contests to inspire and reward me for creating content. One such Tribe is Freewrite. Amazing owners who give us "prompts". These prompts get our creative thoughts flowing.

Tribes are such a huge resource for us here. We are very luck to be here at this moment in the blockchain's history

Great tips as per your usual high standards, @jongolson! I totally agree with all you mention, especially with your reference to notetaking, I'd be lost without my agenda to write everything down!!! :) Another resteem for you! ;)

Appreciate the kind words, and so glad to hear they helped :)

Thanks for sharing some of your tricks of the trade, Jon. I found this post most interesting. I didn't realise that we could set up a WordPress blog with a SteemPress widget to post content directly to CTPtalk!

OK, I'm sold, time to wander off and set up another WP blog, this next one I'll have as my daily linked to Steem. tyvm.

Yup, so it's actually killing 3 birds with one stone.

great ideas, I'll check them out! :)

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Thanks man! Much appreciated!

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Absolutely love Canva!! A must have tool in everything one does online, especially relating to affiliate marketing

I am biased, but I wouldn't use anything that I created on canva for my primary blogs. However, I will look into it more thoroughly for any direct post I make on CTPTalk, SteemIt, etc.