Still for many people Upvoting and Voting Power is still not understood by everyone, especially the new users. In this post I will try to explain it so everyone understands it.
Upvoting is a big part of the game, and it's fun and we like to see our upvotes make a difference. The more powerful your upvotes the more courage rewards you get. I want to use an analogy to explain how it works.
I want to use a boxer as an example.
As a beginner, you start weak. Your punches do not hit as hard as a professional boxer, and you do not always know when and where to punch, but you keep in mind that if you train more, you get stronger.
Training will make you stronger. To work with your punches and make them harder, you need STEEM POWER. The more STEEM POWER the harder you will hit.
The more STEEM POWER you get, the more influence your upvotes will have and the greater your rewards will be.
MORE STEEM POWER = Greater influence and more rewards
Like any other boxer, you can not keep hitting forever. The first punches are the strongest. They connect with most of your power.
Once you have thrown punches left and right, you begin to drain yourself and you become less efficient with each punch. As you know, nobody can keep hitting and expect to have the same power behind each punch.
When a boxer's energy is drained, he eventually stops fighting and recharging. No boxer is fighting every day. They have to rest and after a while they will be able to turn 100% of their power back on.
Boxers will drain too much if they struggle too long and then it will take longer to recover. They must fully regain before the next match, otherwise they will not be punching at 100% of their true potential.
Do not empty your Steem Power to levels below 80%. Your votes will have less effect, the lower your vote will be. Instead, take a break. Enter the post you've been thinking about, and let your vote regenerate to ensure that your voices and rewards have the maximum effect.
Here's how to view your vote:
That makes it easier for us to view:
- Real-time updates of all stats
- See who is upvoting your posts
- Your latest curation and author rewards
- A total of today's and yesterday's rewards
- Know your voting power in real time
- Display of your reputation with 3 decimals
- Display of your available Steem, SBD and Steem Power
- The latest blocks produced by the Steem witnesses.
- Blockchain properties
- Reward pool
- Top 20 witnesses