The problem is even greater when your vote worth is higher. There is a lot of temptation to upvote your own stuff.
I have 2 rules:
- Never upvote my own comments (anymore).
- Always upvote my own posts - people tend to vote on posts with other votes.
That being said, I think Steemit should remove rewards on self upvoting. If people are more incentivised to upvote their own stuff than other stuff, then the platform is FU%#D!