Interested in a Curation Trail that helps ignored posts get more atention?

in PowerHouseCreatives9 months ago (edited)

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I wrote this post earlier today but now I'm doubting if I really want to carry out this plan. HOWEVER, if this somehow gets a lot of attention and an unexpected amount of support in the form of resteems, crossposts in communities and people commenting that they will join the trail, I will assume that it is something the community really wants and I'll be more than happy to do the task.


Mass adoption will make everyone on the Steem blockchain win, yes? Plus, what better way to introduce people into cryptocurrencies than Steem? And yet, I can't imagine the disappointment of those who finally understood what the 5 freakin' keys are for and what Steem Power means, took time to produce the best content their current tools allow and only got 0.1 USD in each post or less for their effort.

While it's better than the 0 rewards you get on Facebook or other social media, it's also necessary to consider that posting here is not as quick or easy to do as the rest of the mainstream social platforms. It takes getting past the learning curve and you have to go into a posting page, place tags and probably choose a community as you have no followers at first.

All of that is time and dedication which should be rewarded if we want people to become active in Steem and promote what goes on here. More importantly, we should be aiming at having many success stories as they are the best advertisement we can have for the blockchain.

Now, I'm a small fish, I can't influence much of what goes on around here... or can I? As far as I'm concerned the vast majority of Steem users are small fish as well.

If we were to join forces in supporting new and small accounts we could make quite the difference. 100 users with a vote of 0.001 already make a 0.1 vote, which is a big plus for a post that hasn't earned 1 USD yet. If we were 1000 users united in this endeavor we would achieve the dollar immediately, providing new users a huge incentive to keep Steeming.

I know there are some who expect Steem to be a place of high-quality content from a professional point of view. But the reality is that this won't go along with massive adoption yet, because the thick of the population hasn't received the academic support necessary to act with a professional mindset. Not everyone will be able to put out structured posts with "proper" writing, sources and pictures. So if we want to welcome more people here we have to change our expectations a bit, especially on this bearish market that has rewards low in general.

Who will my curation trail support?

It supports all good posts that haven't made it to 1 USD worth of rewards after a day of being published. The goal is to keep people motivated and not go ignored despite the time they invested in creating the post.

Why support these posts?

Massive adoption will eventually benefit all Steemians as it helps rise the price of the token. But we will never reach massive adoption if people can't find that it's worth leaving mainstream social media to post here. Getting 0.5 USD (that's what they get after discounting the curator rewards if the post reaches 1 USD) is a pretty nice incentive for someone who wants to do social media life here. Also if number of users is higher, it will catch the eye of more investors who will buy Steem and make the price augment as well.

What's your criteria for "good content"?

I want people to feel comfortable moving from Facebook and other social media to Steem, therefore an image with description is enough for me. If people want to post flowers, fine by me, as long as they are the authors of the picture and write a description saying something relevant about the picture, the flower, or their day. I will even upvote videos shared from YouTube as long as the poster tells us a bit of why this video is important for them.

This might seem like a bit light, but I have confidence that if people stay long enough in the blockchain they will evolve the quality of their posts as they will see that others are getting better rewards and will ask themselves how to improve their content to get there.

Diversity is also important to me, so while I might upvote a flower, I won't be wasting all precious voting power doing so. Also, I intend to make sure that the votes go to as many different users as possible.

What will you not upvote?
  • Spam
  • Pictures without description
  • Isolated sentences without context or any effort to communicate that I can perceive
  • Hate speech promotion (xenophobic, homophobic, specist, sexist)
  • Animal parts or derived products served on a plate as food (yes, this is a vegan trail). However, I will respect vlogs of people that run into different cultures and their ways of feeding even if they are not vegan.
Will you be resteeming this content?

I will resteem content associated to the following topics:

  • Art
  • Poetry
  • Photography
  • Veganism
  • Spirituality
  • Self-development
  • Permaculture
  • Creativity
  • Psychology
  • Traveling
  • Anarchy
  • DIY

Originally this was the content that I was going to upvote, but I want to judge less and support more. However, you can join a trail that votes only the resteems if you want to be more specific on what to upvote.

Which languages will you curate?

English and Spanish.

What's in it for me?

