So I had some time Tuesday afternoon to spend on the internet and like normal my first stop was my steemit blog, I cleared up a few replies I was owing some good folks who were kind enough to read and comment on some of my daily dose columns of recent days. I even had a chance to listen in on the “Talk of The Line” live chat that is put on over at @thesteemengine , some real nice folks in that group and I enjoy being a part of them.
I also caught an afternoon poker game and made it to the final table only to be knocked out it 9th place, pockets Aces of mine got beat by a spade flush and I had gone all in and lost out, I won $0.05 SBD for my effort though, so all was not lost.
I also checked on few people who I hadn’t seen posting anything lately, looks like they might have jumped ship, as the one has been gone for a month and the other two months. These were people that I engaged with when they posted their “introduce yourself “posts. I think the one had been here three months and the other one five.
There isn’t much you can say to people who seem to know it all is there? What I mean by that is steemit isn’t your typical social media and for most people they think it is some kind of “cash cow” just waiting for them to show up and lead it to the slaughter house.
The one person is a lady who knows how to write, she had been writing articles on the internet and won some awards for articles she had written and published elsewhere according to her. She just couldn’t understand why her stuff she was writing here just wasn’t getting up voted and re-steemed. It really doesn’t matter how many people you had reading your stuff elsewhere lady, her claims were about 250,000 people were reading her on a regular basis. My suggestion to her was to go bring them here or get in some groups and get involved with the people that are here. I tried to help her as much as I could, I made group suggestions, introduced her to a couple people in those groups that were well known, but she didn’t make the effort.
It wasn’t that she wasn’t driven, she’d write two or three articles a day, but no results in the payouts. Had she put more effort into curating and meeting people I think she would have done okay here, her effort was misplaced in my opinion.
This so called “cash cow” named steemit isn’t as easy as these people think it is to get to the slaughter house. If you don’t have a big feed bucket full of steem to entice it you had better learn some old rancher tricks or you’ll never get the cow in the livestock trailer let alone the slaughter house.
I don’t even think about the cash cow, right now I’m just collecting SBD eggs and meeting good folks on here. The way I see it is that right now only about 6% of the people who sign up on here are actually using it on a regular basis. There are over 940,000 registered accounts and only about 65,000 regular users. The reason I bring this up is because I ran across a project on here called “school of minnows” , have you heard of it? Neither had I up until a couple of days ago when a person a normally engage with, and hadn’t seen in while, had something on her blog about it.
The way school of minnows works, from my understanding, is if join in their bot monitors your voting power, you agree to allow them to use one of your full up votes if the bot finds your voting power at 100% sometime during the day, and only once per day. In return they will upvote your posts with votes from others if you have made a post, plus they will resteem your post. They say you can opt out at any time, and you don’t have to give up any keys.
I’m not recommending it, just mentioning it, do your own research and if you find yourself with voting power that is just sitting there waiting for you at the end of the day it might be worth doing. I think it takes less than 4 hours to recover back to 100% from one up vote at 100% if I remember correctly. It might also be good if you are going to be off of here for a while, at least your votes will go to help other minnows, and they keep track and “bank your votes” so when you get back you will get more upvotes to help you recover or something like that.
Just think how much voting power is going to waste on all those accounts that are sitting idle, even if it is 0.001 at 100% , that still $900 a day that could be going to minnows. So if you know anyone who is going to jump ship, tell them to go sign up and at least help those of that are here for the long haul.
I also found another thing called @steembasicincome this week, a person in a group I’m in did a post on it. It also does some upvotes and it works on people sponsoring other people for $1.00 steem to get in, I sponsored 9 people who I think very highly of on here and I plan on adding a couple more each week as part of me giving back to the community. I like doing things that don’t take a lot of effort and this fits me to a tee. Just pay and go on about my business.
That’s all I’ve got for today, other than in between typing this I have won 3 little one table poker games, that qualify me for some SBD games later in the week. So, I’m headed back to the poker table.
Until next time,