The Ultimate Guide for making money on the STEEM blockchain.

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So you want to make some Steem?

You came here with promises of riches but your posts never break a few cents.

Im here to help. Im here to tell you that you need absolutely no talent to achieve above average results, even results that would put you in the top 5% in payout.

There will be no motivational bullshit in this post of misleading half answers.

No. Thats a waste of time. Those that tell you that want something from you. They want your vote, your engagement, your support so they themselves can get ahead. Im here to tell you exactly how to make it and i dont want anything from you.
Disclaimar: Due to the specifics of the steem ecosystem you will never be able to catch the big accounts if you started just now.
After HF21 (google blockchain fork) it will be even more the case that no content creator will ever be able to ever rival any of those that that premined Steem or put money into STEEM when Steem was a few cents worth.


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So...you have 0 Steem power, no powerful friends and youre just an average Joe.
Right off the bat i have to tell you that your opinion is worth exactly 0. Without a obvious talent and no powerful friends you might as well be barking at the moon. Ah, but barking at the moon can sometimes be profitable if you know where to do it.

If you were a talented obscure plankton then @curie could save you once a month (thats how much theyre allowed to vote you and they dont vote same type of content twice) but you have no obvious talent and thats basically only 10USD per month so shooting for a curie vote is a waste of time especially at these Steem prices.
You cant write novels. You cant sing well or play an instrument. Youre not a painter, photographer or a scientist.
Youre just a person thats late on their rent and pays for Netflix. (Who the hell pays for that nowadays when we all have that naive friend with a subscription)
Curie isnt interested in you.

NUMBER 1.


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STEEMIT.

You probably heard of Steemit since its the most used crypto dapp by far, it gets more traffic then then top dapps of all other biggest dapp platforms combined, but you wont make any money here. With 0 SP and a empty wallet there is no money to be made on Steemit. The current mentality of the Steem community is that of:

If i vote for you, will i get more in return?

You have nothing to offer to anyone. Your SP is 0, remember?

NUMBER 2


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Bots.
This is an extension of the failures of Steemit and the only earning opportunity on steemit for those just starting up.
A year ago a bot owner (@booster bot) by the name of @fyrstikken wrote, paraphrasing:

The main reason im invested in Steem is because of all the shit content around here. That means we can grow our investment.

Shit content authors that otherwise cant earn anything organically simply pay themselves though bots. Due to most investors trying to maximize profits by delegating to bots, being a talentless "twat" and buying the votes means profit for you and most of all the bot delegators. You guys win in the short run, but ultimately everyone loses. Its on you to decide how "long" you are in on Steem.

If you want to make money on steem as a talentless guy with an opinion without bots, getting to a top trending spot is an absolute impossibility. I know from my experience. lol
And that doesnt only apply to people without any obvious talent. No one can get to the top of the trending page unless they pay. From the most talented to the complete fuck ups.
Id wager that its easier to get an audience with the Pope then to get on top of the trending page without bots.

Best examples are guys like @zaku, @hatu, @chbartist, @deathcross who realized this, that regurgitate the same topics day after day and are the top drainers of the reward pool regardless of only providing rehashed unoriginal topics and motivational nonsense.

If you can stomach putting in money like this to participate in a "pay yourself scam" where you take away trending spots from any and all organic posts, drain the reward pool without guilt and make a statement:

My content is worth more then everybody elses content and i deserve to be seen more.

Then this is a legit option for you. Drop by https://steembottracker.com and have at it.

NUMBER 3


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Video! Now this is where money is made with the least effort. Are you a paraplegic? Do you have to drink soup through a straw?
Then sorry, this isnt for you.

But if you can hold a phone in front of your face and talk, then youre a winner!!!

Video is the top way to earn money on the STEEM blockchain hands down. The tactic is very simple.
Regurgitation.

See, steem investors need content creators more then they are willing to admit. But thats all they need. They dont need them to be good. They dont need them to be competitive with youtube creators or the mainstream.
No. Being good requires effort and a lot of time. Searching through videos takes time and effort as well. You cant make 3 quality videos per day. You can make maybe 1, once a week.

All you need is to be consistent in your mediocrity. You might not be mediocre, but the content you create will be if you want to maximize your earnings. A thats what Steem wants. From bot owners to steem investors..
A lot of content that isnt seen as effortless, but rather shows a bit of effort just to be vote worthy.. That is the space you will fit in if you want the most buck for your work.

