@steemitbloggers WON'T pay you for your vote!

in #powerhousecreativeslast year (edited)


Sadly, that Title would have been much more enticing as "Steemitbloggers WILL pay you for your vote...", but it isn't a title that I could write. Anyway, this is a post in support of the @steemitbloggers campaign for the 20k SP delegation poll by @theycallmedan.

So, enough of that... why would you vote for @steemitbloggers if there is no immediate benefit to you?

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In 2018, we have really seen the rise and fall of projects that thought that they could print tokens/coins and somehow think that they were worth something to someone else. Remember the fable of the "Hen and the Diamond", things are only worth anything if parties can agree that it is precious. Otherwise, you may as well just write and print your own USD at home and see if anyone will take it!

Your stake and worth in STEEM depends very much on the survival and the growth of the STEEM chain as a whole (not just your little part of it, and not just your little sub-community). Unless you cash out today, immediately... the reward number at the end of your post and comments is meaningless. In the future, the token could be worth much much more, or drop to zero. The choice between the two is due to adoption and the network effect of the bloggers on STEEM. For the STEEM token to have long term future use and value, the platform of STEEM needs to be a place that people want to come to interact with each other.

Groups like @steemitbloggers are a way of building this network and community. Community growth takes patience and time, and not bundles of cash being thrown around. Thus, this is why we will not pay or entice you to vote for us with anything other than logic and persuasion. Communities built around the expectation of a payout or a reward for support are brittle, and they will fall apart the moment that the person with a bigger wallet comes around. That is not loyalty, it is mercenary.

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@steemitbloggers is a non-topic specific community that has it's only binding value of engagement and commitment to the STEEM platform. There is an entry bar of some decent quality of writing/music/vlogging/photography, which means that it doesn't concentrate it's community into a specific sub-community of STEEM. Remember, for STEEM to survive as a whole, it needs to be enticing to people of ALL interests and nationalities.

@steemitbloggers is NOT a guaranteed vote farm. After you pass through the initial entry phase, you are expected to continue producing good content, and more importantly to ENGAGE with the other members. If you do so, then you remain a member of the community... if you are lucky, you MIGHT get curated. HOWEVER, if you don't meet your obligations to the rest of the community, then you are OUT! It doesn't matter how much you have in your wallet, or how many times you were curated or how much each of your posts earns. Engagement and commitment are worth more than money and coins/tokens.

@steemitbloggers is also busy and active in it's outreach of STEEM to the more popular social media networks. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram... we are actively promoting STEEM to get more people into this ecosystem. Remember, the point of all of this is to get long term adoption and growth... not to grab as much as we can today and cash out.

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So, in conclusion, if you are looking to vote for a community that is invested in the long-term survival and growth of STEEM as platform... with no regard for nationality or specific topic interests, who is actively promoting and spreading the word of STEEM to other social media networks. You have your choice in @steemitbloggers. There is no bar to entry either, you can always apply for membership here!

You might not want to be part of @steemitbloggers or you might just NOT like us... it doesn't matter, we will still be pushing to grow the STEEM platform so that YOUR investment grows as well.

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Yes it is the next generation of dolphins we are building in #powerhousecreatives that will be one of the foundation bricks in the years to come of steem growth.

They have my vote.

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Hopefully, the next generation of dolphins have a different set of priorities that will bring different qualities to this chain!

It's good to promote the platform. Can I just apply to be a @steemitblogger member here?

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Promoting the platform is the only way for the Steem token to retain value. This is why @steemitbloggers puts so much effort into it!

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Always a quality post @bengy

Upvoted and resteemed.


Thanks!... it appears we might have won!?


Well stated, dear sir!

I love this post so much, I had to create a Twitter graphic for it!

We will not buy votes quote by bengy.jpg

Oh wow! I've been Twitter-quoted! I feel all fuzzy! Thanks!

No bots and no paying for votes this side, even if they ask in our wallet @bengy it just doesn't seem ethical! We rather do the work in a fair way to all! Great post here! Blessings!

Hard work, and slow steady growth... it is the only way forward!

I had never heard of a "vote farm" before. I like that @steemitbloggers #powerhousecreatives is a community instead. I have been able to meet so many amazing people and read some of their fantastic articles. It has enabled me to expand my knowledge and horizon.

Don't look... there are parts of STEEM that are just so depressing to look into. Sadly, there are people in it for the quick cash out... but stick to the good side, the communities and people who are doing their best to grow and make a worthwhile platform! After all, the internet was not always the best place (or still...) when it first started!

Yeah, pretty much found a few of the seedier places and was sad. Then there are those that do nothing but get bots to upvote and they never engage. It's rather sad for sure. When we started and saw a few of the travel bloggers we "admired" making so much more than us, it really depressed us and we almost quit. However, we found some amazing people who encouraged us to not give up, that engagement was key. We have found this to be true and, since, we have found groups like#powerhousecreative ( @steemitbloggers ) that have enabled us to grow.

Yep, when you see a post that takes about 5 seconds to churn out get a payout that is more than I would get in a week of posting... Anyway, I try not to look anymore, but in my anti-curation duties, I see quite a few things that I wished wouldn't be happening...

Love the way you always say it like it is. ")

I try... but it is only a form of argument and persuasion, I just hope it resonates with enough people!

all you can do

You nailed it @bengy. More verbose comment sacrificed for a post in in similar vein. Out in the next couple of hours I hope.

Wow... I'm far behind on replies! I guess we won?

Yes we did! 💃🍾🥂

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Extremely well summarized in more ways than one @bengy people float around from platform to platform not realizing if they sat still long enough it works.

Something for nothing and the tricks are free; comes to mind. No effort, no being social, no business in blogging world.

#powerhousecreatives have led the way in running a strong platform (still small and personal), keeping in mind helping everyone grow, each out of efforts put in.

Thanks... it is the slow hard work that will build STEEM up as a viable network!

Couldn't have said it better myself! Another very honest depiction of the strength of our community!

Thanks! We have many strengths, diversity of bloggers is another one!

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