Managing VP and Bilpcoin Tribe

in esteem •  last month 

Greetings Steemians,

I'm going to talk about two different subjects in this post, both of which tie in with one another, and for me this is an important topic, because it's not just about me, it's about my Steem family here as well!


Voting Power

We're going to discuss voting power. Managing it has become somewhat of a nightmare for me, for many reasons actually. I will explain why, and how I plan to fix this nightmare.


Bilpcoin Tribe

I currently hold 20,000 BPC Power, and will utilize BPC to help with rewarding my friends here. We'll discuss BPC and why I think you should become part of the tribe.




Image courtesy of the Bilpcoin team.


First I'll discuss my VP nightmare, and why it's a nightmare for me.

I have two distinct goals in mind when considering Steem Power and growth.

  • I want to grow efficiently.

  • I want to support others with my resources. (SP)

So I've always employed a mixed method of both manual curation and automated curation.

This is not without its frustrations..

When I decide to add someone to automation, it means I feel their content is good, or they are an asset to the community, (developers, community supporters, ect) or both.

The problem is that I really do not enjoy automating some people at higher percentages than others. I do not hold human beings in higher regard than other human beings. If I am voting you at 5% VP, you are just as valuable as someone I vote at 100%

That being said, I find that it is not fair to those who are receiving a lower vote, simply to maximize MY return. That's not something that vibes well with me.

The other problem with this, is I have such heavy drainage of VP, that I simply cannot manually curate as much as I would like to, due to waiting for recharge, and when I do curate, I end up around 70% or lower, not efficient.

So I've been thinking, everyone who receives my auto support should be getting the same percentage. This comes with a cost too however.

Those I am supporting with autos, it means I want to give you continual support, but with my new system I am about to employ, support will be 10% votes for everyone. It's not huge, but it is equal for everyone I am supporting. The trails I am following will remain at 5% for now while I see how this works out, but may be bumped up to 10% later on.

Here's the thing with that... If you don't like it and want the chance for higher votes from futuremind (because those are going to happen with manual curation) you can tell futuremind, nahh bro, take me off that auto, and I will... but that means I might miss some of your posts!

To me this is more fair. I intend to maintain consistent growth utilizing a mixed curation method, and I have leases that I am trying to make return and profit on, so this will be necessary.

Some other aspects have been considered as well.

I'm a compulsive comment reward(er), I feel like it's a "token" of appreciation for people taking the time to comment, even if I don't agree with a comment, and if I upvote one commenter, it's not really fair to not upvote other commenters (Except for those pesky "great post!" commenters we all see spamming around)

To alleviate this not so efficient curation method, I've come up with a plan..

BPC to the rescue!

I utilize the BPC tribe tag #bilpcoin, and tend to reward commenters in BPC as well as Steem. I'm no longer going to upvote comments with my main account, sorry guys and gals, but I'm not, because I want my curation nightmare to end already.

I will be rewarding comments in BPC from now on.

I encourage anyone who's a regular visitor on my blog to also utilize the tag, because why not? If you're earning BPC from commenting, why not power it up and also curate with some BPC?

You'll notice the votes come in from @bpc-future, and if on a Steem frontend, and not the https://www.bilpcoin.com/ network, they will look like valueless votes, but I assure you they are not.

I know it sucks that I will no longer be upvoting comments with my main account, but I think this solution is pretty solid, because at least I am able to reward people in a round about way.

If you don't get a vote within some time, it could mean you're banned from the network for a specific reason, which you'll need to take up with the team if that is the case. There have been some bans that I know of, and I am not really sure what is going on in all of those cases.. I'm just a curator for them and don't get involved with drama on the blockchain really try my best not to

I do talk with the team here and there, and I will tell you this...

There are some plans in the future with BPC, but I will not expose those plans, because I don't know if it's secretive or not , and it's not my place to share the information. When the team decides to share what they are working on, they will do so.

There are also contests running all the time with Bilpcoin, meme contests and photography contests. It's really a very cool tribe with an active development team!

I've had some people ask me in the past what sets this tribe apart from others, and I say well.. The current model is pretty open, similar to palnet, but the team is future oriented and desires to come up with unique ideas for BPC. To me that is forward thinking, and a team that is headed for success with tribes.

So why not give it a try? What do you have to lose, nothing! There is your answer!

So I encourage you all to try the tag, and I might not get to curating everyone on the network, but commenters will get curated on my posts for sure.

Some of you also know I curate for @esteemapp, and I believe it is the best mobile d-app solution we currently have for the blockchain, with a great encouragement vote program, so I encourage you to post with eSteem as well, and you can also use tribe tags when posting, so maximize that tag efficiency people.

Alright I'm 1000 words in here, and I know many people don't like reading super long posts, so I'm gonna wrap it up.

Those on my autos, keep on producing great content, and if you don't want to be on a 10% vote, just let me know, I'll take you off and try to curate you manually when I have the VP and time.

Thank you as well to all the beautiful people that have been engaging with me on the blockchain, I have some comments I haven't responded to yet due to being super busy, but I will get to them, and you all mean so much to me, my Steem family!


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you're all having a wonderful day!


Much love,
@futuremind



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I haven't had much time for reading or curation lately, and sadly no time to post. I've always appreciated your engagement with comments, and what you say here sounds sensible. Thank you for sharing your strategy. I don't do any auto-curation, but probably should for these times when I miss days at a time of reading.

Hey @wholeself-in!
It's so great to see you!

You're one of the few that's been here engaging with me from the beginning, and you've helped me with some perspective on things more than once! You're very appreciated as well my friend.

