Week 2 time!!!.. I said i was doing this series and i cant quit at the first one. That would make me look bad. I need at least this one more before i can quit. 😎
Kidding, kidding... I like this series and i want to do a bunch of these posts. Last week my first post in the series was featured on Whaleshares, got to trending on a few pages and did relatively well. Hopefully i managed to help get those bloggers i featured a few more followers and likes on their posts.
Since my first one was relatively succesfull i thought to myself: "how could i make my series have a greater reach and introduce these lovely authors to an even larger audience"
Luckily, theres one sure thing when it comes to Steemit.
Steemians loveeeeeee giveways!🎇
Yes, a giveaway! 😀 But ill make this one a bit different.
Talking about bots
Lately there has been a lot of controversy regarding bid-bots and upvote selling services on Steemit. Some people hate them, some dont care and some completely abuse them which effectively killed off the trending page.
I consider myself to hold some kind of middle ground.
I see a great use for bots but realize that the way they are set up right now leads to an, imo, net negative effect for the Steem ecosystem.
Now... I cant fix any of this, but i can make suggestions, which i tried to do, to "players" much bigger then me on Steemit. I can also try and promote a responsible use of bots which i will attempt to do right now.
So here is how this will go down:
- I want to continue to have these weekly showcases of Steemians i found to be quality bloggers and promote their work.
- This i will try to achieve through my attempt to expand the reach of this series, by having a giveaway that will require "resteeming".
- I will try to promote a sensible use of bots while trying to show that through reviewing content, you can make at least a decent enough judgement on whether a post crosses the minimum quality threshold for the specific size upvote or not. I will be using @smartsteem services to upvote the winner of the giveaway since i find their 3 star rating system to be "better then what others have".
I said this was going to be different so read up... The easiest thing i could do is just send you a few SBD or STEEM, but i wont do that, nah. 😉 What i will do is BUY an upvote from @smartsteem and upvote one of your posts.
If this post gets any more traction then i expect it will, i will increase the upvote size, but ATM it will be around 4.3$. Which i think is a nice dolphin size vote. Heres what you need to do to win.
1. Comment on and resteem this post
2. Have at least 1 post with a pending payout on your blog.
Once the week is up ill check out the blog of a random winner picked by using Pick.esteem.ws
If that winner has resteemed, left a quality comment on this post, has a pending payout post on his blog he will get the upvote.
The post in question does not need to be exceptional Curie level of quality. It just needs to be "good enough".
Since its my giveaway and im a curator myself, youll just have to trust my judgement. 😘
This upvote wont take you to trending but it will give you a nice boost in visibility.
My method of choosing my picks
Instead of highlighting a particular post, ill be looking at the weekly uploads and blog history, taking into account consistency and quality and offering an insight why i think this particular blogger deserves attention.
When making my picks i wont be looking at rating, age of the blog, post payouts, etc...
I decided to feature Tasauver first, since he is the latest blogger to amaze me with his content. I would say his photography is what stood out most to me. Many of them id hang on my wall. He shares a lot of photos of his beautiful state of Kashmir and shares some idea of what life is like there, parts of his culture, the cuisine etc. To every post he makes he likes to add his deeper personal insight, maybe share a motivational story with us, his thoughts and feelings. His posts are extremely personal and he puts "himself out there". All of that with quality of writing and a talent for photography. Definitely something to look at.
Oh what can you say about Bengy. Clasical-music discord channel Admin, classical musician, violinist, moderator of the @musicapoetica and @classical-radio accounts, and an overall great guy. I have rarely seen anyone show so much dedication to this platform and to the goal he set for himself of raising awareness about classical music on this platform and helping our small community grow. Bengy, of course writes wonderfully about broad subjects as well as topics concerning classical music. He also runs a few competitions in discord and his channel on various topics. "Guess the music, Share a joke, etc". I cant even imagine how he manages it all while having a professional career. He would probably ask me to share this so i will: If you are a classical musician or simply just like classical music come join us in our discord channel https://discord.gg/3GNdewA
Spalatino is one of my favorite writers on this platform. I have been a admirer of his work from day one. He has a talent of writing a compelling story from start to a satisfying end, establishing characters well, and wrapping the story up in less then a few thousand words. He mostly writes stand alone stories and covers a various topics and a few different themes. His short stories in #constrainedwriting and #fiftywords are enjoyable as well. Definitely check him out if you like reading, especially if you like to be surprised every week with the direction he might choose for his next work.
Forgot to say:
🌟And keep on Steeming!🌟