Mecene on Steem: Why I support the Freewrite community

in #freewrite5 years ago

This is the first piece about my mecene activities on steem that I started a month ago. Mecene? French for sponsor/donator historically for art. I created a bot that automatically upvote posts with some targeted communities tags. This post is about my support for the #freewrite community.


How it all started?

How did I find the daily #freewrite writing prompt? I don't know. I remember someone had a list of different art contests and I decided to join. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and the interactions.

Steem was boring at the time

I arrived during the first year of Steem and there was a different mindset. People were really going around looking for tags and posts. I would do that. I believe that the main reason people come back here and think for a while about what to post is the interaction. It definitely is not money or just money. I remember that my first payout ever was a comment. 30 cents if I recall correctly.

Then it happened, people focused only on money. There were suddenly less votes, way less comments. If you were lucking, you engage with someone, a whale, before and you would get all or most of your posts significantly upvoted.

Writing in the #freewrite community

The community is getting bigger with @freewritehouse. I join every now and then. Always gets some comments, which is very very valuable to me, much more valuable than the payout. I found a new excuse to write. I also go on a reading frenzy and try to look at most post of a prompt

Could I do more?

One day, I was not in the mood to write, I had no inspiration from the prompt and pretty much no energy to write for 5 minutes. But I went around and vote with all my SP on each comment on the main post and then each post linked. I had never depleted my SP before. That is when I thought it would be awesome if everyone could do the same. What if we had a service, website, app... so that you can decide which community(tag) you want to support?

That is what I am building

Curating won't make you rich, unless you are already rich. So why saving your voting power? With all that in my mind, I decided to start geeking through the blockchain. I needed to get familiar with programming on the steem blockchain, learn which features are interesting ... Long story short, the first step is done and I can do my part. I will release the code (today I think) and anyone with the skills can do the same. Until the next steps.

Thanks again

for the warm welcome. I want us to thrive as a writing community. All posts are upvoted by the @lablockchain account. Huge thanks to those who voted for my witness @cryptohazard (presentation link:

Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" on Unsplash


Thank you so much for doing this!!! it is highly appreciated by all of us!!

The community response has been awesome. This is very motivating for me.

I am very happy about this!! We need to support the ones who support us!! And most of the support goes to crypto ed - not to creativity...

I recently discovered freewrite, and I absolutely adore it. I have always loved writing, but my talent was largely hidden away. Now I participate as often as I have time. My first language is Afrikaans, therefore I tend to think in Afrikaans and then translate into English. This results in rather cumbersome use of the English language, but I believe that freewriting in English is actually improving my writing skills.

I can feel your pain. My mother tongue is French so, my writing in English doesn't have the same creativity I think. So yeah I am learning too.

And that is what freewrite is all about. It "lubricates" your brain, right?

This is so great, thanks so much! The Freewrite community is indeed amazing, I only joined very few weeks ago and I'm having the best time, love the creativity, the interaction, the mutual support.

Exactly. That is one of the reason I come back that often.

It's really generous of you. Thanks so much.

Thank you too for the witness vote. It is a motivation to keep my work!

Thanks for the upvote. Came here to see who you are. I do a lot of freewriting--even before steemit, so seemed natural to post some of it. Nice to have people interested in the craft/process.

Indeed, that what is fun about steem, beyond the money.

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

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