VOTING POWER Explanation for Minnows|Easy Explanation|Voting is Power

in #steemit3 years ago


One of the perks of having a team to lead is you have to be thoroughly informed on diverse topics as quite often you will find yourself having to provide answers to questions they might have. Hence, obtaining knowledge becomes a lifestyle. While this is not something I would normally write about, I find it awfully important to share my findings on this extensive topic in a simple way.

I recently found myself in a position where my mentor was gracious enough to delegate some steem power towards my course. Being a minnow, I find I barely have enough information to scratch the surface on how this platform works, everyday is a learning process. Sometimes it's so overwhelming my head literally starts to hurt.

That being said, I wanted to understand why my mentor kept saying I had to replenish my voting power before I could begin giving upvotes again. I must admit, it feels so damn good when you finally understand an aspect and you can skillfully move on to the next...

We all want to see our upvotes to make a difference don't we? But unfortunately most newbies don't quite understand how voting power and upvoting works. I will do my best to make it as easy as possible to understand.

But before we dive into it, lets understand what the 3 currency units that steemit uses actually mean. If you are as green as I was when I started out, then you must agree that it can be pretty confusing right?

This are units that are bought and sold on open markets. You will find them on most cryptocurrency exchanges and you can trade them as you would bitcoins.

This are influence tokens which give you more control over post payouts and allow you to earn on curation rewards.This is one of the reasons why it is very good to own some steem power.
The more powerful your upvotes are, the more curation rewards you receive.They can also be delegated/donated for influence or to help new users perform actions on steemit. This delegated amount can fluctuate.

This is the last form of currency and basically they never get diluted or lose their value.
They are designed to be a stable currency that you can sell at any time. When you create popular content, 50% of your pay will be in Steem Dollars & 50% in Steem Power.You can exchange your Steem Dollars for Steem Power. If you want to invest in the future of the currency and reap the biggest rewards.
(Got that? Great..)

...How does your Vote Influence?


The more STEEM POWER you have, the more influence your upvotes will have and the more curation rewards you will garner.

More Steem Power=More Influence=More Curation Rewards

...How does Voting Power Work?

In a nutshell, your voting power is strongest at 100% and decrease with each vote you give at a rate of 2% per vote.

Therefore it goes without a say, at 100%, you get more curation rewards as you have strong influence.
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100% = Strongest Vote

Less Voting Power means Weaker Upvotes

As your voting power decreases so does your influence, so does your curation rewards. It is highly advised to keep your voting power above 80%.
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It's Worth to Note;

1. 20% per Day

This is the rate at which your voting power recharges per day. Hence, to fully be charged you need 5 days should you completely run yourself out of Voting Power. Though very highly discouraged.

2. 80%- DO NOT drain your Voting Power below this level

Remember; Your votes will have less effect the lower your Voting Power goes.
Always make sure your VP is above 80% for maximum curation rewards.

Golden Rule;

At above 80% VP give ONLY 11 Upvotes per Day for Maximum Effectiveness..why?

Because like we said earlier, the more your vote influence a post, the more curation you will receive.**

Piece of Advice;

Be Very Diligent in keeping track of your Voting Power, and take note of how much they are worth, and always remember that the less influnce your vote is the less curation rewards you will get...and we don't want that now,do we?


To view your voting power visit either; Or

I know you are probably wondering whether you should spend your upvote on this post after this, and I think you definitely should :). However, I Only hope that was as clear as the light blue sky. If not, I am very sorry. Do feel free to leave your most genuine comment below.

As always,





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Always great to learn new things about the platform, there's a lot to learn though.
Thank you for sharing @elsiekjay, on to the next

This has been helpful
Thanks @elsiekjay

This is extremely beautifully well written. I am in awe of your raw talent and skill set! Just dont forget me as you become a notorious steemit writter!❤❤❤

I would never :) , however, I have a feeling you will be leading the way for most of us.
Thank you for always supporting us.

love & light to you.

