If Steemit Was Any Other Media Platform

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If Steemit was any other media platform we'd all be rich. Upvotes would fly like crazy and it wouldn't matter if you were a minnow or whale (I honestly hate those terms), if your content was good, entertaining and just enjoyable in general, no one would get greedy and not upvote, or get jealous, triggered or angry and flag.

As a business owner I see Steemit as a business since a form of currency is used and I am investing my time and money into it. Now translate that to the real world. Do the business owners of successful shops only buy from other successful shops? Do they always go to the same shops and wear what is sold there even if it's lesser quality? Or would they step into a smaller lesser known store to discover new treasures and "buy" something to take home with them?

I have seen so many great smaller blogs with great, educated or entertaining material that get little to no recognition. Then I see blogs with blurry pictures, nonsense or run of the mill self help posts or sharing something that's not even original are worth hundreds.

Many have hoped of Steemit being a utopia away from other platforms. But there are still trolls, spammers and cliques. Nothing really changes from the real world and translates differently onto here.

My content might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I am sure I am somebody's double shot of whiskey and I'll continue creating and posting on the daily. But I'll be voting for smaller and larger accounts based on what I enjoy, not on what they can do for me.

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@artedellavita You're more of a 21yr Redbreast. Your content is so Beautifully diverse and engaging. Your the Needle in the Haystack of Steemit blogging...
Steem On My Friend...:)

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Haha aww thank you! I'll have the 21yr neat please ☺️🥃

Do the business owners of successful shops only buy from other successful shops? Do they always go to the same shops and wear what is sold there even if it's lesser quality? Or would they step into a smaller lesser known store to discover new treasures and "buy" something to take home with them?

I can't think of a more clear and concise set of questions that defines this issue so well.

Bravo.

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I agree completely. I had singled out that paragraph as the heart of the issue. It is too bad, frankly. And the situation has gotten both better and worse since HF 19.

Many of us work hard, building communities and great content and to see the blatant stinginess of people refusing to throw a simple upvote for a post they commented on drives me nuts. I'm grateful for the exposure but at the same time, you can't take your voting power with you.

It's why I go out of my way to upvote commenters on my posts. I want people coming back to my blogs and feel valued for their time, beyond what I wrote. That's what this platform is supposed to be for.

That I have to resort to services like @booster after 3 months because my normal following can't produce me more than $0.40 to $0.50 per post is actually depressing.

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Love the last line on your profile "The only way to win is not to play their game." @goldgoatsnguns

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thanks! Wonderful post, if you couldn't tell. :)

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Thank you! Following you btw, I appreciate you coming to take a peek ☺️

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I appreciate your posts and it might be less depressing to consider the number of views and votes without looking at the rewards.

I wasn't around very long before the HF'ing but I have a feeling they screwed the pooch by implementing more than one substantial change at a time. Limiting people to 10 full power votes per day seems to have concentrated the circle jerking and screwed some new people who do create quality content.

If it's any consolation, Steemit is still in Beta so maybe they can un-screw the pooch with the next Fork?

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how many gallons can you put in a ten gallon tank?
how many FULL gallons can you take out?

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If you're someone like Elon Musk, you can squeeze 73.8 gallons out of it (if you factor in the government tax incentives and your cousins own the tank).

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always the victim.

Give you a hamburger and you complain cause it's not steak.

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I would hope they do fix this mess in the next fork.

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Your comments ring true and I have often laughed at a post and thought wow how did that get all those votes? But votes are in the end the system we have decided to accept by supporting and writing for this platform. People will upvote something in large numbers as proven by some of the trending articles but even they have to use promotion just like any real business and to get a trending article I doubt they can spend less than $100 to move the needle.

What may be worse is that one day i will write something that does get a big payout and i will be wondering, Crap! How do i do that again?

I think my interests are more niche than the mainstream here and i have to look a long way down the trending keyword list to find what interests me and I doubt that will change much. But I believe we will attract more like minded people and there will be enough recognition to support even niche areas and I wont have to post cat pictures..

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I would have to agree. It's disheartening to write content, comment on others work only to receive little in return.

