Nobody has the right to receive up votes and I am not special. I have been on Steemit since only October and up until the last few weeks, it has been a pleasant experience.
However, I am noticing an increasing trend (or maybe I am just noticing it more) of plagiarised content which is being seen by more and which is earning MORE than my original content (that really is a kicker).
This is in part due to frustrating Facebook groups that are proving to be complete spamfests. Part of me recognises that Steemit is an opportunity for those with less opportunities to improve their lives and that people are desperate to make money, but more and more, I am Google searching blogs and finding them not only to be a copy of someone else's creative content, but one of many copies.
Is this what we want Steemit to become?
Also, people seem to be commenting on my posts simply in the hope that I will reward them with my meagre (but better than many) Steem Power level (I am probably a very small fish level). I will up vote comments, but only if they are meaningful or helpful. C'mon Steemians, you can do better.
I was also really disappointed to read a "whale" stating that she had to actually read a post today, rather than letting her voting bots do their thing.
Again, is this what Steemit is about?
I even tried to recruit some of the UK's top fitness and travel bloggers to Steemit and after a few days, most of them seem to have given up. How many people are creating accounts only to allow them to become dormant?
Steemit has opened my eyes to some great content, some amazing people and made me look at how I create my own content, so am I just being grumpy about the lack of engagement in my posts or do you share my concerns?
If so, can any helpful Steemians advise me on how I can personally keep my Steemit love alive and how we can beat the plagiarism that threatens it?
Steemit provides an opportunity to create, share and enjoy content without censure and it can become even bigger than it is. Maybe I just need to relax and do my thing (or improve my thing)??
What are your thoughts?