We have been up and running about 7 Days so far...... Blocktrades has just started leasing steempower again and we now have 23,670 steem power to vote with.
see our intro post here: https://steemit.com/introducemyself/@i-am-legion/i-am-not-a-voting-bot
Manually curating is so much more difficult than running a bid-bod.... Bid-bots vote at 100% and recharge every 2.5 hours. I ask our users to be patient when waiting for votes. I would like to wait to at least 90% power before voting and never letting it get below 80%.... We are going to try that for awhile and see how that works.
One of the things I have noticed , by actually reading the posts is that there are many people who think they are gaming the system. Some of the posts I have read are clearly people trying to make money by scamming the system. The posts have no creative content, and do not provide any value to the community. I will not be upvoting these posts in the future. I gave some of these posters the benifit of doubt, but clearly they are scammers. When you look at the views and the votes, there are no views and the only votes come from voting services.
If you are a scammer. You know you are. If you are going to send sbd to a voting service you should at least read the voting services update posts. If you send me sbd to vote on your scammer post I will be keeping your SBD. When you contact me to complain that you did not get a vote I will send you to read this post
As community members of Steemit we all have to do our part to keep our community clean. If we don't do it, we can't expect anyone else to do it for us. Thats just the nature of a de-centralized platform
Really great content creators
I have also read some really good content. Content that I believe provides value to the community. I am glad that I am able to help them get some recognition via upvotes. Scammers know they are scammers. If you put in even the least bit of effort you have nothing to worry about. What you put into Steemit is what you will get out
If you would like to get more recognition for your post I suggest reading and commenting on others posts. Creating really cool content and getting involved with some of the Discord communities.
I am also open to any and all suggestions on how we can make this service better for the steemit community
@yabapmatt has no affiliation with this service but he is really a great witness. He is the creator of https://steembottracker.com and you should check him out and consider giving him a witness vote. You can vote here