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@theblindsquirl Thank you friend, it truly baffles me. I tell you, lets get a sponsor and go to Atlantis to blog lol

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Lol, if only I looked so nice jumping on a beach I'd do it 😂. But to be fair, you can't begrudge others their successes, a lot of the really successful accounts take the mind bending time to answer every uncanned response. We jumped on the boat rather late, I'm lucky to have a ton of pre made content ready to share and some nice baby dolphins who introduced me to the steem. Part of me thinks I could just @Trafaglar the system and buy in 500,000 Steem power, but I know he did that when it was cheap and my wife doesn't believe in it that much😄

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Haha no it's not that at all, I honestly don't knock on other people's success on here. It's not monetary to me I just feel bad for other people who have great blogs that I've seen haven't been exposed. I bought bitcoin in its early stages and opened my business when medi spas were just becoming popular and I'd hate it if someone was hating on me for having done so. This post was just what I see going on here, my opinion, my views :)

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No worries, I'm not judging, they are honest gripes. Everyone is entitled to them. When I started I thought that the fast track to stardom was mingling with the trending stars, but most of them are already indebted to who brought them up and their votes are almost always predetermined accordingly. Patience and persistence dear.

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You are so right!

I feel the same way. I treat steemit as a business.
It's new and exciting, but needs to be treated as a business for those serious about being successful.

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I certainly agree!
Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it!

I like your approach to the platform. Just understanding your own mindset towards steemit helps to take emotions out of the experience. It helps to keep an even keel while growing with steemit. I like to reward the good, smaller accounts the most. They appreciate the attention more than the established authors. It's better engagement.

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Thank you, I think anything we set a serious mindset towards should always be treated as a business per say. Kudos for taking us smaller accounts seriously! I appreciate you stopping by. Lovely weekend to you.

Ditto. I like Steemit and have met a lot of good people here...like you :) There are some things I don't like. I don't like the inflated $$ amount it shows for a post and then you watch the $$ dwindle over 7 days. I watch a lot of smaller posts. I still don't know all the ins and outs of Steemit but getting there. I still don't know how to transfer sbd into a checking account or credit card. Hard to find info. Will learn someday.

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I feel the same way about you, I love your posts and your recipes are always comforting and easy to follow :)
This post wil help guide you how to withdraw your money, it's the easiest one to follow https://steemit.com/promote/@waiyanphyo/how-to-withdraw-your-steem-dollar-2017711t17235352z

I have been having similar thoughts this past week, it can be demoralising putting effort into a post and barely getting any views. I am trying to give the platform a fair chance as I haven't been around very long. I am choosing to put everyhting into it so I can develop an opinion of it myself in time. What I do like about it is the people, those that do take the time to comment and build a realtionship. There is alot of drivle that drounds out the quality posts, but once I find quality like yourself I will follow for sure and in time my feed is full of interesting and useful topics. I guess we all just have to stick together and grow our businesses together and in time we will be able to sustain one another. Thats what I am hoping for anyway. A like minded community. Keep up the good work.

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Could not have said it better! Thank you. I have to say I truly agree with you. Following you right back and I look forward to your posts.
Lovely weekend to you!

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Thank you, you have a great weekend too!

You're blog is exactly my cup of tea, it's fabulous and I love your posts. It's a challenge to me to post without the paid "bots" upvoting, it's rewarding to do it on my own. I may not have a large following, but many like you are loyal!
Every once in awhile I find special individuals in my wanderings here at steemit that inspire me. Some make me laugh, some are serious and some write excellent content. 🐓

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And your blog is my double shot of whiskey sweet chicken loving friend :)
I love to discover new content as well! It's amazing all there is to learn out there!

I think a new fork of Steemit called Calibrae will take care of all the problems we are seeing in Steemit. Anyone on Steemit will automatically be on Calibrae too, and it sounds like it will be very fair. Check it out....@Calibrae

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I will go have a look, thank you!

Yep its a shame really. People will be people, whether on here or in the real world. I say read what you enjoy and post what you enjoy. Try to ignore the trending page, but trust me I know its hard!

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So true, and yes I follow that rule, I read what I enjoy and post as well.
Happy weekend to you!

I enjoy your blog, Steemit can be fickle at times, keep blogging hun as your brilliant :)

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Yes I agree. I love blogging on here regardless as a few cents made here are tons more than the 0 I made elsewhere :) I just wish some of the brilliant authors I have discovered got their credit due.

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They will, keep encouraging them and doing what you do they will soon find there way on here :)

MySpace is another media platform.

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Haven't gone there in aaaaages.... I remember when it just started, it used to be so much fun haha

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so....to repeat your question..what If Steemit was MySpace?

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Well we wouldn't get any money. Simple as that.

