Vlog 441: When you have a lot of Steempower, curating makes sense.

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My good friend @ezzy was here for the weekend and we had some great conversations about Steem.

Normally I would share some photo's (Appics) of what we are doing (basic stuff really, playing games, eating great food, just good times) but we both agreed that under #newsteem the age of Appics is over for now.

Using Appics for plain fun posts is on the back burner until SMT's come out. It's just the way it is.

When SMT's are out for Appics, then hopefully those posts will no longer appear on Steemit.com and the app can finally be used for what it is.

Having fun in my case and sharing my life using an awesome Instagram type app on the Steem Blockchain.

As expected the thundering train of new Steem is rolling through our blockchain with force.

I see so many changes already. From a new acceptable downvote culture and abuse being combated left-right and center to new content creators being reward with STEEM.

I have made a lot of adjustments in the way I 'Steem' too.

I keep a close eye on my curating rewards and I expect to earn around 800-1000 STEEM (rough calculation) per week curating well with the SP that I got. (used to be 250 STEEM under linear, it's what I remember)

Which should return in a 14%-19% ROI on my SP in a year just curating.

I talk about it in my vlog.



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  • @smartsteem

    👍 ~Smartsteem Curation Team

  • @tonytrillions

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  • @josediccus

    I guess the more reason you're not using Appics is because you want you every cent you earn on the new steem to be worth every value, that's definitely cool I think behavioral tendencies seems to changing frequently and even when I'd like to see the pictures with @ezzy I guess one day it'll become possible to share without appearing on the interface. I'm loving your new curation pattern though it's begin to appear in many places I look. Been long I Saw your 3speak content though. Amazing watch it turned out to be for me

  • @michealb

    i'm hearing some are leasing or planning on leasing steem so they can curate with higher votes.

    Hope they use it for down voting spam also. Thanks, another good video exyle.

  • @pennsif

    14%-19% ROI for curation is impressive. At the top end that compares very favourably with using a service like DLease. A very good driver for more curation.

    I will be working on tweaking my curation techniques to up my returns.

  • @slobberchops

    I'm glad your laying off the appics, I like your videos though, they always lift me up.

  • @mindtrap

    Love the #NewMark mentality.

    Steem on!

  • @bozz

    It was really cool to see you no post anything over the whole weekend. Not that I didn't miss seeing what you were up to, but I know your reason for not doing it and I am happy that you are finally able to take a step back from the grind and let your SP work for you in other ways now. It has to feel very refreshing!

  • @nokodemion

    Slechte adviseurs heb jij.

    20% meer tokens... zou je dat wel willen?

    Dat betekent minimaal -40% waarde.

  • @themonetaryfew

    How much is "a lot of steempower" to reach the threshold? 35.000 would be enough? I have unstaked my steempower from Smartsteem and I'm still not sure if I should curate myself or delegate most of it to SteemHunt...

  • @kommienezuspadt

    Great summary, @exyle. I once had a conversation with @roadscape while developing a comic and I asked him “...what do you think is the purpose of all this technology?”. He said “...I think it’s meant for us to eventually use it less, and actually spend more time with each other. Real people.”, and it’s amazing that’s exactly what you were able to do over the weekend [...despite the cold sweat blogging withdrawals]. The enthusiasm is definitely back for me and although there are some big changes, I’m excited for them. I think Steemit is best served as a long form platform, probably because I’ve been here since 2016 as well, so I love seeing incentives for deeper BLOGS/VLOGS.

  • @eii

    !BEER for you

  • @beerlover
    https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmXK1U89BrMJHwgv6BysSpYswN7NA39URStPi65azu3PJo/Sich%20f%C3%BCllendes%20Bierglas.gif

    To view or trade BEER go to steem-engine.



    Hey @exyle, here is your BEER token. Enjoy it!

  • @mcoinz79

    I enjoy your (and other people’s ) random photos. 😎

    What is a good voting efficiency in your opinion? (SteemWorld)

  • @markkujantunen

    Autovoting a curated list of authors (and known for quality, not shit, this is #newsteem) can get one a ROI of over 20% under the new rules.

  • @ammonite

    Can't seem to play this beyond 15 seconds, Strange.

  • @edgarare1

    It sounds incredible my friend @exyle, your explanation has a lot of make sense.

    800-1000 that’s pretty cool.. I will try to do the same as you with my small SP.. newsteem is actually better I think.. Not more abuse, and more downvotes to stop abuse..

    I like all your videos because you open my mind to think more about that..!!!

    Posted using Partiko iOS

  • @repollo

    We are working in curating more so we can increase our rewards. Our community slowed down a bit because of the decrease in author rewards, but we plan to continue our job.

  • @celestal

    I think your analysis is spot on: you can no longer find a group to upvote each others shitty content, because they can be broken down if the community sees it appropriate. The sudden influx of rewards I'm receiving, are coming a bit out of the blue for me, because I was used to the #oldsteem, haha, but it's nice to be rewarded, since I've been fairly consistent throughout the bear market with – not only creating – but also improving my content.