Some say: "strive for excellence and you will be rewarded" but STEEM tells you: "strive for mediocrity but strive for it as much per week as you can!"

If you remember 1 thing from this post, remember this.

All you need to do is make the video "good enough".

"Good enough"=the base effort required to cut a video together or talk/create in a continuously repetitive manner.

For example:(And ill try and be completely random here) You have people that do karaoke songs that cant sing or people that repeat the same motivational ideas over and over again.
A good example is @coruscate that at one point was the top payed content creator (probably in top 10 out of a million accounts).
Let me stress this. It wasnt her fault. She could be the nicest person on steem and i have nothing against her, but shes a terrible musician by any metric. I can hardly call her a musician at all. But at one point she dominated the #music tab. When someone came here to check the music tag she would be what they would see because she was what the Steem investors decided to make seen (well those that didnt delegate to bots. haha)
When you have someone like that topping the music #tag every day, what does that do for the perception of steem being a content creator platform?
It makes Steem a joke. Nothing to be taken seriously. A platform that failed at its core promise.

Take someone else as an example.... A template for you to follow.

@clixmoney. A very resourceful character. A guy that went all in with steem.
What he did is create a small community of creators that "support" his ambition and give legitimacy to his opinions.
TIP: The more it appears you are a community leader, the more people you can claim follow you, the more power you have.
Some time ago he came into the @dtube chat and yelled his way into upvotes. Literally annoyed the curators into voting him by constantly bombarding the mods and devs.
His content is for you to judge but he was extremely aggressive in his approach and consistent in his posting which would eventually bring him into the @dtube curation daily circulation.
His english is extremely basic which goes to show that the ability to express yourself in english doesnt matter, it just needs to be english or close to it..

I could make a few other examples but my point is that when it comes to Dtube all you need to do is be consistent and fill the quantity quota..
Do you sing in a shower? Can you talk to your friends in full sentences and express yourself in english above a elementary school level? You can make it.

Take one claim:

The grass is green.

Now you can talk about how pretty the green grass is, how it motivates you and fills you with joy (the motivational speakers).. or you can say how its wonderful how the grass is green in your yard and you are sad for your neighbor that has yellow dry grass (the compassionate nosey ones)... or you can say that your neighbors grass is yellow because he uses Monsanto seeds and OMFG! the government is out to get us HIDE YOUR KIDS THE WATER IS TURNING THE FROGS GAY!



Anyways.. Take a topic and you can reshuffle it a million times. Rarely anyone watches what you make, not even the curators. All they need is to remember your name/face and youre good. That takes a few dozen videos. The views on your video will be in the single digits but whats important to remember is that Youtube will never give you $10 for a video with single digit views no one gives a damn about, but Steem will!
Remember that.

NUMBER 4



Get it?


@threespeak

See, 3speak is very much like Dtube if you look at it from a content creator side. (Remember... A content creator is anyone that can post anything on the steem blockchain)

Lead by @theycallmedan and @oracle-d who i respect greatly for their contribution to Steem.
The problem is that 3speak is in its infancy and any "non mainstream" crap can get on their platform.

The idea was to create a censorship free platform even though their platform isnt trully censorship resistant. It is censorship resistant, for now, simply for being new and small but actually less so then dtube for example.

That doesnt matter really. Censorship is important only for fringe characters that post racist, insulting, socially marginalized content. Thats not you, remember? Youre an average Joe.
The worst thing youve done is pour chlorine on your neighbors lawn and mock him on facebook on how your grass is greener then his.

But right now 3speak is the place to be. A Steem whale @theycallmedan autovotes content with the 1 million plus SP @oracle-d account.
When you filled up an application there a few weeks ago (not sure if you can get in as easily now) all you needed to do is say that your content is potentially bannable by youtube or facebook and how those platforms are junk.

Right now what you can find there are mainly "freedom speakers", "Alt-right nonsense peddlers", "anti establishment speakers" and "fake news moderate conspiracy theorist nuts". Its a echo chamber of video creators that dont really watch each others videos but rather POST CONSISTENTLY TO GET VOTES.
You really cant call it an echo chamber since the focus again isnt on the content but the quantity of it.
The same theme repeats itself. Post consistently in a proper way in the proper place.