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I enjoy writing and I am grateful to those I have met on here and like I've told others, any money made on here is more than zero we were all making elsewhere. And that is why I continue on here :)

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but..but..but...
If Steemit was any other media platform we'd all be rich.
You agreed that MySpace was a media platform.

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If they based shares, likes etc on there with some sort of currency rewarded.
I don't remember if there was a like button on Myspace, it was such a long time ago. But what I was getting at is it seems easier to upvote/like when money isn't involve because greed is taken out of the equation.
That's just my opinion. :)

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Isn't the word greed judgmental?

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It can be but honestly I'm not here to pass any judgement, my post can be interpreted as however the reader may see fit. I was just expressing my thoughts. Lovely day to you sir and thank you for having stopped by and taken a peek at my blog ☺️

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I feel EXACTLY as you do sister I see the worst stuff on here just like you said and they get over 100 dollars I see the most beautiful well done posts they MIGHT get one dollar its a monopoly. Also people comment genetic comments just to up vote themselves and when you answer their comment they don't up vote yours. I'm getting more into bitcoin and other currencies because I'm tired of seeing beautiful material go to waste , every word you said sister I am with you, amen. Love you doll your material is always beautiful and elegant you should be making hundreds kisses and hugs

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Oh I totally agree! You are always so sweet and genuine in both your comments and posts, never negative and always so uplifting and that is a virtue in itself! Cheers to good content and great posts friend!

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Yup doll thank you❤️

Thank you for stating it so eloquently! Everyone is unique and therefore unique views. The writing styles prove it. What a boring world it would be if we were all the same! I will keep on writing and if someone doesn't like it, that's their preogative.

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Thank you! Like you I shall continue writing and sharing :) Following you and I appreciate you stopping by my blog :)

Your blog is surely my double shot of whiskey @artedellavita! I just enjoy each and every post of your's!
It is really frustating when you see nonsense posts making hundred's while great one's goes un-noticed, as you said if only it was like other social media platform... we would have so many rich people here which would have been great for the further development of Steemit itself!

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You are a darling, thank you!
Yes, you can definitely see how their are cliques just as in the "real" world. But to me it's more about the content such as in your blog! If there is something beautiful, eloquently shared and for me to learn from I am on it! And that is exactly why I follow your blog :)
Thank you for always providing us with awesome content!

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Oh that's so sweet of you @artedellavita! I am so glad that you enjoy my post too!
Looking forward to bring the best out soon!

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You always have the best so wondering what can be better is amazing!

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Hahaha! Thanks so much @artedellavita! No really I always try to improve myself each and everytime.

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I admire and respect that. :)

I discovered you with your board game review and I can't just get enough of you... In other words...
I went into the smallest game shop in the street, it had dusty windows but felt warm; I was running away from the rain, and I just discovered a blogger I can't just get out of my head.
New Devoted Follower in the making!

(At least the board game is doing the hundreds!!)

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Aww thank you! I appreciate you coming into my "shop" :)

Yes, I look for new great blogs all the time.

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It's a great way to add to our networks and discover new content! Btw, thank you for your order, I shall have it ready for you by the end of the day :)

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Thank you!

Another thing, why do people make such a big deal about how many followers they have? I have 800 and maybe thirty active ones and that's it, I wish they would unfollow me, I need people that actually like what I post why did they follow me I even took hours and hours going through every person that followed me and commented and voted I just don't get it

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haha friend this is so true I giggled! I feel you! If every followers did one upvote what a happy world this would be right?

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Exactly!lol!

Yeah - finding content creators that are not doing well- that far surpass my own abilities really stresses me out. I like to find artists on steemit and there are so many that just don't get any type of following - but like anywhere else if you aren't consistent people forget about you. It is hard to engage the platform constantly in hopes of making connections. It gets depressing and I feel depressed for others who are having an even harder time than me.

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I feel ya friend! When I miss a post or those posts of who I follow due to work and life, I feel a bit stressed believe it or not.

Dear friend, there are a lot of us here on steemit who look forward to your posts and adore the content you provide. Early on I had a rant about not getting traction and aunt-deb told me basically to hang in there. Don't let it get you down, it will be worth it in the long run. We miss you❣️🐓

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Aww thank you friend! I'm not letting anything get me down promise, but it does frustrate me. However the real reason I've been only posting 1-2 times a day is I'm adding now a boutique to my spa and it's time consuming making decisions, taking time to change the whole look and marketing. Super crazy over here, I wish you lived closer so we could hang out for tea and chicken talk :)