RE: Steem Works for Me - How I judge it.
I'm so new on here that I don't even understand HOW people are making money on here... I mean, I made a few posts and I up-vote what I like and I get the one or two up-votes now and again but as for how the monetary value (or even the reputation points system) work, I just don't get it.
My intro post got quite a few replies and votes and I made $0.07. Yeay! Then,one day, I noticed I have the same number of replies and votes but the post is now worth only $0.05. Huh? How does that work?
But, fortunately for me, I don't care about that stuff. My own blog was discontinued years ago cause I had nobody coming to my site to read it. I don't want to be one of those sites that exist exclusively to re-post content from other sites just so I can show ads along with it... so what do I do? I simply don't post anywhere.
To me it is not about getting loads of followers or massive volume of traffic to my site, it's about getting people to read what you have to say. That is why, when I write something I always write so much that people would want 3 TLDR versions per post... but I never post unless I have anything to say. It might not be interesting to many but it is something I want to share and I would want that seen by people who would find it interesting to read... getting 10,000 uninterested page loads, yawn.
Telling you what I had for breakfast... why in the world would you care? If you do a search for something and after 5 sites that had the exact same article world for word you finally come to my site and find the same article there yet again, repeated word for word... That frustrates the living daylights out of me and I would imagine others feel the same. I don't want to be that guy. I'd rather keep my views to myself or stay anonymous rather than being someone who's sole purpose is to have a website that just pulls content from other places JUST to get people to my site so I can get advertising money. That is just not me.
I only found out about Steemit after I got my login details for DTube. I went "Oh, so I have an account here now? Okay, let me check it out" and so far the people here seem pleasantly welcoming... I feel people are receptive to what people want to say and it is a great place to say what you have to say when you have something to say...
As such, I enjoy using Steemit as a way to reach out to others (and to find interesting stuff to read as well). With only that, I am happy here. If I make (literally) a few pennies here or there, hey, what do you know!? Apart from that I not only DONT understand how this money thing works, I also don't care...
Steemit works for me because I already have an audience for whatever I have to say. What more could any blogger want? All I have to do is make sure I don't become a nuisance to have around and then all is well with the world.
Personally, I DO get depressed when I see my posts don't interest anyone,sure (I want hundreds of up-votes per post ), but the money part absolutely doesn't even factor into why I am here.
That's just my two cents (pun intended 😅😜). If other people do this as their day job, well good for them, I guess... and now I return to my dark, silent corner of Steemit .