NUMBER 5



The community leader road.

Here we go into the next step a bit. If by any chance you pick up anything above and you accumulate some Steem then you will slowly enter the "reputation building phase".
That phase is the longest one. Reputation takes a lot of time to build and again it depends on consistent and everlasting omnipresence since its extremely easily lost. I know a witness that hung around every single discord chat i could think of for a time. I know a few witnesses like her. There wasnt a single discord chat that she wasnt in at times discussing with 3 separate people on 3 separate chats just to stay relevant. Its taxing but it works.

Im not talking about Steem reputation here. Thats meaningless.
I mean your reputation inside the community.

Since this is the internet you need to understand that the relationships you make here, for most part are surface level. Youre a name on a screen. Ofc this makes STEEM a fake and disingenuous place but thats what you singed up for.
Take a break for a week or two as a small account and people forget they know you, so what you do is be a "Sweet annoyance" to the "top dogs". The type of person that pretends to need help to get attention even though they know how to solve the problem themselves. And then goes forth and is helpful to everyone they meet. That makes connections. That makes people remember you. The positive feeling for the person that helped you sticks just like the feeling for the person you helped. Its all a game. Be calculative, be a ninja.

But never speak your mind, that disturbs those around you in the group.
I remember months ago when i was a part of the @helpie community (nice folks) 2 guys got into it in the general chat, really mildly, about something silly and everyone else ran away into DMs to share their outrage and concern.
So try to never stand out in a disruptive way, always follow the unwritten rules.
Unless youre good looking. Then you can get away with alot more. :D

From there you can expand your work into curation. Your SP is crap but people dont ignore you anymore. You resteem a few posts, write a few nice comments and now youre a staple of your discord group. People will pretend that its great what youre doing even though its meaningless but now you have a few points under your belt. You chip in where help is needed and after a while you create a core of your own people.
Sweet talking gets you where you want to go. It doesnt matter whos an asshole or whos an incompetant twat. Theyre all "your" people and you love all of them.
You give them all attention.

I could say the best guy at that job is @aggroed. He started at the bottom (though he started early) and by applying this technique hes grown into one of the biggest witnesses on STEEM and all that started from pandering to the "anti establishment" ideals of the Steem community through his posts.
He doesnt really have much talent above the average guy that would help him here or tech knowledge to make him a factor but he learned to be a good salesman. How to sell his brand to everyone he meets. How to create an appearance that hes there for everyone that needs his help.
Shit. DM him right now and hell answer you. You can say that for a handful of others.

Did he create @steemmonsters? No. But people will say he did.
Did he create the Steem engine? No. But people will say he did.

He did nothing but position himself in the right place with the right people around him that had the skills to make an idea a reality and thats what every community leader strives to achieve.

Becoming a community leader is the most someone without any inherent talent or skill can achieve reputation wise. That is the pinnacle
Everyone else is busy honing their talent.

The smartest person doesnt run @steemstem. The best dev doesnt run @utopian, the best musician doesnt run @openmic, the best artist doesnt run @ntopaz.

CONCLUSION


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Pretty simply, this is how you make it. I gave you examples to follow and things to watch out for.
This might sound ridiculous that the platform works this way but its the honest truth. Its ridiculous that anything like this can exist and be sustained for a longer amount of time.
I personally believe it cannot, but for now its still standing and theres money to be made.... So what are you waiting for?

PS: @whatsup, new Steem , old steem, this is just Steem.

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I just wish I had some cleavage and doe eyes so I could get get the horny and thirsty whale vote. Of course I'm a middle aged brutally honest dude with a knack for feather ruffling so it's pure fantasy, but it's worth noting that sex appeal is powerful..

You also didn't exactly hit on the false hope offered by tribalism which is propagated by steem engine the worst design on the internet especially for mobile users. But, again it's all about mediocrity and low standards here. You won't find actual talented Devs here because well, they have actual work to do.. I will say the steempeak guys are an exception but they're small and lacking the motivation or resources to have a mobile first design..

Otherwise this is too on point and I commend you for being a rational and astute member of the dissident guild. We are formless and evasive, impossible to defeat and have no ambition to suck the steem pipe and relinquish our best commodity which is integrity.

I will close by saying the ecosystems most powerful currency is fear.

