5614 followers! Okay, so that may not sound like a significant number, but it is to me.
Before there was Steem (well Steemit back then) there was Tsu. This was a social site that paid you. Sound familiar? It did not use a blockchain and rewards came from their advertising revenue. It had a multi-level referral scheme that could pay you well if you were good at recruitment. I found this screenshot that must have been from the early days, but I eventually got to 5611 followers. So now I have topped that with Steem and this is the biggest following I have had anywhere. Of course I know most are inactive, but I get a pretty good level of interaction.
To get some perspective this is about half as many accounts as are currently using Steem, but it will be a much smaller percentage of active users. Steem has something over a million accounts, but the vast majority are doing nothing. Steem appears to be more active than EOS. I am still not sure what Klaytn is.
To be honest I am not sure how I would handle thousands of followers responding to my posts, so that scares me a little. I spend too much time dealing with comments as it is. Not that I expect this to happen. What we could see eventually are some real on-line celebrities using Steem with big fan-bases. Then there will need to be tools to handle mass responses.
I hear people saying that users are leaving Steem or not joining due to the low price, but it is only likely to go up if people actually use it. That sounds like we are doomed, but it really just takes a few people to take a punt on it in hope of better rewards in the long term. Most of us cannot make anything on Youtube or other platforms, but anyone can make something on Steem, although those trying to exploit it without giving back may find they do not make so much.
I accept that there are issues with usability. We have good tools like Keychain to make it easier, but we need clear and easily found tutorials on how to get started. There are opportunities for those who can create these. Work with the dapps to get them linked from the sites.
The geeky guitarist and facilitator of the 10K Minnows Project.