What is the point of a blog post that practically nobody gets to see...

in steem •  5 months ago  (edited)

Let me just put this out there before any more questions/comments head my way! Compiling blog posts takes time and effort (as we all know) - not just the conceptualisation and writing, but the taking of the photos, uploading them, editing and formatting and so the list goes on. I had two posts that went out during the time that Steem was down because one was scheduled and I could not get into steempeak to re-schedule it and the other sadly, was published literally minutes before everything went for a ball of sh!t.

That is a complete waste of my time and effort as well as my content and yes, I edited the posts that went out during this time (so there are not duplicates on my feed - blame the OCD) and have every intention of re-posting the originals, because I actually want people to be able to see and read them. Personally, I do not think this is in anyway an unacceptable or unreasonable thing to do...

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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Just adding to the chorus: Perfectly reasonable Jaynie. You give so much in all your writings and as anyone who writes knows, much care and dedication are needed when we share our value/s with others. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

What a lovely compliment, thank you hon xxx Much appreciated!

I feel you @jaynie 💕🙏

Especially given the circumstances ✅💯

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Thank you @thereikiforest - appreciate your input. and like I said to @zord189 -

I feel that with the amount of patience we exercise as "users" on this platform - SURELY situations like this would be an exception to the rule. I mean, if the "big nigs" around here are not going to exercise any level of patience or understanding for something like this, then pray tell, why should we exercise any for all their blunders....

I think it is reasonable since unlike other places we are entirely limited to 7 days for the reward pool part of any rewards on a post and some could have lost almost half that time. With that said if someone had a large number of posts maybe they should consider their best one(s). The last thing anyone wants to do is make their followers and auto voters feel like someone is just spamming outposts.

As far as repost go I think it is also only reasonable to disclose that it’s a repost and why it’s being reposted as well at the bottom. Some people might not want support it and it’s just the right thing to do to make sure your audience is informed. Others may wish to only support the original.

I myself personally would not as I’d just see it as the cost of doing business. I also have other considerations to take into account leading to my own personal choice of going that route. I would however re-share the link in places and platforms that I do since possible viewership from before would not have been able to access and see the content during that time.

unlike other places we are entirely limited to 7 days for the reward pool part of any rewards on a post and some could have lost almost half that time.

BINGO!

As far as repost go I think it is also only reasonable to disclose that it’s a repost and why it’s being reposted as well at the bottom. Some people might not want support it and it’s just the right thing to do to make sure your audience is informed. Others may wish to only support the original.

Agreed. I have gone about it slightly differently and edited the originals to state that the original content from them has been edited and the reason why - and then adding that the original content will be posted again soon. I also added encouragement for people to rather not vote on those specific posts and rather use their VP elsewhere.

I myself personally would not as I’d just see it as the cost of doing business. I also have other considerations to take into account leading to my own personal choice of going that route. I would however re-share the link in places and platforms that I do since possible viewership from before would not have been able to access and see the content during that time.

Completely respect your viewpoint, but will stick with my decision to handle it differently. The readership gained via "alt shares" is few and far between - very much a hit and miss game, one which I am acutely familiar with yet continue to do anyway lol :)

we are entirely limited to 7 days for the reward pool

Agreed!
I was away since last Friday so I missed this issue (luckily), but... yes you know there's gonna be a but, as @jaynie said... all the time from conception to hitting the post button can take hours; and in some cases days; and to have no reward? it does play on your why am I even doing this mentality.

Actually, I'm going to make it my business to resteem as many posts (published within the last two days) from PHC members that I can. Look for upvotes from my alt token accounts too. :) x

And it is gestures like THIS that make you such an amazing individual!

I'm completely fine with you reposting that content, I've done the same, I just left the original there with an update at the top saying why I reposted it again later.

In the post, maybe put a note at the bottom stating something about it.

Anyway, what you did works too, but it will not hide it from the chain or search engines, so I think leaving the original is safer in terms of transparency.

