I'm new to Steemit and something has stuck out to me. There are a lot of people who shamelessly request upvotes, comments, and follows on their posts and in their comments. But is this healthy for the community?
I believe that the quality of a post should speak for itself, without the author needing requesting validation. When someone asks for likes or a follow it seems kinda tacky and takes away from the actual "meat" of the post.
On the other hand, this is common in other online communities (youtube comes to mind), and seems to be widely accepted here. Am I missing out if I don't ask for people to follow me? Do people actually need the reminder that they can follow me if they enjoy my content?
So should I start casually (or not so casually) requesting follows or just try to publish quality content and leave the rest to fate? Thanks for your input.
PLEASE LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW, UPVOTE, COMMENT, RESTEEM, RETWEET, ETC!!!
See what I did there?