I understand you life has been busy, and some things just must take precedence. Setting up some autos for when you're not active is certainly not a bad idea, as you do have enough SP to consistently grow. You can always shut them off easily during more active times on Steem.

I'm happy to help should you need help, you're welcome to contact me on discord anytime. I also might be making a post soon with some Steem tips to help a new user I just onboarded :)

Thank you for stopping by :)

Hi Jake, First of all, thank you for your continued support. Now, I would not be so presumptuous as to tell, what you should do and how you should support your fellow Steemians. You do what's best. You are doing a great job on Steem. It is more than what most of us can hope to do. Keep up the good work. Best wishes.

Thank you for your kind words and support Vince, you're appreciated my friend. I hope you're having a nice week!

Likewise Jake. 👍 😊

Dear @futuremind

I found reading your post quite amusing. The way you called 'voting power' a nightmare for you - brilliant :)

I fully understand your frustrations. I've been there. And many others too.

with my new system I am about to employ, support will be 10% votes for everyone

That absolutely make sense. If you don't my little suggestion: change in your ph-fund curation trail also 5% to 10% :) Keep in mind, that in ph-fund your upvote will be followed with 300k upvote - so your curation rewards will double.

I currently hold 20,000 BPC Power
How much is that in STEEM right now?

ps. was it difficult to launch your own token? And how much does it cost now (any idea?). Just token -without tribe and staking.

Yours, Piotr

Greetings Piotr,

Thank you for the kind words as always.

That absolutely make sense. If you don't my little suggestion: change in your ph-fund curation trail also 5% to 10% :)

The new system is going very good. I will bump it up to 10%

I currently hold 20,000 BPC Power
How much is that in STEEM right now?

I initially invested approximately 30 Steem for 10k and have grown my stake by double. The token is down a little, and selling this much BPC would deplete quite a bit of the market orders, so this is not very accurate, but this is what Steem-engine reflects for 20k.

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I've long since made back my 30 Steem, with profit :)

ps. was it difficult to launch your own token? And how much does it cost now (any idea?). Just token -without tribe and staking.

I've not launched any tokens. I just invested in this tribe and believe in the future potential. I saw an opportunity to buy in cheaply and ceased the opportunity.

Thank you for stopping by friend.

Sincerely,
Jake

I don't have a huge stake, but I still appreciate your concern. There is a balancing act of sorts that we all have to deal with (at some point in time).

I think your plan is solid. You may want to change it in the future, but that is your choice. Keep pressing forward and keep rewarding people. What a blessing!

Glad you have you used the #bilpcoin tag. Sending a BPC vote your way!

Hey @sumatranate,
It's nice to see you, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

There's definitely a balancing act with this system if one is to grow efficiently. The balancing act becomes even tougher with supporting a large number of Steemians.

Thank you for the supportive comment regarding my new strategy, I'm always changing things up and trying different systems. Even this new system has its undesirable points for me, but I just do my best to come up with a way to support many people with efficient methods. I'm sure some might think this is an awful idea, some might think it's a great one, can't please everyone, but I do try.

Really appreciate the support man, thank you!

Do your thing, its all good. The introduction of tribes have VP draining at a faster pace. Many have a different alt for each account but man that must be a pain to manage. I might go with the one alt account route and use it for gaming curation to ease up on usage of VP.

I have always had the problem of low VP. Currently my VP is at 52% and lowering as we speak LOL.

There are some plans in the future with BPC, but I will not expose those plans, because I don't know if it's secretive or not , and it's not my place to share the information. When the team decides to share what they are working on, they will do so.

This is great news, you're the one that introduced me to Bilpcoin and I'm nearing 5000 staked. I been watching the market closely and I plan on jumping in and purchasing some when I feel the time is right. I have my sights set on that 10,000 mark (at least).

Thank you for being so understanding @rentmoney, I really hate to lower the votes, but with efficient growth, comes better support. It really has it's frustrating points, and I wish there was no early bird curation window, and no voting power restriction, but of course the system would not function without a limiting factor due to sharepool distribution, it is of course limited.

I have always had the problem of low VP. Currently my VP is at 52% and lowering as we speak LOL.

I've noticed, I think you're like me in that you just want to reward everyone, which is totally cool!

This is great news, you're the one that introduced me to Bilpcoin and I'm nearing 5000 staked. I been watching the market closely and I plan on jumping in and purchasing some when I feel the time is right. I have my sights set on that 10,000 mark (at least).

That's awesome!!! I'm really happy I've helped you grow with BPC, and you've given back to me as well!!! I don't self upvote with BPC at all, because I just want to spread the love to others, and I get a return on those votes anyway. The cool thing about this method, is I really don't stress my BPC VP, it's just like extra on the side to help others out with, so that is one of the reasons I encourage people to use the tribe!

I'm excited to see what is coming next as well, they have some exciting ideas for sure!

An alt is not a bad idea if you buy some BPC stake, and holler at me if you need an alt.. I have 16 account tickets available as I type this, and I'm sure you know how to secure the account once I give you the keys, it's easy!

Thanks for stopping by, you're appreciated my friend.

An alt is not a bad idea if you buy some BPC stake, and holler at me if you need an alt.

Very generous of you but I was planning on running an experiment with the new UNTAMED starter pack in which would mean I would have to purchase a Splinterlands account so I'll likely just use that as my alt.

Thanks again for the offer.

Ok friend, I hope your experiment works out great for you. Offers always open should you need it.

@tipu curate

Thank you for the support bro.

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