Thank you both very much for the extra STEEM boost, which allows me to reward the best curators and engagers of the past 7 days.
To enter the leagues until you say otherwise, drop a comment below.
On your marks, get set, curate!
My general views on curation rewards (to score highly in League 1) are:
Vote before the big hitters, but not too early!
Voting in the first minute will earn you a curation reward of almost 0.000
Voting between 1 and 29 minutes will earn an increasing % of the curation rewards split, this value peaking at 30 minutes and remaining the same from this point onwards
It is commonly suggested that 15-25 minutes is the 'best' time to vote (especially on known 'power author' posts because they are likely to have more auto-votes coming in at these times - and you want to be ahead of these votes)
A vote of equal weight and equal Steem Power at 30 minutes will give more reward than a vote at, for example 1 hour - first come first served, but don't arrive to early :)
Voting on @ocd posts is likely to gain good curation rewards as founder @acidyo, and @anomadsoul support these posts after giving time for other accounts to vote - you will be in front of a couple of large votes here!
As you can see, a combination of many variables such as Steem Power, voting strength, voting weight, time of vote, (and more) all play a part in the amount of rewards received.
My general opinion on maximizing engagement (to score highly in League 2) is:
Spread your vote and write lots of engaging comments!
Use your vote on comments to make your vote seen
The data for league 1
The raw data has been collected from SteemSQL - @arcange's MS SQL Server copy of the Steem Blockchain.
The formula used for 'quality of financial curation skill' is:
Curation Rewards DIVIDED BY Steem Power MULTIPLIED BY 1000
This will return the amount of Curation rewards gained per 1000 Steem Power held
The rules (which will cause auto-filtering of your account if not met so just enter anyway and see what happens!) to appear in this league:
No programmed voting!
Must have voted at least once on a piece of content in the past 7 days
Must not have leased or delegated Steem Power in the last 14 days
Must not have Started a Power Down (withdrawal of Steem Power) in the last 15 days
The 2nd and 3rd points above are required to reduce distortion of the figures.
And, as curation rewards for the past week are actually taken from votes made up to 14 days ago, we need a 15 day window as mentioned above.
Don't let this put you off entering though - you will be automatically be excluded/appear depending on the criteria above.
League 1 - Curating to maximize returns
See the rules above if you are missing from this table
The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.
This weeks' winners!
Congratulations to @crypto-econom1st again - 3rd week in a row! (And he told us he was retiring!)
A slight prize reshuffle this week means all of the above will be getting some STEEM :)
League 2 - Engagement and Excellence - Write on!
This the newer league which is not based around rewards and relates to engagement.
Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - delegation dealings or not.
I've used some metrics (which is the fancy way of saying that made up some numbers) relating to:
- Posts (P)
- Comments - number of (C)
- Comments - outside of your own blogs (C E)
- Comments - length in characters (C L)
- Witness votes (W)
- Upvotes to others (V)
- Upvotes to different authors (U V)
- Self-votes - a small minus score for this one sorry! (S V)
Firstly, if you are placed in the table above then you are doing great and are among the top 20%!
Congratulations to @lynncoyle1 who tops the league of engagement and excellence this week for the second week in a row!!
Well done also to @gillianpearce who has finished in 2nd again this week!
Very impressive amount of work and super high engagement ladies :)
Excellent engagement levels also from @davemccoy, @maverickinvictus, @bashadow, @beeyou,
@abh12345, @simplymike, @amariespeaks, @fullcoverbetting, and @themanwithnoname who are all getting a prize this week :)
Do you want to be a part of the leagues? Let me know below!
Curation League 1
Curation League 2
The most consistent performers, and especially those in need of a boost to the holy grail of 500 SP, could also receive a small delegation. This week:
50 SP added to existing delegation - @lynncoyle1 (500 SP achieved!)
100 SP added to existing delegation - @gillianpearce (500 SP achieved!)
50 SP added to existing delegation - @fullcoverbetting
100 SP added to existing delegation - @themanwithnoname (500 SP achieved!)
If you have spotted any glaring errors in my post, please let me know so I can fix them
If you would like to be added or removed from my personal curation league, let me know
If you have any other comments or suggestions, please enter them into the box below