Steem Secrets #12 (Delivered By @maylyn09): Is An Upvote All That Free? Alot Of Steemit Speed-up Lies In The Answer To This!!! (On Dlive)

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 "maylyn09" speaking in words of "@steemsecrets": 

Hi precious steemit family, i am @maylyn09, a minnow on steemit but "whale inside" and i am speaking to you in the words of @steemsecrets 

Many would relish knowing what they need to do "with their steemit content", to attract votes from large accounts e.g whales and dolphins and isn't this awesome; but while the very popular knowledge is, "i have to write great content" etc..........; have you ever sat down to understand the underlying dynamics behind "an upvote"?  

"Is an upvote all that free?" 

Perhaps, if you identify this "dynamics" and establish what "an upvote" really costs or if it even has a cost....; you will do way-way better in attracting it, thus, speeding up your steemit journey. 

So, imma tell you a few more things about an "upvote", that you may never get to hear of elsewhere, yet, could put you in demand, for receiving incessant upvotes.

I tell you, the solution to many challenges is in that "first simplest, obvious solution" but many times we jump to the Nth complexest solution, first. Yes, many solutions aren't in outer-space but we tend to go there alot. 

"For attracting upvotes, the solution is very much down-to-earth". "No geek knowledge required!" 

Hahaha, before you become tempted to be vexed at others, for not giving out their upvotes to you freely, even when you create the best content; let's tackle some scenarios, to help us see if that free-looking, simple click-action called an "upvote", is all that free? 

First let's touch on that simple-looking "whale upvote". Look at this scenario: 

@surpassinggoogle spent "hours of effort" and all his "genius and creativity", in writing a post saying; "blue is the new red. So, buy blue today". He considers it "great content" and feels he deserves giant upvotes especially since, "an upvote is free".  

Now, @steemgigs is a whale account and finds this content and he is about to decide on whether to upvote giantly, "smally" or whether to skip past. 

Listen to the possibly "many dynamics", that could go into this simple-looking decision-making; "to upvote or not to upvote". 

Please note that "an upvote" not only distributes rewards; "it also brings a post to more visibility".  

So, what do you think? "Will @steemgigs upvote @surpassinggoogle this time?" 

Dynamic number 1: 

A whale upvote can easily involve "a giant responsibility"

e.g @steemgigs may have really many followers and his actions, even a "simple-looking upvote" may be likelier to influence the behavior or decision-making of these "many". 

Considering this "a responsibility", a once simple-looking upvote, now becomes a more "giant action" involving "responsibility".

"It is no longer only about his preference or desires"

So here: 

  • Does he want to make more visible, a post that says; "blue is the new red"? 
  • Does he want to portray himself as an advocate of this notion? 
  • Does he want to sway many into buying "blue"? 
  • Hahaha, or will he skip this well-written content this time? 

Then, this brings us to...... 

Dynamic Number 2: 

An upvote can easily represent your preference. 
  • So, what is this whale's preference in relation to the above case? 
  • Is he an advocate of; "blue is the new red"? 
  • Has he been known all along by the community as an advocate of "blue is the new red"

Now, if he cares about his "responsibility" towards many others, will he want to upvote such content, solely based on the notion that it was well-written and be portraying a misleading preference? 

Will he upvote just a little, to bring the post to just minimal visibility, while also encouraging the content creator for effort? Or will he just "skip past" this time? 

Bringing us to...... 

Dynamic Number 3: 

A whale has a giant reputation to guard. 

What about his reputation? In many cases; "it is big!" 

e.g 

  • If everyone has known him as a staunch advocate of "red is the new blue", how will his followers etc perceive of him, if they see him giantly supporting a post that says; "blue is the new red"? 
  • How will more veteran steemians perceive of "his character" or "substance" etc, if they have known him as an advocate of; "red is the new blue" and they suddenly see him, appearing to advocate otherwise? 
  • How will other whales look at him, if he sways the masses into buying "blue", by his simple upvote action? 
  • etc 

Hahaha while you may simply be looking to attract "whale votes", a whale might be weighing alot of other dynamics, within that simple decision-making: "to upvote or not to upvote" and  there is more....... 

That takes us to....... 

Dynamic Number 4; 

A simple-looking whale upvote can have giant consequences for the whale. 

"Hahaha, did you know?" While you relish getting the rewards and visibility, a whale who is upvoting you may be busy bearing some consequences. 

Now, alot depends on the whale involved. 

  • Is he willing to bear such possibly "avoidable consequences" on your behalf? 
  • Is it going to cost him any consequences at all? 
  • Will it be "a positive instead?" 
  • etc 

e.g even if "blue is the new red" wasn't plagiarized etc, what if it is fake news? What if it is too controversial and the whale likes to stay neutral? What if it involves money-decisions and the whale cares "not to influence the community's decision-making" etc 

When a whale upvotes, there are more eyes, thus, whales are likely to be more wary before deciding whether to vote giantly, smally or whether to skip past 

"There are many more things than just valuable content involved!" Yes! 

