Why I believe every blogger/content creator should own at least 1,000 STEEM.
Attention is the end game, that is where the ball is going.
Right now people give their attention away for free. Ten years from now there will be people who make a living off just their attention alone. Twenty years from now there will be a sort of UBI (universal basic income) in place; each human's attention gives them so much $$ each month. No matter how you slice the cake, humans have value innately, and always will; your voice and choice are highly sought after!
The internet makes attention, at scale, much more abundant. Whereas pre-net, businesses resorted to billboards and the nightly TV ads to spread their message. Now every human across the planet can look down in the palm of their hand and see the exact same thing. This is something that has never been possible and we are seeing the ramifications of it as we speak. The attention economy is booming and early pioneers are paving the way for a Pay To View society.
Vessels, such as Steem & blockchain, in general, are what will give attention drastically more value. Humans have never had the ability to own their own data, cryptographically secured on a blockchain immune to hacker attack (the chain, not your keys, hide that shit!). Once people wisen up to how much their attention is really worth, and that Facebook is, in fact, the most expensive bill they pay each month threw sheer wasted attention freely given like a running water hose.
You see, the game is clear, we are playing Jenga, the blocks are super wobbly and it's Facebooks turn.
Facebook can't afford to pay users for their attention without taking a massive hit to the bottom line (no centralized company can). Steem however, this magical blockchain can; and it can do so not only for free but at a profit!
It is my belief the Steem blockchain will be highly sought after digital real-estate. Right now early movers have a huge advantage to gain a following and earn some Steem at what could be very cheap prices. Having even just a little influence on this network, at these prices, is not an impossible feat. At the current cap there can only be 300,000 accounts that hodl 1,000 Steem, and that's if all the whales sold. "The sun doesn't shine forever, but as long as it's here we might as well shine together." - Victory feat, Diddy.
The attention economy is going to come swiftly, make sure you're not getting ripped off for yours. Cheers.