We will use a Boxer to explain this. That means, you are this guy:
MORE STEEMPOWER = BIGGER INFLUENCE, MORE CURATION REWARDS
Boxers who fight for too long will drain themselves too much will take longer to recover. If they do not fully recover before their next fight it will make them weaker. They will not be hitting at 100% of their true potential.
Don't drain your Steem Power to levels below 80%. Your votes will have less effect the lower your Voting Power goes. Instead, take a rest. Go write that post you have been thinking of and let your Voting Power regenerate to ensure your votes and rewards have maximum effect.
The golden rule is 11 Upvotes a day for maximum effectiveness. Remember the more your vote influences a post the more you will be rewarded in curation rewards.
Every boxer trains for hours a day, they hone their skills and know when they are in peak condition for a fight. They prepare themselves and ready their minds in order to be as effective as possible. . Knowing exactly how many punches they can throw at what level of power to ensure they come out successful. Knowing when to take a breather before the next powerful blow can make all the difference.
Keep track of your Voting Power and how much your upvotes are worth. Remember, the less you vote is worth, the less curation rewards you will get.
To see your Voting Power visit:
https://Steemnow.com - Enter your name in the top right corner.