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I sure am!

Granted, I have to admit moving to 100% Steem Power from the 50/50 payout was mostly brought on by the shift in value. I also want to show my full support for the platform and reinvest everything I have.

For the first few weeks I was on Steemit all I read were people complaining about the whales and how powerful they were. Truth be told if, I were on here as long as they have been and reinvested as much as they did, I'd be a whale right now too.

I stopped upvoting my own posts.

I posted a span of five posts without upvoting first. Do you think it is best to add that first upvote? I don't think it is worth wasting a vote on myself when I can spread that around and encourage other writers to keep at it.

Followers are so much more important at the start than upvoting your own posts.

What are you doing to connect with others? Are you upvoting your own posts? Are you taking the 50/50 or 100% payout? Is resteeming worth it?

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Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by Psilous from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, and someguy123. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you like what we're doing please upvote this comment so we can continue to build the community account that's supporting all members.

Yeah, I decided to just power up 100% as well. There is no reason for me to try to cash out any STEEM or SBD at this point, it would be much better served increasing my voting power. I did exchange a litecoin for some SBD in case I ever want to promote someone with an exceptional post.

I've made two original posts, and they were automatically upvoted. I'm kind of torn because I hate to waste a vote there, but I'm worried that nobody will see it or think its a junk post if it's a few hours old with 0 votes, 0 comments. It would be great to hear other opinions on this!

Unfortunately, I've had to stop following one user because they were filling up my whole feed with one line posts, and resteems with seemingly no consideration for the content. Perhaps they were just trying to be noticed and stay on top of the general feed, but it was just too distracting.

My philosophy on resteeming is keep it minimal, and only do it when a post is incredibly valuable to me or I feel it is exceptional and it might not get the exposure it needs.

For example, A new user I ran across with 1 follower made a very insightful post and put some time into it. After sitting for an hour, it had 2 views, one of which was me! So I resteemed it to see if any of my 19 followers might also be interested in it.

I'm not really understanding the thing about the whales, people should not act like the whales owe them anything. If nothing else, they should be grateful to the whales for paving the way and stop whale hunting. Just like anyone else, If a whale likes your post, they will vote on it. Stop trying to spear Moby Dick!

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Thanks for your insights especially on the resteeming. I do agree that not upvoting could get a post lost. I am also noticing users will now comment and not upvote the post.

I have occasionally been using PAL and Minnow Support to get some early automated votes if a post isn't moving. The votes have no real value but they do keep people engaged and sometimes it leads to quite a few more engagements.

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I have been guilty of that! I sometimes have not upvoted when I comment on a post with about $1 or more. I figured at that time, the post is getting some exposure and my vote could go to an insightful comment on the page or a post with less exposure.

I also will sometimes hold a vote on a post that spends as much time asking for upvotes as it does saying something worthwhile. Every post is, by default, asking for upvotes. Dedicating 25% of a post to it is kind of silly.

I occasionally won't upvote when I comment on a one line post where my comment is intended only for the author, to share with them a link to how to steemit articles or FAQ that they seem to have overlooked.

Even still, it seems like my voting power is chronically depleted because there are so many good posts and comments that I love to upvote!

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Yea I try not to deplete past 70% power. A good conversation I am having over at the PAL channel right now is that the self voting has halved the rewards pool dramatically.

50-50
How to make 100% payout?

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Where it says "rewards" in the bottom right of the editor window. Click. Select 100% power up. You will receive 100% Steem Power and 0% SBD

Needing the answers to these questions!

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What answers are you needing?

nice post and nice comments. i enjoyed the read. thanks for sharing @bruckdashel

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Cheers! I may be doing more filmmaking posts soon! checkout this post which is about my new film Grinder and the concept phase of development.

There have been many posts explaining why 50/50 is better. Choose 50/50, sell the SBD for STEEM and then power it up. By doing that you will earn 35%+ more STEEM.

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yes, but I believe most of those were written when the prices were flipped and SBD was worth more.

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True. However, you can hold your SBDs until they flip again :)

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True, but at my point in the community I have better short term gains by powering up as much as possible. Once the currencies as a whole start doing better I plan on shifting in some more power. I'm down across the board.