Another week has passed, and I now have a list 233 accounts entering the Curation Leagues. Thank you for your support with this!
Generally, the post takes a few hours to organise each week, even with a fair amount of text and the data gathering queries already in place. And, in recent weeks the prizes have been higher than the SBD earned, so i'm basically doing this one for the love of it!
However, as the title of the post suggests, It would be rather excellent to get a sponsor for the post - An upvote to cover some of the prize fund would be excellent!
Worry not though, it is usually (although I've had a good comments numbers on other content this week) my most engaging post of the week, and I'd be a fool to quit now!
To enter the leagues until you say otherwise, drop a comment below!
On your marks, get set, curate!
My general views on maximizing curation rewards (to score highly in League 1) are:
Voting in the first minute will earn you a curation reward of almost 0.000
Voting between 1 and 29 minutes will earn an increasing % of the curation rewards split, this value peaking at 30 minutes and remaining the same from this point onwards
The goal is to get in prior to the big hitters, but not too early!
It is commonly suggested that 20-25 minutes is the 'best' time to vote (especially on known 'power author' posts because they are likely to have more auto-votes coming in at these times - and you want to be ahead of these votes)
A vote of equal weight and equal Steem Power at 30 minutes will give more reward than a vote at, for example 1 hour - first come first served, but don't arrive to early :)
Voting on @ocd posts is likely to gain good curation rewards as founder @acidyo, and @anomadsoul support these posts after giving time for other accounts to vote - you will be in front of a couple of large votes here!
As you can see, a combination of many variables such as Steem Power, voting strength, voting weight, time of vote, (and more) all play a part in the amount of rewards received.
My general opinion on maximizing engagement (to score highly in League 2) is:
- Spread your vote and write lots of engaging comments!
The data for league 1
The raw data has been collected from SteemSQL - @arcange's MS SQL Server copy of the Steem Blockchain.
SteemSQL is now a monthly subscription service and so your support in this post is greatly appreciated!
The key formula used for 'quality of financial curation skill' is:
Curation Rewards DIVIDED BY Steem Power MULTIPLIED BY 1000
This will return the amount of Curation rewards gained per 1000 Steem Power held
The rules (which will cause auto-filtering of your account if not met so just enter anyway and see what happens!) to appear in this league:
Must have voted at least once on a piece of content in the past 7 days
Must not have leased or delegated Steem Power in the last 14 days
Must not have Started a Power Down (withdrawal of Steem Power) in the last 15 days
The 2nd and 3rd points above are required to reduce distortion of the figures.
And, as curation rewards for the past week are actually taken from votes made up to 14 days ago, we need a 15 day window as mentioned above.
Don't let this put you off entering though - you will be automatically be excluded/appear depending on the criteria above.
Curating for maximizing returns - League 1
The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.
This weeks' winners!
Congratulations @mys! A new entry this past week, straight in at number 1! I must admit to not knowing much about your strategy, or if indeed this is a trail or programmed approach - some words on this would be appreciated, thank you and nice one!
Prizes for all of the above!
Community Curation Excellence - League 2
This the newer league which is not based around rewards and relates to engagement.
Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - delegation dealings or not.
I've used some metrics (which is the fancy way of saying that made up some numbers) relating to:
- Posts (P)
- Comments - number of (C)
- Comments - outside of your own blogs (C E)
- Comments - length in characters (C L)
- Witness votes (W)
- Upvotes to others (V)
- Upvotes to different authors (U V)
- Self-votes - a minus score for this one sorry! (S V)
Firstly, if you are placed in the table above then you are doing great!
There are currently 233 names registered and so a top 20 finish puts you in the top 10%.
Both of these chaps are delegates of mine (and a few more in the top 10) and so it's great to see them battling it out!
It is very close at the top with @bashadow (comment count limited to 100000 from 288000 in an attempt to make it fairer on others, as I know you use a templated reply at time, which is fine to do but... I think you understand, hopefully!), and @gillianpearce not far behind in 3rd and 4th. Nice one!
Well done again @lynncoyle1, 2nd week in the top 10, welcome back super @goldendawne, bravo new entries @naditinkoff, @beeyou, and @aussieninja, and well done again @wwf for your fine engagement again this week!
I am sending 1 SBD to the top 10 in the league (excluding myself so well done lucky 11th place!)
Do you want to be a part of the leagues? Let me know below!
Calculations may vary from week to week but always with a goal to find top community engagers.
Curation League 1
Curation League 2
And new delegations to:
A great job guys!
And well done ALL, carry on being awesome!
A few points:
If you have spotted any glaring errors in my post, please let me know so I can fix them
If you would like to be added or removed from my personal curation league, let me know
If you have any other comments or suggestions, please enter them into the box below
Thank you for your support, have a great day!
Asher is a Steemfest 2 attendee who lives off the crypto he earns on the STEEM Blockchain.
He owns 1 pair of jeans and a bicycle and values engagement and community building here on Steemit above all else.
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