Introducing The Centre Stage; Nominate Authors, Reward Quality.
See there's a big problem with the #nigeria community and we need your help! Did I sound convincing enough? We really do need your help.
Over time, we at @onequality have heard the cries of most newbies and oldbies on steemit; the cries of everyone. We actually listen! These cries all point to the issues of visibility and reward. It is why we see comments like this one below.
I spent twenty four hours researching that mind blowing article and I posted. It has been 7 hours and it has only gotten 2 views, and $0.00 reward.
It has happened to all of us here at one time or the other and we all know the answer all these so called experts will give? First person to tell me this answer will win a mystery gift!
With an average of 100,000 posts daily and 466K+ accounts, it is easy for a great post to fall through the cracks and go unnoticed notwithstanding all the tactics you employ. These things happen. Many of us aren't here for the money alone but the same way likes and comments on other social networks (that don't even pay) have a way of making us feel fulfilled, comments, votes, and the money have a way of making us fulfilled here too. No one wants to come back to their post 1 hour later and be greeted with zero engagement.
Some other suggestions on how to beat the zero engagement demon makes it feel like we have to kiss ass regularly in other to get stuff on here but nobody should have to feel that way. You shouldn't have to have to begin and maintain a conversation (you're not interested in) with a curator just to get noticed! It's simply not it.
You now have the power to do something about this issue (at least that's what we think) and we fully believe in you. We trust that the clamor for change will drive you to run with this and see where it leads. The truth is, there's no one better suited for this task than you and that's why we're screaming at the top of our voices here at the Onequality HQ...
We need you!
We have noticed that you read a lot of posts from #nigeria every day; some of them bleh, some of them yay. We know this from the reaction on your face from the moment you spot the title of the post, the thumbnail, and the first three lines. We know that you sometimes quit reading some posts halfway because you just can't stomach it anymore. We also know that once in a while, you come across a post that blows your mind and it's at that point you realize that your big $0.02 upvote isn't doing justice to the quality of the post you just read!
It's at these times we want to come in.
What's The Deal?
We'll love you to be that guy that curates that high-quality content and brings it to our attention. We have something special and no it's not the regular curation you're familiar with. Heck, it's not even an upvote! Interest piqued? Keep reading.
We are offering you the chance to be a scout and spot the next Lionel Messi! The chance to nominate that great post that deserves more reward for their effort is here and we'll be doing it in style :)
Every scout (the steemian nominating a post) starts off with 5 stars. Each successful nominated post earns you half a star. Each rejected post deducts a full star from your ranking. If for whatever reason you're left with 0 stars, you'll no longer be able to nominate posts that'll be considered.
PLEASE READ THE RULES OF THE CONTEST AS ANY BREACH OF THE RULE DECLARES ENTRY INVALID
Nominations open on Mondays (12:00 am) and closes on Fridays (11:59 pm). This means only posts published and submitted within this time frame are eligible.
You should not nominate your own post.
The post must be made by a Nigerian using the Nigeria tag ( #nigeria ).
Scouts are limited to just 2 nomination slots every week (use wisely).
All successfully nominated posts will be compiled and the "author of the week" announced on Sunday.
Author of the week receives a $25 SBD gift while the first scout to nominate the author gets a $5 SBD gift.
Well because everyone has them these days, here are some of ours!
Why Can't I Nominate My Own Post
Well, because any time I look in the mirror, I see the most handsome guy in the world but reality thinks different (not like Apple though).
How To Nominate Posts
At the start of every week, an update is published indicating the opening of nominations. All nominated links are to be submitted as replies to that post. Every time you find a post you want to nominate, you should copy its link and come back to the Update Post to drop it as a comment. Remember you're limited to just 2 nomination slots.
Why Just 2 Nomination Slots?
We know that with just 2 slots and 7 whole days available, you'll be in a much better position to nominate the best of the best and not just the good enough. We really don't want to have to be sifting through too many below par posts.
How's The Author Of The Week Selected?
Well let's just say the judges have the final say. We know you must have gone through the hard work of nominating only top quality stuff so we trust your judgement and all we have to do is just pick one out of the deserving posts.
Is This Some Sort Of Game?
Not really! It's serious business but a little gamification doesn't hurt now, does it? There'll be some secret leaderboard for both scouts and authors and we may choose to reveal these whenever we please (bear with the rhymes). Surprises might exist for table toppers ;)
We never really mentioned there was more but now that you've asked, the Author of the Week gets a full feature on our rusty new (strange combo of words yeah?) platform; @thecentrestage so go follow now in order not to miss some never before seen gist about all those who become our Author of the Week! It's like watching them answer questions on the hot seat ;)
More questions? Ask away in the comments section!
Please resteem and call in all the favors you can. Let no one say they had no idea about this.
Are you ready? Be on the lookout for the #tcs-announcement post on Monday to kickoff Week 01!