A Quick Read With Questions About My 30 Unused Witness Votes
Hey everyone. Long ago in a land where I had no idea how to use Steemit I hastily and randomly voted for #witnesses without any thought, I truly had no idea what I was doing.
I grew regretful when I learned of the true power of these votes.
Now, several months later I noticed I had accidentally unchecked a single vote and it looked like I could select a new witness to replace the unchecked vote.
Then I was flooded with Joy at the realization that I could cleanly wipe all past witness votes from the board and now I have a completely open meadow of #witness potential.
What I do not know... is who to select.
Reading materials on the subject lead me to a long list of sales pitch type of posts.
Side ponder: Who benefits from the illusive way the #witness list is provided? Who gains most when Steemit seems to "push" users only at the top of the list? Why isn't it made clear that there are others to consider for witness?!
When I was new I assumed (because nothing on the page seemed to argue) that the people on the voting list were the ones who were "running" for the votes. I thought they were the ones who wanted the votes and I was bored so I just started to click.
Then I noticed a tiny window that eluded to the fact that there are more witness-fish- in-the-sea.
Now, all these months later, I JUST NOW realized I could actually change my votes!
This is a big deal to me.
I can now choose according to whatever criteria I want. So I wiped the slate clean and now I can vote for 30 new witnesses again!
Who do you think needs the votes?
What is most important to consider with these votes?
Are you voting for the top listed people, as #Steemit seems to insist?