So, first of all, you have to have an engaging Audience, who will find value in your posts and hence, leading to interaction as well as ‘upvotes’ on your posts.
Building An Audience on Steem
Steemit is a large community of like mind users, so to start having followers and audience, you should always use good related topics and tags.
In order to attract views and upvotes, you have to get to know these topics and the types of readers found in each mini-community. , you should use a catchy TOPIC and related TAG.
HOW TO KNOW TAGS TO USE ON YOUR POSTS?
To know tags that are related to your niche, for example, if your post is about Bitcoin, after writing your article, you should use TAGS like (BITCOIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY, BLOCKCHAIN) and then if your article is about Ethereum, you should use tags like (ETHEREUM, CRYPTOCURRENCY, BLOCKCHAIN, ALTCOINS).
In my experience (and research), two types of articles tend to enjoy the most success. Shorter commentaries on current, breaking events, and longer form intellectual pieces that really dig into a topic or issue, and are generally more “evergreen”.
To be clear, however, you shouldn’t take this as a hard rule, but as more of a general reflection of one writer. You should do your own research and be willing to experiment as you may uncover your own insights while on steemit.
You should always try to post rich unique articles and not articles that you copied from another site as steemit might have your account blocked and deleted or your earnings might be cleared, you are going to stand a high chance of success if you are the first one to analyze on that article or post.
Be active in the community, always comment, follow and upvote on other users posts, try to share ideas, the more popular you get, the more followers you get and of course more upvotes.
And as well always try to concentrate on a particular niche, you can decide to blog on what you are good at, you can research and blog on cryptocurrency or you might decide to blog on about breaking news in your country, food, politics, e.t.c, whichever it is always trying to be unique as it will give you a large audience and followers, who might always upvote your posts and earn you money.