Money is essential to our viability and thus we all need money (at least some form of it) in order to live a good life. On the other hand, it is argued that
the love of money is the root of all evil
(1Timothy 6:10) because it leads to greed, jealousy and other bad things like killings, scamming (too many scammers , spammers and people sharing phishing links here) , kidnapping, war , betrayal et al. Most worringly, these problems are more prevalent with our central governments which led Sir Winston Churchill assertion:
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Conversely, however, even with these downside to money, we still need it and unlike Facebook , Reddit, Twitter et al, Steemit has indeed provided a platform where people share knowledge, support innovation, build contacts and yes , the introduction of monetary reward has made it possible for people to earn income online, raise money for projects leading to more innovation, earn money with our data’s (unlike Facebook) and grow our steemit community. However , above all these upsides, monetary reward has led to greed and greed is the main issue that is destroying steemit and our community at large-here are some few points:
Focus on Money: I came here for the money, however stayed for the community, knowledge I gain daily and great people I meet here. The issue that led many people to stop posting on steemit or give up and complain bitterly against steemit is that they focused on money and compare themselves with those on trending and hot pages-maybe this issue was caused by those who introduced them to steemit ( sign up immediately and start making thousands of money the same day without hard work) . The reality , however, is that it takes time , smart blogging, relationships (building contacts) and hard work (patience is key) to succeed here . Moreover, focusing on fun and learning side of steemit (knowledge) will lead to success because money will always come in the long run. Therefore, new members should initially comment (not spam comments like follow for follow or vote for vote) on successful people posts, learn and build their contacts after which they can gradually start posting their own blog posts –focusing on their core-competences.
Another bad thing here is throwing out 8 to 10+ daily posts without having time to respond to comments and at least rewarding great comments on your posts . Most worringly, the aim of such massive daily posts is to rape the reward pool and has nothing to do with quality-reason is that , it takes time to write a good quality post and respond to all great comments in your posts (reward them too). Therefore, focus on quality and not quantity and reward those that take out time to comment prudently on your posts.
Conclusion: indeed monetary reward on steemit has its downside however there are many upsides to it –especially the ability of people making genuine money online (especially those who otherwise do not have any other options). Importantly, steemit is bigger than just monetary rewards, rather there are other great things , examples : Knowledge, innovation, contacts, community etc. Therefore, we all should focus less on greed and concentrate more on other great aspects of steemit . Importantly, employing this strategy will surely lead to our collective success.
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