So I'm gonna make this pretty brief. It's come to my attention that Steemit has been infiltrated with bidding bots and seems like the only real way to get your post seen by the community.
I find this quite upsetting to be honest with you as this isn't what i signed up for when I first created my Steemit profile. It's meant to be a genuine platform filled with "real" people wanting to share, connect and express there passions, talents & knowledge.
Yet now it feels as tho it's going exactly in the same direction as all the other social media platforms where your having to use a manipulating service, just so you can equally manipulate other people in to thinking your post has any sort of credibility (through its upvotes and comments.)
This is not showcasing any genuine truth behind a post when the majority of the upvotes and comments has come from bidding bots.
I do not see the benefits in following this trend like so many others seem to do and will unfortunately have to stop uploading posts untill I see that the majority of these "bots" have been eradicated or at least reduced massively.
Also, I'm on 56 rating which to me isn't too bad and should show the community that it's worth value and therefore my posts should equally recieve some true attention and respect. Yet, when I share it via discord and Steemit chat, what happens? Pretty much nothing and I tag it with the right words and write the the right amount of words for it order to be considered a post worth of recieving a good amount of upvotes and comments, but will it? I highly doubt it and this is my point about bidding bots, it's changing what I feel this platform was originally about. A true community. But now I almost feel like a stranger to this platform.