I actually did do an edit at the top of the "changed post" explaining that it had been edited and why. So agree with you on that. The only reason I edited them was because as I mentioned in this post (and I really wasn't joking lol) the thought of seeing two of the same posts on my feed irritates my OCD. It comes across unprofessional and messy and with a lifetime of design under my belt, it was very difficult to let that fly lol... It was purely an aesthetics decision. haha - guess I must be a woman!

Don't be sexist. I'm a woman too.

(lol, totally kidding here, except.. It's true)

lol ;)

Thanks for the input sweetie xxx

It's OK by me! I can't imagine anyone would disapprove, especially if you tell us this in the post. The chances of anyone's having seen them the first time around are slim anyway.

Precisely! Thanks for the feedback @owasco :) Much appreciated.

Of my last two posts, this is the one that we wanted everyone to see.
https://steemit.com/esteem/@papilloncharity/a-great-papilloncharity-project

So sad that steemit went bang and we feel for you @jaynie

Maybe steemit can offer some consolation here to enable all to repost their last two posts???

I think there are many people that are feeling the same way I am... I will be sure to share your post when I know everything is back to normal @papilloncharity :)

Thank you so much Lady Janie.
I see that steem has taken a knock during the downtime and everyone is going to complain because the voting power is scraping the barrel.
I will also support your two posts for what its worth.
Wish I could give you $10 for each.
Blessings!

Sounds reasonable to me. 😉

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me tooooo :)

Think it's perfectly reasonable to do a repost especially since the hf22 and downtime was unexpected and I know you put in a lot of effort and time into writing your blogs. People would definitely enjoy and benefit from reading it.

Thanks @zord189 - Appreciate the input. Personally I feel that with the amount of patience we exercise as "users" on this platform - SURELY situations like this would be an exception to the rule. I mean, if the "big nigs" around here are not going to exercise any level of patience or understanding for something like this, then pray tell, why should we exercise any for all their blunders....

If you feel this way, how must I feel? I think a lot of people see your blog and know about you

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I hear you @anneke, although I think that sometimes perceptions can be skewed. I put a lot of effort into my posts and this platform, not only on my own profile but several others and to be quite blunt - NO, I am not going to squander my content which already mostly has pretty damn low engagement levels considering I have been here for over 2 years. lol Some of my posts ZERO engagement...

However, what you are saying touches on another extremely valid point, shedding light on one of the many short falls of this space.

Thank you for taking the time to come and share your views xxx

I feel ya. Kind of frustrating that is.

At least tou get engagement even in this kind of posts, so, I'd say you are doing fine. :)

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Yes, somewhat!

And thank you for your input @greencross - I don't always get engagement - perhaps I should be more controversial haha - just kidding.... it's just not me.

Believe me, I understand you, this is why this week I decided not to publish, I did not want to go through that kind of trouble, it takes a lot of time and dedication a publication to waste!

Yes agreed - sadly, as I mentioned in my instance one was scheduled and I could not get in to Steempeak to cancel the schedule :( and the other was done essentially at the same time that Steem went down hahaha - funny, not funny! lol - I had been out all day Sunday, got home, sat down and spend a good 2 hours making the effort for that post and then everything crashed! I was SUPER BLEAK!!!! lol

jajaja believe me that I understand you, some time ago I went through that, we could really get to stress a lot about it!

indeed :)

I can feel you. It's totally okay as long as you are feeling this way. :)

Appreciate the feedback @rem-steem :)

Yep that’s fair, just was asking as it was brought to my attention and I couldn’t get it Voted at the time.. so I came back to it and noticed the change.

Thanks for the update.

No worries @justineh - to be frank it was not your comment that rubbed me the wrong way. I recently had a (first encounter) "difference of opinion" with the other individual that commented minutes away from you and it really just felt like this was another unnecessary dig at me because I actually stood my ground the first time around.