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I didnt really mention Steem engine in this context because i dont see Tribes right now as anything worth a mention. I hold almost no tokens since outside maybe 1 or 2 tokens they offer 0 value. You cant just make a carbon copy of how Steem works, offer nothing else and call it a success. Whaleshares tried that and they failed.

Yeah. Fear is a huge factor in any society unfortunately. People just wont speak up. Theyle watch and comment behind the curtain but thats it. People just arent that brave. Most wont say or do something that might make them identifiable for a dissenting opinion. Even when the stakes are low most remain silent.

All facts!

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i was here :)

😱🍅🍅🍅🍅 traitor!!!! Oh wait, I’m here too

lol i like lordbutterflys stuff occasionally. Today no value was offered to me, not even extra tags to earn more rewards from haha.

haha. The post went on for too long, had to drop out some things.

Haha, I know ... me too and he’s fun to poke.

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fken cool! about time someone from steemit inc and blocktrades did something

😂 😂 😂

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ha, ok i wont tell anyone. This is costing me a fortune to view your comments. Pay per view is a scam

Comedy today @michealb

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You got me Smidgey and ill give you some proof. Ill move in a bit to my @blocktrades account and vote this comment with 1%.
But dont tell anyone, wink, wink, 😉, this is just for you to know.

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Never seen so much truth and back handed punchlines that left me in stitches delivered with such ease. 😁😁

Pre HF21, the only way people upvote you or show any potential interest in your posts or acknowledge your existence is if you have a lot of SP.

That is the unfortunate nature of the platform. I doubt if that will change on the other side of the 27th.

What remains true on and off the blockchain is that he or she who has much more will be given. The rest of us just scrape the bottom of the barrel and strive to get further up.

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😁 Well thank you for the complimenting words.

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One of the best contents I have read recently. This calls for a drama token.

!dramatoken

Thank you for the drama token. I shall cherish it dearly. 😁

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Hm, well, that's how man is made. Extraordinary and interesting things have always been brought into the world only by a small number of people. Good stories, investigative journalism, eccentrics, artists, people who did something in the eye of the storm that others happened to see, it is always only the three to five percent - or so - who bring it to honor and glory. Mostly because they attract attention at an angle, have ideas that at first glance often seem ugly or repulsive, don't fit the picture. And that didn't seem to be their goal either. Youtube is really a good example. I found there topics and people, which I probably find a hundred times more exciting than some blog here on Steemit. We ordinary people, I'm involved in this, like to talk to each other because we don't have enough users, which otherwise made it impossible for us to respond to every single comment. It's also a curse to be good at what you spread. Suddenly everyone wants you to talk to them.

Your somewhat cynical way of describing how you can make money without talent, ... hm ... why are you doing this?

I don't know any other crypto platforms, so I don't know if there's so much about how you make money without doing anything special for it. Or whether there's so much talk about this topic there as well. It's a real navel-gazing that I experience here whenever it's about the possibility that someone somewhere has wrongfully earned too much money or that opinions are voted down, etc., etc. If one were to transfer such things to the real world, then we would have a village that nobody knows, where hardly anyone would get lost and where, if you happen to drive through there and drink a cup of coffee by the roadside, you would wonder how busy people are talking about money and trends, without anything particularly aesthetic or exciting happening somewhere. Except in the enchanted corners, where it's funny and completely ignorant and you largely ignore world-weariness and find a corner where you're in real conversation with each other, encouraging, motivating and supporting yourself without hanging it on the big bell.

I see it this way: that is probably normality. The mainstream is always somehow big and runs along, and the side arms are only so interesting because they represent a minority who like to act a little in secret and experience their joy through their niche existence. But now people discover these niches and make the little ones big.

Your suggestions, on the other hand, are aimed at pure hard work. I don't know, this may work for some people and may only be a necessity where there really is no other way and you would starve if you wouldn't be diligent, even if the work is yawning and basically the death of creativity and joie de vivre.

For those who do not need to do hard work to make money, I would not follow your recommendations. So you probably wrote a guide for people who depend on being able to buy something to eat or who are so poor that they have to fear losing their shelter... at least that's what I would think. All the others who have their internet connection at home and just some kind of boredom pain, I would advise them to find something they are really interested in and try to become good at or formulate their own claim.

