In order to fulfil my sacred duties as Steem Pope, I hereby issue this fourth decree for the enlightenment of the masses.
Why bots are heretical
People post to blogging sites in order for their material to be read by others. Steemit adds a reward function to this core purpose, but readership remains the goal of blogging. Bot views are empty views, because there is zero engagement with real people in a bot upvote. Automatic bot votes also dilute the value of conscientious curation rather than enhance the platform.
How to be a good curator
- Read posts and upvote based on what you believe is good. Ideally, use 100% upvote power to put as much weight as possible behind what you value on this platform.
- Comment on posts to discuss interesting subjects. Upvote comments that add value to the conversation to reward participation.
- Follow other users who consistently produce content you enjoy and participate in the wider Steemit community.
- Resteem especially good posts to increase their visibility to other Steemians.
Blessings upon the faithful
May the Blockchain reward you. May the community support you. Go in peace, and spread the good word of Cryptocurrency. Welcome the plankton, nurture the minnow, and hold the rogue whale to account.