Is this true? All I have to do is buy as much steem power as I can afford, post a blog, any blog, upvote myself right away, and get whatever my upvote is worth back from the reward pool. Thus adding to my steem power and increasing my ability to make even more with every post regardless of content. And is it true that because my blogs have such high upvote value that people will follow me assuming they will ride this monetary wave even if their comment has no content? And is it true that because my blog because of this high reward value will go to the hot and trending pages and get far more exposer than the content deserves? And is it true that it is not necessary for me to upvote or converse and dialogue with anyone in order to have a high rep and be successful?
Please I know some people who do not do this. There are some who think of Steemit as a social media platform and for them it is. Just wondering what the alternatives are.