I found your blog entry entertaining and well written, don't misunderstand me :-D

:D

Whooooah!! What a read👏👏👏 Pretty bold tagging ppl like that, flags incoming :D

ION,
I think anyone who's wise enough might have noticed some of the things you mentioned... I say, if it's working, keep doing it! Steem is way ahead of it's time, and the focus right now is to have as much tokens as one can inorder to have some influence once the platform goes mainstream someday. Hopefully then we can change the culture..

I hope we can change it much sooner then that. But this is easier. Takes less effort for everyone. Who cares if it makes Steem look ridiculous what wer all doing here.

The content creators simply adjust to what the SP holders want from them which leads to absolute mediocrity across the board.
The SP holders with their actions literally destroy the standards of value and quality established by the wider society. They twist it, deform it until what we all end up with is an absolute abomination of junk and low effort content that creates value for no one but rather only serves the purpose of token accumulation.

But who's to say what is valuable and what is not? What is pleasing and valuable to you may not be the same to me. Also given the kind of communities that are cropping up lately, it's going to be hard to control the kind of content that flows into the platform. If I use Appics and get a $20 post payout, does that make it less valuable or over payed? I think we need to be a little bit more open when it comes to the kind of content we expect from the platform. I don't believe there's anyhting like shit posts anymore, everyone & every content has an audience, you just have to pick what's for you & leave what's not. Same goes to the Steem DApps.

You could say that if determining value came into the mind of any of those that delegated to bots which accounts for almost 30% of the reward pool payouts. You could say that if the vote cap for Dtube posts werent a fixed number and dtube curators didnt just look at a name instead of the content and SP holders werent encouraging quantity over quality.
I can only point to Curie and OCD as big SP holders that arent like that.

If you knew that there was any chance at all that one of your videos could ever get 100-200$ and top the trending page, would you not try to create such a video? But you know the system doesnt work that way. You know that by doing something that would require much more work you would be losing so much money.
There is a cap on payouts for creators that discourages added effort.

You could say "something has value" in the context of Steem for some people but the votes arent driven by that. They are driven by the fact that the VP being at 100% is a waste of money and the post is worthless after 7 days.

Then there are the objective factors to consider which i touched upon as well. If you mumble your way through a video and the way you express yourself is extremely poor while being an extremely aggressive individual that bullied his way into votes, is that value there or is it just racketeering?
What if youre a terrible musician by any known metric, cant hit a tone if your life depended on it, does that provide more value then the 100 quality musicians entering openmic every week?

Those are twisted values because value is not a factor here. Some things are opinion based. You can like one personality more then another but many things you can boil down to objective parameters with which you can determine the outliers from the general population.

What steem did and still does is reward not only the outliers but on the other side does not care who they reward through bots and vote selling.

The values are indeed twisted here.

i feel all the platforms are about gaining the system. just in youtube or instagram is gaining the algoritam and here you are gaining well, kinda, people.
there are thousands of quality photoshop, premiere tutorials on youtube but they go unnoticed because they are not "interesting". something similar is going on here, just there are a lot less people here, so quality is not at the level.
Also i feel dtube as it works at the moment is a daily vlogging platform, because your videos were be there for a moth max, so you are right, no need to make them HQ.

I enjoyed reading that, some I agree with, (most), some I don't. The part about community leaders:

Becoming a community leader is the most someone without any inherent talent or skill can achieve reputation wise.

Did he create @steemmonsters? No. But people will say he did.
Did he create the Steem engine? No. But people will say he did.

Would either of those exist if he had nothing to do with it?

No. Of course not. But if you read the following sentence i think i give him enough credit there.

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Engaging comment, thoughtful insight, a compliment. Vote me.

Long time no see. 😉

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Hahahaha loved this post! So much truth to it. So many times I kick myself for forgetting that if it's in an organic manner, the posts I spend less effort on generally make more than those I bust my ass making them. Guess I'm the idiot here, although not idiot enough to buy a netflix subscription.

Cheers for the reminder, now let's take a shot to mediocrity.

Dammit I pay for Netflix 😔

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lol (yeah, that's all I got to say) << wait... I said that too

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I love it. Haha. Pretty much summed it all up. Last year I did a post where I tackled part of Number 5.

As a redfish who doesn't want to stake or invest in Steem the usual choice to earn here would be to sweet talk or suck up to the big fishes. 😂

Unless yeah if you post videos you can earn a lot more than if you just write articles.

Also, if you're not part of a community and are not "friends" or followed by curators then good luck on getting curated, Curied or OCDd.