So let's touch on one more...... 

Dynamic Number 5: 

The bigger picture! 

Whales tend to look at the bigger picture more. Many of them may favor steem growth over momentary emotions or the luxury-look of content. 

And steem growth constitute alot of things....... e.g It can involve "what should trend during a particular period"; the state of the steemit community; "growth in particular niche or industry" etc 

e.g 

On Feb 14, a whale may envision that a simple "meme" containing "a tomato" is more technically-positioned to do well in attracting "memers" to the steemit, if such post trends as opposed to a well-endowed post saying "blue is the new red" etc 

So What Am I Saying? 

Overall, speaking of "cost"; the cost of a simple-looking upvote; "i can tell you, that it is not all that free!" 

You see, even in the case of "a minnow", there is a cost! 

e.g being a new account and keen on accruing steem power or curation rewards, a minnow may conserve or reserve his upvotes, for posts that he perceives to be likelier to trend, inorder to maximize the use of his "10 daily 100 percent upvotes" quota. 

You see, in general, each administered upvote depletes "voting power", giving "an upvote" additional value as something to cherish and thus, "a cost". 

If an upvote was so so so "free" afterall, why bother or stress to look at content; "you might as well give as many upvotes away as you want, freely", but hey there, "an upvote has a cost" and perhaps, "the bigger the account, the huger the cost".  

So What Exactly Have I Been Saying? 

You may never get to hear of this INTEL elsewhere because "no books" involved but this is something to ponder over: "when you understudy a whale in relation to how to attract their upvote, apply the "bigger picture" and understudy even the tiniest elements". 

Many times the most utmost substance, is findable in the very tiniest elements. This applies to life success and success on steemit, for sure. 

And before i leave: if you can establish the true cost of the "particular breed of upvote" that you seek, you will attract it more effectively. 

 

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surpassinggoogle spent "hours of effort" and all his "genius and creativity", in writing a post saying; "blue is the new red. So, buy blue today". He considers it "great content" and feels he deserves giant upvotes especially since, "an upvote is free".

Now, @steemgigs is a whale account and finds this content and he is about to decide on whether to upvote giantly, "smally" or whether to skip past.

@surpassinggoogle has a whale heart and he is a big help to this community. Thank you to his unstoppable suport. I really appreciate his effort.

literally, a whale heart! haha... or maybe bigger than that. Yes, but we should also help him to build this community and support him on his projects.

After weeks of waiting here comes the 12th edition of @SecretsRevealed.
Truly, "Pacing is the Key." - @surpassinggoogle

@sunnylife -- declared "I am a Whale"
@ankarlie -- said "Let us take steemit to the moon."
@enjieneer -- showed our "Real Rewards"
@gerel -- reminded us to be the "Real You" in Steemit
@allerie00 -- advising us to "Study Steemit's History"
@itsjessamae -- emphasized the importance of "Respect"
@zoeroces -- advised us to do not Jump easily in "Conclusion"
@athenabree08 -- shared that we should have Foresight of the Future
@theree2389 revealed the "Endless Opportunities" that we can have in Steemit
@thereikiforest sharing the "Quality of Content"
@sissyjill shared to us to "Work at Impressing Yourself first"

And now, @maylyn09 sharing to us the "Dynamics behind an upvote"

Dynamic #3: A whale has a giant reputation to guard

This one moved me, Whales don't just exist to support all post that are around him/her, he needs to filter it and see if it is in line with his/her preferences, as much as he wants to upvote all post to help people but he needs to Guard not just his/her reputation but also his/her "Values" in life.

Nagode! (Thank you) @maylyn09, @steemsecrets and @surpassinggoogle for for making this series possible. More Secrets Revealed to Come!

There you go! Our data analyst @chaelpacia analyzed and summarized it all!!
Thanks @chealpacia!
Your comments are always worth reading...

I do agree with you, whales still have the choice of not upvoting others’ posts that dont give them the interest to do so. Even if they are whales, they are still responsible of their choices to upvote and not. I guess, it is when you least expect it that your post is lucky enough to receive upvotes with high value. Whales are the motivators for us to create more contents. We should not just depend on them :)

Now I really understand the responsibilities of whales for their upvote value. That before they click the upvote button, there are lots to consider not just the content but many many more. They have to be cautious because many eyes are always watching them.

True, even me as a minnow, I have limited upvote so I reserve it to those who (in my opinion) have a great content and reserve it also for my friends. We have responsibilities in every action we do.

Thanks for sharing this. Really help us to have a deep understanding of the true value of upvotes. Thanks to @maylyn09 for delivering this to us. :)

I agree in this @saskia. We must put in account those excemptional blogs. I am also a minnow and I am not able to upvote that much but even in a 0.00 upvote value, the way you made other steemians feel that your post is worth the trend, it is still a blessing.

I always upvote anyhow, hoping to be upvoted back
But i now realize reverse is the case....... This post is not only interesting but educational

Thanks for your time reading.. and I'm very glad you understand it.

