This is the first piece about my mecene activities on steem that I started a month ago. Mecene? French for sponsor/donator historically for art. I created a bot that automatically upvote posts with some targeted communities tags. This post is about my support for the #freewrite community.
How it all started?
How did I find the daily #freewrite writing prompt? I don't know. I remember someone had a list of different art contests and I decided to join. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and the interactions.
Steem was boring at the time
I arrived during the first year of Steem and there was a different mindset. People were really going around looking for tags and posts. I would do that. I believe that the main reason people come back here and think for a while about what to post is the interaction. It definitely is not money or just money. I remember that my first payout ever was a comment. 30 cents if I recall correctly.
Then it happened, people focused only on money. There were suddenly less votes, way less comments. If you were lucking, you engage with someone, a whale, before and you would get all or most of your posts significantly upvoted.
Writing in the #freewrite community
The community is getting bigger with @freewritehouse. I join every now and then. Always gets some comments, which is very very valuable to me, much more valuable than the payout. I found a new excuse to write. I also go on a reading frenzy and try to look at most post of a prompt
Could I do more?
One day, I was not in the mood to write, I had no inspiration from the prompt and pretty much no energy to write for 5 minutes. But I went around and vote with all my SP on each comment on the main post and then each post linked. I had never depleted my SP before. That is when I thought it would be awesome if everyone could do the same. What if we had a service, website, app... so that you can decide which community(tag) you want to support?
That is what I am building
Curating won't make you rich, unless you are already rich. So why saving your voting power? With all that in my mind, I decided to start geeking through the blockchain. I needed to get familiar with programming on the steem blockchain, learn which features are interesting ... Long story short, the first step is done and I can do my part. I will release the code (today I think) and anyone with the skills can do the same. Until the next steps.
for the warm welcome. I want us to thrive as a writing community. All posts are upvoted by the @lablockchain account. Huge thanks to those who voted for my witness @cryptohazard (presentation link: https://steemit.com/witness/@cryptohazard/witness-update-i-m-back-online-je-suis-de-retour)
Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" on Unsplash