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Actually you are quite wrong.. Curie and Ocd have nothing to do with knowing people or being “friends”.. anyone who took half a second to actually look at any author vote stats could see that. But they do have a strict criteria for what they vote, and dlike posts don’t really fit into that...

Well they kind of do to a small degree. If you know a curator theyre more likely to stumble upon your post.
Say you have one in your discord group. Many of them check the promotion pages there especially if they know the discord group generally creates quality content.

It boils down to knowing where to place yourself and where its most likely a curator will find you.
Do curators vote their friends.. Sure they do but the many restrictions make it impossible to do that on any kind of regular basis.

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I how this has morphed into so much 🙂

The comment was - if you aren’t friends with them, you won’t get votes.

Of course if we are going to change that into Well I mean sometimes it’s hard to find new authors when they first start out, compared with those that are already known. Sure. But that’s not what was said, no matter how much back peddled happened since... so sometimes when people say dumb comments that they don’t know anything about - people correct them.. it really shouldn’t be this complicated.

Oh how very smart you are. You're the best. 👍👍👍 You should get a trophy!🏆 Not sure if we have a STAR token here but I'll give you a medal and five stars for your effort. 😊

🥇⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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You really have a problem with getting some criticism don’t you?

You were wrong in your statement and I said so, get over it. You have now said that’s not what you meant at all and that it’s just very hard to be “noticed” as a small fish, fair enough.

I don’t need your gold stars, you go ahead and keep them for your bad attitude and snark.. it’s super impressive.

Oh hey I meant it. I was giving a compliment. You don't like getting compliments? Would you rather get something else? 🤔🤔🤔

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Yes I know dlike posts don't fit at all. I've been here for more than a year. 😆 And saying I am quite wrong is beside the point because I started from the bottom to be a minnow. I know exactly what I'm talking about. 😊

Nice to meet you justineh.

Everyone starts from the bottom 😉 that doesn’t mean you are correct about your statement about Curie and ocd- which is what I was commenting on. You are incorrect on your statement, which is what I said.

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Really? It's true for me. If it's not for you then it's ok. Don't fret to correct me. Usually OCD and Curie curators will only notice someone if you make them notice the quality posts unless they follow you closely or they chanced upon a post. If you've never scraped for scraps of attention here then you won't understand.

I very much understand as I also started with nothing, like everyone else.. and I also know how each group works. So what you meant to say was - I don’t like them because they don’t vote for me - but what you did instead was try to bash the two groups and claim they only vote their friends, which is incorrect. It’s not about it being incorrect for me or you.. it’s about it being a false statement, so I corrected you.

Ocd and Curie have specific criteria, so some content just won’t receive a vote. That’s why there are many other curation groups that cover all different areas.

So what I was trying to say is just because you haven’t been personally curated by them doesn’t mean they only vote their friends, which is what you said.. and why I corrected you.

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Oh, it seems I've been misunderstood. 😆 I like Curie and OCD, they're the best and the top curators here. I would have given up on here last yr if not for Curie if anyone cares to even check my posts. They have curated me several times in fact when I was writing more non-personal or non-blog like posts everyday. Now I'm over the pls-notice-me-senpai stage and just post whatever I want. Sometimes I do post the way I do last year but if I don't make it "seen" it will never be voted by Curie or OCD unless they chance upon it.

Why say I'm bashing them when I'm not? I'm stating facts. I'm not "friends" with any of them and those who find my curatable posts when I do have some are always appreciated. ❤ Curators do not vote their friends only I know that too thanks for letting me know what I already know. 😆

What I'm trying to say is, if you don't do anything to get noticed as a redfish (like when I was starting out and plenty of activity was around as opposed to now) provided your post is a high quality one, you get a slim chance to get curated by those two. It may not be very true now because there are less people who post now than before but it's not impossible that it still happens.

There are plenty of communities to join out here to get big upvotes. One must need to look around and find them based on their interests. Redfishes or Steemit newbies should know that.

Can I get some DRAMA over here? @whatsup 😂

My comment is getting to be a dramatic section.

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Curators look for content to curate everywhere on the platform. Doesn’t matter if you’re friends or enemies at all.

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Yes they do. And you'd also need to find them if you're very new here and serious to earn on Steemit. One can't be idle and wait for them to come to you. One must be proactive here.

