Tutorial: How to Post on Lenster
August 11th, 2022

Lens Protocol allows you to carry your connections across the entire decentralized social ecosystem. All of your likes, follows and friends can follow you into any platform you chose.

But what’s more you can also collect your favorite posts to support your friend’s journey and encourage more people jumping into web3’s solution to social media.

Today, we’ll be exploring how you can start sharing your thoughts and content on Lenster, and the different options you have when setting up collectible posts.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  1. What is Lenster?
  2. How to create your own Lenster posts.
  3. What are the different types of collectible posts?

What You’ll Need to Complete this Task

In order to complete this task, you’ll need the following:

If you’re interested in reading about decentralized social and why it’s such an exciting frontier, hop into our Learn Hub to learn more!

Before we Start

First, we should know what we’re playing with for this exercise. We already shared what Lens protocol is on our “Claiming your Lens Profile” guide, so we’ll only focus on Lenster for now.

  • What is Lenster? In a nutshell, it’s web3 Twitter. It uses Lens Protocol to build a short-form content experience where every follow is an NFT and posts can be collected to support your community.

We mentioned how Writing NFTs on Mirror are an amazing way to share your ideas and support your favorite creators. Lenster post NFTs are just another way to approach this. If you prefer to write shorter content and can’t spend five minutes without sharing a meme on social media, this is the place for you.

Creating your own Posts

To start posting on Lenster, first you’ll need to switch your wallet over to Polygon. You can do so by going to Chainlist.org and adding the Polygon Network to Metamask. After that, you can head over to Lenster, sign in and start posting!

If you've ever used twitter before, this one should come naturally to you. Just write what you'd like to share, press the “post” button, and sign the transaction on your wallet.

Notice that little page with a + icon? That's where you set your collectible type.
Notice that little page with a + icon? That's where you set your collectible type.

If you'd like to place a set price on collecting your post, or adding some other dynamic like timed editions, and follower-gating, to it; press the page icon below the text box and set up your collectable post using one of their predefined options.

A Brief Overview on the Types of Collectible Posts.

Your posts will be set as “Free collect” by default, but you can pick between a number of alternatives for your collectables if you so prefer:

  • Fee Collect: with which anyone can collect your posts, given they pay a set fee. You can pick whatever price you like to collect your posts, and even make it so that only your followers can purchase them.
  • Limited Fee Collect: All of the perks of a normal Fee Collect, with the added perk of setting a cap to the number of editions of your post that can be collected. If scarcity is your game, this is the option for you.
  • Timed Fee Collect: this is what you’d call a timed open edition. You set a timer, place a price and let anyone collect your piece as long as it’s within your desired timeframe.
  • Limited Time Fee Collect: a combination of the previous two options. Prospective collectors will have to race against the clock to collect a capped number of editions of your piece.
  • Revert Collect: If you don’t want your pieces to be collectible, this option will automatically fail any collect transactions coming your way for this post.

Closing Thoughts

Lenster posts can be one of the most powerful creator tools at your disposal once you master them. What’s being done in Lens Protocol’s ecosystem could be a watershed moment for creators all over the world. All that’s left now is for you to experience it by yourself.

After reading this guide, you now have all the tools necessary to start participating and posting on the decentralized social space. Hope to see you on our RabbitHole official community!

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