I agree with you, but what can anyone do about it..

Whatever you want I suppose @wales. (Much like I have done.)

I'm going to think about it, and probably put some of my old posts up again, maybe even make them better, yes, I think I will,...

Why the hell not! I would rather see a good post 10 times over than be exposed to the crud we see daily even once.

Totally understandable! I'm glad I didn't have anything up otherwise I would possibly do the same thing! Especially since anything old is going to get buried with all of the new content everyone (myself included) will spew out after a few days of withdrawal, haha.

lol true story!!!

Agreed! The post I did on Sunday not only tagged people who would not have been notified, but has effectively been "dead" for more than 48 hours.

Thank you @fionasfavourites - and yes, it is very disconcerting when you know the effort that you put into it.

I was a little annoyed to see two specific comments on the edited posts. I would have thought it was relatively obvious as to why they had been edited... but apparently not - so I figured I would just grab the bull by the horns - because I have nothing to hide or be shameful of. I stand by my decision to re-post that content and I feel 100% justified in doing it.

For sure @jaynie. Especially if SBI couldn't visit, that's my meal ticket. 😁

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hahahaha!!! Wish I shared the same view... with hundreds of shares I still got next to nothing from them, so eventually withdrew my delegation and stopped supporting their posts.

I know you put in hard work @jaynie and perfectly reasonable :)

Thanks @robertandrew :)

Sorry this happened, Jaynie. It takes time as you mentioned to put a post together and then to lose them.

Oh, that is horrible @jaynie!!! I know the amount of time, energy and heart each post takes. I'll be looking for those two posts you shared!!!!

Thanks @birdsinparadise - I will most likely re-share them in the next day or so, once I know everything is actually fully functional.

I don't think anyone is going to complain if there are a couple of duplicate posts after the last few days shitshower upgrade shenanigans.

hahahaha!!! Love the non-expression, expression ;)

And yes, agreed - but it would appear that I have already raised a few unnecessary eyebrows lol

Welcome to the club. Long before this hard fork, "That is a complete waste of my time and effort as well as my content", pretty much the story with most everything I post, fork or no fork.
https://steemit.com/music/@thebigsweed/headed-to-a-shindig-chenango-blues-fest.
Ten hours of time,and six days later .45 cents with 2 replys. Talk about a waste of time.
Have a great day!

I feel your pain! And sometimes I really want to tear my hair out!
I have given your post a resteem... not that it's worth much, but you never know xxx

Thanks for giving your feedback - it is a bone of contention with ALL of us DECENT content creators around here and something should be done about how the damn feed operates.

It's your blog, do what you want, you're an honest and decent person who's contributed more than their fair share of quality to this platform - there have been far worse things going on than the "once in a blue moon" repeated post from someone who's supported the blockchain as much as you have.

Haters gonna hate!

Thanks you for that @nickyhavey. Without sounding my own horn, my feelings are pretty much the same as yours and to be honest, I was rather annoyed that I got picked on so unnecessarily... when there are HUNDREDS of others far more worthy of being brought into a negative spotlight. So thank you for the input. I really appreciate it. And yes.... FNCK THEM! ;)

@jaynie - I agree with you. I see nothing wrong with trying to fix a problem that you had no hand in creating. Now if they had announced a week ago that the blockchain was shutting down for 2 days, that would be different. But to just have it crash and you lose your hard work at a moment's notice - you shouldn't even have to justify reposting.

Exactly - and well said. Thank you and thanks also for stopping by to have your say :)

Well, I am not sure which post it was, but one of your posts remained at the top of my feed for the entire time steem was down! So in some ways you got extra exposure. (Though without any interaction in return.)

I say repost those babies! ☺️

haha yeah, a bit of a double edged sword really... A blog pot without engagement is about as effective as a balloon with a hole in it lol.

And yes, I have every intention of re-posting them, irrespective of what some may think/say :)

@jaynie,

Re-post them. The point of creating a post is for it to be seen. If the original cannot be seen, for whatever reason ... fire away.

