READ AND COMMENT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GROW.

in steemit •  2 months ago

Over the last few days I see lots of new account names and I have been getting some of their votes. I hope they are reading the posts and not just dropping votes randomly. If you read the posts maybe you will learn something valuable that will set you on your way.

Firstly if you are small and that includes me (under 1000 SP) then you need to do the basics right. The only way to grow is to be noticed and to be noticed you need to do a few things. Find a post that you like the sound of and read it properly. The second step is to comment about the post on the lines of what you thought about it. Do not fall into the trap of saying "good post" as that is not going to get you very far. Comment on something in the post so the author knows you have read it. It is advisable to give a vote as well but not necessary all the time.

What I find a little frustrating is receiving a vote and I don't know that person. How can I help you if you can't help yourself by doing the basics right. If I read a post I will always leave a comment. I think it is good manners and it shows your appreciation to the author for their time and effort. Leaving a vote is a bonus.

This is not a "secret" but common sense that passes some of you by. Every vote you have cast today and left no comments is an opportunity wasted. If you are doing this then trust me you are not alone and it is a lesson well learnt if you have read up to here. Read and comment is the only way to grow. Try it and don't be shocked that you start to grow.

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Good points.
Of course commenting is good when relevant and to give opinion and also input. I don't read all of the posts all of the time of the people i'm following and upvote, I just don't have the time. And even the posts i do get to read I rarely leave a comment but you're right, "it shows your appreciation to the author for their time and effort".

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Hi@bobbylee. I totally understand as you do more than enough already. You are totally appreciated and a god send. Thank you.

Basically the same principle applies to life...you have to put yourself out there to meet people

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Very true. Kind of common sense really. The mad leprechaun already joined.

Very organized and realistic post. I am agreed with you. Yes, it is true "they are reading the posts and not just dropping votes randomly". You have observed the situation from deeper level. That's really great.

Careful now. There are a number of dolphins (or maybe just me lol) that get pissed off (rightly or wrongly) when someone comments and doesn't vote!

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Lol. One step at a time. They have to read it first and the chances of that happening is quite slim.

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True true but sometimes they can get a little flag if they are mistaken for a comment spammer. We wouldn't want that!

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Then they deserve it if it isn't a proper comment. They are lucky it is just a flagging and not a flogging.

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Hahaha, yes indeed!!

I dont like leave a comment, if i cant give a vote, and often cant leave a vote, because i used my vp under 80% :S

And yes, im afraid the pissed off dolphins and their flags :)

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If you read something at least post a comment. Everyone understands if VP power is down. Comments are sometimes better than votes and help both parties now in the ua score.

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Not everyone, just 90%. The 10% right people, and the 80% opportunist people. The last 10%, the motherf.cker, evil, narcistic pocket-tyrannys are not :D

But ok, i try to comment everywhere. Maybe i can leave a special, "nice post" comment everywhere. This is the most liked in steemit, isnt? I see this the most :D

I always like to see your comments on my posts, I just now caught up on your posting for the last few day's. You have been busy and cranking them out, good job!👍

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Hi @tbnfl4sun. Cranking is a good word, the trick is to keep going I suppose.

Agreed 😁

Good for your UA score to receive comments, and good for the Engagement League too!

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They all add up.

howdy sir cryptoandcoffee! very good advice to the younger members and well said and explained!

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I just hope they read it and follow the advice. The problem is the ones that don't read it are the ones that need it.

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yes sir cryptoandcoffee I guess that's usually the case in every area of life sadly.

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