Getting that Curation Gold: The Hidden Power of the Resteem.

in resteem •  last year

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While checking out the @berniesanders blog the other day, it occurred to me that many of these cats heavily vested in the platform are resteeming content, a lot.

As someone who has, since the beginning, been much more focused on the creative side (and less on the curative side) of blogging here on Steemit, I have tended to see the resteem feature as a means mainly to share posts that I feel are unique and undervalued, and deserve to be rewarded. I want these posts to be seen. This is great, and largely what the feature is meant for.


The positive flip side to this, of course, is that if I vote on said post and then resteem it, it will garner more rewards and votes both for the original author and for me, in the form of CURATION REWARDS.

This morning as I am going through my little voting ritual, I am more conscious than usual of a desire to keep the content on the platform interesting, and of a certain quality, type, and caliber. This is largely because of the influx of bullshit posts I have seen due to the "gold rush" Steem mania of many new users eager to make a "quick buck" here on the platform.

I have a voice in this! As SP accrues, I have more and more of a voice in this. Not only can I upvote content I wish to be seen and rewarded, I can resteem it and see its visibility increase even more and increase my curation rewards.


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Well...yeah, Graham. Duh.

Some of you may be thinking this post is like me saying: "Hey! GUYYSSSS!!!! FUCKING FIRE BURNS YOU IF YOU TOUCH IT!" and you may be kind of right. For someone who is constantly focused on creating, however, some of the benefits and the real curative power of the resteem can be easily overlooked. It is to you fellow head-in-the-clouds-prolific-content-creators that I direct this piece.

If you want to keep the platform high-quality, don't just upvote, RESTEEM.

If you want to earn more CURATION REWARDS, don't just upvote, RESTEEM!

Thanks for reading, and RESTEEM on!

(If you have found this post to be valuable, please Resteem it!)

~KafkA

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Graham Smith is a Voluntaryist activist, creator, and peaceful parent residing in Niigata City, Japan. Graham runs the "Voluntary Japan" online initiative with a presence here on Steem, as well as Facebook and Twitter. (Hit me up so I can stop talking about myself in the third person!)

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Very good tip. Thanks

Hmmm... excellent food for thought.

I've only ever resteemed one post series, because the content was amazingly informative to me, but Ill have to keep this in mind going forward !

Inspired (resteemed)

This is a great tip thanks for sharing. I started on steemit about 2 1/2 weeks ago and the resteem function always confused me. Resteemed follwed and upvoted thanks again.

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Cheers, @sneakgeekz. Thanks for that. Followed back, and glad to have you here on the platform.

Resteemed! :D interesting post, I like it! I will folllow too! :)

I've found that there are days when I heavily resteem and other days, not so much.

I'm not sure whether or not the posts I resteem will show up in a followers feed if they're already following the original (postor, poster, postee, postatola) person who posted it.

Maybe a dumb question but I'm not sure and don't want to fill up everyone's feed with duplicates.

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They will, I think, if they are following both you and the original author, but I think this is part of the power of the feature. Sometimes it takes me a couple times seeing something before I decide it is a worth a click and a read.

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Thanks, I hadn't considered that.

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I hadn't really, either, 'til you brought it up. So thank you!

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Sorry @kafkanarchy84 but now you have incurred the wrath of my ignorance:

Is there a way to tell when your post has been resteemed and by who, whom?

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You can see who has resteemed or voted on your posts, and who has just followed you, too. There's a post by @sykochica called How Can I See Who Last Resteemed, Followed, or Voted For Me. I think it's really helpful.

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That works.

Thanks.

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There is no notification for that, as of yet, if I'm not mistaken, but you can see it on the other person's blog, or on the feeds where it shows up.

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That's actually great news.

If there was some obvious indicator that I had missed, then I'd feel dumb. And if there isn't a way to know, then I can blissfully assume everyone is reposting every nugget of wisdom that flows from my keyboard.

I'm gonna quit while I think I'm ahead.

