After my curation trail upvotes something and I notice it on my Steemd account I often head over to those blog posts and try to read through them. I know most people probably don't bother doing that but I like to see what content it's choosing and upvoting to see if I can take something away from those posts that I didn't know before. So I like that aspect of it too.

Thats a very authentic way to address the unknown upvotes being distributed. It can tricker many great ideas into one mind. I appreciate your this angle of thought