I have decided that the donated steems will be divided into weekly payouts for the each week's top scorer.
10 steems / 16 weeks = 0.625 steems / week
The steems will be used to purchase upvotes on the weekly post. I will also come up with 10 steems to the reward pool so not to look like I took steem from the reward pool. All would know that steemit reward breaks out 50/50 after curation. With a rough estimate if I put in the same amount of steem in the upvote the weekly payout should at least equal that of the input of 0.625 steems.
The reason I would purchase an upvote instead of sending it directly is to leverage the steemit platform. Upvotes tend to give a slightly higher payout so I hope each week's winner will receive more than 0.625 steems.
If anyone have better ideas or comments on how I distribute the reward pool let me know. Any additional donations that are given to me will be added to the weekly payouts.
Date of post: 8/28/2018