According to Steemworld, I have now made 1435 posts in the Steem blockchain since the end of May, 2017. I have done loads of different kinds of posts from self portrait sets, to nature photography, rants, free writing and shitposting, to varying degrees of quality. What I have learned through all this creating, is that it’s very hard to accurately predict what gets people going. What I think is good, is not always good when you ask your audience, and vice versa. How I value my posts is the amount and length of comments, and not upvotes, because I have autovotes so those are not an accurate metric.
One day I’m super super excited about my latest self portrait set that I think is interesting, good quality and one of the best I’ve done, but the only comment I get is from @tts. What a bummer! The next day I throw out a fast phone selfie and write about my boring ass day, and the comments come flooding in! Who would have known something I said was so interesting!?
Seriously, you can never predict what works the best, there are so many variables. Sometimes it’s just a slow day or you happen to post at a time where your post slips between the cracks and goes unnoticed. Other times it seems everyone is online at the same time and comments flow, no matter what it is that you post. Sometimes a big account resteems your post of you get a curie upvote, which bring new eager people with their comments. Sometimes you just can’t get the attention you wished for.
Just last week I almost didn’t even post the pictures I had just done, because I thought they were lacking something, not quite where I wanted them to be and I was very hesitant in posting them. Then I remembered that a lot of my followers like the coloured images, and I do a lot of black and white, so I posted them for those followers, and it was a hit! Weird how different our views are!
It’s been really quiet in Steemit for a few days, it’s me and maybe five other active Steemians. It is a bit discouraging to see how little is happening, but I try to not take it too personally and just keep going, doing my own thing. I’ve learned that Steemit flown up and down drastically so eventually it’ll all pick back up.