Steemit Powerup Story
New Steemit Members Need To Power Up
Learning How To Power Up
After a couple of weeks of being a member of the #steemit blog platform, reading as many helpful articles that I could get my hands on and talking to more experienced Steemers, I realised the importance of #poweringup. I found that I was being held back! always waiting for my resources to charge back up so that I could upvote other’s post and write and reply to comments. I started to see the error message one gets when there are not enough allotted resources to write a post, far too often.
Acquiring a Crypto Wallet
My first attempt to get a crypto wallet was very time consuming, swallowing up a whole evening because it was a long drawn out process to initiate, requiring many documents for identity verification. I coukd not put my hands on the neccessary documents so i was forced to give up.
Not wanting to be a quitter, I reached out to an experienced Steemer @daltono to learn more about Crypto Currencies and get some advice about powering up.
I Discovered #coinbase
A few days later armed with @daltono’s advice, I signed up for a #coinbase account which only required my driver’s license, my mobile phone number and a debit card. After about 40 minutes I powered up my SP with a little over 80 SP. I have since done this a second time which only took a few minutes. My SP is now about 170.
I was a little surprised to discover after my second power up, that my upvote at 100% was still not worth much and I now realise I need to build a lot more SP before my upvotes will help others.