The Steemit platform
The Steemit platform is supposed to be all about good content. Keeping this up, turns out to be challenging. What do you do to live up to the standards of quality, how do you feel things should work?
To attract people to read your posts, you will have to put in some effort. What do you do?
- Do you read and reread your post to end up with an almost flawless post?
Or do you just typ whatever you feel like thinking people will understand what you mean no matter the errors you make?
- Do you try to make your text as clear as possible, to the point, so people can easily grasp what it is you are saying without having to reread the beginning of long sentences?
Or do you just ramble on because you feel like long posts are rewarded better?
- Do you post often, for posting sake, or do you limit yourself? Quality over quantity.
- Do you write about what you want to write, or do you write about what generates upvotes?
- Do you reread your post after publishing?
Once you have published your post, you want followers to do their job. What is that job exactly? What do you expect from your followers?
- Do you want them to read your post?
- Do you want hem to comment on your post?
- Do you want them to resteem your post?
- Do you want them to point out the errors in your text so you can correct them?
- Do you want new followers to spontaneously follow you?
Or do you just want upvotes? No matter who is voting.
Who do you follow, not just in your list, but actually follow, read their posts, comment on them, resteem them.
- How many posts do you actually read?
- How many posts do you upvote without reading them?
- What makes that you read one post and not the other?
- Do you tell people how to improve their text?
- Do you follow people spontaneously?
We all want to increase our reputation. To do that we need help from others, preferrably those with much more power than we have.
- How often have you adjusted your text to increase the chances of being found by a whale, or curationtrail?
- How often have you helped someone who you outnumber in reputation, to be their whale so to say?
When you have the answers to all the questions above, do you believe you are your ideal follower? In other words, do you act upon your followers the way you want them to act upon you? Do you put in the effort, create the high quality posts, you want to read from your followers? Do you help out others the way you want whales to help you out?
Sometimes it feels like we are all very engaged in writing, but what is the use if no one is reading? That would mean we are just miners. Mining with words instead of a mining rig, but just as isolated.