Yesterday began like most; I woke up...Always a good day when that happens. Like most mornings I reached over and grabbed my phone...After giving my wife faith a morning kiss and cuddling the cats of course. I like checking out what's been going on around the blockchain overnight and yesterday was pleased to run into a post from @curangel announcing a curation initiative that, on reading it, seemed totally legit and well-worthy of my time.
Take a look below at the opening paragraph of that post and here's the link to the full post: curangel post here
Curangel was born from the idea to provide an alternative to bid bots or vote automation for stakeholders which are not interested in curating themselves, but don't want to watch inflation eating up their stake either. We engage a motivated team of experienced curators to find undervalued deserving content, and share the received rewards 80/20 between delegators and curators.
I clicked the link in the post to Discord, a place I rarely go, and was pleased to find a couple of champs in there, @m31 and @pharesim who are both involved with the initiative. Some questions, and answers, later and I was on board. I headed straight over to register and have since suggested a couple of posts by @bembelmaniac who was resteemed by @balticbadger plus @ginnyannette and @goat-girlz whom I follow. Image above borrowed from the @curangel launch post.
I'm feeling pretty good about it all. After a couple of years on the blockchain, posting more than once a day myself, being supported by others, feeling unsupported at times, seeing poor content circle-jerk its way to trending and a lot of bid-bot abuse...Well, I'm feeling pretty positive, helped along by the improvements through the recent HF and announcement of the @curangel project which allows me to support others in a more meaningful way.
Furthermore this is the first time I can value-add posts I feel are worthy of more reward and actually see them benefit. My small upvote doesn't add much value, even at 100%, and a re-steem to my own feed doesn't generally do a deserving post much justice either. But @curangel will make a difference to those posts I curate! I'm excited to have the weight of an initiative like this behind me and in my humble opinion I believe it will lead to a more even distribution of rewards to authors doing the right thing.
You might like to take a look at the announcement post from yesterday, link above. There are some parameters around being rewarded with an upvote from @curangel, in fact even around being suggested by a curator in the first place, so you may want to familiarise yourself.
I'm still going to post, probably daily, as I have in the past...You can't shut me up so easily, however I look forward to investing a little more time into curation and hope to see some really great posts and authors gain some support. It will give me a buzz to know in some small way I've added to a person's experience here and to the blockchain in general.
As a reasonably small account I can't offer big vote rewards however I feel very qualified to curate posts and identify those which need support, or to stand out a little more prominently. This initiative is the vehicle that will drive my curation and I look forward to seeing some great work from...YOU!
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