@ziogio made this fantastic post about his experiences coming out as gay at a young age and dealing with the aftermath. It was an incredibly personal and honest account, which deserved to be seen and appreciated by as many people as possible.
@ziogio posted at 18:46 (UTC) on 2016-09-06.
Like many new users, @ziogio had only made a handful of posts and did not have many followers. His post was quickly lost in the shuffle.
By the time a RobinHoodWhale curator found the post, over an hour had gone by. The post had received only a single vote, at 25%, from a minnow... Something had to be done!
@robinhoodwhale helped give the post the little boost it needed. It went on to receive 129 votes, and draw $70.83 in rewards!
Ideally, such a great post wouldn't be in danger of going unnoticed. But until that becomes a reality, @robinhoodwhale will be on the job, working hard to give quality posts the signal boost they need to get the recognition they deserve.
We tracked down @ziogio to hear what he had to say.
How long have you been using Steemit?
How did you find the site?
I've been using steemit for 6 days. I found out about it in some articles about "how to earn online". It seemed really cool to me, since I love sharing stuff with other people, so I make my reddit karma positive and then I subscribed :)
How would you describe your experience on Steemit so far?
What was your highest earning post prior to the featured one?
What were your expectations of the post?
I'm having fun posting and chatting with the community so far. At first I was a bit scared about joining, since I don't believe in anarchy and I found out that it's a recurring topic, but then I decided to sign up and it was a great decision. I also discovered about the giant help you and other projects are bringing in the community. I love them all and I love your work.
My highest earning post before the featured one is the introduceyourself post. It made 7.34$. I didn't expect that much and that money made me realize everything I was searching for could have been reality in the platform :) So I started to get involved chatting here, commenting and upvoting. I have my own schedule for steeming everyday :)
Beyond the direct benefit that the RobinHoodWhale project is providing to authors, the platform benefits from the positive reinforcement that RHW is able to give. When authors come to Steemit with a desire to share their perspectives and experiences, it is imperative that they are acknowledged and welcomed. This is how we grow a healthy community.
And as an added bonus, @robinhoodwhale received a nice little curation reward of 1.276 SP. RHW gets a little bit stronger every time he votes on a new featured post. As the curation rewards pile up, RHW's ability to directly reward authors will increase. And when it's time for RHW to ride off into the sunset, the value collected in this way will be returned to the investors who made it all possible.
All liquid rewards will be powered up. @ziogio will be allocated 50% of both the SP and SD as an investment towards RHW.