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You can see who has resteemed or voted on your posts, and who has just followed you, too. There's a post by @sykochica called How Can I See Who Last Resteemed, Followed, or Voted For Me. I think it's really helpful.

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Excellent. Thanks for this!

Glad to see another steemian who takes good content seriously. Also, I didn't realize the link between resteem and curation rewards. Good to know! Upvoted followed and resteemed!

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Yeah, I've been around here since before the re-steem feature was created, and I never really understood the value in it until this post. I upvote and comment on a lot of things as part of my curation activities. I just never realized re-steeming was important to this aspect of Steemit, too. I looked at it as simply a way to promote your friends' and followers' posts. Thanks for giving re-steeming a good, understandable explanation. Even those of us who have been around the platform for a while can still learn something new.

Upvoted, followed aaaand resteemed 😃

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Awesome!

Resteemed because...yeah.

Good reminder to share content, not just upvote it.

I tend to resteem to bookmark things I want to remember too. :-)

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That's changing with the esteem app, which has a bookmarking function.

That's a convincing argument @kafkanarchy84. Upvoted & resteemed.

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Cheers, @photo-trail. Thank you.

Good point! Resteeming items that you think are valuable, helpful etc is the way to go!

Definitely a good idea - extra visibility to great posts - resteemed ;-)

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Anytime Graham - I'll be spending much more time on Steemit in the near future ;-)

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Glad to here it. Miss you around here!

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If you keep talking like this I come visit you in Japan. My wife and I love Sushi even more than indian food ;-) I just need to prepare myself a bit as I would also take care of the Fukushima mess while there ;-) Nobody else seems to care ;-)

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You are welcome anytime. And yeah, even the media here is under a gag order from the state about Fukushima....

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There's a global gag order going on - enforced and/or volunteered by overwhelmed individuals. Anyways - not a topic for the now moment. We gotta pull the masses into the cryptoverse first fast ;-) Thanks for the welcoming. Gotta still look up on which of the islands you're hanging out ;-)

Just for this post, I resteemed it. It really is up to use as a community to determine what we want to see more of, and that's the power in curation and resteeming. I need to get better about it, myself!

This is something I do on a daily basis. My rule is if it is worth upvoting then comment and resteem. I may not upvote every post I read due to voting power but there is no downside to upvoting that I know of. The same applies to comments. If you are going to upvote/resteem then comment as well.

Today i just discovered the resteem feature :) What i like the most about this platform - which i still have to learn a lot about - is that the developers are obviously putting a lot of effort into the project, constantly improving it.

Initially i've found myself attracted by the quick buck as you mentioned, but more and more i'm discovering a wonderful community here, a community that changes the way i'm behaving and interacting, making me want to actually promote the best content, which truly adds value.

good info, I've resteemed many posts ....steemit is so informitive! People here are so amazingly smart! I think it is through resteeming we can spread the vast amount of knowledge and beauty there is! This post had been resteemed and you are being followed :)

Hey Graham, fire burns when you touch it ;) :P

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Very interesting. Resteemed!

I learn something new about Steemit everyday. Thanks!

I feel like a lot of people aren't resteeming because they don't see the point (from a monetary standpoint) It's great that you brought this to attention.

Does anyone else think the same?

I am new here. I try to keep my content of value, as I really think i have value to add to the table on many fronts. I have noticed MANY poorly written blurbs with no linking to where the info was obtained and more. I really like the message here because this is how we can keep quality content from being buried. So I upvoted, resteemed ya (only did That on one other post), and I'm following you. Feel free to follow me if so inclined. Have a great day. ♡

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Followed back. Cheers✨

Thanks for explaining this as I've been wondering how resteem works as I'm new and still learning. I would only resteem posts I genuinely liked. Resteeming yours!

This blog is clear and concise and easy to follow even for a beginner like me. Please keep these coming. I hope to get the most out of this platform, but this is a whole new world for me. Thanks again.