Include at the top a disclaimer:

Re-posting due to (whatever reason).

There's nothing unprofessional about that at all.

Quill

100% agreed. Thanks for the input @quillfire :)

And yes, I will be adding a disclaimer to the re-posts, exactly as I did to the edited originals.

The post I just made today, is the post I was going to make the day it went down, but I just barely missed getting it posted then. (Glad I did!) So it seems that being allowed to do something for those posts to get a normal chance to be seen is only fair, considering the work that goes into them, and the fact the lack of views is a result of the downtime, not something the author fouled up.

Lucky you hahaha - Timing is everything they say lol ;) - and yes, I agree - it is only fair to the ALL content creators.

Under the circumstances, I would do the same thing and not even blink on it. The intent is for the post to get viewed for seven days (only seven days!) and yours never got a chance.

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Precisely! Thanks for stopping by to give your feedback hon - I really appreciate it. and thanks for the tip xxx

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I think that's perfectly reasonable. 🍺

Thank you! Appreciate the feedback

No. Lets face it. We are beta testing our future social credit score system and tokenized world. Our Steem accounts, transactions are a reflection of our own personal Steem growing story. Like the photos in a photo book, If I had a video mess up and I felt that I wanted it seen. Id re-post it. I think we all sometimes forget that this is our own journeys'. Who cares what other people think as long as you get the reception from the post that you wanted. We all just want appreciation and validation for our work, thoughts.. RE POST!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha! Well said honey, and thank you! I appreciate such a strong opinion in favour of this :) And also, thank you for the resteem xxx

I think it's perfectly reasonable, under the circumstances. After all, it is your blog. If a bunch of people had resteemed it immediately after you posted it (and before you edited it), then that might have been questionable. In fact, that is one of the big reasons I seldom resteem posts, because no one knows what edits might be done later. 😬 But, if you did it prior to resteems, I see no problem! 🙂

Agreed! And thanks for sharing your thoughts on the issue hon xxx

Of course it is fine. I would not think twice. It is not spam because the whole problem was with StInc and no you!

Precisely my sentiment. Thanks for stopping by to share it. xxx

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I saw that road trip post, and was reading it when Steem went belly up. Every time I scrolled down, I was like, "holy cannoli, Batman!" because I know how much work it takes to prep photos for a post, let alone telling the story behind the photos. I'm so glad you made the decision to save it from obscurity.

Oh, and when you do repost it, be sure to tag it with #MarketFriday, because I know @dswigle will LOVE it (and between you, me, and the lamp post, hardly anyone actually posts a Market Friday ON Friday... 😂).

I feel that way often. There are times I wonder if anyone would look at what I have to offer if I weren't part of the PHC. I have made friends and learned so much from this group of people.
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You are one of the best content creators at Steemit Jaynie. But i feel that you are very underrated and you do not get the attention you deserve from the larger community. People should be at least more respectful to you!

Entirely reasonable @jaynie! Not only reasonable, but totally justified. I launched one, too, that basically went nowhere as it did publish but somehow it never made it into anyone's feeds... nor any of the "tribe" feeds it was tagged with... only "seen" by the bots where it was auto upvoted on people's trails.

I publish because I'm a writer/content creator, not because I'm a penny counter. Recently, simply getting anything to be seen has been hard and I've been stepping back quite a bit...

Good thinking! Makes total sense to me!

When these hard forks arrive it really is safest to stop everything for a couple of days, lost revenue to those who posted is annoying, using posts when system is back up and running should be acceptable.

Members who put up posts during that period should be given a grace period of re-posting, moving to the later date when a system becomes operational once again.

You made full disclosure this should be totally acceptable considering it was out side of anyone's control.

Howdy jaynie! You are so right and that is exactly the thing to do. You always post great posts that people want to see(and sometimes need to see lol).