Nice perspective, as always
“ So, while people look to find leaders within Steem, the leaders that are the most important for Steem, are going to be the ones that are currently not on Steem at all but will later integrate an SMT to tokenize and empower their end users.”
It’ may seem a bit unrelated at first, but this idea reminded me of a thought I had yesterday. I just started a casual podcast with fellow steemian @vincentnijman. We obviously posted on steemit but we weren’t thinking of sharing exclusively on steemit or related platforms. We got the most listens on YouTube linked from Facebook (about 40 or so). It got me thinking a lot more about how this podcast may be a way to onboard my friends onto steemit.
When we collaborate with people from steemit and other steem platforms and mention steem outside, not as “a place to make money posting shit” but just as “that place we met” and then we bring it up from time to time, this has much more potential to onboard users than trying to convince a coworker or friend through raving manically about “the power of the blockchain.”
The common thread with you post is that growth may come about naturally from things we are doing off chain. I think a lot of the effort to grow this ecosystem has gone towards steemian exclusive material OR, it’s been way too intentional and kind of pushes people away because it sounds too good to be true and we push too hard. The best we can do for the ecosystem whether it’s on boarding users or SMT developers is to find ways to casually integrate it with what we are doing off-chain.
I will write more about this when I wake up! Lots of ideas!