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Ah, dude. I think you'll take to this like a fish to water. Thanks for this encouraging comment, and I'll def keep 'em coming as best I can!

That is great advice and I do agree. Personally I have been resteeming a couple of posts that have been of interest or I think need some exposure. Although I try to do it just before I post some of my own content. This is just to help have the posts at the top of my blog reflect my content rather than stuff from another members blog. I don't like the idea of my personal content on my page slipping into an oblivion of resteems which I have found while reading other blogs.

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I totally hear you about the blog. In the future I wonder if the Steem devs will implement a "Resteemed" section so that your original content is always at the top of your page.

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That would be a great addition. It would definitely encourage more sharing of posts and content .

thank you, love your thoughts there ;)

Shared and this post actually just answered my theory and our groups question, therefore, upvoted, resteemed and shared your post as a link to our Wow Steem Group.

BTW, I have a friend that lives and has even married there in Japan, he teaches English.

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Glad to hear that!

Voted and resteemed! Great advice!

Thanks for the helpful insight. I didn't know that.

Thanks for this.

I didn't know the resteem benefits, thanks @kafkanarchy84
Is this the only benefit or there is a hidden trick / reward behind the resteem action?

Good tip,
Now got Clarified about this function on steemit.

Thank you for writing this. I am new to Steem and have been trying to figure out the Resteem function. Really appreciate the content, looking forward to more in the future

Thx for this tool I will add it to my Steem toolkit.

I created a weekly resteem around this for minnows because of that very thought.

Hey @kafkanarchy84!! I agree with you here and since we are tuning into the same frequency as for the powerful effect that an eventual smart & carefully chosen resteem has in order to improve and enhance the quality of content we have to offer to the world in steemit, well, shamelessly I'm gonna invite you to check my feed page to extract the Gold of your Curation Rewards out of any of them.

!Upvoted & Resteemed!

Cheers!! :)

What a good post, I'm new, I hope to become as good as you;)

I feel like resteem helps reputation but am not certain of that. I do not have the evidence for it at the moment to prove it. But I see my reputation go up maybe more when I am resteeming more often. But I know reputation comes from people curating your posts and comments and resteeming helps get more people to go to your stuff... so it kind of indirectly helps....

I hadn't really thought about resteeming- I'm so new, and low down the totempole, that I've only been thinking about what I'm bringing to the table. I've been poking around, trying to find articles like this to give me a better idea of how to see and be seen, while still supporting the community, so thanks! Kind of felt/feel like I have something to prove to show that I belong here.

following and resteeming, because clearly the learning curve is there for everyone, including established steemians! I'm also realising just now, that I've got power delegated to me, just because I am so new, so I guess it's my duty :)

This is what I was looking for.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING
@shubhamsaurav

Upvoted and gonna resteem it with following :D

Thanks for sharing this. I'm a very new user and I really wasn't sure that resteeming something had any benefit to myself. Thanks for clearing that up! I do love sharing information that I find valuable!

Okeyyy! Alright! I am a newbie and a raw recruit and grateful for every good advice!

Nice post to help people.
Thanks

I resteem a lot that's why am making a lot of money from resteeming, I resteem posts and they get more noticed and Upvotes
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Thanks For Such a valuable fo and clearing my Douts and inspiring me for resteem others Post.

upvoted and resteemed :)

@kafkanarchy84 seeing this post after an year as i wanted to know abount resteem. This was really helpfull, please upvote my comment as it would help me to gain some reward and grow by ranking

As a new member in this platform, this has been very educative. i have not used the resteeming yet, maybe ill use it soon.

@monkimo read this! I was wrong about resteeming! i still think u should post 3 of u own posts for every resteem when ur still new an starting oit to make a name for urself more and so when whales come to ur acccount they can upvote Ur posts

BUT i still think resteeming is for whales to do to help beginneers or their friends! when u dont have many followersi dunno how much good it does but im just not picking

ok resteem away!