Voting Power secrets whales don't want minnows to know
If you wait 24 hours after your last vote or flag(they both count) check www.steemd.com/@yourusername your voting power should be 99.9999 %
If you upvote your own or anothers post AFTER others have upvoted it it will pay out more to the person you upvoted. and cost you less voting power to do so.
If you upvote BEFORE lots of people upvoted something it pays out more in curation rewards. but cost you more voting power to do so