Steemit Today

in steem •  7 months ago


So Steem is at a really low price and it could probably go down further, for this month I don't expect to see any shimmering light behind the dark clouds. I don't see any upside to the low prices, just getting very little for my posts.

And there lies the problem, you see everyone who is on Steemit was lured here by the idea of getting paid for producing content, OK a lot of people say they stay because of the community or the apps or some other stuff, but at first all came for the money. And money is the one thing very few people are getting right now, at least not in significant amounts.

With Steem prices so low even dolphin votes don't make that much of a difference, I feel comfortable when a post of mine gets $1.00 and I know most of that dollar comes from bot votes. So that just makes the idea of quality getting the best rewards a false precept, quality doesn't count for much on Steemit and bots certainly don't care what they vote for.

So to make some money here you have to either get on bot lists (and by these bots I mean bots like Steemauto or Steemvoter, I am not talking about bid bots) or get votes form whales, this is if you haven't put any money into Steem. Also you won't be getting many votes, regardless of value if you don't interact, I right now am facing this problem, very few people comment on my posts and normally I would vote for the comment but right now with my vote hardly worth more than 1 cent I know voting for a comment is just throwing away the vote because it will become dust.

The other way is to invest money on Steemit and get to a good level of SP, higher voting power just makes it that much logical that the people you voted for will return the vote, and also Steem could rebound and you could make a pile of money on your investment. So like in all human endeavours money talks on Steemit.

These are some of my points of view, whether they are good or bad, quality or not makes no difference because actually I know very few people will read this post, mostly people read and interact with the big guys so I think I can get away with anything I write.

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Something that I am turning over in my head is that it seems to me that some of the community aspect is no longer present on The simple way this translates in my head is that the prospect of earning money was the primary driver. I am trying to make the phrase 'money-grubber' sound not so harsh.
A question that I have is when the value of steem rises then will all the 'low earning posts' be re-valued?
I read what you wrote, and I thought that the thought was well explained.
I want to share with you some personal motivation that I have that encourages me to write on steemit. I have thought before that what if in 100 years (providing the LORD grants life on earth) a school child is doing a report for school concerning the time that we currently live in, perhaps the child will (at first) understand this time period as a string of random events...well if they read what I have written then hopefully what I have written will help shape the future.
We are all like a pebble that has been thrown into a lake...I think that it is wise to expect the waves that my life makes to impact the lives of others.


Re-valued if I understand what you mean, is not possible, only the seven day payment window is subject to revaluation anything beyond that is paid for and part of the past.

As for impacting others, I think yes, nearly everything we do impacts others in one way or another, kind of scary and the reason why we should strive to make this impact as positive as possible. Something that unfortunately we don't always do, at least in my case.


Let me share with you a set of Bible verses that sort of form a foundation for me.

Mark 12
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

I call these verses 'the pocket Bible' because its hard for me to remember all the things that I should and should not do. But I like to think that I can remember:
#1. Love GOD
#2. Love people

so exactly what you prefer who had 1k steem power they need to power down and withdraw?


No, I think they should hold.


got it coz i have few friends who are holder. thank you