I have a lot of Steem voting power and can help good writers be rewarded for their work by adding them to my bot.
On the rich list I am @steemed, @itsascam, and @steemroller . I'm a steem whale because I mined early, wasted money on hashes before a relaunch, and mined again without knowing who was behind this project or what the goal was. I just poured resources into mining because it seemed like a coder was on the other end and I thought I might take a chance. I figured out how to mine without any real instructions, and, unlike the dozens or hundreds of junk coins I've mined, have been handsomely rewarded for my efforts.
How I Use My Bot
I run a curation bot and I think it is a good thing, even though others dislike the idea. I currently use my bot as a reading list curator not only for Steem, but for myself. At the end of each day I go back and review what it has voted for and read each article, mostly for enjoyment or information, but also to ensure that the bot is making good decisions. In other words, I tune my bot through its membership rather than trying to improve its voting logic, which in my opinion would be folly.
Until recently, my approach to membership has been to identify authors who have been rewarded previously and configure my bot to up-vote these authors on every post they make. In my opinion, this is a great system and will likely increase my voting power in the future. Right now, though, the authors currently in my bot can not be productive enough to optimize my voting power.
I Am Looking for New Authors
That's where I hope new authors come in. What I need to do is identify some good authors to add to my bot so that I am hitting the optimum voting frequency. By optimizing, I increase my own curation rewards, help to enrich talented authors, and improve Steem in the process. As you might see, this system is implicitly set up as a competition so that good, reasonably productive, authors stay in the bot. I plan to keep this practice up as the number of authors in my bot grows. I anticipate that the number of articles my bot votes for will eventually equal the number I can reasonably review in the same amount of time.
If you are a good author, please respond here and let me know to take a look at your work. If I find your articles interesting, substantive, and also think that your writing will appeal to others, I'll put you in. Beyond that, I expect that authors who get added to my bot will maintain their high standards.