Learning from the Steemit Carrot [An Illustrated Guide on Payouts + Upvotes]
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The Low Down on the Drop Down...
For newcomers to Steemit, there's a lot of information to navigate. One important feature that will help you learn more about the blockchain ecosystem is the drop-down carrot. This downward facing triangle is a selectable button that tells you more about your post (or comment) payout, and also a lot about who is voting on your content! Let's take just a few minutes to walk through it together.
Click the Carrot!
At the bottom of every blog post or comment, you'll see a series of icons. Here you can see how much your post has earned so far, how many comments you have, a timestamp, view-count etc.
Let's begin with the post value. To the right of the dollar amount you'll see a grey carrot. Click it!
Selecting the carrot reveals information regarding your post-payout. In this example, you can see that this post (or comment) has 7 days remaining until the post is paid out to the author / curator.
If you select the same carrot 7 days later, here's what you'll see! This drop-down provides a break-down of where the post value was distributed. Each post delivers approximately 75% to the author and 25% to all of the people who upvoted that post. (To learn more about earning "curation" rewards, click here.)
You can also select the grey carrot next to your upvotes! This drop-down will tell you a lot of useful information including who voted on your content. The list of voters is organized according to the strength and the Steem Power behind that voter.
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