Just because I said "friends" doesn't make the fact that curators will of course look at the post of people they follow and know first before going out and finding other worthy posts. 😆 It's only natural to check on your closest network then go out and find other posts from people you "don't know". Of course that doesn't mean it's what all curators do.

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While you are right about some of the backwards ways of how content is rewarded on Steem.. I disagree with some of your examples. 🙂

and #diy? Really?

Sure, ill change it. Just wanted to finish the post so i threw the first tags that came to mind.

Which one do you disagree with :) ? I think i pretty much picked the best examples of Steem nonsense... i mean best examples of making money. haha
How to get rewarded by being a leech, how to get rewarded when youre extremely mediocre, how to get rewarded by using aggression, how to get rewarded by being a salesman and creating your brand.
:)

The tag thing was a joke, I’m not patrolling them 😂

Oh butterfly, you left out some of the best examples ... 🤷‍♀️

Have at it.... Theres enough room in the comment section. 😁
I went for almost 3000 words. Got tired at the end but i could have gone on indefinetly.

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ha, blocked me in discord because you can't even continue talking and keep saying shit about hard working people who are working day and night to go somewhere ! ridiculous ! You seems just jealous ! I hope you will feel better someday ! ☺

I politely answered what you had to ask and i pointed you to what this is referring to and after that i was done. I have no intention to listen to you trying to explain how youre hard working and really not that bad of a guy. You can do that in the chat here or on your own blog.

Thats the best i can do for you.

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I don't want to waste my valuable time with trolls and people saying rumors about me. I understand you when you earn cents and see people earning much more and how you feel about it. Try to learn and improve instead of blaming people. Blame yourself because you are not doing your best to earn something here. I've been here for more than 2 years helping people and showing everything to them to grow and improve. My English has nothing to do with what you are talking about here. Make videos yourself and you will see how you will be support by dtube without yelling at anyone. I don't care about what you said about me or what do you think. I like to see active steemians and you are active commenting everywhere and that's good for all of us. But, you seems very angry with me for nothing. Take it easy and learn something new and create a niche instead of waisting your time on bullies. We always can earn money if we lost it, but the time will never get restored.

Well then im lying. I pulled this out of my ass. I didnt see all those things happen before my eyes. A peculiar thing to lie about though. About a guy that i barely ever interacted with, had no personal problems with and nothing to gain from mentioning.
lol.
You served as a good example. Thats all this was.

Each one of the people mentioned served as an example for something.
How to get rewarded by being a leech, how to get rewarded when youre extremely mediocre, how to get rewarded by using aggression (you), how to get rewarded by being a salesman and creating your brand.

There was a point to all those people. Sorry you dislike that.

I disliked the most the part about my English. It seems like a racism thing.

Indeed.

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Yeah, let’s discuss the solution to all this. I can’t think of any tbh. Many have tried to change the culture. It’s easier said, was there ever good culture on steem previously or it’s always been bad?

Internet is still young, things will get better.

But it will most likely be mainly because of better technology advances in society. Human relationships and global networks will continue to be nuanced, as there is limitless ways at looking at every situation.

The main stuff that needs to be improved is better trending so good quality content can get it's proper rewards, the current system really has no true reward pool for high quality content that is way beyond the average work. A worker should know if they put in an amazing effort that they will be properly rewarded.

A worker should know if they put in an amazing effort that they will be properly rewarded.

But that’s not always the case right?
Like someone mentioned earlier on this post, there are tones of people making tutorials or any kinds of videos online but nobody cares, because there’s no commercial value (or marketing efforts, or whatever, you know what i mean).

I wonder if steem could have niche: to better reward people putting in great effort. Changing to the linear rewards was supposed to do that but it apparently failed.

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Have you ever noticed how many people complain about making money...

Most startups don't make a profit. Steem is no different.

The thing that is funny about it is everyone thinks they should be the one earning.

When more people are concerned with what we are building more people will make money... even then... it usually takes a while to get a return on investment... even if the investment is time.

Well now they know how to make money. Lol

This wasnt about making a profit. Not really. This was about how Steem has perversed and twisted the basic values present everywhere else and replaced it with a value system where the sp holders/token distributors have gave up on any personal responsibility and the community just followed and adjusted to that.

Seems you only read the title and i dont blame you. Lol. The post is a long one.

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