The more I scroll through the Trending Page, the more ashamed I feel of being a part of this community. It makes me feel dirty. I feel like I'm whoring myself for the sake of a few bucks by being part of something that's clearly designed for people with severe mental capabilities issues.
I've been thinking long and hard this morning about whether I'd even admit it to anyone I know that I use Steemit these days.
Because they would spend three minutes browsing through the posts and comments, and go "Wow, what a completely fake and shitty community that consists of people with a collective IQ of 2".
This is not everybody, of course.
My girlfriend actually does painting and photography, and even though she's not one to really care for money, she did take a quick look and what I described above is basically what transpired.
She even questioned my self-respect, which got me thinking and here we are.
I do feel like I owe it to the people reading my stuff that I do finish whatever stuff I have on-going, but I will decline payouts, so no need to waste voting power on them. I'm doing it purely because I owe it. I probably won't engage with you in any way, so comments are unnecessary, as well.
Steemit was supposed to be an answer to Facebook and YouTube, etc. It was a decentralized social media platform where one wouldn't get banned for 30 days for using a dirty word.
When I joined, I thought it would attract intellectual people with intellectual content, and there were some of them here, but as time went on, those with self-respect left this platform behind after seeing what it became.
The same bullshit artists trending every day, no matter what changes are made to the algorithms, and people with constructive things to say get ostracized for being toxic, blah, blah, blah. I've made this point a million times, and it was mundane then, and it'd be mundane now.
But seriously, it's almost March 2018 and Jeff Berwick is still on the trending page? Am I the only one who doesn't want to be part of a community like that? That guy is responsible for scamming innocent people out of money and everybody fucking knows that!
Everybody, it's fucking public knowledge.
Yet fucking there he is! There he is because no one gives a shit. And he's going to continue being there for as long as this fucking place exists.
People are afraid of saying anything because everybody fears for their "position".
Goddamnit, guys, make some money in the fucking real world. Don't be so dependant on this shit. Are you proud of yourself for sucking dick and that being your only talent? Because you sure as hell shouldn't be.
And it's not just Berwick, he's just one of the best examples.
Steemit was an interesting experiment, but now it's one that I declare failed.
No one is here for the content, everybody is here to make a quick buck. That's all. That's my biggest gripe, too: everything here is just an excuse.
Every post is an excuse. The content doesn't matter, the posts are there for the sake of being there so that people can upvote. That's all.
Every comment is just an excuse to fish for upvotes. Everything is fake.
And if I feel like I'm a loser for being part of something like this, I step out. In all honesty, it's embarrassing to me to be a Steemit member. It's embarrassing to be here. Take the money out of the equation, how many of you would be here? None of you. None of you would be here with all the bullshit going on.
As far as the CEO of this place goes, allow me to quote a somewhat famous person:
"He’s a millionaire who should be a billionaire. You know why he’s not a billionaire? Because he surrounds himself with glad-handing, nonsensical, douchebag yes men who are going to tell him everything he wants to hear."
This place will never get any better, mark my words.
See you later, maybe. This place sucks.