Alright. If you are new to STEEM, you should know these important things. No Cost to Participate It is free to post, comment, or upvote all content on Steemit.com. You might even get paid for it! Upvotes Upvotes are Steemit's way of saying you like someone's post or comment. To upvote, click on the Upvote icon at the bottom of the comment/post. No Cost to Participate It is free to post, comment, or upvote all content on Steemit.com. You might even get paid for it! Comments When you are first starting out, commenting on other people's posts can be a great way to get involved and connect with people! To comment on a post, or reply to an existing comment, click on the "Reply" link at the bottom of the post/comment. Creating Posts To create a post, click on the "Submit a Story" link in the upper right corner. Posts have three main parts: Title, Content, Tags. You will want to make your title attention grabbing, and relevant to your content. To create your content, you can either use "Editor" or "Markdown" mode. There are several guides for creating posts in the "Helpful Posts from Steemit Users" section below. Tags Tags will help people find your posts. Each post can have up to five tags, separated by spaces. The first tag in the list will be the main category that the post is in. The tags should all be relevant to the content in the post. You can browse content by tags, as well as see a list of popular tags that other users have used in their posts here. Followers and Feeds To follow an author, click on their username and click the "Follow" button. Once you follow someone, all of their posts will show up in your "Feed" on the homepage when you login. As other Steemians come across your posts and comments, you will start to gain followers. You can see all of your followers and the people you are following in your profile page Resteem If you want to share someone else's post with all of your followers, click on the resteemicon. Digital Currencies STEEM, Steem Power and Steem Dollars are the three forms of digital currency used by the Steem Blockchain. Curation Up to 25% of the reward for posts goes to the people who voted on it. These people are called curators. The more Steem Power you have in your account, the more your upvotes will be worth, and the more potential curation rewards you can earn! Payments Payouts are made approximately 7 days after the post/comment is created. The payments may fluctuate (up and down) until the final payment is reached. Payments for posts are split between the author (at least 75%) and the curators (up to 25%). The author reward is paid 50% in Steem Power, and 50% in liquid STEEM/SBD. Authors also have the option to decline payout, or be paid in 100% Steem Power!