THE FIRST WEEK OF MY ZERO EXPECTATIONS STEEMIT EXPERIMENT

2개월 전

IT SEEMS BETTER AFTER HITTING RESET

If you are used to driving about in a half decent car and one day you wake up and find yourself in a shitbox, quite understandably you feel jaded. You might moan and bleat, and then toss your keys in the bushes and walk off muttering stuff like "fuck this for a joke".


But if you never had a car and you were loaned an electric scooter you might get all excited, and think you had found transportation nirvana. And although you might be a bit of a clueless numpty, you might be a lot more entertaining to hang out with than a miserable cunt who keeps tossing his keys about and muttering.

Yes, that is a feeble analogy for my latest Steemit experiment.
From a starting point of "the platform is totally screwed, my friends have all left, there is no decent content anymore, everything gets flagged, the only accounts that comment are fake, and there are no payouts", things went much better than expected. If you are a jaded ex-dolphin, I highly recommend that sort of starting point.
https://steemit.com/teamnz/@frot/withalltheangerofajiltedexlover-xozlbhcbg9

So I turned Steempress on and started sharing my blog posts again. Turns out about half a dozen of my Steemit friends are still on the platform and they called me an Aussie tranny and told me to get a life.
One of my friends challenged me to a race to 5000SP and I accepted as long as he made it a half arsed 2500SP
https://steemit.com/gameon/@shepz1/i-challenge-the-frot#@frot/q1lo78

To my amazement I stumbled upon some pretty good content - we are not talking Steemit circa 2017 here, but better than reading the comments on Youube.
https://steemit.com/comedy/@janton/the-world-s-most-hideous-mugshot-hairstyles-plus-we-stop-by-wally-world

And I even got some small post payouts - not quite $50 a post or anything, but one of them did get over $5 - I was expecting sub 10 cents per post so was quite surprised by that.
https://steemit.com/teamnz/@frot/eachnewcomputersystemisworkingitswayfurtherintoyoursphincter-5auow35bhz

All in all it's been a pretty reasonable week. Yeah, I know all it will take is a bunch of fake accounts to start flagging me, and I'll be tossing my keys and muttering again, but it went OK.




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they called me an Aussie tranny and told me to get a life.

And there I was thinking you were a Kiwi tranny.

And I even got some small post payouts - not quite $50 a post or anything, but one of them did get over $6

We've been trying! Getting people back into the curation game doesn't happen overnight.

The analogy works. Set a low expectancy threshold and it's harder to be disappointed.

PS: I haven't had chance to get on much and my VP is at 100%, so have a full upvote from a new dolphin...all 5c worth...

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There are no Kiwi trannies - they are all from Aus! :)

In the same way that I can't tell the difference between Canucks and Yanks, I don't think most of them distinguish between Kiwis and Aussies, other than knowing it winds us up to swap us over so they do it constantly - I know I would do the same!

Thanks for the full power vote - you are about the only dolphin I know now! (back in the good old days your account would be worth Au$37k)

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That would have been a nice cash out! It'd have paid some bills.

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Timing is everything with cryptos! I think the biggest illusion we all got swept up in is that they have some inherent value. Surf the waves...

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I think the UK wins hands down on that. (I spoke to my mom last night, she says there are now over 100 genders in the land of the confused!).....................

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I have slowly been making my way back to Steemit the last couple of weeks. I really enjoyed giving people an upvote about a year ago but now I see that I votes don't really count for much these days.

I haven't posted lately since I wasn't even sure anyone would even care. I am still not sure how I feel about Steemit, but I am glad it is here.

And I personally don't understand the "random" downvoters. I mean, why? It just pisses people off.....but maybe that is the point.

Glad to see you are sticking around for a second week... No money to be made here... but it can be fun and entertaining :-)

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Silicon is beautiful!

Have to agree. But the tribes seem to be a little better. Especially a couple but overall your right. (Comment from a fake account)

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Who would have a fake account on Steemit?

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Excellent! I started a blog on wordpress this week and I might share it here but haven't decided yet. Glad to see you and i will check out the posts you found to be quality!

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I'm not sure about quality, but they made me do spluttering sounds :)

Here is one for you - fine art:

https://steemit.com/humor/@janton/whataya-do-with-those-tats-of-your-ex-s-when-you-break-up

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I've actually been having a good time on Steemit for the past few weeks, seen a bunch of really good content, and had no problems with flagging. It's a bummer to see your reply has triggered some moronic auto flag bot - I'm guessing not enough characters in your comment - you know how pissed off I was with Steemit, but at this point I still think it's worth a second chance.

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Sounds like you are suffering from victims disease

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Jeepers I hope not - isn't that the one where your arms drop off?

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that's the one where you keep going back even though you think it will be different this time- and it never is... it's always the same shit - in a different package