It has to be fun for me. I've got other things to do and Steem is not paying me a huge amount. I've made a lot of friends here and I enjoy their posts. I don't actually have time to read them all out listen to all the music or watch all the videos I'd like to. I also believe that Steem can be something amazing for the world of it takes off and I want to help that happen.
The Alexa rank still seems wrong as Hypestat.com is still not showing some of the countries where we know Steemit should be doing well.
It's encouraging that some people are coming back to Steem after months away and I'm seeing more reach minnow status. We need a good core of users to keep it going through the tough times.
I hope Steemfest brings some good news and gives things a boost.