When you join a trail you start automatically winning Steem Power daily for curation rewards. If you agree with me that encouraging massive adoption is a good way to raise the Steem price, then you will also be winning through that in the long term. Besides, you will win the virtue of helping those who are having a harder time getting rewards.

Where can I see the content you are curating?

You can see it here.

How do I know you won't use the curation trail to upvote yourself?

The only reason I have some self-upvotes is because I follow the trail of @naturalmedicine, @ecotrain, @steemitbloggers and @tribesteemup (thank you all for the big support), so when they upvoted me I would also upvote myself. If this trail receives support I will not follow those trails so that the voting power is focused on the mission at hand and also I won't be getting self-votes that might make this trail a bit suspicious.

You can easily check on Steemworld if I am fulfilling this promise.

Why follow your trail and not create my own?

By all means, please create your own, and if you are doing better I will be happy to join your trail instead of taking the work to do all this. Steem is a free environment and everyone supports the community the best they can. Nonetheless, I have already begin to do this work and that's at least some advancement which you can choose to support.

Why don't you create another account for this?

Because I have two other accounts and always forget to look at them and I find it easier to stay more focused if I only use one account.

Ok, I'm sold. How do I follow your trail?

You can do so through Steemvoter or SteemAuto.

On Steemvoter go to the tab called "Streams", click on "Create Stream" and choose where it says "Upvote On" what you want to follow. If you want to follow my upvotes choose that, or choose resteems if you want to be more topic-oriented.

On SteemAuto go to "Curation Trails" and scroll down to "Search" where you can type my user name: fenngen.

How much weight should my vote have?

The idea here is that we add strength by the number of people participating, rather than big votes. It would be ideal if you could join the curation trail with enough weight to provide a vote worth $0.001. If that's too much then join with whatever you can but. This way we will be able to support many people without wasting great amounts of voting power.


Well, I brainstormed a lot on this and while it seems like a very good idea, I'm not entirely sure if I should do this or just support what already exists on Steem. That's why I need your help deciding... If this is appealing to you and you feel that it would be an important contribution to the blockchain pledge your support by joining the trail, resteeming and crossposting this to communities this so that the word gets around.


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I Like It!
Let's face the facts,
most if which You have pointed out,
And the biggie...
It is not as easy to post to Steem,
as other Social Media Platforms, of course this gives back to You in the form of access to income in the form of Steem + Tokens - along with control of Your account and enviornment the others could not dream of.
In the flip side....
The Whales have stopped upcoting for the most part, Minnows and below in particuler..
So...
You end up (if Your lucky) with many votes with "No SP"...
Zero income from post...
I get it..
A Second generation coming from itself, owned by the first generation.
So Yeah..
We all need help and I am Happy to Re-Steem & Support the effort!
👍🏼😁👍🏼
Les

Nice! Let's see if more people get supportive here ;)

I like your idea to give some support to newcomers and get some mass adoption but I'm wondering if it can not be done by directing them to communities that works within their topics of publishing where they can get support there. Did you see the website @eco-alex set up to make it easy for searching for communities with topics you are interested in? It's at https://steemit.com/hive-123046/@ecotrain/a-new-website-to-easily-find-active-communities-on-steem I already follow some voting trails and want to keep my support there but I do like to support newcomers to communities I am involved with.
I love the intention of this I just can't see myself following that trail.

Sure, no problem. It's just an idea and since I had already gone through the hassle of writing it down I felt I should publish it and see what happens. Thanks for the honesty!

I think that any action that supports quality content by people who do not get enough intention is amazing!

I was just getting into the daily habit of checking out the introduction tag, upvoting and welcoming new members as I find that to be important, especially with all the bots we have, some "human" interaction is needed, in my opinion. :) With all these happenings with STEEM these days, I fell of that habits so I think it's time to get back into it.

Finding underrated, quality posts and interacting with the creators will always be a big part of the strong community bond. I follow two trails and do manual upvotes, trying to keep the percentage of my vote higher as MY vote is not worth that much even when it's at 100%.

I like this brainstorm post and the idea, I would probably join the trail or show some kind of support to this project (resteeming or manuaually upvoting, spreading the word...).

