When I write I tend to get somewhat carried away a bit plus, I like to give a full picture while not spelling absolutely everything out. Some things take more words than others but I am pretty wordy in general because as I write, I am also building my own image of the environment, I am able to adjust my own views and actions to come. Currently, the more I think about the changes made to the system, the more excited I become about the potential future. There is a great deal of uncertainty and most of what I write is observational which means it is conjecture and opinion and it takes a fair bit of my thought as much of it lies in areas I am uncomfortable with. As a result, my last two posts have been 1700 and 1600 words respectively.
Sorry about the monsters.
I really do try to be shorter with my words as I am mindful of time in general, my own is paramount of course. It takes a great amount of it to write some of these articles but regardless of whether it earns 1 dollar or 100 dollars, I feel that they add value to the platform, if only to the people who can make it through as they tend to be of the type that require audience thought participation. This has a knock-on effect of course and the more active support the less as they tend to become the more influential on the platforms.
What I try to do when I write about Steem is bring in some perspectives that people might not have been thinking about in that way on topics that might be common. Steem is always shifting so if we only take the common view based on what is possible, we can miss the potential a tweak or two might bring. For example, while people are worrying about a few thousand people not having access today without powering up, they don't necessarily see that a few million could have access now in a few months from now without powering up. Not that a few million will be here in a few months.
But as I see 'valuable content' on Steem at the moment is and always has been of the sort that makes people think about their position in this world. This is content anywhere of course in my opinion. Value for me of course doesn't mean payout, although it is nice when it is recognized monetarily also. There is a future and conversation beyond that level of thinking, even though economic value is very important and highly relevant in this world currently and impacts my life heavily daily.
Once people start thinking more widely about some of the use cases of Steem in the world, changes on the system and how their very lives can be affected, they tend to become much more actively invested in the platform because the social and economic implications are huge. The future potential of Steem and Steem similar processes are enormous.
So yeah, I am sorry for the monster posts but I do think that if given a chance and a read, they can help someone better understand and develop their own approach for the place even if a lot of it is speculation and conjecture. The reason is that all of the future is speculation and conjecture and what makes it a reality or not is how we act and behave in the present moment based on what we think the future might hold.
At the very least though my writing helps me develop a view of the platform that I am not getting from other posts completely, it is my psychological and emotional buy-in process and even though there are waves of positive and negative, the trend is upward. I enjoy this a lot and I know that people say write for the audience but I feel that if I am not connected to what I write, it is disingenuous and comes across as shallow.
The beauty of the platform is that no one need to read anything anyone else writes. If it is too long or complex, there are plenty of other authors out there less wordy. We are free in what we create and free in what we consume on Steem and that makes it pretty awesome in and of itself.
Read on, or don't but I will keep writing on regardless :)
[ a Steem original ]