    It is a turning point for those who've relentlessly been creating content all along, despite curation being discouraged.

    Curation definitely makes sense under the new rules, I'm very encouraged to power up myself, too, and have been doing a lot of it lately :) Just have to hold my horses a little in order to not buy too much in single point of time – gotta just keep cost averaging with small amounts in regular intervals. Though it is getting very tempting to buy a slightly bigger slice now, because the price seems to have found a floor around 16 cents :P

  • @yogajill

    thanks for the reminder ~it's okay to evolve, to change, to help grow different habits. I'm still trying to find my groove with this #newsteem. One day at a time!

  • @sharpshot

    I don't put a huge amount of effort into my @actifit posts but I do 10k steps and I think that make it worth the upvotes I get. I'm a photographer, so I might be biased but I think a good quality photo is as good as a post with lots of words. That doesn't apply to snapshots.

  • @blazing

    Curation now really makes much sense than ever after HF

  • @bigtakosensei

    I still have my goal of hitting 1000sp, how long it will take idk. But I’m a just keep trying things out, get in where I got in and hope for the best. Steem on y’all

    Posted using Partiko iOS

  • @steempeak

    Speaking of curating we want to say THANK YOU for "curating" aka supporting the our first PROPOSAL. Funding period is over now and it hit our goals and we already released the code. So thanks for making that happen.

    Our next proposal will have a huge impact on STEEM users and TRIBES. And when SMTs come around a lot of that information will apply to those as well.

  • @davedickeyyall

    Hey 2 things.. 1.. is there a discord for 3speak I'd like some help with inbedding a video.. and STEEMify.. is it available for android?

  • @hiroyamagishi

    Tried many times, I wonder why this video won't proceed playing. It always stops at 10 sec marks. Btw, it is so refteshing to see the #NewSteem

  • @robertandrew

    Very nice to be able to leverage SP that way. More power to you :)

  • @stokjockey

    Mark @exyle This was a Fantastic Video Explaining the New STEEM and how you are Approaching your own Content as Well as Explaining the Abuses and how they will be Dealt with to make Steemit much more Fair and Efficient for All. Thank you for Taking the time to Share it with Us.......Now Back To the Steemmonsters Battlefield.

  • @raj808

    Hi @exyle

    I completely agree that curating makes so much more sense now, even, I hope, for the passive investors wondering what to do now they're pulling their SP delegations from bidbots. I recently suggested to someone on twitter (on one of your tweets threads) that they should start curating.

    https://twitter.com/rowanj808/status/1171695189284593664?s=19

    I really do think this is the key to a robust and functioning proof of brain steem. After all, what is passivity of stake bringing to the ecosystem? I suppose it locks up some SP, but in the worst way. That stake isn't working to further proof of brain, or to drive us toward better awareness among the mainstream.

    but we both agreed that under #newsteem the age of Appics is over for now.

    I agree with this too, the likes of appics and drugwars battle posts really have no place on #newsteem, and this can only be a good thing imo. It shows a lot of integrity what you say in your vlog about feeling like it's not fair to earn a lot of steem for a quick pic on appics when others are putting a lot of time into long elaborate posts. I remember when Nathan was doing the seven77 twitter push up challenge, I set my sharetosteem push ups to an alt account @lfie28 so that I didn't abuse the autovotes on my main account. This just seemed right, I didn't feel comfortable with those automated S2S posts making a dollar or two's worth of steem.

    The way I see it, steem's long term success will come down to two things; less internal downward pressure on the price and getting really high Google rankings/page views. Newsteem pushing stake toward rewarding longer, well written content, or high quality vlogs, original creative art/photography etc, should eventually sort out our Google rankings and bring higher traffic to steem. After all, we are slowly starting to offer a quality product again by supporting the talent we have here and getting rid of the crap from trending.

    Before #newsteem, I'd found myself slowly drifting away from writing long form content out of dispondency. This was a direct effect of seeing how the system seemed to be stacked, or at least less likely to organically reward a post based on quality. But after these HF21 changes, which I've been critical of the last few weeks, I've witnessed true changes in behaviour from a lot of people and have become much more optimistic. To be honest, I was probably wrong in a lot of my criticism. I'm big enough to admit it and get on with creating content that adds value.

    These realisations have led to me writing my first 1000+ word travel post in a while and it felt really good to get back to the passion I felt in my first year on steem. Following my ambitions of being a professional writer, which is what I trained for at university. Also, I've been manually curating and commenting much more myself.

    All in all I've got the newsteem bug.

    I'll leave you with this:

    If you're roving and wandering, around steem... pondering, which author to maybe curate, check out my profile, full of content that's jovial and interesting, take a gander at @raj808 😆

    There's poems, short stories, in myriad categories, and travel writing to make your heart beem. So if you're at a loss Mark, remember how I harked, in this poetic ode to newsteem.

    I promise... that's the end of that poem. It was in memory of @comedyopenmic and the glory days of comedy poetry. Hopefully this is the most elaborate petition for a follow you've ever had 😉 and isn't looked on as a complete blatant shilling of my blog 🤣