My SteamFeed Experience and Personal ROE

SteamFeed is providing awesome ROE. What is ROE you ask? – that is Return on Engagement. A bit different than the usual ROI, yet extrememly important all the same. When SteamFeed launched back in September of this year, I was honored to be considered to be an author for such a wonderful project. I thought about the time commitment, whether I could hold my own with such a qualified, awesome group of authors and social media professionals. I have been blogging for a few years now, and am totally immersed into the social media world with everything from blog sites, to internet radio shows. Still I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the offer – I am so glad that I saw the potential and decided to be a part of what is turning out to be everything it promised and more.

An Honor and a Family

What I have experienced with my own SteamFeed experience has been nothing short of spectacular. Let me say that the founders DJ and Daniel have done an awesome job of putting together a great group of folks who just happen to be social media professionals covered in awesomesauce. What DJ and Daniel have additionally done is provide an unbelievable foundation of support for all of us participating in this important project. I said “my personal” experience because that is all I can speak to, however I would be tempted to assume (a sometimes scary thing) that I am not alone in my assessment of the project thus far.

My Personal ROI

How can Steamfeed.com provide ROE to a blogger, social media professional like myself? Well to be honest, in many ways. Not only has it pushed me to provide better content and gotten me to write on a much more consistent basis, but the connections and support have been absolutely phenomenal. Everyday I look forward to seeing what awesome content is going to be released on the site by the incredible authors who are a part of the project. I learn something new literally everyday. Not only some interesting, useful information, but also information that helps me be a better social media professional, which in turn allows me to be a better asset to my clients. Everyone wins all the way around.

Putting the Social in Social Media

For me the biggest and most valuable component has been the support from my fellow authors, you folks ROCK! Some of you I had relationships with already, but the majority are new awesomesauce friends. I have made some great new friends, and gotten closer to many that I already knew. Even people who are not involved directly with the project, but still support it, and the content authors. I am amazed at the lack of ego that my fellow authors are showing, it is so clear that the focus is on what  Steamfeed provides to the social space, not the individual. That comes directly from the actions and attitudes displayed by founders DJ and Daniel in my humble opinion.

Overall Grade

I would give Steamfeed, DJ, Daniel, the authors, and it’s supporters a well deserved…big…A+….

So what grade would those of you that are visiting the site give SteamFeed?

If you would like to be considered to become a new author, please email Daniel and DJ at authors@steamfeed.com.

Gerry Michaels
Gerry Michaels (Gettysburg Gerry) is Principal at Studmuffin Media, Radio host The Social Studmuffin on Blogtalkradio, Featured Author for Steamfeed.com, Social Media Columnist for the Gettysburg Times, Social Media strategist and community builder and explorer. I am no different than you, no better/worse. I'm an astronaut exploring this social media space. Fully engulfed in the world that is Social Media, I awake every day anxiously anticipating what the days new technology will bring. Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google Plus, Pinterest. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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Comments

  1. Gerry, all I can say is Ditto! SF has been Steam-Rolling for me and the connections have been enlightening. Glad you are a SFRebel in the cause!

  2. BrandEdu says:

    Right on Gerry. It has been rewarding for me as both an author and an reader of Steamfeed. Great writers and people.

    A+ on the post.

  3. jacobkcurtis says:

    Hey Gerry, I'm glad you mentioned how people "who are not involved directly with the project" are still supporting it. I'd consider myself in that group since I was an initially considered to be an Author but unfortunately did not make the final cut.

    This type of engagement (ie. comments & shares) outside of the SF authors/admins really supports the fact that Steamfeed is providing a valuable resource. The authenticity of the authors really puts a nice shine on the site as well.

    Aside from the obvious benefits of being an author, I find when you work with some of the best in the industry, your skills will increase as well.

    I get that feeling from simply reading and commenting on the site. That's one of the reasons I keep coming back aside from hopefully being recognized by the authors/admins for future opportunities.

    Is SF accepting new author requests again?

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