RE: Self Upvoting by the Top 100 Authors on Steem?
Wow! I just read another post about self voting today and it seems like most people do it to some extent. I am, however, shocked to see how much some of the top people give back to themselves. Not judging or anything but this post was pretty eye-opening.
I personally will usually only upvote myself a max of once per day. On posts that I earn well on I usually don't usually self vote. But for posts that I do put a good bit of time into creating that don't earn much I will upvote even though my vote at 100% is worth about $0.20.
I feel that since I've put more of my own money into this "economy" than I've earned here (I've now contributed more of my own funds to my SP than I've earned from my blog), I should be able to not feel guilty about self voting. Especially since for every self vote that I do, I give out 10-20 upvotes to other people's posts and people who leave meaningful feedback on my own posts.
This was kind of a relief to me to see that self voting is more the norm / rule than the exception even though some people frown upon it. I Personally feel like as long as we are mostly supporting others and not just constantly self voting then it's perfectly fine to self vote. It's kind of like getting paid a dividend on my investment of my own money into my SP. I was partially inspired to use this method of investing and earning by one of your posts, Jerry.
On a side note, I haven't withdrawn a single cent to an external account or cashed out my rewards here and I don't plan to for a very long time.