I recently read @jlordc post on being self-vote free. You can check it out I have finally done the impossible! No Self-Upvoting for the past 18days!!! and it got me thinking should I even be upvoting myself? I didn't give it much thought before since all my posts were set to auto upvote when published and that was the norm.
It's not like my vote is worth much but I mean taking hours to recoup that voting power for it be used on my own post seems like a waste. I could have slammed out more curation rewards If I just used it wisely. I guess I'm just lazy, but today I'll try to kick the habit and see how long it lasts.
So how do you kick this pesky habit? Well you could go full cold turkey or you could lean on some of these subscription services to help keep the urges at bay
Ya'll got any more of those upvotes?
A votebank subscription will cost you a minimum of 3.0 SBD/STEEM. Once you've joined up successfully @votebank will keep you subscribed for 30 days. Orders will be processed within 48 hours and your account will be added to the voting list and you will receive a daily upvote on your posts.
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Send 5.0 SBD to @blockgators to subscribe for 30 days unlimited upvotes on your post. In the memo put 30-day unlimited upvote subscription.
@blockgators WILL NOT VOTE IF VOTING POWER IS LESS THAN 50%!!!!
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Moonbot is an upvote bot, subscription service to ensure your posts get a daily upvote. You can send a minimum of 4.0 SBD to @moonbot to subscribe for 30 days and your account will be added to the voting list. For more on Moonbot check out their introduction post
You can get daily upvotes from @Kryptoniabot by creating an account on their website, running a task and using their tags when posting.
Steem Basic Income
@steembasicincome is both an upvote service and a community. You can nominate friends or yourself and purchase a share of SBI and receive rewards in daily upvotes from the service. Once each day, every member of the pool will receive an upvote on a comment or post.
For more on this service check out their introduction post
Another popular reason for the self-upvote is to ensure you receive payouts on comments. perhaps you received an upvote of $0.01 - $0.02 cents and you like if I just upvote this myself I can get 3 or 4 cents and ensure I get something out of this. I know the thinking I was once there too, until I discovered @dustsweeper.
This subscription bot will upvote all your comments that don't meet the payout threshold and ensure you get a constant stream of comment rewards.
To find out more about dustsweeper or if you want to sign up to the service check out their intro post
Going self-upvote free
Now that you're free from the burden of self-upvoting what will you be doing with your upvotes? Spreading the love towards your favourite authors or doing some hardcore curation? Will you be selling your upvotes? Let me know in the comments! Always keen to learn new strategies.
If you liked this post sprinkle it with an upvote or resteem
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