MY vote is not worth that much even when it's at 100%.

Mine neither, but joining forces we can do a lot!

Thanks for the support, people are joining the trail so I think this will take off!

Oh, that's nice to hear! Somehow I missed your reply, just saw it. :)

Thank you for letting me know about this initiative I will be joining your trail via Steemauto and will encourage some of my friends to do the same.

Awesome! The more the merrier!

I am in. 0.01 upvote set.

Yes friend, we need many people to follow the trail so we can achieve good results. Have patience, in time we will achieve it ;)

Interesting idea for sure and I will probably join later.

Later because as a new Steem user I have just some SP delegated to me and spending resource credits on automatic mass voting would be morally wrong. Once I have my own SP situation changes and I am in.

For now I will follow your trail and do some manual upvotes.

Great, I'll delegate 40 extra SP for a month to boost you up!

Now i got it ;) I am in. Great idea!

Awesome! Glad to have you on board!!

For now I will resteem this and see if people are interested.
I have a problem with the "food" part if it comes to vegan. So an egg can not be showed although an egg is a natural process and a chicken or duck or goose will die if it holds in the egg.

If it comes to voting what is good or bad... I do not agree with waste either. No matter if it's food, clothes, etc and it's all bad for the environment good for pollution. Smokers, those who cook, people who eat soy (cutting down trees, the export/transport). If it comes to mass adoption and "good" content the subject does not make content bad but the writing style and hearing the same story over and over again.

I have no idea how to follow a trail. Perhaps you can explain this to me?

I wish you good luck.
💕

I have a bit of flexibility regarding the vegan issue: if eggs come from a natural source and not industrial exploitation of birds I can vote as well, but it must be specified and shown in the post where the eggs came from.

Regarding waste, you are right, though I doubt anyone will post something focusing on waste as a good thing, and if they did I would consider it a sort of hate speech.

To follow a trail you can go to SteemAuto or Steemvoter.

On Steemvoter go to the tab called "Streams", click on "Create Stream" and choose where it says "Upvote On" what you want to follow. If you want to follow my upvotes choose that, or choose resteems if you want to be more topic-oriented.

On SteemAuto go to "Curation Trails" and scroll down to "Search" where you can type my user name: fenngen.

Thanks for the interest, hope you can join us!

Thank you for explaining. I'll try to puzzle it out and hope many will join. I wish you a great day. 💕

A great day to you as well!

I can't say I don't agree but am in a few voting trails already - like the payitforward and the Steemitmamas :o

No problem, thanks for stopping by!

Me gusta tu idea. Gracias por visitar mi post y comentar sobre este camino. Voy a tratar de unirme a tí, si la tecnología de mi equipo lo permite. Me gustan las iniciativas de personas que tratan d ayudar honestamente a las demás.
Si miras mis publicaciones solo una o dos veces al mes supero el 1 $. Pero no es lo que me preocupa. Lo que me extraña es que no se porque estoy infravalorada. Nadie es capaz de decir que errores yo cometo para seguir evolucionando.
Gracias por su interés y que tenga mucho éxito en su camino.

Me gusta tu idea. Gracias por visitar mi post y comentar sobre este camino. Voy a tratar de unirme a tí, si la tecnología de mi equipo lo permite. Me gustan las iniciativas de personas que tratan d ayudar honestamente a las demás.
Si miras mis publicaciones solo una o dos veces al mes supero el 1 $. Pero no es lo que me preocupa. Lo que me extraña es que no se porque estoy infravalorada. Nadie es capaz de decir que errores yo cometo para seguir evolucionando.
Gracias por su interés y que tenga mucho éxito en su camino.@fenngen.

Trataré de estar atento a tus posts y hacerte recomendaciones cada vez que pueda! Espero que te puedas unir al sendero, no requiere de mayor tecnología. Vas a SteemAuto, pinchas donde dice "Curation Trails", en la barra que dice "Search" buscas mi nombre de usuario fenngen y pones "Follow". Eso es todo!

Saludos y éxito en tus posts!

I appreciate your interest in helping me. Thanks to your information I was able to follow your trail.

Glad to have you onboard!

Thank you!! Success in the trail!!

Resteemed, good initiative.

Thank you, friend!

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