Thank you for making this post! I am still learning about how the whole upvoting process works. One question that I still have and haven't found an in-depth explanation for is: Where does Steem currency come from? I see that it can be converted into SP or SBD but what happens if you just hold onto it and don't convert it?

If you give me sometime to do some research, I can come up with a conclusive report.. I enjoy the learning process :)

No problem. Take your time, it's not a big deal. If you didn't know, I was hoping maybe someone else in the thread would comment on it.

Lets hope someone comes to your aid before I do :)

@elsiejay very well written and clear explanation of voting power. I understand it fully except for the golden rule though, if you stay at above 80% why you quote 11 upvotes as maximum. wouldn's that works out to be depleted 22% voting power and left 78%?

Actually it should be 11 Upvotes per day at 100% VP. Thank you for pointing that out.

I am glad to know you understood it fully. Means alot.

You are most welcome. We are in the same discord should help each others, right ?

Most definitely :)

Increible, Gracias por toda la explicacion ;)
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Thank you @elsiekjay for this insight! This is very helpful. You explained it very well.

Thank you for stopping by gf. It was my pleasure, I also learnt in the midst of my research. Xo

Nice one dear. You really hit the nail on the wall.
Thanks for sharing that piece with us.

I read your tutorial posts in reverse order, and I must say you’re doing a very good job explaining everything.
SteemIt is a lot to handle when you’re new, and your posts will definitely make things easier for those who just start out.
Well done!

Haha. Reverse still counts.
I really love how supportive you are . It really means alot, to be honest, usually, I pick a topic I dont understand, read and write in layman terms what I understood from it.

Appreciation is what drives us, right?! :0)
I do exactly the same. Every time I learn something new about SteemIt, I make a post out of it. Spare other newcomers the struggle of going through the same complicated stuff as you went.
It’s a very noble thing to do.
Every day, more people are signing up for steemit, and most of them quit within a month. SteemIt has a steep learning curve, and it takes a while before you get the hang of it, so we can never have too much tutorials for newcomers here...
Keep up the good work!

I couldn't agree more!
Not enough learning channels to guide planktons. We can only do what we can to help and go up with some as we go on.
Definitely looking forward to more lessons.
Thank you.

This is well informative and very helpful . Now I understand better.. Thanks for the write-up

I'm glad to know I was of help.

Thanks for the info dear, its very useful knowledge for us just new here.

I am new as well. Let's continue learning together.

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Thanks for the clarification @elsiekjay.
You just she'd 💡 into my question

It was my pleasure..


hello jst followed nd upvoted dis post pls do same for me

Wow, well researched. Weldone

Thank you dear :)

Nicely explained. Well done. Upvoted, resteemed, shared.

Thank you so much for the support @mrakodrap :)
Means alot to know people appreciate effort.


I am still confused about voting Power :(

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nice post @elsiekjay

I can't benefit from this alone others have to benefit too, thanks @elsiekjay

Most welcome honey. Knowledge is power, lets acquire it together.


good post, answered a few questions I had

Glad to have been of help gf


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I am well below the 80%. Nevertheless, an upvote for this post. And most of all thanks for the information!

Oh wow :)
That is such an honor. Thank you @jeenger

Very knowledgeful and Briefed Post
you also did what u said " In a Nut shell ". Upvoting concept is not as easy to grab as it is.

Upvotes Mystery Resolved
you also did what you said "In a Nut shell". Its not easy to grab concept of upvoting. Your words did a justice to this cause.
Great post. Blessings

It's great to see you catching up :)
Looking forward to do the same for you. Xx

Thankyou for your kind words @elsiekjay . Specially for dynamicsteemians, I made an introduction post as promised by @dynamicgreentk. Do check it out and leave me your invaluable feedback

Thanks for the shedding more light to it..

very very clear
It explains a lot

I am honored to be of help , thank you for taking time to leave a comment.

You are a valuable resource; you are persuasive and charming; you are informative! I am learnzing a lot from you. Thank you. 9 more votes to go before my day is over.... :)

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