"Great power comes great responsibility" - Spiderman

"the bigger the account, the huger the cost"

yes, I agree with you.

we have responsibilities in every action we do.

"Great power comes great responsibility" - Spiderman.

This was actually in my mind when I read this and watched the video. Hehe. Whales have a great power of upvote so that's why they also have great responsibility for that :)

I understand that every one behind steemit account has their own views and tastes on which to give their upvotes and it doesn't matter how powerful your upvote value. But there are some points that we maybe missing and that is not everyone has that influence nor skills to create a posts that would suit to a reader' interest. Others could barely make few sentences on her/his posts but it shouldn't disqualify him/her from our upvotes.
I have been discouraged by people here begging for upvotes. I hate it! But I've come to realize that those might be an act of disperation due to a consistent small rewards they received from their posts and it was indeed. And by visiting his account and generously give your upvotes could make him stay inside steemit (who knows). I respecf everyone's perspectives of giving their upvotes and of course it is not for free as you said but it's a decision and yes with consequences comes along.
I think some Whales I know have been so generous of their upvotes. @surpassinggoogle for example, he has been so supportive and it doesn't matter about the value of upvotes he gave, the thing is HE GAVE HIS UPVOTES period :). And that is a powerful support!

those might be an act of disperation due to a consistent small rewards they received from their posts and it was indeed

I agree with this...
I can say you are really a "whale" inside @wilsonblue5
I respect everyone's perspective too...


@surpassinggoogle never failed to support minnows. So, let's support him back and give him more power by voting for "steemgigs" as a witness... 😉

When a whale upvotes, there are more eyes, thus, whales are likely to be more wary before deciding whether to vote giantly, smally or whether to skip past.

This is so true! And it is so hard for whales to decide whether to give a vote or to leave.. as well as deciding on how much percentage they are going to give. I so much agree with all the dynamics listed on the new secret revealed sir Terry... You all have a very big responsibility and I appreciate everything that you do to Steemit and to its members... Godbless you!

Yeah, its not all for upvoting, i also see it as a big responsibility on whales
Not everyone can be totally satisfy

Thanks to @surpassinggoogle for sharing these things to us.. And for his kindness and dedications..

I'm glad you did !

You all have a very big responsibility

Yes, indeed....

God bless you too!

Welcome to the #steemsecrets babies @maylyn09.. You delivered the message so well..

An upvote from a whale is perceived as the greatest reward you can get in Steemit. Yes, I agree on the part that it is great but not the greatest of them all because I believe the friendships made in the Steemit community is more important. I also highly appreciate an upvote from anyone and I try my best to reciprocate such act of kindness.

the friendships made in the Steemit community is more important.

This! ❤ ❤ ❤
I think this is why the Steemit slogan says:

Come for the rewards. Stay for the community.

We stay here not because of "earnings" but for the friendships that we have built through our steemit journey.

Yes i couldnt agree more with this comment. I have gained friends here whom i dont expect at first. They keep on supporting me in all of my endeavours and in my journey here. I would just like to thank my steemitachievers fam who never fail to guide me here since the start of my journey. :) thanks to @surpassinggoogle for the inspiration :)

you are a awesome sir. i am a big fan of you. today i will done my witness vote of you sir. salute you @surpassinggoogle

This is an eye-opener to little minnows who has been ranting about not having a big amount of reward for their quality content. To tell the truth, the person who invited me to join on Steemit is not active now just because she didn't get any upvotes from her previous post and she felt wasted. But now that I understand Steemit pretty much, I won't feel mad if people won't upvote my blog that I created for a day or two. Of course, I would be very happy if somebody would upvote and would appreciate those people much.

Wow.. Another powerful words from steemsecrets.. Thank you so much @maylyn09, you delivered the message thoroughly that it leaves an impacts to anyone who listens to it. it made me visualize and understand the what the message is trying to convey to each of the steemians..

If an upvote was so so so "free" afterall, why bother or stress to look at content; "you might as well give as many upvotes away as you want, freely", but hey there, "an upvote has a cost" and perhaps, "the bigger the account, the huger the cost".

indeed, this very simple-looking upvote could cost everything for any whale. It's not free at all.. These made me realize that being a whale comes with great power as well as greater responsibilities.

That was an awesome presentation @maylyn09 thanks sistah! @steemsecret another valuable lessons this knowledge are really valuable for a deeper meaning of being an steemian. Stay awesome as well. @surpassinggoogle thanks for always being there to guide and support us and most of all being a brother to everyone :)

Thanks @ankarlie, it was my pleasure to be part of #steemsecrets... you girls on previous steemsecrets revelations are the ones who inspired me to do this... thanks to all of you!

@steemsecrets really changed my point of view and impressions about steemit. I realized my mistakes. I take these INTELs as my guide towards success on my steemit journey!

This statement which says

Will he upvote just a little, to bring the post to just minimal visibility, while also encouraging the content creator for effort? Or will he just "skip past" this time?

I think this whales are encouraging us minnows to have quality content, for us to be recognize. Very well said. So we minnows must do our part too.

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