Stop Frustrating Your Followers, Stop Resteeming, BUT Keep Helping Your Friends while Creating STEEM.
What to do?! That Person is flooding your Feed by Resteeming everything that comes through their Feed, and you're pretty sure That Person followed everyone on Steemit!
You can't begin to find the posts from the people you followed! You're just scrolling and scrolling through That Person's Resteemed stuff!!
But, for whatever reason, you don't want to unfollow That Person because you're in the same group, you're in the same circle of friends, you're BFFs, you're related ... ! I completely understand!!
You know, you have options. Right? Of course, right! That's where the magical Mute Button comes in. If you can't find it anywhere else, it's always on That Person's profile page, right next to the Follow Button
There! You're rescued!
Well. Not quite.
There are tools for Steemit that will tell on you. Sooner or later That Person is going to find out what you did with the Mute Button.
This is your friendly opportunity to help That Person before they sabotage themselves!
If it is at all possible, please get in touch with That Person and share the following information with them.
Part 1: That Person is not making curation $ by Resteeming. Resteeming is not part of the Steemit curation payout plan.
Part 2: That Person is smothering their own voice, hiding their own posts. All Resteems show up on That Person's "blog" page.
When there are too many Resteems, The Followers cannot find That Person's own work on That Person's very own blog page.
This will bring The Followers to a quick and full stop. The Followers won't be able to figure out what That Person is posting about and will exit That Person's blog.
The Followers will get distracted and click on one of the Resteems and go follow That Other Person. (You know it happens. You know you've done it. Okay. I know I've done it and if you haven't yet, you will.)
Part 3: The Followers who do follow That Person will seldom have a chance to see a post by That Person (even if That Person hasn't been muted by The Followers). It's the same as Part 2 except That Person's posts are being drowned and washed away in the flood of Resteams That Person is sending to The Followers' Feed page.
Part 4: The Followers expect their Feed page to be full of content they thought they were choosing to follow: posts by That Person and Those Other People they chose to follow.
It's like when we leave the car radio set to a "our" station and then come back and the radio is set to "their" station. It's not what we chose, it's not what we expect.
The Followers feel the same way about the Feed of posts they chose to follow. It's okay to slip in an occasional ad for a friend but don't take over The Followers' Feed.
Inserting too many Resteems will be the biggest reason The Followers mute That Person and feel That Person is obnoxious. Even though The Followers know logically That Person never meant to cause frustration, it will still feel obnoxious.
Part 5: That Person needs to know that when they Resteem, they are leaving their money on the table for someone else. Sometimes this is a good and fine thing. Sometimes it's not the best for That Person nor Their Friends.
We can overcome (to everyone's benefit)
Possibility 1: Think of Resteeming as placing free ads on your blog. Keep them at a very low ratio to your posts. Don't let them crowd out your content.
Possibility 2: Better than Resteeming! In your own post, write a proper introduction for The Followers about the incredible post /person you found. Explain what you find interesting, why you find it interesting, how you plan to apply this persons ideas, etc.
Possibility 3: Better than Resteeming! Create a "roundup post". We don't need round ups of the most popular. No. Instead share the unique. Share the stunning. Share honesty. One example of how to do a round up is #steempearls @steempearls.
Possibility 4: Champion the cause! Share and promote the post in various chat channels. Or, hey, flip it over into Facebook or Twitter.
Above all absorb this mind adjustment: Steemit is a blogging (for money) platform with a built-in and motivated social network.
A Resteem is not a random share. It has the power to connect the original writer with your followers. It also has the power to distract your followers or even create a mute button barrier.
Okay, I'm sure you all have more ideas and thoughts to share.
Enjoy, have fun!